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Aashoora and Ten Sparkling Gems That Normally Go Unnoticed!

‘Aashoora comes, ‘Aashoora goes. Some observe fast, many don’t.

Some know the reason why they fast on the 10th of Muharram, some hardly know it.  Continue reading

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October 10, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months, Prophets of Islam, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Destined To Be Honored: The Messenger of Peace

Presenting one example of how Muslims express and justify their love for Prophet Muhammad, Peace Be Upon Him

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January 26, 2015 Posted by | Be Careful With Muhammad, Loving the Prophet, Prophets of Islam | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Loving him in the light of the Mawlid

Reproducing a thought-provoking article on Loving the glorious Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam. Read on…Inshaa’Allah.

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January 3, 2015 Posted by | Loving the Prophet, Prophets of Islam | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Being a Mutawas’sim in an age of perdition!

Two days ago, while teaching Qur’anic recitation to a student, I came across this unique word in Surah al Hijr that attracted my attention. I started to find whether Allah has used this word in any other place in His Glorious Book. I found that this word is used only once in the complete Qur’an.

The Qur’an seeks to bring morals to the readers through historical narrations.  Continue reading

February 1, 2013 Posted by | Prophets of Islam, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

From the life of Prophet Ibraheem….

As “Reminder benefits the Believers”, I thought of requesting you all to read these two inspiring posts about Prophet Ibraheem (Peace be upon him), the Prophet whose life and teachings are meticulously inter-connected with Hajj.  Continue reading

October 17, 2012 Posted by | Prophets of Islam | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The world must follow Prophet Muhammad to achieve success and salvation!

Ever since the release of the latest dirty video on our Prophet (peace be upon him), I was thinking to write on the historical reason behind mockery and the hate campaign. The question why Islam and its Prophet is always under attack by some groups of people has just one word answer: Jealousy! Read on…..

The Jews and Christians were already informed by their respective Prophets – Prophet Moosa and Prophet Eesa (Moses and Jesus, Peace be upon them) – about the coming of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the need to obey and follow him.

The Old Testament is old and outdated and the New Testament is no more new. Now, the world has to follow the Last and Final Testament, that is the Qur’an. This is the only way and there can’t be any other alternative to success. Arrogance and prejudice have be to shed and things must be seen clearly.  Continue reading

October 6, 2012 Posted by | Prophets of Islam, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wa Ma Tawfeeqee il-laah bil-laah

Today I would like to discuss briefly on this extremely popular phrase. You must have seen it in wall hangings etc.

Do we know what is the value and significance of this Qur’anic phrase?

Every endeavor of ours need the Tawfeeq of Allah and only then its purpose will be achieved and its goal reached. We cannot do anything without the Tawfeeq of Allah. Tawfeeq only comes from Allah and none else! What then is Tawfeeq?  Continue reading

September 22, 2012 Posted by | Prophets of Islam, Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Psychological Human Behaviour Faced by a Caller to Islam

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Assalamu Alaikum. I found this article very interesting as it highlights the psychological human behaviour faced by the callers to Islam. The author, Sr. Sadaf Farooqi, discusses brilliantly in the light of the story of Prophet Musa (Peace be upon him) and the cruel king Fir’aoun. Read on…..

When one goes through the Qur’an the first few times, one wonders why it has so much repetition of apparently the same incidents, e.g. the punishments meted out to transgressing past nations, stories from the lives of Prophets, and descriptive reminders of the torments and rewards of the Hereafter.

The Quran also seems to repeatedly “comfort” Prophet Muhammad [صلى الله عليه و سلم] by recounting to him the difficulties bygone prophets faced from antagonists. This is perhaps to make it easier for him to cope with the enmity he faced from people after he started calling them towards the monotheistic Deen of Islam.  Continue reading

March 11, 2012 Posted by | Prophets of Islam, Real Life Experience | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

“I Love Not Things That Set”!

Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.

In the life of Prophet Ibraheem (peace be upon him) we have an Excellent Model to emulate.

I love what Ibraheem (Alaihis salam) said, ‘I love not things that set’!

This statement, uttered by the great Prophet in the beginning of his career, is of iconic nature.  Continue reading

January 20, 2012 Posted by | Inspiration, Prophets of Islam, Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Water and Prophet Musa: The connecting factor!

Dear sisters and brothers in Islam, Assalamu Alaikum. Bismillah.

1. Musa was born at a time when mass slaughter of the baby boys was going on in Egypt. The cruel King in the name of Phir’oun had decreed that every single baby boy born among the Bani Israel must be killed.

Meanwhile, Allah put a thought in the mind of a blessed mother. Continue reading

December 1, 2011 Posted by | Prophets of Islam, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Story of Prophet Yusuf: Plot, Themes and Characters

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

This article by Mustansir Mir is an excellent one to understand the different elements mentioned in the blessed Story of Prophet Yusuf, alaihis salam.  Continue reading

March 30, 2011 Posted by | Prophets of Islam, Qur'anic Stories, Surah Yusuf | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The story of Prophet Luut and his people

Prophet Luut, may Allaah exalt his mention, left Egypt, accompanied by his uncle Ibraaheem, may Allaah exalt his mention, and headed to the city of Sodom in Palestine, which was on the western shore of the Dead Sea.

This city was filled with evil. Its residents waylaid, robbed and killed travellers. Another common evil among them was that their men used to have sex with men instead of women. This unnatural act later became known as sodomy, after the city of Sodom. It was practiced openly and unashamedly. Continue reading

October 14, 2010 Posted by | Prophets of Islam, Qur'anic Stories | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments