بسم الله والصلاة ةالسلام على رسول الله
Qur’anic words are more complex, richer and eloquent. They convey myriad of meanings.
Translators find it difficult to convey their precise interpretation. Taaghuut is one such word.
The best approach would be to retain such a word without translating it, and let the Qur’anic Arabic speak for itself. Continue reading
When someone you are deeply attached to departs, you feel sad, lonely, and dejected.
When Ramadhaan leaves us, we feel abandoned.
When you have to wind up your Umrah/Hajj journey and you know that this is your last sight of Ka’bah, your spiritual heart bleeds.
The absence of permanence in different facets of our life is the common factor for all our heartbreaks. Continue reading
ذو as in Surah al Kahf or ذي as in Surah Ar-Rahman is a possessive noun which is always followed by a noun; ذو or ذي means possessor, owner, holder, master of, endowed with.
The plural form of ذو is اولو – ulu, which is followed by the genitive ‘of’.
اولو means owners of, possessors of , people of. Continue reading
One of the side effects of advancement in technology is innovations in the arena called al laghw.
The emerging trends in al laghw has brought drastic changes in the lifestyle of the contemporary society.
If you want to go against the flow, you have to take it as a jihad. Continue reading
Tayyib is that which is “Good, Clean, Pure, Wholesome, Pleasant, Blessed, Chaste, and Pious”.
Khabīth is that which is “Bad, Evil, Wicked, Impure, Corrupt. Vicious, Obscene, Sinful”.
Amr bil Maroof wa Nahi ‘anil Munkar is an important aspect of Islam.
It is in fact the rai·son d’être of the Muslim Ummah.
Either you do it and give meaning to your existence, or you don’t care about it and get lost!
What, then, is this Amr bil Maroof wa Nahi ‘anil Munkar?
I believe – and it’s true – that Allah’s help is always there. To give an example: I was inactive in this blog for quite sometime but then Allah kept it active! More than a hundred hits the post on this inspiring ayah alone gets on a daily basis. Alhamdulillaah and Maa’shaa’Allah.
Without the help and grace from your Lord, you cannot do anything. Nor can you achieve anything!
نَصْرٌ مِّنَ اللَّـهِ وَفَتْحٌ قَرِيبٌ is yet another most inspiring ayahs of the glorious Qur’an. Continue reading
هذا من فضل ربّي is a very popular statement. Some of you must have seen this Qur’anic phrase beautifully printed as wall hangers, photo frames, stickers etc. and sold in many Islamic bookshops. You may have seen it aesthetically fixed in some prominent place at a Muslim home. Or you have it hung at your home too!
Today let us try to understand what exactly this so popular Qur’anic phrase mean, Inshaa’Allah. Continue reading
Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.
In today’s society, success seems to have many “fathers”. Failure is an orphan. Nobody wants to own it!
You might have heard people bragging: ‘Your success is because of me!’ ‘You got promoted because of my recommendation!’ ‘Without me, you’ll be nowhere!’ ‘Your accomplishment is due to my favour!’ ‘No, it’s not because of him, its only because of me, you achieved success!’!!
A true Muslim understands the hollowness of such a bragging! Continue reading
While arguing with people, among friends or colleagues, man always wants to prove his own point and keep his opinion high: “My speech is the best”, ‘My viewpoint is correct’, ‘I have got good command over language’, ‘I am superior, so my word must be supreme!’
But when it comes to the choice and living an Islamic life, for a Muslim the Word of Allah is supreme. It is not because he is a Muslim and out of ‘that’ affinity he ‘wants’ the word of Allah to be supreme but because the Word of Allah by itself is so deserving to be supreme, and by all means it is rightly so! Continue reading
Dear brothers/sisters, Assalamu Alaikum. I was thinking of writing on this inspiring topic since a long time and today, alhamdulillah, I am able to make it. Please read on, Inshaa’Allah.
Can there be any Salah (prayer) without the recitation of Surah al Fatihah? NO, right?
Do you know that every time we recite Surah al Fatihah, we Muslims make a commitment to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala: That we worship Him Alone and we seek help from Him Alone! Continue reading
Today (1st Muharram 1434), I would like to discuss on this very popular statement: Ni’mal Maula Wa Ni’man Naseer! This statement is generally said immediately after yet another most inspiring statement: Hasbunallahu Wa Ni’mal Wakeel!
Hasbunallahu Wa Ni’mal Wakeel, Ni’mal Maula Wa Ni’man Naseer!
These two phrases/statements are mentioned separately in different Surahs in the Qur’an. The meaning and the context of these two statements are so striking that we notice many among Muslims uttering and proclaiming them together. While it is not ‘a must’ to say them together, yet the miraculous beauty of the Qur’anic words weaves a tapestry in the canvas of one’s mind! Subhanallah! Continue reading
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