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“Rely on Allah, and Do Not Give Up…”

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

When Prophet Muhammad (sal…) said: “Strive for what benefits you…” he was encouraging us to hasten in seizing the positive opportunities that come our way.

When he added: “… and rely on Allah…”, he was showing us that we should draw upon our faith in order to strengthen ourselves in our efforts.

This is why the Prophet (sal…) did not stop there. He continued by saying: “… and do not give up.” Continue reading

May 6, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Real Life Experience | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 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

Hifz: Interview with an O-level Student

After completing Grade 9, Ali Izzath went on a glorious spiritual break. Taking the bold step of discontinuing his academic studies despite of the fact that his school allows him to sit for O level exams in Grade 10, he opted to undertake the noble mission of learning the Qur’an by heart. He finished memorising the complete Qur’an in just eleven months! An enviable achievement! He came back to school to continue his studies in Grade 10.

Muqeet, this blogger, who is also his Islamic Studies teacher, spoke to Ali Izzath about his mission and achievement. Continue reading

December 28, 2011 Posted by | Memorization, Real Life Experience | , , , , | 10 Comments

From Facebook to God’s Book

Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum. Today I got an e-mail referring an amazing article. I thought it would be prudent on my part to share it with one and all. Read on…

Many of us have an addictive relationship with Facebook. We check our accounts compulsively, multiple times a day. It is sometimes the last thing many of us do before we sleep and the first thing we do when we wake up; time flies when we’re on it, and it is obsessive.

Yet how many of us have an addictive relationship—have any relationship—with the Qur’an? This is the Book that transformed alcoholic, oppressive, baby-girl-burying people into callers for justice, defenders of the oppressed, soft-hearted, humble worshippers of the Lord of All the Worlds. If what is contained in this Book brought eternal peace to the hearts and freedom to the souls who were chained to the whims of their own desires, it undoubtedly can emancipate us from our own problems, heartaches and stresses. Continue reading

November 16, 2011 Posted by | Real Life Experience | , , , | 7 Comments

Muadh ibn Jabal: The Honest Emissary of Islam

Muadh ibn Jabal (may Allah be pleased with him) was a young man growing up in Yathrib [Madinah today] as the light of guidance and truth began to spread over the Arabian peninsula. He was a handsome and imposing character with black eyes and curly hair and immediately impressed whoever he met. He was already distinguished for the sharpness of his intelligence among young men of his own age. Continue reading

February 15, 2011 Posted by | Real Life Experience | , | Leave a comment

How I Discovered The Holy Qur’an?

By Maryam Jameelah 

My discovery of Holy Qur’an was tortuous and led me through strange by-ways but since the end of the road was supremely worthwhile, I have never regretted my experiences.

As a small child I possessed a keen ear for music and was particularly fond of the classical operas and symphonies considered the high culture in the West. Music was my favourite subject in school in which I always earned the highest grades. By sheer chance, when I was about eleven years old, I happened to hear Arabic music over the radio which so much pleased me that I was determined to hear more. As soon as I heard Arabic music, Western music at once lost of all its appeal for me. I would not leave my parents in peace until my father finally took me to the Syrian section in New York City where I brought a stack of Arabic recordings for my gramophone. Continue reading

January 22, 2011 Posted by | Real Life Experience | Leave a comment