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ARAFAH: What a Great Day This is! Subhanallaah!!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Arafah Day falls on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah as per the Islamic Calendar.

Presenting here a collection of ahaadeeth on the significance and virtues of the Day of Arafah.

In addition, a few Jumu’ah Khutbahs/links on Arafah and Eid al Adhaa are also given here.  Continue reading 

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August 30, 2017 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making the Best out of the 10 Blessed Days!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In the Quran, the Al-Mighty took an oath by two aspects of His creation, both being great in their stature, both being symbols of Allah, and both being signs to reflect on:

“By the dawn, and by the ten nights” (Surah al-Fajr, verse 1)

The dawn is truly a magnificent sign of Allah. It signifies the end of darkness and passing of the night, and heralds the beginning of a new day. It is a phenomenon that mankind recognises itself as having no control over, as Allah declared in the Qur’an:  Continue reading

August 25, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Qur’an Quiz on Prophets and Messengers

This PDF file was hiding in my hard disk since over 5 years, and I do not know the source to give credit.

The Quiz is done brilliantly. Clues have been given so that it guides one to get to the right answer.

Though this is meant for young boys and girls, even elders can give a try 🙂 InshaaAllah. Continue reading

April 17, 2016 Posted by | Qur'an Quiz | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Truth About Hateem

A few points about Hateem are worth knowing. Here you go….

1. Hateem is a semicircular wall on one side of the Ka’bah, the extremities of which are in a line with the sides of the Ka’bah, and distant about six feet leaving an opening.  Continue reading

April 11, 2016 Posted by | Ka'bah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

A Presentation for All

By the grace of Allah I got an opportunity to address a learned audience in the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah. Thought of sharing the presentation here. Continue reading

September 29, 2015 Posted by | Hajj related, Ka'bah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Friday Khutbah in UAE: Virtues of the Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah

This Friday’s Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE is about the Virtues of Dhul Hijjah and Arafah.

The topic of Urdu Khutbah is Qurbani Ka Bayaan.

Even though the Sermon’s Page is updated every week, this is given here as a separate post owing to its relevance the world over. Please proceed to download, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

September 17, 2015 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Sound Heart Makes Life Meaningful

العقل السليم في الجسم السليم ‘A sound mind in a sound body’ is a popular proverb of a bygone era.

The modern version is الجسم السليم في العقل السليم ‘A sound body in a sound mind’.

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March 28, 2015 Posted by | Heart and the Qur'an, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Fireworks all the way!

The story of this noble man is stunningly spectacular. Striking impressive. Marvelously captivating. Miraculously amazing. And beautifully inspiring!

Born in the midst of a sea of statues and idols, he grew up to shatter every ill-conceived idea his family and fellow citizens had formed about the Lord of the worlds.

He used every possible way to convince his people, starting with his father, that there can be human dignity only when you submit and surrender to the One True Lord Who is the Creator and the only Care-Taker of all.  Continue reading

October 4, 2013 Posted by | Hajj related, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Ni’mal Maula Wa Ni’man Naseer!

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

November 15, 2012 Posted by | Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

The ‘sacrifice story’ in the Qur’an

The sacrifice of an animal by Muslims around the world on the occasion of Eid al Adha has historical and spiritual relevance. It kindles in a Muslim, the spirit of sacrifice for the cause of Allah. Today it is an animal, tomorrow it could be one’s own life!

Read this inspiring story of the life of the great grand Prophet of Islam, Prophet Ibraheem عليه السلام  Continue reading

October 26, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

She ran for water, we run having water!

Sa’ee – the act of running between As-Safa and Al Marwah – is an important pillar of Hajj.

It reminds us of the great struggle of Hajira (or Hajar), the blessed wife of Prophet Ibraheem عليه السلام and the great mother of Prophet Ismaeel عليه السلام.  Continue reading

October 25, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Hajj: A Timeless Vision!

This is one of my favorites on Hajj. A timely reminder of the timelessness of hajj 🙂 Download the file in pdf, Inshaa’Allah  Continue reading

October 25, 2012 Posted by | E-books, Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Things to Do on the Day of Arafah

 

According to one authentic hadeeth ‘Hajj is Arafah’. Therefore, the Day of Arafah is of great importance and significance. We need to at least take care of the following things on the Day of Arafah, Inshaa’Allah:

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October 24, 2012 Posted by | Arafah, Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Prophet Ibraheem in the Qur’an, Part 2

Presenting more Qur’anic insight into the life and times of Prophet Ibraheem عليه السلام Continue reading

October 23, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prophet Ibraheem in the Qur’an, Part 1

Hajj season is an occasion to recall the inspiring life and times of Prophet Ibraheem عليه السلام

His name is mentioned 69 times in the Qur’an. Presenting here some selected verses discussing the Story of Ibraheem (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)  Continue reading

October 20, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE (3 Dhul Hijjah 1433)

The topic for tomorrow’s Jumu’ah Khutbah (Friday Sermon) in UAE masajid is “On the Virtues of Arafah”.  Read the First Sermon and download the full Khutbah, Inshaa’Allah:

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October 18, 2012 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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

Concerning Hajj and Dhul Hijjah

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

Presenting some articles, presentations and e-books on Hajj and the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah. Continue reading

October 15, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The inspiration of all times!

Assalamu Alaikum, Dear brothers and sisters, as Hajj is round the corner, I would request all of you to go through this post which I wrote on the Day of Arafah last year. It is good to read and re-read as it will help us, Inshaa’Allah, to recall, refresh and get rejuvenated. And this is, by the grace of Allah, the most commented post of my blog!

Read. Enjoy. Share. And draw i n s p i r a t i o n Inshaa’Allah 🙂  Continue reading

October 14, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE (26 DhulQa’dah 1433)

The topic for tomorrow’s (12th October 2012) Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE masajid is:

‘The virtues of first Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah and Hajj’.

First sermon

Praise be to Allah, Who has prescribed Hajj so for His servants to witness benefits for themselves and mention the name of Allah, the All Knowing. I bear witness there is no deity except Allah, having no partners. I also certify that Muhammad is the Servant of Allah and His Apostle. Allah has preferred him over many others and selected him to be His Messenger. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, his family, his companions, and all those who will follow them in righteousness till the Day of Judgment.  Continue reading

October 11, 2012 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 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

Man’s relationship with his Lord

Who is our Creator, the Almighty Lord, and what is our relationship with Him?

Many a philosopher, since time immemorial, tried to find an answer to this question. They have written tones of volumes only to come out with crippled theories and cranky theologies!   In today’s world of spiritual supermarket, the leaders of man-made religions, themselves spiritually-bankrupt, successfully groom their followers into a more spiritually-challenged lot! Continue reading

April 15, 2011 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Qur'an and Man's Relationship with his Lord | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

ZamZam: Notes and Facts

What’s cool, refreshing and will quench your thirst in the hot, Arabian desert?

If you answered (fill in the name of the latest fad soft drink), you’re wrong.

ZamZam is the name of the well that provides the water billions of people have thirstily drunk from throughout history, especially during the Hajj pilgrimage.

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October 29, 2010 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment