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Taaghuut. What is Taaghuut?

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

February 26, 2017 Posted by | Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words, Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ramadhaan Mubaarak :)

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

When the mega month of Ramadhaan rises in a Muslim’s life, he compliments himself on this singular good fortune and becomes agog with excitement. He has been given a golden opportunity to refine himself through fasting and through the spiritual nourishment of the glorious Qur’an. The whole community rises to the occasion and greets the month which brings in its wake innumerable possibilities and privileges. 

In this splendid scenario, this Post is dedicated to all brothers & sisters in Islam, alhamdulillah.

While I wish you a Happy Ramadhaan, I pray to Allah to shower His choicest Blessings upon you and your family in this blessed month, and all throughout the year. May Allah give us the Tawfeeq to put things into practice and may He accept all our sincere efforts and worship. Aameen.

Here are some beneficial reads to get inspired, InshaaAllah….. Continue reading

June 6, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dhikr, Dhikra, Tadhkira.

Qur’an is ذكر Dhikr. Qur’an is الذِّكْرَىٰ Dhikra. Qur’an is تذكرة Tadhkira as well.

Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, the one who presented the Qur’an to the world, is مذكّر Mudhakkir. One of the purposes of the Qur’an is to make people يتذكرون ‘Yatadhak’karoon’.

So, at the outset, what is the meaning of Dhikr, Dhikra and Tadhkira?

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March 1, 2015 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Most Suitable, Most Precise, Most Upright….Subhanallaah!

Qur’an uses rich words that are mind-boggling and overwhelming. Those that create a strong and vivid impression in the minds of the readers. Qur’anic vocabulary is expressively impressive and impressively expressive.

However, the purpose of the Qur’an is not to weave rich tapestry leading to intellectual exercises and literary debates on the part of the readers but the purpose is to convey the truth in the most miraculous a manner. So the Qur’an, which is a miracle in human language, serves to guide mankind in all spheres of life.

With clinical precision, Allah says about His inimitable Book in the following words:

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February 22, 2015 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Reaping the blessings of Sha’baan with the Qur’an

Just a reminder about this e-book as Ramadhaan is round the corner 🙂  Continue reading

June 11, 2013 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

3 years, and miles to go before I die!

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakaatuh.

Alhamdulillah, this blog has completed three years since its launch and establishment.

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When I initiated this blog, I was not sure how it will go but This is Only from the Grace and Mercy of My Lord that I am able to manage and keep the pot boiling.

I am extremely grateful to Almighty Allah for having blessed me with this expressive medium to write something out of the knowledge that He has provided me with.  Continue reading

June 6, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Al Hudaa and the Parable of the Train

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Al Qur’an, full of wisdom, is the Divine Guidance for all mankind.

Man must know, realise and understand that the Qur’an is for human welfare.

Let us elucidate this with the help of a parable *.  Continue reading

November 10, 2011 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is?, Guidance = The Quran | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

This is the Book – in it is Guidance

The first five verses of the second chapter (Sura al Baqarah) in the Qur’an read as follows:

“In the name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the most Merciful

1. Alif. Lam. Mim.

2. This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah;

3. Who believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them;

4. And who believe in the Revelation sent to thee, and sent before thy time, and (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter.

5. They are on (true) guidance, from their Lord, and it is these who will prosper.” Continue reading

August 27, 2010 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is? | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Names and Characteristics of the Qur’aan

To assist you in knowing the true worth of the Qur’an, you should know that Allah has named the Qur’an with many names and amongst them are:

  • Al-Qur’an (the Recital),

  • Al-Furqaan (the Criterion between Truth and falsehood),

  • at-Tanzeel (the Revelation),

  • Al-Kitaab (the Book). Continue reading

August 2, 2010 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is? | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment