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3 Major Mistakes in 12 English Translations of the Qur’an

The author of this research finding is the eminent lawyer-turned writer-journalist (late) Sayyid Ameenul Hasan Rizvi.

Even though the (late) writer brought the attention of the translators and publishers of various English translations of the Qur’an way back in 1996, the problem persists even after 20 years of its publication!! Continue reading

November 15, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Translations of the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Who is to bell the cat?

Oppression is everywhere!

In a beautiful hadeeth, Allah’s Messenger, sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, said:  Continue reading

August 26, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Istiqaamah is the key!

Giving brief answers to difficult questions is the hallmark of wisdom.

You might have heard people narrating their bitter experiences of they seeking some naseeha (advice) from such and such Imaam or an ‘Aalim, and having regretted later for seeking advice from such a boring person!

Some of us even stop going to the masjid should we encounter some lecturing ‘naseeha’ from an uninspiring Muslim.

The glorious Prophet Muhammad, sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, is ‘uswatun hasana’‘the best role model’ for all Muslims.  Continue reading

August 20, 2013 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Summer, Sun, Shadow and……Submission!

Living in UAE in hot summer is extremely uncomfortable. It is only a blessing of Allah that people are able to withstand and are happily continuing with their fasts despite heatwaves, alhamdulillah.

Well, I would like to share with you a lesson-rich experience which I encountered today.

While walking to the masjid for Zuhr prayer, I was looking for shadows of the buildings around to walk under the shade to protect myself from the scorching sun. After offering sunnah prayers, I started continuing with my Tilawah. After reciting only a few verses I came across this ayah which spoke about the same very thing I was doing just before coming to the masjid: find shadows to protect you! Subhanallaah!  Continue reading

July 21, 2013 Posted by | 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 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Things Are Not Always As They Seem

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Things are not always as they seem. Let us analyse this statement from an Islamic perspective.

Noah started making his ark in a desert. His friends made fun of him saying, ‘where is water?’ ‘Are you going to sail the ship in the desert?’ He had to tolerate their taunting remarks. Who won ultimately?

Musa’s mother threw her infant son in the river. Did he die?

Yusuf’s jealous and scheming brothers threw him in a well. Was that the end of Yusuf? Continue reading

December 11, 2011 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

What Qur’an is!

By Muqeet Mujtaba Ali

In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Mercy-giving.

1. The very word with which the Last and Final Divine Book relates itself to inspires one to exclaim:

Subhanallah! This undoubtedly is the Word of Almighty Allah!

When we try to understand the meaning of the word “Qur’aan”, its richness tends to weave a tapestry in the canvas of one’s mind. Continue reading

July 9, 2010 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is? | , , , , , | 3 Comments


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