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The Early Muslims in Ramadhaan & Five Key Areas of Change

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In the name of Allah, all praise is for Allah, and may His peace and blessings be upon His final Messenger Muhammad (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

Despite the fact that more than a billion Muslims will be fasting this Ramadan, how many are aware of how the Early Muslims (Salaf), those who lived Islam in the best possible way, would observe this sacred month? How they would spend their days and nights and what would change for them during the sacred month.  Continue reading

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May 25, 2018 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How to Prepare for Ramadhaan?

As Ramadhaan starts on Thursday in UAE, Saudi Arabia and adjoining places, I extend my hearty greetings to all my respected blog readers: RAMADHAAN MUBAARAK TO YOU 🙂

I request you to go through this short and sweet video that conveys the significance of Ramadhaan in a brief and yet comprehensive way. This can be shown in corporate offices and educational institutions as part of Welcoming the blessed Month, InShaaAllah. It’s for about 4 Minutes only.  Continue reading

May 15, 2018 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ramadhaan ACTION PLAN and Qu’ran JOURNALING

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

These are beneficial resources for Ramadhaan, InShaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 13, 2018 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ramadhaan Hadeeth Memorization Planner

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Presently a selection of 17 Ramadhaan-related ahadeeth for the purpose of learning by heart.

This is done to encourage and instill the importance of the memorization (hifdh) of the ahadeeth. Continue reading

May 4, 2018 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Memorization | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

15 Concessions That Will Make You Happy

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

I liked the content when I received an email from someone I know. This actually was the gist of the talk given by Br. A.W. Sadathullah Khan of Discover Yourself  fame. The learned brother is Editor of Islamic Voice and an active motivational speaker and mentor in the contemporary Muslim world.

Sharing here for the benefit and happiness of one and all 🙂

This is not just an happiness prescription but in fact a spring board to Personality Development. Read on inshaaAllah.  Continue reading

March 10, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hifdh Challenge: Memorizing verses of the Qur’an on the Qur’an

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

How many verses of the Qur’an on the Qur’an you know by heart?

A 41-day memorization schedule is presented here. To complete by memorizing one selection per day. Continue reading

February 9, 2018 Posted by | Memorizing the Qur'an, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Knowledge and Personality Development

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Imam al-Sha’bi was a scholar known for his deep ‘ilm and having a vast coverage over various fields of knowledge.

In the book ‘Uluww al-Himmah by Shaykh Muhammad Isma’il al-Muqaddam, it states that Imam al-Sha’bi was once asked, ‘How did you attain all this knowledge?’ And this was his reply. Pay close attention to it:  Continue reading

January 27, 2018 Posted by | Personality Development, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Jerusalem in the Qur’an

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

This ayah sums up the current politico-socio-religious situation in the world.

“And when it is said to them, ‘Do not cause corruption on the earth,’ they say, “We are but reformers.” Surah al Baqarah 2:11

When the perpetrators of fasad raise their ugly head and do things with impunity, it becomes a collosal fitna for the victims of injustice and oppression. Continue reading

December 8, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Delight upon Delight beyond Delight

The beauty and grandeur of Jannah, its magnificent outlook, its mesmerizing charm, the fantastic and fascinating sight, its serenity, miracles, the scenic aesthetics, the fragrance, the young and beautiful companions, the perpetual youth, hanging gardens with rivers flowing underneath…

The reward is summed up in one phrase Qurratu ‘Ayunقرّة أعين  Delight of the eyes, freshness of the eyes, coolness of the eyes. When all this combine, you experience comfort of the eyes. Subhanallah.  Continue reading

October 30, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Safar: Facts and Fiction

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Safar, the 2nd month of the Islamic Calendar, has commenced, alhamdulillaah.

Quoting authentic references, I would like to dispel certain false beliefs and superstitious customs which are unfortunately found prevalent among some sections of Muslim society with regard to the month of Safar.  Continue reading 

October 21, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Different Qur’anic Names of the Day of Judgement

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Subhanallaah! The glorious Qur’an is undoubtedly a miraculous book. The Qur’anic words are so eloquent that only the All-Knowing, the All-Aware can define and describe them.

Here is a collection of the 36 Names of the Day of Judgement. Each name reveals the Judgement Day’s some nature or the other. Continue reading

October 17, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Parables in the Qur’an

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Inspiring parents and teachers use the technique of quoting parables whenever they want to make their points crystal clear.

Qur’anic parables are interesting when they are told to people in a relevant context, and at the right time. They address the issues with right ingredients that help people nurture good thoughts and righteous deeds.

They are models of excellence and perfection that serve humanity to get inspired thereby shaping their attitude and raising their self-esteem. Continue reading

October 10, 2017 Posted by | E-books, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Excellent Qur’an App

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Al Quran (Tafsir & by Word) is an excellent App, MaaShaaAllah.  I feel it is a better App in terms of features and user-friendliness than all the other available Apps till date.

This Qur’an Study Tool provides verse by verse audio playback with repeat functions, Tafsir ibn kathir, Color Coded Tajweed, word by word Analysis and Translations, index of Quran, note taking, custom bookmarks, search, several simultaneous translations, multiple themes and fonts and much more. Continue reading

September 23, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Happy New Islamic Year 1439 :)

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Islamic Year and Hijrah are inseparable twins.

Similarly, a Muslim and Hijrah are inseparable.

Two hadeeths stand out distinctly when it comes to Islamic Year, Hijrah and Muslims.

These two great sayings of the glorious Messenger of Allah – Prophet Muhammad, sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam – in fact set the agenda for the New Year.

Nay, they set the agenda for every every New Month. Every New Week. Every New Day. Every New Moment!

If you care about your Islam, you will value them in your life.

So happy New Year to you, and to every moment of your life.  Continue reading

September 21, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Almighty Lord Questions Believers about the Rohingya Muslims!!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In a bid to arouse the consciousness of those whose consciousness is apparently dead, Allah subhanahu wa Ta’aala questions Muslims on being silent while witnessing oppression, sin and injustice.

And when you read this ayah, your heart will prick as it is a straight question being asked by the Almighty Lord to every Believer in the backdrop of the ongoing Rohingya extermination, genocide and humanitarian crisis.  Continue reading

September 15, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The paradox of Remembering Selfies and Forgetting the Self!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Self, selfie, selfie stick. Self-praise, self-promotion, self-consciousness!

Showing off has become a part and parcel of one’s life in today’s world.

Changing selfies very often and sharing them with everyone is a craze now a days.

Social media has transformed a sane man into a maniac of a sort.

People now take pride in showing and sharing their ‘status’ to others.

The growing madness in the age of selfie-sticks has made man a victim of narcissism.  Continue reading

September 12, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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 

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

Takbeer, Tahleel, Tahmeed and Tasbeeh

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Right from the beginning of his mission as the Last and Final Messenger of Allah to mankind down to his last breath, Prophet Muhammad Sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, has taught us hundreds of du’aas (supplications) and ways to remember and glorify Allah (adhkaar). Du’aas and Adhkaar that are simple, yet splendid! Mind-boggling, yet insightful! Lucid, yet marvelous!  Precise, yet comprehensive! Humble, yet piercing!  We have no choice but to marvel at this glorious Prophet’s humility and worship towards his Creator. Continue reading 

August 29, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Virtues of Dhul Hijjah

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

May Allah bless humanity and all Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the world in this blessed month of Dhul Hijjah.

Kindly find huge resources on the virtues of the First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah, and related material on Umrah, Hajj, Eid al Adhaa, Sacrifice, Takbeer, Tahmeed, Tahleel, Tasbeeh etc. here

Sal-lal-laahu-Alaa-Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu-Alaihi-Wa-Sallam.

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

August 23, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to instill the Qualities of Manhood in our Children?

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

This question represents one of the major problems of parenting in today’s world. The following are some of many Islamic points that will help develop manhood in a child’s personality:

1. Call them by respectful Nicknames:

Calling the child Abu so and so, or Umm so and so, is something that increases their sense of responsibility and makes them feel older than their actual age. This will make them feel equal to older people. (Abu means father/Umm means mother)  Continue reading

July 15, 2017 Posted by | Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Manhood: The wish of Umar ibn al Khattab!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

The global Muslim Ummah is not lacking in wealth and human resource. There is enough and abundance in terms of wealth, natural resources and population.

What is missing is courage and manliness. Today Muslim Ummah is in dire need of the men of steel, men of determination, men of resolve. The quest is for the manhood of the nation!! 

Presenting here a beautiful write-up on the importance and the need for manhood within the Muslim Community.  Continue reading

July 10, 2017 Posted by | Companions of the Prophet, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

History of Palestine & How Israel was formed!!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

When mass murderers project themselves as ‘reformers’ and when history is twisted to suit the agenda of the hate merchants, it becomes all the more necessary not only to know the truth but to spread awareness so that people, especially youngsters, can discern and be aware of the malicious and dangerous campaign of the world’s greatest oppressors….. Hope this post helps, inshaaAllah.

The Holy Land saw peace and justice during 1300 years of Muslim rule and persecution of Jews, Christians, and Muslims at other times.  Continue reading

July 7, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Letter From the Qur’an To its’ Readers!

بسم الله وحده والصلاة والسلام على من لانبي بعده

PS: Download as PDF

“My dear Reader, 

At the outset, I express My thanks to you for making Me so happy in the month of Ramadhaan, giving Me lots of kisses, holding Me to your heart most of the time, giving Me all your love and care, reading a Page here, memorizing a Surah there; My happiness reached such a level that I wonder whether I was lucky to have Myself in Your hand or were you so Fortunate to have Me in Your hand.  Continue reading

June 28, 2017 Posted by | Abandoning the Qur'an, Al Qur'an - What it is?, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ramadhaan fasts + 6 Shawwal fasts make fasting every day!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Eid-ul-Fitr marks the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.

Fasting six days of the month of Shawwal is mentioned in authentic ahadeeth.

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: 

“Whosoever fasted in Ramadhaan and then followed up with six fasting days of Shawwal, it is like fasting every day.” (Muslim) Continue reading

June 27, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TaQaB’Balal-Laahu-Minna-Wa-Minkum = E i D  M u B a a R a K :)

Wishing all my readers a truly happy & fruitful Eid al Fitr.

TaQaB’Balal-Laahu-Minna-Wa-Minkum = E i D  M u B a a R a K  

———- Some useful info on Eid 🙂 ———–  Continue reading

June 24, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment