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Adopt Gradation in Teaching Children

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From the Story of Prophet Musa and al Khidr, one of the many lessons learnt is to Stop Being Judgmental.

From the point of view of a Teacher/Parent, we learn another lesson: Adopt gradation in addressing and warning your children! Be Polite and at the same time stern in your voice!! Continue reading

October 3, 2019 Posted by | Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Not Being Judgmental: Lessons from Surah al Kahf

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In today’s world judging people, giving unnecessary and unsolicited advice has become the norm of the day. When you post a certain post in the social media, for example, you find immediate reaction from some members of the group. They are ready to give their judgement about you and your post. And then, you know, the arguments and counter-arguments start, which at times lead to unhealthy developments among the members of the group.

I was thinking about this last Friday while reading the beautiful story of Prophet Musa and al Khidr. The lessons we learn from this story is very much relevant in contemporary times: Continue reading

September 26, 2019 Posted by | Living Islam, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Qur’an is never meant to cause distress of any kind!

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Qur’an is the Book of Allah. It is the Maker’s Instruction Manual.

He sent this beautiful Book for man’s guidance on earth. As a source of Mercy, as a source of  Light, as a Source of Blessings.

It is meant for human welfare. And never meant, in the least, to put people in distress! Continue reading

May 26, 2019 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is?, Living Islam, Reflections | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome to the Golden Moments!

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As per authentic hadeeths, Laylatul Qadr falls in one of the odd nights of the last 10 days of Ramadhaan. 

        So please be reminded that: Continue reading

May 24, 2019 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Qur’an is Bayaan and Tibyaan as well!

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Qur’an calls itself Bayaan. Qur’an calls itself Tibyaan.

What is their meaning and what is the difference?

Read on to find an amazing elucidation by the world renowned Arabic scholar, Dr. V. Abdur Rahim. Continue reading

May 17, 2019 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is?, Muqeet's (assorted), Qur'an and Man's Relationship with his Lord | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Glory be to the One who gives even when He takes”

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Sharing some beautiful words of wisdom from Ustadha Yasmin Mogahed. Continue reading

April 9, 2019 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Surah al Kahf and a Treasure for Life!

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March 14, 2019 Posted by | Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Parable of the Spider’s Web

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Qur’anic parables are rich in meaning and connotation. They are a means of providing insightful guidance to man. This article speaks of one such parable, and the author throws light from scientific perspective to help readers unravel the mysteries hidden in Qur’anic parables. Please read on… Continue reading

March 2, 2019 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meaning of AN-NOOR: One of Allah’s Beautiful Names

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What is the meaning of Allah’s Name, ‘An-Noor’?

‘What is meant by ‘Allah is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth’?

An insightful exposition by Dr. Saleh al Saleh. Continue reading

December 6, 2018 Posted by | Asmaa ul Husna: Attributive Names, E-books | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Effective Tafseer Strategies

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An effective way to teach Tafseer to young and adult. MaShaaAllah.

Please proceed to download the file, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

October 26, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Tafaseer (Commentaries), Understanding the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Travels and Travails of Dhul-Qarnain

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Every Friday, many Muslims around the world read this Surah.

It would be great if we take time to reflect over and connect the Qur’anic stories to our real life situations.

This article is an amazing read on one of the finest Qur’anic stories that is an inspiration of all times. Please do take time to read this….inShaaAllah. Continue reading

September 28, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Qur'anic Stories, Real Life Experience, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Library Update: Thematic Commentary on the Qur’an

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Alhamdulillaah, this Thematic Commentary is of much help to all those students of the Qur’an who want to go further deeper into the insights of the Qur’anic gems.

In addition, the thematic Introduction of the Surahs, linked here, carries an oceanic wealth of information on all the 114 Qur’anic chapters, alhamdulillaah.  Continue reading

September 14, 2018 Posted by | E-books | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Presentations on Muharram

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Two useful presentations on the sacred month, Muharram, are shared here. One in English and the other in Urdu language.

May Allah reward those who made these presentations, and guide us all on the Straight Path. Baarakallaahu Feekum. Continue reading

September 12, 2018 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Redirecting and Reinforcing ‘If’al Ma Tu’mar’ to Oneself

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Reflecting on an ayah is an ibadah of a highest kind.

Today as the world celebrates Eid al Adhaa, I would like to discuss on an ayah that celebrates and commemorates the act and the spirit of sacrificing for the cause of Allah.

Reading the story is one thing. Drawing inspiration is another.  Continue reading

August 22, 2018 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Arafah Package for non-Pilgrims

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The 9th of Dhul Hijjah is popularly known as the Day of Arafah.

Presenting here a collection on different aspects of Arafah, a Package unto You 🙂  Continue reading

August 19, 2018 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Critical Thinking: Best Tribute to Prophet Ibraheem

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These are the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah. And we all know that Hajj is connected with the life and teachings of Prophet Ibraheem alaihis salam.

Qur’an mentions that Prophet Ibraheem is the best role model for all humanity.

What a great tribute indeed it would be if we, as parents and teachers, kindle or lighten up in our children the spark of critical thinking. You know why this is so special, more so when we are indebted to the immaculate contributions of Prophet Ibraheem? Continue reading

August 15, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Prophets of Islam | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

How coherent these two verses are! Subhanallaah!!

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Coherence is just one miraculous beauty of the many miracles of the inimitable Qur’an. Continue reading

July 15, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Unlocking the Locked Hearts

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In Surah Muhammad there is this thinking ayah:

أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ أَمْ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبٍ أَقْفَالُهَا

The meaning of this ayah attracts my attention. It is normally translated as follows:

“Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks upon [their] hearts?” [Surah Muhammad 47: 24

But there is more to the meaning than this translation.  Continue reading

June 12, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

7 Reasons to Read the Qur’an

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Ramadhaan is the Month of Qur’an. Thought of sharing this, which is here on this blog since about 7 years. I was inspired to make this presentation after coming across an article under this name. Kindly read and share with others. Baarakallaahu Feekum.  Continue reading

June 7, 2018 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted), Qur'an and Muslims, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Laylatul Qadr Special

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.

Dear brothers and sisters, In view of the blessed nights of Laylatul Qadr i am changing the Home Page of this blog, in case you need some guidance to plan for the golden days and nights of Ramadhaan. Baarakallaahu Feekum.

اللهم بلغنا ليلة القدر

 

June 4, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Early Muslims in Ramadhaan & Five Key Areas of Change

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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

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

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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

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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

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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