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Not Being Judgmental: Lessons from Surah al Kahf

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

Allaah – A Name That Heals

This is an edited version of a very complex and insightful article by Prof. U Muhammad Iqbal published in Radiance. I have taken the liberty to edit simplifying the discussion to the basic idea given in the title: Allah, A Name that Heals. Very interesting and inspiring indeed. Continue reading

April 13, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Islam and Christianity

A simple presentation on the basic differences and similarities between Islam and Christianity.

A good effort in having a glimpse on the beliefs of Muslims and Christians. Proceed to download, Inshaa’Allah.  Continue reading

December 30, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Is it right to use the word ‘Samaritan’ for a good person?

While teaching/reading the story of Prophet Musa, this question always crosses my mind: Is it right for Muslims to use the word ‘Samaritan’ to mean or refer to a good-natured person? The Oxford Dictionary mentions that ‘a good samaritan’ is an idiom which means ‘a person who gives sympathy and help to people’.

Language is built up upon culture and values. The people who use this word have taken it from their culture and religion. How can a Muslim use this word to refer to someone doing a good act? There are two versions to the story.  Continue reading

March 11, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The relationship between the Book and its Reading!

Dear brothers/sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

This is not a new post. As this is taken from a long article I wrote some years ago, alhamdulillahThe purpose of this post is to request all my dear readers to go through the points mentioned below, and share your thoughts about it or supplement it with other related points. 

Your participation, Inshaa’Allah, will help in the process of understanding and presenting things in a better way. I want to write more on this topic. Thought of doing it differently, and so I expect new ideas from YOU. Jazakallahu Khayra. Vassalam. 

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February 20, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments