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Matters concerning Guidance

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

To Those Brothers and Sisters following this Blog: I am writing a post on Al Hudaa/Al Hidayah entitled ‘Guidance of Allah is the only true Guidance’. As a prelude to that, I would request you to go through this introductory part and also recall this parable posted long back in this blog.  Continue reading

May 30, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , | 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

Qur’an Quiz on Prophets and Messengers

This PDF file was hiding in my hard disk since over 5 years, and I do not know the source to give credit.

The Quiz is done brilliantly. Clues have been given so that it guides one to get to the right answer.

Though this is meant for young boys and girls, even elders can give a try 🙂 InshaaAllah. Continue reading

April 17, 2016 Posted by | Qur'an Quiz | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Qur’anic Art of Effective Communication

PS: A pdf of this post is given at the end.

Most of the time I feel that I am unable to follow the gloriously graceful guidance provided to me by my Creator when it comes to talking with people and communicating with others. It could be due to lack of patience and wisdom. It could be due to my foolhardiness or because of the boisterous nature. This happens to me especially when I get agitated or angry due to circumstances or situations. And later on you end up feeling regret for not following the Qur’anic guidance.

One lesson life has taught me is if you want to prevail over your own self and hence over the situation, change your approach by adopting the Qur’anic guidance on communication and dialogue. People will listen to you, and you will be able to make your point clear.  Continue reading

March 18, 2014 Posted by | Art of Communication, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Nouman Ali Khan’s Tafseer Collection

The updated pdf files of the Tafseer of the Qur’an by Br. Nouman Ali Khan can now be downloaded from the following links, Inshaa’Allah:  Continue reading

October 23, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Tafaseer (Commentaries), Website Review | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Al Hudaa: Guidance Par Excellence

Ramadhaan commemorates revelation.

Observing fast for one full month is an expression of Muslims’ gratitude to Almighty Allah for the gift of Al Qur’anGuidance par excellence. 

As we are in the blessed month of Ramadhaan, I thought it is apt to discuss on the nature, concept, significance and matters concerning Guidance in Islam.  Continue reading

July 17, 2013 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is?, Guidance = The Quran | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Manifestation of Mercy in Surah al Mulk, Part 2

1. Blessed be Allah Who has kept everything under His absolute control.  The universe is functioning perfectly and smoothly only because  it is controlled by the One and Only Almighty Lord.

The dominion belongs to Him alone! The sovereignty belongs to Him alone!  The privilege to create is His and the privilege to legislate for His creation is also exclusively His!

The problem in the world today is that man has snatched the right of Allah and taken upon himself saying  ‘Sovereignty belongs to people’!  How can we the people be sovereign? It is the folly of the hegemonic man that he considers himself to be the sovereign lord!!  Continue reading

March 22, 2013 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Mulk | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

First Perfection, then Presentation!

The Qur’anic miracles are marvelous.  This ayah of Surah Huud brings into focus yet another miracle of the glorious Qur’an.  Continue reading

February 18, 2013 Posted by | Qur'an's Miracles, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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

Pen, Ink and Revelation: An inspiring story of Zayd ibn Thabit رضي الله عنه

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

The month of Muharram in the second year of Hijrah found the city of Madinah full of activity, as the young community of believers was preparing to defend itself. It so happened that the Quraysh of Makkah were convinced that they had to put an end to the Prophet, upon him be peace, and his mission. And so the Makkans dispatched a large and a well-equipped army toward Badr, just southwest of Madinah, to accomplish this task.

Meanwhile, the Prophet spoke before the believers prior to their march toward Badr. But while he was speaking, there was a disturbance in the file of those listening. A youth barely in his teens was elbowing his way through the ranks to reach the Messenger of Allah. Confident and alert, the boy held a sword as long as he was tall, perhaps longer.  Continue reading

June 23, 2010 Posted by | Compilation of the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment