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The Likeness of Ramadhaan and Prophet Yusuf

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

This write-up, by the great scholar Ibn al-Jawzi, is very interesting. The author co-relates the Story of Yusuf and his 11 brothers with Ramadhaan and the other 11 months of the year.

“The month of Ramadan to the other months is like Yusuf to his brothers. So, just like Yusuf was the most beloved son to Ya’qub, Ramadan is likewise the most beloved month to Allah.  Continue reading

June 5, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Eat Suhoor, for in Suhoor there is Blessing

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

This post discusses the blessings the Suhoor brings upon a Fasting Muslim. It also highlights the importance, advantages and most importantly, the Sunnah of having Dates at Suhoor Time.

A Must Read! Continue reading

May 29, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Self-Evaluation Sheet for Ramadhaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

I extend my hearty greetings to every one of you on the blessed Ramadhaan occasion. 🙂 R A M A D H A A N   M U B A A R A K 🙂  Continue reading

May 26, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Basic Ramadhaan DU’AAS

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

Here are a few du’aas that are relevant to the blessed month of Ramadhaan.

You can download the post as PDF or .doc and share it with as many inshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 24, 2017 Posted by | Du'aas - Prophetic, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Handbook on Zakah

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

I received this PDF from one of my friends, and owing to its importance, would like to share it here.

You can find loads of information on different aspects of Zakah, which is given in the form of questions and answers.  Worth Reading.  Continue reading

May 19, 2017 Posted by | E-books, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“O the Seeker of Good, Come. O the Seeker of Evil, Go Away!”

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

As Ramadhaan comes, a Caller from Allah announces: يا باغي الخير أقبل، ويا باغي الشَّرِّ أقصر

Let us try to understand this beautiful hadeeth in some detail.  Continue reading

May 15, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No Time Like Ramadan Time :)

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Soon, once again, the blessed month of Ramadan will be with us; once again, like “golden hours on angel wings”, will descend upon us its blessed moments.

Like every other year since Hijrah, it will summon Muslims, as individuals and as a corporate body, to an intense and sustained life of Fasting and Prayer, of worship and obedience, of devotion and discipline — all centered on the Qur’an which, too, was sent down in these very moments in the custody of “noble and trustworthy” angels.

Call will go forth to every believer to take to prolonged companionship with the Book of God. To a life of redoubled endeavor to become what God desires Muslims to be. Ramadan bids our hearts and minds, our society and polity, to come to. Joyfully and dutifully the Muslims will respond. Continue reading

May 7, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Welcoming Shabaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Shabaan is the eighth month of the Islamic calendar and considered one of the special months for which we find particular sunan of the Prophet (peace be upon him). It is reported that the Prophet would fast most of the month of Shabaan except for the last few days.  Continue reading

April 26, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Welcoming Shabaan

Your Feedback on Ramadhaan Page, Please…

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Dear Readers,

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

I request all my readers, especially those who are following this Blog since 2 or 3 years, to please go to Ramadhaan Page and give your honest opinion about the content over there.

As Ramadhaan is just about a month away, I would like to edit and update the Page inshaaAllah.

Help me in including things which you feel necessary to be added, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

April 25, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fasting on the 9th and 10th of Muharram. Do not ignore saying it’s just a Sunnah!!

Monday, 10 October is the 9th of Muharram in the Middle East, UK, Europe, USA and many other countries. It is Mustahab to fast on the 9th of Muharram along with the 10th as per the following hadeeth:  Continue reading

October 9, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Du’aa of Laylatul Qadr

Laylatul Qadr nights have come to embrace us …. alhamdulillaah 🙂

PS: Tonight (Friday) is the Fourth Odd (27th) Night in places where Ramadhaan commenced on 6th June.

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Qur’an motivates its readers to reflect upon its verses.

In fact reflection is one of the purposes of the Qur’an.

Let us reflect over the encouraged du’aa of Laylatul Qadr along with some related  aayaat (verses) of the glorious Book of Allah, Inshaaallah.  Continue reading

June 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Laylatul Qadr: Gearing Up for the Golden Moments!

Allah declares that the Night He sent down His inimitable Book is better than a thousand months.  Continue reading

June 24, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Limited Days, Unlimited Nonsense, and a Verse of Warning!

أَيَّامًا مَّعْدُودَاتٍ – Ayyaamam Ma’duudaat – is the apt description for the Month of Fasting. Limited Number of Days!

So limited that you don’t know how fast its days pass until you end up saying: Allah! It is as if Ramadhaan started just now…and see these many days flew away! Subhanallaah! 

Precious moments must be valued and treasured. Not wasted in unnecessary and vain pursuits!  Continue reading

June 15, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Reflections, Surah Tawbah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Don’t Miss Ramadhaan’s First Night

🙂 Wishing all my readers RAMADHAAN MUBAARAK:)

With the approach of Ramadan every year, I always recall the following Prophetic hadith:

“My people (Ummah) are granted five gifts that no prophet before me had been given. First, when it is the first night of Ramadan, Allah looks at His servants. He will never punish those at whom He looks. Second, the smell of their mouths when night approaches is more pleasant [to Allah] than the scent of musk. Third, angels seek Allah’s forgiveness for them everyday and night. Fourth, Allah commands Paradise saying, ‘Be prepared and adorned for My servants; they are about to be relieved from the pains of the worldly life and move to My Home and Honor.’ Fifth, when it is the last night (of Ramadan) Allah forgives the sins of all people.” Thereupon, a man asked, “Is it the night of Qadr (Power)?” He (the Prophet) said, “No, don’t you see that once workers finish their tasks, they take their wages?” (Ahmad and Al-Bazzar) Continue reading

 

June 5, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Ramadhaan With Muhammadur Rasoolullah

When you love a person you want be like him. This is especially and spectacularly true when it comes to the love of Muslims towards their beloved Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam. To quote Ustadh (late) Khurram Murad,

“Indeed, never in history has a man influenced mankind, even beyond his death, so deeply and so pervasively as he has. He brings light and peace to countless hearts and lives. They love him more dearly than their own selves. In him they find their greatest source of inspiration and guidance. He is the ultimate norm and the perfect example for them…….”

The upcoming Ramadhaan will bring in its wake yet another opportunity for the Muslims worldwide to relive and demonstrate, once again, their unflinching love and reverence to the greatest man ever. Continue reading

May 29, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Answers to Ramadhaan Quiz

Here are the Answers to the Ramadhaan Quiz.

Owing to readers’ demand, the Questions and Answers are given together. Also, a PDF file is done so that it can be shared with as many, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 26, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Qur'an Quiz | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Common Mistakes in Ramadhaan

Let us try to avoid these mistakes this Ramadhaan, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 24, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ramadhaan Quiz

Take this Quiz to refresh your knowledge, InshaaAllah.

This will also facilitate you in the upcoming Ramadhaan, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

May 20, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Making the Most of Ramadhaan

As Ramadhaan is round the corner, you may come across lots of books/articles on internet about Fasting, Zakah etc.

Of all the books, I would rate this short and sweet write-up by one of the most prolific writers of modern times, late Ustadh Khurram Murad*, as No. 1 – the topmost book ever written on the subject ‘Making the Most of Ramadhaan’. 

I request all my readers to please take time to read this 34-page book well before the coming of the blessed month, Inshaa’Allah. Even if you have read this book before, no problem read it again as Reminder Benefits Muslims.  Continue reading

May 15, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Alternatives to Memorizing the Qur’an

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

As some may find it difficult to memorize the selected portion given in the previous post or some may not like the unconventional style of doing Hifdh of the verses selected on thematic basis, I am presenting the memorization schedule in a different way.

Here are some Alternatives to Memorizing the glorious Qur’an in the month of Shabaan and Ramadhaan, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 8, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Memorizing the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Qur’an Memorization in Ramadhaan Through Shabaan

PS: Welcoming Shabaan 🙂

By the grace of Allah, the files are ready, alhamdulillaah.

Are you ready to take up the assignment?

The Hifdh Plan which I am presenting here is thematic. In most cases, one ayah per day is selected for memorization. However, depending on the context and the continuation of the meaning, it runs into the next ayah.

A few points to consider if you are willing to memorize from the glorious Qur’an, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 6, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Memorizing the Qur'an, Ramadan Gift, Ramadhan and We! | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

What is al Baaqiyaat-us-Salihaat ?

When someone you are deeply attached to departs, you feel sad, lonely, and dejected. 

When Ramadhaan leaves us, we feel abandoned. 

When you have to wind up your Umrah/Hajj journey and you know that this is your last sight of Ka’bah, your spiritual heart bleeds.

The absence of permanence in different facets of our life is the common factor for all our heartbreaks. Continue reading

February 18, 2016 Posted by | Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Saturday is Aashoora Day

Please be reminded that today (Thursday) is 8th of Muharram and Aashoora falls on Saturday (24th October 2015) in UAE, Saudi Arabia and in many other parts of the world.

As per authentic Islamic traditions we are encouraged to fast either on the 9th and 10th of Muharram OR on the 10th and 11th.

This clarification is given here as there is confusion created by the already published calendars by some Muslim governments which erroneously say that today is 9th of Muharram which is NOT the case. Continue reading

October 22, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Things to Do on the Day of Arafah

 

Here are some special things that we especially need to do in addition to our normal day’s Islamic activity such as offering five time prayers, reciting the glorious Qur’an etc.

According to authentic hadeeth ‘Hajj is Arafah’. Therefore, the Day of Arafah is of great importance and significance. We need to at least take care of the following things on the Day of Arafah, Inshaa’Allah:  Continue reading

September 22, 2015 Posted by | Arafah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments