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30 Tips to Prepare for Ramadhaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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Here are some really good pointers to think and act upon according to one’s intention, capacity, resources, zeal and enthusiasm, inshaaAllah…

1- Supplicate Allah to prolong your life to attend Ramadan, bless it for you, accept your good deeds in it and forgive your shortcomings.  Continue reading

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May 21, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Timeless Message of Hajj

Hope this article serves as a timely reminder of the timelessness of Hajj, InshaaAllah.

Islamic terms are powerfully loaded with meanings and connotations. Translating them in English is like belittling their importance and import.

Hajj, when translated as ‘pilgrimage’ dilutes the very spirit of this great Islamic practice. Pilgrimage means ‘a journey of devotion’ which Hajj does include but then goes beyond it. Continue reading

September 8, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related, Inspiration, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Best Days of the World are HERE!

Dhul-Hijjah 1437 Diary: 

1st Day of Dhul-Hijjah: Saturday, 3rd Sept, 2016
Day of Arafah : Sunday, 11th Sept, 2016
Eid-al-Adha: Monday, 12th Sept, 2016  Continue reading

September 2, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hajj, Umrah, Ziyarah……and Dhul Hijjah

This is a re-post of this Blog’s Hajj Page.

You will find amazing resources here, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

August 30, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 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

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

An Inspiring Story of All Times

PS: I wrote this post 4 years ago when this blog had not many followers/readers. Don’t know whether you have read this before. If yes, thank you so much and Jazakallah Khayr. If not, please read and share, InshaaAllah. And btw, this is one of my best write-ups, alhamdulillah,  and I am glad to say this. Baarakallaahu Feekum. 

‘Then He will not neglect us’.

Can you recall which blessed Muslim woman in history said this uniquely inspiring statement? If your answer was Hajar, then you guessed it right!

Do you know the background in which this exceptionally bold lady uttered this revolutionary statement – a statement which I feel has assumed the shape of a dew drop that is permanently embedded in the cheek of time! Continue reading

March 13, 2016 Posted by | Reblogs, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on An Inspiring Story of All Times

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

The Book of Life

Note: I found this short write-up by Shaykh Waheeduddin Khan to be worthy of sharing.

The book of life is constantly turning its leaves. Every morning opens a new page. It adds to the leaves turned and lessens the remaining ones. The day is not far when you will be enjoying the last moments of your life. The book then will be closed and all your entries saved. Continue reading

December 12, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The correlation between Ihram and Kafan

The happiness of celebrating Eid al Adhaa on Thursday took a 180 degree turn.

The heart breaking news of the stampede at Mina resulting in the death of 717 Hajj pilgrims and injuring 800+ changed the entire scenario.

Sorrow and sadness is prevailing among Muslims around the globe. Some are in shock, unable to hear the distressing news coming from Makkah. Continue reading

September 25, 2015 Posted by | Hajj related, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Some Interesting Links between Dhul Hijjah and Ramadhaan

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Ramadhaan and Dhul Hijjah are two special months in Islam. These two months are like two eyes of a Muslim.

Today let us try to have a bird’s eye view of some less talked about things connecting these two months. 

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July 14, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A letter to all Muslim brothers……about sisters!

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Dear brothers in Islam, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah.

This is to request all Muslim men – husbands, fathers, fathers-in-law, boys and sons, brothers – to consider these two principal verses of the Glorious Qur’an and appreciate the graciousness of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala.

Salah (Prayer) and Sawm (Fasting) are two most important pillars of Islam. The interesting point to note is that Allah, while enjoining these obligatory acts of worship, uses a particular phrase that needs our attention, and because of which I said we must appreciate the graciousness of Allah, and of course the humane aspect of Islam. 

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June 27, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

18th June is the First Day of Ramadhaan 1436 :)

Wishing all my dear followers, readers and blog visitors a Happy and Blessed Ramadhaan. RAMADHAAN MUBAARAK! 

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June 16, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Welcome Ramadhaan: Jumuah Khutbah in UAE

Even though the Jumu’ah Khutbah page is available for regular updates on Friday sermons, I thought of giving this as a separate post because of the context and relevance to the glorious month of Ramadhaan.

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June 27, 2014 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ramadhaan Mubaarak :)

Presenting some Ramadhaan and fasting related articles, du’aas, e-books, fatwas, presentations etc. for the benefit of one and all, inshaa’Allah.  Continue reading

July 4, 2013 Posted by | E-books, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Raising Righteous Generations….!

After ayah No. 178, the loving address Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamanu next comes in Ayah No. 183 of Surah al Baqarah.

This ayah is about the obligatory Fasting (sawm) in the month of Ramadhaan.

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May 20, 2013 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, O You Who Believe!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

She ran for water, we run having water!

Sa’ee – the act of running between As-Safa and Al Marwah – is an important pillar of Hajj.

It reminds us of the great struggle of Hajira (or Hajar), the blessed wife of Prophet Ibraheem عليه السلام and the great mother of Prophet Ismaeel عليه السلام.  Continue reading

October 25, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Concerning Hajj and Dhul Hijjah, Part 2

The Best Days of the Year have arrived.  All Praise, Glory and Gratitude belongs to Allah who has kept us alive to reap the blessings of Dhul Hijjah, one the four sacred months in Islam, after He gave us the opportunity to perform our best possible ibadah in the glorious month of Ramadhaan. Alhamdulillah.

I wanted to share some beautiful and beneficial links to enhance our knowledge and ibadah, Inshaa’Allah.  Continue reading

October 16, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Concerning Hajj and Dhul Hijjah

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

Presenting some articles, presentations and e-books on Hajj and the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah. Continue reading

October 15, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The inspiration of all times!

Assalamu Alaikum, Dear brothers and sisters, as Hajj is round the corner, I would request all of you to go through this post which I wrote on the Day of Arafah last year. It is good to read and re-read as it will help us, Inshaa’Allah, to recall, refresh and get rejuvenated. And this is, by the grace of Allah, the most commented post of my blog!

Read. Enjoy. Share. And draw i n s p i r a t i o n Inshaa’Allah 🙂  Continue reading

October 14, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE (26 DhulQa’dah 1433)

The topic for tomorrow’s (12th October 2012) Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE masajid is:

‘The virtues of first Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah and Hajj’.

First sermon

Praise be to Allah, Who has prescribed Hajj so for His servants to witness benefits for themselves and mention the name of Allah, the All Knowing. I bear witness there is no deity except Allah, having no partners. I also certify that Muhammad is the Servant of Allah and His Apostle. Allah has preferred him over many others and selected him to be His Messenger. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, his family, his companions, and all those who will follow them in righteousness till the Day of Judgment.  Continue reading

October 11, 2012 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Laa ilaaha ill-lal-laah

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

We all know that the declaration “LA ILAAHA IL-LAL-LAAH, MUHAMMADUR RASOOLULLAH” is no ordinary declaration. It is in fact the most revolutionary statement on earth!

A soul-stirring, earth-shaking proclamation!

That which makes falsehood shiver in its shoes! Continue reading

March 13, 2012 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

‘Then He will not neglect us’

‘Then He will not neglect us’.

Can you recall which blessed Muslim woman in history said this uniquely inspiring statement?

If your answer was Hajar, then you guessed it right!

Yes, Hajar said this – Hajar, the great mother of Prophet Ismail and the obedient wife of Prophet Ibrahim! (Peace be upon all of them)

Do you know the background in which this exceptionally bold lady uttered this revolutionary statement – a statement which I feel has assumed the shape of a dew drop that is permanently embedded in the cheek of time! Continue reading

November 5, 2011 Posted by | Inspiration | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

Virtues of the First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.

PS: The official announcement in Saudi Arabia and UAE says that the first day of Dhul commences from Saturday, the 3rd Sept. So the Day of Arafah will fall on Sunday, the 11th Sept. and the first day of Eid al Adhaa will be on Monday, the 12th September 2016.

MABROOK to all my brothers and sisters for the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah 1436. May Allah give us the Tawfeeq and Hidayah to do His ibadah in the best possible way. Aameen.

Here are some virtues of the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, alhamdulillah: Continue reading

October 28, 2011 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Farewell Address

In his Farewell Address of surgical precision, Prophet Muhammad – the Benefactor of Humanity, peace be upon him, laid down the International Charter of Human Rights while presenting Islam in a nutshell. Read on…. Inshaa’Allah…

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November 13, 2010 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments