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!
1/3rd 1/2 of Ramadhaan 1437 is gone!! Subhanallaah!
Precious moments must be valued and treasured. Not wasted in unnecessary and vain pursuits! Continue reading
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
Let us try to avoid these mistakes this Ramadhaan, InshaaAllah. Continue reading
Note 1: Sisters also to read this 🙂 InshaaAllah. Note 2: This is a re-post of a 2012 article.
Dear brothers in Islam, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah.
This is to request all Muslim men – husbands, fathers, fathers-in-law, sons and 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. Continue reading
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
Things become easy for a person if he/she is in a habit of doing something regularly, and in advance. The one who practices charity on a regular basis finds it very easy to give out Zakah once in a year. The student who studies and prepares himself in a systematic way, finds it easy while sitting for the exams. Continue reading
As Ramadhaan is round the corner, I am changing the home page accordingly.
The purpose is to highlight the importance of the month even as I intend and pray to Allah that the message reaches far and wide across all continents wherever internet’s reach is there, Inshaa’Allah and bi-ithnillaah.
I request all my dear readers, brothers and sisters, to use the resources to the maximum, Inshaa’Allah.
Ramadhaan is the Month of Qur’an, the Month of Fasting, the Month of Forgiveness, the Month of Mercy, the Month of Charity, the Month of Blessings, the Month of Qiyamul Layl……the Month better than a thousand months.
As such a mega month is fast approaching us, I am presenting here as usual 🙂 some e-books and links that would help remind you about Ramadhaan and its significance, Inshaa’Allah.
وَذَكِّرْ فَإِنَّ الذِّكْرَىٰ تَنفَعُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the Believers”.
As Ramadhaan is round the corner, you may come across lots of books/articles on internet etc. discussing about fasting, zakah and all.
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 top most 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, still this is worth-reading again.
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Things become easy for a person if he/she is in a habit of doing something regularly, and in advance.
The one who practices charity on a regular basis finds it very easy to give out Zakah once in a year.
The student who studies and prepares himself in a systematic way, finds it easy while sitting for the exams.
Establishing Salah is not hard on those who are in the habit of offering nafl, that is extra/supererogatory prayers, regularly.
Islam appreciates this approach in order to make things easy FOR THE MAIN EVENT.
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Ever since the release of the latest dirty video on our Prophet (peace be upon him), I was thinking to write on the historical reason behind mockery and the hate campaign. The question why Islam and its Prophet is always under attack by some groups of people has just one word answer: Jealousy! Read on…..
The Jews and Christians were already informed by their respective Prophets – Prophet Moosa and Prophet Eesa (Moses and Jesus, Peace be upon them) – about the coming of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the need to obey and follow him.
The Old Testament is old and outdated and the New Testament is no more new. Now, the world has to follow the Last and Final Testament, that is the Qur’an. This is the only way and there can’t be any other alternative to success. Arrogance and prejudice have be to shed and things must be seen clearly. Continue reading
The topic chosen for Jumu’ah Khutbah in the masajid of UAE is apt and relevant in the context of the global reaction against the dirty movie on the Prophet of Islam.
Every must Muslim love the Prophet more than one’s own father, children and anybody else! The companions of the Messenger of Allah are the best role models for us.
How was the Companions love towards our Master, Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him? Continue reading
When we learn new things from the Qur’an and hadeeth and adopt them in our life by way of changing the routine, it surely brings a different kind of feeling and comfort. Continue reading
This article by the great Mujahid-scholar, late Dr. Ismail al Faruqi, discusses the purpose of a Muslim’s fast in a unique style. I wish to share this with you all. Read on…
Sawm should not be misunderstood as an act of self-denial, and an act of asceticism and, therefore, a renunciation of the world and of life, as an act of self-mortification. This life and this world are God’s creation, and are, therefore, good. He established them as people’s destiny enjoined upon him to seek and promote them. His Prophet, Muhammad, defined, the good, the noble, the felicitous person as one whose career adds a real plus to the total value of the universe, who leaves the world a better place than that in which he was born. But, sawm is definitely an abstinence from food, drink and physical intimacy. What then is its meaning? Continue reading
‘The Key to A Successful Day’ is an excellent e-book to learn the basic daily du’aas. Note: This is an updated version. Continue reading
Assalamu Alaikum. This is the continuation of Part 1 from here. At the end of this part, you will find a pdf link to download both the parts. Jazakallahu Khayra.
Introduction to Tashahhud
Tashahhud is the sitting part of the salaah and the supplication recited in it Continue reading