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Explanation of the Hadeeth of the Man who killed 99 men!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

This is a beautiful compilation of explanations of the famous Hadeeth of the “Man who Killed 99 Men” explained by Imaam An-Nawawi, Muhammad bin Salih Al-Uthaymeen, and Salim Al-Hilalee.

This small book of 38 pages includes important fataawaa from Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz about At-Tawbah plus Rulings on Repentance from Riyaadhus Saliheen.  Continue reading

February 17, 2017 Posted by | E-books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Salat-ut-Tawbah

Have you heard about this prayer? If yes, alhamdulillaah. If not, then let us learn about it and practice it accordingly, Inshaaallah.

In this post, you will learn about Salatut Tawbah – the Prayer of Repentance – its status in Islam, the reason for its prescription, how and when can it be offered.

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July 2, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Salatut-Tawbah (The Prayer of Repentance) | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Seeking Forgiveness in the Month of Forgiveness

It is as if just now Ramadhaan started, and see how fast we are in to its ninth day!  Truly, these أَيّامًا مَعدودٰتٍ limited number of days pass faster than we think! Subhanallaah!

Imaam Shafi’ said the truth when he compared life to an ice-cube. It melts quickly and in no time! One day death will strike us, and we will be no more!!

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June 26, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

You turn, He turns, and success is yours!

The act of ‘turning to’ someone or something involves conscious participation on the part of the one who turns.  You cannot force a person to ‘turn to’ something when he is not ready or not willing to turn.

Or a person may be willing ‘to turn’ but his laziness may not let him do so. So you need to ‘put life’ into the person so as to make him active and lively.

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March 13, 2015 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Qur’an of Fajr: In the stillness and serenity before dawn

Early Hours before dawn is the most productive time by all means.  Our glorious Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, his noble companions and the pious predecessors of the Muslim Ummah used to value this time by indulging in great acts of worshiping one’s Creator. 

Allah mentions in the Qur’an that His righteous servants do give up sleep by arising from their beds to make du’aa, offer Qiyamul layl (Night Prayer) and seek forgiveness for their sins, one’s omissions and commissions.  Continue reading

March 11, 2014 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Quran of Fajr | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Are We among the Top Ten Performers?

It doesn’t matter whether you are a man or a woman. You are equally rewarded. No disparity, no gender bias. The only concern must be whether one has these qualities or not.

May Allah help us to take sincere efforts to adopt these qualities in us. Aameen. Continue reading

December 26, 2013 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Islamic Perspective on Eclipse

Dear brothers and sisters, as Muslims we are obligated to know the Islamic perspective on this natural phenomenon even as we are encouraged to perform Salatul Kusoof, Prayer of the Eclipse. Continue reading

November 2, 2013 Posted by | Lunar/Solar Eclipse, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Standing of ‘Arafah for Non-Pilgrims

I found this article relevant and very appreciative. So re-posting here.

The root Waw Qaaf and Faa in Arabic, commonly refers to standing as is used in Wuqoof ‘Arafaah i.e. The Standing on Mount ‘Arafah. It also carries the meaning of stopping or pausing. Whilst the former is unattainable for all those who did not make the pilgrimage this year, the latter is an altogether more attainable concept.  Continue reading

October 14, 2013 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Month of Tawbah

Alhamdulillaah. As we have entered the blessed month of Ramadhaan, I would like to remind everyone including myself that this is a great Month of Forgiveness.

I request all Muslim readers to make as much of Sayyidul Istighfaar as possible in this month of mercy.  Continue reading

July 9, 2013 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Two Inspiring Verses…

As Ramadhaan is round the corner, Muslims the world over are excited to welcome the blessed month which will bring in its wake abundant blessings.

These two verses of the glorious Qur’an are refreshingly inspiring for any Muslim who wants to mend his affairs and get along the Right Path with renewed vigour and enthusiasm.  Continue reading

June 27, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tawbatun Nasuha: Sincere Repentance

An excellent list of the characteristic features of true Believers in Islam is mentioned in Surah at-Tawbah.

I would like to start the series on Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamanu by drawing inspiration from this beautiful ayah.

Tawbah is the first and foremost ingredient necessary for all reformation. Sincere Repentance is the stepping stone to achieving ultimate success.  Continue reading

May 15, 2013 Posted by | O You Who Believe!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE (1 Safar 1434)

Today’s Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE is centred around the topic ‘The Path to Paradise’.  Continue reading

December 14, 2012 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Things to Do on the Day of Arafah

 

According to one 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:

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October 24, 2012 Posted by | Arafah, Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Do Not Despair of Allah’s Mercy!

Islam is all about positive thinking and action. Despair and pessimism have no place in Islam.

I would like to present two beautiful verses that inculcate positive thinking, kindling hope and killing despair. The love and affection the Creator has towards His noble creation is distinctly visible in these verses.  Continue reading

July 17, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections, Surah Az Zumar | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

When the Giver and Forgiver is READY…..

Assalamu Alaikum. Dear brothers and sisters, What a motivation from the Lord of the Worlds!

As Ramadhaan is round the corner, we need to gear up to seek more and more forgiveness from Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.  Continue reading

July 14, 2012 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Benefits of Istighfaar 2

Assalamu Alaikum, Bismillah…..

It is almost a co-incidence and a great help from Allah I would say that after posting on Istighfaar: Gateway to Blessings Unlimited, I was reading the Qur’an and I found this ayah which is related to the topic I was discussing there. Alhamdulillah Continue reading

February 16, 2012 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Istighfaar: Gateway to Blessings Unlimited!

Assalamu Alaikum. Bismillah….

Today I would like to discuss on the Significance of Istighfaar and its benefits. This we need to understand because many Muslims know only one side of the benefits of Istighfaar – the forgiveness of one’s sins – and (in most cases) we Muslims do not know the other blessings that come from Istighfaar.

Meaning of ‘istighfaar’:

The word ‘istighfaar’ comes from the Arabic root ghafara which means ‘to forgive’. ‘Istaghfara’ means ‘to seek forgiveness’. Istighfaar is ‘the Islamic way of seeking forgiveness from Allah, Who is one’s Creator, Nourisher and Cherisher.  Continue reading

February 14, 2012 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Sayyidul Istighfaar

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.

The du’aa (supplication) which is very popular in the name of Sayyidul Istighfaar is this: Continue reading

January 16, 2012 Posted by | Sayyidul Istighfar | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Three Ways of Seeking Forgiveness

Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.  “Three Ways To Forgiveness” is an explanation by Ibn Rajab al Hanbali to the 42nd Hadeeth collected by Imam Nawawi. A very useful e-book. Download here

November 30, 2011 Posted by | E-books | , | Leave a comment