YasSarNalQuR'aN

Understand, Live by, Inspire

“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

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

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

Shabaan 1434 Vs. Shabaan 1435

I found this article addressing directly to my heart and mind. Please take time to read and reflect. May Allah guide us all on the Straight Path and take our souls in the state of Eemaan. Aameen. Read on……Inshaa’Allah….

What’s the difference between Shabaan 1434 and Shabaan 1435?

This question may seem confusing or pointless, but before you read on, I want you to ponder for a moment over what you feel the difference is.

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June 10, 2014 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Surah al Kahf is an action-packed Surah!

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

Whenever I Enter this Cave, I Come Out with Treasure. Subhanallah.

Surah al Kahf consists of many Verbs of Movement, Striving and Endeavor – أفعال الحركة والسعى

This Surah for sure calls for harakah on the part of Muslims.

Life must be dynamic, not static.

Active, not passive. Energetic, not lethargic.

This Surah starts by giving glad tidings to the Believers Who Do Righteous Deeds that they will have a good reward وَيُبَشِّرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ الصَّالِحَاتِ and ends with the Command: Do Righteous deeds فَلْيَعْمَلْ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا  Continue reading

December 15, 2013 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

‘What sort of book is this?!!’

Friday and Surah al Kahf is synonymous with the reciters of the Qur’an.

What makes some of us to take a pause when we come across this ayah in Surah al Kahf?

The Qur’anic words are so effective that they take the readers on a virtual tour giving them the experience of visualizing the scene depicted as if it were to happen in front of one’s very eyes!  Continue reading

October 12, 2012 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ramadhaan fasts + 6 Shawwal fasts = Fasting every day!

Eid-ul-Fitr marks the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.

Fasting six days of the month of Shawwal is mentioned in an authentic hadeeth.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:  Continue reading

August 19, 2012 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A beautiful hadeeth on Qiyamul Layl

Life is like an ice-cube. It melts in no time!

See how quick Ramadhaan came and how fast it is moving away from us……..!

Sort of reminder, thought of recalling this beautiful hadeeth on Qiyamul Layl. Continue reading

August 8, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ihsaan: Beyond Excellence

Dear brothers and sisters in Islam, Assalamu Alaikum.

The word I am going to discuss today is ‘Ihsaan’ احسان Actually this is Part 1 of a series I intend to write, Inshaa’Allah.

The word “excellence” comes from “excel” which means “to be exceptionally good at something”.   Excellence also means “the quality of being extremely good or outstanding”.  It is “the state of excelling; surpassing merit or quality” and “the activity etc. in which a person excels” (Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary and the New Oxford Dictionary of Modern English). Continue reading

July 2, 2011 Posted by | Beyond Excellence: The Making of a Muhsin, Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments