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The paradox of Remembering Selfies and Forgetting the Self!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Self, selfie, selfie stick. Self-praise, self-promotion, self-consciousness!

Showing off has become a part and parcel of one’s life in today’s world.

Changing selfies very often and sharing them with everyone is a craze now a days.

Social media has transformed a sane man into a maniac of a sort.

People now take pride in showing and sharing their ‘status’ to others.

The growing madness in the age of selfie-sticks has made man a victim of narcissism.  Continue reading

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September 12, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Eid al Adhaa Mubaarak

تقبّل الله منّا ومنكم  May Allah accept it from us and you.

🙂 EID MUBAARAK to You 🙂

Alhamdulillaah, here are a few useful links on Eid Eid Adha, Eid Takbeer, Sacrifice & the Day of Sacrifice, the Days of Tashreeq, etc. Continue reading

August 31, 2017 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ARAFAH: What a Great Day This is! Subhanallaah!!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Arafah Day falls on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah as per the Islamic Calendar.

Presenting here a collection of ahaadeeth on the significance and virtues of the Day of Arafah.

In addition, a few Jumu’ah Khutbahs/links on Arafah and Eid al Adhaa are also given here.  Continue reading 

August 30, 2017 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Takbeer, Tahleel, Tahmeed and Tasbeeh

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Right from the beginning of his mission as the Last and Final Messenger of Allah to mankind down to his last breath, Prophet Muhammad Sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, has taught us hundreds of du’aas (supplications) and ways to remember and glorify Allah (adhkaar). Du’aas and Adhkaar that are simple, yet splendid! Mind-boggling, yet insightful! Lucid, yet marvelous!  Precise, yet comprehensive! Humble, yet piercing!  We have no choice but to marvel at this glorious Prophet’s humility and worship towards his Creator. Continue reading 

August 29, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to instill the Qualities of Manhood in our Children?

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

This question represents one of the major problems of parenting in today’s world. The following are some of many Islamic points that will help develop manhood in a child’s personality:

1. Call them by respectful Nicknames:

Calling the child Abu so and so, or Umm so and so, is something that increases their sense of responsibility and makes them feel older than their actual age. This will make them feel equal to older people. (Abu means father/Umm means mother)  Continue reading

July 15, 2017 Posted by | Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ramadhaan fasts + 6 Shawwal fasts make fasting every day!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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 authentic ahadeeth.

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: 

“Whosoever fasted in Ramadhaan and then followed up with six fasting days of Shawwal, it is like fasting every day.” (Muslim) Continue reading

June 27, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Matters concerning Guidance

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

To Those Brothers and Sisters following this Blog: I am writing a post on Al Hudaa/Al Hidayah entitled ‘Guidance of Allah is the only true Guidance’. As a prelude to that, I would request you to go through this introductory part and also recall this parable posted long back in this blog.  Continue reading

May 30, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a 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

30 Tips to Prepare for Ramadhaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Scroll down for e-book on KIDS Ramadan Journal & Ramadan for New Muslims

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

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

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

“Rely on Allah, and Do Not Give Up…”

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

When Prophet Muhammad (sal…) said: “Strive for what benefits you…” he was encouraging us to hasten in seizing the positive opportunities that come our way.

When he added: “… and rely on Allah…”, he was showing us that we should draw upon our faith in order to strengthen ourselves in our efforts.

This is why the Prophet (sal…) did not stop there. He continued by saying: “… and do not give up.” Continue reading

May 6, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Real Life Experience | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Effective Approach of Highly Efficient Muslims in Shabaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Sha’bān is the month where last year’s account of good and bad actions for every individual ascends to Allāh. As we know, there are four instances when our actions ascend to Allāh: the daily record, weekly record, yearly record, and the whole life record. [1] Continue reading

April 26, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Effective Approach of Highly Efficient Muslims in Shabaan

Take Time to Appreciate Islam!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

While teaching a lesson on ‘Appreciating the Gifts of Allah’ to Grade 5 students, I asked them:

Tell me some gifts that Allah has given you in your life.

Many students said: Parents, water, money, friends, family, knowledge, eyes, brain etc. etc.

One boy simply said, ‘ISLAM, Sir! Islam is a Gift from Allah’.  Continue reading

March 19, 2017 Posted by | Islam: Greatest Liberating Force on earth!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Library Update

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Have a look at the additions to the Library, alhamdulillaah

Baarakallaah.  Continue reading

March 13, 2017 Posted by | E-books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Heart: Fu’aad, Qalb and Sadr

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In the Qur’an, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala uses three words to describe our hearts:

QALB, FU’AAD and SADR. We know that every Arabic word is chosen for a reason, yet all three of these words for the most part are translated as “heart.” As usual, the intricate meanings of these words are not captured in the translation.

So, what is their difference?  Continue reading

March 11, 2017 Posted by | Heart and the Qur'an, Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Surah al Kahf presents Two Types of Hearts

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In Surah al Kahf, Allah subhanahu wa Ta’aala mentions two groups of people with two contrasting attitudes emerging from two types of hearts. Subhanallaah.  Continue reading

March 6, 2017 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

It is sinful to celebrate Valentine’s Day

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Why Muslims Should Not Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

This question may be answered in several ways:  Continue reading

February 12, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Insights into Aayatul Kursi

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

This post is an excerpt from the Friday Sermon on Aayatul Kursi which is indeed the Greatest Ayah of the glorious Qur’an.  Continue reading

December 24, 2016 Posted by | Aayatul Kursi, Du'aa - General, Du'aas - Prophetic | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Friday Sermon on Prophet Muhammad

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Friday Khutbah dated 9th Dec/10th Rabi al Awwal in the masajid of the UAE was on the topic “The Gifted Mercy”. Indeed Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is Mercy Personified.  Continue reading

December 9, 2016 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Answers to Prophetic Family Quiz

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Here are the Answers to the Quiz on the Names of the Prophetic Family. Those who missed the Questions can find them here

Jazakumullaahu Khayra.  Continue reading

November 28, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Did ‘U’ know These Names of the Prophetic Family?

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

There are many names connected with the family of the glorious Messenger of Allah – Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him – that start with the English alphabet ‘U’. Can you recall and identify who were they and how they were related to him?

Their names are: 1. Ubaydah, 2. Ubaydullah, 3. Umamah, 4. Umarah, 5. Umaymah, 6. Umar, 7. Umayr, 8. Umm Ayman, 9. Umm al Fadl, 10. Umm Habeebah, 11. Umm Hani, 12. Umm Kulthum, 13. Umm Ruman, 14. Ummu Salamah, 15. Usamah, 16. Utaybah, 17. Utbah and 18. Uthman.

I am not giving their full names as it would be like giving clues 🙂 Continue reading

November 25, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Shariah is for Human Welfare

Today ‘Shariah‘ is projected in the media as if it is something dreadful!

The hate-merchants, with all their propaganda, overt and covert agenda, would like you to ‘believe’ that Shariah is warfare while the fact is that Shariah is for human welfare!

In reality it is a ‘Clear Path’ laid down by the Almighty Himself so that man can legislate his affairs in the light of His guidance.

Linguistically, the word “Shariah” means “the way to a waterhole”. Continue reading

November 21, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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 Duaa of Arafah is the Essence of Islam

PS: This is a repost.

Hajj is Tawheed, pure and simple. Tawheed is Islam, great and splendid.

The Hadeeth often quoted on the occasion of Arafah is in fact the sum and substance of what Islam is all about.

Let us read this hadeeth first, Inshaa’Allah: Continue reading

September 10, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment