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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 | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 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

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

Arafah: What a Great Day This is! Subhanallaah!

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

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

September 9, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Through one Du’aa, you Seek Refuge from 23 hateful things!

Not only our Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam said, “الدعاء هو العبادة“, “Du’aa (Supplication) is Worship”, he has also shown us the way through numerous supplications that are simple and splendid indeed.

Through this one Prophetic du’aa, you seek refuge in Allah from 23 hateful things, Subhanallaah!

Also, you have the benefit of learning 23 Arabic words apart from the key phrase, ‘Allahumma Innee A’oozhubika Min…’ ‘O Allah! I seek refuge in You from…’

Inability, Laziness, Cowardice, Miserliness, Senility, Hardheartedness, Heedlessness, Deprivation, Disgrace, Misery, Absolute Poverty, Disbelief, Rebellion, Dissension, Hypocrisy, Seeking Fame, Showing off, Deafness, Being Mute, Insanity, Leprosy, Leucoderma and Bad Sickness. 

Please proceed to download the colour-coded du’aa in PDF, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

June 18, 2016 Posted by | Du'aas - Prophetic, Du'aas - Qur'anic | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

It is Jazakallaah Khayra, not just Jazakallaah!

When someone does any favour or says something good, you show your gratitude to him by saying ‘Thank You’. As a Muslim, it is better to prefer saying “Jazakallah Khayra” which means ‘May Allah reward you with goodness’. 

Some Muslims do not say this in full. They simply say or text message: ‘Jazakallah’.

Of course, no one intends to mean evil or say bad. But then it is always good to use the full phrase ‘Jazakallah Khayra’. 

There are three basic reasons for this: Continue reading

June 10, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ramadhaan Mubaarak :)

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

When the mega month of Ramadhaan rises in a Muslim’s life, he compliments himself on this singular good fortune and becomes agog with excitement. He has been given a golden opportunity to refine himself through fasting and through the spiritual nourishment of the glorious Qur’an. The whole community rises to the occasion and greets the month which brings in its wake innumerable possibilities and privileges. 

In this splendid scenario, this Post is dedicated to all brothers & sisters in Islam, alhamdulillah.

While I wish you a Happy Ramadhaan, I pray to Allah to shower His choicest Blessings upon you and your family in this blessed month, and all throughout the year. May Allah give us the Tawfeeq to put things into practice and may He accept all our sincere efforts and worship. Aameen.

Here are some beneficial reads to get inspired, InshaaAllah….. Continue reading

June 6, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

As the Mother of All Months is Near…

Two things I thought of sharing with you all.

One, a short and insightful reading on the Meaning of the word ‘Ramadhaan’.    

Two, a Jumu’ah Speech on the topic Is your heart ready for Ramadhaan?  Continue reading

May 31, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Effective Approach of Highly Efficient Muslims in Shabaan

  

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

May 11, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months, Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

None has any right to misguide!

While attending a contact class during my B.Ed. degree course, I remember one Professor saying, “A teacher has the right to teach. He has the right not to teach. But never has he any right to misguide.”

He was very true. And he was not of Muslim faith! May Allah have mercy on him.

You must be wondering why am I saying this here, and now?  Continue reading

May 4, 2016 Posted by | Isra and Me'raj, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

An Open Letter To my dear Jumu’ah Muslim

My dear Muslim brother. Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.

Hope you receive this letter in good health.

I am sure you had been to a Masjid today to perform the Friday Prayer.

Well brother….If you think going to Masjid on other days is less important, then try going to your office or job once in a week.  Continue reading

April 22, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Qur’an Quiz on Prophets and Messengers

This PDF file was hiding in my hard disk since over 5 years, and I do not know the source to give credit.

The Quiz is done brilliantly. Clues have been given so that it guides one to get to the right answer.

Though this is meant for young boys and girls, even elders can give a try 🙂 InshaaAllah. Continue reading

April 17, 2016 Posted by | Qur'an Quiz | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Found a Bad Friend. Let him get lost!

While writing about the Numbers in the Qur’an, I noticed that I missed one type that should have actually gone into the post, ‘Categories of Friends in the Qur’an’.

This lost ‘friend’ is actually a bad companion. And without knowing about him or her in the first place, you cannot brush him/her aside by saying ‘Get Lost’!

So let us first know who this 12th category of friend is, and then let us make every possible effort to distance ourselves from him or her, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

March 8, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Answers to Family Quiz

Jazakumullaahu Khayra and Thanks a lot to those who participated in this Quiz.

Here are the answers for everyone to check out, InshaaAllah.

By the way, material from this blog can be used freely for da’wah or educational purposes. Courtesy, however, demands that one refers back to the blog as source reference. Thank you for understanding.

Baarakallaahu Feekum. Continue reading

March 6, 2016 Posted by | Qur'an Quiz | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

So Deep, so Rich and brilliantly Meaningful!

The Word أحصى Ahsaa is to ‘count’, ‘compute’ ‘calculate’ or ‘enumerate’.

And this is mentioned in many places in the glorious Qur’an. Continue reading

March 3, 2016 Posted by | Asmaa ul Husna: Attributive Names, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment