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No Time Like Ramadan Time :)

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Soon, once again, the blessed month of Ramadan will be with us; once again, like “golden hours on angel wings”, will descend upon us its blessed moments.

Like every other year since Hijrah, it will summon Muslims, as individuals and as a corporate body, to an intense and sustained life of Fasting and Prayer, of worship and obedience, of devotion and discipline — all centered on the Qur’an which, too, was sent down in these very moments in the custody of “noble and trustworthy” angels.

Call will go forth to every believer to take to prolonged companionship with the Book of God. To a life of redoubled endeavor to become what God desires Muslims to be. Ramadan bids our hearts and minds, our society and polity, to come to. Joyfully and dutifully the Muslims will respond. Continue reading

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May 7, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Taaghuut. What is Taaghuut?

بسم الله والصلاة ةالسلام على رسول الله

Qur’anic words are more complex, richer and eloquent. They convey myriad of meanings.

Translators find it difficult to convey their precise interpretation. Taaghuut is one such word.

The best approach would be to retain such a word without translating it, and let the Qur’anic Arabic speak for itself.  Continue reading

February 26, 2017 Posted by | Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words, Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ehtesaab in the Nights of Laylatul Qadr

At the time when we are reviving our spirits during the last days of Ramadhaan 1437, I just want to recall the hadeeth on Qiyamul Layl and share a few practical tips towards Muhasabah. 

This will not take more than 5-7 minutes of your precious time, InshaaAllah.

The hadeeth of Rasoolullaah goes like this:  Continue reading

July 1, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Finding Refuge in the Cave

Sharing this beautiful write-up which brings out the wisdom behind reciting Surah al Kahf, every Friday.

WHILE WE WERE baking our signature chocolate chip cookies one morning, my daughter asked me a simple question: “Mommy? Why do you have to read “Sûrat Al-Kahf” every Friday?

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August 8, 2015 Posted by | Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 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

Laa ilaaha ill-lal-laah

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

We all know that the declaration “LA ILAAHA IL-LAL-LAAH, MUHAMMADUR RASOOLULLAH” is no ordinary declaration. It is in fact the most revolutionary statement on earth!

A soul-stirring, earth-shaking proclamation!

That which makes falsehood shiver in its shoes! Continue reading

March 13, 2012 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments