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The only ayah that was revealed inside Ka’bah

Do you know which is the only ayah in the Qur’an that was revealed inside Ka’bah, that is Masjid al Haraam, the Sacred Mosque or Baytullah, the House of Allah?

Today let us learn about this ayah, understand the amazing reason for which it was revealed, and also appreciate the miracle that exists to this day!  Continue reading

September 27, 2013 Posted by | Hajj related, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Ribaa is evil and strictly prohibited in Islam!

The next ayah, Ayah No. 278, in the series Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamnu is also from Surah al Baqarah.

After discussing Aayaats 254 to 274 that deal with charity, we are now moving ahead with another set of aayaats (verses 275 to 281) dealing with interest/usury among other things.

While charity denotes giving, generosity, purification, growth, cooperation and mutual social welfare, Ribaa signifies stinginess, greed and self-aggrandizement.  Continue reading

June 5, 2013 Posted by | O You Who Believe!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This is for the men of understanding!

We live in a paradoxically ridden world. Consider these two cases:

1. If you talk about Shariah, you are considered as a terrorist. You loot a country, you are not a terrorist!

You annihilate a whole nation, you are not a terrorist. You talk of Islam and Shariah Law, you are a terrorist!!

Shariah has become a dreaded word today. It is made-to-appear as a dreaded entity.

2. You can carry on attacks on a foreign soil and kill hundreds of civilians. It is okay for you! The world must not question.

If one Palestinian kills a Jew, you will launch rocket attacks on the civilians killing scores of Palestinians and the Muslim world must not question!  A whole illegal “nation” is sitting upon the land of Palestinians after killings thousands of Palestinians and Muslims must not talk about the killings. About invasion. About the expansion. About bulldozing of colonies!!  Continue reading

May 19, 2013 Posted by | O You Who Believe!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mushawarat condemns state terror and vendetta in Bangladesh

Muslims of India condemn injustice and state-sponsored terrorism in the strongest possible term!!

Press Statement  Continue reading

March 2, 2013 Posted by | General | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Freedom of expression or Freedom to Blaspheme?

Note: An excellent write up to share with you all!

FREEDOM of expression must not be confused with freedom from the consequences of expression. Exercising freedom and abusing it are not the same. The latter forfeits the former. Just because we are free to express ourselves, it doesn’t free us from the responsibility for what we express. We are responsible for what we say and do and for the consequences thereof and so must consider carefully what we want to express. This is the basis of what we call civilized socially responsible behavior.  Continue reading

September 18, 2012 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Shari’ah: No water, no life!

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Shariah is to Islamic life as water is to human existence. In fact, Shariah is a path that leads to a water hole. Water, the very source of life.

About Shariah, I found these two presentations by Dr. Muhammad Yunus, of Islamic Circle of North America, to be very informative and wanted to share it with you all. Continue reading

April 27, 2012 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments