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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 | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Alternatives to Memorizing the Qur’an

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

As some may find it difficult to memorize the selected portion given in the previous post or some may not like the unconventional style of doing Hifdh of the verses selected on thematic basis, I am presenting the memorization schedule in a different way.

Here are some Alternatives to Memorizing the glorious Qur’an in the month of Shabaan and Ramadhaan, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 8, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Memorizing the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Qur’an Memorization in Ramadhaan Through Shabaan

PS: Welcoming Shabaan 🙂

By the grace of Allah, the files are ready, alhamdulillaah.

Are you ready to take up the assignment?

The Hifdh Plan which I am presenting here is thematic. In most cases, one ayah per day is selected for memorization. However, depending on the context and the continuation of the meaning, it runs into the next ayah.

A few points to consider if you are willing to memorize from the glorious Qur’an, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 6, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Memorizing the Qur'an, Ramadan Gift, Ramadhan and We! | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Of Sleep and Death!

Do you know that Allah takes our souls in our sleep?

And it is His mercy and decree that He returns our souls to our bodies after having taken it during our sleep!

He tells us this spiritual-cum-scientific fact in Surah Az-Zumar of the glorious Qur’an: Continue reading

March 28, 2016 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What Islam is Not!

This is one of my very old write-ups.

I was curious, so I did a google search, to find if this is listed.

To my sadness, I found lots of links that present Islam in an abusive language. Allah Kareem!

Today, amid a growingly aggressive and Islamophobic media, there is need to present Islam as it is. 

Thought of re-posting this with some modifications for the benefit of my readers.   Continue reading

August 25, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Istiqaamah is the key!

Giving brief answers to difficult questions is the hallmark of wisdom.

You might have heard people narrating their bitter experiences of they seeking some naseeha (advice) from such and such Imaam or an ‘Aalim, and having regretted later for seeking advice from such a boring person!

Some of us even stop going to the masjid should we encounter some lecturing ‘naseeha’ from an uninspiring Muslim.

The glorious Prophet Muhammad, sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, is ‘uswatun hasana’‘the best role model’ for all Muslims.  Continue reading

August 20, 2013 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The du’aa of Umar ibn al Khattab رضي الله عنه

The du’aa of Umar ibn al Khattaab رضي الله عنه after reciting the Qur’an is one of its kind and the most comprehensive du’aa ever. And a very beautiful du’aa, Mashaa’Allah!

As we are entering the most blessed days/nights, the last 10 days and nights of this blessed month, I felt this might be of some use at least to those of you who are unaware of this highly meaningful du’aa.

One can make this du’aa after reading/reciting even a small portion of the Qur’an, not necessarily only at the end of one full recitation of the Qur’an.  Continue reading

July 28, 2013 Posted by | Du'aa of Umar ibn al Khattab | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

To Maq’ad Sidq Through Qadama Sidq!

While discussing on AjRan Kabeera and AjRan Hasana, we learnt that the glorious Qur’an gives good news/glad tidings that a great and an excellent reward awaits those Muslims who do righteous deeds in the light of Qur’an’s guidance.

Today I would like to discuss on these two amazing phrases that are used to describe the nature of reward that awaits those who do good deeds in this world: Qadama Sidq قدم صدق  and Maq’ad Sidq مقعد صدق  Continue reading

July 24, 2013 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Laylatul Qadr: Living the Golden Moments!

Finally the Laylatul Qadr nights have come to embrace us and shower immense blessings upon us, Inshaa’Allah.

Let us do our best to live the nights, Inshaa’Allah.

I would like to present a few facts on this blessed night, Inshaa’Allah.  This post is done in a different way 🙂 Continue reading

August 8, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Our Salah is Full and Full Meaningful!

Islam is so natural and meaningful that sparkling gems keep coming all along our path. We get enlightened and feel proud to be a Muslim. Today I read an amazingly sparkling piece and could not resist the urge to share with you all. Br. Nouman Ali Khan has enlightened us with some gems found hidden in the acts of our Salah. After reading this, I am sure the focus and concentration in our Salah would increase, Inshaa’Allah.  Continue reading

July 23, 2012 Posted by | Salah: MeaningFULL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

This rejoicing, this competition has no parallel!

Dunya ke liye Tohfah-e-Rahmaan hai Qur’aan

Tibyaan hai, Furqaan hai, Burhaan hai Qur’aan

“Qur’an is ArRahmaan’s Gift to the World.

The Explanation, the Distinguisher and the Proof, the Qur’an is!  Continue reading

July 19, 2012 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is?, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

About Qur’an and Sunnah

Note: This is an extremely important article to understand the nature of the Qur’an and Sunnah as the source of Islamic Legislation. Please read on….. Jazakallah Khayr.

The Noble Qur’an is Allah’s Word through which He expressed His commands and teachings. It is raised above any possible description. The Noble Qur’an was revealed to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and was accepted by the believers as being the essence of truth. Moreover, the believers maintain that it is the Word of Allah and not the words of any of His creatures. Thus, whosoever claims that it is the words of a human being becomes a disbeliever. Continue reading

November 3, 2011 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is?, Quran and Sunnah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keeping Ramadhaan Alive for the Rest of the Year

Almost invariably it happens a few days after the end of Ramadan; the letdown.

Fasting is finished; the nightly prayers are over; the group gatherings to break the fast have vanished. We can eat, drink, and be merry again when the sun is shining. And that special feeling you have in your heart–the one that keeps you going despite your hunger and thirst–gradually fades away. Continue reading

September 4, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Islam: The Greatest Liberating Force on Earth!

Assalamu Alaikum.

Please click the link below to read/download the pdf file, Insha Allah.

https://yassarnalquran.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/islam_the-liberator1.pdf

Jazakallah Khair.

July 19, 2010 Posted by | Islam: Greatest Liberating Force on earth!, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , | Leave a comment