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The Likeness of Ramadhaan and Prophet Yusuf

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

This write-up, by the great scholar Ibn al-Jawzi, is very interesting. The author co-relates the Story of Yusuf and his 11 brothers with Ramadhaan and the other 11 months of the year.

“The month of Ramadan to the other months is like Yusuf to his brothers. So, just like Yusuf was the most beloved son to Ya’qub, Ramadan is likewise the most beloved month to Allah.  Continue reading

June 5, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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

“The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide”.

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

When things get worse, it only means that they are gonna be better.

Islamic history is witness to the fact that whenever Muslims touched their lowest ebb, there had always been a turning of the tide.

These are the days of distress for the global Muslim Ummah. The Muslims the world over, especially those in the Americas are passing through their trying and testing times.

Hope and Faith are important at this crucial juncture. If you lose hope, you lose faith. If you lose faith, you lose everything!

Let’s recall and remember that many a time in history, Allah subhanahu wa Ta’aala brought victory to the Muslim Ummah even when the odds were seemingly against them.

In this post, let me recall some colourful snapshots from the album of Islamic history so we cheer up and fill our hearts with hope, inshaaAllah.  Continue reading

February 10, 2017 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

When All Helplines Fail

“We have medicines, we have food, we have relief materials but the question is how to reach people when there is no communication?”

This was the biggest challenge faced by the rescue operators in the wake up of the unprecedented frenzy and fury lashed out by the horrific Chennai floods.  Continue reading

December 7, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

You turn, He turns, and success is yours!

The act of ‘turning to’ someone or something involves conscious participation on the part of the one who turns.  You cannot force a person to ‘turn to’ something when he is not ready or not willing to turn.

Or a person may be willing ‘to turn’ but his laziness may not let him do so. So you need to ‘put life’ into the person so as to make him active and lively.

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March 13, 2015 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Be the Privileged Guest at this Banquet!

If someone very close and special to you invites you to a feast, you respond with eagerness.

You hardly miss a party hosted at star hotels wherein you are served with all mouth-watering dishes including kabab, briyani, haleem and all.

People in UAE grab the opportunity should they be invited by local Arabs because Arab dishes are amazing for any food connoisseur!

Do you know that on the Day of Arafah, Almighty Allah, the Lord of the worlds, hosts a Banquet you have never gone before!

A unique banquet wherein only unique and especially special dishes are served!  Continue reading

October 14, 2013 Posted by | Hajj related, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

This privilege is only for Qur’an reading in Masjids!

This hadeeth is an inspiration for all Muslims, and on the other hand an eye-opener to the brothers of Tableegh Jamaat.  Continue reading

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

The Luminosity of Mercy in Surah al Mulk

Dear brothers/sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

The Surah al Mulk is a short and sweet Chapter which is often read by Muslims throughout the world. Let us try to learn some great things from this Surah about the virtue of which, the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (Sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) said:

“A surah from the Qur’an containing thirty verses will intercede for a man so that he will be forgiven. It is the surah Tabaarak Al-lathi bi yadihi’l-mulk”.  Continue reading

March 19, 2013 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Mulk | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Welcome to the Grand Opening

A Muslim logs in to the Qur’an by using the prophetic password Ta’woodh and Tasmiah* and enters the amazing World of Spiritual Bliss through its Grand Opening, Al Fatihah.  He knows very well that he must begin every act of his in the name of Allah and that anything which is begun not in Allah’s name is deprived of all blessings.

Beginning in the name of Allah, a Muslim submits to the fact that all praise can only belong to the Rabb, the Lord whose Mercy engulfs all beings. Such a Lord is the Creator, Nourisher, Cherisher, Protector and Controller of not only this world but a million other worlds.  Continue reading

July 22, 2012 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Fatihah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ramadhaan Mubarak!

Some of the relevant posts from the past are presented here.

RAMADHAAN MUBARAK 🙂 to all my dear readers.  Continue reading

July 19, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Exploring ‘Rahmah” in Surah al Kahf, Part 2

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

There is so much to learn from Surah al Kahf.

In Part 1 our focus was on the word Rahmah as such being used in Surah al Kahf.

Let us now try to explore some more aspects of Rahmah, Inshaa’Allah… Continue reading

July 11, 2012 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

“Rahmah” in Surah al Kahf

Last Friday,  I was reading Surah al Kahf as usual. While reading a thought came to my mind about Rahmah – grace, compassion and mercy. As i was proceeding, i got slow in recitation because my mind was wonder struck at the word ‘Rahmah’ being frequently used in this Surah. Then i paused for a while and thought may be this is yet another miracle of this Surah. A thought came to my mind that Rahmah could even be the theme of this Surah. Continue reading

July 8, 2012 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments