‘Aashoora comes, ‘Aashoora goes. Some observe fast, many don’t.
Some know the reason why they fast on the 10th of Muharram, some hardly know it. Continue reading
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
This is an edited version of a very complex and insightful article by Prof. U Muhammad Iqbal published in Radiance. I have taken the liberty to edit simplifying the discussion to the basic idea given in the title: Allah, A Name that Heals. Very interesting and inspiring indeed. Continue reading
In different languages and educational systems, there are common approaches to drive home a point and make one understand the significance of something. One such approach is the usage of idioms and proverbs.
Allah, Who created man and gave him cognizance and the power of speech, uses superior similes and examples to put sense in his mind so that he reflects, applies his mind and develops some reasonable attitudes in life. Continue reading
Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah.
I have organised all posts on Surah al Kahf, published in this blog till date, in one page here so that it is convenient for my blog readers, alhamdulillaah to explore on different aspects of this beautiful Surah that is often recited by the global Muslim Ummah especially on Fridays. Continue reading
“How To Be A Productive Muslim: Treasures of Wisdom From the Story of Prophet Moosa and Khidr”. I found this post to be beneficial, so sharing here. Continue reading
Yusr, Yusra or Yaseer means ease or relief and ‘Usr, ‘Usra or ‘Aseer means hardship or difficulty.
Both are part and parcel of human life.
Everybody wants to make his or her life free of hardship and difficulties.
Islam guides people as to what leads to ease and comfort and what brings misery, distress and difficulties.
In UAE, Saudi Arabia and some adjoining countries, Tomorrow (3rd Nov 2014) is the 10th of Muharram, popularly known as ”Aashura”. Please check out the date as to when ‘Aashura falls in your locality, and do the needful accordingly, Inshaa’Allah.
This is in response to the question, “I heard that fasting the day of ‘Aashoora’ expiates for the past year, is this true? Does it expiate for everything, even major sins? What is the reason for venerating this day?” taken from IslamQA. It is given here owing to its importance and relevance. Baarakallahu feekum.
There is a great deal of similarity and difference in the Inshaa’Allahs uttered by two great Prophets of Allah, Prophet Moosa and Prophet Ismaeel (May Allah’s peace and mercy be upon them)
Through their stories, let us try to learn a basic fact that nothing in the world can happen without the permission and will of Allah, Inshaa’Allah…..
A simple presentation on the basic differences and similarities between Islam and Christianity.
A good effort in having a glimpse on the beliefs of Muslims and Christians. Proceed to download, Inshaa’Allah. Continue reading
Surah al Kahf is an encyclopedia in itself! Subhanallaah!
As we read and understand the Surah, we come across four different aspects of Dawah.
Dawah is to call people to Islam, to advise people about what is Right and what is wrong, to remind those who have forgotten their duties and to stand up against injustice and oppression. Continue reading
The 10th of Muharram is popularly known as Aashura.
Fasting on this day is highly encouraged.
There seems to surround some confusion with regard to the dates.
As per the Saudi announcement, Aashura falls on Thursday, the 14th November. As per the dates given in UAE Awqaf Ministry’s website, 10th Muharam falls on Wednesday, 13th Nov.
While it is true that we must always go by the local announcement about the sighting of the moon and the commencement of the month, in this case I feel it is better to fast on both days, i.e. 13th and 14th November, Inshaa’Allah.
Some of the merits of the fast of Aashura are mentioned below: Continue reading
Young man he was. Always of caring and helpful nature. Would get upset at the slightest sight of oppression.
One day he sees two men fighting. He sides with the oppressed. In a bid to stop fighting, he gives a blow to the oppressor. The person falls dead.
He was a very sensitive youth. He feels sorry for his unintentional killing.
The king who was greatest oppressor would not leave this youth. How dare someone kills a man of the ruler’s clan. He orders that the ‘killer’ be arrested and brought in chains. Continue reading
Ever since the release of the latest dirty video on our Prophet (peace be upon him), I was thinking to write on the historical reason behind mockery and the hate campaign. The question why Islam and its Prophet is always under attack by some groups of people has just one word answer: Jealousy! Read on…..