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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

Eat Suhoor, for in Suhoor there is Blessing

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

This post discusses the blessings the Suhoor brings upon a Fasting Muslim. It also highlights the importance, advantages and most importantly, the Sunnah of having Dates at Suhoor Time.

A Must Read! Continue reading

May 29, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Self-Evaluation Sheet for Ramadhaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

I extend my hearty greetings to every one of you on the blessed Ramadhaan occasion. 🙂 R A M A D H A A N   M U B A A R A K 🙂  Continue reading

May 26, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Basic Ramadhaan DU’AAS

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PS: Ramadhaan Page

Here are a few du’aas that are relevant to the blessed month of Ramadhaan.

You can download the post as PDF or .doc and share it with as many inshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 24, 2017 Posted by | Du'aas - Prophetic, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

30 Tips to Prepare for Ramadhaan

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PS: Scroll down for e-book on KIDS Ramadan Journal & Ramadan for New Muslims

Here are some really good pointers to think and act upon according to one’s intention, capacity, resources, zeal and enthusiasm, inshaaAllah…

1- Supplicate Allah to prolong your life to attend Ramadan, bless it for you, accept your good deeds in it and forgive your shortcomings.  Continue reading

May 21, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Handbook on Zakah

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

I received this PDF from one of my friends, and owing to its importance, would like to share it here.

You can find loads of information on different aspects of Zakah, which is given in the form of questions and answers.  Worth Reading.  Continue reading

May 19, 2017 Posted by | E-books, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“O the Seeker of Good, Come. O the Seeker of Evil, Go Away!”

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

As Ramadhaan comes, a Caller from Allah announces: يا باغي الخير أقبل، ويا باغي الشَّرِّ أقصر

Let us try to understand this beautiful hadeeth in some detail.  Continue reading

May 15, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

Your Feedback on Ramadhaan Page, Please…

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Dear Readers,

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

I request all my readers, especially those who are following this Blog since 2 or 3 years, to please go to Ramadhaan Page and give your honest opinion about the content over there.

As Ramadhaan is just about a month away, I would like to edit and update the Page inshaaAllah.

Help me in including things which you feel necessary to be added, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

April 25, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All About Al Israa Wal Meraaj, the Prophet’s Night Journey

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Dear brothers/sisters, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

Every year in the month of Rajab we find Muslims around the world discussing about this unique event that took place in the glorious life of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.

It has become a common ‘belief’ among us that this fascinating episode took place in the month of Rajab while the fact is something else!

This re-post is intended to spread awareness, educating and conveying the truth of the matter.  Continue reading

April 22, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Library Update

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Have a look at the additions to the Library, alhamdulillaah

Baarakallaah.  Continue reading

March 13, 2017 Posted by | E-books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Heart: Fu’aad, Qalb and Sadr

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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

Surah al Kahf presents Two Types of Hearts

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In Surah al Kahf, Allah subhanahu wa Ta’aala mentions two groups of people with two contrasting attitudes emerging from two types of hearts. Subhanallaah.  Continue reading

March 6, 2017 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Taaghuut. What is Taaghuut?

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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

Explanation of the Hadeeth of the Man who killed 99 men!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

This is a beautiful compilation of explanations of the famous Hadeeth of the “Man who Killed 99 Men” explained by Imaam An-Nawawi, Muhammad bin Salih Al-Uthaymeen, and Salim Al-Hilalee.

This small book of 38 pages includes important fataawaa from Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz about At-Tawbah plus Rulings on Repentance from Riyaadhus Saliheen.  Continue reading

February 17, 2017 Posted by | E-books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It is sinful to celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Why Muslims Should Not Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

This question may be answered in several ways:  Continue reading

February 12, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“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

Insights into Aayatul Kursi

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This post is an excerpt from the Friday Sermon on Aayatul Kursi which is indeed the Greatest Ayah of the glorious Qur’an.  Continue reading

December 24, 2016 Posted by | Aayatul Kursi, Du'aa - General, Du'aas - Prophetic | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Friday Sermon on Prophet Muhammad

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Friday Khutbah dated 9th Dec/10th Rabi al Awwal in the masajid of the UAE was on the topic “The Gifted Mercy”. Indeed Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is Mercy Personified.  Continue reading

December 9, 2016 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Facts About Safar

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.

The 2nd month of the Islamic Calendar has commenced, alhamdulillaah.

Quoting authentic references, I would like to dispel certain false beliefs and superstitious customs which are unfortunately found prevalent among some sections of Muslim society with regard to the month of Safar.  Continue reading

November 1, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Aashoora and Ten Sparkling Gems That Normally Go Unnoticed!

‘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

October 10, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months, Prophets of Islam, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

As the New Islamic Year commences…

PS: As the New Islamic Year – 1438 – commences I extend my heartiest congratulations to one and all 🙂

Sharing a few relevant posts and related links on this gracious occasion.

Hijrah, the basis of Islamic Calendar

1437 years have passed since the Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam made his epoch-making journey called Hijrah.

Islam, unlike other religions, is not found on hero-worship.  Continue reading

September 27, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Duaa of Arafah is the Essence of Islam

PS: This is a repost.

Hajj is Tawheed, pure and simple. Tawheed is Islam, great and splendid.

The Hadeeth often quoted on the occasion of Arafah is in fact the sum and substance of what Islam is all about.

Let us read this hadeeth first, Inshaa’Allah: Continue reading

September 10, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arafah: What a Great Day This is! Subhanallaah!

Presenting here a collection of ahaadeeth on the significance and virtues of the Day of Arafah.

In addition, a few Jumu’ah Khutbahs on Arafah and Eid al Adhaa are also given here.  Continue reading

September 9, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Timeless Message of Hajj

Hope this article serves as a timely reminder of the timelessness of Hajj, InshaaAllah.

Islamic terms are powerfully loaded with meanings and connotations. Translating them in English is like belittling their importance and import.

Hajj, when translated as ‘pilgrimage’ dilutes the very spirit of this great Islamic practice. Pilgrimage means ‘a journey of devotion’ which Hajj does include but then goes beyond it. Continue reading

September 8, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related, Inspiration, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment