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Taaghuut. What is Taaghuut?

بسم الله والصلاة ةالسلام على رسول الله

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

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

The Best Days of the World are HERE!

Dhul-Hijjah 1437 Diary: 

1st Day of Dhul-Hijjah: Saturday, 3rd Sept, 2016
Day of Arafah : Sunday, 11th Sept, 2016
Eid-al-Adha: Monday, 12th Sept, 2016  Continue reading

September 2, 2016 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How Ramadhaan fasts + 6 Shawwal fasts make fasting every day?

Eid-ul-Fitr marks the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.

Fasting six days of the month of Shawwal is mentioned in authentic ahadeeth.

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: 

“Whosoever fasted in Ramadhaan and then followed up with six fasting days of Shawwal, it is like fasting every day.” (Muslim) Continue reading

July 8, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eid Greetings You Can Use :)

Some beautiful picture images you can use through Social Media while greeting each other in an Islamic manner, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

July 7, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ehtesaab in the Nights of Laylatul Qadr

At the time when we are reviving our spirits during the last days of Ramadhaan 1437, I just want to recall the hadeeth on Qiyamul Layl and share a few practical tips towards Muhasabah. 

This will not take more than 5-7 minutes of your precious time, InshaaAllah.

The hadeeth of Rasoolullaah goes like this:  Continue reading

July 1, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Du’aa of Laylatul Qadr

Laylatul Qadr nights have come to embrace us …. alhamdulillaah 🙂

PS: Tonight (Friday) is the Fourth Odd (27th) Night in places where Ramadhaan commenced on 6th June.

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Qur’an motivates its readers to reflect upon its verses.

In fact reflection is one of the purposes of the Qur’an.

Let us reflect over the encouraged du’aa of Laylatul Qadr along with some related  aayaat (verses) of the glorious Book of Allah, Inshaaallah.  Continue reading

June 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Today, 1435 years ago, was the Distinctly Distinguishing Day!

17th Ramadhaan, 2nd Year of Hijrah.

The sun never rose before to make such an unique day.

The sun never set before without writing such an inspiring history.

The day that witnessed the most decisive battle ever fought in the history of the world!

Yes! It was the Day of the Battle of Badr….. Continue reading

June 22, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Limited Days, Unlimited Nonsense, and a Verse of Warning!

أَيَّامًا مَّعْدُودَاتٍ – Ayyaamam Ma’duudaat – is the apt description for the Month of Fasting. Limited Number of Days!

So limited that you don’t know how fast its days pass until you end up saying: Allah! It is as if Ramadhaan started just now…and see these many days flew away!

Yes…1/3rd 1/2 of Ramadhaan 1437 is gone!! Subhanallaah! 

Precious moments must be valued and treasured. Not wasted in unnecessary and vain pursuits!  Continue reading

June 15, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Reflections, Surah Tawbah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

It is Jazakallaah Khayra, not just Jazakallaah!

When someone does any favour or says something good, you show your gratitude to him by saying ‘Thank You’. As a Muslim, it is better to prefer saying “Jazakallah Khayra” which means ‘May Allah reward you with goodness’. 

Some Muslims do not say this in full. They simply say or text message: ‘Jazakallah’.

Of course, no one intends to mean evil or say bad. But then it is always good to use the full phrase ‘Jazakallah Khayra’. 

There are three basic reasons for this: Continue reading

June 10, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

As the Mother of All Months is Near…

Two things I thought of sharing with you all.

One, a short and insightful reading on the Meaning of the word ‘Ramadhaan’.    

Two, a Jumu’ah Speech on the topic Is your heart ready for Ramadhaan?  Continue reading

May 31, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Answers to Ramadhaan Quiz

Here are the Answers to the Ramadhaan Quiz.

Owing to readers’ demand, the Questions and Answers are given together. Also, a PDF file is done so that it can be shared with as many, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 26, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Qur'an Quiz | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Common Mistakes in Ramadhaan

Let us try to avoid these mistakes this Ramadhaan, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 24, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ramadhaan Quiz

Take this Quiz to refresh your knowledge, InshaaAllah.

This will also facilitate you in the upcoming Ramadhaan, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

May 20, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Making the Most of Ramadhaan

As Ramadhaan is round the corner, you may come across lots of books/articles on internet about Fasting, Zakah etc.

Of all the books, I would rate this short and sweet write-up by one of the most prolific writers of modern times, late Ustadh Khurram Murad*, as No. 1 – the topmost book ever written on the subject ‘Making the Most of Ramadhaan’. 

I request all my readers to please take time to read this 34-page book well before the coming of the blessed month, Inshaa’Allah. Even if you have read this book before, no problem read it again as Reminder Benefits Muslims.  Continue reading

May 15, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments