An effort in f a c i l i t a t i o n

The ocean called Surah al Kahf

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

November 20, 2015 Posted by | Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

As Dhul Hijjah is round the corner…..

After Ramadhaan, the global Muslims really crave for this blessed month to come and bring sunshine in their life.

The happiness felt among Muslims to welcome the Best Ten Days of the Year knows no bounds.

As this blessed month is fast approaching us, I am making Dhul Hijjah as the Home Page so that it acts as a reminder to the visitors/subscribers of this blog, Inshaa’Allah.

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

September 19, 2014 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Welcoming Shabaan

Things become easy for a person if he/she is in a habit of doing something regularly, and in advance. The one who practices charity on a regular basis finds it very easy to give out Zakah once in a year.  The student who studies and prepares himself in a systematic way, finds it easy while sitting for the exams. 

Establishing Salah is not hard on those who are in the habit of offering nafl, that is extra/supererogatory prayers, regularly.

Islam appreciates this approach in order to make things easy FOR THE MAIN EVENT.  Continue reading

June 10, 2013 Posted by | Islamic Months, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Great Fives in Islam!

They say “Good things come in small packages”.  As far as Islam is concerned “Best, Good and Great things come in small packages”.

Presenting a collection of the authentic ahadeeth/references that highlight the significant and superb teachings of Islam.

Disclaimer: I have collected Fifteen Fives from an ocean of Islamic teachings with the intention of inspiring myself and my dear readers so that ‘These Fives become our Faves”.  I do not, however, attach any holiness to Number Five. Wallahu ‘Alam.  Continue reading

March 26, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lessons from Ramadan

It is always good to ponder the true meaning of our religious practices. The month of Ramadan has started and almost 1.5 billion Muslims around the globe are fasting, taking part in an individual and spiritual journey as well as a communal religious celebration. Ramadan is a time to come back to our selves ; to come back to our families, our communities, and our societies. It is time for meditating on and for assessing our lives. Beyond being a religious obligation—and often a family tradition—fasting is a school with different levels of knowledge, understanding and commitment.

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August 11, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Qiyam-ul-Layl – Taraweeh Prayer

Riyad-as-Saliheen, Book Eight – The Book of Virtues
Chapter 213 : The Excellence of Optional (Tarawih) Prayer during Ramadan [1187-1188 of 1896]

By Al-Imam Abu Zakariya Yahya bin Sharaf An-Nawawi Ad-Dimashqi

[1187] عن أَبي هريرة أنَّ رسول الله قَالَ : « مَنْ قَامَ رَمَضَانَ إيماناً وَاحْتِسَاباً غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ » . متفقٌ عَلَيْهِِ . التراويح سنة ، وهي عشرون ركعةً أو أقل أو أكثر ، وعشر ركعات إذا خشع فيها ورتل القراءة ، أحسن من العشرين بلا خشوع ولا تدبر

1187. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “He who observes optional prayer (Tarawih prayers) throughout Ramadan, out of sincerity of Faith and in the hope of earning reward will have his past sins pardoned.” Continue reading

August 7, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ramadhaan E-books

Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.

Some e-books related to Ramadhaan and Fasting:  Continue reading

August 4, 2011 Posted by | E-books, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Message of Ramadhaan

We observe Ramadan every year. Do we also listen to it?

Ramadan is the most important month of our calendar. It is a tremendous gift from Allah in so many ways. In our current state of being down and out, it can uplift us, empower us, and turn around our situation individually and collectively. It is the spring season for thegardenofIslamwhen dry grass can come back to life and flowers bloom. But these benefits are not promised for lifeless and thoughtless rituals alone. They will be ours if our actions are informed by the message of Ramadan. Continue reading

August 2, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ramadhaan and Dawah

In Arabic, da`wah (inviting people to Islam) is one of the most emphatic and important duties of Muslims. It is one of the greatest forms of worship, by which Muslims can draw nearer to Allah.

The month of Ramadan is an ideal opportunity for engaging in this noble activity, especially with our fellow Muslims. People’s hearts in Ramadan are humbler because they are more aware of Allah’s remembrance, more responsive to exhortation and more inclined to repentance. Continue reading

July 30, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Miss Ramadhaan’s First Night

🙂 Wishing all my readers RAMADHAAN MUBAARAK 🙂

With the approach of Ramadan every year, I always recall the following Prophetic hadith:

“My people (Ummah) are granted five gifts that no prophet before me had been given. First, when it is the first night of Ramadan, Allah looks at His servants. He will never punish those at whom He looks. Second, the smell of their mouths when night approaches is more pleasant [to Allah] than the scent of musk. Third, angels seek Allah’s forgiveness for them everyday and night. Fourth, Allah commands Paradise saying, ‘Be prepared and adorned for My servants; they are about to be relieved from the pains of the worldly life and move to My Home and Honor.’ Fifth, when it is the last night (of Ramadan) Allah forgives the sins of all people.” Thereupon, a man asked, “Is it the night of Qadr (Power)?” He (the Prophet) said, “No, don’t you see that once workers finish their tasks, they take their wages?” (Ahmad and Al-Bazzar) Continue reading

July 30, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Ramadhaan: A School for Training the Soul

Ramadhaan is the month of piety and fasting. It helps one control oneself and make a commitment to piety. The verses about fasting in the Chapter Al-Baqarah commences like this: {O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous} [Quran 2:183]. This is why fasting in Ramadhaan disciplines and trains Muslims. Continue reading

July 23, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The wisdom behind Fasting

One of the Names of Allaah is Al-Hakeem (The All-Wise), Allaah is All-Wise in what He decrees, what He commands, what He prohibits, what He predestines and what He legislates. Allaah may make people aware of the wisdom behind certain matters or He may conceal it, or may make only some people realize the wisdom and not all people. Continue reading

August 27, 2010 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ten Ways to Receive Ramadhaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Muslims should not neglect the seasons of worship; rather, they must be among the first to excel in and compete in them. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {So for this let the competitors compete.} [Quran 83:26]

So, we must try our best to receive the month of Ramadhaan in the following recommended ways: Continue reading

August 6, 2010 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Qur’an and Hadith on Fasting in Ramadhan


“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious).

(Fasting) for a fixed number of days, but if any of you is ill or on a journey, the same number (should be made up) from other days. And as for those who can fast with difficulty, (i.e. an old man, etc.), they have (a choice either to fast or) to feed a poor person (for every day). But whoever does good of his own accord, it is better for him. And that you fast, it is better for you if only you know.” (2:183-84) Continue reading

July 31, 2010 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments


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