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3 Attitudes that Distinguish man from a donkey!

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

February 26, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Unprecedented Devastation in Chennai: Make Du’aa, please

PS: Situation worsens….. Hasbunallahu Wa Ni’mal Wakeel

Chennai battles torrential rains. Arterial roads are heavily flooded. Rivers are overflowing and reservoirs are being opened up. In fact, 35 major lakes breach their banks!

Houses are marooned. Electricity is shut down in many areas to avoid electrocution. Thousands rendered homeless!

Chennai Airport is shut as runway is badly flooded. Trains, buses and vehicles are on a standstill. Never seen before situation is prevailing in Chennai right now. Record downpour of rain in Chennai in 100 years!! Continue reading

December 2, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some Interesting Links between Dhul Hijjah and Ramadhaan

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Ramadhaan and Dhul Hijjah are two special months in Islam. These two months are like two eyes of a Muslim.

Today let us try to have a bird’s eye view of some less talked about things connecting these two months. 

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July 14, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Be of the ‘few’, not of the ‘most’!

Found this interesting, so thought of sharing it…..

When Umar ibn al-Khattab radi allahu `anhu (may Allah be pleased with him) was walking in the market, he passed by a man who was supplicating, “O Allah, make us of Your ‘few’ servants! O Allah make us of Your ‘few’ servants!”. اللهم اجعلني من عبادك القليل

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May 1, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reblogs, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Take care of your LIFELINE before you meet your DEADLINE!

Sharing an incredibly meaningful picture! Subhanallaah. 

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October 30, 2014 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Eight Solid Reasons How Muslim Ummah is Blessed!

We need to think in a different way as to why the world is not comfortable with Islam, and why Muslims are normally being targeted, insulted and ridiculed.

Jealousy; fear, apprehension and insecure feeling that Islam will become a dominant force in the world – these are some reasons why Islam is being made to hate in the world today.

Muslims being the Blessed Nation, is the principal reason why Islam and Muslims, down the ages, happen to be always at the receiving end.

In this post, as the title says, we will try to find out the reasons as to how Muslim Ummah is the Blessed Nation, a distinction conferred by none other than the Lord of the worlds Himself, Who Alone has the prerogative right to bestow honour and dignity on whomsoever He wills.

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September 1, 2014 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Adhaan: The Call to Prayer, Part 2

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

When I wrote Part 1 on Adhaan, I was having the intention to continue with a second post but due to work related stress could not do so. Today I thought of at least giving different links so that those interested can find this beneficial, Inshaa’Allah.  Continue reading

March 14, 2014 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seeking Light, Spreading Luminosity

The glorious Qur’an directs every human being to seek Light from the Source of Light as Almighty Allah alone can bring out a person from darknesses to Light. So man must understand that he to whom his Creator grants not light, for him there is no light!

Through the “Light Verse” of the Qur’an we understand the importance and significance of Light and Knowledge.

True believers in Islam are those who follow the Light that was sent down with Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.  Continue reading

January 12, 2014 Posted by | Du'aas - Prophetic | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

All about Adhaan, the Call to Prayer (Part 1)

أذان  Adhaan (Azaan) translated as ‘Prayer Call’ or ‘Call to Prayer’ originates from the Arabic root أذن adhina which means “to listen, to allow, to permit, to hear, to learn, to call, to announce, to make known, to inform, to notify, to call to prayer, to exhort, to urge, to herald”.

Adhaan is the perpetual International Anthem of Muslims. It is also Islam’s official Broadcasting Channel. Adhaan is in fact the Global Announcement of Muslims – the Proclamation of the oneness of Almighty Lord –  echoed throughout the world via hundreds and thousands of minarets spread across every nook and corner of Planet Earth – not once but five times in a day.

Going beyond the popular cliche 24-7, I can say that the Muslim Prayer Call, Adhaan, is much more than any Live Feed, Live Streaming!

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December 9, 2013 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The miracle in Tawaf, the purpose of human existence!

Ka’bah plays a pivotal role in the life of a Muslim. It is an indispensable part of a Muslim’s life.

It is a Muslim’s anchor and nucleus. It is the centre of our life and existence. It is our Qiblah.

Ka’bah is the symbol of monotheism. The flag of Islam.

Yet Ka’bah itself is an empty building with nothing inside.  Continue reading

November 2, 2013 Posted by | Ka'bah, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Lessons from Surah al Kahf

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

As Friday and Surah al Kahf are intimately connected, I am presenting a simple but meaningful presentation on this lesson-rich Surah.

May Allah bless the one who made this presentation.  Continue reading

September 12, 2013 Posted by | Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“Even if they had to crawl!”

This is one agenda till next Ramadhaan! 

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (Sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) said:  Continue reading

August 13, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Ramadhaan Gift :)

Alhamdulillah, this file is made and completed today by the grace of Allah.

For the content and the way it is being made – this du’aa is a delight to listen/read/understand/make.

I hope the Arabic script and the colour-coded translation will help readers in more than one way, Inshaa’Allah. Continue reading

August 1, 2013 Posted by | Du'aa - General, E-books, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Ramadan Gift | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

‘Did he not reach Ramadhaan, fast and pray……?’

An amazing hadeeth on the merits of fasting and praying in Ramadhaan. This one hadeeth is worth a million Text books on Ramadhaan!! Read on……Inshaa’Allah. Continue reading

July 15, 2013 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Taraweeh Recitation: A message to all Imams

The way the Qur’an is recited in some places is so disgusting that it needs to be condemned in the strongest possible terms at least by people endued with knowledge and wisdom. This message by Shaikh (Dr) Haitham Al-Haddad is very apt and I am reposting here for the benefit of my readers.

Last year I wrote a post on this topic (link given below) and it drew mixed reaction from readers. The purpose is not to hurt those innocent and general Muslims who take pains to offer Taraweeh prayers but the message is clearly addressed to the Imams and the Huffaaz who lead Taraweeh prayers and are therefore responsible for providing an opportunity to the musal’leen to listen to the recitation of the Qur’an.  Continue reading

July 10, 2013 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Three things complete the other three!

Today’s Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE was about Zakah.

This saying of Ibn Abbas (radhiyallahu anhu) attracted my attention.

Thanks a million to this great companion for making us understand the value of three things in relation to three other most vital aspects of Islam.  Continue reading

June 28, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Connect and stay connected!

The next ayah starting with the address Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamanu is Ayah No. 153 of Surah al Baqarah.

In this ayah, Allah motivates His Believers to seek His assistance and help through Sabr and Salah. These are the two vital elements necessary for any Muslim to embark on the road to success.  Continue reading

May 17, 2013 Posted by | O You Who Believe!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mosques are Missing the Point!

I liked the message conveyed through this post and hence re-posting it for the benefit of my readers.  Continue reading

December 25, 2012 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Friday Page :)

A page entitled يوم الجمعة is added today as a sort of reminder to highlight the importance of Friday.  Continue reading

September 6, 2012 Posted by | Excellence of Friday Prayer | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE (7 Sept 2012)

The theme of Tomorrow’s Friday Speech in UAE Inshaa’Allah is ‘The New Academic Year’ 🙂 Continue reading

September 6, 2012 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday Special :)

Tonight is the last odd night of Ramadhaan 1433 here in the UAE.

And it is a Friday night!

Friday itself is a special day for Muslims, right?  Continue reading

August 16, 2012 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A beautiful hadeeth on Qiyamul Layl

Life is like an ice-cube. It melts in no time!

See how quick Ramadhaan came and how fast it is moving away from us……..!

Sort of reminder, thought of recalling this beautiful hadeeth on Qiyamul Layl. Continue reading

August 8, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

All About Itikaaf

Today I would like to discuss on itikaaf, Inshaa’Allah.

For easy reading, I am presenting this in 15 separate points.

PS: Scroll down to download as pdf

1. The word itikaaf إعتكاف comes from the Arabic root ع ك ف ‘a-ka-fa.  Continue reading

August 7, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Key to A Successful Day

‘The Key to A Successful Day’ is an excellent e-book to learn the basic daily du’aas. Note: This is an updated version.  Continue reading

July 30, 2012 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Meaningful Salah, Part 2

Assalamu Alaikum. This is the continuation of Part 1 from here. At the end of this part, you will find a pdf link to download both the parts. Jazakallahu Khayra.

Tashahhud: 

Introduction to Tashahhud 

  • Tashahhud is the sitting part of the salaah and the supplication recited in it  Continue reading

July 25, 2012 Posted by | Salah: MeaningFULL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment