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Eid al Adhaa Mubaarak

تقبّل الله منّا ومنكم  May Allah accept it from us and you.

🙂 EID MUBAARAK to You 🙂

Alhamdulillaah, here are a few useful links on Eid Eid Adha, Eid Takbeer, Sacrifice & the Day of Sacrifice, the Days of Tashreeq, etc. Continue reading

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August 31, 2017 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ARAFAH: What a Great Day This is! Subhanallaah!!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Arafah Day falls on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah as per the Islamic Calendar.

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

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

August 30, 2017 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making the Best out of the 10 Blessed Days!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In the Quran, the Al-Mighty took an oath by two aspects of His creation, both being great in their stature, both being symbols of Allah, and both being signs to reflect on:

“By the dawn, and by the ten nights” (Surah al-Fajr, verse 1)

The dawn is truly a magnificent sign of Allah. It signifies the end of darkness and passing of the night, and heralds the beginning of a new day. It is a phenomenon that mankind recognises itself as having no control over, as Allah declared in the Qur’an:  Continue reading

August 25, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

A Presentation for All

By the grace of Allah I got an opportunity to address a learned audience in the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah. Thought of sharing the presentation here. Continue reading

September 29, 2015 Posted by | Hajj related, Ka'bah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Friday Khutbah in UAE: Virtues of the Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah

This Friday’s Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE is about the Virtues of Dhul Hijjah and Arafah.

The topic of Urdu Khutbah is Qurbani Ka Bayaan.

Even though the Sermon’s Page is updated every week, this is given here as a separate post owing to its relevance the world over. Please proceed to download, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

September 17, 2015 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Sound Heart Makes Life Meaningful

العقل السليم في الجسم السليم ‘A sound mind in a sound body’ is a popular proverb of a bygone era.

The modern version is الجسم السليم في العقل السليم ‘A sound body in a sound mind’.

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March 28, 2015 Posted by | Heart and the Qur'an, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Israeli intrusion into Al Aqsa mosque ‘barbaric’!

Israeli aggression, brutality and barbarism continues unchecked and unabated.

While the world is shamelessly silent over the latest Israeli intrusion, the UAE Foreign Minister condemns the move. Read on….

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October 10, 2014 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Qur’an Quiz 4 with Answers to Quiz 3

Alhamdulillah, some more questions to check out your knowledge of the glorious Qur’an. Wanna try it?

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July 21, 2014 Posted by | Qur'an Quiz | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Message from Makkah

Today is 8th Dhul Hijjah 1434. First day of Hajj.

Hajj, an amazing act of worship commenced and institutionalized about 4000 years ago under the iconic leadership of Prophet Ibraheem alaihis salam.

Muslims from every nook and corner of the world have gathered in Makkah. They have come from far and wide, from every distant pass using all modes of transportation available today.

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October 13, 2013 Posted by | Hajj related, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Through Surah al Kahf and Throughout our life!

Reading Surah al Kahf every Friday is always rewarding, refreshing, rejuvenating, reinforcing.

Instilling, inspiring, involving, incorporating.

Every week the regular reader is reminded that everything in this world happens with the knowledge and permission of Allah. Without the Will of Allah, nothing happens!

Muslims are enjoined to say MaaShaaAllah and InShaaAllah in their day to day life. When making a plan, say Inshaa’Allah. If Allah wills, it will happen. Upon witnessing something pleasant or unpleasant, say MaaShaa’Allah. What Allah willed, has happened/What Allah wills, will happen!  Continue reading

April 12, 2013 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

The weak combo!

To be weak is to do nothing. It is an expression of one’s helplessness.

When judges are not presented with credible evidence, they call the case weak and dismiss it! When a person is not able to sit, the doctors say that the patient is weak.

The Qur’an gives vivid descriptions of some terribly weak cases.  Continue reading

April 9, 2013 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Du’aas of Prophet Ibraheem عليه السلام

Presenting some of the du’aas of Prophet Ibraheem mentioned in the Qur’an. Since Hajj/Eid al Adha is an occasion to recall the services of Prophet Ibraheem, this is extracted from here as a sort of reminder to one and all.

Note: This is Part 3 🙂 on the series ‘Prophet Ibraheem in the Qur’an’. If you haven’t read the previous posts, then check out Part 1 and Part 2, Inshaa’Allah:  Continue reading

October 26, 2012 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

She ran for water, we run having water!

Sa’ee – the act of running between As-Safa and Al Marwah – is an important pillar of Hajj.

It reminds us of the great struggle of Hajira (or Hajar), the blessed wife of Prophet Ibraheem عليه السلام and the great mother of Prophet Ismaeel عليه السلام.  Continue reading

October 25, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Hajj: A Timeless Vision!

This is one of my favorites on Hajj. A timely reminder of the timelessness of hajj 🙂 Download the file in pdf, Inshaa’Allah  Continue reading

October 25, 2012 Posted by | E-books, Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Things to Do on the Day of Arafah

 

According to one authentic hadeeth ‘Hajj is Arafah’. Therefore, the Day of Arafah is of great importance and significance. We need to at least take care of the following things on the Day of Arafah, Inshaa’Allah:

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October 24, 2012 Posted by | Arafah, Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Prophet Ibraheem in the Qur’an, Part 1

Hajj season is an occasion to recall the inspiring life and times of Prophet Ibraheem عليه السلام

His name is mentioned 69 times in the Qur’an. Presenting here some selected verses discussing the Story of Ibraheem (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)  Continue reading

October 20, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE (3 Dhul Hijjah 1433)

The topic for tomorrow’s Jumu’ah Khutbah (Friday Sermon) in UAE masajid is “On the Virtues of Arafah”.  Read the First Sermon and download the full Khutbah, Inshaa’Allah:

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October 18, 2012 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

From the life of Prophet Ibraheem….

As “Reminder benefits the Believers”, I thought of requesting you all to read these two inspiring posts about Prophet Ibraheem (Peace be upon him), the Prophet whose life and teachings are meticulously inter-connected with Hajj.  Continue reading

October 17, 2012 Posted by | Prophets of Islam | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Concerning Hajj and Dhul Hijjah, Part 2

The Best Days of the Year have arrived.  All Praise, Glory and Gratitude belongs to Allah who has kept us alive to reap the blessings of Dhul Hijjah, one the four sacred months in Islam, after He gave us the opportunity to perform our best possible ibadah in the glorious month of Ramadhaan. Alhamdulillah.

I wanted to share some beautiful and beneficial links to enhance our knowledge and ibadah, Inshaa’Allah.  Continue reading

October 16, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Concerning Hajj and Dhul Hijjah

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

Presenting some articles, presentations and e-books on Hajj and the blessed month of Dhul Hijjah. Continue reading

October 15, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The inspiration of all times!

Assalamu Alaikum, Dear brothers and sisters, as Hajj is round the corner, I would request all of you to go through this post which I wrote on the Day of Arafah last year. It is good to read and re-read as it will help us, Inshaa’Allah, to recall, refresh and get rejuvenated. And this is, by the grace of Allah, the most commented post of my blog!

Read. Enjoy. Share. And draw i n s p i r a t i o n Inshaa’Allah 🙂  Continue reading

October 14, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“I Love Not Things That Set”!

Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.

In the life of Prophet Ibraheem (peace be upon him) we have an Excellent Model to emulate.

I love what Ibraheem (Alaihis salam) said, ‘I love not things that set’!

This statement, uttered by the great Prophet in the beginning of his career, is of iconic nature.  Continue reading

January 20, 2012 Posted by | Inspiration, Prophets of Islam, Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Man’s relationship with his Lord

Who is our Creator, the Almighty Lord, and what is our relationship with Him?

Many a philosopher, since time immemorial, tried to find an answer to this question. They have written tones of volumes only to come out with crippled theories and cranky theologies!   In today’s world of spiritual supermarket, the leaders of man-made religions, themselves spiritually-bankrupt, successfully groom their followers into a more spiritually-challenged lot! Continue reading

April 15, 2011 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Qur'an and Man's Relationship with his Lord | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Blessed Days: Day of Nahr and the Days of Tashreeq

The Day of Nahr is the Day of Sacrifice which is the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah.

There are multiple virtues for this Day for it is the Day of the Major Hajj and the best day of the year.

In a Hadeeth (narration), the Prophet (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) said:

“The greatest day in the sight of Allaah, the Almighty, is the Day of Nahr and then the day of Qarr (the 11th day of Dhul-Hijjah)”. Continue reading

November 16, 2010 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments