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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

The Trio in Rabi al Awwal

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Note: As the month of Rabi al Awwal has commenced, this re-post serves as a reminder of the historical trio.

Whenever the month of Rabi al Awwal rises in the life of a Muslim, it brings into limelight Three Significant Events from Islamic history:  Continue reading

November 30, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peace First. Peace Last.

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

What do you think of a Community whose Calendar Year Starts and Ends with a Sacred Month?

What do you understand about a month being Sacred?

You think Muslims are terrorists and their religion promotes terrorism? How misguided!

Today let me hurl or dash the truth against falsehood. And woe to you for what you utter!!  Continue reading

October 17, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months, Reflections | , , , , , , , | 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

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

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

Laylatul Qadr: Gearing Up for the Golden Moments!

Allah declares that the Night He sent down His inimitable Book is better than a thousand months.  Continue reading

June 24, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ramadhaan Mubaarak :)

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

When the mega month of Ramadhaan rises in a Muslim’s life, he compliments himself on this singular good fortune and becomes agog with excitement. He has been given a golden opportunity to refine himself through fasting and through the spiritual nourishment of the glorious Qur’an. The whole community rises to the occasion and greets the month which brings in its wake innumerable possibilities and privileges. 

In this splendid scenario, this Post is dedicated to all brothers & sisters in Islam, alhamdulillah.

While I wish you a Happy Ramadhaan, I pray to Allah to shower His choicest Blessings upon you and your family in this blessed month, and all throughout the year. May Allah give us the Tawfeeq to put things into practice and may He accept all our sincere efforts and worship. Aameen.

Here are some beneficial reads to get inspired, InshaaAllah….. Continue reading

June 6, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Ramadhaan With Muhammadur Rasoolullah

When you love a person you want be like him. This is especially and spectacularly true when it comes to the love of Muslims towards their beloved Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam. To quote Ustadh (late) Khurram Murad,

“Indeed, never in history has a man influenced mankind, even beyond his death, so deeply and so pervasively as he has. He brings light and peace to countless hearts and lives. They love him more dearly than their own selves. In him they find their greatest source of inspiration and guidance. He is the ultimate norm and the perfect example for them…….”

The upcoming Ramadhaan will bring in its wake yet another opportunity for the Muslims worldwide to relive and demonstrate, once again, their unflinching love and reverence to the greatest man ever. Continue reading

May 29, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a 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

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

None has any right to misguide!

While attending a contact class during my B.Ed. degree course, I remember one Professor saying, “A teacher has the right to teach. He has the right not to teach. But never has he any right to misguide.”

He was very true. And he was not of Muslim faith! May Allah have mercy on him.

You must be wondering why am I saying this here, and now?  Continue reading

May 4, 2016 Posted by | Isra and Me'raj, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

3 Graciously Beautiful Gifts of Me’raaj

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahamtullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

On the occasion of Al Israa wal Me’raaj, i.e. the glorious Prophet’s Night Journey and Ascension, Allah subhanahu wa Ta’aala gifted His beloved Messenger and his followers, three beautifully gracious and graciously beautiful gifts, the likes of which no community on earth ever got!  Continue reading

April 30, 2016 Posted by | Isra and Me'raj | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

An Open Letter To my dear Jumu’ah Muslim

My dear Muslim brother. Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.

Hope you receive this letter in good health.

I am sure you had been to a Masjid today to perform the Friday Prayer.

Well brother….If you think going to Masjid on other days is less important, then try going to your office or job once in a week.  Continue reading

April 22, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Allaah – A Name That Heals

This is an edited version of a very complex and insightful article by Prof. U Muhammad Iqbal published in Radiance. I have taken the liberty to edit simplifying the discussion to the basic idea given in the title: Allah, A Name that Heals. Very interesting and inspiring indeed. Continue reading

April 13, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Truth About Hateem

A few points about Hateem are worth knowing. Here you go….

1. Hateem is a semicircular wall on one side of the Ka’bah, the extremities of which are in a line with the sides of the Ka’bah, and distant about six feet leaving an opening.  Continue reading

April 11, 2016 Posted by | Ka'bah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

An Inspiring Story of All Times

PS: I wrote this post 4 years ago when this blog had not many followers/readers. Don’t know whether you have read this before. If yes, thank you so much and Jazakallah Khayr. If not, please read and share, InshaaAllah. And btw, this is one of my best write-ups, alhamdulillah,  and I am glad to say this. Baarakallaahu Feekum. 

‘Then He will not neglect us’.

Can you recall which blessed Muslim woman in history said this uniquely inspiring statement? If your answer was Hajar, then you guessed it right!

Do you know the background in which this exceptionally bold lady uttered this revolutionary statement – a statement which I feel has assumed the shape of a dew drop that is permanently embedded in the cheek of time! Continue reading

March 13, 2016 Posted by | Reblogs, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on An Inspiring Story of All Times

Found a Bad Friend. Let him get lost!

While writing about the Numbers in the Qur’an, I noticed that I missed one type that should have actually gone into the post, ‘Categories of Friends in the Qur’an’.

This lost ‘friend’ is actually a bad companion. And without knowing about him or her in the first place, you cannot brush him/her aside by saying ‘Get Lost’!

So let us first know who this 12th category of friend is, and then let us make every possible effort to distance ourselves from him or her, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

March 8, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Categories of Friends in the Qur’an

PS: Please Read this ADDITION

There are Eleven Twelve Categories of Friends mentioned in the Qur’an.

Let’s know them first before making friendship with them, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

February 9, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

This 7th-Century-Book Promotes Writing!

It is indeed one of the blessings of Islam that mankind is blessed with a divine Book – preserved in pristine purity – that talks about revelation, education, divine guidance and enlightenment of the highest level.

The Qur’an that was revealed to humanity’s last and final Messenger, Prophet Muhammad, in the 7th century A.D. encourages and promotes writing as a necessary aspect of human life.

Let us have a glance at some of the Qur’anic verses which emphasize on writing as a functional principle of a civilized society. Continue reading

February 3, 2016 Posted by | Qur'an and Science, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Qur’an and our Fast-food Approach!

The situation of the global Muslim community is no better than fast-food companies!

They specialize in food that is prepared and served quickly.

We specialize in Qur’an Reading that is faster and finished quickly! Continue reading

January 27, 2016 Posted by | Qur'an and Muslims, Reflections, Stages of Revelation | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Reading Initiative

As the UAE is observing 2016 as the Year of Reading, the Islamic Affairs Ministry thought it to be appropriate to inform the Muslim masses through the first Friday of the Year.

Hence Reading, Key to Sciences was the theme of today’s Friday sermon in the UAE. Continue reading

January 1, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Library Update

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

For the sake of convenience, I organised all e-books that were grouped into various sub-headings in this blog and also included those at my other two blogs so that readers can access them at one space, alhamdulillaah. Continue reading

December 29, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Mere Mustafa Aaye: A Poem in Urdu

Note: Non-Urdu speakers, listen to this Beautiful Song in ENGLISH and ignore the rest of the post. Urdu speakers, please continue…..InshaaAllah.

A very beautiful and highly meaningful Naat on Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam and his message: Mere Mustafa Aaye, Mere Mustafa Aaye…..by a famous Urdu poet Azeez Belgaumi Sahib. Kindly go ahead to read the Urdu lyrics and listen to the Naat sung by the composer himself. I like this very much, hope you too will love to listen, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

December 26, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments