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An ode to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

A poem I wrote long back, during my college days 🙂 Thought of reliving the past and refreshing the present love for Rasulullaah sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.

Read and enjoy, Inshaa’allah

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January 7, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rain, Rain, Come Again!

For people who live in a desert, Rain is something which is unusual. And this once-in-a-blue-moon thing is happening in the United Arab Emirates!

Man, however, is an extremist by nature. When there is no rain, he yearns for it. And when it rains, he becomes restless and shows signs of ingratitude.

As a Muslim we need to know that our Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam not only sought rain but when it rained, he also enjoyed it as much as he could.  Continue reading

November 22, 2013 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Al-Kawthar: A River of Goodness Through This Life and the Next

I found this to be very beneficial, so sharing here, alhamdulillaah.

InShaa’Allah, you’ll learn how to be productive through the Surah that made the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa salam) smile!

Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, The Holy Prophet was among us. In the meantime he dozed; then he raised his head, smiling, and said, “A chapter was revealed to me earlier.” Then he read, “Indeed, We have granted you al-Kawthar. So, pray to your Lord and sacrifice. Indeed, the one who insults you, he is cut off… [Saheeh Muslim]

Surah al-Kawthar is the shortest surah of the Quran and many of us have memorized it, but do we truly feel it when we recite it? What does this surah have to do with us? It was the powerful emaan booster given by Allah (‘azza wajal) to His Prophet and the community in a very difficult time, so let’s find out how we can use it to boost our faith and make us more productive!  Continue reading

October 8, 2013 Posted by | Surah al Kawthar | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

What Islam is Not!

This is one of my very old write-ups.

I was curious, so I did a google search, to find if this is listed.

To my sadness, I found lots of links that present Islam in an abusive language. Allah Kareem!

Today, amid a growingly aggressive and Islamophobic media, there is need to present Islam as it is. 

Thought of re-posting this with some modifications for the benefit of my readers.   Continue reading

August 25, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Riyadhus Saliheen for Daily Reading :)

PS Update on 14th Aug:  

Since there is some technical error in the file, the Daily RS Reading e-book is not working. The hijri date has expired in that software. I am sorry for the inconvenience caused to those who downloaded the file. So I am removing the link until the error is rectified, Inshaa’Allah.

“Riyadhus Saliheen”, translated in English as “Gardens of the Righteous”, is a collection of Hadeeth by the great Scholar, Imam Abu Zakaria Mohiuddin Yahya An-Nawawi.

An extremely popular and useful compilation of authentic ahadeeth, covering every aspect of Islamic belief and moral conduct, it selects 1896 ahadeeth from the six major collections: Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawuud, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nisai and Ibn Majah. It serves as an excellent hadeeth primer and daily reader. This Hadeeth Collection has wide range of topics, Subhanallaah!  Continue reading

August 13, 2013 Posted by | Books on Hadeeth, E-books | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Maryam is Maryam! Peace Be Upon Her.

Whenever I read Surah Mar’yam, I feel so inspired and happen to end by saying I love Mar’yam عليها السلام

Indeed her contribution, status, role and honour are far greater than what one can could think, say or write about.

We as Muslims have real claim, and greater right for being attached with this immaculate Muslim lady than any Christian would have. For we look at her with much reverence and respect, and draw inspiration from her. By the virtue of being the mother of one of the greatest of Prophets of Allah – Eesa alaihis salam – Maryam عليها السلام is our mother as well, and an exemplary role model.  Continue reading

March 9, 2013 Posted by | Inspiration, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE (13 Rabi al Awwal, 1434)

Today’s Jumu’ah Khutbah (Friday Sermon) is based on the Birth of the Prophet Muhammad (Sal-lal-lahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) and the need to obey  him, respect him and follow his guidance.

Please find both the Arabic and English Khutbahs here with download links in Arabic, English and Urdu languages.  Continue reading

January 25, 2013 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prophetic Timeline: An excellent website!

This is an extremely beautiful website indeed! Subhanallah!

An offshoot of Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF) based in the UK, this website brings into focus all major aspects of the beloved Prophet’s life in a meaningful presentation.  Continue reading

January 24, 2013 Posted by | Website Review | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE (8 Safar 1434)

Today’s Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE Masajid is on ‘the Virtues of Friday Congregational Prayer’.  Continue reading

December 21, 2012 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

The world must follow Prophet Muhammad to achieve success and salvation!

Ever since the release of the latest dirty video on our Prophet (peace be upon him), I was thinking to write on the historical reason behind mockery and the hate campaign. The question why Islam and its Prophet is always under attack by some groups of people has just one word answer: Jealousy! Read on…..

The Jews and Christians were already informed by their respective Prophets – Prophet Moosa and Prophet Eesa (Moses and Jesus, Peace be upon them) – about the coming of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the need to obey and follow him.

The Old Testament is old and outdated and the New Testament is no more new. Now, the world has to follow the Last and Final Testament, that is the Qur’an. This is the only way and there can’t be any other alternative to success. Arrogance and prejudice have be to shed and things must be seen clearly.  Continue reading

October 6, 2012 Posted by | Prophets of Islam, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Freedom of Speech and Double Standards!!

Another good article! Read on…..

Embassies are razed, diplomats are lynched, protesters have marched with unbridled aggression from east to west.  The Islamic world and the West once again finds itself at loggerheads arising from two conflicting principles, the right of ‘freedom of speech’ against the right to ‘defend one’s honour’.  What ensues is a repetitive discourse occurs between the two.  Continue reading

September 28, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE (28th Sept 2012)

The theme of Jumu’ah Khutbah in the masajid of UAE dated 28th September 2012 is ‘Sorcery: Lifting the Veil of Illusions’.  Continue reading

September 27, 2012 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE (21 Sept 2012)

The topic chosen for Jumu’ah Khutbah  in the masajid of UAE is apt and relevant in the context of the global reaction against the dirty movie on the Prophet of Islam.

Every must Muslim love the Prophet more than one’s own father, children and anybody else! The companions of the Messenger of Allah are the best role models for us.

How was the Companions love towards our Master, Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him?  Continue reading

September 20, 2012 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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

Ramadhaan fasts + 6 Shawwal fasts = 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 an authentic hadeeth.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:  Continue reading

August 19, 2012 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Laylatul Qadr: Living the Golden Moments!

Finally the Laylatul Qadr nights have come to embrace us and shower immense blessings upon us, Inshaa’Allah.

Let us do our best to live the nights, Inshaa’Allah.

I would like to present a few facts on this blessed night, Inshaa’Allah.  This post is done in a different way 🙂 Continue reading

August 8, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 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 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Yaum al Furqaan

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

August 5, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dates in the Qur’an and the Sunnah

Those living in the Gulf states are indeed fortunate to have plenty of dates available throughout the year. As Ramadhaan and dates are seen as synonymous in many parts of the world,  I thought of re-posting this, by way of reminder, from my Seerah blog

The date fruit and tree were dear to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the word “date” (and date-palm) is mentioned in the Holy Qur’an more than 20 times.  Continue reading

July 16, 2012 Posted by | Fruits in the Qu'ran, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

When the Giver and Forgiver is READY…..

Assalamu Alaikum. Dear brothers and sisters, What a motivation from the Lord of the Worlds!

As Ramadhaan is round the corner, we need to gear up to seek more and more forgiveness from Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala.  Continue reading

July 14, 2012 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exploring ‘Rahmah” in Surah al Kahf, Part 2

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

There is so much to learn from Surah al Kahf.

In Part 1 our focus was on the word Rahmah as such being used in Surah al Kahf.

Let us now try to explore some more aspects of Rahmah, Inshaa’Allah… Continue reading

July 11, 2012 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

About Qur’an and Sunnah

Note: This is an extremely important article to understand the nature of the Qur’an and Sunnah as the source of Islamic Legislation. Please read on….. Jazakallah Khayr.

The Noble Qur’an is Allah’s Word through which He expressed His commands and teachings. It is raised above any possible description. The Noble Qur’an was revealed to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and was accepted by the believers as being the essence of truth. Moreover, the believers maintain that it is the Word of Allah and not the words of any of His creatures. Thus, whosoever claims that it is the words of a human being becomes a disbeliever. Continue reading

November 3, 2011 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is?, Quran and Sunnah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Book that Shaped the World


This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah” (Al-Baqarah, 2:2)

Has anybody ever come across a book that contains a preface where its author mentions its infallibility from any single error? Has anyone ever heard of any author who talks with such confidence and authority? This is the Qur’an; it was revealed to one human being named Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and its Author is Allah, the Lord and Sustainer of the Universe. Continue reading

September 19, 2010 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is? | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This is the Book – in it is Guidance

The first five verses of the second chapter (Sura al Baqarah) in the Qur’an read as follows:

“In the name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the most Merciful

1. Alif. Lam. Mim.

2. This is the Book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah;

3. Who believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them;

4. And who believe in the Revelation sent to thee, and sent before thy time, and (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter.

5. They are on (true) guidance, from their Lord, and it is these who will prosper.” Continue reading

August 27, 2010 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is? | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment