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The Travels and Travails of Dhul-Qarnain

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Every Friday, many Muslims around the world read this Surah.

It would be great if we take time to reflect over and connect the Qur’anic stories to our real life situations.

This article is an amazing read on one of the finest Qur’anic stories that is an inspiration of all times. Please do take time to read this….inShaaAllah. Continue reading

September 28, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Qur'anic Stories, Real Life Experience, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Library Update: Thematic Commentary on the Qur’an

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Alhamdulillaah, this Thematic Commentary is of much help to all those students of the Qur’an who want to go further deeper into the insights of the Qur’anic gems.

In addition, the thematic Introduction of the Surahs, linked here, carries an oceanic wealth of information on all the 114 Qur’anic chapters, alhamdulillaah.  Continue reading

September 14, 2018 Posted by | E-books | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Presentations on Muharram

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Two useful presentations on the sacred month, Muharram, are shared here. One in English and the other in Urdu language.

May Allah reward those who made these presentations, and guide us all on the Straight Path. Baarakallaahu Feekum. Continue reading

September 12, 2018 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Links and Presentations on the ISLAMIC NEW YEAR

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Two presentations on the occasion of the Islamic New Year, nicely done and shared by Tr. Saima Naz, are posted here for the benefit of one and all. In addition, you will find many related, useful resources, InShaaAllah.  Continue reading

September 9, 2018 Posted by | Hijrah and the Islamic Year | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What is the meaning of Subhanallah?

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What is the exact meaning of ‘Subhanallah’ and in what context it is used in the glorious Qur’an? Continue reading

August 30, 2018 Posted by | Qur'anic Phrases | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Redirecting and Reinforcing ‘If’al Ma Tu’mar’ to Oneself

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Reflecting on an ayah is an ibadah of a highest kind.

Today as the world celebrates Eid al Adhaa, I would like to discuss on an ayah that celebrates and commemorates the act and the spirit of sacrificing for the cause of Allah.

Reading the story is one thing. Drawing inspiration is another.  Continue reading

August 22, 2018 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

To Watch LIVE from Makkah & Madinah

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Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.

Take time to Watch LIVE from Makkah and Madinah.

Enriching, Enlightening! MaShaaAllah!!   Continue reading

August 20, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Critical Thinking: Best Tribute to Prophet Ibraheem

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These are the blessed days of Dhul Hijjah. And we all know that Hajj is connected with the life and teachings of Prophet Ibraheem alaihis salam.

Qur’an mentions that Prophet Ibraheem is the best role model for all humanity.

What a great tribute indeed it would be if we, as parents and teachers, kindle or lighten up in our children the spark of critical thinking. You know why this is so special, more so when we are indebted to the immaculate contributions of Prophet Ibraheem? Continue reading

August 15, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Prophets of Islam | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Getting Benefited From This Programme

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In view of the Best 10 Days of the Year, the UAE-based Learn Deen Daily is organising a 10-day programme, starting today 10th August till 19 August 2018.

Each day comprises of a short 30 Minute speech by internationally acclaimed scholars. You can listen/view to the audio/video, and try to learn as much with the intention to put into practice to the best of your ability InshaaAllah. Continue reading

August 10, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

4 Promises of Allah, and our Response

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This and other similar picture messages are often doing rounds in social media. Today I got one once again, and as a sort of reflection jotted down some points, shared with some of my friends and relatives, and wish to share with you, my esteemed reader, as well. Continue reading

July 30, 2018 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Lunar Eclipse, and the Prayer of the Eclipse

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PS Update: The night of 27/28th July witnessed the longest Lunar eclipse of this century.

Tonight (27th/28th July) there will be a total Lunar Eclipse, InshaaAllah. Here are some details:  Continue reading

July 27, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

LIBRARY Update

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Alhamdulillaah, by the exclusive grace and mercy of Allah SWT, presenting some more books of immense importance. Please proceed to view and download as per your interest and convenience, inShaaAllah. Continue reading

July 22, 2018 Posted by | E-books, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reflections on Surah al Ikhlaas

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Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.

I am sure you must be aware that the links to the week’s Jumu’ah Khutbah in UAE are given here but I do not post it as a separate post to avoid frequent postings.

Today’s Khutbah was on Surah al Ikhlaas (“Qul Huwal-laahu Ahad”) and I feel every Muslim must go through this as the content is of much benefit for everyday living. Continue reading

July 20, 2018 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE, Surah al Ikhlaas | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How coherent these two verses are! Subhanallaah!!

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Coherence is just one miraculous beauty of the many miracles of the inimitable Qur’an. Continue reading

July 15, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

LIBRARY Update

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Since a long time I didn’t update the Library, and alhamdulillaah today it’s done.

Some books are basic and most of these are for serious readers on very important topics.  Continue reading

July 11, 2018 Posted by | E-books, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unlocking the Locked Hearts

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In Surah Muhammad there is this thinking ayah:

أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ أَمْ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبٍ أَقْفَالُهَا

The meaning of this ayah attracts my attention. It is normally translated as follows:

“Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks upon [their] hearts?” [Surah Muhammad 47: 24

But there is more to the meaning than this translation.  Continue reading

June 12, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Early Muslims in Ramadhaan & Five Key Areas of Change

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In the name of Allah, all praise is for Allah, and may His peace and blessings be upon His final Messenger Muhammad (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

Despite the fact that more than a billion Muslims will be fasting this Ramadan, how many are aware of how the Early Muslims (Salaf), those who lived Islam in the best possible way, would observe this sacred month? How they would spend their days and nights and what would change for them during the sacred month.  Continue reading

May 25, 2018 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Sunnahs of Fasting

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Fasting is one of the greatest acts of worship, and the reward of the one who fasts, seeking thereby the reward of Allah, is not known to anyone except Allah. The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, said: ‘Every deed of the son of Adam is for him, except fasting. It is for Me and I shall reward for it.’” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (1904) and Muslim (1151)

The Ramadan fast is one of the pillars of Islam, and the Muslim must pay attention to preserving his fast, whether it is obligatory or supererogatory, so that Allah may bestow upon him this abundant reward.

There are many Sunnahs with regard to fasting, of which we will mention some:  Continue reading

May 19, 2018 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Prepare for Ramadhaan?

As Ramadhaan starts on Thursday in UAE, Saudi Arabia and adjoining places, I extend my hearty greetings to all my respected blog readers: RAMADHAAN MUBAARAK TO YOU 🙂

I request you to go through this short and sweet video that conveys the significance of Ramadhaan in a brief and yet comprehensive way. This can be shown in corporate offices and educational institutions as part of Welcoming the blessed Month, InShaaAllah. It’s for about 4 Minutes only.  Continue reading

May 15, 2018 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ramadhaan ACTION PLAN and Qu’ran JOURNALING

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These are beneficial resources for Ramadhaan, InShaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 13, 2018 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Knowledge, the Flagship of the Ummah!

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Arabic language is uniquely distinct, and Qur’anic Arabic is distinctly unique.

The word used for knowledge, as we all know, is عِلم (‘ilm) Remember the du’aa Rabbee Zidnee ‘ilma

The beauty in the word is when you change its vowels, the meaning too changes. And changes in a miraculous way!  Continue reading

March 30, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Virtues of saying Bismillaah

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We all know that Allah is a proper noun and the personal name for God, and that Allah is the Name that Heals

Thanks to the UAE Awqaf, this week’s Jumu’ah Khutbah was based on the virtues and benefits of Saying Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem. 

Allah is the creator of everything and with His name we must start most of the things we do. Any act that began with Bismillaah is graced with barakah.  Continue reading

February 23, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Knowledge and Personality Development

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Imam al-Sha’bi was a scholar known for his deep ‘ilm and having a vast coverage over various fields of knowledge.

In the book ‘Uluww al-Himmah by Shaykh Muhammad Isma’il al-Muqaddam, it states that Imam al-Sha’bi was once asked, ‘How did you attain all this knowledge?’ And this was his reply. Pay close attention to it:  Continue reading

January 27, 2018 Posted by | Personality Development, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Delight upon Delight beyond Delight

The beauty and grandeur of Jannah, its magnificent outlook, its mesmerizing charm, the fantastic and fascinating sight, its serenity, miracles, the scenic aesthetics, the fragrance, the young and beautiful companions, the perpetual youth, hanging gardens with rivers flowing underneath…

The reward is summed up in one phrase Qurratu ‘Ayunقرّة أعين  Delight of the eyes, freshness of the eyes, coolness of the eyes. When all this combine, you experience comfort of the eyes. Subhanallah.  Continue reading

October 30, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Safar: Facts and Fiction

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Safar, the 2nd month of the Islamic Calendar, has commenced, alhamdulillaah.

Quoting authentic references, I would like to dispel certain false beliefs and superstitious customs which are unfortunately found prevalent among some sections of Muslim society with regard to the month of Safar.  Continue reading 

October 21, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments