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Unlocking the Locked Hearts

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

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June 12, 2018 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Early Muslims in Ramadhaan & Five Key Areas of Change

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

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

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

Virtues of Dhul Hijjah

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

May Allah bless humanity and all Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the world in this blessed month of Dhul Hijjah.

Kindly find huge resources on the virtues of the First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah, and related material on Umrah, Hajj, Eid al Adhaa, Sacrifice, Takbeer, Tahmeed, Tahleel, Tasbeeh etc. here

Sal-lal-laahu-Alaa-Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu-Alaihi-Wa-Sallam.

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

August 23, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Manhood: The wish of Umar ibn al Khattab!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

The global Muslim Ummah is not lacking in wealth and human resource. There is enough and abundance in terms of wealth, natural resources and population.

What is missing is courage and manliness. Today Muslim Ummah is in dire need of the men of steel, men of determination, men of resolve. The quest is for the manhood of the nation!! 

Presenting here a beautiful write-up on the importance and the need for manhood within the Muslim Community.  Continue reading

July 10, 2017 Posted by | Companions of the Prophet, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

History of Palestine & How Israel was formed!!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

When mass murderers project themselves as ‘reformers’ and when history is twisted to suit the agenda of the hate merchants, it becomes all the more necessary not only to know the truth but to spread awareness so that people, especially youngsters, can discern and be aware of the malicious and dangerous campaign of the world’s greatest oppressors….. Hope this post helps, inshaaAllah.

The Holy Land saw peace and justice during 1300 years of Muslim rule and persecution of Jews, Christians, and Muslims at other times.  Continue reading

July 7, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Letter From the Qur’an To its’ Readers!

بسم الله وحده والصلاة والسلام على من لانبي بعده

PS: Download as PDF

“My dear Reader, 

At the outset, I express My thanks to you for making Me so happy in the month of Ramadhaan, giving Me lots of kisses, holding Me to your heart most of the time, giving Me all your love and care, reading a Page here, memorizing a Surah there; My happiness reached such a level that I wonder whether I was lucky to have Myself in Your hand or were you so Fortunate to have Me in Your hand.  Continue reading

June 28, 2017 Posted by | Abandoning the Qur'an, Al Qur'an - What it is?, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ramadhaan fasts + 6 Shawwal fasts make fasting every day!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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 authentic ahadeeth.

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: 

“Whosoever fasted in Ramadhaan and then followed up with six fasting days of Shawwal, it is like fasting every day.” (Muslim) Continue reading

June 27, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TaQaB’Balal-Laahu-Minna-Wa-Minkum = E i D  M u B a a R a K :)

Wishing all my readers a truly happy & fruitful Eid al Fitr.

TaQaB’Balal-Laahu-Minna-Wa-Minkum = E i D  M u B a a R a K  

———- Some useful info on Eid 🙂 ———–  Continue reading

June 24, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Three Types of People During the Night

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Nice quote from a great Sahabi. Subhanallaah…!

On the authority of of Tāriq Ibn Shihāb رحمه الله that  Salmān al-Faarisī رضي الله عنه stated:

“When it’s the night time, the people are of three positions in regards to it: Continue reading

June 19, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Nights of Laylatul Qadr

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

alhamdulillaah, the Last Ten Days of Ramadhaan, especially the Laylatul Qadr nights are here to embrace us and shower immense blessings upon us, Inshaa’Allah.

If today is the 20th fast in your area, Tonight then is the first odd night (21st Night = one of the five Laylatul Qadr Nights) Continue reading

June 15, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Likeness of Ramadhaan and Prophet Yusuf

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

This write-up, by the great scholar Ibn al-Jawzi, is very interesting. The author co-relates the Story of Yusuf and his 11 brothers with Ramadhaan and the other 11 months of the year.

“The month of Ramadan to the other months is like Yusuf to his brothers. So, just like Yusuf was the most beloved son to Ya’qub, Ramadan is likewise the most beloved month to Allah.  Continue reading

June 5, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Matters concerning Guidance

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

To Those Brothers and Sisters following this Blog: I am writing a post on Al Hudaa/Al Hidayah entitled ‘Guidance of Allah is the only true Guidance’. As a prelude to that, I would request you to go through this introductory part and also recall this parable posted long back in this blog.  Continue reading

May 30, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eat Suhoor, for in Suhoor there is Blessing

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

This post discusses the blessings the Suhoor brings upon a Fasting Muslim. It also highlights the importance, advantages and most importantly, the Sunnah of having Dates at Suhoor Time.

A Must Read! Continue reading

May 29, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Self-Evaluation Sheet for Ramadhaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

I extend my hearty greetings to every one of you on the blessed Ramadhaan occasion. 🙂 R A M A D H A A N   M U B A A R A K 🙂  Continue reading

May 26, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Basic Ramadhaan DU’AAS

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

Here are a few du’aas that are relevant to the blessed month of Ramadhaan.

You can download the post as PDF or .doc and share it with as many inshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 24, 2017 Posted by | Du'aas - Prophetic, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

30 Tips to Prepare for Ramadhaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Scroll down for e-book on KIDS Ramadan Journal & Ramadan for New Muslims

Here are some really good pointers to think and act upon according to one’s intention, capacity, resources, zeal and enthusiasm, inshaaAllah…

1- Supplicate Allah to prolong your life to attend Ramadan, bless it for you, accept your good deeds in it and forgive your shortcomings.  Continue reading

May 21, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment