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How to instill the Qualities of Manhood in our Children?

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

This question represents one of the major problems of parenting in today’s world. The following are some of many Islamic points that will help develop manhood in a child’s personality:

1. Call them by respectful Nicknames:

Calling the child Abu so and so, or Umm so and so, is something that increases their sense of responsibility and makes them feel older than their actual age. This will make them feel equal to older people. (Abu means father/Umm means mother)  Continue reading

July 15, 2017 Posted by | Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 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

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

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

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

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

A Handbook on Zakah

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

I received this PDF from one of my friends, and owing to its importance, would like to share it here.

You can find loads of information on different aspects of Zakah, which is given in the form of questions and answers.  Worth Reading.  Continue reading

May 19, 2017 Posted by | E-books, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“O the Seeker of Good, Come. O the Seeker of Evil, Go Away!”

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

As Ramadhaan comes, a Caller from Allah announces: يا باغي الخير أقبل، ويا باغي الشَّرِّ أقصر

Let us try to understand this beautiful hadeeth in some detail.  Continue reading

May 15, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Hadeeth of Three Aameens

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) ascended the minbar and said: “Aameen, aameen, aameen.”  Continue reading

May 9, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Loving the Prophet, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No Time Like Ramadan Time :)

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Soon, once again, the blessed month of Ramadan will be with us; once again, like “golden hours on angel wings”, will descend upon us its blessed moments.

Like every other year since Hijrah, it will summon Muslims, as individuals and as a corporate body, to an intense and sustained life of Fasting and Prayer, of worship and obedience, of devotion and discipline — all centered on the Qur’an which, too, was sent down in these very moments in the custody of “noble and trustworthy” angels.

Call will go forth to every believer to take to prolonged companionship with the Book of God. To a life of redoubled endeavor to become what God desires Muslims to be. Ramadan bids our hearts and minds, our society and polity, to come to. Joyfully and dutifully the Muslims will respond. Continue reading

May 7, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Rely on Allah, and Do Not Give Up…”

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

When Prophet Muhammad (sal…) said: “Strive for what benefits you…” he was encouraging us to hasten in seizing the positive opportunities that come our way.

When he added: “… and rely on Allah…”, he was showing us that we should draw upon our faith in order to strengthen ourselves in our efforts.

This is why the Prophet (sal…) did not stop there. He continued by saying: “… and do not give up.” Continue reading

May 6, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Real Life Experience | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Effective Approach of Highly Efficient Muslims in Shabaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Sha’bān is the month where last year’s account of good and bad actions for every individual ascends to Allāh. As we know, there are four instances when our actions ascend to Allāh: the daily record, weekly record, yearly record, and the whole life record. [1] Continue reading

April 26, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Effective Approach of Highly Efficient Muslims in Shabaan

Welcoming Shabaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Shabaan is the eighth month of the Islamic calendar and considered one of the special months for which we find particular sunan of the Prophet (peace be upon him). It is reported that the Prophet would fast most of the month of Shabaan except for the last few days.  Continue reading

April 26, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Welcoming Shabaan

Take Time to Appreciate Islam!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

While teaching a lesson on ‘Appreciating the Gifts of Allah’ to Grade 5 students, I asked them:

Tell me some gifts that Allah has given you in your life.

Many students said: Parents, water, money, friends, family, knowledge, eyes, brain etc. etc.

One boy simply said, ‘ISLAM, Sir! Islam is a Gift from Allah’.  Continue reading

March 19, 2017 Posted by | Islam: Greatest Liberating Force on earth!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Library Update

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Have a look at the additions to the Library, alhamdulillaah

Baarakallaah.  Continue reading

March 13, 2017 Posted by | E-books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Taaghuut. What is Taaghuut?

بسم الله والصلاة ةالسلام على رسول الله

Qur’anic words are more complex, richer and eloquent. They convey myriad of meanings.

Translators find it difficult to convey their precise interpretation. Taaghuut is one such word.

The best approach would be to retain such a word without translating it, and let the Qur’anic Arabic speak for itself.  Continue reading

February 26, 2017 Posted by | Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words, Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Explanation of the Hadeeth of the Man who killed 99 men!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

This is a beautiful compilation of explanations of the famous Hadeeth of the “Man who Killed 99 Men” explained by Imaam An-Nawawi, Muhammad bin Salih Al-Uthaymeen, and Salim Al-Hilalee.

This small book of 38 pages includes important fataawaa from Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz about At-Tawbah plus Rulings on Repentance from Riyaadhus Saliheen.  Continue reading

February 17, 2017 Posted by | E-books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It is sinful to celebrate Valentine’s Day

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Why Muslims Should Not Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

This question may be answered in several ways:  Continue reading

February 12, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Friday Sermon on Prophet Muhammad

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Friday Khutbah dated 9th Dec/10th Rabi al Awwal in the masajid of the UAE was on the topic “The Gifted Mercy”. Indeed Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is Mercy Personified.  Continue reading

December 9, 2016 Posted by | Friday Khutbah in UAE, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shariah is for Human Welfare

Today ‘Shariah‘ is projected in the media as if it is something dreadful!

The hate-merchants, with all their propaganda, overt and covert agenda, would like you to ‘believe’ that Shariah is warfare while the fact is that Shariah is for human welfare!

In reality it is a ‘Clear Path’ laid down by the Almighty Himself so that man can legislate his affairs in the light of His guidance.

Linguistically, the word “Shariah” means “the way to a waterhole”. Continue reading

November 21, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Facts About Safar

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.

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

November 1, 2016 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments