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

بسم الله وحده والصلاة والسلام على من لانبي بعده

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“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

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

Welcoming Shabaan, then Ramadhaan….

Things become easy for a person if he/she is in a habit of doing something regularly, and in advance. The one who practices charity on a regular basis finds it very easy to give out Zakah once in a year.  The student who studies and prepares himself in a systematic way, finds it easy while sitting for the exams.  Continue reading

May 19, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

As we enter the Blessed last Ten Days…..

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah.

Check out the new Home Page that is done in view of the Laylatul Qadr and the last Ten Days of Ramadhaan.

Jazakallaahu Khayra for visiting this blog. I am thankful to you for this honour.

All Praise belongs to Allah alone.

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

July 18, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Please come back to Me, and give Me the same love….”

“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 affection, 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.

After finding so much care and love from you, I now weep in solitude…

Imagine that you are the apple of everyone’s eyes. All Muslims in the world like you so much. People come to you and talk to you so affectionately, they shower all their love and warmth. They even touch you with respect. They love you like anything…

…..And then, suddenly they stop coming to you, no one cares to talk to you, no one bothers to look at you even. Imagine, how will you feel?

Believe Me, I am your Savior. So please give some time to read these lines coming from My heart.

Take this as the Cry of Your Friend. If you cry, won’t you feel the need to have the company and support of your friend?

As they say in English, ‘Gone with the winds’, the theme of my tearful saga is ‘Gone with Ramadhaan’!

You are sad because the month of Mercy has gone. I am sad because with Ramadhaan, a 1000 other things have gone!

Please don’t get upset with Me. Have empathy on Me and just think for a while:

1. Dear Muslim Reader, as Ramadhaan drew to a close, some of you started keeping me aside signaling to me that my days of frequent remembrance is over and that I would have to go back to the same bookshelf or to that dust-stricken part of your cupboard! Or may be to that stupid spot of your bookshelf where I was kept as a show-piece before Ramadhaan.

I hate being left alone. I hate being kept in an unreachable spot.

As a matter of fact, I hate being given so much attention, care and love for one full month, and then suddenly get discarded and carelessly kept aside for the rest of the year!

After ‘respectfully’ and beautifully wrapping Me, you have kept Me in an unreachable spot of your home. At such a height that even if your wife wants to take Me, she can’t reach Me!

And you have taught so much Adab (Qur’an etiquette) to your children that they are scared to touch Me even. You have made Me so sacred!! A Touch-Me-Not-type! What an extremist dad/mom you are!!

2. Dear Muslim Reader, Allah tells in Surah Al An-aam:

“Those to whom We have given the Scripture recognize it as they recognize their [own] sons. Those who will lose themselves [in the Hereafter] do not believe.” (Surah al An-aam 6: 2)

Will you recognize your son/daughter only for one month and not own or refuse to show possession for the rest of the eleven months?

I know you will not do that. But in case some father or mother among you behaves like that, then how will their sons or daughter feel?

Won’t they feel that they are born to a parent who is so careless and numb towards their very children!!

3. Dear Muslim Reader, You say ‘they are Kafirs.’ Do you know some kaafirs have understood My worth, and so:

41:26

‘And those who disbelieve say, “Do not listen to this Qur’an and speak noisily during [the recitation of] it that perhaps you will overcome.” (Surah Fussilat 41: 26)

So the Kaafirs tell others not to listen to the Qur’an, and create noise and confusion when it is read to gain upper hand!

You are not a kaafir, alhamdulillah. But then what do you do?

By keeping Me aside until next Ramadhaan and by ‘respectfully’ placing Me in one corner of your house while not reaching Me daily, you are creating silence.  The noise that comes from dead silence is more deafening, My dear!

4. My dear Reader, I have been sent to this world so that I can take you out from darkness to Light with His permission, to give radiance in your life, to add meaning to your existence:

“It is He who sends down upon His Servant [Muhammad] verses of clear evidence that He may bring you out from darknesses into the light. And indeed, Allah is to you Kind and Merciful.” (Surah al Hadeed 57: 9)

Did Allah say that He sent Me only for the month of Ramadhaan? That you don’t need Light in other months?

Please understand that by cutting me off, you can’t find Light anywhere!

I am the Light House in the voyage of your life’s journey.

Read Me daily, I will give you warmth.

Try to understand Me, I will take you to the heights of glory. Not just in this world. In the world to come as well.

Put Me into practice, your life will become meaningful.

Hmm…I felt that you murmured just now saying that you know all these from before, right?

Do you know that this precisely is the cause of My weeping!

That you know everything and yet do not put My teachings into practice!

That you behave well in Ramadhaan and show your real colour in other months!

5. Dear Reader, Can I ask one simple question, please.

In Ramadhaan you were eating a lot. And you were reading Me a lot. Alhamdulillah.

After Ramadhaan, you left Me and still holding on to food, food….. Why?

Why can’t you leave food as you left Me after Ramadhaan?

Well…..don’t shout! I know very well that you will die if you don’t eat!

But do you ever know that your spirituality too needs nourishment!

That you need to feed your soul daily as you feed your belly daily!

And if you distance Me from yourself, where from you will find the Nourishment?

Please remember that in the Sight of Allah, what matters is your spiritual weight, not your physical weight!

Your spiritual beauty, not your physical beauty!

Remember, yesterday’s Beauty Queens are  today’s ugly ducklings!

Take care of Me, every thing will take care of itself.

6. Dear Reader, when the imaam in Taraweeh did the khatam of Qur’an recitation, you thought that the Recitation has come to a khatam. Finished!! You gave a sigh of relief. Alhamdulillah! the long standing in Taraweeh is over!

Did you realize that by reacting like that you made Me sad and Shaytaan happy?

You thought that you did all your ibaadah in laylatul Qadr and you achieved everything, that’s it.

You ‘used’ Me in Ramadhaan and now, you are distancing yourself from Me.

Am I like something to be used and thrown?

If that is your choice and approach towards Me, do you think Allah will help you?

Please don’t fall into trap laid by Shaytaan whose chains are opened once Ramadhaan goes!

7. My dear Reader, I wish you become a part of this blessed community:

  5:83

“And when they hear what has been revealed to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of what they have recognized of the truth. They say, “Our Lord, we have believed, so register us among the witnesses.” Surah al Maa’idah 5: 83)

Did you listen to what Allah is saying in this ayah?

That the eyes of the true Believers overflow with tears because of recognising the Truth that has come from Allah.

How tragic and ironic it is that in your case it is the Qur’an that weeps!!

8. Dear Reader, Allah is giving an example for those having a brain that thinks and a heart that feels:

59:21

“If We had sent down this Qur’an upon a mountain, you would have seen it humbled and coming apart from fear of Allah. And these examples We present to the people that perhaps they will give thought.” (Surah al Hashr 59: 21)

Did you get that?

If I were to have come down upon a mountain, that mighty creation, it would have split apart and humbled itself! Subhanallaah!

You are a human being, and have no reaction whatsoever with regard to Me and My message! 

No fear of accountability. No feeling of any responsibility!

My message lies neglected. My treasure is left unexplored!

9. My dear Reader, You may recall that when the Imaam was saying this du’aa in Arabic in witr prayer, ‘O Allah, make the Qur’an, the spring of our heart’, you were crying and saying Aameen, Aameen.

And when the Imaam was saying, ‘O Allah, make the Qur’an a proof for us, not against us’ you were saying Aameen.

Was that spring thing only for Ramadhaan?

You wanted Me and the Malaa’ika (the Angels) to give proof in your favour only in Ramadhaan?

When you are not reading Me daily or when you are so careless and negligent towards Me, how do you expect Me to speak to Allah in your favour?

You need to say Aameen daily in your real life. You need to put Me into practice. Only then I will become a Proof for you. Otherwise, you know very well that I don’t lie.

I will testify against you before Allah who already has clear knowledge about you. And the One upon Whom I was revealed, will complain to your Lord:

25:30

“And the Messenger has said, “O my Lord, indeed my people have taken this Qur’an as [a thing] abandoned.” (Surah al Furqaan 25: 30)

Dear Muslim Reader, don’t force Me and Rasoolullah to do that. May Allah save you from destruction. Aameen.

Having said that, I want you to understand that as a Muslim, you owe Five Obligations towards the Qur’an:

1. to believe in the Qur’an

2. to read it

3. to understand it

4. to act upon its teachings, and

5. to convey its message and teachings to others.

Let me take your leave by quoting this ayah:

47:24

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

Ramadhaan will come, Ramadhaan will go! 

But do you know when you will die??

That’s the problem.

So please don’t leave Me. If you have left Me unfortunately, please come back to Me.

And Give Me the same love you gave Me in Ramadhaan.

I am your Guide in this world, and will be your Intercessor in the Hereafter, Inshaa’Allah.  

Thank you for reading My plea.

Your Reminder,

Al Qur’an Al Kareem”.

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August 15, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

A letter to all Muslim brothers……about sisters!

Assalamu Alaikum.

As Ramadhaan is round the corner, I would like to request all Muslim men (fathers, fathers-in-law, boys, brothers, husbands) to consider these two principal verses of the Glorious Qur’an and appreciate the graciousness of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala.

Note: This is a re-post from last year’s pre-Ramadhaan post which evoked some response from the readers. Sisters can also read this 🙂  Continue reading

July 3, 2013 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Subject of History

This article by the great Mujahid-scholar, late Dr. Ismail al Faruqi, discusses the purpose of a Muslim’s fast in a unique style. I wish to share this with you all. Read on…

Sawm should not be misunderstood as an act of self-denial, and an act of asceticism and, therefore, a renunciation of the world and of life, as an act of self-mortification. This life and this world are God’s creation, and are, therefore, good. He established them as people’s destiny enjoined upon him to seek and promote them. His Prophet, Muhammad, defined, the good, the noble, the felicitous person as one whose career adds a real plus to the total value of the universe, who leaves the world a better place than that in which he was born. But, sawm is definitely an abstinence from food, drink and physical intimacy. What then is its meaning?  Continue reading

August 3, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Some E-books on Ramadhaan and Fasting

Some e-books related to Ramadhaan and Fasting I thought I can share with you all 🙂  Continue reading

July 16, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Qiyam-ul-Layl – Taraweeh Prayer

Riyad-as-Saliheen, Book Eight – The Book of Virtues
Chapter 213 : The Excellence of Optional (Tarawih) Prayer during Ramadan [1187-1188 of 1896]

By Al-Imam Abu Zakariya Yahya bin Sharaf An-Nawawi Ad-Dimashqi

[1187] عن أَبي هريرة أنَّ رسول الله قَالَ : « مَنْ قَامَ رَمَضَانَ إيماناً وَاحْتِسَاباً غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ » . متفقٌ عَلَيْهِِ . التراويح سنة ، وهي عشرون ركعةً أو أقل أو أكثر ، وعشر ركعات إذا خشع فيها ورتل القراءة ، أحسن من العشرين بلا خشوع ولا تدبر

1187. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “He who observes optional prayer (Tarawih prayers) throughout Ramadan, out of sincerity of Faith and in the hope of earning reward will have his past sins pardoned.” Continue reading

August 7, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments