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O Mankind…!

Dear non-believers in Islam,

May God’s Peace and Blessings be upon you.

Most of you ‘believe’ that Qur’an is for Muslims alone. No way! Qur’an is for all.

Well, this is not your mistake. My community is responsible for this general misunderstanding among non-Muslims worldwide.

In this post, you will find a collection of verses from the glorious Qur’an addressing mankind. Before you proceed, I would like to briefly clarify two things.  Continue reading

April 4, 2016 Posted by | O MANKIND! | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

“We Wanna Crush Them Under Our Feet!”

Today, you look at them in high esteem. Tomorrow you will love to see them become the lowest of the low!

You take pride in following them. Later you will regret.

Today, they are your inspiration. Soon they’ll become the cause of your perspiration!

It will not take much time for today’s honour to become tomorrow’s disgrace!

So beware and take heed.  Continue reading

July 25, 2015 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

“Woe to those who read them without reflection”

“so woe to those who read them without reflecting upon them”. This statement which is part of a Sahih Hadeeth should serve as a warning to all those who read the glorious Qur’an without reflecting upon its verses or pondering over them.

While we Muslims read a lot from the Book of Allah in the blessed month of Ramadhaan, I pray to Almighty Allah to shower upon us the grace of wisdom to understand and reflect over the teachings of His glorious and gracious Book. Aameen.

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July 1, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Virtues of Qur'an Recitation | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A letter to all Muslim brothers……about sisters!

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Dear brothers in Islam, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah.

This is to request all Muslim men – husbands, fathers, fathers-in-law, boys and sons, brothers – to consider these two principal verses of the Glorious Qur’an and appreciate the graciousness of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala.

Salah (Prayer) and Sawm (Fasting) are two most important pillars of Islam. The interesting point to note is that Allah, while enjoining these obligatory acts of worship, uses a particular phrase that needs our attention, and because of which I said we must appreciate the graciousness of Allah, and of course the humane aspect of Islam. 

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June 27, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Tell My Servants”, to do this and this, and I shall admit them into “My Paradise”!

Here is a collection of the verses of the glorious Qur’an in which Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala directs His last and final Messenger, Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, to tell to His servants about Himself and His expectations so that His believing servants execute His commands in order to win His Paradise. 

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June 23, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The more you reflect, the closer you get!

Note: Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah. I am re-posting this with the intention to spread the word that Qur’an should be read with understanding. Baarakallahu Feekum.

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There are many “religious” books available in the spiritual supermarkets of the world. How many of them tell their readers or followers to ponder and reflect over their teachings?

Do you know that there are some wonderful religious books – so “wonderful” that you don’t need a brain to understand!

The Qur’an never makes its readers mentally-challenged! Alhamdulillaah.

The Qur’an is unique. It tells you to think. It makes you to think.  

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June 15, 2015 Posted by | Reflections, Understanding the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

You turn, He turns, and success is yours!

The act of ‘turning to’ someone or something involves conscious participation on the part of the one who turns.  You cannot force a person to ‘turn to’ something when he is not ready or not willing to turn.

Or a person may be willing ‘to turn’ but his laziness may not let him do so. So you need to ‘put life’ into the person so as to make him active and lively.

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March 13, 2015 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Yusra Vs ‘Usra

Yusr, Yusra or Yaseer means ease or relief and ‘Usr, ‘Usra or ‘Aseer means hardship or difficulty.

Both are part and parcel of human life.

Everybody wants to make his or her life free of hardship and difficulties.

Islam guides people as to what leads to ease and comfort and what brings misery, distress and difficulties.

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February 14, 2015 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Qur’an Appreciates Christians

While mentioning people’s attitude towards the believers and followers of Islam, the Qur’an singles out the Christians highlighting their good nature and appreciable qualities.

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February 9, 2015 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

From Gallery To Football Court!

The latest French magazine issue must be taken as an opportunity to learn and proceed with new energy. We need to move from being reactive to being proactive adopting positive approach for the cause of Islam.

Islam being the way of life produced, directed, chosen, approved, inspired and powered by Allah, none in the world has any potency to extinguish His Light. None!

The whole humanity with all resources put together cannot simply wipe out the religion of Islam. One can mock at the Prophet. One can slander Muslims and defame their religion. One can draw cartoons and prove his bankruptcy of civilized behavior. Stupid absurdities cannot harm even a hair of the Prophet, peace be upon him.

Barking dogs seldom bite. But then the need of the hour is to save the fabric of humanity from the possible bites left by some ferocious beasts.

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January 17, 2015 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Farewell Address

Everyone, except the war-mongers, want peace to prevail in the society. 

Presenting “The Prescription” for attaining Peace at all levels: Peace with oneself, Peace with one’s environment and Peace with one’s Creator. 

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In his Farewell Address of surgical precision, Prophet Muhammad – the Benefactor of Humanity, peace be upon him, laid down the International Charter of Human Rights while presenting Islam in a nutshell.

This Address provides guidance to the followers of Islam so that they can lead a righteous life on their sojourn at Planet Earth.

The content of this Farewell Speech also calls upon the people at the helm of affairs, including the men at the United Nations Organisation, to reflect upon and imbibe its teachings in the charter of human rights.

Imbibe and act upon. The world needs peace, enough of talking!!

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October 4, 2014 Posted by | Charter of Human Rights/Farewell Address of the Prophet | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Qur’an Quiz 5 with Answers to Quiz 4

An apology to the lovers of Quiz for the delay.

Take this simple Quiz, Inshaa’Allah, and see where you stand.

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September 15, 2014 Posted by | Qur'an Quiz | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

How Ramadhaan fasts + 6 Shawwal fasts make 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 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

August 1, 2014 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Nasrum Minallaahi Wa Fathun Qareeb

I believe – and it’s true – that Allah’s help is always there. To give an example: I was inactive in this blog for quite sometime but then Allah kept it active! More than a hundred hits the post on this inspiring ayah alone gets on a daily basis. Alhamdulillaah and Maa’shaa’Allah.

Without the help and grace from your Lord, you cannot do anything. Nor can you achieve anything!

نَصْرٌ مِّنَ اللَّـهِ وَفَتْحٌ قَرِيبٌ  is yet another most inspiring ayahs of the glorious Qur’an. Continue reading

June 25, 2014 Posted by | Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Seven Qualities Allah Loves…..and Loves Not!

NOTE: This compilation is not mine. I got it from someone through e-mail. Sharing here as it worth reading. 

Allah loves the following seven qualities. Hence, we should try to enrich our lives with them.

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May 6, 2014 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Dubai International Peace Convention

Note: If you are not based in UAE, kindly ignore this post. 

PS: This programme is over.

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April 13, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UnderstandQuran.Com

Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam said, “خيركم من تعلم القرآن وعلمه” ‘The Best Among You IS The One Who Learns The Qur’an and Teaches It”. Certainly the best among us is Dr. Abdul Azeez Abdul Raheem, the founder of this amazing website.  Continue reading

March 20, 2014 Posted by | Learning the language of the Qur'an, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Of Varying Rivers and Unlimited Delight

How delightful Jannah is going to be for the deserving inmates, no genius worth his salt, can imagine! It can only be described by its Creator! 

One sample of such a description is given in Surah Muhammad, Chapter 47 of the glorious Qur’an.

And, Subhanallaah, this one description is enough to motivate people to yearn for it.  Continue reading

January 15, 2014 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Seeking Light, Spreading Luminosity

The glorious Qur’an directs every human being to seek Light from the Source of Light as Almighty Allah alone can bring out a person from darknesses to Light. So man must understand that he to whom his Creator grants not light, for him there is no light!

Through the “Light Verse” of the Qur’an we understand the importance and significance of Light and Knowledge.

True believers in Islam are those who follow the Light that was sent down with Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.  Continue reading

January 12, 2014 Posted by | Du'aas - Prophetic | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Surahs beginning with Alhamdulillaah

Do you know how many Suwar (pl. for Surah) in the Qur’an begin with Alhamdu-lil-laah?

And what are their names?

I was reading a book on Tafseer and just thought of sharing this simple info.  Continue reading

January 4, 2014 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Nouman Ali Khan’s Tafseer Collection

The updated pdf files of the Tafseer of the Qur’an by Br. Nouman Ali Khan can now be downloaded from the following links, Inshaa’Allah:  Continue reading

October 23, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Tafaseer (Commentaries), Website Review | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

These are the Days of Eating, Drinking and Remembering Allah

The Day of Nahr is the Day of Sacrifice which is the 10th day of Dhul-Hijjah.

The Day of Qarr is the 11th of Dhul Hijjah.

The Days of Tashreeq are the three days after the Day of Sacrifice (that is, 11, 12th and 13th of Dhul Hijjah)

And, “These are the days of eating, drinking and remembering Allah”.  Continue reading

October 16, 2013 Posted by | Hajj related | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Some Interesting Links between Dhul Hijjah and Ramadhaan

Ramadhaan and Dhul Hijjah are two special months in Islam. These two months are like two eyes of a Muslim.

Today let us try to have a bird’s eye view of some less talked about things connecting these two months.  Continue reading

October 12, 2013 Posted by | Islamic Months, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Mission Zulfaa

Islam applauds a true believer’s sincere effort. Appreciates hard work. Rewards dedication. And, guarantees reward.

The Almighty Lord is much pleased with a believer if he/she does things approved by Him with purity of motive and sincerity of purpose.

In the glorious Qur’an, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’aala has used some amazing words like AjRan Kabeera, AjRan Hasana and Maq’ad Sidq to announce glad tidings to those Muslims who not only truly believe in Him but are also righteous in their thoughts and deeds.

Zulfaa is another such amazing word. This word is so pleasing that you feel like saying it again and again. Listening to it again and again.   Continue reading

September 23, 2013 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment