An effort in f a c i l i t a t i o n

Why We Must Not Celebrate New Year?

NOTE: While this post (actually a re-post) discusses the Islamic perspective on celebrating New Year, I mean no offence to my christian friends nor I am trying to lecture on righteousness. This is just an effort in educating my Muslim friends about celebrating New Year. Thank you. 

1st January. Consciously or subconsciously, directly or indirectly, willingly or unwillingly the world is under the influence of the New Year craze.

When I told one of my friends that we should not say Happy New Year and that we Muslims should not celebrate the New Year, I got the retort: Why are you like this?

The start of the Gregorian calendar is based on mythological concepts! I am sure many of our Christian brothers and sisters themselves will not be aware of this fact!  Continue reading

December 31, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Moses and Al-Khidr: Model of Resolution

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

One of the stylistic tools used by the Glorious Qur’an to convey its message is narratives (qasas), which can be found in the Qur’an in different forms and for different purposes. The Qur’an relates the stories of the previous nations, stories of the prophets, descriptions of certain events, etc. All in all, the objective is clear: It is a teaching, glad tidings for believers, a reminder, and a warner. So in all the stories of the Qur’an, there is a lesson for people to derive, not just a narration or a mere tale-telling, as Allah says: Continue reading

August 6, 2010 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Kahf | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment