You worked hard and gave your board exams. The grades let you down.
You burn your midnight oil and prepare a project. Your department head calls it lackluster.
Not always our plans succeed. Not always our work fetches recognition. Not always things happen as per our expectations. Continue reading
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
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.
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
Qur’an is ذكر Dhikr. Qur’an is الذِّكْرَىٰ Dhikra. Qur’an is تذكرة Tadhkira as well.
Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, the one who presented the Qur’an to the world, is مذكّر Mudhakkir. One of the purposes of the Qur’an is to make people يتذكرون ‘Yatadhak’karoon’.
So, at the outset, what is the meaning of Dhikr, Dhikra and Tadhkira?
Qur’an uses rich words that are mind-boggling and overwhelming. Those that create a strong and vivid impression in the minds of the readers. Qur’anic vocabulary is expressively impressive and impressively expressive.
However, the purpose of the Qur’an is not to weave rich tapestry leading to intellectual exercises and literary debates on the part of the readers but the purpose is to convey the truth in the most miraculous a manner. So the Qur’an, which is a miracle in human language, serves to guide mankind in all spheres of life.
With clinical precision, Allah says about His inimitable Book in the following words:
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.
A beautiful description I found and wish to share with you all. Read on….Inshaaa’Allah.
Allāh repeatedly describes the great Qur’ān as being a ‘light’, unmistakable, clear in articulation and beautiful in its instructions. He, the Most High says:
“So have faith in Allāh and His Messenger and in the Light We have sent down.” (Al-Qur’ān 64:8)
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.
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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It has been officially announced by the Saudi Press Agency that the crescent for the new month has been sighted.
Confirmed reports say that UAE also announces the same. So accordingly:
1st of ذو الحجة Dhul Hijjah 1435 will correspond to 25th September 2014.
The Day of Arafah which falls on 9th ذو الحجة Dhul Hijjah 1435 will correspond to 3rd October 2014.
Eid al-Adha is on 10th ذو الحجة Dhul Hijjah 1435, and will correspond to 4th October 2014.
CHECK OUT THIS RESOURCE PAGE, Inshaa’Allah.
An apology to the lovers of Quiz for the delay.
Take this simple Quiz, Inshaa’Allah, and see where you stand.
We need to think in a different way as to why the world is not comfortable with Islam, and why Muslims are normally being targeted, insulted and ridiculed.
Jealousy; fear, apprehension and insecure feeling that Islam will become a dominant force in the world – these are some reasons why Islam is being made to hate in the world today.
Muslims being the Blessed Nation, is the principal reason why Islam and Muslims, down the ages, happen to be always at the receiving end.
In this post, as the title says, we will try to find out the reasons as to how Muslim Ummah is the Blessed Nation, a distinction conferred by none other than the Lord of the worlds Himself, Who Alone has the prerogative right to bestow honour and dignity on whomsoever He wills.
Please think over, O Muslim brothers and sisters!
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.
This Qur’an Quiz comes in the form of list. It may not be as easy as Quiz 1. Want to try, Inshaa’Allah?
Some random questions on the glorious Qur’an that came to my mind in the Month of Qur’an, alhamdulillah.
Every year, 17th of Ramadhaan reminds us of this historical battle.
We know that Ramadhaan is the Month of Jihad.
Allah, the Lord of the worlds, designated it as Yaum al Furqaan. (please read this post)
Ramadhaan is the Month of Qur’an, the Month of Fasting, the Month of Forgiveness, the Month of Mercy, the Month of Charity, the Month of Blessings, the Month of Qiyamul Layl……the Month better than a thousand months.
As such a mega month is fast approaching us, I am presenting here as usual 🙂 some e-books and links that would help remind you about Ramadhaan and its significance, Inshaa’Allah.
وَذَكِّرْ فَإِنَّ الذِّكْرَىٰ تَنفَعُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
“And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the Believers”.
As Ramadhaan is round the corner, you may come across lots of books/articles on internet etc. discussing about fasting, zakah and all.
Of all the books, I would rate this short and sweet write-up by one of the most prolific writers of modern times, late Ustadh Khurram Murad*, as No. 1 – the top most book ever written on the subject ‘Making the Most of Ramadhaan’.
I request all my readers to please take time to read this 34-page book well before the coming of the blessed month, Inshaa’Allah. Even if you have read this book before, still this is worth-reading again.
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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.
Establishing Salah is not hard on those who are in the habit of offering nafl, that is extra/supererogatory prayers, regularly.
Islam appreciates this approach in order to make things easy FOR THE MAIN EVENT.
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Merchandise. Investment and Returns. Buying and Selling. Profit and Loss. Balance Sheet. Asset and Liability. Stocking Taking and Accountability. Audit and Auditor.
These terms go beyond the normal meaning of business, trade or commerce.
Islam is business with Allah. You invest your time, talents, wealth and your own life in His cause, and He gives you in return, an unfailing reward.
This ‘Business’ with Allah brings nothing but profit. Other than this, by Allah! every other endeavor of man is an exercise in futility
Dear brothers/sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.
Every year in the month of Rajab we find Muslims around the world talking, discussing etc. about this unique incident that took place in the glorious life of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam. It has become a common ‘belief’ among us that this fascinating episode took place in the month of Rajab while the fact is otherwise!
I was reluctant to have this re-posted for the fear of becoming one among those who “follow the crowd”. But then I gave second thought and reconsidered to go ahead with the sole intention to educate and convey the truth of the matter.
Two articles are given here, one is in pdf form, which gives a thorough analysis on different aspects of al Israa wa Me’raaj and the other one is a short article, a fatwa, on whether to celebrate the occasion or not. Continue reading
NOTE: This compilation is not mine. I got it from someone through e-mail. Sharing here as it worth reading.