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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

What is Islamic and what is not Islamic?

It is only sad, I can say, that despite knowledge explosion and awareness of Islam through Friday speeches, books, videos, lectures, websites etc. many Muslims are still unaware of what constitutes something to be Islamic.

How to look at a particular thing and then conclude whether it is Islamic or un-Islamic or simply Muslim?

This post will clarify some misconceptions and make things clear, Inshaa’Allah.  Continue reading

January 1, 2014 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Ramadhaan Mubaarak :)

Presenting some Ramadhaan and fasting related articles, du’aas, e-books, fatwas, presentations etc. for the benefit of one and all, inshaa’Allah.  Continue reading

July 4, 2013 Posted by | E-books, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shun Ribaa, Fear Allah, Have success!

Dear brothers/sisters, Assalamu Alaikum. Due to work stress and domestic compulsion, I am unable to post frequently on the series Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamanu. Sorry about that. This is the 15th post of this series. Read on, Inshaa’Allah…..

Those who consume usury, among the Believers in Islam, cannot achieve success.

And how can they achieve success when they go against the commands of their Lord Almighty?

In this ayah of Surah Aali Imran, we Muslims are enjoined to adopt Allah-consciousness in our economic life so that we are saved from eternal damnation and perpetual  misery.  Continue reading

June 18, 2013 Posted by | O You Who Believe!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ribaa is evil and strictly prohibited in Islam!

The next ayah, Ayah No. 278, in the series Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamnu is also from Surah al Baqarah.

After discussing Aayaats 254 to 274 that deal with charity, we are now moving ahead with another set of aayaats (verses 275 to 281) dealing with interest/usury among other things.

While charity denotes giving, generosity, purification, growth, cooperation and mutual social welfare, Ribaa signifies stinginess, greed and self-aggrandizement.  Continue reading

June 5, 2013 Posted by | O You Who Believe!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This is for the men of understanding!

We live in a paradoxically ridden world. Consider these two cases:

1. If you talk about Shariah, you are considered as a terrorist. You loot a country, you are not a terrorist!

You annihilate a whole nation, you are not a terrorist. You talk of Islam and Shariah Law, you are a terrorist!!

Shariah has become a dreaded word today. It is made-to-appear as a dreaded entity.

2. You can carry on attacks on a foreign soil and kill hundreds of civilians. It is okay for you! The world must not question.

If one Palestinian kills a Jew, you will launch rocket attacks on the civilians killing scores of Palestinians and the Muslim world must not question!  A whole illegal “nation” is sitting upon the land of Palestinians after killings thousands of Palestinians and Muslims must not talk about the killings. About invasion. About the expansion. About bulldozing of colonies!!  Continue reading

May 19, 2013 Posted by | O You Who Believe!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Be Merciful. Enact Capital Punishment!

Constitution and judicial system are important elements to govern the human society.

If there is apathy and callousness on the part of any governing authority, it will give an indication that that particular society has gone to dogs!

Girls are being raped. And the law is slack. The crime is heinous. And the punishment is casual!

Day in and day out, we see in India (and I am ashamed to tell this) women are being disgraced and dishonored.  The animal in man has not spared even a 5 year old girl child!

And our ‘leaders’ are found discussing, shouting, issuing press statements against the crime.  Continue reading

April 23, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

‘Word of Allah is Supreme’

While arguing with people, among friends or colleagues, man always wants to prove his own point and keep his opinion high: “My speech is the best”, ‘My viewpoint is correct’, ‘I have got good command over language’, ‘I am superior, so my word must be supreme!’

But when it comes to the choice and living an Islamic life, for a Muslim the Word of Allah is supreme. It is not because he is a Muslim and out of ‘that’ affinity he ‘wants’ the word of Allah to be supreme but because the Word of Allah by itself is so deserving to be supreme, and by all means it is rightly so!  Continue reading

March 4, 2013 Posted by | Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

I am a Muslim, alhamdulillah! Is my pocket also a Muslim?

Zakah and Ramadhaan are seen as twins. In Ramadhaan, we not only fast but we also give Zakah, alhamdulillah. Even though it is a not a rule that the Zakah be given only in this month, we give Zakah in Ramadhaan because of amassing greater rewards in this blessed month. We have to give Zakah anyway, so why not give in a Month which is Full of Blessings Unlimited?

Interesting point to note is that both Zakah and Sawm (Fasting) were made obligatory in the same year, the Second Year of Hijrah.

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July 18, 2012 Posted by | Reflections, Zakah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Need some clarification on Fasting? Visit this site!

Every year we fast, alhamdulillah, and as human beings, still we tend to get many doubts about the permissible or non-permissible acts during Fasting. For instance: Travelling after the end of Ramadhaan to another country where it is still Ramadhaan, should we fast there also? People suffering from diabetes have their own doubts.

That’s why I felt an authentic link must be given here so that we stay well informed before the arrival of the blessed month, Inshaa’Allah.

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July 16, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Maqasid Shariah: Higher Objectives of Shariah

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Al-Maqasid al-Shari’ah, or the Higher Objectives of Shari’ah, is a manifestly important and yet somewhat neglected discipline of the Shari’ah. The Shari’ah generally is predicated on benefits to the individual and the community, and its laws are designed to protect these benefits and to facilitate the improvement and perfection of the conditions of human life. The Qur’an is expressive of this when it points to a signature purpose of the prophethood of Muhammad (SAW):   Continue reading

June 15, 2012 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Shari’ah: No water, no life!

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Shariah is to Islamic life as water is to human existence. In fact, Shariah is a path that leads to a water hole. Water, the very source of life.

About Shariah, I found these two presentations by Dr. Muhammad Yunus, of Islamic Circle of North America, to be very informative and wanted to share it with you all. Continue reading

April 27, 2012 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments