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

It is Jazakallaah Khayra, not just Jazakallaah!

When someone does any favour or says something good, you show your gratitude to him by saying ‘Thank You’. As a Muslim, it is better to prefer saying “Jazakallah Khayra” which means ‘May Allah reward you with goodness’. 

Some Muslims do not say this in full. They simply say or text message: ‘Jazakallah’.

Of course, no one intends to mean evil or say bad. But then it is always good to use the full phrase ‘Jazakallah Khayra’. 

There are three basic reasons for this: Continue reading

June 10, 2016 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Allah is Al Qareeb, what more do you want?

As pointed out in the post Ramadhaan is Seeker’s Paradise Allah wants us to call upon Him more and more in the blessed month of Ramadhaan as the Doors of Paradise are open and He is ever-ready to bestow His infinite blessings. He has even reserved a Special and Exclusive Gate called Ar-Rayyaan to honour those who respond to His Call by observing fast in the month of Ramadhaan.

Even though the feeling that Allah is Near is more distinct in the month of Ramadhaan, the fact is that He is Near and closer to you than yourself not just in the month of Ramadhaan but also all through your life! Allah has conveyed this Good News to you through His glorious Messenger, Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, through the medium of this noble ayah:

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July 10, 2015 Posted by | Asmaa ul Husna: Attributive Names, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Be of the ‘few’, not of the ‘most’!

Found this interesting, so thought of sharing it…..

When Umar ibn al-Khattab radi allahu `anhu (may Allah be pleased with him) was walking in the market, he passed by a man who was supplicating, “O Allah, make us of Your ‘few’ servants! O Allah make us of Your ‘few’ servants!”. اللهم اجعلني من عبادك القليل

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May 1, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reblogs, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Man between pleasant wind and stormy wind

Man loves to see, feel and enjoy things that are pleasant. He, by nature, hates things that are unpleasant, scary or gloomy.

You feel delighted when pleasant wind touches you. When you are at a lush green area, surrounded by exquisite fountains and beautiful flowers, you have a different feeling altogether.

As the weather changes, replacing pleasant wind with fiery, strong or stormy wind, your face also changes. Your feelings go topsy-turvy. You become sad.

Qur’an presents both the scenarios and highlights an important nature of man.

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February 24, 2015 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Haza Min Fadhli Rabbee

هذا من فضل ربّي is a very popular statement. Some of you must have seen this Qur’anic phrase beautifully printed as  wall hangers, photo frames, stickers etc. and sold in many Islamic bookshops. You may have seen it aesthetically fixed in some prominent place at a Muslim home. Or you have it hung at your home too!

Today let us try to understand what exactly this so popular Qur’anic phrase mean, Inshaa’Allah.  Continue reading

April 8, 2013 Posted by | Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The effects of ungratefulness!

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

After reading this and this news, some sadness loomed over me thinking if the first news was true, then it is definitely a bad news for the Ummah as a whole. The parable in Surah Al Nahl struck my mind.

This one ayah is sufficient for every sincere Muslim to understand the significance of being grateful to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, and at the same time know the side effects of being ungrateful to one’s Sustainer!  Continue reading

February 15, 2013 Posted by | Reflections, Shukr Vs Kufr | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Shukr: Being Thankful to Allah

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu. Today I read this short and sweet article, and would like to share with you all. This is take from the Khubah notes by Br. Taha Ghayyur, courtesy SoundVision. Read on….  Continue reading

November 22, 2011 Posted by | Reflections, Shukr Vs Kufr | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments