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The paradox of Remembering Selfies and Forgetting the Self!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Self, selfie, selfie stick. Self-praise, self-promotion, self-consciousness!

Showing off has become a part and parcel of one’s life in today’s world.

Changing selfies very often and sharing them with everyone is a craze now a days.

Social media has transformed a sane man into a maniac of a sort.

People now take pride in showing and sharing their ‘status’ to others.

The growing madness in the age of selfie-sticks has made man a victim of narcissism.  Continue reading

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September 12, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

ARAFAH: What a Great Day This is! Subhanallaah!!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Arafah Day falls on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah as per the Islamic Calendar.

Presenting here a collection of ahaadeeth on the significance and virtues of the Day of Arafah.

In addition, a few Jumu’ah Khutbahs/links on Arafah and Eid al Adhaa are also given here.  Continue reading 

August 30, 2017 Posted by | Hajj related, Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Takbeer, Tahleel, Tahmeed and Tasbeeh

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Right from the beginning of his mission as the Last and Final Messenger of Allah to mankind down to his last breath, Prophet Muhammad Sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, has taught us hundreds of du’aas (supplications) and ways to remember and glorify Allah (adhkaar). Du’aas and Adhkaar that are simple, yet splendid! Mind-boggling, yet insightful! Lucid, yet marvelous!  Precise, yet comprehensive! Humble, yet piercing!  We have no choice but to marvel at this glorious Prophet’s humility and worship towards his Creator. Continue reading 

August 29, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making the Best out of the 10 Blessed Days!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In the Quran, the Al-Mighty took an oath by two aspects of His creation, both being great in their stature, both being symbols of Allah, and both being signs to reflect on:

“By the dawn, and by the ten nights” (Surah al-Fajr, verse 1)

The dawn is truly a magnificent sign of Allah. It signifies the end of darkness and passing of the night, and heralds the beginning of a new day. It is a phenomenon that mankind recognises itself as having no control over, as Allah declared in the Qur’an:  Continue reading

August 25, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Virtues of Dhul Hijjah

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

May Allah bless humanity and all Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the world in this blessed month of Dhul Hijjah.

Kindly find huge resources on the virtues of the First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah, and related material on Umrah, Hajj, Eid al Adhaa, Sacrifice, Takbeer, Tahmeed, Tahleel, Tasbeeh etc. here

Sal-lal-laahu-Alaa-Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu-Alaihi-Wa-Sallam.

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

August 23, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Manhood: The wish of Umar ibn al Khattab!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

The global Muslim Ummah is not lacking in wealth and human resource. There is enough and abundance in terms of wealth, natural resources and population.

What is missing is courage and manliness. Today Muslim Ummah is in dire need of the men of steel, men of determination, men of resolve. The quest is for the manhood of the nation!! 

Presenting here a beautiful write-up on the importance and the need for manhood within the Muslim Community.  Continue reading

July 10, 2017 Posted by | Companions of the Prophet, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

History of Palestine & How Israel was formed!!

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

When mass murderers project themselves as ‘reformers’ and when history is twisted to suit the agenda of the hate merchants, it becomes all the more necessary not only to know the truth but to spread awareness so that people, especially youngsters, can discern and be aware of the malicious and dangerous campaign of the world’s greatest oppressors….. Hope this post helps, inshaaAllah.

The Holy Land saw peace and justice during 1300 years of Muslim rule and persecution of Jews, Christians, and Muslims at other times.  Continue reading

July 7, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Letter From the Qur’an To its’ Readers!

بسم الله وحده والصلاة والسلام على من لانبي بعده

PS: Download as PDF

“My dear Reader, 

At the outset, I express My thanks to you for making Me so happy in the month of Ramadhaan, giving Me lots of kisses, holding Me to your heart most of the time, giving Me all your love and care, reading a Page here, memorizing a Surah there; My happiness reached such a level that I wonder whether I was lucky to have Myself in Your hand or were you so Fortunate to have Me in Your hand.  Continue reading

June 28, 2017 Posted by | Abandoning the Qur'an, Al Qur'an - What it is?, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ramadhaan fasts + 6 Shawwal fasts make fasting every day!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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

June 27, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three Types of People During the Night

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Nice quote from a great Sahabi. Subhanallaah…!

On the authority of of Tāriq Ibn Shihāb رحمه الله that  Salmān al-Faarisī رضي الله عنه stated:

“When it’s the night time, the people are of three positions in regards to it: Continue reading

June 19, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Nights of Laylatul Qadr

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

alhamdulillaah, the Last Ten Days of Ramadhaan, especially the Laylatul Qadr nights are here to embrace us and shower immense blessings upon us, Inshaa’Allah.

If today is the 20th fast in your area, Tonight then is the first odd night (21st Night = one of the five Laylatul Qadr Nights) Continue reading

June 15, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Likeness of Ramadhaan and Prophet Yusuf

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

This write-up, by the great scholar Ibn al-Jawzi, is very interesting. The author co-relates the Story of Yusuf and his 11 brothers with Ramadhaan and the other 11 months of the year.

“The month of Ramadan to the other months is like Yusuf to his brothers. So, just like Yusuf was the most beloved son to Ya’qub, Ramadan is likewise the most beloved month to Allah.  Continue reading

June 5, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Matters concerning Guidance

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

To Those Brothers and Sisters following this Blog: I am writing a post on Al Hudaa/Al Hidayah entitled ‘Guidance of Allah is the only true Guidance’. As a prelude to that, I would request you to go through this introductory part and also recall this parable posted long back in this blog.  Continue reading

May 30, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eat Suhoor, for in Suhoor there is Blessing

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

This post discusses the blessings the Suhoor brings upon a Fasting Muslim. It also highlights the importance, advantages and most importantly, the Sunnah of having Dates at Suhoor Time.

A Must Read! Continue reading

May 29, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Self-Evaluation Sheet for Ramadhaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

I extend my hearty greetings to every one of you on the blessed Ramadhaan occasion. 🙂 R A M A D H A A N   M U B A A R A K 🙂  Continue reading

May 26, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Basic Ramadhaan DU’AAS

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Ramadhaan Page

Here are a few du’aas that are relevant to the blessed month of Ramadhaan.

You can download the post as PDF or .doc and share it with as many inshaaAllah.  Continue reading

May 24, 2017 Posted by | Du'aas - Prophetic, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

30 Tips to Prepare for Ramadhaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

PS: Scroll down for e-book on KIDS Ramadan Journal & Ramadan for New Muslims

Here are some really good pointers to think and act upon according to one’s intention, capacity, resources, zeal and enthusiasm, inshaaAllah…

1- Supplicate Allah to prolong your life to attend Ramadan, bless it for you, accept your good deeds in it and forgive your shortcomings.  Continue reading

May 21, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Handbook on Zakah

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

I received this PDF from one of my friends, and owing to its importance, would like to share it here.

You can find loads of information on different aspects of Zakah, which is given in the form of questions and answers.  Worth Reading.  Continue reading

May 19, 2017 Posted by | E-books, Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“O the Seeker of Good, Come. O the Seeker of Evil, Go Away!”

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

As Ramadhaan comes, a Caller from Allah announces: يا باغي الخير أقبل، ويا باغي الشَّرِّ أقصر

Let us try to understand this beautiful hadeeth in some detail.  Continue reading

May 15, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Hadeeth of Three Aameens

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) ascended the minbar and said: “Aameen, aameen, aameen.”  Continue reading

May 9, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Loving the Prophet, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No Time Like Ramadan Time :)

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Soon, once again, the blessed month of Ramadan will be with us; once again, like “golden hours on angel wings”, will descend upon us its blessed moments.

Like every other year since Hijrah, it will summon Muslims, as individuals and as a corporate body, to an intense and sustained life of Fasting and Prayer, of worship and obedience, of devotion and discipline — all centered on the Qur’an which, too, was sent down in these very moments in the custody of “noble and trustworthy” angels.

Call will go forth to every believer to take to prolonged companionship with the Book of God. To a life of redoubled endeavor to become what God desires Muslims to be. Ramadan bids our hearts and minds, our society and polity, to come to. Joyfully and dutifully the Muslims will respond. Continue reading

May 7, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Rely on Allah, and Do Not Give Up…”

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

When Prophet Muhammad (sal…) said: “Strive for what benefits you…” he was encouraging us to hasten in seizing the positive opportunities that come our way.

When he added: “… and rely on Allah…”, he was showing us that we should draw upon our faith in order to strengthen ourselves in our efforts.

This is why the Prophet (sal…) did not stop there. He continued by saying: “… and do not give up.” Continue reading

May 6, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Real Life Experience | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Effective Approach of Highly Efficient Muslims in Shabaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Sha’bān is the month where last year’s account of good and bad actions for every individual ascends to Allāh. As we know, there are four instances when our actions ascend to Allāh: the daily record, weekly record, yearly record, and the whole life record. [1] Continue reading

April 26, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Effective Approach of Highly Efficient Muslims in Shabaan

Welcoming Shabaan

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Shabaan is the eighth month of the Islamic calendar and considered one of the special months for which we find particular sunan of the Prophet (peace be upon him). It is reported that the Prophet would fast most of the month of Shabaan except for the last few days.  Continue reading

April 26, 2017 Posted by | Islamic Months | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Welcoming Shabaan

Your Feedback on Ramadhaan Page, Please…

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Dear Readers,

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

I request all my readers, especially those who are following this Blog since 2 or 3 years, to please go to Ramadhaan Page and give your honest opinion about the content over there.

As Ramadhaan is just about a month away, I would like to edit and update the Page inshaaAllah.

Help me in including things which you feel necessary to be added, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

April 25, 2017 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment