Sunday, August 16, 2015

All is Well....!

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ 
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 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Golden Moments are here!


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

‘Aa’ishah (radiyallaahu anha) said:

“When the last ten days (of Ramadan) would come, the Prophet (sal-lal-laahu `alaihi wa sallam) would spend his nights in worship, wake his family (at night), exert himself and tighten his Izaar (waist-cloth).”

This hadeeth is proof that the Last Ten Days of Ramadhaan are very special in comparison to any other set of days in Islamic calendar.

You must be aware that in Islamic calendar night comes first and then the day.

And according to authentic hadeeths, Laylatul Qadr falls in one of the odd nights of the last 10 days of Ramadhaan. 

So please be reminded that:

In places where Ramadhaan commenced on 18th June, the odd nights will fall on:

7th July (21st Night), 9th July (23rd Night), 11th July (25th Night), 13th July (27th Night) and 15th July (29th Night)……Inshaaallah.

and in places where Ramadhaan commenced on 19th June, the odd nights will fall on:

8th July (21st Night), 10th July (23rd Night), 12th July (25th Night), 14th July (27th Night) and 16th July (29th Night)……Inshaaallah.

It is wiser, however, to spend all the nights, irrespective of odd or even, in the worship and glorification of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’aala.

And now, a few useful links before you scroll down to read about the golden moments, Inshaa’Allah.

Now, dear brothers and sisters, I would like to present a few facts on this Blessed Night, alhamdulillah.

If you want, you can download this as presentation, Inshaa’Allah:

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dhul Hijjah

* Find amazing resources as you scroll down, Inshaa’Allah.

Excellence of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th month of Islamic Calendar

Best 10 days of the year

Hajj, Tawheed and the Lessons To Learn



Arafah, 9th Day of Dhul Hijjah

The Excellence of the Day of ArafahBe the Privileged Guest at This BanquetThings To Do on the Day of Arafah (for non-pilgrims)
Virtues of Arafah (From UAE Jumu’ah Khutbah)
Standing at Mount Arafah (Audio explanation by Dr. Jamal Badawi)
Eid Adha, The Day of Sacrifice and the Days of Tashreeq
Hadeeth References on Sacrifice and Eid al AdhaThe Blessed Day of Nahr (Sacrifice) and the Days of TashreeqThe Goal of Udhiyah (Sacrifice) according to Allah is Sincerity (Tafseer Ibn Kathir)
The Sacrifice Story in the Qur’anWhat is the Du’aa and What are the Conditions for sacrificing an animal?Can we offer sacrifice on behalf of the dead?Slaughtering a sacrificial animal or giving its price in charity?I tend to give sacrifice. What are Things that I must Avoid?Rulings on Sacrifice (Udhiyah) by Shaykh Salih al Munajjid
Format of Eid TakbeerSunnahs and the Etiquette of EidPraying Eid in the Musallah is the Sunnah

Hajj – A Pillar of Islam

The Obligation of Hajj (Pilgrimage) and its Excellence (From Riyadhus Saliheen)
Journey of a Life TimeHajj: The Fifth Pillar of IslamAt a glance Chart on Steps in Hajj and UmrahHajj Glossary (Good reference guide)
Simple Hajj Guide (This 2-page pdf is short and sweet :) Take print out and use as Excellent Resource)
HAJJ: DAY BY DAY (Good and useful info)
Hajj Steps and Routes (Interactive)
Hajj: Step by Step (Very useful Explanation thro’ VIDEOS)
Rites of Hajj and Umrah pdf (by Shaykh Nasiruddeen Albani)

Prophet Ibraheem, alaihis salam, the Founding Father of Hajj

Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage

In the footsteps of the Role Model

Hajj of the Messenger of Allah (A Must Read!)

The Conduct of the Prophet During Hajj

The Benevolence of the Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam during Hajj (A Must Read!)

Obligation of Hajj Pilgrimage and its Excellence (An Extract From Riyaadhus Saliheen)

Sahih al Bukhari’s Book of Hajj

Sahih Musim’s Book of Hajj

Farewell Address: Khutbatul Wada (Must Read, Follow and Share)

Masjid al Nabawi, The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah

Visiting Masjid an-Nabawi

Virtues of Masjid an-Nabawi

Talking of Masjid an-Nabawi

Zam Zam Water

Virtues of ZamZam Water in the light of authentic hadeeths

ZamZam: Notes and Facts

Ka’bah and Makkah

Interactive Graphics on Ka’bah (Graphics takes time to load, and it depends upon your internet connection)

Foundations of Ka’bah (by Shaykh Nasiruddeen Albani)

What is Al Multazim? Can we touch or make du’aa here?

What is Hateem and the confusion about the grave of Ismaeel alaihis salam

Tawaaf of Ka’bah – Audio explanation by Dr. Jamal Badawi

Building of Ka’bah and Proclamation of Hajj (Tafseer Ibn Kathir)

Mega Projects Transform Makkah


A History of Hajj

Hajj in Pre-Islamic Times (For General Knowledge)

What is al Hijr?

The Truth Behind the Day of Arafah and Its Name (Interesting Read)

Ka’bah: Its size and history

Makkah Back in Time (Images from past)

The Story of the Key of Ka’bah (Amazing!)


“Then He Will Not Neglect Us” – An Inspirational Quote by Hajar (A Must Read!)

“I Love Not Things That Vanish” – Great Quote by Prophet Ibraheem (alaihis salam) (A Must Read!)

The Ka’bah: Guarding the Centre, Generating the Circumference (Through an Architect’s eye)

Useful Links:

Hajj Fatwas (Shaykh Ibn Baz)

Hajj Fatwas (by Permanent Committee)

Important Fatwas Regarding TEN Rites of Hajj and Umrah (pdf)

Informative Website of the Ministry of Hajj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

islamHouse’s Hajj and Umrah Page

Hajj Resources

IslamQA 1

IslamQA 2

Dates, Source of Excellent Nourishment

Dates in the Qur’an and Sunnah

Ajwa Dates – The Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam’s Favourite Dates

Ajwa Dates contain cancer-preventing property