It is always a joyous feeling when someone adopts Islam as their chosen religion. However, out of our excitement, we might be overstepping some boundaries and pushing people away than drawing them closer to Allah's religion. Here's a post by a Muslim sister who shares her insight on how to welcome and interact with a… Continue reading Muslimah Convert or Revert?
One of the gems that I gleaned from Dr. Farhat Hashmi during times we spent together that really served as a reminder for me was that our very presence somewhere can be Da'wah. While we were together we were invited to various events by various organisations. At one of the events there was free mixing… Continue reading Let Your Presence be Da’wah
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11 Surah Hud People of ‘Ad were huge and dwelled in carved mountains. This Surah contains lessons for those, who shy away from working in the path of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala). They are worried about their sustenance and… Continue reading Pearls of Peace from Juz 12
Ayaat 16-19 – Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala teaches the Qur’an In these ayaat Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is addressing the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the message is for all of us. He says, This was the initial stage of Qur’an revelation and the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was still unfamiliar with receiving… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Qiyamah Ayaat 16-19
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 71,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 3 days for that many people to see… Continue reading 2013 in Review
By Zaki Imtiaz
Bismillah, walhamdulillah was-salaatu was-salaamu ‘ala Rasulillah!
I begin with the name of Allah, all praise is due to Him alone, and I send peace and blessings upon the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (Salallahu alaihi wa sallam)
I have seen several families fighting over the issues of Virasat (inheritance) and Wasiyah (will) after the death of important people from among them. Wouldn’t it be great if people would follow the commandments of Allah in such affairs? There would be no fights if the wealth of the deceased was distributed according to the law of inheritance laid out in Islam. If the deceased left a will explaining each aspect in detail, there would be no dispute over family issues. There would be so much ease in fulfilling the missed obligations, promises and other commitments of the deceased by his surviving family.
A couple of weeks ago, I…
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People Who Call to Allah’s Deen are Mocked At After answering all the hostile questions of disbelievers, solace has been given to the Prophet salAllahu aalyhi wa sallam in ayah 10. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, وَلَقَدِ اسْتُهْزِىءَ بِرُسُلٍ مِّن قَبْلِكَ فَحَاقَ بِالَّذِينَ سَخِرُواْ مِنْهُمْ مَّا كَانُواْ بِهِ يَسْتَهْزِءُونَ “And indeed Messengers were mocked before… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 10 and 11
Refraining from Joining Jihad is a Sign of Hypocrites Seen outwardly, the words of ayah 72 ( وَإِنَّ مِنْكُمْ ) seem to suggest that this too is addressed to the believers, although the characteristics described later on cannot be taken to be those of the believers. Therefore, al-Qurtubi says that they signify hypocrites. Since, they… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 72
Fire is a Punishment for Their Disbelief Then He says in Ayah 55, فَمِنْهُمْ مَّنْ ءَامَنَ بِهِ “Then of them are some who believed in it…” referring to Allah's favor and bounty (Prophets, Books, kingship), وَمِنْهُمْ مَّن صَدَّ عَنْهُ “and of them were (some) who rejected it” by disbelieving in it, ignoring it, and… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 55
Allah Does Not Forgive Shirk, Except After Repenting From it In this Ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala states, إِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يَغْفِرُ أَن يُشْرَكَ “Indeed, Allah does not forgive that a partner is associated with Him…” meaning, He does not forgive a servant if he meets Him while he is associating partners with Him.… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 48