MABROOK ! The Blessed Month is upon us, Alhamdulillah. This is a collection of duas from the Quran, made by prophets, angels and people in need, throughout the stories in the Quran. May Allah accept our prayers this Ramadan, and may we find the best of ourselves, with His guidance, Ameen. Let me mention, that there … Continue reading Duas from the Quran
Women in Islam, often synonymous to the Arab concept of ‘purdah’, have been unveiled, ironically, by nearly every media house and spokesperson. Even laymen, with little to zero knowledge of Islam, claim with confidence that only a specialist would have, that Islam oppresses its women. In the vexations that surround topics such as these, Muslims … Continue reading Muslim women – Enslaved or Empowered ?
If you haven't read Part I, click here - Jihad Series I – First Verse of Jihad. We've all heard about how Islam was "spread" by a sword. This happens to be a very popular belief, especially in the Indian sub continent. Though this remains a disputed topic, what is funny is that most people can't … Continue reading Jihad Series II – First Battle of Islam
Permission (to fight) has been granted to those against whom war has been waged because they have been treated unjustly, and Allah is certainly able to help them. These are the people who have been expelled unjustly from their homes only for the reason that they said, "Our Lord is Allah." - Quran 22:39-40. Surah Hajj, … Continue reading Jihad Series I – First Verse of Jihad
"And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the supplication of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me and believe in Me that they may be guided." [Al-Qur’an 2:186] Often today, in a world as busy as ours, as … Continue reading As near as Can Be
A surprisingly disputed aayah, I picked this one after putting a good amount of research into it. The verse continues as : Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth; a likeness of His light is as a niche in which is a lamp, the lamp is in a glass, (and) the glass is … Continue reading What Noor really means
In today's world, more often than before, we have seen a rise in the whole 'My parents suck' attitude. I'm not blaming anything particular for this new outlook - just merely making an observation, though I do think that the media has a hand in playing these issues up a bit. There are again, quite … Continue reading For your mothers