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  • Hizb Allah and Hizb Shaitan

    Tonight on the eve of the festival of Eid, two groups returned to the world of matter and material. One group comprised people who left their homes ten nights ago to sit in Etekaf and remember Allah day and night within the four walls of their local mosques. The other group comprised shayateen who were…

  • The House

      In the holy Quran there is a description of three types of houses. The first is the House of Allah which was rebuilt by Prophet Abraham in Makkah and is the most sacred place in the universe for the Muslims. “Allah has appointed this sacred house, the Ka’bah, as a means of support for…

  • The Straight Way

    The words صراط المستقيم or Straight Way appear in the holy Quran 34 times including in the First Chapter Al-Fateha which is recited many times in prayers and is regarded as the equivalent of the Lords Prayer in Christian faith. The question arises what is the Straight Way which guarantees success and promises everlasting heaven…

  • Lessons from the Story of Qaroon

    Qaroon (Korah) was by today’s measure of wealth a super rich tycoon in the kingdom of the Pharaohs. He lived in Egypt in the time of the Pharaoh who claimed to be god himself when invited by Prophet Moses to accept Islam. After receiving Torah from Allah on Mount Sinai, Moses had come to the…

  • The Story of Taloot, Jaloot and Dawood.

    باسم الله الرحمن الرحيم . أَلَمۡ تَرَ إِلَى ٱلۡمَلَإِ مِنۢ بَنِيٓ إِسۡرَٰٓءِيلَ مِنۢ بَعۡدِ مُوسَىٰٓ إِذۡ قَالُواْ لِنَبِيّٖ لَّهُمُ ٱبۡعَثۡ لَنَا مَلِكٗا نُّقَٰتِلۡ فِي سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِۖ قَالَ هَلۡ عَسَيۡتُمۡ إِن كُتِبَ عَلَيۡكُمُ ٱلۡقِتَالُ أَلَّا تُقَٰتِلُواْۖ قَالُواْ وَمَا لَنَآ أَلَّا نُقَٰتِلَ فِي سبيل ٱللَّهِ وَقَدۡ أُخۡرِجۡنَا مِن دِيَٰرِنَا وَأَبۡنَآئِنَاۖ فَلَمَّا كُتِبَ عَلَيۡهِمُ ٱلۡقِتَالُ تَوَلَّوۡاْ إِلَّا قَلِيلٗا…

  • Parables of Animals in the Quran

    “Allah has created every [living] creature from water. And of them are those that move on their bellies, and of them are those that walk on two legs, and of them are those that walk on four. Allah creates what He wills. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent.” Surah Noor 24: Verse 45. The…

  • Instruments of Shaitan

      Three things that assist Shaitan who is man’s declared enemy are: Self (nafs); Desire (hawa) and World (dunya). It is a lethal combination against living a good life and staying on the right path. Shaitan uses these instruments to tell man (insaan) to go to hell in such a way he looks forward to…

  • Pure Food: Milk and Honey

    سوره النحل القران وَإِنَّ لَكُمۡ فِي ٱلۡأَنۡعَٰمِ لَعِبۡرَةٗۖ نُّسۡقِيكُم مِّمَّا فِي بُطُونِهِۦ مِنۢ بَيۡنِ فَرۡثٖ وَدَمٖ لَّبَنًا خَالِصٗا سَآئِغٗا لِّلشَّٰرِبِينَ. ٦٦. .وَمِن ثَمَرَٰتِ ٱلنَّخِيلِ وَٱلۡأَعۡنَٰبِ تَتَّخِذُونَ مِنۡهُ سَكَرٗا وَرِزۡقًا حَسَنًاۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَأٓيَةٗ لِّقَوۡمٖ يَعۡقِلُونَ. ٦٧..وَأَوۡحَىٰ رَبُّكَ إِلَى ٱلنَّحۡلِ أَنِ ٱتَّخِذِي مِنَ ٱلۡجِبَالِ بُيُوتٗا وَمِنَ ٱلشَّجَرِ وَمِمَّا يَعۡرِشُونَ. ٦٨..ثُمَّ كُلِي مِن كُلِّ ٱلثَّمَرَٰتِ فَٱسۡلُكِي…

  • What is Man

        In the holy Quran, Allah Subhanuhu wa Taala has stated that He created man out of the extract of clay (23:12) but he created him with so many defects that without divine guidance and help from his Creator man cannot return to the Garden of Eden from where he was expelled because of…

  • Ramadan and Muslim Charities

      For Muslim charities this is the season of fundraising in the UK. Muslims usually pay zakat in the holy month of Ramadan and also exceed in acts of charity such as feeding the hungry, sponsoring orphans, supporting the destitute and collecting funds for refugees, widows and the elderly, as well as for natural disasters…

  • Qualities of a Muslim

    In his famous commentary of the Holy Quran known as Tafseer Ibn Kathir, Imam Hafiz Imaduddin has stated that Islam consists of 30 qualities. Ten are narrated in Surah Asra (Chapter 17) in the Holy Quran; five are in Surah Mominoon (Chapter 23), ten are in Surah Al -Ahzab (Chapter 33) and five in Surah…

  • Observing Silence in Mosques

    Unlike other places of worship in other Abrahamic religions, Muslims love to socialise in Mosques except for the brief period when the congregational prayer led by the Imam is held. It is good to socialise and love thy neighbour even in the Mosque and for this Muslims deserve 10 out of 10 with additional brownie…

  • Time Management

    Imam Al-Ghazali on Time Management “Your time should not be without any structure, such that you occupy yourself arbitrarily with whatever comes along. Rather, you must take account of yourself and order your worship during the day and the night, assigning to each period of time an activity that must not be neglected nor replaced…

  • Chicken

    In his famous book The Moqaddama, Ibn Khaldoon writes that the Arabs eat camel and it makes them men of honour and vengeance. He goes on to say the Turks eat horse which gives them strength and agility; the French eat swine, which makes them bold and debauched. The tribesmen of Africa eat monkey from…

  • Stories for Children

    Chota Shahzada The Young Prince Pehley Tolo Phir Bolo The Wise Goldsmith  

  • Bedtime Stories

    Bedtime Stories

    I have made an attempt to read out children’s bedtime stories on this page for young children who ask their parents every evening before going to bed to tell them a nice story. The stories are read out from the book titled ‘365 Stories for Children’. The book is in 4 volumes and is printed…

  • Bibliography of Major Commentaries of the Holy Quran Compiled through various sources

    Sunni (General) School Tafsir al Kabir (“The Great Interpretation”) by Muqatil ibn Sulayman ibn Bashir al Balkhi (80-150AH). Jame’ Al Bayan fi Tafsir Al Quran by Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari 310H Al Kashaf by al Zarmakhshari 310H Behr al Uloom by al Samarqandi 375H Tafsir al-Thalabi also known as al-Tafsir al-Kabir  by Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Tha’labi 427H Al…

  • Five Golden Principles of Success

    Mufti Taqi Usmani writes in Vol 17 of Islahi-Khutbat, published in 2006 (pages: 87-182) that Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, gave five naseeha to Abu Huraira. These were: 1) اتق المحارم تکن اعبد الناس – stay away from forbidden things, you will become a true slave of Allah; 2) و…

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