Pre Hajj and Post Hajj Life

November 11th, 2013

If Allah Taala has granted someone the Tawfeeq to perform Hajj, it is compulsory on him/her to express shukr, i.e. gratitude abundantly. Not to mention, the gratitude through tongue is of course important but it is the initial. Gratitude should be expressed through obeying the commands of Allah Taala. At least there should be a

Indeed, when a bounty and blessing has already been received, we take them for granted. Ask a person who has lost his eye-sight; ask a person who became crippled after an accident. We should always ponder on the divine gifts provided to us absolutely for free(!). We complain of many things which we have no

Fasting is Ramadan a bit difficult, after refraining the whole day from water and food, not very late  - comes the Taraweeh prayer, neither is that an easy task. However, a servant of Allah thinks that “I had been created for the worship of my Lord; I have no choice(!). Further, if I obey my Lord in this

SWOT Analysis of a Muslim

June 3rd, 2013

SWOT analysis results of a Muslim is simple and straight: Strength (S): The Support of Allah Taala, which alone is enough for this world and afterlife. Weakness (W): Our attraction towards this dunya and willingness to sin. Opportunity (O): We had been blessed by Imaan. Threat (T): Evil shaytan and our nafs (the lower self)

Have we started

April 9th, 2013

Exerting our efforts to forward ourselves in Deeni matters, we lag behind because of intending comprehensive arrangements and pursuing exquisite accomplishments. As we have never even started to the minimal degree, the day of perfection of “comprehensive arrangements and exquisite accomplishments” never ever materializes; consequently, we fall further behind! Even many people never realize this throughout the

It is indeed pertinent for every of us to preserve energy for the right cause. Today our energy is exhausted in futile activities. We may place excuses and logic as to “why we do this and why we do that”; however, our consciences never lie! The most palpable truth is that we have already drained

Criteria of Choosing Friends

March 18th, 2013

Rasulullah ﷺ was asked by his blessed companions, (Meaning)  What is the criteria of selecting friend? Who should we select as close friends? Beloved Rasulullah ﷺ replied (Meaning): (Three conditions have been mentioned) Choose that friend when you see him, you remember Allah. When you speak with him, he will increase your knowledge about Allah. And when you

In every age there were people turning down the truth and turning down the callers of truth (the Messengers and their righteous followers). Allah Taala announces explicitly in the Qur’an in several verses that whatever the non-believers, hypocrites and atheists proclaim, every Promise of Allah is definite; truth will certainly be unveiled (what Allah has promised

The Tongue is a small limb in our body. But its worth is known to all. Look at a person who cannot speak! We can realize by seeing him what he is missing and what we “have”. However, if this Allah-provided-machine is misused, there is great danger. Very few among us could realize its correct

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم يَا أَيُّهَا الإنْسَانُ إِنَّكَ كَادِحٌ إِلَى رَبِّكَ كَدْحًا فَمُلاقِيهِ (٦)فَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ بِيَمِينِهِ (٧)فَسَوْفَ يُحَاسَبُ حِسَابًا يَسِيرًا (٨)وَيَنْقَلِبُ إِلَى أَهْلِهِ مَسْرُورًا (٩)وَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِيَ كِتَابَهُ وَرَاءَ ظَهْرِهِ (١٠)فَسَوْفَ يَدْعُو ثُبُورًا (١١)وَيَصْلَى سَعِيرًا (١٢)إِنَّهُ كَانَ فِي أَهْلِهِ مَسْرُورًا (١٣)إِنَّهُ ظَنَّ أَنْ لَنْ يَحُورَ (١٤)بَلَى إِنَّ رَبَّهُ كَانَ بِهِ بَصِيرًا (١٥ O man,