Dawrah e Quran Ramadan 2013 Karachi


Daura-e-Qur’an arranged by Huma Najam’s Al Ilm Institute
Speaker Aiasha Amir In Urdu

Duration:1st Ramadan to 27th Ramadan – 7 days a week

Time:11:30am to 1:30pm. IA.

Venue: Naziha’s, 3A/2, 2nd North Street, Phase.1, DHA.

Contact: 0300 2513002

(Note: Huma Najam herself is not doing this Dawrah e Quran)

Dawrah e Quran by Safiya Khan

At D.H.A Creek Club, Mehran Hall

Time: 10:00 – 12:30

 

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Duas for Ramadan


Dua when sighting new moon

Dua before and after eating

Dua when breaking the fast

Print and paste on cardstock to make a wall hanging or a paste on to card and fold to make a table card.

 

Rajab And Mairaj


A very good presentation on the facts about the Month of Rajab, the rituals like fasting,Umrah, Koonday and the worship of the 27th of Rajab and the Mairaj Event.

Rajab and Mairaj Flash Presentation

Lecture by Dr.Farhat Hashmi

رجب اور شب معراج Rajab & The Night of Ascension Mp3 file

Download Urdu Pamphlet

The best example is of our Prophet (s)~ said Ali ibn Abi Talib


But the best example for you is that of our Holy Prophet.Follow him sincerely and faithfully.He is the greatest leader for those who require a leader and the best teacher for those who want to achieve self-respect. Among His creatures, Allah most likes him,who obeys His Prophet and follows in his footsteps.~ Ali ibn Abi Talib

Nahjul Balagha, Sermon 163, pg 376.

Prophet Muhammad ordered us not to lament and bemoan loudly – said Ali r in Nahjul Balagha


Oh Prophet of Allah! I love and respect you more than I loved and respected my parents. Your passing away has put an end to the Prophethood,to the revelation and to the messages of the Lord while that of the other Prophets had not resulted in this way….

IF you had not ordered us to be patient and NOT to lament and bemoan loudly, we would have kept weeping and lamenting ceaselessly, though all this weeping,lamenting and bemoaning could not stand in comparison with the actual loss of your presence. But death is an inevitable event, nobody can turn the death back and no body can stop it from coming.

Nahjul Balagha, Sermon 239, pg 533. Islamic Semiinary Publication

Masnoon Acts of Muharram


Source: Quran for All Blog

Masnoon Acts

The Significance of Muharram can be best understood by the saying of Prophet Muhammad saw narrated by Abu Huraira (ra)  “The most excellent fast after Ramadan is in Allah’s month; al-Muharram, and the most excellent prayer after what is prescribed is prayer during the night.” [Muslim 6: 2661] Prophet Muhammad (saw) called Muharram “Allah’s Month” which shows its importance and sanctity and the fasts of the month of Muharram are most reward able ones among the Nafl (voluntary) fasts.

Fasting on Ashura

The entire month of Muharram is sacred and special and fasting on any day of Muharram has special rewards from Allah, but the 10th  of Muharram, called Ashura holds a more significant position than the rest of the days. We know from a number of authentic traditions that in the beginning, fasting on the day of Ashura was obligatory for the Muslims. It was later when the fasts of Ramadan were made obligatory that the fast on the day of Ashura was made optional. Narrated by Aisha (ra): “The people used to fast on ‘Ashura (the tenth day of the month of Muharram) before the fasting of Ramadan was made obligatory. And on that day the Ka’ba used to be covered with a cover. When Allah made the fasting of the month of Ramadan compulsory, Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever wishes to fast (on the day of ‘Ashura’) may do so; and whoever wishes to leave it can do so.”[Bukhari Vol 02, Book 026, Hadith Number 662] However, Rasul Allah saw used to fast on the day of Ashura even after fasting in Ramadan was made obligatory.

Atonement of Sins

Fasting on the day of Ashura expiates the sins of the previous year as told by our Prophet Muhammad saw. “Abu Qatada al-Ansari (Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) was asked about his fasting… He was asked about fasting on the day of ‘Ashura (10th of Muharram), whereupon be said: It expiates the sins of the preceding year…”[Muslim: Book 06: Hadith 2603]

Historical Perspective

Hazrat Musa (as) and his people the Bani Israel were saved from the Egyptian Pharaoh by the miracle of the parting of the sea on the day of Ashura. It was for this reason that the Jews used to fast on this day. Prophet Muhammad (saw) also then ordered the Muslims to fast on the day of Ashura as well. Ibn e Abbas  ra narrated: “When the Prophet came to Medina, he found (the Jews) fasting on the day of ‘Ashura’ (i.e. 10th of Muharram). They used to say: “This is a great day on which Allah saved Moses and drowned the folk of Pharaoh. Moses observed the fast on this day, as a sign of gratitude to Allah.” The Prophet said, “I am closer to Moses than they.” So, he observed the fast (on that day) and ordered the Muslims to fast on it. [ Bukhari: Vol 4, Book 055, Hadith Number 609]

Command to distinguish the Muslim fast of Ashura with the fast of the Jews

Ibn ‘Abbas ra reported:  ”When the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) fasted on the day of ‘Ashura and commanded that it should be observed as a fast, they (his Companions) said to him: Messenger of Allah, it is a day which the Jews and Christians hold in high esteem. Thereupon the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: When the next year comes, God willing, we would observe fast on the 9th But the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) died before the advent of the next year.” [ Musim : Book 006, Hadith Number 2528] Abdullah ibn Abbas (ra) also reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) had said: “If I live till the next (year), I would definitely observe fast on the 9th.[ Muslim: Book 006, Hadith Number 2529] Hence, one should combine another day with the fast of Ashura and fast on either the 9th and 10th of Muharram or the 10th and 11th in order to distinguish the Muslim way of fasting from that of the Jews.

Matam in Muharram is not a part of Islam



source : Answers for Shia Friends

Matam – Prohibited in Islam

What the Shi’ah do on ‘Ashoora’ of beating their chests, slapping their cheeks, striking their shoulders with chains and cutting their heads with swords to let the blood flow are all innovations that have no basis in Islam. These things are evils that were forbidden by the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), who did not prescribe for his ummah to do any of these things or anything similar to them to mark the death of a leader or the loss of a martyr, no matter what his status.

Examples from the past

During his lifetime (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) a number of senior Sahaabah were martyred and he mourned their loss, such as Hamzah ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib, Zayd ibn Haarithah, Ja’far ibn Abi Taalib and ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Rawaahah, but he did not do any of the things that these people do. If it was good, he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) would have done it before us.

70 qaris sent by Prophet (s) were all martyred, yet he did not mourn their killings in this savage manner.

Ya’qoob (peace be upon him) did not strike his chest or scratch his face, or shed blood or take the day of the loss of Yoosuf as a festival or day of mourning. Rather he remembered his missing loved one and felt sad and distressed because of that. This is something no one can be blamed for. What is forbidden is these actions that have been inherited from the Jaahiliyyah, and which Islam forbids.

Al-Bukhaari (1294) and Muslim (103) narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “He is not one of us who strikes his cheeks, rends his garment, or cries with the cry of the Jaahiliyyah.”

These reprehensible actions that the Shi’ah do on the day of ‘Ashoora’ have no basis in Islam. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not do them, nor did any of his companions. None of his companions did them when he or anyone else died, although the loss of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was greater than the death of al-Husayn (may Allaah be pleased with him).

Mourning

Al-Haafiz Ibn Katheer (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Every Muslim should mourn the killing of al-Husayn (may Allaah be pleased with him), for he is one of the leaders of the Muslims, one of the scholars of the Sahaabah, and the son of the daughter of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), who was the best of his daughters. He was a devoted worshipper, and a courageous and generous man.

But there is nothing good in what the Shi’ah do of expressing distress and grief, most of which may be done in order to show off.

His father (Ali r.a) was better than him and he was killed, but they do not take his death as an anniversary as they do with the death of al-Husayn. His father was killed on a Friday as he was leaving the mosque after Fajr prayer, on the seventeenth of Ramadaan in 40 AH.

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is the leader of the sons of Adam in this world and the Hereafter, and Allaah took him to Him as the Prophets died before him, but no one took the dates of their deaths as anniversaries on which they do what these ignorant Raafidis do on the day that al-Husayn was killed. …

The best that can be said when remembering these and similar calamities is that which ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn narrated from his grandfather (Ali r.a) that  the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), who said: “There is no Muslim who is afflicted by a calamity and when he remembers it, even if it was in the dim and distant past, he says Inna Lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raaji’oon (verily to Allaah we belong and unto Him is our return), but Allaah will give him a reward like that of the day when it befell him.”

Narrated by Imam Ahmad and Ibn Majaah, end quote from al-Bidaayah wa’l-Nihaayah (8/221).

Historical Perspective

And he (Ali ibn Husain -grand son of Ali) said (8/220): The Raafidis went to extremes in the state of Bani Buwayh in the year 400 and thereabouts. The drums were beaten in Baghdad and o -grand sonther cities on the day of ‘Ashoora’, and sand and straw was strewn in the streets and marketplaces, and sackcloth was hung on the shops, and the people expressed grief and wept. Many of them did not drink water that night, in sympathy with al-Husayn, because he was killed when he was thirsty. Then the women went out barefaced, wailing and slapping their faces and chests, walking barefoot in the marketplaces, and other reprehensible innovations… What they intended by these and similar actions is to impugn the state of Banu Umayyah (the Umayyads), because he was killed during their era.

On the day of ‘Ashoora, the Naasibis of Syria do the opposite of what the Raafidis and Shi’ah do. They used to cook grains on the day of ‘Ashoora and do ghusl and perfume themselves, and wear their finest garments, and they took that day as an Eid for which they made all kinds of food, and expressed happiness and joy, intending thereby to annoy the Raafidis and be different from them.

But there can be no doubt that striking heads with swords and cutting the head in mourning for al-Husayn on the tenth day of Muharram reached Iran and Iraq and India during the British occupation of those lands. The British are the ones who exploited the ignorance and naiveté of the Shi’ah and their deep love for Imam al-Husayn, and taught them to strike their heads with swords.

Until recently the British embassies in Tehran and Baghdad sponsored the Husayni parades in which this ugly spectacle appears in the streets and alleyways. The aim of the British imperialist policy of developing this ugly spectacle and exploiting it in the worst manner was to give an acceptable justification to the British people and the free press that opposed British colonialism in India and other Muslim countries, and to show the peoples of these countries as savages who needed someone to save them from their ignorance and savagery.

Images of the parades that marched in the streets on the day of ‘Ashoora’, in which thousands of people were striking their backs with chains and making them bleed, and striking their heads with daggers and swords, appeared in British and European newspapers, and the politicians justified their colonization of these countries on the basis of a humane duty to colonize the lands of these people whose culture was like that so as to lead these peoples towards civility and progress.

It was said that when Yaseen al-Haashimi, the Iraqi Prime Minister at the time of the British occupation of Iraq, visited London to negotiate with the British for an end to the Mandate, the British said to him: We are in Iraq to help the Iraqi people to make progress and attain happiness, and bring them out of savagery. This angered Yaseen al-Haashimi and he angrily walked out of the room where the negotiations were being held, but the British apologized politely and asked him with all respect to watch a documentary about Iraq, which turned out to be a film about the Husayni marches in the streets of al-Najaf, Karbala’ and al-Kaazimiyyah, showing horrific and off-putting images of people striking themselves with daggers and chains. It is as if the British wanted to tell him: Would an educated people with even a little civility do such things to themselves?!

Innovations on Ashura

Celebrating that day is an innovation (bid’ah), and making it an anniversary for mourning is also an innovation.Because of the killing of al-Husayn (may Allaah be pleased with him), shaytaan caused the people to introduce two innovations: the innovation of mourning and wailing on the day of ‘Ashoora’, by slapping the cheeks, weeping, and reciting eulogies. … and the innovation of rejoicing and celebrating. … So some introduced mourning and others introduced celebration, so they regarded the day of ‘Ashoora’ as a day for wearing kohl, doing ghusl, spending on the family and making special foods. … And every innovation is a going astray.

Ali Ibn Abi Talib in Nahjul Balagha states bemoaning loudly is prohibited

Oh Prophet of Allah! I love and respect you more than I loved and respected my parents. Your passing away has put an end to the Prophethood,to the revelation and to the messages of the Lord while that of the other Prophets had not resulted in this way….

IF you had not ordered us to be patient and NOT to lament and bemoan loudly, we would have kept weeping and lamenting ceaselessly, though all this weeping,lamenting and bemoaning could not stand in comparison with the actual loss of your presence. But death is an inevitable event, nobody can turn the death back and no body can stop it from coming.

Nahjul Balagha, Sermon 239, pg 533. Islamic Semiinary Publication

Ramadan Lectures – Dora e Quran in Karachi


Ramadan Dora e Quran in Karachi

Brief Explanation of the entire Quran in Urdu language in the month of Ramadan for ladies

D.H.A

Dora e Quran by Ruby Tariq

Starting: 29th August, 2008 |Timings: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm| At Defence Central Library Sunset Boulevard

Dora e Quran by Safiya Khan

Starting: 1st Ramadan|Timings: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm| At Mehran Hall, Creek Club,Phase VIII.

Malir Cantt

Dora e Quran by Naushaba

Starting: 1st Sep,08 |Timings: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm| At Masjid e Tawheed Library,Phase II,Malir Cantt.

RIBATUL ULOOM

Time: 10:00 – 12:30

Venue: Ribat ul uloom Islamia Library, Plot # 268 Alamgir Road, Karachi No. 5.

Tel: 021-8277018, 0321-2040347.

NORTH NAZIMABAD

Time: 10:00 – 12:00

Venue: 102-F, Block B, Next to Generation School.

North Nazimabad, Karachi.

021-6676674.

AISHA MANZIL

Time:10:00 – 12:30

Venue: D-73, Block 5, Tahir Villa, Near Aisha Manzil,

Federal B Area, Karachi.

021-6046241, 021-6800454.

TARIQ ROAD

Time: 10:00 – 12:30

Al Huda Tariq Road Branch,

Near Sindh Lab, Tariq Road, Karachi.

021-4558235.

FEDERAL B AREA

Time: 9:00 – 12:00

Venue: 11-B/2, Kakabawany Centre, Next to Usman Memorial Hospital,

Hussain Abad Chowrangi, F.B. Area Karachi.

021-6376601

GULSHAN E IQBAL

Time: 10:30 – 12:30

Venue: E80/1, Block 7, Bahria Foundation College,

Abulhasan Isphani Road,Gulshan e Iqbal,Karachi.

021-4984272, 0300-2206023

Muharram – Facts and Misconceptions


Facts About Muharram

  • Muharram is one of the four sacred Months out of twelve. The other being ZiQad,ZilHajj and Rajab.
  • These four months have been sacred since the creation of universe – as told by Allah Subhana Watala in the Quran.
  • Muharram is a sacred month NOT because the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (saw) was martyred in this month. It is sacred because Allah made it sacred along with three other months and told us about it in the Quran.

PROOF:

Allah says in the Holy Quran:
“Surely the number of months with Allah is twelve months in Allah’s ordinance since the day when He created the heavens and the earth, of these four being sacred; that is the right reckoning; therefore be not unjust to yourselves regarding them.”[Surah 9 :At-Taubah, Verse 36]

Prophet Muhammad (saw) informed us about the four sacred months in the following narration:
“The year is of twelve months, out of which four months are sacred: Three are in succession Dhul-Qa’ da, Dhul-Hijja and Muharram, and (the fourth is) Rajab…” [Bukhari Vol 004, Book 054, Hadith 419

  • After Ramadan, fasting in the month of Muharram is most rewardable.

PROOF:

Prophet Muhammad saw said  “The most excellent fast after Ramadan is in Allah’s month; al-Muharram, and the most excellent prayer after what is prescribed is prayer during the night.” [Muslim 6: 2661]

Prophet Muhammad (saw) called Muharram “Allah’s Month”

Facts about Ashura – The 10th of Muharram

  • Fasting on the 10th Muharram i.e. Ashura was obligatory on the Muslims before the fasts of Ramadan were made obligatory.

Narrated by Mother of the Believers Aisha (ra): “The people used to fast on ‘Ashura (the tenth day of the month of Muharram) before the fasting of Ramadan was made obligatory. And on that day the Ka’ba used to be covered with a cover. When Allah made the fasting of the month of Ramadan compulsory, Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever wishes to fast (on the day of ‘Ashura’) may do so; and whoever wishes to leave it can do so.”[Bukhari Vol 02, Book 026, Hadith Number 662]

  • Fast of Ashura expiates the sins of the previous year and the coming year.
  • “Abu Qatada al-Ansari (Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) was asked about his fasting… He was asked about fasting on the day of ‘Ashura (10th of Muharram), whereupon be said: It expiates the sins of the preceding year…”[Muslim: Book 06: Hadith 2603]

    Misconceptions about Ashura

    • This is the day Prophet Adam (as) was created
    • This is the day when Allah accepted the repentance of Adam (as)
    • This is the day when Ibrahim (as) was born.
    • This is the day the Qayamat (doomsday) will occur. (From hadiths we know Qayamat will occur on a friday, but does not specify which month)
    • Whoever baths on Ashura will never get ill.

    All of the above are misconceptions based on unauthentic traditions.

    • Muharram is an evil or unlucky month.( due to the battle of Karbala)
    • Marriages should not be held in Muharram.

    This misconception can be easily removed by the fact that on the exact same day Husain (ra) was martyred, years ago Prophet Musa as and his followers were saved from Pharaoh, which is why Prophet Muhammad saw observed the fast on Ashura and ordered the Muslims to do the same. The day can not be lucky and unlucky at the same time.

    Historical Facts about Muharram

    • Musa (as) and the Bani Israel were saved from the Pharaoh by the parting of the sea on 10th Muharram.
    • Prophet Musa (as) as a sign of gratitute to Allah used to fast on the day of Ashura and Jews did the same.
    • Prophet Muhammad (saw) on hearing the fast of Musa (as) also ordered the Muslims to fast on this day and himself did the same.
    • Prophet Muhammad (saw) decided to fast on 9th Muharram as well to differentiate from the Jews but he passed away before he could do so.

    PROOF:

    Ibn e Abbas  ra narrated: “When the Prophet came to Medina, he found (the Jews) fasting on the day of ‘Ashura’ (i.e. 10th of Muharram). They used to say: “This is a great day on which Allah saved Moses and drowned the folk of Pharaoh. Moses observed the fast on this day, as a sign of gratitude to Allah.” The Prophet said, “I am closer to Moses than they.” So, he observed the fast (on that day) and ordered the Muslims to fast on it. [ Bukhari: Vol 4, Book 055, Hadith Number 609]

    Ibn ‘Abbas ra reported:  ”When the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) fasted on the day of ‘Ashura and commanded that it should be observed as a fast, they (his Companions) said to him: Messenger of Allah, it is a day which the Jews and Christians hold in high esteem. Thereupon the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: When the next year comes, God willing, we would observe fast on the 9th But the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) died before the advent of the next year.” [ Musim : Book 006, Hadith Number 2528]

    Abdullah ibn Abbas (ra) also reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) had said:
    “If I live till the next (year), I would definitely observe fast on the 9th.[ Muslim: Book 006, Hadith Number 2529]

    • Companion Umar Farooq (ra) succumbed to his injuries and attained Martyrdom on the 1st of Muharram, 23 AH (After Hijri)
    • Grandson of Prophet Muhammad (saw) Hussain ibn Ali (ra) along with most of his family members was martyred in the desert of Kerbala in Iraq on the 10th of Muharram.

    Authentic Ibadaat (Worship) of Muharram

    • Fasting in Muharram (any day)
    • Fasting on 10th Muharram and combining it with the fast of 9th Muharram to distinguish from the Jews.

    Innovations and things to avoid in Muharram

    • Preparing special dishes meals in Muharram and Ashoora
    • Muslims should not eat any meals, dishes made specifically by the Shias for Ashoora as it involves eating food on which a name other than the name of Allah has been taken or is prepared as a token to any other other than Allah. If you do end up receiving such food, distribute it amongst your non Muslim servants. Read further details here
    • Holding Matam ~lamentation and mourning ceremonies in the memory of martyrdom of Sayyidna Husain (ra)
    • Muslims should not take part in Matam as Matam is totally against the basic teaching of Islam. Read : Matam on Ashura is not a part of Islam
    • Cursing the companions.
    • Wearing black clothes and starving and refusing to drink in memory of Husain (ra)

    All these are deviant practices which go against the basic teachings of Quran and Prophet Muhammad (saw) He said “He is not from our group who slaps his checks, tears his clothes and cries in the manner of the people of jahiliyyah.” (Sahih Bukhari)

    Sayyidna Husain ra before his demise advised his beloved sister Sayyidah Zainab, ra, not to mourn over his death in this manner. He said, “My dear sister! I swear upon you that in case I die you shall not tear your clothes, nor scratch your face, nor curse anyone for me or pray for your death.” (Al-Kamil, ibn Kathir vol. 4 pg. 24)


    Further Reading

    Muharram Al Haraam:Significance, Masnoon Acts and Things to Avoid

    Muharram by Mufti Taqi Usmani

    Matam in Muharram is not a part of Islam

    Tragedy of Karbala by Dr. Israr Ahmed

  • Fasting on the 10th of Muharram expiates the sins of the previous year.
  • Praying aboard a Space Shuttle


    There is no excuse for missing the 5 daily prayers…not even in Space… read this wonderful article about a Muslim Astronaut and how he will be offering his prayers and celebrating Eid in Space.

    an MacKinnon, south-east Asia correspondent
    Wednesday October 10, 2007
    Guardian Unlimited

    Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor during the pre-launch dressing at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan
    Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor during the pre-launch dressing at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

    The average astronaut has plenty to keep him busy. But when the first Malaysian man in space blasts off today from Kazakhstan, the Muslim doctor will have whole new layer of concerns dictated by the Koran.For instance, how will Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, 35, pray towards Mecca when orbiting the earth at 17,000mph? In the closing days of the Muslim month of Ramadan, how will he observe the fast between sunrise and sunset?

    Luckily, Malaysia’s Islamic scholars spent a whole year finding solutions to these and other ticklish problems as Mr Muszaphar prepared for his nine-day trip to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket.He is not the first Muslim in space. That distinction went to Prince Sultan bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, who in 1985 flew on the US shuttle Discovery. Then last year, Anousheh Ansari, an Iranian American, became a space tourist. However, they were both left to decide for themselves how to meet their religious obligations.

    Although Muslim Malaysians believe that Islamic rites should be rigorously observed at all times, the doctor and part-time model, chosen from 10,000 applicants, has been given a certain latitude during the flight.

    The Islamic scholars’ rulings so fascinated Malaysians – bursting with pride over the mission in the country’s fiftieth year of independence – that newspapers published supplements detailing their edicts.

    The astronaut will take the Baikonur launch point as his reference for his five-times daily prayers, ordinarily dictated by sunset and sunrise. Otherwise, with 16 orbits each day, a devout Muslim would be obliged to pray 80 times every 24 hours.

    Holding the appropriate prayer position could prove difficult in zero gravity. But the scholars said that this – and praying towards Mecca – need only be performed “according to the capability of the astronaut”.

    Ritual ablutions were also an issue due to the shortage of water, but Mr Muszaphar will use a wet towel to achieve the desired effect.

    He was given permission to save his Ramadan fasting for his return home, though he said he wished to try. With Eid and the end of the holy month falling in Malaysia on Saturday, a few days into the mission, he has taken special celebratory food to share with his crewmates, Russian cosmonaut Yury Malenchenk and American Peggy Whitson.

    “Being a Muslim going to space is a big responsibility for me, not only before the Malaysian people but all Muslims,” he said. “To be close to God’s creation, I will feel more spiritual and I do hope to come back and share all my feelings with other Muslims all over the world.”

    Article Source

    Tafsir of Surah Al-Qadr


    Tafsir of Surat Al Qadr (The Night Of Power)
    Tafsir Ibn Kathir (c) Darussalam

     سُوۡرَةُ القَدر
    بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ


    إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ فِى لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ (١) وَمَآ أَدۡرَٮٰكَ مَا لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ (٢) لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ خَيۡرٌ۬ مِّنۡ أَلۡفِ شَہۡرٍ۬ (٣) تَنَزَّلُ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ فِيہَا بِإِذۡنِ رَبِّہِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمۡرٍ۬ (٤) سَلَـٰمٌ هِىَ حَتَّىٰ مَطۡلَعِ ٱلۡفَجۡرِ

    1. Verily, We have sent it down in the Night of Al-Qadr
    2.
    And What will make you know what the Night of Al-Qadr is?
    3.
    The Night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months.
    4.
    Therein descend the angels and the Ruh by their Lord’s permission with every matter.
    5.
    There is peace until the appearance of dawn.
    [Surah Al Qadr]

    The Virtues of the Night of Al-Qadr(the Decree)

    Allah informs that He sent the Quran down during the Night of Al-Qadr, and it is a blessed night about which Allah says,

    We sent it down on a blessed night [44:3]

    This is the Night of Al-Qadr and it occurs during the month of Ramadan. This is as Allah says,

    The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran [2:185]

    Ibn Abbas and others have said, “Allah sent the Quran soen all at one time from the Preserved Tablet (Al-Lawh Al-Mahfuz) to the House of Might (Baytul-Izzah) , which is in the heaven of this world. Then it came down in parts to the Messenger of Allah based upon the incidents that occurred over a period of twenty-three years.”

    Then Allah magnified the status of the Night of Al-Qadr , which He chose for the revelation of the Mighty Quran, by His saying,

    And What will make you know what the Night of Al-Qadr is?
    The Night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months.
    [At-Tabari 24:531, 532, and Al-Qurtubi 20:130]

    Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Hurayrah said, “When Ramadan would come, the Messenger of Allah would say,

    “Verily the month of Ramadan has come to you all. It is a blessed month, which Allah has obligated you all to fast. During it the gates of Paradise are opened, the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are shackled. In it there is a night that is better than one thousand months. Whoever is deprived of its good, then he has truly been deprived”

    [Ahmad 2:230. There is witness for this narration from the Hadith of Anas bin Malik in the book of the Sunan.] An-Nasai recorded this same Hadith.
    [An-Nasai 4:129]

    Aside from the fact that worship during the Night of Al-Qadr is equivalent to worship performed for a period of one thousand months, it is also confirmed in the Two Sahihs from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah said,

    “Whoever stands (in prayer) during the Nigh of Al-Qadr with faith and expecting reward (from Allah), he will be forgiven for his previous sins.”
    [Fath Al-Bari 4:294, and Muslim 1:253]

    The Descent of the Angels and the Decree for Every Good during the Night of Al-Qadr

    Allah says,

    Therein descend the angels and the Ruh by their Lord’s permission with every matter.

    meaning, the angels descend in abundance during the Night of Al-Qadr due to its abundant blessings. The angels descend with the descending of blessings and mercy, just as they descend when the Quran is recited, they surround the circles of Dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and they lower their wings with true respect for the student of knowledge.

    In reference to Ar-Ruh , it is said that here it means the angel Jibril. therefore, the wording of the Ayah is a method of adding the name of the distinct object (in this case Jibril) separate from the general group (in this case the angels).

    Concerning Allah’s statement,

    with every matter.

    Mujahid said, “Peace concerning every matter.” Sa’id bin Mansur said, Isa bin Yunus told us that Al’mash narrated to them that Mujahid said concerning Allah’s statement,

    There is peace

    “It is security in which Shaytan cannot do any evil or any harm.” Qatadah and others have said, “The matters are determined during it, and the times of death and provisions are measured out (i.e., decided) during it.” Allah says,

    Therein is decreed every matter of decree [44:4]

    Then Allah says,

    There is peace until the appearance of dawn.

    Sa’id bin Mansur said, “Hushaym narrated to us on the sincerity of Abu Ishaq, who narrated that Ash-Sha’bi said concerning Allah’s statement,

    With every matter, there is peace until the appearance of dawn.

    “The angels giving the greetings of peace during the Night of Al-Qadr to the people in the Masjids until the coming of Fajr (dawn).”
    Qatadah and Ibn Zayd both said concerning Alla’s statement,

    There is Peace

    “This means all of it is good and there is no evil in it until the coming of Fajr (dawn).”

    Specifying the Night of Decree and its Signs

    This is supported by what Imam Ahmad recorded from Ubadah bin As-Samit that the Messenger of Allah said,

    “The Night of Al-Qadr occurs during the last ten (nights). Whoever stands for them (in prayer) seeking their reward, then indeed Allah will forgive his previous sins and his latter sins. It is an odd night: the ninth or the seventh, or the fifth, or the third or the last night (of Ramadan).”

    The Messenger of Allah also said,

    “Verily, the sign of the Night of Al-Qadr is that it is pure and glowing as if ther were a bright, tranquil, calm moon during it. It is not cold, nor is it hot, and no shooting star is permitted until morning. Its sign is that the sun appears on the morning following it smooth having no rays on it, just like the moon on a full moon night. Shaytan is not allowed to come out with it (the sun) on that day.”
    [Ahmad 5:324. It is a Mursal narration.]

    This chain of narration is good. In its text there is some oddities and in some of its wordings there are things that are objectionable.

    Abu Dawud mentioned a section in his Sunan that he titled, “Chapter: Clarification that the Night of Al-Qadr occurs during every Ramadan.” Then he recorded that Abdullah bin Umar said, “The Messenger of Allah was asked about the Night of Al-Qadr while I was listening and he said,

    “It occurs during every Ramadan.”
    [Abu Dawud 2:111. This narration is considered Mawquf.]

    The men of this chain of narration are all reliable, but Abu Dawud said that Shu’bah and Sufyan both narrated from Ishaq and they both considered it to be a statement of the Companion (Ibn Umar, and thus not the statement of the Prophet ).

    It has been reported that Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri said, “The Messenger of Allah performed Itikaf durig the first ten nights of Ramadan and we performed Itikaf with him. Then Jibril came to him and said, ‘That which you are seeking is front of you.’ So the Prophet performed Itikaf during the middle ten days of Ramadan and we also performed Itikaf with him. Then Jibril came to him and said; ‘That which you are seeking is ahead of you.’ so the Prophet stood up and gave a sermon on the morning of the twentieth of Ramadan and he said,

    “Whoever performed Itikaf with me, let him come back (for Itikaf again), for verily I saw the Night of Al-Qadr, and I was caused to forget it, and indeed it is during the last ten (nights). It is during an odd night and I saw myself as if I were prostrating in mud and water.”

    The roof of the Masjid was made of dried palm-tree leaves and we did not see anything (i.e. clouds) in the sky. But then a patch of wind-driven clouds came and it rained. So the Prophet lead us in prayer until we saw the traces of mud and water on the forehead of the Messenger of Allah , which confirmed his dream.”

    In one narration it adds that this occurred on the morning of the twenty-first night (meaning the next morning). They both (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) recorded it in the Two Sahihs .
    [Fath Al Bari 2:329, 318, and Muslim 2:824]

    Ash-Shafii said, “This Hadith is the most authentic of what has been reported.” It has also been said that it is on the twenty-third night due to a Hadith narrated from Abdullah bin Unays in Sahih Muslim .
    [Muslim 2:827]

    It has also been reported that it is on the twenty-fifth night due to what Al-Bukhari recorded from Ibn Abbas that the Messenger of Allah said,

    “Seek it in the last ten (nights) of Ramadan. In the ninth it still remains in the seventh it still remains, in the fifth it still remains.”
    [Fath Al-Bari 4:306]

    Many have explained this Hadith to refer to the odd nights, and this is the most apparrent and most popular explanation. It has also been said that it occurs on the twenty-seventh night because of what Muslim recorded in his Sahih from Ubay bin Ka’b that the Messenger of Allah mentioned that it was on the twenty-seventh night.
    [Muslim 2:828]

    Imam Ahmad recorded from Zirr that he asked Ubayy bin Ka’b “O Abu Al-Mundhir! Verily, your borther Ibn Masud says whoever stands for prayer (at night) the entire year, will catch the Night of Al-Qadr .” He (Ubayy) said, “May allah have mercy upon him. Indeed he knows that it is the twenty-seventh night.” Then he swore by Allah. Zirr then said, “How do you know that?” Ubayy replied “by a sign or an indication that he (the Prophet ) informed us of. It rises that next day having no rays on it – meaning the sun.”
    [Ahmad 5:130] Muslim has also recorded it. [Muslim 2:828]

    It has been said that it is the night of the twenty-ninth. Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal recorded from ‘Ubadah bin As-Samit that he asked the Messenger of Allah about the Night of Decree and he replied,

    “Seek it in Ramadan in the last ten nights. For verily, it is during the odd nights, the twenty-first, or the twenty-third, or the twenty-fifth, or the twenty-seventh, or the twenty-ninth, or during the last night.”
    [Ahmad 5:318 There is a deficiency in tis chain of narration, but the meanings are found with others.]

    Imam Ahmad also recorded from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah said about the Night of Al-Qadr ,

    “Verily, it is during the twenty-seventh or the twenty-ninth night. And verily, the angels who are on the earth during that night are more numerous than the number of pebbles.”
    [Ahmad 2:519]

    Ahmad was alone in recording this Hadith and there is nothing wrong with its chain of narration.

    At-Tirmidhi recorded from Abu Qilabah that he said, “the Night of Al-Qadr moves around (i.e., from year to year) throughout the last ten nights.” This view that At-Tirmidhi mentions from Abu Qilabah has also been recorded by Malik, Ath-Thawri, Ahmad bin Hanbal, Ishaq bin Rahuyah, Abu Thar, Al-Muzani, Abu Bakr bin Khuzaymah and others. It has also been related from Ash-Shafi’i and Al-Qadhi reported it from him, and this is most likely. And Allah knows best.

    Supplication during the Night of Decree

    It is recommended to supplicate often during all times, especially during the month of Ramadan, in the last ten nights, and during the odd nights of it even more so. It is recommended that one say the following supplication a lot:

    “O Allah! Verily, you are the Oft-Pardoning, You love to pardon, so pardon me.”

    This is due to what Imam Ahmad recorded from Aishah that she said “O Messenger of Allah! If I find the Night of Al-Qadr what should I say?” He replied,

    Say : “O Allah! Verily You are the Oft-Pardoning, You love to pardon, so pardon me.”
    [Ahmad 6:182]

    At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasai and Ibn Majah have all recorded this Hadith . At-Tirmdhi said “This Hadith is Hasan Sahih” .
    [Tahfat Al-Ahwadhi 9:495, An-Nasai in Al-Kurba 6:218, and Ibn Majah 2:1265]
    Al-Hakim recorded it in his Mustadrak (with a different chain of narration) and he said that it is authentic according to the criterial of the two Shaykhs (Al-Bukhari and Muslim).
    [Al-Hakim 1:530]
    An Nasai also recorded it.
    [An-Nasai in Al-Kubra 6:219]

    This is the end of the Tafsir of Surah Laylat Al-Qadr and all praise and blessing are due to Allah.

    FOR FURTHER READING ON LAYLATUL AL-QADAR, PLESE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK http://www.islamqa.com/index.php?pg=article&ln=eng&article_id=49

    No.1 Way To Make Most of Last 10 Nights of Ramadan


    The last ten nights of Ramadan are upon us. And soon after this
    you the journey for Hajj will begin for Muslims around the world.

    If you make the same dua, each day, for the last ten nights of
    Ramadan, it’s guaranteed that you would have made that dua during
    Laylatul-Qadr. (A night worth 1000 months of reward in the sight
    of Allah).

    Prepare Your Dua from Now
    Step 1: Ask yourself, “If Allah said to me, I’ll give you
    anything you wish, just ask!” What would you ask for? Make a
    list. (Try to fill 2 pages worth of dua, from the goodness of
    this life and the next.

    Step 2:  Pick about 6 of those things

    Step 3: Make dua for those 6 things consistently every night for
    the last ten nights of Ramadan.

    Of course, make as much dua as you want, but make sure these 6
    things are consistent.

    With best wishes to see you succeed at the highest level!
    – Muhammad Alshareef

    Source: Fwd Mail

    16 Things for Laylatul Qadr – Night of Decree


    Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is described in the Quran as,

    “better than a thousand months” (97:3).

    Any action done on this night such as reciting the Quran, remembering Allah, etc. is better than acting for one thousand months which do not contain the night of Qadr.

    Allah’s Messenger used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time.” (Muslim).

    Allah’s peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet.

    Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, related that the Prophet said: Look for Laylatul Qadr on an odd-numbered night during the last ten nights of Ramadan (Bukhari).

    The Prophet said: “Whoever prays during the night of Qadr with faith and hoping for its reward will have all of his previous sins forgiven.” (Bukhari and Muslim recorded from Abu Huraira).

    Here are some tips of things we can do on the Night of Power and the time before and after it.

    1. Take a vacation for Allah

    We take a break from our jobs for almost everything in life. Why not this time to focus on worshiping and thanking our Creator.

    If this is not possible at least take a few days off if you can. This can make it easier to stay awake at night to do extra Ibadah, not having to worry about getting to work the next day.

    It will also facilitate doing Itikaf.

    2. Do Itikaf

    It was a practice of the Prophet to spend the last ten days and nights of Ramadan in the masjid for Itikaf.

    Those in Itikaf stay in the masjid all this time, performing various forms of zikr (the remembrance of Allah), like doing extra Salat, recitation and study of the Quran. They do not go outside the masjid except in case of emergencies, therefore, they sleep in the masjid. Their families or the masjid administration takes care of their food needs.

    Itikaf of a shorter period of time, like one night, a day or a couple of days is encouraged as well.

    3. Make this special Dua

    Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said: I asked the Messenger of Allah: ‘O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?’ He said: ‘Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.’ “(Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi).

    The transliteration of this Dua is “Allahumma innaka `afuwwun tuhibbul `afwa fa`fu `annee”

    4. Recite the Quran

    Perhaps you can choose Surahs or passages from the Quran which you have heard in Tarawih this past Ramadan to recite.

    If you attend a class where the recitation of the Quran is taught, this is a great time to put your knowledge into practice.

    5. Reflect on the meaning of the Quran

    Choose the latest Surah or Surahs you’ve heard in Tarawih and read their translation and Tafseer. Then think deeply about their meaning and how it affects you on a personal level.

    (If you want to study the Quran with more understanding, check out Way to the Quran and Access to Quranic Arabic.

    6. Get your sins wiped out

    Abu Huraira narrated that the Messenger said: Whoever stands (in prayer) in Laylatul Qadr while nourishing his faith with self-evaluation, expecting reward from Allah, will have all of his previous sins forgiven. [Bukhari and Muslim).

    Don’t just pray using the shorter Surahs that you know. Try to make your prayers longer, deeper and meaningful. If you are familiar with longer Surahs, read the translation and explanation and then pray reciting these Surahs, carefully reflecting on the meaning while you pray.

    Even if you are only familiar with the shorter Surahs, read the translation and explanation beforehand, and then pray reflecting on the message of the Surahs.

    This is a good way to develop the habit of concentration, even in regular prayers, where many of us tend to be fidgety and/or easily distracted.

    7. Make a personal Dua list.

    Ask yourself what you really want from Allah. Make a list of each and everything, no matter how small or how big it is, whether it deals with this world or not. Allah loves to hear from us. Once this list is ready, you can do three things:

    • Ask Allah to give you those things
    • Think about what actions you have taken to get those things
    • Develop a work plan to get those things in future.

    8. Evaluate yourself.

    Ask yourself those questions that need to be asked. Do an evaluation of where you are and where you are going. Let this evaluation lead you to feel happiness for the good you have done and remorse for the bad you have done. (see a short and a long evaluation guide) This latter feeling should make it easier to seek Allah’s sincere forgiveness when making the Dua mentioned in tip number one above.

    9. Make long, sincere and deep Duas

    One of the best times to do this is during the last part of the night.

    Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him, related that the Prophet said: When the last one-third of the night remains, our Lord, the Glorious One descends towards the heaven of the earth and proclaims: Who is that who supplicates for Me, and I grant his supplication? Who is that who begs Me for anything and I grant it to him? And who is that who seeks My forgiveness, and I forgive him? (Bukhari, Muslim).

    That means for instance, waking up one hour before Suhoor time to ask Allah for anything and everything you want that is Halal. This can be done using the Duas of the Sunnah, but also Dua in your own language, with sincerity and conviction.

    For some tips on making Dua please see the article Some personal Duas you can make.

    10. Memorize a different Dua every night

    They don’t have to be long. They can be just one line. And be sure to know what they mean generally at least, even if you don’t know the exact translation in English.

    You can put them on index cards (or and keep them with you during the day, glancing at them during work, while driving, waiting in line, etc.) Then practice them at night in prayer.

    11. Have Iftar with the family

    If you’ve spent Iftar time on weekdays in your cubicle at work alone with a couple of dates, now is the last few days you’ll have this Ramadan to spend with your family. Use it wisely.

    12. Take the family to Tarawih

    Have your spouse and kids missed Tarawih most of Ramadan because you weren’t there to drive them to the Masjid, which is too far away to walk to? If so, do all of yourselves a favor and bring everyone for Tarawih in these last ten nights.

    13. Attend the Dua after the completion of Quran recitation

    Almost all Masjids where the Imam aims to finish an entire reading of the Quran in Tarawih prayers in Ramadan will be completing their recitation in these last ten nights. They may try to end on one of the odd nights and read the Dua at the end of a reading of the Quran. Attend this particular night’s Tarawih prayer with your family. See if you can attend different Masjids’ Tarawih prayers the night they finish reading the Quran.

    14. Finish reading a book on the Prophet

    Read about the Prophet’s life, which can increase your love for him and Islam by seeing how much he struggled for Allah’s sake. It may inspire you to push yourself even harder during these last ten nights. This community is built on sacrifice.

    15. Plan for the next year

    Once you’ve done a self-evaluation, you can plan on where you want to go, at least in the next 12 months. Laylatul Qadr is a great night to be thinking about this (without taking away from your worship), since you’ll Insha Allah, be in a more contemplative state. You may choose to dedicate one night of power for evaluation and one night for planning for the next year.

    16. To do list for the Night of Power

    Make a to do checklist for each Night of Power. This should define how you would like your night, the one better than a thousand months, to be used. Pick things from this list and define the sequence you would like to do things in. This will help you avoid wasting your time in unproductive chats which common in the festive atmosphere of Masjids at the Night of Power.

    Source: Soundvision.com

    Review: Self Renewal Plan by Safiya Khan


    A Man decided to become a wood cutter, he bought for himself a brand new saw and started his wood cutting business. He did extremely well in his new business and was able to fell many trees and earn a lot of profit. Time passed by but his business started declining.. the number of tress he was able to fell declined day by day…he was confused.. he was perturbed that what in the world was happening! How come he was so successful in the start?

    Then a man came to him and told him..Look at your saw…it has become blunt due to constant usage.. you need to sharpen your saw, you need to revive it back to its previous glorious state of sharpness. This is your tool , your key to success. If your tool is blunt and weak how can you be successful?

    This is the Principle of Self-Renewal. This is one of the Keys To Success, this is the 7th Habit of Highly Effective People as mentioned by Stephen R. Covey.

    The 7 Habits are:

    • Habit 1: Be Proactive: Principles of Personal Vision
    • Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind: Principles of Personal Leadership
    • Habit 3: Put First Things First: Principles of Personal Management
    • Habit 4: Think Win/Win: Principles of Interpersonal Leadership
    • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: Principles of Empathetic Communication
    • Habit 6: Synergize: Principles of Creative Communication
    • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw: Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal

    About 7th Habit Stephen Covey says

    Sharpen the Saw is the unique endowment of continuous improvement or self-renewal to overcome entropy. If you don’t constantly improve and renew yourself, you’ll fall into entropy, closed systems and styles. At one end of the continuum is entropy (everything breaks down), and the other end is continuous improvement, innovation, and refinement. On the continuum, you go from a condition of entropy to a condition of continuous renewal, improvement, innovation, and refinement.

    ( Source)

    It seems that the Muslims of today are struck in this Entropy. They are imprisoned in ritualistic worship and merely verbal declaration of Emaan.There is no improvement, no purification , no refinement and no increase of Emaan.

    Fourteen hundred years ago, Allah Tala gave us the Glorious Quran and Muslims were expected to keep increasing their faith by it and therefore keep increasing and improving their Self and to keep purifying themselves.

    Allah Tala says in Surah Tawbah Ayat 124:

    And whenever there comes down a Sûrah (chapter from the Qur’ân), some of them (hypocrites) say: “Which of you has had his Faith increased by it?” As for those who believe, it has increased their Faith, and they rejoice.


    Allah Tala says in Surah Al-Lail Ayat 17-18

    And Al-Muttaqûn will be far removed from it (Hell). He who spends his wealth for increase in self-purification

    Allah Tala also gave us this month of Ramadan to Sharpen up our emaan, to revive our souls and to re-energize our faith and connection with Allah and to purify ourselves. Prophet Muhammad saw gave us the wisdom of Sayaam during the day and Qayaam during the night to keep us on our toes and to Renew Our Self totally by being on a training program day and night for 30 days. Allah Tala imprisoned the Shayateen to make it easy for us to do so.

    Before the Start of Ramadan, i mentioned about a “Welcome Ramadan” lecture by Safiya Khan here.

    I also introduced Safiya Khan in the following words:

    Safiya Khan is one of the most talented students of Dr. Farhat Hashmi. Due to her great interest and knowledge in the subject of Psychology, she beautifully and eloquently explains the concepts of the Quran based on the human psychology. Being an avid reador of she explains how the Qur’an gave the best concepts about Successful people fourteen hundered years ago which, the success literature of today provides after years of research. She brings in a unique dimension in understanding the Qur’an..

    Alhamdullilah, this lecture is now available as a small booklet called “Welcome Ramadan A Self Renewal Plan.For this lecture and booklet, She has used this concept of Self Renewal from Stephen Covey

    This booklet gives us the practical guidelines to implement this Self renewal Process Effectively in Ramadan. The Self Renewal Process by Stephen Covey incorporates 4 dimensions Soul Mind Body Heart..

    “Human beings are not things needing to be motivated and controlled; they are four dimensionalbody, mind, heart, and spirit.” (Stephen Covey)

     

    Safiya Khan has discussed these four dimensions with respect to Ramadan. What practical steps need to be taken to Renew these four dimensions in Ramadan. Read through the pdf booklet for more details. A very brief summary of the renewal plan is shown in the slide below taken from her Presentation. plan

    Just like cutting trees with a blunt knife is impossible…similarly entering Jannah is impossible with a blunt, dead Emaan. If we refuse to utilize Ramadan for renewing our selves and our emaan, we are worst than a stupid wood cutter cutting trees with a terribly blunt knife.

    Self Renewal Plan

    Pdf Doc :Self Renewal Plan

    Coming Soon: Audio Lecture: Welcome Ramadan by Safiya Khan

    Reminder: There is a Dora e Quran by Safiya Khan going on at Mehran Hall Creek Club, D.H.A, Karachi, Pakistan from 9:45 – 12:30 daily during Ramadan. All ladies are cordially invited.

    This article first appeared as a guest post here

    Masnoon Duas for Sighting Moon and Dua for Iftar Time


    Moon Sighting Duaiftari-dua.jpg

    Print them out and keep them handy so you may read them at appropriate times. Stick the Masnoon Iftari Dua in your dining room.

    The Dua which frequently comes on TV has some words added to it, which are not found in Sahih Ahadiths. Therefore such duas should be avoided and only Masnoon Duas which were recited by Prophet Muhammad saw should be read.

    Also there is no authentic Dua reported from the messenger to be said at Sehri time. The Sehri dua which comes on TV also has no authentication. The Neeat /Intention of the fast has to be within the heart and not verbal.