The blessed and beautiful month of Ramadan is a time for whipping our body, mind, heart and soul in shape by turning off nourishment and oxygen to all unhealthy impulses and destructive tendencies.
It is not happening as yet, but one day Insha Allah, soon, very soon, there will be a continuum of reading of Allah's book, the Qur'an, across the world, a la Tawaaf around the Ka'abah, which only stops five times a day ...
It was 1971, in Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies, the Caribbean – and of course everywhere else.
Some of us started then to teach some of the others among us how to read the Qur'an.
This 1400-year-old book on this earth from ...
Muslims are God’s people on earth. And there are expectations that are associated with that exalted position.
Expectations that humanity has from Muslims.
Expectations that all of Allah’s creation has from Muslims.
And, more than anything or anyone else, expectations that God Almighty ...
It was several decades ago when the late Maherul Qadri wrote his beautiful and evocative poem he called Qur’an ki Faryaad.
Paraphrase: “Complaint of the Qur’an.”
The basic theme of the poem was something like this:
They love me and they kiss me;
"The responsibility to take Allah's word to every home and heart is not other people's. It is ours.
And that means yours and mine.
And it is also work that must be done today and cannot be left till tomorrow.
That is why God ...
Many of us confuse reality with religion. That is why it is important for me to explain how Islam is not “religion” but reality.
Islam is Al-Haqq. Translation: Reality.
Islam is divine, from beginning to end. Religion is man-made.
Religion is presided over ...
World Muslims and non-Muslims must celebrate 12th Rabi’ul Awwal, 1433 – 5th February, 2012 – as World Day of Qur’an for Universal Male-Female Literacy.
And they must do the same thing consistently every year thereafter – on every 12th Rabiul Awwal.
Rasulullah, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, tells us that Du’a that is made after reading the Qur’an is accepted.
Just now, I finished looking at the report of a "Seminar" some Muslims did somewhere. It was a "Seminar" on the Qur'an -- with 250 people attending.
My thoughts were: Why can't Muslims leave their fancy seminars and such on the ...
The way I see it, as people, we tend to build a strong and solid slab of worldly life for ourselves and our families on which we rest the foundations of our present and future life on earth.
1. The Bottom ...
The most blessed and wonderful month of Ramadan is upon us.
Good people fast and pray during this blessed month.
And they stay away -- more than ever -- from bad things, whether it is bad speech or bad behavior.
The Month of ...
The people of the world, generally speaking, have no idea what fasting is all about: the way Islam teaches us to do.
Even though fasting has been part of everybody's ancient cultural -- call it Islamic -- heritage and tradition, from God ...
Qur'an is of course in Arabic. And now there are also translations in many languages. Thank God for that: Alhamdulillah!
But what I have trouble figuring out is this: What is the excuse Muslims have for not placing a Translation-Only Copy ...
To those who say or think they are Working for Allah, here is a simple advice, especially in this blessed month of Ramadan: Make Islam – and the Qur'an and your Working for Allah – the most important priority in ...
Dr. Pasha has issued a call to Muslims around the world – in every single Mohalla and every single Community, in every part of the world – to get organized from now on to be able to do a Grand ...
The word Qur’an in Arabic means “Reading.” Or, maybe, even something to be read.
Qur’an is the name given to the book that claims that it is from God Almighty. It is the name that this book Qur’an gives to itself, ...
Kullu 'Aam wa Antum Bikhair!
Bayraminiz Kutlu Olsun!
The last one being Turkish.
Of course! And why not? Eid Mubarak -- to one and all! Indeed!
Muslim and non-Muslim alike! For, this is a common occasion ordained by God for all -- fasting ...
"What many people may not realize about Islam is that the Law of Gravity is as Islamic as Fasting and Prayers – what is called Siyaam and Salaah or Roza and Namaz. And having a safe, sturdy and secure ladder ...
And once the Qur’an begins to “talk,” all one can do is just to sit there, open oneself to the cascading light and Rahmah of the Qur’an and keep chanting Alhamdulillah, Subhanallah, Allahu Akbar and La Ilaha Illallah, as the ...
Every day, every Muslim must ask himself or herself:
When did I last see the Qur'an?
When did I last touch the Qur'an?
When did I last hold the Qur'an in my hand?
When did I last open the Qur'an?
When did I last turn ...
The Qur'an says think logically. And think incrementally. Approach this problem like you would approach most problems in life.
First of all, decide if the universe had a creator what would he be like? He would be most powerful and most ...
“If you are a Muslim, it is your duty to take the Qur’an to every home and heart that needs it — and which one does not.
But if you are not a Muslim, shouldn’t you try to find out what ...
The topics below have been covered in the past Qur'an program or they will be covered in the future program, In-sha'Allah. Topics will be repeated as needed.
Many of the miracles of the Qur'an we can see with our own eyes. Having seen them, we need to ask where we stand in relation to them. Do we accept them and embrace the Qur'an as the word of ...
In the name of Allah, The most merciful, The most merciful. [...]
Pray tell me, Muslims! Just how did we Muslims manage to accomplish this feat? Just how did we manage to abandon the Qur'an?
We, whom Allah blessed to be the bearers, keepers, servants and custodians of the Qur'an in this world.
If you are interested in organizing a Qur'an program in your area, please contact me, and I will tell you what you need to do to get a programme going in your area.
I strongly urge you to give this idea ...