A Messy World. Looking for Answers: Islam Lesson One. Some Practical Advice.
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;
Allah's path is clear -- and straight. And that path is the path of the Qur'an. It is the Qur'an. Allah did not put any crookedness in it. [...]
"Islam says Muslims must be clean. But how clean is clean?
It is fair to say that Islam wrote the last word on cleanliness. Bathe and wash your dead thoroughly, says Islam, before you bury them.
Muslims refer to this last bath ...
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.
“Human beings are body and soul.
Body is what you see; soul is what is inside the body, invisible to the naked eye.
The body craves food, drink and medicine and must be fed and catered to with some regularity.
Pangs of hunger ...
Rasulullah, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, tells us that Du’a that is made after reading the Qur’an is accepted.
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.
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 ...
"Among the most serious challenges facing Islam and Muslims today is the professionalization of Islam and Muslims by career seekers who use Allah's Deen and its followers to make a buck.
Instead of going out and getting an education and a degree; ...
There are people in this world, I am not going to go into details about who they are, or what they do, but suffice it to say they focus on one or two of God's teachings in the Qur'an, or ...
Thus, proper Dhikr is that in which the whole person is involved: body, mind, heart and soul. And in which the whole society with all its institutions is involved - family-wise, economically, politically, socially, culturally, educationally, militarily and otherwise.
Some people may not like what I am about to say, but say it I must. For, Islam is saying the right thing, no matter how the dice roll, as gamblers will say, a practice severely denounced by Islam.
Why don’t ...
Here are two things that are absolutely, positively required of all Muslims, so far as the Qur'an is concerned:
1. First of all, all Muslims -- men as well as women -- must learn to read the Qur'an, properly and correctly, ...
Generally speaking, Shaitan -- the Devil -- seems to be a happy-go-lucky kind of a guy. But there seems to be one thing that bothers him more than all the other things in this world.
And that is the Qur'an.
Often, Shaitan's ...
I don't know how to say this. It is the most simple thing to say. But a most profound and powerful thing in relation to real life.
According to Hadith Sharif, there is no better or more powerful Du'a -- I ...
Allah designed Islam as an Operating System by which his world will work.
He also gave it to Adam and his progeny as a toolkit with which they could run their mandate as Khalifah on earth -- run the affairs of ...
“Every moment in your life is a wonder. And every breath you take is a miracle from God.
And your heart is constantly changing and vibrating with the power and majesty of Allah to reflect his will in and through you.
“Those who look for God shall find him.
Provided they look for him hard enough and well enough and seriously enough.
And those that seek the truth in this world shall find it.
For, that is God’s way in his world.
They are sincere;
In the name of Allah, The most merciful, The most merciful. [...]
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 ...
“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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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