• Qala rabbi ishrah lee sadree. Wayassir lee amree. Waohlul AAuqdatan min lisanee. Yafqahoo qawlee

“Oh My Lord! Open for me my chest (grant me self-confidence, contentment, and boldness). And ease my task for me; And loose the knot (the defect) from my tongue, That they may understand my speech” (Qur’aan: 20:26)

Prophet Musa (pbuh) made this dua while proceeding to the court of Firawn for the arguments. In this dua, there is a request to increase one’s knowledge base – an important requirement for arguments. The second request is to remove physical limitations or limitation of resources. The third request is to allow him make lucid, easy to understand arguments. As we know, Musa (pbuh) was successful in the Firawn’s court and the wise men in the court had accepted the truth.

September 11, 2011

Aging and Relief; Hand in Hand

Akhlaq & Spirituality, Striding in Allah’s Shade - Enriching Lives

On the other hand, when a Momin grows old he gets to feel more and more at peace with himself. This time of his life was meant to be analogous to a farmer planting seeds and then anxiously waiting for the time of harvest to reap the fruits of his toils. This is the time when a farmer’s happiness knows no bounds, musing over the many days and nights he spent in watering, seeding, protecting these plants. At last, now is the moment in time that he will harvest and witness the crop of his efforts. Similar is the case with a Momin. When he gets old his contentment is at its pinnacle: my labours are about to yield fruit when I’ll meet my Allah. Then, would not this to be a source of delight for him? That is only likely when Allah is there in our lives by and large.

November 6, 2008

Is Your Home an Islamic Home?

Akhlaq & Spirituality, Children, Women & Family

“And Allah has made for you in your homes a place of rest…”[An-Nahl:80]

This may seem like an unusual question and your automatic response may be “Why, of course my home is an Islamic Home!! My family is Muslim and that makes our home a Muslim one!!”

Go through this short checklist to determine if your response should really be in the affirmative.

I Have Chosen a Good Spouse

August 24, 2008