• Allatheena yaqooloona rabbana innana amanna faighfir lana thunoobana waqina AAathaba alnnari

“Our Lord! We have indeed believed: forgive us our sins, and save us from the punishment of the Fire” (Qur’aan: 3:16)

  • Rabbana ighfir lana waliikhwanina allatheena sabaqoona bialeemani wala tajAAal fee quloobina ghillan lillatheena amanoo rabbana innaka raoofun raheemun

“Our Lord! Forgive us, and our brethren who came before us into the Faith, and put not in our hearts any hatred against those who have believed. Our Lord! You are indeed full of Kindness, Most Merciful.” (Qur’aan: 59:10)

  • Waqul rabbi ighfir wairham waanta khayru alrrahimeena
September 18, 2011


  • Walamma barazoo lijaloota wajunoodihi qaloo rabbana afrigh AAalayna sabran wathabbit aqdamana waonsurna AAala alqawmi alkafireena

“Our Lord! Bestow on us patience and set firm our feet and make us victorious over the disbelieving people”. (Qur’aan: 2:250)

When Talut (Saul) marched with his soldiers to confront Jalut (Goliath), the small force of Talut including Dawud made this dua. Jalut’s army was larger than Talut’s. But on Talut’s side was Allah (SWT) since Talut was marching to establish a kingdom in the name of Allah (SWT). In the war, Talut’s forces fought with the authority of Allah (SWT), in a response to this dua. Dawud killed Jalut, and Allah (SWT) gave Dawud the kingdom and wisdom.

September 17, 2011


  • Rabbi zidnee ilma

“My Lord! Increase me in knowledge”. (Qur’aan: 20:114)

This dua is taught by Muhammad (SAW) by Allah (SWT) Himself. The verse relates to an instruction not to hasten with Qur’aan before it is completely revealed. While revelation of the Qur’aan was incomplete, our Prophet (SAW) was instructed to make this dua. In our situation, when our knowledge is limited about Qur’aan, we should always make this dua to understand Qur’aan more.

  • Rabbi hab lee hukman waalhiqnee bialssaliheena

“My Lord! Bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous”. (Qur’aan: 26:83)

September 3, 2011

Ruqayyah radiyallâhu ‘anhâ

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

She is also the daughter of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam Her first marriage was with ‘Utbah, the son of the kâfir Abû Lahab. Abû Lahab has been mentioned in the Quran in Sûrah al-Masad (the 111th sûrah of the Quran). The father and son did not accept Islam and the former therefore ordered his son to leave her. Upon this, Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam performed her nikâh with ‘Uthmân radiyallâhu ‘anhu. When Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam prepared to leave for the battle of Badr, she was sick at that time. Because of this, he asked ‘Uthmân radiyallâhu ‘anhu to remain behind and tend to her and informed him that he will receive the same reward as those engaged in jihâd and that he will also receive a share of the booty. She passed away on the very day the Muslims vanquished the disbelievers and returned to Madinah.

April 22, 2011

Zaynab radiyallâhu ‘anhâ

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

She is the daughter of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He loved her very much. She was married to ’Abû al-‘Âs bin ar-Rabî’ radiyallâhu ‘anhu. When she accepted Islam and her husband refused to do so, she severed relations with him and migrated to Madinah. A few days later, her husband also followed her to Madinah and accepted Islam.

April 20, 2011

Zaynab bint Jahsh radiyallâhu ‘anhâ

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

She is also the wife of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam had adopted a Sahâbi by the name of Zayd radiyallâhu ‘anhu. Initially, it was permissible to adopt a son. When he became mature, Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam decided to get him married. So he sent a proposal to her brother on behalf of Zayd radiyallâhu ‘anhu. This brother and sister (i.e. Zaynab) did not consider Zayd to be equal to them in status and lineage. They were therefore hesitant in the beginning. However, Allah Ta’âlâ revealed a verse wherein He mentions that once the prophet decides on something, a Muslim should not make any excuses. They therefore accepted the proposal and the marriage was performed. However, the husband and wife could not live together in an amicable manner. The situation reached a stage whereby Zayd decided to divorce her. He came to consult Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam but he stopped him and tried to make him understand. However, Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam gauged that these two will be unable to live together and that they were definitely heading for a divorce. He began thinking to himself that right from the beginning, the brother and sister were not happy about entering into this marriage, but they accepted after I told them to do so. If the divorce takes place, the brother’s and sister’s burden will be lessened but they will be broken-hearted. What could he do in order to console them? Eventually he came to the conclusion that if he marries her, she will be greatly consoled and relieved. Apart from this, he could find no solution. At the same time, he also realized that the disbelievers will begin accusing him of marrying his son’s wife. Although an adopted son does not become one’s real son, who can stop people from thinking and speaking in this way? More so when the disbelievers will begin making a mountain out of a mole-hill. He was still thinking and pondering over all this when Zayd radiyallâhu ‘anhu divorced her. On the expiry of her ‘iddah, Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam was inclined towards proposing to her. Eventually, he sent his proposal. She replied that she will ask her Creator and that she is not going to make up her own mind in this regard. If He sanctions it, He will make the way easy. Upon saying this, she performed her ablution and offered salât. After the salât, she made a fervent du‘â to Allah. Allah revealed a verse to Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam mentioning that He has made your nikâh with her. He then went to her and recited the verse to her. Zaynab radiyallâhu ‘anhâ used to mention this to her co-wives by saying: “Your nikâh was sanctioned by your parents while my nikâh was sanctioned by Allah Ta’âlâ.”

April 1, 2011



The origin of the Islaamic Shariah is derived from four important factors which are known as the four principles. They are the Qur`aan. the Hadith-e-Nabawi, consensus of opinion (Ijma)and deductions of the Mujtahideen (Qiyaas). The fact that Maududi distances himself from the predecessors and deduces his own understanding of the four principles is indeed shocking. Regarding the Qur`aan he claims that its teachings were gradually distorted and forgotten, and after the period of revelation it became meaningless (Nauthubillaah). He writes in his book “Qur`aan Ki Chaar Bunyaadi Istikaahe” that the four words Ilaah (Allaah), Rabb (Sustainer), Deen (religion) and Ibaadat (worship) have a basic importance in Qur`aanic terminology. The reason for their importance according to him is:

March 3, 2011

Valentine’s Day Today

Beliefs & Practices, In the Name of Love

Today young Muslims, both boys and girls participate in these celebrations. These celebrations are popularised at homes, colleges, universities, offices through TV, radio, dramas, musical shows, films  and dirty literature and so the lustful desires in these young Muslims are not only inflamed but they are also taught new modes of shamelessness. Also becoming common are restaurants promoting Valentine’s Day dinners, hotels offering balls, and stores advertising flowers, chocolates, and other gifts. It is a pity that the male-female relation is given a very shameless image in all this ‘love’ fever.

February 10, 2010

The History of Valentine’s Day

Beliefs & Practices, In the Name of Love

Valentine’s Day dates back to the Roman idol worshippers. Legends contend that it has its origin in honouring the Roman idols. Like most Christian festivals, the Valentine’s Day too has its roots in the Roman polytheism.  In ancient Rome, there used to be a festival for the young men and women. The Roman girls would write love letters and put them in a vase. Then the Roman bachelors would draw out the letters at random and select the girl whose letter had been drawn. Thereafter, these couples used to have courtships, meeting each other before marriage to develop understanding. However, when Christians came to Rome, they sought to Christianise everything prevalent at the time. So instead of putting an end to this pagan festival, they replaced it with Valentine’s day.

February 9, 2010

70) Disparaging the Companions of the Prophet

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Allah most high says: he who is hostile to a friend (Waliyy) of Mine, I declare war against”

“Do not revile my companions, for by Him in Whose Hand is my soul, were one of you to spend gold equal to mount Uhud, you would not attain the reward of the handful of one of them or even half of it.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

(Because what they spent benefited Islam more)

September 25, 2009