• Allaahummaj’al fee qalbee nooran, wa fee lisaanee nooran, waj’al fee sam‘ee nooran, waj’al fee basaree nooran, waj’al min khalfee nooran, wa min amaamee nooran,waj’al min fauqee nooran, wa min tahtee nooran, Allaahum-ma a’tinee nooran.

“Oh Allah, place light in my heart, and on my tongue, in my ears, in my eyes, and shed it at the back of me, in front of me, above me and beneath me. O Allah! Grant me light”. (Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, Number 328)

  • “O Allah, I seek Your protection from the mischief of my ears, eyes, tongue, heart and semen” (i.e. sexual passion). (Abu Dawud, Book 8, Number 1546)
September 7, 2011


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Before ablution one should have a definite intention (NIYYAH) that he is performing ablution in order to perform Salaah (this enhances the blessings). One should sit at a raised place facing Qiblah so as to be safe from the spray of falling water then one should commence Wudu saying: (In the name of ALLAH Most Gracious, Most Merciful).

According to some traditions one should say:

1. In the name of ALLAH Most Glorious and praise be to ALLAH for the religion of Islam.

2. Then both hands upto the wrists should be washed three times.

March 5, 2010

Hadith Number Eleven:

Chapter 01 - Encouragement towards performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Aayesha R.A reports that she once sought permission from Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) to go for Jihaad. Rasulullah(Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) replied: “You Jihaad is Hajj.”

At another time Hazrat Aayesha R.A.. asked Rasulullah Sal’am whether is Jihaad is also obligatory on females. He replied: “Yes, such Jihaad, wherein there shall he no killing. Your Jihaad is Hajj and Umrah.”

Hazrat Hussein R.A. reports that a man came to Rasulullah Sal’am saying: “O Rasulullah Sal’am, I am a weak person having little courage.”

Rasulullah Sal’am said: “come, I shall show you such a Jihaad wherein no thorn shall prick you (no injury) and that is Hajj.” (Targheeb)

October 27, 2009

His hair

Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

The hair of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was in length up to the middle of his ears. In other traditions his hair was in line with the ears and in a third tradition his hair reached the lobes of his ears. Yet there are traditions according to which his hair came down to the shoulders or near the shoulders. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]

All these traditions can be reconciled if it is taken that when he applied oil or combed it, the hair looked longer, alternatively, the traditions represent the position before and after trimming.

October 9, 2009

42) Listening to People’s Private Conversations

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{And spy not on each other.} (Al-Hujurat: 12)

The meaning of this command is that a Muslim should avoid searching about his brother’s faults that Allah has concealed.

Once a man said to Ibn Mas’ud (may Allah be pleased with him), “This man, Al-Walid Ibn ‘Uqbah, seems to be drunk for the traces of wine appears on his beard.” Ibn Mas’ud replied, “We are commanded to avoid spying but when something ascertained to us we judge accordingly.”

The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) declared,

April 5, 2009

13) Wrongly Consuming an Orphan’s Property

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, the Most High, says,

“Those who unjustly eat up the property of orphans eat up fire into their own bodies: they will soon be enduring a blazing fire.” (Al-Nisa’: 10)

The Qur’an also states,

“Come not nigh to the orphan’s property except to improve it, until he attains the age of full strength.” (Al-Imran: 152)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“When I was taken up in Ascent (Mi’raj) I saw some men gapping their jaws under the coercion of other men. Then came another men who fed them stones of fire that penetrated their bodies and came out from their anus. I wondered: ‘Who are they, Gabriel?’ He replied, ‘They are those who unjustly eat up the property of orphans eat up a fire intotheir bodies.” (Muslim)

February 2, 2009

No Support in Life

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

But the anguish of it all: proportional to as many ways our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhe wa sallam enlightened us with to attain nearness of our Allah, as much we are distant from Him today (if not even more). The whole world dwells in our heart; if anything does not then that is Allah. Everybody we are concerned about and the one whom not concerned for – that again – Allah. The harms of this if were for the Hereafter alone then that too was excessively enormous to bear, but simultaneously this world that we are so concerned for also gets ruined.

November 6, 2008


Fiqh, Kitaab us Saum

The Mu’takif should engage himself in lbadat to the best of his ability. Nafl Salat, Tilawat, Durood, Istighfar and permanent Thikr in general should be the Mu’takifs occupations throughout the duration of his I’tikaf.

When the Mu’takif speaks, he must speak only what is virtue or what is necessary.

The Mutakif should not do anything which conflicts with the spirit of I’tikaf. He should guard his heart, mind, ears, eyes and limbs against all evil, thus deriving maximum benefit from his seclusion in the Musjid.

The Mu’takif is the guest of Allah. He should, therefore, be careful of his behaviour in the House of Allah.

September 26, 2008

The Salaat of Women

Fiqh, Women & Family

In the Shariat, although certain forms of Ibaadat (worship) are done both by men and women, yet the manner in which these forms of Ibaadat are fulfilled differ. This is especially apparent in Salaat. Many postures of the Salaat of women differ to that of men in order to maintain the very important principle of modesty and concealment. Many narrations substantiate this fact.

September 13, 2008


Fiqh, Kitaab us Saum

(1) Eating or drinking breaks the Saum.

(2) Sexual intercourse even if there is no emergence of semen.

(3) Smoking.

(4) Inhaling smoke by one’s own action, e.g. inhaling the smoke of incense, etc.

(5) Application of medication into the anus.

(6) Swallowing any substance or object which is not normally consumed as food or medicine, e.g. pebbles, paper, a coin, etc.

(7) Pouring oil into the ears.

September 8, 2008