• La ilaha illa anta subhanaka innee kuntu mina alththalimeena

“There is no god but You: Glorified are You: Truly I have been of the wrongdoers!”

(Qur’aan: 21:87)

This verse is known as Ayatul Karimah, the “glorious verse”. This dua was recited by Prophet Yunus (pbh) when he found himself in the dark belly of a big fish, who swallowed him alive.

  • Rabbi innee lima anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqeerun

“O My Lord! Truly am I in (desperate) need of any good that You bestow on me!”

(Qur’aan: 28:24)

September 1, 2011

Reply from Shaykhul-Hadeeth Maulana Zakariyya (RA)

Dawah & Tabligh, Islamic Politics (Al-Eitidal fi Maratib ul Rijal)

Dearest Brother,

Assalaamu Alaykum. Your kind letter reached me.

It gave me great pleasure to note with what sincerity and deep feeling you express your thoughts. The type of questions which you posed, are quite frequently put to me.

Generally, I reply in a concise manner. This could possibly be as a result of incompetence but on the other hand it could also be because I am extremely busy.

April 19, 2011

The mother of Maryam ‘alayhas salâm

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

Her name is Hannah. Her husband’s name is ‘Imrân who is the father of Maryam. When she fell pregnant, she took a vow that when she gives birth to the child she will keep him free for the service of the musjid. That is, she will not allow him to get involved in any worldly activity. She was under the impression that she will give birth to a boy because only a boy can be of service to the musjid. At that time, vows of this nature were permissible. When the time of delivery of the child came, she gave birth to a girl. Out of sadness she said: “O Allah! I have given birth to a girl.” She was informed that this girl will be better than boys and that Allah has accepted her. She kept the name of this child Maryam and made a du‘â to Allah that He should protect her and her progeny from shaytân. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said that shaytân torments every child that is born. However, he was unable to torment Maryam and ‘Îsâ ‘alayhimas salâm.

March 6, 2011