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Bismillah walhamdulillahi wahdahu, was salaatu was salaamu ‘alaa man la nabiyy ba’dahu.

سُبْحَانَكَ لَا عِلْمَ لَنَا إِلَّا مَا عَلَّمْتَنَا ۖ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْعَلِيمُ الْحَكِيمُ

“Glory be to You, How far You are from imperfection, we have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Wise.”  (2:32)

I’ve always been asked when I will get my own blog. MashaAllah this is my third attempt (third time is the sunnah inshaAllah) at starting one and keeping it.

The purpose of this blog is to post tayyibaat, good things, primarily gems from the Qur’an and Arabic language. Why the name “Tayyibaat”? Read why I chose it here.

Everything that I post is based on various Islamic courses and classes I have taken, specifically from Al-Huda Institute‘s Ta’leemul Qur’an course. I have no knowledge, all I am doing is passing on what I learned from these courses and institutes. Sisters out there: if you have the chance to take a class with Al-Huda, don’t pass it up!

If anyone would like to contact me, please email me at

I ask Allah ta’ala to place barakah in our time and actions and make us among at Tayyibeen, Ameen.

wa lillahil hamd.

الفقيرة لرحمة ربها


19 Comments leave one →
  1. Saif permalink
    September 20, 2008 5:22 am

    Salam ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah.

    May Allah reward you for the beneficial work you are doing. I’m curious to know if your teacher, Dr. Idrees Zubair, is the son of the famous Hadith scholar of the Indo-Pak subcontinent, the late Shaykh Abu Tayyeb Shams ul Haq al-Adheemabadi: the author of ‘Awn al-Ma’bud Sharh Sunan Abu Dawud, one of best explanations of Abu Dawud in recent times.

    If yes, then make sure you get an Ijazah in Hadith from him 🙂

  2. September 20, 2008 8:34 am

    wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

    Jazakum Allahu khayran.

    Yes he is the son of shaykh Abu Tayyab rahimahullah, but not Shaykh Abu Tayyab who is the author of ‘Awn al Ma’bood. Unfortunately, Dr Zubair (from my knowledge) doesn’t teach woman’s classes, and even if he did, I don’t speak Urdu! (not from the indo-pak region)

    However, alhamdulillah his wife (Dr Farhat Hashmi) oversees the course I’m taking and his two daughters are two of my teachers. MashaAllah what a blessed family, may Allah ta’ala increase them in all that is good, Ameen.

  3. September 29, 2008 10:09 am

    Assalamu’Alaykum sister,

    I love your blog sister. May Allahu ta’alaa reward you immensely for this. Keep up the great work that you are doing and keep us posted, insha’Allah!!!


  4. September 29, 2008 1:59 pm

    wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah ukthee,

    Alhamdulillah, Jazakum Allahu khayran 🙂 May Allah azza wa jal accept our deeds and guide us to be steadfast upon them, Ameen.

  5. eesaa permalink
    October 12, 2008 10:59 pm

    Jazaakillaahu khayran for coming to my blog and leaving a comment. I ask Allaah ta’ala to bless your efforts and make you from the people of Firdaws al Aalaa!

  6. October 13, 2008 9:31 am

    wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah

    wa iyyak brother Brent, I enjoyed reading that description of Makkah.

    may Allah azza wa jal grant you the same, Ameen. Barak Allahu feek.

  7. eesaa permalink
    October 14, 2008 9:30 pm

    wa feeki barakullaah… we have some new stuff up if you want to go check it out. Comments are important (In shaa Allaah). Jazaakillaahu khayran.

  8. October 17, 2008 1:32 am

    assalam alaikum

    Nice blog, ma sha Allah tabaraka Allah.

  9. October 17, 2008 2:58 am

    wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah

    Jazakum Allahu khayran! I get all the HalfDate emails 🙂

  10. October 19, 2008 7:44 pm

    This fool wishes for you to pass on what you have learned about surah al-hasr.

    -giacomo de seingalt

  11. Jasim permalink
    October 19, 2008 10:35 pm

    Assalam alaykum

    No, Dr. Idrees Zubair is not the son of Sham al-Haq Adheemabadi (rahimahullah). This shaykh died in 1908 or 1910! I’m curious, sister, why did you think br. Sayf was correct? Did you ask Farhat Hashimi herself? In that case, I will be extremely surprised to find out that he is indeed the father because the dates don’t match. Dr. Idrees Zubair has to be approaching 100 years of age!

    If I’m correct I’ll inform the brother if you still have his email address so that this rumor doesn’t get out of control.

    It’s true though that both Dr. Idrees Zubair’s father and the writer of ‘Awn al-Ma’bud had the same kuniyah: Abu Tayyab.

  12. October 19, 2008 10:48 pm

    wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah,

    SubhanAllah I completely missed the last name of the shaykh! They not only have the same kunyahs, but the same names. Dr Zubair’s father’s name is also: Abu Tayyab Shams al Haqq. May Allah shower mercy upon both of them.

    Alhamdulillah it was an honest mistake Jasim, we are all children of Aadam. It is not a rumor that has raged out of control, merely a slight overlook of the eye that has now been corrected walhamdulillah. 🙂 Jazakum Allahu khayran for the correction, I will inform the brother myself.

    brother giacomo: inshaAllah when we cover the surah in class, I will share what I learned…until then, please read the tafseer of the surah, click here.

    The Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam was not commanded to ask for an increase of anything except for knowledge (ilm), so say this duaa: Rabbi zidnee ‘ilma: O my Rabb, increase me in knowledge. (20:114)

    And Allah azza wa jal knows best.

  13. October 20, 2008 2:53 am

    This life is a constant reminder for our messenger(s) was sent to perfect our character. Amatullah, tell me how your character benefited from this knowledge. So that I may benefit as well.


  14. ooohshiny permalink
    April 11, 2009 3:48 am

    I really like your blog mashaAllah, a lot of info and useful stuff. A great reminder alhamdulillah for those of us who study the Qur’an for a year and don’t follow up by revising!
    keep it up 🙂

  15. September 7, 2009 4:12 am

    Nice to read your blog …………………….

  16. Mohammad permalink
    July 1, 2010 11:10 pm

    As-Salamu Aly-Kum Sister,

    JKhair for an amazing blog. Can you please add more duaas? I find that duaas are very hard to understand from translation (and there usually isn’t tafseer for them). Currently I am in the process of learning Arabic so it may some time before I can fully understand the depth of the duaa. However, your posts help a lot in terms of understanding the meaning. And just imagine the immense ajar that you will recive for this.

    JazakiAllahu Khairan.

    As-Salamu Aly-Kum.

  17. July 1, 2010 11:14 pm

    wa alaykum salam wa rahmatullah,

    jazaak Allahu khayran for your comment. Alhamdulillah I’m glad the posts help, and all thanks is for Allah. InshaAllah I am working on a few more duaas this month and will be sharing at least one new duaa a week in Ramadan inshaAllah. I ask Allah to give me the strength and ability to complete them.

  18. May 26, 2011 8:45 pm

    Assalaamu alaikum sister,

    MashaAllah excellent blog! May Allah reward you.

    Would you mind adding
    to your blogroll please? Jazakillahu khayran.

  19. March 15, 2012 6:13 am

    Jazakillah Sister for making use of what Allah Almighty has given you to make this beneficial wonderful and informative blog.
    BarakAllah Feek!

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