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The Tree that Resembles a Believer

May 13, 2009


The saying of the Messenger sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam:

“Indeed there is a tree that does not shed its leaves, it resembles a Muslim. So tell me, which is it?”

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My Lord, Bestow on them Your Mercy

May 11, 2009


وَقَضَى رَبُّكَ أَلاَّ تَعْبُدُواْ إِلاَّ إِيَّـهُ وَبِالْوَلِدَيْنِ إِحْسَـناً إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلاَهُمَا فَلاَ تَقُل لَّهُمَآ أُفٍّ وَلاَ تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلاً كَرِيمًا وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَقُل رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِى صَغِيرًا

And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him, and that you be excellent to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them, but address them in terms of honor. And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say: “My Lord! Bestow on them Your mercy as they did bring me up when I was young.” (Isra 17:23-24)

Have you made duaa for your parents?

Some favorite lectures of mine with regards to parents:

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Ways to be Near the Prophet

May 7, 2009


He came during a time of darkness and spread, by the will of Allah, light upon the land.

Fast forward 1,429 years later, and here we are with hardly any knowledge of him sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam. We have lost our chance to be with the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam in this dunya, so let us not loose our chance in the hereafter.

In many ahadeeth, the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam mentions ways that we can be near to him by doing certain deeds.

How can we achieve nearness to him alayhi salaatu wa salaam?

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Strengthening Our Soul – Shari’ah Program

May 6, 2009


Alhamdulillah – Dar us Salaam in College Park, Maryland is bringing their Shari’ah Intensive Program to everyone with an awesome lineup of instructors including Imam Safi Khan and AlMaghrib Institute’s Shaykh AbdurRahman Hejazy. Read about the other instructors here.

InshaAllah classes will be from 6-9PM EST, Monday-Friday for two weeks (July 6th-17th).

For anyone in the area, registration is only $90 on-site if you register before the end of May! And for those who would like to take these classes online, tuition is only $55 before the end of May!

Please share this with your family and friends inshaAllah:

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O Bearer of the Qur’an…

May 5, 2009


I thought this was beautiful:

ياحامل القرآن قد خصك الرحمن

O bearer of the Qur’an! The Most Gracious has chosen you,

بالفضل والتيجان والروح والريحان

with grace and crowns, and with life and satisfaction.

يادائم الترتيل للذكر والتنزيل

O constant reciter of The Remembrance and The Revelation!

بشراك يوم رحيل ستفوز بالغفران

Your glad tidings on the day of departure (is that) soon you will win with the forgiveness.

ياقارئ الأيات في الجمع والخلوات

O reciter of ayaat in assemblies and in solitudes,

تزهو بك السماوات وتنتشي الأكوان

The heavens swagger with you and the universe swoon over you.

(parts of translation taken from islamicawakening, jazahum Allahu khayran)

May Allah ta’ala make us among the carriers and companions of the Qur’an, Ameen.

Some Favorite Reciters

May 3, 2009


I’ve put together a list of my favorite reciters, other than the top 3: Shaykh Hosary, Shaykh Minshawy, and shaykh AbdulBaasit raihamhumullah.

Follow along with the translation at Find high quality recitations at:
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The Bayyinah Dream

April 28, 2009


Alhamdulillahil lathi bi ni’matihi tatimu saalihaat.

I wanted to share this awesome new initiative that Bayyinah Institute is doing:

And tune in tonight (and every wednesday night) after Maghrib (eastern time) for a tafseer session with br Nouman, live from Maryland, on juz ‘amma.