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The two journeys

AL-ISRA WA AL-MI’RAJ   سراء والمعراج WHAT IS AL-ISRA? Literal: It is an Arabic word meaning “a journey by night.” Islamic: It refers to the miraculous night journey of the Prophet ﷺ from Masjid Al-Haram (in Makkah) to Jerusalem, specifically, to … Continue reading

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Tahmid

The exclusive praise ALHAMDULILLAH comes from the root HA-MIM-DAL (ح م د) which means: to praise, laud with deep feelings of adoration and submission; to praise one for something done by that one’s own will; to speak well of, honor, commend; … Continue reading

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Glorifying God

A man said: “O Messenger of Allah! The teachings of the faith have become many upon me, so tell me of something which I can adhere to.” To which Prophet Muhammad replied: “That your tongue remain moist with the remembrance … Continue reading

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Good side of things

Being able to see the good side of things even at the toughest of times is really a blessing from Allah. The Prophet ﷺ said that the believer is a positive thinker and not a negative thinker. To further emphasize … Continue reading

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People of the Book

The term People of the Book (Ahl Al-Kitāb) is used to refer to followers of certain monotheistic faiths (which have a revealed scripture called Al-Kitab in Arabic which pre-date the advent of Islam. In particular, it refers to the Christians, … Continue reading

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I missed my past

Years ago, I attended a seminar-workshop. An unexpected question from the speaker – “HOW LONG DO YOU TALK TO YOUR FAMILY IN A DAY?” I found myself dumbfounded. And I guess everyone was hit bull’s eye. No one really gave a … Continue reading

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Tasbih

The Arabic word TASBIH is derived from the root SIN-BA-HA (س ب ح) which means “to glorify.” TASBIH is by saying SUBHAN-Allah (سبحان الله‎). It is a form of praising the Absolute Perfection of Allah ﷻ, and admitting no lack or no … Continue reading

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