Stalls to Visit at the Sharjah Book Fair

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As Sharjah Book Fair is on, I would like to request all my blog readers  /subscribers/teachers/parents and students living in the UAE to Visit Hall No. 4 Stall No. K 23 (Mecca Books) and Stall No. K 25 (Islamic Book Trust, Malaysia) InshaaAllah.

Stall No. 25 has a wide range of Islamic Books, alhamdulillaah.

Stall No. 23 is selling an Award Winning Book on Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) entitled REVELATION: The Story of Muhammad, Peace and Blessings be upon him.  Continue reading

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Sharjah Book Fair, 2016

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Thousands of UAE readers and writers love to visit the Sharjah International Book Fair every year.

Yes, the most awaited event for voracious readers and book connoisseurs is here! 🙂   Continue reading

Friday Sermon on ‘the New Academic Year’

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As mentioned here, the topic of the Jumu’ah Khutbah in the UAE on Friday, the 26th August 2016, was on ‘The New Academic Year’.

I am presenting this Sermon here as a separate post owing to its importance and relevance. Continue reading

Surah al Muzzammil, Ayah 20

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Download Word-to-Word meaning of Surah al Muzzammil, Ayah 20

Baarakallaahu Feekum. 

Rain, Rain, Come Again!

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Thursday, the 10th March 2016 is declared holiday for all Government and private schools in UAE 🙂

Here is some beautiful info on rain and our beloved Prophet’s attitude, du’aa and adhkaar……

For people who live in a desert, rain is unusual.

And this once-in-a-blue-moon thing is happening in the United Arab Emirates!

Man, however, is an extremist by nature. When there is no rain, he yearns for it. And when it rains, he becomes restless and shows signs of ingratitude.

As a Muslim we need to know that our Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam not only sought rain but when it rained, he also enjoyed it as much as he could. 

How amazing it would be if we also did as the Messenger of Allah did!

Read the following hadeeths:

Abu Saeed al Khudri, one of the beloved companions of the Messenger of Allah, narrates:

“A cloud came and it rained till the roof started leaking and in those days the roof used to be of the branches of date-palms. Iqama was pronounced and I saw Allah’s Messenger (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) prostrating in water and mud and even I saw the mark of mud on his forehead.” Sahih al Bukhari

Another great companion, Anas bin Malik radhiyallahu anhu, says

“I saw rain water trickling down his beard”. (Read the first hadeeth in this link)

Our glorious Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam use to make this beautiful du’aa during rain:

 اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْهُ صَيِّبًا نَافِعًا …. O Allah! Make it a Beneficial Rain.

This du’aa is to be said upon hearing thunder:

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Following are some of the other du’aas (Supplications) for and during rain:

In Arabic Dua in Arabic
In English ‘O Allaah, send upon us helpful, wholesome and healthy rain, beneficial not harmful rain, now, not later.’
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In English ‘O Allaah, relieve us, O Allaah, relieve us, O Allaah, relieve us.’

 

In Arabic Dua in Arabic
In English ‘O Allaah, provide water for Your servants and Your cattle, spread out Your mercy and resurrect Your dead land.’

Here are some du’aas (supplications) to be said during windstorm, thunderstorm or hurricanes: 

Dua in Arabic

‘O Allah, I ask You for it’s goodness and I take refuge with You from it’s evil.’

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“O Allah, I ask You for it’s goodness, the good within it, and the good it was sent with, and I take refuge with You from it’s evil, the evil within it, and from the evil it was sent with.”

 

 

 

 

“O Allah, don’t end our lives with Your wrath, and do not make us perish with Your punishment and forgive us before that.”

The du’aa in the picture below is the supplication to be made after the rainfall.

This du’aa is in fact an expression of one’s gratitude to one’s Creator for His blessings and mercy.

Also, we need to make more and more du’aa and seek forgiveness when it rains as it is one of the Best Times to make du’aa.

Dear brothers and sisters, if possible try to go out in rain and make prostration in water and mud and have a mark of mud on your foreheads as did our Role Model.

Boys can pray outside the Masjid just two Ra’kah nafl and enjoy water falling on you.

Sal-lal-laahu-‘Ala Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu-Alaihi-wa-sallam.

Jazakallahu Khayra for reading this post.

One Year Course for Teachers

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Respected Teachers,

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.

In view of 2016 being observed as the Year of Reading, a One Year Self-study Course is designed for teachers.  Continue reading

KHDA Test: Tokens of Advice

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Interested Teachers can check out this newly added Page: KHDA: TOKENS OF ADVICE InshaaAllah.

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

Sharjah Book Fair is On…..!

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His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, opened the 11-day annual event, the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2013, at the Expo Centre, Sharjah.

Considered one of the four largest book fairs in the world, this year’s SIBF welcomes representatives from 53 countries, and the participation of 1,010 local and international publishing houses, offering more than 400,000 titles and over 500 cultural activities.

“Thanks to Allah and to the hard work of its leaders and the diligence of its people the UAE has reached this level of cultural and civilisational sophistication, aspiring to develop the human mind and spirit,” said Dr Shaikh Sultan at the opening ceremony.

Dr Shaikh Sultan inaugurates the Book Fair at the Sharjah Expo Centre on Wednesday. 
 
I request all my students and blog visitors from the UAE to grab this opportunity and visit the Book Fair without fail. 
 
Please visit OTHER BOOKS/BLACKSTONE & HOLYWELL Publications at Hall No. 5, Stall 49-53 for amazing collection of Islamic Books, Inshaa’Allah. Also visit DARUSSALAM PUBLICATIONS Insha’Allah.
 
VENUE: Sharjah Expo Centre
Dates: November 6 to 16, 2013. 
Timings: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m (Friday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
 

Click here TO VISIT the official website for other details.

Thank you, and Jazakallaahu Khayra.