Virtues of Dhul Hijjah

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

May Allah Bless humanity and all Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the world in this blessed month of Dhul Hijjah.

Kindly find huge resources on the virtues of the First Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah, and related material on Umrah, Hajj, Eid al Adhaa, Sacrifice, Tahmeed, Takbeer, Tahleel, Tasbeeh etc. here

Sal-lal-laahu-Alaa-Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu-Alaihi-Wa-Sallam.

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

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Evaluation Sheet for the Month of Ramadhaan

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I extend my hearty greetings to every one of you on the blessed Ramadhaan occasion.

🙂  R A M A D H A A N      M U B A A R A K  🙂

Kindly find this Self-evaluation Sheet made for the month of Ramadhaan.

This will not only indicate what one has to do in Ramadhaan but also help in keeping a track on one’s performance thus providing an opportunity to improve and focus on consistency, inshaaAllah.

PS: This Self-Evaluation Programme was done primarily for my school students but can be used by anyone who cares for his/her Personality Development, inshaaAllah.

Baarakallaah.

For Ramadhaan Resources, please visit https://yassarnalquran.wordpress.com/  inshaaAllah.

Jazakallaahu Khayra.

All About Al Israa wal Meraaj

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Dear brothers/sisters, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

Every year in the month of Rajab we find Muslims around the world discussing about this unique event that took place in the glorious life of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.

It has become a common ‘belief’ among us that this fascinating episode took place in the month of Rajab while the fact is something else!

This re-post is intended to spread awareness, educating and conveying the truth of the matter.  Continue reading

It is sinful to celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Why Muslims Should Not Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

This question may be answered in several ways:

1 – In Islam, the festivals are clearly defined and well established, and no additions or subtractions may be accepted. They are an essential part of our worship and there is no room for personal opinion. They have been prescribed for … Continue reading

Notes on Surah Yaseen (3 Lessons)

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Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

Teacher Mukhsana prepared these notes and has shared for the benefit of all concerned.

May Allah Reward Her for her time and effort.  Continue reading

Surah Luqman, Aayaat 12-15

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It is always better to teach students learn the word by word meaning of the verses of the glorious Qur’an.

This exercise is one step in that direction.  Continue reading

Surah al Haaqqah, Verses 13-18

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 YEAR 11 Notes:  SURAH AL HAAQ’QAH ( VERSES 13-18 )- THE INEVITABLE DAY

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

Q1. Define:  Continue reading

On the occasion of the New Islamic Year …

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Presenting some facts and links on the glorious occasion of the New Islamic Year – 1438 🙂

Hijrah, the basis of Islamic Calendar

1437 years have passed since the Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam made his epoch-making journey called Hijrah.

Islam, unlike other religions, is not found on hero-worship.  Continue reading

Arafah: What a Great Day This Is! Subhanallaah!

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11th September 2016 is the Day of Arafah / 9th Dhul Hijjah 1437.

Presenting here a collection of ahaadeeth on the significance and virtues of the Day of Arafah.

In addition, a few Jumu’ah Khutbahs on Arafah and Eid al Adhaa are also given here. 

Fasting on the day of Arafah is an expiation for two years:

The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of ’Arafah, since it is on this day that the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of ’Arafah, praying and supplicating to their Lord. It is mustahabb (highly recommended) for those who are not pilgrims to fast on this day, since the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) was asked about fasting on the day of ’Arafah, so he said, “It expiates the sins (Minor) of the past year and the coming year.” [Muslim (no. 1162)] Imaam at-Tirmidhee said, “The People of Knowledge consider it recommended to fast on the day of ’Arafah, except for those at ’Arafah.” [Muslim (no. 1348)]

Allah frees slaves from the fire on Arafat more than any other day

Likewise, the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘There is no day on which Allaah frees people from the Fire more so than on the day of ’Arafah. He comes close to those (people standing on ’Arafah), and then He revels before His Angels saying, ‘What are these people seeking.” [Jaami’ut-Tirmidhee (3/377)]

Forgiveness of the Sins even if they are like the foam on the Sea

As for you staying till the evening in Arafah, then Allaah descends to the sky of the Dunya and He boasts about you to the Angels, and says: ‘My slaves have come to Me, looking rough, from every deep valley hoping for My mercy, so if your sins were equivalent to the amount of sand or the drops of rain or like the foam on the sea I will forgive them. So go forth My slaves! Having forgiveness and for what or who you have interceded for.’ [Reported by at-Tabarani in his book “al-Kabeer” and by al-Bazaar. Shaykh Al-Albani graded it Hassan. Taken from ‘Saheeh al-Targheeb wa Tarheeb’. Volume 2,Page 9-10, hadeeth no. 1112]

It is the day on which the religion was perfected and Allaah’s Favour was completed:

In Al-Saheehayn it was reported from ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) that a Jewish man said to him, “O Ameer al-Mu’mineen, there is an aayah in your Book which you recite; if it had come to us Jews, we would have taken that day as an ‘Eid (festival).” ‘Umar said, “Which aayah?” He said: “This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” [al-Maa’idah 5:3 – interpretation of the meaning]. ‘Umar said, “We know on which day and in which place that was revealed to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). It was when he was standing in ‘Arafaah on a Friday.”

Allaah expresses His pride to His angels:

It was reported from Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah expresses His pride to His angels at the time of ‘Ishaa’ on the Day of ‘Arafaah, about the people of ‘Arafaah. He says, ‘Look at My slaves who have come unkempt and dusty.’” Narrated by Ahmad and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.

The standing on ‘Arafaat is the hajj:

The standing on ‘Arafaat is the hajj. The crowds should remind you of the Day of Resurrection. Humble yourself to Allaah, manifest your ‘uboodiyyah to Him Alone through du’aa, sincere intention and strong determination to free yourself from the sins of the past and to build up a commitment to rush for doing what is good. Think of becoming a better person when you return. Rid yourself of false pride and showing off because it may ruin what you gain on this day.

Courtesy: The above collection is taken from here

Some Beneficial Links on Arafah:

The DU’AA of Arafah (post)

Things To Do on the Day of Arafah (post)

Excellence of the Day of Arafah (post)

Significance of the Day of Arafah (PDF, Arabic Khutbah)

Significance of the Day of Arafah (PDF, English Khutbah)

The Virtues of the Day of Arafah (post, English Khutbah)

Qurbani aur Ashara Zil Hijja ki Fadhilat (PDF, Urdu)

Yaume Arafah aur Eid al Adhaa (PDF, Urdu Khutbah)

Eid al Adhaa Mubaarak (PDF, Arabic Khutbah)

Farewell Address of the Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam (Doc, Arabic Khutbah)

Sacrifice-related links for Eid al Adhaa:

The Time for Udhiyah

Udhiyah in one’s own country and NOT sending giving money to charity!

Is it Essential to eat from the sacrificial meat?

Division and Sharing the Meat of the Sacrificial Animal

No Fast on 11th, 12th and 13th of Dhul Hijjah:

Not to Fast on the Days of Tashreeq

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

Sal-lal-laahu Ala Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam.

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