Surah Nooh: Dual Interpretation


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.

While teaching the prescribed Suwar (pl. of Surah) to the students, I always feel that the English meaning given in the Islamic Studies text books – I Love Islam and Learning Islam – are not up to the mark. They are at times substandard.  Continue reading


Basics of Uloom al Hadeeth


Download Year 12 Notes on BASICS OF ULOOM AL HADEETH  inshaaAllah.

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

Types of Salah and their Validity


Presenting a collection on Different Types of Salah with sound argument and authentic references. Hope this helps all brothers and sisters, InshaaAllah.

Prayers are given as per alphabetical order.  Continue reading

Eid al Adhaa Mubaarak :)


تقبّل الله منّا ومنكم  May Allah accept it from us and you. 

E I D  M U B A A R A K  to  You 🙂

Alhamdulillaah, here are a few important links on Eid Eid Adha, Sacrifice & the Day of Sacrifice, the Days of Tashreeq, Eid Takbeer etc.  Continue reading

Surah al Hujuraat: Aayaat 1 to 8


Write an essay on the following: 

1. Can a Sahabi make a serious mistake? Support your answer with at least one story from the time of the Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.  Continue reading

An ode to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم


A poem I wrote long back, during my college days 🙂

Thought of reliving the past and refreshing the present love for Rasulullaah sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.

Let’s all try to live by it, Inshaa’allah.

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Ramadhaan Mubaarak :)


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

When the mega month of Ramadhaan rises in a Muslim’s life, he compliments himself on this singular good fortune and becomes agog with excitement. He has been given a golden opportunity to refine himself through fasting and through the spiritual nourishment of the glorious Qur’an. The whole community rises to the occasion and greets the month which brings in its wake innumerable possibilities and privileges.  

In this splendid scenario, this Post is dedicated to all brothers & sisters in Islam, alhamdulillah.

While I wish you a Happy Ramadhaan, I pray to Allah to shower His choicest Blessings upon you and your family in this blessed month, and all throughout the year. May Allah give us the Tawfeeq to put things into practice and may He accept all our sincere efforts and endeavours. Aameen

Do not forget me and my family in your sincere du’aa. Thank you, and Jazakallaahu Khayra. 

Your brother in Islam, MuQeet

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The Voluntary Prayers


1. What is the difference between Salatul Fardh and Salatus Sunnah?

Salatul Fard are the compulsory prayers which a Muslim must perform and Salatus Sunnah are the encouraged prayers.

2. What is Sunnah Ratibah? Give one example.

Sunnah Ratibah are those prayers offered by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) regularly at fixed times. For example: 2 Rak’ahs before Fajr Salah

3. What is Salatut Tataw’wo? Give one example.

Salatut Tataw’wo  are the voluntary prayers which were encouraged by the Prophet (peace be upon him). For example: the Tahajjud prayer, late night prayer.

4. What is the reward for praying Sunnah regularly?

The reward we will get for praying Sunnah regularly is a house in Jannah.

5. List the times that are not good for Salatut Tataw’wo.

  • After Fajr prayer until the sun rises up a little.
  • The few minutes before the Athan of Salatuz Zuhr.
  • After Salatul Witr
  • Between Salatul Asr and Maghrib.
  1. What is the other name for Salatut Tataw’wo?

Salatun Nafl is the other name for Salatut Tataw’wo

The Story of the Three Who Missed Tabook

EXERCISE 1: Multiple Choice:

Check the Text Book, and do the answers to the Workbook Questions on Page 51, InshaaAllah.

EXERCISE 2: Question and Answers (Page 53)

1. How many days did the campaign to Tabook last? For how many days did the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and the Muslims ostracize (boycott) Ka’b and the other two companions who lagged behind? What lessons you can learn from that?

The Muslims returned to Madinah during the month of Ramadan after fifty days.

After listening to Ka’b ibn Malik and the other two men, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) told the people to boycott them and this continued for fifty days.

Ka’b ibn Malik, Murarah bin Rabee and Hilal bin Umayyah did not have an excuse as to why they were not able to take part in the campaign of Tabook. When the Prophet (Peace be upon him) returned to Madinah, they went to him and told him the truth.

They could have lied like the hypocrites but they chose to be truthful. They were righteous men. They were known to have taken part in previous battle/s. But this time it was a mistake committed on their part.

After they were boycotted, they felt depressed as no one spoke to them whether it was in the masjid or in the market place. The three men felt guilty. After fifty days they were forgiven by Allah. We learn that no matter what, we should never lie. Always remember Truth prevails and falsehood perishes.

2. Compare the hardship Abu Tharr Al-Ghifari went through when he followed the Muslims alone in the desert with hardship that Ka’b went through after Muslims returned to Madinah.

Abu Tharr was eager to join the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and the rest of the Muslims in Tabook. He was left behind because his camel was slow. So he put his belongings on his back and started walking alone in the desert. Other than it being summer time, it became more difficult for him as he had to walk rather than ride on his camel. He did not have any one to accompany him too. He faced this hardship for the Sake of Allah. The Prophet was very happy to see him.

Ka’b ibn Malik was at first worried as he did not know what to tell the Prophet (Peace be upon him). Then after being boycotted he felt alone and sad. No one would speak to him including his relatives. Ka’b had definitely realized his mistake.

Abu Tharr was received happily by the Muslims. His right intention and immediate action resulted in his favour. As for Ka’b, he did not prepare for the campaign and thought that because of a large army, his absence would not be noticed. He suffered because of his wrong decision. Both of them went through difficultly but at last they got the reward for it, Abu Tharr for his right intention and Ka’b for his honesty.