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Welcome Ramadhan 2015!
So Ramadhan is here once again Masha’Allah and all of us have finally reached this month, thanks to Allah Subhan Ahu Wa Ta’ala. We are all alive and breathing and making an effort every now and then to remember Him and please Him. Continue reading
Reading the Quran: Every Effort Counts!
Many of you are new to Islam and now that Ramadhan is coming, ensure that you are not at all discouraged when you hear how others have been finishing Juzz after Juzz of the Qura’an, but you have done only a little. Never mind the quantity. The main thing is your Niyyah; the purer your intentions are, the better will be your act and the virtuous will be the rewards in the HereAfter! Continue reading
Make Your Kids Ready For Ramadhan!
The gates of Heaven are opened during this month, the Shaytaan is chained up 🙂 and the gates of Hell are closed! This is one important reminder for kids to make them understand the importance of this month. The gates of Heaven from where abound unlimited Mercy and Forgiveness, Love and Peace are open to all by Allah SubhanahuWaTa’ala, He wants us all to seek His Pleasure during this month and grab for ourselves His bounties in unlimited amounts.
The first week of Shaba’an has gone by already and Ramadhan will be here in no time at all. You have read my article about how to prepare yourself for Ramadhan, now here is another one how to actually motivate your kids for the upcoming days so they may also be in a similar state of thought and well being. Continue reading
10 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Ramadhan
So the month of Ramadhan is up next, Insha’Allah. With this last month to go, before we all begin to fast and pray Taraveeh prayers after Ishan Salah, all of us are busy preparing ourselves mentally and physically for the arrival of this great month!
So how must you prepare yourself for Ramadhan? What are the ways you can actually welcome this month with much fervour and respect and fulfill all your Islamic obligations as laid out by Allah Subhan Ahu Wa Ta’ala, the Quran and the Sunnah.
Here are 10 ways how you can prepare yourselves, these are few of my own ways, don’t forget to add in some of your own! Continue reading
Be Jealous Of None!!
So you don’t want anyone to be better or superior than you in terms of strength or fame or power or beauty? You can’t imagine anyone with far more riches and wealth than you have? You think your kids are the best in town and there is no one else who can defeat them? If you hear about someone who has exceeded in popularity, do you start talking bad about that person?
This is jealousy when you envy someone for his/her victories, wealth, high status, handsome salary, beauty or other such worldly benefits. Continue reading
What About A Good Word?
No words can describe the beauty of the above Verse (Chapter 14, Verse 24) in the Quran. The Verses 25 and 26 follow, illustrating the comparison in further detail,
“Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, [making] a good word like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches [high] in the sky? It produces its fruit all the time, by permission of its Lord. And Allah presents examples for the people that perhaps they will be reminded. And the example of a bad word is like a bad tree, uprooted from the surface of the earth, not having any stability.”
This Verse has a powerful message to the whole of humanity. Continue reading
Is your child doing Quran Hifdh?
This post is for all parents whose children are currently doing Quran Hifdh or have finished off with it. It has a few tips and ways that you can follow to ensure your child remains motivated always for reading and learning the Quran.
I wrote it in the beginning and I am sure most of you must have missed it. here it is again.
If your child, either boy or girl has completed Quran Hifdh, or is still on its way to completion, then this is a must read for you! here are a few tips that you should follow to maintain a healthy environment positive to learning and encouragement.
The process of Quran Hifdh is a journey in itself that continues not for an year or two, but for the whole life time. As a parent, you have the ultimate responsibility to take care of your child and do the following:
Be patient. As said earlier, the process of Quran Hifdh continues for ever so you must seek patience from Allah Almighty and wait.
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Colors Of The Sky
All of us know that there are seven skies, one on top of the other and the throne of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala lies on the topmost sky. But many of us do not know the the names and colors of those skies. I was going through something and I got to read about them which I am stating here: Continue reading
The Beginning of the Adhan
Working on my child’s Islamiat assignment, I came across one very interesting story. For those of you who would like to know the origins of the Adhan and its beginning, must read it along with their kids (if any). My children just loved it, they could exactly imagine in their little minds what happened in Medina hundreds of years ago.
Also, looking for a bedtime story for kids? An Islamic themed bed time story? Then read this aloud to your kids at bedtime….
The streets of Medina were full of people. Men buying and selling goods in the market, women busy in household chores, little boys playing outside their homes, wayfarers trotting along the path… activities were being carried out as they are in streets everywhere. There was noise and mayhem and people were totally engrossed in their tasks and discussions. Continue reading
The Beauty of The Adhan
Whenever I hear the Adhan, I always think of my family members and friends in Western countries where Adhan is not called out aloud via loudspeakers and no body in the neighborhood can actually hear it taking place…. The Adhan is a call to prayer, a reminder that began in the times of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H), in fact, he was the one who had felt the need for it as Muslim population of Medina was on the rise and Muslims were busy than before in trade and agriculture. What happens if we have an appointment with our boss at work? What do we do? We wake up on time, wear our best clothes and reach the office on time, earlier than our usual time.. after all, we have to impress him and in doing so appropriately, we expect some kind of a promotion in our current position, a substantial increase in benefits from him and an elevated view of ourselves in his eyes. The same ruling applies to students who want to impress their teachers, they want extra marks for their overall conduct and behavior, points for meeting the deadlines and so on…. Continue reading
10 Ways To Increase Concentration In Salah
With so much to do on my hands, I have noticed that while I am saying Salah, many thoughts appear in the mind relevant to the activity I was doing before that. Sometimes its related to teaching my kids, the activities I will do with them after I am done with Salah and so on.
During the entire day, we are highly engrossed in worldly activities and involved in socializing on social media websites. That takes away our time as well as diverts our attention from the more important aspects of life, from our due obligations we become astray and thoughts of those activities repeatedly flash in our minds when we are performing what is necessary and for what we will be accountable for, One day. Continue reading
Best Apps for Learning Quran Vocabulary
As I told you previously in the various ways for how to understand Quran vocabulary, I mentioned the process of learning through a Word-to-Word translated Quran Shareef. One way to learn Quran Vocabulary words one by one or in a sentence form is to either buy such Quran Shareef (in book form) from a reputed Islamic Publishing House that is translated by a worthy Islamic scholar.
Please refer to any reputed Quran Institute or Instructor before buying so you may know the best one that offers the simplest translation in your native language. Continue reading
How To Understand Quran Vocabulary
While reading the Quran scripture in Arabic, the thought that comes to mind is, that what exactly is written here? What do these Verses, that I am reading, mean? What is the Message they are conveying?
To understand Quran Vocabulary is important so you may exactly know what you are reading and may try to implement whatever you have learned in your daily lives, also you can narrate messages to your family members or tell stories from the Quran to your kids with much ease. Continue reading
Best Apps for Quran Hifdh
Are you looking for some apps for Quran Hifdh (Quran memorization)? Are you a parent whose child is learning the Quran? Then, Read some tips for parents whose child is doing Quran Hifdh. Also, check out these following apps from Google Play which are really good: Continue reading