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No one can define Allah better than Allah Himself as He is Al-‘Aleem (The All Knowing). The word ‘Allah’ soothes us in times of panic, consoles us in times of depression, and motivates us in times of distress....

Ramzan: The Month of Mercy
Sadia Dehlvi
Ramzan: The Month of Mercy
By Sadia Dehlvi

The month of Ramzan is a gift that returns each year as an opportunity to fight spiritual diseases and purify our hearts. The goal of fasting is the acquisition of taqwa, a conscious awareness of God. Fasting helps in weaning the love of the world and all its trappings, for worldly pleasures such as food, sex and drink are given up voluntarily....

If you do not have complete knowledge about anything, better keep your mouth shut. You might think that speaking about something without full knowledge is a trivial matter. But it might have grave consequences [an-Nur 24:14-16] When you hear something malicious about someone, keep a favourable view about him/her until you attain full knowledge about the matter. Consider others innocent until they are proven guilty with solid and truthful evidence [an-Nur 24:12-13]...

...when the Imam is rounding off the Khutbah. There is the need for us to turn a new leaf. May Allah (SWT) forgive us all. It is also highly discouraged to talk to anybody or verbally respond to the Imam’s questioning during the cause of the Khutbah. The holy prophet (SAW) forbids speaking to your neighbour or asking him to keep quiet even if he engages in such act. “Saying keep quiet to a discussant in the process of Khutbah is a vain talk”. ...

 
God Is Beautiful and He Loves Beauty
Muqtedar Khan
God Is Beautiful and He Loves Beauty
By Muqtedar Khan

بذكر الله تطمئن القلوب Islam teaches that good deeds, especially charity and worship, are pathways to forgiveness and purification. An increased commitment to both is the best way to self-purification. An important characteristic of the spiritualized soul is sensitivity to forgiveness...

 
The Essence of Fasting!
By Khwaja Mohammad Zubair

Fasting in the Holy month of Ramadan is a devotional exercise, which purifies the soul and equips one for a sustained relationship with God where fear of Allah remains supreme. If performed with faith and sincerity, fasting, above all, helps us in becoming a good human being - no wonder all religions one way or other prescribe fasting. It is common knowledge that fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam...

Kashmir constitutes, demonstrates and reflects a special area in the history of Islam. Islam in Kashmir was introduced by Muslim missionaries and Sufis. Since the Sufis from Central Asia began to pour into the picturesque valley, Kashmir became widely known, a valley which is full of Pirs and Sufi Saints—Rish Waer or Pir Waer-- a name given to it by its locals. Among the various Sufi Silsilah (Orders), even if, Qadri Silsilah poured late in Kashmir…

 

Science does not contradict religion, but simply seeks to understand the logic behind God’s wisdom. God wants us to seek knowledge, and declares that the best among us are the ones who knows. Knowledge leads to understanding and understanding to appreciation of the creation and the creator. God is not a being, not a thing, not a male or a female, per Islam it is the noor... 

Fasting is a unique moral and spiritual characteristic of Islam. Fasting means abstaining completely from foods, drinks, intercourse and smoking from dawn till sunset, during the entire month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic year Muslims believe that during this month the gates of hell close — meaning the devil is unable to tempt them during a month of discipline, charity and self-control….

Blessings of the Night of Mid-Sha`ban (Laylat al-Bara’at)
Shab-e-Baraat
Blessings of the Night of Mid-Sha`ban (Laylat al-Bara’at)
Ghulam Rasool Dehlvi, New Age Islam

To sum up, the virtues of this blessed night are established by ahadith and a group of the salaf (سلف "predecessor") is an early Muslim of the first three generations of proponents of the religion. It is highly recommended to stay up on it, and the opinion declaring it Bida’h (innovation) is a "Reprehensible" (munkar) opinion. Usually the Wahhabi/ Salafi/ Ahle hadith sect is seen claiming that all hadiths mentioned above are “Daeef” (Weak). First of all, the hadith of Ibn Habban is termed as "SAHIH" by classical scholars. Even now if someone following such groups does not believe in classical scholars then here is a proof from Salafi [Wahhabi] so called Mujaddid of the last century and a reputed scholar Nasir ud Din Albani who declared Hadiths of 15th Shabaan as authentic [Sahih]. See: (Nasir ud din Albani in Silsilat ul-Ahadith-as Sahiha, Volume No. 3, Page No. 135)...

A lot of debate has taken place on whether Prophet (SAW) travelled to the Heavens spiritually or physically. And in this context the great Islamic Scholar, Maulana Maududi (RA) in his Tafheem-ul-Quran explains in simple terms that the journey was not spiritual (or a dream) but a physical one. He explains on the basis of the reference of the following verses of the Holy Quran that the journey was not spiritual but of physical nature.  Allah says in the Holy Quran,  “Glorified be He Who Carried His servant by night from the Inviolable Place of Worship to the Far Distant Place of Worship the neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, that We might show him of Our tokens! Only He is the Hearer, the Seer.”   (Bani Israel, V, 1)...

O you who believe! Observing the fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious) (Al-Baqarah 2: 183) Fasting is an act of worship and obedience to God. It humbles the human heart and makes conscience of God’s presence. Fasting also helps us to control our basic human desires such as thirst and hunger. The fasting person feel pangs of hunger during the fasting day and can empathize with the less fortunate who feel similar pangs due to poverty as a part of daily life. Breaking of the fast each day is also a great joy and mercy from God....

The Believer Must Also Be a Traveller
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
The Believer Must Also Be a Traveller
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

The believer, according to the Quran, must be a traveller (al-saihoon) (9:112). This is not just in the sense of one who goes on journeys: it actually means one who learns spiritual lessons through tawassum (15:75). Tawassum means to elicit spiritual lessons from material experiences. A believer is one who is always in a state of contemplation. When a believer is on his travels, his mind is always in the contemplative mode. ...

WHILE Islam stresses on strengthening the connectivity with the Creator through worship, it also provides valuable ethical ideals to bond humanity. A large portion of the Holy Quran and teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) engage with social issues and human responsibilities. The ethical dimension of Islam portrays an individual, who is socially active and morally responsible, striving for the betterment of society....

The Garden of Truth
Sadia Dehlvi
The Garden of Truth
Sadia Dehlvi

The decay in the human condition has made us forgetful beings, not knowing who we are and what our purpose in life is. Prophet Mohammad said, “Whoever knows himself, knows His Lord.” Based on this Hadith, Sufism teaches that self-knowledge leads to the knowledge of the Divine. The Sufi path provides the light necessary to illuminate the dark corners of our souls and facilitates the journey within.....

 
Characteristics of the Station of Awakening
Yasmin Mogahed
Characteristics of the Station of Awakening
Yasmin Mogahed

You become empowered, fully awake, fully alive, fully aware for the very first time. It is an unexplainable feeling. This is the spiritual high that comes with newly discovered Truth. A convert to Islam knows this feeling. A born Muslim who comes back to the Deen knows this feeling. Any human being, who lives their life away from God, and returns, knows this feeling. When a person first converts or starts coming back to Allah they are often full of motivation and energy that others do not have....

When Prophet Muhammad started to go through this process, to look for truth in fact, he got an answer once he reached 40 years of age which was the first revelation. The first revelation tells him: {Read in the name of God who created you…} (Al-Alaq 96:1) This is the very meaning of the whole mission, spirituality means to give meaning to life, in fact, to say “God” is to say “my life has a meaning;” that I belong to Him and will go back to Him. …

Meaning Of Love of God
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
Meaning Of Love of God
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

Love means strong affection. Love is a natural phenomenon; an elevated kind of positive response towards someone you feel is loveable. Love cannot be created in a vacuum; it requires a strong base of affection. Love of God is this same kind of strong affection. The basis of this love is quite natural when one discovers that one was created by God and that it was God who has given us human beings such bounties as planet earth, the life-support system, oxygen, water and food, for instance. ...

Mystical Prayer: Opening a Door to Silence and Love
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Mystical Prayer: Opening a Door to Silence and Love
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

However, the tradition of mystical prayer is another way to access the peace that belongs to our soul. It is born from a need to rediscover our heart's relationship with the divine, our own personal and most intimate inner connection. Mystical prayer is a place of deepening love, as well as silence and peace. My own journey in mystical prayer took place within the Sufi tradition, which describes our relationship to God as that of lover and Beloved. On this path of the heart, I was drawn back to the Beloved through the mystery of love, a love affair that takes place within the heart. ...

Some Muslim jurists even proclaimed that the ruler was sanctioned to kill two third of the people to protect his rule. Such fatwa rulings could only be termed ethical, political and judicial deviations, he said. He said Islamic leaders who emerged after the uprisings could help the Umma solve its centuries-old problems if they followed the correct Islamic course and returned to the true understanding of Islam. ... The Mutaezla (Islamic school) depended excessively on reason while other schools went far in belittling its role….

On one occasion his mother forgot to place the sugar next to Fareed's prayer mat; when she realized this, she prayed to God for help. According to the legend, when Fareed completed his prayers, there was a pot of sugar next to him. This is the popular explanation for the name of Shakarganj. 'Shakar' means sugar in Punjabi whereas 'ganj' is a Persian word that means treasure….

 

Two things are clear: many religious teachings are beneficial to humans – and there are a great many atheists who deny this truth. While religion has been in steady decline since the early 20th century, particularly in the West, it still plays a prominent part in many countries and will do so for a long time. So instead of completely rejecting it, we need to work with it and, more importantly, redefine it…..

 

Motivating Your Child
Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari
Motivating Your Child
Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari

Motivation and theory is very important in academic research and organisational performance. What motivates some to altruistically serve others with time, energy and hard-earned money? What is it that motivates people in their actions; is it an urge for personal fulfilment, a desire for fame or just benevolence to others? Does this urge come from one’s human instinct, sympathy for others, patriotic fervour, ideological commitment, religious zeal or spiritual solace?...

 

This stands in stark contrast to more thoughtful accounts of the veil. Leila Ahmad, for example, in A Quiet Revolution, documents the role of the hijab as a tool for women engaged in Islamist social justice movements to assert their power in contexts as diverse as the United States and Egypt. Saba Mehmood, in Politics of Piety, also describes that among Egyptian women, the hijab is both a symbol of traditional piety and lends its wearer broad political agency. Yet, these stories find no space within the Orientalist frame.

This is in fact the Islamic view of al-Qadar, or predestination. There is no doubt that Allah has decreed everything that happens in the universe from the beginning of time to the end, and that Allah has written it all in al-Lawh al-Mahfooz (the Book of Decrees). “Know you not that Allah knows all that is in the heaven and on the earth? Verily, it is (all) in the Book (Al-Lawh Al-Mahfooz). Verily, that is easy for Allah” (Quran, al-Hajj 22:70)…

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