Archive for July, 2006

Another one for the students – Strengthening your memory.

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Hi i came across this article from the following website. The actuall site seems to be a good resourse (though i have not checked it all out).

Continue Reading 27 July 2006 at 9:52 pm 2 comments

Asmaa Al-Husna ~ The 99 Beautiful Names of Allah (SWT)

“The most beautiful names belong to God: so call on Him by them;…” (7:180)

The Prophet (SAWS) said, “There are 99 names of Allah; he who commits them to memory would get into paradise.”

I think it is very beneficial to learn the 99 Names of Allah. Not only do you learn the amazing characteristics of your Lord but you also get rewarded for knowing them! Subhaan Allah!

My suggestion on learning them is to get 3×5 index cards. Cut them in half and then create flashcards with the name in Arabic transliteration on one side, and the English translation on the other. This way, they are small enough to keep with you at any time. When you have a free minute, you can take them out and review them. Another benefit is that several of these names can be found in different forms in the Qur’an so for those of you who aren’t arabic speakers (like myself), it can help with understanding more Qur’an. For instance, the name “Al-Baaqi” which means The Everlasting can be found in the form “abqaa” in Surah 87 (Al-Aala) Ayah 17, which states: While the hereafter is better and more lasting. As a matter of fact, another word in that same ayah, “Al-Aakhiratu” which means “The hereafter”, is also a form of one of the 99 names “Al-Aakhir” which means “The Last.” So as you can see, there are multiple benefits from learning the 99 names. I hope that my information is accurate and that this is of benefit to all those who read it insha’Allah.

Continue Reading 22 July 2006 at 9:21 pm 32 comments

Currents, Rapids and Waterfalls.

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Have you ever seen those wonderful natures documentaries that follow the passage of Salmon upriver to their birthing grounds. Subhaan Allah. As i watch them struggling against the current, navigating rapids and jumping up waterfalls, I cannot help wondering that if I were a fish, would i be one of the fish that make it?

Continue Reading 22 July 2006 at 1:01 pm Leave a comment

Some soothing words after a horrible week.

Qur’an : Surah 12 (Joseph); Verse 87

“O my sons! go ye and enquire about Joseph and his brother, and never give up hope of Allah’s Soothing Mercy: truly no one despairs of Allah’s Soothing Mercy, except those who have no faith.

Continue Reading 21 July 2006 at 11:55 pm 2 comments

Stranger things have happened…. or have they?

Sometimes things get so crazy you wouldn’t even believe it if they were from a movie! Here is a link that caught my attention. In order to understand you have to be aware of the unguarded conversation between President Bush and Tony Blair that was caught on a rogue mic at the G8 Sumit. If that wasn’t crazy enough check out the link: Faisal Islams Blog at Channel 4 News.

18 July 2006 at 7:49 pm 1 comment

Dua For Studying and Exam Time

Dua Before Studying
Dua After Studying
Dua While Studying Something Difficult
Dua For Anxiety
Dua For Distress
Dua For Distress and Grief

Continue Reading 18 July 2006 at 12:19 am 478 comments

Hadith Qudsi

There are some things that no matter how many times you experience them, they never fail to move you – Insha’Allah.

Continue Reading 15 July 2006 at 11:22 pm 8 comments

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Ten causes that result in Allah’s love for His slave and the slave’s love for his Lord – By Imam ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah

1. Reciting the Qur’aan while pondering over its meanings and what is meant by it. 2. Getting closer to Allah by performing voluntary deeds after completing obligatory deeds. This is as is stated in a Hadeeth Qudsi: “My slave continues getting closer to Me by performing voluntary deeds until I love him.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree] 3. Continual remembrance of Allah under all circumstances, with one’s tongue, heart and actions. The extent of one’s love of Allah is determined by this. 4. Giving precedence to what He loves over what you love when you are overtaken by your desires. 5. The heart being avid of Allah’s Names, and Attributes and the heart roaming in that garden of knowledge. 6. observing Allah’s kindness, goodness and bounties, both hidden and open. 7. And this is the most wonderful, the heart being soft, subdued and meek before Allah. 8. Being alone with Allah during the time when the Lord descends during the last portion of the night while reading His Book and ending that by asking for forgiveness and repenting. 9. Sitting with the beloved and sincere, benefiting from the most fruitful of their speech. And not to speak unless speaking is more beneficial and you know that it will improve your state and be beneficial to others. 10. Remaining away from every cause that comes between the heart and Allah. These ten causes take the lovers to the station of true love and bring them to their Beloved.