Monthly Archives: April 2016

“Enlighten me of His (S.A.W)’s names”

The name Muhammad in an Arabic word, derived from the root word ‘Hamd’. Nabi (S.A.W) was the first person to be named Muhammad. Hazrat Moulana Abdul Hamid Ishaq [DB], in his book THE SEERAT OF NABI (S.A.W), mentions the dreams influencing the name choice of Nabi (S.A.W). [Paraphrased] Before Nabi (S.A.W) was born, His (S.A.W)’s […]

“Depict His (S.A.W)’s character simply” II

Anecdote #5: Nabi (S.A.W) was walking with the Sahaabah (R.A), while on their way for the Eid Salaah. As they were walking, they called out the Takbeer. The streets of Madinah Munawwarah were reverberating with the words “Allahu Akbar” [Subhanallah, the atmosphere!]. They all were excited, nicely dressed, sporting their finest itr. Along their route, […]

“Water is tasteless but some water tastes better than others”

Ordinary water does have a taste. However, due to filtration, reverse osmosis and chemicals, the taste is often lost in tap and bottled water. I cracked it. You know my methods, Watson (*whispers* Google). There’s been this influx of the ‘squatty potty’ stools recently, as science determines the advanced health benefits of squatting while using […]

“Depict His (S.A.W)’s character simply”

Anecdote #1: A poor man once brought a bunch of grapes to Muhammad (S.A.W) as a gift. The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) ate one, two, three and then the whole bunch of grapes by himself. The man who brought the grapes was very pleased and left. One of the companions asked, “Oh Rasoolullah (S.A.W)! How […]

One does not simply go to sleep before learning sabaq”

[Furtherance of One Does Not Simply Easily Acquire A Crown] Ibn Al-Jazai (RA) said: “The transmission of Quraan by relying upon memorization and not upon script in the mus-haf and in books is from the most noble of characteristics given to this Ummah by Allah.” I ran out of stuff to Google the other day, […]

“Bint Muhammad (S.A.W): Fathima”

When Fathima (R.A) was born, Rasoolullah (S.A.W) was 35 years old and the Ka’bah was being rebuilt. Fathima (R.A) was the youngest Muslim in Islam, accepting Islam at the age of 5. From her childhood, Fathima (R.A) was very sober; preferring the company of her Mother (R.A) over that of friends. Nabi (S.A.W) used to […]

“Let me tell ya’ll about Islam”

I’m a sensitive person (I’m going to have to ask my family to kindly not comment on this sentence). Accordingly, reading hateful comments about Islam and Nabi (S.A.W) leaves me with that feeling you get just before you’re about to cry which means I’m sitting there, staring at the laptop screen and internally sassing said […]

“Bint Muhammad (S.A.W): Umm-Kulthum”

Umm-Kulthum bint Muhammad (R.A) was the third daughter of Nabi (S.A.W) and Khadija (R.A). She was born in the year 603 CE, and was a year younger than Ruqayyah (R.A). Her childhood was during a period of great turmoil when it was impossible to write down an account of anybody’s life and as such, not […]