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“Describe to me a day in His (S.A.W)’s life during Ramadan”

When the time of sehri was determined, Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) would consume the pre-dawn meal. Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) advised the partaking of food during this time even if it be only a morsel of fold or a sip of drink. Sehri would be delayed until just before Fajr Salaah.  […]

“What if everybody had good intentions” 

The very first step to getting ready for Ramadan is forming your intentions. And then it’s packing your freezer with savouries.  Because what’s the use spending hours filling savouries that is to be inhaled in 3.7 seconds if your intention isn’t correct.  Is your intention supposed to be to compete with Zora Bibi next door? […]

“Paint me a picture of His (S.A.W)’s ascention to the heavens”

This is a very basic rendition of the Me’raj of Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم).  According to some narrations, Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was at the house of Umme Haani (رضى الله عنها) when he was approached by Angels. Other narrations mention that Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was at Musjidul-Haraam.  […]

“Narrate to me a timeline of His (S.A.W)’s life” II

[Summarised from Ta’leemul Haq (Revised 2015 Edition) by Madrassah Da’watul Haq] … Continuation of  last week’s Friday post  Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) entered Madinah Munawwarah 13 years after Nubuwwat on Friday, 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal, at the age of 53. Abu Ayyub Ansaari (رضى الله عنه) was given the fortune of hosting our Rasool (صلى الله عليه […]

“Narrate to me a timeline of His (S.A.W)’s life”

[Summarised from Ta’leemul Haq (Revised 2015 Edition) by Madrassah Da’watul Haq] Abdullah, the father of Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم), passed away before the arrival of Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم). Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was born on the 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal, corresponding with the 22nd April 571.  About 8 days after […]

“Calm down, it’s for a good cause”

I have four siblings. I also have not a lot of secrets. Because they’re everywhere. Literally. I’ve hidden diary keys in socks only to have them casually break the lock. Eventually, you reach the ‘resigned’ stage.  The resigned stage is when you give up having secrets. It’s all well and good if you keep trying […]

“Tell me about venerating Him (S.A.W)” 

Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: “… He does not belong to us whoever does not confess the right of our scholars.”  Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) is the most knowledgeable and virtuous. How much more respect should we therefore show to our Rasool (صلى الله عليه و سلم)?  The Sahaabah (رضى الله […]

“Honey, I shrunk my rewards”

Ali (رضى الله عنه) narrates, “Once we were in the company of Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) when he asked, ‘What is the best for women?’. All the Sahabah remained silent. When I returned to Fathima (رضى الله عنها), I said to her, ‘What is the best for women?’. She replied, ‘They should not […]

“Expound on His (S.A.W)’s status and blessing”

It is incomprehensible for the ordinary mind to imagine what status Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was given by Allah. We acknowledge our Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم), but we fail to perceive the loftiness of the position Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) holds. Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) holds the […]

“Expatiate about longing for Him (S.A.W)” 

Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) has expressed his longing to meet the believers who would come after his death till Qiyamah saying, “I hope to see my brothers!” The Sahabah (رضى الله عنهم) said, “We are your brothers!” Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) replied, “You are my companions. My brothers are those who […]