Sirajuddin Aziz

  • TChild guidance is something parents are expected to do and not submit to. For expecting children to be good followers, parents have to prove by deed and words that they are good leaders. If parents want honest children they should be honest themselves. The sage Luqman has a surah named after him in ...

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  • TThe word 'Jihad is the most misunderstood and misinterpreted word of the Arabic language. It is a concept that drives terror in the hearts of the enemies of Islam, because of their own incompetent definition of the word that over the years, in their minds has come to be synonymous with 'war. Nay, ...

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  • T'Lailat ul-Qadr or 'Night of Power is a very important occasion in the history of Islam and in our personal lives. During Ramazan falls the night of al-Qadr on which day the Prophet received his call; Lo We revealed it on the Night of Power. (97.1) The Night of Power is better than a thousand ...

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  • T'It is He who has given you sense of hearing, sight and understanding but little SHUKR you render [23:78] Every morning at the ring of the alarm we huddle in our beds, struggling to get out of bed, all grouchy and grumbling. We crib over the fact that we have a long day ahead; we wake up and yell ...

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  • TAny claim to the possession of the attribute of forgiveness has to be matched with the possession and power of the ability to punish, retaliate or avenge. To say, anyone is forgiving, just because he has no other option, is not an act of forgiveness, it therefore implies that for forgiveness to be ...

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  • TTaqwa which means 'God Fearliness is one of the most emphasised attributes which distinguishes a believer from a non believer. The origin of the word Taqwa is from the Arabic word 'Ittaqa which means to 'be wary, God Fearing. Consciousness of Allah is the highest plane a true Muslim must always ...

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  • TThe first battle, in the cause of Islam, was led by the Prophet (Pbuh) on the 17th of Ramadan, in the second year of the Hijra. The Prophet, along with his army marched out of Medina towards Badr. Meanwhile, Abu Sufyan was busy building up his army, resources and the evidently lack of courage. He ...

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  • TThe Holy Quran, is the last and final scripture, revealed to the last Prophet (Pbuh). The revelation was spread over 23 years. The book is the 'criterion and 'guidance for mankind, clearly establishing and distinguishing truth from falsehood. There hath come to you from Allah a (new) light and a ...

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  • TThe principles and ordinances of Islam are drawn from our Holy Book Al-Quran. Maulana Mohammed Ali Jauhar in his treatise The Religion of Islam says,: General sources are said to be four, the Holy Quran, Sunnah (Hadith) being called alaadilaat-al- or absolutely sure arguments, while a unanimous ...

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  • TIn Surah Bani Israel, verse 23, Allah after exhorting mankind to worship Him alone, says, ...And that ye be kind to parents, whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them but address them in terms of honour. The positioning of these ...

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  • TServe Allah and join not any partners with Him: and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbours who are near, neighbours who are strangers, the companion by your side, the way-farer (ye meet) and what your right hands possess: for Allah loveth not the arrogant the ...

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  • TPatience is that trait of character, which only gets invoked in adversity. Since true character emerges only in contradiction, therefore it is of essence, that only those can claim to possession of this virtue, who when faced with difficulties or opposing point of view, are able to contain ...

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  • TThe month of Ramadan is a blessing from Allah to the Muslim Ummah to pray and submit themselves to the Divine Will in return for numerous rewards from Him, which multiply in 'Sawab in this specific month. However, as a prelude to this month Muslims are bestowed with the holy months of Rajab and ...

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  • TThe literal meaning of Mercy is forbearance towards one who is in ones power. Mercy is the characteristic of Allah. There is hardly any chapter of the Holy Quran, which does not expound or refer to the virtues attending to this Divine attribute. The second verse of the Opening or Ummul-Quran refers ...

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  • TBefore the advent of Islam, the Arabian Society was divided by tribal prejudices and racial bigotry. The dark clouds of ignorance had obliterated the light of brotherhood that had shone on the social horizons of Arabia through all ages and nations by the chosen Apostles. Then again, in the sixth ...

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  • TThey ask thee, what they should spend in charity. Say: whatever ye spend that is good, is for parents and kindred, and orphans, and those in want, and for wayfarers. And whatever ye do that is good. God knows it well (II: 215). This verse amply defines what charity is. It addresses what can be ...

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  • TPrayer is one of the five pillars of Islam. There is hardly any Surah in the Holy Quran that does not expound or refers to the Significance of Salat. It has been enjoined and made compulsory on every Muslim adult five times a day. The reason for it is apparent, because from this practice stems all ...

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  • TThe literal meaning of Saum (fasting) means to be at rest and it implies abstinence. The word Ramazan is derived from the word Ramz which means to burn and here it applies to the burning of selfish desires. The sacred month of Ramazan is in fact an annual invitation to the delinquents, to shed ...

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