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Ramadan:  Geared & Bench marked for Success
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Ramadan: Geared & Bench marked for Success

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ ۚ فَمَنْ...
The Prophet ﷺ as a Teacher – Part 3
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The Prophet ﷺ as a Teacher – Part 3

We can’t all be shining examples but we can, at least, twinkle a little. This is the third of a series of blog posts exploring the teaching methodologies of Rasul Allah (ﷺ) in the Lessons from Sunnah series. This blog covers...
The Prophet ﷺ as a Teacher – Part 2
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The Prophet ﷺ as a Teacher – Part 2

Love is a Better Teacher than Duty (Albert Einstein) This is the second of a series of blogs exploring the teaching methodologies of Rasul Allah (ﷺ). This blog covers the second teaching method. The series will continue in...
Lessons from Sunnah Series: The Prophet (ﷺ) as a Teacher
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Lessons from Sunnah Series: The Prophet (ﷺ) as a Teacher

This is the first of a series of blogs exploring the twenty one teaching methodologies of Rasul allahصلى الله عليه وسلم. This blog covers the introduction to this series and the first teaching method. The series...
Defence of Islam in France
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Defence of Islam in France

Blog Post in Arabic, Followed by English Translation دافع عن الاسلام في فرانسا ما حدث في فرنسا أمر محزن للغاية. قتل شخص واحد هو قتل الإنسانية جميعة...
Supreme Triumph & Heartrending Tragedy
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Supreme Triumph & Heartrending Tragedy

Muslims are distinct from all other communities in every way. We end our year with the grand finale of Hajj and the martyrdom of Hazrat Umar r.a.; we begin the year with the sanctified month of Muharram and the martyrdom of the...
Of Love & Sacrifice
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Of Love & Sacrifice

Come even if you have broken your vows a thousand times; Come, come yet again! Al-Quran: Hence, proclaim thou unto all people the pilgrimage: they will come unto thee on foot and on every fast mount, coming from every...
I’tikaf: From Chaos to Calm
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I’tikaf: From Chaos to Calm

Only in the remembrance of Allah can the heart find peace. Quran 13:28) When I was a teacher, I remember there would be one specific time in the year when school was off for the children but teachers were required to attend. At...
Beyond Appetite: Mysteries of Fasting
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Beyond Appetite: Mysteries of Fasting

Imam Ghazali r.a. is the greatest thinker of the world of Islam, famous sufi and devout. His book Ihya Ulum al-Din (The Revival of Religious Learning), is a sea of knowledge, full of arguments and logic, supported by Quranic...
The Ten “T”s of Ramadan
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The Ten “T”s of Ramadan

As we’ve crossed Lailatul Bara’ah, the air is distinctly changing and Muslims across the globe can most certainly feel the breeze of mercy and munificence blowing as we get closer to the glorious month of Ramadan. Ramadan is...
Sha’ban: The Month of Preparation
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Sha’ban: The Month of Preparation

Rajab, Sha’ban and Ramadan, the months of increased blessing and forgiveness are here, yet again, Alhamdulillah! Rasul Allah PBUH  would look forward to these months and pray with anticipation: اللهم بارك لنا...
THE ENEMY WITHIN
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THE ENEMY WITHIN

The Glorious Quran: وَمَا أُبَرِّئُ نَفْسِي ۚ إِنَّ النَّفْسَ لَأَمَّارَةٌ بِالسُّوءِ And yet, I am not trying to absolve myself: for, verily, man’s inner self does...
الوقت — Time
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الوقت — Time

وقتك حياتك و ومثل الثلج فإنه يذوب باستمرار – (امام الغزالي) علينا أن نحاول بتنظيم يومنا حتى نتمكن تحقيق أفضل استفادة من وقتنا....
Load shedding…Always the Current Affair!
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Load shedding…Always the Current Affair!

Since the past many years, we keep hearing about the electricity crisis in Pakistan. Every year, our leaders promise better electricity production and every year it gets worse than the year before. I am no technology expert,...
The Purpose
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The Purpose

Life is such a beautiful gift from Allah سبحانه و تعلى. There is a whole universe within and without to explore. All human beings have been endowed with special skills and talents to impact the world around them. From...
How Do I Thank Thee? Let me Count the Ways…
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How Do I Thank Thee? Let me Count the Ways…

  بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم قال الله تعالى14:7: ….لإن شكرتم لأزيدنّكم كيف نشكر الله على نعمه علينا؟ يمكننا أن نفعل هذا بتحميد...
The Other Face of Madrasah Al-Aaizah: Upholding the Cause of Eradicating Illiteracy
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The Other Face of Madrasah Al-Aaizah: Upholding the Cause of Eradicating Illiteracy

Those of you who read my last blog got an outline sketch of Madrasah Al-Aaizah and perhaps thought it was awesome (!!!!) or maybe just weren’t that impressed (????). Whichever the case maybe, this outline sketch really wasn’t...
The First Steps
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The First Steps

I entered the madrasah but the ambience was just not the same. There was a flurry of activity all around. Flushed, excited faces greeted me. “Baji, please look at this…..” “Baji, does the arrangement look good?” And so...