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A QUICK RIDE INTO DAURA-E-SARF/NAHV
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A QUICK RIDE INTO DAURA-E-SARF/NAHV

May 20th, 2017 | by Al Aaizah
“Great is the need of the student to learn – far greater is the need of the teacher to teach. (Quote/unquote) As a teacher, trying to help you – even a little – adds value to my life.” These golden words were said...
Toubah – توبہ
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Toubah – توبہ

February 22nd, 2017 | by Al Aaizah
ظالم ابھی ہے فرصت توبہ ، نہ دیر کر وہ بھی گرا نہیں ، جو گرا پھر سنبھل گیا توبہ کیا ہے؟ توبہ کے لفظی معنی ” لوٹنے اور رجوع کرنے...
Ramadan:  Geared & Bench marked for Success
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Ramadan: Geared & Bench marked for Success

June 19th, 2016 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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

April 25th, 2016 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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

April 2nd, 2016 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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

March 26th, 2016 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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...
Magic of divine love
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Magic of divine love

December 25th, 2015 | by Farhat Aziz
Love is the universal language understood by all. The one language that is never foreign, and often best spoken without words. It is communicated with actions of respect, acceptance, kindness and tolerance. To love someone is...
Defence of Islam in France
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Defence of Islam in France

November 21st, 2015 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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...
The Present
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The Present

October 24th, 2015 | by Farhat Aziz
Yesterday is a history Tomorrow is a mystery And today is a gift That’s why it is called THE PRESENT Have you ever wondered how the present is a gift for Muslims? Let me start off by quoting a beautiful hadith in which the...
Supreme Triumph & Heartrending Tragedy
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Supreme Triumph & Heartrending Tragedy

October 12th, 2015 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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

September 7th, 2015 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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...
The Gift of Eid  
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The Gift of Eid  

June 28th, 2015 | by Farhat Aziz
Eid-ul-Fitr is a beautiful gift bestowed by the Almighty Allah to Muslims after the blessed month of Ramadan wherein Muslims observe fast and try their best to please Allah with increased zeal and enthusiasm. It is among the two...
I’tikaf: From Chaos to Calm
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I’tikaf: From Chaos to Calm

June 27th, 2015 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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

June 21st, 2015 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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

June 16th, 2015 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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

May 26th, 2015 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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 BELOVED OF THE BELOVED
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THE BELOVED OF THE BELOVED

May 10th, 2015 | by Farhat Aziz
Have you ever imagined how does it feel to be the apple of everyone’s eyes? Everyone loves you, no one has any sort of ill feelings against you. And to top it all, you not only become the favorite of the whole creation but...
KEYS TO PARADISE
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KEYS TO PARADISE

May 5th, 2015 | by Farhat Aziz
Every Muslim tries his best to do deeds that will lead him to paradise. Similar was the desire of the companions of Prophet (PBUH), as is narrated in the following hadith: On the authority of Muadh bin Jabal (RA) who said: I...
CHARITY – FROM RICH TO POOR ONLY?
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CHARITY – FROM RICH TO POOR ONLY?

April 27th, 2015 | by Bushra Hashmi
On the authority of Abu Dharr (RA): “Some people from amongst the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said to the Prophet (PBUH), ‘O Messenger of Allah, the affluent have made off with the rewards;...
THE ENEMY WITHIN
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THE ENEMY WITHIN

April 25th, 2015 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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...
COMPETING IN THE GAME OF LIFE
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COMPETING IN THE GAME OF LIFE

April 21st, 2015 | by Farhat Aziz
“Mom, it’s my friend’s birthday!! All my friends would be wearing Elsa dresses from the movie Frozen, I want one too.” A very commonly heard phrase. Life is full of competitions. We are all competing with each other in...
DEEDS THAT LEAD TO PARADISE
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DEEDS THAT LEAD TO PARADISE

April 14th, 2015 | by Farhat Aziz
Last week’s class of Imam Nawawi Al-Arbaeen (The 40 Hadith) dealt with three distinct yet discreetly linked topics. Shame & Modesty Abu Mas’ud ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amr al-Ansari al-Badri, radiyallahu ‘anhu,...
LIVING A GOOD LIFE
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LIVING A GOOD LIFE

March 30th, 2015 | by Farhat Aziz
In today’s Al-Arbaeen An-Nawawi’s class we studied a beautiful hadith that is the summary of how to live life as a good muslim. It talks about the three interactions we have in our life: our relationship with Allah (SWT),...
THE VOLCANO OF ANGER
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THE VOLCANO OF ANGER

March 27th, 2015 | by Farhat Aziz
“He stormed out in anger. Not knowing how to extinguish the fire within, he started kicking off whatever came his way.’’ A frequently experienced situation! The catalyst of such situations is usually one’s anger.Anger,...
PERFECTION OF IMAN
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PERFECTION OF IMAN

March 17th, 2015 | by Farhat Aziz
It is the earnest desire of every human to have perfect things; perfect life, perfect job, perfect spouse, perfect children but have we ever tried to make our religion perfect? The following hadith from Imam-Al-Nawawi’s...
QUESTIONING – AN ART
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QUESTIONING – AN ART

March 16th, 2015 | by Farhat Aziz
The ninth hadith from Al-Arbaeen Al-Nawawi’s collection that we studied in today’s class states on the authority of Abu Hurairah (RA) who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) say: “What I have forbidden for you,...
THE FINE LINE BETWEEN HALAL AND HARAM
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THE FINE LINE BETWEEN HALAL AND HARAM

March 5th, 2015 | by Farhat Aziz
He has only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and any (food) over which the name of other than Allah has been invoked. (16:115) As Muslims, we all should refrain from haram and only opt for halal things....
GROOMING OF HEARTS
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GROOMING OF HEARTS

March 5th, 2015 | by Farhat Aziz
Every week, we will bring you “Gem Clips from the Classroom”, a series of posts on learnings in our classroom, to highlight the essence of the ilm of our deen, and how it impacts our students and creates a place in the...
الوقت — Time
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الوقت — Time

January 30th, 2015 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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!

January 16th, 2015 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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,...
For Whom The Bell Tolls
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For Whom The Bell Tolls

December 25th, 2014 | by Al Aaizah
Any man’s death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. John Donne Madrasah Al-Aaizah’s whole team of teachers and students is deeply...
The Purpose
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The Purpose

December 16th, 2014 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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...
Our First Ever Winter Camp for Children!
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Our First Ever Winter Camp for Children!

December 10th, 2014 | by Al Aaizah
  So the seed of this very interesting idea was planted by Somia, our very enterprising 1st year Darasaat-e-Deenia student, and then her contagious enthusiasm caught up with the rest of us too, here at Madrasah...
Thoughts as Catalyst
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Thoughts as Catalyst

December 8th, 2014 | by Farhat Aziz
Have you ever heard people saying that our wildest fears have the power to become reality? Have you ever thought why it is that our fear becomes reality but not our hopes? It is because we feel so strongly about our fears but...
How Do I Thank Thee? Let me Count the Ways…
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How Do I Thank Thee? Let me Count the Ways…

December 3rd, 2014 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
  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

November 29th, 2014 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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

November 24th, 2014 | by Ustadha Almas Taufiq
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...