Ramadan is over – Now what

Ramadan came to make us Muttaqoon (People of Taqwa who are concerned about the pleasure of Allahﷻ). Did we succeed? Mikel Harry of Motorola, author of the 6 Sigma Quality Standard said, “If you want to see what someone values, see what they measure.” We say, “Time is money.” But we happily waste time but… Continue reading Ramadan is over – Now what

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Ramadan – Take from Allahﷻ’s treasures

All kings have treasures and rings of security to guard them. But there is one king, the Real King – Al-Malikul Haq – who instead of guards, appointed people to call others to take from His Treasures. The more, the better. That is Allahﷻ who said about Himself: فَتَعَـٰلَى ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱلْحَقُّ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا… Continue reading Ramadan – Take from Allahﷻ’s treasures

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Ramadan – Change Now

My brothers and sisters, we live in calamitous times. True these are not as calamitous as other times in the history of the Ummah of Muhammadﷺ which we lived through and survived, becoming stronger. But we can only deal with what we are faced with, so these times are difficult enough for us and we… Continue reading Ramadan – Change Now

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Ramadan Maximize ROI

My brothers and sisters, what is the difference between ‘expenditure’ and ‘investment’, given that in both cases there is a cash outflow? Expenditure happens when you acquire something which you may enjoy but which deteriorates, diminishes, or depreciates over time. Investment happens when you acquire something that grows and gives you a return over time.… Continue reading Ramadan Maximize ROI

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Maximizing Ramadan

Psychologists tell us that habit change takes 21 days of practicing the new way. Ramadan is the Annual Habit Change Bootcamp. Ramadan gives us an opportunity to choose henceforth to live as Allahﷻ wants us to live instead of as we want to live. To move from a desire-based existence to an Allahﷻ’s Will-based existence.… Continue reading Maximizing Ramadan

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Welcoming Ramadan

My brothers and sisters, by the Grace and Mercy of Allahﷻ, we are poised on the doorstep of Ramadan Al-Kareem. I ask Allahﷻ to grant us this great month in a state of perfect health, with plenty of time and the Tawfeeq (guidance) to intensely use it to please Him in every way that we… Continue reading Welcoming Ramadan

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Rights of Rasoolullahﷺ – Part 4

2 –  Ita’at: To obey him without question Allahﷻ sent the Anbiya to be obeyed. This makes logical sense because this is the first principle of change, that the change must be implemented for people to feel its benefit. Allahﷻ said about this: وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِن رَّسُولٍ إِلاَّ لِيُطَاعَ بِإِذْنِ اللّهِ وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ إِذ ظَّلَمُواْ… Continue reading Rights of Rasoolullahﷺ – Part 4

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Rights of Rasoolullahﷺ – Part 3

 The rights of Rasoolullah on his Ummah are 7: Adab wa Ihtiraam: An attitude of the utmost respect and honor Ita’at: To obey him without question Ittiba: To follow and emulate him in every way Hubb (Muhabbat): To love him above all things and everyone else Ahl-ul-Bayt: To honor and respect his family Nusrat: To… Continue reading Rights of Rasoolullahﷺ – Part 3

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Rights of Rasoolullahﷺ – Part 2

Before we look at the rights that Rasoolullahﷺ has on us for which we will be held accountable, let us see who Muhammadﷺ was. Let me introduce you to our Nabi, whose Shafa’at we rely on and beg Allahﷻ  for to save us on the Day of Judgment. As mentioned earlier, Allahﷻ  created an entire… Continue reading Rights of Rasoolullahﷺ – Part 2

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Rights of Rasoolullahﷺ – #1

His name was Ahmad – the one who constantly thanks and glorifies Allahﷻ – and so we, his Ummah must be distinguished as people who constantly glorify and thank Allahﷻ. His coming was prophesied by one of the greatest of Allahﷻ’s messengers which Allahﷻ informed us about and said: وَإِذْ قَالَ عِيسَى ٱبْنُ مَرْيَمَ يَـٰبَنِىٓ… Continue reading Rights of Rasoolullahﷺ – #1

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Rights of Allahﷻ on us – #6

The final right, and the most fundamental one, is that we love Allahﷻ. Love of Allahﷻ is what distinguishes us from others. It is our hallmark, our signature, it is our identity, and differentiator. Allahﷻ declared about us: وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَتَّخِذُ مِن دُونِ ٱللَّهِ أَندَادًا يُحِبُّونَهُمْ كَحُبِّ ٱللَّهِ وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓا۟ أَشَدُّ حُبًّا لِّلَّهِ وَلَوْ… Continue reading Rights of Allahﷻ on us – #6

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Rights of Allahﷻ on us – #5

Having fear and hope only from Allahﷻ‎ because only He has power. It is the right of Allahﷻ‎ and a part of believing in the Tawheed of Allahﷻ‎, in His uniqueness and that He alone is worthy of worship, that we know and believe that all good and harm can only come from Allahﷻ‎. To… Continue reading Rights of Allahﷻ on us – #5

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Rights of Allahﷻ on us – #4

Shukr (gratitude, giving thanks)  Allahﷻ began His Kalaam with His Name and then taught us the most important thing; that all praise and thanks belongs to Him. ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ ٱلْعَـٰلَمِينَ Fatiha 1: 2   All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Rabb of the ‘Alamin. Allahﷻ ordered us to be thankful to Him… Continue reading Rights of Allahﷻ on us – #4

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Rights of Allahﷻ on us – #3

سُبْحَـٰنَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَسْرَىٰ بِعَبْدِهِۦ لَيْلًا مِّنَ ٱلْمَسْجِدِ ٱلْحَرَامِ إِلَى ٱلْمَسْجِدِ ٱلْأَقْصَا ٱلَّذِى بَـٰرَكْنَا حَوْلَهُۥ لِنُرِيَهُۥ مِنْ ءَايَـٰتِنَآ إِنَّهُۥ هُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلْبَصِيرُ Isra 17: 1   Glorified (and Exalted) be He (Allah) Who took His slave (Muhammadﷺ) for a journey by night from Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) to the farthest mosque (Masjid Al-Aqsa), the surroundings of which We… Continue reading Rights of Allahﷻ on us – #3

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Rights of Allahﷻ on us – #2

The rights of Allahﷻ are five: Believing that none has the right to be worshipped but Allahﷻ Ibaadah (worship) of Allahﷻ alone without partners Shukr (gratitude, giving thanks) to Allahﷻ for His blessings Having fear and hope from Allahﷻ alone Loving Allahﷻ more than anyone or anything else Believing that none has the right to be… Continue reading Rights of Allahﷻ on us – #2

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Rights of Allahﷻ on us

My brothers and sisters, we humans are social creatures. We all have different relationships and understand that every relationship comes with rights and privileges. The rights of a relationship are our duties towards the one we are related to. The privileges come from being related to that entity. For example, we are related to our… Continue reading Rights of Allahﷻ on us

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Corona Vaccine

Corona is experienced in our society today in two ways. The disease and its fear. We seek Allah’s protection from both. What makes it most frightening is that you don’t know if you have it until a few days after you have been infected during which you would have passed on that infection to many… Continue reading Corona Vaccine

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The one who has Allah

When we are asked a question, we must respond with a reply. Right? Simply repeating the question over and over is not the way to respond to a question. Right? If we ‘reply’ to a question by repeating it over and over, it may even be seen as impertinence and disrespect. Right? But what do… Continue reading The one who has Allah

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Leadership of Rasoolullahﷺ – Part 9

There are two ways to defeat enemies. The first is what the world has always done through the centuries of human presence. The other is what Muhammadur Rasoolullahﷺ did. The first way eliminates some of the enemies for a time because nobody ever eliminated all enemies. But, strengthens enmity. The other way eliminates enmity itself.… Continue reading Leadership of Rasoolullahﷺ – Part 9

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