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A Round Up of Maulana Salman Nadwi’s Tour of Doha, Qatar in April 2015.

السّلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Maulana Salman Nadwi (db) toured Doha, Qatar in April 2015 at the invitation of the Government controlled AWQAF board. Continue reading


Hadrath Abu Hurayrah and the Saudi Arab – Yemen Conflict.

السّلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Couldn’t wait to share this after seeing what’s happening in the Middle East between Saudi Arab and Yemen. Another day another war. The times and lives of the Sahabah (may Allah ta’ala be pleased with them) have such great lessons for us but wish we realized. Continue reading


The First Message of Haji Abdul Wahab Saheb After Regaining Consciousness.

As salaamu alaii kumm wa rahmatullahi wa barakath,

Haji Abdul Wahab Saheb (damath baraka tuhum) – for those who don’t him yet, he is currently ranked as the tenth most influential Muslim in the world, yet, the post is not about him but rather his message to the Muslims across world, the leader of the Pakistan chapter of the Islamic renaissance and revivalist movement and perhaps the last surviving student and companion of Hadhrathji Maulana Ilyas (rahimahullah) was recently hospitalized due to illness due to which he even lost his voice, but Alhamdulillah, after regaining consciousness (and his voice), these were the first words that he spoke which were duly written down by one of his doctors.

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Maulana Zulfiqar Naqshbandi’s Latest Recording of ‘Dil Badal Dey’ [MP3]

As salaamu alaii kumm wa rahmatullahi wa barakath,

There’s much to post but very little time on hands, for now here’s the latest *raw* recording of the poem ‘Dil Badal Dey’ by Maulana Zulfiqar Naqshbandi (damath baraka tuhum).  Continue reading



As salaamu alaii kumm wa rahmatullahi wa barakath,

“I ate them like salad, books were my sandwich for lunch, my tiffin and dinner and midnight munch. I tore out the pages, ate them with salt, doused them with relish, gnawed on the bindings, turned the chapters with my tongue! Books by the dozen, the score and the billion. I carried so many home I was hunchbacked for years. Philosophy, art history, politics, social science, the poem, the essay, the grandiose play, you name ’em, I ate ’em.
~ Famous American novelist, Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451.

Certainly not as passionate but of late I happened to purchase and or collect some of the books mentioned below, no, this isn’t an ‘unboxing’ – that 21st century (Internet) ritual that follows everything new you purchase. I’ll insha-Allah be previewing, reviewing some of the books if they are worth it.  Continue reading

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Download Mufti Menk Lecture Delivered in Doha, Qatar at Masjid al Ikhwaan on 21 Nov 2014.

السّلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Mufti Ismail Menk (db) delivered a lecture on the importance of Quran and the importance of following the sunnah and also a bit on inheritance laws including anecdotes from his personal life.

Notes from his speech would be added later insha-Allah.

The lecture is in English. Download it here: Click Here

This lecture was delivered at Masjid al Ikhwaan in Al Waab area, Doha, Qatar on 21 Nov 2014.

وعليكم السلام و رحمة الله و بركاته


My Fair Lady.

As salaamu alaii kumm wa rahmatullah wa barakath,

The title of the post is inspired from an erstwhile (1913) English play and later Hollywood movie (1938) of the same name but believe me, after having read the story which I’m sharing with you today, I couldn’t come up with a better title than this, rest assured, the only similarity is in the titles and nothing else. 

Set in the Arab lands, the story talks about love post marriage, the narrator is Hadrath Sharih (rh) wherein he relates to Hadrath Sho’bi (rh) an account of his marriage to one Zainab (rh) of the Banu Tamim clan, I could only get one reference but if I get more, I’ll update the post insha-Allah.

“A happy man marries the woman he loves, a happier man loves the woman he marries” ~ Susan Douglas

The story begins:

Hadrath Sho’bi (rh) says, “Sharih once met me and said, “O’ Sho’bi, marry the women of the Banu Tamim, I have found them to be very intelligent.” Sho’bi asked, “What sign of intelligence did you see in them?”

Sharih explained thus:  Continue reading


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