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An Incident of Rohith Vemula in the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).


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I’m sure you esp. the site’s Indian readers would be surprised reading the name of the late Rohith Vemula along with the name of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him),  but as you shall see, there is a reason behind it.

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Daily Aamaal Checklist Sample (Printable)


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Following is a sample of a monthly ‘daily aamaal checklist’ something that could act as a daily reminder as well a daily tracker of one’s deeds.

  • It’s in MS Excel format so you can edit it as per your requirements.
  • It also includes space for Hijri calendar for those who wish to keep track of their nafl (non obligatory) fasts on Mondays and Thursdays as well as nafl fasts of the 13th, 14th and 15th of every Islamic month.
  • Print in landscape mode.  
  • Hijri dates would need to be penned.
  • End of the list includes a ‘total’ – a sum of all deeds (by assisgning a value of 1 for each deed) you have been performing daily, keeping track of your steadfastness.  

Sample checklist with values: Daily personal aamaal list

Blank sample checklist: Blank daily personal aamaal list

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What Changed Celebrated Writer William Dalrymple’s Life? In the author’s own words..


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Excerpt of an interview of William Dalrymple..

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Wish we realised what we are missing out on. #Travel

Reference:

‘In conversation’ dt. Sunday Herald 20th March 2016.

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“There Should Be No Rigidity Of Views” – Maulana Qasim Nanotwi’s Eight Founding Principles For Dar al Ulum Deoband.


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That Maulana Qasim Nanotwi (rh) had laid down about eight foundational principles for Dar al Ulum Deoband was something I had heard in a speech of one of its scholars (who also taught at the institution) years ago, unfortunately he hadn’t elaborated on them, my curiosity grew and I asked him if he can refer me a book where I could read them in detail, the Maulana couldn’t recall.

Perhaps it’s a telling sign of the quality of its students who no more read, remember or reflect on the advices of its founders that believe it or not, in the past four to five years I have asked several of its graduates about these principles and none, absolutely none of them had either read about it or at-least could refer me to sources.

“The way to find a needle in a haystack is to sit down.”

The search continued when more than a year ago, when browsing Amazon I came across a book on Deoband titled “Islamic Revival in British India” by Barbara Daly Metcalf – and she had listed down these principles in detail and with context.   Continue reading


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The Practices of Saudi Arabia Are Not Proof Of Islam – Here’s Why You Should Desist From Imposing Them On Others.


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Some people, owing to their narrow mindedness, want to impose every act practiced in Saudi Arabia on the entire world and narrow the vast nature of Islam. But they should take a lesson from the broad mindedness of Imam Malik (rh). Caliph Harun al Rashid (rh) wished to enforce Muwatta of Imam Malik throughout the world as a primary book of law. But Imam Malik suggested to him not to do that, because the Companions had spread in every region. They narrated ahadith in every place. Thus, the people of every region had acquired knowledge from those Companions, while Imam Malik had collected the knowledge of only Madinah. (Majmu’ al Fatawa: V. 2, p. 311, Faid al-Qadir. V. 1, p. 209)

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It Is Not The Mark Of The Pious To Eat Outside Food – Maulana Sajjad Nomani On The Importance Of Eating Right. [AUDIO]


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In this audio clip, Maulana Sajjad Nomani rips into people inclined towards eating food cooked from outside, remember this is not just about consuming Halal food, rather Maulana (also) speaks against eating Halal food not cooked ‘Islamically’ Continue reading


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Maulana Sajjad Nomani Explains Hijab to an Air Hostess on an American Airlines Flight Which Leads Her to Accept Islam.


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The following is a short audio clip of Maulana Sajjad Nomani (damath baraka tuhum) where he relates a very interesting and thoroughly educational incident from his student days when he explained hijab to an air hostess on an American Airlines flight to Karachi which lead to her accepting Islam. Continue reading

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