This review has opened my eyes.
Waqar Akbar Cheema
The following is a reproduction of some observations I made while reading the first chapter of Karen Armstrong’s book “Islam: A Short History” well over a year ago.
All quotes and page numbers are from the e-book here
” … the opposition grew, led by Abu al-Hakam (who is called Abu Jahl, “Father of Lies,” in the Quran), …” (p.12)
The Qur’an no where mentions Abu Jahl explicitly, what to say of giving him this title.
“Islamic tradition would later assert that there had been 124,000 such prophets, a symbolic number suggesting infinity.” (p.8)
Clear reflection of the mythological orientalist belief that Hadith is a later “invention”
“On one occasion his most intelligent wife,Umm Salamah, helped to prevent a mutiny.” (p.16)
This is a reference to short lived reluctance of the companions to put off ihram at the eve of Hudaybiya. Giving it…
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Here I have summarized the key points of Mufti Taqi Usmani from his book “Islamic Months: Merits and Precepts.” In this post we will understand what is Muharram all about, what are the opportunities to perform virtuous acts and clarify the common legends that make rounds every year during the month of Muharram and the day of ‘Ashura. This is your simple guide to the month of Muharram.
Mufti Taqi Usmani writes: Continue reading
:: Give us the good of this world and the next ::
Narrated by Anas (radiAllahu anhu):
The Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to say:
“اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ “
“O God, give us all the good of this world, and the good of the life hereafter, and save us from the punishment of the fire.”
[Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 65 “Tafseer of the Prophet”, Hadith 4563]
Filed under Hadith, Sunnah
It has been a long time, life is busy and the blog has been neglected. However, as most of you may know I am always updating my facebook page, so do not forget to follow me on Facebook.
Now this attached video below has an amazing poem, please check it out, like it, love it, think about it, and reflect on it, and above all…do not forget to share it! 🙂
“All the teachings contained in the former Scriptures that were meant to be of lasting value and importance are included in the Qur’an. The Qur’an also gives some specific accounts, although selective, of what the pre-Qur’anic scriptures contained and it is worthwhile to look briefly at this material” Continue reading
“Some special knowledge of the circumstances that surround the message is also necessary for fuller understanding of its meaning and implications.”
Few quick thoughts/ concerns as below…
There is a new trend in Pakistan that I am noticing. I may be wrong, I wish to be wrong in this case.
A poem written by Hong Wu, the emperor of China who established the Ming Dynasty in the 14th century, written in praise of the Prophet Muhammad. (Emperor Wu was not a Muslim).