Hajj notes (Printable PDF)

First and foremost I thank The Almighty Allah for having granted me the beneficial knowledge, health, wealth and time and all other uncounted Mercy and Blessings, without which we can achieve nothing. Apparently, while More »

Hajj, an Obligation

Allah (Subhanahu Ta’ala) says in the Quran: "O mankind! Fear your Lord and be dutiful to Him! Verily, the earthquake of the Hour (of Judgement) is a terrible thing. The Day you More »

After Repentance comes… Hardship?

"And [He also forgave] the three who were left behind [who did not join the Tabuk expedition and regretted their error] to the point that the earth closed in on them in More »

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Quran enlightening book of Allah

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Quran enlightening book of Allah – by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Part – 1 Praise be More »

Urdu Dars: The Punishment for Breaking the Ties of Kinship

Topic: The Punishment for Breaking the Ties of Kinship Speaker: Dr Murtaza bin Baksh, Jeddah. Language: Urdu More »

The Spirit of Modesty

Many Muslims – myself included — often forget about the spirit of Islam in matters of law and worship. For instance, do we not recite 114 times in the Quran, "In the More »

Urdu Dars: Our Responsibilities in Educating our Children

Topic: Our Responsibilities in Educating our Children Speaker: Dr Murtaza bin Baksh, Jeddah. Language: Urdu More »

The Falsehood of Shirk from the Parables in the Noble Quran

All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) and on his Family and Companions. More »

Verily actions are by Intention

A very detailed explanation of the hadeeth of intention from the tremendous work of Ibn Rajab. Below are translated excerpts from the beautiful work by Imaam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee (rahmatullah) entitled 'Jaami More »

Dua’ : O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge..

"O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, a humble heart, certainty based on truth, and a tongue that moves in constant remembrance of You! O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness for More »

 
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Hajj notes (Printable PDF)

First and foremost I thank The Almighty Allah for having granted me the beneficial knowledge, health, wealth and time and all other uncounted Mercy and Blessings, without which we can achieve nothing. Apparently, while studying and preparing myself for Hajj pilgrimage, this year in'sha'Allah, I realized that after learning, I still needed some notes, that I can carry during the Hajj pilgrimage. As such, I have prepared a "Hajj notes" which can be printed and used as a summarized referral. But prior to this note, every individual needs to study and learn the rites of Hajj (tamattu), based on Authentic Sunnah. This Hajj notes only covers high-level details Read more ...
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Hajj, an Obligation

Allah (Subhanahu Ta’ala) says in the Quran: "O mankind! Fear your Lord and be dutiful to Him! Verily, the earthquake of the Hour (of Judgement) is a terrible thing. The Day you shall see it, every nursing mother will forget her nursling, and every pregnant one will drop her load, and you shall see mankind as in a drunken state, yet they will not be drunken, but severe will be the Torment of Allah. And among mankind is he who disputes concerning Allah, without knowledge, and follows every rebellious (disobedient to Allah) Shaitan (devil) (devoid of each and every kind of good)." [Surah al-Hajj, 22:1-3] These opening ayat in Surah al-Hajj are a Read more ...
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After Repentance comes… Hardship?

"And [He also forgave] the three who were left behind [who did not join the Tabuk expedition and regretted their error] to the point that the earth closed in on them in spite of its vastness and their souls confined them and they were certain that there is no refuge from Allah except in Him. Then He turned to them so they could repent. Indeed, Allah is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful." [Quran, 9:118] We are taught that no matter what we do, Allah's doors are open. No matter how big your mistake or how far you have been, just return to Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala (exalted is He). He is there—and because He is at-Tawwab, He wants to accept your Read more ...
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Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Quran enlightening book of Allah

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Quran enlightening book of Allah – by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Part – 1 Praise be to Allah "Who sent down the criterion (of right and wrong, i.e. this Quran) to His slave (Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam)) that he may be a warner to the 'Alamin (mankind and jinns)." [Surah al-Furqan, 25:1] I praise Him, may He be exalted, and I give thanks to Him. He has made the Quran "as an exposition of everything, a guidance, a mercy, and glad tidings for those who have submitted themselves (to Allah Read more ...
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Urdu Dars: The Punishment for Breaking the Ties of Kinship

Topic: The Punishment for Breaking the Ties of Kinship

Speaker: Dr Murtaza bin Baksh, Jeddah.

Language: Urdu

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The Spirit of Modesty

Many Muslims – myself included — often forget about the spirit of Islam in matters of law and worship. For instance, do we not recite 114 times in the Quran, "In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful" – should this not, then, be the spirit with which all our actions and deeds are performed? Is our worship for anything other than to get closer to Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala (exalted is He) – should this not, then, be the focus with which we perform every prayer? Is the essence of fasting not sacrifice for the sake of Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) – should we not, then, abandon extravagance when it comes to Ramadan? This preamble brings me Read more ...
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Urdu Dars: Our Responsibilities in Educating our Children

Topic: Our Responsibilities in Educating our Children

Speaker: Dr Murtaza bin Baksh, Jeddah.

Language: Urdu

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The Falsehood of Shirk from the Parables in the Noble Quran

All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) and on his Family and Companions. "Verily, Allah is not ashamed to set forth a parable even of a mosquito or so much more when it is bigger than it. And as for those who believe, they know that it is the Truth from their Lord, but as for those who disbelieve, they say; "What did Allah intend by this parable?" By it He misleads many and many He guides thereby. And He misleads thereby only those who are rebellious, disobedient to Allah. Those who break Allah's Covenant after ratifying it and sever what Allah Read more ...
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Verily actions are by Intention

A very detailed explanation of the hadeeth of intention from the tremendous work of Ibn Rajab. Below are translated excerpts from the beautiful work by Imaam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee (rahmatullah) entitled 'Jaami Al-Uloom wal Hikm' in which he has a detailed commentary on 50 ahaadeeth of the Messenger (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam). (Basically an-Nawawee's 42 ahaadeeth with 8 added on) The First Hadeeth Umar bin al-Khattaab relates that: "I heard the Messenger of Allah, (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam), saying, "verily actions are by intentions, and for every person is what he intended. So the one whose hijrah was to Allah and His Messenger, then his hijrah Read more ...
Dua to Allah

Dua’ : O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge..

"O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, a humble heart, certainty based on truth, and a tongue that moves in constant remembrance of You! O Allah, I seek Your forgiveness for every sin that You prohibited to me but I opposed You by committing; and every sin that You forewarned me of but I remained firm in committing; and every sin that You deemed abominable but my lower self made attractive to me. O Allah, forgive me and my parents and whoever enters my house as a believer and the believing men and the believing women. And do not increase the wrongdoers except in destruction. O Allah! grant us wisdom and join us with the righteous. “O Allah! Read more ...