In the Name of Allah, The Most Compassionate, The Most Merciful

All praise is to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. I ask His forgiveness, seek His aid, and ask Him for guidance. I seek refuge in Allah from the evil that is in ourselves, and from the evil of our actions. Whomever Allah guides, none can send astray, and whomever Allah sends astray, none can guide. I testify that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone and without partner. And, I testify that Muhammad (SAW) is His slave and Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him, his family, his companions and the rightly guided predecessors until the Last Day. Ameen!

As-salaam’ wa-Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu.

Welcome to my blog! I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all who visit my blog.

I started this blog primarily to input my heart content on my life. But gradually, the topic shifted to the Big picture.. the greatest truth… Islam. The focus is on spreading the truth about Islam. I believe that our Religion calls to many essentials, so we call to the most essential affair, followed by that which is next in importance, in accordance to the Quranic and Prophetic texts, just as Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said to Mu’aadh b. Jabal (radhiAllaahu anhu): “Let the first thing you call them to be that they worship Allaah alone. If they affirm that, then inform them that Allaah has obligated upon them five prayers during the night and day. If they affirm that, then inform them that Allaah has obligated upon them the Zakaat..”

I call, first and foremost, to the worship of Allaah alone, without associating partners with Him. This was the starting point of the call of the Messengers (alayhumus salaam), just as Allaah has stated: “We sent a messenger to every nation proclaiming: Worship Allaah alone and leave the worship of the false deities.” So this call to the worship of Allaah alone is coupled with the negation of the worship of anything besides Him.

The Sunnah is Revelation just as the Quran is Revelation, just as Allaah, the Most High, said: “He (the Prophet) does not speak from his desires, rather it is nothing except Revelation that is sent to him.” I believe that the Sunnah is whatever was conveyed to the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam)other than the Quran due the saying of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam): “Indeed I have been given the Quran and that which is like it.”

This blog is a simple and humble effort on my part to spread the beautiful Deen of Allaah and to inform the people about the Religion and on issues concerning the Muslim ‘Ummah in general. In-sha’Allaah, it will be of some benefit.

On some opinions, we may share a common ground while other times, we shall depart on different paths. However I just want you to know that I respect all opinions and mine will never stand superior to any. The only ruling and opinion that stands on highness is that of Allaah and His messenger. For all the ‘Ummah, the authentic sources of Islam, should be the Quran, which is the word of God, and the authentic Sunnah, and the traditions of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him).

“My counsel, if I wished to counsel you, I cannot profit you if Allah has decided that you should go astray. He is your Lord and to Him you shall be returned.” (Quran, Surah Hud 11:34)

Disclaimer : You would find many articles which are from other sites/sources. It is my earnest effort to try and expand the reach of the message and re-post it. In such cases, I always try my best to give the appropriate credit. In cases where I do not give due credit, please contact me if you are the content owner and do bring this to my notice. I am not responsible for the accuracy, compliance, copyright, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of other linked sites. If you are a content owner of any article and are not comfortable with me re-posting your article on my site, please contact me and it will be removed from this site. This disclaimer predates and includes all the posts on this blog.

Just like you, I am someone in search of, and who is seeking to learn more about his religion, adapt to it and practice it. I am trying to learn something new each day and thus share it with you. I hope you benefit from it, In-sha’Allaah.

May Allaah (Subhanahu ta’ala) forgive me if I have written or said anything misinterpreting or inaccurate. Feel free to contact me for any requests, comments, feedback etc. Please let me know of any mistakes, errors, or incorrect information – I don’t want to be held responsible for giving out incorrect information.

May Allaah (Subhanahu ta’ala) continue to guide us ALL on a righteous path, Ameen.

Jazak Allaah Khair.

Naved Zia

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PS: The tagline for navedz.com has been changed from “Words of love.. words for love…”, to “a muslim’s quest for the truth”, as on 28-Dec-2013.

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40 Responses to About

  1. navedz says:

    You can go ahead and use the picture, no problem from my side as long as you do not propagate hatred or project Islam in the wrong light (Sorry to bring this up, but you must be aware of the Islam bashers out there)..

    Wish you the best for your work of good!


  2. dania says:

    “lives of great men all remind us,
    we can make our lives sublime,
    And,departing,leave behind us
    Footprints on the sands of time….”

    knowing you as a freiend is much much much more than wining an oscar..(which i actually dont deserve)…and your life is like those footprints on sand which plays an inspiring role in one’s life…specially those who are slaves in the hands of problems…

  3. Naved says:

    this compliment of yours, i feel more than honoured!

    i guess more honoured than winning an oscar..LOLz!

  4. dania says:

    DANIA is always ready to learn,but not always ready to be taught……………and that is what u changed in me or should i say influnced!!!!!!!!!!!

    Without any kind of hold back i can say u r d only person who made me learn certain things…….made me feel sorry for…………..evolved unexplained fealings within me………….and made me to learn to accept life as it comes and many more which propabaly u will not realise……………u left a mark on my life n memories which i will always cherish…………..
    Always i’ll be greatfull to god bcoz i got a frnd lke u………………may his blessings be upon u n ur family…………………..

  5. nina says:

    hi … just wante to know the basics… boy girl , nationality … of u that is… interestes nice page!

  6. navedz says:

    Thanks for the few words from you.
    well basics would be… I am a muslim, male, indian by nationality… living in kolkata. How about yourself?? I hope you find my blog educating and helpful!

  7. meher says:

    hello naved……….
    i just went through ur web page and thought that
    i must not leave without exprassing my appreciation
    great work…..keep it up…..was actually a bit
    surprised to know that u r 4m india that too kolkata..
    amazing…….nice to know this city does have ppl like u!!

  8. fazy says:

    Nice blog…useful information alhamd..

  9. I love your site. Keep it up !

  10. sataar says:

    more grease to your elbows.

  11. yana says:

    salam. i love your blog. where are you from?

  12. navedz says:

    Wa-alaikum as-salaam!

    Thank you for your visit. I hope that my blog and the articles out here would have positive impact on the visitors and you benefit from it, insha’Allah.

    I am from Kolkata, India.

    May Allah (SWT) continue to guide us ALL on a righteous path, Ameen.

  13. Aamir says:

    Asalam u alikum brother NAVEED & all other frnds. Gud job. Brother naveed i am also having my wapsite, http://999zz.wapka.mobi .plz post me some articles about islam. All other frnds can also. I wil guv u inshallah link also thanx Brother keep it up. I am also giving online help to nôn-muslim brother.

  14. SunhanAllah, MashAllah!
    May Allah’s blessings be upon you in this world and the life here after.

  15. Tawnya says:

    SunhanAllah, MashAllah!May Allah’s blessings be upon you in this world and the life here after.

  16. Hi there – I’m messaging from my own wordpress site just to see if I can get in touch with you (but my site isn’t related to the project I’m working for that I’m contacting you about). I’m wondering about using one of your images in a piece of educational technology I am working on. The image is of Iftar at Prophet Muhammad (SAW)’s Mosque. (Let me know if there is a better way I can contact you–but I will include details below.)

    Our usage would involve very limited distribution initially—under 200 students, who would be utilizing the technology we are working on for two months. The project involves a specialized use of imagery to enhance vocabulary acquisition in foreign language learning, by pairing new words with striking, distinctive images. We are still in testing phases, so usage is entirely non-commercial, non-public, and on a tight budget. We need further proof of concept before possibly advancing to commercial usage. In this event, we would be able to pay you according to regular rates for use of your images.

    Use of the image would always be credited with your name, and would greatly assist the learning of students in the classroom.

    Thanks very much for your consideration.
    Drake Logan
    Tel. 415 513 8692

  17. husainy says:

    may Allah bless u.keep doing the good work.I’m glad to hear about the video conferencing.i’ll inform my friends and relatives.

  18. Abu Yusuf says:

    Assalamu ‘alaykum…
    Kaifa haaluk akhiy?
    How are you brother…
    my name is adhy, from Indonesia…
    I’m so glad to see this blog…
    to find a brother from the other side of the world…
    Barokallahu fiikum…
    wassalamu ‘alaykum…

  19. Jenila says:

    I just accidentally found this blog yesterday when I was surfing the internet. Just a glance, then I knew that your great blog has inspired me so much. I’ve been blogging for years but not specifically writing about Islam. Maybe I’ll follow your step to write more about Islam, insyaallah. May Allah bless you. Happy celebrating Eid Fitri.

    • navedz says:

      JazakAllah for your valuable feedback. and Happy ‘Eid-ul-Fitr to u and your family as well!

      Taqabbal Allahu minnaa wa minkum. (May Allah accept [the fast and worship] from us and from you)

  20. Daanish Arib says:

    “Zinhaar Azaan kaum na bashee ke fareban,
    Haq ra ba sajude, wa Nabi ra bo darooday.”

  21. Assalamu Alaikum.

    MashaAllah, your’s is a very nice work!
    May Allah reward you abundantly both in this world and in the Hereafter. Aameen.

    Out of place, though, I would like you to visit the Qur’an Blog:
    Hope you will find it resourceful, InshaAllah.


  22. Elvira says:

    Finally a “light” .Compliments to your blog.I’ll be back to read more
    Kind regards

  23. Jassim Raja says:

    Assalam Alaikum,

    Brother Naved I must say your blog (navedz.wordpess.com) is simply the best blog I have ever came across the internet. I learned a lot in just one day and I hope that Allah makes me learn more from your blog from hereon.


  24. Yusra says:


    I saw in an earlier comment that you’ll allow people to use your images. I would like to use one of them for a website about Islam (a positive one, Alhumdulilah). Can I also have permission?

  25. navedz says:


    Sure please feel free to use the information/pictures from my website. Please do mention the original source wherever you use them.


  26. Md.Farid Miah says:

    Date : 30 July, 2011.

    Dear Sir / Madam,
    Assalamu Alaikum Oa Rahmatullahi Oa Barkatuhu. Hope you are well by the grace of Almighty Allah. I am a Bangladeshi Muslim National. I am a Diabetic patient. I need to take Insulin at morning before half an hour of breakfast (Fotoor) and at night before half an hour of dinner ( Asha) every day. But in Holy Ramadan I need take insulin before breakfast ( Fotoor). Is it correct in Fatua for Muslim? I want there is no hampering of Ramadan Fasting. Please inform me urgently.
    Inshallah Allah give you the ja ja.

    Thanking you with my best regards.
    Allah Hafez.

    Md. Farid Miah.

  27. Fauzia says:

    Just found out through a friend that one of my photos was posted on your blog!
    Thanks for considering it worthy to make it part of such a lovely post!

  28. Muslim says:

    You Might Find My Link/Thread Useful For Your Website:


    I Will Also Inshallah Add Your Link To The Khutbah Section On The Thread

  29. sadia says:

    No words to express my feelings . MashaaAllah its brilliant. May Allah immensely reward you for all the hard work ameen

  30. sumayyah says:

    Nice useful blog , Mashaa ALLAH

  31. MuQeet says:

    Assalamu Alaikum, brother Naved

    Just to let you know that I have added a link to your amazing blog:


    Jazakallah Khayran.

  32. tsufehyan says:

    Subhanallah~Thank you for creating this blog. It shows how beautiful Islam is. Can I share the information and the photo with my muslim and non-muslim friends? May Allah always bless you and your generation. Amin.

  33. Angel says:

    Thank you for posting my comments. I tried so many sites when I first discovered MJ’s Illahis, but I gave up posting comments because they were constantly deleted and the comments ability shut down…I was a little too persistent I guess. Perhaps it was too fresh just after Michael’s death, but to this day, those sites still do not accept comments. For this and other reasons, I became very disillusioned (and ANGRY) at muslims in “islamic” countries distorting the truth and misrepresenting Islam, particularly when I discovered that to speak the truth as I know it has resulted in death for many of my real brothers and sisters living in countries that are supposed to be majority muslim.
    May Allah show them the errors of their ways. May Allah increase our faith and knowledge daily. May all the true muslims in Islamic countries be successful in representing Islam more accurately than they have been. May they not be killed for doing so. There are way too many Imams and Mullahs making up laws, particularly relating to women. Prophet Mohammed,may Allah commend and salute him,came to liberate women. He would not be impressed!!! May all muslims follow Allah’s mighty Qu’ran and sunnet and see through the lies propagated by Mullahs and Imams who are obviously clueless. The Qu’ran is complete. If a law cannot be supported by the Qu’ran or Sunnet, it should be disgarded as it is not the straight path. Many of the laws in “Islamic” countries are cultural and/or pagan and have no foundation in the Qu’ran. May everyone who intends to follow Islam find greater knowledge and faith daily. May Allah reward your efforts.

  34. Ali Khan says:

    Dear Brother Naved Zia,

    Assalaam u Alaikum Wa Rahamtullahi Wa Barakatuh!

    Just this morning, browsing through the Internet, I got to your article on Adam Alaih Assalaam and was very impressed. Would like to know more about you, as to whoi you are, where you are from and where you live now, so on and so forth.

    As for me, I’m originally from Hyderabad Deccan, India, but now live in Switzerland. I’m Swiss as well as American. Professionally, I’m a banker. I take a keen interest in Islamic studies and have written a number of articles and I follow the Hanifa Fiqha, although all other Fiqhas are equally acceptable to me.

    I should be delighted to hear from you shortly.

    Fi Amanillah with a respectful Salaam,
    S.M. Ahmeduddin Ali Khan

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