Age of Jahiliyah

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Archive for the day “October 3, 2006”

Qari Sadaqat Ali Recites Surah Ikhlas

Qari Abdul Basit Recites Surah Isra Legendary Clip

The House of Sayyida Khadija

From Islamica Magazine

ISLAMICA publishes here exclusive images of the house of Sayyida Khadija and explains how it was found, excavated and then buried.

The House of Sayyida Khadija was rediscovered during the Haram extensions in 1989, then hurriedly covered over so as to obliterate any trace. This was the house where the Prophet Muhammad received some of his first revelations and it is also where his children Umm Kulthum, Ruqqaya, Fatima, Zaynab, Qasim and ‘Abdullah were born. ISLAMICA publishes here exclusive images of the house of Sayyida Khadija and how it was found, excavated, studied and then buried. The House of Sayyida Khadija was located just outside Safa and Marwa and which now falls under the paved area. Above it, the Wahhabi hardliners have built public toilets.

In the late 1980s plans were drawn up to flatten the area immediately outside Safa and Marwa in the Haram in Mecca and make way for a paved area. Those behind the proposed plan were well aware that the area around Safa and Marwa had a number of sites of historical and religious importance—with many dating back to Abbasid and pre- Abbasid times—and that it would be threatened by any major development initiative for the area. The plan, however, was approved by the then king and it was undertaken by the Bin Ladin construction company. Read more…

The Feathers of Your Being by M. Shahin

Marginal thoughts

barely make the deadline

for unwanted expectations.

It must be a full absorption

of a yielding self

to an Independent Power.

The search must be constant

an obsession of the soul

although that search will never


There is a pang of uncertainty

except at moments

when you alight upon

the unexpected and you only yearn

for whatever it is to

last to the eternity of the horizon.

A fragmentation occurs

on the border of your soul

and you weep because your

heart has become full.

You’ve just made it to

the scrim of the ocean

and you are awaiting the

tide to kidnap you from the illusions

and strangers of the world.

There is a tickling of light

in your wide eyes and is wiped

away by an even brighter light.

The feathers of your being

perch on the expanse

of longing and takes flight

by the light of a moon

and it feels as if you were

crawling in the depths of a resistance force

but you became each wave in the

same current and it overtook

the abberant strands that had

tied you in knots.

Islamic Quotations for Reflection: Learn what you will…

Learn what you will, but know that so long as you do not implement what you learn, Allah will give you no reward for it. – Muadh ibn Jabal

Believers are those who are aware that God is watching them. Such servants restrain their desires and prepare themselves for the Hereafter. The hijr, an obligation that lasts until Doomsday, is the road that leads from ignorance to knowledge, from forgetting Allah to seeking Him, from sin to obedience, and from obduracy to repentance. – Sahl ibn Abdi’llah at-Tustari

Believers are like pearls. Wherever they may be, they are beautiful there. – Maliq ibn Dinar

Ayah & Hadith of the Day

Correct and courteous words accompanied by forgiveness are better than giving charity followed by insulting words. Allah is Rich Beyond Need, All-Forbearing.
(Surat al-Baqara: 263)

Do not be like the hypocrite who, when he talks, tells lies; when he makes a promise, breaks it; and when he is trusted, proves dishonest.
(Bukhari and Muslim)


THE MUSLIM WAY OF SPEAKING: Speaking So As Not to Associate Others With Allah

In this verse of the Qur’an, “Your Allah is One Allah. There is no god but Him, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful” (Surat al-Baqara: 163), Allah informs us that there is no Creator other than Him and no other power to intervene for good or ill. Allah is the One, and there is no power other than Him Who can guide human beings to the truth, protect them and give them peace and blessings.

However, a segment of humanity is unaware of this truth. Some, when asked, say that there is no god but Allah, and that they believe He is omnipotent, but, because in their hearts they do not believe it to the full, hope for aid instead from other people, or from a change in circumstances, or even such mythical powers as luck or chance. However, neither human nor any other creation exercises any such power. As we are told in the Qur’an,

… All might belongs to Allah… (Surah Yunus: 65) Read more…

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