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The Time – Al Asr

by alkalaamblog بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim I still have a calendar on my refrigerator. The ancient paper kind, with horizontal and vertical delineating days and weeks. I dedicatedly fill in the details of my life’s schedule to keep things on track. When a month … Continue reading

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My Parents Child

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim Years before ever having children, I made myself a serious promise. I would NEVER turn into my father or my mother. I recall expanding on  my mental list of the many things I would do differently when I … Continue reading

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Tafsir al-Jalalayn

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim Tafsir al-Jalalayn, meaning “The Commentary of the Two Jalals”, is named after its two authors: Jalalu’d-Din al-Mahalli (1389-1459), who wrote half of it, and his student, Jalalu’d-Din as-Suyuti (1445-1505), one of the greatest Muslim scholars of all, who … Continue reading

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Imam al-Shafi’i – Six points for the serious learner

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim There is one line of poetry that students of Islam around the world hear over and over again. Sometimes it’s attributed to Imam al-Shafi’i and sometimes to others. This line summarizes six points for the serious learner to … Continue reading

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Al Fajr

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim Al Fajr By the dawn And the ten nights And the even and the odd O you tranquil soul! Return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing [al-Fajr: 1-3; 27-28] Loftiness is attained in accordance to one’s struggles, And … Continue reading

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COVID

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomever Allah guides there is … Continue reading

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Rang (Colour)

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim   Raath ke andheron mein Guftagoo aapse hein Sargooshi aapse hhein, Justajoo aapse hein… Aap mein ghum ho jaana tamanna hein humey Dilo saaz ,sans, hamd aapke liye hein… Talab dil mein fakat hamare hein badtii Hum dilo … Continue reading

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Students of Qur’an

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim “Allah wants to take us down to the very depths of ourselves to train us that if there is any power, it is the power that is in him, ALLAH alone, and not in us. He doesn’t need … Continue reading

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Abi wa Muallami

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim In this horrid world, how could you leave me alone? now I do nothing but mourn, adapting in this world unknown. I sit now in my room, thinking about you, I have lost my captain, … Continue reading

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Game Changers

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim Desire, Passion..Go Getter….Game Changers! These words sound great, but how great we’ll soon find out. Guess who is the least educated, poorest, most unemployed, most restrained, highly populated in India? It’s our Muslim Ummah! It’s … Continue reading

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Takmeel Reflections from students of Route 114

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim Nahmaduhu wa nusalli ala rasoolihil kareem amma ‘baad, fa a’uzu billahi mina shaytwan nir rajeeem Bismillah hirahman nirraheem Assalam walikum wa rahmatulla hi wa barakatuhu dear sisters, Allah commands us in surah Qaf, to ponder … Continue reading

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The Purpose of my Life

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) From the depths of darkness I paved my way out I thought I found light but later realized I was far from right I wanted … Continue reading

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Islaam and tolerance

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) Since we need to understand what the Qur’an teaches about religious tolerance we must first define what tolerance is According to the Cambridge Dictionary … Continue reading

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People Skills

The last days of December calls for the  New Year ….we see lights ,music and the celebrating spirit  all around. People interacting with people is the primary source of attraction in all festivals . Relationship calls for it’s own boundaries but are we aware … Continue reading

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Will they not ponder the Quran?

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) The word ‘Human Being’ is mentioned in the Quran 65 times, the sum of man’s creation amounts to the same number. Word                                           Number … Continue reading

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Halloween

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) “And those who do not witness falsehood, and if they pass by some evil play or evil talk, they pass it by with dignity” … Continue reading

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The small thin girl and the leaf

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)  She was a small thin girl with a mole on her face. But what she told our seventh standard class many years ago still … Continue reading

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Open Talent Drawing Competition

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) Alkalaam – Open  Talent Drawing Competition  Topic : ” I am a Global Leader” with a one line motto to describe your drawing Prize: Cash 1st Prize … Continue reading

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Fear of the Lord

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)  لَوْ أَنْزَلْنَا هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ عَلَىٰ جَبَلٍ لَرَأَيْتَهُ خَاشِعًا مُتَصَدِّعًا مِنْ خَشْيَةِ اللَّهِ ۚ وَتِلْكَ الْأَمْثَالُ نَضْرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ   If We had sent down … Continue reading

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Itehad (Unity)

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)  وَاعْتَصِمُواْ بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعاً وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُواْ وَاذْكُرُواْ نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ كُنتُم أَعْدَآءً فَأَلَّفَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِكُمْ فَأَصْبَحْتُم بِنِعْمَتِهِ إِخْوَاناً وَكُنتُمْ عَلَى شَفَا حُفْرَةٍ مِّنَ … Continue reading

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