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Prostration (Sujud)

The humility expressed by a believer in his prayers via prostration is ultimate, expressing to the creator, that no one is more supreme in the eyes of this believer. Allah, the Almighty, the most Forgiving has expressed to His creations that He is keenly listening to the pleas of those who are searching for Him in their prayers and prostrations.

Islam in One Verse

Rising above our weaknesses, aiming to achieve humility, simplicity, piety, righteousness, and sense of non-attachment with the worldly affairs, can aid us in climbing the tallest of mountains. Pleasing our supreme King with our weak attempts can help us in making this earth a blessing for all. Let us strive to feel the pain of our near and dear ones, being of assistance to those in need, lending a helping hand even when we ourselves are falling short, only for gaining Allah’s pleasure.

Humility in Prayer (Khushu & Khudhu) – Part 2

The salah needs to be filled with our heart, mind and soul, being fearful of standing in front of Allah, while humbly praising Him and aiming for jannah in the hereafter, in sha Allah. The khushu and khudu, the humility, the devotion, the submissiveness, the humbleness of our limbs, the alertness of our body parts, these are the required elements of a salah which Allah almighty will accept in the akhirah. The true essence and spirit of salah revolves around the presence of khushu and khudu, meaning inward and outward submission and devotion respectively, praising Allah and communicating with Him with our deepest interest and love. The heart remaining free of any worldly worries and tensions while our body exhibits submission of even the tiniest body part.

Heal Me

O Lord, I pray to thee with all my heart,
Surrendering myself, with all might, each ‘n every part,
Heal me, for I’ve lost my way,
Heal me, for I’ve had a price to pay.

Tazkeer Bil Quran – Deen

Disclaimer: I attend a Tazkeer Bil Quran (Reminders from Quran) course at Al-Mawrid Institute Canada, and my instructor is Mr. Malik Faisal Aslam. I take notes in order to be able to remember important points from the lecture/discussions and decided to share the same in synoptic form here, as and when I am able to. My only objectives are …

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Poetry in the Quran?

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The Lament (Part 2)

When I left Canada for Pakistan on March 28th, to manage the Saudi visa process faster, I was expecting to land in KSA within 2-3 weeks latest. I remember telling all who asked, that “this should not take more than 2-3 weeks.” I guess God didn’t really like that boast. I landed in Riyadh on …

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The Lament (Part 1)

I wrote this 2-part blog in July 2014. That was a very emotional year for me… I guess every year is an emotional year for me 🙂 It seems that I am finally getting closer to reaching my destination after all. Soon, InshaAllah (God willing). I was talking to an old friend yesterday and the …

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Why advertise an act of thankfulness to God?

I first penned this down on August 24, 2014. I think I am still a skeptic of public displays of spirituality. Not sure, though. ========================================================================== Read an article on www.thestar.com touching on praying in public. I’ve always had this mental hindrance to pray in public in full view of all. I prefer finding a corner (and qibla) …

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The Change

I penned this down on July 5, 2014 (over 3 years ago) and had forgotten about it. I still think about that driver sometimes. ======================================================================= I wanted to write about a change in my life. I consider myself to be a spiritual person. Have never been overly ritualized by the norms of organized religion, but …

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