Jumu’ah: Day of Durood (via at-Tazkirah: التذكرة)

Jumu'ah: Day of Durood 'Umair Ansari رضي الله عنه narrates that the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said: Any individual of my Ummah who seeks blessings of Allah for me from his very heart in sincerity. Allah will return upon him ten times and elevate him by ten ranks and register for him ten good deeds, remove ten misdeeds for him. (Nasa'i: 64) 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud رضي الله عنه narrates that the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said: On the Day of Resurrection the most near to m … Read More

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Arabic Poetry: Voice of a Nightingale…..Craziest poem ever!!! (via arabicarabic)

This is the craziest arabic poem i have ever come across. Click on the link to hear it being recited. The story behind it is also pretty cool.   Voice of a Nightingale   The story goes that the Caliphate Abu Ja’far Al Mansoor (709-775c) had a memory so good he was able to memorize any poem after hearing it just once. So he announced a competition challenging all the poets in his empire to come up with a new poem which he never heard bef … Read More

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(فصل) – Fasl – Arabic Word A Day (via Arabic Word A Day)

(فصل) – faSl – noun – Pl. (فصول) fuSu_l Meanings section, part, chapter season classroom Examples tajidu kala_mahu fi 'l-faSli 'l-tha_ni min 'l-kita_b (تجد كلامه في الفصل الثاني من الكتاب); You'll find his speech in the second section of the book. dakhalna_ faSla 'l-rabi_' (دخلنا فصل الربيع); We've entered spring. al-Tulla_bu fi 'l-faSli (الطلاب في الفصل); The students are in the classroom. Etymology The three letter root (ف ص ل) gives the meanin … Read More

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Swallow more than your pride. (via Arabic Gems ~ جواهر العربية)

*Post edited and corrected on 28-10-08 al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, It has been narrated that a major scholar of the past [1] used to try and fault the Qur'an by searching for flaws in its language. His attempts and studies lasted months, during which time a group of men would frequent his house and ask him whether he had found anything yet. Eventually, he smashed his ink pot and broke his pen, and replied, "None can dispute that this is th … Read More

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How the horse got his name. (via Arabic Gems ~ جواهر العربية)

How the horse got his name. al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, The verb خالَ khaala has two different forms that also differ in pattern and meaning. The first is the verb خال khaala (perfect tense) يَخُولُ yakhoolu (imperfect tense), خَولا khawlan (verbal noun), and it means 'to do proficiently' or 'to perfect'. One may use it in the phrase خَوَّلَهُ اللهُ نِعمةً مِنْ عِنْدِهِ khawwalahu Allaahu ni3matan min 3indihi to mean 'Allaah [proficiently] bestowed upon him blessings … Read More

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He’s my brother. (via Arabic Gems ~ جواهر العربية)

This post is dedicated to my brother. May Allaah protect you and have mercy upon you always habibee…ameen. al-Salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullaah, One of the first concepts encountered by those who decide to submit themselves to their Creator and accept Islam as their creed and way of life, is that a Muslim is the brother of his fellow Muslim, and that the bonds of faith are stronger than the bonds of blood. Thus one of the first words learnt by the … Read More

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A runaway slave (via Arabic Gems ~ جواهر العربية)

al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh, The Story of Prophet Yunus in the Qur’an is told only briefly in Surah al-Anbiya and Surah Saffat, although he is referred to elsewhere, such as al-Qalam. In brief, he was sent to a people whose unresponsiveness to him and his message led to him leaving them in frustration. In Saffat (37:139-140), the most high describes his departure by saying: و إن يونس لمن المرسلين. إذ أبق إلى الفلك المشحون. “And Yunus was on … Read More

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