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10 things to do in Last Days of Ramadan

 

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Every moment of Ramdan is priceless and we should not let it go without earning reward from Allah SWT. The last 10 days of Ramdan are even more valuable than first twenty days due to many reasons. Allah’s Messenger used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time.” (Muslim).

The Prophet said: “Whoever prays during the night of Qadr with faith and hoping for its reward will have all of his previous sins forgiven.” (Bukhari and Muslim recorded from Abu Huraira).

  1. Take a vacation for Allah.

We take break from our work when we have some important events in our life. Ramadan is time for blessings and salvation so not we should take break from our jobs and focus on to focus on worshiping and thanking our Creator.

  1. Do Itikaf.

Our beloved prophet Mohammed peace be upon him used to spend the last ten days and nights of Ramadan in the mosque for Itikaf. Itekaf is cutting off your relations with the world and devoting all your time in zikr, salat, reading Quran etc. Its sunnah to do itekaf for last ten days of Ramadan but if you’re not able to spare time for sunnah itekaf you can also do it for few days or even one night.

  1. Make this special Dua.

Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said: I asked the Messenger of Allah: ‘O Messenger of Allah, if I know what night is the night of Qadr, what should I say during it?’ He said: ‘Say: O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.’ “(Ahmad, Ibn Majah, and Tirmidhi).

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  1. Recite the Quran.

Spend your time in reciting Quran because it’s a great deal and there are many virtues for reading Quran and following it. Try to increase the time for Quran recitation in ending days on Ramdan.

  1. Reflect on the meaning of the Quran.

Ramadan is time when most us of get closer to Quran and read it more than any other part of year. So this is best time to go deeply into the meaning and understand Quran.  You should follow and reflect what you learn from Quran.

  1. Get your sins wiped out.

Abu Huraira narrated that the Messenger said: Whoever stands (in prayer) in Laylatul Qadr while nourishing his faith with self-evaluation, expecting reward from Allah, will have all of his previous sins forgiven. [Bukhari and Muslim).

So, pray longer, deeper  and meaningful  in last days of Ramadan and carefully reflect what the meaning when you pray.

  1. Evaluate yourself.

It is the time when you should ask the Question you need that need to be asked from yourself. It is the best time for self evaluation and knowing where you’re going. Feel happy for the good you have done and remorse for the bad you have done and seek forgives for you bad acts. Doing this will make you closer to Allah Subhan Wa Taala.

  1. Attend the Dua after the completion of Quran recitation

Quran reading is completed in lmost all masjids Quran in Tarawih prayers in Ramadan specially in last day of Ramdan. Make sure to attend the dua after the completion and try to take your family to this gathering.

  1. Finish reading a book on the Prophet

The life of our beloved Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him is role model for us. We should know about his life as much as we can and follow his footsteps in every aspect of life. Try reading about the life of Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him. It will increase your love for him and Islam

  1. To do list for the Night of Power

The last but not least; make a “to do checklist” for each Night of Decree. This is the night better than a thousand months so pick the things from your checklist and perform them in expected laylatul Qadr. Also define the sequence you would like to do things in.

8 Steps To complete reading The Holy Quran In Ramadan

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This article is to help you complete a Quran reading in Month of Ramadan. Though we should read Quran as much times as possible but it is highly recommended to achieve this noble goal at least one time in Ramadan.

 

STEP 1: ESTABLISHING AN INTENTION

 

Our Beloved Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him taught us that the intention is very important for an act. Allah SWT notices our good intentions and gives us reward for intentions. When you establish an intention it will be act as your commitment to Allah SWT. You’ll strive hard to achieve your commitment. Keep reacalling your intention & renew it. I will help you a lot.

 

STEP 2: DONT BE OVERHELMED

 

Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of pages or the length of some surahs. Keep your trust in Allah SWT and eliminate negative thinking that you can’t do it. Remind yourself that you are commited to Allah SWT and you’ll complete it (In sha ALLAH.)

 

STEP 3  PLAN A HEAD

 

Make a proper plan for completing Quran in Ramada, make an routine and adhere to it. Spare time from your work or rest structure a realistic plan for completing  the recitation of Qur’aan within the month of Ramadan.

 

STEP 4  UNDERSTANDING ‘QURAN’ 

 

Try to read the Quran with Translation and know the meaning of verses you are reading. Try to read the Quran with Tafseer  (detailed explaination) which will give you the idea of theme, topic, message and meaning of what you are reciting. It will also uplift your faith!

 

STEP 5 FIND ”QURAN” BUDDIES AND COMPLETE IN GOOD

 

Develop are close relation to with brothers/sisters who are known for their attachment to the ‘Qur’an’. Make them your spiritual friends and stay engaged with your Quran buddies for noble ‘Qur’an’ productivity goals. Request them to remind you to fulfil your aim and  aspirations and help your in time of slacking.

 

STEP 6  SIEZE THE MOMENT

 

Don’t waste any moment which can help your achieving this spiritual goal of completing the Quran. Invest in a pocket-sized ‘Qur’an’ and make it your Best Friend this Ramadan. Seize every moment and opportunity through which you can please Allah SWT by reading and learning Quran.

 

 

STEP 7  REMAIN STEDFAST AND CONSISTENT

 

Consistency is the key to any success. After you map your plan stick to it and don’t be lazy. The moments of Ramadan are very precious so remind yourself of the greatness of this month and remember that you have a great opportunities in life which you may not get next year. Simply no compromise it in this month.

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STEP 8  MAKE DUA’A TO ALLAH SUBHANHU WA TaA’LLA

 

As a Muslim we seek the help of Allah SWT in everything. It is our faith the we can achieve nothing without the assistance and guide of Allah SWT. Supplicate to Allah SWT to help you achive your goal of completing Quran in the Month of Ramadan and crown your efforts with success, insha’ALLAH.

 

Ramadan will pass quickly, to make use of every moment of this sacred month whether its day or night.  May the Qur’an be your companion of in this lfie and life hereafter.

 

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The Qualities Allah wants in Human

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“Say (O Muhammad to mankind): “If you (really) love Allah, then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic monotheism, follow the Quran and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Quran: 3:31)

Justice and Dealing with Equity
“Be just: that is nearer to piety; and fear Allah.” (Quran: 5:8)

Patience 
“And Allah loves as-Sabirun (the patient).” (Quran: 3:146)
Putting Trust in Allah 
“Certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).” (Quran: 3:159)

Rescuing 
Abu Hurairah and Anas Ibn Malik narrated:  Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves rescuing the one who needs rescue.”

Being Gentle and Kind to Others 
“ Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah is kind and gentle (to others).”
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Perfection of One’s Work
The Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves that if one does a job he perfects it.”

Kindliness 
“Aisha narrated: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves kindliness in all matters.”(Bukhari)

Repentance 
“Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto him in repentance.” (Quran: 2:222)

Piety 
“Verily, then Allah loves those who are al-Muttaqun (the pious).”
(Quran: 3:76)

Good-doing
“Truly, Allah loves Al-Muhsinun (the good-doers).” (Quran: 2:195)

Humility of the Rich 
Muslim narrated: Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas said: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves the believer who is pious and rich, but does not show off.”

Belief and Work 
Al-Tabarani narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves the slave who believes and acquires a career (or work).”

Exhortation and Advising 
Abdullah, the son of Imam Ahmed narrated: It was said: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “The best loved slaves to Allah are those who exhort their slaves.”

Reflection of Allah’s Grace 
Al-Tirmidhi narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves from amongst his slaves, the one who has a sense of zeal or honor.”

Body Purification 
“And Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure [ i.e. who clean their private parts with dust (which has the properties of soap) and water from urine and stools, after answering the call of nature].”(Quran: 9:108)

Magnanimity
Al-Hakim narrated: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Allah is All-Generous and He loves generosity in sale, purchase and judgment.”

Virtuosity 
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: ” Allah loves the slave-believer who is poor but virtuous enough to refrain from begging though he has many children.” (Muslim and Ahmed)

Loftiness 
Al-Tabarani narrated: the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves lofty matters and superiority and hates inferior matters.”

Justice 
Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah loves that you be just toward your children even when kissing them.” (Ibn Al-Najjar)

Strength 
Muslim narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “The strong believer is better and more loved by Allah than the weak one, but they are both good.”

Love for the Sake of Allah 
Al-Tabarani, Ibn Ya’la, Ibn Hibban and Al-Hakim narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “If two men love each other for the sake of Allah, the stronger in love to his brother will be more loved by Allah.”

Forgiveness 
Ibn Iday narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah is All-Forgiving and He loves forgiveness.”

Continuous Performance of Righteous Deeds 
Bukhari and Muslim narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “The best loved deeds to Allah are the ones that are continuous even if they are not very many.”

Loving and Visiting Believers 
Malik narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Allah said: My love is due to those who meet for My sake, visit one another and make any effort for My pleasure.”

Love of Virtuous Deeds 
Ibn Abi Al-Dunya narrated: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “The best loved slaves to Allah are those who are made to love virtue and loving virtuous deeds is made lovely to them.”

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10 Most Beautiful Mosques in the World

Mosque, (Masjid in Arabic) is a place where followers of Islam gather to offer their collective worships. Mosques are also symbol of fine Islamic culture and art. Mosques are present in all countries of the world and there are many mosques with stunning look. This blog is not to discriminate among mosque but we are intended to give a look on 10 beautiful mosques based on our very limited knowledge.

  1. Al Haram Mosque – Macca, Saudi Arabia

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There is no doubt that Grand mosque of Mecca is most beautiful mosque in the world. It is the holiest,  largest and most sacred mosque in the world . Hazrat Adam A.S laid foundation of this mosque and it was rebuilt by Hazrat Ibrahim A.S. It can accommodate up to 4 million people and holds the largest annual worship of the Muslim in the world.

  1. Al-Masjid an-Nabawi – Medina, Saudi Arabia

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This is also Prophet’s Mosque because it was built by Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in the city of Medina. It is the second holiest site in Islam after the Grand Mosque of  Mecca. The green dome of this mosque is most striking feature of this mosque where is tomb of the Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).

  1. Al Aqsa Mosque – Jerusalem, Palestine

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It is also called Bayt al-Muqaddas, is the third holiest site in Islam. It is also the holiest site in Judaism, because it is believed to be The Temple of Jerusalem once stood. The Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) started is miraculous journey to Heavens from this place. For short period of time Muslim prayed facing towards this mosque.

  1. Hassan II Mosque – Morocco

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It is the largest mosque the largest mosque  of Morocco located in Casablanca.  It has world tallest minaret which are 60 stories high and has height of 210 metres. It can accommodate 105,000 worshippers.

  1. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque – Brunei

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It is a royal Islamic mosque located in the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan. It is one most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific and a important landmark  a place of tourist attraction. The mosque is beautiful mixture of Mughal architecture and Italian styles.

  1. Zahir Mosque – Kedah, Malaysia

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It is grandest and oldest mosques of Malaysia located in the heart of Alor Star, the state capital of Kedah. The five large domes symbolizes the five main principles of Islam. Every year Quran recitation competition is held in premises of the mosque.

  1. Faisal Mosque Islamabad – Pakistan

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It is located in beautiful capital of Pakistan, Islambad. It is world fourth largest mosque and it remained as largest mosque in the world from 1986 to 1993

  1. Taj ul Mosque – Bhopal, India

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Also called crown of mosques in situated in Bhopal, India. It is one of the largest mosque in asia It serves as as a Islamic school during the day time. The architecture of mosque resembles Grand mosque in Delhi and the Badshahi Mosque of Lahore.

  1. Badshahi Mosque of Lahore – Pakistan

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It is also called ‘Royal Mosque’. It is the second largest mosque in Pakistan and South Asia and the fifth largest mosque in the world. It is capable of accommodating 160,000 worshippers, It remained the largest mosque in the world for periods of  from 1673 to 1986.

  1. Sultan Mosque, Singapore

Sultan Mosque, Singapore

It is located at Muscat Street in Kampong Glam Rochor District in Singapore. It is national monument of Singapore since on March 14th 1975.

 

 

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The Right Muslim Women to Seek Employment

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In today’s world, many societies only value the women if they perform the functions of man and display her feminine attractions to public. These women are also given the immense responsibility of bearing and rearing children. In short, today’s woman is given responsibility of looking after and earning bread and butter for home. She is also been exploited in the name of so called freedom which is in fact a freedom for men accessing women easily. Woman has to bear more burden than a man in society in name of gender equality. Failed marriages and emotionally distraught children are increasing in number due to gender role differentiation.

Islam values the importance of woman in society but it considers importance of woman in society in a way which is different than modern way discussed above. Regardless of race, color, gender or any other criteria the superiority is Islam is only based on faith , obedience and fear of Allah SWT. Islam clearly demarcates the boundary between the responsibilities of each gender. Allah SWT has entrusted woman for most important duty which is compatible to her.

Nevertheless, Islam is a practical religion, and understands conditions and situations of life. There are many situations in woman may need or want to work.  There is common misconception about Islam that it prohibits women from working outside but in real it does not stops women from working but it stipulate some restrictions to save women from exploitation and safeguarding her honor and dignity. Some conditions for muslim women seeking employment is given below.

  1. Outside employment should not come before, or seriously interfere with her responsibilities as wife and mother.
  2. She should work with her husband or guardian consent and mutual understanding of family so that he job or work may not cause friction within the family.
  3. She should follow Islam in her manners, appearance and overall behavior. This includes wearing proper dress with does not violate “Purdah”, not indulge in futile activities and avoid provocative behavior with strange men.
  4. She should choose a wise job which suits her honor and dignity and does not violate values of Islam and society .
  5. She should avoid jobs which involve mixing and associating with women.
  6. She should seek employment in jobs which require special skills related to need of women and children such as teaching, nursing, midwifery, medicine with specialization’s like pediatric or obstetrics-gynecology.

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Youth of Prophet Mohammed PBUH

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In out last article we wrote about childhood of prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him.  This article serves to shed light on youth on Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him.  Our prophet peace and blessing be upon him was a very hard working young man. Beloved Prophet Peace be upon him, began to earn a living as a businessman and a trader. He took great interest in trade at a very early age and he was trained and encouraged by Abu Talib who took him along on trading missions to the neighboring  countries.  He learnt trading from his uncle Abu Talib by accompanying in business trips.  He went to his first business trip at age of twelve and later he started to trade by his own.

He gained respect in Makkah by his high moral and ethical traits. He was monotheist and believed in one Allah. He was famous for his kindness, and keeping promises. He hated pride and lived a simple life. Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) helped to re-start the work of an institution names as Half-ul -Fudul  (Pledge of Virtues), which took an active part in bringing about peace and unity among the tribe of Makkah.  All members of Half-ul-fudul pledged to keep peace among various tribes, safety of travelers from robbers, helping the poor and needy people of society and protecting the weak from oppressors.

 He was respected for his noble character in all Makkah. Due to his personal traits Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) was also given the title of  As-Saadiq (The Truthful) and Al-Ameen (The Trustworthy).The greatness of his character had no equal in Makkah. As a youth, Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him kept himself away from all sins and bad habits which the youth of his age would enjoy.

Once, , Abdul-ibn-Abi-Al Hamsar met the holy prophet Mohammed peace be upon and they met in the street for a business transaction. He had to go somewhere in hurry so he asked Beloved Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) to stay and wait there for him and he would return shortly . Rasulullah. The trader forget and didn’t came back but the prophet Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) waited there for three days for him to return. When he returned he realized that Prophet Mohammed  (peace and blessing be upon him) waited for him patiently to keep his promise.

 A noble lady of Quresh tribe “Hazrat Khadija bin Khuwaylid” (R.A)  possessed the highest degree of nobility, wealth, and repute gave beloved Prophet (SAWW) goods for trade which He took to other cities and honestly gave her profits. She was impressed by his honesty and trustworthiness so she sent him a marriage proposal through her best friend Nafisa, which was accepted after by prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him after confirmation from his uncle Abu Talib. She had proposals from many notable persons of Mekkah but she refused them all. She preferred Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him over other notable people of Makkah because of his His piety, good manners, honesty and trustworthiness. Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon was 25 year old when he married to Hazrat Khadija R.A who was 40 years old.

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Childhood of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)

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Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him was born to Aamina (Daughter of Wahab) and Abdullah (Son of Abdul Muttalib). He belong to a noble family of Bani Hashim from Quresh tribe. His father died two months before He was born orphan but his Grandfather Abdul Muttalib took custody of him and raised Him up under his own care. His mother Aamina gave him name “Ahmed” and his grandfather named Him “Mohammed” (Peace be upon him).

According to customs of Arabs he was sent to live in a village with a noble foster-mother Halima Saadia of Saa’d bin Bakr.  She looked after Him and regarded him as very special because she got many blessing of Allah SWT after he had come under her care. In healthy environment of desert village He stayed for 5 years and learnt the pure Arabic language of desert. He always regarded his foster-mother with love and great kindness. He was returned to his mother when he was 5 year old. His mother went to Medina for visiting the grave of her husband Abdullah, and on way back to Makkah she died at place called Abwa.  The holy prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him was now orphan and his Grandfather took Him under custody. His grandfather loved him very much because he reminded him of his son Abdullah and never left prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him feel unwanted. Abdul Muttalib also died when Prophet Mohammed peace be upon him was just 8 years old. He was deeply grieved upon his demise and he kept weeping upto the edge of his grave. Abdul Muttalib made his son Abu Talib (Uncle of Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon Him), responsible for taking care of young child. Abu Talib fulfilled his duty very well for rest of his life.

Abu Talib treated him very special and Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him never felt lonely with him. . His wife, Fatima bint-e-Asad, also loved the Holy Prophet Mohammed peace be upon dearly and he regarded her as his mother. When Prophet Mohammed peace be Upon was 12, he travelled to Syria with his uncle Abu Talib for trade purpose. On way to Syria the caravan stopped at Busra al-Sham, an old Christian Monk Bahira observed the little boy (Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him) and tested him by few Questions. He recognized him as Last Prophet who was mentioned in unaltered Gospels. He said to Abu Talib:

“This child is destined for greatness,” he said. “Take himback to your country and look after him well.”

So, as soon as he had finished trading He his nephew back to Makkah, He didn’t told anyone about this event but he kept an extra watch on Him looked after the Prophet until he grew up Thus, the Holy Prophet peace be upon him grew up in the household of Abu Talib, He was loved and cherished by all. Abu Talib and Fatima Bint-e-Asad treated him like their own son. As the Holy Prophet Peace be upon him grew up, he was stayed under the protection of his loving uncle Abu Talib. Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him stayed away from idolate ritual of Makkah and He was known for his strong moral character.

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Marriage in Islam

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Marriage is one of the most important relationship in Islam. It is the first relationship Allah SWT made between Prophet Adam  and Hawa (Eve) and all other relations ships are result of this relationship. Marriage is an act of Sunnah and is highly recommended in Islam. Islam also regards marriage as a way to acquire spiritual perfection.

Allah says in Qur’an:
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“And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in peace and tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): Verily in that are signs for those who reflect” (Quran 30:21).

The above verse shows that it is very important to marry because Allah SWT has made us for each other and he places love and mercy in our hearts.

 

“And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves; if they are needy, Allah will make them free from want out of His grace; and Allah is Ample-giving, Knowing.” (Surah an-Nur, 24:32)

 

From the above verse it is imperative that Allah want us to live a social life instead of living in apostasy. Islam forbids apostasy and given us social responsibilities and marriage is one of most important responsibility one can have in social life. Allah SWT also mentions in Quran that don’t avoid marriage because of lack of financial sources. Most of people now a day spend most of life in building their career before marriage and marry in middle ages. This make them deprive of happiness of life and
bear the hardships of life alone. In Surah Nisa Allah SWT says:

“O Humans revere your Guardian Lord, Who created you from a single person created of like nature its mate, and from this scattered (like seeds) countless men and women. Reverence Allah through Whom you claim your mutual rights” (Quran 4:1).

Importance of marriage in Islam is also evident from the verse below:
“And Allah has made for you your mates of your own nature, and made for you, out of them, sons and daughters and grandchildren, and provided for you sustenance of the best.” [Noble Quran 16:72]

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Importance of Marriage according to hadith:

Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him said:

“O you young men! Whoever is able to marry should marry, for that will help him to lower his gaze and guard his modesty.” [Al-Bukhari]

 

The above hadith shows that Islam wants its believers to live a life of modesty and chastity instead of vagrant relationships.

“Marriage is my sunnah. Whosoever keeps away from it is not from me.”

The hadith above shows dislike of prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him for a person who avoids marriage for no reason.

“Modesty was regarded as a great virtue by the Prophet. He said, “Modesty is part of faith.” [Al-Bukhari]

Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “No previously-married woman (widow or divorcee) may be married until she has been asked about her wishes (i.e., she should state clearly her wishes), and no virgin should be married until her permission has been asked (i.e., until she has agreed either in words or by remaining silent).” They asked, “O Messenger of Allaah, how is her permission given (because she will feel very shy)?” He said: “By her silence.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 4741)

Islam regards marriage as a right of the individual and therefore others cannot make the decision for them  This shows that permission of women is necessary in Islam for marriage. A widowed or divorced women must give verbal permission for their marriage and virgin girl’s permission must be asked. There is no forced marriage in Islam.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Announce marriages.” (Reported by Imaam Ahmad; classed as hasan in Saheeh al-Jaami’, 1027)

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Ideal Woman in Islam

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In Islam concept of Ideal women is different from the man made concepts which are exploiting women in the name of freedom and equality. Islam gives women a set of genuine responsibilities which are which suits her. By no means Islam suppress the women or negates the role of women in building a society. The important saying states that:

Behind every successful man there is a woman.”

All successful person is nurtured in the laps of women. Men are molded in the shadows of ideal women. It may be the touch of a loving mother or the embrace of a devoted wife which propels man to the summits of success.

According to Islam the ideal woman is the nucleus of the family and bonds the whole family strongly. When the father is busy earning bread and butter for family it’s the ideal women who take care of kids by wrapping them in blanket of love and affection. Child needs love and concentration which is not possible if both parents and involve in making money for family. There must be one who can feed them ardently with the desired care and love. The mother act as first learning institute for kid and sets the foundation for education for kid. A ideal Muslim lady is the one who set a strong foundation. When a practicing Muslim mother worships Allah SWT at her home, her kids will observes the mother inquisitively and try to intimate her and they will learn to worship Allah in young age. With the time he/she will turn into a God fearing and responsible person.  A Muslim women is also responsible for building a strong moral character in her kids.
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Like other mothers the ideal women of Islam also tells stories to their kids. But her stories are not about fictitious characters, she narrates the stories of our beloved Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him, other prophets, noble companions and other pious Muslims. She narrates the stories which infuses lofty aspirations and inspires kids with real heroes. It’s the ideal women that introduce her kids to Allah Almighty and induce his love in their hearts. She is the one who gives concept of right and wrong and places halal morsels in the mouth of kids. She raises kids with voice of Quran resonating in their ears which instills the prophetic value and ethics is them. She is the mother which tells her kids to start every work with the name of Allah and such a mother is ideal woman in Islam.
The sight of an ideal woman is  cooling and soothing to her parents coolness of her parent’s eye. She serves her parents and protect her chastity and honor for sake of her parent’s honor. She brings delight and pride to her parents. She is like a princess to her husband as she treats him like a prince. She does not fall short in her duties to her husband.  She keeps intensity of love high with her husband and makes home a place which can dissolve all tiredness and frustration.

The ideal woman is a caring friend. Her shoulder is always nearby for a friend in need. She is a refuge for the weak ones. Others find solace and comfort in her midst. She expels evil, sadness and gloom with her soft touch. Her soft and warm tone draws the hearts together.

In essence, the ideal woman is the pivot of humanity. She is the balance in society. She is the one who has to raise a upcoming generation. She is jewel of her parents, a fortune for the children, treasure of her husband and blessing for humanity.

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Al Biruni, A Great Muslim Scholar

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Introduction

Al-Biruni is regarded as one of the greatest scholars of the medieval Islamic era and he has great contributions in field of physics, mathematics, astronomy, natural sciences, history, chronology and linguistics. His full name was Abu al Rehan Muhammad ibn Ahmad Al- Biruni and he was born in Khwarezm (present day Uzbekistan). He spent his first 25 years of life in his home down mastering Islamic jurisprudence and theology, grammar, mathematics, astronomy, medics and other sciences. He left his city for getting more knowledge and travelled to many cities of region.

Scientific Work

He is one of those great scientist mastered more than just few field of studies. He wrote 146 books and 95 books were about astronomy which shows his significant contribution in astronomy. Al-Biruni also criticized certain astrological techniques of that time and he was skeptical astrologer of the Hashwiyite school, But in his Book of Instructions does not include any skepticism regarding astrology in general instead, he presented astrology in context of the science of astral influences.  In field of physics he introduced experimental scientific method to mechanics, unified statics and dynamics into the science of mechanics, and created hydrodynamics by merging hydrostatics and dynamics. He also determined the radius of earth accurately in his observatory on a mountain in Pind Dadan Khan (Salt Range of Pakistan). He also discovered the specific gravity on many minerals and metals with is self made apparatus. His has done significant work in many other fields and he also translated many previous  science book to Arabic which were sought by Europe in 12th and 13th century. He travelled to many places and observed different cultures by learning their languages. He made in-depth study of India’s culture, religions and philosophy by discussions and reading books available.  He wrote a comprehensive book on India’s religion and philosophy which gives a graphic account of the historical and social conditions of the sub-continent After learning Sanskrit language he translated many of Indian scientific work to Arabic. He also studied history, chronology and archeology and contributed in this field.

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Books

He wrote 146 books and translated many books to Arabic and Persian language. Some of his books are mentioned below:

1. Kitab al Tafhim

2.  Indica – a compendium of India’s religion and philosophy

3. The Book of Instruction in the Elements of the Art of Astrology

4. The Remaining Signs of Past Centuries

5. The Mas’udi Canon

6. Understanding Astrology

7. Pharmacy – about drugs and medicines.

8. Gems

9. Astrolabe.

10. A historical summary book.

11. History of Khawarezm

12. Materia Medica

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He has been considered as one of the very greatest Muslim scientists and also one of the greatest of all times.  His critical spirit, love of truth, and scientific approach were combined with a sense of toleration. As a Muslim we can learn a lot from his life and contribute in the betterment of human race by engaging our selves in scientific research and studies.

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