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Journey through Quran in Ramadan

Posted by Admin on August 10, 2010

Journey Through Quran in Ramadan (Dawrah-e-Quran)

Click the name of the country/city to see the details of Dawrah e Quran being conducted there.

1. Canada By Dr.Farhat Hashmi

2. Islamabad

2. Rawalpindi

3. Karachi

4. Peshawar

5. Chakwal

6. Attock

7. Mandi Bahauddin

8. Faisalabad

9. Khanewal

10. Sialkot

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Al Huda International Online Courses

Posted by Admin on December 7, 2009

Al Huda International Online Courses

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My Journey through Quran’s Chapter 3 : The Family of Imran

Posted by Admin on April 3, 2008

by Shaheen Ahmed

As I went through the journey of Quran’s Chapter 3 Ale Imran, I remembered my state of complete ignorance when I had first experienced Quran three years ago. I had been so dazed, that to comprehend the historical events of the Quran seemed impossible to my rusty mind. I had no knowledge of seerah. So I really didn’t grasp the backdrop of ghazwa-euhud.
Today when you were reading the verses I could picture the entire scene as if I had myself seen and felt the bruises on my own soul. How simply courageous were the staunch supporters of Islam. The newly uprooted muhajireen and the generous open hearted ansaar. How simply unlucky were the munafiqeen to have earned the lowest ranks of jahannam at the same time when people were earning the highest reward of being a mujahid with Allah’s Rasool and shaheed. For the sake of Allah’s deen. I was amazed How Allah Ta’ala has pinpointed all the weaknesses of their characters. It is so important to recognize the fact that these were in the early period of tarbiyyat. And later on the same people were an asset for spreading Islam in the world. So if today we see some weaknesses around us and in ourselves it is not a cause for mayoosi, If we remain true to Allah and keep checking ourself and dedicate ourself in self improvement plans then
surely with Allah’s help there is great hope. The few important things that I feel are needed for this are …..
1) Never thinking ourselves to be perfect or flawless
2) Willingness to listen and to accept criticism as much as we crave for compliments
3) Having a self motivation for tazkiyah (self purification)
4) Having teachers and environment where tazkiyah is given as much importance as is given to academic “rattafication” (rote learning)

for the other topics, the words that filled me with a deep longing were about Kaaba,
Undoubtedly the first House for the worship of Allah ever built for mankind is the one at
Bakka (Makkah), a blessed site and a guidance for all the worlds. In it are clear
signs and the Station of Ibrãhïm (Abraham) where he used to worship. Whoever enters
it is safe. Performance of Hajj (pilgrimage) to this House is a duty to Allah for all who
can afford the journey to it; and the one who disobeys this commandment should know
that Allah is Self-sufficient, beyond the need of any from the worlds.[Ale Imran 96 – 97]

And the hope in the following words:
Whoever holds fast to Allah, will indeed be guided towards the Right way .[Ale Imran:101]

But the most important thing is how Allah has told us again and again in clear words that the fate of the ummah can never be saved until they perform their first and foremost duty in the following ayaat.

Let there arise from among you a band of people who should invite to righteousness,
enjoin good and forbid evil; such are the ones who shall be successful.[Ale Imran: 104]

You are the best nation which has ever been raised for the guidance of mankind. You
enjoin good, forbid evil, and believe in Allah.
(Ale Imran :110)
Even the quality of the god-fearing Ahl-e-kitaab (people of the book) has been described as:

Yet, they are not all alike: there are some among the People of the Book who are upright, who recite the revelations of Allah all night long and then prostrate before Him;they believe in Allah and the Last Day, they enjoin good and forbid evil and rush in
emulating each other in good deeds. These are the righteous people.
[Ale Imran 113 -114]
So how can Muslims think themselves to be exempt from this responsibility.??

But to accomplish this, we need to build in ourselves the qualities of “Taqwa and sabar”

What I feel everyone should write out on posters and spread in the whole Muslim ummah is the defining characteristics of the MUTTAQIN as  everyone is so fond of being projected as such. Only we are not concerned with what Allah means by a Muttaqi person,

they are those who spend generously in the Way of Allah, whether they are in prosperity or in adversity, who control their anger and forgive other people for Allah loves such charitable people,[134] who, if they commit an indecency or wrong their own souls, earnestly remember Allah and seek forgiveness for their sins; for no one can forgive sins except Allah, and those who do not knowingly persist in something wrong which they have done.[Ale Imran 135]

For people who lose heart at every turn and corner, Allah has this  ayat full of hope

Do not grieve and get disheartened: for you will have the upper hand if you are the
believers.
[Ale Imran 139]

Two ramazans ago I heard a voice reciting the following ayat before the beginning of your daily lecture. I was mesmerized by this most unusual recitation. Daily I would turn on the TV well ahead of time at Asar so as not to miss this ayat in the beginning. I just could not have enough of it. I tried to play various qiraats on the net to find out whose voice it was but could not locate it. Finally one day as I was browsing through your website I decided to go to the recitation section and tried this unfamiliar name Mishaary bin Raashid. Immediately I recognized his voice. Downloaded the entire quran in one sitting and to this day he remains my favourite teacher of tajweed !!

Today as I came upon this ayat I was so happy as if I had met a most beloved friend !

Allah has done a great favor to the believers that He raised among them a Rasool from
among themselves, reciting to them the Revelations of Allah, sanctifying them and
teaching them the Book and Wisdom, although before this they were in manifest
error.[Ale Imran :
164]
And last but not least I was reminded of myself at the age of 7 or 8 when I read a chapter in my islamiat book about the death of the prophet (S.A.W.) I had really wept with sorrow. Today these words Reminded me of how Hazrat Umar (ra) was so passionate even in his sorrow and how the Kind soul Hazrat Abu Bakar(ra)  comforted him. Islam has a place for every emotion and a balm for every pain. SubhaanAllah !!

Muhammad is no more than a Rasool of Allah, like the Rasools that passed away before him. If he dies or is killed, will you turn back on your heels (become unbelievers)? He that turns back on his heels will do no harm to Allah; but Allah will reward the thankful.[Ale Imran 144]

The lesson remains the same and grows with every ayat and every surah

O believers! Endure and outdo all others in endurance, be ready and have fear of Allah so that you may succeed. [Ale Imran 200]
May Allah guide us all towards a true understanding of the Book and make it
the joy of our hearts and a light to show the way. Ameen

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