at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

“And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.” (51:55)

What Happens After Death?

What Happens After Death?

What happens to a person between his death and the Day of Qiyamaat is called “Barzakh” which literally means screen and fence.

Since dead bodies are generally buried, the term, “Grave” is generally used for all. Hence even those persons who are cremated or drown remain alive in Barzakh. In reality reward and punishment are related and connected to the soul, and Allaah Ta’aala has the definite power of granting reward and punishment by collecting even the burnt particles and molecules.

by Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias (damat barkatuhum ‘aliyah)

Filed under: Qur'an, Sunnah & Hadith

Conditions and Stages of Jahannam

Conditions and Stages of Jahannam (Hell)

Here Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias (damat barkatuhum) did an excellent work of potraying an image of Jahannam in the light of Qur’an and Ahadith. The publication is divided into two parts. One examines the conditions of Jahannam and the other examines the dwellers of Jahannam.

May Allah Subhanaha Wa Ta’ala protect us all and send us directly into Jannah. Ameen!

Filed under: Books, Qur'an, Sunnah & Hadith

1426 Years Ago: Battle of Badr


A modern-day picture of the battlefield at Badr, site of an early battle…
(The area enclosed by the white walls is most likely the burial site for the fourteen Muslim dead.)

…which the Muslims won through the complete help of Allah Subhanhu Wa Ta’ala in the blessed month of Ramadhan, 2 AH. Move to the entire entry to read a brief summary of the happenings of the notorious Battle of Badr.

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Filed under: 6. History & Biographies, Seasonal

Let’s Engage in Dhikr!

Dhikr of the eyes, which consists in weeping
Dhikr of the ears, which consists in listening
Dhikr of the tongue, which consists in praise
Dhikr of the hands, which consists in giving
Dhikr of the body, which consists in loyalty
Dhikr of the heart, which consists in fear and hope
Dhikr of the spirit, which consists of utter submission and acceptance.

~ Yusuf ibn Yakub

Filed under: Zikr & Du'a

18 Questions of a Wanna-be

A traveller once came to the mosque to see the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). After greeting the prophet, he was asked where he was from. The traveller replied that he came from very far just to get a few questions answered.

Following is the dialogue between the traveller and our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).

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Filed under: 3. Ibaadah, Good Qualities, Huqooq-ul-Ibad, Sunnah & Hadith

One Du’a for each Day of Ramadhan

I got this e-Mail with 30 Du’as and thought I could share it with you.
For every fasting day there’s a nice little supplication in English.

Insha’Allah this will encourage brother and sisters to spend
much time in begging from Allah Tabaraka Wa Ta’ala.

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Filed under: Seasonal, Zikr & Du'a

Verse of Radiance

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Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is that of a niche in which there is a lamp; the lamp is in a glass – the glass looks like a brilliant star – it is lit by (the oil of) a blessed tree, the olive, which is neither eastern, nor western. Its oil is about to emit light even if fire has not touched it – (it is) light upon light. Allah guides to His light whomsoever He wills. And Allah describes examples for the people, and Allah knows everything well. [24:35]

The scholars call this verse as the “Verse of Radiance”, because it describes in great detail the radiance of faith and the darkness of disbelief.

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Filed under: 1. 'Aqaid, 5. Tasawwuf, Qur'an, Sunnah & Hadith

Advice for Ramadhan

The reason for mentioning the manner in which these saintly ones spent their Ramadhaan is not that we may just read without deriving any benefit or pass a casual remark. It is written with the object that we in our way may build up courage and to the best of our ability endeavor to copy and follow their noble examples. Every pious elders programme had its particular specialty.

How wonderful would it be if those who are not forced by worldly necessities try their utmost to mend their religious life in this one month after having allowed eleven months of the year go by to destroy themselves.

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Filed under: Seasonal, Zikr & Du'a

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