The tyrant dies and his rule ends, the martyr dies and his rule begins.”  The straight path or the right path is always the most difficult one to travel but one that rewards the most, and so we are told when young. This battle of good versus the evil is an age-old phenomenon. Every religion has some story or the other to show us the ‘right’ path from the ‘wrong’ one.Hinduism celebrates the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon Narakasura (

Read More

The Holy Prophet has stated, "The key to paradise is Prayer (Salaat), and the key to Prayer is cleanliness." (Saheeh Muslim). Here cleanliness means that the place of Prayer and the person’s clothes should be clean. Furthermore, the person should be clean from the greater and smaller impurities - i.e. he should not be in need of a bath (Ghusl) and should be with ablution (Wuzu). The Holy Prophet said: “The angels of mercy do not enter a house in which there is an image, a dog or a person i

Read More

Recitation of the Holy Quran and its Excellence I. Hadrat ‘Uthman reported that the Messenger of Allah has said, “The best among you is he who learns and teaches the Qur’an.” [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 2, Page752] II. Hadrat Mu’adh al-Juhani reported that the Messenger of Allah has said, “Whoever recited the Qur’an and acts according to its contents, on the Day of Resurrection his parents will be given to wear a crown whose light is better than the light of the sun in the dwellings of this world

Read More

The Mode of Prayer (Salaat) for Women Prayer to be offered by women differs from that of men only in the practical manner of its offering and not in the spiritual sense. The Prayer times, the supplications, the number of prostrations, bows, etc., do not differ. The difference in the physical aspects of Prayer arises from the fact that women’s physique differs from that of men, and follow the commands which Allah (The Supreme) has stipulated for them in the Holy Quran and through the Hadith of

Read More

Jama’at means congregation. When Muslims gather to offer prayers (Arabic - Salah) in the congregation, it is called Jama’at. It is led by the Imam and the rest follow him (called muqtadees); there is a great reward for offering prayer with the congregation. 1) Syedna Anas (Allah be well pleased with him) narrates that the beloved Prophet (Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) said, “Whoever offers Prayer with Jama’at for forty days with the first takbeer (start of Salah by announcement of Al

Read More

Name: Al-Sayed Muhiyuddin Abu Muhammad Abdul Qadir al-Gilani al-Hasani wal-Hussaini Titles: Ghaus-e-Azam, Mahboob-e-Subhani, Qutb-e-Rabbani, Peeran-e-Peer Silsila: Qadri (Founder) Predecessor: Hazrat Abu Saeed Mubarak Makhzoomi ‎(رحمتہ اللہ علیہ) Date of Birth: 470 Hijri, 1077 AD Date of Wisaal: 561 Hijri, 1166 AD Date of Urs: 17th, Rabi-us-Sani. (celebrated on 11th, Rabi-us-Sani) Resting at: Baghdad, Iraq. About Gaus Pak: Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jelani ‎رضي الله عنه was a noted Hanbali

Read More