By this Book We Rise or Fall

On the Quran, and it’s place in the life of a Muslim….we say that ‘when a Muslim leaves the Quran, he is an easy target to be humiliated…’ It is true, look at the Muslim nation today and where the Quran is in Muslim homes and Muslim hearts. May God grant the book is written again in the hearts of the Muslims and is the wellspring of our hearts, as our beloved prophet (peace be upon him) so eloquently made du’a (given at the end of this post).

The Humble "I"

photo_matic_zorman_gaza_3070_copy_largeRecently, it seems that a number of pious people and a few eminent Muslim spiritual leaders have had premonitions and dreams about the quickening of the Hour and the imminent appearance of the Dajjal. Every generation has its warners proclaiming the End of Days being nigh and the doors of Dajjal, the Antichrist, being flung open. So in that respect, ours is no different.

Where our age does differ from others that have passed is that we live in times where all (or almost all) the signs spoken of in the hadiths that foretell the appearance of the Dajjal have now come to pass. The advice from these spiritual authorities, therefore, is to increase in seeking Allah’s forgiveness (istighfar), and to read the first and last ten verses of surat al-kahf (the 18th chapter of the Qur’an), daily or frequently. One hadith says about the Dajjal: ‘Whoever among…

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