Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Memories of the deserts.

Life retains as sweet memories its beautifully drawn moments over the pages of her booklets, scrolling through them will be of joy later someday. When my hard disk is full of its capacity, I have no other alternative than to use the pages of facebook for these beautiful moments captured.

Friday, 1 January 2021

The Head is Only ONE

Though we have different parts of the body, the head is only one.

So is in the animal kingdom and creation around us-The head is only One.

The head of a family is one and so is the head of a company

No two managers or CEOs can co-exist at the same time.

The head of a town, a city or a state, one only at a time.

The president is one so is the prime minister only one.

The King of a small country or larger remains  ONE alone.

One at a time and there were never two Kings for a country.

Neither in the past nor in the future, human cannot think co-existence of Two Kings for a country.

More than one head on our top is an un-natural phenomenon and is a failure if have so. 

Now Just reflect....

The King of the entire Universe is- One and Only One. He is The Creator, The Sustainer. By Any means you call Him by any name.  The absolute Truth is that He is Unique and One. The KING of all kings is ONE.

Say: He is Allah the One and Only (Quran:112:1)

Monday, 9 November 2020

Nurain Muhammad Sideeq (May Allah shower mercy on him).

I never met him, nor I know him personally. But I have always felt his Qiraat to be unique and have experienced the calmness in them. May Allah Azzawajal unite us in His Eternal abode. Aameen.

The people of Sudan generally are great and very good. They have lots of qualities in them. I have seen lots of Companies in Saudi Arabia their cashier or higher accountants being Sudani. This is because they are well known for their trustworthy.  I have visited Sudan twice Alhamdulillah for software training. So kind and loving people.  I have heard similar Qiraat while in Sudan and I think there on I have a liking  for this Qari. Another well known Qari from Sudan is Qari Abdul Rasheed Sufi. He is a walking Quran some people say. Very touching recitation. There is one great Qari of Sudan which very few non Arabs would know. His name was  Saeed Muhammad Noor (Rah). His recitation used to come in Saudi Quran Radio in those old days..80s.  Even a stone would melt at his recitation. 

It's the heart my dear readers. A bullet, if thrown with a hand, will not effect even a fly. But a shot fired from a rifle can bringdown an elephant. The very place for Quran is the heart. Words that comes out from heart, reaches the hearts. Emotion is the language of the heart. The same is the heartly (inner) language of Quran.

 إنَّ هذا القرآنَ نزلَ بحُزْنٍ فإذا قرأتموهُ فابكوا فإن لم تبكوا فتباكَوا

Just few notes here on my page in memories of a Qari I much loved.

Friday, 4 September 2020

The Greater the objective the faster you should move ..

1. Regarding Going to Earn Livelihood, Allah said ‘WALK’ (67:15)

هُوَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ لَكُمُ ٱلْأَرْضَ ذَلُولًا فَٱمْشُوا۟ فِى مَنَاكِبِهَا وَكُلُوا۟ مِن رِّزْقِهِۦۖ وَإِلَيْهِ ٱلنُّشُورُ

He is the One who has made the earth subjugated for you, so walk on its shoulders, and eat out of His provision, and to Him is the Resurrection.

2. Regarding Going to Prayer, Allah said ‘HURRY’ (62:9)

يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓا۟ إِذَا نُودِىَ لِلصَّلَوٰةِ مِن يَوْمِ ٱلْجُمُعَةِ فَٱسْعَوْا۟ إِلَىٰ ذِكْرِ ٱللَّهِ وَذَرُوا۟ ٱلْبَيْعَۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

O you who believe, when the call for Salāh (prayer) is proclaimed on Friday, hasten for the remembrance of Allah, and leave off business. That is much better for you, if you but know.

3. Regarding Going to Jannah, Allah said ‘RUN’ (3:133)

وَسَارِعُوٓا۟ إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتُ وَٱلْأَرْضُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ

Hurry towards your Lord’s forgiveness and a Garden as wide as the heavens and earth prepared for the righteous,

4. And Regarding Going to Allah, Allah said ‘FLEE’ (51:50)

فَفِرُّوٓا۟ إِلَى ٱللَّهِۖ إِنِّى لَكُم مِّنْهُ نَذِيرٌ مُّبِينٌ 

So, flee to Allah. Indeed I am a plain warner sent by Him for you. 

Sunday, 23 August 2020

My Black Beauty.

I never even put a seat cover to honor it, cause I should use the originals. Past seven years with it I have travelled the length and breadth of Saudi Arabia and even to the farthest of UAE. The verdict
"Deserts can be beautiful". And my travel rule "Never wait to reach the destination, enjoy the very journey itself". Gifts of life are given by the One Sustainer to use at its best and not necessarily to keep for tomorrow. Today is in our hands. Tomorrow is unknown and uncertain. The Present is always with presents. Hopefully wait to see the tomorrow when it turns with new presents. Enjoy life (in Halal ways), focus on what you have rather than what you don't. Happiness is inside rather than outside. Keep driving life's vehicle till the end of the road. Until when life meets death with a smile for the new world of eternity. Hope is the petrol of life's vehicle. Keep driving..keep refilling the hope's tank. My Black Beauty has all in it. Alhamdulillah.

Friday, 8 May 2020

Shaikh Muhammad Mahmood al Tablawi Passed Away

One of the very well known Egyptian Qari of our times Muhammad Al Tablawi returned to his Rabb (الله) Tuesday evening 12th of Ramadan-1441AH (5th-May-2020) at a time just before Iftar while he was in fasting. He was 86 years old. إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

One of my most favourite and surely favourites to many who hardly can be imitated by anyone. His recitations are so addictive and take you to the world of Quran. إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ Tablawi (rah) will be heard and heard again until Allah withstands this earth. As we still hear day to day Quran recitations from his predecessors Shaikh Siddeeq AlManshawi (Died in 1969) and Shaikh Abdul Basith Abdul Samad (Died in 1988)[الله يرحمهم جميعا ويسكنهم فسيح جناته]

We all miss someone so beloved who was in service of Quran for more than 60 years. So blessed to live so long in the service of the Glorious Quran. May Allah accept. May Allah shower blessing and show mercy on Him. May His recitations and Quraan be means of interceding for him. May Allah united with His mercy us and him amongst His loved ones in the eternal abode of Paradise. Aameen.

Monday, 3 February 2020

My First Cassette of Shaikh Muhammad Al Mohisni


Life sometimes gifts you with wonders which may lasts for a lifetime (Surely blessing of Allah).  The memories of which is timelessly embedded deep in your heart and the brain. You recall it only with a touch of ecstasy and with being nostalgic about it. Miss those good old golden days. The memories try to grasp it out of dreams but time has already walked way ahead in life span. Content this being the will of my Master and His design of life for all. There is no other choice than cherishing those beautiful memories.

It was in the year 1988, while we were staying at Azeeziyya of Makkah Al Mukarramah. In front of us the small house we stayed in was Darul Iftah, They used to provide free books and audio cassettes. We requested our father to get a cassette of Quran Recitation as this made our Hifz easy. So my father first brought this cassette of Muhammad Al Mohisni. The same I have shared the video here. Shaikh Muhammad bin Sulaiman al Mohisni recites in Tarawih prayer of 1407 AH, Surah Al Hujrath to the End of Tahreem. So beautifully and so nicely. My Lord, How can I forget thy blessings.

ذَٲلِكَ مِن فَضۡلِ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيۡنَا
This is part of God's blessing to us 

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Cage and the Parrot.

A king had a parrot which he loved so much. One day the King asked his minister to make a beautiful cage for it. The minister in order to please the King summoned his best craftsmen and designers to make an amazing golden cage. After a couple of days, a beautiful golden cage was ready and the minister presented the cage in front of the King expecting great appreciation. The King's firstly question was 'Where is the parrot'. The mister rushed to the room where the parrot was and found it to be dead. In fact, they were too occupied building the cage that they even forgot to look after the parrot. The King was angry at the minister and his team as the whole purpose of the cage was for the parrot. 

They all forgot the purpose of their works while they got too occupied in their works forgetting why and for whom they were working.

There are a parrot and a cage all around us.  Often we fail to distinguish between the purpose for which we are working. 

Our Beautiful Masjids are only a cage, the believers who attend are the parrots.
Our Big and large Madrassas are a cage and the Ulama & students are the parrots.
Our efforts of Deen are only a Cage. Building deen and qualities of Deen in our life is the parrot.

Likewise, our Prayers have a parrot and a cage. Our whole life has a parrot and a cage. We have to distinguish between the cage and the parrot in everything and every act we do every day. We may think, we are doing great things, but in the sight of Allah, when we forget the purpose, it may all be in vain.  Just think 'what's the use of a golden cage without the parrot'.  

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Hardliner VS Sofliner

The enamel on our teeth is the hardest and most highly mineralised substance in our body. Whereas the tongue is the softest of all organs in the human body.  And they both live side by side at one place which is inside our mouth.  The tongue never comes to an argument with the tooth but only take care and serve them all.  It very well knows, even a little bite from hardliner tooth will be severe and painful, it never retaliates back even though tongue is the hardest muscle in the body. 

What happens, as time goes on?  The hardliner-tooth loses itself one by one. It is not able to withstand the tests of the end of times (old age). Whereas the soft tongue withstands the tests of time and remains as it is always. 

So the one who has forbearance and gentleness wins finally. 

Jarir bin 'Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "He who is deprived of forbearance and gentleness is, in fact, deprived of all good." [Muslim].

PS: The word 'Sofliner' is not in the English dictionary. But easily understood as opposite of Hardliner. Oxford may add this word when there are enough softliners than hardliners.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Mu'min مؤمن and Muslim مسلم.

My child asked me, what's the difference between a Muslim and a Mu'min. I replied, Child ' It is like the difference between a Human being and being a Human. A human being is a general term for all who are born as a son of man. Whereas Being a human requires certain qualities. Likewise, a Muslim, in general, includes all those who have uttered the Islamic Creed, the Shahada. Then being a Muslim in practice is the Mu'min which requires certain qualities which Allah wants to have in a believer. 

There are sure signs and actions which we are informed as that of the believer. Like a tree when roots are firm inside shows the fruits externally. A Muslim is Mumin when fruits of faith appear in his life.  Almost all the promises of Allah in the Quran are based on the qualities of a Mumin.

We don't know what's in someone's heart. Hence we can only Judge someone to be a Muslim, and we cannot say or measure how much a Muslim is Mumin. For Example. A father who has two sons which one of them is a Hafiz, Alim and leads a pious life. Whereas the other is into a different lifestyle, who is hard to be recognised even a Muslim. 
The father at his deathbed makes a will to give the larger share of his wealth to the one who is a pious child. Will the Islamic court agree on this?. No, both his sons will have an equal share of the inheritance as a son. Both are Muslim in the sight of the law. Hence in physical judgement in this life, all are Muslims. But in the sight of Allah, those who strive to have the qualities he wants to have in Muslim are the Mumin.  Muslim is a label and being a Muslim (in truth) is a Mumin. To be a Mumin requires endurance and sacrifices to build the qualities of a believer that's within. 

قَالَتِ ٱلۡأَعۡرَابُ ءَامَنَّا‌ۖ قُل لَّمۡ تُؤۡمِنُواْ وَلَـٰكِن قُولُوٓاْ أَسۡلَمۡنَا وَلَمَّا يَدۡخُلِ ٱلۡإِيمَـٰنُ فِى قُلُوبِكُمۡ‌ۖ وَإِن تُطِيعُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ ۥ لَا يَلِتۡكُم مِّنۡ أَعۡمَـٰلِكُمۡ شَيۡـًٔا‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَفُورٌ۬ رَّحِيمٌ

The bedouins say: "We believe." Say: "You believe not, but you only say, 'We have surrendered (in Islâm),' for Faith has not yet entered your hearts. But if you obey Allâh and His Messenger (SAW), He will not decrease anything in reward for your deeds. Verily, Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (Quran 49:13)

Monday, 6 August 2018

Glorious Quran, the beauty of a voice when recited.

There is a flute and a rhythm,  a cord touch that strikes the core of the heart in the recitation of the Quran. Your heart feels it and cannot deny a momentum of ecstasy that is experienced within rather than explained outer. As a thirsty person feels the intake of cold water, a listening heart surely feels the Quran. The Powerful and an everlasting Speech of the Most Merciful.  May Allah bless this child. So beautifully recited. 

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Where is the difference.?

Recently while making Tawaf, I was looking around my fellow Muslims and wondering about where our differences are. Around me were thousands of Muslims performing the acts of Tawaf in the same direction. It would have been a matter of concern and true difference if few hundreds wanted to perform their Tawaf in the opposite direction.  

After a while when the prayer started, I saw all standing behind a single Imam and performing their prayer. It would have been a matter of difference if few hundreds still wanted to stand when everyone was in Sujood.

I saw all praying in the same direction. It would have been a matter of concern if few hundreds want their prayer direction different. 

I saw every Haji wearing the Ihram the same type and color. It would have been a bit of concern if few wanted their Ihram to be red or black.  I did not find any!

Aren’t the differences we think we have is mostly due to lack of broad-heartedness? If  we could broaden our heart, isn't there space to fill in all? 

رَبِّ ٱشۡرَحۡ لِى صَدۡرِى
"O my Lord! Expand me my breast;"

Friday, 23 February 2018

If you Hug Dunya, it will Hug you back harder.

Two blanket merchants were relaxing at the bank of a river. They had walked throughout the day door to door in the village selling blankets. Now as the sun was setting and Maghrib Call to prayer was about to happen, they were getting fresh for the prayer.

It was all of a sudden, they discovered a huge pile of blanket floating slowly in the water, a bit faraway but it was getting closer and closer. They could see in the dim light, it was huge blanket worth the catch. One of the merchant really wanted to own it while the other ignored it as the prayer was about to begin.

But the other friend continued to focus on the moving heap of wool to own it. Various, thoughts went through his mind. It may perhaps be the very fortune of his life’s dreams. It may be the gift of all these years of hardships. So, he set to go while his friend went for the prayer.

The other merchant returned back after the prayer. What he saw was his friend in fact wrestling in the river with the floating blanket. It was as if his friend was trying to hug the blanket and blanket was hugging back the friend harder. It was a kind of wrestling one another. The friend took out his search light from his bag to see what exactly his friend was trying to catch. To his amazement and fear, he saw it was a huge bear and not a blanket. His friend was now struggling for his very own life, to have an escape from the holds of the bear. He knew very well it was the final struggle of his friend as both have hugged firmly one another and there is no easy escape.
This is how Dunya is. Don’t think what comes to your life without the remembrance (zikr) of Allah (Prayer, Quran, Ibaadah etc) is a fortune. It is in fact the very Dunya that will not leave you until you are perished. Dunya is attractive but dangerous. If you give a hug to it, it will give you a harder hug. _The very attractiveness of this world that takes you away from the Zikr of Allah is your Dunya. Those things of this life which you are so attracted to and you went seeking after it placing the Zikr of Allah behind you and your greediness and dreams ahead of you, that’s your Dunya_. The attractive things may vary from person to person. You know what exactly what it is and you alone know. Put those things behind and let Zikr (remembrance) of Allah be ahead. This is when Dunya comes behind you in humble obedience and you walk towards your destination freely and blissfully.

إِنَّا جَعَلۡنَا مَا عَلَى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ زِينَةً۬ لَّهَا لِنَبۡلُوَهُمۡ أَيُّہُمۡ أَحۡسَنُ عَمَلاً۬
We have adorned everything on earth, in order to test them, and thus distinguish those among them who work righteousness. (Surah Al Kahf: Ayah No.7)

_Story made out of an example heard from Salih Sir (نور الله مرقده)_


Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The ATMs of this life.

I say unto my Kids that all what they get in their life through me is in fact their Rizq (livelihood) which Allah Azzawajal has destined for them. I am nothing but like an ATM (Teller Machine) for disposing their destined possessions which their Rabb bestows for them. Tomorrow it may be another ATM in their life.

The Rizq of each one of us predestined before we were even born.  It is like each one of us is given an ATM card with certain charged balances in it to live this life.  One has to only search for the nearest and the right ATM for its disposal. It may be a shop, a business, a company and so on which may be the sources of our Rizq. 

As we all know it is not the ATMs that funds us. ATM are only means for disposal and they are fed by powerful hands behind. Likewise, whatever Rizq is earned in your life through shop or salary, it is your Rabb providing you who is so powerful. He knows the needs of everyone and He feeds each one accordingly. Our greediness has no place before Him. He cares our need and not our greed. 

Now the currency that comes out of your ATM may be valuable as dollar or can be in bulk as Indian Rupees. This is based on your deeds. If your deeds are satisfactory to your Rabb, He shall provide Barakah in your life. Which may be less in count but more in value. Hence don’t look just for the count of what you have got. Look what it actually benefited you in life. Your life will not end without your card getting empty. So never worry for your Rizq.  Your duty is to search for the ATMs of your life and the earth of Allah is so wide. Respect but don’t worship the ATMs (sources of your Rizq), rather know your Rabb, Allâh, the All-Provider, Owner of Power, the Most Strong. Who can provide you through ATM or by any other means or without any means. He is the Source.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Paradise of the Quran.

My heart flies like a bird in the paradise of the Quran. Allahu Akbar. What a beauty. What a voice. What a Noor. Shaikh Abdul Basith Abdul Samad, May Allah shower His Mercy upon him. A great Qari who lived in our time, lucky and blessed are those who found life's beauty in the Quran."

Friday, 20 October 2017

Agree to disagree

A Daee ( One who reminds himself and others about Allah ) was talking to a group of warriors who were into fighting between the Muslims on sectarian differences.   To make them understand of their grievous sin of this mutual rivalry, the Daee wrote the Kalima   لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله  on a white paper and hung over a nearby tree. He then asked those holding guns to shoot at it. They all refused to shoot at the paper. They said, how can we shoot at this blessed Kalima  and we don’t dare to do this.  

Daee then asked them?. How dare then you shoot a brother Muslim who has uttered this Kalima and bear this Kalima in his heart!!!

Your disagreement with someone doesn’t give you the right to insult or harm him. One should agree to disagree.

قُلۡ فَلِلَّهِ ٱلۡحُجَّةُ ٱلۡبَـٰلِغَةُ‌ۖ فَلَوۡ شَآءَ لَهَدَٮٰكُمۡ أَجۡمَعِينَ
 Say: "With Allâh is the perfect proof and argument, had He so willed, He would indeed have guided you all." (Surah Al Anaam: Ayah 145)

Monday, 16 October 2017

You are your personality, not your position or status

A business man who arrived late to the airport missed his flight. He was upset about this and started arguing with the lady at the gate as she explained the gate just got closed and she cannot let him in. The man shouted at her “ Do you know who I am?, I am the business man, I am the Mr.XYZ of that ABC company and so on”. The lady went inside and told her manager  "There is a man at the gate who doesn’t know who he is ,please deal with him”

Friday, 13 October 2017

”Beauty is only Skin Deep”

Our body Skin is a thin layer of beauty which Allah has made that covers much of our internal filths. Likewise, he has made a skin over our faults and what people see is this beautified skin. Hence someone praising you doesn’t mean that’s only because of the goodness or greatness in you.  At large, it’s the greatness of Allah’s Sithr (covering). Hence say Alhamdulillah for the skin Allah has put over your faults. 
He covers the defects of His slaves (ستار العيوب). If this skin was removed, we may all have been exposed. We should not expose ourselves nor someone else by tearing off that skin that Allah has put on us.

وَلَا تَلۡمِزُوٓاْ أَنفُسَكُمۡ
And do not find fault with one another, (Surah Al Hujraat: Part of Ayah No.11)

Allah Azzawajal has the power to expose anyone who crosses much beyond the boundaries. That too is part of His mercy as it may be a reason for the sinner to repent and for others to be safe and cautious of such sins.

Once a thief who was caught was brought before Hazrath Umar (r.a). The thief made an excuse saying it was his first crime. For this Hazrath Umar (r.a) replied. You lied, Allah does not catch His slave at the first sin.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The OS (operating system) in man and animals.

Technically speaking, if you look at the animals around you, they are whom Allah created with a fixed operating system (OS) in them. Say for example Android Jelly beans release 5.0. There is no upgrade or update on the OS of an animal. They remain the same throughout their life and this applies to all the cats, dogs or other creations. They die as they were born. The activities they perform are predefined in their OS. For example, Swimming was a built-in option under accessibility settings which a cat or dog may switch on whenever necessary.

As for man, there is no built in OS. He is created as a blank, a fresh and highly potential device with minimum bootup systems. Each one then builds their own OS in their life time. The OS he builds is unique which none before or after can build similar. There is no copy and paste commands. A father cannot copy his very own OS he built in his lifetime for his beloved son. But man can do is imitate. Take the example from someone and build a similar OS. He can imitate the cleanest of OS that had the best of antivirus protection as of the Prophets or the OS with full of virus as of a devil.  He can build a virus which generations of OS may be infected or a good value which generations may benefit. This is only for man and each and every man is unique in all aspects in the creation of Allah. Both physically and spiritually. 

قُلۡ ڪُلٌّ۬ يَعۡمَلُ عَلَىٰ شَاكِلَتِهِۦ فَرَبُّكُمۡ أَعۡلَمُ بِمَنۡ هُوَ أَهۡدَىٰ سَبِيلاً۬
Say, “Everyone acts in his own style. So, your Lord knows best which one is better guided in his way.”  (Surah Al-Isra, Ayah No.84)

Saturday, 7 October 2017

The washing machine of life.

The life of this world is like that of a washing machine. Wherein each individual cloth is put separately, who are then together for a while in their rotation but taken out as individual clothes after the wash. Likewise, we all came to this world as individual, though in the rotation of life we are together for some time. The position we are placed in, our surroundings and people around us are only a destiny-bestowed by Allah. What matters is how much cleaned each one is in their position and place. One may be as low as a pair of socks or as elevated as a head gear (topi) (in their position), but if they get cleaned they are all elevated to the same row over the clothes-line.

One is elevated to the ranks for Taqwa even if he is of the Habsha (Ethiopia) as Bilal (r.a).
One is thrown to the bottom of pit for Kufr even if he is of noble Quraish as Abu Jahl.

Then stained clothes are put aside and may be processed through bleaching. But permanently stained or totally dirty are thrown in the dustbin of eternity. May Allah save us all.

وَلَقَدۡ جِئۡتُمُونَا فُرَٲدَىٰ كَمَا خَلَقۡنَـٰكُمۡ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ۬ وَتَرَكۡتُم مَّا خَوَّلۡنَـٰكُمۡ وَرَآءَ ظُهُورِڪُمۡ‌ۖ
You have come to Us all ALONE, just as We had first created you, and you have left behind you what We had bestowed on you  (Surah Al-Anaam: Part of Ayah No. 94)

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Hafiz Yahya Haji of Kerala returned to Allah - إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

The story of Hafiz Yahya Haji
starts with his father. Who was a well-known Multi Million business man from a very high-class family of Quilon (Kollam Dist.), Kerala. It was at the full-fledge of his business, Allah Azzawajal opened the doors for him towards the efforts of Da’wa and Tabligh. That was a great change for someone who was enjoying worldly life to its fullest. Left behind everything for the sake of Allah and turned towards Deen. Thus, a large cinema theater which he was building at Ernakulam city was turned to Masjid. So, you know how far is the change.  Yahya Haji was one of his son who then was studying in a top English Medium school at Bangalore was dropped at and joined to a Madrassa to be a Hafiz and an Alim. Thus, a great sacrifice was done by all means in forsaking that of an ignorant past and towards building life upon Deen.  Hence Hafiz Yahya Haji was the fruit of his father’s immense sacrifice.

It was after the Demise of great Daee and an Alim from Kerala named Moosa Moulana (May Allah shower mercy on him), I heard about Hafiz Yahya Haji. Allah gave him a personality which would attract any. I remember his early days. A majlis would be pin drop silent, none would dare to leave in between. A bayan may be hour or two, not a minute eye is taken away from him. He was more a teacher than a speaker. A teacher is someone who tries to make the audience understand in whatever the ways of that which he has understood for himself.   As a good teacher can make a complex subject interested and easy to the students, his presentation of Tabligh was appealing and easy for the new generations. He told only that’s practical and acceptable.

He had all the qualities of a leader. As we know, in Tabligh, leadership is never sought but the leadership itself seeks the right person. What others would do in days, he would do in hours. A fast and quick decision maker. Someone who has explored the depths of this world and who understood the problems of the youth. Who is well aware of the world around him. He was against any kinds of extremism. Either in Deen or in Tabligh. For me his greatest success or influence was the emergence of numerous Da’ee who could balance between Deen and Dunya. Doing their best in the efforts of Deen, Best in Business or job, best in the family.  As we all know extremism in all lines is the dangerous thing we all face in this era. To be extreme is easy where as to balance this life and to be of that ‘Middle Nation’- أُمَّةً۬ وَسَطً۬ا is difficult.

His Bayan used to be top of my list. Some of which I have uploaded online years back which you may get them just by googling ‘YAHYA HAJI KERALA’ and See the top results.  There are Urdu Bayans aswell that I uploaded which he made in a Masjid in New Zealand.

I am much happy that I could do some khidmat to him in person when he visited for Umra last few years. We once had his whole family trip to Taif and other sightseeing places. He and his mom was sitting in my car and He was talking all the way. Whatever the subject he discussed, I feltlike I was sitting with someone who knew everything around him and whose life experience has surpassed his age. As I am dealing with financial accounting software, he has better knowledge of all this as well.

We mutually used to text in WhatsApp thereafter then and then. Once while I was in in Sudan I saw him in a dream visiting him in a sick state. The same day, I got the opportunity to serve a Kerala Jamaath in Khartoum where all the members of the Jamaath was sick. I took them to a Hospital and could do some Khidmah Akhamdulillah. I informed him about this and he made Dua for me.  His recent message in the WhatsApp, which I read so sadly was a farewell message to forgive him for anything if he has done wrong.

Yahya Haji is a person and a personality which got molded in his time, place and circumstances. Hard to replace and hard to get back. What’s lost is lost. History itself has to roll back to get someone like of him. Alhamdulillah, he was given a chance and he used it to his best. Everything what he had, was used for the efforts of Deen. His knowledge of multiple languages. His intellectual, financial, the multi-talented personality, everything was sacrificed for the sake of Deen.

May Allah accept him. He has returned to the One Almighty about Whom he was reminding all his life. Allah Azzawajal, the One Who never dies but makes all of His creations die. Now he has met the very day of certainty which he reminded all of us with, the death. We all are part of mere dust this day or the other.  Glory be to Allah who makes all die but He never dies- سبحان الذي يميت الخلائق ولا يموت

We ask Allah Azzwajal to forgive him. Show mercy upon him. The day we all are gathered in the courtyard of the Almighty (Mah’shar), be united in the shade of His throne. May Allah unite him and all of us and all Muslims in the eternal abode of the pious. In the company of Rasulullah (s.a.w). In the everlasting paradise where the fruits of all hardships in the path of Allah are enjoyed for eternity.


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

The story of the numbers. Story for kids

This happened long time ago, once upon a time the number 9 beat number 8. Number 8 asked crying why did you beat me? Number 9 replied ‘Don’t question what I do, this is simply because I am bigger then you and I have the authority to do anything on you.

From this incident number 8 learned a lesson. For itself to be greater, it should harass and beat those in lower. So, in the same way number 8 beat number 7 and when number 7 asked for reason it told the same arrogant reply of the number 9. This harassment followed between each of the numbers until number 2 beat number 1.

But the number 1 was unique. It had only 0 behind it which already is worthless and unworthy by its own.  Instead of beating the 0, brought the 0 towards its right, hugged and stood close by it.
Thus, by being kind to the worthless 0.  It turned to be number 10, the greater than all other single numbers

_Moral of the story: Don’t harass or beat someone inferior to you in order to be superior. Rather hug them in life and your status will only grow._

Heard this in one of Malayalam speech recently. Nice one for kids and also for adults who believe that to be superior in life has to turn others inferior. 😊  

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

The Problems of life are like the waves of the ocean.

A Mother cat and her kitten were enjoying the seashore. As it was time for the sunset, mother cat asked the kitten to return back home. Kitten replied ‘No Mama’, I want to stay here. Mother asked why? Kitten replied. I see the ocean water is coming out to the shore. Slowly this will reduce the water and all the fish will be out. Then we can eat as many fish as we want. Mother advised ‘” *Your life will end, the waves will continue* ”.

Note: _This is how the problems of life is, like the waves of the ocean. If we wait to settle it, our life will end, not the problems.

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Glorious Quran!

How would we react if we are told a Bayan of a great Moulana is being burned or the knowledge of Islam is being ignited. Our reaction would be,  how can anyone burn a bayan or destroy a knowledge!. So if the Kalam of a human cannot be touched or burned, how can anyone touch or burn the Kalam of Rabbul Alameen.

What they can burn is a recorded media and not the Bayan. A book but not knowledge. A Mus'haf not the Quran.  Quran is an Oral book recited, memorized, acted upon and transmitted through generations of this Ummah. Allah is its protector and He protects it through those hearts that carry it. If book was the main source, we would not be reciting Quran rather reading it like any hadeeth texts without its tunes. All that tunes and rythem of reciting Quran is a transmitted thing through generation after generation exactly as it was revealed and recited by beloved Prophet (s.a.w).

So is the knowledge of Islam. The main sources are those who carry the knowledge and books are secondary. Ummah has a great loss when an Aalim dies not when a book is lost.  We have lost thousand of books in history but not the knowledge. As the source of all knowledge is the Quran, it can never be destroyed until Allah raises Quran back unto Him.  It is said that the color of Tigris turned black and red, when Tartars killed Muslims and burned our greatest libraries in Bag.  If we read Quran a thousand times and the Hadees books, we would never get the right method of prayer, had not our Ulama and elders transmitted to us through generations as seen from beloved Prophet (s.a.w).

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. (Quote:Billy Graham)

So if given priority as an Ummah.

When our wealths are lost, nothing is lost.
When Masajids, Madrassas, Libraries, Mus'haf etc. are lost, something is lost.
When Eemaan and qualities of a believer are lost in us. Everything is lost.

Saturday, 27 May 2017


Ramadan arrives again as a precious guest who comes to our life. He may not come again or we may not be there to greet him another time. So treat Ramadan the best ways possible.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Being happy with what you own.

Awarded photos often goes  with poor and poverty shots. They win the hearts.

Here is another award winnable photo by me.  A Sudani raiding his donkey with a full fledged smile past my vehicle.  If we could weigh happiness on a scale,  his could surpass that of a BMW raider.

Being Realistic.

Today when you are alive, no one has time to look at your face and smile. Tomorrow when you are dead, they all come to you to see your face. (a kind of formality)

The employees were informed about the death of a child of their boss. So, they all set to his home in sad mood to join the mourning. On their way, someone informed, it is not the child of the boss who died, it is the very boss himself. There then they all returned back smiling.  (Formality)

_Most of people act in formalities, few act wholeheartedly_

One of the qualities of Sahaba (r.a) as comes in Hadith is  أقلها تكلفاً  . They were the least superficial. If they did or said it, they truly mean it.

As we hear things like ‘What a great book it is, but I haven’t understood a bit… or  ‘This humble person humbly speaking before you’ and the very speech may be of harsh.   Humbleness is not in the word ‘humble’, it is in the character.

*Sahaba (r.a) when they say it, they mean it*.  أقلها تكلفاً

Friday, 17 March 2017

I have my Rabb.(Lord)

A child of a celebrity who has got everything in life in his childhood once asked another child who was bit poor. “You see what I have gained and got in life. I have in life almost my own of everything, what have you got? The poor child replied “ I have got my mother “. 

He was replying the greatest he has in his heart which for him is above everything. The love and care of his mother that he experiences, nothing of this world comes even closer to it.

If we Muslims are asked what we have got in life, when others may have got everything. If we could reply with that sincerity and innocence of that child “ I have got my Master ” Then truly Allah would be ours.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

A Lift Experiance

1) I was once getting down a lift in Makkah almost in full and it stopped in one of the floor to get in more people. I tried to close the door as I felt it was already full. One of the elderly pilgrim beside me then said ‘ _Dil mein Jagha hei to Jagha hai_ ’ – _If there is space in the heart, there is still space_. So, I let the door open.

When you think, your vehicle is full, there may be more space for someone.

When you think, your house is full, there may be more space for someone.

When you think your sufra (dining) is full, there may be more space for someone.

When you think your saff (rows in prayer) is full, there may be more space for someone.

When you think your country is full, there may be more space for many someones (refugees).


فَٱفۡسَحُواْ يَفۡسَحِ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمۡ‌ۖ
Make space (room), and Allah will make space for you (Surah Al-Mujadilah: Part of Ayah No.11 )

2) Recently I was getting down the elevator of Jeddah business center. I asked the guy inside of it as I got in, are you going down. He replied ‘ *Yes, we are all going down anyway this day or the other*. He just reminded my grave.

3) Musa Moulana May Allah have mercy on him once narrated his lift experience he had in Makkah.

During the Haj days, the hardest thing to get back to one’s room is getting a lift. Especially after Friday prayer. Moulana was waiting for long to get his lift and he finally got the chance to get in. Suddenly a young Arab overtook Moulana, got in and he clicked the close button. As the door was closing Moulana said to him ‘ الله اقوى منك Allah is powerful (mightier) then you.

As the young man heard this word, he immediately clicked open the door, came out, kissed the forehead of Moulana and said ‘ فضل يا شيخ – Welcome O elderly (scholarly) one. This Youngman then used to visit Moulana at his room.

Moulana narrated this to show the quality of Arabs, when the name Allah was mentioned before them, they put everything of their self-prides beside and submitted to the One who is Most High.

إِنَّمَا ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ ٱلَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ ٱللَّهُ وَجِلَتۡ قُلُوبُہُمۡ
Certainly, the believers are those whose hearts are filled with awe when (the name of) Allah is mentioned; (Surah Al-Anfal: Part of Ayah No.2)

Friday, 24 February 2017

Home Shifting.

I was busy shifting past a week from my old flat where I had been staying more than a decade to a new one close by. Shifting is a huge task. Furniture, home appliances that are wanted and unwanted has to be sorted out and moved. It’s not just the home that is shifted, the whole neighborhood is new. So, it’s quite a heavy task.

Then what about our shift from this world to the next? How do we shift our luggage and belongings to the eternal world ahead of us? Well this works very systematically.

As man turn to adulthood, the process of shifting to the next world has already started. Every day and night our luggage of deeds is send to Allah. Good or the bad, they are sent in packets to the destination where they belong. At last when man finally leaves this world, he is gone through a security gate (as in airport) where not even a hand baggage of this dunya is allowed to be taken in; but the luggage for hereafter(akhirah) of the good deeds or the bad deeds are already sent or will be following him after.

يُرْفَعُ إِلَيْهِ عَمَلُ اللَّيْلِ قَبْلَ عَمَلِ النَّهَارِ ، وَعَمَلُ النَّهَارِ قَبْلَ عَمَلِ اللَّيْلِ

The deeds in the night are taken up to Him before the deeds of the day. and the deeds of the day before the deeds of the night (Part of Hadith No.343 in Saheeh Muslim)

Then a dashboard of our deeds (of His Ummah) are shown to beloved Prophet (s.a.w) biweekly.

“Your actions will be presented to me, and if I see goodness I will praise Allah, and if I see evil I will ask forgiveness of Him for you”. (Hadith)

As fair ruling, man is destined to go to the address where his luggage he himself has sent in his lifetime. The good goes to the eternal paradise whereas the bad goes to the eternal hell fire.

كُلُّ نَفۡسِۭ بِمَا كَسَبَتۡ رَهِينَةٌ
Every soul is a pledge for its own deeds; (Surah Al-Muddathir: Ayah No.38)

If anyone realizes his mistakes of wrongly sending to the wrong address and want a shift before he leaves this world. Allah with His Mercy converts all his previously shipped garbage into equal weight of good deeds. This is His Mercy. As man, cannot travel back in time, all his years spent on disobeying Allah cannot himself get swapped. Sinning is also of greater effort and of expense than doing good. Allah with His mercy re-packs them as good deeds to weigh as good.

إِلَّا مَن تَابَ وَءَامَنَ وَعَمِلَ عَمَلاً۬ صَـٰلِحً۬ا فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ يُبَدِّلُ ٱللَّهُ سَيِّـَٔاتِهِمۡ حَسَنَـٰتٍ۬‌ۗ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ غَفُورً۬ا رَّحِيمً۬ا
Except those who repent, and believe and do righteous deeds, for as to these, ALLAH will convert their evil deeds into good ones, and ALLAH is Most Forgiving, Merciful. (Surah Al Furqan: Ayah No.70)

Some of their luggage are so heavy that they are kept shipping to their address even after their death. Good or the bad.
وَنَڪۡتُبُ مَا قَدَّمُواْ وَءَاثَـٰرَهُمۡۚ
We write down what they have sent before and their footprints (Surah Ya-Seen: Part of Ayah No.12)

Hence keep sending luggage to our real shift from this world to a world of eternity. Lucky is the one whose good deeds over weighs his bad deeds. Luckier is the one whose bad deeds gets converted as good deeds by Allah Himself (through sincere repentance). Loser is he who could send only garbage and has his disastrous ending in the eternal hell.

يَوۡمَٮِٕذٍ۬ تُعۡرَضُونَ لَا تَخۡفَىٰ مِنكُمۡ خَافِيَةٌ۬
On that day ye will be exposed; not a secret of you will be hidden. (Surah Al-Haqqa: Ayah No.18)

The day we are returned to Allah, that good luggage that we send everyday shall alone benefit us for that endless journey.

May Allah help us all.