Following points will serve as a quick tip-sheet for packing before you board your flight for Hajj/Umrah.
I will divide the list into three parts: must-haves, better to have and extra nice to have. You can then pick according to your budget and requirement as to which items suit your individuality. (Free Printables inside)
How should a Muslim react in the face of natural disasters.
Advices from Older Me to Younger Self
I don't really know from where should I start...
This might seem strange but the future I am in, where time is not a line but a dimension, such things are possible.
So much has happened in the past years that I don't want to worry you with all the future details. Worry is the biggest enemy of the present moment while future is inevitable. For you, today and tomorrow are yet to be said. I know you will be curious to know the fine intricacies of your life to come. I know. Been there done that. But there are some things that I will tell you, not your future, but the things you could do to improve your attitude towards it.
"And We have certainly made the Quran easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember?" [Quran, 54:17]
Because Prophet (saws) asked us to…
and he only asked us what he did himself. So consider it as a sunnah as well (not just the way of prophet (saw) but of so many companions, successors and so on…).
I have never come across memorization of any specific surah/ayaat except for this.
"If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Surah al-Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal." [Muslim]
Few years back when I gave a brief presentation on this topic, it stirred quite a controversy among the listeners, who’d perhaps thought of the heart as no more than a mushy, bawling-over-love organ.
But after years of studying Quran, Hadith, and Arabic, I stand my ground even more firmly: generation of a thinking is a feeling. I don’t have much scientific support for this but the hadith and the verses from Quran speak for themselves. I do hope that someday, someone will make an extensive scientific research on this topic.