Tafakur

Writings from contemplation, stories with hikmah and wisdom.

The Life Span of Muslim Ummah is 1500 Years. Is it True?

Several people have expressed the same question regarding the life-span of Muslim Ummah. They wanted to know whether it is true that the muslim ummah will only reach 1500 years of age. Below is an answer to such question that I took from islamqa.info site. It address the authenticity of the hadith that mention about …

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Video: Racism Kills

Below I share a video from Ahmed al Bukhatir that teaches us about prejudice and racism. Even as muslims, we may find ourselves in such situation as pictured in the following video. The Prophet Muhammad, Allah’s Blessings and Peace be upon him,in his final sermon said: “There is no superiority for an Arab over a …

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The Best Dua is on the day of Arafah

Below is a few pictures of the best du’a on the day of Arafah. It is the day when the pilgrims (hujaj) gather on the plain of Arafah in Makkah on the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah. It is the peak of Hajj ritual. The Prophet Muhammad pbuh. said that this day is the best day to …

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Infographic: Israk Mikraj

Below are two pictures that describe what Israk Mikraj is all about: one in english and the other in arabic. This exrtraordinary and extra-terestrial event was one of the miracle of the Prophet Muhammad saw. In one night, he traveled (or rather, was traveled) from Ka’bah, in Makkah to Masjid al Aqsa, in Jerusalem. He …

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Pictures: Fasting ‘Ashura 10th Muharram

Fasting on the day of ‘Ashura, the 10th of Muharram as well as a day before or after is one of the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad pbuh.

Hajj Poem by Syaikh Ibnul Qayyim

Below is a poem by Syaikh Ibnul Qayyim al Jauziyah that put the hajj into a beautiful narration. The Hajj – The Journey By Him whose House the loving pilgrims visit, Responding with ihram at the appointed limit. Uncovering their heads in total humility Before One to Whom faces bow in servility. They exclaim in …

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Picture: If You Knew Allah

If you knew how Allah deals with your affairs for you, your heart would break out of love for Him. [Imam Ash Shafiee]