18th Shawwal Urs Amir Khusro,New Delhi, 1325CE

Tomb of Amir Khusro in Nizamuddin Awlia

Amir Khusro : Ab’ul Hasan Yāmīn al-Dīn Khusro (1253-1325 CE), better known as Amir Khusro Dehlavi or Amir Khusraw Balkhi in Afghanistan and Iran (in Persian ), is one of the iconic figures in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. A Sufi mystic and a spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi, Amir Khusro (or Khusrau or Khusraw) was not only one of India’s greatest poets, he is also credited with being the founder of both Hindustani classical music and Qawwali (the devotional music of the Sufis). He was born of a Turkish father, Saif Ad-din, and an Indian mother, in India. (from the Aulia e Hind website)

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Ramadan 1444 Journey in Love

Eid Mubarak!

As-Salaam alaykum wa rahma tu’ala wa barakatu. Eid Mubarak! Allahu Akbar – Allahu Akbar – Allahu Akbar wa lillah ilhamd!

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Eid Mubarak!

May Allah (swt) bless you and your families on this joyous day

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Laylatul Qadr Ramadan 1444

Are we looking for laylat al Qadr in these last ten days? Tradition says that we should look for it on the odd nights during the last ten days.

Remember that a wife of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) asked him what prayers she should say on Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Power) if she knew which night it was. The Prophet told her to say: “O God, Thou art forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me.”

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Get ready for the last ten days of Ramadan – Freedom

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

As salaam alaykum!

Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) said,

“If any Muslim comes out of Ramadan without gaining forgiveness and goodness, he is a real loser.”

(Ibn Hibban and At-Tabarani)

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The last ten days are for Emancipation – Freedom from the Fire

The last ten days of Ramadan are very special days in the life of every Muslim. They are the most blessed days in the holy month of Ramadan, the month the Holy Qur’an was revealed. Although Prophet Muhammad (saw) was promised Paradise, he used to exert himself even more in worship during these last ten days, hoping to draw closer to Allah. The Prophet’s wife Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said,

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