Category Archives: Notes from Wed Circle

Small Deeds that are Overlooked


small-deedsConclusion from yesterday’s Wednesday Circle:

Find one Small Deed that you can carry out on a daily basis for the rest of the Year and make a determined effort to complete that deed every day.

The Prophet ﷺ said, “The most beloved of deeds to Allah are those that are most consistent, even if it is small”. [Bukhari and Muslim]

The Deed can be anything from reciting a particular Dua or Adhkar every day to trying to pray all your Sunna prayers every day to reciting a page of the Qur’an every day or anything else. The key is to ensure that it is ‘Small’ and easy enough for you to be able to carry out on a daily basis.

Stuck for which small deeds you can do? Not to worry. Check out our list of 99 Small Deeds from the attachment in the link below. Choose any one of those deeds that is easy for you and complete it every day for the next year.

https://islamopedia.co.uk/2017/01/04/diy-make-your-own-box-of-good-deeds/

Remember,  it’s all about the ‘Small Deeds that are Overlooked’.

#learn #act #share

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‎25 Ways to Enter Jannah (Paradise)


‎25 Ways to Enter Jannah (Paradise)

“We all want to enter Jannah but are we sincerely striving for it? There are multiple ways to attain the pleasure of Allah SWT and enter His Jannah. Allah SWT has made it easy for us to enter His Jannah but some of us forget this due to an ‘attachment’ to this temporary worldly life!

Following are some hadiths which will show us 25 ways or good deeds to enter the Jannah. Remember, these are not the ‘only’ 25 ways and there should be ‘sincerity’ and ‘consistency’ in these acts to get Jannat-ul-Firdause InshaAllah :)

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‎25 Ways to Enter Jannah (Paradise)

We at the Wednesday Circle have been discussing the 25 Ways to Jannah based on the article above.

We hope that you enjoy the video that we’ve made on the same topic, especially the bloopers at the end 🙂

Was Salam

Abu Zaynah

Muharram 1437H Announcement


Muharram 1437H Announcement:

‘On Monday, 13th October 2015 (29 Dhul Hijjah 1436 AH) many people from throughout UK have attempted to sight the crescent moon (Hilal) of Muharram after sunset.

Wifaqul Ulama announces that the Moon was not sighted anywhere in UK, South Africa or Morocco, therefore the start of Muharram 1437 is from Thursday, the 15th of October. Ashura (10th of Muharram) will correspond to Saturday the 24th of October, 2015)’ – Taken from the Wifaqul Ulama wesbsite.

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Wednesday Circle | 15 Second Reminders | 03: The Qualities of the Hypocrites


Wednesday Circle | 15 Second Reminders | 03: The Qualities of the Hypocrites

Yesterday at the Circle we concluded the brief explanation of verses 1-20 of Surah Al-Baqarah.

The first 5 verses of Surah Al Baqarah deal with the Believers (Muttaqun), the next 2 verses deal with the Disbelievers (Kafiroun), and the next 13 verses deal with the Hypocrites (Munafiqun) and these are the worst of people.

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Dhikr – Easy on the Tongue, Heavy on the Scale


Dhikr – Your Easy Path to Paradise

O you who believe! Remember Allah with much remembrance. [Qur’an 33:41]

The People of Paradise will not regret except one thing alone: the hour that passed them by and in which they made no remembrance of Allah. [Al-Bayhaqi]

Dhikr, or the Remembrance of Allah, is a very important aspect of our Deen. It encapsulates the essence of worship and should form a key part of all of our actions. But not only this, the rewards for Dhikr are so immense and lofty that it provides us with an easy way to multiply our rewards in our ‘bank accounts’ in Heaven.

Dhikr provides for us a means with which our path to paradise can be simpler and easier, provided that we are fulfilling our obligations (Fara-id). A few examples of Adhkar that are simple on the tongue but heavy on the scales are noted below.

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Ramadan – A Time for Devotion


Ramadan – A Time for Devotion

The following is the transcript of a talk that I was asked to give at the Weavers Community Forum Iftar gathering on Sunday 12 July 2015. Although the talk did not happen due to time restrictions and late coming of guests, I am sharing it here for all to benefit insha Allah. Continue reading Ramadan – A Time for Devotion

Wednesday Circle – New Years Action Plan


Wednesday Circle – New Years Action Plan:

Yesterday at the Wednesday Circle we discussed our collective plans for 2015 and came up with the action points below.

We shall be monitoring ourselves against the targets below on a monthly basis to check how we are progressing. May Allah give us the Tawfiq.

Action Plan:

  1. Regularly attend the Wednesday Circle 

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said: “There are no people who remember Allah without the angels surrounding them, mercy covering them, tranquillity descending on them, and Allah mentioning them to those who are with Him.” [Muslim, at-Tirmidhi] 

  1. Read at least 12 books (of all genres) in the year

Read: In the name of thy Lord Who createth, Createth man from a clot. Read: And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous, Who teacheth by the pen, Teacheth man that which he knew not.

[Qur’an 96: 1-5]

  1. Pray the 5 daily prayers and make up later in the day any that are missed due to School or other reasons.

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said to Abu Dharr (RA): “Observe prayer at its prescribed time, then go (to meet) your needs, and if the Iqama is pronounced, and you are present in the mosque, then observe prayer (along with the congregation).” [Sahih Muslim]

  1. Complete the Recitation of the Qur’an at least once in 2015

Abu Umamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace)saying, “Read the Qur’an, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection.” [Muslim].

  1. Attend the Masjid regularly

The Messenger of Allah (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) said: “Prayer in a group is twenty-seven times better than the prayer of a man by himself.” [Muwatta of Imam Malik]

  1. Give Da’wah to others

The Messenger of God (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Indeed, Allah, the angels, the denizens of the heavens and the earth, the ants in their burrows, and the fish in the sea pray for blessings to come upon those who teach good to people.” [At-Tirmidhi]

  1. Complete an act of Sadaqa Jaariyah (an action that has ongoing benefits to others, such as teaching someone to recite Al-Fatiha or teaching someone a skill that you have like riding a bike, tying shoe laces etc)

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said: “Every right thing is Sadaqa (charity).” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]

The youngsters also added their own individual targets to the list, such as getting good exam results, doing better at School etc

What are your aspirations for the coming year  – share below.

Our Prophet Muhammad (SAW)


Our Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

© By Mahboob Roshid (Age 7), from the Wednesday Circle, edited and arranged by Abu Zaynah

Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
Was a Messenger
He wasn’t a bad person
He was the best Believer

He worshipped Allah
He was the best drawrer
He was a very strong man
He was a forgiver

He is not a changer
He was the first to say Bismillah
He is a role model
He always prayed to Allah

He was the last Prophet
He was the best of Prophets
He battled his way through in Makkah
Then he lived in Madina

He was our Prophet
He prayed in the Night
He taught us
Not to fuss and fight

Poem: You were sent by Allah


You were sent by Allah

© By Hamza Hussain (Age 10), edited and arranged by Abu Zaynah

You were sent by Allah
You were named Al Amin
You were born in Makkah
In the year of Al Fil

You are the last Messenger
Who was sent from Heaven
You lived a tough life
With no blood brethren

You learnt the Qur’an
At 40 years old
And through the Angel
The Qur’an was told

You taught mankind
How to live right
You are a guide for us all
In how to live life

A poem about the Prophet


A Poem About the Prophet (peace be upon him)

© By Mamun Roshid (Age 10) from the Wednesday Circle

Muhammad (SAW) is our role model
Not Messi, not Ronaldo
Live your life as a Muslim
Not like a troll

He was born in Makkah
Battled his was through
He was very smart
For him knowledge was easy
Like one plus one which is two

The Qur’an was revealed to him
When he was forty
In Mount Jabal Nur
Through the Arch Angel Gibril
And during the Hijra
He hid in Mount Thur

He came with Islam
His enemy was Shaytan
He taught people from far far lands
And walked on the very hot sand

His face was like a gem
His companions were women and men
He always did his best
And never did he rest

So let this be an example
And a lesson to you
Follow him (SAW)
And be nobody’s fool