Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah

Welcome to the new-look blog. Hope you like it, in-sha Allah. ๐Ÿ™‚

Been meaning to write something like this ever since I started this blog, yet never managed to seem to find the time to do it. But since I’ve changed the theme, I thought I’d better do it now, or I never will.

Why “the middle road”?

Because that, for me, is the most beautiful aspect of this religion – moderation. We are people of balance and do not go to extremes in either direction. The Prophet’s lifeย  exemplified this. He would fast at times and not do so at other times; he would worship Allah at night but would also sleep; and he married women. Whenever he was faced with a choice or decision, he would opt for the easier of the two, as long as it did not entail any disobedience. Study the various aspects of the din and you would see that the correct position invariably entails taking the middle road.

What’s it about?

Initially I intended for it to be about Glorious Qur’an and the miraculous nature and beauty of its literary style. However, there’s not much I can write about that out of my own so it ended up being quite different. There are some articles and stuff I’ve written but most of the posts are translations of excerpts of tafsir, hadith and sayings of the pious people.

The Pages

The Khutbah page is… well, what it says. Previously I would write them out in full but now I longer do that so just upload the recordings instead.

You’ll find some lengthier translation projects in the Publications page.

The Reflections are just some random thoughts to reflect on.

One of the projects I started on at the beginning of the blog was the Mutashabihat – an attempt to list all the ayat of the Qur’an which resemble one another. It’s safe to say that I grossly underestimated the number of such ayat. Make dua that this is completed one day.ย ๐Ÿ˜

(Edit: Completed, alhamdulillah. :D)

In the Learn Arabic section you’ll find recordings of Arabic lessons given online.

For any non-Muslims visiting this blogย the Invitation to Islam is for you.

The Categories

Unlike most blogs, I include each post under just one category only. I simply prefer it that way.

The Qur’an, Hadith, Sayings and The Heart categories are mostly translations whereas the others are things I’ve written.

The Qur’an recitations are all by Ibrahim Jibreen. Previously I would include just the text of the translation but from now on I’ll be adding some background images as well, in-sha Allah.

Take a look around and feel free to use anything you find useful on here, so long as it is not for commercial purposes. All content would be my own, unless otherwise specified.

11 Responses to About

  1. Anonymous says:

    JazakAllahu khayran for this blog. May Allah accept your efforts and bless them, aameen.

  2. the middle road says:

    Ameen, wa iyyakum.

  3. Hayat says:

    Ameen ma sha’ Allah

  4. Saif says:

    Fantastic Blog Akhi, May Allah ta’ala make it a means for you to receive continuous blessings from the Knowledge you impart,

    jazakallahu Khair

    Your brother in Islam

    [Saif-Uddin from Ummah Forums]

  5. the middle road says:

    Ameen, wa iyyakum. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Nasmira says:

    Can I say I’m delighted to stumble across your blog!! masha”Allah!! May Allah swt reward you!!

  7. Salaam TMR,

    Could you please share the link to the Atfaal Gazza nasheed you’ve used previously in a video? I’m trying to find it on youtube, but no luck :(.


  8. Admin says:

    Wa alaikum salaam

    This is the link to the video I made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZcyYf5m6jD4

    I can’t remember the original video I took it from.

  9. Was hoping for an MP3 version of the track, but JZK.

  10. Waqas says:

    Assalam O alaikum,
    Just going over one of the juz and found a mistake.
    Juzz 11 Aya 94 has a word that says ููŽูŠูู†ูŽุจูู‘ุฆููƒูู…ู’
    The letter ba should have Kasra (Zer) under it not Fatha (Zabar). Please correct

  11. Admin says:

    Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullah

    I checked it and there’s no mistake. If the harakah is placed below the shaddah, then it is read as a kasrah, not a fat-hah. So it’s just another way of writing a kasrah – it doesn’t need to be placed below the letter itself.

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