Posts Tagged 'Quran'

Tafseer of the Qur’an 2012 by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq – ‘From Darkness to Dawn’ – Surah al-Falaq

A Cilp of a Jewish Rabbi saying the Future is Islam

This is a very interesting clip. The Jewish Rabbi speaks the truth and affirms and attests to the Prophethood of Rasullulah (peace and blessings be upon him), yet he is still a Jew, (or atleast he was in the clip). May Allah guide him to Islam. Ameen

 

Amazing – Animals in full submission to Allah at the time of slaughter

“Little are you grateful”

”Little are you grateful”

“Say it is He Who has created you, and endowed you with hearing (ears), seeing (eyes), and hearts: Little are you grateful. “

[AL Qur’an 67:23]

Explanation
“‘Say it is He Who has created you’, means He(swt) initiated your creation after you were not even a thing worth mentioning (i.e. nothing).’ Then He(swt) says, ‘and endowed you with hearing, seeing and hearts’, meaning intellects and powers of reasoning. ‘Little are you grateful’ means how little you use these abilities that Allah has blessed you with to obey Him, to act according to His commandments, and avoid His prohibitions.”[Tafsir ibn kathir]

NOW is the Time to Learn Arabic!

NOW is the Time to Learn Arabic!

An excellent article by sister Amatullah in which she has collated information and resources essential for a student beginning on the path to learning the language of the Qur’an. Arabic.

She mentions the importance of learning the Arabic language by mentioning some verses of the Qur’an. She then talks about the method and the path the student of knowledge should pursue in this journey to understanding the beautiful language. She gives some handy tips and very good advice and the article is full of very useful and essential links of resources which will prove very useful for the student whilst embarking on this lengthy, yet rewarding journey.

We ask Allah to reward her well with good both in this world and in the hereafter, and that Allah gives her the ability to do more so that we may continue to benefit from the knowledge she imparts, inshaAllah. May Allah forgive us all and accept all of our deeds and make us all the companions of the Qur’an. Ameen.

This article can be found on her blog on the following link http://tayyibaat.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/now-is-the-time-to-learn-arabic/

The purpose of fasting in Ramadhan

The purpose of fasting in Ramadhan

Allah, the Most High says,

“O you who believe! Fasting has been ordained for you as it was ordained for those before you, so that you may attain Taqwa.”

[Al Qur’an 2:183]

Explanation

A common question that Muslims are often asked, mainly by non-Muslims is ‘why do you fast?’ or ‘What do you achieve through fasting?’ Many Muslims attempt to answer these questions in a very philosophical way, explaining that fasting helps us to think about the poor and about those less privileged than us. Or that it allows us to feel the hunger and thirst that poor people around the world feel so that we may be grateful to Allah(swt) for the food that we have, or so on and so forth. Although most of these answers maybe true, but the real answer is much simpler than that and is contained in the above verse of the Qur’an. It is that firstly fasting is a command from Allah(swt), and those that came before us (i.e. the nations that came before) were also commanded to fast. Secondly, the purpose for which we have been ordained to fast is so that we may attain Taqwa.

A Tabi’ee (A Companion from the generation after the Sahaabah) Talq ibn Habeeb (May Allah have mercy upon him) was asked to define Taqwa, so he said, ‘Taqwa is acting in obedience to Allah (swt), hoping for His Mercy, and Taqwa is leaving acts of disobedience to Allah out of fear of Him.’ This is the purpose behind fasting, and this is what fasting in Ramadhan should lead us to, i.e. towards attaining Taqwa. The aim is to achieve Taqwa, the means to this achievement is fasting and the result of achieving this aim is the closeness and pleasure of Allah(swt), and immense reward from Allah in this world and in the hereafter.

A Clear lesson

A Clear lesson

“Many ways of life have passed away before your time. Go, then, about the earth and behold what happened in the end to those who gave the lie to the truth: this is a clear lesson unto all mankind, and a guidance and instruction to those who fear Allah. Be not, then, faint of heart, and grieve not: for you are bound to rise high if you are believers.”
[Al Qur’an 3:137-139]

Explanation
“this is a clear lesson unto all mankind”, i.e. do you not see how Allah has destroyed the nations that came before. They were mighty in strength, yet the command of Allah overtook them all, and now you see that all have perished. Is this not a lesson, that just like them you too are soon to depart from this fleeting world, so knowing this why does one not strive and work towards that which is to come?


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