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Interpretations of the Quran

Explanation of Soorah Al-Ma'oon

The verses: In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful. Almighty Allah Says (what means): "Have you seen the one who denies the Recompense? For that is the one who drives away the orphan. And does not encourage the feeding of the poor. So woe to those who... More

Ideal Muslim

Believers support each other

Islam came when people were separated into sects, factions and tribes. Allah The Almighty united people by Islam and brought their hearts together, as He The Almighty Says (what means): {And remember the favor of Allah upon you - when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together... More

Quranic Studies

The collection and compilation of the Quran

Part 1: During the Lifetime of the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. A study of the compilation of text must begin with the character of the book itself as it was handed down by Muhammad sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam to his Companions may Allah be pleased with them during his lifetime. It was not delivered or revealed all at once. The Noble Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam piecemeal over a period of twenty-three years from the time when... More

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  • The Concept of Prophethood in Islam

    Prophethood is a high honor, an arduous and prestigious assignment, a refined status, and a great bounty that Allah, The Exalted, bestows on whomever He chooses of His Slaves. He Says (what means): {Those were the ones upon whom Allah bestowed favor from among the prophets of the descendants of Adam and of those We carried [in the ship] with Noah, and.. More

  • The Bestowal of Friday upon the Ummah of Muhammad

    Allah, The Exalted, endowed the Ummah of Muhammad with distinct characteristics – in this worldly life and the Hereafter – that were not conferred upon any of the nations before it. Although it is the last nation to arise in this worldly life, it surpasses all preceding nations in status, for it is a witness over them all. Its divine law.. More

  • What After Ramadan?

    Ramadan is a level playing field wherein people compete with each other in good deeds and benevolence. During this blessed month, souls are trained in virtue and accustomed to dignity, they learn to disdain vices, sins and acquire all good attributes. Whoever witnesses this month without gaining any of its rewards is indeed poor, and nothing cripples.. More

  • The Muslim in Ramadan

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not.. More

  • Points to Ponder in Ramadan

    A person might contemplate during Ramadan upon numerous subjects. He should reflect upon his affairs, his final abode, and what is awaiting him, as regards his departure to Allah The Almighty. He can also contemplate over his morals and evil aspects, in the hope of getting rid of the latter; his acts of worship in which he was negligent and which were.. More

  • Ramadan: The season of mercy

    There is no better time to start making positive changes in our lives than this blessed month. Ramadan is a Muslim's recurring opportunity for spiritual enhancement and soul redemption. It is also an annual exercise in self-control and self-restraint, but above all, it is a physical manifestation of our total submission and obedience to Allah Almighty... More

  • Being Grateful for the Blessings of Ramadan

    The first thing one should do upon entering Ramadan is to praise Allah The Almighty for conveying him to Ramadan, the month of mercy. What confirms those blessings, and opens the mercy of Allah The Almighty for you is your gratitude for this blessing being the first thing you think of doing, and that He has opened this season in your lifetime. If a.. More

  • The etiquettes of fasting

    Suhoor (The pre-dawn meal) It is recommended to eat a pre-dawn meal and there is no sin upon one who does not do so. Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “Eat a pre-dawn meal, for there are blessings in it.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] The reason is that it strengthens.. More

  • Being Bashful of Allah The Almighty

    A person who is bashful of people seeing him commit an evil act, should be more bashful of Allah The Almighty. Consequently, he should neither neglect an obligation nor commit a sin as he knows that Allah The Almighty sees him and that He will inevitably call him to reckoning on the Day of Resurrection. Therefore, he feels bashfulness of his Lord. It.. More

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