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Knowing the Books Of Allah by Sheikh Hussain Yee

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Umar Mita -Rahimahullah- : First-Ever Muslim and Translator Of The Quran In Japanese!!

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Umar Mita -Rahimahullah- : First-Ever Muslim Translator Of The Quran In Japanese!!
Mita was born as Ryoichi Mita on Dec. 19, 1892 in a Samurai (warrior) Buddhist family of Chofu town in Yamaguchi, Japan. He graduated from the Yamaguchi Commercial College in March 1916, at an advanced age of 24, because of his ill health. He visited China and learned the Chinese language. There he came in contact with Chinese Muslims and liked their way of life. He was impressed because he saw no such community life in Japan. In 1920, when he was 28 years of age, he wrote an article “lslam in China” in a Japanese magazine called “Toa Keizai Kenkyu” (Far-East Economic Research Journal). This was the first impact of Islam upon him.

Qur’an – Should it be Read With Understanding? by Dr Zakir Naik |

How the Qur’an is Both Concise and Comprehensive?

1609677_710136719017967_1729030098_nThe Qur’an is a very concise book. You do not find unnecessary or superfluous detail in its verses; the information that it contains always serves and supports the overall purpose of the Qur’an which is guidance for mankind. By contrast the Old Testament provides a lot of unnecessary, and arguably harmful, detail that is of no benefit to those seeking guidance. A good example is Ezekiel 23:20, which describes the genitals and semen of men using obscene language. The New Testament suffers from a lot of repetition, for example the Gospels of Mark, Matthew and Luke contain so much duplicated material between them that it has led many Christian scholars to conclude that their authors used a common source which has since been lost to history. Read the rest of this entry

The Miracles Of The Qur’an

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by : Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli ash-Sha’rawi

For Muslims, the Holy Qur’an is an inexhaustible and hauntingly beautiful source of guidance, consolation and enlightenment. Above all, it is the very Word of God as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and protected for all time against falsification. Muslims’ absolute certainty on this point is often difficult for others to comprehend, however majestic and eloquent the text, even in translation.

Tafsir Ibn Kathir

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by : Imam Ibn Kathir
this program is a compilation of the Abridged Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 1 – 10. The purpose of this program is to compile the whole collection so that anyone can read and search the wonderful Tasfir… of Ibn Kathir easily and for free. Feel free to share this with your friends, family, anyone!
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Help Yourself In Reading Holy Qur’an (Arabic – English)

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by : Qari Abdussalam
It is a guide for learning to read the Arabic of the Qur’an in a simple way through transliteration without a teacher. After mastering this guide , one will be able to read Qur’an without any difficulties  inchAllah. …
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The Master of the Kingdom – Powerful Quran

The Master of the Kingdom – Powerful Quran

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Quoting a verse of Qur’aan as a proverb

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We hear many people using Qur’aanic verses as proverbs and the like, such as the verses (interpretation of the meaning): “Which will neither nourish nor avail against hunger” [al-Ghaashiyah 88:7] and “Thereof (the earth) We created you, and into it We shall return you, and from it We shall bring you out once again” [Ta-Ha 20:55]. That includes Qur’aanic verses which cannot be uttered except for beneficial purposes, not for mockery and …making fun, as it is commonly quoted by some people, either verbally or in writing. Is that permissible or not?.

Hifz Memorization of Qur’an

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Translated from Bosnian by Tajib Pasanbegovic

Why does one memorize the Qur’an? Who was the first hafiz of the Qur’an?
Do the people who have memorized the Qur’an possess some special characteristics?
What are the obligations of the hafiz towards the Qur’an and the Ummah?
How can one become a hafiz and how much time does he/she require to accomplish that?
Does the method of memorization in Bosnia differ from the method practiced in other parts of the world?
The answers to these and many other questions, along with specific advices and examples, you will find on the pages of this book.

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You Ask and the Quran Answers

1463765_401976756571858_1853244809_nThis is a small book in which it answers 32 questions through Qur’anic verses. It answers questions about Allah, the true creator, previous nations, meaning of worship, saving Quran from corruption, Prophet Muhammad and Prophet Jesus (peace be upon them), the Hereafter and destination of both believers and disbelievers.

by : Mohammed Bin Yahya Al-Taum

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The “True Christians” according to the Qur’an

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Who were the “true Christians,” by which we mean the true followers of Jesus (peace be with him), according to the Qur’an? Can we identify any historical group as being the true followers of Jesus (p.), according to what we know in the Qur’an?

In early Christianity, there were a number of Christian groups – not just the followers of Paul. Some of the beliefs of these Christians were remarkably similar to what the Qur’an says about Jesus (peace be with him). Read the rest of this entry

What is the textual proof of the miraculous nature of the Noble Qur’aan?

1384337_728512790512104_1523788192_nThe proof of this is the fact that the Noble Qur’aan was revealed in a period that extended more than twenty years, challenging the most eloquent of all mankind. {Let them then produce a recital like unto it
(the Noble Qur’aan) if they are truthful}. (At-Tur, 34) Read the rest of this entry

Who Wrote The Quran?

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by : The Memphis Dawah Team

A proof that the Qur’an is from God and that Muhammad is a Messenger of God.

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For those of us who have committed #sins..

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Reading and listening to the Quraan at work- Fatwa

553786_518606274891174_750611308_nQuestion: I work as an accountant at one of the companies, and I have a lot of spare time [at work], within which I read the Quraan and listen to the Quraan radio station; However, when the boss comes, I close the Qur.aan. So what is the ruling regarding this act? Guide us and may Allaah reward you with good.

Response: If you fulfill [the requirements of] your job in a complete manner, [such] that you fulfill all the duties required by your boss without delay, then it is permissible for you to read.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdillaah as-Subayyal
Fataawa wa Rasaail Mukhtaarah – Page 501

Source: Fatwa-online.com

Tafsir of the Holy Quran – Free Download

Towards Understanding The Qur’an – Abridged Version Of Tafhim Al-Qur’an
by : Sayyid Abul A’la Mawdoodi

970370_383919071710960_32442357_nThis Tafsir answers contemporary questions, and makes the Qur’an fully relevant to the concerns of our day, yet it loses nothing of its timelessness nor sacrifices any of the traditional understanding. It demonstrates the unity and coherence of the Qur’an by centering everything in it on its message, like gems hung on a single string.

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Holy Quran – Surah Maryam (Saint Mary)- English translation

Surah Maryam
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Kaf, Ha Ya, ‘Ain, Sad 1 (1) This is a narration of your Lord’s mercy to His servant Zakariyya, 
(2) When he called his Lord in a low voice. 
(3) He said, “My Lord, I am in a state that bones in my body have turned feeble, and the head has flared up grey with old age, and I never remained, My Lord, unanswered in my prayer to You. 
(4) I fear (my) kinsmen after me, 2 and my wife is barren, so bless me with an heir, from Your own side, 
(5) Who inherits me and inherits the house of Ya‘qub. And make him, My Lord, a favourite one.”  Read the rest of this entry

Verse of the day

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Verse of the day!

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Verse of the day

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Learn Half the Quran: Most Common Words

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Learning the meaning of the Quran must be like… super hard, right? Wrong! Allah (swt) promises that He has made the Quran easy for us to learn. And believe it or not, it actually is really easy! In this course you will learn a short list of Arabic words that will lead you to understand more than half of the Quran. Can it really be that easy? Well, why not take a few minutes and find out for yourself :). For suggestions & feedback, please email us at Read the rest of this entry

THE EXCELLENCE OF SURATUL FALAQ..

1231703_10153257123625608_1059641972_nIt is mentioned in the Hadith that Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) said to Uqbah bin Aamir (RA): “Should I not teach you two Surahs which are beautiful in recitation?” Then he taught him the above two Surahs. Rasoolullah (Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim) then advised him to continue reciting them for he would never read any Surahs that are parallel (in beauty and excellence) to these two. Read the rest of this entry

Quranic verse of the day

Surah Yaseen (36:77-79)
Does man not see that We created him of a spermdrop, and lo! he is flagrantly contentious?
He strikes for Us a similitude and
forgot his own creation. He says: “Who will quicken the bones when they have
decayed?”
Say: “He Who first brought them into being will quicken them;
He knows well about every kind of creation.

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Meaning of alif laam meem

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1. Abbreviated Letters

Alif Laam Meem, Ya Seen, Ha Meem’, etc. are known as Al-Muqattaat i.e. the abbreviated letters. There are 29 letters in the Arabic Alphabet (if hamza and alif are considered as two letters) and there are 29 surahs i.e. chapters in the Glorious Qur’an that have the abbreviated letters prefixed to them. These abbreviated letters some times occur alone, sometimes in a combination of two letters and sometimes in a combination of three, four or five letters. Read the rest of this entry

Remembrance of Allah swt :)

 

 

 

 

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“Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.” (Holy Qur’an, 13:28)

Practical steps for memorizing the Noble Qur’aan

179512_10151045075179496_615514862_nAlmost every Muslim wishes to memorise the Quran and many have embarked upon the journey of doing so, yet a number among them do this task rather haphazardly, which leads to difficulty in the process of memorisation as well as increasing their chances of forgetting what they have memorised. In view of the great need of ensuring the successful memorisation of the Quran, some practical steps toward efficient memorisation and avoiding setbacks are stated in this article:

1. The Same Copy

Use the same Mus-haf (copy) when you read the Quran and stick to it so that you may become familiar with it and know the sites of various verses and how to find them quickly when you revise what you have memorised. Read the rest of this entry

Alleged Missing Qur’anic Verse of Rajam (Stoning)

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In this article, insha’Allah (by the will of Allah), I’ll refute the non-Muslims’ false allegation of incompletion of the Qur’an and reveal the truth about alleged missing ayah (1) of Rajam (Stoning).

They claim:

Islamic textual evidence suggests that Allah revealed the ayah of rajam (stoning) to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and it is not found in the mushaf (codex) of Qur’an that we have today; thus, the Qur’an is not preserved and incomplete.

First, Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’an that it has been completed (interpretation of the meaning):

“this day have I perfected your deen for you”(2) and He says that He will preserve it (interpretation of the meaning): “We have, without doubt sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption)” (3). Read the rest of this entry

Authenticity Of the Noble Qur’aanfrom“The Bible, The Quran and Science”

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The Quran holds a unique place among the books of Revelation, shared neither by the Old or the New Testament. The main reason for the preservation of the Quran is, that it was written down at the time of Prophet; we shall see how it came to be written, i.e., the process involved.
Here a distinction should be made between the hadiths and the Quran. The Quran is a book of revelation, while the hadiths are the collections of sayings if Muhammad (saws). Some of the Prophet’s companions started to write them down from the moment of his death. None of the hadiths were written down during the time of the prophet, so there is a possibility of human error slipping in. But this is not the case with Quran, as we will shortly see. Read the rest of this entry

9 Great Benefits of reciting the Holy Qur’aan

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Indeed to reflect on Allah’s verses is a form of worship that will draw one close to Allah Most High. This reflection is not a reckless and wandering one, rather it includes a study of the classical tafseer of the verses being pondered over, as this would fulfill Ibnul-Qayyim’s great advice, “Such as reflecting over a book which a person has memorized and he expounds it so that he may understand what its author intends by it.”

Indeed the Book of Allah is not a book like any other, it is the timeless Speech of Allah, not a created thing, the study guide for life and death and what comes after. Therefore it deserves a more careful study than anyone else’s speech. It necessitates that its reader return to the early narrations of those who witnessed its revelation and heard its explanation by the one deputed by Allah to rehearse and explain His Words to humanity (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). Read the rest of this entry

A warning every Muslim must pay heed to nowadays

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What Is Meant by the Holy Spirit in the Qur’an? Q&A

QUESTION:

Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I was a Christian before, and now I am confused about the definition of the Holy Spirit. What is the Holy Spirit according to Islam? I would like to know the meaning of the Holy Spirit specifically in surat al-Ma’idah (5: 110). Jazakum Allah khayran. Read the rest of this entry

Allah burdens us according to our scope..

“Allah burdens not, a person beyond his scope”

[Quran 2:286]

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Benefits Of Surah Ikhlas

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1. Recitation of Surah al-ikhlas is equivalent to a third of the quran. In the hadith, abu hurairah (mabpwh) narrated that the prophet (pbuh) said: “gather around for i will recite to you a third of the quran.” then when people had gathered, the prophet (pbuh) came out and recited surat qul hu-wallaahu ‘ahad, and then went …back in. People then said to one another: Read the rest of this entry

Reciting the Noble Quran

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Verily, We have Sent it (this Qur’an) down in the right of Al-Qadr (Decree).
-Alqur’an 97:01-

Read! In the name of your Lord Who has created (all that exists).
-Alqur’an 96:01-

Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous.
-Alqur’an 96:03-

The Most Gracious (Allâh)!
He has taught (you mankind) the Qur’ân (by His Mercy).
-Alqur’an 55:01,02-

Hâ-Mîm.
The revelation of the Book (this Qur’ân) is from Allâh, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.
-Alqur’an 45:01,02-

By the manifest Book (i.e. this Qur’an that makes things clear).

Verily, We have made it a Qur’an in Arabic that you may be able to understand (its meanings and its admonitions).

And verily, it (this Qur’ân) is the Mother of the Book(i.e. Al-Lawh Al-Mahfûz) with Us, indeed exalted, full of wisdom.
-Alqur’an 43:02-04-

Verily, those who disbelieved in the Riminder (i.e. the Qur’an) when it came to them (shall receive the punishment). And verily, it is an honourable well-fortified respected Book (because it is Allâh’s speech, and He has protected it from corruption.

Falshood cannot come to it from before it or behind it: (it is) sent down by the All-Wise, Worthy of all praise (Allâh عز و جل)
-Alqur’an 41:41,42-

The revelation of this Book (the Qur’ân) is from Allâh, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.

Verily, We have sent down the Book to you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم) in truth: So worship Allâh (Alone) by doing religious deeds sincerely for Allâh’s sake only.
-Alqur’an 39:01,02-

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11:13, 17:89, 54: 17,22,32,40, 10:01, 42:52, 43:03, 29:45….

The Holy Qur’an: Divine Quality Control Over Previous Scriptures

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In Paul Williams’ debate with Rev Dr Steve Latham, Paul quoted verse 5:48 of The Majestic Qur’an (“TMQ“), as translated by Asad, in order to illustrate what the Qur’an claims of the position of previous scriptures:

And unto thee O Prophet have We vouchsafed this divine writ, setting forth the truth, confirming the truth of whatever there still remains of earlier revelations and determining what is true therein.
Judge, then, between the followers of earlier revelation in accordance with what God has bestowed from on high, and do not follow their errant views, forsaking the truth that has come unto thee.

This assertion was subsequently criticised by some fundamentalist Christians and the following arguments made:

1. that the Qur’an, which is described as musaddiq and muhaymin over previous scriptures, suggests that it protects previous scriptures from being lost or corrupted; and
2. that the words “whatever there still remains of earlier revelations and determining what is true therein” are an interpolation.

Paul asked me for my assessment of the translation in light of these criticisms, which is what follows. Read the rest of this entry

Translation of the Glorious Qur’an in many Languages

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Alhamdu lillah. In shaal-lah now you can download the Translation of the Glorious Qur’an in pdf format in different languages from the links provided below.

Share with your family and friends and with all the people around you.

Arabic
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/371251

English
http://www.islamhouse.com/p/1237

Indonesian
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Chinese
http://www.islamhouse.com/tp/73256

Russian
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German
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Three year old memorizes the Holy Quran

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Rukkayatu has completed the memorization of the Noble Qur’an at the age of three year and eight months

CAIRO – A three-year-old girl is amazing Nigeria after me
morizing the whole Qur’an, becoming one of the youngest Muslims in the world to learn the Noble Book by heart.

“Honestly, I can’t say much but I am very grateful to Allah for this,” Sayyada Maimunatu Sheikh Dahiru, the girl’s mother, told Sunday Tribuneon February 10.

“This is indeed a blessing from Allah. I’m grateful to Allah for this.”

Her daughter, Rukkayatu Fatahu Umar, has completed the memorization of the Noble Qur’an at the age of three year and eight months.

Rewards for Learning the Qur’an

When Should I Teach My Child the Qur’an?

Methods of Memorizing the Qur’an

The Sin of Forgetting the Qur’an
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The scientific miracles of Islam; fire under the sea

578633_islampeace1.wordpress.com-nOn the authority of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘As that the Prophet (PBUH) said:

… “ No one should sail on the sea except the one who is going to perform Hajj or ‘Umrah , or the one who is going to fight in Allah’s path for under the sea there is a fire , and under the fire there is a sea ” .

Explanation of the Hadith

This honorable hadith coincides with the Qur’anic oath at the beginning of the chapter of at-Tur (The Mount) in which Allah, the Almighty, swears – in spite of the fact that He has no need to swear – by the burning sea. Almighty Allah says:

﴾ By the Mount . And by the Book Inscribed. In parchment unrolled. And by the Bait-ul-Ma’mur (the house over the heavens parallel to the Ka’bah at Makkah, continuously visited by the angles). And by the roof raised high (i.e. the heaven). And by the burning sea. Verily, the Torment of your Lord will surely come to pass. There is none that can avert it. ﴿ (Surat At-Tur (The Mount): 1-8)
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‎3 Powerful Messages From Al-Mighty Allah

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“And Whosoever Fears Allah and Keeps His Duty To Him, He Will Make A Way For Him To Get Out Every Difficulty”

~ [The Holy Quran, Surah At-Talaaq 65:2]

“And Whosoever Puts His Trust In Allah, Then He Will Suffice Him”

~ [The Holy Quran, Surah At-Talaaq 65:3]

“And Take A Provision (With You) For The Journey, but The Best Provision Is At-Taqwaa (Piety, Righteousness)”­

~ [The Holy Quran, Surah Al-Baqarah 2:197]

Qur’anic verses

And fear the Day when ye shall be brought back to Allah. Then shall every soul be paid what it earned, and none shall be dealt with unjustly.
( Al-Quran 2:281)

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Qur’anic Verses (Surah Qaf)

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Qur’anic Verses

 
“O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? Most hateful it is with Allâh that you say that which you do not do”

[Translation of the Noble Quran, Surrah Al-Saff :2-3]

Reward for recitation of the Noble Quran in Ramadhan

‎::✦:: Easy Deeds with TREMENDOUS Rewards ::✦::

Increase your recitation and understanding of the Glorious Qur’an as each letter that you read/recite/understand will bring you tremendous reward along with peace & success in both worlds!

“Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allaah, he will have a reward, and this reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that ‘Alif, Laam, Meem’ (a combination of letters frequently mentioned in the Holy Quran) is a letter, rather I am saying that ‘Alif’ is a letter, ‘Laam’ is a letter and ‘Meem’ is a letter.”

[Sunan At-Tirmithee #2910; Al-Albaanee authenticated it in Saheeh Sunan At-Tirmithee (3/164)]

Dr. Zakir Naik – 100% Proof – Quran is The Word Of God

Benefits of Reciting Ayat Al- Kursi

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَلَا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

[The Holy Quran, surrah “Al-Bakara”,2:225]

Bismil-laahi rrahmaani rrahiim.

Allahu laa ilaahe illaa huval-hayul-kayuum, laa ta-huthuhu sinatuv-valaa naum, lahu maa fis-samaavaati va maa fil-ard, man thal-lathii yashfa‘u ‘indahu illaa bi ithnih, ya‘lamu maa bayna aydi-him va maa halfahum va laa yuhituna bi sheyim-min ‘ilmihi illa bi maa shaa’a, vasi’a kursiyuhu ssamaavati val-ard, va laa yauduhu hifzuhuma va huval-‘aliyul-‘aziim.

Part I; Meaning of Ayatul Kursi:

In the name of Allah the Most Merciful, and Compassionate Allah 

There is no god but He,
The Living, the Everlasting, 
Slumber seizes Him not, neither sleep,
To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. 
Who is there that can intercede with His, except by His leave? 
He knows what lies before them and what is after them, 
And they comprehend not anything of His Knowledge save as He wills. 
His throne comprises the heavens and the earth,
The preserving of them fatigues Him not, 
And He is the All-High, All-Glorious.

[Translation of the Noble  Quran: Surat al-Baqarah, Ayah 255] 

Part II,  Virtues of Ayat Al-Kursi :

The merits of Ayat al-Kursi have been mentioned in numerous hadiths. Although the Quran itself and every verse therein are of excellence, Ayat al-Kursi is certainly the most excellent verse of all its verses. This verse is called Ayat al-Kursi due to the word ?Kursi? being mentioned in it. Of all the chapters in the Quran, the most excellent chapter is Surat al-Ikhlas, and the most excellent verse is Ayat al-Kursi. One virtue of Ayat al-Kursi is that more reward is obtained for reading it than any other verse.

Allamah Ghulam Rasul Sa?idi writes that scholars have said that verses of the Quran where accounts of believers are mentioned are more excellent than verses of the Quran in which accounts of infidels and hypocrites are mentioned. Similarly, verses of the Quran where prophets (Peace be upon them) are mentioned are more excellent than verses of the Quran where believers are mentioned. And, verses of the Quran where the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) is mentioned are more excellent than verses where other prophets (Peace be upon them) are mentioned. Verses of the Quran where the names of Allah Most High are praised are more excellent than all other verses including verses where the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) is mentioned.

The reason why Ayat al-Kursi is the most excellent verse, is that this verse mentions the names of Allah Most High more than any other verse (i.e. this verse contains the most remembrance (dhikr) of Allah Most High). For example, some verses of the Quran may mention the names of Allah Most High two times, some may mention the names of Allah Most High four times, and some ten times. But in Ayat al-Kursi, the names of Allah Most High have been mentioned seventeen times. Ayat al-Kursi mentions six attributes (sifat) of Allah Most High, all six being mentioned in this single verse. The attributes mentioned are: the Divine Oneness (Wahdaniyyah) of Allah Most High, His Life (Hayah), His Knowledge (?Ilm), His Kingdom (Mulk), His Divine Power (Qudrah) and His Will (Iradah).


[Sharh Sahih Muslim: Fada?il al-Qur?an, under Surat al-Kahf & Ayat al-Kursi. Allamah Ghulam Rasul Sa?idi]

Imam Muslim writes that Ubayy bin Ka?b (Allah be well pleased with him) narrated that one day, the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) asked ?O Ubayy! What is the most excellent verse of the Quran?? Ubayy replied, ?Allah and His Messenger know best.? The Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, ?In your opinion, what is the most excellent verse of the Quran?? Ubayy bin Ka?b replied, ?Allah ? There is no god but He?(i.e. Ayat al-Kursi). The Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) placed his hand on his chest and said, ?O Ubayy bin Ka?b! May your knowledge be pleasant for you.?

[Sahih Muslim: Fada?il al-Qur?an, under Surat al-Kahf & Ayat al-Kursi. Imam Muslim]

Imam Tirmidhi writes that Abu Hurayrah (Allah be well pleased with him) reports that the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said that whomsoever recites the first verses of Surat al-Mu?minun and then Ayat al-Kursi in the morning, will remain under the protection of Allah Most High until the evening. Similarly, whomsoever reads this during the night, will remain under the protection of Allah Most High until the morning.

[al-Jam? al-Tirmidhi: Tafsir of Surat al-Baqarah, under Ayat al-Kursi. Imam al-Tirmidhi]

Imam Abu Dawud writes that Wathala (Allah be well pleased with him) reported that one day a man came to the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) and asked, ?What is the most excellent verse of the Quran?? The Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) replied, ?Ayat al-Kursi.?

[Sunan Abi Dawud: Fada?il al-Qur?an. Imam Abu Dawud]

Imam Darmi writes that the Devil flees from a home in which Ayat al-Kursi is recited, and does not return until the next morning. Abu Sanan (Allah be well pleased with him) reported that whomsoever reads the first four verses of Surat al-Baqarah, Ayat al-Kursi, and then the last three verses of Surat al-Baqarah will not forget the Quran. Ishaq added that whatever one learns, would not be forgotten. Asma? bint Yazid (Allah be well pleased with her) reported that the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said that al-ism al-a?zam (The greatest name of Allah Most High) is contained within Ayat al-Kursi.

[Darmi: Chapter Fada?il al-Quran. Imam Darmi]

Qadi Thana?ullah writes that Abu Hurayrah (Allah be well pleased with him) reports that the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said that Ayat al-Kursi is the chief of all verses of the Quran. Anas (Allah be well pleased with him) reports that the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said that Ayat al-Kursi is equal to a quarter of the Quran. Abu Amamah (Allah be well pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said that whomsoever recites Ayat al-Kursi in the night before sleeping, Allah Most High will protect him, his house and the neighbouring houses.

[Tafsir al-Mazhari: Under Ayat al-Kursi. Qadi Thana?ullah Pani-pathi]

Allamah Ghulam Rasul Sa?idi writes that al-ism al-a?zam is the greatest name of Allah Most High. Allah Most High has ninety-nine names, and only this one is His Greatest name, and hence called al-ism al-a?zam. If someone makes supplication to Allah Most High and mentions al-ism al-a?zam, Allah Most High will answer it, in sha Allah. The Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said that whomsoever, after the obligatory prayer, recites Ayat al-Kursi, Allah Most High will protect him until the next prayer. The Prophets, the Truthful Ones and the Martyrs, were steadfast upon its recitation. The Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said that whomsoever recites Ayat al-Kursi after each prayer, will enter Paradise straight away after death. This hadith has been narrated by Imam Nisa?i, Imam Tabarani, Imam Ibn Sunni, Hafiz al-Haythami and Imam al-Bayhaqi.

[Tafseer Tibiyan al-Quran: Tafseer Ayat al-Kursi. Allamah Ghulam Rasul Sa?idi]

Hafiz Ibn Kathir writes, in his commentary on Ayat al-Kursi that the chain of transmission of the above hadith is weak. Ibn al-Jawzi has said that this hadith has been fabricated.

[Tafsir Ibn Kathir: Under Ayat al-Kursi. Hafiz Ibn Kathir]

Although the chain of transmission may be weak, surely other, strong hadiths have informed of the excellence and benefits of Ayat al-Kursi. If the above mentioned hadith of the recitation of Ayat al-Kursi after obligatory prayer, being rewarded by one being admitted into heaven without questioning, is fabricated, there is no doubt that Allah Most High will reward greatly, the one who recites Ayat al-Kursi after the obligatory prayer. And Allah Most High knows best.

Imam Bukhari writes that Abu Hurayrah (Allah be well pleased with him) said:

The Messenger of Allah  (Allah bless him and give him peace) deputised me to keep Sadaqah of Ramadan. Someone came and started taking handfuls of the Sadaqah, quickly. I took hold of him and said, ?By Allah, I will take you to the Messenger of Allah.? He said, ?I am needy and have many dependents.? I released him, and in the morning the Messenger of Allah  (Allah bless him and give him peace) asked me, ?What did your prisoner do yesterday?? I said, ?O Messenger of Allah! The person complained of being needy and of having many dependents, so, I pitied him and let him go.? The Messenger of Allah  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, ?Indeed, he told you a lie and he will return.? I believed that he would return again as the Messenger of Allah  (Allah bless him and give him peace) had told me that he would return. So, I waited for him watchfully. When he returned and started stealing handfuls of foodstuff, I caught hold of him again and said, ?I will definitely take you to the Messenger of Allah . He said, ?Leave me, for I am very needy and have many dependents. I promise I will not come back again.? I pitied him and let him go.

In the morning the Messenger of Allah  (Allah bless him and give him peace) asked me, ?What did your prisoner do?? I replied, ?O Messenger of Allah! He complained of his great need and of too many dependents, so I took pity on him and set him free.? The Messenger of Allah  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, ?Verily, he told you a lie and he will return.? I waited for him attentively for the third time, and when he came and started stealing handfuls of the Sadaqah, I caught hold of him and said, ?I will surely take you to the Messenger of Allah as it is the third time you promise not to return, yet you break your promise and come.? He said, ?Forgive me and I will teach you some words with which Allah will benefit you.? I asked, ?What are they?? He replied, ?Whenever you go to bed, recite Ayat al-Kursi: ?Allah ? There is no God but He, the Living, the Everlasting,? till you finish the whole verse. If you do so, Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no devil will come near you till morning.? So, I released him. In the morning, the Messenger of Allah  (Allah bless him and give him peace) asked, ?What did your prisoner do yesterday?? I replied, ?He claimed that he would teach me some words by which Allah will benefit me, so I let him go.? The Messenger of Allah  (Allah bless him and give him peace) asked, ?What are they?? I replied, ?He said to me, ?Whenever you go to bed, recite Ayat al-Kursi from the beginning to the end: ?Allah ? There is no God but He, the Living, the Everlasting.? He further said to me, ?If you do so, Allah will appoint a guard for you, who will stay with you, and no devil will come near you till morning.? (Abu Hurayrah or another sub-narrator) added that they (the companions) were very keen to do good deeds. The Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, ?He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar. Do you know whom you were talking to, these three nights, O Abu Hurayra?? Abu Hurayra said, ?No.? He said, ?It was the Devil.?

[Sahih al-Bukhari: Book of Wakalah. Imam al-Bukhari]

Part III, The Meaning of the Words: of Ayatul Kursi and Intercession:

As previously mentioned, Ayat al-Kursi has been named thus, due to the word Kursi appearing therin. This raises a question, as to what exactly the word Kursi refers to.

Imam Tabari writes that the Companions (Allah be well pleased with them) and students of the Companions (Allah be well pleased with them) held a difference of opinion concerning the meaning of the word Kursi, which appears in this verse. Some scholars are of the opinion that no one knows the true meaning of this word apart from Allah Most High. Other scholars say that the word Kursi in this verse refers to the Knowledge of Allah Most High, meaning that His Knowledge encompasses all that is the heavens and the earth. Some of the Companions (Allah be well pleased with them) and their students (Allah be well pleased with them) have held the opinion that, the word Kursi refers to the Throne of Allah Most High. This is because another name for throne is Kursi. They also held that the Throne of Allah Most High comprises the heavens and the earth.

[Tafsir al-Tabari: Under Ayat al-Kursi. Imam al-Tabari]

Hafiz Ibn Kathir writes that ?Abdullah bin ?Abbas (Allah be well pleased with him) narrates that the meaning of the word Kursi in this verse is the Knowledge of Allah Most High, and His Knowledge encompasses the earth. Another opinion is that the Kursi is a creation of Allah Most High whose magnitude makes that of the heavens and the earth insignificant. Another opinion is, that due to the Throne praising Allah Most High it makes a ?creaking? sound. This hadith has been recorded in many books, but in the chain of narrators, a narrator is unknown and therefore this narration cannot be authentic.

[Tafsir Ibn Kathir: Under Ayat al-Kursi. Hafiz Ibn Kathir]

Qadi Shawkani writes that the hadith, which mentions the creaking of the Throne, contains, in its chain of transmission, a narrator called ?Abdullah bin Khalifah. He is unknown, and has heard nothing from ?Umar (Allah be well pleased with him). The chain of narration does not even reach back to ?Umar (Allah be well pleased with him). The hadith, which mentions a ?Resting place of the two feet?, contains a narrator called al-Hakam al-Kufi, in its chain of transmission, who has been rejected (by the scholars of hadith).

[Fath al-Qadir: Under Ayat al-Kursi. Qadi Shawkani]

Allamah al-Allusi al-Hanafi writes that no one knows the true meaning of the word Kursi in this verse, except Allah Most High. Matters such as these are known as the mutashabihat.

[Ruh al-Mani: Under Ayat al-Kursi. Allamah al-Allusi al-Hanafi]

Allah Most High says in Ayat al-Kursi that no one may intercede on the Day of Judgement, unless He Himself has given permission to do so. Intercession means to plead on behalf of someone. On the Day of Judgement, the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) will intercede for the Muslims. As a result of the supplication (Du?a) of the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) to Allah Most High, He will show mercy to them and admit them to Paradise, in sha Allah. In the same way, Allah Most High will accept the intercession of the pious and righteous Muslims. This intercession will only be accepted on behalf of Muslims, and not for the disbelievers. Intercession, thus means, that the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) and the righteous Muslims make supplication to Allah Most High on behalf of someone else.

It is a misconception that intercession means that Allah Most High is forced to pardon someone, whom Allah Most High did not wish to pardon. This implies that the will of Allah Most High can be overcome by the will of any of His creation. This is plain disbelief. The correct Islamic belief is that the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) loves the Muslim Ummah, so Allah Most High, out of love for the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace), will not leave his supplication unanswered, when he makes supplication for the Muslim Ummah.

Part forth, Summary of The Hadiths Concerning Intercession (Shafa’ah):

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim write that the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said that on the Day of Judgement, the people will gather together and search for someone who will intercede for them. The people will gather together and approach Adam  (Peace be upon him), and say, ?O father of mankind! Make intercession for us before Allah?. Adam  (Peace be upon him) will order them to go to Ibrahim  (Peace be upon him). They will ask him the same question, but Ibrahim  (Peace be upon him) will then order them to go to Musa  (Peace be upon him), who will in turn order them to go to ?Isa (Peace be upon him). ?Isa  (Peace be upon him) will then command them, saying, ?Go to the last Prophet, Muhammad.? They will all come to the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), who will say that he will intercede for them. He will ask for permission to praise Allah Most High, which will be granted to him. The Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, ?When I praise Allah Most High, I will then bow my head in prostration. Allah Most High will command me to remove my head from prostration, saying, ?Ask from Me whatever you wish and I will grant it.? I will say ?O Lord of the Worlds! Save my Ummah.? I will be ordered to go to hell and remove whoever has an atom of faith in them. I will return to Allah Most High and prostrate again, and Allah Most High will command me to ask Him whatever I wish, and He will grant it. I will do this four times, removing many people from the fire of Hell.?

After this, the Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) will praise Allah Most High, and then make prostration. Allah Most High will say, ?O Muhammad! Ask from Me whatever you wish and I will grant it.? The Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) will then say, ?O Allah! Give me permission to remove those people from Hell fire who have said, ?There is no God except Allah?.? Allah Most High will say, ?This matter is not for you, but by My Might, Glory, Pride, and Greatness, I will certainly bring out of it, those who said, ?There is no God except Allah?.?

The Prophet  (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, ?I swear by Him in whose hand my soul is, that none of you is more eager to claim a right when it has become clear to you than those, who believe in Allah, will be, on the Day of Resurrection, to make claims on behalf of their brethren who are in Hell. They will say, ?O our Lord! They were fasting with us, praying and performing pilgrimage,? and will be told to bring out those they recognise. Their faces will be protected from the fire and they will bring forth a large number of people, then say, ?O our Lord! Not one of those about whom You commanded us, remains therin.? He will reply, ?Go back and bring forth those in whose hearts you find as much as half a dinar of good.? When they have brought forth a large number of people He will say, ?Go back and bring forth those in whose hearts you find as much as an atom of good?. When they have brought forth a large number of people, they will say, ?O our Lord! We have not left in it any good? Then Allah Most High will say, ?The angels have interceded, the prophets have interceded, the believers have interceded and only the Most Merciful of the merciful ones remains?.?

Allah Most High will remove a handful of (Muslim) people who have done no good deeds at all. He will bathe them in a river just in front of the door of Paradise and will then admit them into Paradise.

[Sahih al-Bukhari: Book of Tawhid. Imam Bukhari. Also, Sahih Muslim: Book of Iman. Imam Muslim]

May Allah Most High accept what we have written and if we have made any mistake, may He forgive us. May Allah Most High grant us the intercession of our Blessed Prophet, Muhammad  (Allah bless him and give him peace) on the Day of Judgement. Ameen.

source: islamic info. center


Solution of our Questions… :)

Quranic Verses

Many a generation has been destroyed by Our command since Noah’s time. Your Lord is well aware and fully observant of the sins of His servants.[The Holy Quran 17:17]

If anyone desires immediate benefits, We hasten to grant whatever benefits We will in the present life to whomsoever We please, but thereafter We decree for him Hell wherein he shall burn, condemned and rejected. [The Holy Quran 17:18]

But he who desires the Hereafter and strives for it in the manner he should, and is a true believer, his striving will come to fruition.[The Holy Quran 17:19]

To all of these as well as those We shall provide the wherewithal of this life in the present world by dint of your Lord’s Bounty; and from none shall the Bounty of your Lord be withheld.[The Holy Quran 17:20]

See, how We have exalted some above others in this world, and in the Life to Come they will have higher ranks and greater degrees of excellence over others. [The Holy Quran 17:21]

Do not set up any other god with Allah lest you are rendered humiliated and helpless. [The Holy Quran 17:22]

The Holy Quran Recitation Surrah Duha By Abdul Basit

The Noble Quran Recitation of Surrah Duha, By: Qari Abdul Basit Abdul Samad

Learning the Holy Quran

‘Uthmaan, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
The best of you are the ones who learn the Qur’an and teach it to others [Sahih Al-Bukhari]

~✿~ LET’S CHANGE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE! ~✿~

“Verily! Allah will not change the (good) condition of a people as long as they do not change their state (of goodness) themselves”. [The Holy Quran, Surah Ar-Rad, 11]

Reflections On Surah Al Kahf (The Cave)

Reflections On Surah Al Kahf

The surah is incredibly rich in dynamic verbs. It includes an assortment of verbs representing verbal, physical, and spiritual  activities, hereby presenting a vivid portrayal of true life stories that carry genuine lessons for people to comprehend and reflect upon.

Imam Ahmad recorded that al Bara narrated: “A man recited surah al kahf and there was an animal in the house which began acting in a nervous manner. He looked and saw a fog or a cloud overhead. He mentioned this to the Prophet (peace be upon him), who said:

“keep on reciting so and so, for this is the tranquility which descends when one reads Quran or because of reading Quran”. This hadith has been recorded in the two Sahihs (Sahih Muslim and Sahih Bukhari) and the man who recorded it, according to ibn Kathir, is said to be Usayd bin Hudayr.

I was marveling at how each chapter of the holy Quran carries a unique spirit of its own, and in most cases a functionality that makes it sought after for particular purposes and at specific circumstances. I stopped at Surah al Kahf, chapter 18 of the Quran, and kept going through its verses over and over again. I felt a shiver that never haunted me before, as though I was reading the Surah for the first time in my life. The rush I felt was sort of a stream of energy that penetrated through me while reading the Surah and deeply contemplating its meanings and implications.

And I could relate to a sensible theory once suggested by the renown Egyptian Muslim preacher, Dr. Amr Khaled, who said that the great number of verbs  of movement, or dynamic verbs, mentioned in Surah al Kahf, acts as a good motivator for people to be more active and engage in more meaningful activities. No wonder Muslims are advised to recite this noble Surah every Friday; which concludes a week and kick starts a new one in most Islamic countries or countries of considerable Muslim population.

Dynamic verbs;
The noble Surah narrates three main parables, that of People of the Cave, the Two Men who received Equal Blessings from God but reacted differently and thus were destined to two different fates, and the third parable telling the story of Prophet Moses’ journey to gain knowledge at the hands of al Khidr.

The surah is incredibly rich in dynamic verbs. It includes an assortment of verbs representing verbal, physical, and spiritual  activities, hereby presenting a vivid portrayal of true life stories that carry genuine lessons for people to comprehend and reflect upon.

Let me list you a few examples:

“[Mention] when the youths retreated to the cave and said, “Our Lord, grant us from Yourself mercy and prepare for us from our affair right guidance.” [The Holy Quran 18: 10]

“And [had you been present], you would see the sun when it rose, inclining away from their cave on the right, and when it set, passing away from them on the left, while they were [laying] within an open space thereof. That was from the signs of Allah . He whom Allah guides is the [rightly] guided, but he whom He leaves astray – never will you find for him a protecting guide. [The Holy Quran 18: 17]

“And he entered his garden while he was unjust to himself. He said, “I do not think that this will perish – ever.”

[The Holy Quran 18: 35]

“His companion said to him while he was conversing with him, “Have you disbelieved in He who created you from dust and then from a sperm-drop and then proportioned you [as] a man?” 

[The Holy Quran 18: 37]

“So they set out, until when they had embarked on the ship, al-Khidh r tore it open. [Moses] said, “Have you torn it open to drown its people? You have certainly done a grave thing.” [The Holy Quran 18: 71]

“[Al-Khidh r] said, “Did I not say that with me you would never be able to have patience?” 

—[The Holy Quran 18: 72]

“[Moses] said, “Do not blame me for what I forgot and do not cover me in my matter with difficulty.”

—[The Holy Quran 18: 73]

“So they set out, until when they met a boy, al-Khidh r killed him. [Moses] said, “Have you killed a pure soul for other than [having killed] a soul? You have certainly done a deplorable thing.” 

—[The Holy Quran 18: 74]

“So they set out, until when they came to the people of a town, they asked its people for food, but they refused to offer them hospitality. And they found therein a wall about to collapse, so al-Khidhr restored it. [Moses] said, “If you wished, you could have taken for it a payment.” —[The Holy Quran 18: 77]

“Until, when he came to the rising of the sun, he found it rising on a people for whom We had not made against it any shield.” —[The Holy Quran 18: 90]

“Then he followed a way” —[The Holy Quran 18: 92]

You can’t help but feel rejuvenated and ignited to rise up and get into some activity or another. Reading through the Ayas I feel a rush to get moving. A blend of inspirational, vivid and vibrant description of all sorts of human movement and activities that awaken dull spirits and lifeless souls. 

I’ve always tried to commit to the weekly schedule of reciting Surah al Kahf on Fridays, particularly before noon or Jumaa Prayer. But lately I decided to search out its merits, hopng to expound more of its blessings and grasp new level of its meanings.

And so it was.

Surah al Kahf has proved specially meritorious, and I bet you will commit to its weekly recitation like you never did before if you read through this piece of reflections.

Shield against Anti Christ:
Abu Dardaa (may Allah be pleased with him) related that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: ” One who memorized the first ten verses of Surah al Kahf will be secure against the Dajjal (Anti-Christ) . And in another version, he (pbuh) is narrated to have said: “One who commits to his memory the last 10 verses of this surah will remain immune from the Dajjal.
— narrated by Imam Muslim

Light:
According to al Baihaqi Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “He who recites Suratul Kahf on Friday, Allah will shine a light for him between the two Fridays.”

Would you compromise such blessings?! I personally dare not.

As for the wisdom extracted from the Surah, it’s timelss.

The three parables described in the Surah combine a set of moral values and rationales essential for sound and faithful Muslim character.

The story of The People of the Cave speaks of the Supreme Power and Will of God, His Divine wisdom in running His creation. The parable tells the story of a group of  monotheistic youngsters  who were persecuted and thus fled to some land where they took shelter in a cave that witnessed the peak of their story. And there God caused them to sleep for a period of time said to be 309 years, neither the gust of the wind nor the heat or the light of the sun would awaken them. And when they woke up after all those years, they found the community surrounding them becoming monotheistic as well.

The second parable mentioned the story of two men who had both been given blessings from Allah (SWT), but one wronged his soul by acting arrogant and saying that nobody and simply nothing can take away his garden, and because of his arrogance, God’s wrath befallen him and his garden was destroyed.

As for the third parable it comprises of a set of mind-boggling incidents that make up the journey of enlightenment and knowledge of Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) at the hand of some man, referred in most sources as al Khidr.

Towards the very end of the Surah there’s a fourth parable describing a man, named Dhul Qarnayn (the two-horned one), said to have travelled far and wide, setting off on a journey that took him east and west. About the story of Dhul Qarnayn, one of the issues at the heart of controversial debates about Islam, Ibn Kathir, the famous and prominent Mufassir or Expert of Quranic exegesis, had said that the community of disbelievers in Mecca sent to the people of the book asking them for some knowledge or information that would help them in their mental battle against Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Responding to their request, The People of the Book told them to ask about the man who travelled extensively, and was provided every means on earth, that is Dhul Qarnyan.  

Allah concludes the Surah with outright affirmation of Allah’s Supreme and Divine Power, His full control over the Universe. The Surah also sums up the Law of God, which rewards those who are faithful and punishes the disbelievers.

The recitation of this noble Surah and setting it as a weekly custom is quite essential for a productive and all-fruitful week. It would surely boost your faith, help you grow wiser and more confident of Allah’s support, let alone trust in His Supreme Wisdom that runs all matters in a way that surpasses the limited human mind capacity.

As dynamic as it is, the Surah primarily revives a resonate soul that is more attached to the future as well as what’s imminent, a soul that’s guided by light of Allah (SWT), a soul that’s tied to its Fitra (natural instinct) as originally created by Allah; a faithful soul.

Wassalaam,
Maha Youssuf

Recitation of Surah Al-Kahf on Friday (Jummah)

SECRETS OF SURAH AL-KAHF 

I take refuge in Allah, from Satan, the outcast.
In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful.
Ever wondered why Prophet Muhammad(SAW) asked us to recite Surat Al-Kahf every Friday?
Let’s find out today inshaAllah…

This Surah has Four stories in it,having some morals, lets see them and understand what they are saying to us:

1) The People Of The Cave

Its the story of young men who lived in a disbelieving town, so they decided to migrate for the sake of Allah and run away. -Allah rewards them with mercy in the cave and protection from the sun – They woke up and found the entire village believers.
MORAL:TRIAL OF FAITH.

2) The Owner Of Two Gardens
A story of a man whom Allah blessed with two beautiful gardens, but the man forgot to thank the One who blessed him with everything and he even dared to doubt Allah regarding the afterlife.So His garden was destroyed – He regretted ,but was too late and his regret did not benefit him .
MORAL:TRIAL OF WEALTH.

3) Musa(AS) and Khidr(AS)
When Musa(AS) was asked-“Who’s the most knowledgeable of the people of earth?”” Musa(AS) said:Me…,but Allah revealed to him that there’s someone who Knows more than him.Musa(AS) traveled to the man and learnt how the Divine Wisdom can sometimes be hidden in matters which we perceive as bad.
MORAL:TRIAL OF KNOWLEDGE.

4) Dhul-Qarnayn
Its a story of the great King that was given knowledge and power and was going around the world,helping people and spreading all that’s good.He was able to overcome the problem of Yajooj-Majooj and build a massive dam with the help of people whom he could not even understand.
MORAL:TRIAL OF POWER.

In the middle Allah mentions Iblees as the one who stirs these trials:
Behold! We said to the angels “Bow down to Adam”: they bowed down except Iblis. He was one of the Jinns, and he broke the Command of his Lord. Will ye then take him and his progeny as protectors rather than Me? And they are enemies to you! Evil would be the exchange for the wrongdoers!

Now let us see what’s the relationship between Surat Al-Kahf and the Dajjal (Anti-Christ)?
Dajjal will appear before Day of Judgement with the 4 trials:

***He’ll ask people to worship him and not Allah:
Trial of Faith .

***He’ll be given powers to start/stop rain and tempt people with his wealth:
Trial of with his wealth. .

***He’ll trial people with the “knowledge” and news he gives them:
Trial of Knowledge .

He’ll control huge parts of the Earth.
Trial of Power .

How to survive these trials? The answers are in Surat Al-Kahf

# Survival Kit 1: Good companionship.
“And keep thy soul content with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, seeking His Face; and let not thine eyes pass beyond them, seeking the pomp and glitter of this Life; no obey any whose heart We have permitted to neglect the remembrance of Us, one who follows his own desires, whose case has gone beyond all bounds.”

(The Holy Quran Surat Al-Kahf, verse 28)

# Survival Kit 2: Knowing the Truth of this World .
“Set forth to them the similitude of the life of this world: It is like the rain which we send down from the skies: the earth’s vegetation absorbs it, but soon it becomes dry stubble, which the winds do scatter: it is (only) Allah who prevails over all things”

(The Holy Quran Surat Al-Kahf, verse 45)

# Survival Kit 3: Humbleness.
“Moses said: “Thou wilt find me, if Allah so will, (truly) patient: nor shall I disobey thee in aught.””(The Holy Quran Surat Al-Kahf, verse 69)

# Survival Kit 4: Sincerity.
“Say: “I am but a man like yourselves, (but) the inspiration has come to me, that your Allah is one Allah. whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness, and, in the worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner.” (The Holy Quran  Surat Al- Kahf, verse 110)

# Survival Kit 5: Calling to Allah .
“And recite (and teach) what has been revealed to thee of the Book of thy Lord: none can change His Words, and none wilt thou find as a refuge other than Him.” (The Holy Quran Surat Al-Kahf, verse 27)

# Survival Kit 6: Remembering the HereAfter .

“ One Day We shall remove the mountains, and thou wilt see the earth as a level stretch, and We shall gather them, all together, nor shall We leave out any one of them. And they will be marshalled before thy Lord in ranks, (with the announcement), “Now have ye come to Us (bare) as We created you first: aye, ye thought We shall not fulfil the appointment made to you to meet (Us)!”: And the Book (of Deeds) will be placed (before you); and thou wilt see the sinful in great terror because of what is (recorded) therein; they will say, “Ah! woe to us! what a Book is this! It leaves out nothing small or great,but takes account thereof !” They will find all that they did, placed before them: And not one will thy Lord treat with injustice.” (The Holy Quran Surat Al-Kahf, verses 47-49)

May Allah save us from the trials of modern times and may He guide us the straight Path of Islam. Aameen. May Allah reward you for viewing the note.

Reading Holy Quran

And the Messenger has said, “O my Lord, indeed my people have taken this Qur’an as [a thing] abandoned.” !!

[The Noble Quran, Surat Alfurqan25:30] 

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU READ QURAN?

Today?

Yesterday?

Last week?!

Last Month?!!

Or last Ramadan???!!!

Are you OK with the prophet complaining you to ALLAH ??!!
Don’t abandon Quran, even if you will read one page per day!! but keep it up 🙂

“And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember (or receive admonition)?
[The Noble Quran, Surah Al-Qamar]

Verily in the Remembrance of Allah, Do heart find rest.
[The Noble Quran 13:28]

The Glorious Quran (Koran)


QUESTION —-►What is the Qur’aan (Koran)? 

ANSWER Praise be to Allaah.

The Qur’aan is the word of the Lord of the Worlds, which Allaah revealed to His Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), to bring mankind forth from darkness into light:

-►“It is He Who sends down manifest Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) to His slave (Muhammad) that He may bring you out from darkness into light [Surrah, Al-Hadeed 57:9 – Interpretation of the meaning]

Allaah has told us in the Qur’aan the stories of the earlier and later generations and the creation of the heavens and the earth. He has explained in detail what is halaal and what is haraam, the basics of good manners and morals, the rulings of worship and dealings with others, the lives of the Prophets and the righteous, and the reward and punishment of the believers and disbelievers. He has described Paradise, the abode of the believers, and He has described Hell, the abode of the disbelievers. He has made it (the Qur’aan) an explanation of all things:

-►“And We have sent down to you the Book (the Qur’aan) as an exposition of everything, a guidance, a mercy, and glad tidings for those who have submitted themselves (to Allaah as Muslims)”

[Surrah,Al-Nahl 16:89 – Interpretation of the meaning] 

The Qur’aan explains the names and attributes of Allaah and what He has created. It calls us to believe in Allaah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers and the Last Day:

-►“The Messenger (Muhammad) believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, and (so do) the believers. Each one believes in Allaah, His Angels, His Books, and His Messengers. (They say,) ‘We make no distinction between one another of His Messengers’ — and they say, ‘We hear, and we obey. (We seek) Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the return (of all)’”

[Surrah,Al-Baqarah 2:285 – Interpretation of the meaning] 

The Qur’aan describes the Day of Judgement and what will happen after death – the resurrection, the gathering, the judgement and being brought to account. It describes the Cistern, the Siraat (bridge over Hell), the Balance [in which deeds will be weighed], the blessings and torment, and the gathering of mankind on that great Day:

-►“Allaah! Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). Surely, He will gather you together on the Day of Resurrection about which there is no doubt. And who is truer in statement than Allaah?

[Al-Nisaa’ 4:87 – Interpretation of the meaning] 

The Qur’aan calls us to examine and ponder the signs of Allaah in the universe and the verses of the Qur’aan:

-►“Say: ‘Behold all that is in the heavens and the earth’”

[Surrah, Yoonus 10:101 – Interpretation of the meaning] 

-►“Do they not then think deeply in the Qur’aan, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it)?”

[Surrah, Muhammad 47:24 – Interpretation of the meaning] 

The Qur’aan is the Book of Allaah for all of mankind:

-►“Verily, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the Book (this Qur’aan) for mankind in truth. So whosoever accepts the guidance, it is only for his ownself; and whosoever goes astray, he goes astray only for his (own) loss. And you (O Muhammad) are not a Wakeel (trustee or disposer of affairs, or guardian) over them”[Surrah, Al-Zumar 39:41 – Interpretation of the meaning] 

The Qur’aan confirms the Books which came before it, the Tawraat (Torah) and Injeel (Gospel), and it is a witness over them, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

-►“And We have sent down to you (O Muhammad) the Book (this Qur’aan) in truth, confirming the Scripture that came before it and Muhaymin (trustworthy in highness and a witness) over it (old Scriptures)”[Surrah, Al-Maa’idah 5:48] 

After the Qur’aan was revealed, it became the Book for all of mankind until the Hour begins. Whoever does not believe in it is a kaafir who will be punished with torment on the Day of Resurrection, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

-►“But those who reject Our Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), the torment will touch them for their disbelief (and for their belying the Message of Muhammad)”[Surrah, Al-An’aam 6:49] 

Because of the greatness of the Qur’aan and the signs, miracles, parables and lessons contained therein, in addition to its eloquence and beautiful style, Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

-►“Had We sent down this Qur’aan on a mountain, you would surely have seen it humbling itself and rent asunder by the fear of Allaah. Such are the parables which We put forward to mankind that they may reflect”[Surrah,Al-Hashr 58:21] 

Allaah has challenged mankind and the jinn to produce something like it, even one soorah or one aayah, but they could not do that and will never be able to do that, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

-►“Say: ‘If the mankind and the jinn were together to produce the like of this Qur’aan, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another’”[Surrah, Al-Israa’ 17:88] 

Because the Qur’aan is the greatest of the heavenly Books, the most complete, the most perfect and the last of them, Allaah commanded His Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to convey it to all of mankind, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):

-►“O Messenger (Muhammad)! Proclaim (the Message) which has been sent down to you from your Lord. And if you do not, then you have not conveyed His Message. Allaah will protect you from mankind” [Surrah, Al-Maa’idah 5:67]

Because of the importance of this book and the ummah’s need for it, Allaah has honoured us with it. He sent it down to us and has guaranteed to preserve it. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

-►“Verily, We, it is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur’aan) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption)”                  [Surrah,Al-Hijr 15:9] 

[From Usool al-Deen al-Islami by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem al-Tuwayjri]

ISLAMQA