al-Qalam · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Surah al-Qalam – An Overview

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Period of Revelation: Makkan Theme and Subject Matter: This Surah is also known as Surah Noon because of the harf-e-muqataat (the disjointed letter) at its beginning. It consists of three themes: replies to the opponents, warnings and admonitions, and encouragement… Continue reading Surah al-Qalam – An Overview

Al-A`la · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al’Ala Ayaat 1-5

Glorifying the Creator The Surah opens with an order to praise Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala. We are instructed to glorify Him, recognize His supremacy and infallibility in everything and remember His divine attributes. The two presented attributes are Lordship and Highness. The word Rabb means the Nourisher, Sustainer and Provider. The ‘Highness’ attributes prompts one… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al’Ala Ayaat 1-5

Al Asma Al Husna - Names of Allah

Al-`Aleem – the All-Knowing

The word ‘Aleem comes from the root letters’ayn lām meem and it has the following classical Arabic connotations: - to have knowledge, be cognizant, be certain, - to be aware, thoroughly informed, - to have firmly rooted knowledge of the minute particulars, - to act according to knowledge Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala is Al-‘Aleem – the All-Knowing. He… Continue reading Al-`Aleem – the All-Knowing

Al-Anaam · Juz 8 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 136 – 140

A Believer Submits to Allah’s Decree The Arabs claimed to be on the Deen of Ibraheem `alayhi salaam while Ibraheem `alayhi salaam practiced Tawheed and that is what he established. In the following Ayaat the practices of the Mushrikeen are being refuted that they are far away from what Prophet Ibraheem practiced. Allah subhanahu wa… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 136 – 140

Chasing Jannah · Du'as

Du`a: Worship and Resort of the Helpless

Q. Scholars emphasize repeatedly that it is the duty of Muslims to make a lot of supplications for their oppressed brothers and sisters who are suffering from the wars and injustices against Muslims all over the world. So what is the significance of du`a, and what are its benefits and values? A. Du`a is the spiritual weapon of a believer. It is… Continue reading Du`a: Worship and Resort of the Helpless