Islamic Months · Juz Summaries · Pearls of Peace · Ramadan

Pearls of Peace – Juz 16

Juz 1 | Juz 2 | Juz 3 | Juz 4 | Juz 5 | Juz 6 | Juz 7 | Juz 8 | Juz 9 | Juz 10 | Juz 11 | Juz 12 | Juz 13 | Juz 14 | Juz 15 Surah Al-Kahf (contd.) Another sad reality is that our children as young as seven and eight years old know the names of the entire football or cricket team but they don’t know the names of the Prophets and… Continue reading Pearls of Peace – Juz 16

Islamic Months · Juz Summaries · Pearls of Peace · Ramadan

Pearls of Peace – Juz 14

Juz 1 | Juz 2 | Juz 3 | Juz 4 | Juz 5 | Juz 6 | Juz 7 | Juz 8 | Juz 9 | Juz 10 | Juz 11 | Juz 12 | Juz 13 Surah Al-Hijir Allah is Forgiving While Shaytan conspires for our downfall, what does Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala assure us of, “[O Muhammad], inform My servants that it is I who am the Forgiving, the Merciful,” [15: 49]. Reading this ayah… Continue reading Pearls of Peace – Juz 14

Aal-Imran · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

When Discussing Deen with Other People, Talk About Similarities Not the Differences

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 64 In his tafseer, Ma’arif ul Qur’an, Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani (ra) terms this ayah as, “An Important Principle of Tabligh and Da’wah.” The principle states that when calling people to Islam, especially those who follow a different religion or… Continue reading When Discussing Deen with Other People, Talk About Similarities Not the Differences

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Debate between Prophet Ibraheem and Nimrod

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful   Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 258 In the last ayah, we learned that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is the Wali [Guardian or Protector] of the believers. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala now gives an example of how He protects His obedient servants. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala… Continue reading The Debate between Prophet Ibraheem and Nimrod

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 118 – 119

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Clear Signs for People who Believe The disbelievers used to deny the prophethood of Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam; some of them did so out of sheer malevolence. In order to feel triumphant in this obstinacy, they would make absurd and impossible demands, two… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 118 – 119

Accumulating Hasanahs

The Aid of Allah is tied to One’s Intention

Salim ibn ‘Abdullah radiAllahu ‘anhu wrote to `Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz giving him the following advice: “Know that the aid of Allah subhanahu wa ta‘ala for His servants comes in relation to their intention. So whoever’s intention is complete, then the aid of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala for them will be complete. And the one… Continue reading The Aid of Allah is tied to One’s Intention

Al-Anaam · Juz 7 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayah 66 and 67

The Invitation to the Truth is Guidance without Coercion Since this Surah was revealed at the end of Makkan period, therefore a final warning is being given to the people of Quraysh. Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala says to the Prophet salAllahu `alayhi wa sallam that his people have denied the Qur’an. He is being told… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayah 66 and 67

Al-Anaam · Juz 7 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayah 52

In Islam there is No Distinction between Rich and Poor Islam prohibits its followers from making money the sole focus of their life. When money and things become the criterion for judging someone’s character and status, the ones wealthy are considered high and noble and the poor ones are considered unworthy and low. In this… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayah 52

Al-Maidah · Juz 6 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 67

Emphasis of Tableegh and Comforting the Prophet In the previous ayaat, we have learned about the crookedness, obstinacy and anti-Islam mechanizations of Jews and Christians. A natural effect of such a behavior on Prophet sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam could have been disappointment and slowing down in tableegh efforts. He was a human after all. Had… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’idah Ayah 67