(In sha Allah, we will be publishing a summary of Pearls of Peace – a Ramadan lecture series by Mufti Muhammad Ismail Menk. Mufti Menk has a unique way of speaking. This is a humble attempt to transcribe/adapt from the series – all shortcomings are our own and all goodness is from Allah subhanahu wa… Continue reading Pearls of Peace – Juz 1
The purpose of sharing these summaries and lessons is to encourage you and ourselves to ponder through the Qur'an and not just recite it to finish it. What is the message of the Qur'an? What is Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala teaching us through these ayaat. May Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala allow us to build a strong relationship with the Qur'an. رَبَّنَا تَقَبَّلْ مِنَّا ۖ… Continue reading Journey through the Qur’an – Juz 1 – Surah Al-Baqarah [Lessons]
Memorize these du'as and ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala for guidance and acceptance of deeds with a conscious heart. Does anyone know which of these are the du'as that some prophets (AS) made? Can you identify the Prophet and his du'a? Share with us.
What are some of your favorite ayaat from Juz 1?
Some of us have high aspirations but we are unable to accomplish what desire. How can we overcome this? Start with the Du'a. Be sincere in your intention and ask Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala to ease your task. We are surrounded by distractions. We turn on our computer to take an online class and get distracted by… Continue reading Journey through the Qur’an – Juz 1 [Guidance]
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Be Sincere in Submission to Allah These three ayaat bring to an end to the first Juz of the Qur’an. The word atuhajioonana [أَتُحَاجُّونَنَا] is from the root ha-jeem-jeem and it means ‘to intend to a certain target, aim at, undertake or argument’. The… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 139-141
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful The Color of Allah The word shiqaq [شِقَاق] is from the root sheen-qaf-qaf and it means ‘to pass along the way, cross a passage, to cut, slip or divide’. The word fasayakfikahum [فَسَيَكْفِيكَهُم] is from the root kaf-fa-ya and it means ‘to be enough, sufficient’.… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 137-138
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Each Person will be Responsible for His Own Deeds The following ayaat tell us that the good deeds of one’s forefathers shall not suffice one, if one has not been performing good deeds oneself. Similarly, one shall not have to suffer for the misdeeds… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 134-136
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Man chooses for His Offspring what He likes for Himself When Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala commanded Ibraheem ‘alayhi salaam to be sincere with Him and to abide and submit to Him, Prophet Ibraheem perfectly adhered to Allah’s command. This defines his perfect submission and… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 131 – 133
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Only the Fools deviate from Prophet Ibraheem’s Religion In the previous ayaat we studied the story of Prophet Ibraheem ‘alayhi salaam – the tests that he went through, the sacrifices that he made, and how Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala chose him as the Imam… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 130