Dhul Hijjah · Hajj · Islamic Months

Merits of Hajj and ‘Umrah [Part 1]

Ever since Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala commanded His Khaleel [intimate friend] Ibraheem (Abraham) ‘alayhi salaam to proclaim Hajj to the people, hearts have been in longing for this House and location, and crowds of visitors come to it from every distant pass in response to the call of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. In this respect, Ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu said, “When Ibraheem finished… Continue reading Merits of Hajj and ‘Umrah [Part 1]

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 111 – 113

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Entering Paradise depends on Our Belief and Righteous Deeds The Jews and the Christians were hostile not only to the Muslims, but also to each other. They had forgotten the essence of religion that is, adherence to the true and authentic doctrines, and performance… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 111 – 113

al-Haqqah · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Haqqah Ayaat 18-24

Ayaat 18-24 ― the Children of Adam being Presented before Allah Now begins the description of the event when everyone will be presented before their Creator, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, and handed over their records. The word tu’radoon [تُعْرَضُون] is from the root ayn-ra-dad which means ‘to show, to present or to set before’. This word… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Haqqah Ayaat 18-24

al-Ma`arij · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Ma’arij Ayaat 36-44

Ayaat 36-44 ― Does Every Man Hope to Enter Paradise? Before we study the ayaat let’s understand their brief historical background. In the initial days of Islam, the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam kept his da’wah private for three years. He would invite people to Islam through private communications only. When a number of people… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’arij Ayaat 36-44

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 25

وَبَشِّرِ الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ الصَّـلِحَاتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ جَنَّـتٍ تَجْرِى مِن تَحْتِهَا الأَنْهَـرُ كُلَّمَا رُزِقُواْ مِنْهَا مِن ثَمَرَةٍ رِّزْقاً قَالُواْ هَـذَا الَّذِى رُزِقْنَا مِن قَبْلُ وَأُتُواْ بِهِ مُتَشَـبِهاً وَلَهُمْ فِيهَآ أَزْوَجٌ مُّطَهَّرَةٌ وَهُمْ فِيهَا خَـلِدُونَ And give good tidings to those who believe and do righteous deeds that they will have gardens [in Paradise] beneath which… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 25

al-Insaan · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Insaan/ad-Dahr Ayaat 13-22

Ayaat 13-22 – a Tour of Jannah and Attributes of Righteous Servants In these ayaat the tour of Jannah continues. We continue to read about the people of Paradise and the eternal delights that they will experience as well as the comprehensive favors that they will be given. Ibn Katheer explains that al-Ara’ik [الاٌّرَائِكِ] are… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Insaan/ad-Dahr Ayaat 13-22

al-Mursalat · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Surah Mursalat Tafseer Ayaat 41-50

Ayaat 41-45 - The Final Abode for Those Who have Taqwa Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala informs His servants that those who have taqwa and worship Him by performing the obligations and abandoning the forbidden things will be in gardens and springs on the Day of Judgment. This means their condition will be opposite of the… Continue reading Surah Mursalat Tafseer Ayaat 41-50

Books · Friday · Worship

[Sermons Series] A Sermon by Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq

A Sermon by Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq on Sincerity and Drawing Lessons Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq radhiAllahu ‘anhu gave a speech once and started it with praising Allah and thanking Him, then said: “Verily, Allah does not accept deeds except those which were performed for the Sake of His Face only. Therefore, seek Allah’s Face by your… Continue reading [Sermons Series] A Sermon by Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq

Al-Ghashiya · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Ghashiyah Ayaat 8-16

The Other Faces on that Day After mentioning the situation of the wretched people, Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala changes the discussion to mention those who will be happy. There will be some other faces bright with joy and glowing with pleasure. They will be pleased to see that they had, in fact, made a profitable… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ghashiyah Ayaat 8-16