Surah Al-Asr is best known for reminding mankind about the significance of time. It is said he who gives no value to time is in loss. It is also said that each time you study the Qur’an you are introduced to a new perspective; a miracle that cannot be denied. Containing only three ayaat, Surah… Continue reading Friends in the Light of Surah Al-Asr [Part 1]
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful In this ayah Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala discloses the secret tool for success. It is not one’s might or superiority, but the permission of Allah and patience. “And when Saul went forth with the soldiers, he said, ‘Indeed, Allah will be testing you with… Continue reading Allah is with the Patient
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was born an orphan and his deceased father had not left much wealth for him. Being aware of his circumstances,… Continue reading Why did the Prophets work as Shepherds?
Commentary: Saheeh Al-Bukhari: Kitab al-Wahi [the Book of Revelation] Narrated ‘A’ishah radhiAllahu ‘anha: Al-Harith bin Hisham asked Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, “O Allah’s Messenger! How is the Divine Inspiration revealed to you?” Allah’s Messenger replied, “Sometimes it is (revealed) like the ringing of a bell, this form of Inspiration is the hardest of… Continue reading Hadeeth # 2: How was the Divine Inspiration [Wahi] revealed?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 155 - 157 The word wa-la-nabluwan-na-kum [وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم] is comprised of five words: wa, la, nabluwan, na and kum. The word nabluwa [نَبْلُوَ] is from the root word ba-laam-wau which means “try, prove or test by good or evil”. The “laam with… Continue reading The Believer is Patient with Affliction
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 153 – 154 After Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala commanded that He be appreciated and His favors remembered, He ordained patience and prayer on His slaves. It is a fact that the servant is either enjoying a bounty that he should be… Continue reading The Virtue of Patience and Prayer
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 Patience means ‘to stop’ and ‘to control oneself’. We come across a lot of unpleasant events in life. At times, we might be at the receiving end of someone’s transgression, but if we react hastily in a negative way it can worsen the situation. The only solution… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Patience
1 – 25 | 26 – 44 The Support that comes with Patience and Prayer In this ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala tells us the key for success, He says, Whenever the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was tested he would seek the help of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala through prayer. When we are tested we seek help from… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 45 – 46
Ayaat 46-52 ― And Indeed those who Disbelieve would Almost Make You Slip “Or do you ask of them a payment, so they are by debt burdened down?” (68: 46) meaning you, O Muhammad salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, call them to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala without taking any wages from them. Rather, you hope for… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Qalam Ayaat 46-52
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