Islamic Months · Rajab

Salah – the Gift of Ma’iraj

  Those of us who grew up in Muslim families know the story of Isra’ since the age before we could even offer our prayers. Our parents did a good job in narrating stories of our faith. That is how most of us established a connection with our Creator and the beloved Messenger salAllahu 'alayhi… Continue reading Salah – the Gift of Ma’iraj

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Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Virtue of Patience and Prayer

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

Knowing the Prophet · More Than 1000 Sunnan · Sunnah

[Sunnah Series] Praying towards a Sutrah

The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “When one of you prays, pray towards a Sutrah. Stand close to it and do not let anyone pass between you and it.” [Abu Dawood, the Book of Prayer, Hadeeth 698 and Ibn Majah, the Book of Establishing the Prayer and its Sunan, Hadeeth 954] This text is… Continue reading [Sunnah Series] Praying towards a Sutrah

Islamic Months · Ramadan

How the Salaf Prayed At Night During Ramadan

It was narrated that the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: “Whoever observes the night voluntary prayers during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain the reward of Allah, then all his past sins will be forgiven.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] In the Quran, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says: وَعِبَادُ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الَّذِينَ يَمْشُونَ عَلَى… Continue reading How the Salaf Prayed At Night During Ramadan

Islamic Months · Juz Summaries · Pearls of Peace · Qur'an Tafseer · Ramadan

Pearls of Peace from Juz 16

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 Who is Your Child’s Superhero? 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… Continue reading Pearls of Peace from Juz 16

Islamic Months · Juz Summaries · Pearls of Peace · Qur'an Tafseer · Ramadan

Pearls of Peace Juz 14

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   Allah’s (subhanahu wa ta’ala) assurance of His Mercy upon His Slaves While Shaytan conspires for our downfall, what does Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) assure us of? “Declare (O Muhammad ﷺ) unto My slaves, that… Continue reading Pearls of Peace Juz 14

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 45 – 46

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

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 42 – 43

1-25  The Prohibition of Hiding the Truth and distorting it with Falsehood In this ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, When the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam informed the people that he was the messenger of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and that his description also appears in the previous Scriptures, the people went to the Jewish Rabbis… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 42 – 43