Islamic Months · Muharram

Productivity Lessons from the Hijrah

By Abu Productive LESSON 1: So, the question is why? Why did the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam migrate? The standard answer is that the migration occurred to escape persecution from Makkah and save the Prophet’s life from an evil assassination plot. But I believe there’s another reason, one that derives an important lesson about… Continue reading Productivity Lessons from the Hijrah

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

[Reflections] Surah al-Baqarah Ayah 45

An often quoted Ayah on Sabr is Surah al-Baqarah's Ayah 45, وَاسْتَعِينُواْ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَوةِ  "And seek help through patience and prayer..." Meaning when you are being tested by something do sabr. First "you" have to do sabr. Then if you fail to observe patience then seek help through prayer. Make du`a in your prayer that… Continue reading [Reflections] Surah al-Baqarah Ayah 45

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

[Reflections] Surah al-Baqarah Ayaat 51 – 53

Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala gave the Torah to Musa `alayhi salaam in forty days and nights. [The Arabic word Laila is used both for day as well as night because a new day in lunar calendar begins after Maghrib]. However, when it came to the Qur'an, Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala didn't reveal it at once.… Continue reading [Reflections] Surah al-Baqarah Ayaat 51 – 53

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

[Reflections] Surah al-Baqarah Ayaat 49 – 53

In Surah al-Baqarah the khitab [address] is mainly to the Bani Israel [Jews living in Madina]. They are being narrated tales of their ancestors [who lived in Egypt, Syria and Palestine area, (at one time in History this was all same region)] during the times of Prophet Musa `alayhi salaam. The Surah highlights examples of… Continue reading [Reflections] Surah al-Baqarah Ayaat 49 – 53