Juz Summaries · Pearls of Peace · Ramadan

Pearls of Peace – Juz 6

Juz 1 | Juz 2 | Juz 3 | Juz 4 | Juz 5 As we are seated in our houses in comfort and peace there are fellow Muslims across the globe suffering for various reasons. Some of them are being tested by famine. Some of them are having bombs raining on them. Some of them are gripped by civil war. We… Continue reading Pearls of Peace – Juz 6

Aal-Imran · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Support Each Other in Righteousness

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayaat 75-77 In these ayaat, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala talks about the deceitful people among the Jews. He also warns the faithful against being deceived by them. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says that some can be trusted with a big amount… Continue reading Support Each Other in Righteousness

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Provision and Maintenance for the Widows

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 240 - 242 The text again returns to the subject of divorce mentioned in ayaat 234 – 237. The command to take due care of all prayers placed in between was to remind that the real thing in life is a… Continue reading Provision and Maintenance for the Widows

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Righteousness comes from Taqwa

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 189 The six commands that have appeared so far relate to even retaliation [qisas], bequest [wasiyah], fasting, I’tikaaf [seclusion in mosque], and abstention from the unlawful. Now appear the commands of Hajj and Jihad. In this ayah Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala… Continue reading Righteousness comes from Taqwa

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

What is Al-Birr [Piety/Righteousness]? (Part 3)

Tafseer Al-Baqarah 177 (Part 3) Moral Qualities After talking about the articles of faith, rights of people and rights of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, we are informed about some moral qualities that we should have. “…and who fulfill their covenant when they make it…” Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala reminds us of our ahd [covenant/promises]. We… Continue reading What is Al-Birr [Piety/Righteousness]? (Part 3)

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

What is Al-Birr [Piety/Righteousness]? (Part 2)

Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah 177 (Part 2) What other things constitute Al-Birr? The Rights of Other People We now learn the rights that other people have on us. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “…and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to the kinsfolk, to the orphans, and to poor, and to the wayfarer,… Continue reading What is Al-Birr [Piety/Righteousness]? (Part 2)

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

What is Al-Birr [Piety/Righteousness]? (Part 1)

Tafseer Surah Al-Baqarah 177 (Part 1) From the beginning to this point, Surah al-Baqarah is reaching its half-way mark. Until now, the message was addressed mostly to its deniers. It was because the truth of the Qur’an was the first thing to be established. The ayaat that follow educate the Muslims in the principles and… Continue reading What is Al-Birr [Piety/Righteousness]? (Part 1)

Books · Islamic Months · Ramadan · Ramadan · Shahrul Ramadan

Ramadan: the Month of Piety

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 The main objective of fasting is to acquire God-consciousness as informed by Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Piety

Books · Friday · Worship

[Sermons Series] Prophet’s Khutbah on the Virtue of Seeking Religious Knowledge

Mu’adh ibn Jabal radhiAllahu ‘anhu said that the Messenger of Allah salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Learn Ilm (knowledge), for learning it is a type of khashyah (fear) of Allah, seeking it is an act of worship, studying it is a type of tasbeeh (glorification of Allah), searching for it is a Jihad, teaching it to… Continue reading [Sermons Series] Prophet’s Khutbah on the Virtue of Seeking Religious Knowledge