Dhul Hijjah · Hajj · Islamic Months

Hajj to the House: Virtues and Secrets

It is a sign of the infinite mercy of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala towards His slaves that He has legislated for them several acts of obedience, opened the gates of mercy before them, encouraged them to attain His reward and invited them to draw closer to Him. When they do so, in turn, He will… Continue reading Hajj to the House: Virtues and Secrets

al-Qalam · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Surah al-Qalam – An Overview

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

al-Muddaththir · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Muddathir Ayaat 8-10

Ayaat 8-10 ― That Day will be a Hard Day After the first few commands given to the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, the ayaat further move on to the Hereafter and its horrors. The word naqeer means ‘trumpet’ and the verb nuqeera means ‘to blow into the trumpet so that it makes a loud… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Muddathir Ayaat 8-10

al-Qiyamah · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Qiyamah Ayaat 36 – 40

Ayaat 36-40 — Man will not be Left Neglected The word suda [سُدًى] when used with regard to a camel implies ‘a camel who is wandering aimlessly, grazing at will, without there being anybody to look after him’. Thus, the ayah means, “Does man think that he has been left to himself to wander at… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Qiyamah Ayaat 36 – 40

al-Insaan · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Insaan/ad-Dahr Ayaat 26-31

Ayaat 26-31 – the Censure of Love for the World Then it was said, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala reprimands the disbelievers and those similar to them who love the world and are devoted and dedicated to it who put the abode of the Hereafter behind them in disregard. The reason why the disbelieving Quraysh still… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Insaan/ad-Dahr Ayaat 26-31

Words of Wisdom

O Allah, make us of Your ‘Few’ Servants

When ‘Umar bin al-Khattab radhiAllahu `anhu was walking in the market, he passed by a man who was supplicating, “O Allah, make us of Your ‘few’ servants! O Allah make us of Your ‘few’ servants!” ‘Umar asked him, “Where did you get this du`a from?” And the man said, “Allah in His Book says: ‘And few of My… Continue reading O Allah, make us of Your ‘Few’ Servants

An-Naba · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Naba’

Ayaat 1-16 - Proof of Allah’s Power and Ability to Resurrect the Dead The Surah opens by shunning the enquirers and the inquiry. It wonders that anyone should raise doubts about Resurrection and Judgment, which were central points of bitter controversy. For the unbelievers could hardly imagine that Resurrection was possible. The Surah asks what… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Naba’

At-Takweer · Juz 30 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah at-Takweer

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful An Overview Period of Revelation: Makkan Order of Revelation: 7 Theme and Subject Matter: This Surah may be divided into two parts, each of them treating one major principle of faith. The first is the principle of resurrection accompanied by a great… Continue reading Tafseer Surah at-Takweer

Books · Friday · Worship

[Sermons Series] Prophet Discourages Liking this Life

The Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam once gave a sermon in which he said after thanking Allah and praising Him: “O people! This life is the dwelling of crookedness not straightness, and the residence of sadness rather than happiness. Those who acquire knowledge in its true reality will not feel joy in times of ease,… Continue reading [Sermons Series] Prophet Discourages Liking this Life

Al-Anaam · Juz 7 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 95 – 99

Recognizing Allah through Some of His Ayaat Mentioned in the previous ayaat was how obstinate and unmindful of consequences the disbelievers and polytheists were. Since such evils are caused when people remain unaware of Allah and His unmatched knowledge and power, the present ayaat provide the antidote. Here, Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala cites some samples… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Anaam Ayaat 95 – 99