Islamic Months · Juz Summaries · Pearls of Peace · Ramadan

Pearls of Peace – Juz 18

Juz 1 | Juz 2 | Juz 3 | Juz 4 | Juz 5 | Juz 6 | Juz 7 | Juz 8 | Juz 9 | Juz 10 | Juz 11 | Juz 12 | Juz 13 | Juz 14 | Juz 15 | Juz 16 | Juz 17 Surah Al-Mo’minoon Concentration in prayers is a constant struggle. As much as we would like khushu in our prayer, it is not there. In Surah al-Mo'minoon it appears, “Certainly will the believers have succeeded: they who… Continue reading Pearls of Peace – Juz 18

Al-Baqarah · Juz 3 · Qur'an Tafseer

Allah Does Not Bless Riba

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 276 – 277 Ayah 276 - Allah Does Not Bless Riba The word yamhaqu [يَمْحَقُ] is from the root letters meem-Ha-qaf and it means “to eliminate or abolish or deprive something of a blessing.” Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says He destroys… Continue reading Allah Does Not Bless Riba

Hadith · Kitab Al-Emaan · Knowing the Prophet · Saheeh Al-Bukhari

Hadeeth # 8: The Five Principles of Islam

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar radhiAllahu ‘anhu: Allah’s Messenger salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, Islam is based on (the following) five (principles): 1.To testify that La ilaha ill-Allah wa anna Muhammad-ar-Rasool Allah (none has the right to be worshiped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger) 2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly 3.… Continue reading Hadeeth # 8: The Five Principles of Islam

Ask Huda · Q & A

Ask Huda Episode July 28th 2015

In this episode, Dr. Muhammad Salah answers the following questions: Q. The ruling of Sajdah Tilawah for a menstruating woman. First, we will have to determine whether sujood al-tilaawah (prostration of recitation) is a form of a prayer or a form of thikr (remembrance). This will determine whether one is required to have proper taharah… Continue reading Ask Huda Episode July 28th 2015

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

Pearls of Peace from Juz 11

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10 Zakat – an Obligatory Charity Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) says, “Take Sadaqah (alms) from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it, and invoke Allah for them. Verily! Your invocations are a source of security for… Continue reading Pearls of Peace from Juz 11

Books · Islamic Months · Ramadan · Ramadan · Shahrul Ramadan

Ramadan: the Month of Charity

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 Ramadan is the month of benevolence and alms giving in which the generosity of the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam knew no bounds. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas radhiAllahu ‘anhu narrated that the Prophet salAllahu 'alayhi wa sallam was the most generous among the people,… Continue reading Ramadan: the Month of Charity

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

al-Ma`arij · Juz 29 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah al-Ma’arij Ayaat 6-18

Ayaat 6-18 ― Terrors of the Day of Judgment Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says that which people think is far away is actually close by. The word ba’eeda means that which is impossible to occur. The unbelievers see the occurrence of the Judgment Day as something that is far-fetched. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala negates their… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Ma’arij Ayaat 6-18

Islamic Months · Ramadan

Zakat Al-Fitr: Rules and Significance

Zakat Al-Fitr is a special charity of the month of Ramadan. This charity should be given during the month of Ramadan anytime before the `Eid-ul-Fitr prayer. Because it can be given until the `Eid-ul-Fitr time, it is called Zakat Al-Fitr. The Prophet (salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) urged Muslims to pay this charity in the month of Ramadan. Various reasons are given… Continue reading Zakat Al-Fitr: Rules and Significance

Al-Baqarah · Juz 1 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 3

This ayah has defined characteristics of muttaqeen. It points towards three important qualities of momin. الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ Allatheena yu/minoona bilghaybi “Who believe in the Unseen” Abu Ja`far Ar-Razi said that Al-`Ala' bin Al-Musayyib bin Rafi` narrated from Abu Ishaq that Abu Al-Ahwas said that `Abdullah said, "Emaan is to trust." `Ali bin Abi Talhah reported… Continue reading Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 3