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Qur’an as Light in our Life

A beautiful description I found and wish to share with you all. Read on….Inshaaa’Allah.

Allāh repeatedly describes the great Qur’ān as being a ‘light’, unmistakable, clear in articulation and beautiful in its instructions. He, the Most High says:

“So have faith in Allāh and His Messenger and in the Light We have sent down.” (Al-Qur’ān 64:8)

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February 7, 2015 Posted by | Al Qur'an - What it is?, Qur'an and Muslims, Qur'an People | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Abdullah ibn Umm Maktum رضي الله عنه

By Sr. Nadia Arif

Abdullah ibn Umm Maktum was a cousin of Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, Mother of the Believers, may Allah be pleased with her. His father was Qays ibn Za’id and his mother was Aatikah bint Abdullah. She was called Umm Maktum (Mother of the Concealed One) because she gave birth to a blind child. He was one of the early converts to Islam. Like the other companions of the Prophet, even he suffered the persecution at the hands of the unbelievers.  Continue reading

October 20, 2010 Posted by | Qur'an People | , | 1 Comment

Qur’an Bearers: Nobles of this Ummah

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Imam al-Jazari’s praise for the Qur’an bearer – taken from the Muqaddimah of ‘Tayyibat al-Nashr.’

وبعد: فالإنسان ليس يشرف *** إلا بما يحفظ ويعرف

A person is not honoured or raised

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July 17, 2010 Posted by | Qur'an and Muslims, Qur'an People | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Evolution of the Sciences of the Qur’an, Part 2

By Hassen A Laidi

After the Era of the Companions

It was through the efforts of such Companions as the four Caliphs, Ibn ‘Abbaas, Ibn Mas’ood, Zayd bin Thaabit, Abu Moosa Al-Ash’ari, Ubay bin Ka’b and ‘Abdullaah bin Az-Zubayr, may Allaah be pleased with them, among others, that all of the knowledge related to the Quran was transferred and conveyed to the Taabi’een (the second Muslim generation after the companions) and from them onto the rest of the Ummah (Muslim Nation).

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July 12, 2010 Posted by | Qur'an People, Qur'anic Studies | , , , | Leave a comment

Evolution of the Science of the Qur’an, Part 1

By Hassen A Leidi

The Era of the Companions:

The Quran is the final revelation sent by Allaah to Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (may Allaah exalt his mention). It is an eternal miracle that grows in clarity and strength with time and each new scientific discovery. It was revealed over nearly twenty-three years, during which the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam taught it and explained it to his companions, may Allaah be pleased with them. He sallallaahu’ alayhi wa sallam also answered all of their questions and did not die before completely delivering the message of the Quran, making it clearly understood.

At the same time, the Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, were very keen to memorise, understand and practice it. Due to their mastery of Arabic, the purity of their minds and hearts, and because they had witnessed the Quran being revealed under many circumstances and in response to diverse events, they were able to accumulate much understanding and knowledge of the Quran.

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July 12, 2010 Posted by | Qur'an People, Qur'anic Studies | , , , , | Leave a comment