YasSarNalQuR'aN

An effort in f a c i l i t a t i o n

Islamic Personality Development Model

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

I made this as part of the Action Plan for my school’s Islamic Studies Department. Thought of sharing this with you all. Who knows, someone somewhere may find it beneficial or get motivated even. Baarakallaahu feekum. Continue reading

December 14, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Personality Development | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Book of Life

Note: I found this short write-up by Shaykh Waheeduddin Khan to be worthy of sharing.

The book of life is constantly turning its leaves. Every morning opens a new page. It adds to the leaves turned and lessens the remaining ones. The day is not far when you will be enjoying the last moments of your life. The book then will be closed and all your entries saved. Continue reading

December 12, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

No two days must be the same!

We were anxiously waiting for Ramadhaan, right?

Ramadhaan came and see how fast the first five days of Ramadhaan are over!

Like this, one day, our life will also be over. Prophet Muhammad Sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam said:  Continue reading

July 24, 2012 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Education and Three Types of Nafs

‘Nafs’ lexically means, soul, the psyche, ego, self, essence, heart or mind.

A closer look into the Islamic concept of the nafs highlights the intricate and complex composition of the inner self.  They are considered to be a single entity, although its state may change.  There are three types of nafs’ that are mentioned in the Qur’an, Nafs al-Ammara Bissu (the commanding soul) (Ch. 12:53), Nafs al-Lawwama (the Soul that Blames) (Ch. 75:2) and the Nafs al-Mutma`inna (the Soul at Peace) (Ch. 89:27).  Continue reading

May 23, 2012 Posted by | Human Soul | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Ramadhaan: A School for Training the Soul

Ramadhaan is the month of piety and fasting. It helps one control oneself and make a commitment to piety. The verses about fasting in the Chapter Al-Baqarah commences like this: {O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous} [Quran 2:183]. This is why fasting in Ramadhaan disciplines and trains Muslims. Continue reading

July 23, 2011 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Three Different Natures

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

In the creation of Allah the Almighty there are three different types: the first is that given to absolute obedience and complete self-surrender whose role is completed with its submission and is manifested in the angels prostrating, one and all, to Adam as commanded by their Lord. The second type is that of absolute disobedience and spiteful arrogance, while the third is that of human nature. We will concentrate on the characteristics of the latter two types and how they work.

Allah the Almighty says

{And [Allah] said: “What has prevented you from prostrating yourself when I commanded you? He [Iblis] answered: “I am nobler than he: You created me out of fire, while You created him out of clay.”}(Al-A`raf 7: 12)

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June 26, 2010 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reflections on the Qur’an: Refinement of the Soul

By Wa’il Shihab

In Surat Ash-Shams, Allah swears by the nafs [here translated “soul” but better understood as “self”] saying [By the soul [nafs] and He Who proportioned it, and inspired it its wickedness and its righteousness; he has succeeded who purifies it, and he has failed who instills it (with corruption)].(Ash-Shams: 7-9).

The above Qur’anic verses signify the following:

  1. Allah swears by the nafs, and this is an indication of the serious role that the nafs plays in the life of man. According to the verses, Allah has created the nafs and inspired it with what is right and what is wrong. This means that every nafs could know what is right and what is wrong. Every nafs could drive and lead man to the truth if it is good and purified.The nafs is of three kinds:

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June 26, 2010 Posted by | Three Types of Soul | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment