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The Early Muslims in Ramadhaan & Five Key Areas of Change

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In the name of Allah, all praise is for Allah, and may His peace and blessings be upon His final Messenger Muhammad (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

Despite the fact that more than a billion Muslims will be fasting this Ramadan, how many are aware of how the Early Muslims (Salaf), those who lived Islam in the best possible way, would observe this sacred month? How they would spend their days and nights and what would change for them during the sacred month.  Continue reading

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May 25, 2018 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Qur’an of Fajr: In the stillness and serenity before dawn

Early Hours before dawn is the most productive time by all means.  Our glorious Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, his noble companions and the pious predecessors of the Muslim Ummah used to value this time by indulging in great acts of worshiping one’s Creator. 

Allah mentions in the Qur’an that His righteous servants do give up sleep by arising from their beds to make du’aa, offer Qiyamul layl (Night Prayer) and seek forgiveness for their sins, one’s omissions and commissions.  Continue reading

March 11, 2014 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Quran of Fajr | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Approaching the Qur’an

‘How to approach the Qur’an’ is an informative book. Continue reading

August 2, 2012 Posted by | E-books | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Excellent Qur’an Software

Dear sisters and brothers, Assalamu Alaikum.

I have been using this Zekr Qur’an Software for a long time and I find it very useful. What I like most about this software is the powerful search engine. You can search for any ayah by just typing the key word in Arabic. It is highly recommended to one and all. Scroll Down to find the original link, Insha’Allah. Continue reading

December 20, 2011 Posted by | Qur'an Interface/Qur'an Learning, Qur'an Software | , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Tafseer is Performed

By Shaykhul Islam, Ibn Taymiyyah

If you ask what is the best method of tafsir, the answer is that the best way is to explain the Qur’an through the Qur’an. For, what the Qur’an alludes to at one place is explained at the other, and what it says in brief on one occasion is elaborated upon at the other. But if this does not help you, you should turn to the Sunnah, because the Sunnah explains and elucidates the Qur’an. Imam Abû ‘Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Idris ash-Shafi’i has said: “All that the Prophet, peace be upon him, has said is what he has derived from the Qur’an.” Allah has said:

We have sent down to you the book in truth that you may judge between me, as Allah guides you; so do not be an advocate for those who betray their trust. [al-Qur’an 4:105]

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June 29, 2010 Posted by | Tafaseer (Commentaries) | , , , , , , | Leave a comment