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Aspects of the First Revelation


A brilliant analysis of the first five verses of Surah Al Alaq which I found worthy of sharing.

Prof. U Muhammad Iqbal discusses the question why Allah selected the five verses – 96:1-5 – as the first installment of revelation, and highlights its historical, scientific, educational, doctrinal and spiritual aspects. Read on, InshaaAllah…. Continue reading

September 9, 2015 Posted by | Education in the Qur'an, Surah al Alaq | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In view of Ramadhaan…….

Some useful links and e-books on Ramadhaan ……alhamdulillaah.

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June 2, 2015 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

From “Iqra” to “Qul”!

Whether it is in learning, teaching or preaching, the first that comes is IQRA, Read!

You need to read. You need to know. You need to familiarize with the content, the curriculum.

Allah says in Surah al Ahzaab: “In the life of the Last Messenger of Allah – Prophet Muhammad, sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, you have an Excellent Role Model

From the study of the history of Qur’anic revelation, we learn that our Role Model was first commanded to Read. So he read.  Continue reading

May 27, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Easy Qur’an: Interpretation in Simple English :)

Alhamdulillah, a new translation of the Qur’an in English language! Interpreted in Easy English by our respected brother Imtiaz Ahmad, the Easy Qur’an is an excellent resource for the learners of the Glorious Qur’an.

The scholarly brother, who is based at Madinah al Munawwarah,  has come a long way in the field of research, dawah and islaah. His past experience as the author of the undermentioned books has definitely motivated him to present an interpretation in a simple and lucid way.   Continue reading

February 6, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Qur’an: Significance in the Order

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

The Qur’an was sometimes revealed to respond to various events and incidents. Sometimes it was revealed to support the Prophet who was faced with many questions, whether by Muslims or non-Muslims, and hardships. Other times was revealed for legislation and for putting rules to govern the social, economical, and political life of Muslims.

The first verses to be revealed, according to the most correct opinion of scholars, are the first five verses of Surat Al-`Alaq, which happens to be Chapter 96 of the 114 chapters of the Qur’an.  Continue reading

July 7, 2012 Posted by | Qur'anic Studies | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Brief History of the Compilation of the Qur’an

During the life of the Prophet (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) (570-632 CE)

  • The Prophet (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) used to recite the Qur’an before angel Jibreel (Gabriel) once every Ramadan, but he recited it twice (in the same order we have today) in the last Ramadan before his death. Jibreel also taught the Prophet (sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam) the seven modes of recitation.  Continue reading

June 28, 2010 Posted by | Compilation of the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pen, Ink and Revelation: An inspiring story of Zayd ibn Thabit رضي الله عنه

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

The month of Muharram in the second year of Hijrah found the city of Madinah full of activity, as the young community of believers was preparing to defend itself. It so happened that the Quraysh of Makkah were convinced that they had to put an end to the Prophet, upon him be peace, and his mission. And so the Makkans dispatched a large and a well-equipped army toward Badr, just southwest of Madinah, to accomplish this task.

Meanwhile, the Prophet spoke before the believers prior to their march toward Badr. But while he was speaking, there was a disturbance in the file of those listening. A youth barely in his teens was elbowing his way through the ranks to reach the Messenger of Allah. Confident and alert, the boy held a sword as long as he was tall, perhaps longer.  Continue reading

June 23, 2010 Posted by | Compilation of the Qur'an | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment