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What’s the Connection between Ramadan and the Quran?

What is it that makes Ramadan special? Allah is clear that the specialty of Ramadan is because it is the month in which was the descent of the Quran. The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. (Quran 2:185) It is the month where …

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The Cave

Journey Through The Cave Sūrah al-Kahf is an amazing sūrah – full of many fawāʾid (points of benefit). It was revealed in Mecca and it is one of those Sūrahs that was revealed all in one go. Daylamī records that Anas said, ‘Sūrah al-Kahf was revealed in one go and with it came 70000 angels.’ Many authorities state that is …

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Five Rights The Qur’an Has Over You

If the average individual were to be asked to list the rights of his employer upon him, the answer would be readily available. Similarly, if one were to be asked about the rights of his spouse or children, in fact, even if asked about those of his pet or electronic device, a second’s thought would not be required. But, if …

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Who is the Worst Wrongdoer?

{And who is more unjust than one who is reminded of the verses of his Lord but turns away from them and forgets what his hands have put forth? Indeed, We have placed over their hearts coverings, lest they understand it, and in their ears deafness. And if you invite them to guidance – they will never be guided, then …

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Moses And Pharaoh – Part 1

  Here is a wonderful video where several scholars talk about Prophet Musa (PBUH) and his mission against Pharaoh. The story of Prophet Musa (PBUH) is the most told story in the Qur’an. His life is the most talked about in the Qur’an. We must familiarize ourselves with his story and the lessons to be learned.

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Greater than the Creation of Man

This entry is part 37 of 37 in the series Yā Sīn SeriesOf the branding levelled at worshippers of the Al Mighty is that they are ‘backward’, incapable of intellectualising, ‘brought up to accept’ a Deity or forcefully separated from their own cognition. But in a world that demands a beginning to everything; a world that rejects ‘infinite regression’; one …

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Begging the Helpless for Help

This entry is part 36 of 37 in the series Yā Sīn SeriesMan is innately coded desiring to submit to a grander entity. The religion-less or atheists are no exception to this, but rather, they look to satiate this innate craving by deifying other animate or inanimate entities by the dictates of servitude or what defines it. This ranges from …

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Taming the Heart in the Animal Kingdom

This entry is part 35 of 37 in the series Yā Sīn SeriesIt needs only a living heart, clean from the blemishes of pride and conceit, to see how much we have fallen short of gratitude to Allah. A horse’s swinging hoof has the power to crush the body of man to his death. Yet Allah has tamed it, such …

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How Allah Prays for the Prophet

In surat Al-Ahzab (verse 56), Allah says that He, Most High, yusalli (prays) for the Prophet. First of all, it should be clear that the Glorious Qur’an and the purified Tradition (Sunnah) of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) are the references of every Muslim for the realization of the rules of Islam. The Qur’an can be understood …

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Accurate accounts of history

They will ask you about Thul-Qarnain. Say: “I will give you an account of him. We established his power on Earth, and gave him means to achieve anything. (The Cave, “Al-Kahf,” 18: 83-84) These two short verses begin the final passage of the Surah, which is concerned mainly with Thul-Qarnain and his three journeys, to the east, west and the …

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