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People of the Ditch: A Different Type of Victory (Quran Story)

In the early days of Islam, Muslims suffered relentless persecution at the hands of tyrants in Makkah. Amid such debilitating circumstances, Quranic verses were sent down to resolutely establish the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), as well as his companions. Quranic stories played a significant role in this regard. The agony of a particular group of …

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It’s Original Mercy…Not Sin

The Glorious Quran is full of glad tidings with which Almighty God soothes distressed and troubled souls, and nourishes the hearts of believers with hope of guidance and light. In one of these verses Allah says: {We said: Go down all of you, from hence, but verily there cometh unto you from Me a guidance; and whoso followeth My guidance, …

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Who are the people of regret?

Life as we know it can bring with it all sorts of grief, stress and regret. At times, such stress is due to financial worries, other times it relates to health concerns, whilst at other times its anxiety is due to an enemy that awaits. The grief of this world is of many types and of varying degrees, however, no …

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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

Of 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 that renders man incompetent at creating an atom or of fathoming celestial …

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Begging the Helpless for Help

Man 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 excessive love to blind following, idolisation or boundless admiration that influences one’s …

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