The Qur’an serves as a spiritual guide, source of law, cultural inspiration, and moral compass. The absence of the Qur’an would undoubtedly have profound implications for not only Muslims but all humans and their way of life.
In the historical context of early Islam, the Ansar were the local inhabitants of Madinah who pledged their support to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and welcomed the early Muslim community, the Muhajirun (emigrants), when they migrated from Makkah to Madinah to escape persecution.
The Arabic word, الآخرة – Al-Akhirah, is an Islamic term referring to the life after death (hereafter or afterlife).
Prostration (sajdah) is an essential aspect of Islamic prayer and a symbol of submission, humility, and devotion to Allah.
“O Allah, bless their engagement and let it be a source of great happiness, peace, love, and unity for both of them. Guide them and grant them wisdom, patience, understanding, and mutual respect. Make their relationship a means of bringing them closer to You. O Allah, as you have brought them together in this world, unite them in Jannah.”
Dunya (this worldly life) is limited and measurably short. The Quran reminds us to prepare for the eternal life in the hereafter and refers to the Dunya as a test.
The Islamic concept of faith is known as “iman” in Arabic. It is one of the five pillars of Islam, and it refers to a deep, unshakable belief in the oneness of Allāh, the prophethood of Muhammad ﷺ and the divine origin and authority of the Qur’ān.
Read some of the most beautiful verses in the Quran, verses that encapsulate the essence of divine beauty – offering solace, guidance, and profound insights into the human condition.
There are times in life when no earthly comfort can lift the weight of a heavy burden or heal the ache of a sad heart. In times like these, seeking solace in God’s divine words can provide some of the comfort and healing that is so desperately needed.
The Noble Qur’an opens up its first surah, al-Fatiha, with Bismillah, ar-Rahman ar-Raheem — In the Name of Allah, the Merciful Benefactor, Beneficent Redeemer.
The phrase Astaghfirullah (Arabic: أسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّٰهَ) is familiar to the ears and hearts of Muslims across the world. This phrase is the most common and basic form of repentance.
It is He who made the sun a shining light and the moon a derived light and determined for it phases – that you may know the number of years and account [of time]. Allah has not created this except in truth. He details the signs for a people who know. [Surah Yunus 10:5]
Memorizing Quran is encouraged and rewarded in Islam. Here’s a few techniques that will help you in your journey to memorize the Quran.
By Samuel Gonzalez Ramadan is a time of great joy for many Muslims throughout the world - for in this month, the Noble Qur’an was revealed to mankind. The function of Ramadan is multiple: 1. To draw our attention away from this world and towards mindfulness of Allah...
Commentaries on the Quran serve as valuable resources for Muslims and non-Muslims alike, providing insights into the meaning and significance of the Quranic text and its enduring relevance in our lives today.
By Umarrah Javed Al-Hadi 1. Taqwa Fasting is a way to achieve taqwa (God-consciousness). It helps develop self-control and mindfulness of our actions and words, as we abstain from physical pleasures and distractions during the day. This increased mindfulness and...
By Umarrah Javed Al-Hadi 1. Plan and establish a regular routine of prayer and devotion. This might involve setting aside specific times each day for prayer, reading The Qur’ān, dhikr and other community-based activities. Khutbah: Building Good Habits in Islam 2....
The word “salah” (صلاة) in Arabic is derived from the root word “salat” (صلت), which means to “connect”, “link” or “communicate.”
A recent translation made by Dr. Mustafa Khattab (The Clear Quran, 2016) is considered to be the best English translation of the Quran by many scholars.
The Arabic word salah appears in the Qur’an 82 times, oftentimes linking itself with other words having to do with worship such as dhikr (remembrance of Allah).
The Quran speaks about love in several different contexts. Allah is Al-Wadud, The Most Loving (الودود), and the love of Allah should be the foundation of all other forms of love.
Allah SWT has given us plenty of guidance and reflection ideas in the Quran with regard to the topic of love, both human and Divine.
This lovely, seemingly simple greeting etiquette has deep and broad roots in the Quran and hadith. In fact, it goes to the essence of our deen.
The Quran offers an abundance of wisdom and guidance, explaining the best and most holistic ways of living in this life. Learn what the Quran says about forgiveness and what makes this virtue so special.