The Meaning of Astaghfirullah

The Meaning of Astaghfirullah

By Zarmeen Ghoor The phrase Astaghfirullah (Arabic: أسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّٰهَ) is familiar to the ears and hearts of Muslims across the world. This post explores what this phrase means, how we can use it, and the marvelous benefits of repentance promised by Allah. What...
What Does the Qur’an Say About Heaven?

What Does the Qur’an Say About Heaven?

By Samuel Gonzalez According to Merriam-Webster, Heaven is described as “the dwelling place of the Supreme Deity and the righteous dead,” or as “a spiritual state of utmost happiness and eternal communion with God.” In the West, Heaven has commonly been depicted as...
What the Quran Says About Faith and Reason

What the Quran Says About Faith and Reason

In post-modern society, faith and reason are often juxtaposed as two competing ideals – with neither being able to exist alongside the other. But is that a false dichotomy? Are faith and reason truly irreconcilable? Certainly not, according to the Qur’an – the...
When was the Quran Written?

When was the Quran Written?

By Samuel Gonzalez According to original Muslim sources and historical accounts, the Noble Qur’an descended upon the heart, mind, and tongue of the Honorable Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) over the course of the following 23 years of his life. As many Muslims may already...