Surat Yusuf is a single, complete unit with a clear Makkan character reflected in its subject matter, message, and ambience.
The Qur’an was being revealed to the Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) in a piecemeal, i.e., piece by piece over a period of twenty-three (23) years. This is for certain wisdom mentioned in the Qur’an by Allah, the Most High, “And (it is) a Qur’an which We have divided
Of the matters that are frequently inquired about every year, during the holy month of Ramadan, is the question pertaining to the ruling of offering Zakat [obligatory charity] before its due time. Muslim communities have established a habit of expediting the payment of Zakat and opting to pay it during Ramadan due to the virtue
Every event that happens to the Muslim has one sort or another of goodness in it. Allah states that even events that seem to be unfavorable..
Here is the list of the five things that the Noble Qur'an demands from every Muslim. They forms the obligations that Muslims owe the Qur'an.
Anger is a flame of fire, and when man is angry he has some relation to the accursed Satan who said, as the Qur’an tells, [… Thou didst create Me from fire, and him from clay.] (Al-A`raf: 12) Anger is condemned in Islam because it produces malevolence and envy. Once a man said to the
Determination is the most significant attribute of a believer. Believers never lose their enthusiasm and their devotion. Believers engage in their struggles only to earn the pleasure of God, which is why no difficulty proves to be a hindrance to their endeavors. The only goal of believers is to deserve the favor of their Lord,
Certain basic states and attitudes of the heart and mind are necessary prerequisites to any fruitful relationship with the Qur’an. Develop them as much as you can. Make them part of your consciousness, keep them ever-alive and active. Integrate them in your actions. Let them penetrate the depth of your being. Without the help of
One of the objectives of Qur'anic stories is to infuse Muslims with a spirit of endurance and to raise their morale.
Ubayy bin Ka’b was one of the chosen few companions of the Prophet (Pbuh) who transcribed the Qur'anic revelations and had his own Mus-haf.
Learn about the Islamic view on self-admiration, its destructive nature and the remedy prescription from the Prophet (Pbuh) tradition
The meanings and etiquettes of Dhikr (Allah's remembrance) and Du'aa (Supplication) are described through this article.
The spirit of salah is intention, devotion, and contemplation. Without contemplation, invocation is of no avail since this will be futile utterance.
Sadaqah (optional charity) refers to helping others in any way, by giving them in charity, by spending some time with them, listening to them attentively, directing them to the right path, feeling for them, smiling to them, removing whatever may harm them in streets, etc. All these are instances of sadaqah in its comprehensive sense.
Tips on how Muslims can utilize the lesson learnt from Ramadan in increasing the good deeds and devotion throughout the year.
True believers are those who maintain a clear level of faith throughout the worldly fluctuations. This article explains some benefits of hardship in Muslim's life
Learn how Islam require from the followers, after having Iman (faith) in Allah, to persevere after Ramadan and be steadfast
With Ramadan about to come to an end, an important question is raised: Will Muslims continue to worship Almighty Allah with the same enthusiasm they have been doing in Ramadan? In fact, many of the Muslims who are used to worshipping Almighty Allah during Ramadan by offering Tahajjud (late night Prayer), remembering Almighty Allah, and
Highlights of the means that can help continue doing good deed even after Ramadan, as the lord of Ramadan is the Lord of the entire year.
Whenever we are in any difficulty, the above verse inspires us to patiently persevere in our efforts and place our full hope and trust in Allah
Believers’ notion of forgiveness is very different to that of those who do not live by the morals of the Qur’an.
The Muslim individual is required to pay zakah as an expression of obedience to Allah. It goes hand in hand with salah (ritual Prayers)
The giving of Zakah (obligatory charity) is the third pillar of Islam. It has two types: zakat al-mal (charity paid on one’s wealth) and zakat al-fitr.
Charity is of two types in Islam. One that is compulsory called Zakat, and voluntary charity which is referred to as (Sadaqah).
Tips on how to make a good use of the last ten days of Ramadan with family
The article covers the importance of reading Qur'an, engaging in voluntary prayer and other several acts of Ibadah during the month of Ramadan.
The article discusses the conditions that a Muslim should observe before engaging in the duty of fasting the month of Ramadan.
In Arabic, ‘Eid’ means joy and ‘Waid’ means curse. Allah’s mercy is turned into a curse by disregarding the blessings or by abusing the blessings. Eid is a blessing of Allah. Every nation has Eid or festival. Allah has given Muslims two Eids (Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha). It may seem to many that this is a
A reflection on the meaning of Eid and the lessons it gives Muslim. The lesson we also learn by considering Eid Al-Fitr a day of moral victory.
Eid Al-Fitr is a day of thanksgiving, gratefulness and jubilation, as it signifies the successful completion of the sacred month of Ramadan
An explanation to the way Muslims can conduct themselves, their thoughts and decisions in compliance only with the Qur'an.
Tips on the morals of fasting the month of Ramadan described with their evidences from the authentic traditions of the Prophet (Pbuh).
Its virtue: The night of Al-Qadr is the most virtuous night of the year. Allah says in the Qur’an: “We revealed it on the night of power [that is, Al-Qadr]. What will tell you what the night of power is? It is better than a thousand months.” Any action therein, for example, reciting the Qur’an,
We must examine ourselves now and see what we have learned and achieved during this month of Ramadan.
Many of us have a certain concept of Eid in our minds. When the day comes, if that concept is not practically realized, we tend to think that our Eid was boring or did not pass very well. The concept is as follows: Eating good food and having good lawful drinks Intermingling with relatives and/or
The Prophet’s words “Every nation has its festival, and this is your festival” indicate that these two `Eids (`Eid al-Fitr and `Eid Al-Adha) are exclusively for the Muslims, and that it is not permissible for Muslims to imitate the disbelievers and polytheists in anything that is a distinctive part of their celebrations, whether it be
Introduction Alhamdu lillah. Indeed, all Glory and Praise is due to Allah. We glorify and praise Him and we ask Him for help and forgiveness. In Allah we seek refuge from the evils in ourselves and from our wrong doings. He whom Allah guides shall not be misguided, and he whom He misguides shall never
In each of the daily prayers we offer, we solemnly declare to Allah, “Iyyaka nabudu” (You alone do we worship). While the intelligent and committed believer realizes that his very lifestyle spells worship, he knows, remembering the words of our Prophet, peace and blessing be upon him, that “Dua’ (supplication) is worship” [At-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud]
Ways to benefit from Eid celebration in Islam and achieve utmost reward from Allah. This includes acts of giving and forgiving people on Eid day
At the feast that marks the end of Ramadan, we recommend here in our message of Eid to reflect on some lessons learnt from this occasion.
Tips on the best means to enhance purity of soul and faith in Allah during the last ten days of Ramadan
Some useful advice on how one could spend the last ten days of Ramadan, especially as these days are very special in the life of every Muslim
It is very important that we spent a few moments to understand some of the wisdom and lessons that we can learn from this month of fasting.
Eid prayer is wajib (strongly recommended, just short of obligatory). It consists of two Rakahs (units) with six or thirteen additional Takbeers
Learn about the significant values and virtues of Eid Al Fitr celebration as a day of joy in Islam
Some commendable sunnah acts that a Muslim should make on the day of Eid ul Fitr
Every Muslim is required to pay Zakat al-Fitr at the conclusion of the month of Ramadan as a token of thankfulness to God
The Prophet would perform Itikaf for ten days every Ramadan. In the year that he died, he performed it for twenty days
This night marked the beginning of the revelation of the Qur'an to Prophet, an event unparalleled in the history of humankind
Laylat ul-Qadr is the most blessed night. A person who misses it has indeed missed a great amount of good. If a believing person is keen to obey his Lord and increase the good deeds in his record, he should strive to encounter this night and to pass it in worship and obedience. If this
The basic purpose of Itikaf is that the heart gets attached to Allah, and, with it, one attains inner composure and calmness
Merits of the Glorious Qur’an The most important virtue of the Glorious Qur’an is that it is the Word of Allah Most High, Who describes His Book, saying: [And this is a book, which We have sent down.] (Al-An`am 6:92) and [Verily this Qur’an doth guide to that which is most right.] (Al-Israa’ 17:9) Ibn
Spiritual health is as important, if not more, as the physical and mental health. What is the functions of Spiritual health?
Some stations that a Muslim has to stop with in order to achieve his objectives in Ramadan
It is recommended to break our fast on dates”, as Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings be upon him) used to do: “Break your fast by eating dates as it is purifying.” (Narrated by Ahmad) “إذا أفطر أحدكم فليفطر على تمر، فإنه بركة، فإن لم يجد تمرا فليفطر على الماء، فإنه طهور” (رواه أحمد في مسنده
Patience, the focus of about two hundred verses of the Qur'an, and referred to indirectly in many others, may be termed the Qur'an core subject
The Qur'an defines the true meaning of (Sabr) Patience, its advantages, characteristics and categories, through many verses.
The lack of will that affects the Ummah nowadays has many factors. These factors can be traced back to some points.
The story of the people of the pit is a good example of endurance. Despite the turmoil the believers never gave up their faith.
Here are some tips from which you can improve your recitation of the Quran and become fluent. Have a look.
Both fasting and recitation of the Qur'an in Ramadan act as intercessors with Almighty Allah for the true believer who observes them
Taqwa (piety) is a comprehensive term denoting a believer’s strict observance of the commandments of the Shari`ah and the Divine laws of nature and life
Allah describes the discourse between Himself and the reckless and negligent on the Day of Judgement
We must examine ourselves now and see what we have learned and achieved during this month of Ramadan
Showing off is dispraised both in the Qur’an and in the Sunnah. In the Qur’an, Allah the Almighty says, [So woe to the worshippers who are neglectful of their Prayers; those who (want but) to be seen (of men).] (Al-Ma`un 107: 4-6) And in the Sunnah, it was reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings
The article explains the importance of Qiyam Al-Layl and night prayer during Ramadan. It also discusses the numerous ways to observe it
The article explains how fasting in the month of Ramadan sets higher religious and moral standard. This is identified through the reward of fasting
The concept of Taqwa in Islam and the value it adds to fasting in the month of Ramadan and other pillars of Islam.
In Islam, fasting is one of the fundamental ordinances, with its unique moral and spiritual characteristics.
Fasting is a manifestation of man’s determined will and his relationship with his Lord, which is based on total obedience and submission.
Let’s reflect upon five lessons gained by reading Surat Yusuf that can serve as an inspiration to persist in the face of adversity
It is not surprising that some attitude of some Western governments that take a position on the Niqab, on the pretext that this contradicts fundamentals of politics and ruling. The world has witnessed tremendous demonstrations in Muslim countries when France decided to ban wearing of Niqab in public places. However, it is very astonishing that
The Qur'an reforms the character and remolds it into a new form that is loved by Allah.
This part of article addresses another reason for Muslim jurists rejecting the calendar based upon astronomical calculations
Tahajjud or night prayer is the supererogatory prayer that is observed desirably in the night after a nap. Allah the Most High indeed commanded His Prophet (may the peace and blessings be upon him) to observe witr regularly and He encouraged him to establish it. He said: “And wake up during the night and pray,
This article outlines the connection between Ramadan and frequent reading of the Qur’an. It shows some ways to connect with Qur'an.
The Islamic or Hijri calendar is based on a lunar month of 29 to 30 days, with the day starting at sunset
Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars that are obligatory requirements that a Muslim needs to fulfill
Laylat Al-Qadr means “The Night of Power” or “The Night of Decree”. This was the night on which the Qur'an started being revealed
The merits of Qiyam al layl (The Night prayer) in several hadith mentioning the reward and weight of the deed as a form of encouragement.
The last ten days of Ramadan are very special days in the life of every Muslim. They are the most blessed days in the blessed month of Ramadan
The Night of Power (Laylat Al-Qadr) is the holiest night of Ramadan. The complete Qur’an was sent down from the Preserved Tablet in this night
The article shows us some of the things that a fasting person is supposed to do, and how they are related to the concept of piety.
The benefits of Ramadan are not limited to either "spiritual" or "temporal" elements of life. What are the significances of fasting?
The article identifies some moral benefits and objectives of fasting in Islam. How it helps to develop quality behaviors
The heart of one who sincerely fasts is open to the contemplation of the magnificence of the countless bounties of God
What makes Ramadan a blessed month? Why do Muslims fast during this month? What are the spiritual benefits of fasting?
Fasting the lunar month of Ramadan is an important Pillar of Islam which every Muslims must fast while observing the objectives of fasting
The principles of Jurisprudence (Usul al-Fiqh) sets rules and regulations for the mujtahids in Sharia to understand the legal text.
Suhaib Ar-Rumi performed the hijrah (migration to Madinah) and sacrificed his personal wealth. His intention was not hyped to the public.
This glorious verse: “And ˹surely˺ your Lord will give so much to you that you will be pleased,” is part of the Quranic texts that was revealed to exalt the status of the Prophet (peace be upon him) in the sight of Allah as it is divergently construed by the Qur’anic exegesis. It extols the
the Prophet (Pbuh) chose Mus`ab to be his "ambassador" to Yathrib to teach a small group of believers who had come to pledge allegiance to Islam.
The Qur’an provides clear-cut evidence that woman is completely equated with man in the sight of God in terms of her rights and responsibilities
The strict honesty of the Prophet was one of the characteristics that led Salman to believe in him and accept Islam.
Asma’ bint Abi Bakr belonged to a distinguished Muslim family. Her father, Abu Bakr, was a close friend of the Prophet and the first caliph.
Al-Bara' ibn Malik Al-Ansari, the brother of Anas ibn Malik, the personal aide of the Prophet (Pbuh). He was a brave and courageous hero.
The Prophet (Pbuh) stayed in Abu Ayyub's house for almost seven months from the period he entered Madinah until his mosque was completed
In Islamic law, women have an unqualified right to own property, a right that does not change on marriage.
In Madinah, Fatimah lived with her father in the simple dwelling he had built beside the mosque, but later married to Ali ibn Abi Talib.