The Virtues of Laylah tul Qadr

Surat-ul-Qadr (97) إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ فِى لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ وَمَآ أَدۡرَٮٰكَ مَا لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ خَيۡرٌ۬ مِّنۡ أَلۡفِ شَہۡرٍ۬ تَنَزَّلُ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ فِيہَا بِإِذۡنِ رَبِّہِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمۡرٍ۬ سَلَـٰمٌ هِىَ حَتَّىٰ مَطۡلَعِ ٱلۡفَجۡرِ We have indeed revealed this (Quran) in the Night of Power (al-Qadr) (1) And what will explain to you what the Night of… Continue reading The Virtues of Laylah tul Qadr

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Surah Qadr (The Surah about Laylat ul Qadr)

Context of Revelation (شان نزول) According to a narration, a worshipper from among the Children of Israel used to worship Allah the whole night, and as soon as the dawn broke, he would arm himself and fight the whole day. This continued consecutively for a thousand months. This Surah was thus revealed. This shows the… Continue reading Surah Qadr (The Surah about Laylat ul Qadr)

Ramadan, Tafseer

Allah is near! (2:186)

And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.  (Surah Baqarah 2:186) According to some narrations, this verse… Continue reading Allah is near! (2:186)

Ramadan, Tafseer

The gift of Fasting & Ramadan (Tafseer of Surah Baqarah 183-186)

PART 1: FASTING PRIOR TO RAMADAN O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous - صوم means to abstain. In the context of fasting, it refers to abstaining from eating, drinking and intimacy from dawn to sunset, with the intention… Continue reading The gift of Fasting & Ramadan (Tafseer of Surah Baqarah 183-186)