Asma ul Husna (Names of Allah)

السلام As-Salam – The Source of peace

This name is mentioned only once in the Qur’an: هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ ۚ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ - 59:23 He is Allah, other than whom there is no deity, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Perfection, the Bestower of Faith, the Overseer, the Exalted… Continue reading السلام As-Salam – The Source of peace


عباد الرحمان (Ibaad ur Rahman) – Surah Furqan 61-77

One of the signs of hypocrisy is that when we hear ayahs of the Qur'an regarding character, we don't do muhasabah of our own selves but we try to look for weaknesses and faults in others. We should always analyse our own selves and look in the mirror, instead of trying to fit ayahs of… Continue reading عباد الرحمان (Ibaad ur Rahman) – Surah Furqan 61-77

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)


Light upon Light – Ayah tul Noor (24:35)

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things. (24:35)