Ramadan

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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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)

Tafseer

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)