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Memorization and Oral Transmission of

Memorization and Oral Transmission of the Qur'an

The revelation contained in the Qur’an has been transmitted to us by numerous persons in two ways: orally and in written form.  Oral transmission of the revelation was based on hifz or memorization. Prophet Muhammad himself (peace and blessings be upon him) was the first to commit a revelation to memory after the Angel Gabriel had brought …

The Ideal Muslim

The Ideal Muslim - Fact or Fiction?

The ideal Muslim… has the unwavering loyalty and honesty of Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “If I were to take a Khalil, I would have taken Abu Bakr (as my Khalil).” (Bukhari) The ideal Muslim… is like ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab: a lion outside and a kitten at home with his family. The …

Ammar's Heart & Omar's Shirt: Why Faith Matters

Ammar's Heart & Omar's Shirt: Why Faith Matters

Imam Omar Suleiman recounts in this video two stories that both show how and why faith matters. Suffering horrible torture, Ammar had to speak ill of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). We follow the conversation between him and the Prophet on this incident. What about the Omar’s shirt? How does it relate to iman? …

Quran as a Motivator for Change

The Quran as a Motivator of Change

The Quran has a wondrous impact on those who receive it as a book of guidance and remedy. Its influence on them is great and far-reaching. The Quran reforms the character and remolds it into a new form that is loved by Allah. One who doubts this effect has to consider what happened to the …

10 Companions Were Promised Paradise - Who Are They?

10 Companions Were Promised Paradise - Who Are They?

The greatest and most profound achievement of this world is to make Jannah (paradise). From the commencement of life on earth till this day and generations to come, the only hope that we as Muslims are optimistic about is the belief that someday all our ups and downs shall come to an end and we will be rewarded bountifully in paradise.

Bilal: Voice of Islam and Model of Servitude

Bilal: Voice of Islam and Model of Servitude

You have heard the adhan – human voices calling you to the worship of Almighty Allah, in person, online, on your adhan alarm clock and on your computer’s adhan software. You have heard the strong voice of a teenage boy, you have heard the strained voice of a gentle elderly man, and you might have yourself been inspired …

Why Did the Prophet Leave Makkah?

Why Prophet Didn't Just Stay in Makkah & Worship Quietly

One may wonder, “Why would the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and Muslims leave their hometown, Makkah, to some far place like this?” The straightforward answer is because he and the Muslims were not able to worship Allah in Makkah and they have been tortured by the Makkans. While that was absolutely true, …

The Profitable Sale (Hijrah Story)

The Profitable Sale (Hijrah Story)

{Of the believers are men who are true to that which they covenanted with Allah. Some of them have paid their vow by death (in battle), and some of them still are waiting; and they have not altered in the least.} (Al-Ahzab 33:23) In these modern times of sophisticated technology, people have a real need …

Hijrah: Sacrifices of a Great Generation

Hijrah: Sacrifices of a Great Generation

It was the 12th year after the commission of the Prophet’s mission. Muslims had endured tremendous hardship at the hands of Quraish, yet they remained steadfast in their faith. The seeds of belief had firmly taken root in the hearts of the believers, yet the realization of Islam at a societal level was stymied by …



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