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What Quran Recitation Really Mean

What Does Quran Recitation Really Mean?

Tilawah is the word that the Quran uses to describe the act of its reading. No single word in English can convey its full meaning. ‘To follow’ is the closest to its primary meaning. ‘To read’ is only secondary, for in reading too, words follow each other, one closely behind the other, in an orderly …

Learn How to Relate Al-Fatihah to Your Life

Learn How to Relate Al-Fatihah to Your Life

Surat Al-Fatihah has a lot of nick names, such as the Mother of the Book, and the seven oft-recited [verses], as Allah mentions in Surah Al-Hijr: {We have given you the seven oft-recited verses and the whole glorious Qur’an} (Al-Hijr 15:87) Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said about this noble Surah: “I …

Did Prophet Muhammad Make the Quran?

The Prophet Didn’t Make Quran… Rather, Quran Made Him

The Gracious Quran contains that voice that is not of Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) but of his Lord and Master. This voice is obvious and conspicuous throughout the Qur’t an, which proves it divine source. For examples of that voice, join Sheikh Sohaib Saeed in this part of the series.

Servants of the Merciful: How These 5 Verses Inspired Me

Servants of the Merciful: How These 5 Verses Inspired Me

Some verses of the Quran beg to be immediately adapted into our lives. One famous collection of such verses are from Surat Al-Furqan; you can find them here. But, how do we translate verses from recitation to real-life implementation? We can often be stunted by a one-dimensional view of Allah’s words. Not today! In this article, …

6 Messages for Reflection in Surat Yasin

6 Messages for Reflection in Surat Yasin

Surat Yasin is an invitation to all human beings to look and reflect on two miracles that Allah has placed in this universe: The Qur’an representing the recited words of Allah, and the universe representing the viewed signs of Allah’s power. The Surah develops its arguments in six distinct sections: 1- The Divine Words of …

It’s Original Mercy…Not Sin

It’s Original Mercy…Not Sin

So this is not a matter of original sin, with which we have enslaved ourselves to the whims of Satan, and rendered ourselves further incapacitated by its insinuations. It is rather the original mercy man has completely forgotten.

Moses and Al-Khidr: Model of Resolution

Moses and Al-Khidr: Model of Resolution

One of the stylistic tools used by the Glorious Quran to convey its message is narratives (qasas). It occurs in the Quran in different forms and for different purposes. The Quran relates the stories of the previous nations, stories of the prophets, descriptions of certain events, etc. All in all, the objective is clear: It …

Quran Reflections #2: Al-Fatihah & Allah's Beautiful Names

Quran Reflections... Al-Fatihah & Allah's Beautiful Names

Surat Al-Fatihah is the opening chapter of the Qur’an; it is a prescribed reading in every day Salah, and as such, it occupies a pride of place in the daily liturgies of every Muslim. The crucial nature of Al-Fatihah is because it is the essence of the Qur’an. The seven verses that make up this …



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