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Surah An-Nasr: What to Do When You Are Victorious

Surah An-Nasr: What to Do When You Are Victorious

Surah An-Nasr is a Madinan Surah which, according to Imam An-Nasa’i, was the last Surah of the Qur’an as far as revelation is concerned. Despite its conciseness, the surah carries significant lessons simultaneously with news about Islam’s future at the time of its revelation. This is coupled with a sign whose emergence would reveal a …

Surah Al-Masad: Prophet Muhammad & His Islamophobic Uncle

Surah Al-Masad: Prophet & Islamophobic Uncle

The war against Islam as a faith, its Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), and its advocates, has been relentless from the time that the Prophet was assigned his noble mission of calling people to the path of guidance. He encountered hostility and enmity, even at the hands of his close relatives and fellow …

Surat Al-Ikhlas: A Few Verses That Equal One-third of Quran

Surat Al-Ikhlas: A Few Verses That Equal One-third of Quran

Makkan Surahs of the Qur’an were revealed to confirm the Oneness of Allah the Almighty, belief in Him, His Books, His Messengers and all other articles of faith. These surahs are characterized by the shortness of their verses, conciseness in wording, and sharpness of reasoning; defying the unceasing attempts of idolaters to distort the new …

Surah Al-Falaq: Seeking Divine Protection from All Evils

Surat Al-Falaq: Divine Protection from All Evils

“…Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” These are the last two lines from the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge; a matchless masterpiece that has never failed to bring tears to my eyes. These two lines show the speaker’s incapacity to find a fresh drop of water to …

Surat An-Nas: What to Know About Quran's Last Chapter

Surat An-Nas: What You Should Know About Quran's Last Chapter

New Muslims and Muslim teenagers living in the west often face a wide range of difficulties. They have to deal with challenges like peer pressure and family and societal pressures after converting to Islam. These are compounded by feelings of frustration and the whisperings of the devil. Among the reasons for this phenomenon is either the …

7 Reasons for the Closure of Hearts Toward the Quran

7 Reasons for the Closure of Hearts Toward the Quran

Among the best acts of worship is to occupy oneself with the Quran, be it through reciting its verses or contemplating over their intended meanings. In its capacity as the main source of Islam, the Quran encompasses all the rulings, regulations, illustrative parables, wisdom, admonitions, historical events, scientific and cosmic signs, that help believers lead …

Starting with Allah's Name... What Does Basmalah Mean?

Starting with Allah's Name... What Does Basmalah Mean?

When we recite the Quran we start with Allah’s name. We say the famous phrase, “Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim“. It is called Basmalah.  So, what is the meaning of this statement? And why it is recommended to begin important matters with it? Dr. Yasir Qadhi explores some subtle meanings of the basmalah. He also highlights beautiful …

The 7 Oft-Recited Verses: An Introduction to Al-Fatiha

The 7 Oft-Recited Verses: An Introduction to Al-Fatiha

Surat Al-Fatiha with is the opening of the Qur’an; it is the introduction to the Book of Allah, summarizing the meanings and teachings that follow in the rest chapters of the Qur’an. The most powerful names of Allah are included in this one surah. It is so significant that we are commanded to recite it …

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 …



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