Surah Aal-e-Imran (Chapter 3) from Quran Surahs

Surah (Chapter) Number: 3 Number of Verses: 200 English Meaning: "Family of Imran" Covered in Juz 3 and 4 The following are some of the topics that are discussed in Surah Aal-e-Imran. How Allah creates a person in the mother's womb The misguided hearts lead to disbelief The day when all mankind will be gathered in [...]

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Surah Al-Baqarah (Chapter 2) from Quran Surahs

Surah (Chapter) Number: 2 Number of Verses: 286 English Meaning: "The Cow" Longest Surah of the Quran Contains the Greatest Verse of the Quran, also referred to as 'Ayat-ul-Kursi' Includes the two blessed verses at the end of the Surah The following are some of the topics covered in Surah Al-Baqarah. Allah asserts that there is [...]

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The Sunni Shia Split and Conflict – Early Events from Islamic History

  After the death of Prophet Muhammad (Sallalahu Alaihi Wassalam), Muslims came under the rule of a caliphate system and stayed united under the initial four caliphs for a period of about 30 years. In Islamic history, these first fours caliphs are also known as the “Rashidun (the rightly guided) Caliphs” or “Khlifat Ar-Rashidah” in Arabic. [...]

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Prophet Moses and the Children of Israel (Exodus according to the Quran)

We know from the Quran and the tafsir (interpretation of the Quran as explained by Ibn Kathir in "The Exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt") that the nation of Children of Israel suffered a great deal under the rule of Pharaoh (Firawn) during Prophet Moses time. When these sufferings reached their climax, Allah ordered [...]

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Islamic Guidelines in Dealing with People (‘Don’t Be Sad’ Book Exerpt)

'Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni, a very famous scholar and educator from Saudi-Arabia has authored a book that has been much popularized in the Islamic world. The book’s original title in Arabic is “La Tahzan”. It has been translated into English as well. The translated book’s title is “Don’t Be Sad”. Following are some of the [...]

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Who is Allah? Allah is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth

The word "Noor" meaning "light" appears multiple times in different places both in the Quran and Hadith of the Prophet. It appears in the context of describing Allah as well as in relation to the guidance that Allah gives to the believers and to whatever He wills. Various Du'as also reference asking Allah for this light. Based on the verses [...]

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