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These verses of the Quran were revealed at the time when non-believers of Makkah asked the Holy Prophet that how could they become alive after they die. In these verses, Allah asks these people how they came into being for the first time. Allah mentions that it is not difficult for Him to do such […]

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10th of Muharram (the day of Ashura / Ashoora) is observed as an important day by both Sunni and Shia Muslims – however, for different reasons. Most scholars believe that Ahsura is named as such because of “tenth” of Muharram (ten is translated as “Ashara” in the Arabic language) Sunni Muslims look at Ashura as […]

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The month of Muharram is the first month of the Arabic year, and it is one of the four sacred months of Allah. Allah says in the Quran: “Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens […]

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The following verses from the Quran show that nothing happens unless ordained by Allah. That includes the good and the bad. The commentary also shows the attitudes that a Muslim needs to adopt in times of hardship and difficulties. In Surah At-Tawba Allah gives His servants the assurance of His protection. He Says: Say: “Nothing […]

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Observing the first Ten days and nights of Dhul-Hijjah (Hajj Season)

September 24, 2014

Most Muslims very well know the blessings of the nights of Ramadan, especially the last ten nights. However, not everyone knows that the first ten days of the last month of the Islamic month, Dhul Hijjah, are equally packed with blessings. Allah has provided Muslims numerous opportunities throughout the year to renew their faith and […]

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Surah Ikhlas – Importance and Interpretation of the Quranic Verses

September 8, 2014

Based on the works of Bilal Philips: This post describes the genealogy and description of God, the Most Merciful as it is described in Surah Ikhlas. It was revealed by Allah to refute beliefs attributed to Him by misguided people concerning His similitude, form, origin and offspring. For example, those who paint pictures or make […]

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