Ramadan Mubarak! Do you ever wonder in which month the Quran was first revealed? Knowing the history of the Quran and the nature of its revelation allows one to appreciate it all the more.
Following up on our previous reflection, what is it that keeps us making that plea to Allah? What is it that prevents us from truly connecting to Allah, and making that dua that we know that we need? Are we worried that Allah is not listening? Are we worried that our dua isn’t pious enough, or that we are righteous enough for our dua to be listened to?
I just wanted to share a reflection today on Surah Maryam [19:1].
Allah has 99 names, and each and every one of them has a purpose, a meaning, and should be understood to the best of our abilities.
Adam (pbuh) is regarded as the first human being, as well as the first Prophet of Islam. The story of Adam and Eve varies slightly across the Abrahamic religions while maintaining some similarities. This article explores the story of Adam and Eve in the Quran.
I often hear students say that they’d love to study the Quran, but they just can’t find the time. So I’ve filmed a video with some tips about how to find time in your day.
This article explores 8 Qur’an verses about marriage. Learn about the importance of marriage and the Qur’anic values that lead to a stable, healthy relationship.
I received this question recently. A great question. I think we all tend to have some mix of introversion and extroversion – no one is all introvert or all extrovert. You will find that when someone you consider an “introvert” is talking about their favorite topic, they light up and become the life of the party.
One of the features of the Quranic language which blows my mind… the use of past tense.
“And Allah is powerful over everything.” [2:20] This phrase above occurs 33 times in the Quran. I was reading about hoarding during the coronavirus pandemic. The first item to go was toilet paper. Of alllll the things… it was toilet paper!
“Whoever is conscious of Allah – He will make for them a way out and provide for them in a way that they do not expect.” [65:2] This verse is so powerful and short. Yet so difficult for many of us to bring into our lives and act upon.
“And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him.” [65:3] This is one of my favorite verses in the Quran. And I believe that in our present situation it has become even more important. Rely upon Allah and He will be sufficient for you.
I have been reading more about materialism – the belief that we are only material and do not have a spiritual (immaterial) side. The Quran does address this in many ways.
One of the things that fascinates me about the Quran is the study of the connections between Surahs (chapters).
To complete our discussion about the creation of mankind, let’s discuss what happened after Iblees’ rebellion.
Continuing our discussion from our previous post on the creation of mankind (which can tell us more about our purpose on Earth as described by the Quran): Allah commanded the angels to bow to the new creation.
The other day we asked the question: Why did Adam fall from heaven? Before we can answer that we must learn about the story of his (and our) creation.
“Why am I never satisfied?” “How can I become content?” That is a common question of modern people.
“What are my rights and responsibilities?” That’s what young people ask me about when it comes to marriage. That’s their main concern. But a good marriage is not based around rights and responsibilities.
“And when Abraham was raising the foundations of the House with Ishmael, he said: ‘Our Lord, accept from us. Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing.'” [2:127]
Previously, we discussed two pairs that always come together in the Quran. The third pair is: belief and good deeds.
In the previous blog post, I mentioned there are three pairs found in the Quran. The second pair commonly seen together in the Quran is: reward and punishment.
There are three pairs that always come together in the Quran. They tell us a lot about how Allah wants us to think. The first pair is: prayer and charity.
What does the Quran say about itself? “This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah” [2:2]
What does the Quran say about desires? In the previous blog I talked about temptations and desires that are mentioned in the Quran. I received many wonderful reflections.
What does the Quran say about desires? That was a question I recently discussed with my youth group, and I wanted to share the verse with you all about temptations and desires.
We have amazing news!
Arabic is a language spoken in countries all over the world, but specifically in the Middle East and North Africa. It is a language that connects all Muslims together, because the language of the Quran is Arabic. It can be difficult to learn for Westerners especially (unless you learn with us), but it is incredibly deep, beautiful, and eloquent.
I would really like to start a weekly digest, where I take current events and what the Quran might say about them. It would be fun in theory! But I’m interested to know whether or not people would actually be interested in such a thing, so I’m taking a stab at it this week and you readers can let me know what you think!
Every Muslim desires to understand the intricate language and nuances of the Qur’an. However, more than four out of every five Muslims in the world come from non-Arab backgrounds and do not speak Arabic, the language in which the Qur’an was revealed.
Continuing on from our previous article on how to enable Arabic on your iPhone, this article is going to teach you how to enable Arabic on your Android.
Have you ever wanted to type in Arabic on your phone? Maybe practice your handy new vocab while texting your friends? This article is going to teach you how to enable Arabic on your iPhone.
Today I wanted to talk about the importance of pronouns in understanding the Quran. Pronouns are such small words: He, She, They… but when you understand them, it unlocks so much of the Quran, that’s why we try to focus on them first in our course. In Arabic there are 14 pronouns! That’s a lot! 5 are singular, 5 are plural, and 4 are dual (that’s new).