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The 5 Most Powerful Surahs of the Quran

The 5 Most Powerful Surahs of the Quran

While all surahs in the Most Noble Quran are saturated with power when read, memorized, or recited, there are some surahs which are given more importance in the canonical literature of the sunnah.

Surahs to Read Every Day/Week

Surahs to Read Every Day/Week

Reading the Quran regularly is an obligation that every Muslim should strive to establish. The creator of the universe, Allah, has given this book to mankind for its many beneficial uses. The beginning of many surahs (or chapters) contain reasons for why the book has been brought down.

10 Duas Found in the Quran

10 Duas Found in the Quran

Muslims use the Quran as a guide to help navigate through all aspects of life. Making dua (invocation) is an important part of the Islamic faith, as Allah says in the Quran that believers should call on Him and ask Him for His assistance and forgiveness. Along with this, Allah provides assurance that He can hear and see everyone wherever they may be, and that He will indeed respond to prayers. Allah also uses the Quran to provide numerous examples of specific duas that have been made by prophets and other reverent Muslims. Here are ten duas found in the Quran that Muslims can use to pray to Allah.

5 Verses about Good Character and Manners in the Quran

5 Verses about Good Character and Manners in the Quran

The Holy and Most Noble Quran, as most readers may already know, is a book that was delivered piecemeal to humanity and covers all its needs – from answering questions regarding the existential crises of individuals, to outlining precious and divinely-ordained laws concerning ecological stewardship, to making clear what is right and wrong.

Why was the Quran revealed in stages?

Why was the Quran revealed in stages?

The time period of the Quran’s revelation is calculated using the life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). He was granted prophethood at the age of 40 and died at the age of 63. It was during this period of 23 years that humankind was blessed with the revelation of the Quran.

Which is Older: Arabic or Hebrew?

Which is Older: Arabic or Hebrew?

Two of the most widely spoken Semitic languages are Arabic and Hebrew, with around 300 million and 5 million speakers, respectively. The popular phrase ‘Semitic language’ comes from the Hebrew book of Genesis, referring to one of Noah’s three sons, Shem. Arabic is the official language of 22 countries, however, depending on the context in which it’s used, Arabic takes on different forms.

The Power of Dua

The Power of Dua

The virtues and power of dua (supplication) shines throughout the Quran, whether it be in the stories of the prophets or every moment that Allah (swt) calls upon us to reach out to Him. Many forget these virtues, not realizing how essential it is as an act of worship.

What does the Quran say about ‘kindness’?

What does the Quran say about ‘kindness’?

Islam is a religion of peace. There are many actions that Allah recommends in the Quran to attain this tranquility. A group of these actions has the overarching theme of kindness. Read on to learn some verses in the Quran about kindness.

A Timeline of the Quranic Revelation

A Timeline of the Quranic Revelation

The full revelation of the whole Quran took approximately 23 collective years to be completed, commencing in the Ramadan of the year 609 CE – roughly 22nd December in the Gregorian calendar – up until the year 632 CE, in Dhul Hijjah, coinciding with the year of the Prophet (pbuh)’s death.

People in the Quran: The Story of Moses (Part 1)

People in the Quran: The Story of Moses (Part 1)

Moses(pbuh) is well-known in modern society as a religious figure within the Abrahamic faiths. Likewise, his story is detailed within the Quran bearing similarities, yet with few differences and new information. This piece dives into the Quran to see what Allah says about His messenger.

5 Verses about Depression in the Quran

5 Verses about Depression in the Quran

In this article we explore five Quran verses about depression. Since these Quranic verses deal with emotions closely connected to depression, they can be useful in understanding how to navigate depression.

The Who, What, Why, When and How of Zakat al-Fitr

The Who, What, Why, When and How of Zakat al-Fitr

From the name, we know that Zakat al-Fitr must be associated with one of the biggest Islamic celebrations of the year, Eid al-Fitr, which comes after Ramadan. There is a lot of information out there about Eid and Ramadan, but what about Zakat al-Fitr?
In this article, we will share the facts about Zakat al-Fitr, why it is compulsory, how to fulfil this task, and who is eligible to fulfil it.

Surah Maryam: The Silent Call continued…

Surah Maryam: The Silent Call continued…

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?

Names of Allah

Names of Allah

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.

“Islam requires community & I am an Introvert”

“Islam requires community & I am an Introvert”

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.

Why did everyone hoard toilet paper?

Why did everyone hoard toilet paper?

“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!

Provision is from Allah

Provision is from Allah

“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.

Trusting in Allah

Trusting in Allah

“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.

Materialism and the Quran

Materialism and the Quran

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.

Mankind’s Mistakes

Mankind’s Mistakes

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.

Mankind’s Knowledge

Mankind’s Knowledge

Following up from our previous post, when the angels asked Allah why He created Adam, He said: “I know and you know not!” [2:30]

Creation of Mankind…

Creation of Mankind…

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.