The Unseen Realm of Angels

The Unseen Realm of Angels

By Samuel Gonzalez Introduction Made from light and older than human beings, angels are said to have assisted Allah in the creation of the universe and continue to fulfill their assigned tasks, from the miniscule to the cosmic. They appear under many names and are...
A Theology of Marriage Based on Hadith

A Theology of Marriage Based on Hadith

By Samuel Gonzalez Introduction The Islamic tradition has spilled much ink over the issue of marriage – from sufis who have detailed the more mystical aspects of this sacred union to the jurists and lawyers who have extrapolated permissible acts and limitations...
5 Verses About Divorce in the Quran

5 Verses About Divorce in the Quran

By Sancheet Hoque One of the most beautiful things in this world given to mankind by Allah is marriage. Having someone to confide in, grow with, learn from, cry to, and so much more is an experience that can help one get closer to Allah. That being said, not all...
The Poetic Language of the Quran

The Poetic Language of the Quran

By Samuel Gonzales Introduction Among the Arabs during the time of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), poetry was as popular as music and social media are today, and eloquence was seen as a God-given ability solely reserved for those destined for greatness. The...
A Quick Guide to Tajweed

A Quick Guide to Tajweed

By Sancheet Hoque The Meaning of Tajweed Tajweed is a familiar term for those who have learned to recite the Quran. The pure meaning of the word is ‘to perfect, to beautify, or to improve’. In Islam, it is a set of rules to help readers recite the Quran in...
The Composition of the Holy Quran

The Composition of the Holy Quran

By Samuel Gonzales In the Quran, the surahs are organized neither chronologically nor thematically, but roughly by length, from longest to shortest. Some surahs have a lot of ayahs, or verses, but just because a surah has many verses, that doesn’t always mean it...