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Tafsīr al Qur’ān Notes

This Blog 1UmmahTv will be used to write up the notes from the ‘Tafseer of the Qur’an’ and ‘The Meanings of The Names & Attributes Of Allah’ Classes by Ustadh Alomgir Ali (Hafidhullah) As this is a new project all … Continue reading

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How to Benefit from the Quran

If you truly want to benefit from the Qur’an, your heart must be attentive and alert when reciting it or listening to it. Listen to it carefully with presence of mind, paying attention to it as if Allah Himself was … Continue reading

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The Story of Umm Zayd

I found a small Arabic e-book a couple of years back, titled ‘How to memorise the Qur’aan in one Month’. At the time, I remember reading the title and thinking, ‘One month?! That’s impossible!’ I skimmed the pages of the … Continue reading

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O Bearers of the Qur’an!

The first matter that it befits him to employ is Taqwa of Allah secretly and openly, by exercising caution (wara’) with regards to the sources of his food, drink, dress and earnings. He is perceptive about his time and the … Continue reading

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Companions who memorised the Qur’aan

Imam Abu al-Khayr ibn al-Jazari said: “Reliance upon the memorization of hearts and breasts for the transmittal of the Qur’an rather than upon volumes and books, is the noblest specialty which Allah gave to this Community.” The men and women … Continue reading

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The sad day I memorised the Qur’aan

Ok so people ask me how did you go about memorizing the entire Qur’aan brother Aboo Thaabit? From cover to cover? Was it not difficult? How can I do something like that? Well to be honest it is very easy … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Tilaawah (Reciting) of the Qur’aan

Reciting the Qur’aan, as it is understood by our Noble and Pious Predecessors, means to act upon it and to follow it and to adhere to the lawful and abandon the unlawful – and not merely recite it with one’s … Continue reading

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A Precious Gem

If we look closely at the words of the Quran, we will find a Sovereign, to whom belongs all Dominion and all praise and thanks are due to him, all affairs are in his grasp, and he is the source … Continue reading

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The Qur’an, Knowledge, and Science

A. Abd-Allah Note: All translations of the Qur’an in this article are based on several translators including Yusuf Ali, Marmaduke Pickthal, T. B. Irving, and N. J. Dawood. However, there are some differences which the author felt made the English … Continue reading

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A Qur’anic Generation

by Farhia Yahya A Qur’anic Generation In the spacious courtyard of the masjid, they sat together turning its glorious pages. The rays of sunlight gently bounced from the soft pages of the Qur’an. Humbled by the greatness of its verses … Continue reading

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Written in Stone

Tips on Memorizing the Qur’an by Muhammad Alshareef Abu Bakr, radi Allahu ‘anhu, sent four armies to fight the nemesis of Musaylimah AlKadhdhab, the liar who had claimed he was a Prophet and God’s Messenger. The armies contained the most … Continue reading

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The Qur’an

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “So, it is upon you to tend to the Qur’an – the pillar of the heart, the light of the chest, the remover of sadness. And this time period is the period of memorization … Continue reading

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Memorising the Book of Allah: Interview with Ustadhah Kareema Czerepinski

Bismillah As a belated part-two to our Seeking Knowledge series, sister Mariam E. and I conducted an interview with Ustadhah Kareema Czerepinski on memorizing the Book of Allah as a follow-up to our advice on the proper methods of pursuing … Continue reading

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The Delight of the Heart

Praise is for Allah, the Guide to goodness. He Watches over His creation, knowing what is hidden from sight and that which they conceal in their breasts. I praise Him, the praise of a true slave who is afraid of … Continue reading

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Becoming Companions of the Qur’aan

Becoming Companions of the Qur’aan Farhia Yahya A Qur’aanic Generation In the spacious courtyard of the masjid, they sat together turning its glorious pages. The rays of sunlight gently bounced from the soft pages of the Qur’aan. Humbled by the … Continue reading

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Reciting Qur’aan in the bathroom

Is it permissible to recite the holy quran while in the toilet?( without taking the book itself in). Praise be to Allaah. The Qur’aan is the best book that mankind has ever known, because it is the Word of the … Continue reading

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Is It Valid To Pray Behind One Who Makes Grammatical Mistakes When He Recites Qur’aan?

QUESTION: 1- The imam of the mosque where I pray makes mistakes in reciting al-Faatihah, switching the vowels which leads to changing the meaning of the verses. Is it valid to pray behind him? 2- In the mosque there are … Continue reading

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A Little Girl Named Al`abrah

This story is of a little girl named Bar`ah who is 10 years old, her parents were doctors who moved to Saudi Arabia in search of better life. At this age, Bar`ah memorized the whole Quran with tajweed, she was … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take You To Finish The Qur’aan?

Imaam Nawawi writes in his book at-Tibyaan fee aadaab hamalatil Qur’aan: It is befitting to make special time for the tilawah of the Qur’aan and increase in it. It was from the practise of the salaf – may Allah be … Continue reading

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Forgetting The Qur’aan Is Of Two Types

Question: The Prophet (saw) is reported to have said, ‘The sins of my nation were presented before me, and I saw no sin to be greater than that of a man who memorized a verse and then forgot it.‘ Is this hadeeth … Continue reading

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“Each verse is like a date: the more you chew it…”

1 – The Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever wants to to love Allah and His Messenger, then let him read the Mushaf.” [‘Sahih al-Jami”; # 6289] 2 – Ibn ‘Abbas narrated: “al-Walid bin al-Mughirah (a polytheist) came to the Messenger … Continue reading

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Book Reviews From Behind Bars

Anwar al–Awlaki Assalamu alaykum all, In this set of short blogs I will review the books that I had a chance to read while I was in jail. Here is the first: This was during my first two months in … Continue reading

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Five Types Of Abandonment Of The Qur’aan

  O Muslims! O Believers of the Qur’aan! Beware you do not fall into those whom the Prophet (saw) will complain about to his Lord on the Day of Judgement: “And the Messenger (will) say: O My Lord, indeed my … Continue reading

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Studying the Qur’aan and Teaching It

Firstly, it is incumbent upon the Muslims to learn this Qur’aan and to study it, and they should teach it to their children and their brothers. And they should be concerned with memorizing it, and they should be concerned with … Continue reading

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Method of Reciting Qur’aan

And what is intended by the Qur’aan is to reflect upon it, to try and comprehend it, to act upon it, to recite it and to memorize it in order to attain its meanings, as one of the salaf said: … Continue reading

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More than Recitation

It is reported that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattâb – Allah be pleased with him – said: Do not be fooled by one who recites the Qurân. His recitation is but speech – but look to those who act according to it. … Continue reading

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The Weight of the Quran

It is reported that Ibn ‘Umar – Allâh be pleased with him – said, “We were the beginning [the heads] of this Ummah, and perhaps a man from the best of the Companions of Allâh’s Messenger – Allâh’s peace and … Continue reading

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How the Salaf were when hearing the Quran

It was said to ‘Â`ishah – Allâh be pleased with her, “There are people who faint when they hear the Quran.” She said. “The Quran is nobler than to have people lose their minds from it. Rather, it [should be] … Continue reading

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How the Salaf studied the Quran

Abdullâh b. Mas’ûd – Allâh be pleased with him – said: When a man amongst us learned ten verses [of the Quran], he would not move on [to the next verses] until he had understood their meanings and how to … Continue reading

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The Final Reminder

Allah ta’ala poses a challenge to us all: وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا الْقُرْآنَ لِلذِّكْرِ We have certainly facilitated the Qur’an for remembrance. (54: 17) Allah ta’ala calls the Qur’an a rembrance many times: إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ indeed it is only a … Continue reading

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From the Wise Words of Ibn al-Mubarak

Some nice quotes of Ibn al-Mubarak (rahimahullah), taken from the upcoming biography: Ibn al-Mubarak said: ‘How many people carry the Qur’an in the hearts but the Qur’an curses them from inside their hearts! If the bearer of Qur’an disobeys his … Continue reading

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The Qur’an’s Challenge & some Poetry of Musaylimah al-Kadhdhab [the Liar]

A lot of people misunderstand the Qur’ân’s literary challenge to produce something like it. Many people assume it simply means writing something as “good” as the Qur’ân. Because of this, many skeptics point out – and rightly so – that … Continue reading

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Weeping but not knowing why!

This is a funny (but sad) incident I read some time last year… It was included in a paragraph that spoke about understanding the Qur’an, need for tadabbur etc. Abu ‘Uthman al-Jahidh narrates: Yahya ibn Ja’far informed me of an … Continue reading

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Learn whilst you can

In his book ‘Al-Tibyan fi Adaab Hamalat al-Qur’aan’, Imam al-Nawawi says when describing the true student of the Qur’an: “And from the recommended etiquettes is that he (or she) strives with his studies at all times in which he is … Continue reading

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.: Words of Inspiration :.

Bishr ibn al-Harith: I heard ‘Isa ibn Yunus (rahimahullah) say, ‘If a slave finishes the Qur’an (khatm), an Angel kisses him in-between his eyes.’ 1 Imam al-Aajuri: ‘Such a person should make the Qur’an a fountain for his heart, rectifying … Continue reading

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Qur’an Bearers: Nobles of this Ummah

Imam al-Jazari’s praise for the Qur’an bearer – taken from the Muqaddimah of ‘Tayyibat al-Nashr.’ وبعد: فالإنسان ليس يشرف *** إلا بما يحفظه ويعرف A person is not honoured or raised Except by what he knows and has memorised لذاك … Continue reading

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The advantages of the haafiz in this world and in the Hereafter‏

Allaah has given special privileges to the one who memorizes the Qur’aan in a number of ways in this world and in the Hereafter, for example: It was narrated that Abu Umaamah al-Baahili said: “I heard the Messenger of Allaah … Continue reading

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Memorisation or Fahm (Understanding) Which Takes Preference?‏

Bismillaah, wal-hamdulilaah, was-salaatu was-salaamu ‘alaa rasoolillaah As Salaamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakatuh Memorisation or Fahm (Understanding) Which Takes Preference? Our brother in Islaam, Hasan as-Sumaalee, whilst delivering the weekly class with us on The Three Fundamental Principles, recalls a … Continue reading

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How Do You Benefit From the Qur’aan‏

Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said in al-Fawaa’id: Allaah the Exalted said: Verily, therein is indeed a reminder for him who has a heart or gives ear while he is heedful. (Qaaf 50:37) When you desire benefit from the Qur’an, then bring … Continue reading

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Tips on memorizing the Qur’an‏

By Muhammad AlShareef Notice the young brothers that memorized the Qur’an in your community, they are already pushed to the front of the congregation by virtue of their accomplishment. They, at this early start, are forced to contribute to the … Continue reading

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The problem of forgetting Qur’aan‏

Praise be to Allaah. Undoubtedly forgetfulness is something that is natural in man, and man is only called insaan because of his forgetfulness (nasiy). Usually this varies from one person to another, according to the differences in the strength of … Continue reading

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Giving Priority to the Qur‘Ân

Hudayfah – radiallâhu ’anhu – said: The Messenger of Allâh sallallâhu ’alayhi wa sallam related two matters to us. I have seen one of them, and I am waiting for the other. He informed us: “Trustworthiness was sent down in … Continue reading

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We have made it easy for Hifdh‏

And We have indeed made the Quran easy to understand and remember, but is there any that will remember (or receive admonition)?(Al-Qamar;17) Al-Qurtubi said: This means; ‘We have made it easy for Hifdh and we will aid whoever wishes to … Continue reading

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The easiest way to memorise the Noble Qur’aan‏

All praises are due to Allah and Salaat and Salaam be upon our Prophet Muhammad and all his family and companions. This method is excellent for the strength of memorization and its solidity (deep-rootedness) and the quick speed of memorization and … Continue reading

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