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Surah Al-Rahman (The Beneficient)
Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:01 pmAhmed k
Thematically, Al-Rahman can be divided into roughly three units.
- Verses 1-30 expound upon natural displays of Allah's creative power and mercy in showering those who inhabit the earth with blessings.
- Verses 31-45 describe the final judgment and the terrible punishment that will be inflicted upon sinners.
- Verses 46–78, by contrast, detail the delights that await the pious in paradise.
The basic subjects of the Surah are: The non-believers who broke their treaties, Muslims have no obligation to honor treaties with them. Muslims must protect themselves from hypocrisy, weak faith and negligence. Battle of Tabuk and its lessons.
- Proclamation that the Treaty of Hudaibiyah is cancelled.
- Honor the treaties with those who honor them.
- Fight with those who have broken the treaty.
- Mushrikin are forbidden to be the caretakers of the Masjid al-Haram.
- Muslims should trust Allah, not just their numbers.
- Jews and Christians also committed Shirk. Command to spend in the path of Allah. The correct number of months.
- The Tabuk expedition.
- Those who stayed behind and did not participate in the Battle of Tabuk, hypocrites and weak in faith.
- The proper distribution of charity. Those who speak ill of the Prophet or make fun of Allah and His Book.
- The hypocrite men and women.
- If you have committed sins, you are ashamed of them as well and you realize about the sins you committed, you seek forgiveness from ALLAH almighty.
You also promise yourself that you won’t repeat the same sins again, that means it is a sincere repentance. If any of these three points is missing, that means your repentance is not sincere at all.
- Jihad in the way of Allah. Jihad, taken in the general sense, is for a person to engage in a struggle to refine and cleanse his ego, to fulfill the commands of the Almighty with utmost sincerity, to refrain from the impermissible, to enjoin his fellow Muslims with the good and hope for their best, to explain the principles of Islam to nonbelievers and provide a medium for their guidance and to utilize all means, be it one’s life, wealth or speech, in protecting the religion and all that which is sacred and also in eliminating all barriers that prevent the communication of Truth, through a struggle of all kinds, certainly including, though not only, warfare.
The most fundamental article of faith in Islam is belief in strict monotheism (tawhid). The opposite of tawhid is known as shirk, or associating partners with Allah. This is often translated as polytheism.
Shirk is the one unforgivable sin in Islam, if one dies in this state. Associating a partner or others with Allah is a rejection of Islam and takes one outside of the faith. The Quran says:
"Verily, Allah forgives not the sin of setting up partners in worship with Him, but He forgives whom He wills sins other than that. And whoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, has indeed strayed far from the path." (4:116)
Even if people try their best to live a virtuous and generous life, their efforts will count for nothing if they are not built on a foundation of faith:
"If you join others in worship with Allah, then surely all your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers." (39:65)
"Say: 'Call upon other (gods) whom ye fancy, besides Allah. They have no power, not the weight of an atom, in the heavens or on earth: No (sort of) share have they therein, nor is any of them a helper to Allah." (34:22)
"Say: "Do ye see what it is ye invoke besides Allah. Show me what it is they have created on earth, or have they a share in the heavens bring me a book (revealed) before this, or any remnant of knowledge (ye may have), if ye are telling the truth!" (46:4)
The Prophet (ﷺ) said:
"Keep away from the seven fatalities." It was asked: "What are they, O Messenger of Allah?" He (ﷺ) replied, "Associating anything with Allah in worship (i.e., committing an act of Shirk), sorcery, killing of one whom Allah has declared inviolable without a just cause, devouring the property of an orphan, the eating of usury (Riba), fleeing from the battlefield and accusing chaste believing women, who never even think of anything touching their chastity."
Islam’s starting point to the universe: The Cave of Hira near Mecca is the venue from where divine revelation descended upon Prophet Muhammad.
Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim
prophet Muhammad was born in 570 , his father is ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib and his mother is Aminah bint Wahb . He is orphan , his father died before his birth and his mother died also after birth in short time . His uncle Abu Talib cared for him after his grandfather death .
Prophet Muḥammad married Khadija bint Khuwaylid when he was 25 and she was older than him . prophet ( peace be upon him ) was illiterate , he did not know how to read or write . he was shepherd then he moved to trade . He was "faithful, trustworthy" and "al-Sadiq" meaning "truthful", his nickname was "al-Amin" (الامين) . Mecca was popular with idols worship where there were several Gods and idolatry practices .
Prophet Muhammad began to pray in cave haraa (حراء) when angel Gabriel appeared to him and asked him to read versus in Quran . Prophet was very frightened . he got revelation at the age of 40. He began to prevail Islam in Mecca privately being afraid of Quraysh tribe for 3 years and 10 in public . Quraysh tribe opposed prophet mission to worship one god . he left mecca and went to Almadina at the age of 53.
Khadija was the first to believe he was a prophet , then his close friend Abu Bakr and his cousin Ali ibn Abi Talib. Prophet Muhammad died on Monday 632 at the age of 63.
In the Name of Allah, Subhanu Wataa’la, The Most Beneficient The Most Merciful
Surah Fatiha is the opening chapter of the Quran. It is the summary of the whole Quran consisting of 7 verses, 29 words and 141 letters, the opening of any Salah. It is through this Surah that we seek Allah’s guidance 5 times a day and more with voluntary prayers. What a virtuous blessing, Subhan Allah!
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Whoever does not recite Al-Fatiha in his prayer, his prayer is invalid.”.
It teaches us about Tawheed, and methodology of life, it is the key to success.
Here are 5 lessons we should all learn from Surah Al-Fatihah:
1- Allah (SWT) Deserves All The Praise
The second verse of Surah Al-Fatihah reminds us all that we don’t automatically earn Allah’s grace. Instead, He gives it to us as a favor out of His infinite mercy.
Therefore, it is Allah we should praise at all turns of life as we remain humble in our duas.
“In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful -- All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists)” (Al-Fatihah: 1-2)
2- Remain Hopeful In Allah’s Mercy
Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala describes Himself as the Most Merciful in Surah Al-Fatihah. His mercy exceeds His rage, and we should remember that as Muslims when striving to remain on the right path.
“The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful” (Al-Fatihah: 3)
3- Fear Allah’s Punishment
Allah (SWT) forgives our sins when we’re genuinely apologetic towards our thoughtless misdeeds. However, the Almighty is also aware of the states of our hearts and knows when His servant is not truly guilt-ridden for his wrongdoings.
Allah is Just on the day of recompense, and the punishment will come for those who remain unfaithful to Him despite knowing the truth.
“The Only Owner (and the Only Ruling Judge) of the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of …
Among the 5 pillars of Islam that the religion is established on, is Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. This great worship that every Muslim has to perform at least once in a lifetime.
Hajj (The Pilgrimage to Mecca) is the fifth & last pillar of Islam. It’s very special worship that requires Muslims to travel to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia at a certain time in the year to perform certain rituals.
Mentions of Hajj in The Quran
"And proclaim to mankind the Hajj (pilgrimage). They will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, they will come from every deep and distant (wide) mountain highway (to perform Hajj)."
The Holy Quran [22:27]
"And [mention] when We made the House a place of return for the people and [a place of] security. And take, [O believers], from the standing place of Abraham a place of prayer. And We charged Abraham and Ishmael, [saying], “Purify My House for those who perform Tawaf and those who are staying [there] for worship and those who bow and prostrate [in prayer].”
The Holy Quran [2:125]
“Hajj” comes from the Arabic word “حَجّ” which linguistically means “heading to a place for the sake of visiting”. In Islamic terminology, Hajj is a pilgrimage made to the Kaaba, the “House of Allah”, in the sacred city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
The pilgrimage to Mecca is obligatory at least once in a lifetime for all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable and can support their family during their absence.
The importance of performing Hajj is immense as one of the five pillars that Islam is established. It makes Muslims feel their true role in this life which is worshiping Allah (SWT). It also reminds Muslims of Ibraheem (Peace upon him) and his worship and devotion to Allah (SWT) – so Muslims do the same. Not to mention bringing the international community of Muslims together.
Actually, the benefits of Hajj (The Pilgrimage to Mecca) are so many and diverse, such as:
Ramadan Fasting - the fourth of the five pillars of Islam
Fri Dec 02, 2022 6:03 pmAhmed k
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar is also the month during which Muslims around the world fast from dawn to sunset. They refrain from eating, smoking, drinking and any refrain from pleasurable activities. Ramadan is the month that aims to purify the soul and bring the individual closer to Allah (SWT). Towards the end, Muslim mark the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, a 3 day celebration that brings Ramadan to a close.
Below are 5 Ramadan Quotes from The Holy Quran.
"O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous" -- Surat Al-Baqarah 2:183
With the above verse, the Holy Quran makes it clear that fasting was ordained compulsory on all Muslims and that they have to fast if they are to stay righteous.
"...But to fast is best for you, if you only knew." -- Surat Al-Baqarah 2:184
In those days some might question the benefits of fasting apart from blessings. Science and medicine today have all but confirmed that there are numerous health benefits to fasting for a month in a year. It is a great way to cleanse the stomach and also has many health benefits for the brain.
"The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful." -- Surat Al-Baqarah 2:185
One of the stand out features of the month of Ramadan is that the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) during this time. This book of guidance is an invaluable treasure trove of information on how to live life as a good Muslim to this day.
"Allah is with those who restrain themselves." -- Quran 16: 128
Zakat: The Basic Rules for One of the Five Pillars of Islam
Thu Dec 01, 2022 3:42 pmAhmed k
WHAT IS ZAKAT?
Zakat, as translated from Arabic means growth, multiplicity, or increase. The word ‘Zakat’ also carries the meanings of fertility, purification, and full of blessings (baraqah).
The foundation of Islam is held up by the five pillars, and Zakat forms the third pillar. It refers to the determined share of wealth prescribed by Allah s.w.t, to be distributed to the eight groups of beneficiaries (asnaf). It is a form of worship (ibadah) in terms of wealth.
A symbol of Islamic social justice, Zakat cleanses your soul, purifies/grows your wealth, and is a socioreligious tool to help eradicate poverty in a community or society. Zakat is also a spiritual bridge and connection to Allah s.w.t – to purify your wealth for the will of Allah and to His cause is to acknowledge that everything one owns belongs to Him, and it is for Him that we strive to end poverty.
"Take, [O Muḥammad], from their wealth a charity by which you purify them and cause them increase, and invoke [Allah's blessings] upon them. Indeed, your invocations are reassurance for them. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing."
Surah At-Tawbah 9:103
Who is eligible to receive zakat?
There are eight categories of people who can receive the donated wealth. These are:
1- Fakir – poor and needy
2- Miskin – hungry and have nothing to eat
3- Amil – zakat collector who distributes it on behalf of others
4- Riqab – enslaved people or captives
5- Gharmin – people in debt
6- Fisabilillah – individuals who work towards the cause of Allah
7- Ibnus Sabil – stranded travelers
8- Muallaf – new members or converts
CONDITIONS FOR FULFILLING ZAKAT
- ONE IS MUSLIM
Zakat is one of the of the pillars of Islam, which makes it obligatory only upon Muslims. It is not obligatory for the non-believers to fulfil Zakat, nor will it be accepted from them if they choose to pay it.
- ONE'S WEALTH HAS REACHED THE NISAB
Nisab refers to the minimum amount of one’s wealth that is liable …
Prayer is a unique training and developmental program which, if well and devotedly performed, can achieve for a Muslim many valuable spiritual, physical, and ethical gains.
The importance of the prayer in Islam cannot be understated. It is the first pillar of Islam that the Prophet, may God praise him, mentioned after mentioning the Testimony of Faith, by which one becomes a Muslim. It was made obligatory upon all the prophets and for all peoples. God has declared its obligatory status under majestic circumstances. For example, when God spoke directly to Moses, He said,
“And I have chosen you, so listen to that which is inspired to you. Verily, I am God! There is none worthy of worship but I, so worship Me and offer prayer perfectly for My remembrance.” (Quran 20:13-14)
Similarly, the prayers were made obligatory upon the Prophet Muhammad during his ascension to heaven. Furthermore, when God praises the believers, such as in the beginning of the chapter entitled ‘al-Muminoon’ (the Believers), one of the first descriptions He states is their adherence to the prayers.
Once a man asked the Prophet about the most virtuous deed. The Prophet stated that the most virtuous deed is the prayer. The man asked again and again and for the first three times, the Prophet answered, “The prayer,” then on the fourth occasion he stated, “Jihad in the way of God.” 
The importance of prayer is demonstrated in many of the Prophet’s statements. For example, the Prophet said,
“The first matter that the slave will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgment is the prayer. If it is sound, then the rest of his deeds will be sound. And if it is incomplete, then the rest of his deeds will be incomplete.” 
The importance of the prayers lies in the fact that no matter what actions one performs in his life, the most important aspect is one’s relationship to God, that is, one’s faith …
A-The Islamic Creed and Beliefs
Islam is the path to pleasing God and for salvation in the next life, for Islam is the clear and final message that God conveyed to humanity.
1-Islam is to believe in One Lord: Allah the Most High, the Living, the Most Great, the most Merciful. Allah has no equals and nothing is like Him. Allah was not birthed and did not birth, and the entire world is under His power and dominion.
2-Islam is to believe in the existence of Angels, peace be with them.
3-Islam is to believe in all the Messengers and Prophets like Abraham, Moses, and Jesus, peace be with them.
4-Islam is to believe in all the divinely-inspired books that these Messengers and Prophets received. The Quran is Islam’s eternal miracle which God promised to preserve. As a result of that, all Muslims, young and old, read the same Quranic text worldwide, without the slightest variation even in a single letter.
5-Islam is to believe in the Last Day, when people will be brought back to life.
6-Islam is also to believe that all the good and bad that come is part of what Allah has destined.
Islam calls for the best in actions and deeds, reflecting the fulfillment of complete servitude and obedience to God and the refinement of human nature.
1-You accept Islam by saying the testimony: I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and messenger.
2-You perform five daily prayers, with the necessary physical cleanliness and ablution.
3-You pay the annual Zakah, which is a small charity given to the poor and needy.
4-You fast the days of the month of Ramadan every year.
5-And if you are able to, you travel on pilgrimage to Makkah once in your life time.
C-Principles that Islam Establishes
1-Islam and the Liberation of the Mind True belief in God is consistent with reason, while also inconsistent with polytheistic beliefs and the worshipping of idols, statues, the …