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This Chapter is the Heart of the Quran

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL The 36th chapter of the Quran is entitled Ya Sin. It is named after the first two letters of the chapter which are “ya” and “sin” (pronounced seen). Thus it cannot be translation into English and is always left untranslated. This […]

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Things to Remember When You Feel Spiritually Lazy

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Getting caught in the day to day rat race often leaves one feeling spiritually distant from Allah. The busyness of life and attachment to worldly things causes a lack of motivation to do good. Why should one pray, read Quran, or […]

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Why Do We Have to Love the Prophet (pbuh) More Than Any Other Person?

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL 1 – Allah has commanded us to obey the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad), and beware (of even coming near to drinking or gambling or […]

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Gender of Angels and Do They Die?

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL What most people believe is that the angels will die and that the Angel of Death will die, but there is no clear text concerning this. Rather there are texts which may indicate this, and there is the well known hadeeth […]

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Hajj at the Expense of Another – Right or Wrong?

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL There is nothing wrong with a person doing Hajj at the expense of someone else, whether the other person is his son, his brother or his friend, etc. That does not affect the validity of his Hajj, because it is not […]

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Allah is Exalted, High Above His Creation and Above the Heavens

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL Allah is exalted above His creation because of the evidence of the Quran, Sunnah (prophetic traditions), and consensus of the scholars, common sense and man’s innate instinct (fitrah). (1) The Quran describes the “exaltedness” or “highness” of Allah in different ways, […]

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The Great News in the Quran

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST BENEFICENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL The main division of the Quran is into chapters and verses, however it is also divided into 30 roughly equal parts. Each part is known in Arabic as a juz.Because each juz is not usually divided along chapter lines, each one […]