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  • The Impact of the Quran on Our Lives— From Cradle to Grave

    What does role does the Quran play in our lives? Here’s a short list. Please add your own views in the comments section below! The Quran: Teaches Muslim parents to create homes that are safe and nurturing— emotionally, physically, and spiritually— for Muslim children. Teaches us to treat our parents well. Encourages us to be loving

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  • Caught in the Satanic Downward Spiral [Quran Lessons in Malayalam]

    By Tabassum Mosleh | O you who have believed, enter into peacefulness, the whole (of you), and do not ever follow the steps of As-shaytan; (The all-vicious, i.e., the Devil) surely he is an evident enemy to you. Imagine you’re on top of a mountain. Someone whispers, “Jump!” Of course you won’t listen. But imagine if the whisperer

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  • 9 Quranic Truths About Lying

    Psychologists tell us that it’s impossible not to lie, that we all do it every day, consciously or unconsciously, in one way or another. This view almost makes it look like lying is normal and that a certain amount of lying is okay. But even the psychologists who make this claim admit that lying can become addictive and destructive, destroying

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  • 7 Powerful Incentives for Being Good to Parents [Learn Quran Recitation Online]

    By Tabassum Mosleh | Parents’ love– it’s intense, unselfish, natural, and beautiful. And it’s an amazing gift of Allah. Children’s love for their parents – often it’s not so intense; sometimes it’s selfish and takes effort. And it’s an extremely emphasized order of Allah. In a few places in the Quran Allah commands us to be good to parents right

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  • 5 Quick and Easy “Sunnah” Stress-Busters

    | By Tabassum Mosleh | Stress! Is there any person in the world who isn’t intimately familiar with it? We seek relief from stress in absurd ways – by shouting at our children when they don’t do their homework, or banging the desk when an assignment isn’t going right, or watching comedy movies to take our minds off it. But

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  • The Warning Signs of an Abusive Friendship [Understand Quran Courses in Urdu]

    By Tabassum Mosleh | Islam encourages us to make friends with other believers, to love, and to forgive. It’s extremely rewarding to be able to forgive our brothers and sisters and to be humble so that Allah (swt) in turn deals with us leniently. But there comes a time when it’s a choice between forgiveness and self-defense, when we need

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  • Wealth: 10 Quranic Teachings

    Just enter Youtube and type in “wealth” and you’ll be instantly bombarded by advice on how to get rich, advice given by people who’ve stumbled upon a bit of good luck and seek to make even more money from it be convincing you that you too can “have it all.” And then there are your peers, who can be probably

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  • Some Thoughts about Racing [Learn to Read the Quran Online]

    By Tabassum Mosleh | When I was a little girl, racing games were one of my favourites among the then scantily available collection of computer games. It’s weird and tomboyish, I know, right? But my excuse is that I grew up with five uncles of similar age and tastes. I remember how we used to queue up, all excited for

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  • Glorify, Then Supplicate!

    Imagine going to a friend’s house to ask to borrow money. Would you, as soon as the door is opened, say: Assalamu alaykum, can you lend me money please? Or would you first enquire how they were doing, if it were a good time for them, and then explain the reason for your request? When it comes to asking Allah

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  • REVIVE A SUNNAH: Supplications from Paradise— and Hell!

    Stop for a moment and think about Paradise, its vast fields, sweet rivers, palaces, foods, and drinks. How would you feel being there in the company of those you love most— enjoying pleasures you never knew before— forever? Now visualize the Hellfire with its heat, screaming, torture, horrific foods, and boiling drinks. Can you imagine the heart-breaking despair? Paradise and

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  • Reading the Quran: Why Transliteration is Not Enough

    | By Tabassum Mosleh | Having a three-syllable name is somewhat of a disadvantage, especially if the name seems to be somewhat difficult to pronounce. Thus I’ve been called Tambasum, Tabasum, Tabachchum and so on at different times, and after several failed attempts at correcting I finally tell people to abandon the name altogether and call me by my nickname.

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  • 5 Evil Consequences of Fostering Arrogance [Learn Quran Recitation Online]

    By Tabassum Mosleh | Arrogance can be called a superiority complex, a sense of extreme self-love coupled with the false belief that one is better than everyone else. Those who are proud and arrogant often don’t realize their true state. Muhammad ibn al-Husayn ibn Ali said: Man’s reason will be diminished in proportion with arrogance, sense of greatness, or pride

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  • Love: The Foundation of Muslim Society in Madinah under the Prophet [Understand Quran in Tamil]

    By Tabassum Mosleh | None of you believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself. One of the salient points you notice in reading about the Prophet’s (sa) life is the way he strengthened the Madinan society by building bonds between people from the very start. He encouraged the rich to give to the poor

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  • Why Does the Quran Ask Us to Prostrate in Prayer?

    Admit it— the act of prostration (sujood), can sometimes feel like a burden, especially when you’re tired. You do it because this is what has been commanded of you, but has it ever occurred to you to wonder why Allah told us to pray to Him in a kneeling position, our palms and foreheads on the floor? The Science on

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  • 11 Things the Quran Tells Us About How to Live in the World

    While fixing your eyes on the eternal prize, be sure to inform yourself regarding what Allah expects from you in this life. Recognise that Allah is lord and master, not only of this world, but of all possible worlds, and that He provides for the world and saves it. So they defeated them by permission of Allah, and David killed

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