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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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  • 14 Big Names in Western Literature— All Influenced by the Quran

    See the rock-born stream! Like the gleam Of a star so bright Kindly spirits High above the clouds Nourished him while youthful In the copse between the cliffs. Young and fresh. From the clouds he danceth Down upon the marble rocks; Then tow’rd heaven Leaps exulting . . .                             ~ from “Mahomet’s Song” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe We have

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  • What Does the Quran Tell Us About Karma?

    “My business just folded, practically overnight! How did this happen?” “I don’t know, dude. Must be bad karma.” We hear the word “karma” a lot in the media but do we know what it means? More important, do we know what it means for us? The word orginated in the Hindu culture, which believes in reincarnation and the idea that

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  • Speaking without Knowledge Versus Hiding Beneficial Information [Understand Quran Course in Urdu]

    By Tabassum Mosleh | When it comes to talking about Islamic issues, there are two extremes of people. One extreme says that we are not allowed to interpret the Quran and Sunnah in any way and should keep our mouths shut about everything. People in the other extreme speak about those issues about which they know nothing and speak in

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  • The Worst Form of Jealousy, According to the Quran

    Let’s face it— we’re not living in an ideal world, and neither are we ideal people. A man can be jealous of the attention his wife showers on their children, at his expense, he believes. A woman can be jealous when her husband looks at a woman who hasn’t earned his attention the way she has. An ambitious student can

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  • Accusation of Fornication: A Common Evil— and a Major Sin [Understand Quran Online in Bangla]

    by Tabassum Mosleh | . . . you thought it was insignificant while it was, in the sight of Allah, tremendous. One of the juiciest topics of gossip is who’s going out with who and who’s hiding their affair with who. It might seem part of quite harmless everyday chatter. But when listening to this kind of talk,

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  • Key Words and Understand Quran

    | By Tabassum Mosleh | Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Educational researchers are putting more and more effort in finding out new and improved ways of teaching and learning. I was surprised to find out about one research that has received much media attention – a research on 100 key words. “An ongoing study at the university of Warwick says 100 will

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  • Wealth: 10 Quranic Teachings

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

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