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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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  • Fighting Envy

      |by Tabassum Mosleh | (Please note that this story is fictional.) Maliha is lying in bed, her laptop resting on her lap. She hasn’t gone to work the last three days, spending the entire period lying around, browsing Facebook, eating chocolate bars, crying violently, or just staring at the ceiling for hours at a time. At thirty eight, Maliha

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  • How the Quran Helps Us Understand Allah

    One day, during a low point in my deen, I was making dua when I caught myself saying, “And help us to keep the commandments of Allah.” I immediately did a doubletake: If I was asking for help keeping the commandments of Allah, to whom was I praying? Shirk can take some pretty weird forms. We can’t let ourselves become

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  • Pause After Each Ayah in Surah Al-Fatihah!

    Surah Al-Fatihah is a dialogue between the abd (slave) and his Lord; it’s a conversation between you and Allah the Most High. There is a beautiful, thoughtful sunnah to revive to value this beautiful interaction! It is recommended for the one who prays to pause after each ayah when reciting Surah Al-Fatihah whether he or she is praying indivudally or

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  • The Prophet’s (sa) Care for Animals

    | by Tabassum Mosleh | Allah (swt) said, And the earth He laid for the creatures. Allah (swt) has made the world plain and balanced with firm mountains in order to make it stable and livable by all living creatures. And as human beings, it’s our responsibility to take care of and protect all other creatures, because

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  • Lesson from the Life of the Shaytan

    “Why does the shaytan always try and mess us up? Can’t he just do good deeds himself? All this energy he puts into our lives, he could have done so much good for himself!” This was a question one of my friends put to me a few days ago. My friend was going through a low imaan phase and struggling

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  • Donating Freely for the Sake of Allah | Learn Quran at UQA

    | By Tabassum Mosleh | Giving charity is one of the most rewarding of deeds, both in this world and the Hereafter. Allah (swt) says: The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies

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  • Forgetting to Live

    by Raiiq Ridwan And be not like those who forgot Allah and He caused them to forget their ownselves. Those are the rebellious. Surah Hashr is a very interesting Surah in the Quran. It is one of the Surahs that are considered the “Musabbihat—” Surahs which start with the Tasbeeh of Allah (there are six other Surahs that

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  • Stories Narrated by the Prophet | Learn Quranic Arabic at UQA

    By Tabassum Mosleh | Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. The Prophet (sa) sometimes narrated stories of previous people to the Companions. Of course, all these stories were facts and not made up, and the Prophet (sa) didn’t narrate them for entertainment but rather to learn lessons from them that we can apply to our own lives. Here are three stories narrated by

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