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  • 8 Quran-Based Attitudes Toward Dua

      What does the Quran teach us about dua? Apparently it’s not as simple as asking for a favour. The Message assumes that we approach dua with certain necessary attitudes— and that we leave it positively transformed. Let’s take a brief survey. Speak Only to the One Who Will Answer. It’s difficult for we mere humans to grasp, but the

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  • 3 Enlightening Stories from the Quran

    | By Tabassum Mosleh | Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. From among trillions and trillions of incidents that have occurred throughout human history, Allah (swt) picked just a few to narrate in the Quran. Obviously, these stories are special. Let us look at some of these stories and what lessons we might take from them. One day a man was passing through

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  • Marriage, Patience, and a Dua of the Prophet for Blessing| Understand Quran Academy

    | By Tabassum Mosleh | Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Among the most inspiring female Companions of the Prophet (sa) was Rumaysa, nicknamed Umm Sulaym (ra). When Abu Talhah (ra) told her that he wanted to marry her, she said, “A man like you is not to be rejected, O Abu Talhah, but you are a disbeliever and I am a Muslim,

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  • Differences Among the Companions Regarding Meanings and Explanation of the Quran [Learn Tajweed in Hindi]

    | by Tabassum Mosleh | Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim.| They were the best of generations of this nation. They learned the Quran directly from the Prophet (sa). And yet they differed in explaining meanings of the verses. How come? Ibn Taymiyyah (ra) argues that there is little difference between the Companions of the Prophet (sa) regarding exegesis of the Quran. “Whenever

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  • Seeking Forgiveness the Sunnah Way

    Think about all the things that cause you distress, anxiety, and worries. Could there be something that might relieve you of it all? If so, what an incredible value it would have! The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: If anyone constantly seeks pardon (from Allah), Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress and

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  • Violence in the Quran: Look at the Whole Forest, Not Just One Tree

    Quoting sacred verses out of context is one of the hallmarks of religious extremism. Why? Because isolating certain verses and separating them from the spirit in which they were said, their historical context, and the entire meaning of the book very often gives a verse or phrase a meaning that’s more suited to a terrorist agenda than to the truth.

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  • Why is Zakah So Often Linked With Prayer in the Quran?

    And establish prayer and give zakah and bow with those who bow .  The Saheeh English translation of the Quran contains 33 references to the word “zakah,” and 28 of them refer to those who establish prayer and give zakah. Clearly prayer and zakah are spiritually inseparable. To figure out why, let’s take a moment

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  • The Six Blind Men and Us

    By Tabassum Mosleh | I was printing some reading comprehension worksheets for my cousin when I came across this story. There were these six blind men who, having little knowledge of elephants, got very excited when they were informed of one tramping down the road. They requested the rider to let them examine it and, having no sight, went over

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  • Allah Gives Without Account

    By Tabassum Mosleh | And Allah gives provision to whom He wills without account. It is evident in the examples in the Quran that, when you ask something from Allah, He gives you not just that thing, but better. Sometimes we don’t realize that what we got is better than what we wished, but sooner or later it

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  • 4 Ways the Prophet Explained the Quran, With Examples (English translation)

    | by Tabassum Mosleh | Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim . . . | The role of the Prophet (sa) didn’t end with the conveying of the verses of the Quran. He taught his companions, and through them he taught us, the importance of the verses, their usage, and how to implement them in practice. Allah (swt) says: It is He who

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  • When a Child Sneezes, Supplicate!

    How can you get rewarded for making dua’ for someone, gain hasanaat for reviving an abandoned sunnah, and be rewarded for teaching a child a sunnah habit, inshaa’Allah, gaining ongoing charity for each time they say “alhamdulillah” when they sneeze? Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan said: As for the child if it sneezes you do not respond to it (saying ‘yarhamakAllaah,’ etc.)

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  • The Quranic Ideal of Friendship

    Lina was heartbroken. “I thought she was my friend!” she moaned. “I did everything for her! No sacrifice was too small! And she just threw me away like an old dishrag!” A Truly Valuable Kind of Love Friendship can be one of the greatest rewards in life, a source of fun, emotional safety and gratification, peace, and intellectual stimulation. The

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  • Nearness to God

    by Ibrahim Rasool | The omnipresence of God and nearness of God to man is one of the central messages of The Holy Quran. Several verses speak of how much God is loving and affectionate towards humanity and several other verses expect the same from human beings. So, when you are free, strive hard, and to your Lord turn your

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  • Freedom of Women in Islam [Understand Quran Academy]

    By Tabassum Mosleh | Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim | Women’s freedom in Islam is one of the most vulnerable targets for attackers of Islam. The conflict is not because the Islamic concept of women’s freedom has any weakness, because Allah’s laws are perfect in every way. The weakness is rather in lack of knowledge and research in Islamic academics and ignorance

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  • Quranic Arabic Grammar Lessons: Meanings of the Different Forms of Verbs

    by Tabassum Mosleh | Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Studying Arabic grammar is very similar to studying mathematics: There are various clear-cut rules that come together to form an intricate framework of words. The same three or four root letters can be used to form many, many words, and the same rules can be applied to form other such multiplicity of words

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