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  • Weekly Jumuah Special: Will the Heavens and the Earth Cry for You?

    by Khawlah Bint Yahya ‘What is your favourite Surah of the Quran’, I asked. ‘I think Surah az-Zumar,’ my friend replied. ‘Because it contains the moment the doors of Jannah open…’ Two months ago we stood there with raised hands begging for Forgiveness. We emptied our pockets for those in need. We asked Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala for everything we

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  • The Quran: A Gentle Teacher of Patience

    By Warda Krimi Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu brothers and sisters. In Surat Yusuf we see a gifted young man thrown in prison for years under a false accusation. Imagine how he must have felt, confined within those dark, dirty stone walls for years, suffering loneliness and hunger! It may be hard to believe it, but Allah (swt) was

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  • Who says Miracles Don’t Happen in Our Time?

    By Asma Naeem From Bold Girl to God-fearing Woman I’m going to tell you about a few miracles that transformed me from a bold, modern girl to a modest, God-fearing lady who now offers, masha Allah, all five prayers a day and sometimes the Tahajjud Prayer as well. A Budding Curiousity By profession I was a mathematics teacher in my

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  • The Best Thing To Do Is…

    Welcome to the very first Jumuah Productivity Special, dedicated to Quran & Productivity! Each week we will give you valuable daily life lessons based on ayaat of the Qur’an, completely focussed on how YOU can be more productive through the Quran. Before we start; a question for you:  Do you want to be of the Sabiqoon? Now you might think;

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  • How to Battle Difficulties with Patience and Perseverance (A Quranic Perspective)

    by Towheed Fatma We will test you with a certain amount of fear and hunger and loss of wealth and life and fruits of your toil. But give good news to the steadfast: Those who, when disaster strikes them, say, “We belong to Allah and to Him we will return”. Those are the people who will have blessings and mercy

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  • If You Feel That Learning Quran is Too Difficult…

    by Amani Iqbal The following is an encouragement for those who may feel that learning the Qur’an is too difficult or will not bring great rewards. The Importance of Qur’anic Learning As a child growing up in Dubai, the Arabic language was a part of my school curriculum. However, as we all know, the Arabic in the Quran is far

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  • Introducing: Qur’an & Productivity

    Assalamu alaykum dear brothers and sisters, We are introducing a new series of articles dedicated to Quran & Productivity, coming to you on a special day every week, Jumu’ah (Friday)! Each post will contain valuable daily life lessons based on ayaat of the Qur’an, completely focussed on how YOU can be more productive through the Qur’an. Are you ready for

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  • Announcing: Support Forum for Understand Quran Academy

    Assalamu alaykum dear brothers and sisters, Today we are introducing the brand new Understand Quran Support Forum! What is this forum for? Post Your Questions – myself & our team will do our best to answer asap Interact with other students (and maybe answer someone else’s question while you’re at it) Read the FAQs Use the search function to see

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  • How to expose your art to 100s of 1000s Muslims?

    Assalamu alaykum dear brothers and sisters, Are you a Graphic Designer and would you like to get exposure to 100s of 1000 Muslim brothers and sisters? Are you as passionate as we are about Quran and would you like to earn ajr while expressing your art? We are inviting all Muslim Graphic Designers to submit a beautiful graphic expression with an

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  • MOBILISEZ-VOUS POUR VOTRE PROPHETE

    Chers frères et soeurs assalamou aleykoum wa rahmatoullah wa barakatouh. Vous êtes au courant de la vague de protestation dans le monde musulman concernant ce film contre le prophète Mouhammad (s.a.w.s.) . Même Youtube a refusé de retirer ce film, et les musulmans sont, comme vous le savez très offusqués de cela.Ce film a pollué l’internet avec des calomnies et

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  • Why You Must Understand Surah al Fatiha

    By Marie Matney Surah al Fatiha— Brightest of the Brightest Stars While we know that all the words of the Qur’an are equally beautiful, Surah al Fatiha, also known as the mother of all the Qur’an, has to be the brightest of these beautiful stars. For a new Muslim convert the surah that opens the gates of communication with the

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  • My Quran by Naheed Tahir

    My Quran has been with me for the past 34 years. When I say “my” Quran, I mean the one I bought when I had completed my first recitation. I remember the day—  I was so proud when I bought it from what was then one of the few halal shops in our area in the UK.  I was twelve

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  • 15 ways to bring Hajj to you NOW!

    When I watched the intro video of the ‘Hajj: from Ritual to Spiritual’ course it reminded me of my Hajj.  I never saw a course like this, focused on understanding Hajj. I only watched some ‘prep videos’ online, you know, the ones telling you what to pack and what to say when you’re there. It was 2008. I had just

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  • Stand Up and Present Your Prophet (pbuh) to the World!

    In the name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful Brothers and Sisters: Assalam alaikum wrwb, You know the storm of protests going throughout the Muslim world regarding the Anti-Islam movie about Prophet Muhammad SAW. Even YouTube has refused to remove the video and Muslims are upset about this. This movie has polluted the internet with lies and accusations. May Allah

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  • You Don’t Have to See the Whole Staircase by Faiza Asad

    Assalamu alaykum dear brothers and sisters, As you may remember in our previous blog post, we have asked our readers to write Quran related articles and personal stories. Alhamdulillah, we have received a lot of feedback from you all. And here we would like to share with you a personal story from our sister Faiza Asad. By the way, if

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