Islam explained (post 1)

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In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful

Islam explained (post 1)


Welcome dear curious reader. We’ll be giving you a brief introduction to Islam.

Whether you’re a Muslim or not, it is anticipated that you will learn much from this endeavour.

Sadly, Islam is still largely misunderstood by much of the population.

Thus, we took the initiative to tell you the TRUTH about Islam.

Let’s begin!

 

1. Allah-The Supreme Creator and Lord of all creation. The One True God worthy of worship. Allah is the Eternal, uncreated Creator.  He is One, Self-sufficient, independent from and separate from His creation. Allah does not have any partners or children. There is nothing like Allah. Allah is the All-Knowing, All-Seeing, All-Hearing, Provider, Cherisher, Sustainer and Originator of the universe. It is essential to affirm the Oneness of Allah in His Lordship, His names and attributes and His exclusive right to be worshipped without partners or associates.

You can find a superb description of Allah in chapter 112 of the Qur’an:

 

2. Islam– Means submission to the will of the One Supreme Creator of the universe known as ‘Allah’ or The One True God.

 

3. Muslim- One who submits his/her will to the Will of Allah. The purpose in life is to worship Allah, not because He needs us (remember He is Self-Sufficient, Self-Subsisting) but because we need Him. It is in everyone’s natural disposition to recognise Allah’s Lordship and His right to be worshipped exclusively.

 

4.Messengers and prophets– Allah did not leave creation without guidance. He sent prophets and messengers, who were human beings, to warn their nations and remind them to worship Allah alone. We believe in Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus among others, peace be upon them all. Incidentally, we believe Jesus was born from the virgin Mary, miraculously without a father. Jesus is not the son of God, because God (Allah) is One, without partners, associates or children. Humans and created beings have children, and God is unlike His creation! Therefore, we respect and believe in Jesus peace be upon him as a messenger of God who never claimed divinity, but rather, he called to the worship of The One True God (Allah) alone without partners.

 

5. Scriptures and revealed books– Allah sent the messengers with scriptures to guide the people to come back to the worship of One True God alone. We believe in the original scriptures, such as the Torah, Psalms and Gospel (the current day versions have been altered by man over time and are thus no longer in the original form). All the messengers and prophets (peace be upon them all) professed Islamic Monotheism. The previous messengers were sent with revelations for their people at their times. Thereafter, Allah sent a final messenger to guide,remind and warn us.

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6. The Final prophet and messenger and final book of revelation– Allah sent the final prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as the last messenger after whom no new messenger will be sent to mankind. Allah revealed the final book of revelation,The Qur’an, to the prophet Muhammad, who conveyed this to his people. The Qur’an is the verbatim words of Allah.

The miracle is that the Qur’an has been preserved from change since its revelation over 1400 years ago, as Allah guaranteed to guard it from corruption.

Verily, We, it is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur’an) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption) .

[Qur’an, 15:9- English interpretation]

The message Muhammad was sent with and the final revealed book (The Qur’an)  abrogates all other books and laws before it. Muhammad peace be upon him also called to the Oneness of God and called people to worship Allah alone without partners (Islamic Monotheism), the same message of the previous prophets. The prophet Muhammad came with Islam, and the Qur’an, and this is the message all nations after him are to follow, as commanded by Allah. Indeed, it is through obeying God (Allah) that we hope to attain eternal bliss in the afterlife.

 

To be continued…

LAYLAT-UL-QADR – IT MIGHT BE TONIGHT

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LAYLAT-UL-QADR IT… MIGHT BE TONIGHT


asalamu alaykum!

BISMILLAH

‘A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) used to exert himself in devotion during the last ten nights to a greater extent than at any other time. (sahih  muslim)

We are now in the last ten days of Ramadan 1438. Subhanallah

SEE BELOW HOW TO  OBSERVE LAYLATUL QADR*

 

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Verily, We have sent it (this Qur’ân) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree)[] (1) And what will make you know what the night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is? (2) The night of Al-Qadr (Decree) is better than a thousand months (i.e. worshipping Allâh in that night is better than worshipping Him a thousand months, i.e. 83 years and 4 months) (3) Therein descend the angels and the Rûh [Jibril (Gabriel)] by Allâh’s Permission with all Decrees, (4) (All that night), there is Peace (and Goodness from Allâh to His believing slaves) until the appearance of dawn.[] (5)

[QUR’AN CHAPTER 97, ENGLISH INTERPRETATION]


*How to observe laylatul Qadr: click here

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:  “Whoever stays up and prays on Laylat al-Qadr out of faith and in the hope of reward, his previous sins will be forgiven.” Agreed upon.

Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam taught ‘Aisha radi Allahu anhaa what to say on laylat-ul-qadr (see image below):


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Allahumma innaka ‘Affuwun tuHibbul’Afwa f’Afu ‘Annee

Let’s revive the sunnah and flee to Allah! please remember us in your duas, and like and share this in sha Allah!

May Allah forgive all of us who believe and admit us to  paradise, by His mercy. May Allah protect us from heedlessness of Him. Allah abundantly bless Rasoollullah Muhammad Sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Allahumma Ameen

 

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QUR’AN LESSON 15 & 16- TAJWEED TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS!

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QUR’AN LESSONS- 15 & 16 TAJWEED TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS!


 Asalamu alaykum!

Let us renew our intentions and learn Qur’an with proper Tajweed. Let’s be excellent for Allah!

It is the Month of Qur’an after all!

Take a look at video 10 Tajweed rules:

and video 11

 

This is your Tajweed lesson for Thursday. Subscribe to our blog (see the box on the left hand side), or drop us an email to get regular Tajweed lessons sent to you for free. Look out for new lessons in sha Allah.

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May Allah help us all to be sincere for Him alone and to recite the Qur’an without mistakes in our recitation, following the final prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Allah enable us to act upon the Qur’an. Allahumma salli alaa Muhammad wa alaa aalihi wa sahbihi ajmaeen! Amin.

Keep us in your dua’s.

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QUR’AN LESSON 13 & 14- TAJWEED TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS!

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QUR’AN LESSONS- 13 & 14 TAJWEED TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS!


 Asalamu alaykum!

Let us renew our intentions and learn how to pronounce the throat letters, Kha (خ) , Ghayn (غ), Ha (ح) and ‘Ayn (ع) with an Arabic accent:

 

Take a look at video 9 Tajweed rules:

Rules of ‘Ra’, heavy and light.

 

This is your Tajweed lesson for Tuesday. Subscribe to our blog (see the box on the left hand side), or drop us an email to get regular Tajweed lessons sent to you for free. Look out for new lessons in sha Allah.

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May Allah help us all to be sincere for Him alone and to recite the Qur’an without mistakes in our recitation, following the final prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Allah enable us to act upon the Qur’an. Allahumma salli alaa Muhammad wa alaa aalihi wa sahbihi ajmaeen! Amin.

Keep us in your dua’s.

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QUR’AN LESSON 11 & 12- TAJWEED TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS!

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QUR’AN LESSONS- 11 & 12 TAJWEED TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS!


 Asalamu alaykum!

Let us renew our intentions and learn how to pronounce ض (Daad) with an Arabic accent:

 

Take a look at video 8 Tajweed rules:

 

This is your Tajweed lesson for Tuesday. Subscribe to our blog (see the box on the left hand side), or drop us an email to get regular Tajweed lessons sent to you for free. Look out for new lessons in sha Allah.

Share this lesson for the barakah. http://wp.me/p4GU3D-ry

May Allah help us all to be sincere for Him alone and to recite the Qur’an without mistakes in our recitation, as perfectly as the final prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam recited. Allah enable us to act upon the Qur’an. Allahumma salli alaa Muhammad wa alaa aalihi wa sahbihi ajmaeen! Amin.

Keep us in your dua’s.

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QUR’AN LESSON 9 &10- TAJWEED TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS!

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QUR’AN LESSONS- 9 & 10 TAJWEED TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS!


 Asalamu alaykum!

Let us renew our intentions and take a look at video 6 Tajweed rules:

And Tajweed video 7:

 

This is your Tajweed lesson for Tuesday. Subscribe to our blog (see the box on the left hand side), or drop us an email to get regular Tajweed lessons sent to you for free. Look out for a new lessons in sha Allah.

Share this lesson for the barakah. http://wp.me/p4GU3D-qY 

May Allah help us all to be sincere for Him alone and to recite the Qur’an without mistakes in our recitation, as perfectly as the final prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam recited. Allahumma salli alaa Muhammad wa alaa aalihi wa sahbihi ajmaeen! Amin.

Keep us in your dua’s.

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QUR’AN LESSON 8- TAJWEED TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS!

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QUR’AN LESSONS- 8 TAJWEED TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS!


 Asalamu alaykum!

Let us renew our intentions and take a look at video 5 Tajweed rules:

This is your Tajweed lesson for Thursday. Subscribe to our blog (see the box on the left hand side), or drop us an email to get regular Tajweed lessons sent to you for free. Look out for a new lessons in sha Allah.

Share this lesson for the barakah. http://wp.me/p4GU3D-qI

May Allah help us all to be sincere for Him alone and to recite the Qur’an without mistakes in our recitation, as perfectly as the final prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam recited. Allahumma salli alaa Muhammad wa alaa aalihi wa sahbihi ajmaeen! Amin.

Keep us in your dua’s.

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