When Allah azza wa jal address His servants, He subhanahu wa ta’ala will say “‘ebaadi” - My servants. Sometimes the ‘yaa’ pronoun (yaa al-mutakalim, meaning “my”) will be there and sometimes it be omitted, while still retaining the meaning of “my”. Why this change?
Get ready to dive into the beauty of the Qur’an :)
Allah ta’ala says in surah Muddaththir:
فَمَا لَهُمْ عَنِ التَّذْكِرَةِ مُعْرِضِينَ كَأَنَّهُمْ حُمُرٌ مُّسْتَنفِرَةٌ فَرَّتْ مِن قَسْوَرَةٍ
Then what is [the matter] with them that they are, from the reminder, turning away, As if they were alarmed donkeys, fleeing from a lion? (74:49-51)
Allah compares them in their turning away from the Qur’an to a donkey that sees [...]
Taken from Muslim Youth Musings
“Come in”, Shaykh Haroon Baqai said.
I walked in slowly, shaking from head to toe. I had only applied for the Hifzh School a few days ago, and now I found myself entering his office for a scheduled interview. Alhamdulillah, it went smooth and after answering a few questions and memorizing anAyah from Surah [...]
Taken from Khaldun
This was translated from arabic into english by Sister Amina, also known as Bint Abee. May Allah reward her for her efforts. This is a very good read for people who are serious about memorizing but dont know where or how to start.
Hope you all benefit inshAllah, it is a bit [...]
In surah Tahreem, Allah azza wa jal says about the wives of Lut and Nuh:
وَقِيلَ ادْخُلَا النَّارَ مَعَ الدَّاخِلِينَ
“and it was said: “Enter the Fire along with those who enter!” (66:12)
We notice here that Allah ta’ala used the passive form in “qeela”, “it was said” (the doer is not mentioned).
Allah ta’ala says in this same [...]
In the beginning of surah Yaseen, Allah ta’ala says:
تَنْزِيلَ الْعَزِيزِ الرَّحِيمِ
(This Qur’an) is a revelation from the All-Mighty, the Especially Merciful. (36:5)
Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala begins this surah with an oath on the Qur’an that is Hakeem, and then declaring the Prophethood and guidance of the Prophet Muhammad sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam.
Allah ta’ala describes [...]
Shaykh Jamaal Zarabozo is a rare breed – a self-taught scholar of Islam who has achieved a profound command of the original sciences of our religion.
In the West, we do not have many options to learn directly from scholars and students of knowledge for long periods of time but alhamdulillah Shaykh Jamaal has been teaching [...]
A word that has recently fascinated me is the word inbaghaa إِنْبَغَى , which appears in the Qur’an in different verbal forms. This word is usually translated as “suitable” or “befitting” but has a deeper meaning…as always :)
This word can carry four different meanings depending on the context of the ayah. Here are some [...]
Allah says in the Qur’an,
أَلَمْ تَرَوْا أَنَّ اللَّهَ سَخَّرَ لَكُم مَّا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَأَسْبَغَ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعَمَهُ ظَاهِرَةً وَبَاطِنَةً
وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يُجَادِلُ فِي اللَّهِ بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ وَلَا هُدًى وَلَا كِتَابٍ مُّنِيرٍ
Do you not see that Allah has made subject to you whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth and [...]
A very beautiful video of a poem by a blind shaykh:
(direct link is here)