Archive for the ‘Qur’an’ category

Before it’s too late

By Anonymous I had begun to think of this room as the ‘Yellow room’. Subconsciously we give things names. It had become a second home to us in a move nobody wanted to make. We would arrive early in the morning and find a vacant spot by the window seats and sit down, contemplating why […]

Do You Really Want to Memorize the Qur’an?

The Qur’an Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX Many of us make excuses for why we cannot memorize the Qur’an. Some of us are too busy. Some of us simply feel it’s too insurmountable a task. However, we make these excuses while having many blessings, countless of which […]

Cattle, Iron, & the Human Heart

Any time the creation deviates from the natural state God designed for it, it is bound for corruption. Any time we take on qualities reserved for other creations, we degenerate and descend in spiritual status. Like cattle, or iron even. Even though they glorify God, the cattle’s aims in life are to eat, drink, sleep […]

Raḩmah – Not Just ‘Mercy’

By Adnan Majid Bismilláhi r-Raḩmáni r-Raḩeem (In the Name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent) As the Qur’an’s first verse, the Bismillah is our gateway to divine revelation and our companion when beginning any activity. Its first part defines a Muslim identity—to approach all matters “in the name of God.” And its ending, […]

Making the Most of Taraweeh this Ramadan

With Ramadan drawing closer to us, preparations for the month of fasting are already underway. The brothers who will be leading taraweeh (optional night prayers during Ramadan), the huffadh (those who have memorized the Qur’an), are revising their memorization to get ready to lead, making sure they’ll be in top form with their memorization. Others […]

O God, Grant me a Friend

Let’s take a trip to a time long ago and extract wisdom from a wise man we all look up to and admire. Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) told us his story, not as a bed-time comfort, but as a means for us to extract life-long lessons. Let’s not overlook his story; let’s […]

The Three Doors of Iblees

Lecture by Suhaib Webb | Transcribed by Fuseina Mohamad Surat Al-Fatiha Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV| Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX | Part XXI | Part XXII | Part XXIII | Part XXIV | Part XXV We go now to the statement of Ibn Abbas radi Allahu `anhu (may […]

10 Tips to Becoming One of Allah’s Special People

The Qur’an Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX I was not a conscientious Muslim. As I entered my freshman year of high school, I had one very specific goal which I was determined to accomplish: to become popular. “Piety” was not consistent with this goal – at least not […]

The Greatest of All Mercy

When we think about mercy, perhaps the first image that enters our mind is that of a mother with her baby. Mercy is an interesting concept. It’s defined as compassion or forgiveness that’s shown towards someone or something, even though that object is within one’s power to punish or harm. It is also something to […]

Tafsir of Surat al-Hujurat Part 3

Imam Suhaib continues the discussion on the Chapter of the Rooms at ISBCC on Friday, January 20th.

Tafsir of Surat Al-Hujurat 2

Imam Suhaib Webb welcomes Imam Taalib Mahdee as they continue to discuss Surat al-Hujurat at ISBCC’s Friday Halaqa. Part I | Part II

Intercultural Marriages: A Qur’anic Reflection

By Eyad Alnaslah In Islam, the concept of diversity and tolerance is found many times in the Qur’an and hadith (records of the words of the Prophet ﷺ, peace be upon him). We find diversity in all our mosques and Islamic functions, with Muslims from different parts of the world, and of different cultures and […]

The Chapter of Etiquette

Imam Suhaib Webb begins to explain Surat al-Hujurat (Chapter of the Rooms, Quran 49) at ISBCC’s Friday night halaqa (circle, group). Part I | Part II 

Where All Needs Are Met

Two Hundred Word Tidbits: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V In Surah Taha, in an address to Prophet Adam `alayhi sallatu wa sallam (may Allah send His peace and blessings on him), Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala (exalted is He) describes Jannah (Paradise) in the following words: “Indeed, it […]

The Decree of Allah

Lecture by Suhaib Webb | Transcribed by Fuseina Mohamad Surat Al-Fatiha Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV| Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX | Part XXI | Part XXII | Part XXIII | Part XXIV | Part XXV Why did Iblees tell Allah all of this? Because he knew that Allah’s promise is the truth. […]

The Prayer of Shaytan

Lecture by Suhaib Webb | Transcribed by Fuseina Mohamad Surat Al-Fatiha Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV| Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX | Part XXI | Part XXII | Part XXIII | Part XXIV | Part XXV We praise Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) and we ask that the peace and blessings of […]

Riya’ Through Action

Lecture by Suhaib Webb | Transcribed by Fuseina Mohamad Surat Al-Fatiha Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV| Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX | Part XXI | Part XXII | Part XXIII | Part XXIV | Part XXV The fourth one is ar-riya’ bil ‘amal: riya’ (arrogance) through one’s actions. This means you do certain […]

Expanding Upon the Characteristics of the People of Jannah

By Raiiq Ridwan Glimpses into the World of the Unseen: I | II | III | IV |V | VI | VII | VIII As mentioned towards the end of the last article, we will be discussing the various characteristics of the people of Jannah (Paradise) mentioned in the Qur’an, and we have particularly selected two passages from the Qur’an which give many of the important qualities […]

Spoken Qur’an

The Qur’an was always conveyed through speech. When it was sent down, it was not sent down as a physical book that was read by the Companions. The Messenger ﷺ (peace be upon him) would recite it out loud and it would be heard and would move those who heard it. It had a penetrating […]

Faithful Friends

By Sabeen Mansoori A cursory reading of any translation of the Qur’an leaves one wondering why Allah (swt) repeats the stories of the Prophets so many times. It is related that Prophet Musa `alayhi sallatu wa sallam (may Allah send His peace and blessings on him) throws down his staff which swallows up the snakes […]