Category Archives: Holy Quran

Quran Story : The story of Prophet Ibraheem, Part – I

By | December 26, 2018

Prophet Ibraheem was born in Iraq. His father, whose name was Aazar, would carve idols from wood and sell them to the idol worshippers. Prophet Ibraheem led his life in continuous struggle to comprehensively establish Islam. He is mentioned with praiseworthy titles in the Quran which help us to understand his distinguished character. Prophet Ibraheem… Read More »

Quran Story : The story of Prophet Ibraheem, Part – II

By | December 26, 2018

Ibraheem Smashes the Idols When Ibraheem recognised that his father and people would not give up worshipping their idols, he left his father’s house and abandoned his people and what they worshiped. He decided to do something about their state of disbelief, but did not reveal it. He knew that there was to be a… Read More »

Religion Facts : Jesus Christ – Son of God? Part 1 : The Meaning of “Son of God”

By | December 7, 2018

  Islam : Jesus Christ – Son of God? Part 1 : The Meaning of “Son of God” “One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is    that a cat has only nine lives.” —Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar Son of God, son of David, or son of Man?  Jesus… Read More »

Quran Story : The story of Prophet Sulaymaan : Part – II

By | November 16, 2018

Quran Story : The story of Prophet Sulaymaan : Part – II The queen of Sheba, upon receiving the letter from Sulaymaan, may Allah exalt his mention, was very disturbed and hurriedly summoned her advisors. They reacted as to a challenge, for they felt that there was someone challenging them, hinting at war and defeat, and… Read More »

Quran Story : The story of Prophet Sulaymaan : Part – I

By | November 16, 2018

Quran Story : The story of Prophet Sulaymaan : Part – I Sulaymaan, may Allah exalt his mention, was one of the prominent Prophets of Allah, may Allah exalt their mention, who are well known in the religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. His story, which is an interesting one, is mentioned in the Noble… Read More »

Quran Story : The story of Prophet Eesaa, Part – II

By | November 14, 2018

In the first part of the Story of Prophet ‘Eesaa (Jesus), may Allah exalt his mention, we highlighted the most important events in his life: his miraculous birth, his childhood, the opposition of the Jewish authorities to his mission, his miracles, etc. Here we continue his story: Prophet ‘Eesaa, may Allah exalt his mention, continued… Read More »

Quran Story : The story of Prophet Eesaa, Part – I

By | November 14, 2018

While Maryam (Mary), may Allah exalt her mention, was praying in her place of worship, an angel in the form of a man appeared before her. Filled with terror, she tried to flee, praying (what means): “…’Indeed, I seek refuge in the Most Merciful from you, [so leave me], if you should be fearing of… Read More »

Islam – Happiness in Islam (part 3): Happiness is Found in Sincere Worship

By | November 2, 2018

In Part 1, we discussed the evolution of happiness in western thought, and its effect on western culture.  In part 2, we re-examined the definitions of happiness and tried to understand the relationship between science and happiness.  Now, in part 3, we will learn about happiness in the teachings of Islam. Islam is the religion… Read More »

Islam – Happiness in Islam (part 2) Happiness & Science

By | November 2, 2018

Part 1 of Happiness in Islam discussed the evolution of happiness in western thought and its effect on western culture.  In part 2 we will re-examine the definitions of happiness and talk about the relationship between science and happiness and how this in turn relates to the teachings of Islam. The Merriam Webster online dictionary… Read More »

Islam – Happiness in Islam (part 1) Concepts of Happiness

By | November 2, 2018

Even though happiness is perhaps one of the most important things in life, science still can not explain much about it.  Its concept itself is elusive.  Is it an idea, emotion, virtue, philosophy, ideal, or is it just programmed in the genes?  There is no agreed upon definition for it, yet  still everyone seems to… Read More »

Islam Hadith : Hadith On Knowledge

By | October 27, 2018

Narrated Hasan: Knowledge is of two types. Firstly, knowledge perceived by the heart, and that is useful knowledge; secondly, the knowledge at on the tip of one’s tongue, and that is an argument from Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, against the children of Adam. Transmitted by Darimi. Al-Tirmidhi – Hadith 270 Narrated Abdullah bin Amr:… Read More »

Islam : The 99 Names of Allah (SWT)

By | October 24, 2018

Al-Asma-ul-Husna ( اَلاسْمَاءُ الْحُسناى ) The 99 Most Beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah the Almighty He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is exalting Him. And He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. Surat Al-Hashr 59:24   And to Allah belong… Read More »

Quran Story : The 5 Lessons from the Story of Prophet Yunus

By | October 15, 2018

When you hear the name Prophet Yunus, or Jonah, the first thing that probably pops into your mind is the story of the encounter with the whale. Allah (ta’ala) mentioned this story in multiple verses in the Quran to serve as a lesson for us. And from these lessons, we have extracted five that are… Read More »

Quran Story : A Quranic Story About Tawakkul

By | October 15, 2018

Our Lord, I have settled some of my descendants in an uncultivated valley near Your sacred House, our Lord, that they may establish prayer. So make hearts among the people incline toward them and provide for them from the fruits that they might be grateful.” (Quran  14:37) When we hear the story of Prophet Ibraheem… Read More »

Quran Story : Stories of the Prophets – A Lesson in Tawheed

By | October 15, 2018

“And I have not created man and Jinns except to worship Me.” (Qur’an 54:51) Our foundation as Muslims is built upon the belief in Allah (ta’ala). As this verse points out, the only reason why we are created is to worship Allah (ta’ala). Everything that a Muslim does should be for the pleasure of Allah… Read More »

The Story of the Quran Part 4 – Then, Today, and for all Time

By | October 14, 2018

The origin of the Quran we hold in our hands today When Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel, it was revealed in seven Arabic dialects, therefore when different Companions recited there were sometimes slight differences in pronunciation.  While Prophet Muhammad was alive, he was able to clarify and resolve any pronunciation… Read More »