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Quran Study: A Discussion on Surah Al Insan

Name: It gets its name from the first line. It is the 76th Surah in the Noble Quran. Revelation: Most scholars state that it was revealed in Makkah, because of the way that it is written, but it is also stated that Line 8-10 was revealed in Medina. Theme: This Surah is to remind Men and Women about who they are and why Allah made them. From the start Allah describes how we were at one time nothing but a small piece of flesh that our parents didn’t even know about. No one spoke about us; no...


A Discussion on Surah Al Munafiqoon

Name: The Surah takes its name from the sentence ‘Idha jaa kal-munafiquna’ of verse 1. Revelation: This is a Madni Surah, because the Munafiqoon were most seen clearly in Medina. Theme: Before the Prophet's SAW emigration to Medina the tribes of the Aus and the Khazraj, fed up with their mutual rivalries and civil wars, had almost agreed on the leadership of one man and were making preparations to crown him their king. This was Abdullah Ibn Ubayy bin Salul, the chief of the Khazraj. During...


Quran Study: A Discussion on Surah Al Munafiqun

Surah Al Munafiqun is the 63rd Surah of the Holy Quran. The meaning of Al Munafiqun is the Hypocrites, which is from the root word nifaq, which means hypocrisy. Generally, we have learned that this Surah was revealed for three main reasons: There were Munafiq individuals at the time of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and we should know of them, Allah wanted to warn us from keeping the company of the Munafiqun, and Allah wanted to inform us to take heed that we, ourselves, could be of the...


Quran Study: A Discussion on Surah Al Ikhlas

Name: It means “The Purity”. It gets its name from the theme and subject matter, because it deals with only Tawheed in its pure and untouched form. Revelation: This is a Makki Surah, because it is short and speaks of Tawheed (the Oneness of Allah) and His attributes, which was the theme of early Makki Surahs. Another proof, presented by Maulana Maududi, of this Surah's being one of the earliest Surahs to be revealed is that in the early times of Islam in Makkah Umayyah bin Khalaf, the master...


Study: Surah al-Tukathur

s it makki or madini surah? Abu Hayyan, Iman Suyuti and Shaukani said that this Surah is a Makki surah. Theme and Subject Matter It talks about the people who worship the world. It says how all these things that we see as good, benefiting and blessings are nothing but a trial for us. Translation of Surah al-Tukathur Your craze for more and more and mutual rivalry for worldly gains has made you heedless, until you reach the graves. By no means! Soon you shall know! Again (note it well) by no...


Shaitan (Satan) the Cursed One

ecently, I have been thinking about how we as Muslims can identify and protect ourselves from Shaitan and his whispers. This is the main problem in the world. If people could differentiate between right and wrong the world would be a much better place. To begin let's see this ayah in surah Al-Araf, And if an evil suggestion comes to you from Satan, then seek refuge in Allah . Indeed, He is Hearing and Knowing. (The Noble Quran 7:200) Shaitan is a misguider. He is an enemy made of fire....