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Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you some narrations and even an ayat from the Quran to talk to you about the blessings, importance, and benefits of tahajjud prayer( the night prayer). Even though this is not a mandatory prayer, this is the prayer, after the fard(mandatory), as regarded with the highest standard. I know it is hard to wake up for tahajjud and I am guilty of myself for not trying to wake up for tahajjud as much as I should. This prayer is so special and so magnificent that once you read the Quran ayat and all the hadiths that Insha’Allah we will all try to incorporate this prayer in our lives.

Here is the Quran ayat about praying in the night:

“Establish prayer at the decline of the sun [from its meridian] until the darkness of the night and [also] the Qur’an of dawn. Indeed, the recitation of dawn is ever witnessed.And from [part of] the night, pray with it as additional [worship] for you; it is expected that your Lord will resurrect you to a praised station.” (Surah Isra, 17:78-79).

Here are some hadiths about tahajjud:

Abu Hurairah reports that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “Our Lord Descends to the lowest heaven during the last third of the night, inquiring: `Who will call on Me so that I may respond to him? Who is asking something of Me so I may give it to him? Who is asking for My forgiveness so I may forgive him?”[ Bukhari and Muslim.]

Abdullah ibn `Amr reports that the Prophet (saws) said: “The most beloved fast to Allah is the fast of (Prophet) Dawood (a.s.). And the most beloved prayer to Allah is the prayer of (Prophet) Dawood (a.s.). He (Prophet Dawood (a.s.)) would sleep half of the night and then pray during the next third of the night and then sleep during the last sixth of the night.And he would fast one day and not fast the next.”[ Bukhari and Muslim.]

Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, “The best prayer after the obligatory prayers is the night prayer.”[Muslim]

Abd Allah ibn Salam (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, “O people! Spread the salams, feed others, maintain family ties, and pray at night when others sleep and you will enter Heaven safely.”[Tirmidhi, Hakim]

Narrated Al-Mughira: The Prophet(SAW) used to stand (in the prayer) or pray till both his feet or legs swelled. He was asked why (he offered such an unbearable prayer) and he said, “should I not be a thankful slave.” [Bukahri]

Narrated Salim’s father: In the life-time of the Prophet(SAW) whosoever saw a dream would narrate it to Allah’s Apostle(SAW). I had a wish of seeing a dream to narrate it to Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) I was a grown up boy and used to sleep in the Mosque in the life-time of the Prophet. I saw in the dream that two angels caught hold of me and took me to the Fire which was built all round like a built well and had two poles in it and the people in it were known to me. I started saying, “I seek refuge with Allah from the Fire.” Then I met another angel who told me not to be afraid. I narrated the dream to Hafsa who told it to Allah’s Apostle(SAW). The Prophet(SAW) said, “Abdullah is a good man. I wish he prayed Tahajjud.” After that ‘Abdullah (i.e. Salim’s father) used to sleep but a little at night.  [Bukhari]

Narrated ‘Aisha: Allah’s Apostle(SAW) used to offer eleven Rakat and that was his prayer. He used to prolong the prostration to such an extent that one could recite fifty verses (of the Quran) before he would lift his head. He used to pray two Rakat (Sunna) before the Fajr prayer and then used to lie down on his right side till the call-maker came and informed him about the prayer.  [Bukhari]

As you can see there are an enormous amount of blessings and the great importance to this prayer. Insha’Allah we all turn back to Allah(SWT) and ask for forgiveness, guidance, protection, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.

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Benefits of Surah Hashr

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I want to write about the benefits of reciting and knowing Surah Hashr.

First of all just reciting and reading Quran has so much benefit in it.

The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a hasanah(good deed) from it, and the hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is a letter , rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.” (At-Tirmidhi).

So with this being mentioned everyone should try to incorporate Quran in their lives and learn from it. Just try it at least once and slowly build upon it. The religion of Islam is powerful so don’t overdo it and burn yourself out, rather take a gradual process to do this.

So here is a hadith on the benefits of Surah Hashr:

The Prophet(SAW) said, ‘Whoever when he wakes in the morning says ‘I seek refuge with Allah against the accursed satan’ and then recited three verses from the last part of Surah al Hashr, will be assigned seventy thousand angels to pray for him until the evening, and should he die that day, he would have died a martyr’ [Ibn Ahmad, Darimi, Tirmidhi 5/182]

As you can see that there are many benefits to reciting and knowing this Surah. So to protect ourselves and to prepare ourselves let us try to learn more about Islam and pick up the Quran more often. Below is a link for you to purchase your own Quran and please check out our shopping page.

The Holy Qur’an: English Translation, Commentary and Notes with Full Arabic Text (English and Arabic Edition)

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you an ayat(verse) in the Quran that talks about how a person who moves up in altitude his/her chest contracts, in which modern science has proven after the revelation

In the Quran it states, “So whoever Allah wants to guide – He expands his breast to [contain] Islam; and whoever He wants to misguide – He makes his breast tight and constricted as though he were climbing into the sky. Thus does Allah place defilement upon those who do not believe.” (Surah An’am 6:125).

Mammalian animals, such as human beings, need oxygen to live. Science has also shown how atmospheric pressure dictates the amount of oxygen human beings can intake. As human beings ascend up a mountain, or go up in altitude, the atmospheric pressure declines as well as the amount of oxygen that gets entered into your system due to the thinning of air. As the oxygen content declines we have trouble breathing because our chests contract against our lungs. This is why people who climb mountains will sometimes bring oxygen tanks to help them breathe. There is a link below that explains the science in more detail.

Now, back to the Quran, how can someone who got revelation 1400 years ago know about this scientific concept that was only discovered afterwards? It is not mere coincidence if scientific concepts of the Quran keep occurring that was not possible 1400 years ago. The Quran is the true incorruptible word of God.

Inshal’Allah we all turn back to Allah(SWT) and ask for guidance, protection, forgiveness, and to enter us in Jannah-al-Firdaus.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1114067/

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you two verses of the Quran that talk about the weight of clouds. Astonishingly clouds can carry up to a lot of weight as proven by modern day science and exemplified in the Quran 1400 years ago.

The Quran states:

“And it is He who sends the winds as good tidings before His mercy until, when they have carried heavy rainclouds . . .” (Surah A’raf, 7:57)

“It is He who shows you lightening, [causing] fear and aspiration, and generates the heavy clouds.” (Surah Ra’d, 13:12)

The key words that should be noted in these two ayats is that Allah(SWT) mentions clouds as being heavy. 1400 years ago and even till today people may look upon clouds and it may seem like there are extremely light due to it floating in such high altitudes. However, when you calculate the weight of water inside these clouds it is very interesting that they weigh a lot. As an example, a cumulus cloud can contain up to 300, 000 tons of water which is roughly 300000000 kg or 661386786.555 pounds of water. Suban’Allah the beauty of the Quran. If you do not believe me just look it up yourself and be astonished.

Insha’Allah we all ask Allah(SWT) to forgive us, guide us, protect us, and enter us in Junnah-al-Firdaus.

Benefits of Surah Kahf

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I want to write about the benefits of reciting and knowing Surah Kahf.

First of all just reciting and reading Quran has so much benefit in it.

The Prophet(sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah will receive a hasanah(good deed) from it, and the hasanah is multiplied by ten. I do not say that Alif-Laam-Meem is a letter , rather Alif is a letter, Laam is a letter, and Meem is a letter.” (At-Tirmidhi).

So with this being mentioned everyone should try to incorporate Quran in their lives and learn from it. Just try it at least once and slowly build upon it. The religion of Islam is powerful so don’t overdo it and burn yourself out, rather take a gradual process to do this.

So here are some hadiths on the benefits of Surah Kahf:

From Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri, who said: “Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).”
(Narrated by al-Daarimi, 3407. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami, 6471)

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the day of Jumu’ah, a light will shine for him from beneath his feet to the clouds of the sky, which will shine for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will be forgiven (his sins) between the two Fridays.’”
(al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, 1/298)

Abu al-Darda (Allah be pleased with him) related that the Prophet of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said, Whoever commits ten verses from the beginning Surat al-Kahf will be protected from the Dajjal.[Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasai, and others; the wording is Muslims]

In a narration in Muslim and Abu Dawud it states, From the end of Surat al-Kahf. Tirmidhi related is with the words, Whoever recites three verses from the beginning ofal-Kahf will be protected from the tribulations of the Dajjal.,[Mundhiri, al-Targhib wal Tarhib, #2172-2173]

As you can see that there are many benefits to reciting and knowing this Surah. So to protect ourselves and to prepare ourselves let us try to learn more about Islam and pick up the Quran more often. Below is a link for you to purchase your own Quran and please check out our shopping page.

The Holy Qur’an: English Translation, Commentary and Notes with Full Arabic Text (English and Arabic Edition)

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you a verse in the Quran that talks about where water originates from in this earth that we live in. I would also like to share with you the science behind the origins of water on earth and how they exactly match up.

In the Quran it states, ” . . .and what Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing therein every [kind of] moving creature . . .”(Surah Baqarah 2:164).

Allah(SWT) tells us in this ayat that he has sent down rain/water from the heavens to give this earth life. Since before the earth contained water it was dry, barren, and had lots of volatile materials. Well scientist have discovered through astrological, archaeological  chemical, and biological research that water was sent from comets/asteroids from space that contained ice, in which these comets/asteroids collided with earth and created reactions accordingly with the volatile materials to produce and spread about water over the earth. Scientists even explain how the hydrogen isotope ratios from collected archaeological sites where comets have struck indicate that this is how water had to spread over the earth because this same hydrogen isotope collection is only found in comets far in space that have ice on it.

It is extremely clear that Quran is accurate that the water of this earth was sent from above.

ice comet

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/deepimpact/media/deepimpact_water_ice.html

Insha’Allah we all turn back to Allah(SWT) and ask for guidance, protection, forgiveness, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.

 

Check the link and video from scientists that explain the ratio of hydrogen isotopes that explain how comets with ice are the reason this earth has water.

http://www.space.com/13185-comets-water-earth-oceans-source.html

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

Let me start by saying that I do not want to start by fighting or debating people. I would like people to open up their eyes, heart, and mind  and really question their faith. By questioning your faith, and if you truly want to find truth and be guided, you will be able to see that the Bible cannot be the true words of God due to the fact that it destroys the moral character of the prophets through its consistent fabrications, insertions, and mistranslations.

Prophets are meant to be people of the highest character and thus be role models for humanity. However, the Bible has portrayed the character of the Prophet Lot(Lut(as)) as a man of deplorable character. Now let me ask you the simple question. How can you have a role model who does not have good morality? It is simply ridiculous.

In the Bible in Genesis 19: verses 30-38 it talks about the relationship of Prophet Lot(Lut(as)) and his two daughters. It states:

30 And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters.

31 And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:

32 Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

33 And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

34 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.

35 And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.

36 Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.

37 And the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

38 And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

Unless you think it is morally correct to drink and then commit incest with your daughters to spawn a child then something is wrong with you.

The Prophets as depicted in Islam and common sense are meant to help and guide humanity  thus meaning that they have to be extremely good in nature and have a great amount of wisdom of all their actions. Now with the Bible we are questioning whether or not Prophets have true wisdom and a guiding message. Otherwise this depiction would never occur.

In Islam you will never find one verse in our scriptures that deplore the moral character of the Prophets because we hold these Prophets to the highest standards for morality and character. We preserve their sanctity and their beauty in their message.

Insha’Allah we all turn to Allah(SWT) and ask him to open our hearts, eyes, and minds to come back to him and ask for guidance, protection, forgiveness, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.

 

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you the one thing, narrated by the Prophet(SAW), that differentiates the Muslim’s from anyone else: The 5 Prayer’s(Salah).

It may seem difficult to pray 5 times a day but this is our duty and responsibility as a slave and servant of God and it is a sign of being a true believer.

Allah(SWT) says in the Quran: “The believers, men and women, are protecting friends of one another; they enjoin good and forbid evil, and they establish Salah, and give Zakah, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah will have His Mercy on them, and surely, Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.” (Surah At-Tawbah, 9: 71)

Even the Prophet(SAW) emphasised that the Salah is what defines us as a Muslim.

Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Between a man and disbelief and paganism is the abandonment of Salat (prayer).‘[Muslim]

Buraidah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “That which differentiates us from the disbelievers and hypocrites is our performance of Salat. He who abandons it, becomes a disbeliever.”[At-Tirmidhi]

Shaqiq bin `Abdullah reported: The Companions of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) did not consider the abandonment of any action as disbelief except neglecting Salat.[At-Tirmidhi]

Let us all strive to establish our fundamentals and foundations with the Prayer(Salah) and Insha’Allah we ask Allah(SWT) for guidance, protection, forgiveness, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you all a verse in the Quran that explains how the forelock of the brain is the site of lying and sin, in which scientists recently discovered how the prefrontal area of the brain controls motivation to move, initiate  and plan which can be extended to the centrality of initiating a lie or a sin.

In the Quran it states, “No! If he does not desist, We will surely drag him by the forelock-A lying, sinning forelock.”(Surah Alaq 96:15-16).

Allah(SWT) tells us how the forelock, the prefrontal area of the brain, controls lying and sin.

It is understood that in the realm of anatomy and physiology is the center for motivation to cause movement and aggression. As stated in the text, “Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology” by Rod Seeley. If this area of the brain causes motivation and aggression it will then definitely trigger sin and lying because these results are simply by-products of motivation and aggression.

Now back to Islam. The Quran is truly the word of God because 1400 years ago the capability of this type of scholarly research and analysis in science was unfathomable.

Insha’Allah we all turn back to Allah(SWT) and ask for forgiveness, guidance, protection, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.

Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you the importance of one of the most fundamental concepts of Islam: Salah(Prayer).

Salah is extremely important when it comes to being a true Muslim. It provides a gateway towards spiritual enlightenment, contentedness, and peace.

In the Quran it states, “Guard strictly your (habit of) prayers, especially the Middle Prayer; and stand before Allah in a devout (frame of mind).”(Surah Baqarah, 2:238).

Allah(SWT) commands us to guard strictly to our prayers, and the Prophet(SAW) clarifies the reasoning behind it by stating how it will be the first thing that will be asked of us on the Day of Judgement.

Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The first thing the people will be accountable for on the Day of Judgment is prayer, Allah will say to His angels (even though he already knows) : “Look at my servants prayers. Were they complete or not?” If they were complete It will be written as complete. If they were not fully complete Allah will say: “See if my servant has voluntary prayers, If he has them Allah will say: Complete his obligatory prayers shortage with his voluntary prayers.” Then the rest of his deeds will be dealt with in the same manner.” (Reported by Imams Ahmad, Abu Dawood, An-Nisa’i, and Al-Hakim)

Insha’Allah we all turn back to Allah(SWT) and hold tight to our prayers and perform them with true conviction. Do not let this world trap you from something that is a great blessing to have. Insha’Allah we all ask for Allah(SWT) to guide us, protect us, forgive us, and grant us Junnah-al-Firdaus.