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Quran: Reflection & Action Series 4

سورة التكاثرPeriod of Revelation:In Makkah, after Surah Al Kawthar. Purpose of Revelation:To pull back the hearts drowning in worldly illusions and often get distracted and disconnected from the afterlife. Reflection:Don’t let the competition in worldly affairs make you forget your purpose in this life.Even if you forget the blessings you enjoyed during this life, Allah …

Quran: Reflection & Action Series 3

سورة الماعونPeriod of Revelation:Revealed in Makkah, after Surah at Takathur. Purpose of Revelation:To reveal how the charitable acts by disbelievers were superficial and benefitted no one. Reflection:Beware of being among these people who hurt orphans and don’t look after them, delay their prayers and are insincere. Call to Action:Give in charity sincerely for the sake …

The Afterlife is Better

Hātim [al-Assam] رحمه الله said: “I looked at the creation and realised that every person has something which is beloved to him, but when that person reaches his grave, his beloved would be separated from him. Therefore I made the most beloved thing to me my righteous deeds, so they may be with me in …

A Thousand Good Deeds Daily

Sounds like a lot of hard work is required to have a thousand good deeds on your scales daily, right? الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ كَمَثَلِ حَبَّةٍ أَنبَتَتْ سَبْعَ سَنَابِلَ فِي كُلِّ سُنبُلَةٍ مِّائَةُ حَبَّةٍ وَاللَّهُ يُضَاعِفُ لِمَن يَشَاءُ وَاللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of …

Quran: Reflection & Action Series 2

سورة المسد Period of Revelation:In Makkah, during the early stages of ProphethoodRevealed after Surah Al Fatiha, before Surah At Takweer Purpose of Revelation:To show the ultimate end of Abu Lahab and his wife, Umm Jameel. Reflection:Warning to those who make the lives of the believers difficult. Call to Action:Give charityHelp believers سورة النصر Period of …

Quran: Reflection & Action Series 1

سورة الفاتحةPeriod of Revelation:Revealed in Makkah before Hijrah Purpose of Revelation:Unique prayer not found within any of the previous scriptures. Opening of the Quran as well as Salah.Salah is invalid if Al Fatiha is not recited. Reflection:Divided between the Lord and His slave.You cannot worship Allah as He deserves to be worshipped without His Help.Do …

Depart with Grace

وَٱهْجُرْهُمْ هَجْرًا جَمِيلًاسورة المزمل “.. and depart from them courteously.” – Surah Al Muzzammil Quran teaches us not to scream back when someone screams at us, or to return curse for a curse. The beauty of living lies in being kinder, nicer, and distancing and removing ourselves from such company by clearing our hearts. Don’t …

Under His Watchful Eyes

وَلِتُصْنَعَ عَلَىٰ عَيْنِىٓ – سورة طه“.. so that you are reared under My watchful eye, protection and care.” – Surah TaHa In the palace of the tyrants, protected, guarded and raised in the hands of his enemies. Allah sheltered Musa عليه السلام and gave his mother the strength and faith to carry on, and even …

Overwhelmed?

‎إِنَّمَا أَمْرُهُ إِذَا أَرَادَ شَيْئًا أَن يَقُولَ لَهُ كُن فَيَكُونُ ‎His command, when He wants anything, is to say to it: ‘Be,’ and it is. ‎— Surah Ya-Sin 36:82 ‎Only He can help you overcome ALL that you’re overwhelmed with. Don’t stop praying and asking Him. He will make a way forward for you.

Inspired Action will Clear your Path

Change doesn’t come over night. It takes time. Don’t wait for things to fall into place in this life, get yourself busy by setting goals that extend far ahead of you into your afterlife. Soon a mercy from Allah would come to you from where you didn’t expect, in times when you thought that success …

Reconnect with Your Quran

During the month of January, we will be covering:Purpose and period of revelationReflections and Call to Action within the verses. Surahs that will be covered this week:سورة الفاتحةسورة الناسسورة الفلقسورة الإخلاصسورة المسدسورة النصرسورة الكافرونسورة الكوثر Link for registration: https://forms.gle/mo2Y71azF9P8sEpm8 Sessions will be held on Zoom.