Reflection No. 101 on Q 5:2 – Working together for a common good

وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَىٰ ۖ وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ Wata‘aawanoo ‘alal-birri wat-taqwaa. Walaa ta‘aawanoo ‘alal-ithmi wal-‘udwaan (O you who believe) . . . help one another in piety and goodness and do not help one another in sin and aggression Suratul Mai’dah (No. 5), Ayat 2 Islam encourages its followers to work together for … Read more

Reflection No. 100 on Q 56:10-11 – Nearness to Allah

وَالسَّابِقُونَ السَّابِقُونَ أُولَٰئِكَ الْمُقَرَّبُونَ Wassaabiqoonas-saabiqoon. Ulaa’ikal-muqarraboon And the Foremost (in Faith) will be the Foremost (in the Hereafter). These will be the ones nearest to Allah. Suratul Waqi‘ah  (No.56), Aayaat 10-11 Human beings often lead lives that are lonely and unfulfilled. Although surrounded by family and friends, and many of the trappings of worldly success, they … Read more

Reflection No. 99 on Q 41:30 – Qualities of a believer

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ ثُمَّ اسْتَقَامُوا تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ أَلَّا تَخَافُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا Innalladheena qaaloo Rabbuna-llaah thummas-taqaamoo, tatanazzalu ‘alayhimul-malaa’ikatu: allaa takhaafoo, walaa taHzanoo Surely those who say Our Lord is Allah, then are steadfast, the angels descend upon them saying; Fear not nor be grieved. ..Surat Ha Mim (No. 41), Aayat 30 This verse … Read more

Reflection No. 98 on Q 17:7 – Freedom of Choice

إِنْ أَحْسَنتُمْ أَحْسَنتُمْ لأَنفُسِكُمْ وَإِنْ أَسَأْتُمْ فَلَهَا In ahsantum ahsantum li-anfusikum, wa-in asa’tum falahaa If you do good, you do good for your own souls, and if you do evil, it is for them [the souls] Suratul Israa (No. 17), verse 7 This verse is an address to the Bani Israel, but is a statement … Read more

ALI-238: Rules of Fasting in the Month of Ramadhan

In this 2-part webinar, we will insha’Allah cover essential rules and frequently asked questions about our responsibilities during the upcoming month of Ramadhan. Topics to be covered include who needs to fast, when to start fasting, what to refrain from while fasting, fasting when one becomes a frequent traveller, and rules of watan.  The material … Read more