A Reward Without Interruption: Tafsir al-Tabari

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Allah says in surah al-Tin: لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ فِي أَحْسَنِ تَقْوِيمٍ * ثُمَّ رَدَدْنَاهُ أَسْفَلَ سَافِلِينَ * إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ فَلَهُمْ أَجْرٌ غَيْرُ مَمْنُونٍ We have certainly created man in the best form * then we return him to the lowest of the low * Except for those who…

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Prayer is the Root of Every Good: Tafsir al-Shinqitee

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In surah al-Ma’aarij, Allah mentions a series of qualities of the believers wherein He begins with al-salaah [prayer] by saying:  إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ خُلِقَ هَلُوعًا * إِذَا مَسَّهُ الشَّرُّ جَزُوعًا * وَإِذَا مَسَّهُ الْخَيْرُ مَنُوعًا * إِلَّا الْمُصَلِّينَ * الَّذِينَ هُمْ عَلَىٰ صَلَاتِهِمْ دَائِمُونَ Indeed, man was created haloo’a * when harm touches…

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Qualities of the Successful Ones: Tafsir al-Sa’di

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Allah describes the successful believers in surah al-Nur by saying: وَمَن يُطِعِ اللَّـهَ وَرَ‌سُولَهُ وَيَخْشَ اللَّـهَ وَيَتَّقْهِ فَأُولَـٰئِكَ هُمُ الْفَائِزُونَ And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, fears Allah, and exercises taqwa of him – these ones are the successful ones. [24:52] In part of his commentary on this ayah, sheikh…

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The Kaʿbah, the Abrahamic Call & the Spiritual Meaning of Hajj:

An extremely poignant description of the Hajj and it’s universal significance and how it ties all People of the Book together. The Humble "I" The Qur’an relates to us this duʿa of the Holy Prophet Abraham: رَبَّنَا إِنِّي أَسْكَنتُ مِنْ ذُرِّيَّتِي بِوَادٍ غَيْرِ ذِي زَرْعٍ عِنْدَ بَيْتِكَ الْمُحَرَّمِ رَبَّنَا لِيُقِيمُوا الصَّلاَةَ فَاجْعَلْ أَفْئِدَةً مِنْ النَّاسِ […]

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Do Good Deeds, But Don’t Rely Upon Them!

An incredibly profound reminder; much needed by people like me. Allaah’s Help is sought. The Humble "I" Ibn Ata’illah al-Iskandari (d.709H/1309CE) is best known in the Muslim world for his slim anthology of spiritual aphorisms known as Kitab al-Hikam, or Hikam al-Ata’iyyah. The Hikam’s enduring appeal and popularity, among scholars and layman alike, lies in its ability to convey Islam’s […]

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Marriage in the Qur’an pt.7 – Justice Between Wives: Imam al-Sa’di

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In his book of thematic tafsir, sheikh ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn Naasir al-Sa’di dedicated a chapter of his book to the issues related to marriage. This series of articles will present the different sub-divisions of this chapter in order. This is the seventh section, click the links the visit the other sections:…

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