Memorize Surah al-Mulk Ramadan 2021 | Verse 24

Āyah 24 قُلۡ هُوَ ٱلَّذِی ذَرَأَكُمۡ فِی ٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَإِلَیۡهِ تُحۡشَرُون (My Prophet,) Say: “No doubt, He, God, is The One who created, placed, scattered and spread all of you out throughout [Read story...]

Memorize Surah al-Mulk Ramadan 2021 | Verse 25

Āyah 25 وَیَقُولُونَ مَتَىٰ هَـٰذَا ٱلۡوَعۡدُ إِن كُنتُمۡ صَـٰدِقِینَ And they say and mockingly ask, “If you’re actually telling the truth, then when is this promise, this threat actually g [Read story...]

Memorize Surah al-Mulk Ramadan 2021 | Verse 21

Āyah 21:  أَمَّنۡ هَـٰذَا ٱلَّذِی یَرۡزُقُكُمۡ إِنۡ أَمۡسَكَ رِزۡقَهُۥۚ بَل لَّجُّوا۟ فِی عُتُوࣲّ وَنُفُورٍ Who is this “person” that is going to provide for [Read story...]

Memorize Surah al-Mulk Ramadan 2021 | Verse 22

Āyah 22 أَفَمَن یَمۡشِی مُكِبًّا عَلَىٰ وَجۡهِهِۦۤ أَهۡدَىٰۤ أَمَّن یَمۡشِی سَوِیًّا عَلَىٰ صِرَ ٰ⁠طࣲ مُّسۡتَقِیمࣲ Who has been guided more? It is som [Read story...]

Ramadan And A Plan For Our Earth

This year a good portion of the holiest month of the Islamic calendar is during Earth month. While a lot is happening worldwide and these global events impact every individual, one needs to use Ramadan to find peace with themselves, God, and their en [Read story...]

Memorize Surah al-Mulk Ramadan 2021 | Verse 12

Verse 11 فَٱعْتَرَبِذَنۢبِهِمْ فَسُحْقًا لِّأَصْحَٰبِ ٱلسَّعِيرِ    So then they acknowledged their sins. Away with the people of the blaze! This verse is a continuation from verse 6, wherein All [Read story...]

Memorize Surah al-Mulk Ramadan 2021 | Verse 7

Verse 7: When they are tossed into it, they will hear its roaring as it boils over, Meaning, when the non-believers, those who consciously choose to deny Allah ﷻ and His message, are thrown into the fire of hell, they will hear its roaring as it bo [Read story...]

Memorize Surah al-Mulk Ramadan 2021 | Verse 8

Verse 8: almost bursting in fury. Every time a group is cast into it, its keepers will ask them, “Did a warner not come to you?” The beginning of verse 8 is a continuation of verse #7; Allah ﷻ is continuing to describe the anger, fury, and rage [Read story...]

Memorize Surah al-Mulk Ramadan 2021 | Verse 4

Verse 4: Then look again and again—your sight will return frustrated and weary. After telling us to look towards the sky, Allah ﷻ is literally telling us to look again and again and again, at the heavens and the creation of Allah ﷻ. Think, refl [Read story...]

Memorize Surah al-Mulk Ramadan 2021 | Verse 3

Verse 3: ˹He is the One˺ Who created seven heavens, one above the other. You will never see any imperfection in the creation of the Most Compassionate.1 So look again: do you see any flaws? ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ سَبْعَ سَمَـٰوَ [Read story...]

Memorize Surah al-Mulk Ramadan 2021 | Verse 1

Verse 1: Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things. The word “Tabāraka” is an Arabic verb on the pattern “tafāʿala” that comes from the word barakah, blessing. The word barakah means an increase in goodne [Read story...]

Memorize Surah al-Mulk Ramadan 2021 | Intro

Lesson 1: Introduction Ramadan Kareem! Ramadan Mubārak! May Allah ﷻ accept all of our prayers, fasting, charity, supplications, recitation of the Quran, and all other good deeds that we will do throughout this blessed month. There is a very unique [Read story...]

Day of the Dogs, Part 21: The Eternal Life

See the Story Index for Wael Abdelgawad’s other stories. This is a multi-chapter novel.  Chapters:  Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapt [Read story...]

How To Respond To Suicide In Muslim Communities

By Rania Awaad, MD, Taimur Kouser, Osama El-Gabalawy, MS Trigger Warning: This article discusses suicide which some might find disturbing. If you or someone you know is having serious thoughts of suicide, please call 911 or the National Suicide Preve [Read story...]

Rituals performed by Haj pilgrims

Author: Agence France PresseID: 1412268246821016300Thu, 2014-10-02 22:47MAKKAH: Close to 1.4 million foreign pilgrims have arrived in Makkah for the annual Haj, which all physically and financially able Muslims are required to perform once in their l [Read story...]

Haj exemplifies equality before God

Author: Ahmad Al-AkhrasID: 1412281888582882700Fri, 2014-10-03 03:00Every year, Muslims from all over the world take part in the largest gathering on Earth, the Haj, or pilgrimage to Makkah. The Haj is a religious obligation that every Muslim must ful [Read story...]

Arafat: Merits of the day

Author: Arab NewsID: 1412281888602883400Fri, 2014-10-03 03:00Allah the Almighty preferred some months to others, some days to others and some nights to others and selected specific times in the year to be seasons of worship and righteous deeds, and i [Read story...]

Standing in prayer valid anywhere in Arafat

Author: JEDDAH: ARAB NEWSID: 1412289023443580600Fri, 2014-10-03 03:00A large number of pilgrims climb Jabal Al-Rahma in Arafat to pray standing on the mount, following in the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It is the most famou [Read story...]

The Arranged Marriage (a short story)

The following is an excerpt from UZ Short Story Collection by Umm Zakiyyah: To anyone else, today was an ordinary day, even if a bit dreary. The ground was wet from a fresh rain. The brown-green blades of grass glistened despite their imminent death. [Read story...]

A beginner’s guide to Ramadan

Author: Associated PressID: 1465222627981187300Mon, 2016-06-06 (All day)Millions of Muslims around the world on Monday marked the start of Ramadan, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Others will begin fasting a day la [Read story...]