Perhaps biggest and most amazing miracle of the Qur’an lies in its ability to speak directly to its reader. Because how many times have you read an ayah only to be shocked at how much it applies to you? Or certain it was written for you? Or excited because it addresses the reality that you face?
Surah : An – Naml 1 to 4
🍒🌹 The Quran is a guide and good news for the believers.
🍒🌹 Story of Musa a.s – Musa seeing a fire, Allah speaking to him, 2 signs given to him of the staff and shining hand, Musa showing the signs to Firaun and his chiefs. Their hearts were convinced about the truth, but they rejected Musa due to their wickedness and pride.
🍒🌹 Story of Sulaiman a.s and the Ants (Naml) – The army of Sulaiman a.s comprised of Jinns, men and birds and they were kept under strict discipline.
🍒🌹 While on an expedition, the army came across a valley of ants and one of the ants said ” O ants, get into your homes, lest Sulaiman and his army crush you under their feet without noticing”.
🍒🌹 Sulaiman smiled, laughing at its statement and said “O Rabb! Inspire me to render thanks for Your favours, which you have bestowed upon me and on my parents”.
🍒🌹 Story of Sulaiman a.s and the Queen of Sheba – While taking attendance of the birds, Sulaiman a.s observed that the hoophoe bird was missing and he wanted to punish it.
🍒🌹 The bird arrived soon and brought news about the people of Sheba, who worship the sun and have a woman possessing a magnificent throne as their ruler.
🍒🌹 Sulaiman wants to verify this, so he sends a letter to her, asking her to come in complete submission as Muslim.
🍒🌹 The Queen consults her chiefs. She decides to send presents to Sulaiman which he refuses to accept. He announces that if she and her people do not accept Islam, he will march to them with his army.
🍒🌹 Sulaiman a.s gets news that the Queen of Sheba was coming to him in submission. He asks the Jinns to bring her throne before she arrives. Also, he instructs the Jinns to build a new palace immediately.
🍒🌹 One powerful Jinn said that he can bring the throne before the court is adjourned, while another Jinn who had knowledge of the Book said that he can bring it in the twinkling of an eye.
🍒🌹 Sulaiman saw the throne in front and prayed to Allah, acknowledging that it is a test from Allah to see if he would be among the grateful.
🍒🌹When the Queen arrives, she sees the throne which Sulaiman had disguised for her. She says the throne is just the same as her throne.
🍒🌹 She entered the newly built palace whose floors seemed like a pool of water, so she tucked her skirt up. Sulaiman said, that this is a palace whose floors are paved with glass.
🍒🌹 Seeing both the miracles, the Queen exclaimed “I submit myself in Islam with Sulaiman to Allah, the Rabb of the worlds”.
🍒🌹 The People of Thamud and Saleh a.s – There were 9 ringleaders in the city and they plotted to kill Saleh and his family. But Allah devised a counter plan. You can see how Allah annihilated those leaders with all their people.
🍒🌹 The People of Lut a.s – the people were steeped in ignorance with their homosexual behaviour. Allah delivered Lut and his family, except his wife, and sent a shower of brimstone that destroyed them all.
Surah : An Naml 5 to 7
💎💦 Just think – who has made the earth and all its creation therein. Just think – who answers to the oppressed person when he cries out. Just think – who guides you in darkness on the land and sea. Just think – who originates creation and then repeats its production. Is there another God besides Allah?
💎💦 The unbelievers question about life after death, saying this idea is nothing but a legend of prior people. Tell them, “Travel through the earth and see what has been the end of the criminals”.
💎💦 When the time to fulfill Allah’s word comes to pass, Allah will bring out from the earth a strange creature which will speak to them about this, that the people did not believe in Our revelations.
💎💦 On the Day of resurrection , Allah will gather the disbelievers from every nation, and they shall be arranged in classification according to their merits.
💎💦 On that Day, all who dwell in the heavens and the earth shall be terrified, except those whom Allah will choose to spare, and all shall come to Him in utter humiliation.
💎💦 You shall see the mountains pass away like clouds . Such is the artistry of Allah, who has perfected all things.
SurH : Al Qasas Section 1
💎💦 Ta Seen Meem. These are the verses of the Book that make things clear.
💎💦 Further information about Musa and Firaun – Firaun elevated himself in the land and oppressed one group of people, putting their sons to death and sparing the females.
💎💦 Allah wanted to favour those who were oppressed in the land, to make them leaders and make them inherit the land.
💎💦 Allah inspired the mother of Musa to suckle him and cast him into the river (on a basket) without any grief, for Allah shall restore Musa back to her.
💎💦 Allah made Firaun’s family pick him up from the river. Firaun’s wife said “this child may become the comfort of the eyes for me and for Firaun”.
💎💦 Allah had ordained that Musa would refuse to suck from any foster mother.
💎💦 Musa’s sister came to Firaun’s wife and informed, about one home which would take care of the child. Thus Allah restored Musa to his mother, so she may know that the promise of Allah is true.
Surah : Al Qasas 2 to 5
🌳🌲 Incident of Musa killing a man, and then realising that this is from the work of Shaitan.
🌳🌲 Musa prays for forgiveness and Allah forgives him.
🌳🌲 The next day, Musa was about to lay hands on a man, when he gets news that the chiefs of the land are plotting to kill him. He leaves the place in fear and caution and heads towards Madyan.
🌳🌲 At the well of Madyan, he comes across 2 women who were holding their flock back, waiting for the men to finish watering their flock.
🌳🌲 Musa helped the women water the flock and prayed “O My Rabb! Surely I am in desperate need of whatever good that You may send down to me”.
🌳🌲 Soon after, one of the women came to Musa, and asked him to see her father.
🌳🌲 Musa narrated his story and the father consoled him, and said not to fear as he has escaped from those wicked people.
🌳🌲 The old man offered one of his daughters in marriage to Musa if he would stay in service for a minimum of 8 years, or 10 years would be gracious of him. Musa agreed.
🌳🌲 After completion of term, Musa travelled with his family and saw a fire in the direction of Mount Tur.
🌳🌲 Conversation with Allah and Allah gives him 2 signs of the staff and shining hand. Musa was to go to Firaun with these signs.
🌳🌲 Musa’s fear that he had killed a man, and the people would put him to death. Also he requested Allah to have his brother Haroon as his helper for support and for his eloquent speech.
🌳🌲 Allah grants authority to Musa and Haroon, such that Firaun would not be able to harm them.
🌳🌲 Firaun and his chief dismissed the signs of Musa as sorcery.
🌳🌲 Firaun’s order to Haman, to build a high tower so that he could climb it and see the God of Musa.
🌳🌲 Firaun and his warriors were arrogant, so Allah seized them and flung them into the sea.
🌳🌲 Musa a.s was given the Torah, after Allah had destroyed the former generations.
🌳🌲 Allah is revealing these information to you O Muhammad (saws), so that you may forewarn a nation to whom no Warner came before you.
Surah : Al Qasas 6 to 9
🔑🍁 O Muhammad (saws), you cannot give guidance to whom you wish. It is Allah who gives guidance to whom He pleases.
🔑🍁 Criteria for destroying a town – Allah will never destroy the towns until He has sent to their mother town a Rasool reciting to them His revelations. And Allah will not destroy towns except when their dwellers had become wrongdoers.
🔑🍁 Allah creates what He wills and chooses for His work whom He pleases.
🔑🍁 Have you considered if Allah made the night perpetual till the Day of Resurrection or if Allah made the day perpetual till the Day of Resurrection, which deity can bring the night back for you to rest or the day to seek His bounty.
🔑🍁 Qaroon was one of Musa’s people, but he rebelled against them.
🔑🍁 Allah had given him so much treasure that their very keys were a burden to a band of strongmen.
🔑🍁 Qaroon was warned by his people not to exult and show off, but he replied that all he has got is by virtue of the knowledge that he possesses.
🔑🍁 One day he came out before his people in his worldly glitter, and the people wished that they had the like of Qaroon’s fortune.
🔑🍁 The next day, Allah caused the earth to swallow him along with his dwellings and the same people said – “Alas! We had forgotten that it is Allah indeed who enlarges the provision for whom He wills and restricts from whom He pleases”.
🔑🍁 Allah has reserved Jannah for those who seek neither exaltation nor corruption in the earth. The ultimate good is for the righteous.
Surah : An-Nur 3 to 6
🎆🎇 O believers! Do not follow the footsteps of shaitaan. One who follows, is seduced by him to commit acts of indecency and wickedness.
🎆🎇 Those amongst you endowed with grace and abundance, should help their relatives, the indigent and those who migrate for Allah’s cause.
🎆🎇They should forgive and overlook – do you not wish that Allah should forgive you.
🎆🎇 Those who accuse chaste and believing women are cursed in this life, and in the hereafter, their own tongues, their own hands, and their own feet will testify against their misdeeds.
🎆🎇 Rules on entering homes – Before entering anyone’s home you must seek permission of the occupants and convey greetings of peace and salaam.
🎆🎇 Do not enter if permission is not given or you are asked to go back. You can enter houses that are not used for dwelling and where it has something belonging to you.
🎆🎇 Enjoin believing men and women to lower their gaze and guard their modesty.
🎆🎇 Let the women draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their adornments except to their husband and near relatives.
🎆🎇 Also women are not to strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden trinkets and ornaments.
🎆🎇 Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth.
🎆🎇 The parable of His Light is as if there were a niche, in which there is a lamp, the lamp is enclosed in crystal, the crystal is of a star like brilliance, it is lit with olive oil from a blessed tree neither eastern or western, it’s very oil would almost be luminous though no fire touched it- all means of increasing Light upon Light are provided- Allah guides to His Light whom He pleases.
🎆🎇 Allah’s Light is found in places of worship, which is built by those who are pious, establish Salaah and give Zakaath.
🎆🎇 The birds praise Allah as they wing their flight and each one knows it’s prayers and how to praise Him. Allah has full knowledge of all their actions.
🎆🎇 Allah has created from water all living creatures: some creep on their bellies while some walk on two legs or 4 legs. Allah creates what He pleases; surely Allah has power over everything.
Surah : An-Nur 7 to 9
🌱🌹 Obey Allah and obey His Rasool. If you do not, the Rasool is only responsible to fulfil his duty. If you obey the Rasool you will be rightly guided.
🌱🌹 The responsibility of the Rasool is only to deliver Allah’s message clearly.
🌱🌹 Etiquette of entering rooms or visits – permission is to be asked before coming to see you on 3 occasions ; before Fajr Salaah , at noon when you put off your clothes and after Isha Salaah. These are your three times of privacy .
🌱🌹 Also children are advised to do so, as soon as they attain the age of puberty.
🌱🌹 Elderly women can lay down their hijab, but it is better if they do not discard.
🌱🌹 There is no blame on you if you eat apart or together. You can eat in your house or of your fathers or your mothers, or your brothers or your sisters or your paternal/maternal uncles or your paternal/maternal aunts or your sincere friends or houses whose keys are entrusted to you.
🌱🌹 Etiquette with the Prophet – seek his permission before you depart. Only those who seek his permission are the true believers.
🌱🌹 Do not summon the Rasool in the same way as you summon among yourselves.
Al – Furqan Section 1 to 2
🌱🌹 Blessed is Allah who has revealed Al-Furqan – the criterion to distinguish between right and wrong.
🌱🌹 Those who deny the Hour, Allah has prepared a blazing fire. When it sees them from a distant place, the people will hear it’s raging and roaring.
🌱🌹 The unbelievers will be chained together and flung into some narrow space.
🌱🌹 They will plead for death, but will be told “do not plead for one death but for many deaths”.
🌱🌹 The righteous would be in paradise – and this is the promise worth praying for, from your Rabb.
🌱🌹 The disbelievers and their deities will be questioned and the deities will answer, “It was not befitting for us to take any guardian besides you O Allah. These people forgot the Reminder and thereby became worthless people”.
Surah : Al- Furqan 3 to 6
🌲🌲The disbelievers question why no angel is sent down to them or why they cannot see their Rabb.
🌲🌲 On that Day, when they will see the angels, they will cry “May there be a stone barrier between us and the Angels of punishment”.
🌲🌲 In contrast, the heirs of paradise shall have the best residence and finest lodging.
🌲🌲 The Real Kingdom on that Day will belong only to Allah and it will be a hard Day for the unbelievers.
🌲🌲 The Rasool will say – “O my Rabb ! Surely, my people deserted this Quran ( neither learned nor acted upon its guidance).
🌲🌲 The Quran is revealed piecemeal in order to strengthen your hearts.
🌲🌲 The other reason is so that any time the people come to you with an argument, Allah reveals to you the Truth and properly explains it.
🌲🌲 Examples of the disbelieving people from various nations are mentioned and how Allah exterminated all of them – People of Musa and Haroon, people of Nuh, people of Ad and Thamud and dwellers of Ar-Rass.
🌲🌲 It is Allah who extends a shadow and reduces it. If Allah wanted, He could make your shadow constant.
🌲🌲 Allah has caused the barrier between 2 seas, one sweet and pleasant and other salty and bitter.
🌲🌲 When it is said to the unbelievers to prostrate before Allah, the Most Compassionate, they ask, “Who is that Most Compassionate? Are we to prostrate just because you order us to?” (Sajdah).
🌲🌲 True servants of Allah are those who walk on earth in humility and when the ignorant people address them, they say: Peace
🌲🌲 They are the ones who pass the night prostrating before Allah, who when they spend are neither extravagant nor stingy, do not invoke any other god besides Allah, who do not kill except for just cause and who do not commit fornication.
🌲🌲 Such people pray : Our Rabb, make our wives and children the comfort of our eyes and make us the leaders of the righteous.
🌲🌲 Such are the people who will be rewarded with lofty places in paradise for their patience. They shall be welcomed with greetings and salutation and they shall live there forever.
Surah : Ash Shuara 1 to 6
📙📗 Ta Seen Meem. These are the verses of the Manifest Book.
📙📗 O Muhammad (saws), do not fret yourself to death with grief because they do not believe.
📙📗 If Allah willed, He could send them a sign from heaven by which they would be forced to believe, but this is not what He wants.
📙📗 Detailed Story of Musa and Firaun :
📙📗 Allah’s command to Musa that he go to Firaun and convey the message of Allah. The 2 signs of the staff and shining hand given to Musa.
📙📗 Firaun and his chief calling it magic and the contest with the magicians. Musa prevails over them and the magicians accept Musa’s invitation inspite of Firaun’s threat to cut their hands and legs off on either side.
📙📗 Musa sets off with his people, away from Firaun. Firaun and his army follow them (to a place in front of the Red Sea).
📙📗 Musa striking the sea with his staff and the sea splits, each part standing like a mighty mountain. The believers cross the sea, while whole Firaun and his army drown in it.
📙📗 Surely there is a lesson in this ; yet most of the people do not learn.
📙📗 Story of Ibrahim – Ibrahim calling his father and the people, and conveying to worship one Allah. The people giving the excuse that they found their forefathers worshipping these deities.
📙📗 Prayer of Ibrahim ” O Allah! Bestow wisdom upon me and admit me among the righteous. Grant me a reputation of truthfulness on the tongue of later generations and count me among the inheritors of Paradise”.
📙📗 On that Day, none shall be saved, except one who will come before Allah with a pure heart.
📙📗 Reminder of the People of Nuh – Nuh kept inviting the people towards Allah but they went to an extent saying “If you do not stop, we shall stone you to death”.
📙📗 Allah delivers Nuh and his people on the ark and drowned the rest of the people in the Great Flood.
📙📗 Surely, in this story is a great lesson, but most people do not learn.
Ash Shuara : 7 to 11
🌋🌋 Mention of the people of Ad and their brother Hud – they built strong fortresses and erected monuments on high places.
🌋🌋 When they lay their hands on anyone, they acted like cruel tyrants. They totally ignored Hud a.s’s message about the hereafter – Allah destroyed them completely.
🌋🌋 Mention of Thamud and their brother Saleh – they were carving out dwellings on mountains and leading happy lives.
🌋🌋 The people demanded a sign from Saleh a.s.
🌋🌋 The miracle of the she-camel and instruction that they should share water with her on alternate days. But the people hamstrung her. The punishment of Allah overtook them completely.
🌋🌋 People of Lut and them being deeply involved in acts of homosexuality. Allah delivers Lut and his family except his wife, and a rain of brimstones kills all the wrongdoers.
🌋🌋 People of Aykah and Prophet Shuaib a.s. – When Shuaib a.s warned them not to give less in measure and weight and to believe in One Allah.
🌋🌋 The people said that he is bewitched. The torment of the day of shadow (dark clouds carrying Allah’s scourge) seized them and it was indeed an extremely dreadful day.
🌋🌋 This Quran is a revelation brought down by the trustworthy Spirit (Angel Gabriel), upon the heart of Prophet Muhammad (saws), so he can warn the people.
🌋🌋 Allah has never destroyed a population until a clear Warner was sent.
🌋🌋 On whom does Shaitaan descend – Shaitaan descends on every slandering sinner, those who pass on what is heard – and most of them are liars.
Surah : Kahf 10 to 12
🍒🍒 With Khizr a.s having killed a boy, Musa exclaims how he could kill an innocent person. Surely he has done a horrible thing.
🍒🍒 Khizr reminds Musa about their agreement that Musa would not question his actions, and Musa confirms not to question again.
🍒🍒 They come to a town and ask for food but no one take them as guests. They find a wall on the point of falling down and Khizr restores it.
🍒🍒 Musa wonders and asks why Khizr did not take wages for it.
🍒🍒 Khizr says “That’s it; this is the parting between you and me”. He then explains about the actions he committed.
🍒🍒 The damage to boat was to prevent a king who was seizing boats by force from the poor fishermen.
🍒🍒 As for the youth, his parents were true believers, and the boy was a rebel and a disbeliever. Allah would grant to the parents, a son more righteous and better in affection.
🍒🍒 As for the wall, it belonged to 2 orphan boys and beneath it their treasure was buried. Since their father was a righteous man, Allah desired that the treasure be protected and the children should take it after they reach maturity.
🍒🍒 All this was done as a mercy from Allah. This is the interpretation of those actions which Musa a.s could not bear to watch with patience.
🍒🍒 Story of Dhul Qarnain – Allah had established his power in the land and gave him all kinds of ways and means.
🍒🍒 Once, he went on an expedition and arrived at a place between two mountains where the people could hardly understand his language.
🍒🍒 The people requested him to build a wall in the mountain so it would prevent Yajuj and Majuj from ravaging the land.
🍒🍒 Dhul Qarnain agreed to build the wall with the help of some workers, and he made like a dam between the two mountains with Iron.
🍒🍒 This was a strong barrier and a blessing from Allah. But Dhul Qarnain warned that when the promise of Allah comes to pass(Day of Resurrection), it will be levelled to the ground and the people will be let loose to surge like waves on one another.
🍒🍒 O Muhammad (saws), tell them, “If the waters of the ocean were ink with which to write the Words of my Rabb, the ocean would be consumed before the Words (Praises of Allah) are finished, even if Allah were to bring another ocean of similar quantity to replenish it”.
🍒🍒 Whoever hopes to meet Allah, let him do good deeds and join no other deity in the worship of Allah.
Surah: Maryam – Section 1
🍒🍒 Kaf Ha Ya Ayn Sad. This is a reminder of blessings that Allah bestowed on his servant Zakariyyah.
🍒🍒 Zakariyyah prayed for a child who would inherit his legacy and who would be a righteous person.
🍒🍒 Allah accepts his prayer and gives good news of a son, Yahya (John).
🍒🍒 Allah granted Yahya wisdom while he was still a boy and also granted him kindness and purity.
🍒🍒 He grew up a pious man, dutiful to his parents and he was neither arrogant nor disobedient.
Surah : Maryam 2 to 6
🌸🌸 Story of Maryam a.s – News of a righteous son is given to Maryam by an Angel.
🌸🌸 Maryam says – “How can I bear a son when no man has ever touched me nor am I unchaste”.
🌸🌸 The Angel says, so it shall be. Allah wishes to make him a sign for mankind and a blessing from Allah.
🌸🌸 The pains of child birth drove her to the trunk of a palm-tree and an angel consoled her “Do not grieve! Allah has provided water at your feet. If you shake the trunk of the palm tree, it will drop fresh ripe dates. So drink and refresh yourself”.
🌸🌸 Maryam carried the baby to her people who expressed the news as something hard to believe and kept questioning her.
🌸🌸 Maryam pointed to the baby and it spoke “I am indeed a servant of Allah. He has given me the Book and made me a Prophet, and blessed me and commanded me to establish Salaah and give Zakat. Allah has exhorted me to honour my mother and not to be arrogant, disobedient”.
🌸🌸 Such was Isa a.s (Jesus Christ), son of Maryam. This is a true statement about him concerning which they are in doubt.
🌸🌸 Isa a.s declared that verily Allah is my Rabb and your Rabb, therefore serve him.
🌸🌸 Conversation of Ibrahim a.s with his father – “O my father! Why do you worship something that can neither see you nor hear you.
🌸🌸 O my father! I have been given knowledge and I shall guide you to the Right Way.
🌸🌸 O my father! Do not worship Shaitaan for he is disobedient to Allah.
🌸🌸 O my father! I fear that a punishment from Allah may afflict you and you may become a friend of Shaitaan”.
🌸🌸 Ibrahim’s father says, “Be gone, and if you do not stop this folly, I will stone you to death”.
🌸🌸 Ibraheem says, “Peace be upon you, I will pray to my Rabb for your forgiveness. I am leaving you and all those deities whom you invoke, besides Allah”.
🌸🌸 Allah granted to Ibraheem descendants like Ishaaq and Yaqoob. Allah granted them the honour of being mentioned with true high respect.
🌸🌸 Story of Musa and him being called from the right side of Mount Toor for exclusive conversation.
🌸🌸 Allah made his brother Haroon a Prophet and his assistant.
🌸🌸 Story of Ismail – He was a man of his word. He commanded his people to establish Salaah and give charity and Allah was well pleased with him.
🌸🌸 Story of Idrees – a truthful man, a Prophet and whom Allah had raised to a lofty place.
🌸🌸 These were some of the Prophets, who whenever the Revelations were recited, they fell in tears prostrating to Allah. (Sajdah)
🌸🌸 On that Day, Allah will gather all the disbelievers along with their shaitaans and set them on their knees around the fire of hell.
🌸🌸 There is not a single one of you, who shall not pass over the fire of Hell.
🌸🌸 Saying Allah has begotten a son is so monstrous, that the very heavens might crack, the earth cleave asunder and mountains crumble to pieces.
🌸🌸 Allah has made the Quran easy in your own language so that you may give good news to the righteous and warn headstrong folks.
Surah : Ta-Ha 1 to 3
🐚🐚 Allah is One to Whom you need not speak aloud, for He knows what is said in secret and what is yet more hidden.
🐚🐚 The story of Musa – While on a journey with his family, he saw a fire and he reached there.
🐚🐚 Allah spoke to him – O Musa, take off your shoes, you are in the sacred valley of Tuwa.
🐚🐚 News of Musa as being the chosen one from Allah and as a Prophet.
🐚🐚 Signs given to Musa – his staff which turns into a snake and his hand which comes out shining white from under his armpit.
🐚🐚 Musa is asked to go to Firaun with these signs. Musa prays (Rabbishrahli saddri…). Allah grants his request and appoints Haroon as his minister.
🐚🐚 Allah reminds about the time when he inspired Musa’s mother to put him into into the river on a chest(basket).
🐚🐚 Then it got picked up by Firaun’s family and he grew in their care.
🐚🐚 Then through Musa’s sister, Allah got her to inform Firaun’s wife about a woman who can take care of the child, and got Musa’s mother back to him.
🐚🐚 Musa reaches Firaun and conveys the message about Oneness of Allah and about Allah’s creations.
🐚🐚 When Musa showed Firaun the signs, Firaun said it was magic and challenged Musa.
🐚🐚 The Day of festival was fixed for the challenge between Musa and the magicians of the kingdom.
🐚🐚 Musa asked the magicians to present their magic and they threw down their cords and staff which started moving because of their magic.
🐚🐚 Allah comforted Musa to not be afraid. Musa then threw down his staff and it became a serpent which swallowed up all the magic that was produced.
🐚🐚 The magicians realised that this was not magic but a miracle, so they humbled themselves by prostrating and said that they believe in the Rabb of Haroon and Musa.
🐚🐚 Firaun was furious and said that he would cut off their hands and feet from either side, and crucify them on the trunks of palm trees.
🐚🐚 The magicians replied that they can never prefer Firaun over the miracle they have witnessed.
🐚🐚 The Firaun can punish them only in this worldly life. Allah’s reward is better and his punishment more severe.
Surah : An-Nahl 13 to 16
Allah commands justice, good conduct and giving to near relatives and He forbids indecency, injustice and rebellion.
Do not break your oaths after you have sworn them, for swearing in His name, you have made Allah your surety.
When you recite the Quran, seek Allah’s protection from Shaitaan. Shaitaan has no authority over those who believe and put their trust in their Rabb.
The Quran was brought down by The Holy Spirit (Gibrael) in piecemeal from Allah. This was done in order to strengthen the faith of the believers and give guidance and good news to Muslims.
Anyone who is forced to deny faith while his heart remains loyal to the faith shall be absolved. But those who deny faith willingly after its acceptance shall incur the wrath of Allah.
If one is forced by necessity to eat the flesh of swine or the forbidden things, intending not to transgress limits, Allah is surely Forgiving and Merciful.
Allah is forgiving and merciful towards those who do something wrong through ignorance, but later repent and mend their ways.
Ibrahim a.s was an Ummah (an exemplary leader) an upright man, obedient to Allah. He was always grateful for the favours of Allah.
Allah gave him a good life in this world and in the hereafter he will be among the righteous.
Call people to the Way of Allah with wisdom and best advise, and reason with them in the most courteous manner.
If you have to retaliate, let your retaliation be in proportion with the wrong which was done to you.
But if you endure with patience, the best reward is for those who are patient.
Be patient – for your patience is not but with the help of Allah. Do not grieve over the unbelievers and do not distress yourself because of their plots.
Al- Isra Section 1 to 4
Glory be to Allah who took His devotee Muhammad (saws) one night from Masjid Al-Haram to Al Masjid-Al-Aqsa whose vicinity Allah has blessed, in order to show him some of Allah’s signs (Miraj – Allah gave the Prophet a tour of the universe).
This Quran guides to the Way which is perfectly straight, and gives good news to the believers who do good deeds.
Allah has fastened the destiny of every man to his own neck. On the Day of Resurrection Allah will bring out for him a book (of deeds) spread wide open.
Lower your wings of humility upon your parents and pray: O Allah, bestow on them Your blessings just as they cherished me when I was a child.
Give to your relatives their due and to the needy. Do not be a spendthrift.
Speak courteously to the needy persons.
Do not be stingy or too prodigal. Allah gives abundantly to whom He wills and sparingly to whom He wills, for He is aware of the condition of His servants and observes them closely.
Do not kill your children for fear of sustenance.
Do not go near the unlawful sex. It is a shameful deed opening ways to other evil.
Do not kill anyone except under the Islamic law.
Do not go near the property of orphans except with good intentions.
Fulfill your pledges, you shall be accountable for your pledges.
Give full measure and with even scale. This is best for you in the end.
Do not follow anyone blindly on matters where you have no knowledge. Use of your eyes, ears and heart will be questioned on the Day of Judgement.
Do not walk arrogantly on earth.
If there were other gods besides Allah, they would have certainly tried to find a way to dethrone the Master of the Throne.
When you recite the Quran, Allah puts a hidden barrier between you and those who do not believe in the hereafter.
Tell the unbelievers that you will most certainly be brought back to life even if you were iron or stone.
When Allah calls on that Day, you will rise up in response to it, and will think that you were in a state of death, just for a little while.
Surah : Al Isra 6 to 11
Speak only what is the best. Surely shaitaan stirs trouble amongst people. Shaitaan is an open enemy to mankind.
Those to whom the disbelievers pray, they themselves seek the means of access to their Rabb.
Allah refrains from sending signs or miracles now, only because the former generations rejected them. Signs are sent as warning (example of she camel of people of Thamud is given), and if people reject the signs of Allah, they are doomed.
Story of Iblees and not prostrating before Adam.
Shaitaan tries to allure people with his seductive voice, the promise of Shaitaan is only deception.
As for Allah’s servants, shaitaan will not find any authority over them. Allah is sufficient as their Guardian.
Those who play blind to the Truth in this world, will be blind in the hereafter and will go further astray from the Way to Salvation.
Had We not strengthened your faith O Muhammad (saws), you might have made some compromise with the people. In such a case We would have given you double punishment in this life and in the life hereafter.
Read the Quran at Fajr (dawn) for reading the Quran at Fajr is witnessed by the angels.
Pray Tahajjud during a part of the night with this Quran, an additional prayer for you O Muhammad (saws) so that your Rabb may exalt you to Maqaman Mahmuda (a station of great glory).
The Soul is of the command of Allah and the knowledge you are given about it, is but very little.
Allah shall gather the wrongdoers on the Day of Resurrection, all prone on their faces, blind, dumb and deaf.
When the flames of Hell fire dies down, Allah will rekindle for them the fierceness of fire.
Allah has set a deadline for all lives and there is no doubt about it.
If you had all the treasures of Allah’s mercy at your disposal, you still would have held them back for fear of spending. Man is ever stingy.
Surah Al Isra 12
To Musa Allah had given nine clear signs.
When Firaun resolved to remove Musa, Allah drowned him and those who were with him, leaving the land to the followers of Musa.
People who were endowed with knowledge of the books earlier (Jews and Christians), when Quran is recited to them, they fall upon their faces in prostration and weeping, and this increases their reverence (Sajdah).
Offer your Salaah neither in too loud a voice not in too low a voice but seek a middle course. Glorify Allah’s greatness in the best possible way.
Surah Al – Kahf Section 1 to 4
Praise be to Allah who has revealed this Quran and made it free from any crookedness.
Allah has decked the world with all kinds of ornaments to test the people and see who do the best deeds.
Story of the Companions of the Cave and of Ar Raqeem –
Allah had increased guidance and had put courage in the hearts of certain young men. They stood up and declared that they will never call upon any other deity except Allah.
They withdrew from the land and took refuge in a cave.
If you could see them, you might have thought them to be awake but they were asleep and their dog lay stretched out at the entrance.
When they woke up, they thought to have been asleep for a day or part of a day. They sent one of the companions to the city with a silver coin to buy pure food.
Allah revealed their secret to the people of the land, so they may know that the promise of Allah is true and there is no doubt about the coming Hour.
Instead of considering the Hour of Judgement, the people started arguing about what to build over their place of sleep. Finally, they built a place of worship over them.
The people guess if they were 3 or 5 or 6. Say, Allah alone knows their number. Do not enter into discussions about this except in a cursory way.
Never say of anything , “I will certainly do”, except if you add “If Allah wills” and if you forget, call Allah to mind and say ” I hope my Rabb shall guide me ever closer than this to the Right Way”.
Allah reveals that they had stayed asleep in the cave for 309 years.
Keep yourself content with those who call upon their Rabb morning and evening, seeking His good pleasure. Let not your eyes turn away from them desiring the attraction of Worldly Life.
For the rejectors of Truth, is Hell fire whose flames will hem them from all sides. When they cry for help, they will be showered with hot water like boiling oil, which will scald their faces.
For those who believe and are righteous, for them is Jannah with gardens of eternity. They will be adorned with bracelets of gold and fine thick green garments of silk and soft couches.
Its been a weekly routine for us to recite Surah Kahf every Friday, right? and we do read it every friday
Now, have you ever wondered why Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) asked us to recite Surah Kahf every Friday?
Or is there any preference for this surah over the rest 113 surahs? What’s the benefit of reciting this weekly?
Lets check it out-
First of all, in this Surah Allah gives to us 4 different, but INTERESTING stories!
Lets explore each along with the lessons we get from each of them….
1.”The people of the cave”
It’s the story of young men who lived in a disbelieving town, so they decide to migrate for the sake of Allah and run away. Allah rewards them with mercy in the cave and protection from the elements of nature.
The lesson of this story is the ‘Trial of Faith’
2. “The owner of two gardens.”
A story of a man whom Allah blessed with two beautiful gardens, but the man forgot to thank the One who blessed him with everything and he even dared to doubt Allah regarding the afterlife. So his garden was destroyed – he regretted it, but was too late and his regret did not benefit him.
Lesson of this story:
‘Trial of wealth’
3. “Musa(as) and Khidr (as)”
When Musa (as)was asked “Who is the most knowledgeable of the people of Earth?” Musa (as) said that it was him as he assumed he was the only prophet on Earth at the time. But Allah revealed to him that there’s someone who knows more than him about certain things. Musa (as)traveled looking for him and learned how divine wisdom can sometimes be hidden in matters which we perceive as bad.
And Lesson of this story:
‘Trial of knowledge’
And now to the FINAL one, its somewhat GLOBAL,
Allah mentions the story of a great king who was given knowledge and power travelling the world helping people and spreading all that’s good. He was able to overcome the problem of Yajooj-Majooj by building a massive dam with the help of people whom he could not even understand.
Lesson of this story:
‘Trial of power’
ALLAH says to us 4 kind of stories relating 4 kind of trials that WE ALL pass by in our day to day lives!
Now have a look through HADITHS to learn more about this surah….
🔖In many hadith, the messenger of Allah (pbuh) mentions that the one who reads and memorises verses of Surah Al Kahf will be protected from the trials of the Dajjal!
NOW, why this Surah?
What is the relation between SURAH KAHF and DAJJAL??
The Answer is simple…
Dajjal will appear before the day of judgement with 4 trials:
🔘A) He will ask people to worship him and not Allah: Trial of faith!
🔘B) He will be given powers to start/stop rain and tempt people with his wealth:
Trial of with wealth!
🔘C) He will tempt people with “knowledge” and news he gives them: Trial of knowledge!
D) He will control huge parts of the Earth:
Trial of power!
NOW JUST TAKE A MOMENT AND SAY ‘SUBHANALLAH’!!!!!
Now, we see Almighty Allah speaking to us about trials, don’t you want a SOLUTION for those trials? We need, and ALLAH knows our need!!! So He tells us the solution as well in this Surah…let me just point out them with their AYAH NUMBERS so that you can look for those meanings …
(In 28th ayah)
2. Knowing the truth of this world
(In 45th ayah)
(In 69th ayah)
(In 110th ayah)
5. Calling to Allah
(In 27th ayah)
6. Remembering the Hereafter
(In 47-49th ayahs)
Insha’Allah now when you recite Surah Kahf, you understand and appreciate its benefits!!!
وَقُل رَّبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنۡ هَمَزَٲتِ ٱلشَّيَـٰطِينِ (٩٧) وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَن يَحۡضُرُونِ (٩٨)
And say: “My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the Shayâtin (devils). (97) “And I seek refuge with You, My Lord! lest they (should come near) me.” (98)
Chapter 23, Surah Mumeenoon, verse 97 and 98
And don’t be weak in the pursuit of the enemy; if you are suffering (hardships) then surely, they (too) are suffering (hardships) as you are suffering, but you have a hope from Allâh (for the reward, i.e. Paradise) that for which they hope not, and Allâh is Ever All¬Knowing, All¬Wise. (104)
Surely, We have sent down to you (O Muhammad SAW) the Book (this Qur’ân) in truth that you might judge between men by that which Allâh has shown you (i.e. has taught you through Divine Revelation), so be not a pleader for the treacherous. (105)
And seek the Forgiveness of Allâh, certainly, Allâh is Ever Oft¬Forgiving, Most Merciful (106)
And argue not on behalf of those who deceive themselves. Verily, Allâh does not like anyone who is a betrayer of his trust, and sinner.(107)
They may hide (their crimes) from men, but they cannot hide (them) from Allâh, for He is with them (by His Knowledge), when they plot by night in words that He does not approve, And Allâh ever encompasses what they do. (108)
Lo! You are those who have argued for them in the life of this world, but who will argue for them on the Day of Resurrection against Allâh, or who will then be their defender? (109)
And whoever does evil or wrongs himself but afterwards seeks Allâh’s Forgiveness, he will find Allâh Oft¬Forgiving, Most Merciful. (110)
And whoever earns sin, he earns it only against himself. And Allâh is Ever All-Knowing, All-Wise. (111)
And whoever earns a fault or a sin and then throws it on to someone innocent, he has indeed burdened himself with falsehood and a manifest sin. (112)
Had not the Grace of Allâh and His Mercy been upon you (O Muhammad SAW), a party of them would certainly have made a decision to mislead you, but (in fact) they mislead none except their own selves, and no harm can they do to you in the least. Allâh has sent down to you the Book (The Qur’ân), and Al¬Hikmah (Islâmic laws, knowledge of legal and illegal things i.e. the Prophet’s Sunnah – legal ways), and taught you that which you knew not. And Ever Great is the Grace of Allâh unto you (O Muhammad SAW) (113)
There is no good in most of their secret talks save (in) him who orders Sadaqah (charity in Allâh’s Cause), or Ma’rûf (Islâmic Monotheism and all the good and righteous deeds which Allâh has ordained), or conciliation between mankind, and he who does this, seeking the good Pleasure of Allâh, We shall give him a great reward (114)
And whoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers’ way. We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination. (115)
TAMIL Translation | Allama A.K.Abdul Hameed Baagavi(Rah)
Malayalam Translation | Cheriyamudam Abdul Hammed Madani & Kunchi Muhammed Parapur
ENGLISH Translation – Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, Ph.D. & Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan
[15:3] Leave them to eat and enjoy, and let them be preoccupied with (false) hope. They will come to know!
ENGLISH TAFSIR – TAFSIR IBN ABBAS
(Let them) O Muhammad (eat) without having any proof or resolve for that which lies ahead (and enjoy life) and live a life of disbelief and illicitness, (and let (false) hope beguile them) and let long hope preoccupy them from obeying Allah. (They will come to know!) they will come to know upon death and in the grave and on the Day of Judgement what will be done to them. This is a threat to them.