Saturday, 30 July 2011

Welcome O Ramadan - Abu Hamza

Welcome O Ramadan - Abu Hamza


Read Quran Surah 29 Al Ankabut ayat 1 - 69

The Noble Quran has been translated into the modern English Language by Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali, Ph.D. & Dr.
Recitation by Saad Al-Ghamdi .

29. Surah Al-Ankabut 1-32

29. Surah Al-Ankabut 33-69

Surah Al-Ankabut (The Spider)

In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful

1. Alif-Lam-Mim.

[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.]

2. Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: "We believe," and will not be tested.

3. And We indeed tested those who were before them. And Allah will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although Allah knows all that before putting them to test).

4. Or those who do evil deeds think that they can outstrip Us (i.e. escape Our Punishment)? Evil is that which they judge!

5. Whoever hopes for the Meeting with Allah, then Allah's Term is surely coming. and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.

6. And whosoever strives, he strives only for himself. Verily, Allah is free of all wants from the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns, and all that exists).

7. Those who believe [in the Oneness of Allah (Monotheism) and in Messenger Muhammad , and do not apostate because of the harm they receive from the polytheists], and do righteous good deeds, surely, We shall remit from them their evil deeds and shall reward them according to the best of that which they used to do.

8. And We have enjoined on man to be good and dutiful to his parents, but if they strive to make you join with Me (in worship) anything (as a partner) of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not. Unto Me is your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do.

9. And for those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah and other items of Faith) and do righteous good deeds, surely, We shall make them enter in (the enterance of) the righteous (i.e. in Paradise).

10. Of mankind are some who say: "We believe in Allah," but if they are made to suffer for the sake of Allah, they consider the trial of mankind as Allah's punishment, and if victory comes from your Lord, (the hypocrites) will say: "Verily! We were with you (helping you)." Is not Allah Best Aware of what is in the breast of the 'Alamin (mankind and jinns).

11. Verily, Allah knows those who believe, and verily, He knows the hypocrites [i.e. Allah will test the people with good and hard days to discriminate the good from the wicked (although Allah knows all that before putting them to test)].

12. And those who disbelieve say to those who believe: "Follow our way and we will verily bear your sins," never will they bear anything of their sins. Surely, they are liars.

13. And verily, they shall bear their own loads, and other loads besides their own, and verily, they shall be questioned on the Day of Resurrection about that which they used to fabricate.

14. And indeed We sent Nuh (Noah) to his people, and he stayed among them a thousand years less fifty years [inviting them to believe in the Oneness of Allah (Monotheism), and discard the false gods and other deities], and the Deluge overtook them while they were Zalimun (wrong-doers, polytheists, disbelievers, etc.).

15. Then We saved him and those with him in the ship, and made it (the ship) as an Ayah (a lesson, a warning, etc.) for the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

16. And (remember) Ibrahim (Abraham) when he said to his people: "Worship Allah (Alone), and fear Him, that is better for you if you did but know.

17. "You worship besides Allah only idols, and you only invent falsehood. Verily, those whom you worship besides Allah have no power to give you provision, so seek your provision from Allah (Alone), and worship Him (Alone), and be grateful to Him. To Him (Alone) you will be brought back.

18. "And if you deny, then nations before you have denied (their Messengers). And the duty of the Messenger is only to convey (the Message) plainly."

19. See they not how Allah originates creation, then repeats it. Verily, that is easy for Allah.

20. Say: "Travel in the land and see how (Allah) originated creation, and then Allah will bring forth (resurrect) the creation of the Hereafter (i.e. resurrection after death). Verily, Allah is Able to do all things."

21. He punishes whom He will, and shows mercy to whom He will, and to Him you will be returned.

22. And you cannot escape in the earth or in the heaven. And besides Allah you have neither any Wali (Protector or Guardian) nor any Helper.

23. And those who disbelieve in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah and the Meeting with Him, it is they who have no hope of My Mercy, and it is they who will (have) a painful torment.

24. So nothing was the answer of [Ibrahim's (Abraham)] people except that they said: "Kill him or burn him." Then Allah saved him from the fire. Verily, in this are indeed signs for a people who believe.

25. And [Ibrahim (Abraham)] said: "You have taken (for worship) idols instead of Allah, and the love between you is only in the life of this world, but on the Day of Resurrection, you shall disown each other, and curse each other, and your abode will be the Fire, and you shall have no helper."

26. So Lout (Lot) believed in him [Ibrahim's (Abraham) Message of Islamic Monotheism]. He [Ibrahim (Abraham)] said: "I will emigrate for the sake of my Lord. Verily, He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise."

27. And We bestowed on him [Ibrahim (Abraham)], Ishaque (Isaac) and Ya'qub (Jacob), and ordained among his offspring Prophethood and the Book [i.e. the Taurat (Torah) (to Musa - Moses), the Injeel (Gospel) (to 'Iesa - Jesus), the Qur'an (to Muhammad ), all from the offspring of Ibrahim (Abraham)], and We granted him his reward in this world, and verily, in the Hereafter he is indeed among the righteous.

28. And (remember) Lout (Lot), when he said to his people: "You commit Al-Fahishah (sodomy the worst sin) which none has preceded you in (committing) it in the 'Alamin (mankind and jinns)."

29. "Verily, you do sodomy with men, and rob the wayfarer (travellers, etc.)! And practise Al-Munkar (disbelief and polytheism and every kind of evil wicked deed) in your meetings." But his people gave no answer except, that they said: "Bring Allah's Torment upon us if you are one of the truthful."

30. He said: "My Lord! Give me victory over the people who are Mufsidun (those who commit great crimes and sins, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers, corrupts).

31. And when Our Messengers came to Ibrahim (Abraham) with the glad tidings they said: "Verily, we are going to destroy the people of this [Lout's (Lot's)] town (i.e. the town of Sodom in Palestine) truly, its people have been Zalimun [wrong-doers, polytheists and disobedient to Allah, and have also belied their Messenger Lout (Lot)]."

32. Ibrahim (Abraham) said: "But there is Lout (Lot) in it." They said:"We know better who is there, we will verily save him [Lout (Lot)] and his family, except his wife, she will be of those who remain behind (i.e. she will be destroyed along with those who will be destroyed from her folk)."

33. And when Our Messengers came to Lout (Lot), he was grieved because of them, and felt straitened on their account. They said: "Have no fear, and do not grieve! Truly, we shall save you and your family, except your wife, she will be of those who remain behind (i.e. she will be destroyed along with those who will be destroyed from her folk).

34. Verily, we are about to bring down on the people of this town a great torment from the sky, because they have been rebellious (against Allah's Command)."

35. And indeed We have left thereof an evident Ayah (a lesson and a warning and a sign the place where the Dead Sea is now in Palestine) for a folk who understand.

36. And to (the people of) Madyan (Midian), We sent their brother Shu'aib (Shuaib). He said: "O my people! Worship Allah, and hope for (the reward of good deeds by worshipping Allah Alone, on) the last Day, and commit no mischief on the earth as Mufsidun (those who commit great crimes, oppressors, tyrants, mischief-makers, corrupts).

37. And they belied him [Shu'aib (Shuaib)], so the earthquake seized them, and they lay (dead), prostrate in their dwellings.

38. And 'Ad and Thamud (people)! And indeed (their destruction) is clearly apparent to you from their (ruined) dwellings. Shaitan (Satan) made their deeds fair-seeming to them, and turned them away from the (Right) Path, though they were intelligent.

39. And (We destroyed also) Qarun (Korah), Fir'aun (Pharaoh), and Haman. And indeed Musa (Moses) came to them with clear Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), but they were arrogant in the land, yet they could not outstrip Us (escape Our punishment).

40. So We punished each (of them) for his sins, of them were some on whom We sent Hasiban (a violent wind with shower of stones) [as the people of Lout (Lot)], and of them were some who were overtaken by As-Saihah [torment - awful cry, etc. (as Thamud or Shu'aib's people)], and of them were some whom We caused the earth to swallow [as Qarun (Korah)], and of them were some whom We drowned [as the people of Nuh (Noah), or Fir'aun (Pharaoh) and his people]. It was not Allah Who wronged them, but they wronged themselves.

41. The likeness of those who take Auliya' (protectors and helpers) other than Allah is as the likeness of a spider, who builds (for itself) a house, but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spider's house; if they but knew.

42. Verily, Allah knows what things they invoke instead of Him. He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.

43. And these similitudes We put forward for mankind, but none will understand them except those who have knowledge (of Allah and His Signs, etc.).

44. (Allah says to His Prophet Muhammad ): "Allah (Alone) created the heavens and the earth with truth (and none shared Him in their creation)." Verily! Therein is surely a sign for those who believe.

45. Recite (O Muhammad ) what has been revealed to you of the Book (the Qur'an), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat). Verily, As-Salat (the prayer) prevents from Al-Fahsha' (i.e. great sins of every kind, unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) and Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism, and every kind of evil wicked deed, etc.) and the remembering (praising, etc.) of (you by) Allah (in front of the angels) is greater indeed [than your remembering (praising, etc.) Allah in prayers, etc.]. And Allah knows what you do.

46. And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner, inviting them to Islamic Monotheism with His Verses), except with such of them as do wrong, and say (to them): "We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you; our Ilah (God) and your Ilah (God) is One (i.e. Allah), and to Him we have submitted (as Muslims)."

47. And thus We have sent down the Book (i.e this Qur'an) to you (O Muhammad ), and those whom We gave the Scripture [the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) aforetime] believe therein as also do some of these (who are present with you now like 'Abdullah bin Salam) and none but the disbelievers reject Our Ayat [(proofs, signs, verses, lessons, etc., and deny Our Oneness of Lordship and Our Oneness of worship and Our Oneness of Our Names and Qualities: i.e. Islamic Monotheism)].

48. Neither did you (O Muhammad ) read any book before it (this Qur'an), nor did you write any book (whatsoever) with your right hand. In that case, indeed, the followers of falsehood might have doubted.

49. Nay, but they, the clear Ayat [i.e the description and the qualities of Prophet Muhammad written like verses in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] are preserved in the breasts of those who have been given knowledge (from the people of the Scriptures). And none but the Zalimun (polytheists and wrongdoers, etc.) deny Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.).

50. And they say: "Why are not signs sent down to him from his Lord? Say: "The signs are only with Allah, and I am only a plain warner."

51. Is it not sufficient for them that We have sent down to you the Book (the Qur'an) which is recited to them? Verily, herein is mercy and a reminder (or an admonition) for a people who believe.

52. Say (to them O Muhammad ): "Sufficient is Allah for a witness between me and you. He knows what is in the heavens and on earth." And those who believe in Batil (all false deities other than Allah), and disbelieve in Allah and (in His Oneness), it is they who are the losers.

53. And they ask you to hasten on the torment (for them), and had it not been for a term appointed, the torment would certainly have come to them. And surely, it will come upon them suddenly while they perceive not!

54. They ask you to hasten on the torment. And verily! Hell, of a surety, will encompass the disbelievers.

55. On the Day when the torment (Hell-fire) shall cover them from above them and from underneath their feet, and it will be said: "Taste what you used to do."

56. O My slaves who believe! Certainly, spacious is My earth. Therefore worship Me (Alone)."

57. Everyone shall taste the death. Then unto Us you shall be returned.

58. And those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, to them We shall surely give lofty dwellings in Paradise, underneath which rivers flow, to live therein forever. Excellent is the reward of the workers.

59. Those who are patient, and put their trust (only) in their Lord (Allah).

60. And so many a moving (living) creature there is, that carries not its own provision! Allah provides for it and for you. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.

61. If you were to ask them: "Who has created the heavens and the earth and subjected the sun and the moon?" They will surely reply: "Allah." How then are they deviating (as polytheists and disbelievers)?

62. Allah enlarges the provision for whom He wills of His slaves, and straitens it for whom (He wills). Verily, Allah is the All-Knower of everything.

63. If you were to ask them: "Who sends down water (rain) from the sky, and gives life therewith to the earth after its death?" They will surely reply: "Allah." Say: "All the praises and thanks be to Allah!" Nay! Most of them have no sense.

64. And this life of the world is only amusement and play! Verily, the home of the Hereafter, that is the life indeed (i.e. the eternal life that will never end), if they but knew

65. And when they embark on a ship, they invoke Allah, making their Faith pure for Him only, but when He brings them safely to land, behold, they give a share of their worship to others.

66. So that they become ingrate for that which We have given them, and that they take their enjoyment (as a warning and a threat), but they will come to know.

67. Have they not seen that We have made (Makkah) a sanctuary secure, and that men are being snatched away from all around them? Then do they believe in Batil (falsehood - polytheism, idols and all deities other than Allah), and deny (become ingrate for) the Graces of Allah?

68. And who does more wrong than he who invents a lie against Allah or denies the truth (Muhammad and his doctrine of Islamic Monotheism and this Qur'an), when it comes to him? Is there not a dwelling in Hell for disbelievers (in the Oneness of Allah and in His Messenger Muhammad )?

69. As for those who strive hard in Us (Our Cause), We will surely guide them to Our Paths (i.e. Allah's Religion - Islamic Monotheism). And verily, Allah is with the Muhsinun (good doers)."

Ramadan Preparation: Ten tips to prepare your family for Ramadan

Ramadan Preparation: Ten tips to prepare your family for Ramadan

Ramadan Tips

Ramadan Preparation: Ten tips to prepare your family for Ramadan

01. Buy all necessities for the month of Ramadan before Ramadan so you can spend less time during the holy month rushing around. You can be more focused on your religious rituals and spiritual development. Everyone in the family, even the kids, can participate, writing a shopping list, preparing some meals to be stored in the freezer.

02. If you have gotten into bad sleeping habits throughout the year, start readjusting now so you can wake up for Fajr prayer.

03. Sunnah fasts of Shaaban (the month before Ramadan) help to prepare for Ramadan and help to make the transition into the holy month a smooth one.

04. Reduce TV watching and prepare the family for the new spirit of Ramadan. Engage with your kids more and more in creative activities that remind them of Ramadan. (Suggested activities including reading the moral story books in group).

05. Organize your tape/CD collection to make it easy to select and to play nice nasheed (Hamd/Naat) to sing along together or Quran and Dua recitation, so as to introduce the spirit of the month gradually.

06. Plan ahead for the time you are spend at home in order not to lose the balance between your responsibility as a parent to supervise the children's studies and your engagement in religious practices such as reading Quran and praying Salat.

07. Plan ahead if your daughter needs a hijab to accompany you to the mosque. If possible, get shoes for the kids that are easy to tie when they leave the mosque. Do you or the kids need prayer rugs for prayer? Plan transportation to the mosque and back home.

08. Prepare as much cooking as you can before Ramadan. Here are some time-saving tips:

  • Prepare some vegetables and store them in the freezer to have them ready when needed.
  • If you soak dates in milk or water and eat them for Iftar, pit the dates before Ramadan.
  • Chop onions, garlic and store them in the freezer to have them ready when cooking during Ramadan.

09. If you are planning to invite guests for Iftar, the best time to do that is during your monthly period (menstruation). This has several advantages:

  • You will be able to taste the food that is going to be served.
  • You won't be engaged in some acts of worship so you'll have more time for cooking.
  • You won't have guilt feelings for staying after 'Isha' with the guests and not going to the mosque.

10. Prepare your kids before Ramadan that they have to help you more in housework and in setting the table and preparing the Iftar. Relate their action with the notion of Sadaqah and good deeds. Remind them that the reward of their good deeds is multiplied during Ramadan.

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Eight tips on sharing Ramadan with your neighbors:

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: "He is not a believer who eats his fill while his neighbor remains hungry by his side." (Baihaqi)

"By Allah, he has no faith (the Prophet [SAW] repeated it three times) whose neighbors are not safe from his wickedness." (Bukhari)

Ramadan is a great opportunity to share Islam and more specifically, its values of spirituality, generosity and kindness with others, especially your neighbors. It's a great time to do Dawa. And Dawa is very much needed in the current atmosphere of anger, tension and sadness.

Here are some ideas on how you can share the joy with your neighbors this Ramadan.

01. Begin with Dua

Make Dua that Allah give you and your family the sincerity, strength, motivation and wisdom to do this. Dawa is hard work, and it needs preparation, commitment and organization.

02. Put up a Ramadan banner on your door

This can be something handmade or something more formal.

But don't stop there. Print out a fact sheet on Ramadan and stick that on the door to educate readers passing by about the blessed month and what it means to Muslims.

03. Send neighbors Iftar snacks

Include a note with the food that the month of Ramadan is here and you are sharing your joy with them.

You can offer snacks that are not just "Muslims" but also "non-Muslims" (i.e. American, African, Middle Eastern, Indo-Pakistani, etc.). You can include index cards with the snacks listing all of the ingredients. This will help neighbors avoid food that causes allergies.

04. Give kids Ramadan Mubarak balloons and candy

Let your neighbors' kids also feel the happiness of Ramadan by including chocolate and candy among your snacks. Balloons also add a nice touch, and if you can get some printed which have "Ramadan Mubarak" written on them, they may remember the blessed month even after it has passed.

05. Publish Ramadan information in your neighborhood newsletter

If you are part of a tenants' association, a group within your housing complex or your neighborhood block parents' association and they publish a newsletter, inform them about Ramadan and prepare a short write-up about the month. This is a great way of informing many more neighbors about Ramadan.

06. Have a neighborhood Iftar gathering

You don't have to invite everyone. Perhaps just the closest neighbors can attend this event. Send handmade invitations for an "Iftar gathering" at most a week in advance (avoid the word "party" as it may be misunderstood to mean a gathering including alcohol, loud music, etc.).

Ask about allergies or other food issues before establishing the menu. Include vegetarian, American and "ethnic" food.

Be sure to invite Muslim family and friends who are comfortable interacting with non-Muslims to this event, and brief them about how they should properly share Ramadan with the neighbors. Also, have some written material on Ramadan available for your guests.

At the gathering:

Be cordial, generous and friendly, but maintain Islamic rules of behavior and modesty. This should not be a "party" in the common understanding, but more of a religious celebration that is spiritual and respectful to all.

Don't impose information. Just let non-Muslim guests ask questions, if they want to. As well, be ready for questions about Islam and violence/terrorism, the oppression of women, etc. Give neighbors the benefit of the doubt and clarify their misunderstanding in a calm, gentle manner.

07. Get your kids on it

Tell your kids to inform other neighbors' kids what Ramadan is all about and have the children invite their classmates to your Iftar gatherings.

08. Talk about what Ramadan means to you

What's it like to fast? How do you work/go to school and still fast? These are some questions you may be asked. Don't just point your guests to the pamphlets. Tell them and use some personal examples they can relate to.

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Seventeen tips for Parents to Present Ramadan in your Child's Class:

Parents talking to their children's principals, teachers and classmates in public schools about Ramadan are of immense importance. By doing so, Muslim children feel less awkward identifying themselves as Muslims, since someone in an authority position has discussed what they believe what they do. As a result, the children often feel more confident and secure.

Well, Muslim children need to feel the importance of their own celebrations and holidays, especially since we are living in a non-Muslim environment where kids don't see fancy lights and decorations, commercial hoopla or consistent reminders of the "holiday season" during Ramadan.

And of course, talking to your child's class about Ramadan is a great way to make Dawa to non-Muslim kids and Muslim kids as well, in particular those who may come from non-practicing Muslim families.

There are a couple of tips to keep in mind when approaching the school or your child's teachers about presenting, as well as for how you present the information to the child's class.

01. Start early

Calling your child's teacher in the middle of Ramadan asking to do a presentation on the topic is too late. Now, less than a month before Ramadan is the best time to bring up the issue, especially considering Christmas is coming up and holidays are on the minds of most people, teachers and students included.

Starting early also helps you think about and gather the right materials to make a good presentation.

02. Get permission from your child's teacher

While parents do have a lot of clout in the school system, this does not allow them to show up unexpectedly one day at their son or daughter's class to do a presentation on Ramadan.

Send a letter giving a general indication that you want something done about Ramadan. Then wait for the teacher to call. If he or she does not do so within a week, call them and tell them you are following up on the letter you sent earlier.

03. Select the right period in which to do the presentation

Does your child study Social Studies? Or does he or she have a period once a week for Moral and Religious education? If so, suggest to the teacher that you would like to do the presentation during these periods. Or, you can of course ask the teacher if he or she has ideas about which time would be best to come in and do the presentation.

04. Be polite but firm

Speaking nicely to people is part of our Deen, including non-Muslims. We should remember that the purpose of this exercise is to not just educate the students, but the teachers as well. Being polite and courteous will not detract from your desire to present. It will serve to build bridges and communication, and could lead to further contact to do presentations on other Islam-related topics and more teacher-parent cooperation in the future, Insha Allah.

05. Ask the teacher what areas to cover and how long it should be

This helps to adjust your presentation to the age level of the students, as well as connect it to what they are already learning. This doesn't mean you can't bring in other information, but knowing what to cover from the teacher helps you put down what has to be covered and from there you can develop more points on these or related topics. Asking how long the presentation should be can also help you decide how much you can include in your presentation.

06. Read, prepare, read, prepare

Now that you've gotten the permission, you don't just sit back and wait for the night before the presentation to put it together.

Remember, if you want to appeal to the students, especially younger ones, you are going to need more than just a talk. Visuals are a great help. You can get a Ramadan banner picture of Muslims fasting, show part of a video aimed at children about Ramadan (see Adam's World's Ramadan Mubarak video . To get the right material, you will have to find out where to get it from, and ordering it might take a couple of weeks.

Preparing is important, even though you may have fasted all of your life and think you know all about Ramadan. Get a children's Islamic book and read what it says about Ramadan. Or an article written by a teenager about Ramadan. This will also help you understand what points to emphasize in your presentation.

Reading up will also clarify any incorrect cultural norms that may have seeped into the practice of Ramadan which you may not have been aware of. Talk to a knowledgeable Muslim for advice as well.

07. Talk to your son or daughter about the presentation

Who would know better the mind set of the kids in the class than your son or daughter? Consult them about what to include, what the kids like, what kind of things they are interested in. Not only will this improve your presentation, Insha Allah, but it will also make Ameena or Saeed feel important and more confident as individuals, and as Muslims.

08. A few days before the presentation

Call the teacher to check the date and time of the schedule. This will serve to remind him or her about your visit and prepare the class accordingly. It will also help you get the exact time and date.

09. Write presentation points on note cards

Reading off papers about Ramadan will not hold the interest of many people, young or old. Instead, writing brief notes on note cards that you can look at so you don't miss any topic will help you avoid straying from the subject while allowing you to make eye contact with your audience and maintain a conversational style of presentation.

10. Practice your presentation in front of your son/daughter

Practicing helps you identify what can be improved, changed or omitted. Practicing in front of Ameena will give you the opportunity to present before one of the kids in the class who can really give you the best advice.

It will also help you time your presentation, so you can make it shorter or longer.

11. Dress for success

This does not mean pulling out the Armani suit or the most expensive dress you have. It just means looking as a Muslim should-clean, respectable, professional and Islamically covered. Clothes don't always "make the man" but they do affect others' perception of you.

12. Be early

Teachers and students are busy people. They have a certain curriculum to cover. The fact that they've squeezed in your presentation is somewhat of a privilege. Don't take advantage of this by wasting their time by coming late. And anyways, Muslims should be on time as a principle.

Coming early can also help you set up your audio visual material.

13. Make Dua...

Before your presentation. Ask Allah to help you convey this message sincerely, properly and clearly. And say Bismillah.

14. Speak calmly and clearly

It's important not to race through the presentation, nor to talk too slowly. A clear, conversational style, but emphasis on the major points or terms you want the students to understand can help convey the message properly.

15. When answering questions

If you don't know something, say so. Then check up on it and get back to the teacher. Ask him or her to convey the response.

16. Thank Allah...

For this opportunity He blessed you with and your ability to go through with it.

17. Send a thank you note to the teacher and class...

Thanking them for their time and attention, as well as their cooperation.

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10 Tips For A Blessed and Successful Ramadan (Insh'Allah)

10 Tips For A Blessed and Successful Ramadan (Insh'Allah)

Supplication For Breaking Fast

Supplication For Breaking Fast

Doa Harian - Doa Berbuka Puasa

Upin & Ipin niat berbuka puasa

Ramadan Reminders (Sheikh Yusuf Estes)

Ramadan Reminders (Sheikh Yusuf Estes)

Ramadhan - Short Film

Ramadhan (Ramadan - is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from dawn until sunset.
During Ramadan, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds.

A Short Film by Mochammad Myrdal.

Are you Ready for Ramadan? Quran Surah Al Baqarah (2:185)

Are you Ready for Ramadan?

The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Quran, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Saum (fasts) that month, and whoever is ill or on a journey, the same number [of days which one did not observe Saum (fasts) must be made up] from other days. Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you. (He wants that you) must complete the same number (of days), and that you must magnify Allah [i.e. to say Takbir (Allahu-Akbar; Allah is the Most Great) on seeing the crescent of the months of Ramadan and Shawwal] for having guided you so that you may be grateful to Him.(2:185)

'He who fasts during Ramadan with faith and seeks his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven; he who prays during the night in Ramadan with faith and seeks his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven; and he who passes Lailat al- Qadr in prayer with faith and seeks his reward from Allah will have his past sins forgiven.'

(Bukhari and Muslim)

Towards An Outstanding Ramadan - Muhammad Alshareef ; [Soorah al-Baqarah (2):183]

Towards An Outstanding Ramadan - Muhammad Alshareef

"O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed upon those before you in order that you may attain taqwaa [in general, it means 'God consciousness,' 'God awareness,' 'fear of God,' and so on]." [Soorah al-Baqarah (2):183]

Muhammad Alshareef was born in 1975 and raised in Canada. In his youth, he memorized the Quran and later graduated with an Islamic Law degree from the Islamic University of Madinah, class of 1999. He is the founder of AlMaghrib Institute through which he teaches university-level seminars on Islam. AlMaghrib Institute seminars have been conducted across the USA and Canada, as well as in Australia.

While he continues to teach, Muhammad Alshareef now devotes much of his time to recruiting, training and advising other students of knowledge in becoming AlMaghrib Institute instructors. Being a true visionary with exceptional talents in motivating others, Muhammad Alshareef has also founded EmanRush Audio and, and actively keeps in touch with the online community at the AlMaghrib Forums.

Are you ready for Ramadan? - By Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman

Are you ready for Ramadan? - By Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman

ave you prepared yourself for the holy month of Ramadan? Watch this great lecture by Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman recorded in August 2009.

Imam Siraj Wahhaj - Ramadan: What is in it for me?

Imam Siraj Wahhaj gives a lecture at the Islamic Center of Passaic County about Ramadan

Imam Siraj Wahhaj - Ramadan: What is in it for me? Part 1/4

Imam Siraj Wahhaj - Ramadan: What is in it for me? Part 2/4

Imam Siraj Wahhaj - Ramadan: What is in it for me? Part 3/4

Imam Siraj Wahhaj - Ramadan: What is in it for me? Part 4/4

sempena kedatangan bulan ramadhan yang mulia

bulan ramadhan yang mulia


Berpuasa di Bulan Ramadhan dan Sains


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Salam buat semua.

Dengan Nama ALLAH Yang Maha Pemurah Lagi Maha Mengasihani.

Secara fitrahnya manusia memerlukan kepada puasa

“Setiap manusia memerlukan kepada puasa sekalipun dia tidak sakit, kerana toksin-toksin makanan dan ubat berkumpul di dalam tubuh lalu menjadikannya seperti orang yang sakit dan memberatkannya, maka kecergasannya akan berkurang. Apabila seseorang berpuasa, dia akan akan terlepas daripada bebanan toksin-toksin berkenaan dan dia akan merasai kecergasan dan kekuatan yang tidak dialami sebelum itu.” (Dr. Mac Fedan – Ahli Perubatan Antarabangsa)

Daripada kata-kata Dr. Mac Fedan di atas, jelas kepada kita bahawa secara fitrahnya manusia sangat memerlukan suatu jangka masa untuk merehatkan tubuh badan daripada berterusan menerima toksin-toksin makanan dan ubat-ubatan. Ini kerana apabila ubat dan toksin berkumpul di dalam badan manusia akan menyebabkan badan menjadi lemah dan kecergasan seseorang akan berkurang.

Ramadhan yang panas terik
Ramadhan daripada perkataan ‘ramadho’ yang membawa maksud panas yang terik. Di dalam Islam bulan Ramadhan merupakan bulan yang ke-9 di dalam kalendar hijrah. Puasa telah difardhukan kepada seluruh umat Islam semenjak tahun ke-2 hijrah sehingga hari kiamat.

Lazimnya pada bulan ini cuacanya sangat panas. Bersempena dengan nama tersebut, semoga Ramadhan akan membakar dan melebur segala dosa yang telah dilakukan oleh orang yang berpuasa.

Kelebihan bulan Ramadhan:
1. Bulan untuk berpuasa


2. Al-Quran diturunkan
Peristiwa agung ini berlaku pada 17 Ramadhan ketika Nabi Muhamad SAW berusia 40 tahun semasa baginda sedang berkhulwah di Hira’.

3. Bulan kemenangan
Berlakunya kemenangan yang terbesar yang berjaya dicapai oleh umat Islam ialah didalam peperangan Badar al-Kubra. Peristiwa ini berlaku pada 17 Ramadhan, hari Jumaat tahun 2H iaitu tahun pertama disyariatkan ibadah puasa di bulan Ramadhan. Seperti yang kita sedia maklum Allah SWT telah mengurniakan kemenangan kepada umat Islam walaupun bilangan tentera Islam hanya berjumlah 313 orang berbanding orang kafir seramai 1300 orang.

Satu lagi peristiwa agung berlaku pada bulan Ramadhan ialah berlakunya peristiwa ‘Fathul Makkah’. Ianya berlaku dalam bulan Ramadhan tahun ke 8H.

4. Penuh dengan keberkatan
Bulan Ramadhan merupakan satu bulan yang disebut ‘permulaan adalah rahmat, pertengahannya keampunan dan akhirnya dijauhkan daripada api neraka’.

Dari Abu Hurairah r.a bahawa Rasulallah S.A.W bersabda apabila bulan Ramadhan telah datang maka dibuka lah pintu-pintu syurga ditutuplah pintu-pintu neraka dan diikat lah semua syaitan.

5. Bulan penghapus dosa
Dari Abi Hurairah dari Nabi SAW sabdanya: “Barangsiapa berpuasa Ramadhan dengan beriman dan mengharap keredhaan Allah nescaya akan diampunkan dosa-dosanya pada masa-masa lalu.” (HR Bukhari Muslim)

6. Bulan tarbiyah
Bulan Ramadhan mendidik umat Islam supaya menjadi hamba yang bersabar. Juga mendidik hambaNya kearah melakukan kebaikan serta mendidik hamba menjadi insan yang soleh dengan istiqamah menjaga seluruh anggota daripada melakukan perkara yang tidak disukai oleh Allah SWT.

7. Malam Lailatul qadar
Umat Nabi Muhamad SAW merupakan umat yang sangat istimewa kerana dikurniakan satu malam yang mempunyai pahala melebihi 1000 bulan beribadah.

8. Bulan taqwa
Dengan melakukan amalan yang dianjurkan dilakukan pada bulan puasa secara istiqamah seperti qiamulail, bertadarus al-quran dan solat tarawikh Allah SWT akan mengurniakan taqwa kepada hambaNya.

Kenapa perlu berbuka dengan kurma?


Ketika berbuka puasa Islam menganjurkan umatnya agar berbuka dengan buah tamar dan air. Kurma akan memberikan tenaga dengan cepat kepada badan. Apabila kita menyoroti kisah Maryam ibu Nabi Isa AS, Maryam telah bersandar pada pangkal pokok kurma di saat merasa sakit melahirkan anak. Lalu Allah SWT telah mengutuskan malaikat untuk memberitahu supaya digoncangkan pohon kurma untuk mendapatkan kurma yang masak. Daripada kisah ini dapat kita membuat kesimpulan bahawa kurma boleh membekalkan tenaga kepada Maryam tatkala merasa sakit untuk melahirkan Nabi Isa AS.

Kurma juga bertepatan dengan sunnah Nabi SAW. Kurma merupakan buah yang sangat berkat untuk dimakan. Rasulullah SAW telah mewasiatkan kepada umatnya untuk berbuka dengan kurma pada bulan Ramadhan.

Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda yang bermaksud;
“Apabila seseorang dari kalangan kamu berbuka, maka hendaklah dia berbuka dengan tamar. Jika dia tidak ada, maka hendaklah dia berbuka dengan air kerana ia adalah penyuci.”(Diriwayatkan oleh Abu Daud, kitab Puasa, nombor 2355 dan At-Tirmizi, kitab Sedekah, nombor 658)

Dari Anas, sesungguhnya Nabi SAW berbuka puasa dengan beberapa ruthab sebelum solat, kalau tidak ada ruthab, maka dengan beberapa kurma matang, kalau tidak ada, maka dengan meneguk beberapa tegukan air putih. (HR. Abu Daud dan Tirmidzi)

Kurma makanan kesihatan
Jelas disebalik sunnah Nabi SAW mengandungi manfaat yang banyak untuk kesihatan. Itulah sebabnya Rasulullah SAW memilih kurma berbanding makanan lain untuk berbuka puasa. Ini tidak lain dan tidak bukan ialah kerana kurma mempunyai kandungan yang baik untuk kesihatan.

Jika melihat dari sudut sains pula apabila saat untuk berbuka, organ-organ pencernaan mula aktif dan perlu diberikan sesuatu yang lembut. Ini akan menyebabkan organ-organ pencernaan memulakan kerjanya dengan perlahan-perlahan untuk terus mencernakan makanan yang lebih berat. Sebagai contoh di dalam kehidupan seharian, untuk melicinkan pergerakan sesebuah kenderaan ianya perlu dipanaskan terlebih dahulu sebelum bergerak. Ianya juga bertujuan untuk memastikan hayat kenderaan lebih lama.

Begitu juga dengan tubuh badan kita. Kesihatan sangat diperlukan untuk memudahkan melakukan ibadah bukan sahaja di bulan Ramadhan. Seperti kata pepatah arab berbunyi “al-aqlus salim fil jismi ssalim” yang bermaksud: ‘aqal yang sihat lahirnya daripada badan yang sihat’.

Kurma menghilangkan lapar dan dahaga
Keadaan orang yang sedang berpuasa sangat memerlukan makanan yang mempunyai gula yang mudah dicerna dan yang boleh menghilangkan rasa lapar. Nutrisi makanan yang paling cepat dicerna dan sampai ke darah adalah gula khususnya makanan yang mengandungi satu atau dua zat gula (glukosa atau sukrosa). Ini kerana tubuh mampu menyerap dengan mudah dan cepat zat gula hanya dalam beberapa minit. Apatah lagi jika perut sedang kosong, seperti orang yang berpuasa ini.

Jika kita mencari makanan yang boleh menyamai dua kandungan sekaligus (menghilangkan lapar dan dahaga), maka kita tidak akan menjumpai makanan yang lebih baik daripada apa yang disarankan oleh Nabi SAW. Iaitu kurma.

Kandungan gula dalam kurma
Berdasarkan kajian yang dibuat, menyatakan bahawa satu bahagian kurma yang dimakan menyamai 86-87% beratnya mengandungi 20-24% air, 70-75% gula, 2-3% protein. Manakala mengandungi hanya 8.5% serat. Berdasarkan penelitian, juga ditemui bahawa ruthab (kurma segar) mengandungi 65-70% air berdasarkan berat bersihnya, 24-58% zat gula, 1.2-2% protein dan 2.5% serat.


Friday, 29 July 2011

How to Memorize the Qur'an

How to Memorize the Qur'an

How to Memorize the Qur'an

Last and the ending mention surah yusuf ayat 62-63

Surah Yunus, Ayat 62-63-64

Ayat 62. No doubt! Verily, the True believers of Allah [i.e. those who believe in the Oneness of Allah and fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which he has forbidden), and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)], no fear shall come upon them nor shall they grieve.
Ayat 63. Those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism), and used to fear Allah much (by abstaining from evil deeds and sins and by doing righteous deeds).

Ayat 64. For them are glad tidings, in the life of the present world (i.e. righteous dream seen by the person himself or shown to others), and in the Hereafter. No change can there be in the Words of Allah, this is indeed the supreme success.

Hazrat Sahl bin Saad As-Saaidi (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A man came to the Prophet [SAWW](PBUH) and said, "O Messenger of Allah [SAWW], guide me to such an action which, if I do Allah will love me and the people will also love me.'' He [SAWW]((PBUH) said, "Have no desire for this world, Allah will love you; and have no desire for what people possess, and the people will love you.'' [Ibn Majah Hadith Number 4102]

Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Yunus Ayat 62. "and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)], no fear shall come upon them nor shall they grieve" This Hadith "Zuhd'' (ascetism) does not mean renunciation of the world and obligations of life. What it really means is that one should be contented with what he possess and rid himself of greed. Islam neither permits renunciation of the world nor does it condemn genuine struggle to acquire wealth and riches. Therefore, involvement in worldly affairs and struggle for lawful means of livelihood are not against Zuhd''. A person who is contented with the lawful means of income is a distinguished person as all his activities are exalted to the level of worship. Similarly, unconcern with the wealth and riches of others and ignoring them is a part of Zuhd and contentment. One additional advantage of it is that such a person wins the love and respect of the people because he who begs people, rather than Allah, has to suffer disgrace and is disliked by the people. The case of begging from Allah is just the opposite. The more a person begs Him, the more pleased He will be with him. In fact, He is displeased if someone does not beg Him. This has been exquisitely stated in an Arabic verse, the meaning of which is: "Do not stretch your hands before anyone for your needs, but beg from Him (Allah) whose door is always open". "If a person does not beg Him (Allah), He is displeased, while if one begs someone He becomes furious".




How to Memorize the Qur'an

"And among His Signs is the sleep that ye take by night and by day, and the quest that ye (make for livelihood) out of His Bounty:[Ar-Rum:The Roman:23

Amazing scientific fact

If one sleeps for eight hours every day, this means that he spends third of his life in sleep. But, sleep is the one thing that we mostly spend our time in. However, does this mean that sleep is useless? Or it is one Allah's almighty signs. He said, "And among His Signs is the sleep that ye take by night and by day, and the quest that ye (make for livelihood) out of His Bounty: verily in that are signs for those who hearken." [Ar-Rum: The Roman: 23] So, sleep whether at night or day is a sign, but one of Allah's miracles which we should think about. Then, note how the verse was ended by the word "hear" as if there is a relationship between hearing sense and sleep. This what researchers have confirmed by live photos!

A researcher had observed some individuals during their sleep. He photographed the brain of each of them by the magnetic resonance scanning. He found that the brain was enlivened during sleep! Then, he read some information to these sleepers. The surprise was that he found a response from the brain to what he was reading. So the learning process had taken place though the man was sleeping. But what is the scientific explanation to this strange phenomenon?



However, new studies on the brain and sleep science showed that the brain does not rest even at sleep. But the brain establishes the information which has been learned during the day. It establishes that during sleep, glory to Allah!

I have found several benefits for listening to the Quran especially during sleep. I will reintroduce a part of one my articles titled: Healing by Listening to the Quran:

Some of those who are memorizing the Quran using this innovative way have questions that I have promised to answer. In this lesson, I will answer those questions:

How was your experience with close examination of rhetoric aspects of the Quran while your major was scientific?

There is no more beautiful than the moments where the believer enjoys the Quran memorization, consideration and studying. It is the greatness of the Quran that helps you to strengthen your Arabic as soon as you repeat and memorize, however, repetition of reading and listening to the Quran imparts a lot to man from linguistic and rhetoric aspects.

Nonetheless, when I encounter some difficult words I used to resort to easier explanations or language dictionaries which I find easy to reach. I used to carefully examine a verse from the Quran for an hour for example and try to think about it, its words and their implications. I earned new meanings as soon as I had considerd it. So, Allah Almighty says, "Do they not consider the Qur'an (with care)? Had it been from other Than Allah, they would surely have found therein Much discrepancy. [An-Nisa: Women: 82]

In the course of considering the legislative provisions, did you consult the books of Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqeh)?

Consulting references and books is necessary. Wisdom is the believer's pursuit wherever it is found he takes it. Any book you encounter talking about explanation, doctrine (fiqeh), language, or Quranic stories or any book related to the Quran and especially miracle sciences, all are necessary and useful. But on condition that we conclude the faith to Allah Almighty and your goal from memorization the Quran will be for Allah and not to be called as a memorizer of the Quran!

Always prayed Allah to bless us with His Book memorizing and good performance of what included in it, from your personal experience what are the things that assist in performing well what the Book had included?

There is an important thing that helps man to memorize the Quran and most people ignore it. That is to see the Quran as the most important thing in the universe. You can test yourself in that in a simple way: are you ready to leave a business that returns a lot of profit for the sake of memorizing the Quran? Are you ready to abandon your friends and those you love for the sake of memorizing the Quran and are you ready to avail the best time you have to memorize the Quran?

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Innovative Way to Memorize the Quran (1)


There are questions that you have to answer before you start memorizing the Quran, so that your project is fruitful if Allah will. Everyone has his own projects in life, but the best work will be memorizing the Book of Allah Almighty.….

A Project for this World and the Hereafter

At the beginning, you have to plan well for this project that will change your life totally as it did to those who memorized the Quran before you. Perfect planning requires you to study it well, study its benefits and results, and study the shortest way to execute it. Without that, the project will be unproductive, and this is the reason that many of those who try to memorize the Quran fail.

Why do I memorize the Quran?

This is a question you should ask yourself, and you should have a clear answer to it in your mind, why should one memorize the Quran? Whenever the benefits of this work are more, your determination will be higher and you will achieve your goal easily. What are the benefits of memorizing the Quran?

Benefits of memorizing the Quran

  1. Since the Quran is the word of Allah Almighty, when you memorize it , this will be the best you ever done! Memorizing the Quran will open all the doors of good for you.
  2. Memorizing the Quran means that you will obtain ten good deeds for each letter! If you know, for example that the number of letters in the shortest Surah in the Quran, which is Surah Al-Kawthar, is 42 letters. This Surah can be read in seconds, which means that whenever you read it, your account at Allah Almighty will increase to 420 good deeds, each one of these good deeds is much better than this World and what is in it!! Consider how many good deeds you will gain when you read the whole Quran which includes more than three hundred thousand letters!!
  3. The Quran includes all the sciences of this World and the Hereafter, the stories of ancestors and successors. It includes many of the scientific, cosmic, legislative and medical facts, and it includes also provisions, laws and legislation that regulate the life of a believer and make him much happier. This means that when you memorize the Quran, you memorize the largest encyclopedia.
  4. This Quran, which you memorize and keep today, will be your companion at the dying moment!! It will be your defender and your intercessor at the time you are abandoned by the nearest people. The Prophet (pbuh) says, "Read the Quran, it will be the intercessor of its companions on the Day of Resurrection" Will there be a best moment other than the one when meeting on the Day of Resurrection with Allah Almighty and you have memorized His words.
  5. When you memorize the Quran, your expressing ability will be stronger because of the classic Arabic you acquire from the Quran. You will have more ability for dealing, endurance and patience, because memorizing the Quran is not only like memorizing a poem, a story, or a song. However, when you memorize the Quran, in fact you are changing your attitude towards everything around you, and thus your behavior will be following what you have memorized
  6. Our Lady Aysha (May Allah be pleased with her) was asked about the ethics of the Prophet and she said, "His ethics was the Quran"!! If you would like your ethics be like the Prophet's (pbuh), you have to memorize the Quran.
  7. The Quran is a healing for physical and psychological diseases. If reading Al-Fatiha (The Opening) cures a patient if Allah permits, what about who memorize the whole Quran? You will get rid of devilish whispers; your body immunity will increase due to the great change you experience while you are memorizing the Quran. This is not only a theoretical speech but a real experience that is witnessed by those who memorized the Quran or parts of it.
  8. When you decide to memorize the Quran, you won't have extra time, boredom, nor a feeling of concern, stress and fear. The Quran will remove concerns, grief and the accumulations of the past, you will be reborned. Nonetheless, what prevent us from memorizing the Quran in our hearts? Why do many people try to memorize the Book of Allah Almighty but they cannot? The reason according what I think is a big problem that we have to overcome, what is it?

What is the biggest problem you face in the project?

The biggest problem that many may not be aware of is that the Quran has a unique style that is not found in any other book, and this means you take more time to familiarize yourself with this style, until every cell in your body can interact with the Speech of Allah Almighty. Almighty says, "Allah has revealed (from time to time) the most beautiful Message in the form of a Book, consistent with itself, (yet) repeating (its teaching in various aspects): the skins of those who fear their Lord tremble thereat; then their skins and their hearts do soften to the celebration of Allah’s praises. Such is the guidance of Allah. He guides therewith whom He pleases, but such as Allah leaves to stray, can have none to guide" [Az-Zumar: The Troops: 23]

Passing this stage in the project of memorizing the Quran is the most important. Most of those who start memorizing the Quran, then stop later and do not continue, the reason will be that they are not familiar with the Quran style. Therefore, you find them feel difficulty in memorizing, feel upset and heaviness and they do not know the cause.

My brother reader, if you know how information is stored in the brain, this process will be easy. At the beginning, a month may pass to memorize one page, but after six month, you can memorize this page in two hours!! This is scientific, because storing information in the cells of the brain is done according to an accelerated accumulation system, the first page needs more time, and the second needs lesser time and so on until we reach a stage where memorizing will be a more enjoyable and very easy process. Almighty says, "And We have indeed made the Qur'an easy to understand and remember: then is there any that will receive admonition?" [Al-Qamar: The Moon: 17]

Advantages of this way

My brother believer! The way you are going to learn has several advantages:

  1. The way is practical and very easy, and does not require a Sheikh, a teacher or a reciter, but depends on self learning. I have tried it and it has success.
  2. Memorizing the Quran in this way does not mean only memorizing but it expands your information horizon and assists you in deducting some of the Quran wonders.
  3. This way does not require a specific time or system, but you can do at any time and in any how to be.

How can I start memorizing?

The first step on the road to memorize the Quran thoroughly is to believe that this project is the most important project in your life, and this project will not take part of your time!!! Allah will bless your time and you will find that the rest of your work will not stop, but it will flourish and become much easier than before.

Do not feel that memorizing the Quran will need any time. Whatever time you spent in reading, considering and memorizing that will not impact your time but your time will increase. I will give an example to illustrate that:

If you have time allotted for studying to succeed in the exam, and you took some of it for memorizing the Quran, what is the result? Memorizing the Quran will develop your grasp ability, expand your thinking range and equip you with a great ability for memorizing, understanding and comprehension. When you memorize some Surahs, you will notice that you can understand your studies in time less than used to be, and this is what I have gone through. Your performance on the test will greatly be enhanced because memorizing the Quran gives you psychological and mental stability and gives you the trust that Allah is the one who decides your exam result and not your effort or work. This stability and trust is half success.

Let us start the project

Please dear reader start with listening to recited Quran for the longest possible period, but why is this step? The aforementioned barrier which prevents you from memorizing the Quran is due to your brain not responding to memorizing the Quran because of its unique style which you are not familiar to.

You may listen to the Quran from a computer, a TV or a recorder which all are given by Allah to us to make use of and benefit from listening to the Quran through them. You may concentrate at the beginning on short Surahs at the end of the Book and listen to them so many times a day, especially after awakening and directly before going to bed.

If you can sleep while the Quran is being recited, this has a great impact on storing the Quran in your subconscious! This leads to a permanent memorization of the Quran verses, in other words, your subconscious retains these verses which you can retrieve any time you wish.

You have to repeat listening to the same Surah many times, so that you are familiar to. As for words you hear them for the first time and you do not understand, you will find yourself got familiar and near to and about to understand when you repeat listening to the Surah.

You may wonder my beloved brother if I tell you that after memorizing the Quran, the best thing to me is listening to recorded Quran recited by a sweet voice, and you may wonder more if you know that I was spending most of my time listening to songs, besides, I was playing some musical instruments. Notwithstanding, when I have started listening to the Quran for long periods, nothing else will amuse me other than the words of Almighty.

There is a prophetical saying you have to learn, it is Our Beloved Apostle saying, “Who abandons anything for the sake of Allah, Allah compensates him with a better one than it”. After I heard this saying, I have decided to desert all entertaining means that shun mentioning Allah, and Allah has compensated me with the Quran. Will you quit what diverts from mentioning Allah and ask Allah to give you in turn something better?

What is next?

If you want to memorize the Quran in addition to enjoy that, follow us in this project which I introduce it as a gift for whoever loves the Quran. You may register in the email list by entering your email address so that you will be informed of what is new and you can follow the memorization process easily if Allah permits.

We will learn in the coming lesson how to memorize the Quran efficiently and we will talk about some secrets of the memorizing process and remembering from a scientific view. We ask Allah Almighty for facilitation and acceptance.


I can tell you that the Quran has changed my life totally, why do not you change your life and decide at this moment to join this profitable project, and start the first step in memorizing the Quran by taking a decision on that?


By: Abduldaem Al-Kaheel

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Important points.

1. Have the intention to memorize for the sake of Allah alone and nothing else but Allah only, to please him, and increase your imaan.
If this is not your intention then its going to be difficult.

2. Try your best to understand the meaning of what you want to memorize.
This will help coordinate the verses and see where you go wrong when reciting.

What you are memorizing are the very words of you creator and not merely a religous book.

4. Regular Revisions of what you have already memorized.

5. Have patience, DO NOT get discouraged.

6. If it gets difficult and you feel discouraged then go through the benefits of memorizing the Quran.

7. Keep away from sins.

And INSHALLAH we will all be able to memorize the Quran.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

let us read Al Quran : jom baca Quran

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.. Assalamualaikum wbt…

Dari Abi Umamah r.a katanya, aku mendengar Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda “Bacalah olehmu akan Al-Quran, sesungguhnya dia datang pada Hari Kiamat kelak memberi syafaat kepada tuannya”. Hadis Riwayat Muslim.

Bacalah Al-Quran kerana ia akan muncul pada Hari Kiamat dan datang kepada pembacanya untuk memberi syafaat. Ini kerana Al-Quran adalah bersih dan suci. Merupakan Kalam Allah. Kalam adalah sifat Allah. Membacanya dikira ibadah.

Berlaku khilaf dikalangan ulama yang mana lebih afdhal di antara membaca Al-Quran dengan berzikir menyebut nama-nama Allah. Pendapat ulama tentang membaca Al-Quran lebih afdhal adalah kerana A-Quran adalah Kalam Allah (kata-kata Allah). Manakala ulama yang berpendapat zikir lebih afdhal adalah kerana zikir menyebut nama-nama Allah.

Al-Quran adalah kitab mulia yang suci sehinggakan jumhur ulama (kebanyakan) berpendapat tidak boleh menyentuh Al-Quran (mushaf) melainkan mereka yang berwudhuk. Maksud mushaf Al-Quran di sini adalah Al-Quran tanpa tafsir atau terjemahan. Mazhab Azzohiriyyah dan mereka yang bersependapat dengannya mengatakan tidak mengapa menyentuh Al-Quran tanpa wuduk.

Larangan menyentuh Al-Quran ini hanya tertakluk kepada keadaan yang biasa. Ini tidak termasuk dalam bab darurat yang mana memerlukan tindakan segera kepada menyentuh atau memegangnya. Sebagai contoh jika Al-Quran dilihat berada di tempat yang tidak sesuai seperti terjatuh di jalanan, maka perlulah segera mengalihkannya.

Dari Nawwas bin Sam’an r.a katanya, aku telah mendengar Rasulullah s.a.w bersabda “Dibawa di Hari Kiamat nanti Al-Quran dan ahlinya, yang beramal dengannya di dunia. Mendahuluinya oleh Suratul Baqarah dan Ali Imran, kedua-duanya berhujah membela tuannya”.
Hadis Riwayat Muslim (dengan riwayat yang sahih)

Pada Hari Kiamat, Al-Quran akan menemui ahli-ahlinya di padang mahsyar. Ahli-ahli Al-Quran itu terdiri daripada para pembacanya mahupun yang menghafalnya serta mereka yang beramal dengan Al-Quran. Al-Baqarah dan Ali Imran akan menjadi pembela kepada ahli Al-Quran bagi berhadapan dengan Allah SWT.

Ini menunjukkan betapa adilnya Allah Taala. Walaupun segala perlakuan, amalan dan tindak tanduk kita di dunia ini dalam ilmu dan pengetahuan Allah, tetapi Allah Taala tidak menghukum hambanya dengan pengetahuannya. Sebaliknya membenarkan berlakunya proses penghakiman dan pengadilan ke atas hambanya.

Ini samalah dengan proses penghakiman dalam syariah Islam yang mana tidak membenarkan hakim menghukum hanya dengan pengetahuannya semata. Perlu ada saksi, ada pembela (peguam) walaupun terbukti seseorang itu telah bersalah. Orang yang jelas bersalah juga perlu diwakili peguam kerana ini akan ‘membersihkan mahkamah’. Supaya setiap hukuman itu tepat kepada si pesalah.

Dalam perundangan Islam, membebaskan si pesalah itu adalah lebih baik daripada menghukum orang yang tidak bersalah. Ini berdasarkan hadis nabi yang bermaksud “Sesungguhnya kesilapan seorang hakim membebaskn seorang pesalah adalah lebih baik dari kesilapan seorang hakim menghukum seorang yang tidak bersalah”.

Dari Saidina Usman bin Affan r.a katanya, berkata Rasulullah s.a.w “Sebaik-baik kamu ialah seorang yang belajar Al-Quran dan mengajarnya”
Hadith riwayat Bukhari.

Dari Aisyah r.a katanya, sabda Rasulullah s.a.w “Seorang yang membaca Al-Quran sedang dia mahir dalam membacanya, bersamanya malaikat utusan Allah yang baik. Dan orang yang membaca Al-Quran dalam keadaan tergagap-gagap (berkeadaan payah), maka baginya dua pahala”
Hadith Riwayat Muslim.

Orang yang membaca Al-Quran sedangkan dia seorang yang mahir dalam bacaann Al-Quran dijanjikan kepadanya akan bersama-sama dengan malaikat yang mulia iaitu pemimpin para malaikat. Adapun mereka yang membaca Al-Quran dengan susah payah, tergagap-gagap, dijanjikan kepadanya dua pahala. Iaitu satu pahala untuk bacaannya dan satu lagi untuk kesungguhan dia berusaha membaca Al-Quran.

Ada hadith yang lain menyebut pahala membaca Al-Quran adalah pada setiap huruf. Setiap huruf itu dijanjikan 10 ganjaran pahala. Membaca Al-Quran pula tidak dihadkan cukup sekali khatam sahaja malah hendaklah berterusan dan dijadikan amalan. Bahkan ada ulama khatam Al-Quran sebulan sekali dan ada juga yang khatam dalam masa 2, 3 hari sahaja.

Orang yang memahami Al-Quran pula akan senantiasa mendapat ilmu dan pengetahuan yang baru dari berkat Al-Quran. Inilah kelebihan mukjizat Kitab Al-Quran yang tiada pada kitab-kitab sebelumnya. Rasulullah s.a.w juga pada setiap Ramadhan akan bertadarrus Al-Quran bersama-sama malaikat Jibrail. Saling mendengar bacaan dan saling membetulkan bacaan.

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