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Friday, 16 September 2011

Share the Quran campaign ... Surah Al-Hujraat Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you.

Surah Al-Hujraat
O mankind! Lo! We have created you from male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that ye may know one another. Lo! the noblest of you, in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct. Lo! Allah is Knower, Aware. (13)


Surah Al-Hujraat
O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allâh is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. he is one of the Muttaqûn (pious - see V.2:2). Verily, Allâh is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (13)

Surah Al-Hujraat
O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). (13)


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3 types of people read the Quran

On the authority of Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudree (May Allaah be pleased with him) he said that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

“There will come a people who will recite the Qur’aan but it will not go past their throats. Three types of people read the Qur’aan: a believer, a hypocrite, and a criminal.”
(Musnad of Ahmad, Al-Haakim and others, graded Hasan)

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Research says when knowledge go up,

prejudice go down.


Studies and research have shown that only two percent of Americans feel very knowledgeable about Islam, and also, studies have shown that when knowledge goes up, prejudice goes down. So we thought since the President has quoted the Quran on the universal issues, such as the sanctity of human life, racial and religious diversity, the importance of speaking the truth, we thought maybe it might be a good idea to make the Quran available to Americans so that they can read it for themselves.



Muslims Want More People To Read The Quran



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The Bible is one of the most read books in the United States, but how much do Americans know about other sacred texts, like the Quran? In an effort to help educate more people about Islam and its teachings, the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has launched the "Share the Quran" campaign. The goal: to distribute 100,000 copies of the Quran to local, state and national leaders before year's end. CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad offers more about the campaign.


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The Bible is one of the most widely read books in America and not just by Christians. Many come across the holy text in cultural settings. They come across it in politics, and you may even find it in your hotel room. But how much do Americans know about other religious texts, such as the Quran, the holy book of Islam? How often have we heard the Quran recited?

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COLEMAN: Now, the Council of American-Islamic Relations is trying to educate Americans about the holy Islamic text with the launch of a new campaign: Share the Quran. They intend to distribute 100,000 copies to local, state and national leaders before the end of this year. And to tell us more about this campaign is the executive director of CAIR, Nihad Awad. Mr. Awad, welcome to our program.

Mr. NIHAD AWAD (Executive Director, Council of American-Islamic Relations): Thank you for having me.

COLEMAN: Can you tell me, why did the Council on American-Islamic Relations start the Share the Quran campaign?

Mr. AWAD: The Share the Quran campaign was prompted by President Obama's speech to the Muslim world in Cairo, when he quoted the Quran extensively.

COLEMAN: It's very common for Americans to be able to quote the Bible or even just know stories from the Bible. Why do you think other holy texts, such as the Quran, are so unfamiliar to most Americans?

Mr. AWAD: Well, that's the challenge to us, and that's why we're trying to raise awareness about Islam and the Quran. Interestingly, one-fourth of the world's population is Muslim, and there are almost eight million American Muslims in the country, and yet Islam is one of the most misunderstood religions in the world and the in the United States.

Studies and research have shown that only two percent of Americans feel very knowledgeable about Islam, and also, studies have shown that when knowledge goes up, prejudice goes down. So we thought since the President has quoted the Quran on the universal issues, such as the sanctity of human life, racial and religious diversity, the importance of speaking the truth, we thought maybe it might be a good idea to make the Quran available to Americans so that they can read it for themselves.

What also people don't know about the Quran is the fact that the Quran is the Muslim revealed text. It has not changed since it was revealed 1,400 years ago in Arabic. So whether you are Muslim from China, United States, Arabia or Europe or Asia, you read in Arabic. There are many translations, and the translation we use to distribute the copies of the Quran is by Muhammad Asad(ph), who was a European Jew converted to Islam at the age of 26 in the 20th century. And because of his Jewish background, we felt that he was able to communicate the message of Islam to the West more than any previous translators.

COLEMAN: Can you read one of the brief passages for us?

Mr. AWAD: Sure, of course, there are beautiful verses in the Quran, but one of the ones that I always recite and like is the one that celebrates diversity, and I think President Barack Obama also quoted it in his speech. It is Chapter 49, Verse 12. It says - you want me to say it in Arabic or in English?

COLEMAN: Both. We have very little time. I'll ask you do the English version.

Mr. AWAD: I'll do the Arabic first.

Mr. AWAD: (Speaking foreign language).

Mr. AWAD: The translation of the meaning: All men, behold. We have created you all out of a male and a female and have made you into nations and tribes so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of him. Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware.

COLEMAN: Nihad Awad is the executive director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations. That organization has just launched the Share the Quran campaign. He joined us from our studio in Washington, D.C. Mr. Awad, thank you for joining us.

Mr. AWAD: Thank you for having me.

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3 types of people read the Quran

On the authority of Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudree (May Allaah be pleased with him) he said that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

“There will come a people who will recite the Qur’aan but it will not go past their throats. Three types of people read the Qur’aan: a believer, a hypocrite, and a criminal.”
(Musnad of Ahmad, Al-Haakim and others, graded Hasan)

Read Quran : Surah Muhammad [047.024]Will they then not meditate on the Quran, or are there locks on the hearts?


Surah Muhammad
Will they then not meditate on the Qur'an, or are there locks on the hearts? (24)



While reading the Quran clear your mind of other thoughts, try to beautify your voice, fear Allah and believe in the words that you recite.



You should feel them in your chest as if they we’re written to you personally. Also one who is reading the Quran should lower the voice or read silently if the people around you find it inconvenient. Listening' should not be forced on others. While the Quran is being recited listen attentively, and stay silent.The Quran says [007.204]And when the Quran is recited, give ear to it and pay heed, that ye may obtain mercy. You may ask others who can read it correctly and beautifully, to read the Quran and, then, to listen to it. Remember as much of the Quran as you can preserving it to your memory. The Quran says [002.002]This is the Scripture whereof there is no doubt, guidance unto those who ward off (evil) [002.003] Who believe in the Unseen, and establish worship, and spend of that We have bestowed upon them [002.004]And who believe in that which is revealed unto thee (Muhammad (pbuh) and that which was revealed before thee, and are certain of the Hereafter [002.005]These depend on guidance from their Lord. These are the successful. You must for this reason keep the words of Allah inside of you like a seed, let it grow in you with every understanding, use it to guild you. Let it build your Iman.


The Quran says [047.024]Will they then not meditate on the Quran, or are there locks on the hearts?
Surah Muhammad


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The Holy Quran is the esteemed book of Allah. Quranic composition remains unchallenged in its beauty and perfection to this day. The Quran says [10.37]And the Quran is not such as could ever be produced by other then Allah, but it is a confirmation of which was before it, and a full explanation of the book wherein there is no doubt from the lord of all man Alamin. Information in the Quran includes stories that build your morals, in historical accounts, religious teachings, and in social laws for all time and for all people. You can read as often and as much as you want. This is the manner of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, and his Companions.



Surah Yunus
And this Qur'an is not such as could ever be invented despite of Allah; but it is a confirmation of that which was before it and an exposition of that which is decreed for mankind - Therein is no doubt - from the Lord of the Worlds. (37)

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Read Quran. WHY? Because.... QURAN is the right guidance or way or course or direction or manner or mode or conduct for the whole mankind [2:185]

http://juzquran.blogspot.com/2009/08/what-is-quran.html



WHAT IS QURAN

Quran holds words of Allah. Quran is most read Book.

For Quran, we can not enumerate its characteristics but for the sake of benefitting people a few are given below:

1. QURAN is the right guidance or way or course or direction or manner or mode or conduct for the whole mankind [2:185]
2. QURAN is clear and manifest as far as the guidance is concerned [2:185]
3. QURAN makes a separation or distinction between truth and falsity [alfurqan] [2:185]
4. QURAN has no discrepancies or contradictions [4:82]
5. QURAN has no crookedness, deceit or deviation form rectitude [39:28]
6. There is nothing in QURAN that may cause any doubt, suspicion, evil opinion, disquiet, disturbance, or agitation of mind (10:37)
7. QURAN is the Divine Prescript, Appointment, Ordinance, or Judgment that is explained in detail making it clear, plain and manifest [tafseela alkitab] (10:37)
8. QURAN guides to the way or course or direction or manner or mode or conduct that is the most stable, even, straight, right and direct. [17:9]
9. QURAN puts forth examples of every manner or model [of conduct] so that people take admonition and be mindful [39:27]
10. The purpose of QURAN‘s revelation is not to cause hardship or distress of any sort [20:2]
11. QURAN is endowed with exhortations and admonitions that give eminence, nobility and honour to its followers [38:1]
12. QURAN is a decree or ordinance (Faraz) [28:85]
13. It is a book whose verses provide complete detail, of the clear and plain Arabic Proclamation, to people who have knowledge [41:3]
14. QURAN is from "rabbi alAAalameen" [10:37]
15. QURAN is from the One who is the Most Wise and the Most Knowledgeable [27:6]
16. QURAN is not such a thing as can be produced by someone other than Allah. If it were the case, it would have been something improper and devoid of good. [10:37]
17. Allah, Himself, is the Teacher of Quran [55:2] (who guided the mankind with His commands and guidance).
18. Allah has made the QURAN easy to understand, learn and remember [54:17, 54:22, 54:32, 54:40]
19. QURAN is a confirmation of the previous Divine Books [10:37]
20. QURAN gives the Glad Tidings to the Believers who work deeds of righteousness. [17:9]

Monday, 12 September 2011

"اللهم اغفر لي وارحمني وتب عليَّ" = Oh Allah forgive me, have mercy upon me, and grant me repentance

"اللهم اغفر لي وارحمني وتب عليَّ"
Transliteration: "Allahuma ighfir li wa Arhamni wa tub 'alayya."
Translation: (Oh Allah forgive me, have mercy upon me, and grant me repentance)


اللهم أنت ربي، لا اله الا أنت خلقتني وأنا عبدك، وأنا على عهدك ووعدك ما استطعت، أعوذ بك من شر ما صنعت، أبوء لك بنعمتك عليَّ وأبوء يذنبي فاغفر لي فإنه لا يغفر الذنوب الا أنت
Transliteration
Allahuma anta rabi la ilaha illa ant, khalaqtani wa ana 'abduk, wa ana 'ala 'ahdika wa wa'adika ma astata'at, 'authu bika min shar ma san'at, abu'u laka bi ni'matika 'allaya wa abu'u bi dhanbi, faqhfir li fa'innahu la yaghfir al-dhunub ila anta.
Translation
(O Allah, you are my Lord, and there is no god but you. You created me and I am your servant, and I am upon the convenant to the best of my ability. I seek refuge in you from the evil I have brought upon myself. I admit all the blessings you have given me and I admit my sins, so forgive me, for no one can forgive sins save You)
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