Saturday, 1 March 2014

Who Created the Universe or How the Universe Came into Existence - Quran surah Al An'am :101

سُوۡرَةُ الاٴنعَام

بَدِيعُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۖ أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لَهُ ۥ وَلَدٌ۬ وَلَمۡ تَكُن لَّهُ ۥ صَـٰحِبَةٌ۬‌ۖ وَخَلَقَ كُلَّ شَىۡءٍ۬‌ۖ وَهُوَ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيمٌ۬ (١٠١)

Surah Al-Anaam

The Originator of the heavens and the earth! How can He have a child, when there is for Him no consort, when He created all things and is Aware of all things? (101) Surah Al-Anaam

Such is Allah, your Lord. There is no God save Him, the Creator of all things, so worship Him. And He taketh care of all things. (102)

Surah At-Tur

Were they created by nothing? or were they themselves the creators? (35) Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, but they have no firm Belief. (36) 


Can it Be that the Universe Created Itself?

Virtually every human being has pondered this question. Some answered by saying that the formation of the universe was merely a coincidence. Others felt there must be an unseen Creator. In what will follow, we will try to assist you in answering this question. Our approach will depend primarily on the text of the Qur'an (the Word of Allah (i.e. God), inspired to Prophet Muhammad (saws)). We request only that you open your mind and read.
Allah asks in the Qur'an:
35. Were they created out of nothing? Or were they themselves the creators?
36. Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Nay, but they are sure of nothing!
(Qur'an 52:35-36)
Most deny or ignore the existence of The Creator because they cannot see Him. However, there are many things which we do not see, but yet we believe in their existence. Further, most of us believe in creatures which exist yet undiscovered and undocumented.
Many reject the existence of The Creator, believing only in science and data gathered and confirmed by its canonical methods. But, on any given day, the same person might find himself in love, deep remorse or sadness. And while contriving the most complex and personal thoughts, he does not, at the time, suppose that his feelings are a random product of firing neurons. How can he then believe that the only distinction between a corpse and a living person is the absence of organ functionality. That we need only revive his physical body to restore him to normality.

The Scientific Proof

Let us imagine ourselves standing in a laboratory stocked with beakers and test tubes containing all sorts of chemical compounds. Then suppose an earthquake has just occurred upsetting the shelved vessels, sending their contents spilling onto the laboratory floor. It would be a very strange coincidence indeed to find new life forms generating themselves where none had existed before.
You might say, 'Your analogy didn't account for time - these organisms need time to evolve.' We ask, 'How much time should we have allowed? Was there enough time since the beginning of the universe to allow for their self-induced formation?'
Let's hear from Swiss mathematician Charles Eugene Jai. In an experiment aimed at answering this very question, Jai set out to calculate the probability of the random formation of a single protein molecule. Jai 'helped' the situation by assuming the existence of formative elements, and by selecting a protein consisting of only 2,000 atoms (An average protein might consist of 32,000 atoms or more). Jai also assumed that the protein would consist of only 2 unique formative atoms.
He determined the value of probability by considering the size of the material and the time necessary for the random formation to occur. He calculated that the probability of forming even a simplified protein molecule was approximately 1 in 5 x 10 e+320 !
The size of the material necessary to produce that almost zero probability would have been a sphere with a diameter of approximately 6 x 10 e+176 miles - about 10 e+63 times bigger than the imagined size of the universe. Finally, the time necessary for the molecule to form was 10 e+243 billion years. This was far greater than the supposed age of the universe - only about 2 billion years.
He concluded that the universe was neither old enough, nor big enough to allow for the random formation of even a simple protein molecule. It was impossible for the universe to have created itself, and for life to randomly form. We must then consider another course. There is a Creator who created the universe.

Some Unmistakable Signs of the Creator

Allah said in the Qur'an:
53. We* (Allah) shall show them Our Signs on the horizons and within themselves, until it becomes clear to them that it is the Truth. Is it not sufficient that the Lord is Witness over all things?
(Qur'an 41:53)
* One of the usages of 'we' in Arabic is for glorifying and indicating the greatness of a person. Here it indicates greatness and not plurality.
We live in an amazing universe. It is a universe peculiarly balanced, and purposefully tempered as if to provide a safe host for living creatures.
According to modern astronomers, the universe is expanding. They hold that if gravity had been only slightly stronger, it would have overtaken expansion very early and caused the universe to collapse. Had gravity been slightly weaker, universe expansion would have become a runaway process, not allowing time for the formation of galaxies and stars.
If either of these had occurred, there would never have been an Earth on which creatures could live. This universe seems designed, even meticulously tailored to provide suitable conditions for living. If other basic ratios and constants had been just slightly different, the universe would not have been favourable to our existence.
If, for instance, the strong and weak nuclear forces were slightly stronger relative to the electromagnetic forces, hydrogen would not exist in its ordinary form. This would mean that heavier elements, such as carbon and oxygen - two of the essential building blocks of life - would never have existed.
The strength of gravity is crucial to the existence of life in the universe in another way. If it were weaker, then it could not crush the material in a star the size of the Sun with enough force to ignite its thermonuclear reactions. Only very massive stars would shine, and such stars would probably have too short lifespan to allow for the development of life.
These indications that the universe has been arranged to favour the appearance and survival of life has been taken very seriously by certain scientists. Prominent among them is astronomer Brandon Carter. Modern science estimates that it has taken 4 billion years for human beings to evolve from unicellular life forms. Carter has calculated that the average period for any evolution of this magnitude should take much longer - about 10 billion years. That is longer than the lifespan of a Sun-sized star, and much longer than the period of life-favourable conditions on Earth.
It would seem that intelligent life appeared on Earth despite its high improbability. We are again pulled towards recognizing the Creator.

Signs for the Aware

164. Behold! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of the night and day, and the sailing of ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind, and the water which Allah sends down from the skies, thereby reviving the earth after its death, and dispersing therein all kinds of beasts, and (in) the ordinance of the winds, and the clouds subjugated between heaven and earth: are signs for people who have sense.
(Qur'an 2:164)

The Creation of Heaven and Earth

60. Who has created the heavens and the earth, and Who sends down for you water from the sky? Yea, with it We cause to grow well-planted orchards full of beauty and delight: it never has been yours to cause to grow. Could there be another god besides Allah? Nay, but they are people who swerve from justice.
61. Or, Who has made the earth firm to live in, and placed rivers in its folds, and set upon it immovable mountains, and made a barrier between the two seas (fresh and salt waters)? Could there be another god besides Allah? Nay, most of them know not.
62. Or, Who answers the one distressed when he calls unto Him, and Who relieves the harm, and makes you (mankind) inheritors of the earth? Could there be another god besides Allah? Little do they reflect!
63. Or, Who guides you through the depths of darkness in the land and the sea, and Who sends the winds as heralds of His Mercy? Could there be another god besides Allah? High is Allah above what they ascribe to Him!
64. Or, Who originates creation, then repeats it, and Who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? Could there be another god besides Allah? Say, " Bring your proof, if you are truthful!"
65. Say: None in the heavens or on earth, except Allah, knows what is hidden. Nor are they able to perceive when they shall be resurrected (for Judgment).
(Qur'an 27:60-65)
9. Allah is He Who sends the winds which push up the clouds. Then He leads them unto a dead land and revive therewith the earth after its death. Such is the Resurrection!
(Qur'an 35:9)
27. Have they not seen that Allah causes water to fall from the sky? Then with it We produce fruit of various colours; and among the hills are streaks white and red, and of various colours, and (others) of raven-black.
28. And so amongst men and beasts and cattle, in like manner, various colours. Verily those who truly fear Allah, among His Servants, are those endued with knowledge, and Allah is Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving.
(Qur'an 35:27-28)
65. Allah sends down water from the sky and therewith revives the earth after its death. Verily in this is a sign for those who listen.
(Qur'an 16:65)
6. Have they not then observed the sky above them, how We have constructed it and beautified it, and how there are no rifts in it?
7. And We have spread out the earth, and have flung firm hills therein, and have caused every lovely thing to grow thereon (in pairs).
8. A vision and a reminder for every repentant servant.
9. And We send down from the sky blessed water whereby We give growth unto gardens and the grain of crops,
10. And lofty date-palms with ranged clusters.
11. Provision (made) for (Allah's) Servants; and therewith We quicken a dead land. Like so will be the resurrection of the dead.
(Qur'an 50:6-11)
2. Allah is He Who raised the heavens without pillars that you can see, then mounted the Throne, and compelled the sun and the moon to be of service (to his Law)! Each runs (its course) unto an appointed term. He regulates all affairs, explaining the revelations, that you may be certain of the meeting with your Lord.
3. And Allah is He who spread out the earth and placed therein firm hills and flowing streams, and of all fruits He placed therein two spouses (male and female). He covered the night with day. Behold! Herein verily are signs for people who take thought.
4. And in the Earth are neighbouring tracts, vineyard and ploughed lands, and palm trees, like and unlike, watered with one water (the same water). And We have made some of them to excel others in fruit. Behold! Herein verily are signs for people who have sense.
(Qur'an 13:2-4)

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In the verses of the Quran, say "Insya Allah" ( If Allah wills)

" May Allah Bless you"
"If Allah wills"
" May Allah forgives you"

سُوۡرَةُ الکهف

وَلَا تَقُولَنَّ لِشَاْىۡءٍ إِنِّى فَاعِلٌ۬ ذَٲلِكَ غَدًا (٢٣) إِلَّآ أَن يَشَآءَ ٱللَّهُ‌ۚ وَٱذۡكُر رَّبَّكَ إِذَا نَسِيتَ وَقُلۡ عَسَىٰٓ أَن يَهۡدِيَنِ رَبِّى لِأَقۡرَبَ مِنۡ هَـٰذَا رَشَدً۬ا (٢٤)

Surah Al-Kahf

And never say of anything, "I shall do such and such thing tomorrow." (23) Except (with the saying), "If Allâh will!" And remember your Lord when you forget and say: "It may be that my Lord guides me unto a nearer way of truth than this." (24)

Friday, 28 February 2014

arabic alphabet song : Basic to read Quran : Learn Arabic Alphabet

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

surah almulk

It is related in the Sunans of Imam al-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud on the authority of Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him):
I heard the Messenger of Allah (upon him be peace) saying, "There is a Surah in the Qur'an which contains thirty Ayat which will keep interceding for a man until his sins are forgiven. This Surah is `Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion.' (Surat Al-Mulk 67).''
In a lengthy hadith transmitted by Imam Tirmidhi on the authority of Ibn 'Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) it states that the Messenger (upon him be peace) said,
"It rescues people from the punishment of the grave." (See Tafsir Ibn Kathir)


1 "Blessed is He, in whose hand is the Kingdom, and He is able to do all things."
2 "Who created death and life that He might try you which of you is best in deeds, and He is the mighty, the forgiving."
3 "Who created the seven heavens alike, you see no imperfection in the creation of the merciful, and then look again, Can you see any disorder?"
4 "Then turn your eyes again and yet again, your gaze turns back dazed and tired."
5 "And verily We have beautified the world's heaven with lamps, and We have made them missiles for the devils, and for them We have prepared the doom of flame."
6 "And for those who disbelieve in their Lord is the torment of hell, and the most terrible place to return."
7 "When they are cast therein, they will hear a loud moaning of it as it heaves."
8 "Almost bursting in rage, whenever a group is thrown into it, its keepers ask them: did not a warner come to you?"
9 "They say: yes, a warner came to us, but we denied and said God has revealed nothing you are only in great error."
10 "And they say: if we had listened or pondered, we would not have been among the inmates of the burning fire."
11 "Thus they will confess their sins, but far removed (from mercy) are the dwellers in the flames."
12 "Those who fear their Lord in secret, for them is surely forgiveness and a great reward."
13 "And hide your word or manifest it, He knows what is in the hearts."
14 "Does the one who created all things not know all about them? and He is the knower of subtleties, the aware."
15 "He it is who made the earth subservient to you, so go about in the spacious sides thereof, and eat of His sustenance, and to Him is the rising (after death)."
16 "Do you feel secure that He who is in the heaven will not make the earth to swallow you up, the while it shakes?"
17 "Or do you feel secure that He who is in the Heaven will not send on you a violent wind? Then you shall know how (truthful) was My warning."
18 "And those before them denied, then how (terrible) was the retribution."
19 "Do they not see the birds above them spreading and contracting (their wings)? No one upholds them save the beneficent, surely He is seer of all things."
20 "Or who is it that will be a host for you to help you against the beneficent? The unbelievers are only in delusion."
21 "Or who is this who will provide for you if He withholds His provision? No, but they persist in disdain and aversion."
22 "Is, then, he who goes prone upon his face better guided or he who walks upright on a straight path?"
23 "Say: it is He who brought you into being and made for you ears and eyes and hearts, little thanks you give."
24 "Say: it is He who scattered you in the earth and to Him you will be returned."
25 "And they say: when will this promise take place, if you are truthful?"
26 "Say: the knowledge is with God only, and I am only a plain warner."
27 "When they see the torment approaching, the faces of the unbelievers will blacken and they will be told: this is what you wanted."
28 "Say: Have ye considered, whether God destroy me and those with me, or whether we obtain mercy, yet who will protect the unbelievers from painful torment."
29 "Say: He is the beneficent, we believe in Him and on Him do we rely, you will soon know who is in clear error."
30 "Say: have you considered if your water should dry up, who then could bring you flowing water?"

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'Holy Quran Park'


Plans to construct a unique public park project called ‘Holy Quran Park’ have been announced by the General Projects Department of Dubai Municipality. 

The project is expected to be completed by September 2014, according to Eng. Mohammed Nour Mashroum, the Director of General Projects Department, who disclosed the details of the proposed project on the occasion of celebrating the 1000th meeting of the technical committee of Dubai Municipality. The meeting was held at municipality’s main building in Deira, Dubai.

Dubai has spent the past decade creating a playground to match the tastes of the West, much to the chagrin of many of the region’s stricter Muslim nations. By the end of next year, however, the glitzy emirate plans to open a unique public park project called Holy Quran Park to cater to its regional base.

Eng. Mohammed Noor Mashroom, director of General Projects Department at the Dubai Municipality, or DM, announced the $7.4 million plan Thursday in honor of the one-thousandth meeting of the DM’s technical committee, saying it should be completed by September 2014.
The DM said in a press release that the proposed park, to be located in Al Khawaneej, had been designed “from an Islamic perspective to introduce the miracles of Quran through a variety of surprises for the visitors.” Designs include an outdoor theater, fountains, lake, walking and biking tracks, children’s play area, Umrah corner and “areas for showing the miracles of the Quran.”

Monday, 24 February 2014

Surah Sajadah, Surah Yasiin, Surah Ad-Dukhan, Surah Ar-Rahman, Surah Waqiah,

10 surah popular yang banyak fadhilatnya itu Surah Sajadah, Surah Yasiin, Surah Ad-Dukhan, Surah Ar-Rahman, Surah Waqiah, Surah Jum'ah, Surah Mulk, Surah Muzammil, Surah Qiyamah dan Surah Insan. 

Kaedah Jibril hasil kajian oleh Ustaz Haji Mohd Asraff Ayob al-Hafiz

For my friend who asks me: ( To my dearest friend , I hope the links below give you the answer...)

I search in the internet and  I found this following information:

 Ustaz Haji Mohd Asraff Ayob al-Hafiz, seorang Hafiz al-Quran yang berpengalaman selama 16 tahun dalam bidang hafazan dan berkelulusan ijazah sarjana muda dalam bidang al-Quran dan Qiraat dari Universiti Al-Azhar, Mesir serta ijazah sarjana dalam bidang Psikologi dari Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). 

  • Yaasin
  • As-Sajadah
  • Al-Insan
  • Al-Mulk
  • Ar-Rahman
  • Al-Muzammil
  • Al-Jumuah
  • Al-Qiamah
  • Al-Waqiah
  • Ad-Dukhan..

1.0 Yassin
2.0 As-Sajadah
3.0 Ad-Dukhaan
4.0 Al-Mulk
5.0 Ar-Rahmaan
6.0 Al-jum’ah
7.0 Al-muzammil
8.0 Al-Waaqiah
9.0 Al-Insan
10.0 Al-qiyamah.

10 surah popular yang banyak fadhilatnya itu Surah Sajadah, Surah Yasiin, Surah Ad-Dukhan, Surah Ar-Rahman, Surah Waqiah, Surah Jum'ah, Surah Mulk, Surah Muzammil, Surah Qiyamah dan Surah Insan. 

10 Tips for Serious Seekers of the Qur’an

I read a very interesting article and would like to share....


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“Those who believe, and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest,” (Qur‘an, 13: 28).

10 Tips for Serious Seekers of the Qur’an
  1. Realize the Reason, Know Allah is Your Guide
    • Why memorize the Qur’an? Because it will give you a constant, incredible, and personally special relationship with The Creator, with The Sustainer, with The One Who has power over all things.
      • You want the best of both worlds? It’s through the Qur’an. It’s through memorizing, understanding, loving and most importantly, living it. When one is sincere about memorizing it, one needs to be completely aware of the heavy responsibility and glorified honor of living as Allah’s servant and carrying His words in their hearts. This must translate into their actions. The key: Sincerity.
    • Make the Intention to Invest in Your Akhira (Hereafter)
      • The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) taught us,  ‘The Qur’aan will meet its companion on the Day of Resurrection when his grave is opened for him, in the form of a pale man. It will say to him, ‘Do you recognize me?’ He will say: ‘I do not recognize you.’ It will say: ‘I am your companion the Qur’aan, who kept you thirsty on hot days and kept you awake at night. Every merchant benefits from his business and today you will benefit from your good deeds.’ He will be given dominion in his right hand and eternity in his left, and there will be placed on his head a crown of dignity, and his parents will be clothed with priceless garments the like of which have never been seen in this world. They will say: ‘Why have we been clothed with this?’ It will be said: ‘Because your son used to recite Qur’aan.’ Then it will be said to him: ‘Recite and ascend in the degrees of Paradise,’ and he will continue to ascend so long as he recites, either at a fast pace or a slow pace.’ [Ahmad, Ibn Majah]
    • Know that Allah is with You
      • Allah Most High says in a Hadith Qudsi (record containing the words of God), “When my servant takes one step towards Me, I take ten steps towards him. When my servant comes walking towards me, I come running towards him.” Recognize that you are not alone; that it is the One Who revealed these words Who will help you learn and retain them. The struggle must begin with the servant, but the Lord is the One Who will continually open the way and aid you through the struggle.
  2. When it’s Hard, There is Twice the Reward
    • Wait, what? You don’t understand Arabic? Wait, what? You aren’t Arab? Wait, you’re Arab, but your tajweed (rules of recitation/pronunciation) is really off?
      • For you, the Prophet ﷺ has shared words of encouragement, “Such a person who recites the Qur’an and masters it by heart, will be with the noble righteous scribes (in Heaven). And such a person exerts himself to learn the Qur’an by heart, and recites it with great difficulty, will have a double reward,” (Muslim).
  3. Start Correctly and Use Technology
    • Find a Teacher or Qur’an Buddy, Learn tajweedand Work Consistently
      • When I first decided I would commit to memorizing, I found a teacher and told her I was ready. But I had never studied tajweed and my recitation was completely incorrect! She asked me, “Do you want to memorize, or do you want to memorize correctly? There is no point in memorizing it wrong and then having to go back and do it all over again.”
      • The most difficult test I came across with memorizing the Qur’an was not being able to find a consistent teacher. This sometimes led to many months of not memorizing anything and only working on review. When I didn’t find a teacher, I turned to friends who could help me with my tajweed and we became Qur’an buddies. On campus, over the phone, in cars in random parking lots, in-between running from one meeting to another, we would recite to one another and we would keep each other in check until we were able to find teachers. A teacher (or if you can’t find one, a Qur’an buddy) is CRITICAL to progress with the Qur’an.
      • One of the best things that has ever happened to me in my entire life, all praise and thanks be to God, was being blessed with the Qur’an teacher that helped me so immensely through my memorization: Shaykh Moheb. I learned love for the Qur’an, commitment to the Qur’an, a life of gratitude and incredible contentment because of the Qur’an and a balanced perspective through the Qur’an from him. Seeing I was not Arab and was trying to memorize the Qur’an correctly, he took it upon himself to see me through it. May God bless his family in both worlds. I made du`a’ (supplication)(fervently) for a teacher like this for many years and was blessed with more than for what I made du`a’, but it took patience and continual struggle until I was rewarded with a teacher of such caliber. Seek the best teacher you can find and if they are not there, keep making du`a’ for one and work through other avenues.
      • Use technology to assist you; to help practice your tajweed and help you memorize, there are a number of resources dedicated to those who want to memorize the Qur’an. If you have ever used one, please feel free to share what has worked for you!
  4. Date the Qu’ran
    • When I was MSA President in college, I had many responsibilities added to my academic, work, volunteer, knowledge, and familial obligations. However, everyday, I made a special date with the Qur’an that no one could touch. My phone was away, my email was gone – I was booked for that time period and it didn’t matter how huge of an event I needed to prepare for the next day. Just as we make time for people, work and classes, we need to schedule in time to meet up with the Qur’an and strive to show it that we’re sincere and serious about a long-term relationship.
  5. The Qur’an is Where the Party’s At
    • Sometimes, memorizing the Qur’an means denying invitations to social gatherings. Don’t get me wrong; it is ESSENTIAL for one’s spiritual and emotional well-being to be balanced and have social connections and relationships regularly. However, there will be times when the portion that must be memorized is going to take more time and that means leaving early from or not being able to make it to the party. These are sacrifices we make for Allah (swt) and the Qur’an and He replaces them with better if we pay attention.
  6. Make Du`a’Constantly
    • In every prayer, in every moment of prostrationbetween every athan (call to prayer) and iqama (call to begin prayer), ask God to make us of the Ahlul Qur’an (the people of the Qur’an), those whom the Prophet ﷺ taught, “The people of the Qur’an are the people of Allah and His special servants,” (An-Nisa’i). Realize you are not alone. There are some du`a’ I began making seven years ago and they only have started to manifest six or seven years after I started making them rigorously. There will be times one might want to give up, one might feel like there’s no progress, one might feel like everyone else is finishing so quickly, so easily, and that nothing is clicking. Wait. Be patient. Keep working and keep making du`a’. Soon, everything will open because of your sincerity , work and du`a’ and when it does, every second of the struggle is so much sweeter and so much more worth it.
  7. Trade a Mushaf (Qur’an) with Someone and Understand What You’re Memorizing
    • When starting, find someone else who wants to begin and give them a mushaf (written Qur’an) and ask them to give you one as well. This way, every time they or you work on memorizing, you’re both receiving incredible rewardsfrom each other’s memorization.
    • It can be more difficult to memorize if one has no clue what the meaning of the verses are. If one does not understand the language of the Qur’an, make sure to also keep a translation close by to read from it to contextualize the verses and pick up on the meaning.
  8. Do Good Deeds “For the Sake of the Qur’an”
    • When one experiences extra difficulty in memorizing or has just finished a great portion, give some small financial or action-based charity and ask Allah (swt) to accept it for the Qur’an; ask Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala fervently fortawfiq (success), for sincerity, and for a love life with His Words.
    • The Qur’an is special and it does not “need” us. We need the Qur’an to guide us and to enrich our lives. The Qur`an isn’t going to just come to anyone who attempts to memorize it, then leaves it, then attempts it, then leaves it. It also doesn’t just easily lend itself to individuals who knowingly commit sins and persist in those sins without regret and without seeking to change. As one Shaykh taught, “The Qur’an is Aziz (dear, noble, venerated). If you don’t want to be with it or memorize it, then it’s not going to ‘wait around’ for you.” You want to be special to the Qur’an? Work for it through your righteous actions when you’re not working with it directly.
  9. Honor One’s Parents
    • As I learned from an anecdote shared by Imam Suhaib Webb, the pleasure of one’s parents incredibly aids in easing the memorization of the Qur`an. The more one wants to memorize, the more one should increase in treating their parents with dignity, respect and appreciation through words, through actions and through merciful companionship. (Thank you Mom and Dad!!)
  10. The Qur’an Should Spark an Internal Revolution
    • Even more important than memorizing the Qur’an is allowing it catalyze one’s transformation. If one’s character is not reforming and improving, there’s a serious problem. Check your heart from the start and keep checking it; one’s actions should become more balanced and stronger in quality when interacting with the Qur’an.
Many people feel facing the challenge of memorizing the Qur`an is too difficult of a task. They may have tried it and given up, dabbled in it and lost focus or drive or simply refused to consider the idea because they feel it insurmountable. Think of memorizing the Qur`an like lifting weights. For a person who has never worked out and who desires the health benefits of increasing their strength, they may begin with just a few pounds. As they continue, the amounts they began with will feel insignificant in comparison to the heavy amounts they are now able to lift.
Similarly, beginning the memorization of the Qur’an seems difficult. One verse, two verses, may take a long time to memorize correctly; getting the pronunciation down perfectly may take years, remembering the order of the words may be a frustrating task. However, when one commits to it and makes it a part of their daily responsibilities, it becomes easier and easier. The two verses that took an hour to memorize will turn into the memorization of one entire page in fifteen minutes.
The Qur’an is easy and The One Who revealed the Qur`an tells us, “And We have certainly made the Qur’an easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember?” (Qur`an, 54:17). It just takes dedication, commitment and time. Even if it takes you, as it took me, seven years, ten years, fifteen years, imagine being able to say, “I had a seven-year memorization relationship with the Qur’an and the quality of my life improved in every second. Now that I’m finished, an incredibly exciting chapter of our long-term, eternal relationship is about to begin!”
We all seek for our hearts to be in a state of contentment, tranquility and ease. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala tells us, “Those who believe, and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest,” (Qur‘an, 13: 28).
The best form of remembrance is that of the Qur`an. Will you allow your heart to find rest through it?

attributes of the Qur’an

attributes of the Qur’an

“Kitab al-Mubin, Qur’an al-Karim, Shifa’, Mev’idha, Dhikr, Mubarak, Hikmah, Muhaymin, Sırat al-Mustaqim, Hadi, Aziz, Bushra, Urvat al-Wusqa.”

1. The Qur’an
One of the most widely used names of the Qur’an al Karim is “the Qur’an”. That name is mentioned 68 times in the Qur’an. For example:
“Qaf: By the Glorious Qur’an” (Qaf, 1)
“Surely this Quran guides the Believers to that which is most upright” (Isra, 9)
That name has become peculiar to our lofty sacred book. Some scholars explain the reason why such a name has become ensigned to the Qur’an by indicating recitation of it, that is, its always being read. They say “as the word ‘Qur’an’ is used as a name it may be used as the infinitive of ‘qira’ah/reading/recitation’ word. One of the features peculiar to the Qur’an is its recitation.
Some scholars say the word ‘qur’an’ in Arabic means ‘to collect, to summon’ and they add “since the Qur’an has contained the former holy books it is called as Qur’an”.

2. The Book
Allah (SWT) talks about the Qur’an in different verses calling it as ‘the book’. That name is stated 262 times in the Qur’an. For example:
“Surely We have revealed the Book to you with the truth” (Nisa, 105)
“And recite what has been revealed to you of the Book of your Lord.” (Kahf, 27)
“And this is a Book We have revealed, blessed” (An’am, 155)
Imam Suyuti says the word ‘kitab’ means ‘to collect, to summon’ and the reason of naming the Qur’an as kitab is that it comprises several kinds of knowledge, qissas and news.
The first name that the Qur’an uses for itself is ‘al Kitab’ according to the standard order that we have today. “This Book, there is no doubt in it” (Baqara, 2)
According to the verse above while the Qur’an was being revealed it called itself as the book. That naming, considering the conditions of that time, indicated that the revelation would last, and the verses would be recorded and they would turn into a book and that it was decreed and finalized and would not change.

3. Furqan
A name of the Qur’an is Furqan. Since it separates the truth from fallacy and licit from illicit thoroughly the Qur’an has been given that name. Our Lord Allah (SWT) highlights the meaning of furqan in many verses in the Qur’an. For example:
“He revealed the Tavrat and the Injeel aforetime, guidance for the people, and He sent the Furqan.” (Baqara, 3)
Along with being a name to the Qur’an, the word ‘furqan’ also is the name of a sura. In the first verse of that sura it reads: “Blessed is He Who sent down the Furqan upon His servant that he may be a warner to the nations.” (Furqan, 1)
The reason for calling the Qur’an as Furqan in that verse as it is in many other verses is because of its differentiative feature. In the universe the contradictions such as good and evil, beautiful and ugly, benefit and damage, perfect and flawed, light and darkness, guidance and going astray, illumination and fire, belief and unbelief, obedience and rebellion, fear and love stand side by side. Thus, the Qur’an has an effect to differentiate all these contradictions from each other with its differentiative feature.

4. Dhikr
The Qur’an calls itself also as ‘dhikr’. The name which the Qur’an uses for itself most after ‘Kitab’ and ‘Qur’an’ is Dhikr. Some of these verses are as follows:
“Surely We have revealed the Dhikr (reminder) and We will most surely be its guardian.” (Hijr, 9)
“We have revealed to you the Dhikr (reminder) that you may make clear to men what has been revealed to them, and that happily they may reflect.” (Nahl, 44)
“And this is a blessed Dhikr (reminder) which We have revealed; will you then deny it?” (Anbiya, 50)
In some verses the Qur’an is called as Dhikr al Hakim (a reminder [dhikr] full of wisely expressions). For example: “This We recite to you of the communications and the wise reminder.” (‘Ali Imran, 58)
The dictionary meaning of dhikr is to mention, to remember, to remind, to recall, to invoke and to recollect. The Qur’an, naming itself as ‘Dhikr’, presents the forgotten instructions of the former prophets and the disasters which befell on the people of the past to the understanding of people of today, narrating and reminding them again.
The Qur’an reminds people of their promise that they gave in the realm of the spirits. It reminds them of their creator, the true artist and the purpose of the existence. It reminds them who they are, where they came from and where they are going to and what they were ordered to do. It pushes them to adopt a way of life which is suitable for their nature.

5. Huda
One of the names that the Qur’an uses for itself most is ‘Huda’. Huda and hidayah are the infinitive of the same verb. Both of them have the same meaning. Since the Qur’an is the most blessed source which guides people onto the right path it is meaningful for Huda to be one of its names. Allah (SWT) mentions about his book with that name. For example:
“The month of Ramadan is that in which the Quran was revealed, a guidance to men and clear proofs of the guidance and the distinction” (Baqara, 185)
“This Book, there is no doubt in it, is a guide to those who guard (against evil).” (Baqara, 2)
According to the meaning of the first verse the Qur’an shows the right and truthiness to all people with its ‘Hudan lin-nas’ feature and guides them to the right path. And according to the meaning of the second verse it leads the people who follow its path to the truth and felicity with its ‘Hudan lil-muttaqin’ feature.
6.  Shifa’ A name of the Qur’an is the Shifa’. That name derives the following verses:
“O men! There has come to you indeed an admonition from your Lord and a healing for what is in the breasts and a guidance and a mercy for the believers.”  (Yunus, 57)
“Say: It is to those who believe a guidance and a healing” (Fussilat, 44)

Along with our physical illnesses the Qur’an primarily is a healing for our spiritual illnesses. Our prophet (PBUH) says, “The Qur’an is healing for dead hearts”. Thus, that is the meaning mentioned in the verses. Since the Qur’an is a source of healing for the hearts which does not heed Allah, and which are under attack of illicit actions, misguidance and heedlessness it has been given that name.
As the Qur’an calls Torah and Bible as Nur it also calls itself as Nur. For example:
“Indeed, there has come to you Nur (light) and a clear Book from Allah” (Maeda, 15)
“Therefore believe in Allah and His Messenger and the Light which We have revealed” (Taghabun, 8)
Since the Qur’an illuminates the hearts and minds it has been called as nur (light). Some of the scholars divide the nur in the world into two parts. One of them is the nur (light) which can be seen through the body eyes and it provides the eyes with sight. The other is the one which can be perceived only through the eye of heart. So that nur is the nur of mind and the Qur’an. In this case the nur of the Qur’an is a nur which heals the blindness of people in terms of spirituality, oneness of Allah and morality.
The Qur’an which our Lord revealed to be an eternal miracle for his last Messenger has been praised in its almost all suras with glorious and luminous attributes. We were able to present just a few of them for your information.
May Allah grant us to understand and interpret the Qur’an prosperously to benefit it in the maximum level which he revealed for people as a mercy, bounty and guide.
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