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Quran Tafsir/Exegesis

Khuluq: Islamic manners and morals

By Essam Mahgoub
“Deep, penetrating knowledge is impossible without Taqwa, awe-inspired Allah awareness. For example, Al Khwarithmi was actually a scholar of Inheritance Law. He was so precise in his calculations that his work became known as “Algorithms” in mathematics. This amazing legacy is still in use today. It’s a vital part of computer programming. This is Allah’s gift to a talented servant whose search for knowledge was driven by Taqwa…”

How we lose our Iman (faith)

By Nouman Ali Khan
“Losing your faith comes gradually, not overnight. Beware of keeping bad company. Choose your firends wisely. Seek out friends who love Allah and do good…”

Be just, even if it hurts you!

By Dr Hossam Roushdi
“Having faith and trust in Allah should free ourselves from selfish whims. We should be just in all our dealings with others, trusting Allah to deliver the right outcome…”

Ayatul Birr: The Verse of Right Conduct

By Dr Hossam Roushdi
“In one amazing verse, the Holy Quran sets out what it means to be a truly upright human being. Ayatul Birr describes what true “taqwa” or complete Allah-awareness is…”

Lessons from Sura Al A’raf

By Omar Galal
“Beware of egotistical Sheikhs who are quick to issue fatwas. The really wise Sheikhs are modest, careful and quick to say “I don’t know the answer, but let’s find out…”

Ma sha Allah: Acknowledge Allah with gratitude (Sura Al Kahf)

By Osman Latif (Uthman Lateef)
“We should always humbly attribute our success and our wealth to Allah. Sura Al Kahf shows us the example of a man so puffed up with self-importance that he humiliated his poorer neighbour and forgot to thank Allah. His wealth was destroyed overnight, and his neighbour gently reminded him to acknowledge the Will of Allah; not to massage his own ego…

The Verse of Light: Ayatul Nur

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“Light upon light means, Allah’s light of Guidance falling on your Fitra, your unblemished soul, your pure, natural disposition…”

Perfecting our Salaah

By Dr Hossam Roushdi
“Presence of the heart and mind, as well as our physlical presence, is vital during Salaah. Our prayers will have little value if our minds and our hearts are elsewhere…”