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Quran Tafsir/Exegesis

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…”

The jewel in your heart, Ayatul Kursi

By Dr Hossam Roushdi
“With only nine sentences containing just fifty words, Ayatul Kursi has been described as the greatest ayat [verse] in the Holy Quran. It’s so important that we all know and understand this verse, so that we too can benefit from it…”

Burmese persecutions and Sura Al Buruj

By Atif Jung
“The persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Burma today, reminds me of the People of the Ditch, described in Sura Al Buruj. These were innocent believers killed only because they are Muslim, because they worship Allah …”

Tafsir of Sura Al Qari’ah

By Atif Jung
“Nothing in our experience can prepare us for the Final Day, the Day of Judgement, when the Trumpet will be blown….