Real-Life Lessons From The Holy Qur’an

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Muhammad Bilal Lakhani
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 88 | Size: 7 MB

As a Muslim, we believe this life to be a test for the life hereafter. The primary guideline for this test’s preparation comes from Qur’an, the divine revelation and Hadiths of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. This book; “Real Life Lessons from the Holy Quran” aims at helping fellow Muslims to understand Islamic way of living in 21st century and become better human beings. It provides powerful words of advice on how to handle different situations, perform certain tasks, avoid particular actions and win the struggle against Satan, as guided by Allah SWT. Continue reading

Belief In Allah In The Light Of The Qur’an And Sunnah

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Umar S. al-Ashqar
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 481 | Size: 15 MB

Although the vast majority of mankind believe in a Creator or Supreme Being, their concepts vary. Islam, in the Qur’an and Sunnah, affirms the existence and Oneness of the Creator and describes Him as having the most perfect attributes, thus enabling man to have the proper concept of Him and to establish a strong bond with Him based on the understanding of His sublime attributes. But the influence of philosophy and other ideas that are alien to Islam led to the emergence of distorted concepts about Allah.

In this book, Dr. Umar S. al-Ashqar discusses the wrong ideas that have crept into Muslims’ minds concerning Allah and His attributes, and highlights the fact that the only correct way to understand the verses of the Qur’an and the ahadeeth, which speak of Allah and His attributes, is the way in which they were understood by the first generations of this ummah (the salaf).

Dr. al-Ashqar also examines modern concepts, such as the theory of evolution, and proves that they are wrong and false. Following the Qur’anic injunction to ponder the signs of Allah in the universe, he also pays attention to the study of natural phenomena which clearly point to the existence and Oneness of the Almighty Creator. Thus, Dr. al-Ashqar affirms the principle which lies at the heart of Islamic faith and practice, namely Tawheed, the Absolute Oneness of the Divine. Continue reading

Learning Arabic Language Of The Qur’an

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Izzath Uroosa
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 488 | Size: 12 MB

The message of the Qur’an is addressed to all creation, conveyed in the Arabic language. Allah Almighty says: ‘We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an so that you may understand.’ (12:2) Acquiring command over the Arabic language can be relatively easy for those who are native speakers, but can prove difficult for the non-speakers. The study of Arabic, therefore, cannot be taken lightly.

The books that can impart knowledge of the Qur’anic Arabic are rare. The present book is specifically designed for learning the language of the Qur’an. All examples used in the explanation of Arabic grammar have been taken straight from the Holy Qur’an. This approach aids the beginning -student to enter the world of the Qur’an, allowing simultaneous understanding of Arabic grammar and the Qur’an, which is a very special feature of this book.

Other components that make this book attractive and useful are the simplicity of the language used, and its clarity and effectiveness of expression in achieving its objective. This book can be used by students of different ages whose intention is to learn Arabic with an eye toward proper understanding of the Qur’an.

The author has profound knowledge of both the Arabic and English languages. She also possesses a deep insight into Qur’anic expressions. She studied Arabic in Saudi Arabia and in India. This comprehensive book is the result of her diligence and commitment to learning and teaching the Qur’anic Arabic.

May Allah reward her for this valuable service to the understanding of the Qur’an and make it popular among the students and the academic world at large.

Prof. Mohsin Usmani Nadwi, Professor of Arabic and Dean at English and Foreign languages University (formerly CIEFL) Hyderabad, India. Continue reading

Answers To Five Important Questions

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Love Allah Website – http://www.loveallah.net
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 2 | Size: 1 MB

This brochure has answers to five important questions, What is Islam? Who is God? Who is Saviour? What is salvation? And What is the Quran. Continue reading

Vocabulary Of The Holy Qur’an (Arabic – English)

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Dr. Abdullah Abbas Al-Nadwi
Language: Arabic – English | Format: PDF | Pages: 897 | Size: 66 MB

An extremely useful dictionary of the words in the Qur’an, compiled on the basis of their three-letter roots, allowing one to infer the meanings of almost all the different Qur’anic words by recognizing their root meaning. Examples of uses of the words in the Qur’an are also presented.

The vocabulary of the Quran. Qamus alfaz al-quran al Karim is a valuable asset for the scholars of the holy Quran. It meets a long felt need and fills the lacuna in this field. It is at once a dictionary of the words of the Quran and also a grammatical guide to their roots. It treats the words in their various verbal forms. Copious examples of the verses of the Quran are given. The aim of the respected compiler is that the book should be of advantage to the English speaking Muslims of the world who’s mother tongue is not Arabic. The compiler has consulted the reputed commentaries on the Quran. We do not find any other dictionary of comparable volume ad content. An appendix lists the roots of the word’s to facilitate those who are not aware of the Arabic etymological system of the words.

The Compiler Dr. Abdullah Abbas Al-Nadwi is a graduate of the Nadwatul Ulema and an MA &PhD in Linguistic Philosophy, He is advisor to the Rabitah al-Alam al-Islamiyyah, Makkah, Member of the Liguistic Society Cambride and Professor at Umm al-Qura University Makkah.

Allah swt says:

وَلَوۡ جَعَلۡنَـٰهُ قُرۡءَانًا أَعۡجَمِيًّ۬ا لَّقَالُواْ لَوۡلَا فُصِّلَتۡ ءَايَـٰتُهُ ۥۤ‌ۖ ءَا۠عۡجَمِىٌّ۬ وَعَرَبِىٌّ۬‌ۗ قُلۡ هُوَ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ هُدً۬ى وَشِفَآءٌ۬‌ۖ وَٱلَّذِينَ لَا يُؤۡمِنُونَ فِىٓ ءَاذَانِهِمۡ وَقۡرٌ۬ وَهُوَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ عَمًى‌ۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ يُنَادَوۡنَ مِن مَّكَانِۭ بَعِيدٍ۬

(Had We sent this as a qur’an (in the language) other than arabic, they would have said: ‘Why are not its verses explained in detail? What! (a Book) not in arabic and (a Messenger an Arab?’ Say: ‘It is a Guide and a Healing to those who believe; and for those who believe not, there is a deafness in their ears, and it is blindness in their (eyes): They are (as it were) being called from a place far distant!) [TM Qur’an Fussilat 41:44]

And he swt also says:

إِنَّا جَعَلۡنَـٰهُ قُرۡءَٲنًا عَرَبِيًّ۬ا لَّعَلَّڪُمۡ تَعۡقِلُونَ

(We have made it a Qur’an in arabic, that you may be able to understand (and learn wisdom)) [TM Qur’an Az-Zukhruf  43:2] Continue reading

Learn The Language Of The Holy Qur’an

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Dr. Abdullah Abbas Nadwi
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 431 | Size: 31 MB

A highly useful book on the grammar of the Arabic language as used in the Holy Qur’an. Spread across 30 chapters with lesson plans to assist the reader through-out.

The Lessons have been arranged in simple grammatic classification supported by verses of the Holy Qur’an as illustrations of the postulated rules in Phonology, Morphology and Syntax.

It is an attempt to assist those who wish to acquire proficiency in Arabic for the sake of understanding the Qur’an. Continue reading

Al-Qur’an: The Linguistic Miracle

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Linguistic Miracle http://www.linguisticmiracle.com/
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 150 | Size: 2 MB

In the first section of this Book, there is introduction of Classical Arabic (a more in-depth version of the language in comparison to the Modern Fus-ha Standard, Spoken Arabic aka MSA). I will explain the literary tools of Classical Arabic, with examples, and later near the end of this section, I will share a few gems of Classical Arabic language, to give you a feel of how the Classical Arabs expressed themselves through Poetry, and what powerful literary tools they used to convey their message to an equally praiseworthy literary audience. The second section will focus on discussing the subtleties of the Qur’anic text and its beauties, and will further give tips for students of Qur’anic and Arabic language to have the ability themselves to extract beautiful gems from the Qur’an.

Introduction to the Arabic Language:

The Arabic language is a unique language, and has many special and unique features which make it suitable for it to convey; many meanings in few words, subtleties, emphasis and powerful imagery through speech alone. If God was to convey a message to mankind, it would be through a language which is easy to learn, and has the highest form of expressiveness. I believe that Arabic is that language by which He communicated His final Message to mankind, and I will try to prove it through this Book – Qur’an, the Linguistic Miracle.

In the first section of this Book, I will be introducing Classical Arabic (a more in-depth version of the language in comparison to the Modern Fus-ha Standard, Spoken Arabic aka MSA). I will explain the literary tools of Classical Arabic, with examples, and later near the end of this section, I will share a few gems of Classical Arabic language, to give you a feel of how the Classical Arabs expressed themselves through Poetry, and what powerful literary tools they used to convey their message to an equally praiseworthy literary audience.

What is the Arabic language?

Arabic is an ancient Semitic language, believed to be over 2000 years old. So it has had alot of time to develop, and enrich its meanings and linguistic beauty. Some say it – the language- has been inspired and preserved miraculously in its pure form. It has stayed firm and pure to its roots, meaning that words and their meanings which were said over 1,400 years ago are still preserved and documented for us uptill this day. Unlike many other languages where words change meanings every few generations, and the meaning of the original word is lost. An example in the English language today is the word ‘wicked’ which meant ‘evil’ last generation, but in this generation it means ‘good.’ It may be that 2 generations ahead, ‘wicked’ may only be recognized as meaning ‘good’, possibly making future readers of the language confused.

How is Arabic Structured?

Arabic works with a triliteral root system, which means that most words are made of 3 Root Consonant letters, and other 1 and 2 letter words with different meanings surrounding that word. It is then for the reader to use his knowledge of the language to separate and distinguish between the letters to understand which letter means what.

This will be explained later in the book, and is a fun part of learning the language. (Almost like connecting a jigsaw puzzle.)

How does Arabic language work?

Arabic 3 Consonant lettered words are usually ‘Descriptions’. These Descriptions will then fit into Contexts for Objects.

For example; the word ‘sayyaarah’ means ‘Car’. But in reality, it comes from the root meaning of the 3 Root Letters: Siin-Ya-Ra (s-y-r) = Meaning: ‘Travelling through Movement.’

We therefore see that other words like i.e. ‘he went for a walk’ (saara), or “siiyrah” (a walk through a journey), which have similar Root letters have similar meanings, simply due to their Root letters being the same. This makes it extremely easy to know what a word means in Arabic, because you might see a long difficult word, but you break it down to look at its root 3 letters – and voila! You know what root meaning and description is being hinted at. This allows you to visualize the picture being portrayed through the Arabic.

This root system is also found partially in other languages, but Arabic sustains this rule throughout its entire language consistently, which makes its richness even more exciting to explore.

What makes it even more exciting is that the Arabic language has one of the richest sets of Vocabularies in the world, probably more than any other language. (For example: the Arabs have over 1000 words just for describing the Camel, and over 60 different words for Love!) And the amazing bit is – every word has its own shade of meaning, so two words could be similar, but they both would have a slightly different implication in meaning. Continue reading

Ways For Gaining Rewards

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Department of Jaliyat in Zulfi
Language: Arabic – English | Format: PDF | Pages: 35 | Size: 1 MB

There are many ways to gain reward from Allah and in this book there are some examples like: The Holy Qur’an, Remembering Allah, Ablution, Prayer and Fasting.

1. Memorizing Qur’an: Aisha reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Such a person who recites the Quran and masters it by heart, will be with the noble righteous scribes (in Heaven). And such a person exerts himself to learn the Quran by heart, and recites it with great difficulty, will have a double reward.”

2. Reciting Qur’an: Abu Umama reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Recite the Qur’an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It.”

3. Learning and Teaching Qur’an: Uthman bin Affan reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.”

4. Suratul Al-Ikhlas: Abu Edarda reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: ” Suratul Ikhlas: (Chapter 112) is equal to one-third of the Qur’an!”

5. Suratul Falaq and Surat Nas: Uqba bin Amir reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: What wonderful verses have been sent down tonight. the like of which has never been seen! They are:” Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of the dawn,” and” Say: I seek refuge with the Lord of men.” (chapters: 112 – 113 – 114 )

6. Suratul Baqarah: Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: ‘Do not make your houses as graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Suratul Baqarah is recited.”d of men.”

7. Suratul Baqarah and Suratu Ali Imran: Abu Umama reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Recite the Qur’an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It. Recite the two bright ones, al- Baqara and Al ‘Imran, for on the Day of Resurrection they will come as two clouds or two shades, or two flocks of birds in ranks, pleading for those who recite them. Recite Surah al-Baqara, for to take recourse to it is a blessing and to give it up is a cause of grief, and the magicians cannot confront it.”.

8. Ayatul Kursi (The Throne): Ubay bin Ka’b reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said to him: “O Abal-Mundhir, do you know which verse of Allah’s Book that you have is the greatest? “I replied, “Allah, there is no god but He, the Living, the Eternal ” (2:254) . Thereupon he struck me on my breast and said: May knowledge be pleasant for you, O Abal Mundhir!”

9. The last two verses of Al-Baqarah: Abu Mas’ud reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “Whoever recites the last two Verses of Suratul Baqarah during the night, they will be sufficient for him.”

10. Memorizing ten verses of Suratul Kahf: Abu Edarda reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: ” Whoever learns by heart the first ten verses of Suratul Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal.”
This hadith has been transmitted by Qatada with the same chain of transmitters. But Shu’ba (one of the narrators) said: At the end of Suraul Kahf . (chapters: 112 – 113 – 114 )

11. Remembering Allah much: Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said : “Mufarridun have gone ahead.” They (the Companions of the Prophet (pbuh) ) said: Allah’s Messenger, who are Mufarridun? He said: “They are those males and females who remember Allah much. “

12. Abu Musa reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “The example of the one who celebrates the Praises of his Lord (Allah) in comparison to the one who does not celebrate the Praises of his Lord, is that of a living creature compared to a dead one.” Continue reading

In The Shade Of The Qur’an – Fi Dhilal Al Qur’an – Sayyid Qutb (18 Volumes)

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Sayyid Qutb
Language: English | Format: PDF | Volumes: 18 | Size: 236 MB

Ever since its revelation 1400 years ago, the Qur’an has been a book of guidance and inspiration, a reference point, and a rich source of social and moral dynamism for hundreds of millions of people throughout the world who believe it to be immutable word of God. Hardly a generation passes without a fresh attempt to unravel the meanings of the Qur’an and gain deeper insight into its universal message within a contemporary perspective.

In The Shade Of The Qur’an is more than ‘just another’ commentary; yet it is not too over-reaching or outlandish to be a completely new interpretation. It is an earnest, sincere and sober look at man’s contemporary achievements and difficulties in the light of the message of the Qur’an. It is an effort to vigorously explore its rich wisdom, and expand its invaluable guidance for the benefit of an increasingly ’sophisticated’ , yet highly perplexed modern society.

The work, which is by far Sayyid Qutb’s largest and most profound, spans the whole of the text of the Qur’an. It was written, and partly re-written, over a period of more than 15 years, most of which the author had spent in Egyptian prisons, during the 1950s and 1960s. In it is embedded Sayyid Qutb’s insight, highly esteemed intellectual vigor, and his widely-acclaimed literary prowess.

In The Shade Of The Qur’an has been universally recognized as an outstanding contribution to Islamic thought and scholarship, to which students and scholars, as well as contemporary Islamic revivalist movements all over the world, owe a great deal. Now that it is available in English, it will continue to enlighten and inspire millions more. It will take its rightful place as an indispensable work of reference for a proper understanding of contemporary Islamic thinking. Continue reading

A Word For Word Meaning Of The Qur’an (3 Volume Set)

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Muhammad Mohar Ali
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 2148 | Size: 204 MB

This set places one or a couple of words of the ‘ayah in one line of a column and gives their meanings side by side in another column, taking care to see that the flow and intelligibility of the English meanings are not thereby lost. This method enables the reader to identify which English words or phrases represent the meaning of which words in the Arabic text. It has the additional advantage of keeping the meaning strictly to the wording of the text or importing in the meaning any word or expression that has no correspondence with anything in the text.

To further facilitate the understanding of the text, the meanings of almost all important words in the text have been given separately. To do this a number has been placed on the English word which represents the meaning of the particular word in the text and then the meanings of that word have been given under that number in another column by the side of the general meaning of the text. The numbering has been kept individual for each page. Also grammatical notes, particularly verb forms and verbal nouns, have been given as far as possible. As the words recur at different pages, so their meanings and grammatical notes also have been repeated, giving cross reference to at least one previous occurrence of the word, indicating the page on which and the number under which the word has been explained before. The aim has been to enable a non-Arab reader to understand the Qur’an as well as to improve his knowledge of Arabic, particularly the Qur’anic Arabic. Continue reading