The Clear Qur’anic Exegesis

Muhammad Khayr Ramadan Yusuf
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 307 | Size: 2.5 MB

All praise is due to Allah Who revealed the Qur’an. Peace and blessings be upon the Prophet who was characterized by the morals that mentioned in the Qur’an, upon his family, his Companions who taught the Qur’an and upon those who followed them righteously of the nation of the Qur’an.

The Glorious Qur’an is a book of guidance, rulings, behaviors, `Aqidah (faith), admonish, stories, recommendations, lessons, good news and warnings. Allah has sent it down to be the seal of the divine Scriptures, a reference to the people, and a constitution for them in their affairs as long as they live. Despite the greatness of the Qur’an, its majesty and its perfect rulings, people have turned away from it except for a few. The attacks against the Qur’an were powerful and well-schemed by the enemies of Islam in order to distort the Muslims’ source of power; which almost happened. We ask Allah to gather us under the banner of truth, make us superior through our religion and give us victory over the disbelievers in order that the Qur’an would be the reference of rulings and the source of knowledge from which all people extract knowledge everywhere. It is the miraculous speech of Allah which no one can innovate something of the like or even part of it. It came to us successively from narrators and reporters who could never tell a lie. It was written down in sheets as it was preserved in the memories of people. When the Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad (peace be upon him), Allah took the responsibility of preserving it; not as the previous Scriptures.

Allah (Glory be to Him) says:

إِنَّا نَحۡنُ نَزَّلۡنَا ٱلذِّكۡرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ ۥ لَحَـٰفِظُونَ

Verily, We, it is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur’ân) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption). [Al Hijr: 9].

There are many sciences related to the Qur’an which scholars have studied and written many books about such as the reasons of revelation, the connections between the Ayahs, Tafsir, similarities, precise and allegorical Ayahs, Surahs that were revealed in Makkah and those of Madinah, weird words, rulings, recitations, Tajwid (art of Qur’anic recitation), grammar and parsing, calligraphy, record, virtues, proprieties of recitation, examples, stories, abrogating and abrogated texts; and miraculousness with all its types. The Qur’anic exegesis is covetable and advisable.

Allah (Glory be to Him) says:

كِتَـٰبٌ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ إِلَيۡكَ مُبَـٰرَكٌ۬ لِّيَدَّبَّرُوٓاْ ءَايَـٰتِهِۦ وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُوْلُواْ ٱلۡأَلۡبَـٰبِ

(This is) a Book (the Qur’ân) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings, that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember. [Sad: 29].

Allah (He may be Glorified) says:

أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ‌ۚ

Do they not then consider the Qur’ân carefully? [Al Nisa’: 82].

We can not reflect on Ayahs (Qur’anic verses) but after understanding it. All these Ayahs can not be understood except after studying Tafsir. Allah vituperated the people of the Scriptures because they had concealed knowledge and did not explain it to the people.

Allah (Glory be to Him) says:

وَإِذۡ أَخَذَ ٱللَّهُ مِيثَـٰقَ ٱلَّذِينَ أُوتُواْ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ لَتُبَيِّنُنَّهُ ۥ لِلنَّاسِ وَلَا تَكۡتُمُونَهُ ۥ فَنَبَذُوهُ وَرَآءَ ظُهُورِهِمۡ وَٱشۡتَرَوۡاْ بِهِۦ ثَمَنً۬ا قَلِيلاً۬‌ۖ فَبِئۡسَ مَا يَشۡتَرُونَ

(And remember) when Allâh took a covenant from those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) to make it (the news of the coming of Prophet Muhammad SAW and the religious knowledge) known and clear to mankind, and not to hide it, but they threw it away behind their backs, and purchased with it some miserable gain! And indeed worst is that which they bought. [Al `Imran: 187]. Therefore, we should not be like them, otherwise, our destiny will be like theirs. Continue reading

Understand The Qur’an And Salah (Prayer)

Abdul-Azeez Abdur-Raheem
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 121 | Size: 2 MB

Begin to learn and understand the Qur’an – the easy way! Understand Salah and improve your relationship with Allah; Learn basic Arabic grammar using a new powerful method of TPI; and Through these learn 125 words that occur in the Qur’an 40,000 times. Continue reading

Qur’an Searcher 3.0

Qur’an Searcher 3.0 | Language: Arabic | Size: 2 MB

Qur’an searcher: A rare program which helps the Arabic reader to find any verse in The Noble Qur’an in the Arabic language. After you type few letters and words in the search field you will be able to get the complete verse with the name of the chapter, the number of the verse and many other general information about the verse. Continue reading

The Qur’an And You

Tariq Mehanna
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 65 | Size: 1 MB

By Tariq Mehanna, Written in Plymouth Correctional Facility Isolation Unit – Cell #108

Tariq Mehanna is a 27 year old American-born Muslim Egyptian. Highly educated, he holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He is a devout, tolerant Muslim who is not only respected in the local Islamic and interfaith communities, but who also gives back to his community by fulfilling the roles of brother, educator, mentor, scholar, and friend. Tariq is described by those who know him well as humble, reserved, warm, peaceful, charismatic, knowledgeable, and dedicated.

For several years Tariq has been a victim of FBI surveillance and harassment. When Tariq refused to backstab the Muslim community and be an informant for the FBI, they continually threatened him before taking an opportunity to arrest him in 2008. While Tariq was out on bail, FBI agents raided his home with an arrest warrant on October 21st, 2009.

Tariq was arrested again despite the lack of any new evidence since the prior apprehension. He is currently being held in solitary confinement, facing accusations of aiding and abetting terrorism. All of these FALSE charges have been fabricated by paid FBI informants. We ask you to join us to support our brother until he is released and home with his loving family. Continue reading

Atlas Of The Qur’an

Dr. Shawqi Abu Khalil
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 391 | Size: 13 MB

An Authentic Collection of the Qur’anic Information with Maps, Tables and Pictures

This Atlas is new in its subject, a subject that has not been touched before. It helps whoever recites the Qur’an or studies it to specify the locations mentioned by the Noble Verses, and to mark those places of ancient people mentioned in the Qur’an. This is besides locating areas where the incidents of the prophetic Seerah occurred. Eventually the diligent reader will easily recognize those places, learn about them, and take heed of them while reciting.

Eventually the diligent reader will easily recognize those places, learn about them, and take heed of them while reciting. The Atlas has also revealed obscure places we used to pass through inattentively, like the site where Nuh’s Ark settled, the site of the curved Sand-hills {Al Ahqah}, the cave of the young faithful men, the houses of median, the site of Sodom and other places determined by the Atlas depending on reliable sources.

Thus the Atlas eliminates all the guessing and the fantasies we used to encounter when reciting the Noble Quran, and takes us to the specific place. Continue reading

The Revelations Of The Qur’an

Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 05 | Size: 1 MB

According to Allaah’s statements in His Book, there were two distinct revelations of the Qur’aan which took place. It is important that these two revelations be understood in order to clear up the apparent contradictions in the various terms used in the Qur’aan and Sunnah to describe the Qur’aan’s revelation. On one hand, the Qur’aan is referred to as having been revealed in its totality in Ramadaan or on Laylatul- Qadr, the Night of Decree; while on the other hand, it is referred to as having been continuously revealed in segments up until just before the death of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam).

The First Revelation
Allaah caused the Qur’aan to descend from the Protected Tablet (al-Lawh al- Mahfooth) on which it was written to the lowest heaven. In this revelation all of the Qur’aan was sent down at one time to a station in the lowest heaven referred to as “Bayt al-‘Izzah” (The House of Honor or Power). The blessed night on which this descent took place is called “Laylatul-Qadr” (The Night of Decree), one of the oddnumbered nights in the last ten days of the month of Ramadaan. Allaah referred to this initial revelation as follows:

“Haa Meem. By the Clear Book, verily, I revealed it in a blessed night.” (Soorah ad-Dukhaan 44:1-3.)

“Verily, I revealed it on the Night of Decree.” (Soorah al-Qadr 97:1)

“The month of Ramadaan in which I revealed the Qur’aan as guidance to mankind …” (Soorah al-Baqarah 2:185.)

These verses have to refer to the initial revelation because it is a known fact that the whole Qur’aan was not revealed to Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) on a single night in Ramadaan. Ibn ‘Abbaas stated that the Qur’aan was first separated from its station in the upper heavens and placed in Bayt al-‘Izzah in the lowest heaven.[1] One version states that this took place on the Night of Decree in Ramadaan.[2] Had it been Allaah’s wish, the Qur’aan could then have been revealed as a whole to the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) in a single revelation.

This was the method by which all of the earlier books of revelation were sent down.[3] But, Allaah chose to divide the revelation into two parts. The first revelation within the heavens represented an announcement to the inhabitants of the heavens that the final book of revelation was being sent down upon the last of the prophets.



1 Collected by al-Haakim in al-Mustadrak, vol. 2, pp. 665-6, no. 4216. Although the statement was not raised by Ibn ‘Abbaas to the Prophet (pbuh), it relates to the unseen world and could not have been made on the basis of reasoning. One of the narrators in the isnaad, al-A‘mash is reliable, but he is a mudallis, which means his reports cannot be accepted, unless he explicitly states that he heard the hadeeth from the person he attributed it to. He didn’t do that here, so the isnaad is weak.
2 Collected by an-Nasaa’ee in as-Sunan al-Kubraa, vol. 5, p. 7, no. 7991, and by at- Tabaraanee in al-Mu‘jam al-Kabeer. At-Tabaraanee’s isnaad includes a weak narrator. Nasaa’ee’s narrators are all reliable, but one of them is al-A‘mash. In this version also, he didn’t explicitly state that he heard the hadeeth from the person he attributed it to, so both isnaads are weak. However, an-Nasaa’ee collected two supporting narrations with authentic isnaads in the same chapter. They both mention the transferal of the Qur’aan to the lowest heaven during Laylatul-Qadr, but they don’t mention Bayt al-‘Izzah.
3 As-Suyootee says, “That the previous books were revealed all at once is well known from the statements of the scholars, such that it may practically be called ijmaa‘. However, I have seen some prominent contemporary scholars questioning this position, saying that there is no evidence for it and that, in fact, they were revealed over a period of time like the Qur’aan. I say the correct position is the first one. Among the evidences for that is the verse [32] from Soorah al-Furqaan [“And those who disbelieve say, ‘Why is the Qur’aan not revealed to him all at once?’ (It is revealed) thus so I may strengthen your heart by it, and I have arranged it in right order.”] “Ibn Abee Haatim reports from Sa‘eed ibn Jubayr who quotes Ibn ‘Abbaas that the Jews said, ‘O Muhammad, why wasn’t the Qur’aan revealed all at once, as the Torah was revealed to Moosaa? Then the verse (from Soorah al-Furqaan) was revealed.” He reported by another isnaad a similar report, except that the questioners were idolaters. He gathered similar reports on the authority of Qataadah and as-Suddee. “If you were to say that the Qur’aan is not explicit on this, and that even if these reports are authentic, these statements were made by disbelievers, I would reply as follows:“The fact that Allaah mentioned their objection without challenging the historical truth of their claim, but instead explained the wisdom behind (gradual revelation), is an indicator that their statement was factually correct. If the previous books had been revealed gradually, it would have been sufficient to refute them by saying that it was Allaah’s standard practice for the books He revealed to the previous prophets. That was how He responded to their objection, ‘What is it with this messenger that he eats food and walks in the markets?’ (25:7) [‘We never sent messengers before you who did not eat food and walk in the markets.’] (25:20).” Al-Itqaan fee ‘Uloom al-Qur’aan, vol. 1, p. 122. Continue reading

A Hand Through The Door For My New Sister [In Accordance With The Qur’an And Authentic Sunnah Of The Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)]

Yasmin bint Ismail
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 258 | Size: 5.5 MB

This book, A Hand Through the Door for my New Sister, written by an American Muslimah (female Muslim), is a reference work covering numerous aspects of the religion which are of concern to the sea of new sisters whom Allah has guided to be members of the religion of truth and guidance, Islam. It also, however, equally concerns Muslim ladies of all backgrounds and levels who desier to learn various aspects of their religion.

Of the matters this book discusses are the pillars of Islam, the articles of faith, tawhid (monotheism), and its opposite (shirk), the dress of a believing lady, rulings pertaining to mense, assocations and interaction with family members, marriage, divorce, the food of the believers, repentance, death, paradise and hell, and a number of other aspects of the religion.

A significant feature of this book is that the author has relied on and provided textual evidence from the Qur’an and authentic Sunnah for the many rulings presented throughout the discourse. We pray that Allah rewards the author for her work and concern and may this book of good use to all those who read it. Continue reading

Surat Al-Kahf – Saad Al-Gamdi

Sheikh Saad Al-Gamdi

A hadith related by Hakim and Bayhaqi, from Abu Sa`id (Allah be pleased with him), “Whoever recites Surat al-Kahf on Friday, light shall shine forth for him between the two Fridays.”[Ibn Hajar, Talkhis al-Habir] Continue reading