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Lesson 11 From Surah Al-Kahf

Alhamdulillah last session we were able to explore the meanings and lessons of verses 60-70. InshAllah, we’ll try our best to cover the meanings of verse 71-82. As we learned in the last session, this passage of the Surah deals with a very unique and interesting episode from the life of Musa . It’s the story of his encounter and journey with a man of God known as Khidr or Khadir. We reached the point in the story where Musa finally finds Khidr and asks with the utmost humility and respect to al...
Tags: Islam, Quran and Sunnah, Ramadan, Khiḍr, Lessons From Surah Al-Kahf, Muslims, Prophet Musa, Shaykh Furhan Zubairi, Surah Kahf


Lesson 9 From Surah Al-Kahf

Alhamdulillah, last session we were able to cover the meanings and lessons of verses 50-53. InshAllah, tonight we’ll be exploring the meanings of verses 54-59 and some of the lessons we can learn from them. In the last set of verses, Allah ﷻ very briefly mentioned the story of Adam (as) and Shaytān’s refusal to prostrate before him. We talked about how this story is mentioned in several places throughout the Qur’ān and that each time that it’s mentioned, it’s mentioned for a different purpose. H...
Tags: Religion, Lut, Muhammad, Adam, Makkah, Quraysh, Allah, Shaytan, Surah Yusuf, Makkan, Surah Al Kahf, Ali ra, Abba ra, Surah Al Mutafifīn Allah, Al Ghafūr, Surah Fātir


Lesson 8 From Surah Al-Kahf

Alhamdulillah, it truly is a great blessing to be back after the last session. May Allah ﷻ accept this small effort of ours, place it on our scale of good deeds on the Day of Judgment and make it a means of us getting closer to the Qur’ān. As all of you know, by the grace of Allah ﷻ, I was given the opportunity to perform Hajj once again this year. I ask Allah ﷻ to accept the Hajj of all those who performed it this year and make them a blessing for the entire Ummah. Hajj is simply amazing. It’s ...
Tags: Religion, Angels, Hajj, Muhammad, Adam, Al Ghazali, Quran, Iblis, Surah, Holy Prophet, Prophet ﷺ, , Ibn Kathir, Shaytan, Makkans, Al Zubaidi


Cleaning Out Our Own Closets This Ramadan: Bigotry

Before Muslims take a stand against xenophobia in the U.S., we really need to eradicate it from our own community. There. I said it. There is no nice way to put it. Muslims can be very intolerant of those outside their circles, particularly our Latino neighbors. How do I know? I am a Latina who came into Islam almost two decades ago, and I have experienced my fair share of stereotypes, prejudice, and just outright ignorance coming from my very own Muslim brethren. And I am not alone. My own fami...
Tags: Mexico, Religion, US, America, Spain, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Islam, Muslim, Fox News, South America, El Salvador, Donald Trump, Columbus, Caribbean


Lesson 3 From Surah Al-Kahf

Alhamdulillah in our last session we were able to explore the meanings of verses 1-8. InshAllah, today we’ll cover the meanings of verses 9-16 that deal with the story of the people of the cave. Just as a quick refresher the Surah starts by teaching us how to express our thanks and gratitude to Allah ﷻ. We are being reminded to thank Allah ﷻ and be grateful for the blessing of the Qur’ān, which was described as having no crookedness in it and being upright. We were also told about two of the obj...
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Asia Bibi, Pakistani Christian Woman Acquitted Of Blasphemy, Arrives In Canada

After years of death threats, Bibi and her husband left their home country for Canada. She spent years on death row on charges of insulting the prophet Muhammad before her sentence was voided. (Image credit: AP)
Tags: Asia, News, Canada, Bibi, Muhammad


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella comes to Red Hat Summit

Video: If the mountain won[he]#039[/he]t come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain. Or, in this case, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came to Red Hat Summit to announce a new Microsoft/Red Hat partnership: Azure Red Hat OpenShift.
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Linux, Muhammad


Lesson 2 From Surah Al-Kahf

Alhamdulillah, last lesson we talked a little bit about the virtues, rewards, blessing, and importance of reading the Quran. We also went through a very brief introduction and summary of the Surah as well as some of the narrations regarding the unique virtues of reciting Surah Al-Kahf on Fridays. For example, we learned that reciting the first 10 or last 10 verses of Surah Al-Kahf will protect us from the trials of Dajjal. The Prophet ﷺ said, “Whoever memorizes the first ten verses of Surah al-K...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Isa, Christians, Prophet, Muhammad, Makkah, Prophet ﷺ, Alhamdulillah, Kahf, Hamd, Surah Al Kahf, Al Fātihah Al An ' ām Saba, Al Kitāb, Surah al Qamar, Surah Fussilat


Lesson 1 From Surah Kahf

Virtues of Learning/Studying Qur’ān عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ ‏ “‏ما اجتمع قوم في بيت من بيوت الله يتلون كتاب الله، ويتدارسونه بينهم، إلا نزلت عليهم السكينة، وغشيتهم الرحمة، وحفتهم الملائكة، وذكرهم الله فيمن عنده‏”‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه مسلم‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏ Abu Hurairah reported the Prophet ﷺ as saying: No people get together in a house of the houses of Allah (i.e. a mosque), reciting the Book of Allah, and learning it together among themselves, but calmness (Sakinah...
Tags: Religion, Prophet, Madani, Muhammad, Musa, Dunya, Makki, Tafsir, Khadr, Quraysh, Allah, Surah, Abu Hurairah, Muhammad ﷺ, Prophet ﷺ, O Muhammad


Despite trauma and turbulence, Southern California Muslims move into the month of Ramadan with prayer and positivity

Sheik Atef Mahgoub is a proud Steelers and Penguins fan. As someone who considers Pittsburgh his home, and as an imam who has worked closely with the Jewish community in that city, Mahgoub, who is now religious director of the Islamic Center of Irvine, was devastated on Oct. 27 when a self-proclaimed white supremacist fatally shot 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, a beloved Jewish enclave, on Shabbat morning. The carnage didn’t end with Pittsburgh. On March 15, a white su...
Tags: Isis, News, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Steelers, Islam, New Zealand, Long Beach, Muslim, Penguins, Sri Lanka, Ramadan, Pittsburgh


As Ramadan approaches, Southern California Muslim communities take extra security precautions following string of attacks

Beginning Sunday, armed guards will be stationed at the Islamic Center of Northridge. The mosque, one of the largest serving the San Fernando Valley Muslims, have hired guards over the month-long Ramadan observance for several years. The guns, however, are a new addition. In the wake of a spate of deadly attacks on all Abrahamic places of worship that span from Pittsburgh, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and San Diego, Muslim communities aren’t alone in harboring a heightened concern for safety in holy s...
Tags: News, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Fema, Islam, New Zealand, Army, San Diego, Long Beach, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Public Safety


Director of Reseda mosque: FBI terror suspect sought conversion to Islam after witnessing the ‘mistreatment of Muslims’

A man the FBI charged on Monday with plotting terrorist attacks in Long Beach recently arrived at the Islamic Center of Reseda seeking conversion to Islam, saying he had been “anti-Islam” but wanted to accept the faith as his own after he witnessed mistreatment of Muslims, said the mosque director Tuesday. Muhammad Ares said the Reseda resident and military veteran Mark Domingo, 26, attended prayers only twice since the mosque imam facilitated his one-day conversion process three months ago. “He...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Terrorism, Islam, DMV, Army, San Diego, Long Beach, Muslim, Local-news, U S Army, Muhammad, Domingo


How To Build People Up, Not Destroy Them While Teaching Faith

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Grantor of Mercy. All praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds. A Golden Principle When the Prophet ﷺ entered Mecca victorious, after 20 years of abuse and rejection by the Meccans, he recited the following blessed verses as he removed the idols from around the Ka‘ba, “And say truth has arrived, and falsehood has perished. Indeed, falsehood is bound to perish.” {17: 81} And from that moment onward, people flocked from every direction to embrace Islam ...
Tags: Religion, Turkey, Islam, Muslim, Mecca, Muhammad, Aisha, Umar, Surat, Nursi, Ibn al Qayyim, Utba


Few Can Build, Many Can Destroy

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Grantor of Mercy. All praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds. A Golden Principle When the Prophet ﷺ entered Mecca victorious, after 20 years of abuse and rejection by the Meccans, he recited the following blessed verses as he removed the idols from around the Ka‘ba, “And say truth has arrived, and falsehood has perished. Indeed, falsehood is bound to perish.” {17: 81} And from that moment onward, people flocked from every direction to embrace Islam ...
Tags: Religion, Turkey, Islam, Muslim, Mecca, Muhammad, Aisha, Umar, Surat, Nursi, Ibn al Qayyim, Utba


A City Under a Hill: Five Problems with Insider Movements

Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. Planting churches among the world’s remaining unreached peoples will mean engaging seriously in larger socio-cultural contexts permeated by one of these three major systems of belief and practice. From a human perspective, such traditional and cohesive societies, with their deeply embedded and communal identity from another religion, pose a host of difficult questions about what it means for Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists in such contexts to become faithful,...
Tags: Religion, Islam, Jesus, Christian, John, Christ, Matthew, Corinthians, Jesus Christ, Lewis, PAUL, Muhammad, Higgins, Great Commission, Gentile, John Travis


Optimism in Times of Adversity: How The Prophet Did It

by Shaykh Abdullah Waheed A man passed by al-Miqdaad ibn al-Aswad , one of the most distinguished Companions of the Prophet . The man said, “How lucky your two eyes that witnessed the Prophet ”. Ibn al-Aswad profoundly responded by saying, Why should anyone wish to witness a scene that Allah did not wish him to see? He does not know what it would have been like if he had witnessed it or which party he would have been among if he went back in time. By Allah! Allah’s Prophet saw people who were t...
Tags: Messenger, England, Religion, Syria, Islam, New Zealand, Burma, Mali, North America, Yemen, Detroit, Prophet, Muslims, Ali, Flint, Ibrahim


Are You Prepared for Marriage and Building a Family?

By Mona Islam High School is that time which is ideal for preparing yourself for the rest of your life. There is so much excitement and opportunity. Youth is a time of energy, growth, health, beauty, and adventure. Along with the thrill of being one of the best times of life, there is a definite lack of life experience. In your youth, you end up depending on your own judgments as well as the advice of others who are further along the path. Your own judgments usually come from your own knowledge,...
Tags: Religion, Islam, Muslim, East Coast, Sarah, Mona, Omar, Ibrahim, Muhammad, Salma, Hasan, Ruqayya, Layla, Yousef, Bukhari, Farhan


Emotional Intelligence: A Tool for Change  

  Why do we consider emotional intelligence to be half of the Prophetic intellect? The answer lies in the word “messenger.” Messengers of Allah are tasked with the divine responsibility of conveying to humanity the keys to their salvation. They are not only tasked with passing on the message but also with being a living example of that message. When ʿĀʾishah, the wife of the Prophet ﷺ, was asked to explain the character of the blessed Prophet ﷺ, her reply was, “His character was the Qurʾān. [1...
Tags: Books, Leadership, Marriage, Education, Parenting, Relationships, Israel, Religion, Development, Culture, Islam, Men, Manners, Prophet, Muslims, Emotional Intelligence


‘Rocky’ Has a Statue in Philadelphia. Now the ‘Real Rocky’ Will Get One in Jersey.

Chuck Wepner knocked down Muhammad Ali and was the inspiration for “Rocky.” Now he’s finally getting a monument, in the New Jersey city he bled for.
Tags: Movies, News, New Jersey, Boxing, Philadelphia, Muhammad Ali, Ali, Jersey, Sylvester, Stallone, Muhammad, Chuck Wepner, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Bayonne (NJ, Rocky (Movie


Justices grant four new cases (Corrected)

The Supreme Court issued orders from last week’s private conference. The justices added four new cases to their docket for next term and asked the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on two more cases. The justices also rejected an appeal from a Georgia death-row inmate who alleges that one member of the jury that convicted him was biased against the inmate because of his race. In Kansas v. Garcia, the justices will review a ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court that reversed the convictions of Rami...
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Justices grant four new cases

The Supreme Court issued orders from last week’s private conference. The justices added four new cases to their docket for next term and asked the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on two more cases. The justices also rejected an appeal from a Georgia death-row inmate who alleges that one member of the jury that convicted him was biased against the inmate because of his race. In Kansas v. Garcia, the justices will review a ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court that reversed the convictions of Rami...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Virginia, Court, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, United States, Social Security, New Orleans, Kansas, Louisiana, Patterson


DC-Area Sniper Shootings Case to Have Supreme Court Hearing

Lee Boyd Malvo was 17 when he and John Allen Muhammad fatally shot 10 people in 2002. Muhammad was executed in 2009.
Tags: News, Muhammad, Lee Boyd Malvo, John Allen Muhammad, Have Supreme Court Hearing


Spiritually Processing What Happened In New Zealand A Few Days Later

By Shaykh Furhan Zubairi, In today’s current social and political environment, being Muslim is truly becoming a challenge; it’s a struggle. It feels like we’re living in the times that were described by the Prophet ﷺ in a number of different narrations. The Prophet ﷺ said, “A time will come upon people when a person practicing his religion with patience will be like one holding on to a burning ember.”   عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِمَالِكٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ “‏ يَأْتِي عَل...
Tags: Religion, Islam, New Zealand, Muslim, Fox News, Muslims, Bill Maher, Muhammad, Pamela Geller, Makkah, Yasir, Frank Gaffney, Ammar, Ummah, Prophet ﷺ, Jannah


On Prophetic Wisdom and Speaking to Children in Times of Distress

By Rania Awaad, M.D. A remarkable trademark of the Prophet Muhammad, may peace be upon him, was that he spoke to children at their age-appropriate levels. To draw inspiration from the Prophetic wisdom on how to speak to young people, particularly in times of distress, one need only reference the Prophet’s gentle interaction with his young companion, Abu ‘Umayr, upon recognizing the child’s grief about the death of his pet. Perhaps the most striking lessons we learn from this interaction was that...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Life, Relationships, Stanford, Religion, Mental Health, Terrorism, Prophet, Stanford University, San Francisco Bay Area, Muhammad, Berkeley CA, Damascus Syria, Stanford University School of Medicine, Shafi


The Swearing Christian

Certain words are offensive in the hearing of much of our culture. Before someone pipes in and says, “but swear words aren’t offensive to the culture,” think again. I was a high school teacher for many years and there were words that were “offensive” and couldn’t be used by the students nor the teachers without rebuke. That hasn’t changed in most public school systems today. Further, many parents don’t wish their children to use certain words (you know what those words are). If such words aren’t...
Tags: Religion, Jesus, Christ, James, Jesus Christ, PAUL, Muhammad, Rethinking, ALLA, Jesus Christ Philippians


Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen likens Ilhan Omar (and other colleagues) to cats — saying, "The cats have to understand who provides the water and kibble and cleans the litter."

I'm reading "'Like herding cats': Pelosi struggles to unify Democrats after painful fight over anti-Semitism" (WaPo).I know Steve Cohen is wielding the old cliché, It's like herding cats, but I thought it was completely unacceptable these days to equate persons of color with animals. (Ask Roseanne.) And look how bad this is:“Being a speaker — especially on the Democratic side — is like herding cats,” said Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.). “. . . The cats have to understand who provides the water and k...
Tags: Cats, Law, Wikipedia, History, Metaphor, Noah, Language, Islam, Anti-semitism, Mice, Cairo, Omar, Democratic Party, Cohen, Muhammad, Pelosi


A Muslim’s Dignity and Social Media

By Danish Qasim By mercy from Allah, you were gentle with them. Had you been coarse and harsh-hearted, they would have dispersed from you. -Quran 3:159 The Sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ is to be gentle. He always spoke the truth, was the most forbearing and gentle of people and was also the most courageous.  Being gentle is not cowardly and speaking the truth does not require harshness. Allah tells us to speak to people kindly[1], compares a good word to a fruit-bearing tree[2], and even in debate te...
Tags: Religion, Digital, Social Media, Islam, Muhammad, Berkeley CA, Ahmad, Qasim, Bukhari, U C Berkeley, Prophet ﷺ, Abu Dawud, John Suler, Al Bukhari, Khaleel Ibn Abdullah Al Shaybani Al Nahlawi, Al Durar al Mubahat Fi Al Hazr


History’s Heroic Failures

I like to keep you up to date when I read a book I think is worth your time. I’m now reading Marc Morris’s The Norman Conquest, which is very good. I recommend it. At the simplest level it’s just a good read on a subject of immense historical importance and one with sufficient drama to allow a good writer to keep the reader engaged. But what I really like about it is how Morris approaches a comparatively ancient period with the uncertainty of our knowledge not simply addressed or hinted at but m...
Tags: England, London, News, Congress, France, Iraq, Russia, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Turkey, Syria, Rome, West, United States, Egypt


Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif announces resignation

Official who negotiated nuclear deal apologises to country but gives no reason for departureThe Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has resigned without warning, offering an apology to the country as the nuclear deal he negotiated with world powers stands on the verge of collapse after the withdrawal of the US.The veteran diplomat first posted an apology on Instagram for his “inability to continue to his service”. The post included a drawing of Fatima, the daughter of the prophet Muhammad, as...
Tags: US, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Javad Zarif, Muhammad, Fatima


Read Books, Build Character, Inspire Generations

By Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari Believers would recognise that God has made knowledge the foundation for the superiority of human beings over other creatures on Earth. The first word revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was ‘Iqra’, meaning ‘read’ or ‘recite’. The Prophet said “the seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim” (Al-Tirmidhi). Knowledge thus goes hand in hand with the Islamic creed. Muslims are asked to seek knowledge by reading, learning and reflecting to live th...
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