Brief Tafseer of First 10 Verses of Surah al-Kahf

Introduction This is one of five chapters of the Qur’an which begin with the word Alhamdulillah to teach us how to praise Allah. The other chapters are Fatihah, An’aam, Saba’, and Faatir. It is reported in a hadith that whoever memorizes the first 10 verses of Surah al-Kahf will be protected from the Anti-Christ (Dajjal) [Reported …

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Servitude to Allah: A Dive into the Master-Slave Relationship

Allah

Allah very clearly informed us of the purpose of our creation and existence when He said: وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. [Qur’an 51:56] The essence of worship is complete submission and obedience to Allah. Ibn Jawzi said about the meaning of …

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How to Finish the Whole Qur’an in Ramadan

It is highly recommended to try and finish the Qur’an in Ramadan due to the fact that the Angel Gabriel (Jibreel) used to teach and revise it with the Prophet (ﷺ) every Ramadan. It is reported from Ibn Abbas that: كَانَ جِبْرِيلُ ـ عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَمُ ـ يَلْقَاهُ فِي كُلِّ لَيْلَةٍ مِنْ رَمَضَانَ، فَيُدَارِسُهُ الْقُرْآنَ Gabriel …

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Tips for Khateebs: 11 Ways to Become a Highly Effective Public Speaker

I have been giving Friday sermons (khutbah) for over a decade now for various mosques in my area. I recently came across an article in Arabic about tips on public speaking. I found them very helpful and can relate them to my own personal experience, so I thought I’d share them here on my blog. …

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