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Surah Al-Kafirun: A Brief Explanation

Introduction This chapter was revealed in the Meccan period. This chapter instructs the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to inform the disbelievers that the worship of false deities and the worship of One God are not, and can never be, compatible. It takes its name from “the disbelievers” (al-kafirun) mentioned in the first verse. It is authentically …

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Evidences for the Obligation of a Muslim Woman’s Headscarf (Khimar) & Outer Garment (Jilbaab)

You can download a pdf version of this paper here. Table of Contents Introduction | Meaning of the Word Hijab|Proof of the Obligation of the Headscarf (Khimar) for All Muslim Women | Was the Khimar Just a Cultural Thing? | Does the Khimar Have to Be a Particular Color? | Proof of the Obligation of the Outer Garment (jilbaab) for All Muslim Women | Can …

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What It Means When Allah Asks Us to “Think” in the Quran – Dr. Yasir Qadhi

The Qur'an

A portion from a talk delivered to a group of Muslims at Harvard University. In the full length lecture, Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi summarizes his doctoral dissertation, which dealt with the relationship between the intellect and the Qur’an, and adds some practical observations about the problems of assuming ‘rationality’ can always be infallible. I cut out …

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Lessons from the Story of Moses and Al-Khidhr

Musa, Khidr

The story of Al-Khidhr (sometimes spelled Al-Khadir) and Prophet Moses is a well-known one among the Muslims. It is mentioned in the Qur’an and Sunnah with the latter providing a little more detail to the incident. The scholars have derived numerous lessons from the whole event which are detailed below from the work of Dr. …

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The Greatest Verse in the Qur’an

The following is a brief explanation of Ayat ul Kursi [verse 2:255 in the Qur’an], which was named the greatest verse in the Qur’an by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).  The explanation of it below is a translation from Zubdat at-Tafsir, a popular brief Qur’anic exegesis in Arabic by Mohammad Sulayman al-Ashqar. Arabic: اللَّهُ لا إِلَهَ إِلا هُوَ الْحَيُّ …

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