Excellence of the people of the Quran

From Abu Said Al Khudri, Rasulullah pbuh said "The blessed and exalted Lord said "If anyone is distracted from asking Me by the Quran or remembering Me, I will give him better than what I give the askers"" (Tirmizi) From Uthman Ibn Affan, Rasulullah pbuh said "The best of you is the one who learns …

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Al Baqarah: Topics and Interconnections

From Tafhimul Quran: Ayats 1-20. These introductory verses declare the Quran to be the Book of guidance: enunciate the articles of the faith (belief) in Allah, prophethood and life-after-death; divide mankind into three main groups with regard to its acceptance or rejection, believers, disbelievers and hypocrites. Ayats 21-29. Allah invites mankind to accept the guidance …

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1:7 Conclusion for Al Fatihah

غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ ...  ghayri almaghDoobi 'alayhim wala aDDaalleen ... Not the (path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray. -Sura Al-Fatihah, Ayah 7 Allah's wrath falls upon those who knew the truth but rejected it anyway in arrogance. This was explained in Al Baqarah about the Jews …

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1:7 The blessed path

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ SiraaTa allatheena an'amta 'alayhim ghayri almaghDoobi' alayhim wala aDDaalleen The path of those whom Thou hast favoured; Not the (path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray. -Sura Al-Fatihah, Ayah 7 Blessed here doesn't mean blessing in worldly definition. It is …

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1:6 Guide us God

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ Ihdina aSSiraaTa almustaqeem Show us the straight path, -Sura Al-Fatihah, Ayah 6 Guidance is what we really need from Allah and He answers our plea later in surah Al Baqarah: 2. As SiraTal mustaqeem (the straight, uncrooked, undeviating path) can mean sunnah (way of the prophet guided by Allah). It will also be …

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1:5 We are always in need of You, our Creator

وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ...  ...  wa-iyyaaka nasta'een ...  Thee (alone) we ask for help. -Sura Al-Fatihah, Ayah 5 Nasta'in comes from word isti'aanah which means seeking help to complete tasks. Nouman explains that this shows that we must start exercising Allah's commands no matter how bad our situation is. And to complete them, seek help and leave …

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