2:3 Traits of Taqwa (1)

الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنْفِقُونَ Allatheena yu'minoona bil ghaybi wayuqeemoona aSSalaata wamimmaa razaqnaahum yunfiqoon Who believe in the Unseen, and establish worship, and spend of that We have bestowed upon them; -Sura Al-Baqarah, Ayah 3 General This ayah continues from the previous ayah to explain the signs of those who have taqwa, …

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1:5 You alone we worship

... إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ Iyyaaka na'budu ... Thee (alone) we worship;... -Surah Al-Fatihah, Ayah 5 General After teaching His servant to praise Him and mentioning His superior attributes and roles, Allah continues with this phrase stating the specific relationship between Him and His servant. Iyyaaka Na'budu Iyyaaka means You alone. Na'budu is derived from the word …

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1:2 Alhamdulillah

.. الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ AlHamdu lillaahi.. Praise be to Allah,.. -Surah Al-Fatihah, Ayah 2 General Together, this phrase is called hamdalah or tahmid. Hamdalah is the praise which Allah chooses for Himself to be recited by His servants. In hamdalah, Allah is the bestower of praise (because the Quran is from Him) and He is also …

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