ayah from quran

A lady sat next to the taxi driver while all the seats were empty in the back..
She’s the wife of the taxi driver

A man with a long beard walked past a masjid while the people were praying, and he didn’t enter to pray..
He had prayed in another masjid where they pray immediately after the adhaan

You sit next to someone and say salam, but they didn’t reply back..
Easy, they didn’t hear you

A friend from college declines an invitation to go out for coffee..
He’s not miserly but he sees how much sweat his father puts into his work in order to send him some money every month..

Most of the time, we only see part of the picture, so imagine the rest of the picture in a positive way in order to not wrong others. Think good about the people and you will be at ease.

One of the righteous people said: If I see someone with alcohol dripping from his beard, then I’ll say perhaps it spilled on him. And if I see him on top of a mountain saying, ‘I am your lord most high’ (أنا ربكم الأعلى), then I’ll say he’s reciting an ayah from the Quran.

One of the righteous people said: By Allah, it’s already difficult for the slave to know his full intention when doing anything, so how can he go about taking hold of other people’s intentions? Subhan Allah.

Always give excuses for others and think good about them, and say perhaps he has an excuse that we don’t know.

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وَلَا يَظْلِمُ رَبُّكَ أَحَدًا 

And your Lord does injustice to no one.

Surah 18. Al-Kahf, Ayah 49

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“There’s this ayah from the Quran that my dad always quotes when he sees something bad on TV. A fire or a flood or a bombing. ‘Whoever kills one person, it is as if he has killed all of mankind – and whoever saves one person, it is as if he has saved all of mankind.’ When I was a little kid, that always made me feel better. Because no matter how bad things get, there are always people who rush in to help. And according to my dad, they are blessed.”

Ms. Marvel #2 by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, and Ian Herring

anonymous asked:

what's your favorite ayah from the Quran and how has it changed you?

Surat Al-Anfal, ayah 70. Allah’s promise to give you better in replace on anything you give up for His sake. It helped my heart let go of people and things because I trust Allah that He will give me better, if I keep striving to do good always as well. Khayr insha'allah

anonymous asked:

how does someone strengthen their faith? I'm trying my best to stick to my religion, I want to go to Jannah, but I can't pray, read Quran, I feel so guilty but it's like there's something stopping me from having a strong faith. Any help you can give me?

Salaam, first of all I think it’s best you speak to someone with proper knowledge on Islam so that they can advise you in the best way. Please make sure you do this as it’s really part of the process of having stronger faith, seeking correct knowledge.

I think it’s important to know that in a situation like this, unfortunately Shaytan is winning in a way. Just think about that and understand what it means. This isn’t some symbolic make belief story. This is real. Shaytan and his followers are out there to prove to Allah that mankind is weak and should never have been Allah’s favorite creation. Jealousy is deep but haters gon be haters and we need to step up our game so that we don’t lose out. Shaytan is pushing you to feel like you can’t pray or read Quran. The good news is that your guilt, that is your reminder that you have strength in you somewhere. You just need to dig deeper to bring that strength out there. So now we know that the ‘something’ that’s stopping you from having stronger faith and Iman is Shaytan, congratulations, you’re like all of us. We’re all fighting that battle. A few important points for you to work on inshaAllah:

  1. Salaah - You need to try to push yourself to pray. That regular connection with Allah really helps. Yes the 5 times a day is what we should all be doing, but if you find that difficult, don’t just give up on it. Start with one a day. Isha is usually a good one to start with because you know you’re going to sleep at roughly the same time most days and you can just pray before you sleep. Then I’d say slowly start adding an extra Salaah.
  2. Dua & seeking help from Allah - The other thing that’s really important is that you make dua loads. It doesn’t matter how much Shaytan tries to misguide you, when Allah helps you, nothing can stop you! Even if you’re missing Salaah, there’s nothing stopping you just putting your head on the ground and begging Allah to help you keep up your Salaah. Ask Allah to help you and trust me, He will if your dua is sincere. Challenge yourself to make dua continuously until it makes you cry. Don’t get up until you cry in dua. If you find that easy, then cry more before Allah. Let it all out to Him, it will make you feel so much better. There are also many duas and ayahs from the Quran that are specifically to protect you from the whispers of Shaytan and his influence. It’s probably best you seek advice from a scholar or reputable Imam to find out about what duas/ayahs are best for you. Let me know if you struggle on getting this info.
  3. Refrain from sinning - This is pretty much as simple as it sounds. Keep yourself away from sins. Sinning by missing obligatory things like Salaah is one thing, but if on top of that you’re sinning more by doing haram things (eg. alcohol, sex, drugs), then you have to work on that. This applies to every single one of us, we all have to try to avoid sinning in order to strengthen our Iman. The more we sin, the more distant we become from Allah and as a result, it becomes easier for Shaytan to misguide us. Logical and simple, but very important. 
  4. Knowledge & love for Allah is motivation - The last thing is I’d recommend watching Islamic lectures and videos. Going to Islamic talks and short courses. Learning about the proper meaning of the Quran. Basically anything that will serve as a reminder and more importantly, give you the correct knowledge. If you learn more about Islam, you’ll find it easier to work on your deen. I think eventually, you have to fall in love with Islam and this will happen when you learn enough about Allah and Islam. The knowledge will give you motivation to do more, including the things mentioned above and do them even better. When you understand why you want what is right, you’ll find it easier to work towards.

I hope this helps. Pleaseeeee get in touch any time if you want more help!

May Allah make it easy for you and accept this small message as a step in the right direction, and count it as a step towards Him. I pray that Allah gives you the strength you want to increase your Iman, and if your strength isn’t enough just yet, then I pray that Allah increases it until it is enough to help you find your way and guarantee yourself a place in Jannah. Ameen!

She was at the station sitting politely waiting for the train, wearing her full loose Hijab. While she was sitting there, she saw a young Muslim man coming with his old mother. He was holding her kindly then he helped her to sit gently to wait for the train. He kept talking to his mom in an honorable way while she lowered her eyes, so happy that there are young Muslim like him who honor their mothers. When she raised her head, after few minutes, to see if the train came or not, she found that the same young Muslim man was looking at her smiling! She blushed and lowered her gaze..

When the train came finally, she rode it quickly. She realized that the young man rode in the same coach as her and stood in front of her with his mom. She felt his eyes were on her!

Why is he looking at her like that? 
Isn’t he supposed to lower his gaze?!

A satanic voice whispered in her ears:
“Raise your head! Look at him don’t ignore him, he won’t eat you!! He is good Muslim man, didn’t you see how nice he is with his mother? Maybe he likes you and wants to marry a committed Muslim girl like you! Don’t lose this opportunity, just raise your head and take a look at him!”

She was so confused, should she raise her head to look at him?!
Suddenly, this Ayah from Quran came through her mind:
“Tell the believing women that they should lower their gaze.” [24:31]

And she remembered this Hadith:
“The furtive glance is one of the poisoned arrows of shaitan. Whoever forsakes it for fear of God will receive from Him, Great and Glorious is He, a faith the sweetness of which he will find within his heart. [Tabarani] 

Ya Allah! She was about to disobey her Lord! How could she do it? Where is her Hayaa (shyness) in front of her Lord? Where is her fear of Him?

Many would say that it was just a quick glance, maybe he really wants to marry her, etc… But she knew that any blessing coming from Allah (like marriage for example) shouldn’t be obtained by His disobedience! So, she kept lowering her gaze during the whole trip. When she got off the train, she just kept walking away from it to go to her house.

She didn’t look behind her or turn around, because her Hayaa stopped her from doing it!

أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا إِلَىٰ مَا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ مِنْ شَيْءٍ يَتَفَيَّأُ ظِلَالُهُ عَنِ الْيَمِينِ وَالشَّمَائِلِ سُجَّدًا لِلَّهِ وَهُمْ دَاخِرُونَ

Have they not observed things that Allah has created? how their shadows incline to the right and to the left, prostrating to Allah , while they are humble. [16:48]

She was at the station sitting politely waiting for the train, wearing her full loose Hijab. While she was sitting there, she saw a young Muslim man coming with his old mother. He was holding her kindly then he helped her to sit gently to wait for the train. He kept talking to his mom in an honorable way while she lowered her eyes, so happy that there are young Muslim like him who honor their mothers. When she raised her head, after few minutes, to see if the train came or not, she found that the same young Muslim man was looking at her smiling! She blushed and lowered her gaze..
When the train came finally, she rode it quickly. She realized that the young man rode in the same coach as her and stood in front of her with his mom. She felt his eyes were on her!
Why is he looking at her like that?
Isn’t he supposed to lower his gaze?!
A satanic voice whispered in her ears:
“Raise your head! Look at him don’t ignore him, he won’t eat you!! He is good Muslim man, didn’t you see how nice he is with his mother? Maybe he likes you and wants to marry a committed Muslim girl like you! Don’t lose this opportunity, just raise your head and take a look at him!”
She was so confused, should she raise her head to look at him?!
Suddenly, this Ayah from Quran came through her mind:
“Tell the believing women that they should lower their gaze.” [24:31]
And she remembered this Hadith:
“The furtive glance is one of the poisoned arrows of shaitan. Whoever forsakes it for fear of God will receive from Him, Great and Glorious is He, a faith the sweetness of which he will find within his heart. [Tabarani]
Ya Allah! She was about to disobey her Lord! How could she do it? Where is her Hayaa (shyness) in front of her Lord? Where is her fear of Him?
Many would say that it was just a quick glance, maybe he really wants to marry her, etc… But she knew that any blessing coming from Allah (like marriage for example) shouldn’t be obtained by His disobedience! So, she kept lowering her gaze during the whole trip. When she got off the train, she just kept walking away from it to go to her house.
She didn’t look behind her or turn around, because her Hayaa stopped her from doing it!

“There’s this ayah from the Quran that my dad always quotes when he sees something bad on TV. A fire or a flood or a bombing. ‘Whoever kills one person, it is as if he has killed all of mankind — and whoever saves one person, it is as if he has saved all of mankind.’ When I was a little kid, that always made me feel better. Because no matter how bad things get… There are always people who rush in to help. And according to my dad… They are blessed.“ 

Salaat-ul Kusuf

Ruling of the Eclipse Prayer

Most of the people of knowledge regard it as a confirmed sunnah(mu’akkadah). Imam Abu Hanifah said it was mandatory (wajib), while imam Malik regarded it as equal to salatal-jumu`ah (Friday Prayer) in importance.

 How to Pray It

An eclipse prayer is made up of two rak'aat (units of prayer):

  1.    Stand up for prayer as normal

  2.    Recite Qur’an as you normally would

  3.    Go into rukoo’ (bow) and prolong the rukoo with du'as

  4.    Stand up and recite Qur’an again

  5.    Go into rukoo’ (bow) again and prolong the rukoo’ with du'as but not

         as long as the first rukoo

  6.    Stand up and then go into sujood (prostration) and prolong the sujood

          with du'as

  7.    Sit up straight

  8.    Go into sujood again and prolong it (but not as long as the first

            sujood)

  9.    Repeat the above steps for the second raka'h

 Dua

A'uudhu bikalimaatil-laahit-taammaati min ghadhabihi wa ‘iqaabihi

I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from His anger and His

punishment.

                                                           [Imam Abu Dawud]

Ayah from the Quran

And among His Signs are the night and the day, the sun and the moon.
Prostrate neither to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate to Allah who
created them, if it is truly Him you worship.

                                              [Surah Fussilat, Verse 37]

Brief points about the above Ayah


1 - To believe that heavenly bodies (sun, moon, planets, stars) have power
over events and people’s fates and fortunes is to reject Allah by ascribing
partners to Him. One cannot worship Allah by worshipping creation whether
the devotions are offered to nature, heavenly bodies, idols, or human
beings.


2 - Solar and lunar eclipses are reminders of the Day of Judgment, when the
sun, moon, and stars will all lose their light. Allah Jalla wa 'Alaa
mentions, “When the sight is dazed, and the moon is buried in darkness, and
the sun and moon are joined together, man will say on that day, ‘Where is
the refuge?’” (Al-Qiyamah 75: 7-10)


3 - The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The sun and the moon are two of
the signs of Allah; they do not darken for the death or birth of any
person, but Allah strikes fear into His servants by means of them. So when
you see them darken, remember and mention Allah, declare His greatness,
offer Prayer, give in charity, and supplicate to Him and seek His
forgiveness.” These words were said by the noble Prophet (peace and
blessings be upon him) when a solar eclipse took place on the very day that
his infant son Ibrahim passed away.    

 `Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) reported:

In the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) the sun eclipsed, so

he led the people in prayer, and stood up and performed a long Qiyam, then

bowed for a long while. He stood up again and performed a long Qiyam but

this time the period of standing was shorter than the first. He bowed again

for a long time but shorter than the first one, then he prostrated and

prolonged the prostration. He did the same in the second rak`a as he did in

the first and then finished the prayer; by then the sun (eclipse) had

cleared.

He delivered the Khutba (sermon) and after praising and glorifying Allah he

said, “The sun and the moon are two signs against the signs of Allah; they

do not eclipse on the death or life of anyone. So when you see the eclipse,

remember Allah and say Takbir, pray and give Sadaqa.” The Prophet then

said, “O followers of Muhammad! By Allah! There is none who has more ghaira

(self-respect) than Allah as He has forbidden that His slaves, male or

female, commit adultery (illegal sexual intercourse). O followers of

Muhammad! By Allah! If you knew that which I know you would laugh little

and weep much.

                                                             [Imam Bukhari]

smargent  asked:

Okay so this is the first comic I've ever fanboyed about. I love it beyond belief, but there was something that irked me a little. In "Why Kamala Khan is Important," you mention that Kamala is a superhero who happens to be Muslim. What should we be focusing on? In my mind, the fact that she is Muslim and a teen and a girl is the bigger picture; her superhero-identity is the addon. It seems more appropriate to me to refer to her as a Muslim teen girl who happens to fight crime. What do you think?

One problem in referring to her as a “Muslim teen girl” is that it narrows (and maybe oversimplifies) Kamala’s identity. Kamala is a teenager, a Pakistani-American, a Muslim, and a superhero. All of these facets contribute to who Kamala is as a person, without which we’d lose an integral component of her character. I think it might be a bit unfair to weigh one more than the others. While we’ve only had two full issues so far and we know that Wilson intends to tell a decompressed story about Kamala, one of the key themes of the series is forming an identity based on one’s experiences. Sana Amanat’s recent TedxTeen talk summarizes it well:

“She’s still figuring out that journey to her authentic self, but all she knows is that she does not want to be limited by the labels imposed upon her. So really, Kamala Khan’s story is everyone’s. It’s about confronting the labels you’ve been assigned, sculpting them and redefining them until you figure out who you truly are and what you actually believe.” (video)

It’s important to remember that it isn’t for us to define these parts of Kamala. What it means to Kamala to be a teenager, a Pakistani-American, a Muslim, and a superhero is something that can only be addressed by Kamala. At different points in Ms. Marvel however, we do see certain parts of her identity shine stronger than others.

 

Kamala: Can I go to a party tonight?
Yusuf: Where?
Kamala: On the waterfront.
Yusuf: With boys?
Kamala: Yeah…
Yusuf: Very funny.
Kamala: Come on, Abu! I’m sixteen! I promise I won’t do anything stupid! Don’t you trust me?!
(from Ms. Marvel #1)

This entire interaction between Kamala and her father is one that many teenagers can empathize with, regardless of gender, race, or religion. Having concerned parents who don’t want us staying out late at parties with people they don’t know? I’d say that’s an experience most of us know all too well (or at least have an experience that’s relatable).

Muneeba: LATE-LATEEF BHANGI! Your cousin’s mehndi started an hour ago!!

Kamala: The mehndi…I completely forgot!
Muneeba: You were supposed to be in the bridal procession! You have humiliated the entire family!
(from All-New Marvel NOW! Point One #1)

When Kamala is late for her cousin’s mehndi, readers get an insight on just one aspect of dealing with the duties and responsibilities that go along with being a Pakistani-American growing up in New Jersey. It’s important to notice that Kamala’s reaction to her mother’s phone call wasn’t blatant disregard. Kamala was upset and guilty that she had forgotten while dealing with all her superhero activities. She accepts that it’s a part of her life, even if there are parts of it that frustrate her.

 

Kamala: There’s this ayah from the Quran that my dad always quotes when he sees something bad on TV. A fire or a flood or a bombing. ‘Whoever kills one person, it is as if he has killed all of mankind—and whoever saves one person, it is as if he saves all of mankind. 
(from Ms. Marvel #2)

There are many ways that Wilson could have established Kamala as a Muslim character, like focusing on things she can’t do like drink alcohol or date boys or eat pork. Yes, these things are discussed in the comic and relevant to her life, but instead of dragging that along, Wilson introduced this ayah. In the past decade, I’m sure one could sift through newspaper articles and find hundreds of out of context quotes from the Qur’an that attempt to strengthen an argument against Islam. The ayah quoted in these panels, however, probably stands out to many readers. It’s a side to being a Muslim that many don’t get the opportunity to consider. It’s one thing to simply remember the quote, but an entirely different thing to take action based on it. Kamala saves Zoe, despite the comments made to her during the party (and any past interactions with her). Her experience as a Muslim, combined with attributes such as her compassion for others, was illustrated in this whole ordeal.

From the Point One issue, we know that Kamala will eventually choose to wear a mask instead of altering her appearance entirely, despite being capable of doing so. As Amanat said, Kamala is sculpting her own identity, shaping it into the Kamala Khan she wants to be. She’s on her own journey to determine just who she is, while we get to go along for the ride. 

If you’re interested in hearing more about the direction that Ms. Marvel is taking, I highly recommend watching the Q&A with G. Willow Wilson!