miracles of the quran

Did you know?

In the Qur’an the following words are repeated number of:

Dunya: 115 times
Akhirat: 115 times

Jannah: 77 times
Jahannam: 77 times

Malak: 88 times
Shaitaan: 88 times

Youm (day): 365 times
Shahr (month): 12 times
Ayyam (means days): 30 times

Woman: 23 times
Man 23: times

Some rly helpful tips to boost your Iman if you're struggling

hello my loves, so all of us struggle with our iman from time to time so here’s some cool tips to help improve your iman inshaAllah

●try to do dhikr like whenever you remember, it doesn’t matter if you say Alhumdulillah even just once, but whenever it you remember just do a little bit of dhikr, some of the most beloved words to Allah (SWT) are SubhanAllah, Alhumdulillah, Allahu Akbar and La ilaha illalah, Muhammadur rasulullah, so even if you say these words just once, say them

● SubhanAllahi wa bi hamdihi, SubhanAllahil adheem, is also a rly incredible and rewarding statement and Allah SWT loves it

●try to be more grateful, all of us are quick to complain but not many of us remember to thank Allah SWT, and even amidst all your troubles, Allah has still blessed you with a thousand good things, so even if you’re in a not-so-nice situation, look around and try to get yourself to pick out at least 5 things around you (in your immediate vicinity) that you are at least happy for

TRUST ME this works wonders, I promise, once you start thanking Allah SWT for random little things even though you might be having an otherwise tough time, Allah SWT blesses you SO much, I promise just try it a few times

Also I saw this quote it was something like “I don’t ask Allah ‘why me?’ when im struggling simply because I never ask Him 'why me?’ when He gives me something good”

●if you struggle with your prayers, start with this first, and if you feel lazy or you can feel shaitan try to convince you that you don’t have time, literally force yourself to write down how many minutes there are in a day and how many you’ve spent doing ________ activities and then compare it to the 5 minutes that Salah will take,

It might seem unnecessary but when you put time in perspective for yourself like that, it helps motivate you to pray

●start watching little clips on YouTube about Islam, those will REALLY help because we all need reminders, some great YouTube channels that have really great short clips are:

-The Daily Reminder
-TheProphetsPath
-theMercifulServant
-Bayyinah TV
-iLuvUAllah

● if you have anxiety especially or are just stressed about a situation, just keep repeating to yourself this, or a similar phrase: “Allah is with me and this will go EXACTLY according to His plan”

Even if at that moment youre having a hard time believing it, just keep repeating it to yourself as firmly as possible and I promise it will help, keep repeating reassuring and positive phrases to yourself

●try listening to the Quran more, if you just type in 'beautiful Quran recitation" on youtube there are SO many calming and incredibly soothing voices its amazing

●if you’re having trouble understanding some aspects of Islam or certain things/verses are questionable to you, someone I truly recommend is Nouman Ali Khan, he is truly a gem to our society, he’s SO funny and so easy going and he explains the Qur'an in such a beautiful and simple way that we didn’t realize before

And even controversial issues that at hard to understand, he has the simplest explanations for them (he basically analyzes all the tafsir of previous scholars and puts them all together in a rly simple way)

He honestly has amazing insight, and watch a couple of his videos about grammatical miracles in the Quran and you’ll actually really boost your iman that way
(He has a youtube series called 'Amazed by the Quran’ and its actually mind blowing stuff)

●Dua !! Even if youre having a hard time and nothing makes sense and you wanna give up, making dua is actually something really effective, Allah SWT loves it when we ask of Him and His Kingdom literally encompasses EVERYTHING so you can ask Him do anything and cry to Him about all your problems and He will listen and He will help

“Certainly the help of Allah is near” Quran 2:214


Just remember, if you actively put in effort, Allah SWT will always come through, just not necessarily in ways you expected, but always in ways that will lead to the best outcome in your favour

anonymous asked:

What scientific proof do we have that the Quran is from god?

As Salamu Alaikum ♥

I love this question ♥

Here are some of the miracles, please click on the link at the bottom of this post for more ♥

Please note the Quran came down over 1400 years ago, before the means of technology to find these miracles named in the Quran, by man ♥

1) It says in the Quran:  

 "By heaven furnished with paths;“
Quran (Surat adh-Dhariyat, 7)

As we know planets, including Earth, move in an orbit/path around the sun ♥

2) THE RATIO OF THE SEA TO THE LAND ♥

The ratio of the appearances of the words “sea” and “land” in the Qur’an is identical to the ratio between sea and land in modern science. The continents had not yet been discovered at the time the Qur’an was sent down, and it was impossible to determine the ratio between the land and sea. Even such a large continent as America was only discovered in the 15th century.

The word “land” appears 13 times in the Qur’an, while “sea” appears 32 times. These numbers total 45. If we divide the number of references to land in the Qur’an, 13, by 45, the result is 28.8888888889%. When we divide the number of references to sea in the Quran, 32, by 45, the result is 71.1111111111%. these ratios are the exact ones that apply between water and dry land on Earth.

The repetition of these words in the Qur’an may be an indication that the Earth is 71% covered in water and 29% in dry land. (Allah knows the truth.) It has only been possible to arrive at this ratio in the present day, thanks to satellite photos and computer calculations.Number of times the word “land” appears in the Qur’an = 13Number of times the word “sea” appears in the Qur’an = 32Proportion of dry land to sea covering the Earth = 13/45 = 29%Proportion of sea to dry land on Earth = 32/45 = 71%

3) GENDER AND THE 23rd CHROMOSOME PAIR ♥

The genetic make-up of human beings and other living things depends on their chromosomes and the genetic data in these chromosomes in DNA. Gender is dependent on the 23rd chromosome pair. In other words, the difference between a man and a woman stems from the 23rd chromosome pair. If a person’s 23rd chromosome id expressed in the form XX she is female, and if in the form XY, then he is male.

The Qur’an makes reference to the 23rd chromosome that determines the difference between male and female thus: The word “man” and the word “woman” both appear 23 times in the Qur’an. This discovery about chromosomes made only recently was reported hundreds of years beforehand in the Qur’an by way of the number 23, that which concerns the basic difference between male and female. (Allah knows the truth.)The words “man” and “woman” both appear 23 times in the Qur’an. The 23rd chromosome is the main element that determines an individual’s gender.

4) THE GENETIC CODE OF THE BEE ♥

All the bees in the world have the same number of chromosomes, and that never changes. Male and female animals generally have the same number of chromosomes. But the bee is slightly different. Because the male bee has 16 single chromosomes and the female bee 16 pairs.

The bee is thus different in this respect, that of chromosome number. This difference is indicated in the Qur’an thus: (Allah knows the truth.) The Surah (Chapter) “Nahl,” meaning bee, is the 16th Surah (Chapter) of the Qur’an. And 16 is the number of chromosomes these animals possess.Surat an-Nahl, meaning “Bee,” is the 16th Surah (Chapter).

The bee has 16 chromosomes.

5) THE INVENTION OF TELEVISION ♥

Television transmissions take place by electromagnetic waves travelling at the speed of light reaching our homes. Television waves are so fast that live transmissions from many kilometers away can be made almost instantaneously. Surat an-Naml of the Qur’an describes how the Prophet Solomon (pbuh) had the throne of a queen in a far-distant country brought to him instantaneously in a miraculous manner, in a manner reminiscent of the above technology:

He who possessed knowledge of the Book said, 

‘I will bring it to you before your glance returns to you.’And when he saw it standing firmly in his presence, he said, ‘This is part of my Lord’s favor to test me to see if I will give thanks or show ingratitude…’
(Surat an-Naml, 40)

This verse immediately puts one in mind of teleportation or image transmission (television). Some letters in Surat an-Naml in which this phenomenon is described come together in a mysterious manner to comprise the word “television.”    The letters that constitute the word television appear side by side, from left to right, in verse 17 of Surat an-Naml, which refers to the Prophet Solomon (pbuh). The word television is written and pronounced in more or less the same way in Turkish, English, Arabic and other languages.

Looking at the sequence of letters here and the passages cited, we see a miracle that cannot possibly be explained in terms of chance. At the same time, each one of these instances is a sign for those who study the Qur’an that still grater mysteries may lie concealed within it.

In one verse, our Almighty Lord says this of the Holy Qur’an:

If all the trees on earth were pens and all the sea, with seven more seas besides, was ink Allah’s words still would not run dry. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Surah Luqman, 27)


For more Miracles in the Quran (as I have not even scratched the surface), please visit the following website:
http://miraclesofthequran.com

(information in this post was taken straight from the above mentioned website)

anonymous asked:

I was wondering what interested you about your religion enough to convert to it,I'm sorry if This is to personal a question,and I hope I haven't offended you.(I myself am not religious)

I am fine with personal questions, anon, so it’s okay. Well to be honest with you it was a lot of things that drew me to Islam. First off, I’d like to say that I’ve always been a very logical person. I like clear cut, direct facts, and that’s why I’m a physics student haha. When I was first in my ‘religion search phase’, most of the ones I had come across were based off spirituality and all these lovely things that I personally couldn’t find a religion in as they seemed more like an ideology than a religion to follow. I gave Judaism some thought, but although I have come to have a soft spot for their familial values, It wasn’t enough for me to convert. As for Christianity, and I know a lot of Christians say this chapter is allegorical, but I was ready to rule it out by the first chapter of the book of genesis. As I said as a person who likes facts, reading something like the Earth and plants were created first and then the sun was a bit too far fetched to commit to. I did continue reading, and searching, but that only made me shy away from it further. I think the quote i’d use her is ‘so you began to follow a religion and called it “love” in disguise because love can be good but love can be blind’. The worshiping of Jesus is also a man made invention so again, Christianity is a religion I heavily shy away from. When I came to read the Quran (I am half arab so I started reading it in Arabic, altho it was very hard at times, it is the only way to see its beauty, none arab Muslims get shown this beauty by either going through the steep road of learning Arabic, or us Arab speakers doing our prophet given duty of teaching the message of God to humanity when they ask to ofc) I think I was really surprised by how phonic and beautifully strung it is. The internal rhythm, the rhyming that lasted an entire chapter, the words were always strong, never even remotely colloquial, and I always still say the book you truly feel the power of a God from is the Quran, in fact in the shortest chapter of the quran there are 11 linguistic devices used in 3 words, including a prophecy that came true. And that is not even a new concept to the Quran, the language of it in itself is a miracle, there is a nice example of this in a lecture i quite like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Z25CLXE1w. And a good chapter showing how phonic it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WvHMNuhH3Y   I also really appreciated how even if the words were incredibly poetic, it was still a very direct book. I liked the morals behind it. Equity, freedom of thought, justice, freeing of slaves, kindness, compassion, pity, tolerance, brotherhood, love, it’s peaceful but it’s not pacifist, the power of God truly comes to show in the format that’s like ‘here is why you should believe, here are things you should keep in mind if you do..if you dont want to, there is no compulsion in anything, its not exactly like God who created this entire universe needs you, but if you do want to save yourself from a hell so gruesome it makes your days on earth feel like hours,then I suggest you have an open mind’. I also liked the story of creation, in the sense that it wasn’t a damnation onto Earth as in the bible, I also liked how the angels themselves predicted how humanity would act with the blood shed and corruption. Stories of prophets even though had their fair share of glittery miracles, were still logical. For example: Jesus’s birth in the Quran is a lot less fun than in the bible, there are no mangers or Josephs or singing angels, it’s a woman in hard labor, in the middle of the desert screaming in agony, at some point even hoping she would just die instead of face all of this pain and probable future humiliation on her own, until God comforts in a miracle her through her own child, and surprisingly it feels a whole lot more authentic and touching than a singing angel. I personally prefer this to be the first miracle rather than water to wine one haha ‘So she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a remote place.And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm tree. She said, “Oh, I wish I had died before this and was in oblivion, forgotten.” But he called her from below her, “Do not grieve; your Lord has provided beneath you a stream. And shake toward you the trunk of the palm tree; it will drop upon you ripe, fresh dates.So eat and drink and be contented. And if you see from among humanity anyone, say, ‘Indeed, I have vowed to the Most Merciful abstention, so I will not speak today to [any] man.’ ”Then she brought him to her people, carrying him. They said, “O Mary, you have certainly done a thing unprecedented.O sister of Aaron, your father was not a man of evil, nor was your mother unchaste.”So she pointed to him. They said, “How can we speak to one who is in the cradle a child?”[Jesus] said, “Indeed, I am the servant of God . He has given me the Scripture and made me a prophet. And He has made me blessed wherever I am and has enjoined upon me prayer and charity as long as I remain alive And [made me] dutiful to my mother, and He has not made me a wretched tyrant.And peace is on me the day I was born and the day I will die and the day I am raised alive.”

Okay, so if there are so many miracles which seem outside the scope of logic, and you are a person of science how did you convert? I think the actual time where I started crying realizing I was already a Muslim was when I was reading the verse ‘And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are [its] expander. ‘. The Quran is full of science that in no way shape or form was known to the 7th century arabians living in a desert. From the expansion of the universe, to the embryonic development, to the orbit of the planets, to the reflection of light and to the finger prints we have. There is a video mentioning most of the scientific miracles of the Quran here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d16CpWp-ok&t=304s. It also predicted battle outcomes after the prophets death, and identified points in the land that were yet to be known to humanity and then it hit me that all of this was revealed to man 1400 years ago,to a man who could not read or write but would just recite what he was told. That was when I fell in love with not only the merciful God of islam (who said when he first created the universe he decreed upon himself that his mercy precedes his anger) but truly the greatest man to have walked this earth Mohammed Ibnu Abdullah. If I were to explain this mans appeal, and how strong his message was I’d use his followers to vouch for it, The first muslims were tortured severely, and the first martyr in Islam was  a woman named Sumayah, who was stabbed in her privates,spat on, and murdered but she still would not go back on her faith no matter what they did to her. Another story of a companion,a black slave called Bilal Ibn Rabah who was forced to labor with a sizzling hot rock on his back, as well as whipped and yet proclaimed ‘ahad, ahad’ ‘one God, one God’ to the pagans of Arabia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49SpfNxy4_8 

what drew them individually to Islam was (at first) the man who’s message demanded for womens rights at a time were women were buried alive, and demanded rights for black people saying that there is no difference between a black man and a white man except by righteousness and good action. He was soft and lenient, but still a respected leader. A man who he didnt even let animal rights out of his sight, forbidding his followers from even showing the cattle the knife when you slay it to eat it as not to scare it ‘you have no right to kill the animal twice’, a man who entered the city that tortured him, threw him out with his head hung low saying ‘today is the day of forgiveness’ , a man who walked through a city that stoned him until his shoe was filed with his blood yet harbored no ill feelings to the people, saying there might be a future believer among them, a man who just as God stated is ‘a mercy to all of man kind’ Here is a series about him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al8VKtn3ilI and a slam poem about terrorists tainting his name https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQVMdh6d3h0

Reading his stories, his sayings and the book of God that he recited made me whole heartedly believe in this religion. Islam brings me ease of mind, I love it more and more the more I read and search into it (i recommend the blog @partytilfajr for clearing up any questions you might have and I can help in any way too), it makes reasonable and scientific sense and yet it is such a beautiful miraculous message. It mixes ideology and faith, but still encourages free thinking and freedom and I am proud to say I have submitted my will to God and I bear witness that there is only one God and Mohammed is his final messenger  😊 

To my past atheist self I say

He Was The Creator of the Universe, for all we know even More
and So What
if we can’t see him, i mean what you acting like our universe is small
i mean there still so much we’re still yet to explore
i mean there’s still so many things as human beings we still haven’t
seen
touched
heard
or saw
i mean our eyes can’t even handle the sight of the Sun
so how can we possibly handle the sight of our Lord

anonymous asked:

Salam, I know it's Ramadan and the shaytan is locked up but I still have problems, I can't fight it it's so hard, I feel disgusted, and sometimes I feel like dying. 😔😔

Alikum Salam and Ramadan Kareem to you

Has the time not come for those who have believed that their hearts should become humbly submissive at the remembrance of Allah and what has come down of the truth? And let them not be like those who were given the Scripture before, and a long period passed over them, so their hearts hardened; and many of them are defiantly disobedient. Know that Allah gives life to the earth after its lifelessness. We have made clear to you the signs; perhaps you will understand. (57: 16-17)

In the above ayah, Allah (عزَّوجَلَّ) is comparing our heart to the dead earth. He can give life to the earth after it turns lifeless by sending rain and, likewise, He gives life to the dead hearts by showing them the miracles of the Quran.

Ramadan is the month of the Quran – and the Quran alone can help you change. In this month, you have the perfect opportunity to make a sincere effort and strive to bring about change within yourself.

So the first thing you need to do is make a sincere effort. Recognize that you have a problem – whatever it is that you are addicted to, this is the best time to break the habit. Fasting is a shield from sins, fasting increases the iman of the believers and their consciousness of Allah. Hence, if you can break your bad habits and push yourself our of this spiral of negativity for the remaining 26 days of Ramadan, you will have moved one step closer to Allah. So firstly, acknowledge the problem and form the intention to change and work very very hard to get closer to Allah (عزَّوجَلَّ). Once you have made this intention, Allah’s help is guaranteed.

The Prophet ﷺ said, “Allah the Most High said, ‘I am as My servant thinks (expects) I am. I am with him when he mentions Me. If he mentions Me to himself, I mention him to Myself; and if he mentions Me in an assembly, I mention him in an assembly greater than it. If he draws near to Me a hand’s length, I draw near to him an arm’s length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed.’” (Bukhari)

Next, recognize the reasons for falling into sin. Is it the people you surround yourself with?, is it what you watch on the internet/tv?, is it your thoughts and your own nafs that push you towards committing sins?, do you only commit certain sins at certain times during the day (for example when you are alone)? Ask yourself these questions – in fact write them down and write down the answers too so you have the root of the problem right in front of you and you can see it black and white. This will make the issue much easier to address. Change your routine, friends, surroundings or whatever it is that is causing you to commit certain sins. Lasting change doesn’t happen overnight but you certainly need to start somewhere. You need to control what you let your eyes see, what you let your tongue speak, what you let your ears hear, what you let your hands and feet do.. each and every one of these things count. If you feel like your heart has become hardened, remember that each time you commit a sin with your eyes/ears/tongue/hands/feet, the hardness of your heart increases and each time you do dhikr and remember Allah, the heart becomes softened.. little by little.. Recognize the problem and work very hard to keep taking conscious steps towards avoiding situations that lead you to committing sinful acts. You have to work hard on this – you need to strive to fix the condition of your heart. You need to be committed. Remember, if you want to achieve this, Allah (عزَّوجَلَّ)  will help you but you need to take the first steps..

Thirdly, start reading and most importantly: understanding the Quran. Here are a few links that I would suggest for starters. Select a time of the day that you can commit to understanding the Quran. Read the portion you are going to listen to the Tafseer (explanation) of and then hear the Tafseer. Make this a part of your routine during Ramadan – make sure that you continue the same after Ramadan too – remember, if you want any change or activity in your life to benefit you, you need to make it a part of your routine. It needs to be something you do everyday. Hence, select a time of the day you can commit to the understanding the Quran every day. It will be a great starting point inShaAllah

Resources: 1 2

Also some basics: if you don’t already do the basics, they are the first thing you need to focus on. Salah is the most important pillar of Islam. If you don’t perform Salah, this is the most important thing you need to focus on and this is the best time to focus on it. Since it’s Ramadan, it’s much easier to push yourself towards Salah. Try to understand the meaning of what you are reciting in salah and listen to reminders about the importance of Salah in our Deen.

Recite what has been revealed to you of the Book, and perform the Salah. Verily, the Salah prevents from Al-Fahsha’ (immoral sins) and Al-Munkar (evil deeds) and the remembering (praising) of Allah is greater indeed. And Allah knows what you do (29:45)

Would advice you to also try to go for Taraweeh if possible because listening to Quran recitation will do you much good and will soften your heart inShaAllah. Also keep making Dhikr through out the day. If this is not possible, again select a time of the day when you will do dhikr (example: reciting SubhanAllah, AstaghfirAllah, La ilaha illa anta..) and be consistent with it. Finally, make sure you keep yourself busy with good. The empty mind is the devils workshop. Each time you find yourself thinking about committing evil, recite Ayatul Kursi or Surah Nas. As soon as you think about committing a sin, change your place, busy yourself, hangout with your family.. whatever you need to do to get away from the situation, do it.

Lastly, make sure that you never lose hope in the mercy of Allah (عزَّوجَلَّ). Remind yourself of the following whenever you find yourself falling into negativity and despair - Remember, the following are specifically for you from Allah (عزَّوجَلَّ). 

Say: “My servants, you who have transgressed against yourselves, do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Truly Allah forgives all wrong actions. He is the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.” (39:53)

And those who, when they commit an immorality or wrong themselves [by transgression], remember Allah and seek forgiveness for their sins - and who can forgive sins except Allah? (3:135)

Certainly no one despairs of Allah’s Mercy, except the people who disbelieve (12:87)

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) said: I heard the Prophet ﷺ say: “A person committed a sin and said: ‘My Lord, I have sinned; forgive me.’ His Lord said: ‘Is My slave acknowledging that he has a Lord Who forgives sins and punishes for them? I have forgiven My slave.’ Then as much time passed as Allah willed, then he committed a sin and said, ‘My Lord, I have sinned; forgive me.’ His Lord said: ‘Is My slave acknowledging that he has a Lord Who forgives sins and punishes for them?  I have forgiven My slave.’ Then as much time passed as Allah willed, then he committed a sin and said, ‘My Lord, I have sinned; forgive me.’ His Lord said: ‘Is My slave acknowledging that he has a Lord Who forgives sins and punishes for them? I have forgiven My slave,’ – three times…” (Bukhari)

The Prophet ﷺ said: “The Shaytan said to the Lord of Glory: ‘By Your Glory O Lord, I will keep trying to misguide Your slaves so long as their souls are in their bodies.’ The Lord said, ‘By My Glory and Majesty, I will continue to forgive them so long as they ask My forgiveness.’” (Ahmad)

See also:

How to increase the level of Iman in my heart?
How to deal with sins and the guilt that they bring?

Hope this was helpful. Please do try to implement some of the advice offered above. Take one step at a time.. Take care and feel free to reach out if you ever need help with anything else. 

anonymous asked:

Ramadan Mubarak:) I am a Muslim from birth, but my mother is Catholic so we often neglect certain holidays for her sake. I don't agree with this myself, but when you're young pleasing parents is usually a bigger priority. I'm now seventeen and don't know how to pray at all, I don't know any passages from the Quran, and I'm old enough now to do things on my own. I'm so lost, but I know what I believe. What can I do?

Wa Alaikum Salam, my Dear Sister ♥

I am so happy to read this message as it shows me your Emaan, ma shaa Allah ♥ May Allah SWT reward you and give you a good life and afterlife, Ameen ♥

It is ok that you do not know how to pray (Salah) yet ♥ as you always need to start somewhere ♥ but Sister it is better that you are making the effort to make Salah, in shaa Allah, and that is very admirable, ma shaa Allah ♥

You need to start off slowly and with the basics my dear Sister ♥ because you know Islam and all that is required of you, you might not know where to start, but it is all very basic ♥ just take it one step at a time and in shaa Allah you will cover miles Ameen ♥

So the first thing I would show you are the Miracles in the Quran ♥ They are scientific, mathematical, biological (you name it)! Sitting and reading through some of these Miracles is a lot of motivation to know Allah SWT and start praising Him ♥ In shaa Allah ♥
Please go to the following website:
www.miraclesof thequran.com


Once you know some of the Miracles and In shaa Allah feel closer to Allah SWT, you can start making some Du’a and talking to Him ♥
Please read the following blog post on how to make Du’a:
http://islam-for-girls.tumblr.com/post/64386622603/salaam-i-am-struggling-with-how-to-properly-make

Now it is for the Salah ♥ There are five a day ♥ and they come at very specific times and last for a certain amount of time only ♥

Fajr – Before Sunrise
Dhur – When the sun is highest in the sky
Asr – Late Afternoon
Magrib – Sunset
Esha – Nightime

Each prayer has a certain amount of Rakaat ♥ A Rakaat is a single up and down movement done with prayers being recited ♥

Fajr – 2
Dhur – 4
Asr – 4
Magrib – 3
Esha – 4


In order to make Salah and perform these Rakaats, you need to know some certain Quranic verses and chapters (short ones for now, you can always lengthen it if you wish) ♥ So if you want to start making Salah, you can start by learning these prayers from the Quran ♥

If it looks like too much, don’t worry Sister, start off slowly ♥ Try to put these prayers somewhere you can easily access them, and recite them as much as possible for protection, guidance and forgiveness ♥ The more you casually recite the verses, the quicker you will learn them ♥ in shaa Allah ♥

You pronunciation does not need to be perfect, as long as you understand what you saying, that is what is most important ♥


The Fatigha ♥
This is the opening Surah (Chapter) of the Quran, and it is what you recite at the beginning of each Rakaat ♥

Transliteration:
Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Al hamdu lillaahi rabbil ‘alameen
Ar-Rahman ar-Raheem Maaliki yaumid Deen
Iyyaaka na’abudu wa iyyaaka nasta’een
Ihdinas siraatal mustaqeem
Siraatal ladheena an ‘amta’ alaihim
Ghairil maghduubi’ alaihim waladaaleen
Aameen


Translation:
In the name of God, the infinitely Compassionate and Merciful.
Praise be to God, Lord of all the worlds.
The Compassionate, the Merciful. Ruler on the Day of Reckoning.
You alone do we worship, and You alone do we ask for help.
Guide us on the straight path,
the path of those who have received your grace;
not the path of those who have brought down wrath, nor of those who wander astray.
Amen


Al-Ikhlas (Purity)
This is a short Surah (Chapter number 112) which you can recite after the Fatigha, for one of the first two Rakaats only ♥

Transliteration:
Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Qul huwallaahu ahad
Allahus samad
Lam yalid wa lam yuulad
Wa lamyakun lahuuu kufuwan ahad


Translation:
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
Say: He is Allah, the One.
He is Allah, the Eternal,
Who was never born, nor ever gave birth.
The One beyond compare.


An-Naas (Mankind)
This is a short Surah (Chapter number 114) which you can recite after the Fatigha, for one of the first two Rakaats only ♥

Transliteration:
Bismillaah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem
Qul a’uudhi bi rabbin naas
Malikin naas
Ilaahin naas
Min sharril wawaasil khannas
Alladhee yuwaswisu fee suduurin naas
Minal Jinnati wa naas

Translation:
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Say: I take refuge in the Lord of mankind,
the Master of mankind,
the God of mankind,
from the evil of the secret tempter
who whispers in the hearts of men,
of the jinns and men.


Now to learn the movements and when to say those Dua’s:

You need to be facing the direction of the Qibla with wudu (ablution) and you need to be covered as prescribed, so that is everything except your face, hands and feet (from your ankles are veiled ♥
You need to be standing on mat which is clean and to be kept clean, for prayer in shaa Allah ♥
Please read the following link on how to make Wudu (ablution) ♥
http://www.wikihow.com/Perform-Wudu

If you are confused about in which direction the Qibla is, there are apps which you can download such as Salatuk, which use GPS to direct you what direction the Qibla is in and give reminders of the Salah times ♥ especially if there are no mosques around you ♥

Please read the following link on how to make Salah ♥ (it has pictures which is very helpful, ma shaa Allah):
http://www.wikihow.com/Perform-Salah


Aaytul Kursi ♥
This Du’a is a section of verses from the Quranic Chapter two, Surah Baqara ♥
This prayer you should recite frequently for protection, this prayer is not necessary for Salah though ♥

Transliteration:
Allahu laaa ilaaha illaa huwal haiyul qai-yoom;
laa taakhuzuhoo sinatunw wa laa nawm;
lahoo maa fissamaawaati wa maa fil ard;
man zallazee yashfa'u indahooo illaa be iznih;
ya'lamu maa baina aideehim wa maa khalfahum;
wa laa yuheetoona beshai ‘immin ‘ilmihee illa be maa shaaaa;
wasi'a kursiyyuhus samaa waati wal arda wa la ya'ooduho hifzuhumaa;
wa huwal aliyyul ‘azeem

Translation:
Allah! There is no god but He - the Living, The Self-subsisting, Eternal.
No slumber can seize Him Nor Sleep.
His are all things In the heavens and on earth.
Who is there can intercede In His presence except As he permitteth?
He knoweth What (appeareth to His creatures As) Before or After or Behind them.
Nor shall they compass Aught of his knowledge Except as He willeth.
His throne doth extend Over the heavens And on earth,
and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding And preserving them,
For He is the Most High. The Supreme (in glory).


Sister, I would just like to repeat that I have given you alot of information and I don’t want you to become overwhelmed by it, so take it at your pace in shaa Allah ♥

Start off with getting familiar with the prayers, by reciting them as much as possible ♥
Become familiar with the movements by imitating them, first without saying any prayers and then by simply saying the name of the prayer in the place where it should be in as you do the movements ♥

When you are ready to pray properly, do so ♥ The ideal is that you know the prayer off by heart and recite them from memory in Salah, but if in the beginning you need to read the prayers off from somewhere while making Salah, Allah SWT is Most-Merciful in shaa Allah ♥ 

If you need more help or are confused or too overwhelmed, please contact me over Tumblr chat or Kik (username: Merhmayd), or send me another question via the ask-box as this one; in shaa Allah ♥ Ameen ♥ Please just make reference that you are the one who sent this message, just so I know who I am talking to as this message is anonymous ♥ 

In shaa Allah all will be well with you, Sister ♥ Ameen 

♥♥ Ramadaan Mubarak ♥♥

10 False Arguments/Statements Made by Muslims as to Why People Leave Islam

1) You left the beautiful religion of Islam because you want to drink alcohol and have sex! 

Definitely not the reason for leaving Islam, but that just tells me you can’t get laid, so you want to make yourself feel better by making these ridiculous statements.

2) You left the beautiful religion of Islam because you were Shi’a and didn’t know the real beauty of Islam! After all, Shi’a are not even Muslim. They are disgusting devil worshipers.

Wrong! But that just tells me how little you know about Islam and Islamic history. Shi’a and Sunni Muslims both follow the Quran, the division was a purely political one. Ironically, the Quran, which both sects share as their holy book, was one of the main reasons I left Islam.

3) You are just a secret Zionist agent! Just like the leader of ISIS! 

Nope, but thanks for showing me how embarrassingly paranoid you are that you believe conspiracies about how the Jews and Israelis are behind everything that goes wrong.

4) You left the beautiful religion of Islam because you let Western media tell you about Islam, instead of listening to great Islamic scholars! 

Nope, actually Western media, despite all its biases and flaws, doesn’t attack Islam. They do report crimes committed by Muslims, but that’s not attacking Islam. In fact, Western media is careful not to be labelled “Islamophobic”. Besides, I don’t really care much for what the media says, most of the media is just spewing out nonsense biases for a select group of people that finance them. One of the main reasons I left Islam was because I listened, and still do, to many Muslim scholars from Nouman Ali Khan, to Zakir Naik, to Yusuf Estes, to Hamza Yusuf, to the Shiite, and the Sufi ones.

5) You left the beautiful religion of Islam because you don’t even know about the wonderful scientific miracles in the Quran! If you did, you would cry and come back to Islam.

Nope! Actually going through the so called, “scientific miracles in the Quran”, I became even more convinced that some people are so desperate that they solely depend on really embarrassing confirmation biases to “prove” their faith to themselves. There actually isn’t a single “scientific breakthrough” of any kind in the Quran. Even many Muslims agree with that statement. Especially the more intelligent Muslims, who see the whole scientific “miracles” in the Qur’an narrative as an intellectual embarrassment. In fact, scientifically speaking, there’s more wrong than right in the Quran, and what is right is nothing that was, or could have been, unknown to the typical 7th individual living in the Arabian Peninsula. If there is a God, and he had really wanted to take the world’s breath away, I am sure he could have come up with something a little bit more accurate, clear, and more interesting than some vague passages about how “sperm originates between the backbone and ribs” (Qur’an 86:6-7) or that bones are formed before flesh in the womb (Qur’an 23:14). So yes, I have gone through all of those so called “scientific miracles” and they are just embarrassing!

6) You left the beautiful religion of Islam because of your upbringing. Your parents harmed you with religion, which is not Islamic at all! 

Wrong! Actually my Islamic upbringing was incredibly peaceful and wonderful. I cannot thank my parents enough for that. They are Muslim and they never caused me any harm because of their beliefs.

7) You left the beautiful religion of Islam because you never took the time to study the Quran and the prophet’s Sunnah.

Wrong! Actually the less I knew about Islam, the more I considered myself Muslim. The more I learned and studied the Quran, the more I distanced myself until I eventually left it altogether.

8) You left the beautiful religion of Islam because you just want to fit in with white people and kuffirs, which is why you insult your own culture so they like you.

Couldn’t be more wrong! Actually, if you want to refer back to my culture growing up, that is Iranian (Persian), which is not even Islamic. Iranian culture existed and has roots going back to well over a thousand years prior to Islam. Regardless, I actually don’t even insult Islam, even if you want to assume that it is my culture. Secondly, while culturally I am more of an international person who encompasses bits and pieces of different cultures, I take a lot of time to tell my white Western friends about the culture I was born in, Iranian culture, which they have all come to learn so much about and love, even more than myself.

9) Whatever, you are just empty, angry and hopeless, so you take it out on our beautiful religion. Besides, Christians do horrible things and the Bible has many awful passages in it.

Well, regarding the first point, actually my life is wonderful. I am happy, at ease, and live a very fulfilling life. I have everything I want and need. I lead a wonderful life, and I actually don’t even attack or insult your religion. Regarding the second point, well, I am an atheist. The Bible also played a role in my path to atheism, so I am not really sure where you’re going with all this?

10) Shut up you disgusting loser, you’re just deaf and blind. I hope you get hit by a car! You’re going to hell and I am gonna love laughing at you on the Day of Judgement. May Allah guide you to the right path!

Whatever helps you sleep at night!

Muslim Genies & Rewriting a Religion
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asked: What are your opinions on having a Muslim character being a genie? It’s a modern fantasy world and she’s Pakistani-Saudi Arabian. Magic is normalized and has actually rewritten bits of some religions (which I am being VERY careful about this). This is the only part I’m worried about. She’s half genie, if that helps.

Hello! I think that having a character be a mythical creature that is not a part of their religion (Islam) is not a good idea. Magic, as the Muslim mods have mentioned a lot over the past two weeks or so, is a controversial topic when writing and should be handled with a lot of care and research. 

However, I believe there is an alternate solution to this character that is less offensive to readers. Consider having the character be a djinn. Djinn have free will like humans, and are made of smokeless fire where humans were made of clay by Allah. Also like humans, they can be muslims or non-muslims. Djinn have powers, such as being able to take on any physical form at will. 

Obviously, if you’d choose to take this route you’d have to do a bit more research on them, but I think it’s a much more interesting route than the standard genie and is more acceptable to Muslims. I notice you said you were rewriting parts of religion, and I understand that you are being careful about it, nevertheless I stress that it would be extremely problematic to change parts of Islam or any religion to suit your story. 

One of the greatest miracles of Islam is that the Holy Quran never changed, not a single word in about a century and a half. So I hope you can see how changing that to normalize magic for your own story is not a good idea. If you decide to make your character a djinn, there’s no need for changing, and it’s a lot better representation for Islamic characters. 

For more information on Islam and magic, please do check out the wonderful answer by Mod Kaye. It’d also be quite helpful to check out the Islam and magic tags. 

 -Mod Yasmin

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سورة البقرة

الم

Alif-Lam-Mim. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings].

ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ

This is the Book (the Quran), whereof there is no doubt, a guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqun [the pious and righteous persons who fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)].

الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ

Who believe in the Ghaib and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and spend out of what we have provided for them [i.e. give Zakat , spend on themselves, their parents, their children, their wives, etc., and also give charity to the poor and also in Allah’s Cause - Jihad, etc.].

وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ مِن قَبْلِكَ وَبِالْآخِرَةِ هُمْ يُوقِنُونَ

And who believe in (the Quran and the Sunnah) which has been sent down (revealed) to you (Muhammad Peace be upon him ) and in [the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel), etc.] which were sent down before you and they believe with certainty in the Hereafter. (Resurrection, recompense of their good and bad deeds, Paradise and Hell, etc.).

“This place is designed to break your heart. It was designed that way. If you’re looking to be happy in the Dunya, you’re in the wrong place.
Everybody has their tribulations and it’s very rare for people who have had their happy time, wonderful life…those people are rare…
the foundation of Dunya is tribulation.

it’s easier to forget Allah when things go well.

it’s much more difficult to forget Allah when things are difficult.

The best worship is waiting for the ease from Allah to come when you’re in hardship.

If Muslims would just have that perspective, they would realise, if I’m just patient here with all these tribulations, I’m in ibaadah. You could just be sitting in your house. You’re in ibaadah!

BUT if you’re there complaining, woe is me, and everything is horrible and it’s doom and gloom and it’s all black and it’s all dark, Allah will give you more things to complain about. He will give you some real things to complain about…
"If you complain about small calamities, Allah will give you great calamities.”
It could be worse than it is.

—  (Excerpts from Shaikh Hamza Yusuf’s talk about dunya and tribulations) Taken form “Miracles of the Quran from the Burda of Imam Al-Busiri”

anonymous asked:

I dont fully believe in islam, i have doubts , its scary. I dont understand how we are going to rot in hell forever because we didnt obey and repented to allah. What if some people did write the quran? dont understand these miracles of the quran because i dont speak arabic? How am i suppose to connect with allahs word when its not even in my language? Idk anymore

You don’t have doubts, you just don’t have answers. A big part of that is that you aren’t reading The Qur’an. The excuse that you can’t read Arabic would be important when we’re talking about a lot of the finer details, but, when it comes to your questions, you don’t need to read The Qur’an in Arabic to get the answer.

You have to remember a few things about God, that He is The Most Merciful, that He does not wrong anyone, and that He is the most Just of Judges. These are all concepts that are repeated, constantly, throughout The Qur’an.

If someone does not have access to Islam, they cannot be held accountable. This is a very basic principal. The debate is over the amount of access, but this is sheer conjecture, as only God knows the proper amount of awareness one must have to be held responsible by God. Again, God is The Most Merciful, He does not wrong anyone, and He is the most Just of Judges. So, when you have those three things in the back of your mind, you should kinda be like:

“Oh, I’m a human being, I only know 5 facts. I’ll trust God, because, well, He made all things. Whew, glad that’s off the docket. Now for stud… er Netflix… I mean, studying!”

The Miracles of The Qur’an don’t all necessitate knowledge of Arabic. They require that you have access to information. That’s why I’d suggest reading Muhammad Asad’s translation of The Qur’an, which is filled with excessive detail and explanation.

Let me give you an example of a Qur’anic Miracle:

The beginning of Surat Ar-Rum refers to something that doesn’t make that much sense if you’re just reading it, even in Arabic (waaaaoooowwww).

The first few ayahs go:

“Defeated have been the Byzantines

in the lands close-by; yet it is they who, notwithstanding this their defeat, shall be victorious

within a few years: [for with God rests all power of decision, first and last.* And on that day will the believers [too, have cause to] rejoice“ [30:2-4]

So, uh, what do you do with this? Allow me to explain, utilizing resources, like Muhammad Asad’s Tafsir!

So at the time, the Byzantines (Ar-Rum or the Romans) are fighting the Persians. The Romans are Christians, so they’re monotheistic, and the Persians are pagans, so they are polytheistic. The war isn’t going so well for the Romans.

So this war is happening during this time. So in 613 the Persians took Damascus, in 614 they took Jerusalem, around 615-616 they take Egypt, and at the same time, the Persians are laying siege to Constantinople, the capital of the Romans. These Ayahs were revealed around 616, in the seventh year of Hijrah. Things aren’t looking good for the Romans.

Now, why is this important? Because the Muslims are cheering on the Romans, and the pagan Arabs are cheering on the Persians, because they are championing their worldview (monotheistic vs polytheistic) and the superiority of the Persians made the pagans feel superior to their Muslim counterparts.

When these ayahs came out, the Romans looked like they were about to be destroyed. So, the Muslims are cheering for their “team” and the pagans are cheering for their “team” and it’s like the Lakers/Celtics vs. Celtics/Lakers (whoever you prefer, I made this mistake in LA) and so these ayahs are like God saying:

“Hey, I know the Lakers/Celtics are losing by 3,000 points with 15 seconds to go, but the Lakers/Celtics are actually going to beat the Celtics/Lakers.”

What would you say to that?

“Pffffffffffffffffffffffffffft yeah right!”

Right?

So, you see how I put a * in the fourth ayah? Well in The Qur’an, God uses the word bid’ which is commonly referred to as “a few.” The word, in Arabic, denotes any number between three and ten, and in 622–six or seven years after The Qur’anic prediction–the tide turned for the Romans. By 624 the Roman Emperor had carried war into the Persian territory, and by 626, ten years after this ayah was revealed, the Persian armies were completely defeated by the Romans.

Open up The Qur’an. Again, I’d suggest either Muhammad Asad’s translation or MAS Abdel Haleem’s, but stop saying you have doubts when you really just lack knowledge.

There is a Hadith Qudsi, reported in both Bukhari and Muslim, where God says:

“I am as the perception/assumption of My slave.”

This means that if you think of God in a certain way, He will be that way. So if you see God as merciful, you will seek mercy; if you think God is only angry, that is all you will see.

So perceive of God as God is communicated in The Qur’an, not in your worst fears, because The Qur’an was revealed to assuage us from our fears, and that knowledge of God is a mercy (rahma) for us.

For The Prophet says in Tirmidhi:

“Be mindful of God, and God will be mindful of you. Be mindful of God, and you’ll find Him before you. And if you ask, ask God. If you rely, rely on God.”

anonymous asked:

There are no scientific miracles in the Qura'an.

You must have never read the Quran to say that. 

“Or (the unbelievers’ state) is like the darkness in a deep sea.  It is covered by waves, above which are waves, above which are clouds.  Darknesses, one above another.  If a man stretches out his hand, he cannot see it….” (Quran 24:40)   Scientists have recently discovered that there are internal waves which occur on density interfaces between layers of different densities

   “We created man from an extract of clay.  Then We made him as a drop in a place of settlement, firmly fixed.  Then We made the drop into an alaqah (leech, suspended thing, and blood clot), then We made the alaqah into a mudghah(chewed substance)…” (Quran 23:12-14)  go to http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/216/ for explanation on this because they have pictures. 

I honestly don’t understand why some people stay with their religion just because their parents and grandparents stayed with it too and don’t think if it makes sense or not. I often show persons from my family and my friends such a beautiful logic of Islam and miracles in Quran but they still are stubborn or don’t listen or get mad. This is so weird.

NASA photograph from Apollo 10 in 1969. A scar on the surface of the moon alleged to be evidence of a healed split.

The Hour has come near, and the moon has split [in two]. And if they see a miracle, they turn away and say, “Passing magic.” - Quran, Al-Qamar (54:1-2)