Asmaa Akl19 Jan 2020Surat Al-Bakarah is the second and longest chapter or surah in the holy Quran. It has 289 verses, 6,201 words and 25,500 letters. Its name ‘Al-Bakarah’ means The Cow. The recitation of Surat Al Bakarah has many benefits for Muslims, the most important of which is that Surat Al Bakarah protects those who recite it from the devil and the evil eye. It is known to ward off the devil from the house in which it is recited for three days.
Asmaa Akl13 Jan 2020In order to learn Quran with tajweed you have to encounter the Meem Sakinah and apply its three different tajweed rules for pronunciation: Idgham with Ghunnah, Oral Ikhfaa also known as Ikhfaa Shafawi إخفاء شفوي and Oral Izhar, also known as Izhar shafawi إظهار شفوي.
Asmaa Akl09 Jan 2020We established in part 1 of this article that learning numbers in any language is essential, but since there are an infinite amount of numbers, we will start off with the basics, with which you can form any number. In this article we will continue to learn Arabic numbers from where we left off in our article, ‘Learn Arabic words and phrases: Arabic Numbers (Zero to Five)’. Now we we’ll learn how to write and pronounce Arabic numbers from 6 to 10.
Asmaa Akl08 Jan 2020In every culture and language many professions exist. It is no exception in the Arabic language. If you want to learn Arabic words and phrases pertaining to professions, continue reading this article, where we will practice new Arabic vocabulary about several of the main known professions.
Asmaa Akl07 Jan 2020To end our “Learn Arabic Letters” series on the Arabic alphabet, we will finally learn the last six Arabic letters. By the end of this article we will have concluded our introduction to the Arabic letters and in turn will be able to start reading different Arabic words and recognize the different forms and placements of all Arabic letters. Coupled with our article on Arabic diacritics “Learn Arabic Diacritics”, this series should allow you to read Arabic words correctly in any Arabic text.
Asmaa Akl31 Dec 2019There are two different types of Hamzat which a reader would need to understand when they learn Quran with tajweed rules: Hamzat Al-wasl (همزة الوصل) and Hamzat Al-Qata’ (همزة القطع). To learn more about the hamza and how it is pronounced please take a look at our ‘Learn Arabic Letters: Hamza’ article. Additionally, it is important to understand what Diacritics are before continued reading. If you need to learn about Arabic Diacritics please visit our article ‘Learn Arabic Diacritics’ for a quick introduction.
Asmaa Akl31 Dec 2019Surat Al-Fatihah’s name means the opener, for it is the opening chapter of the Quran and it opens the link between the believer and Allah. The word Al-Fatihah الفاتحة came from the root word فتح which means to open.
Asmaa Akl30 Dec 2019Starting where we left off in our previous article, ‘Learn Arabic Pronouns (I-You-He-She)’, we will now continue with plural Arabic pronouns. Unlike plural English pronouns, that only deal with one form of a pronoun whether you’re addressing men or women, in Arabic, there are two forms of each pronoun; one for the masculine plural and one for the feminine plural. The only exception to this is the first person plural which has one form for both masculine and feminine usage. Other pronouns that do not exist in English are the dual masculine and feminine pronouns, used when you’re addressing two people of either gender.
Asmaa Akl30 Dec 2019In continuation of our “Learn Arabic Letters” series and moving on from our previous article ‘Learn Arabic letters: The Letters from أ to ز’, it is now time to focus on the Arabic letters (س) to (ك) and their different forms. As we previously mentioned, it is fundamental to learn Arabic letters in the process of learning the Arabic language, and since, unlike Latin letters, Arabic letters differ in form depending on their placement in a word, it is important to study and practice these different forms for each letter in order to be able to recognize them in Arabic texts.
Asmaa Akl29 Dec 2019In part 1 of our article Learn Arabic Letters , we had a general outlook on the Arabic letters. We learned how Arabic letters look at the start, middle and end of a word. It is essential to know the characteristics of the Arabic letters in order to be able to easily recognize them in different texts.
Asmaa Akl24 Dec 2019Following up from our last article “Learn Quran with Tajweed rules: Ghunnah and Idgham”, we touched briefly upon the topic of Noon Sakinah and Tanween. Let's delve even deeper in order to further understand the functions of Noon Sakinah and Tanween in tajweed rules.
Asmaa Akl23 Dec 2019In any language learning pronouns is fundamental. For pronouns represent the identity of a person. Pronouns can reveal many things about the person or people you are speaking to or about. In the many languages they reveal the gender of the person you're addressing and sometimes how many people you're speaking to or about. This holds true especially in Arabic, since many languages do not have specific dual pronouns. Not only does Arabic have dual pronouns, it also has dual feminine and masculine pronouns for the second person singular and plural, which we'll be discussing further in the next article in this series.
Asmaa Akl22 Dec 2019We previously learned that the Arabic alphabet has 28 letters in the article: Learn Arabic Letters: Part 1. And in the article Learn Arabic diacritics, we learned of the main diacritics used in Arabic. There is however, something called the Hamza, which is something resembling the characteristics of a letter and a diacritic. Before learning the function and rules of the letter Hamza (ء) in the Arabic language, we need to understand that the letter hamza (ء) doesn’t belong to the original 28 Arabic letters. It is, however, derived from the Arabic letter Aein (ع). It is most often seen atop or below the letter (أ) and acts like a diacritic. The hamza is one of the main vowels, which is pronounced like the letter /u/ in English: for example: the word ‘up’.
Asmaa Akl16 Dec 2019Diacritics are usually forgotten; however, they are extremely important in order to learn Arabic pronunciation. Diacritics تشكيل, pronounced as Tashkil, literally means Forming, which is its main function, since Arabic letters on their own, without Tashkil, do not show proper guidance as to the proper Arabic pronunciation. Therefore, learning diacritics goes hand in hand with learning Arabic.
Asmaa Akl15 Dec 2019One of the first things a child learns is numbers which shows how essential it is. Learning numbers in any language is important because without it you cannot acquire the skill to count. Every language has a way of expressing numbers and Arabic is no different.
Asmaa Akl12 Dec 2019Arabic is a difficult language to learn since its letters are completely different from those of the Latin alphabet. In order to properly learn Arabic, you must first familiarize and memorize the Arabic alphabet and the phonetics of Arabic letters.
Asmaa Akl11 Dec 2019To understand this article, you should have a basic understanding of Arabic letters and how they are pronounced and tashkeel (diacritics). For more knowledge about these topics please check our articles concerning Arabic letters and diacritics or start taking our “Reading Arabic Letters Classes” or “Noorani Qaeda Classes”.
Asmaa Akl10 Dec 2019The world is vast and includes people of different races and nationalities. In today’s article, we will learn the Arabic words and phrases relating to different nationalities. Keep reading, in order to find and learn to pronounce your nationality in Arabic as well as learn to respond to different questions concerning where you come from.
Asmaa Akl01 Dec 2019Learning your directions in Arabic is an extremely important step to learn Arabic for practical use in the Arab world. Our goal is to prevent you from getting lost, literally! So, let us lead the way and explain more about directions in Arabic:
Asmaa Akl27 Nov 2019Learning the Quran is extremely important for any Muslim, however, some non-Arabic speaking Muslim foreigners or reverts find it extremely hard to learn how to read and recite the Quran. The Quran was recited in Fusha Arabic, which was widely used around the Arabic peninsula, the home of Prophet Muhammad PBUH where he began his journey in spreading Islam. Quran learning was easy for the inhabitants of the Arabic peninsula, since it was recited in their native language. As a non-Arabic speaking Muslim, you might find it hard. This is where our role, at Nour Academy, begins. Our goal is to make Quran learning for beginners easier
Asmaa Akl27 Nov 2019The first words a child utters in his life are usually Mama or Papa. We are born surrounded by our family members; this is why learning to call them is essential. Usually we address our brothers and sisters by their names but grownups in the family usually have certain labels that we call them with. Later on in life we get to know the labels of our brothers and sisters. This is what we’ll be discussing in this article. We will learn Arabic words for family members.
Asmaa Akl26 Nov 2019In part two of our series "Learn Arabic Words and Phrases: Greetings", we want to further explain about Arabic words and phrases that would help anyone learning Arabic to bid someone farewell, apologize and introduce himself to begin with. In order to learn Arabic you must practice these kinds of basic Arabic words and phrases as they are often used in various situations.
Asmaa Akl21 Nov 2019In the second part of our series Learn Arabic words and phrases: Months in Arabic we will continue where we left off at the last article , by getting to know more about two more kinds of calendars that would help in the journey to learn Arabic words and phrases, as they are still used until the present day in Arabic speaking countries. Those two kinds are the Hebrew Calendar and the Coptic Calendar.
Asmaa Akl21 Nov 2019Going through life we experience multiple events at various times and locations. In order to be able to talk about these events in Arabic and be able to set up appointments in the future we need to learn about dates. So, in this article and the next one in this series we will try to learn the Arabic words for months of the year as they are expressed in different calendars.
Asmaa Akl12 Nov 2019Tajweed is a compiled set of rules that when followed would allow the reader to recite the Quran properly. The word Tajweed تجويد comes from the adjective Jayyid جيد, translated as good and means “to do something proficiently.”
Asmaa Akl12 Nov 2019In the second article for our series “Learn Arabic words and phrases”, we want to touch on the subject of colors. It is important to learn how to write, read and pronounce the names of colors in the Arabic language since it will immensely help in providing a description for an object and help in its identification.
Asmaa Akl11 Nov 2019If you want to be able to read as well as understand basic Arabic texts, you need to acquire some basic vocabulary. Basic communication phrases to express your gratitude, hospitality and some different forms of greeting would greatly help you in your journey to learn Arabic
Asmaa Akl06 Nov 2019Arabic is deemed one of the most difficult languages to learn as a non-native. However, nothing is impossible with the right guidance. If you're feeling lost and constantly asking yourself where to start, then you've come to the right place. By the end of this article you'll have an answer to your questions.
Asmaa Akl04 Nov 2019Following up on my previous article on learning “Quran for a Beginner P1”, it is important to mention that learning the Quran for beginners necessarily requires a student to have basic background knowledge about the form of the Quran as well as the context in which the Quran was revealed.
Asmaa Akl03 Nov 2019The holy Quran is the main religious reference that all Muslims should follow in order to be steered towards the right path and eventually paradise. It is mandatory for any Muslim to acquire as much as possible of the immense knowledge included in the Quran. There are usually two types of people who we consider to be absolute beginners in learning Quran: children and adults who are either converts or second/third generation Arab immigrants.
Asmaa Akl31 Oct 2019There are several Quran memorization approaches employed at Nour Academy. These approaches however depend on the student's level of proficiency in Arabic.
Asmaa Akl28 Oct 2019Arabic is the fifth most commonly used language in the world. It is spoken by more the 290 million people around the world and is the official language of the Quran.
Asmaa Akl20 Oct 2019Tajweed is a set of rules that sets a Muslim up for the proper recitation and pronunciation of the Quran. The goal is to make the reciter proficient enough in the proper intonations and diacritics of the Arabic language.
Dina Essawy22 Oct 2018Perhaps one of the most notable figures in Islamic history and one of Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) most well-known companions is Omar ibn Al Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him). He was so influential that he later became the second Caliph of the Rashidun (righteous) Caliphs, following Abu Bakr, after Prophet Muhammad's death. Under his rule, the Muslim Caliphate expanded extensively.
Dina Essawy22 Oct 2018In order to keep Allah close to our hearts, we must always remember Him through Dhikr (short phrases of glorifying and praising Allah are repeatedly recited silently within the mind or aloud) and Dua'a (prayer and supplication).
Dina Essawy22 Oct 2018Many women, during Prophet Muhammad’s time, had a great influence on the spread of Islam across the Arab world and beyond. One of these influential female figures was one of Prophet Muhammad’s wives, Aisha Bint Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with her) who is known as the Mother of the Believers.
Dina Essawy22 Oct 2018One of the important branches of Islam focuses on how a Muslim should behave in social situations, such as when visiting friends or neighbors or even family members. Islam has set specific guidelines for us to follow regarding the proper manners of visitation and how to act accordingly.
Dina Essawy22 Oct 2018Fiqh in Islam is the interpretation of Islamic sources of knowledge (mainly the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH)). Over the years, Muslim scholars have exerted efforts to understand, decipher, and explain the teachings of Islam in order to help Muslims better understand and grasp their religion. These efforts began after the death of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy22 Oct 2018Saudah bint Zam'ah and her first husband and paternal cousin As-Sakran bin Amr, fled from Makkah and migrated to Al-Habashah (currently Ethiopia) complying with the Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) order, to leave Makkah. Having embraced Islam at the early stages of the religion, they faced a constant threat from the Quraish polytheists.
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy22 Oct 2018All the Prophets and the Messengers of Allah (PBUT) worked to secure their livelihood. For example, David the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) worked as a blacksmith as is mentioned in the Holy Quran:" [Commanding him], "Make full coats of mail and calculate [precisely] the links, and do, all of you, righteous deeds. Indeed I, of what you do, am Seeing." [Saba, 11]
Dina Essawy06 Oct 2018Sacrifice comes in many shapes and forms. Many religions around the world practice sacrifice differently.
In Eid Al-Adha, one of the major religious festivals in Islam, Muslims slaughter animals, such as sheep, cows, or goats.
Dina Essawy06 Oct 2018Islam instructs us to treat each other with respect and kindness, and the same applies to non-Muslims as well.
Dina Essawy06 Oct 2018Islam teaches us to treat each other justly no matter what the circumstances are; without overstepping boundaries when exacting revenge or being biased towards those with whom we sympathize.
Dina Essawy06 Oct 2018A well-known Arabic proverb usually said in situations where a person has lost all patience is to remember “the patience of Ayyub”. Prophet Ayyub’s patience and endurance has set an example for all Muslims who are going through a lot of hardships and feel that they have reached the end of their tether.
Dina Essawy06 Oct 2018The Holy Quran is the basis upon which all teachings of Islam are based. Reading the Quran should become a frequent practice in our lives. Not only that, but we should also understand its verses, so that we may be able to practice its teachings correctly and precisely.
Dina Essawy03 Sep 2018Becoming a Muslim is more than simply praying five times a day and fasting every Ramadan. Islam is a way of life, a positive attitude and outlook on everything around you, and a commitment to Allah as well. This all begins with reciting the shahada (that there is no god but Allah and the Muhammad (PBUH) is his Messenger).
Dina Essawy03 Sep 2018Aside from being one of the three holy books known to man, the Quran is known to be a miracle in and of itself. The text itself does not conform to the standard rules of Arabic prose or poetry, since it is the word of Allah.
Dina Essawy03 Sep 2018Gratitude towards our parents is something that all of us should feel. After all, they have spent the better part of their lives trying to raise us into who we are today. Islam is very conscious of this and, therefore, stresses that children should always be obedient to their parents and treat them with the respect and kindness that they are due
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy30 Jul 2018In the second part of the journey, which is called Al-Miraj, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) met the Prophets as well as angels in heaven. Unusually for him, he saw Gabriel in an angel form, having six hundred wings, although he used to see him as a man when he was sent to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as a revelation of Allah, in accordance with what mentioned in the Tradition of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): " and then Gabriel brought me a vessel of wine and a vessel of milk. I chose the milk, and Gabriel said: You have chosen the natural thing. Then he took me to heaven.
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy30 Jul 2018The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was moved by the Almighty during part of the night from the Sacred Mosque in Makkah to the Mosque of Al-Aqsa in Palestine. The journey was to show the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) the signs of Allah's great power.
Eman Mahmoud30 Jul 2018Ramadan is a precious month in which Allah Almighty sends his blessings to all Muslims all over the world. But what is so special about this month that we all wait for from year to year. The answer is found in the Quran when Allah says, “The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and standard ˹to distinguish between right and wrong˺” [Al-Baqarah, 185].
Eman Mahmoud30 Jul 2018All Muslims around the world celebrate the start of the holy month of Ramadan as the time of fasting is declared. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam in which we not only abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual interactions but also from all the activities stated in Islam as immoral.
Heidi Mahmoud16 May 2018When Allah saved Moses (PBUH) and his followers from the tyrant Pharaoh, they travelled to another land. On their way, the people of Israel found people who were worshiping an idol, and they asked Moses (PBUH) to make an idol for them to worship similar to the one of the people they saw. Allah says: “And We took the Children of Israel across the sea; then they came upon a people intent in devotion to [some] idols of theirs. They said, "O Moses, make for us a god just as they have gods." He said, "Indeed, you are a people behaving ignorantly.” [Al-A’raf, 138]
Heidi Mahmoud16 May 2018Anas [may Allah be pleased with him] Narrated: that the Prophet (PBUH) said: "Sufficient for you among the women of mankind are Mariam bint 'Imran, Khadijah bint Khuwailid, Fatimah bint Muhammad and Asiyah the wife of Fir'awn (Pharoh)." [Sahih (Darussalam), Book 49, Hadith 4252]
Dina Essawy16 May 2018The Quran is the holy book upon which all Muslims depend to understand Islam and its teachings, so it is a must for all Muslims to be able to interpret what the Quran says. Many Muslims also choose to memorize the Quran in order to gain the most benefit out of its teachings.
Dina Essawy16 May 2018The Arabic language is one of the most sacred languages around the world. It is the language of the holy Quran and the language spoken by over 300 million people. Non-Arabic speakers choose to study Arabic for various reasons, ranging from work-related reasons to marriage, travel or religion.
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy08 May 2018Ubayy Ibn Ka'b reported that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was near the tank of Banu Ghifar that Jibril came to him and said: “Allah has commanded you to recite to your people the Qur'an in one dialect. Upon this he said: I ask from Allah pardon and forgiveness. My people are not capable of doing this. He then came for the second time and said: Allah has commanded you that you should recite the Qur'an to your people in two dialects. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) again said: I seek pardon and forgiveness from Allah, my people would not be able to do so. He (Jibril) came for the third time and said: Allah has commanded you to recite the Qur'an to your people in three dialects. Upon this he said: I ask pardon and forgiveness from Allah. My people would not be able to do this. He then came to him for the fourth time and said: Allah has commanded you to recite the Qur'an to your people in seven dialects, and in whichever dialect they would recite, they would be right.” [Sahih Muslim 821 a, Book 6, Hadith 334]
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy28 Apr 2018Although it is condemned to envy anyone for having something you don’t have, it is approved to desire having a fortune like a prosperous man who spends his money helping underprivileged people. Ibn 'Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: "Envy is justified in regard to two types of persons only: a man whom Allah has given knowledge of the Qur'an, and so he recites it during the night and during the day; and a man whom Allah has given wealth and so he spends from it during the night and during the day." [Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim, Book 1, Hadith 572]
Eman Mahmoud10 Apr 2018When Ismael was young, Ibrahim had a vision of sacrificing him. It was a dream he saw several times, and Ibrahim informed his son about it. Being a staunch believer in Allah’s plan, Ismael asked his father to do what he was told, and that he would find him to be among the patient followers of Allah.
Eman Mahmoud10 Apr 2018After surviving the great fire, Ibrahim’s fame grew bigger and reached, according to sources, Nimrod, the king of Babylon, who sent for him to question his words about Allah; Allah says “Have you not considered the one who argued with Abraham about his Lord [merely] because Allah had given him kingship? When Abraham said, "My Lord is the one who gives life and causes death," he said, "I give life and cause death." Abraham said, "Indeed, Allah brings up the sun from the east, so bring it up from the west." So, the disbeliever was overwhelmed [by astonishment], and Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people,” [Al-Baqarah, 258].
Eman Mahmoud10 Apr 2018Ibrahim, in Arabic, or Abraham, as known in Hebrew, was born in, what is today, Iraq. His people, including his father, used to worship idols. Ibrahim’s father used to make these idols for people to worship, but Ibrahim could not understand how these idols would answer people’s requests. Allah says, “And recite to them the news of Abraham, when he said to his father and his people, "What do you worship?" They said, "We worship idols and remain to them devoted." He said, "Do they hear you when you supplicate? Or do they benefit you, or do they harm?" They said, "But we found our fathers doing thus," [Ash-Shu’ara, 69-74].
Eman Mahmoud10 Apr 2018Prophet Salih was sent to people of Thamud, a tribe who started to worship idols, nearly 200 years after Prophet Hud. Like, the people of ‘Aad, those of Thamud were strong and wealthy, and they inhabited a place called Al-Hajr, which is now said to be in Saudi Arabia. Salih was good, kind, and wise; he was respected by his own people. He had only one mission which was to call his people to worship Allah.
Eman Mahmoud29 Mar 2018In the Quran, there is a whole chapter named Hud, but who is Hud? Hud was descendent of Prophet Nuh and he was sent to people of ‘Aad. Allah says, “And to 'Aad [We sent] their brother Hud. He said, "O my people, worship Allah; you have no deity other than Him. You are not but inventors [of falsehood]”,” [Hud, 50].
Becoming a Practicing Muslim: The Five Pillars of Islam24 Mar 2018Fasting or sawm is the fourth of the five pillars of Islam. When practicing sawm, Muslims abstain from food and drink from sunrise (fajr) to sunset (maghrib). Sawm, to Muslims, is a way to strengthen one’s faith, patience, endurance and help Muslims feel closer and more compassionate with those who are less fortunate.
Dina Essawy24 Mar 2018Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. It must be carried out at least once in a Muslim's lifetime. It can only be carried out by adult Muslims, who are physically and financially capable to do so, as it requires travelling. Hajj is performed in Mecca, the holy city located in Saudi Arabia. Hajj only occurs in the Islamic month of Dhul-Hijjah. During Hajj, Muslims wear ihram, which is a special type of garb specific to Hajj, and refrain from certain actions.
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy24 Mar 2018It is not frequently mentioned that giving charity has as many, or possibly more, benefits for the receiver as it has for the giver. For instance, donating could save a man from being punished in hell-fire in the hereafter.
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy24 Mar 2018It is a core belief in Islamic creed that the Holy Quran is the words of Allah Almighty, in accordance with the holy verse: “The revelation of the Qur'an is from Allah, the Exalted in Might, the Wise. Indeed, We have sent down to you the Book, [O Muhammad], in truth. So worship Allah, [being] sincere to Him in religion.” [Az-Zumar, 1, 2]
Eman Mahmoud22 Mar 2018Prophet Nuh or Noah is one of the greatest prophets in history. There are about ten generations between Nuh and Adam. After the death of Adam, people started to create statues of good people, who used to live among them before their death, and worship these statues, believing that these will protect them from evil. They even gave them names; The disbelievers of his time used to say, “never leave Wadd or Suwa' or Yaghuth and Ya'uq and Nasr,” [Nuh, 23].
Eman Mahmoud21 Mar 2018Among the first prophets sent after Adam, is Idris. Allah says, “And mention in the Book, Idrees. Indeed, he was a man of truth and a prophet. And We raised him to a high station,” [Maryam, 56, 57], “And [mention] Ishmael and Idrees and Dhul-Kifl; all were of the patient,” [Al-Anbya, 85].
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy04 Mar 2018Abu Huraira reported that Allah's Messenger (PBUH) said: “Do not make your houses as graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Surah Baqarah is recited.” [Sahih Muslim 780, Book 6, Hadith 252]. Al-Baqarah is known for being the longest chapter of the Holy Quran. It is composed of 286 verses and it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in Al-Madinah. In addition to this, verse number 282 of Al-Baqarah is the longest verse in the Holy Quran, and is called “The Verse of Debt.”
Like most chapters which were revealed in Al-Madinah, Al-Baqarah illustrates many legislative provisions. Those mentioned in Al Baqarah are concerned with belief, actions of devotion, ethics, marriage, divorce, and a few others.
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy27 Feb 2018Ammar bin Yaser, a true believer, was born to Yaser bin Amer, a man who left his country, Yemen, and travelled to Makkah. He stayed in Makkah and lived there with his ally Abu Huthaifah bin Mughirah. Subsequently, Huthaifah married Yaser to one of his female slaves, Sumayyah bint Alkhayyat, the first female martyr in Islamic History, and she gave birth to Ammar.
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy27 Feb 2018Al Madinah Al Munawwarah comes after Makkah as the second sacred city in the Islamic world. It witnessed the migration of the first Muslim converts and the migration of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself. It contains the first mosque in Islamic History, and in it stands Mount Uhud. It is reported that Allah's Messenger (PBUH) cast a glance at Uhud and said: “Uhud is a mountain which loves us and we love it.” [Sahih Muslim 1393 b, Book 15, Hadith 577]
Dina Essawy18 Feb 2018Prophet Yusuf, son of Yacoub (Jacob), had ten half-brothers. Yusuf was said to have been his father’s most loved son, which ignited jealousy among his brothers. At the age of seventeen, Yusuf had a dream that Yacoub warned Yusuf not tell his brothers lest they try to harm him.
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy14 Feb 2018During the period of ignorance which preceded Islam, providing the pilgrims, who came from all over the Arab Peninsula to Makkah, with water, was the job of Quraish until Abdul Mutalib – the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) grandfather – took the charge of providing pilgrims with water. At that time Makkah suffered little rain and the water supply there was rare.
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy14 Feb 2018Ibn 'Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Ibrahim (PBUH) brought his wife and her son Isma'il (PBUH), while she was suckling him, to a place near the Ka'bah under a tree on the spot of Zamzam, at the highest place in the mosque. In those days, there was no human being in Makkah, nor was there any water. So he made them sit over there and placed near them a leather bag containing some dates, and a small water-skin containing some water, and set out homeward.
Eman Mahmoud11 Feb 2018Allah Almighty sent a great number of messengers to guide people to the right path and teach them about the one and only God. In the Quran, 25 prophets were mentioned reflecting the most important transitional phases in their life. Adam is not only the first prophet of Islam but he is also the first human created by Allah and he is considered to be the father of humanity.
Dina Essawy11 Feb 2018Islam always teaches us to be thankful for our blessings and therefore to express our gratitude in positive action, which means always lending a helping hand to others in any shape or form. Zakat (Charity), which was initiated by Prophet Muhammad, is an essential practice in Islam.
Dina Essawy08 Feb 2018Patience is an acquired virtue for most of us. It helps us endure any misfortunes and recognize the blessings in our lives. Islam teaches us that one must always be patient and learn to withstand the trials and tribulations of life in order to ultimately reach the final reward in heaven.
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy08 Feb 2018Makkah, the sacred city, is the best spot in the world. As ‘Abdullah bin ‘Adiy bin Hamra’ said:
“I saw the Messenger of Allah (PBUH), standing in Al-Hazwarah* (A place in Makkah) saying: ‘By Allah, you are the best land of Allah, and the dearest of the land of Allah to me. By Allah, had I not been expelled from you I would never have left.’” [Sahih, Al-Tirmidhi, page: 3925].
Eman Mahmoud04 Feb 2018When Muslims hear the prayer call “Adhan” from a nearby mosque, they are aware that it is the time to pray, but what is prayer in Islam? Prayer or Salah is the second pillar of Islam and one of the most obligatory acts of worship.
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy04 Feb 2018It goes without saying that the Arabic language is indispensable for all Muslims whether it is their mother tongue or not. It is distinguished for being the language of the Holy Quran.
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy04 Feb 2018Zaynab bint Jahsh, the beautiful young lady descending from Banu Asad ibn Khuzaymah, was one of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) wives and a mother of the believers. Her marriage to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was ordained by Allah in the Quran.
Dina Essawy30 Jan 2018Salah (prayer) is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is an important act of worship that is mandatory for every Muslim. During Salah, Muslims send their supplications and prayers to God, asking for forgiveness and guidance along the "Straight Path".
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy30 Jan 2018The House of Wisdom was one of the key elements of the Islamic civilization; it saved the great treasures of knowledge by bringing them from all over the world, to Iraq to be translated, then preserved and finally shared.
Dina Essawy30 Jan 2018In order to become a practicing Muslim, one must be acquainted with the five pillars of Islam, namely reciting the Shahada, performing the five prayers every day, paying zakat, fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, and going on pilgrimage to Mecca to perform Hajj.
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy22 Jan 2018The Ka’bah was reported to have been built for the first time by the angels, after which the reconstruction of the Ka’bah was undertaken more than once. The first rebuilding began when Adam re-erected it.
Dina Essawy22 Jan 2018Few people know the extent that Islamic heritage reached in terms of culture, arts, and sciences. Islamic heritage and civilization spread throughout the world over 1400 years ago, reaching citizens far and wide, from the far east to the west.
Dina Essawy19 Jan 2018Allah's mercy will always be there to remind you that you are never alone. One of the most iconic stories in the Holy Quran is that of Prophet Yunus. Not only was his story mentioned four times in the holy book, but it has long been used as a method of instruction on the importance of repentance and seeking Allah's mercy in the most dire of circumstances.
Heidi Mahmoud Kheyamy19 Jan 2018Learning is considered an individual responsibility for every Muslim according to the religion of Islam. It is also recommended to improve your knowledge through your life time and this is revealed in Quran when Allah says, “And say, "My Lord, increase me in knowledge." [Taha, 114].
Shaimaa El Sayed10 Dec 2017This article talks about the importance of being optimistic in Islamو Click here to know how to be optimistic Muslim.
Orbit Islam31 Oct 2017Had you had a tough and busy day today? Managed to perform only compulsory prayer?
Did not get time to touch the Quran,recite few supplications or perform optional prayers?
Conquered the world? Now what? Very tired and going to sleep asap without remembering Allah? NO WAY..!
Hisham31 Oct 2017Today the mainstream media portrait Islam as the most intolerant religion. Haters will always hate Islam until they are informed the truth that Islam is the most acceptable religion and the perfect way of life
Orbit Islam31 Oct 2017People often forget the importance of the simple yet powerful dua (supplication) – Istighfar i.e., saying “Astaghfirullah” (I seek forgiveness of Allah). It is the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) to seek istighfaar 100 times daily. Let us see the benefits and virtues of reciting this simple beautiful supplication inShaAllah.
Allah's Word18 Oct 2017Greatest Surah of Quran (Umm ul-Quran): Importance of its greatness is described in Hadith Prophet (SAW) said:
Quran is the last Holy book of Allah. Each and every word of Quran is priceless for every Muslim.
Verses of Quran are authentic no one of us can question them.
Allah's Word18 Oct 2017When we say "prayers" we are referring to an act of worshipping God which has a specific format as God revealed to Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh). The prophets, from Prophet Adam to Prophet Muhammad (Pbut), ordered their followers to pray as per God's orders.
Allah's Word18 Oct 2017Women in Islam are thought to be subjugated, degraded, oppressed - but are they really?
Are millions of Muslims simply that oppressive or are these misconceptions fabricated by a biased media?
"And for women are rights over men, similar to those of men over women."Qur'an 2:228
The Messenger of God said, The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women. The Prophet of Mercy tells us that a husband's treatment of his wife reflects a Muslim's good character, which in turn is a reflection of the man's faith.
Allah's Word18 Oct 2017The word "Islam" is an Arabic word that means submitting and surrendering your will to Almighty God. The religion of Islam is the acceptance of and obedience to the teachings of God, which He revealed to His last Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
HaqIslam18 Oct 2017A sense of connection with the Prophets (peace be upon them) from our father Ibraaheem who built the House, to our Prophet Muhammad the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and his respect for the sanctity of Makkah. When the pilgrim visits the sacred places and performs the rituals, he remembers the visit of those pure Prophets to this sacred place.
HaqIslam18 Oct 2017The present study consisted of two studies which investigated the effects of reading the Holy Qur’an on Muslim psychology students’ blood pressure, heart rate and perceived stress levels. Perceived stress level is the degree to which situations in a person’s life are appraised as stressful.
Radio Islam18 Oct 2017If we were to give an exhaustive account of the benefits of the recitation of “Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim” we would need more than a single volume to do justice to it. Apart from being part of every chapter in the Noble Qur’an (except the chapter of repentance – surah at-tawba), it is also the most often repeated verse in the Holy Qur’an.
Orbit Islam18 Oct 2017Today the mainstream media portrait Islam as the most intolerant religion. Haters will always hate Islam until they are informed the truth that Islam is the most acceptable religion and the perfect way of life. Following are the top 11 misconceptions about Islam
Orbit Islam18 Oct 2017People often forget the importance of the simple yet powerful dua (supplication) – Istighfar i.e., saying “Astaghfirullah” (I seek forgiveness of Allah). It is the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) to seek istighfaar 100 times daily. Let us see the benefits and virtues of reciting this simple beautiful supplication inShaAllah.
Orbit Islam18 Oct 2017We all want to enter Jannah but are we sincerely striving for it? There are multiple ways to
attain the pleasure of Allah SWT and enter His Jannah. Allah SWT has made it easy for us to enter His Jannah
but some of us forget this due to an ‘attachment’ to this temporary worldly life!
Orbit Islam18 Oct 2017Islamic habits to do before sleeping to Earn Great Rewards, Click Here To Know More About Islamic Habits
Orbit Islam18 Oct 2017The Quran is a guide to humanity. Since none of us want to be misguided, it is paramount not only to read or recite the Quran, but to understand and implement it in our lives as well.
Following are the top 10 things you are missing every day in your life if you don’t understand the Quran:
Orbit Islam18 Oct 2017Reading the Glorious Quran daily cleans our hearts, boosts our Imaan and help us getting closer to our Creator through his words. Click To Know More
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