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Posts from June 2015

Ramadan Day 9: Tafseer Benefits: The Scholars are Authority Figures!

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful… In a response to a recent exposition of the Almaghrib Institute and their direction, one of our visitors who has (apparently) been influenced by their teachings requested us to reflect on the Verse of the Quran: يا أيها الذين آمنوا أطيعوا الله وأطيعوا الرسول وأولي الأمر منكم وإن تنازعتم في شيء…

Ramadan Day 7: What is the meaning of “Taqwa”? [Qur’an 3: 102-109]

Assalaamualykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh Meaning of `Taqwa of Allah يأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِ وَلاَ تَمُوتُنَّ إِلاَّ وَأَنتُم مُّسْلِمُونَ – وَاعْتَصِمُواْ بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعاً وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُواْ وَاذْكُرُواْ نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ كُنتُم أَعْدَآءً فَأَلَّفَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِكُمْ فَأَصْبَحْتُم بِنِعْمَتِهِ إِخْوَاناً وَكُنتُمْ عَلَى شَفَا حُفْرَةٍ مِّنَ النَّارِ فَأَنقَذَكُمْ مِّنْهَا كَذلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ ءَايَـتِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ (102. O you who believe!…

Ramadan Day5: Tafseer of Qur’an 9:6 on “one who commits shirk before the hujjah is established”

The following verses from the Qur’an and their tafseer clearly reject any form of ‘udhr (excuse) for the one who commits shirk before the hujjah is established, and confirms that this person is given the name mushrik by Allah and by the acknowledged mufassirun. Anyone who claims that a person can remain a muslim while committing shirk in ignorance he is opposing…

Ramadan Day 4: Tafseer of “a just and the best nation”

” Praise be to Allaah. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Thus We have made you [true Muslims — real believers of Islamic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a just (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad) be a witness over you” [al-Baqarah 2:143] There are saheeh ahaadeeth from…

Ramadan Day 3: You are a witness!

Today, as part of Rafeeqee Islamic mentoring activities, we will like to continue the explanation or the tafsir of Surah al-Ikhlas as we started it yesterday. “Humankind is witness to the blessings that Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) has bestowed upon them, yet they look the other way. Humankind is witness to the world and everything in it, yet they deny the very Creator…