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Reflect on the Quran

You’ve got to reflect on the Quran to know the meaning. Reflect on it from start to finish, and recite with reflection and understanding, with the desire to act on it and benefit. Don’t read it with an absent heart. Read it with a present heart and ask the people of knowledge about what troubles you, although most of it, praise be to Allah, is clear – Sh. Ibn Baz in his Fatawa (9/25)

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Classical Interpretation vs. Personal Reflection

Let’s be clear and make a distinction between interpretation and reflection. You interpret to understand, and you reflect to relate and connect. Don’t mistake the focus on reflection for omission and rejection of classical texts. Just because I’m not talking about Tafseer doesn’t mean I’m dismissing its importance. I wholeheartedly acknowledge the role Tafseer plays in building your understanding and delicately enforcing the boundaries that keep us from falling into outright blasphemy. It goes without…

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IN THE SPIRIT OF FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE WITH ACTION

Advice from the Messenger ﷺ to Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him): “My beloved (the Messenger) instructed me never to leave three things until I die: fasting three days of the month, praying Salat al-Witr before sleep, and praying the 2 rak`ats of Salat al-Duha.” [Musnad Al-Imam Ahmad] Action points: ☑ Duha prayer daily ☑ Witr every night ☑ Fasting the 3 white days monthly

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Am I Abandoning the Quran?

Many days have gone passed and I haven’t read from the Qur’an, so is this considered as abandoning the Qur’an? Answer:  “That would be considered one of the greatest forms of deprivation!! If you find yourself not reciting the book of Allah and days have gone passed then cry over yourself. By Allah no servant is prevented from obedience except that it shows how distant he is from Allah. Sufyan Ath-Thawri (may Allah have mercy…

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❤️ THE NEARNESS OF DUA

“And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me…” Quran (2:186) Your feeling that Allah is close to you, and you to Him, takes precedence over having your Dua answered. [Dr. Abdullah Bilqasim]

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The Impact of Reflection (Tadabbur) on the Heart

Signs that the Quran is reaching the heart 1) Eyes tearing up or crying out of fear of Allah “And when they hear what has been revealed to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of what they have recognized of the truth. They say, “Our Lord, we have believed, so register us among the witnesses.” Quran (5:83) 2) Increase in khushoo’ “Say, “Believe in it or do not believe. Indeed, those…

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Valuable Advice

The scholar Sheikh bin Uthaymeen, may Allah have mercy on him said: In Ramadan some of the people of knowledge would have a specific notebook with them while reciting the Quran. · Any time they would read an ayah that would make them stop or has many meanings they would write it down and ponder its meaning. They would leave Ramadan with much goodness from understanding the Quran. · He said I once saw a…

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Fasting 6 days of Shawwal

It is recommended for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawwal, and in this there is great virtue and an immense reward. “Whoever fasts these six days will have recorded for him a reward as if he had fasted a whole year”, as was reported in a saheeh hadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Abu Ayyoob (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (peace…

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