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Tajweed Rule: Ithhar to make it clear

This week we’re looking at the first of the rules of Noon Sakinah & Tanween. It’s called Ithhar, which means to make it clear. How Ithhar works: When you find a noon sakinah, (meaning a noon with a sukoon on it), or a tanween (double vowels – an/in/un) followed by one of the 6 throat letters you pronounce that noon or tanween clearly. The 6 letters are : ء‌ ه‌ ح ‌خ‌ ع‌ غ Listen…

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Quran Dream #20

I want to know and to understand, to cherish and to behold, to implement and be able to teach the most sublime word of Allah. How can I have a conversation with Allah if I don’t listen to what He says to me, (awj)? How can I expect — no how can I even hope to have — the special mercy of Allah in the akhirah, the one reserved just for the believers, if I…

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Quran Dream #19

I want to be so immersed with the words of Ar-Rahman, that EVERY moment of my life, I remember Allah, to myself within my heart, and softly outside; so that I may be of those whom Allah remembers and speaks about to the Angels. For the words of Ar-Raheem to penetrate my heart so that every action I do, I live by the words of Allah. I want the words of Al-Wadud to increase me in love…

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Quran Dream #18

I dream of being from the special people of Allah, who’ve memorised His Book and teach it to the people daily. I dream of my character reflecting that of the Qur’an: to be soft, gentle and humble in my nature. I envisage my life to revolving around the Qur’an, I recite it in the last 3rd part of the night, also reciting a Juzz daily with understanding and acting upon on it. Little as it…

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Quran Dream #17

I wake up in the morning and say a truthful dua, witnessing Allah as our only Rabb (Lord, Provider, Guardian, Sustainer) with a thirst in my heart for reflecting on His ayat. His Highest Word has become the fuel for the energy that drives my day. It no longer matters to me how many times I ask for His forgiveness; as long as I do. I don’t just continuously read, feel and understand the ayat of His Holy Book…

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Quran Dream #16

I see the Quran as my true friend, that I can turn to and share everything with. I share moments with the Quran when I’m feeling, happy, content, anxious, sad or overwhelmed. This same friend, is sitting by my side in A’lam Al-Barzakh (the life of the hereafter), accompanying me. And come the Day of Judgement, the Quran will be holding my hand lovingly, and together we will cross the Sirat. We moved across so fast!…

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Quran Dream #15

I would love to be teaching, learning, reflecting, understanding Allah’s book, in Arabic. I want to act and apply the Qur’an as the Prophet (pbuh) and companions did, and to have it understood; pumping through every vein and cell in my body. I want my inside to be fully tapped in to the Truth, fully comprehended. I want my heart to speak and understand Allah’s language and guidance, for my limbs to act according to…

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Quran Dream #14

My relationship with the Qur’an is one that makes me feel alive; every day. It is like a warm blanket; soft, comforting, and yet reminds me of its protective nature against the fierce reality of the cold. That cold has the potential to freeze me into a state of heedlessness, sin, and disbelief. However, the Qur’an is my blanket – wrapping me, protecting me. The melody that is heard from the reciter of the Qur’an…

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Announcing ‘The Best of Stories’ // 6-Week Quran Journaling Challenge

    When I think back to the couple of months since Ramadan – when I was teaching Points to Ponder and Ramadan Reflections – there’s no better feeling than gathering together to study, understand and connect with the Book of Allah. Unfortunately, it’s a feeling we haven’t had as a group since the end of Ramadan. I miss all of you, and seeing your work in the class and our discussions. I miss reading…

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