Surah al Muzzammil, Ayah 20

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Download Word-to-Word meaning of Surah al Muzzammil, Ayah 20

Baarakallaahu Feekum. 

Surah As-Saff: The Successful Business

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Dear students/teachers

Surah As-Saff, verses 10-13, talks about the successful business with Allah and His Messenger.

I wrote about this in my Qur’an blog, and I hope the post will be of use to you as well, InshaaAllah.  Continue reading

Grade 6 and 7: Notes for All Lessons

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Sr. Sobia Ehsan, a teacher of Islamic Studies at a school in Dubai, did some hard work to make notes for all the lessons taught in Grade 6 and 7.

Jazakillaahu Khayr, Sr. Sobia for taking the pain and pleasure in making these notes, and also for graciously sharing them with everyone. Continue reading

Year 8 Worksheet: Surah al Muzzammil, Ayah 20

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Note:  Learn word to word meanings of the last ayah of this Surah from here and here

1. What did Allah change concerning Qiyam-ul-Layl for Muslims. Why was this change made?  Continue reading

Surah Al Muzzammil, Aayaat 10-19

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1. Answer the following questions:

  1. What did Allah order Prophet Muhammad صلّى الله عليه وسلّم to do with those who insulted him?

Allah ordered Prophet Muhammad صلّى الله عليه وسلّم  to show patience. He also ordered him to avoid contact with them.

  1. What did Allah prepare for the evil people in the next life. Describe the punishment.

They will be tied with chains and thrown deep into the Hell-fire. They will be given food that will stick to their throat. They will be made to drink boiling water that will burn their intestines. No mercy will be shown to the disbelievers in Hell.  Continue reading

Short History of the Qur’an

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1. Read the following clues and give precise answers:

The Longest Surah in the Qur’an: _______________________________

The Greatest Ayah in the Qur’an: ______________________________

The Longest Ayah in the Qur’an: _______________________________

The Shortest Surah of the Qur’an: _____________________________

Aroos-ul-Qur’an: ___________________________________________

The last full surah to be revealed: ______________________________

The first word ever revealed: _________________________________

Angel who brought the Qur’an from Allah to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ______   Continue reading

MISSION POSSIBLE: Becoming a Haafidh or Haafidha

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1. Answer the following questions:
1. What are the five different methods that help make it possible for the Qur’an to be memorized?
1. Proper Recitation
2. Quality memorization from the beginning.
3. Understanding the meaning
4. Continuous Review
5. High discipline with oneself  Continue reading

You Love It, You Respect It

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1. Answer the following questions:

1. Why should we feel scared when reading a description of Hellfire and Judgement Day? What should we say when we read that?
It reminds us to be careful about our deeds as we will be asked about each and everything we do in this world. We should seek refuge in Allah from the Hell fire. Continue reading

Musa, the Prophet

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1. Answer the following questions:

1. Why did Allah want Musa to move his people from Egypt to Palestine?
To save the Israelis from the slavery of Phir’oun

2. What is the difference between the miracle Prophet Musa saw and what some magicians do in magic shows?
Miracle is something that truly happens with the permission of Allah. Magic involves cheating and falsehood.  Continue reading

Musa Leaves Egypt

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1. Questions/Answers:

  1. Why did Musa side with the Israelite?

Musa sided with the Israelite because he asked for his help. He sided with him because Egyptians used to oppress and humiliate the Israelites.   Continue reading

Surah As-Saff: Allah’s True Religion will Prevail, Verses 5-9

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Selected Vocabulary: (Please scroll to download this in .doc file)  Continue reading

Surah al Muzzammil: Stand Up and Pray at Night, Verses 1-9

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(Refer pages 131 to 133 of your Workbook)

1. What is the meaning of Al Muz’zam’mil?

Al Muzzammil means ‘the one who is covered’.

2. What did Allah order Prophet Muhammad to do in the beginning of this Surah? Why?

Allah ordered Prophet Muhammad to get up and offer Qiyam-ul-Layl so that he prepares himself for his great mission.

3. Why did Rasoolullah want to pray tahajjud so much?

Rasoolullah wanted to pray tahajjud so much because he loved to express his gratitude to Allah for all the gifts and blessings He gave him.

4. Why did Allah describe the Qur’an as ‘Word of Weight’?

Al Qur’an is a heavy responsibility toward Allah. We must fulfil our obligations to please Allah.

5. What does the word ‘Tarteel’ mean?

Tarteel means to read or recite the Qur’an in a nice proper way.

6. Where were the first 19 ayaat of this Surah revealed?

The first 19 ayaat of this Surah were revealed in Makkah.

7. What is Qiyam-ul-Layl and when it is performed?

Qiyam-ul-Layl means ‘Standing up in Night Prayer’. It can be performed anytime after Ishaa’ and before Fajr.

8. Why is Tajweed so important?

It is very important to learn Tajweed without which one cannot read the Qur’an correctly.

9. What lesson do you learn from the Surah?

* We must try to pray Qiyam-ul-layl

* We must fulfil our responsibility towards Allah by praying, reciting Qur’an and following the Guidance.

* We must learn Tajweed so that we can recite the Qur’an in a beautiful way.

10. What is the difference between singing and tajweed?

Tajweed means pronouncing the words according to the rules whereas singing is unnecessary stretching of words according to rhythm.

Related Text: Answer the questions with the translation of an Ayah from the Surah:

1. We should depend on Allah and Allah alone for support and help.

“The Lord of the East and the West, there is none deserving of worship except Him. So depend on Him for help and support”.

2. Allah has given words of weight.

“I will be giving you some words of weight”.

3. Getting up in the night to pray is difficult but one should try.

“Definitely getting up in the night for worship is difficult but it is also better for bringing your heart and mind together in prayer”.

Surah As-Saff, Verses 1-4

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1. Describe the behaviour of a person who has a ‘double personality’. List five examples of his or her dual personality actions.

Saying one thing and doing the opposite is the first sign of someone with double personality.

  1. Promising parents and teachers to perform certain duties but not doing in reality.
  2. Behaving well among family and turning bad among friends.
  3. Preaching Islam but not following in one’s life.
  4. Being a so-called Muslim and spreading disunity among Muslims!
  5. Being friendly with Muslims and yet spying on them to support the enemies!

The Universe Speaks Tawheed

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Q.1: Harmony in the creation of the universe leads to the belief in One God. Give two examples.

Ans: 1. In the atmosphere, there is 77% of nitrogen, 21% of oxygen and 1% of carbon dioxide and other gases. For instance, if the amount of oxygen in the air was greater than 21%, we would be affected. This shows that there is perfect harmony and this can be done by only one God.

2. All the planets in the solar system revolve around sun. They never collide with each other and they move in a set pattern. This proves that there has to be a divine Creator who has created this world with perfection.

Q.2: What is the brain made up of?

Ans: The brain is made up of 100 billion nerve cells.

Q.3: How did Allah create our ears in a special way?

Ans: Allah has made our ears in such a unique way that we don’t hear any cracking or hissing sounds like stereos or radios. We can hear very clearly. Moreover, He has made it such that we don’t hear noises that hurt us like the revolving of the Earth.

Q.4: What is the percentage of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide in the air? Explain what would happen if the gases were in different proportions.

Ans: There is 77% of nitrogen, 21% of oxygen and 1% of carbon dioxide in the air. If these gases where in different proportions, there would be many problems. For instance, if the oxygen increased, the cells in our body would suffer severe damage and so would all the other living things that depend on oxygen.

Q.5: Explain briefly how the water cycle works. Do you think it could just happen by chance?

Ans: The sun heats the water on the surface and this causes evaporation. The warm air filled with this moisture rises up to the sky, then it cools down and forms clouds. Winds normally blow these clouds inland. When the temperature cools off the moisture turns back to water and falls down as rain. After being used by the soil, the rest of the water falls back into the oceans and rivers. Then the cycle begins again. All this surely could not happen by chance!

Q. 6: Infer signs, additional to those presented in this chapter, of the oneness of God from the universe.

Migratory birds travel thousands of kilometers every year and return to the same place, the same year. They never miss the route. There has to be a divine help. And that divine help is Allah’s and Allah’s only.