Surah Luqman, Aayaat 12-15

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It is always better to teach students learn the word by word meaning of the verses of the glorious Qur’an.

This exercise is one step in that direction.  Continue reading

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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

Surah Al Ma’aarij, Part 2, Aayaat 19 to 35

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1. What is the importance of praying regularly?
Prayers will save a person from hell-fire. Praying regularly is important as it is a sign of one’s Imaan, and also because the best deeds are those that are regular and consistent. Continue reading

Surah Al Ma’aarij, Part 1, Aayaat 1 to 18

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1. Why did Allah reveal Surah al Ma’arij?
The first verse refers to An-Nadr ibn al Harith. He was one of the kuffar of Makkah, who often used to make fun of the Prophet (peace be upon him). He asked the Prophet to tell Allah to send down the punishment.  Continue reading

Khalid Ibn Al Waleed Embraces Islam

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Answer the following questions:
1. There were a few matters that encouraged Khalid ibn al Waleed to become Muslim. Based on Khalid’s story, what things would encourage people to accept Islam?
* Having positive opinion about Islam
* Personality of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
* Respect and curiosity towards Muslims
* Influence of Islam on knowledge and wisdom.
* Closeness with practising Muslims
* Dawah in stages  Continue reading

The World of Angels

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Answer the following questions:

1. What are angels made of?

They are made of light.  Continue reading

The Great Hadeeth of Jibreel

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1. Describe Jibreel as he appeared to the Prophet and the Sahabah

Jibreel appeared to the Prophet and the Sahabah in the form of a man dressed in extremely white clothes and with very black hair . No traces of travelling were visible on him, and no one knew him.  Continue reading

Surah al Ma’aarij: Verses 36 – 44

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1. What is the story of behind the revelation of the ayaat of this lesson?

The pagans used to gather around Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to listen to him as he was reading the Qur’an. But instead of learning the Qur’an, they would say it was lie and make fun of it. They used to disrespect the Muslims and say about the companions, “If these poor people will go to Paradise, we will enter it before them. Then we will have more in it than them”.  Continue reading

Khalid ibn Al Waleed Embraces Islam

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1. There were a few matters that encouraged Khalid ibn al Waleed to become Muslim. Based on Khalid’s story, what things would encourage people to accept Islam?  Continue reading

Surah al Ma’aarij, Verses 1-18

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Surah al Ma’aarij, Chapter 5, Lesson 1 pg 151 & 153 of the workbook

1. Why did Allah reveal Surah al Ma’arij?

The first verse refers to An-Nadr ibn al Harith. He was one of the kuffar of Makkah, who often used to make fun of the Prophet (peace be upon him). He asked the Prophet  to tell Allah to send down the punishment.

2. How long will the Day of Judgement seem to believers and non-believers?

The Day will past fast for the believers. It will feel like the amount of time one spends praying Thuhr or Asr prayers. For the disbelievers and sinful Muslims, it will be long and a painful day.

3. What happens to the person who did not pay Zakah?

The gold and silver that he saved will be heated on the Day of Judgement and he will be burnt with it. The poisonous snake will chase him and attack him saying: “I am your treasure”.

4. What do we learn from Surah al Ma’arij?

* The Day of Judgement will be painful for the disbelievers and disobedient Muslims.

* The sinful will be desperate to save themselves from the punishment.

* Everyone will be concerned about themselves.

* Paying Zakah is important.

* One shouldn’t accumulate wealth.

Related Text:

Identify the ayah in Surah al Ma’arij that discusses patience.  Refer Ayah No. 70:5 of the text book, page D 43

Identify the hadeeth on  Zakah Refer page D 44 of the text book

A Threat from the North: The Battle of Mu’tah

Reference: Page 163 and 164 of the workbook

1. What caused the Battle of Mu’tah?

The act of killing the messenger who carried the letter from Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the main reason. Continue reading