Life in the Grave

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1. Define the following terms:

  • Al Qabr: The grave which is the first step to Resurrection.
  • Naeemul Qabr: The rewards and enjoyments received by the believers in the grave.
  • Athaabul Qabr: The punishments given to the disbelievers and the sinful Muslims in the grave.
  • Malak al Mawt: The Angel of Death who is in charge of taking the soul at its appointed time.
  • Al Barzakh: A Barrier between the Life in the grave and Resurrection.

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Surah al Haaqqah, Verses 25-37

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Year 11 Notes: SURAH AL –HAAQQAH (VERSES 25-37)

Q1.What will the disbelievers and sinners be handed on the Day of Judgement? What will that signal?  Continue reading

Surah al Haaqqah, Verses 19-24

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Year 11 Notes: SURAH AL- HAAQQAH ( VERSES 19-24)

Q1. Identify the hadeeth about the rewards of Jannah.

Ans. Abu Hurayrah (R.A) narrated that Rasoolulah said, “ Whoever enters Paradise will be entertained and will never suffer. His clothes will never fade and his youth will never end. In Paradise there is what an eye has never seen, what an ear has never heard and what a heart has never thought of.”   Continue reading

Surah al Haaqqah, Verses 13-18

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 YEAR 11 Notes:  SURAH AL HAAQ’QAH ( VERSES 13-18 )- THE INEVITABLE DAY

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:

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Death: Gate to the Unseen World

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1. Related Text:
1. Write one du’aa about life and death in Arabic and English:
اللهم أحيني ما كانت الحياة خيرًا لي وأمتني ما كانت الموت خيرًا لي  Continue reading

The Farewell Pilgrimmage

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Steps in Hajj and Umrah is a short supplementary reader for Year 11 students to understand chapter ‘The Farewell Pilgrimmage’ in a better way, InshaaAllah. Continue reading

Salatul Janazah

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1. Define the following terms:

a) Qeerat: Huge rewards like a huge mountain

b) Kafan: Clean piece of white cloth wrapped over the dead body

c) Ghusul: Giving a wash to a dead body

d) Salatul Janazah: It means the funeral prayer. It is performed while standing.

2. What should Muslims do if one among them dies? 
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Death: The Gate To The Unseen World

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1. Which is more frightening: death or the consequences of committing the major sin of disbelief in God? Explain your answer.

The consequences of death is more frightening. The Qur’an describes the torment of the Day of Judgement in a way that makes a person extremely terrified.  Continue reading

Prophets Zakariyya and Yahya (Peace be upon them)

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Grade 11 has a lesson on ‘The Two Martyrs: Prophets Zakariyya and Yahya (Peace Be Upon Them)

Upon personal request a very dear sister of mine has made this amazing presentation.

I am sure that this presentation will be useful to one and all, Inshaa’Allah.

While you proceed to download this presentation, I request you to please remember my sister in your du’aas.  Continue reading

Surah al Munafiqoon: Verses 1 – 4

SURAH AL MUNAFIQOON: VERSES 1-4

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HYPOCRITES

Exercise 1: Questions and Answers (Page 99)

1. Were the Munafiqeen brave or cowardly? Defend your answer.

They were cowards. As they did not have the courage to declare that they are disbelievers nor did they have the courage to truly submit as Muslims. Their deception meant that they lacked self-confidence. Hypocrites were hiding behind their lie so that they could not be held accountable for working against Islam.

2. What are the differences between a hypocrite and an ordinary Muslim sinner?

Hypocrites never show their true face. They keep a nice outward appearance but from inside they are the worst enemies. They never admit their sins. Whereas an ordinary Muslim sinner does not hide his belief and many times accepts his sins he has committed. Even if he keeps it a secret, still he feels guilty in his heart.

3. What did the hypocrites do that made Allah refuse to forgive them?

Hypocrites knew of the truth, still they insisted to ignore the guidance. They swore to  lie that they were Muslims whereas they never accepted Islam from their heart. Normal disbelievers openly act according to their beliefs. Hypocrites hid their truth and, therefore, were deprived of Allah’s Mercy upon them.

4. The Munafiqeen were internal enemies of Islam. Do you agree? Support your answer with some historical incidents.

Definitely yes, as they always tried to disunite the Muslims by creating problems and misunderstandings between them. For example, Abdullah ibn Ubay was the leader of the hypocrites. He tried to disunite the Ansars from the Muhajireen. He told the Ansars that the Muhajireen were living on their land and surviving on their wealth. Not only that when confronted by the Prophet (Peace be upon him), he lied and swore that he had not said that. He was arrogant and did not want to accept his mistake.

The Story of the Three Who Missed Tabook

EXERCISE 1: Multiple Choice:

Check the Text Book, and do the answers to the Workbook Questions on Page 51, InshaaAllah.

EXERCISE 2: Question and Answers (Page 53)

1. How many days did the campaign to Tabook last? For how many days did the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and the Muslims ostracize (boycott) Ka’b and the other two companions who lagged behind? What lessons you can learn from that?

The Muslims returned to Madinah during the month of Ramadan after fifty days.

After listening to Ka’b ibn Malik and the other two men, the Prophet (Peace be upon him) told the people to boycott them and this continued for fifty days.

Ka’b ibn Malik, Murarah bin Rabee and Hilal bin Umayyah did not have an excuse as to why they were not able to take part in the campaign of Tabook. When the Prophet (Peace be upon him) returned to Madinah, they went to him and told him the truth.

They could have lied like the hypocrites but they chose to be truthful. They were righteous men. They were known to have taken part in previous battle/s. But this time it was a mistake committed on their part.

After they were boycotted, they felt depressed as no one spoke to them whether it was in the masjid or in the market place. The three men felt guilty. After fifty days they were forgiven by Allah. We learn that no matter what, we should never lie. Always remember Truth prevails and falsehood perishes.

2. Compare the hardship Abu Tharr Al-Ghifari went through when he followed the Muslims alone in the desert with hardship that Ka’b went through after Muslims returned to Madinah.

Abu Tharr was eager to join the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and the rest of the Muslims in Tabook. He was left behind because his camel was slow. So he put his belongings on his back and started walking alone in the desert. Other than it being summer time, it became more difficult for him as he had to walk rather than ride on his camel. He did not have any one to accompany him too. He faced this hardship for the Sake of Allah. The Prophet was very happy to see him.

Ka’b ibn Malik was at first worried as he did not know what to tell the Prophet (Peace be upon him). Then after being boycotted he felt alone and sad. No one would speak to him including his relatives. Ka’b had definitely realized his mistake.

Abu Tharr was received happily by the Muslims. His right intention and immediate action resulted in his favour. As for Ka’b, he did not prepare for the campaign and thought that because of a large army, his absence would not be noticed. He suffered because of his wrong decision. Both of them went through difficultly but at last they got the reward for it, Abu Tharr for his right intention and Ka’b for his honesty.