Allaah (Ta’ala) mentions stories of past nations and individuals in His Noble Book in order that people take lessons from them. These stories describe the punishments people were inflicted with when they turned away, disbelieved, and denied the blessings of Allaah. From among such individuals of these nations was Qarun (Korah).
Ibn Katheer (Rahimahullaah) […]
The Greatest Goal of Fasting:
The first verse in the context of fasting ends with a great purpose and joins fasting with Taqwa. In Surat al-Baqarah (2:183), Allaah (Ta’ala) says:
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ
“O you who believe! Observing As-Sawm (the fast) is prescribed […]
The women in the lifetime of the Messenger of Allaah (Salla-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to come out of their houses to attend congregational prayer in the Masjid. They would come out well covered so that no one would recognize them, or see anything of their beauty.
In the Saheehain, it is quoted that ’Aishah (Radia-Allaahu ‘anha) […]
The Linguistic Meaning
The words ‘Fatara‘ and ‘Fattara‘ mean ‘split’. This meaning is mentioned in Surat al-Infitaar (82: 1):
إِذَا السَّمَاءُ انفَطَرَتْ
“When the heaven is cleft asunder.”
When we say the earth “Tafattarat” with a plant, it means that the earth split and the plant came out. Allaah “Fattara” […]
The Names Al-Qaabid and Al-Baasit are mentioned in the following narration:
Anas (Radia-Allaahu ‘anhu) narrated: “Prices became excessively high during the time of the Messenger of Allaah (Salla-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), so they said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah! Set the prices for us!’ So he (Salla-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Indeed Allaah is Al-Musa’ir (the […]