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What does Alif lam Meem mean? Why do some Surah's of the Quran start with something so confusing? Find the answer and more in this week's English Quran Tafsir of Verse Aya 1 of Sura Al-Imran
Have you wondered: Who is Imran? Who is Surah Al-Imran named after? When the word âImranâ is mentioned in the Quran, it could be referring to one of two people. Learn about the two Imrans, their family tree, and much more in this week's Al Imran English Quran Tafsir session.
Prophet Muhammad tells us about the benefits and secrets of Surah Al-Baqarah. Learn more to protect your home and your family. Congratulations for listening to the entire Tafsir of Sura Al-Baqarah!
Pardon us, forgive us, and have mercy on us. What is the difference? Learn the answer and how to do proper Dua' in this week's English Quran Tafsir update. Al Baqarah 286.
God says: "We also commanded Adam before you, but he forgot and We found him lacking in resolve." (20:115) You and i are different from Adam because Allah honored us with more ease. Learn more in this week's Quran Tafsir session.
Do you feel that religion is too much? Do you feel that Islam is too much? Is religion slowing down your progress? Learn the answers in the Tafsir of the 286 Aya of Surat Al Baqarah.
"I Testify that I am the Prophet of God." Listen to the story of the Jewish merchant, the companion Jaber, and prophet Muhammad. Learn about the Tafsir of Surat Albaqarah Aya 285.
Does Allah hold us accountable for Our thoughts and feelings? Some of the Prophetâs companions really struggled with this question. Abdullah bin Umar said while crying: âif God punishes us for our thoughts, we will surely perish.â
Do you know the story of the woman who insulted the Caliph Harron Al-Rahseed in front of all his friends? Listen to the story and much more in this week's English Quran Tafsir sessions.
How did Prophet Muhammad treat his family under Islamic law? What did Omar ibn al-Khattab do with his family when he wanted to rule the muslims? Find the answers and much more in this week's Quran Tafsir.
God says: "We offered the Trust to the heavens, the earth, and the mountains, yet they refused to undertake it and were afraid of it; humankind undertook it- they have always been unjust and ignorant. (33:72)" Learn about Allah's trust and much more in this week's Quran tafsir session.
Did you know that Allah rewards you more for giving your friend a loan, than giving charity? This is despite the fact that when you lend, you eventually get your money back. Learn the reason and much more in this week's Quran Tafsir session.
What do the words Fisq/Fasaq/Fusuq mean in the Quran? To understand the meaning, we should look at the Arabic origin of the word, and its relation to the the desert environment where the Arabs lived at the time of the prophet. Learn more in this week's English Quran Tafser session.
Some men quote the Quran as an excuse to mistreat women, or to support claims that women are not as intelligent. They argue that one man is equal to two women. is that true? Does the Quran say that men are better than women? Find the answers and much more in this week's English Quran Tafsir session.
Do you have money problems? Do you need a loan? Did a family member come and ask you for money? Should you lend your money to others? Find the answers to Islamic loans and much more in the week's Quran Tafsir session.
In the Quran, we often hear the word 'ihsan' repeated. But, what is the true meaning of Ihsan? God loves those who do ishan. How can you attain this great level in faith? Find the answers and much more in this week's Quran Tafsir session.
Do you know the one mistake most revolutions make? Allah teaches you how to be successful and make the entire society successful. Lean more in this week's Quran Tafsir of Al-Baqarah Ayat 278 & 279.
Before you get into a fight, you should know your opponent, otherwise, you may end up dead. Learn more in this week's English Quran Tafsir.
Would a believer stay in Hellfire forever? Or is that punishment only reserved for non-believers? Is it possible for a believer in Allah and Muhammad be treated as a non-believer? Find the answers and much more in this week's Albaqara English Tafsir update.
Some verses of the Quran appear to allow charging interest on loans (as long as it is not outrageous). Is that true? Can you charge 1% interest, or take a loan with low interest rate? Find the answer and much more in this week's Albaqarah Quran Tafsir session.
God says: "This tree grows in the heart of Hellâs blazing Fire, and its fruits are like devilsâ heads." (37:64, 65) The tree of âZaqqumâ only exists in hellfire. Why would God describe something we cannot see âlike devilsâ heads- with something else we cannot see âlike the Zaqqum tree-? Find the answer and much more in this week's Baqarah English Quran Tafsir
What is the best month to give the Sadaqah charity? It is not Ramadan! How about the best day of the week to give Sa? It is not Friday! The best Hour? Even the exact minute? Learn the absolute best time (down to the minute) in this week's Quran Al-baqarah Tafsir update.
Is your next door neighbor doing well? Is he buying nicer things than you? Does the wife drive a better car? Learn why it is very important to know how your neighbors are doing in the week's Quran Tafsir update.
Is this right?! Some people quote the Quran: âIt is not for you to guide them; it is God who guides whoever He willâ and say: âI cannot help myself from doing sin. If God wants me to be good, He will make me good. God guides whoever He will.â
There are many reasons to be stingy, and there are many solutions. Learn the best ways to fight stinginess and how easy it is to be generous with your time and money in this week's Quran Tafsir session.
What is the issue of a vow? To vow âtranslated from the Arabic Nuthr- is to assign yourself a duty of a specific good deed beyond what God has obligated you with. Learn more about vows in this week's update.
Have you thought about getting a life-insurance policy for your kids? Do you want to protect the future of your kids if you die? Learn the best insurance policy and how much it pays out when you die in this week's English Quran Tafsir session.
During the time of our beloved Prophet Muhammad, the residents of Medina used to hang containers of dates by the entrance of the mosque. The poor and the travelers could eat from it without the need to ask or beg. Learn how this system was abused in this week's AlBaqarah Tafsir session.
Have you dreamt about owning a great piece of land? Would you like your land to have palm trees and grape vines? Do you want your large property to have its own rivers and wells? Close your eyes for a moment and picture the perfect land and how you and your family would enjoy it in this week's Quran Tafsir session.
Can you be selfish and generous all at once? Can you love yourself in a smart way, not a stupid one? Learn how you can be very selfish and very generous at the same time in this week's English Quran Tafsir session.
Do you know the story where God sided with a disbeliever and not with His beloved prophet Abraham? Take a few moments to listen to this amazing story.
People believe that if you make a lot of money, then you must be rich. They are only looking at positive income. Negative income is a lot more important! Learn how to be really rich with very little money in this week's Quran Tafsir session.
Even if you don't know much about farming, it is easy to tell the difference between a smart farmer and a stupid one. Learn more in this week's Tafsir session.
Which job is more important, a medical doctor or a plumber? The answer may surprise you. Take a few moments to listen to this week's Quran Tafseer session.
In the story of Prophet Abraham and his birds, it is interesting to note that God used the phrase: âsummon them, and they will come to you walking in haste.â As you know, birds fly, so why wouldnât they come flying? Find the answers and much more in this week's Quran in English session.
Can time really stop? Can time be different for me and you? Find the amazing answer and much more in the story of Uzair.
A ghost town comes to life? A dead man resurrected? Listen to part one of the story of a town and a man resurrection from death in this week's Quran Tafsir session.
Can a king give life and cause death? Listen to Prophet Abraham's argument in this week's English Koran Tafsir.
How would you like to have Allah on your side? Would anyone dare to harm you? If you like God to be next to you, take a few moments to listen to this weekâs Quran Tafsir session.
In the Quran, âTaghootâ is translated into âpowers of evil.â The translation does not embody the full meaning of âTaghoot,â learn the true meaning of 'AlTaghoot' in this week's English Quran.
Can you force people to convert to Islam? Isn't it in their best interest? For the best answer listen to the example of two salesmen: One selling designer handbags, and the other fake ones.
Why is Ayatul Kursi -verse 255 of Surat AlBaqarah- so important? Find the answer and much more in this week's English Quran Tafser update.
How do you explain Allah's Kursi -God's seat-? Does God sit down or stand up? Find the answer and much more in this week's Quran Tafsir session.
What do Penicillin, x-rays, and a microwave oven have to do with Ayatul Kursi? Find the answers and much more in this week's English Quran Tafseer session.
The children of Israel asked Prophet Moses: âDoes our Lord sleep?â Listen to how God directed prophet Moses to answer with a cup of water.
God is the âThe Ever Watchfulâ translated from the Arabic origin âAl Qayyumâ â??????â. Learn more about this amazing verse, Ayatul Kursi, in this week's update.
Our beloved prophet Muhammad said about Ayatul Kursi (verse 255): âWithin âThe Cowâ âSurat Al Baqara- is a verse. This verse is the pinnacle of the Quran. Whoever reads it in his or her house builds a shield between the devil and his or her family.â
Many people ask "Why should I be concerned with the poor? Canât they work hard just like I did?" Find the answer and much more in this week's English Quran Tafsir session
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "If it were not for the elderly bowing in worship, for suckling babies, and for pasturing animals, God would have brought down such a harsh punishment for your corruption that it would utterly destroy you." Learn more in this week's Tafsir session.
Why did God send Prophets & Messengers? Find the answer and much more in this week's Quran English Tafsir
Here is why Muhammad is the Greatest Prophet - even higher than Prophets Moses, Jesus and many others (peace be upon them all).
God says: âThose are the messengers - We preferred some above others. God spoke to some; others He raised many degrees in rank; We gave Jesus, son of Mary, Our clear signs and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit.â (from 2:253) Learn more about the Holy Spirit in Islam in this week's Quran Update.
Prophet Muhammad was an illiterate man, a fact well known to everyone, especially his disbelieving enemies. But isnât illiteracy a shame? We answer that yes, for you and me illiteracy is an embarrassment. But for our beloved prophet Muhammad, it was an honor. Why? Find the answers and much more in this week's Quran session.
Why does the world go from one war to another? Who do conflicts last for years, even decades? There must be a better way. Find the answers and much more in this week's Quran English session.
So you have a big task ahead. You should ask God for help, right? Not so fast. Learn the best time to ask for God's help and much more in this week's English Quran Tafsir session.
My God, or My Lord? Which one should you use? Learn the difference and the best time to use each one in this week's English Quran Tafsir update.
In the previous session we learned how to select a proper leader, now we look into how to make an elite Army of top fighters. King Saul starts his journey to face the Army of Goliath. Take a few moments to watch.
Should Muslims take care of historic objects and put relics on display? Or are these objects a path to idolatry and polytheism? Find the answers and much more in this week's Quran Tafsir session.
Should a rich billionaire be president? Should a King have a long family legacy? What are the criteria for a non-religious leader? Find the answers and much more in this week's English Tafsir session.
Most people talk the talk, but very few walk the walk. Learn more about how most people behave in this week's Quran Tafsir session.
Why do we have to give to charity? Why doesn't God provide directly to the poor? Find the answer to this question and much more in this week's update.
Khaled ibn Al Waleed âthe famous leader of the Muslim armies- taught us a valuable lesson from his deathbed. Learn more about life and death in this week's Koran Tafsir session.
God says: "Didn't you see how your Lord dealt with the people of the elephants?" (105:1) How can God ask you (or ask prophet Muhammad) if we have seen an event that happened before our time? Are we supposed to time travel? Find the answer and much more in this week's Quran Tafser update.
What happens to the widow after the husband's death? Does she have rights? How about the marital home? find the answers and much more in this week's clear English Quran session.
Learn how Prophet Muhammad compared the five daily prayers to a river. We also discuss âfear prayer.â Take few minutes to listen to this weekâs English Quran Tafsir update.
In this weekâs Quran tafsir, we explore a question about the daily prayers (Salat), and we find five different answers! We are not sure which answer is correct. Find out the wisdom behind this difficult issue in this weekâs Quran session.
Better than justice? Did you know that being fair may leave people with ill feelings and regret? Learn how to use this fact to your advantage in today's' Quran Tafsir update.
In the previous verses, we discussed matters related to married and widowed women. But what if a situation arises where a husband divorces his wife before the couple consummates the marriage? Learn the answer and much more in this week's Quran update.
After a divorce or after the husband's death, the wife may be looking to move on with her life. The Quran addresses the issues of dating and marriage for the widow or the newly divorced woman. Learn more in this week's English Quran update.
âIddahâ is the waiting period God prescribed for the woman after the marriage ends in divorce or after the death of the husband. Learn the duration of iddah and the wisdom behind it in this week's English Quran update.
Divorce causes big problems, but Allah wants to shield the children from the parentâs disagreements. No matter how ugly the divorce was, the rights of the children from breastfeeding to clothing should take priority. Learn more in this week's Al-baqarah English Tafsir update.
During divorce, some men may pretend to be upright, while in reality, they want to harm and abuse their wife. Allah issues a stern warning to such men who plan domestic abuse. Learn more in this week's English Quran Update.
When it comes to divorce, some couples try to evade and cheat God's teachings. Learn how to avoid this sin in this week's English Quran Tafsir update.
In this week's Tafsir update, we discuss social issues. Learn how God's law saves humanity from the experimentation and greed of man-made laws.
Do you know the story of Jamila, the sister of Abdullah ibn Ubay? Do you know how she divorced her husband after speaking to Prophet Muhammad? Learn the details and much more in this week's update. We also address a common problem: When a man repeats to his wife âI divorce youâ three times, is it considered a single divorce or not?
Under no circumstance should a woman in the process of divorce hide her pregnancy in order to move on with her life and marry another man. Such a lie would attribute the child to the new husband and create many issues and injustices. Learn more in this week's update.
Do you know the story between Caliph Uthman, Imam Ali and the six-months pregnant woman? Learn the details and much more in this week's English Tafsir update.
When a husband oversteps Godâs limits, he can be ordered by a judge to return to his wife or to divorce her. If the husband refuses to do so, then the judge can force a divorce. Learn more about such divorce in this week's update.
In Arabia, before Islam, men used to employ a tactic to discipline and punish their wives. A man would abstain from having any sexual relations with his wife and deprive her of intimacy for weeks, even months. Learn how Islam dealt with this issue in this week's update.
There is one type of oath that cannot be expiated for. The only remedy for it is immersion in Hellfire. Learn how to protect yourself from this type of oath.
Do you know the story where Allah revealed a verse of the Quran because Abu Bakr made an inappropriate oath? Learn about the story of Abu Bakr and much more in this weekâs update.
Is sexual pleasure the primary reason for marriage? What are the Islamic priorities in sexual relations? How do you put your children in God's care? Find the answers to these important questions and much more in this week's update.
When verse 222 of âThe Cowâ was revealed, some people believed that a woman is so unclean during her period that her husband cannot have sexual relations with her, eat or even stay in the same house. Others believed that a menstruating woman is like any other woman, and there is no reason to abstain from sexual activity. Learn the Islamic ruling in this weekâs update.When verse 222 of âThe Cowâ was revealed, some people believed that a woman is so unclean during her period that her husband cannot have sexual relations with her, eat or even stay in the same house. Others believed that a menstruating woman is like any other woman, and there is no reason to abstain from sexual activity. Learn the Islamic ruling in this weekâs update.
God has allowed Muslim men to marry women of the scripture. A Muslim man can marry a Christian or a Jewish woman. What criteria should you look for? What priorities should you set? Learn the answers and much more in this week's update.
How should a Muslim woman choose her husband? Character & sexual attraction play a role. Values and faith play a role. How should Muslim women find the right balance? Should a woman consult with her father or family before marriage? Find the answers and much more in this week's update.
How should a Muslim man choose his wife? Beauty & sexual attraction play a role. Values and faith play a role. How should Muslim men find the right balance? Find the answers and much more in this week's update.
Can you mix your wealth with the wealth of the orphan under your care? Or should you keep them separate? Do you buy food for the family with your money, or the orphan's money? Learn the answers in this week's English Quran Tafsir session.
Do not fall under the illusion that punishment or reward for what you do is only in the Hereafter; you will also experience some in this world. Learn more in this week's session
Dear Brothers & Sisters, Did you know that gambling hurts the loser and the winner alike? Did you know that Zakat is not always 2.5%, it is sometimes 5%, 10% or even 20%? Learn about gambling, Zakat, and much more in this week's update.
Do you have a bad habit you like to stop? Do you have any addictions? Are you addicted to sugary food? Smoking? Gambling? Find out the best way to quit bad habits and addictions in this week's English Quran Tafsir session.
Some people say: "I deserve heaven; I did my prayers and worship, so God owes me reward and mercy.â Listen to how prophet Muhammad prayed and hoped for God's mercy in this week's English Quran Tafsir update.
Is it conceivable that a person who comes up with an invention that saves thousands of lives would not benefit on the Day of Judgment? Could great inventors and researches that helped humanity end up in hellfire if they are disbelievers? Find the answers and much more in this week's session.
In the media, believers are often attacked if they do one simple mistake. This has been going on since the time of the Prophet. Learn how Allah answered such critics in this weekâs updated.
How many times did you chase after something you wanted only to regret it later? How many times did you expect good to come out of an action only to be sorry to see evil? Learn the answers and get a new perspective from the story of Prophet Moses and Al-Khidr.
In this week's session, we look into a story from the Chinese culture to help us better understand the concept of what is truly good and truly bad for us. Learn more in this week's podcast.
Dear Brothers & Sisters, God has asked us to spend and help the orphans. But what if the orphan was rich? What if he or she had inherited lots of money? Are we still supposed to spend and help? Learn the answer and much more in this week's update.
Do you think that the road leading to Paradise will be easy and comfortable? It will not. In fact, hardships will feel like earthquakes. Learn how Prophet Muhammad and his companions dealt with these issues in this week's Tafsir session.
Allah says in chapter 35: "God leaves whoever He will to stray and guides whoever He will." So if you are misguided, then it is not your fault, right? If God willed you to disbelief, what can you do? Find the answer and understand guidance in this week's Tafsir session.
Islam, water, tea & Cola! Find the relation between all these items in this week's Quran Tafsir session.
We all come from Adam; we all share hopes and dreams. Why, then, do people fight? Why do countries go to war? Find the answer and much more in this week's update.
Rich people must have done something good; that is why God honored them with wealth. Poor people must have done something terrible; that is why God humiliated them with poverty. God answers both these claims with a single word! Learn the special answer in this week's update.
What is your position in the universe? Where do you stand in life? What is your rank among creation? If you know the answer to these questions, you can plan your life better. Learn the answer and much more in this week's session.
God says: â..whoever changes Godâs blessing after it has come to him: surely God is severe in retribution. â (from 2:211) God is warning you of punishment if you change His blessings. But, how do you change God's blessings? Find the answer and much more in this week's session.QuranGarden on the go? Download the QuranGarden App.
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Some critics of Islam have asked: is there no one other companion than Omar? Why do you keep referring to him? Find the answer and much more in this week's update.
We always commit sin, and we often blame the devil. But is it really the devil to blame or is it you?! How can you distinguish between the sins that Satan adorns to you from the sins that are adorned by your own self desires? Find the answer and much more in this week's update.
five pillars. An engineer once challenged me and said: "We can build a sturdy structure on two, three or four foundation pillars. We do not need five pillars to build a strong structure." Listen to the answer and much more in this week's update.
If you are upright, honest, and sincere, you often get hurt by others. A common adage says: "No good deed goes unpunished." How can you avoid that without compromising your values? Find the answer and much more in this week's update.
Peace & Harmony with the Universe sounds like a very big claim, but it can be done! Find the answer and the way to do it in this week's update!
Can you buy or sell yourself? Listen to stories from the Prophet's companions to give you the answer. Learn more in this week's update.
There are two types of pride that are clearly explained in the Quran? Do you know the different types of pride? Learn the answer and much more in this week's update.
God says: And from among the people are those whose words about worldly life pleases you, and he cites God as witness to what is in his heart. Yet he is the fiercest of opponents. And when he turns his back, he strives about the earth to foment disorder and corruption; destroying crops and future generations. God does not like corruption. (Chapter 2: Verses 204, 205)
Hypocrites! God says: And from among the people are those whose words about worldly life pleases you, and he cites God as witness to what is in his heart. Yet he is the fiercest of opponents. And when he turns his back, he strives about the earth to foment disorder and corruption; destroying crops and future generations. God does not like corruption. (Chapter 2: Verses 204, 205) Learn more in this week's update.
God says: âBeâ & it becomes. Some people have a hard time understanding how Allah -the All Capable- requires no time and no effort to create, give, and sustain. Learn more in this week's session.
Islam discourages you from taking pride in your lineage; rather pride of a believer should stem from within; more specifically from the good deeds he or she does to serve others. Learn more in this week's session.
Do you know the difference between the Arabic words 'Rizq' and 'Fadl'? The answer is the key for how you can make money during your Hajj trip. Learn more in this week's Quran Tafsir update.
Have you wondered why 'Arafa' or 'Arafat' was named so? Find the answers and much more in this week's update.
God says: The Hajj pilgrimage takes place during the well-known months. So whoever undertakes the duty of Hajj in them, there should be no indecency, mischief, or quarreling during the pilgrimage- whatever good you do, God is well aware of it. Provide well for yourselves: the best provision is to be mindful of God- always be mindful of Me, you who have understanding- (Chapter 2: Verse 197) Learn more about this verse in this week's update.
Prophet Muhammad âpeace be upon him- said: âThose of you who properly perform the Hajj pilgrimage without committing indecent acts or mischief will be cleared of their sins as if they were born today.â How do you prepare for Hajj and earn this great reward? Learn the answer and much more in this week's session.
Why are the Muslim nations disrespected, bullied, and looked down upon all over the world today? Find the answer and much more in this week's update
God says: âFight them until there is no more persecution, and worship is devoted to Godâ giving the believers a clear mission -not for worldly or material gain- but to give all humanity the chance to be free of persecution and tyranny; an opportunity to follow their creator not their equal; and an opportunity to be truly free from all forms of subjugation and imposed beliefs.
Why didnât the Muslims fight their enemies from the first day and go after the leaders of disbelief in Mecca who were persecuting and torturing them? Why was fighting not legislated for over 13 years of Islam? Find the answers and much more in this week's update.
Sadly, there have been many charges against Islam regarding the issues of fighting and war. Letâs consider the two most common accusations: first, it has been said that Islam was spread by the sword. Second: Islam has been criticized for imposing taxes âcalled Jezia-on the nonbelievers under its rule. Find the answer to these accusations and so much more in this week's update.
We have adopted the moon phases for measuring time and predicting tides. We have utilized some of the sunâs energy for our use, and we benefit from our knowledge of the seasons for agriculture. We have ancient knowledge of the positions of some stars âsuch as the North Star- and we use it for navigation. Perhaps in the future, and when the scientific minds are busy in exploration and research, God will reveal to us some of the secrets of the stars so we can gain more modern benefits from them. He says:I swear by the positions of the stars- a mighty oath, if you only knew-(56:75-76)Learn more in this week's update.
Prophet Muhammadâs companions asked many questions. They questioned each and every practice that was common at the time, because they wanted to move from ignorance into deeds that were fair and that brought them closer to Allah. Learn more in this weekâs update.
Corruption! Learn how the rich and governments collude to cause corruption and the loss of resources and life.
Money and labor are the wealth of societies. The money I have today will pass to another person through trade. What laws govern this circulation of wealth? Find the answers in this week's update.
Learn how to earn the great rewards of a spiritual retreat (I'tikaf) each time you step into a mosque.
Do you often pray and ask God for something only to have your prayers go unanswered? Why? Find the answer and much more in this week's update.
How do you get closer to God? Is there a secret? Yes, there is! Learn this secret and much more in this week's update.
God says that âthe Quran was revealed as guidance for mankind.â Learn more about guidance, and why we as humans do a poor job mapping our way through life. Take a moment to listen and to share with your family & friends.
Why wasn't the Quran revealed as one complete book?There are those who criticize the Quran and question: how do you say that Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan, while you also say that it was revealed little by little over the twenty-three years of Muhammadâs Prophethood? Find the answer and much more in this week's update.
The history of fasting Ramadan. Fasting, just like many other religious obligations, was introduced gradually. Learn more in this week's update.
Should you fast Ramadan during Travel? There are some who argue that travel in our time is totally different from those in the olden days: We have cars, planes, and comfortable hotel accommodations. Shouldn't we, then, be able to fast while traveling? Find the answer and much more in this week's update.
You often hear a person who just came back from the Hajj pilgrimage say: âWhen I was in Mecca and Medina I felt the sweetness of faith; I experienced great peace and comfort in my heart. It was like I had forgotten the entire world around me.â Are these praises, feelings and experiences exclusive to the holy places and cannot be experienced anywhere else? Or are these places supposed to serve as an example of what you can experience anywhere you choose? Find the answer and much more in this weekâs update.
Give good advice. Prophet Muhammad âpeace be upon him said-: "The example of the persons abiding by God's orders and restrictions in comparison to those who violate them is like the example of passengers who drew lots for their seats in a boat. Some of them got seats in the upper deck while the others sat in the lower. When the lower deck passengers needed water, they had to go up to bring water and that troubled them, so they said: 'Let us make a hole in our share of the ship to get water and save ourselves and those above us from all this troubleâ. If the people in the upper deck left the others to do as they wish, then all would drown, but if they prevent them, all would be safe." Learn more about giving good advice in this weekâs update.
Religious Obligations & Love. Are Religious Obligations a burden? or are they an act of love? We see Godâs teachings and legislation as an act of love; and we see submission to the will of God as a way of reciprocating this love. Learn more in this week's update.
Death penalty in Islam. There is much discussion about the death penalty. Is it fair, cruel, or ever necessary? The Quran gives you the true purpose of punishment laws. Learn more in this weekâs update.
Brotherhood in faith. God says: The believers are brothers, so make peace and reconciliation between your brothers and be mindful of God, so that you may be given mercy. (49:10) Learn more about the strength of the bond of brotherhood in Islam in this week's update.
Murder and revenge. What does Islam teach us about revenge, murder and the death penalty? How do the bible, Torah and Quran differ in dealing with the issue of murder? Learn the answers and much more in this weekâs update.
The master key of faith. Do you know the master key to faith? Do you know the one action that can help you pray better, give more to charity, and be a better Muslim? God gives you the key to faith in verse 177. In fact, the entire grammar of the verse is changed to highlight this key. Find out the master key to faith in this week's update, and share it with your family & friends.
Money you love to people you love. To whom should you give charity? Allah wants you to give from the money that you love to the people that you love. Take care of those around you. Learn more in this week's update.
The Road of Righteousness. Letâs walk down the road of righteousness together. Allah explains that righteousness is not limited to belief; rather it has to translate into day to day actions and behaviors. Learn more in this week's update.
Crime and punishment. Many people feel bad for the criminal who is about to suffer. They focus on the severity of the punishment while forgetting how terrible the crime was. Allah teaches us to always recall what those who spread corruption on earth did. Learn more in this week's update.
Concealing God's Scriptures. God says: As for those who conceal from the Scripture that God sent down and sell it for a small price, they eat nothing but fire in their bellies. God will not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them: an agonizing torment awaits them. (Chapter 2:Verse 174) Learn more about this verse and much more in this week's update.
A win-win deal. When it comes to consuming meat, Allah wants to double the reward and benefit for the believer. Learn how in this week's update.
Why eat Halal meat? Have you wondered about the scientific reason behind eating Halal meat? Learn the answer and much more in this weekâs update.
Prophets & Shepherds. Every Prophet worked as a shepherd in his youth. Learn the reason behind this profession and why some people choose to act like livestock.
Leadership. God says: And when it is said to them, "Follow what God has revealed," they say, "Rather, we will follow that which we found our fathers doing." What! Even though their fathers understood nothing, nor were they guided? (Chapter 2: Verse 170). Learn about leadership and much more in this week's update.
No Pork! If pork is prohibited, then why did God create pigs? Find the answer in this week's session where God invites all humanity -regardless of faith and deed- to eat from what is good and lawful.
For the love of God. When you pray, you often feel comfort and connection with Allah. However, there are people who believe in other Gods, and also feel comfort, love and connection with their Gods. What are they really feeling? How can this be? Find the answer to these questions and much more in this weekâs update.
On land and sea. Allah invites you to think, and the Quran repeatedly presents evidence for âthose who give thought,â âthose who use reason,â âthose who contemplate,â and âthose who remember.â Spend a few moments with Godâs Book today!
Wahed Ahad! We often repeat that âAllah is Wahedâ, âAllah is Ahadâ. But do you know the true meaning of these phrases? Learn the answer and much more in this weekâs update.
Ready for a fresh start? Have you done much wrong in your life? Have you hurt yourself or the people you love? Allah promises to forgive all your sins if you take two simple steps. Give yourself a fresh start today & learn about these steps in this week's update.
Cursed by Allah. Did you know that there are two types of a 'curse' in Islam? A curse for some believers, and a curse for the non-believers? Learn the difference between the two and much more in this week's update.
Idols in Mecca! Why did God say that âthere is no blameâ for those circling between the Safa and the Marwa? Why would anyone feel ashamed, or worry about being blamed when performing this act of worship?
The wisdom behind Safa and Marwa. Do you know the wisdom behind the ritual walk between Safa & Marwa during Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage? Do you know the lesson Allah wants us to learn from Hagarâs story? Do you plan to take the walk between the two hills soon? Learn the wisdom behind the walk and much more in this week's update.
Life often throws hardship and troubles your way. God gives you the best tools to manage these hardships, and will reward you for your patience. What are these tools? Learn the answers and much more in this week's update.
Managing fear and anxiety. God says: And We will surely test you with some fear and hunger, and with dearth of wealth, lives and crops; and give glad tidings to those who patiently endure (Chapter 2: Verse 155) Do you know how to manage your fears? Your anxiety? Your worries? Listen to this week's update to learn the answer and much more.
Please take a few moments out of your busy day to listen to this weekâs English Quran Tafsir session as we continue with the 154th verse of âThe Cowâ âAlBaqaraâ
Do you have trouble in your life? In this weekâs update, Allah gives you the tools to be in His Company when you face the difficulties of life. Take the example of a child being bullied in a playground. He may feel overwhelmed and overpowered. But when he sees his dad coming, he feels strong, and stands up against all the bigger kids. If a child feels invincible in the company of his father, then how about a person in the company of his or her Lord? Learn how to be in God's company in this week's update.
The last ten days of Ramadan are some of the best days of the year. These are the best days to be in Allahâs company with remembrance and âthikrâ. This weekâs update is dedicated to giving gratitude to Allah for all is bounties. Please take a few moments to listen.
Our beloved prophet Muhammad. In this weekâs update, we discuss the greatest bounty humanity is blessed with. God says: A Messenger has come to you from among yourselves. Your suffering distresses him: he is deeply concerned for you and full of kindness and mercy towards the believers. (09:128) Take a moment to learn more about our beloved prophet Muhammad.
The burden of worship. Do you feel that prayer is a burden? Do you feel that fasting the long Ramadan days is difficult? Do you feel that religious obligations are a burden? Do you find sin easy and attractive? This week's update can help you manage these feelings.
Race to God. If you choose faith in God, and decide to do good deeds, is that enough? It may not be. Find out why and much more in this week's update.
A break from your busy life. Take a few minutes break from your busy day to spend time with the Quran. This week, we continue with the 145th and 146th verses of 'The Cow' 'Al-Baqara'
Did you know that prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was described as âThe prophet of two Qiblasâ in Jewish and Christian prophecies? Learn about this and much more in this week's session.
A middle nation. Allah wants you to understand the great blessing of making the Muslim nation a middle nation. But what does that mean? Find out the answer and much more in this weekâs update.
What do you do when religion doesn't make any sense? How should you handle religious obligations that you do not understand? Find the answers and much more in this week's update.
Two identical verses. Verses 134 and 141 of Al Baqara are identical. Yet, each verse carries a distinct and different meaning. Find why in this week's update. Verse 141 of âThe Cowâ marks the end of the first Juz of the Nobel Quran. For all of you who have been with Quran Garden from the beginning we would like to say: Thank you for your support. God willing we will continue our journey through the Quran together.
Will great inventors go to heaven? If a disbeliever makes a great discovery and benefits millions of people, will he or she go to heaven? Find the answer and much more in this weekâs update.
Allahâs indelible mark. God says: The indelible marking of Allah. And who marks better than Allah! And for Him we are worshipers. (Chapter 2: Verse 138). What is Allahâs indelible mark? Learn the answer and much more in this weekâs update.
Have you ever wondered what the religion of Abraham was? Find the answer and much more in this week's update.
Will parents & their children be joined in heaven? How about if the children were not so righteous? Would that be fair? Find the answers and more in this week's update.
The Lineage of Prophet Muhammad. The Lineage of Prophet Muhammad is pure in the monotheistic worship of God. Yet there is a verse in the Quran that seems to contradict this fact. Learn the secret behind the family tree of our beloved prophet in this week's update.
Submission to God. When his Lord said to him, "Submit", he said "I have submitted to the Lord of the worlds." (Chapter 2: Verse 131) Learn about the conversation between God and Abraham, and the children of Abraham.
Prophets Abraham and Ishmael supplicated: Our Lord, and send among them a messenger from themselves who will recite to them Your verses and teach them the Book and wisdom and purify them. Indeed, You are the almighty, the Wise. (Chapter 2:Verse 129) Take a few moments to learn about this supplication and to share with your family and friends.
Our Lord, accept from us. God says: As Abraham and Ishmael build up the foundations of the House, âOur Lord, accept from us. You are the All Hearing, the All Knowing. (Chapter 2: Verse 127) Take a moment to learn the true meaning of faith worship and devotion as we continue with the 127 and 128th verses of the second verses of the Noble Quran.
Godâs divine gifts. God's gifts & blessings are of two types. Do you know the different types? Would you like to know how to earn both types of God's gifts? Find the answers in this week's update.
How old is the Kaaba? Who built the Kaaba? What is the history of the Sacred Mosque? Find the answers and much more in this week's update.
The Standing Place of Abraham (Maqam Ibrahim) is a place that Muslims used to avoid during prayers until Allah commanded us to make it a place of prayers. Find the story behind it in this week's update.
Who are the true children and heirs of prophets? Who are the true heirs of prophethood? Learn this and much more in this week's update.
The blessings and responsibilities of religion. The children of Israel were blessed with the last two heavenly messages before Islam. With this great blessing, however, came great responsibility. Learn more in this week's update.
Seeking Peopleâs Approval. God says: Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you unless you follow their ways. Say, âGodâs guidance is the only true guidance.â If you were to follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, you would find no one to protect you from God or help you. (Chapter 2: Verse 120). Take a moment to learn about this verse in this weekâs update.
The plural pronoun "We" is used in many verses of the Quran where Allah is referring to Himself. Why plural, you may ask? Take a few moments to listen to the answer in this week's update.
Take a few moments out of your busy day to learn about certainty & faith. Learn about the faith Abu Bakr (may God be pleased with him) had and much more in this week's update.
What is the difference between the creation of humans, and the creation of God? Learn the answer in this weekâs update.
They Say âGod has a son!â Learn how to answer those who claim that God has a child in this week's update.
We often read verses such as 'wherever you turn, there is the Face of God.' or 'the hand of Allah is above their hands.' How are we supposed to discuss God's being? Learn the answers and much more in this weekâs update.
We continue with the 113th and 114th verses of 'The Cow'. Learn the five things our beloved prophet Muhammad was blessed with and about those who want to harm our Mosques and houses of worship.
Is heaven reserved for Muslims? for Christians? or for Jews? Is anyone guaranteed paradise? Find the answers and much more in this week's update.
Allah teaches us the best tool to face difficulty. When prophet Muhammad was troubled, he (peace be upon him) always resorted to this method. Find out about this precious tool in this week's update.
During difficult times, people may try to pull you away from faith, and spread division and hatred. In this verse (109) and the next one (110), Allah teaches us how to deal with tough times, and face the people spreading hatred. Please take a few moments to listen and to share with your family and friends.
We continue with the 108th verse of 'Al-Baqara', take a few moments to listen to this week's update.
The Power of Prayer. When you are faced with difficulty, and you have tried your best, yet all you tried fails, always rest assured that one door never closes: The door of prayer. Learn more in this week's update.
In this week's update, you can learn about the two types of verses that are never nullified or changed. Verses that are constant since the time of Adam. Please take a few moments to listen and to share with your family and friends.
How did Islam change over time? Why were some Quran verses nullified and replaced with new ones? Learn the answers and much more in this week's update.
Why did religion change over time? Why did Christianity come to change some teachings of Judaism? Why did some teachings change within Islam? Find the answer and much more in this week's update.
Animosity towards Muslims. God says: Neither those who disbelieve from among the People nor those who associate partners with God would like anything good to be sent down to you from your Lord, but God chooses for His mercy whoever He will: His bounty has no limits. (Chapter 2: Verse 105) Take a few moments to learn about this verse.
God says: O you who believe! Do not say 'raâina', but say, 'unzurna', and listen. A painful punishment awaits the unbelievers. (Chapter 2, Verse 104) Do you know the story behind this verse? Find out in this week's update:
God always leaves the doors of repentance and mercy wide open for his servants. True reward and advantage come through being mindful of Allah, not through seeking magic to outclass others. Take a moment to listen and to share with your family & friends.
God Almighty created the universe in balance and harmony, so that no one creation can transgress over the other. There are those who seek to break this balance through magic and communicating with the Jinn. Find out more in this week's update.
What is Magic? Are the miracles of prophets (like Moses' staff) a form of magic? How about the Jinn, do they practice magic? Find out the answers and much more in this week's update.
The devils are mentioned in many verses of the Quran. What is a devil? learn more in this week's update.
Faith in Action! Faith is a combination of knowledge and action, if you have the knowledge but do not act, then what good is faith? Learn more in this week's update.
God says: The Messenger believes in what has been sent down to him from his Lord, as do the faithful. They all believe in God, His angels, His scriptures, and His messengers. âWe make no distinction between any of His messengers,â they say, âWe hear and obey. Grant us Your forgiveness, our Lord. To You we all return!â-(2:285) Learn more about the unity and oneness of belief in this week's update.
The Archangel Gabriel. God says: Say, "Whoever is an enemy to Gabriel - it is he who has brought the Qur'an down upon your heart, by God's permission, confirming that which was before it and as guidance and good news to the believers (Chapter 2:Verse 97). Take a few moments to learn about this verse and much more in this week's update.
Facing Death. Facing death is one of the most difficult moments you and I will encounter. Take a few moments out your busy day to learn about this subject as we continue with the 95th verse of 'Al Baqara'
Who will go to heaven? Christians? Jews? Muslims? find the answer and much more in this week's update.
Does Allah force anyone into belief? How about when He raised mount Toor above the heads of the Israelites? Find the answer and much more in this week's session.
God says: And when they are told: "Believe in that which He has sent down," they retort: "We believe in only what was sent down on us," and they disbelieve in what is beyond that, though it is the truth, confirming what they already possess. Say: "Why then did you kill the Prophets of God before, if indeed you are believers?" (Chapter 2: Verse 91). Learn about the Tafsir of this verse and much more in this week's update.
Please take a few moments to listen as we continue with the 90th verse of 'The Cow.'
God says: Now that God has sent them this Book, which confirms their Scriptures, they deny it! even though before that they were praying for victory over the disbelievers, Yet when it was sent to them, they recognized it and chose to disbelieve in it! The disbelievers are cursed by God. (Chapter 2: Verse 89) Learn about this verse and much more in this week's update.
Some people continue to do sin, and they blame God for misguiding them. They use verses like this one from the Quran as an excuse: â¦..God leaves whoever He will to stray and guides whoever He will. (35:08) How do you answer these claims? Learn this and much more in this week's session
Prophet Jesus' miracles were of two distinct types. Do you know them? Learn the answer and much more in this week's session.
Do you know about the Holy Spirit in Islam? God says in the Quran: And we gave Moses the Scripture and We sent messengers after him in succession. We gave Jesus, son of Mary, clear signs and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit. (Chapter 2, Verse 87) What is meant by the Holy Spirit? Take a few moments to learn in this week's session.
God says: Such are the ones who have bought the present, worldly life in exchange for the Hereafter. So their punishment will not be reduced, nor will they be helped (Chapter 2: Verse 86) What kind of deal are you making for yourself? is it a profitable deal in the hereafter? Find the answers and more in this week's update.
QuranGarden is 100! A special thank you for all our subscribers who have been with us for 100 sessions. Please take a moment to listen to this week's update.
God says: As for the God-revering, pious: they will be in Gardens and springs, Taking what their Lord gave them, that they were before that good doers. sleeping only little at night, praying at dawn for Godâs forgiveness, giving a rightful share of their wealth to the beggar and the deprived. (51:15-19) Take a few moments to learn how to earn God's forgiveness and paradise.
God says: God accepts the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon afterwards; to them God will turn in mercy: For God is full of knowledge and wisdom. (04:17) Learn more in this week's update.
God says: And the true promise of the Last Hour has been close at hand, and look, the eyes of those who stubbornly disbelieve stare in horror fixedly, exclaiming: "Woe to us! Indeed we have lived in heedlessness and forgetfulness of this. Ah! We truly have been wrongdoers (21:97) Spend a few moments with the Quran this week as we continue with the 79th and 80th verses of 'The Cow.'
Do these two verses contradict each other? God says: Say, âShould I seek a Lord other than God, when He is the Lord of all things?â Each soul is responsible for its own actions; no soul will bear the burden of another. You will all return to your Lord in the end, and He will tell you the truth about your differences. (06:164) and in another verse: On the Day of Resurrection they will bear the full weight of their own burden, as well as some of the burden of those they misled with no true knowledge. How terrible their burden will be! (16:25) Learn about these verses and more in this week's update (also available through the QuranGarden App).
God says: when they meet the believers, they say, âWe too believe.â But when they are alone with each other they say, âHow could you tell them about Godâs revelation to us? They will be able to use it to argue against you before your Lord! Have you no sense?â (Chapter 2: Verse 76) Take a few moments to listen to this week's update as we continue with Sura "Al Baqara'.
Defending Prophet Muhammad. How did the Prophet act when he was harmed or attacked? How does his behavior compare to our behavior? How did the prophet's companions act when he was harmed? Take a few moments to listen to this week's update.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) narrated: âUnquestionably, within the body there is a lump of flesh; if it is sound and upright, the whole body is sound and upright, and if it is corrupt, the whole body is corrupt. Behold, it is the heart!â Learn how to bring peace and calm to your heart as we continue with the 074 verse of the 2nd chapter of the Nobel Quran.
Resurrection. God says: He brings forth the living from the dead, and brings forth the dead from the living, and revives the earth after its death. Likewise you shall be raised. (30:19) Learn more in this week's update as we continue with the second chapter of the Holy Qur'an.
Do you know the real story behind 'The Cow'? Do you know how Allah benefited a boy with a large amount of Gold? What happened between the Israelites and Prophet Moses? Take a few minutes to listen to this week's update.
Why do you pray? Why do you fast during Ramadan? What is the reason behind Hajj or any religious obligation? Find the answer in this week's update.
God says: Ask them about the town by the sea; how its people broke the Sabbath when their fish surfaced for them only on that day, never on weekdays- We tested them in this way: because of their disobedience- (07:163) Please take a few moments from your busy day to learn about this story.
God says: Allah shows great favor to mankind, but most people are not grateful (2:243). In this week's session, we explore God's favor and mercy on entire mankind. Please take a few moments to listen and to share with your family and friends.
God says: God does not burden any soul with more than it can bear: each gains whatever good it has done, and suffers its bad-... (02:286) Many people misinterpret this verse for their own benefit. They think that it is up to them to decide what they can bear and what they are not able to do. Find the true meaning for this verse as we continue our journey with the 2nd chapter of the Nobel Quran.
God says: Indeed the faithful, the Jews, the Christians, and the Sabeians âthose of them who have faith in Allah and the Last Day and act righteouslyâ they shall have their reward near their Lord, and they will have no fear, nor will they grieve. (Chapter 2: Verse 62). Learn more about this verse in this week's update.
Do you the know the difference between a Prophet & a Messenger? For the answer, take a few moments to listen as we continue with the 61st verse of 'The Cow'
God is One. Allah is Wahed Ahad. Do you know the true meaning of this phrase? Take a few moments to listen and to share with your family and friends as we continue with the 61st verse of the second chapter of the Quran 'The Cow.'
Allah says: Why do they not study the Qurâan? If it was the words of other than God, they would have found many contradictions in it. (4:82) Take a few minutes to study with us as we continue with the 60th verse of 'The Cow.'
We continue with the 60th verse of 'The Cow' and discuss God's perfection in creating rain, and the wonderful balance of nature around us. Please take a few moments to listen.
Allah, the most merciful says: Those who do good will have the best and more! Neither dust nor debasement will darken their faces. They are the Companions of the Garden, remaining in it timelessly, forever. (10:26) Take a few moments break and spend it with the Quran and a new English Tafseer session. Do not forget to share with your family and friends.
Please take a few moments from your busy schedule to listen to this week's update as we continue with the 56th and 57th verses of 'The Cow'. Would you like to listen on your phone or tablet? Download the Quran Garden App (available for iphone and Android devices).
Can you see God? Has anyone in this world seen God? Is it possible? Find the answers and more in this week's update as we continue with the 54th and 55th verses of 'Al Baqara' "The Cow'.
God says: "Say, âMy servants who have harmed yourselves by your own excess, do not despair of Godâs mercy. God forgives all sins: He is truly the Most Forgiving, the Most Merciful" (39:53) Please take a few moments today to listen to this week's update and learn more about forgiveness.
Shortly after the Israelites were saved from Pharaoh and his men, they took to worship a golden calf. Do you know the story behind the gold? There is a great lesson we can all learn from how this calf was made. Please, take a few moments to listen.
Do you know why religious obligations and the Hijri calendar are related to the moon, not the sun? Find the answer, and learn more about the story of Prophet Moses (peace be upon him) and the Israelites in this week's update.
Did you know that the Noble Quran accurately described the history of Egypt's Pharaohs and Hyksos 11 centuries before the discovery of the Rosetta stone? Did you know of this historical miracle? Find out more in this week's session.
People, be mindful of your Lord and fear a day when no parent will take the place of their child, nor a child take the place of their parent, in any way. Godâs promise is true, so do not let the present life delude you, nor let the Deceiver delude you about God. (31:33) A new Quran Garden session is posted. Please take a few moments to listen and to share with your family and friends.
Please take a few moments from your busy schedule to listen to this week's update as we continue with the 46th and 47th verses of 'The Cow'.
What are the best tools that we can use during times of hardship? What did Allah and our beloved Prophet Muhammad recommend? Find the answer and more in this week's update.
God says: How can you tell people to do what is right and forget to do it yourselves, even though you recite the Scripture? Have you no sense? (Chapter 2: Verse 44) With all that is going on in the world today, this verse teaches us much about being Muslim and inviting people to Islam. Please take a few moments to listen to this week's update.
Money & wealth can be great servants, but they can also be terrible masters. Learn more in this week's update.
Many people say: I want to take advantage of my short time on earth......I want to enjoy life to the fullest.....Why should I deprive myself of anything? We will all die anyway. What kind of a business deal are you making for yourself in life? Take a few moments to listen to this week's update.
Do you know the promises you have with Allah? Are you honoring these promises? There are three promises between God and mankind, take a moment to listen to this week's session to learn about each one.
Where did the name 'Israel' come from? Listen to this week's session to find the answer.
If you do a search in every modern language, and every ancient language, you would find that each one has a word for 'God'. What does this mean? You can learn all the details in this week's update.
Life is full of hardship and troubles. Everywhere you look, there is suffering. In the Quran, Allah gave you a secret tool that can bring you inner peace under any circumstance. You can learn all the details in this week's update.
âAl-Tawaabâ 'The Always forgiving' is one of God's greatest names. In this week's update, we look at God's mercy towards us since the time of Adam. Take a few moments of your day to listen.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "My Lord gave me nine bits of advice, and I share them with you. He advised me to be sincere whether in private or in public; to do justice whether......" Listen to this great Hadith in full in this week's session.
God says: But Satan made them slip, expelling them from the state they were in. We said, âGo down from here as enemies to each other! You will have residence on the earth and enjoyment for a time.â (Chapter 2: Verse 36) We continue with the English Quran detailed Tafseer of the 36th verse of 'The Cow'. 'Al-Baqara'.
Allah is one. Then, how come that some verses of the Quran refer to God in the plural form? For example: We built the heavens with Our power and will continue to expand them (51:47) Find the answer and much more in this week's update.
It is all Adam's fault! How many times did you hear someone say: "If only Adam didn't disobey God and eat from the tree, then we would all be in paradise today!". Are we all really paying for Adam's sin (peace be upon him)? Find the answer and much more in this week's update.
God commanded the angels to prostrate before Adam. How can the angels bow before an entity other than God? Isn't prostration only performed before Allah? Does the prostration of the angels before Adam suggest that they worshiped him? Find the answer to these questions and much more in this week's update.
Have you ever wondered about the extent of God's knowledge? How about the knowledge of the Angels? Watch this week's update to find the answers and much more as we continue with the 33rd verse of 'The Cow' 'Al-Baqara'
What is Islam's view of science? How should we approach scientific theories? What did Allah teach us about knowledge and about wisdom? Find the answers and much more in this week's update
When Adam (peace be upon him) was created, God distinguished him above the angels. What can you and I learn from this honor? How can you and I raise our status with Allah? Find the answers and much more in this week's update.
This week, we continue with the 30th verse of 'The Cow' 'Al-Baqara'. Please take a few moments of your busy day to listen and to share with your family and friends.
Did you know that all the stories in the Quran have anonymous characters or characters only identified by their first name? Did you know that there is only one story in the Quran that identifies the characters by their full name? Do you know why? Find the answer and much more in this week's update.
Special Session! When you recite verses about Allah such as: 'He turned to the sky' (2:29), 'The East and the West belong to God: wherever you turn, there is His Face.' (2:115) and 'the hand of Allah is above their hands.' (48:10)......How can you comprehend God's hand? God's face? and God's actions? You can find the answer in this week's update.
This week's session deals with the issue of creation. The origin of the universe, earth and life. Please take a few moments to listen.
The disbelievers, atheists and materialists often deny the issue of resurrection. Throughout the ages, they use the same old excuses for their claim. God says: Yet they say: There is nothing but the life of this world. We die and we live, and only time annihilates us. Yet they have no knowledge of this: They only speculate.(45:24)
With the recent advances in medicine and science, we now have procedures such as in vitro fertilization (test tube babies). Isn't that the same as creating a human being? Can science create life, or is creation exclusive to God? Find out the answer in this week's update.
This week's update deals with the serious issue of corruption. The ills of corruption in society are far reaching, but they are easy to spot, and Allah provides us with a solution to this problem. Spend a few moments to listen and to find out more.
Did you know that your word and promise are one of the most important things in Islam? In fact, breaking a promise is one of the signs of a weakening faith. God Says: Those who break their covenant with God after it has been confirmed, who sever the bonds that God has commanded to be joined, who spread corruption on the earth- these are the losers (2:27) Find out the details in this week's update.
What is the wisdom behind praying the way we do? Why do we fast? Why is Hajj at this time of the year? Why do we face Mecca during prayers? Have you asked yourself these questions before? The answer to all these questions is beautiful and simple. Find out the answer and more in this week's update.
If you would like to know about the food, drink, and spouses that await you in paradise, you can start by listening to this week's update.
On the day of judgment, after each person has been taken to account, a bridge will be erected across hellfire for everyone to cross. Every person will travel on this terrible bridge at a speed determined by his or her own good deeds. To find out more about the events of that terrible day, watch this week's update.
A new Quran Garden session is now available for you to read, listen to, or watch. We continue with the 23rd and 24th verses of 'The Cow'.
What is the highest status you can reach with God Almighty? Can you reach a status higher than the angels? What actions can you take today to gain this status? Find the answer in this week's update.
God says in the Holy Quran: "When trouble befalls man he cries out to Us, whether lying on his side, sitting, or standing, but as soon as We relieve him of his trouble he goes on his way as if he had never cried out to Us to remove his trouble. In this way the deeds of such heedless people are made attractive to them". (10:12) In your time of ease, take a few moments to remember Allah. You can check out this week's update.
Which part of your wealth truly belongs to you? Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) teaches us the truth about wealth. He said: "A person says, My wealth. my wealth. But out of his wealth there are a few things that are truly his...... Listen to the rest of the narration in this week's update
Would you like to increase your wealth many times over? You can find out exactly how to increase it in this week's session.
n the 20th century, NASA adopted a strategy called "follow the water" in the quest of finding life on other planets. God, however, had given us this piece of information in the Quran 14 centuries ago. Find out the details in this week's update.
Over 1400 years ago, The Holy Quran informed humanity that the sun was the source of light, and the moon only reflected this light. Discover more of the scientific facts of the Quran in this week's session.
In order to explain faith and make it close to our hearts, God presented many examples in the Quran. Some are from an employer's point of view, while others are from the employee's point of view. All this so you and I can love Allah and move closer to Him. Learn about these examples, and more, in this week's session.
God says: O you who believe, let not a people ridicule other people, for they may be better than they. Nor shall any women ridicule other women, for they may be better than they. Nor shall you mock one another, or call each other names. Evil indeed is the reversion to wickedness after attaining faith. And anyone who does not repent, then these are the transgressors. (49:11) Take a moment to listen as we continue with the 15th and 16th verses of 'The Cow.'
People, even sinners and criminals, recognize and cherish virtuous values. In this week's session we clarify this concept with the example of a man cheating on his wife. Take a moment to listen as we continue with the 13th and 14th verses of 'The Cow.'
God says: We send down in the Qurâan that which is a healing and a mercy to the faithful (17:82) Please take a few moments to watch this week's update.
There is one major disease that is most damaging to Islam and to the society as a whole. Do you want to learn how to recognize the signs of this disease? Find the answer in this week's session.
God wraps the heart of each one of us in a cover. Is your heart healthy? What kind of cover is it wrapped with? Find the answer in this week's session.
There is one major pitfall that keeps people (especially young people) away from their Lord and creator. Do you want to learn us about this pitfall and how to avoid it? Find the answer in this week's session.
The Holy Quran is God's word, and every word in it has a specific and precise meaning. Even pronouns such as "upon" and "in" carry significant meaning. Listen to examples of this in this new session.
In this week's update we continue with the qualities that you and I must have in order to receive God's blessings and guidance.
We continue with the qualities that you and I should possess and practice in order to receive God's support and divine guidance. This session covers the 3rd verse of 'The Cow'
Would you like to receive God's guidance? Would you like God to support you in everything you do? This week's update shows you the few simple steps that you have to take in order to receive God's support and guidance.
Do you plan to build the house of your dreams? Before you call an architect, take a moment to listen to this week's update.
Do you know what distinguishes the Quran from other heavenly books such as the Bible and the Torah? You can find the answer and much more in this week's update. This session covers the 2nd verse of 'The Cow'
Alif Lam Meem....three individual letters that start the longest chapter of the Holy Quran. Have you thought about the meaning of this verse? The significance of these letters? Get some insight in this week's update.
Is this chapter Meccan (from the Holy city of Mecca), or Madani (from the holy city of Medina)? This week's session answers this question and highlights the differences.
Congratulations! Today we move to the 2nd chapter of the Holy Quran: The Cow (Al Baqara). What is the best insurance policy you can get for your children? Find the answer in this week's session.
What luxuries await you in paradise? Beach houses...cars.....fancy food... Find the answer in this week's update. In this session, with God's help, we complete the first chapter of the Quran "Al Fatiha".
One of the most beautiful supplications our Lord taught us is " Guide us to the straight path. The path of those whom You have blessed, not the way of those who earned Your anger, nor of those who went astray." This week we take a closer look at the last two verses of Al Fatiha "The Opening".
Have you ever wondered: What is the goal of creation? What is the purpose of your life? Find the answer in this week's update.
In Al Fatiha, we recite "You Alone we worship" and not "We worship you alone"...find out the difference in this week's update.
This week's update covers 'The Day of Resurrection'. It is the most important day that you and I must prepare for. Please take a few moments of your day to listen.
Have you wondered why God used the phrase "Lord of the Worlds" in the 2nd verse of 'Al Fatiha'? Find the answer in this week's session.
Two Beautiful Words. Indeed, if you try to count God's blessings, you would not be able to comprehend them. This week's update mentions a few of God's greatest blessing that He provides for all of us. We continue with the 2nd and 3rd verses of 'The Opening' Chapter (Al Fatiha). Take a few moments of your time to listen.
Have you spent any time this week with the Holy Quran? If not, here is your chance. We continue with the 2nd and 3rd verses of "al Fatiha'.
Learn the Arabic origin of the words 'Mercy' "Merciful' and how they are related to a woman's womb. Take a moment to share this knowledge with your family & friends.
"In the Name of God, Most Merciful and the Most Benevolent ." When you begin all your affairs with the name of God, it is as though you have selected God to be on your side supporting you. Learn more about this wonderful verse in this week's session.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: 'Whoever offers prayer, but does not recite therein the mother of the book, then his prayer is incomplete'. Chapter one of the Holy Quran (Al-Fatiha or The Opening) is considered the most important chapter and the mother of the book. Learn more about it in this week's update.
Have you ever wondered: God is the one who created Satan and gave him the ability to entice humans. Why has He done so? Find the answer and much more in this week's session as we complete the 'I seek Refuge in God' series.
Throughout life, Satan continually attempts to deviate us from making the right choice. In order to protect ourselves from the whispers of Satan, it is imperative that we learn how he approaches us; as the ancient proverb says (Know thy enemy and know yourself). The Quran explains clearly where and how Satan attempts to entice human beings. Learn more in this week's session.
This session is the first out of three parts examining how to seek refuge in God from Satan the accursed.
The third part of "Introduction to the Quran" examines revelation. Since God cannot be seen or heard, and because the nature and built of a human being can not receive directly from God, his message has to be delivered through revelation. But what is the meaning of revelation? Find the answer in this week's session.
In the second part of the 'Introduction to the Quran', we look at the Koran from a literature point of view. How is it related to the prophet's education, and the culture of Mecca? Take a listen to find the answers and much more.
Let's start with an introduction to the Quran. What is the meaning of the word 'Quran'? What is the purpose of the Holy Book? How were the verses put together? Find the answers and much more in this week's update.
Welcome to QuranGarden's Podcast! This is a first of a series explaining the meanings of the Holy Quran in clear English. This series is a direct adaptation of one scholars work: Mohammad Metwali AlSherawi. The first session examines his achievements and life-work.