Categories: Online Quran Teacher Posted by Admin on 4/18/2018 8:35 AM | Comments (0)

 

Quran, the book of wisdom, is full of examples, parables, and stories of past nations for explanatory purposes, and for teaching us how to live according to Allah’s commands. The language used in Quran, has layers of meanings and lessons for us to understand, learn, and implement in our daily lives, if we indeed are seeking Allah’s Pleasure.

The story of two gardens is mentioned in chapter 18: Al Kahf, verses 32-43.

Once there were two men. Each of them owned a garden. Both gardens were bordered with palm trees, and a river ran across them. The gardens were not only a sight of beauty, but brought abundance of fruit as well.

Although the gardens looked almost the same, yet both owners had a very different nature from each other. One was a God fearing, humble person, while they other was an arrogant, proud person.

As they both were in the garden one day, talking to each other, the proud man said to his friend.

“I have more wealth than you. I have more slaves than you. (The number of slaves one had, was a status symbol at that time) I don’t think my fortune would ever end. I think that there would be no Day of Judgement.(This sounds so familiar at the present times, when most of us are spending their lives according to the YOLO theology; enjoying the life, without thinking of preparing for the Day of Judgement) And if it really were to come, I am sure that because of my status in this world, I would be given a similar status in the other world, too.”

The God fearing man was astonished at his words.

“Have you forgotten Allah SWT, your Creator?” he asked, “The Only One who created you from dust, and a sperm drop, and made you into a human being! (You might have forgotten Him) but I would never forget Him being my Creator and my Lord! When you entered your garden and saw all the Blessings of Allah SWT that He has bestowed on you, you should have thanked Allah SWT for His Blessings by saying: Masha Allah La QuwwataillaBillah

Which means: 'What Allah willed [has occurred]; there is no power except in Allah!”

“It is true that I have less wealth than you, and I have fewer children than you (The number of children, particularly sons was a symbol of status, too) But I have faith in Allah SWT. It may be that Allah SWT can replace my garden with a much better garden than yours. Or your garden can be struck with some calamity and is reduced to dust; Anything is possible for Allah SWT and we all should believe in His power.”

But the proud man paid no heed. Allah SWT did send His wrath on the garden and when he entered his garden, there was nothing left. The trellises had all collapsed, ruining all the fruit. He lost all his money that he had invested on his garden. At that moment, he realized that this calamity had only struck him because of his attitude, because of his defiance towards Allah SWT. He regretted over his attitude, but there was nothing he could do about it then.

What does this story teach us? Several lessons!

1.     We should always remember that our Creator and Lord is Allah SWT alone. This makes us humble in a sense because we realize that we are nothing on our own, but makes us strong, too. Because we realize that we don’t have to look towards other people like us for fulfilling our needs. Allah SWT alone is sufficient to provide for us.

2.     We need to use this life to prepare for our Hereafter, not just waste it in enjoying wordly affairs.

3.     Our wealth, status, children none would be able to save us on the day of Judgement from hell fire, but only our good deeds.

4.     We should try to understand, and follow if there is a need, when given some useful advice, or guidance. Being heedless only hurts ourselves.

5.     Saying Masha Allah la Quwwataillabillahwhen we see our blessings is a way to accept Allah’s  SWT Supremacy and a way to safeguard from evil eye.

6.     When struck by a calamity, always try to judge if it is a test of your patience, or a warning for any sins you might have committed. If you think you have sinned, sincere repentance is the answer to your problems.

 

Just s few verses and so many lessons to learn! Actually, these are just a few lessons. Quran is a book that teaches you something new every time you go through it. That is why you never get tired of reading Quran again and again. To make most out of it, we should consider befriending it. And what better way to befriend it than to learn it completely with a teacher.

Online Quran teacher is a good choice to help you learn Quran in a better way. Online Quran teacher help you learn to read Quran in the correct manner by following all rules of Tajweed. Online Quran teacher can assist you in memorizing Quran, too. They have the proper qualification, and proper training to teach Quran online with the required diligence. They know how to teach a student who is taking a private lesson, as well as a student who has opted for a group class; whether it is a class with other fellow students, or a class with his family. A class with online Quran teachers can be accommodated in your busy schedule according to your wishes. This is indeed a great ease and blessing. And Islam truly is a religion of ease.

 

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Islam is not just a religion, but is an entire life system. It provides us with complete instructions on how to spend our lives in the best possible manner, so that it brings success for us in this world and in the hereafter, too.

Like all previous religion, Islam laid great stress on the rights of parents, but Islam took it to the next level. It has been mentioned in Quran:

 

“And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], "uff," and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word.

And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, "My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small." [1]

          These verses show that we need to be so gentle, so caring and so polite that we cannot even utter words of displeasure in the presence of our parents. We have to obey our parents at all times, except when their order clashes with the commands of Allah SWT; only then we are allowed to disobey them. It has been stressed to be considerate to your parents, even if they are non-Muslims. At various other points in Quran, it has been commanded to be kind to our parents and to show respect to them. Several hadith also show the true place of our parents in our lives, and to behave gently and kindly towards them. One hadith of Sahih Bukhari shows that the status of mother is three times more than father. [2] It is because the mother faces physical, mental, and emotional stress during pregnancy, childbirth and in raising kids.

Here are some of the points we need to keep in mind if we really wish to follow the true commandments of Islam:

Things you need to do when your parents are alive:

1.     Obeying your parents at all times except when they are forcing you to go against the teachings of Islam.

2.     Being polite and respectful to your parents at all times. We have been forbidden to show our displeasure rudely in the presence of our parents.

3.     Being kind and gentle towards your parents; especially when they grow old.

4.     Taking good care of them; especially when they are too old to take care of themselves.

5.     Taking care of all their needs like food, clothes and health.

6.     Spending time with them so that they do not feel lonely

 

Things you need to do when your parents are not alive:

1.     Offering their janazah prayer

2.     Making dua for their maghfirah(forgiveness)

3.     Fulfilling all the promises your parents had made in their life time

4.     Maintaining the ties of kinship because of your parents

5.     Respecting and taking care of your parents’ friends, even after your parents’ death

6.     Completing the fasts that your parents had missed

7.     Spending money for sadaqah in your parents’ name

8.     Building  a mosque, a water  well, or something similar as sadaqah jaria in your parents’ name

9.     Paying off their debts

The importance of doing good to your parents can be seen by the fact that many times it has been mentioned to do good to your parents just after the command of establishing prayers in Quran. This shows that it is as essential to do good to your parents as it is to establish your prayers, or establishing Salah. This also shows that we really need to know Quran inside out to understand what Allah SWT wishes us to do. Taking Online Quran classes is just one of the many ways you can choose to understand Quran. By choosing online Quran classes, you can, not only learn to read Quran properly, with correct tajweed rules, you can also learn to understand Quran. Most online Quran institutes offer learn Arabic classes, too. If you opt to learn Arabic online, through a well reputed online Quran institute, doors of wisdom would be flung open to you. By learning Quran online, and by learning Arabic online, you can understand the orders that had been sent for the entire mankind, more than 1400 years ago. Only by understanding Quran, we can make our life a purposeful one. It is essential for the betterment of both worlds.

Online Quran teacher have an edge above the traditional Quran teachers. Online Quran teacher are not only well qualified and well trained, they are well experienced, too. Online Quran teacher know how to deal with each student, individually, or in a class. Online Quran classes offer you choices, too. You can take private Quran lessons with a private Quran teacher, if you prefer, or get yourself enrolled in a class. You can also take up a family class; that is more convenient and more economical in some cases. Online Quran classes also help us to save time, effort and money.The time you would have spent in commuting, in case of traditional classes, is saved. You can fit in your online Quran classes in your busy schedule according to your preference. So, if you are a stay at home mother of a small child, or a busy executive, online Quran classes can be an easy answer for the betterment of your both worlds.

 

References:

[1] Chapter Bani Israel 17: Verse 23-24

[2] Narrated by Sahih Bukhari: Hadith 5971

 

 

 

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Quran, the book of Allah, holds wonders. It never fails to amaze and impress. Muslims as well as non-Muslims are equally struck by its awe.

There is a story that needs to be told when wonders of Quran become your topic.Do you know there is a term called Bucailleism? It is used to describe a movement that relates modern science with religion in general, but Islam in particular. It tries to find links between Quran and Sciences, reinforcing the fact that Quran is the Book of Allah SWT, and Islam is the true religion of AllahSWT.

This movement has been named after Dr. Maurice Bucaille. He was  French by origin, and was a doctor by profession. He had specialized in gastroenterology. He was member of the French Society of Egyptology. He was a Roman Catholic.It was well known that he often criticized Islam and Quran. As Allah SWT had decreed, he was appointed as the family physician to the King Faisal of Saudi Arabia.

One day as he was chatting with King Faisal, he criticized on Quran as usual. King Faisal smiled, and asked him gently if he had read, or gone through Quran. The doctor said that he had read several different translations of Quran, and had found them to be more or less the same. King Faisal gave him his legendry reply:

“Then you have not read Quran at all.”

King Faisal explained that in order to know what Quran has to say, you have to read it in the language it was sent in; ARABIC! And not just the Quranic Arabic, but the entire Classical Arabic, so that you can completely know the context of any given Ayah.

The doctor took up the challenge, and started learning Arabic. It took him almost two years. By the end he was finished, he had accepted Islam, and given shahadah that Quran truly was a divine book. He authored several books in French that related various Quranic verses with latest scientific research.

 

This is just one of the stories that are spread all around us. What does this story teach us? It shows that we can only get the real message of Allah if we learn the language of Quran,that is Arabic. If Non-Muslims can be so inspired, so driven to learn Arabic, what would be our excuse as Muslims for neglecting this enormous responsibility on the Day of Judgment? No translation can match the essence that Quran holds for us. Why? Because it brings a third person between Allah SWT and us!Quran directly talks to us. It conveys us the true message of Allah SWT. But we really need to know the language to decipher the message.

Alhumdulillah, learning Arabic has been made easy with the advancement of technology. Books, apps, schools, mosques, Islamic centres, teachers! You can choose any medium. There is one easier method, too. Learning Quran online, and learning Arabic online! Today, several online institutes are available that teach Quran online. They also teach Arabic online, so that you can master the language of Quran while sitting comfortably in your homes. Online Quran teachers help you achieve your goals. They may look like worldly goals, but in truth, they are goals for your Akhirah. How can you be successful in Aakhira if you do not completely understand what Allah SWT Has directly sent for you? How can you be successful in Aakhirah if you do not understand entirely what our Prophet SAW has left for us in the form of Hadith, and Sunnah? So, Online Quran teachers can help us in trying to achieve success in the hereafter, and betterment of this world, too. You might ask how the betterment of this world is related to learning Arabic? Because when we learn Arabic online, or by traditional means, we get to understand the complete message of Allah SWT, in the form of Quran, and Hadith. It shows us the proper way to spend our lives in this world. By following that particular way, we can ensure that life goes smoothly in this world as well as in the hereafter for us, too, in sha Allah.

 

Online Quran teacher have a few qualities that not all traditional Quran teachers can boast of. They are well qualified. They have been well trained. They are well experienced. Online Quran teacher know how to give proper attention to each student, if the students have enrolled in a group class, or family class. Online Quran teacher also know how to teach each student individually, should the student prefer to have private sessions. Online Quran teacher not only help in teaching students how to read Quran with proper Tajweed, they also help in memorizing Quran. Last, but not the least, they can teach you Arabic, the language of Quran, so that you can know for yourself what message Quran holds for you. On a single glance you may take Quran to be a set of instructions, and stories of old nations. But in actuality, it is actually Allah SWT directly conversing with you. It holds the solution of your every problem. So, let’s not delay it any further, and start learning Arabic. For this world, and hereafter!

Posted by Admin on 12/15/2017 6:48 AM | Comments (0)

We all know that fasting in Ramadan is obligatory for us as Muslims. It has been said in Quran:

 

"O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous" [1] 

          This shows that fasting had been made obligatory for the previous nations, too. This command that made fasting in Ramadan obligatory for Muslims, came in the month of Shaban, 2nd Hijri (2nd year after Hijrah). The Arabic word "Saum"  means to refrain from food, drink, and sexual activity from morning till evening with the intention of pleasing Allah SWT alone.

          Although fasting was not new, but fasting as an obligatory ibadah was definitely a new idea for the Arabs, so it was introduced in stages, as we can clearly see that in Quran.

"[Fasting for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] - then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] - a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day]. And whoever volunteers excess - it is better for him. But to fast is best for you, if you only knew." [2]

Narrated Nafi:

Ibn Umar recited the verse: "They had a choice either to fast or to feed a poor person for every day," and said that the order of this Verse was canceled (later). [3]

 

          As we can see here that at first, fasting was suggested as a means to become better Muslims; it was left as a personal choice. And whoever did not wish to fast, had to feed a poor person each day for every missed fast. Later on, this order was cancelled, and fasting was made obligatory.

          The history of fasting made an obligatory ibadah can be understood with the help of Quran and hadith. How else would we know it? This shows the importance of not only reading Quran, but understanding it completely, too. Without understanding the Quran, we would not be able to practice Islam in the way that Allah SWT Wishes us all to.

          Taking  Quran lessons online is a good way to ensure learning to understand Quran. By taking Quran lessons online, we can not only save our time, energy, and resources, we can also be certain of having availed the services of an experienced, well qualified, and well trained online Quran teacher. Online Quran teacher can make our Quran reading lessons easy and fruitful. Online Quran teacher can not only help us learn and improve our Quran reading capabilities, but can also help us understand the word of Allah SWT by teaching us the language of Quran; Arabic.

          The relationship of Quran with fasting is really strong. Quran was first revealed in Ramadan, the month of obligatory fasting. It is always a good idea to read, repeat and try to understand Quran a bit more in Ramadan. According to several hadith, our Prophet (SAW) used to revise Quran with Jibraeel every Ramadan. We can try to follow this sunnah by taking Quran lessons online with the help of online Quran teacher if we don't have a mosque, or Islamic centre near us. Taraweeh can become a much more enjoyable experience when you understand each word of what the imam is reciting.

          Fasting has several benefits. It teaches us to be more patient and helps us to attain more self control. By refraining from all halal things for a certain time, we try to train ourselves to follow Allah's commands, no matter how difficult they seem to us. We become more understanding of Allah's decisions for us, because we realise that whatever Allah SWT is doing, is for the best for us. Fasting helps us to be more God fearing, because nobody is watching us all the time. We could easily eat or drink without anyone noticing us. But, we don't, because it is for Allah SWT Alone, that we are fasting. Fasting also helps us to be more kind towards others and to be more aware of the problems others are facing. When we experience hunger and thirst, we realise the difficulties of a major population of the world that has to go without food or water for several days. It also helps us to become more grateful for Allah SWT for bestowing us with so many of His blessings without our asking. We realise that Allah SWT has given us so much, without our deserving that. Fasting helps us get into the ideal daily routine; waking up at dawn, and sleeping early at night. It has several health benefits, too. Fasting is a great way to cleanse our body, particularly our stomach, and intestines.  It is one way to shed some extra pounds, too. Several fasting diets have become popular over the years.

          Fasting and Quran go hand in hand. Reciting Quran in Ramadan brings much more reward. So let's seek the help of an online Quran teacher to assist us in achieving more rewards.

References:

 

[1] Chapter Al Baqarah 2: Verse 183

[2] Chapter Al Baqarah 2: Verse184

[3] Narrated by Sahih al-Bukhari , hadith 1949

Posted by Admin on 11/27/2017 6:32 PM | Comments (0)

Abu Hurayrah (RA) narrated that: 

The Prophet (SAW)said: "The best day that the sun has risen upon is Friday. On it Adam was created, on it he entered Paradise, and on it, he was expelled from it. And the Hour will not be established except on Friday." [1]

 

According to several hadith, reading Surah Kahaf on Friday is highly recommended. One hadith says that if a person reads Surah Kahah on Friday, a Noor (Light) would shine for him during two Fridays(i.e. all week long).

 

Why has Surah Kahaf been so commended to be recited on Friday? Because Surah Kahaf has several lessons, in form of stories, that we need to go through often and to take heed from. It is a reminder that we need to give ourselves every now and then, to become good Muslims and good Human beings.

 

The tests that have been mentioned in Surah Kahaf are:

 

1.        Test of Faith:

 

The story of the People of the Cave shows the test of faith. According to this story, a group of young men accepted the true message of Allah SWT, when everyone around them denied the truth. They felt that if they stayed in their city any longer, either they would be made to denounce their faith, or religion; or would be made to suffer and would be killed ultimately. They were strong in their faith and feared for their life. This made them decide to leave the city and take refuge in a cave. The young men had a dog, too. Allah made them go into a deep slumber that lasted 309 years. When they woke up, they sent one of them in the city to get food for them, not knowing that they had slept for so long. When people came to know of their existence(That they had been sleeping for several hundred years) they took them as a sign of Allah's greatness, and started thinking of making a structure, or a mosque over the cave where they had slept for so long. The story shows the test of faith of the young men, where they passed with flying colours.

 

2. Test of Wealth:

 

This story is about two men who own a garden each. One man is quite rich and has a beautiful garden having everything that one can imagine. The other is quite poor and has a garden that does not give much produce. The rich owner is proud and thinks that he deserves everything, is proud,  and doesn't take it as blessing from Allah. The poor owner tries to tell him to be humble, and grateful, but the other doesn't pay any attention. In the morning, when the rich man returns to his garden, Allah's wrath has ruined his garden , and he is left with nothing. This shows the test of wealth for the rich owner where he fails miserably.

 

3. Test of Knowledge:

 

This story is about Prophet Must (AS) and Khidr. Once when  Musa (AS) took himself as the most knowledgeable person. But Allah SWT sent him to Khidr. They  travelled together for sometime;  Several occurrences showed Musa (AS) that Khidr had much more knowledge than him. This was just to show that there is no limit to knowledge. For every person, there's someone better than him, and that the source of all knowledge is Allah SWT Himself.

 

4. Test of Power:

 

This is the story of Dhulqarnain and Yajooj Majooj. Yajooj Majooj thought themselves to be invincible and created chaos everywhere they went. DhulQarnain built a wall of iron between Yajooj Majooj and the rest of the world, to protect others from their evil. This was a test of power, and DhulQarnain chose to be just, and helped others utilising his power.

 

Ayah 50 of Surah Kahaf shows that all these trials initiate  when Shaytaan wants us to deviate from the straight path that leads to Allah SWT. How can we come out with flying colours, should we encounter any of these trials? There are many tools that have been mentioned in Surah Kahaf.

 

1.        Be righteous and strong in your faith:

 

Say, "I am only a man like you, to whom has been revealed that your god is one God. So whoever would hope for the meeting with his Lord - let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone." (18:110)

2. Be patient and make loads of Dua:

"And keep yourself patient [by being] with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. …" (18:28)

3. Remember the Day of Judgement, and prepare for it.

"And the record [of deeds] will be placed [open], and you will see the criminals fearful of that within it, and they will say, "Oh, woe to us! What is this book that leaves nothing small or great except that it has enumerated it?" And they will find what they did present [before them]. And your Lord does injustice to no one."(18:49) 

How can we gain more reward of reciting Surah Kahaf?

By ensuring that we are reading Surah Kahaf correctly. Taking Quran lessons online can be really helpful in this regard. By taking Quran lessons online, we can get help of a Quran tutor, who is qualified, experienced and trained. Quran lessons online would result in reading Surah Kahaf with correct Tajweed. That would help us to gain rewards instead of reaping sins in case of incorrect tajweed. Quran lessons online, the easy way to improve Tajweed!

2.             By ensuring that we totally understand what we are reading. For this, we can take Quran lessons online that would help us learn Arabic, so that we can learn what Quran actually is saying.

3.             By ensuring that we are acting upon all the lessons learnt from Surah Kahaf. May Allah SWT Help us to understand His Message, and act upon it. Ameen.

 

References:

 

[1]Narrated by Jami at-Tirmidhi , Hadith 488

Categories: Online Quran Teacher Posted by Admin on 11/15/2017 7:58 AM | Comments (0)

It is narrated on the authority of Abdullah son of Umar that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said:

(The superstructure of) al-Islam is raised on five (pillars), testifying (the fact) that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is His bondsman and messenger, and the establishment of prayer, payment of Zakat, Pilgrimage to the House (Ka'ba) and the fast of Ramadan.[1]

 

 

          Salah, or prayer is the second pillar of Islam. The gift of five prayers was given to the Muslim Ummah, when our beloved Prophet (SAW) went to meet Allah SWT on Mairaaj. Fortunately for us, by establishing five prayers daily, the reward of fifty prayers has been promised to the Muslim Ummah.We all know that it is really important for us to establish prayer as Muslims, but many of us don't realise that according to a hadith, failing to establish prayer might  lead to shirk, or kufr. [2]

 

          The importance of Salah becomes evident, as one of the first questions that would be asked on the day of Judgement, would be about our Salah.

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (SAW) said:

“The first thing among their deeds for which the people will be brought to account on the Day of Resurrection will be prayer. Our Lord will say to His angels, although He knows best, ‘Look at My slave’s prayer!Is it complete or lacking?’ If it is complete, it will be recorded as complete, but if it is lacking, He will say, ‘Look and see whether my slave did any voluntary (nawafil) prayers.’ If he had done voluntary prayers,

He will say, ‘Complete the obligatory prayers of My slave from his voluntary prayers.’ Then the rest of his deeds will be examined in a similar manner.” [3]

          This hadith also shows that after establishing five obligatory prayers, establishing nawafil is highly recommended. And the best voluntary prayer is Tahajjud; the prayer established at mid night.

          Apart from seeking Allah's Pleasure, establishing prayers has many benefits for us as Muslims, as well as human beings. Establishing Salah stops us from immodesty, and other sins. It helps us to manage our time more efficiently. By establishing Salah, our sins are forgiven, and righteousness is inculcated in us.

          But many times we feel that even after our attempt to establish prayers, we do not get the benefits we have been told, or at least not too the extent we had hoped for. Why is that so? What should we do to achieve the results that have been mentioned in various hadith?

          We need to perfect our Salah; Make it beautiful, to achieve maximum results. Are we offering Salah right on time, or are we delaying it till we just have enough time before Qada? Are we trying to make perfect wudu every time, or are just carelessly making wudu? Are we dressed properly for Salah? Meeting all conditions of Satr (fully covered)?Are we making sure that we meet all other conditions of Salah (clean place, clean clothes etc)? If we are not taking the preparation of Salah seriously, then how do we expect that our Salah would be of a standard that would please Allah SWT?

          When we actually start our prayer, we have to make sure to perform each step of prayer properly, giving it its time, and reciting the dua of each step slowly, such that it sinks in you. Qayaam, Ruku, Said, Jalsa, Tashhud, each step demands its proper time and dua.

          We can improve the standard of our Salah by improving the quality of our recitation (Qiraat) in Salah. How can we improve the quality of our recitation? We have many options available. We can look for a Quran teacher in our local mosque, or Islamic centre. We can also hire online Quran teacher. Online Quran teacher can really help us improve our pronunciation of Quran. The rules of pronunciation of Quran are called Tajweed, and it is essential to read Quran with correct Tajweed to gain maximum reward.

          Online Quran teachers are not only qualified, and well trained to teach Quran, they are also experienced to teach. Teaching involves different strategies for different students, based on their age, background, previous knowledge etc. Online Quran teachers can help us improve our Tajweed skills, which will help us improve our quality of Salah. Online Quran teachers can also help us to memorise different surahs, or chapters of Quran. This would help us greatly when we are not able to join congregation, or Jamaat, and have to offer Salah individually.

          We can beautify our Salah by learning perfect Tajweed and memorising a larger part of Quran. Online Quran teacher is a great help to achieve this. By taking Quran lessons online, we can be sure of improving our Quran recitation, Quran memorisation, as well as improving our Salah. It definitely is a win-win situation. May Allah Accept from us our good deeds and good intentions. Ameen.         

 

 

References:

[1]Narrated by Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Hadith 21

[2] Narrated by Sahih Muslim, Al-Emaan, Hadith 82

 

[3] Narrated by Abu Dawood, Hadith 864

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"Arrogance" or "Pride" has been mentioned in Quran several times, having several different shades of meanings. "Arrogance" itself can be roughly defined as "an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or capabilities". Arrogance can be shown by your words, your body language, and even your attitude.

 

Arrogance has been clearly disliked by Allah SWT, and arrogant people have been warned of severe punishment, in this world as well as hereafter. Some of the different forms of arrogance are as follows:

 

1.      Arrogance in Faith: 

 

Arrogance in faith means denying the divine truth. It means disrespecting the commandments of Allah, choosing not to follow them; Whether completely, or partially. Offering salah not on time or leaving it all together, not paying zakat, or missing fardh fasts without any sharai' excuse, in Ramadan are some examples of arrogance in faith.

Another form of arrogance in faith means that you consider yourself more pious than others; That you believe that only you would be given higher status on the Day of Judgement; that all others are wrong, but only you are right. Your knowledge of the Deen is perfect, but all others, they don't seem to notice the difference between a carrot and a stick.

 

And when it is said to him, "Fear Allah", he is led by arrogance to crime

So enough for him is Hell, and worst indeed is that place to rest! [1]

2. Arrogance in Attitude:

Arrogance in attitude means considering yourself superior to others; Richness, wisdom, beauty, knowledge, your family, your capabilities; Arrogance in attitude can be on the basis of anything from the list, and much more. It means considering yourself to be the best, wiser than the rest, and thinking of imposing your opinions on others all the time. It means degrading others through your attitude, or body language. It also means that you think you have never sinned, and consider all others as sinners. Another form of arrogance in attitude is that you think that your are better than all others because of your own capabilities, your own strengths; Not because of Allah SWT's Blessings or By Allah's Commands. This form of arrogance is highly dangerous. Qarun, as mentioned in Chapter 28, Al-Qasas in Quran, was guilty of arrogance; in all of its forms.  He was punished severely, and dealt with strictly. All of his family, all of his wealth, along him was swallowed in the ground by the order of Allah SWT.

3. Arrogance in Action:

Arrogance in action means walking or talking in a way that makes you feel above all the rest. It means dressing up in a way to show off. It means being boastful in speech, or actions.

 

"And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah likes not each arrogant boaster." [2]

 

This article only highlights that we need to eradicate arrogance from our daily lives. But there is so much more to know. How can we know what Allah SWT Likes or Dislikes? What are His commandments? His requirements? What should we do to avoid arrogance? To avoid all that displeases Allah SWT; and to do all that pleases Allah SWT. We can find that out with the most important, authentic, source of divine knowledge; Quran! By reading Quran, we can become fully aware of our responsibilities as Muslims.

 

Reading Quran opens a huge world of knowledge for us. If because of any reason, you still haven't acquired the ability to learn Quran, or you are a young learner, you are lucky that you can have Quran lessons online. True, many think that the  only way to learn reading Quran is by going to a teacher from your local mosque, or Islamic centre. But the fast paced life of today, the pressures of job, or studies, along your family might not make it a simple task. You might actually be very happy with the option to learn Quran lessons online.

 

The option of Quran lessons online comes with various privileges. You can learn to read Quran from the comfort of your home. You don't need to spend too much time in travelling to and fro from your house to your local mosque. This time you save by cutting down commuting, can easily be invested in doing some useful chores, or your long forgotten hobbies.

 

By taking Quran lessons online, you can have a new experience in learning; by moving at a speed that you desire! If you feel shy, you can learn reading Quran privately, by taking one-on-one lessons with your private tutors. You can also opt for group classes for economical reasons, or for family class, if you wish to save your family from hellfire, too.

 

If you do not know Arabic, and would like to know what Allah SWT wishes all of us to know, you can either try to go through some of the authentic translations of Quran. However, it would be a much better choice to start learning Arabic to know what Allah SWT Says. Learning Arabic ensures that you can understand what Allah SWT Says directly; no middle men involved. It would definitely become a great combo if you start taking Quran lessons online, along with Arabic classes.


By taking Quran lessons online, you get a chance to learn from the pros. Qualified, well trained, and experienced teachers make your learning experience a great experience.

 

References:

[1] Chapter 2 Al-Baqarah, Verse 206

[2] Chapter 31, Luqman, Verse :18

 

 

Categories: Online Quran Teacher Posted by Admin on 10/30/2017 11:30 PM | Comments (0)

Safar is the second month in the Islamic calendar. Unfortunately, even today Muslims in many regions consider Safer to be an unlucky month. In order to find the real reasons behind this myth, we have to take a look at history, particularly history before the advent of Islam.

 

Even before the advent of Islam, the people of Arabia considered some months sacred; including Rajab, Dhul Qadah, Dhul Hajjah and Muharram. They would stop fighting in these months. Wars and fighting was a regular for the people of Arabia. As soon as Safar started, and marked the end of sacred months, they would resume fighting. As they left homes to continue fighting, some inevitably faced death. This leaving of homes and facing death eventually led them to believe that this month of Safar was unlucky, instead of realising the actual cause for it. The Arabs used to call it "Tasfaru" meaning "that our homes have been deserted".

 

 Some historian also point out that after hajj, the pilgrims would start leaving for their respective homes. After being so full of pilgrims for quite some time, Makkah and Haram would suddenly look almost deserted. The hustle bustle would diminish, so they would call it "Sifrun", meaning "the days of being empty for the two houses (meaning Haram, and Makkah)".

 

The third opinion was that it was the season of autumn in Safar. Leaves turned yellow and fell out. So, they called it "Safar" meaning autumn.

 

The Arabs had their reasons to consider Safar unlucky, but in reality it isn't.It is just one of Allah's months. It has been forbidden to consider anything  unlucky in Islam. However, considering something as a good omen has not been forbidden.

 

Abu Huraira (RA)reported:

I heard Allah's Messenger (SAW) as saying: There is no divination but the best type is the good omen. It was said to Allah's Messenger (SAW): What is good omen? Thereupon he said: A good word which one of you hears." [1]

 

Some people, while considering Safar unlucky, try to ward off anything evil by doing some acts that have no basis in Islam. Some of them are:

1.    Offering a special prayer on the last Wednesday of Safar

2.    Cooking and distributing some particular food; like black chick peas to deflect their problems to others

3.    Writing the verses of SALAM, and putting them in vessels of water to drink them later

4.    Avoiding marriage ceremonies/Aqeeqah ceremonies, or any other ceremonies to avoid any mishap in their happiness

5.    Throwing 365 balls of flour in water to ward off all harm

6.    Considering Safar to be a difficult month for the dead

 

All of these are simply rituals that have no link to Islam.

 

Aishah (RA) narrated that:

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Whoever innovates something in this matter of ours (i.e. Islam) that is not part of it, will have it rejected." [2]

 

This shows that everything that has not been taught by Quran, or our Prophet (SAW), or his Companions (RA), then it is innovation, and innovation in our deen is a sin, and is looked down upon. It is essential to remember that innovation does not necessarily mean that it is an evil act. Most of the times, innovation has been disguised as a good deed. So, whether the innovation is a good deed or an evil deed, we should refrain from it because it is an innovation; a biddah. 

 

References:

[1] Narrated by Sahih Muslim:  Book 39, Hadith 150

[2] Narrated by Sunan Ibn Majah: Vol. 1, Book 1, Hadith 14

Categories: Online Quran Lessons Posted by Admin on 10/19/2017 8:59 AM | Comments (0)

Believing in Quran, and the rest of the Books of Allah is an essential part of our Emaan. Torah was revealed to Musa AS, Zaboor to Dawood AS, Injeel to Esa AS, and the rest of books/pages that were given to some other prophets.Believing in them means that we believe that they were sent By Allah SWT and were the true word of Allah SWT then; Unfortunately, the rest of the Books suffered changes and are no longer just the word of Allah SWT, but Quran remains the true word of Allah SWT even after several centuries. It is because Allah SWT Himself took the responsibility of protecting Quran. 

                             إِنَّانَحۡنُنَزَّلۡنَاٱلذِّكۡرَوَإِنَّالَهُۥلَحَٰفِظُونَ  

Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Quran) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption). [1]

 

Since Allah SWT Has taken up the task of protecting Quran Himself, we can trust Quran to be the truest word of Allah SWT. Trusting it to be the true word of Allah SWT means embracing it completely with your heart and soul.  It offers us the guidance that we need to succeed in both the worlds, and to earn the Pleasure of Allah. It gives us detailed stories of the prophets who came before our last Prophet (SAW), so that we learn from the mistakes of their people. It also provides us details of the future; the Day of Judgement, so that we can prepare for it while we can. It gives us deep insight about the universe and how it works. It gives us guidelines to spend our family life accordingly. Such an amazing source of knowledge and guidance Quran is! 

Quran has many rights over us as Muslims. Some of them are as follows: 

1.               Believing in Quran to be the true word of Allah SWT

2.               Learning to read it

3.               Reading it in the best possible manner; with correct tajweed, and trying to recite it beautifully

4.               Learning to understand it, so that we may know what it holds for us

5.               Ensuring to act upon all the instructions that we find in Quran completely; not just picking and choosing a few and leaving out the rest. We need to enter into our religion completely and full heartedly

6.               Learning the Quran, and trying to impart the knowledge of Quran to others as much as we can

7.               Avoiding to be a show-off, or exhibitionist while reading Quran

8.               Showing deep love and respect for Quran as the word of Allah SWT, not just with words, but with actions, too 

There are a few manners to read Quran. We need to follow them to show our respect to the Book of Allah SWT. 

1.               Cleanliness and Wudu: Ensuring that you have performed Wudu, that your clothes and the place where you are going to read Quran are clean.

2.               It is better to face Qiblah while reading Quran, however, it is not essential.

3.               Reading Quran with medium pace, with correct tajweed 

                             أَوْزِدْعَلَيْهِوَرَتِّلِالْقُرْآنَتَرْتِيلًا 

Or a little more; and recite the Quran (aloud) in a slow, (pleasant tone and)style.[2]                 

 

4. Reciting Quran in a beautiful voice. Loud recitation has been preferred.

 

Narrated by Uqbah ibn Amir al-Juhani: 

 

The Prophet (SAW) said: One who recites the Quran in a loud voice is like one who gives alms openly; and one who recites the Quran quietly is one who gives alms secretly.[3]

 

5. The minimum time limit to complete reading the Quran from cover to cover is three nights. It has not been liked to finish reading Quran from cover to cover in less than three days/nights.

 

6. Making a habit of reciting Quran daily

As mentioned earlier, that learning Quran and teaching Quran both have an immense value in Allah's eyes.  It is better to first perfect our reading and then start teaching Quran to others. Alhumdulillah, we can easily find online Quran lessons to take benefit of.

 

With online Quran lessons, not only we can learn to read Quran, we can also improve our Tajweed skills and Quran reading skills. Online Quran lessons are a wonderful combination of convenience and economy. The convenience? Learning to read Quran or perfecting Tajweed from the comfort of your home, avoiding all the trouble involved in transportation, and choosing a time for lessons that fit into your busy schedule easily.


Online Quran lessons
are economical, too, depending on your choice of one-on-one lessons, group classes, or family lessons.

 

Online Quran lessons ensure quality, too.  The teachers have been hand picked for their experience, and qualification. They have been fully trained and are proficient in their Quran reading/memorising skills, Tajweed, and all other rules. Online Quran teachers know how to tackle their students; whether the student is a young child, an adult, or a senior citizen, online Quran teachers teach them with passion, instilling the passion of learning and understanding Quran in their students. You can even choose male, or female online Quran teachers according to your preferences, and needs.

If you are interested in understanding Quran, you can choose online Arabic classes, too. By learning Arabic, you can easily comprehend what Allah SWT wants you to know. Also, you can improve your Arabic kills.

 

References:

[1] Chapter 15, Al-Hijr, Verse 9

[2] Chapter 73, Al-Muzammil, Verse 4

[3] Narrated bySunan Abi Dawood , Hadith #1333

Categories: Online Quran Teacher Posted by Admin on 10/3/2017 8:30 AM | Comments (0)

Allah SWT has mentioned in Quran: 

أَوْزِدْعَلَيْهِوَرَتِّلِالْقُرْآنَتَرْتِيلًا 

"Or a little more; and recite the quran (aloud) in a slow, (pleasant tone and)style." [1] 

 

This shows that Allah SWT wishes us to recite Quran not only correctly, but also beautifully. We all know that reading and reciting is a good deed that would be weighty in our scales on the Day  of Judgement. But do you know that the correct pronunciation of every word is also important? Even the slight mistake in pronunciation can change the entire meaning of the text, and it may become a sin, instead of a good deed.

The rules of correct pronunciation of Quran are known as tajweed. It is essential to learn the reading and recitation of Quran according to the rules of tajweed to earn the Pleasure of Allah. Although learning correct tajweed is not fardh (obligatory), yet it does have the status of Mustahib( Much preferred).

 

Tajweed involves the correct use of emission points, or Makahrij; the points from where the letters are pronounced. According to the scholars, there are five main points which makes way for 17 Makahrij. 

1.          JOFF: The area between chest and the mouth. It makes one makhrij, and is used in pronouncing three letters.

2.          HALAQ: This includes the throat area. It makes three makharij, and is used to pronounce six letters.

3.          LISSAN: It means the tongue. It makes ten makharij, and is used to pronounce eighteen letters.

4.          ASH-SHIFTAN: It means the lips. They make two makharij, and are used to pronounce four letters.

5.          AL-KHISHOOM: It includes the internal area between nose to mouth. It makes one makhrij, and is only used to pronounce ghunna.

 

It is always a good idea to start learning how to read Quran with correct tajweed by using  Noorani Qaida. It has been specially created to not only teach the students the correct tajweed, but to give them practise, too. "Practise makes the man perfect," is indeed true in case of learning and practising correct tajweed. Noorani Qaida is equally good, if you are trying to improve your tajweed skills. Noorani Qaida is the easiest way to learn tajweed, however, there are several other books of tajweed that can be used and benefitted from.

While learning tajweed, you need a good teacher, too. Without a good teacher, you just wouldn't be able to perform well. Tajweed rules cannot be just learnt while seeing them in print. You need to hear the proper pronunciations, see which Makahrij to use for different Arabic alphabets; only then can you learn better tajweed. If you are trying to learn Tajweed online, you can use different pictures, or videos, to learn the different points of emission, to get a better grip at tajweed.

If you have issues in finding a good teacher, try learning tajweed online. An online Quran teacher of a reputable institute is usually selected on a strict criteria. The teacher is qualified, trained, and experienced in imparting correct tajweed and assist in learning Quran. Online Quran teacher is much more advantageous choice than regular Quran teachers; You can learn reading and reciting Quran with ease while sitting in your home; You can save time that you would otherwise had spent in commuting to and  fro from home to your institute; You can save the amount you would have spent on fuel otherwise; You can learn on your own personal pace; You can choose between group classes or personal classes, too. The best of all is that you are not going to compromise on quality while achieving all of this.

There are 28 basic alphabets is Arabic, 29 if we include hamza, too.

 ابتثجحخدذرزسشصضطظعغفقكلمنہوي

 

These letters are divided into two main groups.

Lunar or Qamari Alphabets

Solar or Shamsi Alphabets

It was narrated by Qatada:

Anas(RA) was asked, "How was the recitation(of the Quran) of the Prophet(SAW)?' He replied, "It was characterised by the prolongation of certain sounds." He then recited: In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful prolonging the pronunciation of 'In the Name of Allah, 'the most Beneficent,' and 'the Most Merciful.[2]

 

This hadith clearly indicates that we need to read Quran not only with correct tajweed, but we also should try to beautify our voices while reading and reciting Quran. We should pronounce each letter correctly; not prolonging it without requirement, nor pronouncing it hurriedly.

 

According to the scholars, there are three speeds for reciting or reading Quran.

 

1.      TEHQEEQ: Pronouncing every letter while using correct Makharij.

2.     TARTEEL: Pronouncing every letter while using correct Makharij, while keeping in mind all other rules of MADD, GHUNNA, TAFGHEEM, TARQEEQ. This is the most desirable way to recite Quran.

3.     HADAR: Recite Quran at a fast pace, like that of in taraweeh, bearing in mind all the rules of tajweed.

 

References:

[1]Chapter 73, Al-Muzammil, Verse 4

[2] Narrated by Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith  5046