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Virtues and Blessings of Surah al-Baqarah

The second surah of the Quran, the largest in length, revealed over several years in the Madinan life of the Prophet (sa), Surat al-Baqarah is special in many ways. Although all surahs of the Quran are miraculous and of divine origin, the Prophet (sa) singled out some of them and told us of their different […]

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A Close Look at Surat al-Fatihah – Part 9

In the previous eight articles of this series, we looked at each ayah of Surat al-Fatihah in some detail. But when it came to writing this last part of the surah, I realised why the Prophet (SAW) told us to repeat this surah (at least) seventeen times every day. (In fact, he called it the […]

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A Close Look at Surat al-Fatihah – Part 8

Part 8 – Verse Number 7 of Surah Fatihah Ghayri-l-maghdubi ‘alayhim wa la-d-dallin. In part 6 we discussed that the Sirat al-Mustaqim is a part going straight up, and the higher you climb up that path, the higher up you are spiritually, the more mundane and insignificant worldly things look, the closer you are to […]

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A Close Look at Surat al-Fatihah – Part 7

In part 6 we discussed that the Sirat al-Mustaqim is a path going straight up. The higher you climb up that path, the higher up you are spiritually, worldly things look more mundane and insignificant, the range of your insight widens.  You are closer to your goal, but at the same time, your fall will […]

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A Close Look at Surat al-Fatihah – Part 6

Part 6 – Verse Number 5 of Surah Fatihah Ihdina-s-sirata-l-mustaqim “Guide us to the straight path.” In the previous ayah, we affirmed that we seek help only from Allah. Now, what’s the most crucial help we need? Imagine you’re a Bedouin wandering around in a vast desert, completely lost, and you come across a man […]

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A Close Look at Surat al-Fatihah – Part 5

Part 5 – Verse Number 4 of Surat Al-Fatihah We’ve come to the middle of Surat al-Fatihah. The first three verses were a statement about Allah, His love and mercy, and His complete authority over the Day of Judgment. Now, we come to ourselves. What is the relationship between Allah and me? How should I […]

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