This is an excellent series which is very short and also provides lessons taken from each juz.

**Juz 1
The first Juz of the Qur’an comprises its opening chapter, the seven verses of al-Fatihah (the Opener) and the first part of its longest chapter, al-Baqarah (the Heifer). It is not without reason that some of the early generations considered al-Fatihah to be the ‘Mother of the Book’. In its seven short verses, it contains praise of Allah, it affirms worship must be for him Alone and ends by informing us about the path of guidance. It is followed by the first part of al-Baqarah, which unfolds the nature of mankind through the narrative of the story of Adam and his expulsion from Paradise. The chapter then moves onto the story of the Children of Israel (the Jews) and teaches us important lessons from the story of the heifer (cow).

What can we learn from this Juz?

• Worship is solely and exclusively for Allah, and one must turn to Him Alone for help;
• Allah divides mankind into three categories: Believers, Disbelievers or Hypocrites and describes the characteristics of the hypocrites;
• The story of the heifer contains great lessons: beware of faltering when faced with Allah’s commands and do not procrastinate or ridicule them because to do so leads to hardness of the heart;
• Beware the danger of preventing Allah’s remembrance in the Mosques, or moving to destroy them;
• Who built the Sacred Mosque as well as how and why it was built.

**Juz 2

In this Juz, Allah responds to the Jews of the time and the accusations they made when the direction of prayer was changed from the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem to al-Ka’bah in Makkah. Importantly Allah concludes the issue by indicating that purification of one’s soul is more important than facing any particular direction in prayer. The Juz also covers Allah’s wisdom over a number of matters; Inheritance; Marriage; Hajj; and most pertinently, Fasting – the only place in the Qur’an to contain such detailed information about this great act of worship. Throughout this Juz and in between even its most detailed regulations, Allah stresses again and again the necessity of man maintaining, at all times, Taqwa (God Consciousness) – to remain conscious of Allah in all his affairs.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• The obligation of fasting, its rules and regulations and other related matters. This is the only place containing a detailed discussion about fasting, so ponder it well!
• The rules and regulations concerning Hajj, Marriage, Divorce, Suckling etc. in between which Allah stresses the importance of Taqwa
• The story of Jalut (Goliath) and a powerful nation toppled not by sheer numbers or might but through faith, patience and constancy

Juz 3

This Juz concludes the longest chapter of the Qur’an which contains the greatest verse – Ayat ul-Kursi (verse 282). This immense verse is the greatest single verse in the Qur’an, and its memorisation, understanding and recitation will derive many benefits for the worshipper. Al-Baqarah ends with a number of rulings which demonstrate that charity is a foundation of an Islamic economy as well as Allah’s forbidding of riba’ (usury/interest), declaring those who engage in it as declaring war upon Him. The final three verses of this chapter are a prayer for Allah’s forgiveness and for His protection. The Juz continues into the next chapter, Aal-e-Imran (Family of Imran) which covers (amongst others) the story of Esa ( Jesus) – the most outstanding example of man’s rejection and misinterpretation of Allah’s message.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• The greatest verse in the Qur’an: Ayat ul-Kursi, study it, memorise it and make sure you understand it;
• That riba’ is war against Allah and His Messenger;
• That the Qur’an is the criterion between truth and falsehood and Allah will only accept Islam as the true religion;
• The story of Maryam’s (Mary) mother shows how a righteous, sincere intention has a good effect on one’s child;
• Musa (Moses), Esa, Muhammad (peace be upon them all) were all upon the belief of Tawhid (Divine Unity) and warned against shirk (polytheism);
• We are taught an important lesson when it comes to criticising society or a nation: That it is wrong to generalise

Juz 4

Having appealed to the Christians in the preceding part of Aal-e-‘Imran and the Jews in the previous chapter, Allah now directs His verses to the Muslim community. This begins with a call for the Muslim community to remain united, holding fast to the rope of Allah. It then addresses the battles of Badr and ‘Uhud, detailing the reasons why Badr was a victory against all odds and ‘Uhud the opposite. Allah concludes by reminding us that His Promise is certain and that we must remain patient and have Taqwa (God Consciousness). In this Juz also begins the chapter al-Nisa (Women), named after the numerous references to women and injunctions related to them. This chapter is important, as being revealed after the defeat at ‘Uhud it covers some of the inevitable consequences; widows, orphans and the fair distribution of wealth.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• The importance of holding fast to Allah’s rope and the significance of unity and not splitting
• The high status of the Muslim nation by virtue of their enjoining the good and prohibiting the evil; • The evil effects of disobedience as shown to us by the example of the Battle of ‘Uhud;
• The qualities of Allah’s righteous servants. Research and consider them well and do your utmost to be one of them!
• The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) would recite the last verses of Aal-e-Imran upon waking up – ponder them carefully;
• The chapter al-Nisa concentrates on the rights of the weak and downtrodden, the orphans, women, and those oppressed and unable to migrate.

Juz 5

This Juz continues the chapter of al-Nisa, named after the numerous references to women and injunctions related to them and family life as a whole. The chapter continues to explain the practical legislation from Allah now relevant to the fledgling Muslim community following the loss of life at the Battle of ‘Uhud. Towards the final quarter of the Juz, Allah rejects the possibility of belief in Him without having belief in all of His Messengers – a refutation of the Jews, who rejected Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the Christians who twisted the message of Esa ( Jesus).

What can we learn from this Juz?

• Family relations, in particular the relationship of husband and wife and how disputes should be resolved if they arise
• The command to obey Allah, His Messenger and those placed in authority over us and that any differences must be referred back to the Quran and Sunnah (teachings of the Prophet Muhammad). • Seeking a law besides the law of Allah for judgment is a trait of the hypocrites, indeed they do all they can to turn a person away from Allah’s law!
• Practical legal guidance; shortening the prayer while on a journey; a description of prayer at the time of fear; marital law; how to deal with dis- cord; the importance of justice; and rules pertaining to separation – all the while reminding a person of being aware of Allah and fearing Him.
• Detail of how the hypocrites align themselves with Allah’s enemies, their laziness in worship, and their final end in the Hereafter

Juz 6

Having previously refuted the People of the Book and their beliefs with regards to Esa (Jesus) and his mother, Maryam (Mary), Allah now expands on how the People of the Book went wrong. It tells us of how Esa was raised to Allah rather than being crucified on the cross and how the same message was preached by Esa as it was by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon them all). In detailing their relationship with Allah and their Prophets, we find lessons for us. The final verse is on inheritance law, exemplifying that social guidance cannot be separated from one’s belief. The Juz continues with the chapter al-Ma’idah (Table Spread), the fifth chapter of the Qur’an. The chapter is named after the spread of food that was requested by the disciples of Esa – and its crowning verse (3) is Allah’s declaration that Islam is perfect and His Favour upon us now complete.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• A large portion of al-Ma’idah, one of the last chapters to be revealed, is taken up with a discussion of contract law and the promises that we give in our lives;
• Al-Ma’idah mentions 18 rules and regulations not found anywhere else in the Qur’an;
• The chapter begins by detailing foods that are unlawful and some types that are lawful;
• The verse concerning wudu’ (ablution) which mentions its obligations and the obligations of ghusl (ritual bath);
• One must bear witness for the sake of Allah and one must always be fair even with people that one hates;
• The ruling of one who does not judge by Allah’s law;
• Rebutting the Christian belief in Esa (peace be upon him) and giving them the opportunity to repent.

Juz 7

In this Juz, Allah concludes the chapter of al-Ma’idah (Table Spread) with a number of rulings on oath-taking, game and hunting and the prohibition of alcohol. In a continuing theme running through this chapter, the final verses of the chapter are concerning Christianity, the miracles of Esa ( Jesus) and the story from which the chapter takes it name. The chapter ends by confirming that Esa never claimed divinity for himself. The Juz also contains the first part of the 6th chapter of the Qur’an, al-An’am (the Cattle). This chapter is named after the superstitious practices of the pre-Islamic Arabs but is, in essence, a many sided argument against mankind’s tendency to associate partners with Allah, be it directly or indirectly.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• Those People of the Book who are closest to us and those who are furthest from us;
• Rules and regulations on oath-taking, alcohol and gambling, hunting whilst in ihram (a sacred state which Muslims enter upon travelling for Umrah (lesser pilgrimage), wills, bearing testimony and witnessing;
• The discussion between Allah and Esa clearing him of any claims to divinity;
• Tawhid (Divine Unity), Resurrection and Prophethood in al-An’am;
• The story of Ibrahim (Abraham) and his father, his debate with his nation and details of his descendants;
• Eman (Faith) is strengthened by contemplating upon the creation because this leads to greater veneration of Allah, it’s Creator.

Juz 8

Allah concludes al-An’am (Cattle) by continuing on the topic of Tawhid (Divine Unity). The verses in this part of the chapter also contain details of food that is prohibited and lawful for a Muslim. Allah warns of his decree for those who do not follow the path of Tawhid and that it will, indeed, come to pass. By way of example, He explains why the towns of the past were destroyed. The chapter concludes by a command to the Prophet (peace be upon him) to say ‘Behold my prayer and all my acts of worship … are for Allah Alone … in whose divinity none has a share.’ The following chapter, al-A’raf (the Heights) covers, in more detail, the story of Adam and the Prophets who followed from him – it is a chapter that warns us of our enemies, from Satan and others, and how through prophetic guidance, we can be saved.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• To worship Allah alone, and to follow the Way of Allah upon unity without splitting;
• The superstitious beliefs of the pre-Islamic Arabs relating to cattle and Allah’s refutation of them;
• The story of Adam and the creation of Hawa (Eve), and their fall following the deceit of Satan who is a constant enemy to mankind;
• To beware of Allah’s enemies and to follow the revelation and the Prophets – indeed, that Hell is the end abode of Allah’s enemies;
• The stories of Nuh (Noah) and the Great Flood, Hud, Salih, Lut (Lot) and Shu’ayb. All of these prophets were resisted but the victory was ultimately theirs and evil was humbled – in the end, Allah’s plan never fails.

Juz 9

In the remaining verses of al-’Araf, Allah tells us, in considerable depth, the story of Musa (Moses) and his struggle with the great enemy of Allah, the Pharaoh. Furthermore, we are told of Musa’s experiences with the Children of Israel with many important lessons for the Muslim nation and our own submission to the Prophet Muhammad’s message. Aptly, the chapter concludes by discussing the Qur’an and the role of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) – a man, having Taqwa (God consciousness) and never too proud to worship Allah, in complete opposite to the enemies discussed throughout. The Juz continues with the chapter of al-Anfal (the Spoils of War) revealed shortly after the Battle of Badr. The lessons learned from the battle reinforce: the virtues necessary for fighting in the Path of Allah, victory against the odds, clemency and consideration of others.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• Whilst the conflict between Musa and Pharaoh was intense, it only led Musa to place further his dependence upon Allah;
• When times got hard, Musa directed his people to turn to Allah for help, to be patient, and reminded them that the whole Earth belongs to Allah and that the final end is for the pious;
• The mention of the inhabitants of the town by the sea that transgressed as regards the Sabbath and the end result of those who tried to evade the laws of Allah through trickery;
• Allah’s Mercy encompasses everything and He mentions that He will decree His Mercy especially for a group of His servants. Ponder their qualities well so that you might be one of them;
• About the beginning of creation and a refutation of the belief that anything worshipped besides Allah can bring any benefit;
• About the Battle of Badr and the ruling of the spoils of war, which importantly is framed by a reminder of the greater importance of Taqwa and keeping ties of kinship.

Juz 10

The final ten verses of al-Anfal (Spoils of War) remind the believer that victory in battle is not dependant on huge numbers or military might but rather constancy in faith and patience, a recurring theme throughout the Qur’an. It also covers the issue of the prisoners of war captured during Badr, the virtue of those who fight in Allah’s path and the importance of the believers protecting one another. The next chapter in this Juz is al-Tawbah (Repentance), the only chapter in the Qur’an not preceded by the basmalah – this is because it is widely regarded to be a continuation of the previous chapter dealing with similar issues of the moral distinction between the believers and their enemies. It was revealed in the 9th year of Hijra and proclaimed the end of idolatry in Arabia.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• We continue the discourse on Badr and the dream of the Prophet;
• A call subsuming six pieces of advice that will lead to victory;
• Al-Anfal ends by explaining that it is brotherhood that ties the Muslim world together;
• Al-Tawbah begins by defining the limits to the pact between Allah’s Messenger and the pagans;
• The Islamic calendar is mentioned and the sanctity of the sacred months is explained;
• The Muslims are encouraged to go out in the path of Allah when called to do so and the hypocrites and all those who remain behind without a valid excuse are censured;
• The qualities of the hypocrites and the believers are mentioned with Allah’s respective promises for both;
• The Prophet (peace be upon him) is prohibited from seeking help from the hypocrites at times of war, and he is also prohibited from seeking forgiveness for them or praying for them.

Juz 11

The Juz begins with the final quarter of al-Tawbah (Repentance) in which Allah continues to describe the good character of the righteous. Allah confirms that His good pleasure is with the righteous who partake in the purifying act of spending for the sake of Allah and carry out good deeds. He reminds us that every chapter in the Qur’an continues to strengthen the believer. Allah ends this chapter by telling us of the great nature of our Prophet (peace be upon him) and how heavily it weighed upon the Prophet that we would suffer in the life to come. The Juz then covers the entire chapter of Yunus ( Jonah) which stresses Allah’s power, the authenticity of the Qur’an and the fate of the evildoers. It also discusses tawhid (Divine Unity), how Allah reveals Himself to man, how the Prophets were rejected and the workings of Allah’s divine grace.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• The good and bad qualities of the Arabs are mentioned, then the Muhajiroon (People who migrated from Makkah) and Ansar (People of Madina) are also discussed;
• Masjid al-Dirar is the next topic and the evil intentions of those who built it are highlighted. It was because of this that Allah’s Messenger was prohibited from praying in there, but at the same time the masjid that is deserving of being prayed in is detailed next;
• The qualities of those who have sold their souls for the sake of Allah;
• The Prophet and believers are prohibited from seeking forgiveness for the pagans;
• The end of al-Tawbah covers the relationship of man towards the Qur’an and their various responses towards it;
• The chapter of Yunus covers Allah’s signs in creation and similitudes are given proving Allah’s existence and greatness;
• The pagans are challenged with this Qur’an;
• Who are the Awliya’? Ponder verses 10:62-64 carefully so that you may be one of them;
• The story of Nuh (Noah) is recounted, followed by the story of Musa (Moses) and Pharaoh. The last moments of Pharaoh just before he drowned are related as a reminder to all;
• Allah commands the Prophet to remain firm/steadfast on faith & follow revelation until His command comes

Juz 12

The 12th Juz of the Qur’an covers the majority of the chapter of Hud (the first five verses are in the previous Juz) as well as half of the chapter of Yusuf ( Joseph), the best of stories. Hud was revealed during the Year of Sorrow, a period in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) lost his wife and companion, Khadijah, as well as his uncle, Abu Talib, who had protected him. As a result, his life and that of the young Muslim community became very difficult. This chapter consoles the Messenger and his followers through stories of the previous Prophets, highlighting how they dealt with ridicule, hostility and persecution. Importantly whereas the previous chapter highlighted Allah’s mercy with His creation, this chapter highlights Allah’s justice with His creation. This Juz also begins the story of Yusuf. This chapter revolves around the idea that Allah alone directs the affairs of man, and that judgment rests with Him. It highlights the trials of Yusuf, the strain of isolation that he faced, the alienation of slavery in a foreign land, imprisonment and the final change of fortunes that resulted from his patience. The chapter is unique in that it relates the story of Yusuf in full, whereas we find that other chapters relate various episodes from the lives of certain Prophets. Many parallels can be drawn from the story of Yusuf to that of the Prophet (peace be upon him), as well as valuable lessons for us in our daily actions.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• The good and bad qualities of the Arabs are mentioned, then the Muhajiroon (People who migrated from Makkah) and Ansar (People of Madina) are also discussed;
• Masjid al-Dirar is the next topic and the evil intentions of those who built it are highlighted. It was because of this that Allah’s Messenger was prohibited from praying in there, but at the same time the masjid that is deserving of being prayed in is detailed next;
• The qualities of those who have sold their souls for the sake of Allah;
• The Prophet and believers are prohibited from seeking forgiveness for the pagans;
• The end of al-Tawbah covers the relationship of man towards the Qur’an and their various responses towards it;
• The chapter of Yunus covers Allah’s signs in creation and similitudes are given proving Allah’s existence and greatness;
• The pagans are challenged with this Qur’an;
• Who are the Awliya’? Ponder verses 10:62-64 carefully so that you may be one of them;
• The story of Nuh (Noah) is recounted, followed by the story of Musa (Moses) and Pharaoh. The last moments of Pharaoh just before he drowned are related as a reminder to all;
• Allah commands the Prophet to remain firm/steadfast on faith & follow revelation until His command comes.
• Allah challenges the pagans with the Qur’an;
• The debate between Nuh (Noah) and his son shows that the love of Allah is greater than any other love;
• The story of Hud highlights that seeking forgiveness is the means to victory in all senses of the word: figurative and literal;
• The suffering that a number of Messenger and Prophets faced when calling to the path of Allah is recounted;
• The story of Shu‘ayb shows the concern Islam has with commerce, and the importance of being aware of Allah when trading;
• The Chapter of Yusuf talks about the envy of his brothers and the trial of beauty;
• It is sincerity that leads a person away from doing evil and licentious deeds;
• Da‘wah (spreading the message of Islam) is a duty at all times, even when imprisoned.

Juz 13

This Juz begins with the remainder of the story of Yusuf (Joseph) including his meeting with the king, his consequent exoneration and establishment in the land. From a young boy in the well, Yusuf finds himself in a powerful position during a time of crisis in Egypt. It is at this time that Yusuf is reunited with his family, many years after his brothers plotted to leave him in the well. The story of Yusuf is a great example of how patience and constancy in faith can overcome even the greatest of plots. The Juz continues with the chapter of al-Ra’d (Thunder), with themes of Allah’s Oneness, faith, revelation and resurrection, and is distinguished by its moving description of Allah’s power and knowledge. The Juz concludes with the chapter of Ibrahim, which explains how Allah’s revelation will always prevail despite man’s scheming against it. Unity of the Divine Message and Allah’s blessings are the focal themes of this chapter but, like other Makkan chapters, it also covers faith, revelation, Allah’s Oneness, our resurrection and judgment.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• To take from the example of Ya‘qub ( Jacob) and have patience, and the benefits that ensued from this;
• That patience and Taqwa (God Consciousness) were two traits of Yusuf that led to his raise in wordly and spiritual rank;
• The chapter Yusuf finishes by mentioning Allah’s signs in creation, Messengers being sent forth by Him, and taking lesson from the stories found in the Qur’an;
• Allah propounds parables for the Qur’an explaining its greatness in al-Ra’d.
• Ten pieces of advice are mentioned and whoever follows them all will have the reward of Paradise; • The chapter Ibrahim opens by mentioning the story of Musa (Moses), and the stories of other Messengers sent to their people showing how they were patient and how they relied on Allah;
• A scene from the events of the Hereafter is painted depicting how Satan will absolve himself of all those who followed him. So beware of being lured by him!
• A parable is given of a goodly word and an evil word followed by mention of Allah’s blessings. Are you grateful?
• The chapter Ibrahim ends by mentioning the final destination of the wrong doers and criminals on a day when the Earth will be replaced for another Earth and so too the Heavens.

Juz 14

In this Juz of the Qur’an, we cover two chapters – al-Hijr (Rocky Tract) and al-Nahl (the Bee). The first of these two was revealed at a time when persecution of the Prophet and his followers was at its peak and Islam was making little headway in the face of Arab opposition and resistance. Allah warns the pagan Arabs of the fate of earlier nations who similarly opposed their own Prophets. By way of further warning, Allah highlights how Satan is persistent on corrupting people whilst the Prophet is consoled and instructed to hold fast to the truth and to be patient and steadfast. Ultimately, the Truth is a matter protected by Allah. The chapter of the Bee takes its title from mention of the bee and its wondrous creation in verse 68 and the chapter highlights Allah’s endless blessings and the many Signs present in His creation.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• Allah consoles the Messenger (peace be upon him) by recounting the stories of some of the Prophets who came before him;
• The stories of Ibrahim (Abraham); Lut (Lot); and the People of al-Hijr;
• Al-Hijr ends by advising those whose hearts are constrained or torment- ed to remember Allah and glorify Him;
• Al-Nahl is also called the Chapter of Blessings, ponder it carefully and be grateful to the One who conferred them to you;
• It contains many proofs showing that Allah Alone is to be worshipped;
• After mentioning His many blessings, Allah recounts the story of the city that was ungrateful for Allah’s blessings and their end;
• The chapter ends by encouraging man to call to Allah with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and to be patient in the face of any harm and oppression that comes his way.

Juz 15

We begin this Juz with the chapter of al-Isra’ (Night Journey). The chapter is named after the miraculous event in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) travelled from Makkah to Jerusalem and then through the Heavens in one single night, which is mentioned in the opening verse of the chapter. This is followed by a discussion on the nature of Allah’s Message and the role of the Prophets. In another example of the Qur’an’s continuous linguistic brilliance, the chapter begins by glorifying Allah and ends by praising Him, and the sense of the whole chapter is one of praise; it includes stories about the Children of Israel as relate to Masjid al-Aqsa, the destination of the Prophet’s Night Journey, and it tackles aspects of individual and societal behaviour. The next chapter is that of al-Kahf (Cave), named after the Sleepers of the Cave mentioned in verses 9 onwards and its central theme is that of purging faith of all deviancy and superstition; it stresses the reward of true and sincere faith in Allah and absolute submission to Him, and explains that it is true faith which is the benchmark of judging ideas and values.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• Al-Isra’ begins by talking about Masjid al-Aqsa, how the Children of Israel came to it and their subsequent corruption;
• The chapter contains 20 pieces of advice dealing with morals, manners and society;
• Allah addresses thearguments of Satan following the creation of Adam;
• The Prophet (peace be upon him) is advised not to depend on the pagans, rather upon Allah;
• Al-Kahf deals with tribulations in four areas: religion, property, knowledge and strength. Religion: The story of the people of the cave in which lies lesson for every person intending to walk the path of truth; Property: The story of the garden and the two people, the wealthy man who denied the resurrection and the poor man who believed in Allah and the Last Day; Knowledge: the story of Musa (Moses) with Khidr teaching us issues linked to moral conduct, lofty aspirations and enjoining the good and prohibiting evil. Strength: the story of Dhul-Qarnayn and the Ya’juj (Gog) and Ma’juj (Magog) – in the next Juz.

Juz 16

The chapter of al-Kahf (Cave) is concluded in this Juz with Allah completing the story of Musa (Moses) and Khidr and then mentioning that of Dhu’l-Qarnayn. The story of Musa and Khidr teaches us the many paradoxes in life that can only be understood through patience and knowledge, this is a lesson that even Musa finds difficult to accept in the story. The next chapter in this Juz is Maryam (Mary), which includes the story of the most pious of women and the mother of Esa ( Jesus). The central theme of the chapter is Tawhid (Divine Unity) and this is explored through the narration of several stories of Grace given by Allah to the Prophets; it also discusses the Day of Judgment and mentions some arguments against those who deny the resurrection thereby reinforcing its central theme. The final chapter in the Juz is Ta-Ha. This chapter deals with the nature of revelation vis-a-vis the Prophet; and so it commences by addressing him and ends by addressing him, in between outlining his mission and duties. Allah gives us a sense of reassurance in His Divine Will by outlining to us how He supported and aided His Prophets.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• The remaining lesson of strength is demonstrated through the story of Dhu’l-Qarnayn;
• Al-Kahf concludes by depicting a scene of the Last Day and describing the end of the believers and disbelievers;
• In Chapter of Maryam the word rahma (mercy) or a derivative of this word is mentioned 16 times. Consider the places where it is mentioned carefully so that you may learn how to be a recipient of it.
• The stories of Ibrahim (Abraham), Zakariya and Esa are all recounted. Take note of how Ibrahim continued to address his father with patience and respect;
• The chapter Ta-Ha describes how the magicians confronted by Musa were disbelievers at the beginning of the day, but pious believers by its end, showing us how quickly true faith takes root in the heart;
• Allah’s Grace to the Children of Israel led them out of the land in which they were oppressed and the drowning of Pharaoh and his forces;
• The condition of those who turn away from the truth on the Last Day and some of the horrors of that Day;
• Mankind is warned about the enmity of Satan and this is exemplified in the Story of Adam;
• The chapter ends by consoling the Prophet and enjoining him to remain constant and steadfast.

Juz 17

In this Juz, we again cover two entire chapters: al-Anbiya (Prophets) and al-Hajj (Pilgrimage). Revealed in Makkah, al-Anbiya deals with issues of faith concentrating on three areas which are Tawhid (Divine Unity), Allah’s message and the resurrection. Using the story of Ibrahim (Abraham) once again as a guiding example, this chapter teaches us that evil will try to take us away from the path of higher virtue but for those who struggle on that path, it is no other than Allah who will aid them on it. The reader’s attention is drawn to the unity of laws that govern Allah’s creation, which in turn is evidence of Allah’s Oneness; the unity of the message and faith is further reflected in the lives of all the Prophets. The chapter closes by reminding us of the Last Day. In the following chapter, we learn more about Tawhid, the resurrection, repudiating pagan beliefs and the Signs of Allah in His creation. The believers are instructed to fight in the Way of Allah if it is truth we are defending. The chapter flows with themes that invigorate faith, piety and surrender to Allah.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• Al-Anbiya’ begins by warning man about the resurrection, affirming that it will actually happen, and that it has drawn close. Have you prepared for it?
• Tawhid is established and evidenced using rational and empirical arguments;
• The story of Ibrahim breaking the idols, this is great lesson in Tawakkul (having trust in Allah);
• The chapter ends by making a call to Tawhid;
• Al-Hajj begins by planting the fear of the Last Day into the hearts of men, and warning them against following Satan;
• Allah refutes those who reject the resurrection by drawing their attention to the very creation of man, and the revival of the earth after its death;
• The story of how the Hajj was made obligatory on Ibrahim, and some of its obligations and recommendations;
• The Muhajirin (Companions who migrated from Makkah) are given permission to fight oppression having been driven away from their homes;
• The parable of the fly;
• The chapter ends by making a call to Jihad, and reminding us to hold fast to Allah.

Juz 18

The first chapter in this Juz is Al-Mu’minun (Believers), a name that aptly summarises the theme of the chapter. It commences by outlining the qualities of the believers, and narrates incidents from the lives of various Prophets. It then repudiates the disbelievers and defends the Prophet and his message. In closing Allah returns to describing further qualities of the believers with a description of the Last Day and a supplication for mercy and forgiveness. It is followed by the chapter al-Nur (Light), the crowning verse of which is the verse of Light (verse 35) – a parable described by Ibn Abbas as “the parable of His light in the heart of a believer.” The final chapter in this Juz is al-Furqan (Criterion) which develops on the contrast of light and darkness. It comforts the Prophet, reassuring him and supporting him at a time when he faced obstinate rejection, hostility and maltreatment from those he was calling to.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• The qualities of the believers are recounted in the beginning of al-Mu’minun. Ask yourself how many of these qualities do you have?
• The scene of death is depicted, the blowing of the trumpet, the end of those who disbelieve;
• Al-Mu’minun begins by stating that the believers will be successful and ends by stating that the disbelievers will not be successful;
• Al-Nur begins by mentioning the prescribed punishment for fornication, making false accusations, and the ruling of li‘aan (invoking the curse of Allah);
• The chapter divinely confirms the virtue of ‘A’ishah from the false rumours spread about her;
• One must ask for permission before entering a house;
• Allah’s promise that He will establish on Earth those who believe, but this has conditions and they are listed;
• Al-Furqan begins by praising the One who revealed the Criterion;
• Accusations against the Qur’an and the Prophet are discussed.

Juz 19

Continuing with al-Furqan to its end, Allah addresses the accusations levelled against the Qur’an and the Messenger and refutes them. In identifying this rejection and persecution as nothing new, Allah relates incidents from the lives of other Prophets who suffered similar problems. As a warning to the disbelievers, it highlights what their end will be if they persist in disbelief and closes by outlining the role of the Prophet, and describing the true believer. In the following chapter, alShu’ara (Poets), the fundamentals of faith are discussed: Allah’s Oneness, revelation and the Last Day as well as giving examples of Allah’s power and grace in nature. The main body of the chapter is devoted to historical accounts that consolidate these areas, and an air of warning pervades the whole chapter. The final chapter in the Juz is al-Naml (Ants) – it opens and closes by describing the Qur’an as being joyful news for the believers and a warning for others.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• Examples of Allah’s destruction of previous nations which serve as a warning to mankind;
• That Allah’s Oneness is evidenced by His Signs in creation;
• The qualities of the Al-Rahman’s servants – consider them carefully;
• A number of stories about previous prophets all aimed at consoling the Prophet;
• The sound heart is the successful heart on the Last Day;
• Hud reminded his people about the many blessings Allah had granted them and explained the way to show gratitude was through Taqwa (God Consciousness);
• The story of Shu’ayb exemplifying the prophetic guidance to worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you cannot see Him know that He sees you.
• The Qur’an is a guidance and good news for the believers;
• No matter how much the disbeliever may plot and plan, Allah is the best of planners.

Juz 20

This Juz begins with the conclusion to Surah an-Naml. In these final verses we are asked to consider the signs of Allah in His creation and acknowledge that some claim godship in the weak unlike Allah who is Omnipotent and knows all. The chapter ends with powerful themes of the afterlife; death before life, the blasting of the trumpet and the Last Day. In the end, the Prophet is commanded to serve Allah and to preach the Qur’an. In the following chapter, al-Qasas (the Stories) we are told about Musa (Moses) – his birth, upbringing, exile, call, his struggle with Pharaoh and subsequent exodus, his ultimate triumph and destruction of the disbelievers. The main theme of the chapter is that of struggle, Allah’s providential care and the evil end of those who are arrogant and spread corruption. The final chapter in this Juz is Al-Ankabut (the Spider) a chapter that takes its name from the parable in its 41st verse in which the weakness of polytheism is likened to frailty of a spider web.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• That people can get so corrupt they detest the very presence of those who would purify themselves;
• The doubts of the pagans are repudiated and the Last Day depicted;
• Allah consoles the poor and weak believers stating that future is for them;
• The story of Musa and how he could find none to support him besides Allah but what a wonderful supporter He is!
• The story of Qarun and his being deceived by his wealth;
• Just as Musa was driven from his land only to return, so too would Muhammad (peace be upon him);
• The trials that one calling to Allah will face: wealth, health, and this worldly life in general;
• The stories of the previous nations show us that we should never feel confident that we are safe and so grow complacent.

Juz 21

This Juz finishes the chapter begun in its predecessor, al-Ahzab (Confederates) and con-
cludes with the opening verses of the significant chapter of Ya-Sin.

In closing al-Ahzab, Allah discusses propriety on the part of women, spelling out an image of the Last Day and completes the circle by mentioning the trust that man has undertaken.

The chapter of Saba’ (Sheba) follows al-Ahzab with its depictions of scenes in the Hereafter where a disbeliever’s arguments and futile attempts at faith come too late for their salvation.

The chapter also mentions Allah’s favour to Dawud (David) and Sulayman (Solomon) in order to encourage the Prophet – it refutes the charges against him and the disbelievers are again warned of the punishment that lies in store for them.

In al-Fatir (Originator) we are presented with many of beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah such as His Om- nipotence, His Might and His Wisdom – the One who knows all, who is aware of all, who sees all and who is free from all needs and wants.

The final chapter of this Juz, Ya-Sin, begins by discussing the Qur’an and the Prophet’s call to the polytheists.

In this Juz, we cover five separate chapters: the conclusion of al-Ankabut (Spider),
al-Rum (Romans), Luqman, al-Sajda (Prostration) and the start of al-Ahzab (Con-
federates).

Some of the important verses in this Juz are Allah prophesying the defeat of the Byzantines and then their victory (al-Rum), the counsel of Luqman which summarises the requirements of faith and model conduct and verses in al-Ahzab dealing with the aspects of social reorganisation in respect of family and communal life.

Although revealed to the Madinan community, its many rulings are more than relevant to us today.

What can we learn from this Juz

• We are commanded to debate with the People of the Book in the best of ways. Consider also then how we debate with one another.

 

• The defeat of the Byzantines and the prediction that they will be victorious again in the near future – indeed, Allah aids whom He wills.

• Clinging to this world is a sickness and Allah rebukes the pagans because they are
heedless of the Hereafter.

• The call to contemplate Allah’s signs in creation, in the alternation of night & day, and in the creation of man.

• Corruption appears because of what man himself has worked.

• Luqman gives advice to his son – firstly Tawhid (Divine Unity) then good treatment to one’s parents even if they are disbelievers.

• The qualities of the believer and that the most significant qualities that lead man to leadership in the field of religion are patience and certitude

• That the mothers of the believers are just like our mothers and they cannot be married.

• The Battle of Ahzab is described depicting the state of the believers and the hypocrites as well as the severity of Jihad.

Juz 22

This Juz finishes the chapter begun in its predecessor, al-Ahzab (Confederates) and concludes with the opening verses of the significant chapter of Ya-Sin. In closing al-Ahzab, Allah discusses propriety on the part of women, spelling out an image of the Last Day and completes the circle by mentioning the trust that man has undertaken. The chapter of Saba’ (Sheba) follows al-Ahzab with its depictions of scenes in the Hereafter where a disbeliever’s arguments and futile attempts at faith come too late for their salvation. The chapter also mentions Allah’s favour to Dawud (David) and Sulayman (Solomon) in order to encourage the Prophet – it refutes the charges against him and the disbelievers are again warned of the punishment that lies in store for them. In al-Fatir (Originator) we are presented with many of beautiful Names and Attributes of Allah such as His Omnipotence, His Might and His Wisdom – the One who knows all, who is aware of all, who sees all and who is free from all needs and wants. The final chapter of this Juz, Ya-Sin, begins by discussing the Qur’an and the Prophet’s call to the polytheists.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• The Prophet’s relationship with his wives is mentioned and they are enjoined to remain at home;
• The excellence of the Prophet’s family is mentioned as well as the excellence of the believers in general;
• Some of the rules relating to divorce;
• Hijab for the Muslim woman which is linked to the importance of submitting to Allah, as indeed all actions are for believers;
• A repudiation of the foundations of shirk (polytheism) and denial of the Hereafter;
• The guidance of the Prophets in giving due thanks for the blessings they received, and how many people are actually ungrateful;
• A call to the pagans to ponder on the reality of the Day on which only faith will be the only true benefit, and warning that accepting faith on that Day will be too late!
• A reminder about Allah’s mercy and His immense blessings, and a warning against being deceived by this worldly life or by Satan; A reminder of Allah’s greatness and man’s dire need of Him;
• The evil designs of the pagans will only overtake themselves.

Juz 23

In ending Ya-Sin, Allah mentions the punishment of previous nations and emphasises, again, the reality of the resurrection. In a stark warning to all of mankind, we are warned of the transient reality of this life – “It will not be but one blast, and at once they are all brought present before Us.” The Juz continues into al-Saffat (Those who set the Ranks), a chapter characterised by its short, powerful verses. This chapter describes the Angels, the eavesdropping of the Jinn, Allah’s acts of creation and refutation of those who deny the resurrection. The chapter closes by declaring the limitless glory of Allah. In the following chapter of Saad, we are again presented with stories of the Prophets providing lessons to mankind and consolation to the Prophet – the chapter carries themes of Tawhid (Divine Unity), revelation and the reckoning. The final chapter of the Juz, al-Zumar (Groups), begins in this Juz and deals almost exclusively with singling Allah out alone for worship.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• Allah’s signs in creation are described and the pagans are invited to faith;
• Man is warned against worshipping Satan;
• Allah is well able to create and resurrect;
• Allah’s Oneness evidenced through the uniqueness of creation and how nothing is able to create anything similar;
• A discussion between the people of Paradise and the inhabitants of Hell showing the danger of evil companions;
• Your Lord answers supplications, have you then turned to ask of Him?
• The Prophet is reminded of the Messengers who came before him and to see how they faced trials with patience;
• The fate of the pious and transgressors;
• The story of Satan (Arabic: Iblis) arrogantly refusing to prostrate to Adam.

Juz 24

The Juz begins by ending al-Zumar (Groups). In the final 8 verses of this powerful chapter, Allah describes a vivid scene in which humanity has been judged and stands in two groups: believers and those who disbelieved. The ultimate end of both groups is described in detail and ends with an amazing scene in which the believers enter through the Gates of Paradise and witness the Angels surrounding the throne of Allah. In this place, their faith rewarded, it will be said “All praise is to Allah, Lord of all the Worlds”. In the next chapter, Ghafir (the Forgiver) Allah describes a believer who lives in the house of Pharaoh and tries to persuade his people to not oppose Musa (Moses). There are two more recurring themes in this chapter: disputing Allah’s Truth and calling on Him. The final chapter of this Juz, Fussilat (trans. Explained in Detail), continues the theme of the previous chapter and deals with the arrogance of the disbelievers, the truthfulness of the Qur’an, Tawhid (Divine Unity) and the resurrection.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• Do not despair of Allah’s mercy as He forgives all sins;
• Which party will you be in on the Day when the disbelievers will be driven to Hell in groups and the believers led to gates of Paradise in groups?
• There are good tidings for those who repent as the Angels seek forgive- ness on their behalf as well;
• The severe punishment meted out to those who reject Allah’s signs;
• The many blessings of Allah;
• About the Noble Qur’an and the condition of those who reject it;
• The danger of having evil companions and the fact that they make disbelief and sin alluring;
• The importance of calling to Allah and having good manners;
• Look to the horizons and yourselves and ponder the signs therein. This is the way of finding the truth for those who want to.

Juz 25

The 25th Juz of the Qur’an begins with the final eight verses of Fussilat (trans. Explained in Detail), in which Allah exposes the hypocrisy of mankind who when touched with affliction turns to his Creator “full of extensive supplication” but when favoured by Allah turns away, and compounds his arrogance by saying “This is due to me”. In al-Shura (Consultation) we read of Allah’s power, wisdom and final decision explaining that these form some of the fundamentals of our faith. The divine reality that Allah does not resemble His creation is central to this chapter. The remaining two chapters in this Juz highlight the mercy that is the Qur’an, and address arguments made against this Majestic Book. As a warning, Allah places emphasis on the fate of the sceptics.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• The Qur’an is a warning of the Day of Gathering;
• Allah selects whom He wills to carry the Message; what then is strange about Muhammad being chosen as a Messenger?
• Evidences pointing to Allah’s Oneness;
• The Qur’an gives life to the hearts – have you looked to how much life your heart has been granted?
• The lofty status of the Qur’an and a repudiation of some of the claims of the pagans against it;
• That following ones’ forefathers without sound evidence is censured;
• Allah has apportioned and decreed man’s provision, so do not despair of your worldly lot;
• The only companionship of real benefit is that of the righteous;
• The consequences of arrogantly rejecting the truth in this world;
• Beware of following desires; people could take their desires as their deity without even realising!

Juz 26

The themes discussed in the chapters of this Juz are varied reflecting the fact that some of the chapters were revealed during the Prophet’s time in Makkah and the rest during his time in Madinah. The Makkan chapters (al-Ahqaf, Qaaf and al-Dhariyat (Scatterers)) address those who deny the truth and confirm the resurrection and the Day of Judgment. They encourage the Prophet to persist in his call reassuring that he is upon the truth. In contrast the Madinan chapters (Muhammad, al-Fath (Victory) and al-Hujurat (Rooms)) cover societal and legal issues – war, the organisation of the Muslim community and the mutual respect and trust between the new Muslim community. An important historical event, the treaty of Hudaibiyyah ratified by the Prophet and establishing a period of peace between the Muslims and the Quraysh is indirectly referenced in al-Fath and the Prophet is assured the treaty was indeed a great breakthrough.
What can we learn from this Juz?
•The perfection and precision of creation is proof that the Creator alone must be worshipped;
•That we must be soft and gracious to our parents and not rebuke them;
•Allah’s punishment could well come in the guise of blessings;
•About Paradise and its delights but also of Hell and its punishment;
•Allah is pleased with those who took the pledge of allegiance under the tree so be careful of hating those Allah is pleased with!
•People are better than others only in their Taqwa (God Consciousness) so beware of racism and partisanship;
•Every good the believer has is a grace conferred unto him by Allah;
•That the angels record every word we say – are you cautious of what you utter?

Juz 27

There are seven chapters in this Juz including the melodic and beautiful chapter of al-Rahman (the All-Merciful). In that chapter Allah highlights many of Allah’s blessings in the world the foremost of which is the Majestic Qur’an. Allah also describes the end of the world and paints a magnificent picture of Paradise. The chapter is characterised by the refrain, “Which, then of your Lord’s blessings will you both deny?” which runs throughout its course, an allusion and rebuke to both mankind and the jinn. The other chapters in this Juz cover themes integral to the Makkan chapters such as reminders of the Day of Judgement and the resurrection – reflect and take heed. In the final chapter, al-Hadid (Iron) urges the believers to two great actions: to spend in the Way of Allah and to uphold justice.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• That the resurrection and recompense will indeed occur;
• Allah takes an oath that our provision is in the Heavens and that is as true as the fact that you speak – do you then fear for yours?
• Man and Jinn have been created to worship Allah. Do you?
• That we must patiently persevere in worshipping Allah;
• The fate of the previous nations and that the pagans are no better than them;
• That the Qur’an is easy to take admonition from but the problem lies with people – is there anyone to take heed?
• Allah’s countless blessings, the first blessing being the teaching of the Qur’an. Ask yourself how much you have learned?
• Mankind will be divided into three groups, and they will be rewarded accordingly. Which group would you want to be in?
• The hearts must soften to Allah’s remembrance and yield to it.

Juz 28

In the 28th Juz of the Qur’an, we are taken through a number of issues relevant to the Madinan community established by the Prophet – the fledgling community sought to break the shackles of paganism and jahiliyyah (state of ignorance) and instead sought guidance from the Qur’an and the Messenger. Many issues are addressed throughout the Juz. However, this Juz is perhaps most notable for the last three verses of al-Hashr (Banishment) which contains the mention of over fifteen Names or Attributes of Allah.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• Issues concerning wala’ and bara’ (allegiance and enmity);
• To practise what one preaches;
• The only trade which brings about real benefit is that which is carried out with Allah;
• That we are advised not to cling to this world;
• Allah’s omnipotence and all-encompassing knowledge;
• We are encouraged to have taqwa (God Consciousness) and to spend in Allah’s path;
• Wives are advised not to make life difficult for their husbands;
• Husbands are advised to bring up our families in the best of ways and to save them from the Fire.

Juz 29

The final two ajzaa (pl. Juz) of the Qur’an contain 11 and 36 chapters respectively. These chapters are generally shorter than those in the previous ajzaa and were predominantly revealed during the Prophet’s time in Makkah. This was a time that Islam (for the pagan Arabs) was a strange message of submission to an unseen God – a threat to the city’s future and prosperity. It is therefore of little surprise that the chapters in this Juz focus on spirituality and aim to strengthen the belief of the oppressed community in Allah. They provide warnings of the Hellfire and the Day of Judgement and show how pride is one of the greatest sins. About the opening chapter, al-Mulk (Sovereignty), Allah’s Messenger said it will “intercede for its companion (i.e. the one who recites it) until he is forgiven.”

What can we learn from this Juz?

• Some aspects of this great creation and warnings of the Hellfire for those who disbelieve;
• Allah commends the Prophet for his lofty qualities;
• The terrors of the Last Day and the giving of the records;
• Some of the qualities of the righteous;
• Worship coupled with patience allows a person to bear even the most difficult trials;
• About the Last Day, the events that precede it and those that follow it. What have you prepared for it?
• About the resurrection and recompense – Allah repeats ten times the refrain “Woe on that Day to the deniers,” so beware of ever denying the truth!

Juz 30

The final Juz of the Qur’an is often referred to as Juz Amma’ after its very first word and contains the final 36 chapters of the Majestic Qur’an. As these chapters are short and the verses generally also brief, it is a popular Juz for one to begin their memorisation of the Qur’an. As with the previous Juz, most of these chapters were revealed during the Prophet’s Makkan period. As such, the verses are consoling to the Prophet and the believers with promises that the small community upon the truth will overcome the powers that be. The believers are advised to remain firm in what they believe, and in one of the Qur’an’s constant themes to patiently persevere in their trials and tribulations. The verses contain not only many warnings of the Hellfire but also beautiful descriptions of Paradise – “Countless springs will flow therein and there will be thrones raised high, and goblets ready, and cushions ranged, and carpets spread out …” May Allah make us from its inhabitants. Amin.

What can we learn from this Juz?

• About the events of the Last Day;
• Aspects of good and bad character;
• Allah swears by various objects of creation – ponder these and also reflect on what the oaths were made for;
• To reflect on life itself and the end of man and leading from that the need to work for more deeds and follow the truth;
• The first ever revelation to our Prophet (peace be upon him), which begins with the command to read, and the best thing to read is the Qur’an;
• The third from last chapter, al-Ikhlas (Sincerity) encompasses a third of the Qur’an – consider why this is the case by reading it and learning it;
• To cling firmly to Allah and to abandon everything besides Him.

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Allah is close to you

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

“when we remember Allah by glorifying Him, being conscious of Him and thanking Him, He remembers us by answering our prayers, protecting us and guiding us throughout our lives”. Dr. Bilal Philips.

Dear sisters,

are you Sad?

Talk to Allah.

talk to Allah don’t talk to people, don’t confide to others about your sadness. but sadly nowadays mostly sisters listen to the music to solve their sadness. do you know sisters? listen to the music when you sad is not solve your problem at all. it makes you wild, music can’t control your emotion but it leads you to be more sad and sad. it makes you commiserating yourself. so leave the music, leave your sadness. take wudhu then pray, recite Al-Qur’an, talk to Allah. He will solve your problem. as long as you talk to Allah even crying. you feel more tranquillity. in sya Allah.

are you Happy?

Praise Allah.

remember, whatever your condition, your feeling. always return to Allah. even when you Happy. don’t be arrogant. when you Happy you leave Allah, you forget Him but when you sad you crying and talk to Allah. Allah said in Qur’an:

[All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worlds -” (Al-Fatihah 1 : 2)

“And whatever of blessings and good things you have, it is from Allah” [al-Nahl 16:53].

At the same time though, Allah provides us a way to escape that punishment by being thankful to Him. He says,

“Why should Allah punish you if you have thanked (Him) and have believed in Him. And Allah is Ever All-Appreciative (of good), All-Knowing” [(An-Nisa : 147)].

well, sisters may Allah bless you all. praise Allah and always thankful to Him when you Happy cause the blessing and can help us recognize that we already have enough of what many people have for long been yearning for. make us to be more humble. also by being thankful and praise Allah when you Happy, He will give you more and more. in sya Allah.

Allah says:

“And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: ‘If you give thanks (by accepting Faith and worshipping none but Allah), I will give you more (of My Blessings); but if you are thankless, verily, My punishment is indeed severe’” [Ibraaheem 14:7]

do you have Problems?

Ask Allah for Help.

remember, everything in this world is belong to Him. so whatever your problems ask Allah, ask Him to help you. don’t ever ask people to help you. ask people about your problems makes you more confused there is no solution. why? because as a human we have different opinion about something, It is seen when we tell our problem, then our friend listen to it and they gave us solution sometime we cant accept easily, because our arrogance even we like to commiserating our selves rather than listen their solution. or even they gave us wrong solution that makes us more confused and sad with our problems. so sometime ask people about our problems can’t help us at all. return to Allah, ask Him for Help. He will solve your problems and Help you.

It is You we worship and You we ask for help.” (Al-Fatihah : 5)

are you Depressed?

Cry to Allah.

Dear Sisters, whatever your condition, your feeling, your problems. talk to Allah, always praise Allah, Ask Him for Help and cry to Allah. Allah is close to you. Allah always available. Allah will help you, Allah solve your problems. Allah bless you, in every situation.

conclusion.

sometime we are arrogant, we forgot that Allah is close to us, we like to ask people, talk people before we return to Allah. we put Allah in second option. we forgot that everything in our lives is belong to Allah, everything that we have is from Allah, every happiness and sadness too. indeed, when we feel that Allah is far. it’s not Him who far from us but we make distance with Him so every problems that we face feel so heavy and hard to solve. sisters, put Allah as your priority so your life will be easy. in sya Allah.

 

don’t be arrogant

Dear Sisters,

when you go to the Masjid and you see a sister with figure hugging clothes, full on makeup, nails done etc, don’t for a moment think that you’re better than her just because you wear the correct Jilbab/Niqab. Don’t for a moment wonder why she’s in the Masjid dressed up like that.
The Masjid does not belong to you. The Masjid is the House of Allah. EVERYONE is welcome. Pious ones, sinners, those seeking repentance or looking for a sense of direction. Who are you to limit it to anyone?
Rather than eyeballing that “modern” sister, remember this could be the first time she came to the Masjid. She could’ve been at some haram place but she chose to come to the House of Allah for a reason. Or she could be a regular at the Masjid. Or maybe she comes from a jahil (ignorant) family.
Maybe she’s a revert, a sister just beginning her journey to Islam. Maybe she hasn’t even reverted yet but is learning about Islam & thinks this type of dressing is more befitting than being half naked. Or maybe the sister knows all the rulings of Hijab but struggles in implementing them as she has weak Imaan.
Get up, leave your gang of Hijabi/Niqabi sisters. Make this sister feel welcome. Advise her in the BEST manner. Not in front of everyone. Take her to a side so not to embarrass her and then advise her in private. Honour her. Don’t humiliate her. Befriend her. Give her your number. Maybe all that sister needs is good company.
Remember Allah may forgive her for her sins but He won’t forgive you for your arrogance. Do not fall into the trap of Shaitaan and ever think you’re better than anyone.

Are you strong Muslimah?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

You are not strong woman if you can’t keep calm when people mocking you. When you upset once after people gives their opinion about you (your place, your dress, your work, etc). When you panic once after you know bad news. When you get angry immediately before you hear the true reason. When you dont want to accept commentary. When you block your friends once after they do something you dont like. When you think that you are better than them. When you’d rather confide about your problem to people than to Allah. When you complain and complain.

Dear Muslimah (may Allah bless you), married is easy, being solehah wife is easy but how to be best mother for best generation is the most important duty for us. It’s a big issue that every one leave it. Dont focus on yourself how to be solehah only, how to be success woman before married. But focus on how to be strong muslimah. To build new generation better than our generation. If you only think about yourself you’ll become a foam on the ocean. 


So how to be a strong woman?
Control your emotion, manage your ego, submitted your problem only to Allah swt. Confide to Him. Recite Quran and read the translation then use it in your daily life. you’ll Be strong muslimah. Strong muslimah means, positive thinking, productive, brave to show your identity then action. Strong woman is kind and humble with people. so what the action means? the action is the best action who comes from best believe, best words and best thinking. show people your power your identity, your dedication for your country. so what’s the best word? best word is when you can control your tounge and think before you give an opinion. because the best word comes from good mind. then 
What do you think? Dream. What’s dream? To build new generation.

So dont focus to “how to get married” just because everyone around you push you. But focus to “how to be best mother for best generation” we have to prepare it Because the country needs a strong woman, to create new generation. Because Good woman only for good man.


Dont give up and wake up!!!!
Jazak Allah khair

 

Love your religion bigger than your country

two days ago I post about it on my facebook, below:

“some of foreigner asked about the election of Jakarta, they thought we hate non-muslim but this is the fact why we avoid them to be leader in Jakarta or even in Indonesia.

The election of Governor and Vice Governor of DKI Jakarta in 2017 make sure to take a lot of attention not only the citizens of Jakarta, but the entire Indonesian community and even the international world, both through print and electronic media.

The victory of muslim jakarta, then become victory Muslim Indonesia. The defeat of Muslims in Jakarta, then the defeat of Muslims in Indonesia and even Muslims in the world.

We must be literate on the situation that must make us have a great spirit of struggle for the safety of Indonesian wholeness that the majority of the population is Muslim.

Take the example of singapore, imitating the style of lee kwan yew before coming to power in singapore.

Wear caps, go inside mosque, build madrasah. After coming to power, in just 5 years indigenous of Malay was eliminated.

Melayu’s village is drag, forced to move to flat. Learn from Singapore. Learn from countries where the majority of Muslims are now lost, expelled, excluded from their own land.

O people of Indonesia, especially the people of Jakarta. Awakening from the fear, the strength of the unity and the unity of the majority Muslim community in Indonesia is everything.

Become a more intelligent jakarta community, who want to turn into a leading society with a quality of faith that can not be bought cheaply.”

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then a day after I post it, there is someone from Singapore give her comment. she look so angry, because yeah she is singapore malayan. I knew far before I post it on facebook, that it would be bother her but as you want to know, I post it on facebook not because I am indonesian, then I want to compare with singapore. NO!! NO!!

I post it because I love my religion, I love Islam more than anything. I want to share to public on facebook, I want to share to muslim around the world. that we are muslim, don’t let non-muslim lead us in our own country, our land, because we are majority here. don’t let them take our country once after they got their position.

I just want them open their eyes, open their mind and heart. that non-muslim leader is haram for muslim.

as Allah said in Al-Qur’an in some ayah:

surah Ali Imran : 28

“Let not believers take disbelievers as allies rather than believers. And whoever [of you] does that has nothing with Allah, except when taking precaution against them in prudence. And Allah warns you of Himself, and to Allah is the [final] destination.”

surah An-Nisa : 144

“O you who have believed, do not take the disbelievers as allies instead of the believers. Do you wish to give Allah against yourselves a clear case?”

Al-Maidah : 57

“O you who have believed, take not those who have taken your religion in ridicule and amusement among the ones who were given the Scripture before you nor the disbelievers as allies. And fear Allah, if you should [truly] be believers.”

surah At-Taubah : 23

“O you who have believed, do not take your fathers or your brothers as allies if they have preferred disbelief over belief. And whoever does so among you – then it is those who are the wrongdoers.”

surah Al-Mujadilah : 23

“You will not find a people who believe in Allah and the Last Day having affection for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, even if they were their fathers or their sons or their brothers or their kindred. Those – He has decreed within their hearts faith and supported them with spirit from Him. And We will admit them to gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally. Allah is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him – those are the party of Allah . Unquestionably, the party of Allah – they are the successful.”

Ali Imran : 149-150

“O you who have believed, if you obey those who disbelieve, they will turn you back on your heels, and you will [then] become losers. But Allah is your protector, and He is the best of helpers.”

Al-Maidah : 51

“O you who have believed, take not those who have taken your religion in ridicule and amusement among the ones who were given the Scripture before you nor the disbelievers as allies. And fear Allah, if you should [truly] be believers.”

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it’s clear in Qur’an that Allah forbid us to do not take non-muslim as a leader.

not because her leader (in singapore) free from corruption, not because her goverment better than ours. no.. but I just want muslim around the world think and open their eyes their mind. and understand the fact of that issue and understand islamic law. we have to obey our Lord Allah swt than our president, king or queen. don’t let we love them until they control us. even eliminate you (muslim) from your country until you become minority in your own country.

I share it on facebook to make people understand and open their eyes, that we are indonesian muslim, do not want to loss our country. we don’t want non-muslim eliminate muslim from indonesia then become minority.

but I see, she loves her country more than her religion. if she loves Islam more than her country, she will understand and open mind that is true. her muslim in her country eliminated by non-muslim leader. 5 years after he got his position in her country.

yes this is fact that her country better than my country, but look! it under non-muslim control. do you love non-muslim control you?

Dear Muslim, we have to open our eyes and mind. it’s time for rise and take our victory again. this is the end of this world. so where we will return? we’ll return to hereafter, we will leave this world, so don’t put our heart to this world. don’t let our heart love this world and blind our eyes from islamic law.

Men and Women

**The purpose of creation of men and women

Allah said in Qur’an:

“And I (Allah) created not the jinn and men except they should worship
Me (Alone).” (V. 51:56)

“Rather, worship [only] Allah and be among the grateful.” (V. 39:66)

“Say (O Muhammad !): ‘Verily, I am commanded to worship Allah by obeying Him and doing religious deeds sincerely for His sake only.” (V. 39: 11)

 

**Equality of Men and Women as regards Religious Obligations and Retribution.

And whoever does righteous deeds, whether male or female, while being a believer – those will enter Paradise and will not be wronged, [even as much as] the speck on a date seed. (An-Nisa : 124)

Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.(An-Nahl : 97)

The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and establish prayer and give zakah and obey Allah and His Messenger. Those – Allah will have mercy upon them. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.(At-Tawbah : 71)

Indeed, the Muslim men and Muslim women, the believing men and believing women, the obedient men and obedient women, the truthful men and truthful women, the patient men and patient women, the humble men and humble women, the charitable men and charitable women, the fasting men and fasting women, the men who guard their private parts and the women who do so, and the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so – for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward.(Al-Ahzab : 35)

**Biologically Men and Women are two different sexes but complementary
to each other:

One may well ask that if there is such a complete and comprehensive spiritual
equality between the two sexes, why is this identical treatment not found in
other rights, duties and privileges. Muslims and especially non-Muslims
question why men go out to work while women are encouraged to stay at
home, why women have to wear the Hijāb (veil), why a brother receives a larger share of inheritance than his sister, why a man can be a ruler but a
woman can not, etc., and they then conclude that Islam treats women as
inferior beings. Laws can never be discussed without being explained first, so
we must first consider the fundamental Islamic ethos that men and women are
two different yet complementary sexes. It is an established medical fact that
men and women have different biological compositions and temperaments.
Allah the All-Mighty created and knows this biological difference better than
we do, and has thus assigned to men and women the roles that each excels in
due to its nature. Neither gender is inferior or superior to the other; instead they
complement each other like the two halves of a whole. In everyday life we see
that society consists of many different kinds of people, all of whom play their
particular roles to keep society intact. The farmer and the doctor make different
contributions to the society, but both are equally important. Each excels in his
own field, and each provides a service for the other. Similarly, men and women
are different sexes and play vital roles in their own areas of excellence.

 

*source : Dr. Suhaib Hasan

 

when is my turn?

nowadays Married is quite big problem for women. as we know world female population is more than male population.

In the USA, women outnumber men by 7.8 million. New York alone has one million more females as compared to the number of males, and of the male population of New York one-third are gays i.e sodomites. The U.S.A as a whole has more than twenty-five million gays. This means that these people do not wish to marry women. Great Britain has four million more females as compared to males. Germany has five million more females as compared to males. Russia has nine million more females than males. God alone knows how many million more females there are in the whole world as compared to males.

few days ago a woman told her problem, of course it’s about married. she worried because her family push her to get married, her friends always ask about it. the problem is she doesnt have boyfriend or even candidate.

It was narrated from Aishah that: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Marriage is part of my sunnah, and whoever does not follow my sunnah has nothing to do with me. Get married, for I will boast of your great numbers before the nations. Whoever has the means, let him get married, and whoever does not, then he should fast for it will diminish his desire.”
(Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 3, Book 9, Hadith 1846)

Dear Sister, your problem is depend on how you face your problem not the problem itself. the reasons we’re unhappy is we think too much. Keep your mind away from negative thoughts and people. Positive thoughts go a long way. don’t pay attention for people say about your personal life (especially married).

when people try to harm, try to say things. don’t be worried about what the world will utter about you. they have to say bad things, it’s their test. because the devil is around making everybody jealous. you know the truth you know your life, why you so sad? you can’t block the mouths of the people. people will say what they want, don’t worry about what people have to say they will continue saying things, dont even look at it. just smile and carry on.

instead of think about what people have to say better you turn to Allah and try to be a good Muslimah.

not being married gives you more time to learn from married couples and their mistake, learn the deen (religion) and become a better person, doing dawah projects which would not be possible if you were married.

the common question is “when is your turn?” then you will think “why Am I still not married?” yes why???? then when is my turn???

Dear Sister, so why?? why? yes why are you still not married?

first, because you are not ready yet. Allah knows you are not ready yet. Allah wants you to learn a few things before you get married. second, Allah wants you to accomplish certain things before tying the knot (marriage). third, to save you from any heartache. imagine if you were to get married straight away. you wouldn’t really appreciate the need for a partner and how life sucks without them. imagine the pain if you were to get married, have a kid, then get divorced, then the case goes to court. after all of that you end up heartbroken. may people don’t get want to get married after that. so to save you from all of that, Allah is just saying “WAIT”

so how do you go about getting married?

  1. Approach your parents, have a conversation with them.
  2. make dua, you cant do something as big as this. “sincere heart and righteous dua are two armies that can never be defeated.” – Ibn Taymiyyah
  3. you work on yourself, you perfect yourself. make yourself ready to get married.

Dear Sister, focus on pleasing Allah not pleasing everyone. ask to Allah your criteria of your future husband, just ask to Allah don’t be afraid of making dua, everything belongs to Allah and your future is in His control. as you know that good woman only for good man. so perfect yourself especially your deen, your inner beauty. as long as you do better for yourself Allah will answer your dua and give you the best partner. in sya Allah.

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “A woman is married for four things, i.e. her wealth, her family status, her beauty and her religion. So you should marry the religious woman (otherwise) you will be losers.
(Bukhari Vol. 7, Book 62, Hadith 27)

“so be patient, indeed, the promise of Allah is truth” (QS. Ar-Rum : 60)

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People ask me,
Why are you single? You are attractive, intelligent and creative.
My reply is
“I am overqualified” hehe

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