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    5 Websites Not to Miss while Studying Quran Online


    The Noble Quran is considered one of the go-to source for Muslims all over the world to study and lead life in Islam. This is the only book in the world that has been fully memorized word by word by hundreds of kids and adults alike. Quran is also known to be unaltered since it has been revealed to prophet Muhammed ﷺ.

    Recently, a new trend is emerging, many Islamic bodies are organizing Quran Study Circles where few individuals gather and try to study Quran collectively, they exchange their thoughts and present their understanding while one of the members in that group who is Aalim; a knowledgeable person who will supervise the discussion to make sure that no one does not deviates from its original essence while reaping the fruit of Quran study.

    While preparing for such Quran study circles, one must pass through many Quranic Tafaseer books and online resources. We have compiled five websites which are not to be missed while you do your study of Quran.

    1 – www.Quranize.com

    We have listed this website on number one position as this project is meant for Quran study circles. It has a compilation of the most trusted explanation of the Quran available in modern days. This website covers explanations from Tafheemul Quran by Maulana Abul Ala Moududi, Ibn Kathir, In the Shade of Quran. One of the most fascinating and unique features of this website is that it has explanation in audio form where one can directly go to the exact verse to listen. One can go to the exact Chapter and verses by entering their number at the end of website URL. If you want to listen to Surah Baqara verse number 5 then type www.Quranize.com2/5 to directly go to that verse.

    The Good news is that they also have mobile application on Apple and Android stores

    Android
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quaranize

    iPhone
    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/quranize/id1546742469

    2-   Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Qur'an (englishtafsir.com)

    This website is great for readers who want to learn the Holy Quran using the Arabic and the English language. It is properly synchronized since it gives you background information about the Surah followed by the Surah itself with its translation in English verse by verse. What will attract you to this website is the way the discussion flows across each Surah which will push you to keep on learning since not only will you know the Surah but also understand its meanings through interpreting a dialogistic conversation that will answer most of your questions.

    3- Islamic Audio Books – Listen Authentic Islamic Knowledge

    A renowned website for Urdu learners who have a passion to learn the Holy Quran using the Urdu language. This website suits all sorts of learners including visually impaired learners who are unlikely to be able to read the Holy Quran in the Urdu language due to its unavailability in Braille. It is a well-articulated website due to its accurate collection of the Holy Quran, Al-Hadith, and Quotes of Sahaba Tabeen. The flexibility of this website enables you to keep on learning no matter where you are or to what extent you may be busy. 

    For you to have the ultimate experience, do check their following mobile applications:

    Android

    Islamic Audio Books - Apps on Google Play

    iphone

    ‎Islamic Audio Books on the App Store (apple.com)

    4- The Noble Quran | Quran.com

    This website is a well-organized website since it gives you the ability to listen to the Quran in the Arabic language while noticing its translation into 12 different languages. The flexibility of this website enables you to listen and read different Surahs of the Holy Quran according to your preference. This means either reading the whole Surah then its translation or reading each verse of the Surah with its translation. The website gives background information about the origin of the Surah, its history and interconnection with other Surah’s making it easier for you to have a holistic picture throughout your study. The information is displayed on a single page where you can easily choose the reading format and the layout of the page for it to be in light or dark mode. Therefore, having an enjoyable experience on this website.

    Along with their website, we will include their following mobile applications

    Android

     Quran for Android - Apps on Google Play

    Iphone

    Quran - by Quran.com - قرآن on the App Store (apple.com)

    5- Search Truth in Quran, Hadith, Prayer Times, Dictionary, Islamic Names

    A grounded website that is filled with a lot of features which will fulfill your Islamic studies. Through this website, you will not only read and listen to the Quran Surahs but also get an exploration to various aspects of the Islamic culture including the Hijri Calendar, the Supplications (Dua), the 99 different names of Allah, the different Islamic names for girls and boys, the prayer time in your country and in all the countries of the world. You will have a spiritual feeling towards your studies as you watch live the Makaa and the Madina channels.

    The website provides free dictionary applications together with a free Quranic application to download throughout your studies. Thus, learning the alphabets, the form of the letters, and the needed translations.

    Android 

    Quran Teacher - Apps on Google Play

    Iphone

    ‎Quran Teacher on the App Store (apple.com)

    Amazing Stories from Surat Al-Kahf


    Surat Al-Kahf (http://www.quranize.com/18) is one of the most widely read chapters of the Qur'an which has some of the amazing stories. Muslims usually read this Surah every Friday. Several awards are associated with the recitation of this Surah. The name of the surah is taken from the stories of the Sleepers of the Cave, Kahf in Arabic means Cave.

    This Qur’anic chapter revolves around stories of The Sleepers of the Cave, Khidr and Musa A S, Zul-Qarnayn and the man with two gardens.

    It’s believed that this surah was revealed in response to the questions that were being asked to Prophet Muhammed ﷺ by the disbelievers of Makkah concerning things which were unknown to people of Arabia during that time. These questions were asked to the Prophet ﷺ to validate his claim of being a messenger of God.

    Sleepers of the Cave - A Trial of Faith

    The chapter begins with the story of Sleepers of the Cave, a group of young men who believed in the worship of One True God, that is Allah. When they find it hard to live as believers within their community, they seek refuge in a cave where they receive God’s care and protection and enjoy His grace. The story shows us how Allah protects these righteous ones who believe in Him no matter how hard their situation is by letting them sleep for a long period of time.

    Some traditions suggest, they slept as long as three hundred and nine years. After they wake up, they feel they had hardly slept for a day or a half of it. They eventually realize through a series of interesting events that they had slept for an enormous amount of time. This is indeed a sign from Allah and a warning to the disbelievers that, just like We have awakened up these young men after a long sleep, We are very well capable of raising you once again after you die.

    The Story of the man who owns two gardens – A Trial of Wealth

    Story of two men and two gardens (http://www.quranize.com/18/32), gives us examples of what is permanently valuable and what is not more than transitory. It illustrates an example of 2 kind of human beings: the first seeks pride in the luxuries of this world, while the other is fully content with his relationship with Allah. The first who, in the Qur’anic example, has two gardens delineates a man dazzled with riches. He feels himself powerful with what he has been given, so he forgets the Supreme Power who controls everything in people’s lives, and thinks that his wealth is permanent. This gives him a feeling that his wealth is everlasting. However, the gardens are destroyed through a thunderstorm finally leaving him in a state of agony and regret.

    The other man, who is a believer, derives his position and status through faith. He always remembers his Lord, realizing that the blessings he enjoys are in themselves evidence of the One Who grants all such blessings. Hence, he knows that he should always praise his Lord and express his gratitude to Him for what he has been granted:

    This is an example of how faith makes a believer very powerful. He does not care for the material wealth, might, or arrogance. He states the truth clearly, without hesitation or cowardice. There is no room for bending the truth in order to please anyone, be that a friend or someone mighty. A believer feels that he is far higher than all power and wealth. What God has for him is far superior to any riches or pleasures this life may bring. God’s grace is all that he seeks, and His grace is plentiful and always available. On the other hand, God’s punishment is severe and could befall the arrogant at any time.

    The Story of Musa and Al-Khidr – A Trial of Knowledge

    The story of Khidr and Moses (http://www.quranize.com/18/60) has been related in such a way as to supply the answer to the question of the disbelievers and to give comfort to the Believers as well. The lesson contained in this story is this "You should have full faith in the wisdom of what is happening in the Divine Factory in accordance with the will of Allah. As the reality is hidden from you, you are at a loss to understand the wisdom of what is happening, and sometimes if it appears that things are going against you, you cry out, 'How and why has this happened'. The fact is that if the curtain be removed from the "unseen", you would yourselves come to know that what is happening here is for the best. Even if some times it appears that something is going against you, you will see that in the end it also produces some good results for you.

    This has been illustrated by narrating 3 different incidents that take place during a journey between Musa A S and Khidr.

     Background of the journey

    The background to the story can be found in Hadith literature wherein Musa AS Musa AS sets out on an arduous journey in his quest to learn from Khidr upon the instructions from Allah. Allah has described Khidr as His slave in the Holy Quran. We get his name from the Hadith. It is claimed in certain traditions, that the reason of this journey enjoined upon Musa A S from Allah is to remove a certain notion from his mind that he was the most knowledgeable person living in his time.

    Across Ayah 60–82 in Al Kahf, Musa AS requests Khidr his company so that he can learn from him.  But Khidr asserts that he would not be able to have patience with him. Musa AS insists that if Allah willing, he would be patient. Thus, the journey commences. At first, they board a ship whose people were generous since they let Musa and Khidr ride the boat free of charge. Khidr then ends up damaging the boat and this action angers Musa AS and he questions this act. Khidr reiterates the fact that he told Musa AS that he wouldn’t be able to have patience with him to which Musa AS promised that from now on, he wouldn’t protest his action because he was insistent on learning.

    On continuing the journey, they meet a boy and Khidr kills him. This is another tipping point for Musa AS as he is unable to resolve this action and he protests again. Eventually they reach a town whose people were miserly and they refused to provide them with any hospitality. Khidr and Musa AS find a wall and repair it without any charge to which Musa AS protested that they should have been paid for their labour.

    Lessons to be learnt from this story

    Khidr finally explains the rationale behind his actions, asserting that he did nothing of his own accord, but according to the will of Allah.

    Regarding the interpretation of damaging the boat, Khidr said that he damaged it to make it faulty so that their oppressive, tyrannical king would not seize it. The poor people had shown generosity through the ship and Allah preserved their very vehicle of generosity. In retrospect, damage to the ship actually led to their protection in the long-term.

    Whereas, for the interpretation of why the boy was killed, the boy was destined to be a transgressor and disbeliever from the day he was created. Although the immediate suffering for the parents on losing their child is unimaginable, Allah knew that it would be worse to have a living child whose heart is spiritually dead, as He says in ayah 80 (http://www.quranize.com/18/80 ), “…fearing he would trouble them through wickedness and disbelief.” and thus He would eventually substitute this loss with a righteous child in the future.

    In the third story, the wall was repaired by Musa AS and Khidr without any compensation. This is because the wall belonged to 2 orphans and beneath it was some treasure which had to be hidden and preserved. Allah mentions that the orphans’ father was a righteous man, indicating that the righteousness of his father was a cause for their protection and blessing from Allah. It is also important to note that the townspeople had been extremely stingy, so had they discovered the treasure, the orphans’ finances would have been usurped by them.

    Thus, a common lesson running through the 3 incidents witnessed by Musa AS provides valuable insights about trying to discern Allah’s Qadr and plan. Although the actions appeared to Musa A S as questionable and unjustifiable, they were done under divine guidance. This is ubiquitous in our lives when events seem irrational or immediately harmful. However, just like in these stories, for a believer, he must have faith and trust that the eventual benefit will far exceed the short-term evil in the grander scheme of things.

    Story of Dhul Qarnayn – A Trial of Power

    Dhul-Qarnayn, translated as "the possessor of the two horns," (http://www.quranize.com/18/83) is a legendary king mentioned in this Surah. The Quran narrates the story of how Allah establishes Dhul-Qarnayn as a powerful ruler on earth and gave him authority.

    Dhul-Qarnayn exemplifies good leadership qualities in his dealings with a nation being terrorized by the people of Yajuj and Majuj. The people of Yajuj and Majuj are described as a set of people who had caused violence and had transgressed in that part of the earth.  First, when the victimized people offer Dhul-Qarnayn tribute in exchange for helping them, he responds that God's rewards are better than earthly ones. He exhibits self-restraint and does not succumb to greed. Since God has already blessed him with a powerful kingdom, Dhul-Qarnayn considers the tribute unnecessary and decides to help this nation solely due to his sense of justice. However, Dhul-Qarnayn motivates the people to help themselves rather than allowing them to accept a handout. While he supplies the technical expertise necessary to forge a barrier preventing the entry of Yajuj and Majuj, he instructs the people to bring their own raw materials and aid in the construction. In this way, Dhul-Qarnayn models the importance of collective action in tackling nationwide problems. In the modern world, it is clear that governments are not the solution to all societal ills; instead, people from all walks of life must work together to resolve these issues. Leaders may be necessary to supply the required leadership or expertise, but in many cases, the will of nation's people will dictate an initiative's success or failure.

    Dhul-Qarnayn's story ends rather abruptly after the above example, but Quranic analysis reveals other important features of his leadership. Since Dhul-Qarnayn is alleged to be a historical figure, scholars over the centuries have continuously debated his identity. Regardless of what his identity was and to which nation he belonged to, Dhul-Qarnayn's principles of good governance are widely applicable to diverse societies. He exhibited traits like justice, humility and God consciousness (taqwa) that are central to Islam and a lesson to the stubborn disbelievers to take heed from these historic lessons to inculcate God consciousness in them.

    You can read this chapter in detail from the website http://www.Quranize.com/18 or by downloading the Quranize App from App store. 

    Top 10 Quran Apps for Android 2021


    Best Quran Apps for Android: Whether we are traveling or stuck in our prayer time, we can simply navigate into our Holy Quran by using the Top 10 Quran Apps for Android 2021.  Now more than ever, we can enjoy ourselves reading the Holy Quran and listening to it in an audio MP3 form. We can do all of this on Google play store which not only allows us to enjoy the Holy Quran in its various languages but also enables us to have a flexible experience that best fits with our needs.

    Here are the following Top 10 best Quran Apps that can be employed based on our research and personal use:

    Top 10 best Quran Apps

    1. Quran for Android

    This is one of the best Quran apps for android smart devices. It contains plenty of features that allow us to dive into the real-life experience while reading the Holy Quran in 20 different languages and many others. All of which will be displayed with the new updates.

    Its included features are clear Madani complaint images, ayah bookmarking, audio playback, night mode, and much more.

    2. Al-Quran FREE

    This Quran app is one of the highest installed apps on the Google play store. What makes this app special is that it fits with you as a first-time user since it asks for your reading style for you to choose the one that is most convenient to you.

    This application has a translation feature in many languages as well as customized styling and font that works at any time as per your requirement.

    3. IQuran Lite

    This application is originally displayed in the Arabic language where you have the option to change languages depending on your convenience. You can also get the full Holy Quran in the English language as well as in audio (verse by verse). From here, you can set the file for you to effortlessly learn its correct pronunciation at your own pace.

    This app is one of the best Quran audio apps for android with its top-level user experience. Aside from this, it has various features for you to get which are bookmarking, navigation control, search option, and much more.

    The application comes in two versions: free version and paid version. The paid version was sold for $6.99 which is now being sold at a much-discounted price that is $1.99.

    What makes this app great is that it requires the permission of “real phone states” which is needed for you to pause the reciting when the phone rings as well as when you want to enable the option of playing it as a background during your call.

    4. Quranize.com for Quran study circle members

    Quranize.com and Quranize Mobile App is a project that aims to help students of the Quran have an in-depth reading of the Quran verse by verse. Its main goal is to put all possible Tafseer and audio material for each verse to ensure that students studying the Quran for Quran Study Circles can be ready for their part on their way.

    As for the audios, they are mapped in such a way that Tafseer will start exactly from the verse itself.

    Android

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quaranize

    iPhone

    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/quranize/id1546742469

    5. AI Quran (Tafsir & by Word)

    This is one of the most popular and best Quran apps for android since it comes with 35+ languages including English, Spanish, Urdu, Turkish, among others. It is a particularly great android app when coming across its Hindi version and the Hindi language.

    This app is special since it has various accessible features which include:

    - Reading the last verses with the help of a single bookmark feature

    - Making notes of each ayah, and transferring it to any other device

    - Accessing any particular word or verses using the search and highlight option

    - Hearing the whole Quran verse by verse in an audible form without limitation

    - Having downloadable audios of the Quran in an offline form

    It is recommended to share this application with your family and relatives for them to take advantage of the best Quran app for android users.

    6. MP3 Quran

    MP3 Quran has the easiest and highest quality mp3 voice making it one of the best audio Quran apps for android as well as the most downloaded Quran applications on the Google play store.

    When navigating through the app, you will notice its 15 languages where you can pick the one that best matches your convenience. The whole Quran is in audio/mp3 form with its reciters being collectively placed for you to enjoy the audio while traveling, or being stuck in traffic, etc.  

    7. Holy Quran (Read Free)

    This app gives you the real experience when reading the Holy Quran since it contains real Quran scanned pages which makes it impossible to have any errors or mistakes. The color combination of this app is so perfect giving you the best possible reading experience while showing you its upmost attractive design.  

    8. Al Quran MP3 – Quran Reading

    This is a unique application for it is equipped with Ramadan features making sure that you are notified about Ramdan timing, calendar, sehr timing, iftar timing, and others.

    Al Quran Mp3 has the latest and most advanced features that can guide you with focus points making it very easy to understand the Holy Quran.

    Notable Features

    1. Comes with 114 Surahs of Quran that are arranged in proper order

    2. Simplifies the download of any verse and chapter for you to use it anywhere at anytime

    3. Contains almost all languages for you to choose the most convenient one

    4. Results in you learning and properly pronouncing the Quran with the Quran audio app

    5. Includes the Bookmark option for you to start from where you left

    6. Facilitates your learning about Tajweed and its importance

    7. Presents notification for you to know and be reminded of your prayer timing

    This application has all that is needed to enhance your knowledge about the Holy Quran with its complete guide and features being available in one place for you to better understand it.

    9. Quran Majeed

    This app will shape our experience into an easy and comfortable one since it has many amazing and advanced features, an updated version that shows the complete Holy Quran with various beautiful themes, and a timing notification for you to set the alarm and be reminded of your proper prayer timings.

    10. Quran with Urdu Translation

    This application is mainly directed at those who love to read and/or listen to the Urdu language. It has an attractive green color theme that catches the eye. The naming of the app indicates translating each verse of the Holy Quran to the Urdu language which builds in a better learning experience for readers and listeners who can hear the Quran in Urdu.

    Indexing of Quran Topics from A to Z


    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V WZ A Aaron, 4:1636:847:1227:1427:1507:17210:7519:5320:3020:4020:9020:9221:4823:4525:3526:1226:4828:3437:114-120 House of, 2:248 Ablution, 4:435:6 circumstances requiring, 4:43 Abraham, 2:124-1292:130-1322:1352:1362:1402:2582:2603:653:67-683:843:953:974:54-554:1254:1636:74-836:1619:709:11411:69-7612:612:3814:3515:51-5616:12016:12319:41-4919:5821:51-7322:2622:4322:7826:6929:1629:2529:3133:737:83-10938:4542:1343:2651:24-3453:3757:2660:4-587:19neither Jew nor Christian, 3:67stood in first temple at Bakkah, 3:9726:123Abrogation, 2:10616:101Abu Lahab (Abd al-Uzza), 111:1-3his wife, 111:4-5Acacia flowers, 56:26Ad, 7:657:749:7011:50-6022:4225:3826:123-14029:3838:1241:15-1646:21-2650:1351:4153:5054:18-2169:469:689:6Adam, 2:31-323:335:277:19-2517:6117:7018:5019:5820:115-12340:3141:1341:15angels to prostrate before, 2:347:11tree of knowledge, 2:357:1920:120-121banishment from Garden (no blame to Eve), 2:367:24Adultery (see Marriage)Adversitynot burdened beyond capability to withstand, 2:2866:1527:4223:62not burdened with another's burden, 6:16417:1535:1839:753:38patience during, 2:1532:1552:1772:2503:173:1253:1423:1463:1863:2007:877:1267:1287:1378:468:658:6610:10911:1111:4911:11512:1812:8312:9013:2216:9616:11016:12621:8522:3523:11128:5429:5930:6031:1731:3137:10238:4439:1040:5540:7741:3542:3346:3547:3170:576:1290:17103:3Aging, 16:7022:530:5436:68behavior towards aging parents in your care, 17:23Ahmad, 61:6Al Rass, 25:3850:13 Alcohol (see Intoxicants) Allaha day for Him isa thousand human years, 22:4732:5fifty thousand years, 70:4ability to do anything, 2:1062:1173:1653:1898:419:11611:416:4040:6841:3942:4957:2best of all judges, 95:8beyond definition, 43:8267:12brings disbelievers schemes to nought, 8:308:36cause human beings to disappear and bring forth other beings, 4:13314:1935:16causes laughter and crying, 53:43caused a man to sleep for a century, 2:259enemy of those who deny the truth, 2:98extol his glory from morning until night, 33:42false daughters of, 16:5717:4043:1652:3953:21-22by name, 53:19-20gives humans free will, 36:67giving it all up for him, 4:66-684:125good and evil are from Him, 4:78grants life and death, 44:853:4457:267:2hard strivers rewarded better, 4:95-965:549:12049:1561:11has no consort, 72:3has no son, 43:8172:3112:3has not forsaken you during your hard times, 93:3is everywhere, 2:1152:1422:1774:126is theFirst and the Last (alpha and omega), 57:3Outward and Inward, 57:3knows that beyond comprehension, 6:596:739:949:10513:932:634:4835:3839:4649:1859:2262:864:1872:2674:3187:7loves those who behave equitably, 49:9made no laws regarding that of which He didn't speak, 5:1016:1406:1487:32mercy towards prisoners of war who have good in them, 8:70nature of, 2:255no human is a divinity, 3:643:151not a trinity, 4:171refuge from evil with, 113:1-5114:1-6remembering him standing, sitting, lying down, 3:1914:10310:1225:64shapes you in the womb, 3:6throne rests upon the water, 11:7will create things of which you have no knowledge, 16:8wills no wrong to His creation, 3:1084:4017:7121:4722:1026:20940:3141:4645:2250:2964:11Alliances, 8:729:7Christians and Jews, 5:51forbidden with disbelieving kin, 9:23forbidden with hypocrites, 4:88-894:1394:144Angels, 2:30-342:982:2854:978:5013:2321:10822:7525:2225:2532:1133:4333:5634:4035:137:15038:7139:7541:1441:3042:543:5343:6047:2753:2666:466:669:1770:489:2297:4eight will bear Allah's throne aloft on Judgement Day, 69:17false claim that they are female, 43:1953:27"guardian", 82:10-1286:4nineteen lord over hell, 74:30-31not sent to satisfy whims, 15:7-8sent to inspire, 16:2Angerwithhold, 3:134Ants, 27:18Apes, 5:60despicable, 2:657:166Apostacy, 3:723:86-883:90-913:1674:1375:549:749:10716:10633:14do not ask for speedy doom for apostates, 46:35Allah alone will punish them, 73:1174:11punishment in the hereafter, 2:2179:74rejection by others, 3:87repentence, 3:895:349:59:11on Judgement Day is too late, 40:85under duress, 16:106Arguments/Attacksrespond in kind, 8:5816:126being patient is far better, 16:126Ark (see Noah)Armor, 16:81Astronomycelestial mechanics, 7:5422:65moon, 10:516:1221:3322:1825:6129:6141:3754:171:1674:3284:1891:2solar and lunar orbits, 6:9610:513:214:3321:3331:2935:1336:38-4039:555:5sun, 10:516:1221:3322:1825:4525:6129:6141:3771:1678:1381:191:1celestial navigation, 6:9716:16constellations, 15:1625:6185:1motion of objects in the Universe, 35:4144:3945:2246:364:386:11objects impacting Earth, 34:9planets, 81:16Sirius (Alpha Canis Major), 53:49stars, 22:1837:8851:779:181:286:3neighborhood of Earth populated by, 37:641:1267:5proper motion of, 79:2-4revolving, 81:15sunrise, 37:555:1770:40sunset, 55:1770:4084:16Atoms (perhaps meant as "ants" originally?), 10:6134:334:2299:7-8Azar, 6:74BBaal, 37:125Badr, 8:42Bakkahfirst temple, 3:96Beasts, 6:3822:1825:4936:7142:1143:1245:4Bedouin, 9:90-999:101-10633:2048:1148:1649:14Bees, 16:68Behaviorargue in a kindly manner with those given earlier revelation, 16:12529:46avoid becoming involved in matters you know nothing of, 17:36avoid grave sins and shameful deeds, 53:32avoid guesswork about one another, 49:12be just in your opinions, 6:152community should be moderate, 2:14325:67conceit discouraged, 4:3657:23don't chide those who seek your help, 93:10don't consider yourself pure, 53:32don't deride others, 49:11104:1don't mention evil things openly, 4:148don't speak ill of each other, 49:12104:1don't spy on each other, 49:12each group given a law and way of life, 2:1485:4810:4710:7413:3816:3616:6316:84and a prophet, 10:4716:36and a way of worship, 22:67Allah could have made them one community, 5:4811:11816:9342:8one community under Allah, 21:92forgive Jews who distort the Qur'an, 5:13forgive non-believers, 31:1545:14forgive readily, 42:37maligning believers is sinful, 33:58men (toward women), 24:30peacemakers rewarded, 42:40rulers make decisions after consultations, 42:38speak justly toward those in want, if you can do nothing else, 17:28towards aging parents in your care, 17:23towards other Muslims, 33:6towards others, 17:26-2917:3517:5360:8towards parents, 46:15towards slaves, 4:3624:33treat non-belligerent non-believers with equity, 60:8wives of the Prophet, 33:28-34women (toward men), 24:31Beliefin all revelations, 2:1362:285nature of, 49:14-15Believers, 2:2-52:2858:2-48:24Bible, 5:645:655:68distortion of, 3:785:14-15Biologyliving things made of water ?, 11:721:3024:4525:54Birds, 6:3816:7921:4127:1627:1727:2034:1038:1967:19Borders (jurisdictional boundaries), 8:72Botany, 13:439:21two sexes to every plant, 13:3Booty, 48:1559:6-7enjoy that which is lawful and good, 8:69must not benefit those already rich, 59:7one fifth goes for charity, 8:41Builders, 38:37Burden (see Adversity)Burialindirect reference to?, 5:31Businessbe fair in dealings, 6:15217:35Byzantines, 30:2-4CCain and Abel, 5:27-31Calendarlunar, 2:18910:5correctness of, 9:37disbelievers tamper with annual intercalation, 9:37Canaan, 5:12Cattle, 16:5-716:6622:2823:2139:647:12Captives, 8:678:70Charity, 2:432:1102:1772:262-2642:271-2742:2773:923:1344:395:125:559:59:189:609:719:12121:7322:4122:7824:3727:330:38-3931:436:4741:747:36-3851:1952:4057:757:10-1263:1064:16-1773:2076:892:1898:5107:7during consultation with the Prophet, 58:12-13during the Hajj, 22:36niggardliness, 3:1804:3725:6747:3757:2492:8not payment for favors received, 92:19precedence of spending, 2:2152:219sharing food, 24:6189:18107:3spending to earn praise forbidden, 4:38those displeased with distribution of, 9:589:76towards slaves, 16:71Chastity, 23:524:3370:29Children, 16:7217:6418:4619:7726:13334:3534:3740:6746:1557:2058:1763:964:1464:1565:768:1471:1271:2274:1380:36adopted ones should be named after their fathers, 33:5baby daughters wrongly thought an evil sign, 16:58-5943:1853:21-22breast feed for two years, 2:23331:34do not kill for fear of poverty, 6:15117:31female offspring buried alive will ask for what crime she'd been slain, 81:8-9gift of female offspring, 42:49gift of male offspring, 42:49helpless, 4:127ignorant at time of birth, 16:78in Heaven, 40:852:2456:17of Adam, 36:60of Israel, 2:402:472:723:1805:125:705:787:10510:9017:217:417:10117:10420:4720:8020:9426:1726:2226:5926:19727:7632:2340:5343:5944:3045:1646:1061:661:14commandment concerning killing by, 5:32pre-Islamic customs of slaying children, 6:1376:140wet nurses, 2:233Christians, 5:145:195:64-655:6922:17and Jews (see Jews)asked not to deify Jesus, 4:171come closest to feeling affection to Muslims, 5:82most have forgotten what they've been told to bear in mind, 5:14now comes to you a messenger, 5:155:19righteous will be rewarded, 2:625:655:69say "Jesus is Allah's son", 9:30Churches, 22:40Clothing, 7:2616:81of fire, 22:19"the veil" or women's clothing in non-household situations, 24:31women's outer garments prevent harassment by hypocrites, 33:59-60Commandmentsgeneral religious, 2:42-452:832:1102:1773:113-1143:1345:125:556:151-1537:337:1568:39:189:209:869:11210:8710:9313:2214:3116:9016:11022:4122:7824:5725:6826:181-18426:22731:3-431:14-1935:2942:36-4358:1373:2090:13-1798:5kindness towards others, 4:36leave company of those in the act of mocking Allah's law, 4:1406:68Communications (attempting to divine the future is forbidden)overhearing the Host on high, 15:1837:872:9Conservation, 6:1417:31Contract Lawcontract must be in writing, 2:282during journey a person's "word" is acceptable, 2:283when things go wrong don't punish scribe or witness, 2:282witnesses told to be truthful, 2:2835:825:72witnessing (two men, or one man and two women), 2:282Corruption, 5:328:7330:41Cosmologyage of the Universe, 76:1expanding Universe, 51:47The Big Bang, 21:30Covenants, 5:1breaking of (see also Oaths), 8:58with disbelievers, 8:568:729:49:7breaking of, 8:589:12Creation of everythingin due measure and proportion, 54:49in opposite duality, 36:3643:1251:49Creatures, 6:3842:4742:49Crystal, 76:15-16Customsused but not given as reliable traditions or Qur'anic injunctions, 2:1705:35:1046:138DDangerbe prepared for, 4:71Date palms, 36:3450:1055:1155:6859:580:29Dates, 50:10David, 4:1635:786:8417:5521:7821:7927:15-1634:1034:1338:1738:21-2638:30and Bath Sheba, 38:23and Goliath, 2:251given the Psalms, 4:163Death, 3:1853:1934:7821:3533:1933:2344:5647:2756:6056:84-8763:1075:29and flight from battle, 33:16in Allah's cause, 3:19522:5847:4those communities who have no revelation will not be destroyed, 6:1319:11510:4711:11715:416:11917:1528:59those slain in Allah's cause are alive, 2:1543:169while fleeing evil towards Allah, 4:100Deitiesnone besides Allah, 25:68Disbelievers (see also Hypocrites)ask Muhammad to invoke Allah's wrath upon them as proof, 6:57-588:3210:49-52bear their company in kindness, 31:15bear what they say in patience, 20:13050:39covenants with, 8:568:729:49:7breaking of, 8:589:12Allah brings their scheming to nought, 8:308:36leave company of those in the act of mocking Allah's law, 4:1406:68protect them if they ask you to, 9:6punishmentduring war, 8:128:508:59in the hereafter, 8:37should not visit or take care of mosques, 9:17speak kindly to them, 17:53striving hard against, 9:7325:5266:9treat non-belligerents with equity, 60:8will only ally with other disbelievers, 8:72Disciples (of Jesus), 3:5261:14Divers, 38:37Diversityof humans, 30:2235:27-28of life, 35:27-28Divorce, 4:13065:1after waiting period, dissolve or reconcile, 2:23165:2two witnesses, 65:2alimony, 2:2332:241extends to ex-husband's heir, 2:233can be revoked twice, 2:229dowry status, 2:2292:236-237find wet-nurse if necessary, 65:6Mandivorce one woman for another - don't take back what you gave first, 4:20don't harass wife, 65:6don't hold wives against their will, 4:19four months to change his mind, 2:226support wife fullyduring her pregnancy, 65:6during her waiting period, 65:6if she's nursing your child, 65:6mother shouldn't suffer because of her fatherless child, 2:233pre-Islamic, 58:2contrition to reconcilefast for 2 consecutive months, 58:4feed 60 needy people, 58:4free a slave, 58:3reconciliation attempt, 4:35sinless if marriage unconsummated, 2:236bride entitled to half of the dowry, 2:237Womanafter third divorce (this one from another husband) can return to original husband, 2:229entitled to maintenance, 2:24165:1equal right to divorce, 2:228fear ill treatment by husband, 4:128may keep what her husband gave her, 2:229not to be expelled from their homes, 65:1three menstruation wait to disprove pregnancy, 2:228three month wait for those free of menstruation, 65:4unless marriage unconsummated, 33:49Dogs, 7:176Donkeys, 16:831:19Drugs (see Intoxicants)EEarth, 51:2051:4891:6changed into another earth, 14:48creation of, 3:19079:30in six "days", 7:5410:311:725:5950:3857:4in two "days", 41:9the rest in the other four, 41:10inclination of rotational axis to orbital plane, 22:6157:6rotation of, 3:1907:5410:613:314:3325:6239:541:3745:5Earthquake, 7:787:917:1557:17116:2617:3717:6829:3734:967:1669:599:1Elephant, 105:1Elijah, 6:8537:123-130Elisha, 6:8638:48Embryology, 22:523:1435:1140:6775:37-39Evolution (?), 71:1471:18Ezra, 9:30FFamily, 8:75Fasting, 2:183-184during the Hajj, 2:196during Ramadhan, 2:185exemptions, 2:184-185hours of, 2:187Fig, 95:1Fighting, 9:149:12322:3947:448:16aggressionforbidden, 2:1904:9060:8sin of, 5:2be brave, 4:104between two groups of believers, 49:9do not aquire slaves except through war, 8:67do not beg for peace, 47:35exemptions, 9:12248:17asking for it for wrong reasons, 9:439:459:499:869:93for helpless, 4:989:91for ill, 4:1029:91if foes cease, then you must cease, 2:1934:908:378:61forbidden during the four sacred months, 9:36unless attacked, 2:1942:217free slaves after fighting ends, 47:4go forth humbly, 8:47in Allah's cause, 4:744:774:849:38-399:41killing only during hostilities in progress, 2:1914:894:915:338:398:579:59:12not for material gain, 4:94prepare well, 8:60repentence of recent belligerents, 5:349:59:11when ordained, 2:190-1932:216-2174:9122:3960:8Fire, 56:71100:2Food (see also Health rules), 3:9335:1240:7980:24blessing of, 6:1186:138forbidden, 2:1735:36:1216:14516:115lawful, 2:1685:46:1186:146Forgetting, 17:8618:2487:6-7Fornication (see Marriage)Friends, 8:72avoid active disbelievers, 3:118-1205:5715:9458:1460:160:13leave company of those in the act of mocking Allah's law, 4:1406:68forbidden are those who fight against you because of your religion, 60:9Futurelearning of it through divination forbidden, 5:35:9015:1837:872:9GGabriel, 2:9766:4Games of Chanceforbidden, 2:2195:205:91Geographic locations and HistoryAs Safa and Al Marwah, 2:158first temple at Bakkah, 3:96Ginger, 76:12Goddesses of the pagan Arabs, 53:19names of, 53:19-20nature of, 53:19-28Gods of pre-Islamic Arabs by name, 71:23Gog and Magog, 21:96Gold, 35:3343:3543:7156:15Golden armlets, 43:53Golden Calf, 2:512:544:1537:1487:15220:88and thunderbolt of punishment, 2:55forgiven after destruction of, 2:36-37Goliath, 2:249and David, 2:251Gospel, 3:33:655:46-475:665:685:775:1107:1579:11148:2957:27Governmentdecision making in public matters, 3:159rulers make decisions after consultations, 42:38Grain, 36:3355:12Grave, 9:8422:735:2236:5154:760:1370:4377:2680:2182:4100:9102:2Greed (see Materialism)Greetings, 4:86Guardianshipproper conduct of, 4:5-66:151punishment for bad ones, 4:10when to end it, 4:6witnesses required to end it, 4:6HHagarand Ishmael, 2:158Hajj, 2:1582:1892:196-19922:27-36abstention from quarreling during, 2:197duty to visit Mecca (Makkah), 3:97exemption from, 2:196fasting during, 2:196hunting forbidden, 5:15:94-95aquatic game approved during, 5:96violate it once? Don't do it twice!, 5:95reparations for doing it once, 5:95rules, 5:2sacrifice during, 2:196Haman, 28:628:828:3829:3940:2440:36Harut and Marut, 2:102Health rules, 41:44childrenbreast feed for two years, 2:23331:34food, 2:1735:15:35:55:966:118-1196:1216:1426:145-14616:115caught by your hunting animals, 5:4intoxicants forbidden (see Intoxicants)menstruation, 2:222Hearing, 41:22Heaven, 2:253:153:1363:1813:1953:198filled with mighty guards and flames, 72:8immortal youths in, 56:1776:19parents united with offspring, 52:2156:36pure spouses in, 2:253:15several, 2:292:1643:1296:736:10117:4455:3065:1267:371:1578:12virgin mates of modest gaze, 55:5655:72-7456:22Hell (the fire, the blazing flame), 2:242:1192:1612:1662:2013:103:123:1163:1313:1513:1623:1924:55-564:934:974:1144:1214:1695:105:375:725:866:276:706:1287:187:367:387:417:507:1798:168:368:509:179:359:499:639:689:739:819:959:1099:11310:810:2711:1611:1711:9811:10611:11311:11913:513:1813:3514:1614:4915:4316:2916:6217:817:1817:3917:6317:9718:2918:5318:10018:10619:6819:7019:8620:7421:3921:9822:422:922:19-2222:5122:7223:103-10424:5725:11-1325:3425:6526:9126:9427:9028:4129:2529:5429:6831:2132:1332:2033:6433:6634:1234:4235:635:3636:6337:1037:2337:5537:6337:6837:16338:2738:5638:5938:6138:6438:8539:839:1639:1939:3239:6039:7139:7240:640:740:4140:4340:4640:4740:4940:6040:7240:7641:1941:2441:2841:4042:743:7444:4744:5645:1045:3445:3546:2046:3447:1247:1548:648:1350:2450:3051:1352:13-1652:1854:4855:4356:9457:1557:1958:858:1759:359:1759:2064:1066:666:966:1067:5-1069:3170:1571:2572:1572:2373:12-1374:26-3174:4276:477:3178:2179:3679:3981:1282:1483:1684:1285:1087:1288:489:2390:2092:1498:6101:9-11102:6104:6-9111:3burning despair and ice cold darkness in, 38:57chain of 70 cubits, 69:32inmates will neither die nor remain alive, 87:13stay for a limited duration, 78:23Historystudy it, 3:13712:110-11114:5Homosexualityregarded as evil, 26:165-16627:5529:28-29Honey, 16:6947:15Horses, 16:817:64Housing, 16:80Hud, 7:65-7211:50-5711:8926:124-13846:21-25Humankind, 55:3391:7-8born with a restless disposition, 70:19created in fine form, 95:4created in pairs, 78:892:3creation of, 2:304:16:987:18910:415:2615:2815:3339:671:1496:2from a drop of sperm, 16:418:3722:523:1335:1136:7740:6753:4675:3776:280:19from clay, 6:27:1215:2617:6123:1232:738:7138:7655:14with water, 37:11from dark transmuted slime, 15:2615:2815:33from dust, 3:5918:3722:530:2035:1140:6753:32from earth, 11:61from seminal fluid, 86:6from male and female, 49:13diversity in, 30:2235:28given free will, 36:67grows gradually from the earth, 71:17insignificant compared to the Universe, 40:57mates of your own kind, 16:7230:2142:11selfishness ever present in soul, 4:128vilest are those who don't use reason, 8:228:55Hunayn, 9:25Huntingabout animals trained to hunt, 5:4Hur'in (a.k.a. Houries), 44:5452:2055:7256:22Hydrology, 14:3216:1539:21scum, 13:17Hypocrites, 2:2174:385:619:61-709:73-110praying for them does no good, 9:849:113IIblis (Satan), 2:343:1553:1754:384:604:764:1164:119-1204:1404:1455:905:916:386:436:687:11-127:207:217:277:1757:2007:2018:118:4812:512:4212:10014:2215:31-4016:6316:9817:2717:5317:6117:6418:5018:6319:4419:4520:11620:12022:5222:5324:2125:2926:9527:2428:1529:3831:2134:20-2135:636:6037:6538:4138:74-8541:3643:6247:2558:1058:1959:16Idolatryforbidden, 5:906:145Idris, 19:56-5721:85Immoralitypunish both, 4:15repentance cancels punishment, 4:15deathbed repentance excluded, 4:18women, 4:15four witnesses required in order to "convict", 4:15Impostersreligious, 2:78punishment for, 2:78Imran, House of, 3:33In sha' Allah, 18:23Inheritance, 2:1804:17689:19apportionment tochildren and parents, 4:11other kin, orphans, and the needy, 4:8siblings, 4:12widows and widowers, 4:12don't hold unloved wives for, 4:19for men, 4:7for women, 4:7summary, 4:33Interest on loans (see Usury)Intoxicants, 16:67don't pray while drunk, 4:43forbidden except in dire circumstances, 2:2195:905:91Iram, 89:7-8Iron, 57:25Isaac, 2:1362:1403:844:1636:8411:7112:512:612:3814:3921:7237:112-11338:45Ishmael, 2:1362:1403:844:1636:8614:3921:8537:102-10938:48and Hagar, 2:158JJacob (Israel), 3:844:1636:846:8511:7112:3812:6819:619:49-5019:5821:72Jesus, 4:1639:309:3110:6819:30-3421:9123:5033:761:661:14bears witness on Resurrection Day, 4:159Christians asked not to deify, 4:171creation of, 3:45-4919:22disciples, 3:5261:14divergent views about, 43:65followers above others on Resurrection day, 3:55healing of blind and lepers, raising the dead, 5:110his holy inspiration, 2:872:2525:110his nature is as Adam's, 3:59is the means to know Judgement Day (alternate translation), 43:61Jews boast of killing, 4:157not Allah, 5:175:725:116only a messenger, 4:1714:1725:7519:30only seemed slain and crucified, 4:157resurrected, 4:158resurrection foretold, 3:5519:33truth about him will be realized when people die, 4:159Jews, 5:6922:17and Christians, 2:1202:1393:755:68messenger comes to them, 5:32enmity and hatred among them, 5:64fights between, 2:113food restrictions, 6:146have no rights to claim Allah's bounty exclusively, 57:29heaven not only for them, 2:111say they are "Allah's Children", 5:18believe in but few things, 4:155claim that they alone are close to Allah, 2:9462:6denied good things of life, 4:160reasons for, 4:161foods which are forbidden for, 6:146good deeds of ancestors don't count, 2:136hurting themselves by their misinterpretations, 5:64mistaken to believe in their own revelations only, 2:91most have forgotten what they've been told to bear in mind, 5:13most hostile to Muslims, 5:82ransoming each other during the Prophet's life, 2:85religious commandments, 2:432:84-855:32retribution given in the Torah, 5:45righteous will be rewarded, 2:625:655:69say "Ezra is Allah's Son", 9:30say "Our hearts are full of knowledge.", 2:884:155slaying prophets, 2:613:213:1123:1813:1834:1554:1575:70some distort meanings of all revelations, 4:465:135:41forgive them, 5:13warning to, 4:47Jihad (fighting, striving, struggling, endeavoring)non-believing parents trying to persuade a believer to polytheism, 29:831:15striving hard against disbelievers, 9:7325:5266:9striving hard in Allah's cause, 2:2183:1424:955:355:548:728:74-759:169:19-209:249:449:869:8822:7829:629:6949:1560:161:11Jinn, 6:1006:1126:1286:1307:17911:11915:2717:8818:5027:1732:1334:1234:1437:15841:2541:2946:1846:2951:5655:1555:3355:3955:5655:7472:1-1572:572:6114:6created of fire, 7:1215:2738:7655:15Job, 4:1636:8421:8338:41-44John the Baptist, 3:38-406:856:8619:7-1521:90Jonah, 4:1636:8610:9821:8737:139-14868:48Jordan, 2:58enter humbly, 2:587:161entry into, 5:21-26Jews allowed there, not due them, 2:58Joseph, 6:8412:4-10112:10240:34attempted seduction of, 12:23sold to an Egyptian, 12:21Judgement, 4:585:86:151-15237:5340:7845:2150:2951:660:1069:1876:2482:995:8be just, 5:85:42don't let hate lead judgement astray, 5:8Day, 2:1232:1772:2543:93:253:1063:1144:414:594:1365:695:1196:15-166:406:1287:87:537:1879:299:359:449:459:779:9910:1510:2811:311:811:2511:8411:10311:10512:10714:2114:2914:3014:4114:4214:4414:4814:4915:3615:3816:7716:8416:8716:8916:11117:7117:10418:9918:10019:37-3919:7519:8520:1520:105-11221:4921:103-10422:2-722:55-5624:3725:825:1126:8227:8330:1230:1430:5532:1433:2133:4433:6333:6634:337:2038:1638:2638:5339:1340:940:2740:3340:5140:5942:743:6643:8343:8544:4045:2745:3245:3445:3547:1850:2051:1252:4554:4654:4856:5658:2260:664:969:19-3770:2674:4676:777:13-1477:3878:1779:6-1481:1-1482:1583:1199:1-8101:1messengers called together, 77:11are disbelievers really ready for, 10:51-52repentence then is too late, 40:85"childrens' hair turns grey", 73:17earthand mountains lifted and crushed, 69:1489:21levelled, 84:3riven asunder, 50:44severely shaken, 56:4will be convulsed and become like a moving sand-dune, 73:14flash of fire followed by smoke, 55:35moon split asunder, 54:1mountainslike tufts of wool, 70:9101:5scattered like dust, 77:10shattered, 56:5vanish, 78:20will move, 52:10seas will burst beyond their bounds, 82:3skiesand clouds will burst apart, 25:25flung open, 78:19like molten lead, 70:8red like burning oil, 55:37rent asunder, 55:3769:1673:1877:982:184:1will be rolled up, 21:104will bring forth a pall of smoke, 44:10starseffaced, 77:8scattered, 82:2three types of soul to judgethose close to Allah, 56:10-1156:15-2656:88-89those evil, 56:956:41-5556:92-94those righteous, 56:856:27-3856:90-91use reason, 6:151verify reports and rumors, 49:649:12KKabah, 2:125-1272:1912:2175:955:978:349:748:2548:27106:3creation of, 2:125enter it with shaved heads or short hair, 48:27Killing, 18:7418:80another believer inconceivable unless by mistake, 4:9248:25reparations for, 4:92deliberate killing of believer and punishment, 4:93don't, 6:15117:3325:68don't harm those offering peace, 4:90female children buried alive will ask for what crime she'd been killed, 81:8-9hypocrites will be slain in Medina during the "War of the Confederates", 33:60-61not for material gain, 4:94only during hostilities in progress, 2:1914:894:915:338:398:579:59:12oppression more awesome than, 2:1912:217punishment for murder and spreading corruption on Earth, 5:32retribution, 2:17817:33Knowledgeliteracy, 96:1-5study nature to aquire, 3:1906:9910:5-613:3-416:10-16travel to learn, 29:20Kufr (denial of the truth), 2:1083:523:803:1673:1775:415:619:129:179:239:379:7416:10649:7LLanguagediversity in, 30:22Laws given by Allah and the Prophet, 33:36Lifeattraction of worldly, 3:14creatures consist mainly of water (See Biology)diversity, 30:2235:27-28extra-terrestrial, 22:18is sacred, 17:33good things made lawful, 5:55:875:885:937:327:15716:11440:6445:16path toward contentment made easy, 80:2087:892:7Lion, 74:15Literacy, 96:1-5Litigants, 38:21-24Livestock, 40:79Locusts, 54:7105:3Lot, 6:867:80-8411:7011:7411:77-8311:8915:59-7221:7121:7422:4329:2829:32-3337:15338:1350:1354:33-3966:10Lote tree, 53:1453:1656:28Luqman, 31:13-19MMadyan (Midian), 7:85-939:7011:84-9615:7820:4022:4426:17626:160-17327:54-5728:22-2328:4529:3650:14Magians, 22:17Manna, 7:16020:80Marriage, 25:54adultery, 17:32evidence required (four witnesses), 24:4false accusers punishment, 24:424:1924:23forbidden, 17:3225:68if there aren't four witnesses, 24:6-9marriage after, 24:3punishment for, 24:2appoint arbiter from among you when fearing a breach, 4:35complaints, 58:1don't hold wives against their will, 4:19dowry, 4:44:19-214:244:255:560:1060:11other mutually agreed arrangements, 4:24woman may return it, 4:4forbiddento certain kin, 4:22-24to non-believers, 2:2215:560:10fornication forbidden, 4:244:254:275:5if unable, 24:33if woman fears mistreatment from her husband, 4:128love and tenderness, 30:21polygamy, 4:3restrictions about, 4:3warning against, 4:129recline with spouses in Paradise, 36:5640:843:70spouses are raiment for each other, 2:187to adopted son's ex-wife is permitted, 33:37to orphans, 4:3to single woman only, 4:24to slaveand among slaves, 24:32woman if need arises, 4:34:25better if men don't marry, 4:25even if she's married before being captured, 4:24punishment only half of free women's if immoral, 4:25to unmarried only, 24:32Mary, 3:34-373:42-474:156-1574:1715:175:465:725:785:1105:1125:1145:1169:3119:16-3921:9123:5033:743:5756:2761:661:1466:12not a deity, 5:116Materialism, 9:249:349:559:8528:7657:2063:964:1568:1471:1271:2289:2092:11100:8102:1104:2-3111:2and the Prophet's wives, 33:28envy forbidden, 4:3215:8816:9020:131forbidden, 4:29-308:27greed brings destruction, 102:1-6punishment for, 4:30ruining others forbidden, 4:32squandering, 17:2725:67Mecca, 2:142-150duty to visit Mecca (Makkah) for the Hajj, 3:97turn and pray toward, 2:1442:149-150isn't necessary (Allah is everywhere), 2:1152:1422:177valley of, 48:24Medinah, 9:1019:12033:6063:8Menstruation, 2:222Metallurgy, 18:96-97iron, 57:25molten copper, 34:2slag, 13:17Milk, 16:6647:15Mineralogy, 16:1435:12Mockeryleave company of those in the act of mocking Allah's law, 4:1406:68Monastic asceticismsome types criticised, 57:27Monkssome devour people's possessions, 9:34some turn people away from Allah, 9:34taken as lords by some people, 9:31Monthsfour sacred, 9:36fighting forbidden during, 9:36unless attacked, 2:1942:217twelve (lunar) in a year, 9:36Moses, 3:846:846:917:103-16210:75-9311:9611:11014:514:614:817:217:101-10418:60-8219:51-5320:9-9821:4822:4423:45-4925:3526:10-6627:7-1428:3-4328:4428:4828:7629:3932:2333:733:6937:114-12040:23-2740:5341:4542:1343:46-5544:17-3646:1246:3051:38-4053:3661:579:14-2587:19bringing forth water from the rock, 2:607:160commands to his people, 5:21duel by sorcery with Pharaoh's magicians, 7:109-12610:79-8120:65-7026:43-47forty nights upon Mt. Sinai, 2:517:142House of, 2:248parting of the Red Sea, 20:7726:63plagues, 7:133-1367:163Mosquedisbelievers should not visit or take care of, 9:17rival one in Quba is forbidden, 9:108Mountains, 15:1916:1516:8117:3720:105-10727:6131:1033:7234:1038:1841:1042:3250:777:2778:779:3281:388:1995:2Muhammed, 47:2admonished, 33:3766:175:16-1980:1-10as judge for followers, 4:65dares not alter the Qur'an nor act contrarily, 10:15divorce, 33:52exemptions from "regular" marriage laws, 33:51like of a pretty woman, 33:52marriagekinship allowances in, 33:50restrictions, 33:52mystical ascension, 53:6-18not a madman, 7:18452:2968:281:22only a prophet, 3:1446:507:188prayed for non-believing Uncle (enjoined not to), 9:113reacted against something lawful, 66:1"seal" of the prophets, 33:40summons from, 24:63taking leave of, 24:62unlettered prophet, 7:1577:15862:2visiting wives, 3:51widowed wives not allowed to remarry, 33:53Mules, 16:8NNative peoplesdon't drive them out, 2:84reject those who do, 2:85driven out of their homelands, 3:195Necessitydire circumstances may repeal ordinances forbidding something, 5:316:115Nepotism disallowed, 33:40Night, 25:47Noah, 3:336:847:59-647:699:7010:7111:25-3311:36-4811:8914:917:317:1719:5821:7622:4223:23-2925:3726:105-12029:1437:75-7938:1240:540:3142:1350:1251:4653:5254:957:2666:10ark, 7:6410:7311:37-3811:4023:2729:1554:13-1469:1171:1-28came to rest on Mt. Judi, 11:44flood, 7:6410:7311:40-4425:3729:12029:1454:11-1271:25Nuclear physicsthings smaller than an atom (originally meant as "ant"?), 10:6134:3OOaths, 2:22416:9116:9216:9448:10atonement for broken ones, 5:89feeding or clothing 10, freeing a slave, fasting for 3 days, 5:89Old Testamentfollowers of, 4:153Olive, 95:1Olive trees, 80:29Oppression, 2:1938:39blame is on oppressors, 42:42defend against, 42:39more awesome than killing, 2:1912:217Orphans, 2:2204:64:12793:7leave their possessions, 4:2-34:1017:34PPatriarchy, 33:5Pearls, 35:3352:2455:2255:5856:2376:19Pen, 68:196:4Persecutedpeople, 8:72protect them unless they under a regime with whom you have a covenant, 8:72those who are protectors of, 8:728:74Persecutors, 85:10Pharaoh, 7:104-1378:528:5410:75-9011:9714:620:2420:4320:5620:6020:7823:4626:10-6627:1228:3-4229:3938:1240:24-4643:46-8544:1744:3150:1351:38-4054:41-4266:1169:973:15-1679:17-2585:18punishment of, 3:1120:78-7926:6628:4043:5544:2451:4089:18torture by and deliverance from, 2:4917:103Piety, 2:177Pollution, 30:41Poets, 21:526:22437:3652:30Pomegranates, 55:68Prayer, 2:459:10351:1870:22-2375:3196:10108:2beautify (adorn) yourselves for, 7:31content, 2:285-2863:8-93:163:1473:191-19417:80-8117:11123:11859:1066:8day of congregation (Friday), 62:9for the right reasons, 107:4-6of Abraham, 2:126-1299:11414:35-4126:83-89of Joseph, 12:101of Moses, 20:25-35of Noah, 23:2626:117-11871:2671:28of Solomon, 38:35of Zachariah, 19:819:10not while drunk, 4:43prostration, 3:1137:2069:11215:9816:4816:4922:1822:2622:7725:6025:6426:21932:1539:941:3748:2950:4053:6276:2696:19restrains one from loathesome deeds, 29:45sacred duty linked to time of day, 4:103standing, 39:9style of, 2:23817:110times of day of, 11:11417:7817:7920:13024:3624:5830:17-1832:1638:1850:39-4051:1752:48-4973:2-476:25-26while in danger, 2:2394:101-102Pregnancy, 7:18913:831:3432:839:641:4753:32Allah's spirit is breathed into the fetus, 32:9Privacy, 24:27-29nakedness at mid-day, 24:58-59Prophet's household, 33:5349:4-5sharing food, 24:61Prophetaccept him who confirms earlier revelation, 3:81charity during consultation with, 58:12don't aquire slaves except through war, 8:67don't raise your voice above, 49:2has come to you, 9:128has highest claim on allegiance of believers, 33:6keeps awake 2/3 1/2 or 1/3 of the night praying, 73:20miracles only by Allah's leave, 40:78only mortal human, 12:10916:4321:7-825:7people who are false prophets are wicked, 6:936:143-1446:1577:3710:1711:1829:6839:3261:7prophecy in language of target population, 14:416:89purpose of, 2:2136:486:13014:4-6some not mentioned, 40:78some superior, 2:25317:55those who came before had wives and children, 13:38wivesrewards and punishments, 33:30-31will be let go if they desire, 33:28-29Psalms, 4:163given to David, 4:163QQarun, 28:76-8129:3940:24Quail, 7:160Qur'an, 4:825:167:2049:11110:1510:3711:1311:1412:315:8715:9116:9817:917:4117:4517:4617:6017:8217:8817:8918:5420:220:11425:425:625:3025:3227:127:627:7627:9228:8530:5834:3136:238:139:2741:2641:4442:743:3146:1246:2947:2450:150:4554:2254:3254:4055:256:7559:2169:4073:473:2076:2384:21bestowed on a blessed night, 44:397:1-5clear ordinances, 98:3completion of, 5:3conveyed clearly, 5:1610:15distortion of, 5:41divine nature of, 10:37don't approach it in haste, 20:114easy to understand, 44:58full of wisdom, 36:2guidance to humans, 2:185invisible barrier during recitation, 17:45is not Muhammed's sayings, 69:44not from a satanic force, 81:25not poetry, 36:6969:41recite as much as you may do with ease, 73:20revealed in Arabic, 12:213:3716:10320:11326:19539:2841:343:344:58sent forth "in waves" (gradually), 77:1some verses direct, some allegorical, 3:7source of health, 17:8241:44upon an imperishable tablet, 85:21-22Quraysh, 106:1RRabbissomedevour people's possessions, 9:34taken as lords, 9:31turn people away from Allah, 9:34Ramadhan, 2:185and sex during the night, 2:187Record of personal deeds-, 17:1318:4936:1254:53Red Seaparting of, 2:5020:77-7826:63-66Refugees, 59:8Religion, 110:2divergence of opinion, 3:1942:1445:1751:878:398:4draws together former enemies, 3:103false ideas upon things allowed and forbidden, 16:116falsely follow other people's conjectures, 6:1166:119falsely guided by ancestral concept of, 43:22is not play and transient delight, 6:707:5147:36is self surrender to Allah, 3:85no coercion in matters of faith, 2:256no hardship in, 22:78same as it was for the ones before you, 42:13try and penetrate deepest meaning of, 4:162use reason in, 3:658:22wickedness of attributing one's own lying inventions to Allah, 6:21Religioussects, 6:15930:3243:65should stay together, 3:103Resurrection, 30:2783:4Day, 2:1132:2123:773:1613:1803:1853:1944:874:1094:1414:1595:145:365:646:126:737:327:16710:9311:5911:6011:9811:9916:2516:2716:9216:12417:1317:5217:5817:6217:9718:4718:10519:9520:100-10220:12421:4722:922:1722:6923:1625:6926:8728:41-4228:6128:7128:72-8128:8529:1329:2530:4030:5631:3432:2535:1438:7939:1539:2439:3139:4739:6039:67-7540:4641:4041:4741:5042:1742:1842:4545:1745:2646:550:4254:6-858:658:758:1860:368:3975:175:678:1880:33-4285:288:1followers of Jesus above non-believers, 3:55of humans, 13:516:3917:5117:98-9920:5522:722:6625:4029:2030:1134:736:1236:7941:3943:1146:3353:4756:6163:771:1875:380:2285:1386:8moon is darkened, 75:8of soul, 2:2830:2531:28sun and moon brought together (solar eclipse or solar expansion?), 75:9Revelation, 42:5243:445:1646:1247:2052:2-356:8057:1657:2557:2666:1269:4374:3174:5280:1398:198:498:6every age has had its own, 13:38from behind a veil, 42:51mentioning war, 47:20nature of delivery, 42:5153:2-11Ruby, 55:58Sabbath, 16:124breakers, 2:654:474:154-1557:163-166SSabians, 22:17righteous will be rewarded, 2:625:69Sacrifice, 108:2Salih, 7:73-7911:6111:8926:142-15827:45-52Samaritan, 20:8520:8720:95Saul, 2:2472:249Sea, 2:502:1645:966:596:637:1387:16310:2210:9014:3216:1417:6617:6717:7018:6018:6118:6318:7918:10920:7722:6524:4026:6327:6330:4131:2731:3142:3345:1252:655:2481:6darkness in the depths of, 24:40Sexconception and pregnancy (see Pregnancy)consort with wives in a goodly manner, 4:19don't force female slaves into prostitution, 24:33during Ramadhan, 2:187is what your spouse is for, 2:1872:222-223with slaves is legal (alternate interpretation), 23:633:5033:5270:30Sexescreated from one living entity (soul), 4:16:98each entitled to own earnings, 4:32equality of, 3:1954:324:1246:1399:679:689:719:7216:9733:3533:5833:7340:4042:4942:5047:1948:548:657:1357:1860:10in divorce, 2:228guides for one another, 9:71men provide for women, 4:34Sheba, 27:22-4134:15Ships, 2:16410:2214:3216:1417:6618:7118:7922:6523:2229:6530:4631:3135:1236:4137:14040:8042:3243:1245:1255:24Shu'ayb, 7:85-9311:84-9526:177-18929:36Sight, 41:22Silk, 22:2344:5376:1276:21Silver, 43:33-3476:15-1676:21Sin, 4:111avoiding, 4:31blaming another, 4:112Sinai, Mt., 2:632:9319:5295:2Skin, 2:18741:22Sky, 88:18still smoke, 41:11Slaves, 4:34:244:254:3616:7123:624:3124:5830:2833:5033:5233:5570:30aquisition only though war, 8:67don't force female slaves into prostitution, 24:33freeingafter war is over, 47:4as penance for a broken oath, 5:89as penance for death of believer fighting against you, 4:92charity is for freeing (among other things), 9:60is the act of a truly pious person, 2:177those who ask you to who have any good in them, 24:33Solomon, 2:1014:1636:8421:7821:7921:8127:15-2134:12-14and the Queen of Sheba, 27:22-41discovery of the death of, 34:14-16Sorceryis evil, 2:101Spider, 29:41Spouses (a time when they are evil for you), 64:14Stealingcutting off hands as punishment, 5:38forgiveness for (before discovery), 5:39is wrong even through the judiciary, 2:188Swine, 5:60Synagogues, 22:40TTabukAllah's mercy towards those on expedition to, 9:118Ten Commandments, 2:537:145Thamud, 7:739:7011:6111:9514:915:8017:5922:4225:3826:14127:45-5229:3838:1340:3141:1341:1750:1251:4353:5154:23-3169:469:585:1888:991:11rock dwellings, 7:7415:8226:14988:9she camel, 7:7311:6426:15554:2691:13killing of, 7:7711:6626:15754:2991:14punishment for, 7:7811:6726:15854:3191:14Time, 103:1Torah, 3:33:935:445:465:665:685:1107:1579:11148:2961:662:5retribution in (also adopted by Muslims), 5:45forgoing it will be better, 5:45Treachery, 8:58Treeat Hudaybiyyah, 48:18of hell, 17:6037:62-6356:52Trees, 22:1823:2027:6031:2736:8055:656:72TrinityAllah is not a, 4:1715:73Tubba, 44:3750:14Twelve tribes, 7:159scattering of, 7:168Two Horned One, 18:83UUhudbattle of, 3:121-1233:1433:152-1543:166Usury, 30:39delay repayment (forgiving debt is better), 2:278forbidden, 2:2753:130forgive debt, 2:278Jews took it even though forbidden to, 4:161WWater, 47:1556:3156:6867:3077:2788:17two great bodies of, 25:5327:6135:1255:1955:21Weatherclouds, 7:577:16024:4024:4325:2530:4835:952:4456:69and their patterns, 2:164hail, 24:43lifting, 30:4835:9lightning, 13:1230:24striking people, 13:13rain, 2:1632:2656:997:578:1110:2413:1714:3215:2216:6518:4520:5322:522:6323:1824:4325:4827:6029:6330:2430:4831:1031:3432:2735:2739:2140:1341:3942:2842:3343:1145:546:2450:956:6957:2078:1480:25and fighting, 4:102storms, 17:6817:69thunder, 13:13wind, 7:5714:1815:2217:6821:8125:4827:6329:4030:4630:4830:5133:934:1235:938:3641:1645:546:2451:1-451:4152:2754:1967:1769:678:14to pollinate, 15:22Widowsprovisions for one year, 2:240year in husband's home, 2:240wait four months and ten days before remarriage, 2:234OK to plan remarriage during waiting period, 2:235Wills, 2:1802:240amending forbidden, 2:181-182two witnesses when you declare it, 5:106if those two should falter, 5:107Wine, 47:1583:25Wools, 16:80Womenaccept those seeking refuge from non-believing husbands, 60:10gross moral depravity, 4:15punishment for, 4:15repentence, 4:16ill willed, 4:34punishment for, 4:34lack of outer garments for older, 24:60pledges of believing women, 60:12righteous guard intimacies revealed to them, 4:3466:3-6term (time) of pregnancy (see Pregnancy)ZZachariah, 3:37-416:8519:2-12

    Benfits of Ayatul Kursi


    Allahu laaa ilaaha illaa huwal haiyul qai-yoom; laa taakhuzuhoo sinatunw wa laa nawm; lahoo maa fissamaawaati wa maa fil ard; man zallazee yashfa'u indahooo illaa be iznih; ya'lamu maa baina aideehim wa maa khalfahum; wa laa yuheetoona beshai 'immin 'ilmihee illa be maa shaaaa; wasi'a kursiyyuhus samaa waati wal arda wa la ya'ooduho hifzuhumaa; wa huwal aliyyul 'azeemاللَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاواتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَلاَ يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ
    "Allah! There is no god but He - the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor Sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as he permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures As) Before or After or Behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His throne doth extend over the heavens and on earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them, For He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory)."

    Benfits of Ayatul Kursi

    1).Hadhrat Ali bin Kaab (Radiahallahu Anhu) remarks that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked him," Which is the most high ranking Aayat in the Qur'aan Kareem?" He said, " Allaah and His Rasul know best". Rasulallah repeated this statement very often. Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) stated, "Ayatul Kursi". Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:"Oh Abul Munzar (family name of Abi bin Kaab). May you be blessed by this knowledge. I swear by that Being in whose Hands and Control is my life, that this Ayat has one tongue and two lips. It is by the threshold of Allaah's Arsh, Mentioning His purity".

    2) Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) states that there was a room of dates, which he used to guard. He suspected that some dates were going missing. Thus one night he stood vigil and saw an animal like a young person. Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) said: "I greeted and received a reply". I asked," Who are you? Man or Jinn?" It said, "Jinn. I said, Give me your hand". He outstretched his hand. I noticed that the hand was like that of a dog. Its hair like the hair of the dog. I asked, "Are Jinns created like this?" It said, " the Jinns know there are amongst them more stronger ones". I enquired," Why did you steal?". He replied," I have come to know that you love to give charity so I decided to take a part also." Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) said: " Who will save us from your evil? It said, Aayatul Kursi which is in Surah Baqarah. He who reads it at night will be saved from our evil till the morning and he who reads it in the morning will be saved from our evil till the night."

    In the morning Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) came to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and narrated the entire event to him. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said,"That rascal has stated the truth although he is a great liar."

    3) It is reported from Hadhrat Askee Baqri that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) came to the abode of the Muhajreen when one person asked, "In the Qur'aan Kareem which is the most lofty Ayat?" Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) repeated "Ayatul Kursi".

    4) Hadhrat Hassan reports "Marfoonaan"," I have been given Ayatul Kursi. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said," Surah Fateha, Ayatul Kursi and the two Ayats of Al-Imraan (Shaheedal Allaah - 18th Ayat), and "Qul Allaahumma Malekal mulk til Bi Ghairi Hisaab (Ayat 26/7) are attached to the Arsh and say, "Oh our Rabb, You are sending us onto earth to disobedient ones!!! Allaah says ," I have given you such status, whosoever from amongst my servants recites you after every Salaat, his resting place will be Jannat. And I will make his abode in Jannatul Quddoos and fulfill 70 needs of his daily needs, the least of which is forgiving him and saving him from all enemies of evils.

    It is a quarter of the Qur'aan Kareem.
    5) Hadhrat Anas (Radiahallahu Anhu)narrates that Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked one of his companions: " Oh, so and so are you married?" He replied: "No, I do not have enough wealth that I may marry.", Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Do you know Surah Qul Huwallaahu Ahad?" The Sahaba replied: "I know". Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "It is equal to a quarter of the Qur'aan. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked: "Do you not know Qul Yaa Ayyuhal Kaafiroon?" The Sababi replied "I know". Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said " "It is equal to a quarter of the Qur'aan." Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked, "Do you not know Surah "Iza Zul Zilzilaat " ?" The Sahaabi replied, "I Know". Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "It is a quarter of the Qur'aan". Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked: "Do you not know Surah Iza Jaa a Nasrullaahi Wal Fath" The Sahabi replied "I Know" Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, it is a quarter of the Qur'aan. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked: "Do you know the Ayatul Kursi?" The Sahabi replied "I know". Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, "It is equal to a quarter of the Qur'aan. Marry, Marry, Marry."

    Consistency and Ayatul Kursi
    6) Hadhrat Anas (Radiahallahu Anhu) said that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, "The one who recites Ayatul Kursi after every fard Salaat will be protected until the next Salaat and this is constantly done by a Nabi or a Siddiq or a martyr.

    7) Hadhrat Hassan bin Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) says, "A person once asked: "Oh Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) what does that person receive who recites Ayatul Kursi after every Fard Salaat ? Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: " That person remains under the protection of Allaah until the next Salaat."
    8) Hadhrat Anas (Radiahallahu Anhu) says: Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked; "Do you know which Ayat in the Qur'aan is most lofty? " I said, Allaah and his Rasul know more." Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) read Ayatul Kursi

    9) Hadhrat Efai bin Abdullah Kallee said that one person asked."Oh Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), which Ayat in the Qur'aan is the most lofty one?" Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: " Ayatul Kursi". The person asked,"Which Ayat has those benefits which you desire for your Ummah, in the Qur'aan?" Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "The last Ayat of Surah Baqarah, for it is from the treasures of Allaah from underneath the threshold of the Arsh. It encompasses all the good of this world and the Aakhiraat".

    10) Hadhrat Muhammad bin al Saumi bin Al Salsal bin Damasc narrates from his father, who in turn, narrates from his father that Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: " Whoever recites Ayatul Kursi after every fard Salaat, there is only death between him and Jannat", he will enter into Jannat immediately when he dies.

    11) Hadhrat Ibne Anas (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: "The one who recites Ayatul Kursi after every Fard Salaat, Allaah Ta'aala will grant him a gratifying heart, actions of the truthful and reward like the Ambiyaa .Special mercies will descend upon him, and death is the only barrier from his entrance into Jannat. On dying he will enter Janaat".

    Blessing in the food
    12) Hadhrat Ayesha (R.A.) narrates that one person came to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and said that there was absolutely no "Barakat" (blessings) in the things at home. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) replied, "Why are you neglectful of Ayatul Kursi."
    Whenever Aayatul Kursi is recited upon food, Allaah Ta'aala will increase the Barakat in that food or curry.
    13) Hadhrat Ibn Masood (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that Allaah the Lofty did not create any thing in the skies or on earth, in Jannat or Jahannam, loftier than Ayatul Kursi.

    14) Hadhrat Ibn Masood (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that no space in the sky, or on the earth is loftier than Ayatul Kursi.

    To make Satan flee for protection of wealth, property and home
    15) Hadhrat Masood (R.A.) states that a person left his home and met a Jinn on the way. The jinn asked him, "Can you drop me down?, If you do so then I will teach you such an Ayat that if you recite it upon entering your home, Satan will not enter." They wrestled and the person dropped the Jinn down. The jinn said:"Read Ayatul Kursi, because that person who recites it upon entering the home, Shaitaan flees like a donkey making a sound from its posterior runs away.

    A person mentioned to Hadhrat Ibn Masood that the person (who dropped the Jinn) could only be Hadhrat Umar (Radiahallahu Anhu).

    Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates this (above) Hadith from Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), with the addition that there is an Ayat in Surah Baqara, which is the chief ayat of the Qur'aan. Whosoever recites it in a house wherein Shaitaan is, he (Shaitaan) will leave.

    16) Hadhrat Ibne Masood (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that a person requested Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) to teach him something that will benefit him. "Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said,"Read Ayatul Kursi, it will protect you, your children, home and even those houses surrounding your house."

    17) Hadhrat Ibn Umar (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates that once Hadhrat Umar (Radiahallahu Anhu) came to the people and said, "Who amongst you can tell me which is the most lofty Ayat in the Qur'aan, which Ayat directs one most towards justice and fairness, which Ayat creates the most fear and which Ayat creates hope for mercy?" All remained silent. "Hadhrat Ibn Masood (Radiahallahu Anhu) said,"I heard Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say from the Mimbar (pulpit) that Aayatul Kursi is the Loftiest in the Qur'aan, and the Ayat which encourages justice and fairness is ( Arabic P12) and the Ayat that creates the most fear is ( Arabic P12) of the Ayat that creates the most hope of mercy is ( Arabic P12).

    18) Hadhrat Ibn Abbas (Radiahallahu Anhu) said that when Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) recited the last Ayat of Surah Baqarah and Ayatul Kursi then he laughed and said," These have come from the treasures of Allaah." and when he read (May Ya'mal Soo), then he said (Inna li llaah...) and chose humility and meekness.

    19) It is reported that when ever Hadhrat Abdur Rahman Bin Auf (R.A.) entered his home, he used to recite Ayatul Kursi in its corners.

    20) Hadhrat Hassan (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates from Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who said , " Jibraeel came to me and informed me that a rebellious Jinn is plotting against you, so when you retire to your bed, then recite Ayatul Kursi. "

    21) Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that the chief of the Ayats of the Qur'aan Kareem is Ayatul Kursi.

    22) Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) says "I have heard Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say that person who recites Ayatul Kursi after every Salaat, only death prevents him from Jannat and who recites it whilst retiring to his sleeping place, Allaah will protect his house, his neighbours and even his surroundings.

    23) Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that I cannot comprehend that a person who is a born Muslim, or intelligent or one who accepted Islaam in a rational (Arabic) state spending the night without reciting Ayatul Kursi. If you know how lofty this is (you will never discard it), it has been given to your Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) from under the treasures of the arsh. It has not been given to any Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) before your Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and I have never spent a night without reciting this Ayat thrice. I recite it in the last 2 Rakaats of Witr after Esha and also when I retire to my sleeping place

    24) Hadhrat Auf bin Maalik (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that Hadhrat Abu Zar (Radiahallahu Anhu) who was sitting near Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked: "Oh Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) which is the most lofty Ayat Allaah revealed to you?" Allaah's Rasul recited Ayatul Kursi.

    Hadhrat Ma'aaz bin Jabal (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that he stored the dates for charity of Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) in a room for safe keeping. I sensed that there was a shortage daily therein. I complained to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) about this. He said that this was the work of Satan and I must stay alert for him. Thus I sat in the barn that night. When some part of the night passed, Shaitaan came in the shape of an elephant. When he came near the door, he changed his shape and entered through one of the holes of the door, moved towards the dates and began eating. I dragged my cloth near him and said: "I testify that there is no one worthy of worship but Allaah and that Muhammad is his Servant and Rasul. Oh Allaah's enemy you are usurping the dates of charity whereas the poor are more deserving of this than you. I will definitely apprehend you and take you to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who will humiliate you." At this Shaitaan pledged that he will not do this act again.

    In the morning I came to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who asked me about my prisoner. I stated that he had vowed not to steal again. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that he (Satan) will come again so be alert. The next night also I sat alert. The same thing occurred and once again he (Satan) pledged not to steal. I left him. In the morning, I narrated the whole event to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who said that he (Satan) will come again. On the third night the same thing happened once again. I apprehended him and this time I said,"Oh Allaah's enemy, you have pledged twice and this is the third time (now I will not leave you). He (Satan) said," I have children and have come from Nasabeen ( a place between Masool and Syria). If I receive anything less in status than this (dates), then I would not have come here. We left this city of yours when your Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was sent together with two Ayats which removed us from here to Nasabeen. Shaitaan does not enter any home when these two Ayats have been recited in it". He said this thrice. "If you leave me, I will show you these two Ayats". I agreed. He said," Ayatul Kursi and the last Ayat of Surah Baqarah (Amanas Rasul....)."Thus I let him go. In the morning I came to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and told him what had transpired. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, "That rascal has spoken the truth even though he is a liar."

    Hadhrat Ma'aaz (Radiahallahu Anhu) says after that he used to recite this and blow on the dates and there were no shortages in the room.

    26) Hadhrat Abu Asaad Saeedee (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates that he plucked the fruits from his orchard and kept them in a room. Jinnaat used used to come to this room and steal the fruit. This put them in difficulty and they complained to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) about it. He said,"This is (the work of) a Jinn. Oh Abu Asaad, listen attentively, when he (the Jinn) has entered, then say. "I take the name of Allaah" and say "accept Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) sayings". The Jinn said, "Oh Abu Asaad, do not take me to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). I vow by Allaah that I will not set foot in your home, nor steal your fruit. Also I will show you such an Ayat that if you recite it on your house then you will think I have died. If you read it on your utensils then no one will be able open its lid." I promised to leave him. He became happy and said. " The Ayat, is Ayatul Kursi. This Sahabi came to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and related the entire event to him, upon which Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: " He (Jinn) spoke the truth although he is (normally)a liar."

    27) Hadhrat Abu Amama Sadi bin Ijlaan (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said," Whosoever recites Ayatul Kursi after every fard Salaat, the only thing preventing his entry into Janaat is death.

    Ism Azam is in Ayatul Kursi
    28) Hadhrat Abu Amama (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) stated, that the Isme Azam (blessed Name of Allaah Jalle Jalaalahu) , through which the invoker's desire is definitely fulfilled appears in 3 Surahs of the Qur'aan. Surah Baqarah, Al-Imraan and Ta Haa. Hadhrat Abu Amama (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that he searched for it and found it in Ayatul Kursi of Surah Baqarah, and "La illaha illah Huwal haya ....." in Al-Imraan and "Wa Anatil wujuhu....." in Surah Ta Haa.

    29) Hadhrat Ibn Abbas (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was staying in a room at Hadhrat Abu Ayoob (Radiahallahu Anhu). Food provisions were kept in a small basket. A cat used to enter from the air vent and take the food away. Hadhrat Abu Ayoob (Radiahallahu Anhu) complained to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who said that it was a Jinn. Thus when he comes, tell him that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that he should not come back. The Jinn said, "Oh, Abu Ayoob leave me this time, by Allaah I will definitely never return. Thus Abu Ayoob left him and came to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and narrated the event. This event occurred twice. On the third occasion the Jinn said, "Shall I reveal to you such words, which when recited at night will prevent Shaitaan from coming near your house that night and day and the next day. Abu Ayoob said, "Sure". The Jinn said,"Recite Ayatul Kursi". This Sahabi came and related this event to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), who said that he (the Jinn), has spoken the truth although he is (normally) a liar.

    30) Hadhrat Abu Ayoob (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates that he was in the front room of his home. Jinnaat used to take goods from there. He complained about this to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who said:"When you see him then take the name of Allaah and tell him to accept the call of Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). When the Jinn came, Abu Ayoob (Radiahallahu Anhu) told him this, and the Jinn pledged not to come again. Abu Ayoob left him. Abu Ayoob came to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who asked him how was his thief. Abu Ayoob replied, "I caught him but left him after he pledged that he will not return". Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) stated that he (the Jinn) will definitely return. Abu Ayoob apprehended the Jinn twice or thrice and each time he released him on the pledge of not returning. Abu Ayoob came to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who asked him about his prisoner. Abu Ayoob replied," I caught him but released him on the pledge that he will not return. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) stated that he(the Jinn) will surely return. Abu Ayoob thereafter apprehended the Jinn who said ,"If you leave me, I will show such a thing, that when read, the Shaitaan will not come near you. That is Ayatul Kursi". Abu Ayoob narrated this entire event to Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) who said,"The Jinn has spoken the truth although he is (normally) a great liar.

    In the tradition of Tabrani it is stated "My dates were kept in a room.". Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said,"Tomorrow you will find a cat therein then it will become a wolf." At the end of the tradition it is stated, "Satan said that whenever he hears it ( Ayatul Kursi) he will runaway. Via another chain of narrations it is stated in Tabrani. "I should have difficulty in my back," and at the end of the tradition it is recorded "no Jinn or thief will come near".

    31. Hadhrat Abu Zar (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that he asked Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) which was the most (Arabic) (lofty, respectable) Ayat revealed to you? Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) replied, "Ayatul Kursi".
    Aid at the time difficulty and Angels Stipulated it for Protection

    32) Hadhrat Abu Qatada (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said."Whoever reads Ayatul Kursi and the last Ayat of Surah Baqarah when in difficulty, then Allaah listens to that plea."

    Hadhrat Qatadah (Radiahallahu Anhu) says,"Whoever recites Ayatul Kursi on his sleeping bed, Allaah Ta'aala nominates 2 angels to protect him until morning.

    A grateful heart, a remembering tongue, the reward of a martyr and the reward of a Siddique

    33) Hadhrat Abu Musa Al Ashari (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that Allaah Ta'aala sent "Wahy"-(divine revelation) to Hadhrat Musa bin Imraan (Radiahallahu Anhu) to read Ayatul Kursi after every Fard Salaat and that whosoever recites Ayatul Kursi every Fard Salaat, will be granted the heart of the grateful, the tongue of those who remember, the rewards like the Ambiyaa and his actions will become like those of the Siddiques and on this practise the Nabi or Siddique is regular whose heart I have tested for Imaan and who has been chosen to be martyred in My Way.

    34)Hadhrat Abu Amama (Radiahallahu Anhu) says he asked Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam),"Which is the most respectable, lofty Ayat, which has descended upon you". He said, "Ayatul Kursi".

    Easy child-birth
    35) Hadhrat Fatima Zahra (Radiahallahu Anha) narrates,"When the time approached for her delivery, then Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) ordered Hadhrat Umme Salama (Radiahallahu Anha) and Hadhrat Zainab (Radiahallahu Anha) to go to Fatima and recite Ayatul Kursi and "Inna Rabba Kumullaah" (the whole Ayat) and the last two Quls and blow on her.

    Best Means of Protection
    36) Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates,"I cannot understand how a person, who is a Muslim, and owner of reason (intellect) can spend the night without reading Ayatul Kursi. If you knew the benefits of it, then you will never discard it under any condition". Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) stated ,"I have been given Aayatul Kursi from the treasures under the Arsh of Allaah and it was not given to anyone before me".
    Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) says, "From the time I have heard this, I have never passed a night without reading it".

    37) Hadhrat Abu Huraira (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) made me the guardian of the Zakaat of Ramadaan. One thief began to steal from it. I caught him and told him that I am definitely going to take him to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). He said,"Leave me, I am destitute and have a family". I (Abu Huraira) left him. In the morning Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked , "What did your prisoner do last night.?" I (Abu Huraira) said, He spoke of his great need and family for which I felt pity on him and left him." Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said,"He has spoken a lie and will definitely come again." I (Abu harraira) understood that the (the thief) will definitely come again because Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said so. Thus I kept watch at that same barn. He (the thief) came and began stealing in handfuls. I caught him and threatened to take him to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). The thief pleaded with me to leave him as he was needy and had a family and that he will not repeat this. I (Abu Huraiah) felt pity and left him. In the morning Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked him the same question as before and his answer was the same. When the same thing happened for the third time, Abu Hurairah said to the thief,"This is the third time. Each time you say that you will not steal again and each time you steal again." The thief said,"Leave me, and I will teach you such words through which Allaah will benefit you.". I (Abu Huraira) inquired about those words and the thief said,"When you go to your sleeping place, then recite Ayatul Kursi completely. Allaah will stipulate a guardian for you and Shaitaan will not come near you until the morning. I released him. In the morning Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) asked,"What did your thief do last night?" Abu Hurairah narrated what had transpired. The Sahabah were most enthusiastic to gain virtues. Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said,"He has spoken the truth although he is a liar. Oh Abu Huraira, do you know with whom you were talking to for the past three nights." I said "No". Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that it was Satan.

    It is mentioned in Kitaabul Dalaalil from Hadhrat Buraidah (Radiahallahu Anhu) that he had wheat (crops). He said, "I sensed that there was a shortage in it. While sitting quietly in the night I saw a female Jinn sitting on the crops . I caught hold of her and said that I will not let her go until I had taken her to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). She said that she had a family and swore on oath that she will not do so again. I released her. I came to Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and informed him about this. He said that she was a liar. When the same thing happened on the second night, she (the female jinn) asked me to release her. She said,"I will, in exchange teach you such a duaa that from amongst us none will ever come near your crops. When you retire to your sleeping place then read and blow Ayatul Kursi on your goods. I left her. When I informed Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) about this he said that she had spoken the truth although she was a liar.

    38) Hadhrat Abu Huraia (Radiahallahu Anhu) said that Rasulallaah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) stated that whosoever reads "Haa meem al Mu'minoon" upto "al maseer" and Ayatul Kursi in the morning, will be protected until the evening and whoever reads both of these in the night will be protected until the morning.

    39) Hadhrat Ibne Abbass (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrated that the Bani Israeel asked Musa(A.S.), "Does your Rabb sleep?" Musa(A.S.) said, "Fear Allaah". Allaah ordered," Oh Musa, your nation has asked you whether your Rabb sleeps? Take two glasses in your hand and stand with it for the whole night." Hadhrat Musa (A.S) did as he was ordered. When on third of the night passed, he fell on his knees but stood up immediately. During the latter part of the night, sleep overcame him and the glasses fell and broke. Allaah Jala Shanahu said, "Oh Musa, if I sleep then the sky will fall on the earth and destroy it just as the two glasses fell from your hands and broke. " Then Allaah Ta'aala revealed unto Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) Ayatul Kursi.

    40) Fulfilling 70 needs and the Ayat which gives Jannat.
    Hadhrat Ali (Radiahallahu Anhu) narrates that Surah Fatiha, Ayatul Kursi and two Ayats of Al Imraan (Shahidallaahu Anahu la...... Azzizul Hakeem) and (Qul Allahumma...bi Ghairi Hisaab) are linked to the arch of Allaah and between them and Allaah there are no veils. These Ayats said to Allaah "You are sending us unto earth and amongst those who become disobedient." Allaah said,"By my Being, I say, that whoever of my servants reads you (addressing the Ayats) after every fard Salaat, I will make his resting place Jannat, irrespective of what action he may be involved in and will make him stay in "Blessed Peace" and view him with my hidden eye daily seventy times and fulfil seventy of his needs daily, amongst which the smallest is forgiveness and I will protect him from every enemy and assist him against the enemies".

    Hadhrat Abu Amama (Radiahallahu Anhu) says that there are eight bearers of the arsh, who read in a welcoming melodious voice. Four of them repeat the words:
    Oh Allaah You are pure, and all praise is for You, although All Knowing, You are still affectionate and off-bearing.

    And four of them read:

    Oh Allaah You are Pure and all praises are for You. Although you have the Power (and Might), you do not apprehend.

    Some important benefits of the respected Ayat
    The respected Ayat comprises of many important benefits. Some are mentioned hereunder:

    1. This is the most lofty Ayat of the Qur'aan Kareem.
    2. That is the chief Ayat of the Qur'aan Kareem.
    3. The reader of it is protected from the evil effects of the Jinnat from morning until evening and from evening until morning.
    4. It is from the threshold of the arsh.
    5. It is equal to a quarter of the Qur'aan Kareem.
    6. Whoever recites it after the fard Salaat will be protected until the next Salaat and reciting it constantly was done by the Nabi, Siddique or Martyr and only death is the barrier between the reader and Jannat.
    7. Blowing it upon food and drink brings blessings and abundance.
    8. It is greater than the skies, earth, Jannat and Jahannam.
    9. Whosoever reads it upon entering the home, Satan runs away from there.
    10. The reciter, his children, home, wealth, property and the homes of his neighbours are safe.
    11. Whosoever reads it together with the last Ayats of Surah Baqarah, Shaitaan does not enter his home for three days.
    12. The Jinnaat cannot open any utensil upon which it is read.
    13. In it is the Ism Azam.
    14. The thief does not come near it's reciter.
    15. When recited with the last Ayat of Surah Baqarah then the plea of the reciter will not go unattended.
    16. When reciting it whilst retiring to one's sleeping place, one is protected until the morning. Two angels are deputed to protect him.
    17. Whosoever recites it after every fard Salaat, will be rewarded with a grateful heart, a remembering tongue, the reward of being martyred in the path of Allaah, and will also be rewarded like the Siddiques.
    18. Who reads it and "Inna Rabba bi kum Allaah.." and the last two Quls for a women on delivery, then the delivery becomes easy.
    19. When one reads it and blows on his possessions and goods, then Shaitaan will not come near.
    20. Whosoever reads Ayatul Kursi and the beginning of Surah Ghafir in the morning then he will be protected and be safe from the morning until the evening and vice versa. Subahaanallaah!

    6 Patterns of Narratives in the Quran


    The Quran contains many narratives (qisas, singular qissah), referred to in the Quran itself:

    {We do relate unto thee the most beautiful of stories} (Yusuf 12:3)

    These narratives, which illustrate and underline important aspects of the Quranic message, fulfill their functions in a variety of ways. The following are some of the more common patterns:

    1. Explaining the general message of Islam

    2. Giving general guidance and a reminder

    3. Strengthening the conviction of the Prophet and the believers

    4. Reminding of the earlier prophets and their struggles

    5. Indicating the continuity and truth of Muhammad’s message

    6. Providing arguments against some opponents of Islam, such as Jews and Christians

    As far as the contents of these narratives are concerned, one may, broadly speaking, distinguish between the following three kinds:

    1. Stories of the prophets of Allah, their peoples, their message, their call, their persecution, etc., such as the narratives about Nuh (Ash-Shu`ra’ 26Nuh 71), Musa (Al-Qasas 28), `Isa (Maryam 19) and many others

    2. Other Quranic narratives about past people or events, such as the narratives about the Companions of the cave, or about Dhul Qarnain (Al-Kahf 18)

    3. References to events that took place during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad, such as the Battle of Badr (Aal `Imran 3:13), the Battle of Uhud (Aal `Imran 3:121-128), the Battle of Al-Ahzab (33: 9-27), the Night Journey (Al-Israa’ 17:1)



    How to Conduct Successful Quran Study Circle


    Participants

    One: The number of participants should be 3-10; with no great divergence in the levels of their knowledge and intelligence. Anything less will make it a dialogue, anything more may hinder the active participation of everyone.

    Two: The stress should always remain on the message, context and what guidance and lessons are to be drawn. Never get entangled in fine points which have no relevance to real life.

    Three: All members should be fully aware of their aims, limitations and procedures.

    Four: All members should have the necessary commitment to their task. They should also realize that time, attention and hard work will be required. It is especially important that regular preparation and attendance are observed.

    Five: All members should know how to find their way through the Quran. A study of this book (the author’ Way to the Quran) may be of some use.

    Six: The group members should not sit as strangers, but as brothers in faith in the Quran; committed to understanding and obeying it.

    How to Conduct a Study Circle

    One: One member should, first, make a presentation of the results of his study.

    Two: The rest should then join in, further elaborating, correcting, modifying, raising questions, or providing answers.

    Three: If all the members are required to study, then you may either designate beforehand who will do the presentation; this will result in better standards of presentation. Or, call upon anyone present to do the presentation; this will keep everyone alert and working hard.

    Four: It will always be useful if at least one member of the circle is more knowledgeable and has access to sources. He would, then, during the discussion, overcome any deficiencies and shortcomings in the original presentation. He may also set and steer the tone and direction of discussion.

    Five: If one member who is learned in the Quran participates, he should not intervene from the beginning. Rather he should let the participants say what they want to say, and only then, gently correct them if they are wrong, or add to their knowledge. His method should be suggestive and interrogative rather than discursive.

    Six: Towards the end, one member should always sum up the broad message of the passage, its main themes, and its call to action.

    Taken, with slight modifications, from the author’s Way to the Quran.

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    A suggested guide to studying the Quran


    Suggesting a syllabus of Quran passages for study, individually or in study circles, presents formidable difficulties. Firstly, what to include? An adequate or satisfactory selection is almost impossible, short of the whole Quran. Every part of it has something additional or new to say. Even the seemingly repetitive and similar passages have their own insights to offer. A limited number of passages can include only a limited number of themes. Every syllabus will therefore suffer from the serious defect of omitting many more, equally or even more important, themes. Further, any selective approach must be arbitrary, and will reflect only the preferences of the selector, not necessarily of the Quran. These limitations are very important to bear in mind while using the syllabuses suggested here: remain conscious that whatever is omitted is equally valuable and that you are being guided by a fallible human being.

    Secondly, where to begin, where to end, and in what order to proceed? The only satisfactory order can be the Quranic order itself, as revealed by Allah. But a syllabus cannot avoid changing that order, so can the order be changed and if so on what criteria? Again, that must be arbitrary. Any order can only be one alternative among many equally useful ones. You may proceed by first establishing the status of the Quran as Divine, and then introducing the evidence in the universe, self and history; faith in Allah, Akhirah, and Risalah; individual and collective morality; the goal and purpose of Muslim life; the call to Iman and Jihad, and fulfilling commitment and pledge to Allah. Or, one may start from the basic faith. What I have preferred here something which may be changed from situation to situation is to start by reminding the readers of the blessings of Islam, their goal in life, and their pledge to Allah. This is based on my understanding of how Allah addresses 'Muslims-gone-astray' in al-Baqarah 2: 40-7.

    Every circle must begin with a discussion of how to read and understand the Quran. For this purpose the present book should be helpful.

    A special word about Surah al-Fatihah. It occupies a unique place in the Quran, containing within it the whole world of its essential meanings. You read it many times every day. This should therefore form part of every syllabus. But a novice will need help a good teacher or tafsir book - to derive the necessary benefit from its study. Wherever such help is available, it must be included in the syllabus, even at the cost of dropping one of the suggested passages.

    Also of importance are the short Surahs at the end of the Quran which you read in your daily Prayers. Again, you will need help for a proper understanding. They should be studied whenever proper resources are available.

    Two syllabuses are given here. The shorter syllabus of 12 selections should be useful as a one-year course for study circles, or, for more intensive short duration, say a 12-week or 14-day educational training course, provided enough time is available for study and preparation, or a teacher is present. It may also be used to devise still shorter, say 5-7 day syllabuses.

    With each selection I have given some - and remember only some, not all - major points which you may reflect upon. Some Quranic references are also given so that you may reflect upon them in their light. These references, too, are by no means exhaustive, and their relevance is based on my own understanding. As you proceed less references are given, for it is hoped that you will become more initiated and familiar by then.

    The longer syllabus of 40 selections is intended as a one-year course for weekly study circles.

    Taken from Khurram Murad, Way to the Quran, Islamic Foundation UK.

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