• Nov
  • 24
  • 2008

Learning Arabic through The Quran – Verbs 6-9

The four Arabic words we’ll be covering today occur in the Qur’an nearly 150 times combined! This is because each of these words (and their various forms) are repeated very often. The 4 verbs included in the below PDF document are:

  • To Possess / To Own (occurs about 49 times in the Qur’an)
  • To Leave Behind (45)
  • To Put / To Set (22)
  • To Befall (20)

For each word, there are at least 5 examples of it being used in the Qur’an. This makes remembering the words easier inshaAllah. View or download the PDF using the below link.


  • Nov
  • 12
  • 2008

Parents Forcing their Daughters into Marriage – Dont!

This Islamic ruling deals with the often misunderstood concept in Islam about parents and forcing their daughters into a marriage.

Question:
I am muslim. I have to ask a question about my friend who is being forced to marry someone by her parents. She wanted to marry someone else. The guy who she is being forced to marry is more educated and wealthy than the one who she wanted to marry. Her parents has disapproved of her choice and they are forcing her to marry that guy. The guy who she likes is also muslim and very much devoted into islam. But just because the society would not talk about them they don’t like the guy who she loves. Any suggestions??

Answer:


Praise be to Allaah.

It is not permissible for a woman to be made to marry someone she does not want. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“A previously-married woman should not be married without being consulted, and a virgin should not be married without asking her permission.” They said, “O Messenger of Allaah, how is her permission given?” He said, “By her silence.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 6455).

‘Aa’ishah reported that a girl came to her and said,

“My father married me to his brother’s son in order to raise his social standing, and I did not want this marriage [I was forced into it].”


  • Nov
  • 04
  • 2008

Obeying Parents even after they Die

So what can we do for our parents if they have passed away?

The answer is there in the Hadith reported by Abu Osaid Ibn Assaaidi who said that we were near the Prophet (peace be upon him) when a man of Banu Salma came to Him and asked: “Ya RasulAllah (peace be upon him), Is there any obedience to parents left that I can show to them after their demise?” He said: “Yes! (You can be obedient to them) by praying for them, to seek forgiveness for them by fulfilling their instructions after their death, by keeping affinity to those who are not connected with you but through them and to honour their friends” (Abu Dawud and Ibn Maja)





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Category: Treatment of Parents
  • Nov
  • 04
  • 2008

Learning Arabic through The Quran – Verbs 1-5

The five Arabic words we’ll be covering today occur in the Qur’an over 200 times combined! This is because each of these words (and their various forms) are repeated very often. The 5 verbs included in the below PDF document are:

  • To Bewitch (occurs about 49 times in the Qur’an)
  • To Plot (43)
  • To Transgress (54)
  • To Understand (49)
  • To Perceive (29)

For each word, there are at least 5 examples of it being used in the Qur’an. This makes remembering the words easier inshaAllah. View or download this small and helpful PDF using the below link.




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Category: Teaching & Learning Arabic, Verbs
  • Oct
  • 22
  • 2008

Learning The Basics of Arabic Grammar – Free eBook

This small eBook is ideal for those beginning to learn the Arabic language. It covers the basics of the following topics:

  • Subject and Predicate
  • Masculine and Feminine Genders
  • Numbers: Singular, Dual, and Plural
  • Adjective and its Noun
  • The Possessive Case or Genitive
  • Interrogatives
  • Pronouns
  • The Prepositions
  • Subject, Verb, and Object
  • The Tense
  • Past Tense
  • Imperfect Tense
  • Imperative and Negative Imperative
  • Derived Forms of the verb

  • Oct
  • 11
  • 2008

Muslim Parents and Children’s Generation Gap

This slide show looks at the muslim family in western countries. It is based on research in North America but other western conuntries have similar environments.

It is focused more-so at the immigrant Muslim parent and their children being raised in western countries.

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Category: General Upbringing
  • Oct
  • 11
  • 2008

Islamic Word Search #009 – Prayer Edition

Word Search #009 is available by clicking the link below. Insha Allah this word search will familiarise your children with some concepts of Prayer.




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Category: Free Worksheets, Prayer In Islam, Wordsearches
  • Oct
  • 05
  • 2008

How Should Arabic Language be Taught?

I hate Arabic class!

After years of teaching in Muslim schools, Sunday schools and summer schools, this is the one universal phrase uttered by children and teenagers of all ages. I have never once heard, “I love Arabic class.”

Even if the children like the teacher, they rarely like the subject. Why is that the case? After all, we adults emphasize that Arabic is the language of Allah’s last Message: the Holy Qur’an.  To know Arabic is to have the clearest understanding of what Allah wants of us in this life.

But the youth never budge in their dislike. Can it be the youthful rebellion against learning in general? Maybe for a few, but I remember in high school that my favorite subject was Spanish. And in junior high I liked English very much.  I even wanted to take Chinese language courses but there were none offered in my home town.

I’ve met Muslim kids who attend public schools, quite a few in fact, who say they love Spanish class. I even know some who are taking German or Korean in their schools- and they’re so excited! So why don’t the kids like Arabic class?

Are you ready for the answer? It may surprise you and you may not agree with me. But what I’m telling you is my heart-felt observation with the goal of getting people to learn Arabic. Everyone should learn it. Allah’s revelation is waiting to be unlocked in its entirety and we’re


  • Oct
  • 03
  • 2008

How to know if your Ramadan has been accepted

By Tawfique Chowdhury

May Allah the great accept from us and you! You have fasted and prayed and wept and begged Allah the Great and now is your time to rejoice as His mercy and forgiveness envelopes the Universe. May Allah shower you and your family with His choicest rewards and please you on the Day you meet Him just as you are pleased today.

A lot of people ask the question: How do I know if Allah has accepted my Ramadan? How do I know that my deeds were not rejected, but accepted and written in my scale of good deeds? And you too must ask this question, since Ali radiallahu anhu said: “Do not be so concerned about the number of deeds as the acceptance of it.




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Category: Ramadan and Fasting
  • Sep
  • 28
  • 2008

70 Matters Related to Fasting – Free eBook

This 26 page book is by IslamQA’s Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid. It covers the following topics:

  • Definition of Siyaam (fasting)
  • Ruling on fasting
  • The virtues of fasting
  • The benefits of fasting
  • Etiquette and Sunnah of fasting
  • What should be done during this great month
  • Some of the ahkaam (rulings) on fasting
  • How the onset of Ramadaan is determined
  • Who is obliged to fast?
  • Travellers, the sick and the elderly
  • Niyyah (intention) in fasting
  • When to start and stop fasting
  • Things that break the fast
  • Rulings on fasting for women

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