What is your favorite surah in the Quran. For me, I like Suratul Mariam.
Truth is,the quran just marvels me.I love it all. When I'm memorising a surah,It seems to be my favourite.But as soon as I'm learning a new one,I love it more than the former. It just goes on and on like that.But when it comes to reciting,I love reading suratul rahman and suratul qamar.
Which of the favours of your Lord can you(man and jinn) deny?
My favourite verse depends on the genre (mystery, literature, science et al), while my best verse varies with time. So;
For now, my best verse is in suratul-ghashiyah, where Allah talks of the camel. It says:
"Do they not look at the Camels, how they are made? " and verily, science has it that the camel has many mysterious features, that makes it a special animal.
My best surah for now is suratul-yusuff. No matter how frequently you read the story time and time again, you just can't help but get engrossed over and over again. Indeed, Allah is the best storyteller.
68. Al Qalam, the Pen.
68:1 Nun. By the Pen and the (Record) which (men) write,-
Noon waalqalami wama yasturoona
68:2 Thou art not, by the Grace of thy Lord, mad or possessed.
Ma anta biniAAmati rabbika bimajnoonin
68:3 Nay, verily for thee is a Reward unfailing:
Wa-inna laka laajran ghayra mamnoonin
68:4 And thou (standest) on an exalted standard of character.
Wa-innaka laAAala khuluqin AAatheemin
68:5 Soon wilt thou see, and they will see,
68:6 Which of you is afflicted with madness.
68:7 Verily it is thy Lord that knoweth best, which (among men) hath strayed from His Path: and He knoweth best those who receive (true) Guidance.
Inna rabbaka huwa aAAlamu biman dallaAAan sabeelihi wahuwa aAAlamu bialmuhtadeena
a beautiful ayah about our beloved Muhammad(peace be on him)
9:128 Now hath come unto you an Apostle from amongst yourselves: it grieves him that ye should perish: ardently anxious is he over you: to the Believers is he most kind and merciful.
Laqad jaakum rasoolun min anfusikumAAazeezun AAalayhi ma AAanittum hareesunAAalaykum bialmu/mineena raoofun raheemun
a commentary of the above verse from tafsir Ibn Kathir:
The Messenger is not the Father of any Man
Muhammad is not the father of any of your men,
After this it was not permitted to say Zayd bin Muhammad, i.e., he was not his father even though he had adopted him.
No male child of the Prophet lived until puberty.
Khadijah, may Allah be pleased with her, bore him Al-Qasim, At-Tayyib and At-Tahir, but they died in childhood.
Mariyah Al-Qibtiyyah bore him Ibrahim, but he also died in infancy.
He also had four daughters from Khadijah: Zaynab, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthum and Fatima, may Allah be pleased with them all. Three of them died during his lifetime, Fatima lived long enough to be bereaved of him, then she died six months later.
He is the Last of the Prophets
but he is the Messenger of Allah and the last of the Prophets. And Allah is Ever All-Aware of everything.
This is like the Ayah:
Allah knows best with whom to place His Message. (6:124)
This Ayah clearly states that there will be no Prophet after him. If there will be no Prophet after him then there will surely be no Messenger after him either, because the status of a Messenger is higher than that of a Prophet, for every Messenger is a Prophet but the reverse is not the case.
This was reported in many Mutawatir Hadiths narrated from the Messenger of Allah via a group of his Companions, may Allah be pleased with them.
Imam Ahmad recorded a narration from Ubayy bin Ka`b, from his father that the Prophet said:
My parable among the Prophets is that of a man who built a house and did a good and complete job, apart from the space of one brick which he did not put in its place. The people started to walk around the building, admiring it and saying, "If only that brick were put in its place.
Among the Prophets, I am like that brick.
It was also recorded by At-Tirmidhi, who said "Hasan Sahih.''
Imam Ahmad recorded that Anas bin Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Messenger of Allah said:
Messengership and Prophethood have come to an end, and there will be no more Messengers or Prophets.
This worried the people, then he said:
But there will be Al-Mubashshirat.
They said, `O Messenger of Allah, what are Al-Mubashshirat?'
The dreams of a Muslim man, and they are one of the parts of Prophethood.
This was also recorded by At-Tirmidhi, who said, "Sahih Gharib.''
Abu Dawud At-Tayalisi recorded that Jabir bin Abdullah, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Messenger of Allah said:
The parable of myself and the Prophets is that of a man who built a house and did a complete and good job, except for the space of one brick. Whoever entered it would look at that space and say, how good it is, apart from the space of that brick. My position is like that of that brick, and the Prophets -- blessings and peace be upon them -- end with me.
It was also recorded by Al-Bukhari, Muslim and At-Tirmidhi, who said, "It is Sahih Gharib with this chain of narrators.''
Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Messenger of Allah said:
The parable of myself and the Prophets is that of a man who built a house and completed it apart from the space of one brick. I have come and completed that brick.
This was also recorded by Muslim.
Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Messenger of Allah said:
The parable of myself and the Prophets who came before me is that of a man who built houses and made them complete and beautiful apart from the space of a brick in one of the corners. The people started to walk around, admiring the construction and saying, If only you put a brick here, your construction will be complete.
The Messenger of Allah said:
And I am that brick.
It was also recorded by Al-Bukhari and Muslim.
Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Messenger of Allah said:
I have been given preference over the other Prophets in six ways:
I have been given the ability to speak concisely;
I have been aided by fear (cast into the hearts of my enemies);
the spoils of war have been made permissible for me;
the entire earth has been made a Masjid and a means of purification for me;
I have been sent to all of mankind; and
the Prophets end with me.
This was also recorded by At-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah; At-Tirmidhi said, "It is Hasan Sahih.''
Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Messenger of Allah said:
The parable of myself and the Prophets who came before me is that of a man who built a house and completed it apart from the space of one brick. I have come and completed that brick.
It was also recorded by Muslim.
Jubayr bin Mut`im, may Allah be pleased with him, said that he heard the Messenger of Allah say:
I have several names:
I am Muhammad, and
I am Ahmad;
I am Al-Mahi (the eradicator) through whom Allah will erase disbelief;
I am Al-Hashir (the gatherer) at whose feet mankind will gather; and
I am Al-`Aqib (the final one) after whom there will be no Prophet.
It was also recorded in the Two Sahihs.
And there are many other Hadiths on this topic.
Allah has told us in His Book, and His Messenger has told us in the Mutawatir Sunnah, that there will be no Prophet after him, so that it may be known that everyone who claims this status after him is a liar and fabricator who is misguided and is misguiding others. Even if he twists meanings, comes up with false claims and uses tricks and vagaries, all of this is false and is misguidance as will be clear to those who have understanding.
This is what Allah caused to happen in the case of Al-Aswad Al-`Ansi in the Yemen and Musaylimah the Liar in Al-Yamamah, whose false miracles and nonsensical words showed everyone who was possessed of understanding that they were liars who were leading people astray; may the curse of Allah be upon them both.
This is the case with every false prophet until the Day of Resurrection, until they end with Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal (the Antichrist). Each of these liars is given by Allah signs which show the people of knowledge and the believers that his message is false -- which is part of the perfect kindness of Allah towards His creation. These liars do not enjoin what is good, nor forbid what is evil, unless they do so by coincidence or because it serves an ulterior purpose. They are the utmost in falsehood and immorality, in all that they say and do, as Allah says:
Shall I inform you (O people!) upon whom the Shayatin descend! They descend on every lying, sinful person. (26:221-222)
This is in contrast to the Prophets -- may blessings and peace be upon them -- for they are the utmost in righteousness, truthfulness, wisdom, uprightness and justice in all that they say and do, command and forbid.
In addition to this they are supported with miracles and clear and obvious proof. May the blessings and peace of Allah be upon them always, as long as heaven and earth remain.
surah 33. Al Ahzab(The Clans/Allies)
33:40 Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but (he is) the Apostle of Allah, and the Seal of the Prophets: and Allah has full knowledge of all things.
Ma kana muhammadun abaahadin min rijalikum walakin rasoola Allahiwakhatama alnnabiyyeena wakana Allahubikulli shay-in AAaleeman
surah 2. Al Baqarah(the cow)
2:196 And complete the Hajj or Umra in the service of Allah. But if ye are prevented (from completing it), send an offering for sacrifice; such as ye may find and do not shave your heads until the offering reaches the place of sacrifice. And if any of you is ill or has an ailment in his scalp (necessitating shaving), (he should) in compensation either fast, or feed the poor, or offer sacrifice; and when ye are in peaceful conditions (again), if any one wishes to continue the Umra on to the Hajj, he must make an offering, such as he can afford, but if he cannot afford it, he should fast three days during the Hajj and seven days on his return, making ten days in all. This is for those whose household is not in (the precincts of) the Sacred Mosque. And fear Allah, and know that Allah is strict in punishment.
Waatimmoo alhajja waalAAumratalillahi fa-in ohsirtum fama istaysara minaalhadyi wala tahliqoo ruoosakum hattayablugha alhadyu mahillahu faman kana minkum mareedanaw bihi athan min ra/sihi fafidyatun min siyaminaw sadaqatin aw nusukin fa-itha amintum famantamattaAAa bialAAumrati ila alhajji famaistaysara mina alhadyi faman lam yajid fasiyamuthalathati ayyamin fee alhajji wasabAAatin itharajaAAtum tilka AAasharatun kamilatun thalika limanlam yakun ahluhu hadiree almasjidi alharamiwaittaqoo Allaha waiAAlamoo anna Allahashadeedu alAAiqabi
2:197 For Hajj are the months well known. If any one undertakes that duty therein, let there be no obscenity, nor wickedness, nor wrangling in the Hajj. And whatever good ye do, (be sure) Allah knoweth it. And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best of provisions is right conduct. So fear Me, o ye that are wise.
Alhajju ashhurun maAAloomatunfaman farada feehinna alhajja fala rafathawala fusooqa wala jidala fee alhajjiwama tafAAaloo min khayrin yaAAlamhu Allahuwatazawwadoo fa-inna khayra alzzadi alttaqwawaittaqooni ya olee al-albabi
2:198 It is no crime in you if ye seek of the bounty of your Lord (during pilgrimage). Then when ye pour down from (Mount) Arafat, celebrate the praises of Allah at the Sacred Monument and celebrate His praises as He has directed you; even though, before this, ye went astray.
Laysa AAalaykum junahun an tabtaghoofadlan min rabbikum fa-itha afadtum minAAarafatin faothkuroo Allaha AAindaalmashAAari alharami waothkuroohu kamahadakum wa-in kuntum min qablihi lamina alddalleena
2:199 Then pass on at a quick pace from the place whence it is usual for the multitude so to do, and ask for Allah's forgiveness. For Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
Thumma afeedoo min haythu afadaalnnasu waistaghfiroo Allaha inna Allahaghafoorun raheemun
2:200 So when ye have accomplished your holy rites, celebrate the praises of Allah, as ye used to celebrate the praises of your fathers; yea, with far more heart and soul. There are men who say: "Our Lord! Give us (Thy bounties) in this world!" but they will have no portion in the Hereafter.
Fa-itha qadaytum manasikakumfaothkuroo Allaha kathikrikum abaakumaw ashadda thikran famina alnnasi manyaqoolu rabbana atina fee alddunyawama lahu fee al-akhirati min khalaqin
2:201 And there are men who say: "Our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and defend us from the torment of the Fire!"
Waminhum man yaqoolu rabbana atinafee alddunya hasanatan wafee al-akhiratihasanatan waqina AAathaba alnnari
2:202 To these will be allotted what they have earned; and Allah is quick in account.
Ola-ika lahum naseebun mimmakasaboo waAllahu sareeAAu alhisabi
surah 22. Al Hajj(the pilgrimage)
22:26 Behold! We gave the site, to Abraham, of the (Sacred) House, (saying): "Associate not anything (in worship) with Me; and sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or stand up, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).
Wa-ith bawwa/na li-ibraheemamakana albayti an la tushrik bee shay-an watahhirbaytiya liltta-ifeena waalqa-imeenawaalrrukkaAAi alssujoodi
22:27 "And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men: they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every kind of camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways;
Waaththin fee alnnasibialhajji ya/tooka rijalan waAAalakulli damirin ya/teena min kulli fajjin AAameeqin
22:28 "That they may witness the benefits (provided) for them, and celebrate the name of Allah, through the Days appointed, over the cattle which He has provided for them (for sacrifice): then eat ye thereof and feed the distressed ones in want.
Liyashhadoo manafiAAa lahum wayathkurooisma Allahi fee ayyamin maAAloomatin AAalama razaqahum min baheemati al-anAAami fakuloo minhawaatAAimoo alba-isa alfaqeera
22:29 "Then let them complete the rites prescribed for them, perform their vows, and (again) circumambulate the Ancient House."
Thumma lyaqdoo tafathahum walyoofoonuthoorahum walyattawwafoo bialbaytialAAateeqi
22:30 Such (is the Pilgrimage): whoever honours the sacred rites of Allah, for him it is good in the Sight of his Lord. Lawful to you (for food in Pilgrimage) are cattle, except those mentioned to you (as exception): but shun the abomination of idols, and shun the word that is false,-
Thalika waman yuAAaththimhurumati Allahi fahuwa khayrun lahu AAindarabbihi waohillat lakumu al-anAAamu illa mayutla AAalaykum faijtaniboo alrrijsa minaal-awthani waijtaniboo qawla alzzoori
2:214 Or do ye think that ye shall enter the Garden (of bliss) without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They encountered suffering and adversity and were so shaken in spirit that even the Apostle and those of faith who were with him cried: "When (will come) the help of Allah?" Ah! Verily, the help of Allah is (always) near!
Am hasibtum an tadkhuloo aljannatawalamma ya/tikum mathalu allatheena khalaw minqablikum massat-humu alba/sao waalddarraowazulziloo hatta yaqoola alrrasoolu waallatheenaamanoo maAAahu mata nasru Allahi alainna nasra Allahi qareebun
Indeed the help of Allah is near.
a wonderful verse to remind us of the Signs around us:
Behold! in the creation of the Heavens and the Earth;
in the alternation of the night and the day;
in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind;
in the rain which Allah sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead;
in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth;
in the change of the winds, and the clouds which they trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth;
(here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise.
Inna fee khalqi alssamawatiwaal-ardi waikhtilafi allayli waalnnahariwaalfulki allatee tajree fee albahri bimayanfaAAu alnnasa wama anzala Allahumina alssama-i min ma-in faahyabihi al-arda baAAda mawtiha wabaththa feehamin kulli dabbatin watasreefi alrriyahiwaalssahabi almusakhkhari bayna alssama-iwaal-ardi laayatin liqawminyaAAqiloona
80:34 That Day shall a man flee from his own brother,
Yawma yafirru almaro min akheehi
80:35 And from his mother and his father,
80:36 And from his wife and his children.
80:37 Each one of them, that Day, will have enough concern (of his own) to make him indifferent to the others.
Likulli imri-in minhum yawma-ithinsha/nun yughneehi.
the verse in bold about a man fleeing from his own brother[surah Abasa] is another ayah that fills me with fear. I have 2 brothers that I love to death, and when I read this verse I start to wonder how terrifying that Day would be. Our Lord, have mercy on us.
good tbaba, suratul Baqarah has a certain gravity about it. i find it difficult to smile after studying it. it also has the greatest verse i.e. the verse of The Throne:
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 the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory).
Allahu la ilaha illahuwa alhayyu alqayyoomu la ta/khuthuhusinatun wala nawmun lahu ma fee alssamawatiwama fee al-ardi man tha allatheeyashfaAAu AAindahu illa bi-ithnihi yaAAlamu mabayna aydeehim wama khalfahum wala yuheetoonabishay-in min AAilmihi illa bima shaawasiAAa kursiyyuhu alssamawati waal-ardawala yaooduhu hifthuhumawahuwa alAAaliyyu alAAatheemu.
Surah al Nisa is deals with social issues and loyalty to the messenger, those are the major themes.... What really blows my mind is the way everything are linked back to these two major themes, it is incredible stuff....
Surah Al baqarah introduces a new nation but before it does that it tells us about the mistakes of a previous nation, the same mistakes of the previous nation are made by muslims today.... I feel that if we learn the lessons taught, there will be a mild revolution in the ummah...
It depends on the mood I am in. But my best surah is yusuf and maidah. In terms of tawhid, I love yunus, and mu'minun, in terms of love and marriage, I love baqarah, nisaai, rum, and tahrim. In terms of kindness, I love israi, ahqaf, luqman and nisaai. In terms of going to paradise, I love rahman, waqi'ah, muhammad, ra'ad. In terms staying away from hell, I love nazi'at, muddathir, abasa, dukhan. Kuwwirat. In terms of justice, I love nur, israai. In terms of nature, I love insan, tur, najm, qaf, dhariyat, in terms of stories and seerah, I love baqarah, yusuf, kahf, maryam, anbiya, daha, shuaara, naml, qasas, ankabut, and finally, in terms of Jihad, I love al imran, tawbah, anfaal, muhammad, fath, hujurat, qamar, rum.
asalam alaykum, nice to see this thread back. please help keep it here by posting regularly. events may come and go, but the Quran and our reactions to it are timeless. isn,t the Quran such a wonderful text. You think one verse is awesome, then some other day you see another and you are like wow! how did I miss that? in fact, a whole book can be written on a single Quranic verse. so if u see a verse that you like on this thread you can say what you like about it, or how it makes you feel, or an experience related to it that you had etc. or you can post a verse(s) and do likewise.
My favourite surah is SURATUL RRAHMAN........
I hold that surah closest to my heart whenever am reciting it......I love it naturally and since d day i went through all d messages therein.........I have been all Happy with d promises of Allah(SWT)......It makes me Appreciate My Religion and My creator more........
Ohh....the Beautiful Aljanah is our Abode Insha'llah
I love Ar-rhaman.......like...ahhhh.......whenever am reciting it.......thats d best thing in my Life @ dat moment......sweet pass food.......sweet pass sweetness sef!!!! Ahhhhh!!!!
Ar-Rahman .........Fasa-Bih Bi'sm Robika L'athem!!!!!
this is a message to the moderator (Maclatunji) who is banning Shia members (including my senior brother "LagosShia") on the forum in a bid to silence them.you should know firstly that this forum isn't your father's property.even the owner appreciates the fact that the forum is a public forum.
you are abusing your mandate and portraying yourself as insane.May Allah (swt) hold you accountable for your tyranny online.you should know that we are many and if we wish,we can gather up to 100 members in this forum to make sure nothing but Islam as the Shia follow it in its pure form (not sunnism/wahhabism) prevails.
be mindful of Allah tabaraka.if you refuse to act responsibly,we'd make sure you get fed-up in moderating this forum.we'd turn it into a mess.your planned assault at a specific group of people is disgraceful.
i hope Seun sees this or if things do not change i'd make sure the nonsense prevailing here gets to his knowledge.i wonder what type of moderator take sides.
Surah Mulk- Very powerful, shows how helpless humans really are;
Surah Duha- Gives me hope all the time...
Surah Maryam- I can't get through it without crying.... Allahu Akbar... The rhythm changes only once... when Allah condemns the shirk of the christians.. Amazing Surah
In no particular order,
Surah Kahf:- There is reason why we are advised to read this every friday!! The stories address four tests we face in life:
Test of faith- Story of the cave;
Test of wealth- The rich man
Test of Knowledge- Musa and Khidr
Test of Power- Dhul-Qarnayn
We are given practical examples of how to deal with these tests...
My best VERSE is in ankabut which read[b]s "does mankind think they will be left alone to say 'we have faith' without being tested with afflictions and tribulations? Verily we have tested those who came before you so that Allah may know those who are truthful ( in their claims of faith) and those who are just liars"[/b]
The beauty of it is that some Muslims have developed these easy go easy come mentality or miracle mentality just like the CHRISTAINs. In that they believe if you are a good Muslim then trials will not affect you, or Allah makes u rich very healthy, and doesn't afflict u with anything.
Infact this verse tells us the opposite in that if you are a believer, be prepared for trials and tests in life as Allah puts it "so that We may see how you will react"
So the trials Muslims face in this country and this world as a whole is best responded to by what Allah say 'WA BASHIRI SABIRUN' (and give glad tidings to those who are patient)