Supplication (by sami yusuf)



Allahumma salli 'ala Sayyidina Muhammadin an-Nabiyyi al-ummiyyi,
Wa 'ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallim.
(O Allah, send your peace and blessings upon our Master Muhammad, the Unlettered Prophet, and upon his family and companions.)

O My Lord,
My sins are like the highest mountain,
My good deeds are very few, they’re like a small pebble.

I turn to You,
My heart full of shame, my eyes full of tears,
Bestow Your Forgiveness and Mercy upon me.

Ya Allah,
Send your peace and blessings on the Final Prophet,
And his family, and companions, and those who follow him.

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Surah 88: Al-Ghashiyah ("The Overwhelming")



Read Surah Al-Ghashiyah online, click here:
  • Dengan nama Allah, Yang Maha Pemurah, lagi Maha Mengasihani.
  • [1] Sudahkah sampai kepadamu (wahai Muhammad) perihal hari kiamat yang huru-haranya meliputi?
  • [2] Muka (orang-orang yang kafir) pada hari itu tunduk kerana merasa hina.
  • [3] Mereka menjalankan kerja yang berat lagi berpenat lelah.
  • [4] Mereka tetap menderita bakaran Neraka yang amat panas (membakar).
  • [5] Mereka diberi minum dari mata air yang menggelegak panasnya.
  • [6] Tiada makanan bagi mereka (di situ) selain dari pokok-pokok yang berduri.
  • [7] Yang tidak menggemukkan dan tidak pula dapat menghilangkan sedikit kelaparan pun.
  • [8] (Sebaliknya) muka (orang-orang yang beriman) pada hari itu berseri-seri.
  • [9] Berpuas hati dengan balasan amal usahanya (yang baik yang telah dikerjakannya di dunia).
  • [10] (Mereka tinggal menetap) di dalam Syurga yang tinggi (tempat kedudukannya dan darjatnya).
  • [11] Mereka tidak mendengar di situ sebarang perkataan yang sia-sia.
  • [12] Di dalam Syurga itu ada mata air yang mengalir.
  • [13] Di situ juga ada pelamin-pelamin (berhias) yang tinggi (tempatnya).
  • [14] Dan piala-piala minuman yang disediakan (untuk mereka).
  • [15] Dan bantal-bantal yang teratur (untuk mereka berbaring atau bersandar).
  • [16] Serta hamparan-hamparan yang terbentang.
  • [17] (Mengapa mereka yang kafir masih mengingkari akhirat) tidakkah mereka memperhatikan keadaan unta bagaimana ia diciptakan?
  • [18] Dan keadaan langit bagaimana ia ditinggikan binaannya.?
  • [19] Dan keadaan gunung-ganang bagaimana ia ditegakkan?
  • [20] Dan keadaan bumi bagaimana ia dihamparkan?
  • [21] Oleh itu berikanlah sahaja peringatan (wahai Muhammad, kepada manusia dan janganlah berdukacita kiranya ada yang menolaknya), kerana sesungguhnya engkau hanyalah seorang Rasul pemberi ingatan.
  • [22] Bukanlah engkau seorang yang berkuasa memaksa mereka (menerima ajaran Islam yang engkau sampaikan itu).
  • [23] Akan tetapi sesiapa yang berpaling (dari kebenaran) serta dia kufur ingkar.
  • [24] Maka Allah akan menyeksanya dengan azab seksa yang sebesar-besarnya.
  • [25] Sesungguhnya kepada Kamilah kembalinya mereka.
  • [26] Selain dari itu, sesungguhnya tanggungan Kami lah soal menghitung amal mereka.

Doa dan Zikir Amalan

1. Surah 21, Al-Anbiya: Ayat 87
“Sesungguhnya tiada Tuhan selainMu (Ya Allah)! Maha Suci Engkau. Sesungguhnya aku adalah dari orang-orang yang zalim (menganiayai diri sendiri).”

2. Surah 20, Thohaa: Ayat 25 - 28
“Ya Tuhanku, lapangkanlah bagiku dadaku. Dan mudahkanlah bagiku urusanku. Dan lepaskanlah simpulan dari lidahku supaya mereka faham perkataanku.”

3. Surah 9, At-Taubah: Ayat 128 - 129
“Sesungguhnya telah datang kepadamu seorang rasul dari golongan kamu sendiri (Nabi Muhammad s.a.w.), yang menjadi sangat berat kepadanya sebarang kesusahan yang ditanggung oleh kamu, yang sangat inginkan kebaikan bagi kamu, amat belas kasihan lagi penyayang terhadap orang mukmin. Kemudian jika mereka berpaling ingkar, maka katakanlah: ‘Cukuplah bagiku Allah (yang menolong dan memeliharaku), tiada Tuhan selain Dia. Hanya kepadaNya aku bertawakkal, dan Dia adalah Tuhan yang memiliki ‘Arasy yang agung (besar).”

4. Surah 65, At-Talaq: Ayat 2 - 3
“Barangsiapa yang bertaqwa kepada Allah (dengan mengerjakan suruhanNya dan meninggalkan laranganNya), nescaya Allah akan mengadakan baginya jalan keluar (dari segala perkara yang menyusahkan); Dan mendatangkan rezeki dari sumber yang tidak diduga. Dan barangsiapa yang bertawakkal kepada Allah, nescaya Allah akan mencukupkan keperluannya. Sesungguhnya Allah melaksanakan segala perkara yang dikehendakiNya. Sesungguhnya Allah telah mengadakan ketentuan kadar dan masa bagi tiap-tiap sesuatu.”

5. Surah 56, Al-Waqiah

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"Demi Masa"

"Demi Masa! Sesungguhnya manusia itu dalam kerugian; Kecuali orang-orang yang beriman dan beramal soleh dan mereka pula berpesan-pesan dengan kebenaran serta berpesan-pesan dengan sabar." [ Surah 103, Al-Asr ]
  • Nak tahu nilai 1 TAHUN ~ tanya pelajar yang gagal peperiksaan;
  • Nak tahu nilai 1 BULAN ~ tanya ibu yang melahirkan anak tidak cukup bulan;
  • Nak tahu nilai 1 MINGGU ~ tanya editor akhbar mingguan;
  • Nak tahu nilai 1 HARI ~ tanya buruh gaji harian yang ada anak untuk diberi makan;
  • Nak tahu nilai 1 JAM ~ tanya kekasih yang sedang menanti untuk berjumpa;
  • Nak tahu nilai 1 MINIT ~ tanya penumpang yang tertinggal keretapi;
  • Nak tahu nilai 1 SAAT ~ tanya pemandu yang berjaya mengelak dari kemalangan;
  • Nak tahu nilai 1 MILI-SAAT ~ tanya pelumba lari pecut yang dapat tempat kedua.

Peace of Mind & Eternal Success

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Do you yearn for Peace of Mind?
Do you wish for Eternal Success?
Then you are invited to explore this path:

Based on statistics from the CIA World's Factbook, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. So why do people revert to Islam?
* My journey to Islam
* Why I choose Islam
* Saya pilih Islam

Muslims worldwide may differ on various aspects; yet every Muslim unanimously attest that there is "Only One God". Islamic Monotheism is simple to comprehend:

  • Say: He is Allah, the One!
  • Allah is the Sole Creator, Sustainer and Provider.
  • Everything needs Him, but He needs none.
  • He does not beget, nor is He begotten.
  • There is none like Him.
But how do we get to know Allah and get His guidance? Through Al-Quran. For the past 1,400 years, there is only one version used by every Muslim worldwide. It is the only Holy Book which challenges mankind to disprove its validity and credibility:
* For Men of Understanding
* Miracles and Challenge of Al-Quran
* Challenge on Arabic Prose and Poetry

Read, listen and download the Al-Quran with translation in Chinese, Deutsch, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Latin, Malay, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu and other languages:
* Road-to-Heaven.com
* TheHolyQuran.org
* Quran.org.uk

Today, Islam is slandered through various media channels worldwide due to ignorance, political and other reasons. If you are looking for Peace of Mind and Enternal Success, then give Islam a fair chance. Seek the Truth sincerely and you will see it.

Muslims and Truth Seekers! Be aware the trap of Logical Fallacies used by people who intend to divert you from the Truth.

You are invited to the Truth.
Islam is the perfected religion for every person.
May you achieve Peace of Mind and Eternal Success.
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from Cat Stevens to Yusuf Islam



In 1975, British singer-songwriter and international superstar Cat Stevens experienced a near death experience that led him to an unforeseen journey towards Islam. This interesting video reveals the reasons behind Cat's diappearance from stardom and his spiritual journey towards faith and Islam. It shows how and why Islam appealed to and inspired Cat and made him rethink life.

~ More Yusuf Islam videos

~ Mountain of Light by Yusuf Islam

~ Biography of Cat Stevens @ Yusuf Islam
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Science & Faith....

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty. He asks one of his new Muslim students to stand and.....

Professor: You are a Muslim, aren't you, son?

Student: Yes, sir.

Prof: So you believe in God?

Student: Absolutely, sir.

Prof: Is God good?

Student: Sure.

Prof: Is God all-powerful?

Student: Yes.

Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is this God good then? Hmm?

(Student is silent.)

Prof: You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?

Student: Yes.

Prof: Is Satan good?

Student: No.

Prof: Where does Satan come from?

Student: From...God...

Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

Student: Yes.

Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything. Correct?

Student: Yes.

Prof: So who created evil?

(Student does not answer.)

Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?

Student: Yes, sir.

Prof: So, who created them?

(Student has no answer.)

Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son...Have you ever seen God?

Student: No, sir.

Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

Student: No , sir.

Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?

Student: No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.

Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student: Yes.

Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.

Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.

Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Prof: Yes.

Student: And is there such a thing as cold?

Prof: Yes.

Student: No sir. There isn't.

(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don't have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.

(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)

Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?

Student: You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light....But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?

Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?

Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)

Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavour, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?

(The class is in uproar.)

Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's brain?

(The class breaks out into laughter.)

Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelt it?....No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Prof: I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.

Student: That is it sir.. The link between man and God is FAITH. That is all that keeps things moving & alive.

source: unknown
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Siapa Tuan Punya?













Kepunyaan Allah apa yang di langit, di bumi dan semua di antaranya.....
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Galactica-world

.Our Solar System is made up of 9 planets and their moons that orbit the Sun. This Solar System is located at the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy which contains about 200 billion stars. Whilst Milky Way is merely one of the 125 billion galaxies in the Universe!!
More universe images at Cornell and Google.
All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Rabb [Lord, Creator, Owner, Organiser, Provider, Master, Planner, Giver, Sustainer, Cherisher....] of the 'Alamin [all the worlds and all that exists] {Surah 1: Al-Fatihah: Ayat 2}

Nano-world

.Current scientific knowledge suggest that the smallest living organisms are bacteria, but these new structures - dubbed 'nanobes' - are in fact much smaller at 1/10 of a bacterium's size (bacteria on head of a pin). They were discovered from rock samples retrieved from 3 to 5 Kilometres below the ocean bed where atmospheric pressure is around 2000x normal, and temperatures range between 115 to 170 degs Centigrade; not an easy place for living things to flourish!

Tour the Nanoworld...
feel so little in the huge tiny universe!

Lost trio follow call of Azan


KAJANG: Three friends who strayed off a trail while hiking in the Hulu Langat Forest Reserve here finally found their way out the following day – thanks to the call of the Azan.

Lim Kooi Gaik, 38, Wong Siao Wee and Deti Jawa, both 24, colleagues at an insurance company, started their hike from Taman Wangsa Cheras, at 6am on Sunday and came out at Taman Melur, Ampang, at about 11.20am yesterday.

According to Wong, they lost their way at about 3pm while returning and she then called her boyfriend to summon help.

“After several hours we felt tired and slept. When we woke up, we heard the Azan and were happy as we then knew there was a mosque nearby. We decided to follow the direction from which it was coming from,” she said when met at the Ampang Hospital.

SAFE AND SOUND: The three women (from left) Lim, Deti and Wong, sitting in a Fire and Rescue Department vehicle after they found their way out of the Hulu Langat Forest Reserve at about 11.20am Monday.
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Trials & Tribulations...

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A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further.
So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily.
But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.
Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.
What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were Allah's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives.If Allah allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never "fly"!
I asked for Strength,
And Allah gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom,
And Allah gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity,
And Allah gave me Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage,
And Allah gave me Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love,
And Allah gave me Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favours,
And Allah gave me Opportunities.
"So blessed be Allah, the best to create!"
[Surah 23 The Believer: verse 14]















(author of the parable ~ unknown)

Jawapan dari Allah

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KENAPA AKU DIUJI?

"Apakah manusia itu mengira bahawa mereka dibiarkan saja mengatakan: "Kami telah beriman," sedangkan mereka tidak diuji? Dan sesungguhnya kami telah menguji orang2 yang sebelum mereka, maka sesungguhnya Allah mengetahui orang2 yang benar dan sesungguhnya Dia mengetahui orang2 yang dusta." [Surah Al-Ankabut ayat 2-3]

KENAPA AKU TAK DAPAT APA YG AKU IDAM-IDAMKAN?
"Boleh jadi kamu membenci sesuatu padahal ia amat baik bagimu, dan boleh jadi pula kamu menyukai sesuatu, padahal ia amat buruk bagimu, Allah mengetahui sedang kamu tidak mengetahui." [Surah Al-Baqarah ayat 216]

KENAPA SUSAH SANGAT UJIAN INI?
"Allah tidak membebani seseorang itu melainkan sesuai dengan kesanggupannya." [Surah Al-Baqarah ayat 286]

RASA FRUST? TENSION? LEMAH SEMANGAT?
"Janganlah kamu bersikap lemah, dan janganlah pula kamu bersedih hati, padahal kamulah orang2 yg paling tinggi darjatnya, jika kamu orang2 yg beriman." [Surah Al-Imran ayat 139]

BAGAIMANA HARUS AKU MENGHADAPINYA?
"Wahai orang2 yang beriman! Bersabarlah kamu (menghadapi segala kesukaran dalam mengerjakan perkara-perkara yang berkebajikan), dan kuatkanlah kesabaran kamu (lebih daripada kesabaran musuh, di medan perjuangan), dan bersedialah (dengan kekuatan pertahanan di daerah- daerah sempadan) serta bertaqwalah kamu kepada Allah supaya, kamu berjaya (mencapai kemenangan)." [Surah Al-Imran ayat 200]

"Dan mintalah pertolongan (kepada Allah) dengan jalan sabar dan mengerjakan sembahyang; dan sesungguhnya sembahyang itu amatlah berat kecuali kepada orang2 yang khusyuk" [Surah Al-Baqarah ayat 45]
"Dan sesiapa yang bertakwa kepada Allah (dengan mengerjakan suruhanNya dan meninggalkan laranganNya), nescaya Allah akan mengadakan baginya jalan keluar (dari segala perkara yang menyusahkannya), serta memberinya rezeki dari jalan yang tidak terlintas di hatinya. Dan sesiapa berserah diri bulat-bulat kepada Allah, maka Allah cukuplah baginya (untuk menolong dan menyelamatkannya). Sesungguhnya Allah tetap melakukan segala perkara yang dikehendakiNya. Allah telahpun menentukan kadar dan masa bagi berlakunya tiap-tiap sesuatu. [Surah At-Talaq ayat 2 & 3]

APA YANG AKU DAPAT DARI SEMUA INI?

"Sesungguhnya Allah telah membeli dari orang-orang mu'min, diri, harta mereka dengan memberikan syurga untuk mereka..." [Surah At-Taubah ayat 111]

KEPADA SIAPA AKU BERHARAP?

"Cukuplah ! Allah bagiku, tidak ada Tuhan selain dariNya. Hanya kepadaNya aku bertawakkal." [Surah At-Taubah ayat 129]

ARGHHH AKU TAK TAHAN!!! AKU DAH BOSAN!!
".....dan jgnlah kamu berputus asa dari rahmat Allah. Sesungguhnya tiada berputus asa dari rahmat Allah melainkan kaum yg kafir." [Surah Yusuf ayat 12]

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Apa Yang Kamu Lakukan?

Sebuah kisah di zaman Nabi Ibrahim: semasa Nabi Ibrahim dibakar oleh kaumnya, seekor burung kecil terbang berulang alik mengisi air dalam paruhnya lalu menyiram ke atas api yang membakar. Itulah yang dilakukannya berulangkali.

Tingkah lakunya diperhatikan oleh makhluk Allah yang lain lalu bertanya kepada burung kecil itu, 'buat apa kau penat-penat mengambil air berulang alik, sedangkan api yang membakar Nabi Ibrahim takkan terpadam dengan air yang kau siramkan itu.'

Lalu dijawab oleh burung tersebut, 'Memang ia tidak akan memadamkan api tersebut, tetapi aku lebih takut kepada Allah kerana Allah akan menyoal aku nanti, apakah yang aku lakukan untuk agama Allah, dan Allah tidak akan bertanya samada aku berjaya memadamkan api itu ataupun tidak'.
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Tidak Adil Wanita Kena Tutup Aurat Lebih!

dari www.zaharuddin.net

"Ustaz mengapa kami kaum wanita kena tutup aurat banyak dan sukar, tapi lelaki sikit aja. Adil ke begitu ustaz?" Tanya seorang wanita yang bertitle PhD dalam bidang ekonomi kepada saya.

"Dr tahu tak berapa jarak matahari ke bumi? " Tanya saya membalas.

"Emm, tak ingat la ustaz, kenapa pulak? Bagaimana soalan saya tadi" Pakar ekonomi ini cuba mengingatkan saya.

"Cuba Dr bayangkan, kalau jarak antara matahari dan bumi ini tiba-tiba berubah jadi seinchi rapat, apa agaknya akan jadi kat kita?" Soal saya mengajaknya berfikir.

"Rasanya jika ikut teorinya, mesti hancur lebur dan cair penduduk bumi kot, ustaz" katanya.

"Jadinya, Dr setuju tak kalau saya kata bahawa Allah SWT begitu mahir dan amat tepat dalam seluruh urusannya, jika tidak..sudah tentu kita tak boleh hidup di dunia ni, bumi asyik berlaga, siang malam tak tentu hala dan tumbuhan semuanya kelam kabut tumbuhnya" Jelas saya sedikit panjang.

"Benar ustaz, saya amat bersetuju tentang Allah Maha Mengetahui dan Maha Berkuasa" katanya sambil mengangguk.

"Jika demikian, mengapa Dr boleh timbul rasa sangsi tentang keadilan dan kebijaksanaan Allah dalam mengarahkan wanita menutup aurat begini, dan lelaki begitu?" Saya cuba membawa semula kepada topik awalnya.

"Hmmm, ye tak ye jugak ustaz kan, betul-betul tak patut saya rasa begitu, Astahgfirullahah azim " sambil menggeleng kepalanya perlahan.

Bagi sesetengah orang yang bijak, mungkin fakta ringkas saya tadi sudah cukup untuk memberi faham kepada jiwa dan hati. Walau bagaimanapun, ia mungkin sekali tidak berkesan buat setengah yang lain.

Jawapan lazim yang kerap digunakan oleh rakan-rakan saya apabila ditanya soalan sebegini adalah kembali kepada pengertian adil dalam Islam. Iaitu meletakkan sesuatu pada tempatnya. Contohnya ‘favorite'nya pula, menyebut "adil tak meletakkan kupiah di atas kepala lutut?."

Benar dan saya bersetuju itulah takrif adil tersebut, iaitu "meletakkan sesuatu pada tempatnya", lalu tak semua benda patut kita letakkan pada tahap yang sama, seperti kita mengharapkan anak kita berumur 14 bulan untuk mengerti bahayanya memakan semua benda kecil yang dijumpainya di atas lantai.

"EEee, budak ni tak reti ke benda-benda ni kotor? " tempik seorang ibu kepada anaknya kerana memasukkan dalam mulutnya kotoran di lantai dapur rumahnya.

Saya yakin, kita semua faham bahawa tidak adil untuk kita memarahinya kerana ia baru berusia 14 bulan. Berbeza jika ia berusia 14 tahun dan cergas aqalnya tetapi masih memungut dan makan semua yang dijumpainya di atas lantai. Itu sememangnya patut dikesali.

Dari sudut Islam, kita harus memahami bahawa Allah SWT maha bijak dalam mengatur hukum di atas dunia ini. Apa yang memudaratkan manusia secara tersurat dan tersirat akan diletakkan had dan batasan untuk dikurangi atau dijauhi. Apa yang bermanfaat dan baik sahaja yang akan digalakkan dan dibenarkan.

~ Aurat : Apa Sudah Jadi ?

~ Aurat Wanita Lebih : Adilkah ?

~ Bertudung & Ungkapan Hina Hukum?

~ Hijab... a Must, Not a Choice

~ Does Hijab Infringe upon Women's Liberty?

~ Miracles in Nature & Creation
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Perempuan di Dalam Neraka

10 jenis seksaan ke atas wanita yang diperlihatkan kepada Nabi Muhammad SAW ketika peristiwa Israk dan Mikraj, membuatkan Rasulullah menangis setiap kali mengenangkannya.
Dalam perjalanan itu, antaranya Baginda diperlihatkan (1) perempuan yang digantung dengan rambut dan otak di kepalanya mendidih. Mereka adalah perempuan yang tidak mahu melindungi rambutnya daripada dilihat lelaki lain.

Seksaan lain yang diperlihatkan Baginda ialah (2) perempuan yang digantung dengan lidahnya dan (3) tangannya dikeluarkan daripada punggung dan (4) minyak panas dituangkan ke dalam kerongkongnya. Mereka adalah perempuan yang suka menyakiti hati suami dengan kata-katanya.

Baginda juga melihat bagaimana (5) perempuan digantung buah dadanya dari arah punggung dan air pokok zakum dituang ke dalam kerongkongnya. Mereka adalah perempuan yang menyusui anak orang lain tanpa keizinan suaminya.

Ada pula (6) perempuan diikat dua kakinya serta dua tangannya sampai ke ubun dan dibelit beberapa ular dan kala jengking. Mereka adalah perempuan yang boleh solat dan berpuasa tetapi tidak mahu mengerjakannya, tidak berwuduk dan tidak mahu mandi junub. Mereka sering keluar rumah tanpa mendapat izin suaminya terlebih dulu dan tidak mandi iaitu tidak bersuci selepas habis haid dan nifas.

Selain itu, Baginda melihat (7) perempuan yang makan daging tubuhnya sendiri manakala di bawahnya ada api yang menyala. Mereka adalah perempuan yang berhias untuk dilihat lelaki lain dan suka menceritakan aib orang lain.

Baginda juga melihat (8) perempuan yang memotong badannya sendiri dengan gunting dari neraka. Mereka adalah perempuan yang suka memasyhurkan diri sendiri supaya orang melihat akan perhiasannya.

Seksaan lain yang dilihat Baginda ialah (9) perempuan yang kepalanya seperti kepala babi dan badannya pula seperti keldai. Mereka adalah perempuan yang suka mengadu domba dan sangat suka berdusta.

Ada pula perempuan yang Baginda nampak yang (10) rupanya berbentuk anjing dan beberapa ekor ular serta kala jengking masuk ke dalam mulutnya dan keluar melalui duburnya. Mereka adalah perempuan yang suka marah kepada suaminya dan memfitnah orang lain.

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Jaga Aurat

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Wahai Muslimin yang suka dihormati, jagalah aurat sepenuhnya dengan penuh tertib dan ikhlas. InsyaAllah akan mendapat kebaikan di dunia dan akhirat.

* Science Behind the Veil* Cara menutup aurat yang dituntut Islam (pdf)
* Aurat dalam Islam















Bagaimana boleh terjadi ada segelintir yang bertudung tutup rambut tapi nampak dada, ketiak, pusat atau susuk badan? Tambah pula lagi berpeluk-peluk dan membuat maksiat lain tanpa rasa malu.

Berani benar mencabar Allah yang menjadikan alam semesta ini? Adakah kamu tidak akan mati? Adakah kamu tidak yakin akan dibangkitkan di hari kiamat? Fikir-fikirkan...
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Doa Seorang Isteri

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{untuk amalan isteri atau para isteri-isteri}

Ya Allah Ya Rahman Ya Rahim....
Kau ampunilah dosa ku yg telah ku perbuat.
Kau limpahkanlah aku dengan kesabaran yg tiada terbatas.
Kau berikanlah aku kekuatan mental dan fizikal.
Kau kurniakanlah aku dengan sifat keredhaan.
Kau peliharalah lidahku dari kata-kata nista.
Kau kuatkanlah semangatku menempuhi segala cabaranMu.
Kau berikanlah aku sifat kasih sesama insan.

Ya Allah....
Sekiranya suami ku ini adalah pilihan Mu diArash,
Berilah aku kekuatan dan keyakinan untuk terus bersamanya.
Sekiranya suami ku ini adalah suami yg akan membimbing tanganku dititianMu,
Kurniakanlah aku sifat kasih dan redha atas segala perbuatannya.
Sekiranya suami ku ini adalah bidadara untuk ku di Jannah Mu,
Limpahkanlah aku dengan sifat tunduk dan tawaduk akan segala perintahnya.
Sekiranya suami ku ini adalah yang terbaik untukku di DuniaMu,
Peliharalah tingkah laku serta kata-kataku dari menyakiti perasaannya.
Sekiranya suami ku ini jodoh yang dirahmati olehMu,
Berilah aku kesabaran untuk menghadapi segala kerenah dan ragamnya.

Tetapi Ya Allah....
Sekiranya suami ku ini ditakdirkan bukan untuk diriku seorang,
Kau tunjukkanlan aku jalan yg terbaik untuk aku harungi segala dugaanMu.
Sekiranya suami ku tergoda dengan keindahan dunia Mu,
Limpahkanlah aku kesabaran untuk terus membimbingnya.
Sekiranya suami ku tunduk terhadap nafsu yang melalaikan,
Kurniakanlah aku kekuatanMu untuk aku memperbetulkan keadaanya.
Sekiranya suami ku menyintai kesesatan,
Kau pandulah aku untuk menarik dirinya keluar dari terus terlena.

Ya Allah....
Kau yang Maha Megetahui apa yang terbaik untukku.
Kau juga yang Maha Mengampuni segala kesilapan dan ketelanjuranku.
Sekiranya aku tersilap berbuat keputusan,
Bimbinglah aku ke jalan yang Engkau redhai.
Sekiranya aku lalai dalam tanggungjawabku sebagai isteri,
Kau hukumlah aku didunia tetapi bukan diakhiratMu.
Sekiranya aku engkar dan derhaka,
Berikanlah aku petunjuk kearah rahmatMu.

Ya Allah sesungguhnya...
Aku lemah tanpa petunjukMu.
Aku buta tanpa bimbinganMu.
Aku cacat tanpa hidayahMu.
Aku hina tanpa RahmatMu.

Ya Allah....
Kuatkan hati dan semangatku.
Tabahkan aku menghadapi segala cubaanMu.
Jadikanlah aku isteri yang disenangi suami.
Bukakanlah hatiku untuk menghayati agamaMu.
Bimbinglah aku menjadi isteri Soleha.

Hanya padaMu Ya Allah ku pohon segala harapan...
Kerana aku pasrah dengan dugaanMu.
Kerana aku sedar hinanya aku.
Kerana aku insan lemah yg kerap keliru.
Kerana aku leka dengan keindahan duniamu.
Kerana kurang kesabaran ku menghadapi cabaranMu.
Kerana pendek akal ku mengharungi ujianMu.

Ya Allah Ya Tuhanku...
Aku hanya ingin menjadi isteri yang dirahmati.
Isteri yang dikasihi.
Isteri yang soleha.
Isteri yang sentiasa dihati.

Amin, Amin Ya Rabbal Allamin..

source: isteri solehah penyejuk mata, penawar hati
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Kasihnya Allah pada Wanita

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"Keistimewaan yang Tuhan berikan kepada wanita terlalu banyaknya". "Kasihnya Tuhan kepada wanita!" Itulah kata-kata yang paling mudah digunakan untuk menggambarkan 'layanan' istimewa terhadap wanita dalam Islam. Sesungguhnya, tidak akan ada mana-mana ajaran, ideologi, isme atau agama lain yang dapat melayan wanita dengan sebegitu baik sepertimana Islam melayan wanitanya.

Tetapi, atas hujah dan alasan apa dakwaan ini dibuat? Mari kita lihat satu persatu pengiktirafan yang diberikan oleh Tuhan kepada wanita, sama ada setara langsung atau pun tidak.

i) Gelaran bagi `isteri' di dalam Al Quran

Perkataan yang Allah SWT gunakan di dalam Al Quran untuk menunjukkan suami atau isteri adalah perkataan yang sama, sedangkan dalam bahasa- bahasa lain, perkataan untuk suami dan perkataan untuk isteri menggunakan dua perkataan yang berbeza. Misalnya, dalam bahasa Inggeris, perkataan untuk suami ialah `husband' manakala perkataan untuk isteri ialah `wife'. Sementara dalam bahasa Perancis pula, perkataan untuk suami ialah `mari' manakala perkataan `femme' untuk isteri.

Tetapi di dalam Al Quran, suami dan isteri tidak disebut dua perkataan yang berbeza `zaujuh' dan `zaujati'. Hanya satu perkataan yang digunakan untuk kedua-duanya iaitu `zaujuh' yang bermakna `pasangan'. Islam melihat suami dan isteri adalah pasangan, penutup dan juga pelindung buat yang lain. Mereka dilihat sebagai sepasang, bukan berasingan. Sudah tentulah ini bermakna yang kaum lelaki di dalam Islam tidak dianggap lebih mulia daripada kaum wanitanya.

Apabila kita mengatakan sepasang kaca mata, sepasang stokin atau sepasang baju, tentulah kita menganggap mereka setara dan tidak dapat dipisahkan di antara satu sama lain. Dan sudah tentulah kita tidak menganggap yang stokin kanan lebih hebat daripada stokin kiri atau kaca mata kanan lebih baik daripada kaca mata kiri. Begitulah tamsilannya sepasang suami isteri di dalam Islam seperti yang tercatat di dalam Al Quran.

Namun, gelaran zaujuh ini hanya diberikan kepada isteri yang sama beriman. Bagi isteri yang tidak beriman, mereka tidak disebut zaujuh. Contohnya, isteri Nabi Lut dan isteri Nabi Nuh. Di dalam Al Quran, mereka disebut 'imraah', kerana isteri sebegini tidak dianggap pelengkap, pelindung atau penutup kepada suaminya.

ii) Pembelaan Rasulullah SAW Terhadap Wanita


Rasulullah SAW ada banyak menyatakan Hadis-Hadis yang menunjukkan betapa wanita itu dimuliakan di dalam Islam. Antaranya:

a. "Syurga di bawah telapak kaki ibu." Apakah wanita tidak rasa mulia dengan Hadis ini? Mengapa Rasulullah SAW memilih perkataan "di bawah telapak kaki" dan bukan "di dalam tangan" atau "di sisi" seorang ibu? Sudah tentu ini sangat menggambarkan mulianya seorang wanita di dalam Islam. Seorang yang faham tentu akan sangat memandang mulia, menghormati, membela serta berlumba-lumba untuk berkhidmat dan meng'hamba'kan diri kepada ibunya (dengan syarat segala yang dibuat itu tidak melanggar syariat). Tidakkah beruntung menjadi seorang ibu di dalam Islam? Dia tidak akan terbiar dan dipinggirkan, malah akan sentiasa dibela, dihormati dan dimuliakan oleh anak-anaknya.

b. "Orang yang paling baik dari antara kamu itu ialah yang paling baik kepada isi rumahnya, dan aku ini orang yang paling baik dari antara kamu kepada isi rumahku."

c. "Tidak akan memuliakan perempuan-perempuan melainkan orang yang mulia, dan tidak menghina akan perempuan-perempuan melainkan orang yang hina."

d. "Bergaullah kamu dengan isteri-isteri kamu dengan cara yang sopan. Kemudian bila kamu tidak menyukai mereka, (maka bersabarlah) kerana mungkin kamu tidak menyukai sesuatu, padahal Allah menjadikan padanya kebaikan yang banyak."

e. "Janganlah seorang mukmin lelaki membenci kepada seorang (isterinya yang) mukminah, kerana walaupun ada satu perangainya yang lelaki itu tidak suka, tetapi (tentu) ada lain perangainya yang ia suka."

Demikianlah hak-hak istimewa seorang wanita yang diberi oleh Islam. Dalam satu masyarakat yang bertaqwa, kaum wanita tidak perlu bimbang yang mereka akan diperleceh, dipermain atau diperkotak-katikkan oleh kaum lelaki, sebaliknya mereka boleh yakin bahawa pihak lelaki akan sentiasa melindungi, menasihati, menegur dan membimbing mereka dengan ikhlas.

iii) Bahagian Tubuh Dianugerah Nama yang Mulia

Dalam tubuh wanita, ada satu bahagian yang diberi nana yang begitu mulia iaitu rahim. Perkataan ini diambil dari nama Tuhan, yang bermaksud `Maha Penyayang'. Sudah tentulah Tuhan tidak akan memberikan nama yang semulia ini kepada sesuatu yang hina di sisi- Nya. Sudah tentu Tuhan akan memilih sesuatu yang mulia juga untuk dianugerahkan nama yang begitu mulia. Tuhan tidak berikan nama yang semulia ini kepada bahagian tubuh lelaki tetapi Dia memberikannya kepada bahagian tubuh wanita. Rahim inilah yang merupakan penghubung kepada makhluk. Di dalam rahimlah, wanita menjaga ciptaanTuhan dan memberi makan kepada apa yang Tuhan ciptakan.

Kaum wanita sepatutnya merasa sangat malu kepada Tuhan kerana memberi penghargaan yang begitu tinggi kepada mereka. Siapa boleh nafikan kepentingan rahim untuk kewujudan manusia? Anugerah rahim kepada wanita sebenarnya sudah cukup untuk membuktikan akan mulianya wanita di sisi Tuhan.

iv) Diberi Pahala yang Berterusan

Wanita disebut `kurang dari sudut agama', tetapi ini bukan bermaksud yang wanita itu kurang dari sudut iman dan taqwanya. Mereka cuma kurang bersolat ketika datang haid dan nifas. Namun, oleh kerana di waktu-waktu lain mereka sentiasa bersolat, maka sepanjang waktu haid dan nifas itu, Tuhan tetap memberikan juga pahala solat sekiranya mereka dapat bersabar dengan keadaannya yang tidak selesa itu.

Bayangkan seorang wanita yang baru melahirkan anak. Sudahlah digugurkan dosa-dosanya seperti seorang bayi yang baru lahir, diberikan pula pahala solat percuma sepanjang dia dalam keadaan nifas. Dan kalau dia sabar menyusu, memelihara dan melayan kerenah anaknya pula, makin banyaknya pahala yang Tuhan sediakan untuknya.

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Jauhi Zina

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Allah SWT tidak melarang suatu perbuatan apapun melainkan untuk kebaikan dan kemuliaan kita, untuk menjauhkan kita dari kerugian, bahkan untuk melindungi kita dari kehinaan dan kenistaan. Termasuk larangan untuk mendekati zina misalnya, "Dan janganlah kamu mendekati zina; sesungguhnya zina itu adalah suatu perbuatan yang keji dan sesuatu jalan yang buruk." (QS Al Isra [17] : 32)

Bukan jangan berzina, tapi jangan mendekati zina. Dengan kata lain, mendekati zina saja dilarang, apalagi berzina. Bagaimana cara untuk tidak mendekati zina? Hal ini tentu akan sangat berkaitan dengan bagaimana cara bergaul antara laki-laki dan perempuan:

1. Menutup aurat
"Hai Nabi, katakanlah kepada istri-istrimu dan anak-anak perempuanmu dan wanita-wanita mukminah, Hendaklah mereka mengulurkan jilbabnya ke seluruh tubuh mereka,....." (QS Al Ahzab [33] : 59)

Telah berkata Aisyah r.a, "Sesungguhnya Asma binti Abu Bakar menemui Nabi saw dengan dengan memakai busana yang tipis, maka Nabi berpaling darinya dan bersabda, "Hai Asma, sesungguhnya apabila wanita itu telah baligh (sudah haidh) tidak boleh dilihat daripadanya kecuali ini dan ini", sambil mengisyaratkan pada muka dan telapak tangannya." (HR Abu Dawud).

Termasuk bagian dari penyempurnaan menutup aurat adalah menggunakan pakaian yang longgar (tidak ketat), tidak menggunakan kain yang transparan atau tipis, model dan warna pakaian pun sebaiknya tak terlalu menarik perhatian laki-laki, juga tak berlebihan dalam menggunakan wewangian.

2. Menundukkan Pandangan
"Katakanlah kepada laki-laki yang beriman, "Hendaklah mereka menahan pandangannya dan memelihara kemaluannya ; yang demikian itu lebih suci bagi mereka, sesungguhnya Allah Maha Mengetahui apa yang mereka perbuat." (QS An Nuur [24] : 30)

"Katakanlah kepada wanita yang beriman, "Hendaklah mereka menahan pandangannya dan memelihara kemaluannya..." (QS An Nuur [24] : 31)

3. Tegas (suara) dalam berbicara

"Hai istri-istri nabi, kamu sekalian tidaklah seperti wanita yang lain, jika kamu bertakwa. Maka janganlah kamu tunduk dalam berbicara sehingga berkeinginanlah orang yang ada penyakit dalam hatinya, dan ucapkanlah perkataan yang baik.." (QS. Al Ahzab [33] : 32)

4. Menjaga jarak; tidak bersentuhan
Telah berkata Aisyah r.a, "Demi Allah, sekali-kali dia (Rasul) tidak pernah menyentuh tangan wanita (bukan mahram) melainkan dia hanya membai’atnya (mengambil janji) dengan perkataaan." (HR Bukhari dan Ibnu Majah).

5. Tidak berikhtilath (berdua-duaan)
"Barangsiapa beriman kepada Allah dan hari akhir, maka janganlah seorang laki-laki sendirian dengan seorang wanita yang tidak disertai mahramnya. Karena sesungguhnya yang ketiganya adalah syaitan." (HR Ahmad).

Dalam hal menutup aurat dan menjaga pandangan, walau laki-laki dan perempuan keduanya harus menutup aurat dan menjaga pandangan, tapi menjaga aurat lebih diutamakan bagi wanita sedangkan menjaga pandangan lebih diutamakan bagi laki-laki.

Bila para wanita menutup aurat dengan baik, mudah-mudahan upaya tersebut bisa membantu kaum lelaki yang belum mampu mengendalikan diri agar lebih terjaga pandangannya. Sebaliknya, bila kaum lelaki senantiasa menjaga pandangannya, walau ada wanita yang kurang sempurna menutup auratnya, maka tetap akan lebih sukar terlihat.

Source: CyberMQ
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Websites about Al-Quran



Mukjizat Al-Quran
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Al-Quran as the Guide
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Some Secrets of Al-Quran
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Women in the Holy Quran
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Al-Quran and Science
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Miracles of Al-Quran
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HarunYahya.com
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Wikipedia.org


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Tips to Memorise Al-Quran

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From Abdur-Rahman Abdul Khaaliq's "Al-Qawaaid adh-Dhahabiyyah lil-Hifdh il-Quran il-Adheem"

My Brother and Sister Muslim - there is no doubt that you know of excellence of memorising the Quran and the excellence of teaching it. The Messenger of Allaah (s.a.w) said: "The best amongst you is the one who learns the Qur'aan and teaches it."


Presented to you are some guides which will assist in memorising the Qur'aan, may Allaah benefit us by them.
1. Ikhlaas - (Sincerity)
The purification of ones intention and correcting ones desire is obligatory. It is likewise for making ones concern with and memorisation of the Quran for the s ake of Allaah, the Sublime and Exalted, and for gaining success with His Paradis e and obtaining His pleasure.

Also for obtaining those mighty rewards which are reserved for those who recited the Quran and memorised it. Allaah the Exalted said:

So worship Allaah, making the Deen sincerely for Him. Is it not to Allaah that s incere worship is due? [Zumar 39:2-3]

He also said:

Say: I have been commanded that I worship Allaah making the Deen sincerely for H im. [Zumar 39:11]

And the Messenger of Allaah (sas) said: "Allaah the Exalted said: I am so self-s ufficient that I am in no need of having an associate. Thus, he who does an acti on for someone elses sake as well as Mine will have that action renounced by Me to him whom he associated with Me."


Therefore, there is no reward for the one who recited the Quran and memorised it to show off and to be heard of. There is also no doubt that the one who recited the Quran desiring by it the world and seeking some sort of worldy reward for i t is sinful.

2. Correction of ones Pronunciation and Recitation
The first step in memorising the Quran after that of Ikhlaas is the obligation o f correcting the pronunciation of the Quran. This does not occur except by liste ning to a good reciter or a precise memoriser of the Quran. The Quran is not lea rned except by acquiring it (from another). Thus, the Messenger (sas) who is the most eloquent of the arabs in speech, took it from Jibreel (as) orally. The Mes senger (sas) himself used to recited the Quran to Jibreel once in every year and in the year that he died he recited it to him twice.

Likewise, the Messenger taught it to the Companions (ra) orally and those who ca me after them heard it from the Companions and so on for each generation after t hem.

Taking the Quran from a good reciter is obligatory. Likewise, correcting ones re citation firstly and not depending on oneself in its recitation even if one is k nowledgeable of the Arabic language and of its principles, is also obligatory. T his is because in the Quran there are many verses which occur in a way that is o pposed to what is well known in the rules of the Arabic language.

3. Specifying a Daily Limit for Memorisation

It is necessary for the one desiring to memorise the Quran that he sets himself a daily limit for memorising. a number of verses for example, perhaps a page or two pages or even an eighth of a juz (one thirtieth of the Quran). So he begins, after he has corrected his recitation and set his daily limit, to learn by freq uent repetition.

It is also necessary that this repetition is done melodiously and this is so that a person follows the Sunnah firstly and that it the memorisat ion is made firm and strong secondly. Melodious recitation is pleasing to ones h earing and also assists in memorisation. Furthermore, the tongue will always ret urn to a specific tone (of voice) and as a result of this it will become familia r with any mistake whenever the balance in ones recitation and familiar tone bec omes disordered or imbalanced. The reciter will know therefore, that his tongue will not comply with him when he makes a mistake and that if the tone is wrong o r out of tune, his memorisation will return to him.

All of this is because reciting the Quran and beautifying it with ones voice is a matter which has been commanded. It is not permissible to oppose this command due to the saying of the Messenger (sas): "Whoever does not beautify the Quran ( recite it melodiously) he is not of us."

4. Not Surpassing One's Daily Limit until You Have Perfected its Memorisation

It is not permissible for the memoriser to move to a new portion of the Quran un til after he has perfected the memorisation of his previous limit. This is so that whatever he has memorised is firmly established in his mind.

There is no doubt that amongst those things which aid the memoriser is his occupation with what he has memorised through the hours of the day and night. This occurs by reciting it in the silent prayers, and if he is the imaam then in the loud prayers. Also in the superogatory prayers (nawaafil) and in the times when one is waiting for the obligatory prayers.

By this method the memorisation will become a lot easier. In this way it is possible for a person to practise it even if he is occupied with other matters and this is because he does not simply sit at a specific tim e for memorising the Quran. Thus the night will not arrive except with those ver ses memorised and firmly established in the mind. And if there is something which has occuppied the memoriser during this day, he should not move onto his next portion of the Quran, rather he should continue on the second day with what he had started with the day before until the memorisation becomes perfected.
5. Memorise Using the Same Copy (Mushaf) of the Quran
Among the things which aid the memorisation is that the memoriser should keep for himself a specific mushaf (copy of the Quran) which he should never change. This is because a person memorises using the sight just as he memorises using the hearing.
The script and form of the verses and their places in the mushaf leave an imprint in the mind when they are recited and looked at frequently.

If the memoriser was to change his mushaf from which he memorises or if he was to memoris e from a number of different copies the places of the verses would be in different places and also the script may also be different. This makes the memorisation difficult for him. Therefore it is obligatory for the one memorisng the Quran that he does so from a single script and mushaf and he should never replace it.

6. Understanding is the Way to Memorising

Among the things which greatly aid the process of memorisation is understanding the verses that one has memorised and knowing their relationship and link, one t o another. This is why it is necessary for the memoriser to read the tafseer (ex planation) of those verses which he desires to memorise and that he knows their connection, one with another.


Also, that he brings this to mind when he is recit ing. This makes it easier for him to memorise the verses. Having said this, it i s also necessary that he does not depend on knowing the meaning of the verses al one in memorising them. Rather the repetition of these verses should be the foun dation. This should be done until the tongue can recite the verses even if the m ind is occupied with other than the meaning of these verses. This is sign that t he verses are firmly established in the mind.

As for the one who relies upon the meaning alone then he will forget often and his recitation will be disjointed d ue to his mind being scattered and occupied with other things. This occurs frequ ently, especially when the recitation is long.

7. Do not move on from a Complete Surah until you have connected the first part of it to the last

After one surah from among the surahs of the Quran has been completed it is desi rable for the memoriser that he does not move onto another surah except after ha ving perfected its memorisation and connecting its first part to its last so tha t his tongue can flow in reciting it, from its beginning to its end.


He should b e able to recite it without having to think or go through trouble in remembering the verses. Rather it is a must that the memorisation (and recitation) of these verses is like (flowing) water and that the memoriser recites these verses with out hesitation, even if his mind is occupied with more than one thing, away from m the meaning of these verses. It should be as a person recites Surah Faatihah w ithout any difficulty or having to think about it.

This occurs by repeating thes e verses frequently and reciting them often. However the memorisation of every s urah of the Quran will not be like that of Surah Faatihah except rarely but the intent and desire should be to try to make it as such. Therefore, it is necessar y that when a surah is completed it is firmly established in the mind, with its beginning connected to its end and that the memoriser does not move onto another surah until he has memorised it with precision.
8. Reciting to Others
It is necessary for the memoriser not to depend on himself for his memorisation. Rather he should test his memorisation by reciting the verses or surah in quest ion to somebody else, or he should recite them by following the mushaf.


And how excellent this would be if a person had with him a precise memoriser (who would test his memorisation). This is so that the memoriser becomes aware of the possi bility of his being forgetful or confused in his recitation (without knowing it) . Many individuals amongst us who memorise a surah make mistakes and a person ma y not realise that until he looks into the mushaf. Furthermore, the one who des ires to memorise may not realise by himself at which place he makes an error in his recitation despite the fact that he may be reciting from a mushaf.

For this reason making others listen to his recitation of what he has memorised from the Quran is a means of perceiving and knowing these errors and being constantly awa re of them.
9. Constantly Returning to what one has Memorised

The Quran is different from any other material that is memorised such as poetry and prose. And this is because the Quran is quickly lost from ones mind. In fact the Messenger of Allaah (sas) said: "By Him in whose Hand is my soul, it is faster in escaping than a tied camel."

No sooner does the memoriser of the Quran leave it for a while until the Quran slips away from him and so he forgets it quickly.

This is why it is necessary to constantly follow up what one has memorised and to be vigilant over it. Regarding this we have the saying of the Messenger (sas):

"Verily, the example of the owner of the Quran is like the example of the owner of the tied camel. If he keeps it tied (commits himself to it) he will hold it back and if he lets it loose it will escape from him."

And he also said:
"Commit yourselves to the Quran, for by Him in Whose Hand is my soul, it is faster in slipping away than a tied camel."

This means that it is obligatory upon the memoriser of the Quran to continuously recite what he has memorised from the Quran. With this constant astrongention and returning to what has been memorised will the Quran remain in his mind and without it, it will escape.

10. Being Aware of the Resembling Parts of the Quran

The various parts of the Quran resemble each other with respect to the meaning, wording and (repetition of) verses. The Exalted said:

Allaah has sent down the most beautiful of speech, a Book, (parts of it) resembling (others) oft-repeated. The skins of those who fear their Lord shiver from it. Then their skins and their hearts soften to the remembrance of Allaah [Zumar 39:23].

The Quran has approximately six and a half-thousand verses. And there are approximately a thousand verses in which there is a resemblance of some sort. Sometimes there is agreement or difference due to a single lestronger or a word or two or more. For this reason it is necessary for the good reciter of the Quran that he has special concern for the parts of the Quran that resemble each other in terms of their wording. The excellence of ones memorisation will be according to the extent that one has concern for these resembling parts. One of the ways to aid oneself in this mastronger is to study those books which deal with this topic of resembling verses in the Quran. Among the most famous of them are:

1. Durratul-Tanzeel wa Ghurratut-Ta'weel fee Bayaan il Aayaat al-Mutashaabihaat fee Kitaab il-Laahi il-Azeez by al-Khateeb al-Iskaafee
2. Asraar ut-Tukraar fil-Quran by Mahmood bin Hamzah ibn Nasr al-Kirmaanee.

11. Taking Advantage of the Golden Years of Memorising

The succesful one, inevitably, is the one who takes advantage of the best years of memorisation and these are from the age of five to twenty-three approximately. A person's ability to memorise during these years is very good. In fact these are the golden years of memorising. Therefore, it is necessary for a person to keep himself occupied during the these years of his life, memorising the Book of Allaah as much as he can.

Commiting things to memory at this age can be done very quickly and forgestronging is not so easy. This is in opposition to what happens after this time when a person memorises with difficulty and forgets with great speed. He spoke the truth who said:

Memorising in youth is like engraving on stone And memorising when old is like engraving on water.

Thus, it is necessary for all of us to take advantage of the golden years of memorising. If we cannot then we should encourage our sons and daughters to do so.

And with Allaah is success and prayers and peace be upon our Messenger Muhammad, upon his family and all his Companions.

Can read but cannot understand Al-Quran

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Al-Quran is a mukjizat from Allah. A friend sent me this point:
" Why do we read Quran, even we can't understand not even a single Arabic???? "

An old American Muslim lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Qur'an. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.

One day the grandson asked, "Grandpa, I try to read the Qur'an just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Qur'an do?"

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, "Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water." The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, "You'll have to move a little faster next time," and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again.

This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead. The old man said, "I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You're just not trying hard enough," and he went out the door to watch the boy try again. At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house.

The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, "See Grandpa, it's useless!"

"So you think it is useless?" The old man said, "Look at the basket." The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.

"Son, that's what happens when you read the Qur'an. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Allah in our lives."
At 40 years age, I cannot recite Al-Quran fluently and I didn't know the Tajweed!!! I decided to correct that, and put the following efforts:
  1. Buy an Al-Quran with translation,
  2. Buy an Al-Quran with Tajweed marks,
  3. Buy CD of Al-Quran recitation (Rashid Masyari/Saad Said),
  4. Buy MP3 player (and record the Al-Quran recitation),
  5. Instal Al-Quran on the computer,
  6. Read the translation of Al-Quran,
  7. Memorise the meaning of Surah Al-Fatihah,
  8. Listen to Al-Quran recitation and concurrently refer to the Al-Quran with Tajweed marks,
  9. Register at Al-Quran class to formally learn the Tajweed,
  10. Ask the Ustaz to listen and correct my recitation of Al-Fatihah,
  11. Buy Kitab Tafsir Al-Quran which further elaborate each Ayat in Al-Quran,
  12. Start memorising the shorter Surah for example Juz Amma (Juz 30),
  13. Planning to attend formal Tafsir class,
  14. Planning to learn Arabic,
  15. Planning to memorise Al-Quran.
We put efforts within our ability. Most important is consistency and continuity of efforts (istiqamah). Reading Al-Quran brings peace of mind. And being able to read Al-Quran fluently with Tajweed brings greater joy.

I hope you will start earlier..... don't wait.
Learn, read and live Al-Quran.
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