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Commentary on the Verse of Istiwā’ On the ‘Arsh Commentary on the Verse of Istiwā’ On the ‘Arsh

By Hakīm al-Ummah Mawlānā Ashraf ‘Ali Thānawi
Translated by Mawlānā Hamood Aleem
“He (Allah Most High) then firmly established (istawā) Himself over the Throne” (Qur’an 7:54) means He firmly established Himself over the Kingly Throne and began …

They Are Your Garments and You Are Theirs: Marital Relation and the Metaphor of the Garment, Reflections on Surat al-Baqarah They Are Your Garments and You Are Theirs: Marital Relation and the Metaphor of the Garment, Reflections on Surat al-Baqarah

By Mawlana Dr. M Mansur Ali
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful.
And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and …

Literary Aspects of the Qur’an: Al-Baydawi’s Interpretation of Alif Lam Mim Using the Rules of Tajweed Literary Aspects of the Qur’an:  Al-Baydawi’s Interpretation of Alif Lam Mim Using the Rules of Tajweed

By Mawlana Dr M Mansur Ali 
The Qur’an, that inimitable symphony, the very sounds of which move men to tears and ecstasy, invigorated the barren hearts of camel shepherds and transformed them in to guiding stars …

Sign’s of Allah’s Existence Sign’s of Allah’s Existence

By Imam Ibn Kathir
“Who has made the earth a resting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) from the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as …

An Episode from the Court of the Khalifah Al-Ma’mun: Commentary on Verse 9 of Surat al-Hijr An Episode from the Court of the Khalifah Al-Ma’mun: Commentary on Verse 9 of Surat al-Hijr

By Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Usmani
We, Ourselves, have sent down the Dhikr (the Qur’an), and We are there to protect it. (Surah al-Hijr, verse 9)
Imam Qurtubi (may Allah have mercy on him) has authentically reported …

On the Abrogation of the Quranic Verse Requiring Tasmiyah for Animal Slaughter On the Abrogation of the Quranic Verse Requiring Tasmiyah for Animal Slaughter

By Mawlana Bilal Ali

Question:
There has been some debate at my masjid regarding the permissibility of eating the food of Ahl al-Kitab. My Imam says that the verse prohibiting the eating of food on which the …

Evil Glances: A Commentary of Verse 30 of Surat al-Nur Evil Glances: A Commentary of Verse 30 of Surat al-Nur

By Asif Uddin
 
{ قُلْ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّواْ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ وَيَحْفَظُواْ فُرُوجَهُمْ ذٰلِكَ أَزْكَىٰ لَهُمْ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا يَصْنَعُونَ }
وَقُل لِّلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ يَغْضُضْنَ مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِنَّ وَيَحْفَظْنَ فُرُوجَهُنَّ وَلاَ يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلاَّ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَىٰ …