Surah al-Hajj

Benefits of reciting Surah al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage)

Surah al-Hajj contains 78 ayaat and it was revealed in Makkah. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) has said that reciting Surah al-Hajj carries the reward equal to the number of pilgrims who have been for Hajj and those who will go for Hajj in the future. Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq has said that whoever recites this surah once …

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couple sleeping on one bed in Ramadan

Question: Dear scholars,  Assalamu Alaikum. Is a fasting wife allowed to sleep next to her fasting husband without the intention of sexual intercourse? Jazakum Allah khayran. Wa`alaykum as-salamu warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. …

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Relationship during Ramadan

Having Premarital Relationship during Ramadan

Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is it ok to make love with my boyfriend during Ramadan; that is after we break the fast? Jazakum Allahu khayran. Answer by Sheikh Ahmad Kutty Wa `alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and …

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Surah an-Naml

Benefits of reciting Surah an-Naml (The Ant)

Surah an-Naml is a ‘makki’ surah and it contains 93 verses. It tells stories of the prophets Moses, Solomon, Salih, and Lot to emphasize the message of tawhid in Jewish and Arabian prophets. The miracles of Moses, described in the Book of Exodus, are mentioned in opposition to the arrogance and kufr of Pharaoh. The story of Solomon is most detailed: Solomon converted Bilqis to the “true religion” after …

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benefits of reciting surah quraish

5 good benefits of reciting Surah al-Quraysh

Surah al-Quraysh (Arabic: سورة قريش‎, “The Quraysh”) is the 106th chapter of the Qur’an. It is a Meccan sura consisting of 4 ayat. The Surah has been so entitled after the word Quraish in the first verse. It urges the Quraysh tribe who dominated Mecca to serve God, who had protected them, for the sake of their own future. It is one of two suras …

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Benefits of Surah an-Nasr

Benefits of reciting Surah an-Nasr (The Assistance)  

Sūrat an-Naṣr (Arabic: سورة النصر‎, “Divine Support”) is the 110th surah of the Qur’an with 3 ayat. An-Nasr translates to English as both “the victory” and “the help or assistance”. It is the third shortest surah after Al-Asr and Al-Kawthar by number of ayat. Surah Al-Ikhlaas (112) actually has fewer words in Arabic than Surah An-Nasr, yet it has four ayat. Benefits of reciting Surah an-Nasr (The Assistance) …

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Benefits of reciting Surah al-Qasas

Benefits of reciting Surah al-Qasas (The Narrative)

Surah al-Qasas (Arabic: سورة القصص‎, “The Stories”) is the 28th sura of the Qur’an with 88 ayat. According to Ibn Kathir’s commentary, the Surah takes its name from verse 25 in which the word Al-Qasas occurs. Lexically, qasas means to relate events in their proper sequence. Thus, from the view- point of the meaning too, this word can be a …

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