Seerah 101

Welcome to Seerah 101 *Introduction to the Life of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم* مدخل إلى السيرة النبوية In this course students will study a famous 100-line poem about the life of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم written by the great scholar Ibn Abi al-‘Izz al-Hanafi known as الأرجوزة المئية في ذكر حال أشرف … Continue reading Seerah 101

Surah Faatihah | Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim

These are notes based off of our Arabic 207 course: Arabic Analysis of Surah Faatihah Basmallaah بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم By Abu Jameel The basmallaah; a phrase/term that is frequently used but not often understood. Why is it said? What benefits does it contain? Why should we say it? All good questions that deserve good … Continue reading Surah Faatihah | Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim

Surah Mulk | Verse #5

Preparing for the Grave: Arabic Analysis and Memorization of Surah Mulk | Verse 5 By Khadija R. وَلَقَد زَيَّنَّا السَّماءَ الدُّنيا بِمَصابيحَ وَجَعَلناها رُجومًا لِلشَّياطينِ ۖ وَأَعتَدنا لَهُم عَذابَ السَّعيرِ "And We have certainly beautified the nearest heaven with stars and have made [from] them what is thrown at the devils and have prepared for … Continue reading Surah Mulk | Verse #5

Surah Mulk | Verse #4

Preparing for the Grave: Arabic Analysis and Memorization of Surah Mulk | Verse 4 By Khadija R. ثُمَّ ارجِعِ البَصَرَ كَرَّتَينِ يَنقَلِب إِلَيكَ البَصَرُ خاسِئًا وَهُوَ حَسيرٌ “Then look again and yet again, your sight will return to you in a state of humiliation and worn out.” This word كَرَّتَينِ is in the dual form … Continue reading Surah Mulk | Verse #4

Surah Mulk | Verse #3

Preparing for the Grave: Arabic Analysis and Memorization of Surah Mulk | Verse 3 By Khadija R. الَّذي خَلَقَ سَبعَ سَماواتٍ طِباقًا ۖ ما تَرىٰ في خَلقِ الرَّحمٰنِ مِن تَفاوُتٍ ۖ فَارجِعِ البَصَرَ هَل تَرىٰ مِن فُطورٍ [And] who created seven heavens in layers. You do not see in the creation of the Most Merciful … Continue reading Surah Mulk | Verse #3

Surah Mulk | Verse #2

Preparing for the Grave: Arabic Analysis and Memorization of Surah Mulk | Verse 2 By Khadija R. الَّذي خَلَقَ المَوتَ وَالحَياةَ لِيَبلُوَكُم أَيُّكُم أَحسَنُ عَمَلًا ۚ وَهُوَ العَزيزُ الغَفورُ “He, who created death and life that He may test you [to see] which of you is best in conduct. And He is the All-mighty, the … Continue reading Surah Mulk | Verse #2

The Names of Angels Jibreel & Mikaa’il عليهما السلام

The Names of Angels Jibreel & Mikaa'il عليهما السلام. *Different ways of pronunciation* -Jibreel جبريل, with a kasra on the ج and kasra on the ر with no hamza. -Jabreel جبريل, with a fatha in the ج and kasra on the ر with no hamza. -Jibraa'eel جبرائيل, with a hamza after the alif. -Jibraa'yeel جبراييل, … Continue reading The Names of Angels Jibreel & Mikaa’il عليهما السلام

The Name of Prophet Nuh نوح Alayhis-Salaam

The Name of Prophet Nuh نوح alayhis-salaam. His real name was عبد الغفار Abdul-Ghaffaar. Nuh is a non-Arabic name but is mu'arrab (the last letter can accept kasra and tanween). The origin of the name is Syriac and it means الشاكر "The Thankful". In Arabic نوح means to cry or weep. He was given the … Continue reading The Name of Prophet Nuh نوح Alayhis-Salaam

The Name of Prophet Idrees إدريس Alayhis-Salaam

The Name of Prophet Idrees إدريس alayhis-salaam. His real name was أخنوخ, Akh-nookh. He was first of Adam's progeny to become a Prophet, and was the great grandfather of Nuh alayhimus-salaam. It is said that he was given the name Idress إدريس because of his constant درس (studying) of the Book of Allah. However, some … Continue reading The Name of Prophet Idrees إدريس Alayhis-Salaam

The Name of Prophet Yusuf يوسف Alayhis-Salaam

The name of Prophet Yusuf يوسف alayhis-salaam. Yusuf يوسف is considered to be a non-Arabic name. The Prophet's name is originally from the Hebrew language, but then it was Arab-ized into which we know today as "Yusuf". A scholar of the past, Abul Hasan al-AqTa', was asked about the name "Yusuf" and how it is … Continue reading The Name of Prophet Yusuf يوسف Alayhis-Salaam