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When reading the holy quran, we are supposed to stop (means the reader takes a breath with the intention of continuing reading) only when it is allowed to do so.

There are different kind of signs on top of the word to indicate if it possible to stop or not:

  •  means we have to stop (The Compulsory Stop):
  •  we can not stop (The Prohibited Stop):
  •  it is better to continue (The Good Stop):
  •  it is better to stop(The Sufficient Stop):
  •  it is the same to stop or to continue (The Equality Stop):
  •  if you stop one then you can not stop on the other (The Precautionary Stop):
  •  stop for a brief time:

SAJDA

When reading the holy Quran we have to make sajda if we find this sign .

To explain this we will look at the example below:

Now to the explanation , this sign  is to indicate that there is sajda, this sign  on top of a word explain the reason why we have to make sajda and the last sign is , and it shows when we make the sajda.


This situation accurs 14 times in the Holy Quran:
suura 7:206, suura 13:15, suura 16:49, suura 17:107, suura 19:58, suura 22:77, suura25:60, suura 27:25, suura 32:15, suura 38:24, suura 41:37, suura 53:59, suura 84:21, suura 96:19.

Lengthening (Madd):

Madd means lengthening of the sound .

It occurs whenever we encounter a long vowel .. and when we encounter a “Madd” sign: ,  ,  .

PRACTICE:

  1. With a long vowel
  2. With   we treat the letter before it as if we have the long vowel   and with   .
  3. with  the lengthening of the sound is held for four or five, or six counts. The example below shows how:

Source: http://www.islamguiden.com/arabic/etajweed1.html

 


What is the source of Kalimah’s ?

Assalamu alaykum

Actually, these kalimas were compiled together for children to memorize and learn the basic fundamentals of a Muslim’s beliefs. They are not found altogether in any one hadith or narration from the Prophet (peace be upon him). However, some of them can be found individually in the narrations. To see the virtues of some of these kalimas one can read the Chapter of Dhikr in the Fada’il A’mal of Shaykh Zakariya Khandelwi.

Children are told that memorizing these kalimas will come in use in the grave. This is to encourage them to learn them quickly. Yes, if someone is to act on the dictates of these kalimas after memorizing them, then surely they will come in use in the grave.

And Allah knows best.

Wassalam
Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf


What are the 6 Kalimah’s ?

1- First kalima (Tayyab)

Kalima_1

Laaa Ilaaha Illa-llaahu Muhammadur-Rasoolu-llaah

There is none worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah

2- Second Kalima (Shahadat):

Kalima_2

Ash-hadu Al-laaa Ilaaha Illa-llaahu Wahdahoo Laa Shareeka Lahoo Wa-Ash-hadu Anna Muhammadan ‘Abduhoo Wa Rasooluhu.

I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, the One alone, without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger

3- Third Kalima (Tamjeed):

Kalima_3

Subhaana-llaahi Walhamdu Lillaahi Walaaa Ilaaha Illa-llaahu Wallaahu Akbar. Walaa Hawla Walaa Quwwata Illaa Billaahi-l ‘Aliyyil ‘Azeem.

Glory be to Allah and all praise be to Allah, there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and Allah is the Greatest. There is no might or power except from Allah, the Exalted, the Great One.

4- Fourth Kalima (Touheed):

Kalima_4

Laaa Ilaaha Illa-llaahu Wahdahoo Laa Shareeka-lahoo Lahu-l Mulku Walahu-l Hamdu Yuhyee Wayumeetu Wahuwa Hayyu-l Laa Yamootu Abadan Abada. Dhu-l Jalaali Wal Ikraam. Biyadihil Khair. Wahuwa Alaa Kulli Shai-’in Qadeer.

There is none worthy of worship except Allah. He is alone and has no partner. To Him belongs the Kingdom and for Him is all praise. He gives life and causes death. In His hand is all good and He has power over everything

5- Fifth Kalima (Astaghfar):

Kalima_5

Astaghfiru-llaaha Rabbi Min Kulli Dhambin Adhnabtuhoo ‘Amadan Aw Khata-an Sirran Aw ‘Alaaniyata-wn Wa-atoobu Ilaihi Min-adh Dhambi-l Ladhee A’lamu Wamina-dh Dhambi-l Ladhi Laaa A’lamu Innaka Anta ‘Allaamu-l Ghuyoobi Wasattaaru-l ‘Uyoobi Wa Ghaffaaru-dh Dhunubi Walaa Hawla Walaa Quwwata Illaa Billaahi-l ‘Aliyyil ‘Azeem.

I seek forgiveness from Allah, who is my Creator and Cheriser, from every sin I committed knowingly or unknowingly, secretly or openly. I also seek His forgiveness for all sins which I am aware of or am not aware of. Certainly You (O Allah!), are the Knower of the hidden and the Concealer of mistakes and the Forgiver of sins. And there is no power and no strength except from Allah, the Most High, the Most Great.

6- Sixth Kalima (Radd-e-Kufar):

Kalima_6

Allaa-humma Inneee A’udhu-bika Min An Ushrika Bika Shay-awn Wa-ana A’lamu Bihee Wa- astaghfiruka Limaa Laaa A’lamu Bihee Tubtu ‘Anhu Wata-barraatu Mina-l Kufri Wash-shirki Wal-kidhbi Wal-gheebati Wal-bid’ati Wan-nameemati Wal-fawahishi Wal-buhtaani Wal-m’aasi Kulli-haa Wa-Aslamtu Wa-aqoolu Laaa Ilaaha Illa-llaahu Muhammadu-r Rasoolu-llah.

O Allah! I seek refuge in You from that I should ascribe any partner with You knowingly. I seek Your forgiveness for the sin of which I have no knowledge. I repent from it. And becoming disgusted of disbelief and idolatry, lying and backbiting, innovation and slander, lewdness and abomination and all other acts of disobedience, I submit to Your will. I believe and I declare that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

Source: http://www.quranleads.com/index.php?page=the_6_kalimas

Hadiths(few) about Surah Al Kahf


Abu Darda’ reported Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying:

“If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Surat Al-Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal.“

-Sahih muslim Book 004, Hadith 1766


Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri reports that the Prophet SAW said:

“Whoever recites Surat Al-Kahf on Jumu’ah will have a light that will shine from one Jumu’ah to the next.“

-an-Nasa’i, al-Baihaqi, and al-Hakim


From Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri, who said:

“Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).“

-Al-Daarimi, 3407. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami, 6471


How to pray salay with images


From Surat Al-Muzzammil 73:2 (سورة المزمل)

Quran_Surah_73_2Translation by Hilali & Khan:

Stand (to pray) all night, except a little.


From Surat Al-Muzzammil 73:20 (سورة المزمل)

Quran_Surah_73_20Translation by Hilali & Khan:

Verily, your Lord knows that you do stand (to pray at night) a little less than two-thirds of the night, or half the night, or a third of the night, and so do a party of those with you, And Allah measures the night and the day. He knows that you are unable to pray the whole night, so He has turned to you (in mercy). So, recite you of the Quran as much as may be easy for you. He knows that there will be some among you sick, others travelling through the land, seeking of Allah’s Bounty; yet others fighting in Allah’s Cause. So recite as much of the Quran as may be easy (for you), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat, and lend to Allah a goodly loan, and whatever good you send before you for yourselves, (i.e. Nawafil non-obligatory acts of worship: prayers, charity, fasting, Hajj and ‘Umrah, etc.), you will certainly find it with Allah, better and greater in reward. And seek Forgiveness of Allah. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.


From Surat Adh-Dhāriyāt 51:17 (سورة الذاريات)

Quran_Surah_51_17Translation by Hilali & Khan:

They used to sleep but little by night [invoking their Lord (Allah) and praying, with fear and hope].


From Surat Az-Zumar 39:9 (سورة الزمر)

Quran_Surah_39_9Translation by Hilali & Khan:

Is one who is obedient to Allah, prostrating himself or standing (in prayer) during the hours of the night, fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the Mercy of his Lord (like one who disbelieves)? Say: “Are those who know equal to those who know not?” It is only men of understanding who will remember (i.e. get a lesson from Allah’s Signs and Verses).


From Surat Al-’Aĥzāb 33:35 (سورة الأحزاب)

Quran_Surah_33_35Translation by Hilali & Khan:

Verily, the Muslims (those who submit to Allah in Islam) men and women, the believers men and women (who believe in Islamic Monotheism), the men and the women who are obedient (to Allah), the men and women who are truthful (in their speech and deeds), the men and the women who are patient (in performing all the duties which Allah has ordered and in abstaining from all that Allah has forbidden), the men and the women who are humble (before their Lord Allah), the men and the women who give Sadaqat (i.e. Zakat, and alms, etc.), the men and the women who observe Saum (fast) (the obligatory fasting during the month of Ramadan, and the optional Nawafil fasting), the men and the women who guard their chastity (from illegal sexual acts) and the men and the women who remember Allah much with their hearts and tongues (while sitting, standing, lying, etc. for more than 300 times extra over the remembrance of Allah during the five compulsory congregational prayers) or praying extra additional Nawafil prayers of night in the last part of night, etc.) Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise).


From Surat ‘Āli `Imrān 3:17 (سورة آل عمران)Quran_Surah_3_17

Translation by Hilali & Khan:

(They are) those who are patient ones, those who are true (in Faith, words, and deeds), and obedient with sincere devotion in worship to Allah. Those who spend [give the Zakat and alms in the Way of Allah] and those who pray and beg Allah’s Pardon in the last hours of the night.


From Surat Al-’Isrā’ 17:79 (سورة الإسراء)Quran_Surah_17_79

Translation by Hilali & Khan:

And in some parts of the night (also) offer the Salat (prayer) with it (i.e. recite the Quran in the prayer), as an additional prayer (Tahajjud optional prayer Nawafil) for you (O Muhammad SAW). It may be that your Lord will raise you to Maqaman Mahmuda (a station of praise and glory, i.e. the highest degree in Paradise!).


26_83 26_84 26_85 26_86 26_87 26_88 26_89

My Lord! grant me authority and join me with the righteous.; 26:83

And grant me an honourable mention in later generations; 26:84

And make me one of the inheritors of the Paradise of Delight; 26:85

And forgive my father, verily he is of the erring; 26:86

And disgrace me not on the Day when (all the creatures) will be resurrected; 26:87

The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail, 26:88

Except him who brings to Allah a clean heart [clean from Shirk (polytheism) and Nifaq (hypocrisy)]. 26:89

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