Ramadan Quran Memorization Challenge – Day 3

Ramadan Quran Memorization Challenge

Surah Ya-Sin (Verses 1-13)

Importance of Memorizing and Reciting Surah Ya-sin
http://seekersguidance.org/ans-blog/2012/01/19/the-benefits-of-reciting-surah-yasin/

Introduction

  1.  What does Ya-Sin Mean?
    Answer : Ya-sin is Huruf-e-muqattaat – The disjointed letters.
    A large number of scholarly books have been written over the centuries on the possible meanings and the probable significance of these disjointed letters – the muqatta’at. Opinions have been numerous but without a final conclusion.
    There is no reliable report of Prophet Muhammad [saw] having used such expressions in his ordinary speech, or his having thrown light on its usage in the Qur’an. More importantly, none of his companions seemed to have asked him about it.
    These letters are usually used in the Qur’an when one needs to pay attention. The Arabs knew these letters but didn’t know them in this fashion and it caught their attention. Only Allah [swt] knows what their true meaning is.
  2. In the Mushaf Surah Ya-sin follows Surah Saba (34) and Surah Faatir (35)
  3. Surah Ya-sin is numbered 36 in the mushaf and consists of 83 Verses.
  4. Surah Ya-sin is a Meccan Surah.
  5. The Surah Focuses on 3 main aspects of Imaan
    a) Tawhid (the Oneness of Allaah)
    b) Risalah (Messengership of Muhammad salallahu aleyhi wasallam, that he is a messenger sent by Allaah to guide all of creation and he receives divine revelation)
    c) And the reality of the al-aakhirah and what will be encountered therein. 

Names of Allah Learnt

1. Al-Azeez/ Al Aziz – The Victorious/ The Exalted in Might / The Almighty
2. Ar – Rahman – All Compassionate / The Most Merciful

10 Arabic Words Memorized

1. Mursaleen – The Messengers.
2. Ala – On.
3. Tanzila – A revelation.
4. Qawman – A People.
5. Ghafiloon – (are) Heedless.
6. Laqad – Certainly.
7. Fi – On.
8. Min – Before them.
9. Bayni – Before them.
10. Saddan – A barrier.

Gist 

The Surah begins with “Ya-sin” which in the Qur’an is Allah’s way of calling for or drawing attention towards something important. We are told that the Qur’an is full of wisdom and the Prophet salallahu aleyhi wasallam is reassured that he is from the messengers on a straight path.
Allah attributes and links the revelation to His names of Might and Mercy.
Qur’an is a guidance for those whose forefathers were not warned and hence they are unaware. Then it is instructed how some people will remain heedless about the guidance and warning of Qur’an because there are shackles over their necks and chins.
Glad tidings are announced for those who believe in the unseen. Allah tells us that he has recorded all our good and evil deeds in a clear book. In the 13th verse example from the past is presented.

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For Detailed Study
1. http://www.linguisticmiracle.com/yasin
2. Tafseer Ibn Kathir – http://www.qtafsir.com/
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zX-Jy6oO2k

References
1. http://quran.com/36
2
. http://corpus.quran.com/
3. http://www.arabacademy.com/en/downloads/Learn-Arabic-English-translation-of-99-names-of-Allah

I Bleed Purple!! (Domestic Abuse Awareness Month Special)

OPPRESSORS WILL BE IN DARKNESS

As salamu aleycum wr wb all,

I have always felt and will always strongly feel against abuse. And since it’s the month of awareness thought it would be good to share some ahadith with regards to oppression. We need to fear Allah greatly when dealing with people. Oppressing someone and denying them their rights is the most worst thing you can ever do. It’s every muslim’s right to live with honor,respect and in tranquility. If you are in anyway disrupting it you are answerable to Allah. Without further adieu lets first understand what oppression means followed by some ahadith and a beautiful Dua from our blessed Qur’an that we need to recite daily – bi’ithnillah.

Meaning of Oppression :

1. The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel,or unjust manner.

2. An act or instance of oppressing.

3. The state of being oppressed.

4.The feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally orphysically, by troubles, adverse conditions, anxiety, etc.

What should you do when you see someone being oppressed?

Narrated Anas: Allah‘s Apostle said, “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one. People asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! It is all right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?” The Prophet said, “By preventing him from oppressing others.”

You have been an oppressor can you save yourself?

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever has oppressed another person concerning his reputation or anything else, he should beg him to forgive him before the Day of Resurrection when there will be no money (to compensate for wrong deeds), but if he has good deeds, those good deeds will be taken from him according to his oppression which he has done, and if he has no good deeds, the sins of the oppressed person will be loaded on him.”

Should an oppressor be scared?

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet sent Mu’adh to Yemen and said, “Be afraid, from the curse of the oppressed as there is no screen between his invocation and Allah.”

What will happen to the oppressors on the Day of Judgment?

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar: The Prophet said, “Oppression will be a darkness on the Day of Resurrection.”

Should a Muslim be an oppressor?

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Umar: Allah’s Apostle said, “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever screened a Muslim, Allah will screen him on the Day of Resurrection. “

I leave you all with this Dua may it benefit us all – the best duas are the duas from the blessed Qur’an.

Rabbana la taj’alna fitnatal lil-qawmidh-Dhalimeen wa najjina bi-Rahmatika minal qawmil kafireen

Our Lord! Make us not a trial for those who practise oppression; And deliver us by Thy Mercy from those who reject (Thee) [ Yunus 10:85-86]

May Allah save us from oppressing anyone ever. And if we have done it unintentionallly may He Azzawajal forgive us – ameen ya rabbul alameen.

References:
Sahih Al-bukhari.