Quran Talks...
This blog aims to spread the authentic teachings of Islam and to promote the learning of the Holy Quran. Contributing are sisters studying under Dr. Farhat Hashmi at Al Huda Institute Canada, who will be sharing first hand accounts of their learning.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Al Qur'an

لَوۡ أَنزَلۡنَا هَـٰذَا ٱلۡقُرۡءَانَ عَلَىٰ جَبَلٍ۬ لَّرَأَيۡتَهُ ۥ خَـٰشِعً۬ا مُّتَصَدِّعً۬ا مِّنۡ خَشۡيَةِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ وَتِلۡكَ ٱلۡأَمۡثَـٰلُ نَضۡرِبُہَا لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

"Had We sent down this Qur'an on a mountain, verily, thou wouldst have seen it humble itself and cleave asunder for fear of Allah. Such are the similitudes which We propound to men, that they may reflect". [Surah Al Hashr: 21]

-* Qur’an is a revelation of the Lord of the Worlds.

-* Angel Jibreel (as) brought it down on the earth by Will of Allah. Jibreel (as) is known as a Holy spirit, Ruh Al Quds

-* It was revealed upon the heart of Prophet Muhammad (saw).

-* It was revealed in an Arabic language. Allah made Qur’an easy to understand.

-* It came down in the form of Surah’s (Chapters). Ayahs (Verses) form together Surah’s

-* Qur’an was revealed in stages gradually. it was to strengthen the resolve of Prophet (saw), to reassure him (saw) and to console him.

-* The Qur’an was revealed in the blessed month of Ramadan. During the last 10 nights of the Laylatul Qadr.

-* It was revealed to Guide Mankind. [Ibrahim: 1]

-* Firstly Sahaba were the direct recipients of the Qur’an and then All of the mankind

-* Qur’an is upright; there is no doubt in it, no faults.

-* Names of the Qur’an
o Al Quran = One that is read a lot.
o Al Kitab = The Book
o Al Furqan = Distinguishes between truth & falsehood, tawheed from shirk etc
o Al Dhikr = Remembrance
o At-Tanzeel = Revelation

-* Quran is blessed, it is the greatest blessing anything anyone can have.

-* "And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allâh (i.e. this Qur'ân), and be not divided among yourselves" [ Ale Imran: 103]
Qur’an is a rope of Allah: One part is with Allah and the other part is in your hand. It connects you directly to Allah. Rejoice and hold on to it, if you leave it you’ll be destroyed, if you hold on to it then it is means of salvation in the world and the hereafter.

-* You should live the book, study the book, it should be with you all the time, carry with you all the time

-* People of Qur’an are the chosen ones and they are people of Allah

-* [Hadith] - The best among you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it. Mercy surrounds them, angels join the gathering and Allah remembers them in His gathering of angels.

-* [Al Mujadilah: 11] = "Allāh will raise those who have believed among you and those who were given knowledge, by degrees"

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Orientation Day

Taleem Al Qur'an English 2009

Orientation Day: Jan 19th 2009

Welcome to Al Huda Institute

The purpose of gaining knowledge is to get the pleasure of Allah, to be admitted in Paradise and to be saved from Hell. Islam brings peace, guidance and everything that you need. Purify your intention.

• At the end of the course, we want to be better than when we began

• Hadith - When Allah wishes good for you, then He bestows understanding of Deen to you

• Hadith – The best among you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it.

• Qur’an is a great treasure. Achieve it. Grasp it.

• Make firm purpose and resolution to leave everyday better than we came in the morning

• Shaytan will come and stop you through fear, doubts, and obstacles from you getting this treasure and to prevent your connection with Allah.

• Take your family along with you through this journey of Qur’an. Knowledge increases with sharing.

• He is loved by Allah who learns and implements the knowledge of Allah.

• If you study the deen of Allah, you know your reward is with Allah.

• Hadith - The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, “The expert of the Qur’an is with the honorable scribes (angels) and the one who recites Quran with a stutter, with difficulty will get a double reward”

• If you value Allah’s Kalaam (His Speech) and efforts then Allah values you and your efforts.

Ustaza: (Farhat Hashmi)

Welcome to the journey of Qur’an

It is our first duty to learn about our Creator- Allah, and how will we do this?? Through Qur’an, the words of Allah.

Quran is Kitaabun Mubarakun – it is a Blessed Book, full of Barakah, full of benefits. It is a Key to Success. Blessed will be the ones who hold it.

• Write down your intentions in the cover page of your Quran that you can see regularly and always be reminded of your intentions and your wish.

Shamsa Malik: (Institute In-charge)

Allah has chosen you for this noble cause – studying of Quran
Blessed people, say SubhanAllah to be in this environment
This is a hard journey, make dua for steadfastness

Taimiyyah Zubair: (Word Analysis Teacher)

Welcome to Al Huda to explore the world of Quran

Vision of Al Huda – Qur’an for All. In every hand, in every heart

"Learn, act and convey the knowledge.”

Why is it important to understand Qur’an in Arabic?
- Because Allah chose this language, Arabic can convey meanings that no other language can convey
- Miracle of Qur’an is realized only through this
- In Translation, meaning is lost
- To know what the strongest interpretation of the verses are

Focus of Word Analysis:
- Analyze word grammatically
- Looking at word linguistically
- Look at word contextually

Sophia Awan: (Course In-charge)

Subjects in Taleem al Quran-

1. Proper recitation and Tajweed of Qur’an
2. Arabic Writing
3. Translation and Word-to Word
4. Tafseer
5. Aqeedah
6. Fasting, Hajj, Zakah etc
7. Heroes of Islam
8. Seerah
9. Study of Religion
10. and many more!!!

Aisha Altaf: (Tafseer teacher)

Welcome O Seeker of Knowledge
May Allah bless this journey of ours and put Barakah in it
Whatever people collect, gather, hoard… Quran is the best thing that one can collect/ gather
*Qur’an needs to be Valued!!*

To gain anything, you have to give something.

If you have something precious and valuable, your enemy tries to snatch it away from you. Here your enemy is the Shaytan, since you got the opportunity to study the Qur’an, to gain knowledge.

Knowledge is in 2 parts:
1. Knowledge itself
2. The etiquettes of knowledge

Abdullah bin Mubarak said: “Adab is 2/3rd of knowledge”

Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge

1. Sincerity – is it for Allah?
2. Concentration – focus in class
3. Silence – Internal and External (ex. Thoughts)
4. Perceive the knowledge – listen to it, ask questions
5. Ponder and reflect – take out lessons for yourself
6. Express the knowledge that you gain – express though speaking or writing to family and friends
7. Have correct attitude – “Your attitude determines your altitude”
8. Benefit from the resources around you – scholars, internet, books etc.
9. Love those who are around you – respect, care for them, don’t have grudges

Objectives of Learning Qur’an – what are we trying to achieve

2 ways to achieve the task:

1. just do it, in any way or form
2. excel in a task, do in the best possible way with Ihsan


o To understand the meaning of the Qur’an – directly from Mushaf. Giving justice to it.

o Prioritize the Qur’an – give the importance that it deserves

o To inculcate Taqwa in our hearts within ourselves – to fear Allah and be pious.

o Connect to Allah – Because Allah is the Greatest, He is the ONE who created us from nothingness, He sent us the Messenger Prophet (saw), He is the ONE who got us out of darkness’s, He created man so that we Worship HIM

o Qur’an is His Speech – Kalaam Allah

o To develop a balance personality