Surah Al-Ikhlas is the 112th Chapter of the Holy Quran.
It is the second most important chapter of the Holy Quran after Surah Fatiha – the very first Surah. The Holy Prophet (s) is reported to have said that Surah Al-Iklhas by itself is equal to one third of the Holy Quran.
In this Khutba we look at human desires in the light of Surah Al-Ikhlas and the following chapters and verses of the Holy Quran;
Chapter 7, Verse 19
And (We said): O Adam, dwell thou and thy wife in the garden, so eat from whence you desire, but go not near this tree, lest you become of the unjust.
Chapter 3, Verse 14
Fair-seeming to men is made the love of desires, of women and sons and hoarded treasures of gold and silver and well-bred horses and cattle and tilth. This is the provision of the life of this world. And Allah — with Him is the good goal (of life).
Chapter 3, Verse 145
And no soul can die but with Allah’s permission — the term is fixed. And whoever desires the reward of this world, We give him of it, and whoever desires the reward of the Hereafter, We give him of it. And We shall reward the grateful.
Chapter 4, Verse 27
And Allah desires to turn to you (mercifully). And those who follow (their) lusts desire that you should deviate (with) a great deviation.
In this podcast Dr Jahangiri explains the significance of Eid ul Adha in the light of the Al Fatihah and shows that Islamic devotions and rituals have both physical and spiritual aspects. Allah Commands us to keep both in mind when undertaking physical devotions. Performing physical devotions without achieving spiritual benefits is meaningless.
Parents upset about a history textbook that they say emphasizes Islam more than other religions protested outside Volusia County school district headquarters.
The parents claim that the book contains too much information about Islam and not enough about Christianity and other religions. There was even a call by organizers asking students to go home and tear the section on Islam out of their books.
The textbook in question, Prentice Hall World History, protesters claim, devotes an entire chapter to Islam and teaches children about how it came to be and about the building of the Muslim empire, while Christianity and Judaism are referenced only in small paragraphs here and there.
It seems that more and more in the United States of America you cannot even mention Islam anymore, let alone praise it!
Original Source: IslamaphobiaToday.com
In Surah Takasar, Allah tells us that human beings spend all their time seeking wealth and possessions until they are laid in the grave. It is only then that they will see that there is a reckoning and they have to explain how they spent their lives what they achieved but those questions about achievement will not be about possessions.
The questions will be about service to humanity and doing good. But as most humans only realise this as they are laid into the grave it will be too late.
Muslims in some countries make a great show of their affection for the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) by celebrating his birthday with great pomp and ceremony. It seems contradictory to the life style of the Holy Prophet (s) which was simple and free of all show.
Surely, the right thing to do would be to emulate his life style if we want to celebrate his birth. Celebration of the Holy Prophet’s birthday was started by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad but he wanted Muslims to set aside a day to look at objections against Islam and to study and learn answers to these objections.
We also look at what the Holy Quran says in Chapter 25 Verses 7 and 8.
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Chapter 2 verse 197 of The Holy Quran instructs people to make provision for Haj. Most people take this to mean save money for their Haj and leave sufficient means for the family left behind. But the Holy Quran says that the best provision to make for Haj is to follow Allah’s Commandments. Without doing this we may as well not go to Haj.
The Holy Quran Chapter 105 – Surah Al-Fil (The Elephant)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
105:1 Hast thou not seen how thy Lord dealt with the possessors of the elephant?
105:2 Did He not cause their war to end in confusion?
105:3 And send against them birds in flocks?
105:4 Casting at them decreed stones —
105:5 So He rendered them like straw eaten up?
In the video below we discuss in detail verse 105 of the Holy Quran commonly referred to as ‘The Elephant’.