The Quranic Teachings - Simple and Straightforward!

Teachings of the Quran explained in simple and concise manner.

Tazkiya (تزکیہ)

The word TAZKIYA [when applied to NAFS] has the following meanings: -Increase and augmentation [in goodness and righteousness] -Growth and development [in goodness and righteousness] -Personal development -Development of self [i.e. NAFS] -Self-actualization TAZKIYA is different from TAHAARAT, which is -Freedom from dirt, dust or filth -Freedom from evil or sins -Distance or remoteness from evil or sins TAHAARAT encompasses all the following […]

Hamd (حمد)

The word Hamd حمد has the following meanings/implications: 1. Praise, eulogy, commendation, admiration. حمد is different than مدح in that حمد is only of such acts as are volitional [see 3:188] and done by choice, and not are just accidental. For example, describing a pearl as clear and beautiful is not حمد but مدح because the beauty of a pearl is not because of the pearl’s will. The […]

Rights of the Poor

One of the important credentials of MUSALLEEN / MUTTAQEEN (مصلین، متقین), as given in the Quran, is that in their property or wealth there is a recognised/known right for those who ask for help and those who are deprived or impoverished although they do not ask for any help [51:19, 70:25]. وَفِي أَمْوَالِهِمْ حَقٌّ لِّلسَّائِلِ وَالْمَحْرُومِ [Al-Quran Surah 51: Verse 19] وَالَّذِينَ […]

Zikr or Dhikr (ذِکر)

The Quranic term ‘Zikr’ or ‘Dhikr’ has been used in the Quran in different meanings, including the following: 1.      REMEMBERANCE It includes: calling (something) to mind and keeping (something) in mind; being mindful of (something) and not neglect it; bearing (something) in mind and not forget it. أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ “Surely, peace and […]

Taqwa (تقوی)

The root of the term TAQWA (تقوی) is W-Q-Y (و- ق- ی). The first form (I) of the verb (وقی) has the following meanings: To guard (something/someone) To preserve (something/someone) To take good care (of something/someone) To take precautionary measure (to protect something) To safeguard, shield, preserve, shelter or protect (someone) from (something) The term […]

Jihad (جِھاد)

The Arabic word ‘Jihad’ or ‘jihaad(un)’ (also spelt as ‘Jihaad’) is a noun. The meanings of every Arabic noun depend mainly upon two factors: a)      What is the Arabic root of the noun word, and the signification or meaning of that root? b)     What is the form or measure (or baab, as they call it in Arabic) of that noun word? The […]

Protection and Great Reward

إِنَّ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ وَالْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَالْقَانِتِينَ وَالْقَانِتَاتِ وَالصَّادِقِينَ وَالصَّادِقَاتِ وَالصَّابِرِينَ وَالصَّابِرَاتِ وَالْخَاشِعِينَ وَالْخَاشِعَاتِ وَالْمُتَصَدِّقِينَ وَالْمُتَصَدِّقَاتِ وَالصَّائِمِينَ وَالصَّائِمَاتِ وَالْحَافِظِينَ فُرُوجَهُمْ وَالْحَافِظَاتِ وَالذَّاكِرِينَ اللَّـهَ كَثِيرًا وَالذَّاكِرَاتِ أَعَدَّ اللَّـهُ لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةً وَأَجْرًا عَظِيمًا Certainly, those men and women who submit, surrender and yield (to the Will of the Almighty Allah); who have firm belief and conviction (in the […]

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