Monthly Archives: April 2020

Tafsir al-Jalalayn

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim Tafsir al-Jalalayn, meaning “The Commentary of the Two Jalals”, is named after its two authors: Jalalu’d-Din al-Mahalli (1389-1459), who wrote half of it, and his student, Jalalu’d-Din as-Suyuti (1445-1505), one of the greatest Muslim scholars of all, who … Continue reading


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Imam al-Shafi’i – Six points for the serious learner

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim There is one line of poetry that students of Islam around the world hear over and over again. Sometimes it’s attributed to Imam al-Shafi’i and sometimes to others. This line summarizes six points for the serious learner to … Continue reading

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Al Fajr

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim Al Fajr By the dawn And the ten nights And the even and the odd O you tranquil soul! Return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing [al-Fajr: 1-3; 27-28] Loftiness is attained in accordance to one’s struggles, And … Continue reading

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