Wednesday, December 29, 2010

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

BismiLLAH i Rahman i Raheem

"In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful".

"In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate"

Word Analysis:

Let's look at the deeper meaning of each word of this glorious phrase:

 The term bismillah, is a combination of three words:
     بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
  •  بِ   by, for, with the aid of, through or by means of and points toward that which happens next.
     بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
  •   بِسْمِ = س - م - و :  indicates the means by which something is distinguished, would include a name, reputation,  the very essence of something, the inherent qualities and signs of the existence of something,
       بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيم
  •  اللَّهِ :  the word Allah, which is the Arabic name of the One. The Semitic roots of the word Allah extend back several thousand years to the Canaanite Elat, Hebrew El and Elohim, and Aramaic Alaha, pointing toward unity, oneness, the eternal power which includes all of existence and of non-existence.
        بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
  • .رَّ-حْ- مَٰ  = الرَّحْمَٰنِ   
  •  رَّ-حْ- مَٰ   =   الرَّحِيمِ   : means mercy, affection, the word raham is used for womb of mother. Mother symbol of love, Allah subhan loves more than 70 mothers. both words rehman and rahim have same root word.

Why do we recite bismiLLAH?
  •  Bismillah is said as a blessing before eating food and other actions that are worthy of giving thanks to Allah or asking of His support.
  • One of the top priniciples of islamic beliefs. which shows the relationship between Allah and HIS slave.
  • To start with BismILLAH is among manners which are the basis of islamic belief,which Allah subhan taught  Prophet Muhammad SAW
Allah says in Surah Alaq:1
اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ
Recite in the name of your Lord who created.
  •  When we start anything with the name of Allah it means that we are asking for the help of Allah, for the support of Allah in that act, He is creator of every thing and everything is in HIS hand so without the help of Allah we can't go on, With the name of Allah whatever we do (ofcourse not wrong deed), a blessings and special help of Allah accompanied us in that work
  • Allah is the al-Awal first and al-Akhir the last, al-Zahir (the Outward) and al-Batin (the Inward) he knows what we do and what'll be the consequences of our deeds so with the help of HIS help we can never be failed.
  • In Quran every surah of the Quran except Surah Tauba start with BismILLAH

In the  name of
  • The phrase "In the name of"  expresses the idea with the blessings of, under the guidance of, as an instrument of, as a representative of, on behalf of, with the support of, or for the glory of Allah subhanhu ta'ala.
  • In the name of indicates that one is submitting to, honoring or glorifying that which is referred to.

Allah subhanhu ta'ala:
  • Allah the almighty, Creator, our Lord, the immortal how I  introduce Allah its too difficult, because of Allah we are here, We are just symbols of His creation, We can't even imagine him, hence He is with us always anywhere never leave us loves us more than 70 mothers.
  • As we are HIS slaves, His creation, so as true slave our priority is to please Allah, to please our Rabb. So a true muslim starts every deed of him by asking Allah's blessings, support and help.

Why just Rehman And Raheem among 99 names of Allah
  • Allah is al mighty great creator of the universe. We r nothing infront of HIM. He is jabbar and  could be jabbar with us,  yet He introduces himself with Rehman and Raheem as ALLAH"s Reham or mercy is above all of HIS other sifats subhanALLAH.
  • We say Rehman and Raheem in tasmiya because He wants us to call him with the sift(quality) of Rehman and Raheem. How merciful Allah is, subhan ALLAH  Its a great mercy of Allah if we realize it. Allahu akbar,

    Rehman and Raheem
    • The sifats of Allah rehman and raheem includes the meaning of all mercy in it. Both of these qualities collectively can only be used for Allah.
    • Rehman ir rehim is a recognition and honoring that very source of all existence, the source of all blessings, the source of all compassion, the source of all mercy  Allah who gives endlessly to us and who also responds according to our moral integrity, our harmony with all of creation and our love of Allah.


    •  The quality Rehman is broader and extensive in its view. Allah's mercy as Rehman is on every creation of HIS. Rehman name is only for Allah we shouldn't call others with this name
    •  It describes that aspect of the source of all creation which is endlessly radiating, endlessly nourishing, regardless of who or what is receiving the endless flow of blessings.
    •  Rehman conveys the idea of fullness and extensiveness, indicating the great quality of love and mercy which engulfs all of creation without regard to any effort or request on our part.
    •  Rehman points toward the Beneficent One whose endless outpouring of love and mercy are continually showered upon all of creation.

    • Raheem is, HIS special mercy comes for which we have to struggle, We need to ask for his mercy as Raheem.
    • Raheem points toward the special rehmah(mercy) and love of the Merciful One which are manifested  as the consequence of one's deeds and in response to the actions and behaviours of the recipient.
    • It is in this manner that God takes ten steps toward us when we take even a single step toward God.
    • Raheem conveys the idea of giving  reward in response to the quality of our deeds and thoughts.

    What are benefits of asking the help of Allah by reciting Tasmiya.
    • It depends upon our intentions
      • We shall each be rewarded according to what  is in our heart and how we act in the world..
      • Those who say these words with thoughts of  selfish gains, or self-centered vain profit in any manner, will receive their just reward... suffering, pain and confusion. Likewise, those who truly dedicate every step of their life to the glory and service of the Ever-present One shall also receive their just reward... peace, love and beauty.
      • This phrase is truly an ideal to be expressed from the heart, an ideal to be expressed with the utmost sincerity, an ideal which leads us toward sacred purpose, the purpose for which we have been given life.

      Main purpose of Reciting BismiLLAH
      • The central idea here is that whatever we do, every step that we take, every breath that we breathe, is done for, because of, and through the essence of, the One who has created us.
      • It is not us that does the work, it is not us that makes opportunities appear, it is not us that produces fruits from every action. We alone are powerless. The Creator has given us life and has given us the ability to move and think and feel, yet we are totally dependent upon the Creator for the very essence of life itself.
      • In one simple word bismillah expresses our wonder, awe and thankfulness while it also expresses our innermost prayer that we may have the blessing of another breath, another moment of life, and that we may walk on a path of truth and understanding.
      • To say bismillah is to humbly offer one's self as a vehicle for the glory and majesty of The One.
      • Thus, the beautiful word bismillah is a magnificent reminder of our relationship to our Creator and our relationship to all of creation. 
              (Sources: fee zilalil Quran by Syed qutub, Wahiduddin, Corpus quran, lectures by Dr. farhat hashmi n lots of others)

      Allah knows the best. :)

      Saturday, December 18, 2010

      تعوذ = ta'ooz

      أَعُوذُ بِاللّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيم

      I seek refuge in Allah from Shaitan, the accursed one.

      Word Analysis

      ع و ذ  =          أَعُوذُ   ayooz means  refuge,other related words are  اعيذها, فاستعذ , معاذ, taweez etc
      ش ط ن =      الشَّيْطَان   means deep well, very far way from Allah's mercy.
      رج م   =        الرَّجِيم  i.e rajeem derived from rajam means stoning, accursed, rejected.

      1: REASONS WHY WE RECITE TA'OOZ? (Unlike bismillah, it's not written before any Surah)

      Because Allah subhan hu Ta'ala ask us to recite it:

      Allah says in Surah An-Nahl: 98
      فَإِذَا قَرَأْتَ الْقُرْآنَ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ 
      “So when you want to recite the Qur'ân, seek refuge with Allâh from Shaitân (Satan), the outcast (the cursed one)
      Shaitan is our enemy
      because Shaitan is our enemy, was among Jinn. He disobeyed ALLAH because of jealousy with Man.

      Why he is our enemy?
      He blames man is responsible for his rejection by Allah.
      Allah says in surah Yaa-Seen: 60
      أَلَمْ أَعْهَدْ إِلَيْكُمْ يَا بَنِي آدَمَ أَن لَّا تَعْبُدُوا الشَّيْطَانَ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ
      “O Descendants of Adam! Did I not take a covenant from you that you shall not worship the devil? Undoubtedly, he is your open enemy.”
      He doesnt want to let us achieve our destiny.
      Allah created man n jinn for HIS worship n shaitan doesnt want to  let us to achieve this aim of our life.
      so  he make hurdles in way of Allah enemy is always with us, he circulates with blood. Our everlasting home is in akhrat and he never wants us to succeed in getting that destiny.We'll always find shaitan at sirata-mustakim.
      Quran is the way towards Allah so specially during learning Quran he makes hurdles
      If we want to be safe from the enemy we should take Allah's refuge.

      We'll be bothered by the hurdles n whispers of shaitan
      So against that we can  take help from Allah.These hurdles are our evil thoughts, ppl fear that they will be called as fundamentalists,  maulve or conservative etc but most of these hurdles are only our thoughts.
      Quran is a way towards janant n shatitan will never want us to go in jannah. he is rejected n he challenged that he'll never let  man to come towards ALLAH.

      Taooz is our refugee camp against shaitan. 
      Shaitan  knows that once we'll learn about Allah's Book Quran, we'll get to build a relation with ALLAH n will surely be out of his reach.Only strong belief in Allah keeps shaitan away from us.

      Allah says in Surah An-Nahl: 99
      إِنَّهُ ۥ لَيۡسَ لَهُ ۥ سُلۡطَـٰنٌ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَلَىٰ رَبِّهِمۡ يَتَوَڪَّلُونَ
      “Verily! He has no power over those who believe and put their trust only in their Lord (Allâh)
      He doesnt want us to remember Allah
      He doesnt want us to build a relation with our creator Allah subhan

      Allah says in surat alfurqan :29
      لَقَدْ أَضَلَّنِي عَنِ الذِّكْرِ بَعْدَ إِذْ جَاءنِي وَكَانَ الشَّيْطَانُ لِلْإِنسَانِ خَذُولًا
      “He led me away from the remembrance after it had come to me. And ever is Satan, to man, a deserter
      Rasul Allah saw said:
      Hadith: (According to Ibne 'Abbas) : "The devil sits clinging to a person's heart. When he remembers Allah, the devil gets lost but when he forgets, the devil puts evil thoughts (Bukhari)
      Shaitan suggests evil to man
      Allah describes this in surat Fussilat: 36
       وَإِمَّا يَنزَغَنَّكَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ نَزْغٌ فَاسْتَعِذْ بِاللَّهِ إِنَّهُ هُوَالسَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ 
      “And if there comes to you from Satan an evil suggestion, then seek refuge in Allah. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Knowing.”
      We dont want to be the companion of shaitan
      Allah subhan says in surat Al Zukhruf:36
      وَمَن يَعْشُ عَن ذِكْرِ الرَّحْمَنِ نُقَيِّضْ لَهُ شَيْطَانًا فَهُوَ لَهُ قَرِينٌ
      If anyone withdraws himself from remembrance of (Allah) Most Gracious, We appoint for him an evil one, to be an intimate companion to him
      Another saying of Allah in  al-mujadila: 19
      اسْتَحْوَذَ عَلَيْهِمُ الشَّيْطَانُ فَأَنسَاهُمْ ذِكْرَ اللَّهِ أُوْلَئِكَ حِزْبُ الشَّيْطَانِ أَلَا إِنَّ حِزْبَ الشَّيْطَانِ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ
      “Satan has overcome them and made them forget the remembrance of Allah. Those are the party of Satan. Unquestionably, the party of Satan - they will be the losers.
      • We shall Disobey ALLAH as its Allah's order.
      • We shall be easily trapped by shaitan.
      • We'll not be able to do good deeds and learn Quran.
      • and we'll forget the rememberance of Allah
      We donot want to be the party of losers but the succeeded one. May ALLAH take us in HIS refuge from evils of shaitan n make our path easy towards Jannat al firdous ameen. :)

      Allah knows the best. :) 

      Monday, December 6, 2010



      Assalamoalaikum wrwb :)

      Quran is a spirit and it affects the spirit of human being only when we'll give it a right.

                               Allah Subhan says : Those unto whom We have given the Book, who read it with the right reading (carefully study it beyond mere recitation), and then follow it as it should be followed - it is they who truly believe in it. And whoever does not believe in it this way - it is they, they who are the losers. ('Tilawat' = Recitation with understanding and then following it). (Surah Baqara:121)

      Things without which learning process is incomplete:

      Book   Teacher  Student  Environment

      Following external things are extremely important for better learning of Quran
      • Silence (every kind of silence inner as well as outer)
      • Listening (without listening rust can't be removed and Quran doesnt absorbed in the heart)
      • Understand and tafakur, (use the mind with full devotion not like them who used to said We listened but didnot listened)   

                          Allah says: So when the Qur'an is recited, listen carefully to it, and keep silent   so that you may, be shown mercy.(Surah: Al-Araf:204)
      • Read aloud,
      • Write
                             Allah says: Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists),Has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood). Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous, Who has taught (the writing) by the pen, Has taught man that which he knew not. (Surah Al-Alaq:1-5)

                             Allah says: The Most Beneficent (Allâh)!. Has taught (you mankind) the Qur'ân (by His Mercy). He created man. He taught him eloquent speech.(Surah Rehman:1-5)
      Things to keep in mind during learning Quran are:
      • Cleanliness of body and the class.
      • Pure intentions (Only for Allah)
      • Sincerity 
      • Keeping check on our intentions on daily basis.
      • Keeping away from Riya (love of fame).
      • Respect the teachers and other fellows no matter at what level they are. .
      • Emphasis on completion of the homework, and should practise the lesson.
      • Should be regular in attending all lessons, for Istakamat. 
      • Be patient, prayer and above all make du'a.
      How To Start Lesson:
      • First Seek Refuge in  Allah from Shaitan i.e Tauz
      • Tasmiya. Every act should be started with the name of Allah