What’s the difference between the letters ح ح and ح?

What's the difference between the letters ح ح and ح? At first glance, you would think they are the same letters. But in the old days, one could represent ج, the other ح and the last as خ. In those days, Arabic dots were not always written on letters. Due to their mastery of the … Continue reading What’s the difference between the letters ح ح and ح?

Types of Ism al-Jins اسْمُ الجِنْس

*Ismul Jins اسم الجنس* Is broken into 3 categories: *1. Ismul Jins Jam'ee اسم جنس جَمْعِي* • Indicates 3 or more of a particular category (jins) • Its singular form has either a yaa ي or closed taa ة (known as تاء الوحدة) attached to the end of the word. Meaning: ▪If it *does not … Continue reading Types of Ism al-Jins اسْمُ الجِنْس

What is كَيْت وكَيْت & ذَيْت وذَيْت?

Interesting expressions mentioned by Shaykh Muhammad Ali Adam al-Itiyubi حفظه الله وشفاه: كَيْت وكَيْت ذَيْت وذَيْت In the hadith of 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud al-Hidhali (may Allah be pleased with him), the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, بئسما لأحدهم أن يقول: نسيت آية *كيت وكيت*, بل هو نسي, استذكروا القرآن, فإنه أسرع تفصيا … Continue reading What is كَيْت وكَيْت & ذَيْت وذَيْت?

Pay close attention to word selection in Tafsir

The Student of Knowledge should pay close attention to word selection in the Quran and how Mufassirun (scholars of Tafsir) explain these words; this will give one deeper understanding of the Book of Allah. For example, the word منيب and that the verb is أناب. However, the origin of the word is آب. So, why is there … Continue reading Pay close attention to word selection in Tafsir

The difference between َما أَدْرَاكَ وما يُدْرِيْك

A benefit from Fathul Baari by Ibn Hajar: Chapter Virtue of Laylatul Qadr. What is the difference between the statement: ما أدراك (past tense) And ما يدريك (present tense) In the Quran? Sufyaan bin 'Unayyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said, كُلّ شَيْء فِي الْقُرْآن وَمَا أَدْرَاك فَقَدْ أَخْبَرَهُ بِه ِ, وَكُلّ شَيْء فِيهِ … Continue reading The difference between َما أَدْرَاكَ وما يُدْرِيْك

Stoppage symbols (Waqf) in the Mushaf

Q: In the Noble Quran, there are specific letters - like Jeem ج, Taa ط, and others - that are put on some verses or places to indicate a mandatory stop in recitation. Who put these letters of stoppage and is it required to adhere to them? Knowing that we hear some of the Imaams … Continue reading Stoppage symbols (Waqf) in the Mushaf

3-letter root words where the first radical has a dhamma

Imaam al-Qurtubi, rahimahullah, in his tafsir mentioned a beneficial point regarding the pronunciation of certain nouns. This benefit is regarding nouns that are constructed of three root letters. If the first letter of these three letter words carries a Dhamma, then there are two permissible pronunciations: 1. Either the second letter can take a Dhamma … Continue reading 3-letter root words where the first radical has a dhamma

The difference between Umar عُمَر and Amr عَمْرو in writing

Ever noticed in Arabic that the names Umar is written as عُمَر While 'Amr is written as عَمْرو؟ Ever wondered why there is a و in 'Amr's name and not in Umar? Well, both names are comprised of the same letters ع م ر And in the past, there were no markers like fatha, kasra, … Continue reading The difference between Umar عُمَر and Amr عَمْرو in writing

Relation between verses 1-4 in Surah an-Najm

Adapted from a benefit mentioned by Shaykh Saalih Ala ash-Shaykh حفظه الله. وَالنَّجْمِ إِذَا هَوَىٰ (1) مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمْ وَمَا غَوَىٰ (2) وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَىٰ (3) إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَىٰ (4) "By the star when it descends, Your companion [Muhammad] has not strayed, nor has he erred, Nor does he speak from [his … Continue reading Relation between verses 1-4 in Surah an-Najm