Why is Bismillah written without an Alif? باسم الله

Anytime we look at the beginning of a chapter in the Quran (except for one), we find the statement بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم written. Ponder over the word بسم الله - notice how the alif is dropped? The origin is باسم الله.  However, when we look to Allah's statement, اقرأ باسم ربك الذي خلق  The … Continue reading Why is Bismillah written without an Alif? باسم الله

Becoming Proficient in Arabic leads to Proficiency in Islamic Sciences

Becoming Proficient In The Arabic Language Is A Means Of Attaining Deep Understanding Of All Islamic Sciences Imam Ash-Shaafi'ee (رحمه الله) is reported as saying:  من تبحر في النحو اهتدى إلى كل العلوم ''Whoever learns Arabic grammar throughly, is guided to all Islamic sciences.'' (al-Kaafi fi sharh al-Ajrumiyyah) Note: the word tabah-hara تبحر means to … Continue reading Becoming Proficient in Arabic leads to Proficiency in Islamic Sciences

Al-Hikaayah الحكاية

When we reference a surah in the Quran why do we NOT apply idaafa إضافة? For example, we say: Surah al-Mu'minoon سورة المؤمنون And not Surah al-Mu'mineen سورة المؤمنين Grammatically, it would make sense to say Surah al-Mu'mineen. But the reason we do not apply the rule of إضافة is because of the grammar rule … Continue reading Al-Hikaayah الحكاية

The Virtue of Knowledge from the Sunan of Ibn Maajah رحمه الله

The Virtue of Knowledge from the Sunan of Ibn Maajah رحمه الله In this course, we will study 55 ahadith collected in the Sunan of Abu Abdillah Muhammad bin Yazeed al-Qazweeny, more famously known as Ibn Maajah (273h). The subjects of the ahadith are as follows: 🔵 Virtue of learning the Quran and teaching it to … Continue reading The Virtue of Knowledge from the Sunan of Ibn Maajah رحمه الله

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