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Story of Adam (AS) Collected

Bismillah. This is a collection of the story of Adam (AS) directly from the the Quran and the Sahihayn with minimal tafsir unless noted in brackets. Everything is from the Quran unless a footnote specifies it to be from a hadith. When the Angels Were Told Allah told the angels, “I plan to make a …

Facing the Music: The Hadith of Instruments

I begin in the name of Allah who revealed the Quran so hearts would not fill with affection for anything else and appointed a Prophet so tongues would not fill with salawaat for anyone else. Music is a common topic of debate and discussion among Muslims today. The dominant legal position in Islamic history was …

Hadith of the Tailbone

Introduction Many common questions people have about Islam today are related to the perceived contradiction between some Islamic text and scientific knowledge. Dealing with these apparent contradictions requires a good understanding of scientific knowledge, observation, language, and hadith theory. An example of such a perceived contradiction is the statement attributed to the Prophet (SAW), “All …

Explanation of the Hadith ⟪Do not exaggerate in praising me⟫

1. Hadith and Its Explanation The Prophet (SAW) said: لاَ تُطْرُونِي كَمَا أَطْرَتِ النَّصَارَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ، فَإِنَّمَا أَنَا عَبْدُهُ، فَقُولُوا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولُهُ Do not exaggerate in praising me like the Christians exaggerated in praising (Jesus) Ibn Maryam, because I am only Allah’s slave, so call me: slave and messenger of Allah. Sahih Bukhari One …

Major Topics of the Quran

Bismillah (In the name of Allah). 1. Introduction A first time reader of the Quran can be startled by the unique organization of topics that are discussed by God in His book. The modern reader often expects non-fiction chapters and books to have an introduction, middle, and conclusion. A story is expected to have an …

Evolution in Islam

Understanding the Theory of Evolution The theory of evolution states that organisms change characteristics over millions of years as they go through thousands of generations. The mechanism of how they change characteristics over time is commonly theorized to be natural selection. Natural selection, also known as “survival of the fittest,” is the idea that organisms …

Meaning and Definition

Origin of Meaning Speech and language are miracles from Allah. Allah says: And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the diversity of your languages and your colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge. Quran 30:22 Speech is a collaboration between two parties: the speaker and …

Benefits of Suffering

This article is not strictly concerned with solving the problem of evil (see its own article) but will list some of the many wisdoms Allah may have created suffering. Benefits Related to Faith Makes people recognize the power of Allah Makes them recognize their own weakness Reminds them of death And We will surely test …