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Why Do We Say ‘Subhan Allah’ and What is Its Bounty?

'Tasbeeh' is to say 'Subhan Allah' or any other word that gives the same meaning. With Tasbeeh, we affirm that Allah is completely free from any deficiency or defect, and it confirms His qualities of Perfection, Greatness, and Oneness.

In the Quran, numerous Surahs open with Tasbeeh. At the beginning of Surah Al-Hadid, Allah says: "Whatever is in the heavens and earth exalts Allah, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise." (Quran 57:1), also Surah Al-Jumu'ah begins with: "Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth is exalting Allah, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Exalted in Might, the Wise."(Quran, 62:1)

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Wise Words from Imam Shafi'i

    No sadness lasts forever, nor any felicity   Nor any state of poverty or one of luxury.   If you are the owner of a heart that is content   Then y...
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[FREE DOWNLOAD] Arabic Alphabet Flashcards with Letter Names

Learn the Arabic Alphabet with this FREE set of Arabic Alphabet Flashcards

Enjoy these free Arabic Alphabet flashcards!  After downloading, you can print and cut them into individual Arabic flashcards!

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Essential Principles That Can Help Muslim Parents Raise Their Children

A good upbringing is one of the most valuable gifts that parents can give to their children. Parenting can pose to be a difficult task and it can get a little confusing for parents. When it comes to Islamic parenting, there are certain principles tha...
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Why Online Islamic Studies Classes are Great for Kids?

The importance of Islamic education is rising everywhere. Not only for adults, but it is also equally important for youngsters to study Islam. Getting Islamic education at an early stage is beneficial as one learns the topics more easily and efficien...
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What Do the Hadith Say About Hard Work?

Let's face it, nobody likes hard work. Nobody wants to get up at seven in the morning. Nobody wants to sit in an office for upwards of eight hours a day. And nobody wants to take time out of their personal schedule for Skype and phone calls with their boss or co-workers. That's why I became a writer. Of course, even I must recognize that hard work is a necessary - and often rewarding - part of life. However, the prospect of being able to pay your bills, make your rent, and pay for dinner at the weekend isn't always enough to motivate us to work hard. On those particularly taxing days, we need a little bit of extra encouragement. For Muslims, that extra encouragement can be found in a frequent source of inspiration: the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.

Along with the revelations from Allah which make up the Holy Quran, the Prophet Muhammad shared much personal wisdom throughout his life. Documented in the Hadith, Muhammad's sayings provide guidance on all aspects of life. These include romantic relationships, taking care of the environment, paying one's debts, and, of course, the importance of hard work. Many thousands of words could be written about Muhammad's insight into each of these topics. In this article, however, we're going to be focusing solely on the fourth. Here is what the Hadith have to say about hard work. 

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Six Steps for Beginners for Mastering the Arabic Language

What is the charm of the Arabic language? Why would anyone invest effort and time to learn it?

Is it difficult to learn Arabic? Yes, it is a challenging but rewarding endeavor. Arabic is not just a spoken language among people, like other languages, rather it is the language through which Almighty Allah spoke with to our prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him). It is the language of the Qur'an.

Arabic is one of the Semitic languages, the fourth most spoken language in the world, with nearly 467 million people speaking it worldwide and the official language for the Arab and some other countries.

Indeed, learning a new language is always a courageous step, but when a new language does not share roots with your native language, it is even more difficult. So, as a beginner, how can one learn Arabic? What are the most useful steps that simplify the learning process?

Arabic has an entirely different system of alphabets, and there are almost no shared words between it and the English language. Fortunately, there are useful steps for a learner to make the learning method easier. Without a doubt, these steps need perseverance, commitment, hard work, and time. 

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Supplications for the Oppressed

In honor of the global qiyam (night prayer and supplication) being held tonight in many Muslims communities in the United States and worldwide for the people of Syria, I thought to share some of the following supplications. These are prayers for the ...
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An Attitude of Gratitude

Allah promises us in this verse that if we express shukr - gratitude, appreciation and thanks for what we have been given - He will most certainly increase us in blessings. Notice the use of lam al-qasam here, as well as nun at-tawkeed - both linguistic methods of emphasizing the certainty and absoluteness of the truth of a statement. Allah is assuring us that this increase will definitely happen, if only we are grateful.

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Advice From the Grave (!)

Written on a grave: Oh who is standing at my grave!Don't be amazed by my situation!Yesterday, I was like you!And Tomorrow, you will be like me!
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Confessions of a Revert

​Assalamu'alaykum. My name is Ameena (editor's note: not her real name). I was raised a Catholic and reverted to Islam in my early 20s. I had many well-meaning friends who assured me that I could ask them anything should I need help or clarification ...
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Steps to Guiding Your Children to Learn Quran

Our Prophet, Mohammed (Peace be upon him) said, "The best among you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it." Teaching children the Quran is not bounded to teaching them the provisions of the book and its teachings, but is a revival of their s...
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What Does the Quran Say About Racism?

Although our society has grown markedly more inclusive over the past couple of decades, it remains virtually impossible to go a week without hearing about some sort of racially motivated attack or a famous figure being accused of prejudice. Unfortuna...
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[FREE DOWNLOAD] Quran Memorization Calendar for 2020

Memorize the Entire Quran in 2020, with the help of this free downloadable and printable 2020 Quran Memorization Calendar! ​Download this free printable 2020 Quran Memorization calendar to help guide you to memorizing the entire Quran in 2020!  ...
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Five Arabic Phrases You Can Use Every Day [With VIDEO]

Arabic is the national language of a staggering 26 states. This makes it the fifth most spoken language in the world. Of course, virtually all countries which speak Arabic as their primary language are located in the MiddleEast. This can make it a ch...
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[Student Spotlight] Minhaj H.

Meet: Minhaj Fun Facts Age: 42Location: USAStudent Since: 2017Courses: Arabic for Adults Learning Goals: To finally learn arabic and be able to speak it fluently. I am big on speaking because I don't think just knowing how to decipher arabic in an Is...
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5 Tools to Help You Learn Arabic Online

1. Live teachers  Students who want to study Arabic undoubtedly need a professional Arabic teacher who can walk with them every step of the way in the process of learning Arabic. Live teachers can professionally teach you Arabic with high f...
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Why Do We Say Bismillah?

'Basmalah' or 'Bismillah' is a phrase to mention God (Allah) before beginning any action or speech. It is a powerful phrase that completes our actions and adds immense reward and Barakah to everything that follows it. By saying, 'Bismillahir Rahmanir...
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[Student Spotlight] Nafisa N.

Meet: Nafisa N. Fun Facts Age: 34Location: USAStudent Since: 2012Courses: Quran for Adults What inspired you to start classes? The biggest motivation for signing up with Studio Arabiya was the facility to schedule classes according to my own schedule...
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Unlocking the Language of the Quran

Fact 1: 80% of the world's Muslims are non-Arabs and most of them do not know any Arabic. Fact 2: Arab Muslims who have grown up in non-Arab environments only know conversational Arabic, but not the classical Arabic used in the Quran and Islamic lite...
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