Learning Arabic

​ '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 Rahman...
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...
​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. As bad a...
​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 ...
​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 ...
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 lit...

The Internet has done a tremendous amount for the human race. It would be impossible to list all the ways it has improved lives for so many people all over the world in some shape or form. However, it has also led to a lifestyle change that is really detrimental, and that is our reduction in physical activity. We're living in times that don't necessitate much movement for even basic day-to-day things. You can get groceries delivered to your home, pay bills online and even pursue an education without leaving your bedroom. As the world continues to become more and more technologically advanced (and dependant) we need to pay more attention to the habits we are forming.

Alhamdulillah, we have been blessed with Guidance on everything. There is plenty of timeless advice in the Quran and Sunnah, but I will focus on a few golden rules/ reminders that can aid us dealing with the shift.

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While reading the Quran, in daily prayers and even in simple everyday conversations with one another, Arabic tends to simply roll off the tongue of Muslims. Still, it has been observed that around ninety percent of the Muslims of the world do not spe...
​ The Prophet ﷺ advised us to: "Take benefit of five before five: Your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free time before you are preoccupied, and your life before your death" (Narrated...
As we discussed in an earlier post , Arabic words often have a family of related and root words that give an amazing breadth and fullness to their mea...