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The Study Quran. An accessible and accurate translation of the Quran that offers a rigorous analysis of its theological, metaphysical, historical, and geographical teachings and backgrounds, and includes extensive study notes, special introductions by experts in the field, and is edited by a top modern Islamic scholar, respected in both the West and the Islamic world.

Drawn from a wide range of traditional Islamic commentaries, including Sunni and Shia sources, and from legal, theological, and mystical texts, The Study Quranconveys the enduring spiritual power of the Quran and offers a thorough scholarly understanding of this holy text.

Beautifully packaged with a rich, attractive two-color layout, this magnificent volume includes essays by 15 contributors, maps, useful notes and annotations in an easy-to-read two-column format, a timeline of historical events, and helpful indices. With The Study Quran, both scholars and lay readers can explore the deeper spiritual meaning of the Quran, examine the grammar of difficult sections, and explore legal and ritual teachings, ethics, theology, sacred history, and the importance of various passages in Muslim life.

With an introduction by its general editor, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, here is a nearly 2,000-page, continuous discussion of the entire Quran that provides a comprehensive picture of how this sacred work has been read by Muslims for over 1,400 years.

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10th Ramadhan Urs Bibi Khadija, Mecca 619AH

Khadija’s Tomb Before Destruction*

For more information on Khadija you can read Tamam Kahn’s book “Untold: A History of the Wives of the Prophet Muhammad.”

Khadījah bint Khuwaylid (Arabic: خديجة بنت خويلد) or Khadījah al-Kubra (Khadija the great) (circa 555–619 CE) was the first wife of the prophet Muhammad (saw). She was the daughter of Khuwaylid …ibn Asad and Fatimah bint Za’idah and belonged to the clan of Banu Hashim. She is important in Islam as Muhammad’s first wife, and one of the “mothers of the believers”. Continue reading

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Khutbah – 5/25/2018 CE – Ramadan and Forgiveness

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Rasul Allah, (saw) has said:

Ramadan is the month, whose beginning is mercy, its middle, forgiveness and its end, emancipation from the fire (of hell)”

— Bihar al-Anwar, Vol.: 93, Pg.: 342

We have now entered, by the grace of Allah (swt), the middle ten days of Ramadan, 1439. The middle ten days of Ramadan is the time for Maghfirah, forgiveness; the time to wash off our sins. Ramadan is the month to seek forgiveness and repentance. Having witnessed the Mercy of Allah (swt) in the first ten days of Ramadan by thanking Him for all that He has granted us, by being good to everyone and keeping ourselves at peace, we realize our relationship with our Rabb, and our role and duties towards Him. This is the time when Allah’s (swt) Mercy is at its peak, and it is best to utilize this opportunity by imploring Allah to forgive our sins. Rasul Allah (saw) is reported to have said: Continue reading

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10th Ramadhan Urs Hazrat Malik Mohammed Alam, Gudri Shah Baba I, Ajmer, India 1327AH/1907AD

Tomb of Hazrat Malik Mohammed Alam Gudri Shah Baba I

You may have heard it said that ”God can be found by searching for him”.

After hearing a little of the life and search of Hazrat Syed Malik Mohammed Alam, known as Gudri Shah Baba I, you will be reassured that for a human being nothing is impossible.

In his search for God, Sufi Saint Hazrat Syed Malik Mohammed Alam (who was born in 1207 AH. 1788 AD. in Shahpura, Punjab; now Pakistan) spent sixty years of his life, bare footed, in the jungles of India, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Arabia. During this pilgrimage of sixty years, he performed Haj seven times and visited a multitude of holy places and shrines. Continue reading

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9th Ramadhan Urs Bu Ali Shah Qalandar- Pani Path, Punjab 1324CE

Bu Ali Shah Qalandar

Shaikh Sharafuddeen Bu Ali Qalandar Panipati (1209-1324 CE, born at Ganja, Azerbaijan) was a Sufi saint of the Chishtī Order who lived in India. His dargah (mausoleum) in the town of Panipat is a place of pilgrimage.

His real name was Shaykh Sharfuddin but he is famous by the title Bu-Ali Shah. His father, Shaykh Fakhar Uddin was a great scholar and saint of his time. He completed his studies at an early age and subsequently taught near the Qutub Minar in Delhi for 20 years. Continue reading

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9th Ramadhan Urs Qazi Hamid Uddin Nagori-Mehroli, New Delhi 643AH

Hamid Uddin Nagore

He was made king of Bukhara at 52 years of age. Once he went to the jungle to hunt and struck a deer. the deer asked him “what answer will you give to ALLAH by killing me?”. he came back and left his throne forever.

Went to Makkah from Baghdad and Medina sharif where he heard his Lakab- Qazi Hamiduddin Nagauri and came to know that Nagore is in India. He came to India in 561 Hijri. He taught Qur’an to Kkwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki by Almighty’s order. came to India with his family and his father died there in Delhi. He started sama mahfil with qutub saheb in delhi. many people opposed the idea and said go and start sama mahfil in Baghdad then you can do it in Delhi. then he went to Baghdad sharif and started sama mahfil there and came back to Delhi to continue it in Delhi and this time it was done with large numbers.

He was made the qazi of Nagore city by king Shamsuddin Altamash Wisal – In the state of namaze Tarawih made sajdah and died on 9, Ramadhan mubarak, 643 Hijri.

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