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Silence and Wisdom

It is rightly said that silence is fence around wisdom. Our Prophet said

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We can learn and interpret a lot from this Hadith. Taking from this hadith we can have idea that being silence is best practice then speaking idle. So if it is not wroth speaking we should not speak and we should only speak when it is important and beneficial to speak. We should only speak on topics about which we have considerable knowledge. Speaking continuously without any point and without any knowledge makes ones posture bad and low. We can refrain it by following true message of Allah in Quran.  In Quran Allah Almighty says:

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In above mentioned ayah of Quran it is obvious that we should not talk without knowledge and make disputes. In our society there are many people who speak without proof and try to comment on every issues regardless of their knowledge and expertise. They entangle in every discussion yet they have no right to do so. Even If are asked to comment on some issue about which you don’t have sufficient knowledge best answer should be simply apologizing that “I’m afraid I don’t feel myself able to comment on this issue”. This is better than saying unnecessary, irrelevant and inappropriate words. If you not qualified to talk on issue you are not well aware of, don’t feel embarrassed to say “I don’t know” because even most notable scholars in Islam like Imam Humbal and Iman Shafee were used to respond same in such situation. This shows sincerity and wisdom of those great people. It is clear that those people haven’t learnt to brag about. Rather they learnt to get close to Allah Almighty.

So this can be one of important principle in Islam being silent is better than talking rubbish. Our prophet Muhammad Peace be upon Him said

 

 

So it can be inferred that tongue has important role in building character of person. If one speaks good and always try to be reasonable by his words eventually his character will bloom. It is found in some ahadiths that one word can cause punishment of hellfire for 70 years. So we should be very careful and aware of consequences before we speak non sense or words of no use.

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Our Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon Him also told us “”

 

You might think that if you say good than why should you be quite. So we must know what good things to talk about are and Quran guide us about that. According to Quran, speaking for sake of helping others, charity, speaking to unite people, speaking to spread useful knowledge and speak to correct someone when necessary. So we must consider above mentioned criteria before speaking and speak only when needed. There are many problems which arise due to unnecessary talking. Lying, back biting and accusing are most common wrongdoings according to Islam which are related with unnecessary speaking.

It is sickness in the heart if some one speaks idle and on topics about which he has no sufficient knowledge. As a Muslim we are bound to orders of Allah Subhan Wa Ta’ala so we must follow the mannerisms of believer which is totally in light of Quran and Hadith. In Quran and Hadith there are number of instructions about ethics of speaks. The summary of all this that

  • We should not speak unless it is needed
  • We should always speak productive.
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We should try to analyze our speech daily. Always try to correct our self by leaving unnecessary talks and safeguard our talks. This will keep us on path or righteous people. We should always pray that May Allah keep us in list of good people. May Allah grant us wisdom to speak good.

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1 to 1 Live Quran Learning

You often go to market to buy electronic devices or other products. When you unbox them with the product you get a small booklet or instructional manual from manufacturer. In that manual you can find all details about best use of product. You will find details about keeping device in best working conditions, troubleshooting, fixing errors and many other stuff like that.

Isn’t it strange that product which costs only few dollars can have manual guide but man who is most precious thing in the world is left spare. No, man is not sent without any guidance because he is made by Allah Almighty who is maker or all the things. He has sent a guide for human beings too which is Quran.

Why to Learn Quran?

Quran tells us the right way to live. It provides us visions to spend life and help us to set aims of life. Quran tell us what is right for us and what is not. Quran connects us with our Lord. Quran is actually a message from Almighty to us. It was revealed on our Beloved Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him.

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How to Learn Quran?

As discussed earlier Quran is important to us because our objectives of life are present in Quran. So we must learn Quran and follow the message of Allah in Quran. Quran was revealed in Arabic language so we must know how to read Quran. In order to read Arabic we have to learn its alphabets and basics. With effort of about one month we are able to read Quran.

Learn Quran Online

With advancements in science our lives are revolutionized. We have to do more activities and it is very hard to manage time to learning Quran. Taking advantage from internet technology and web applications Learn Quran Academy has innovated a new way to learning Quran which is called “online Quran Learning” or “One to One Live Quran classes”.

One to One live Quran learning

One to One live Quran learning involves student and teacher’s live interaction on most convenient time of student. In this session teacher and student talk to each other and teacher teaches lesson through webportal. Learn Quran academy has devised a webportal in which each student can have dedicated account on website.  Student can see what lessons teacher wants him/her to see and meanwhile they talk too. Each class takes 30 minutes which includes Quran lessons with tajweed and basic Islamic knowledge like Kalimas, Duas extra.

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The website is interactive which is accessible through most of internet connected devices like iphone, ipad, smart phones, laptop or desktop computers. This doesn’t require any additional hardware only internet connected device with microphone and speaker is required. It requires no computer skill and no age maturity. 4 year old kids, elder person, female sister or a working man can learn Quran at comfort of home sparing 30 minutes few times a week. The best thing you must know that everyone can try this service for free. Click here to register for free trial classes.
Allah has given us opportunity to learn Quran so we should learn Quran and spend our lives in accordance to teachings of Quran.
May Allah guide us to straight path.

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Earth is Mosque

Mosque is important and holy place to Muslims. As the topic of blog suggests that it is about importance of earth. The earth is planet on which we are living so it is our duty to protect earth from any distortion or destruction.  Islam as a religion has put light on this matter too. In Quran it is mentioned that

 “has appeared on the land and in the sea because of what the hands of humans have wrought. This is in order that we give them a taste of the consequences of their misdeeds that perhaps they will return to the path of right guidance.

Scholars interpret that the first word refers to pollution. A renown scholar Imam Zaid Shakir said that many early commentators of Quran discribed this corruption in ecological meanings such as drying up of rains, dissipation of the harvest of oceans etc.

Climate Change

Islam has presented a very clear message to humans that our actions, greeds, misdeeds and hubris can lead to spoiling of planet on which we all have to live upon. There is no example like this in any other faith on earth.

Growing trees

Islam was aware climatic changes and the fact that the environment of the Earth will depelete with time. Our beloved Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon him said:

“If a Muslim plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, it is regarded as a charitable gift (sadaqah) for him.” – Imam Bukhari.

And in one more hadith Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon Him said that plant a tree even if it is your last deed.

 

Conservation of resources

Prophet Mohammed Peace and Blessing upon Him was once passing by His companian Saad, who was doing ablution near river. Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon Him said “Saad what is this squandering”
Saad said: “Can there be idea of squandering in Ablution”
Prophet Peace be upon Him said “Yes even you are by side of flowing river” (ibn e Majah)
This Hadith shows that conservation of resources is very important in Islam.

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Recycling and Fixing Items

Recycling is good idea but repairing and fixing items is more econimal and ecofriendly than recycling.  Prophet’s wife Ayesha RA says that He was used to repair his own shoes, fixing his torn clothes by sewing a leather patch on clothes and carring our house hold chores.

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Protecting Wildlife

Animals have huge role in welfare of ecology system. In Islam it is obligatory for Muslims to take care of animals, rescue strays and taking care of their shelter. Prophet said

“There is a reward for serving any living being.” (Bukhari)

This Hadith is narrated by Abu Hurairah RA, who’s name translate too “Father of kittens” because he was known for taking care of kittens and cats.

Features of Learn Quran Academy

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Learn Quran Academy leading organization for providing online service of learning Quran and basics of Islam. With qualified and professional team Learn Quran academy has served thousands of students throughout the world.  With competent technical and teaching staff Learn Quran Academy has unique way of organizing Quran lessons at you home. Some Features of Learn Quran Academy are as follow:

24/7 Learning

 

Learn Quran is Academy is open round the clock, anyone from any part of world can have classes with learn Quran Academy at any time that suits him. Learn Quran Academy also provide flexibility in timings. You can have classes on different days at different timings with professional teachers. They are number of possibilities of having classes with us. You can opt 5 days, 4 days, 3 days or 2 days a week classes according to your requirement. You can choose any day of week because we are available on weekends and on weekdays. We assure our students that no class will be missed from our sides under normal circumstances. We also expect from our students to inform us early if they have to miss some class so that we can arrange extra class to compensate missed classes. Each class takes 30 minutes for each student and the class includes islamic teachings, kalma, daily duas and Islamic moral stories along with Quran learning.

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Student Web Portal

Learn Quran Academy is only Quran teaching institute which has dynamic student portal for every student enrolled. When Student is registered for trail classes we make account for student in our database and student can access his account by given username and password. A student portal contains student dashboard in which there are 3 options:
1. Lecture Details:  Through this button student can check all his previous lecture details in chronological order. Parents can also check the lecture details of their kids through this button. Lecture details include details about each a every session held between student and teacher including start and end time of class and notes from teachers.

2. Start Learning: This button is to start live session between teacher and student. Pressing this button student gets the page of his lesson which is shown and controlled by teacher.

3. Revision:  Whenever student is free and want to revise his lesson he can access his lesson through this button any time.

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Student portal also includes Time Table feature through which student can check his Quran classes schedule for day and time. There is Fee option in which you can check your past payments records. You can also download your certificates from your portal any time. There are issued and uploaded upon completion of your course. They are always available to you and you can get them any time from any location.
Moreover Learn Quran Academy has responsive website which can be easily surfed through any computer devices, mobile device, OS, and Resolution.

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Masjid Nabwi

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History

Prophet Mohammed set out to Medina in 622 as directed from Allah. In Medina Prophet stayed in house of Abu Ayub Ansari RA and next to that house Prophet Mohammed Peace be upon Him and His companions laid foundation of Masjid e Nabvi (Prophet’s Mosque). This mosque served major role in Islam from beginning. Initially it was simple rectangular mosque with dimensions of 30×35 meters. In Era of Hazrat Umar bin Khatab it was extended to area of 3575 square meters. Different extensions and renovations were made through the history. Now it is one of largest mosques in world with capacity of praying area for 1 million people.

Features of Masjid e Nabvi

Prophet Mohammed personally participated in construction of Masjid e Nabvi. He did work like all other peoples who were taking part in this holy cause. He carried cement and bricks with His own hands. After the construction this place was frequently visited by our Prophet. This mosque has important role in spreading Islam. Prophet Peace be upon Him allocated separate space for place with shelter on right side of mosque for educational activities. The people for learning Islam can learn Quran rest, spend night and get food there. Many of notable companions stayed there like Hazrat Abu Huraira RA who narrated the most of Ahadith.

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Learning Activites in Masjid e Nabvi

Masjid e Nabvi was a key place for education and enlightment for all. Companians of Prophet came to mosque to learn Quran, understanding Quran and its teachings. There was environment of competition for gaining more and more knowledge. Prophet Mohammed Peace be Upon Him was the teacher and Preacher there and students were his noble companians. Prophet Peace be Upon Him taught them teachings of holy Quran and later they spread this to whole earth and preserved for next generations.

Offering Salah in Masjid e Nabwi

The Masjid e Nabvi is one of most significant mosques in Islam. Prophet Mohammed Peace be Upon Him used to say “My mosque” to Masjid e Nabvi. There is special ajar (reward) for offering Salah in Masjid e Nabvi as observed in following saying of Prophet Mohammed Peace be Upon Him:

Do not prepare yourself for a journey to any mosque [with the intention to earn special reward of prayers] but the three mosques al-Masjid al-Haram, al-Masjid al-Aqsa, and my mosque. (Bukhari: No. 1115)

It is clear from above hadith that there is some special reward for offering salah in Masjjid e Nabvi.
Prophet Mohammed Peace be Upon Him also said:

One prayer in my mosque is better than one thousand prayers in any other mosque excepting al-Masjid al-Haram. (Bukhari: No. 1116)

It is evident that from above mentioned hadith that one Salah (Prayer) in Masjid e Nabvi guarantees 100 times more reward than other mosque (Except Masjid Al Haram).

Backyard of Paradise

Riyadh ul Jannah (Backyard of Paradise) is a garden with dimensions of 15×22 meters adjecent to Masjid e nabvi. This garden is called similar to garden of paradise. The significance of this garden is evident from this Hadith.

Between my house and my pulpit lays a garden from the gardens of Paradise, and my pulpit is upon my fountain (Al-Kauthar).” [Bukhari]

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So Masjid e Nabvi is one of very significant mosques in Islam which served many purposes for Islam throughout the history. This mosque is where Our beloved Prophet Muhammed Peace be upon Him is resting. May Allah give us all opportunity to visit and offer salah in Mosque of our Prophet Peace be upon Him.

Author: Learn Quran Academy staff

Quran and Mountains

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How Mountains are formed

With advent of plate tectonics theory in sixties and seventies, science was able to describe the process of mountain building. Before plate tectonic theory they were multiples model and  none of them was able to answer the true process of mountain building. Plate tectonic theory revolutionized the concepts of geology. Plate tectonic theory was able to satisfy the Geo scientists for many of geological processes. One important process was “Orogeny” mountains building process. It is not possible to investigate of study the most of part of mountains. And It is also not possible to drill down to earth.According to plate tectonic theory the upper part of earth that is  crust and upper few kilometers of mantle are rigid slab of rocks. They float on semi solid material beneath (Asthenosphere). Each slab is called plate and there are about 21 prominent plates. These plates can be oceanic or continental referring to oceanic and continental distribution respectively.



These plates are mobile and driven by convectional currents in asthenosphere. Every plate has its own relative movement relative to other plates. These plates interact with other in different ways resulting different landforms and topographies. If one of the oceanic and continental part collide each other, the oceanic part being more dense subducts beneath the crustal part and in result arc of mountains are formed. In the other case if two continental  plates merge together they result in accumulation of material forming mountains. For example  High rise Himalayas in India, Nepal and Pakistan are formed in result of converging Eurasian
plate and Indian Plate. We can only see the exterior of mountains and It is not easy to drill down the mountains so to verify this plate tectonic theory by geo physical tools.

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Isostasy is concept in geophysics which can be easily understood by iceberg analogy. Similar to an ice which has most of its mass below water a mountain have large mass intruded below the earth. This concept was discovered in India around 1800’s when british surveyer were mapping Northern part of India. They observed that the plumb bob was deflecting towards Himalayan foothills. Few hypotheses were made to explain this but Airy’s model is considered best to explain this phenomina.  Airy hypothesized that mountains have “roots” which extend down into the mantle.  Therefore, elevation is proportional to the depth of the underlying “root”.



What Quran says about Mountains?

The concept of mountain building is also described in Quran. Quran described the mountains in words:

Have We not made the earth as a bed, and the mountains as pegs?  (Quran, 78:6-7)

Quran was revealed more than 1400 years ago, in the time when there was no scientific studies to examine the subsurface. Quran say that mountains have roots which are embedded in earth like pegs. At that time when people were not aware about the science of mountain building, the Quran told the exact shape of mountains. Comparing this verse with Airy model which is most accurate model to date it can be confirmed that Quran is book from the Only creater, Allah. The other term “bed” is also used is earth science to describe flat bodies  of rocks.

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Quran say’s:

And He has set firm mountains in the earth so that it would not shake with you…  (Quran, 16:15)

The most accurate and up to date theory of Plate Tectonics is concordant with this verse  that mountains work as stablizer to earthquakes. There are weak zones (decollement) in mountains which act as shock absorber for earthquakes.

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These two concepts were presented in Quran at time of Prophet Mohammed Peace be Upon Him when there were no considerable scientific advancements. No one knew that there are mountains below mountains.The Quran was only book for centuries that asserted the real shape of mountain. Now recent work in field of Geology has confirmed the concepts mentioned in Quran.

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Six beliefs in Islam

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Belief is most important aspect of Islam. One who adheres to Islam must have these these six beliefs.

1) Belief in God

 

Monotheism is first and most important belief of all Muslims. Islam teaches to believe only in one God who neither was neither born nor gave birth to anyone. He is the only creator of all universe and everything that is in universe belongs to Him. He is care take of universe and no one shares his authority. Only He can give life, death, health, wealth etc. All worships in Islam are only for Allah.

2) Belief in the Angels

Muslims must believe in unseen creatures that are mentioned in Quran. Angels are specified for their duties and they perform only tasks they are given. Angels have no free will and they don’t do anything with their will. Contrary to Christian concept that angels are daughters of God, angels are only obeying servants of Allah.

3) Belief in Prophets

Muslims believe in all prophets of Allah and respect all of them. 25 Prophets are mentioned with name in Quran. Quran tells that Allah sent different messengers and prophets to every nation in different times. All messenger carried a central message of worshiping Allah alone. Muslims must believe in all prophets without any discrimination. Muslims also believe that Mohammed Peace be upon him is the final Prophet of Allah and He carried the final message to humanity.

 

 

4) Belief in the Sacred Texts

All those who believe in Islam must also believe all books sent to humanity through his noble prophets. These books include Torah, Psalms, Gospel, Quran and all other divine books and scriptures. Because these all books are from Allah they were sent to earth in different times through different prophets to guide humans. Muslims believe that all books are true but with the time the original message in them was distorted and changed. Quran is only book which is preserved in it real form. Allah took responsibility of saving words of Quran.

 

It is common observation that meanings of words changes with time. That is why dictionaries are updated after interval with contemporary meaning of word. Even bible gets new versions and testaments with amendments after few years. In case of Quran the words in Quran are having same meaning which was at the time when Quran was descended. So one can say that Quran is not only preserved in terms or words but meanings also So Quran is only divine book for guidance of humanity at this time. Variety of subjects such as social, personal, scientific, moral matters etc is discussed in Quran. So we should learn Quran and follow its teaching for guidance.

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5) Belief in Life after Death

All those who adheres to Islam believe that there is final day when Allah will end this universe and He will resurrect all human for judgment of their deeds. This day is called “Youm e Mehshar” which means Day of Judgment. With this belief a person can live a responsible life. When a person knows the he will be asked and pay about all his deed he will avoid bad deeds and try to live a positive life.

6) Belief in the Divine Decree

In islam it is asserted that Allah has authority on all things and He has knowledge about all things. Nothing can happen without His will and everything in past, present or future is in His knowledge. Destiny of every creature in already in His knowledge and He has wisdom in all things. This belief should not contradict with concept of man’s free will to do his actions. Man has choice to do good or bad and his choice is already know to Allah.

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May Allah give us strength to stand firmly on these beliefs.

Written by: Adil Khan
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Learn Quran Academy is leading organization which is offering live Quran learning services around the world. Since 2007 more than thousand students around the globe are benefited through teaching services of Learn Quran Academy and hundreds of students are still studying Quran and basic  Islamic teachings with us.  Learn Quran Academy is offering number of certified courses online including basic Quran Reading, Quran Reading with Tajweed, Tafseer of Quran, Translation of Quran, Memorization of Quran and Basics of Islam for Kids.

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We have highly trained, skilled and staff Administrative, technical and Teaching staff. Administrative staff includes Chief administrator, supervisors and customer service personals. Supervisors and people related to customer service are available round the clock to help you. If any one contacts us, our customer service personals contact them in least possible time. Our technical staff includes web developers, web content creators, internet and computer experts. Web developers are dedicated to create and innovate online Quran learning resources. Our technical staff is here to resolve any computer or network connectivity related issue on both our side or students side.

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Our teachers in learn Quran Academy are qualified, well educated, professional and expertise in their work. All of our teachers have strong hold on tajweeds rules of Quran and most of them have fully memorized the Holy Quran. Teachers are trained in communication skills in English and Urdu so that they can teach Quran efficiently to student. Our teachers are courteous and kind so that student especially kids can go on adequately  while learning with them. Teacher are regularly trained to groom their skills and maximize their performance. There is annual award program in which best teachers and employees are honored.

Female Quran  Teachers

Most of Muslim women are not able to go outside for Quran learning because of their domestic responsibilities. We have females teacher for these Muslim  women and kids who feel comfortable to learn Quran with female teachers.  Female students can confidentially discuss their sensitive matters with their teacher.  Our female teachers are versed in teaching Quran with tajweed and before starting teaching at our academy they get full training about teaching and communication skills.

 

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Using Mobile Phones

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Mobile technology has revolutionized the world. There is a lot of advancement in field of communication through cell phones. At the same time few problems are raised which must be addressed in terms of Islam to make best use of mobile phones.

Etiquettes of calling

 

  1.  We must say Salam to our brothers and sisters when we start
    conversation. Saying Salam creates harmony and it is a prayer of peace for people on both ends.
  2. We must assure that we are calling on the right time and person on other other end of phone is not being disturbed by our call. We can just ask receiver of call if he or she is free and got some time for conversation. It is better to ask for convenient time from person to who we want to call.
  3. We must avoid long and idle conversations on mobile phones. We can make our saved time more precious if we devote this time to learn Quran and other Islamic activities.
  4. We should switch off or mute our mobile phones in mosques, schools and hospitals so that we may not disturb others.
  5. Speak politely and gently on phone. We must follow simple Islamic rule of speaking that is speaking exact and correct.
  6. If some one is not able to take your call, do not try again and again. It is better to leave voice or text message.

Etiquettes of texting

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  1. While texting we should start with Islamic greetings.
  2. We should not disturb disturb people by sending text message at inappropiate time that i-e during work, rest and salah time.
  3. We should avoid forwarding irrespective messages which may cause disturbance to others.
  4. Sending Islamic messages is good practice but we should be very careful about authenticity of Quran verses, Hadiths and Islamic Quotes.
  5. While sitting in a group of people or family we should pay attention to them instead of texting a person at some other place.
  6. It is also unethical to engage in your cell phone while someone is talking to you.

 

Author: Learn Quran Staff