Aarij Anwer – A Juz A Day (2nd): Being Tested, Showing Restraint

A Juz A Day (2nd): Being Tested, Showing Restraint – Ibrahim (AS) from the first juz – Change of Qiblah – Tests of life – Fasting – Hajj – Family Law – Taloot, Dawood and Jaloot (David and Goliath)

Aarij Anwer – A Juz A Day (3rd): What is True Faith?

True faith is… – Understanding Allah (Ayatul Kursi) – Not forced – Understanding Resurrection after Death – Spending for the sake of Allah – Ethical Business Practices – Pillars of faith (2nd last ayah) – Fruit of faith (last ayah) – Preferring the Life of the Next World – Islam, submission without compromise – Following … Read more

Aarij Anwer – A Juz A Day (4th): Selflessness

Remainder of 3rd Juz – What is True Faith? A truly faithful Family – the Family of Imran – Good and bad are from Allah – Jesus the son of Mary – Miraculous how detailed the Qur’an is about Jewish theology – Interfaith dialogue: similar word = Ibrahim Don’t stereotype other members of other faiths … Read more

Aarij Anwer – A Juz A Day (5th): Justice and Mercy

Justice and mercy to the historically oppressed, a. 1-28 Allah is merciful to us and wants to make our lives easy (esp in light of rulings above) Barriers to justice and mercy Establishing justice Reminder to establish justice even if against yourself/family/relatives (part of faith)

Aarij Anwer – A Juz A Day (6th): Fulfilling Our Commitments

Surah An-Nisaa – Justice and Mercy Injustice should be spoken about Unjust statements about Allah’s Prophets and chosen – Musa – Maryam – Easa Consequences of injustice = loss of blessings – But not all were bad people! The Prophets of Allah were warners and bringers of good news Extremism is injustice Ends with ruling … Read more

Aarij Anwer – A Juz A Day (7th): Recognize Allah, Worship Him Exclusively

The 7th Juz has the last part of Surah Maidah and the first part of Surah An’aam. Link to the notes: https://tinyurl.com/AJuzADayNotes Surah Maidah – Fulfilling Our Commitments Some righteous followers of Easa from Abyssinia, a. 82 Some important rulings (our commitments to Allah) – Not making halal things haram – Alcohol, gambling, astrology and … Read more

Aarij Anwer – A Juz A Day (8th): Truth v. Falsehood From Time

The 8th Juz begins with Al-An’aam a. 111 and ends with Al-A’raaf a. 87. Link to the notes: https://tinyurl.com/AJuzADayNotes Surah Al-An’aam – Recognize Allah, Worship Him Exclusively Surah Al-A’raaf – Truth v. Falsehood From Time

Aarij Anwer – A Juz A Day (9th): Truth v. Falsehood Part 2 feat. Moses/Pharoah + Moses/Israelites

The 9th Juz begins with Al-A’raaf a. 88 and ends with Al-Anfaal a. 40. Link to the notes: https://tinyurl.com/AJuzADayNotes Story of Shuaib, a. 85-93 (financially corrupt) Physical intimidation and barring of people Some lessons and commentary, a. 94-102 Tough times to break arrogance, a. 94 Isn’t there significant lesson in the stories of these fallen … Read more

Aarij Anwer – A Juz A Day #10

Truth v. Falsehood Part 3 feat. Prophet/Quraish + Prophet/Hypocrites 10th Juz Begins: Al-Anfaal a. 41 Ends: Al-Tawbah a. 92 Link to the notes: https://tinyurl.com/AJuzADayNotes Surah Al-Anfaal – Truth v. Falsehood: The Prophet and Quraish Surah Tawbah – Truth v. Falsehood: The Prophet and the Hypocrites Surah Anfaal – revealed after first major battle (Badr) Surah … Read more