Ramadan Reflections- summary Juzz 5

SUMMARY OF JUZZ 5

This Juz continues the chapter of al-Nisa, named after the numerous references to women and injunctions related to them and family life as a whole. The chapter continues to explain the practical legislation from Allah now relevant to the fledgling Muslim community following the loss of life at the Battle of ‘Uhud. Towards the final quarter of the Juz, Allah rejects the possibility of belief in Him without having belief in all of His Messengers – a refutation of the Jews, who rejected Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the Christians who twisted the message of Esa ( Jesus).

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SURAHS AND AYAAT

4. Al-Nisa (24-147)

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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS JUZZ?

• Family relations, in particular the relationship of husband and wife and how disputes should be resolved if they arise

• The command to obey Allah, His Messenger and those placed in authority over us and that any differences must be referred back to the Quran and Sunnah (teachings of the Prophet Muhammad).

• Seeking a law besides the law of Allah for judgement is a trait of the hypocrites, indeed they do all they can to turn a person away from Allah’s law!

• Practical legal guidance; shortening the prayer while on a journey; a description of prayer at the time of fear; marital law; how to deal with dis¬cord; the importance of justice; and rules pertaining to separation – all the while reminding a person of being aware of Allah and fearing Him.

• Detail of how the hypocrites align themselves with Allah’s enemies, their laziness in worship, and their final end in the Hereafter.

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Ramadan Reflections- Summary Juzz 4

SUMMARY OF JUZZ 4

Having appealed to the Christians in the preceding part of Aal-e-‘Imran and the Jews in the previous chapter, Allah now directs His verses to the Muslim community. This begins with a call for the Muslim community to remain united, holding fast to the rope of Allah. It then addresses the battles of Badr and ‘Uhud, detailing the reasons why Badr was a victory against all odds and ‘Uhud the opposite. Allah concludes by reminding us that His Promise is certain and that we must remain patient and have Taqwa (God Consciousness). In this Juz also begins the chapter al-Nisa (Women), named after the numerous references to women and injunctions related to them. This chapter is important, as being revealed after the defeat at ‘Uhud it covers some of the inevitable consequences; distribution of wealth.

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SURAHS AND AYAAT

3. Aal-e-Imran (92 – End)

4. An Nisa (1 – 23)

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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS JUZZ?

• The importance of holding fast to Allah’s rope and the significance of unity and not splitting

• The high status of the Muslim nation by virtue of their enjoining the good and prohibiting the evil;

• The evil effects of disobedience as shown to us by the example of the Battle of ‘Uhud;

• The qualities of Allah’s righteous servants. Research and consider them well and do your utmost to be one of them!

• The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) would recite the last verses of Aal-e-Imran upon waking up – ponder them carefully;

• The chapter al-Nisa concentrates on the rights of the weak and downtrodden, the orphans, women, and those oppressed and unable to migrate.

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10 things under 15 dirhams that you can’t miss to buy from Daiso !

I’m all about affordable buys and steal deals. As mummies don’t we all look for great offers? So here’s what I thought might add a pinch of help and beauty too at your homes this Ramadan in some ways. Check out the list below :

1. Paint sticks-

Just for under 10 dirhams- 5 paintsticks that keep kids busy for long. Mess free and long lasting. Easily washable – these should be in for your Ramadan activity packs!

2. Kitchen dividers and stands- I really loved the ideas of creating more space in kitchen cabinets. So I purchased two different types- one pots and pans which is a little bigger and the other small but more stronger for plates section. Another interesting hack that I use for all my lids is this one- a file organizer in kitchen !!

3. Photo frames – I’ve made many gallery walls at my home. Grabbed photoframes from Daiso- great quality and many options to choose from!

4. LED candles– This is love!! For homes with kids- you have to have these- long lasting- battery operated and safe. The material really looks like a real candle- it will make your iftar tables stand out even more:)

5. Ramadan party stuff– I got a few packs of the disposable plates and other stuff. So beautiful- great for mess free iftar parties. Daiso has it sorted.

6. Craft sticks- Crafty mama- all your needy supplies in great prices in Daiso. Such a wholesome pack for just 8 dirhams. You will find almost all supplies there!

7. Hanging ornaments and baskets- I got these two hanging decorations for my kitchen. Great for outdoor too! You can hang plants too! And every size and shape basket haul ! All available in Daiso. Aren’t they cute!

8. Wooden stands- These have been such a hit on my blog! And I know so many of you bought these too! I love these! You can find these in garden and outdoor section.

9. Pretty Plates and bowls:

– Daiso has one of the most beautiful utensil and kitchen collection. Here are a few useful things that I got to add some nice touch on my tables. My husband has to drag me out each time I’m in Daiso from this section!

10. Montessori toys- Keeping kids busy during prayer is a challenge. Get affordable Montessori toys from Daiso that they will love. Baita loves these kitchen toys and this clock that I’m using to teach him time and numbers!

I personally love the Daiso branches in Oasis Mall and Dubai Mall. Which one is your favorite.

(Blog in Collaboration with Daiso Middleeast.)

Ramadan Reflections: Summary Juzz 3

SUMMARY OF JUZZ 3 🙂

This Juz concludes the longest chapter of the Qur’an which contains the greatest verse – Ayat ul-Kursi (verse 282). This immense verse is the greatest single verse in the Qur’an, and its memorisation, understanding and recitation will derive many benefits for the worshipper. Al-Baqarah ends with a number of rulings which demonstrate that charity is a foundation of an Islamic economy as well as Allah’s forbidding of riba’ (usury/interest), declaring those who engage in it as declaring war upon Him. The final three verses of this chapter are a prayer for Allah’s forgive¬ness and for His protection. The Juz continues into the next chapter, Aal-e-Imran (Family of Imran) which covers (amongst others) the story of Esa (Jesus) – the most outstanding example of man’s rejection and misinterpretation of Allah’s message.

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SURAHS AND AYAAT

2. Al-Baqarah (253-end)

3. Aal-e-Imran (1-92)

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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS JUZZ?

• The greatest verse in the Qur’an: Ayat ul-Kursi, study it, memorise it and make sure you understand it;

• That riba’ is war against Allah and His Messenger;

• That the Qur’an is the criterion between truth and falsehood and Allah will only accept Islam as the true religion;

• The story of Maryam’s (Mary) mother shows how a righteous, sincere intention has a good effect on one’s child;

• Musa (Moses), Esa, Muhammad (peace be upon them all) were all upon the belief of Tawhid (Divine Unity) and warned against shirk (polytheism);

•We are taught an important lesson when it comes to criticising society or a nation: That it is wrong to generalise.

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Ramadan Reflections: Summary Juzz 2

SUMMARY OF JUZZ 2 🙂

In this Juz, Allah responds to the Jews of the time and the accusations they made when the direction of prayer was changed from the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem to al-Ka’bah in Makkah. Importantly Allah concludes the issue by indicating that purification of one’s soul is more important than facing any particular direction in prayer. The Juz also covers Allah’s wisdom over a number of matters; Inheritance; Marriage; Hajj; and most pertinently, Fasting – the only place in the Qur’an to con¬tain such detailed information about this great act of worship. Throughout this Juz and in between even its most detailed regulations, Allah stresses again and again the necessity of man maintaining, at all times, Taqwa (God Consciousness) – to remain conscious of Allah in all his affairs.

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SURAHS AND AYAAT

2. Al-Baqarah (142 – 252)

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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS JUZZ?

• The obligation of fasting, its rules and regulations and other related matters. This is the only place containing a detailed discussion about fasting, so ponder it well!

• The rules and regulations concerning Hajj, Marriage, Divorce, Suckling etc. in between which Allah stresses the importance of Taqwa

• The story of Jalut (Goliath) and a powerful nation toppled not by sheer numbers or might but through faith, patience and constancy.

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