Welcome to enlightenment.

Ramadan is the Holy month of the Qur’an. It is the perfect time to put aside the distractions and focus on the fundamental messages Allah swt has gifted upon us.

There is no better state of worship than one with passion, concentration and deep understanding. Our aim is to focus on essential jewels of the Holy Book in the hopes that we can better our relationship with it and with our daily worship.
This section presents the essential tools needed to unlock the truths and gems of the Holy Qur’an.
Take this journey with us and get to know the Holy book.
Insha’Allah we will start off with the shorter surahs and proceed in depth within the book.

Photography by Omair Shah @_omair.s
Blagaj Tekija/Dervish Monastery/Blagaj, Bosnia


0. Introduction

All thanks and praise is due to Allah. We seek His help and forgiveness, and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil within ourselves and the consequences of our evil deeds. Whoever Allah guides will never be led astray, and whoever Allah leads astray will never find guidance. I bear witness there is no … Continue reading 0. Introduction

4. An-Nisa: The Women

Bismillahi, Wal Ahamdulillahi, Was-salatu was-salamu ‘ala Rasulillah, sal-lal-lahu ‘alyhi wa sallam In the name of Allah, and exaltations be to Allah, and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, (peace and blessings be upon him). Structure: Verses 1-36 : Social observances of righteousness 1 Unity of humanity, the command of fearing Allah, and … Continue reading 4. An-Nisa: The Women

1. Al-Fatihah: The Opener

Bismillahi, Wal Ahamdulillahi, Was-salatu was-salamu ‘ala Rasulillah, sal-lal-lahu ‘alyhi wa sallam In the name of Allah, and exaltation be to Allah, and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, (peace and blessings be upon him). Structure:Verses 1-3: Praising Allah and believing in His OnenessVerse 4: The Last DayVerse 5: Worshipping Allah AloneVerse 6: … Continue reading 1. Al-Fatihah: The Opener

5: Al-Ma’idah: The Table

Bismillahi, Wal Ahamdulillahi, Was-salatu was-salamu ‘ala Rasulillah, sal-lal-lahu ‘alyhi wa sallam In the name of Allah, and exaltations be to Allah, and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, (peace and blessings be upon him). Structure: Verses 1-6 : Legislations 1 Contracts 2 Offerings to Allah, pilgrims, and inviolable months 3-5 Food 6 … Continue reading 5: Al-Ma’idah: The Table

2. Al-Baqarah: The Cow

Bismillahi, Wal Ahamdulillahi, Was-salatu was-salamu ‘ala Rasulillah, sal-lal-lahu ‘alyhi wa sallam In the name of Allah, and exaltations be to Allah, and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, (peace and blessings be upon him). Structure: Verses 1-20 : Reality of the Quran and peoples’ different attitudes towards it Verses 1-2 : Quran … Continue reading 2. Al-Baqarah: The Cow

6: Al-An’am: The Cattle

Bismillahi, Wal Ahamdulillahi, Was-salatu was-salamu ‘ala Rasulillah, sal-lal-lahu ‘alyhi wa sallam In the name of Allah, and exaltations be to Allah, and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, (peace and blessings be upon him). Structure: Verses 1-47 : Allah’s power and the disbelievers’ stubbornness and recompense 1-21 Signs for Allah’s omnipotence and … Continue reading 6: Al-An’am: The Cattle

7: Al-A’raf: The Heights

Bismillahi, Wal Ahamdulillahi, Was-salatu was-salamu ‘ala Rasulillah, sal-lal-lahu ‘alyhi wa sallam In the name of Allah, and exaltations be to Allah, and blessings and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, (peace and blessings be upon him). Structure: Verses 1-9 : Duty towards the Quran Verse 10-37 : Story of the Beginning 10-25 Adam and … Continue reading 7: Al-A’raf: The Heights