Surah Hijr

Surah Hijr

Surah Hijr (سورة الحجر) is the 22nd surah of the Quran that Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad in the city of Mecca. The surah is named Hijr because it refers to the story of the people of Prophet Saleh or the tribe of Thamūd who lived in a land called Hijr, and were thus called the people […]

Surah Zumar

Surah Zumar

Surah Zumar (سورة الزمر) is the 39th surah of the Quran that Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad in the city of Mecca. The surah gets its name, Zumar, meaning throngs from two of its verses that state that on the Day of Judgment, the disbelievers and believers will be driven to hell and heaven respectively in […]

Surah Qasas

Surah Qasas

Surah Qasas (سورة القصص) is the 28th surah of the Quran that Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad in the city of Mecca. The surah is named Qasas, meaning story, because many verses of it mention the story of Prophet Moses. In this article on Islam4u, the following topics will be discussed: Facts About Surah Qasas […]

Surah Anbiya

Surah Anbiya

Surah Anbiya (سورة الأنبياء) is the 21st surah of the Quran that Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad in the city of Mecca. The surah has been named Anbiya, meaning prophets because the name of fourteen prophets have been mentioned in this surah. In this article on Islam4u, the following topics will be discussed: Facts About […]

Surah Isra

Surah Isra

Surah Isra is the 17th surah of the Noble Quran that Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad in Mecca. The naming of this surah comes from the first verse of the surah that talks about the Prophet’s night journey from the Sacred Mosque (مَسجِدُ الحَرام) to the Farthest Mosque (مَسجِدُ الاقصی). Surah Isra is a very comprehensive surah that teaches many things to us. For example, it tells us that we must respect our parents because they were the ones who brought us up when we were children. In short, one will learn many things by reading surah Isra.

Surah Dukhan

Surah Dukhan

Surah Dukhan (سورة الدّخان) is the 44th surah of the Quran that Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad in the city of Mecca. The surah gets its name, dukhan, meaning smoke, from verse ten of the surah that talks about a punishment called Dukhan, meaning smoke, for the disbelievers. In this article on Islam4u, the following topics will […]

Surah Taha

Surah Taha

Surah Taha is the 20th surah of the Quran that Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad in the city of Mecca. The surah begins with the disjoined letters ṭā and hā, and therefore it is named Taha. According to narrations, Taha is one of the titles of the Prophet.1 In this article on Islam4u, the following topics will be […]

Surah Furqan

Surah Furqan

Surah Furqan (سورة الفرقان), also known as Tabarak (تبارك),  is the 25th surah of the Quran that Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad in the city of Mecca. The surah gets its name, Furqan, meaning criterion, or something that separates the truth from falsehood from the first verse that says, “Blessed is the one who sent down the […]

Surah Nahl

Surah Nahl

Surah Nahl (سورة النَّحل) is the 16th surah of the Quran that Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad in the city of Mecca. The surah gets its name, Nahl, meaning honeybee, from one of the verses of the surah that talks about the honeybee and how Allah inspires it to build its home in the mountains, on trees, […]

Surah Yusuf

Surah Yusuf

Surah Yusuf, also called Ahsan al-Qasas (The best of stories), is the 12th surah of the Quran, revealed in Mecca, with 111 verses. The entire surah Yusuf, with the exception of the last few verses, narrates different phases of Yusuf’s (Joseph ) life.The message it tries to transfer is sincerity in all actions and trials […]

Surah Hashr

Surah Hashr

Surah Hashr is the 59th surah of the Quran that Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad in the city of Medina. Hashr means banishment. The surah gets its name from the second verse that speaks about the banishment of a group of Jews from Medina. The surah begins with the glorification of Allah and ends with […]

Surah Sajdah

Surah Sajdah

Surah Sajdah, also known as Alif Lām Mīm Sajdah and Alif Lām Mīm Tanzīl is the 32nd surah of the Quran that Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad in the city of Mecca. The reason it is called Sajdah is that the 15th verse of this surah provokes a compulsory sajdah when recited and heard. In […]

Surah Luqman

Surah Luqman

Surah Luqman is the 31st surah of the Quran that Allah revealed to Prophet Muhammad in the city of Mecca. Luqman is the name of a pious man whom Allah had given him wisdom. The reason this surah is by Luqman’s name is that his name is mentioned in this surah. In this article on […]