This (private) blog created exclusively for Nurul Iiman Zhulkeflee, to aid her in learning, reciting & memorizing the Holy Qur'an and other Zikr & Du'a. Allah s.w.t. says:

فَٱقۡرَءُواْ مَا تَيَسَّرَ مِنۡهُ‌ۚ -

Fa-aqra-'uu maa ta-sai-yara min-hu

" ... so, recite of it that which is easy for you.." (Qur'an: Muzzammil:73:20)




اللّهُـمَّ اجْعَـلْ في قَلْبـي نورا ، وَفي لِسـاني نورا، وَاجْعَـلْ في سَمْعي نورا، وَاجْعَـلْ في بَصَري نورا، وَاجْعَـلْ مِنْ خَلْفي نورا، وَمِنْ أَمامـي نورا، وَاجْعَـلْ مِنْ فَوْقـي نورا ، وَمِن تَحْتـي نورا .اللّهُـمَّ أَعْطِنـي نورا .


Allahummaj- 'al fee qal-bee noora, wa-fee lisa-nee noora, waj-'al fee sam-'ee noora, waj-'al fee ba-sa-ree noora, waj-'al min khalf-fee noora, wa-min a-ma-mee noora ,waj-'al min faw-qee noora, wa-min tah-tee noora, Allahumma a'-tinee noora.


‘O Allah, place within my heart Light, and upon my tongue Light, and within my ears Light, and within my eyes Light, and place behind me Light and in front of me Light and above me Light and beneath me Light. O Allah, bestow upon (all of) me Light.’



من سن في الإ سلام سنة حسنة فله أجرها و أجر من عمل بها بعده من غير ان ينقص من أجورهم شيء، ومن سن في الإسلام سنة سيئة كان عليه وزرها و وزر من عمل بها من بعده من غير أن ينقص من أو زار هم شيئا ـ رواه مسلم

Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said:“He who inaugurates a good sunna (custom or ways, examplar) in Islam earns the reward of it and (the rewards) of all who perform it after him without diminishing their own rewards in the slightest; and he who introduces a bad sunna (custom or ways, examplar) is guilty of the sin of it and (the sins) of all who perform it after him without diminishing their own sins in the slightest.”


(Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. reported by Imam Muslim)


Friday, August 10, 2012

Juzu' Amma - murattal (30th portion) - for memorization

Recitation of short Makkan Surah (last juzu' of the Qur'an - as arranged in 'Baghdady muqoddam'), commonly memorized and used for recitation in daily Swolah.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb's ( كرّم الله وجْهه ) Mathematical Brilliance : "Whole number, not fraction"

One Day a Jewish person came to Imam Ali ( كرّم الله وجْهه ), thinking that "since Imam Ali thinks he is too smart, I'll ask him such a tough question that he won't be able to answer it and I'll have the chance to embarrass him in front of all the Arabs."

He asked Imam Ali, "Tell me a number, that if we divide it by any number from 1-10 the answer will always come in the form of a whole number and not as a fraction."

Imam Ali ( كرّم الله وجْهه ) looked back at him and said, "Take the number of days in a year and multiply it with the number of days in a week and you will have your answer."

The Jewish person was astonished, but as he was an unbeliever (Mushrik), he still didn't believe Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib ( كرّم الله وجْهه ).

So he calculated to check the answer Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib ( كرّم الله وجْهه ) gave him.

To his amazement he came across the following results:


The number of Days in a Year = 360(Arab uses Lunar calendar)
The Number of Days in a Week = 7
The product of the two numbers = 2520


2520 ÷ 1 = 2520

2520 ÷ 2 = 1260

2520 ÷ 3 = 840

2520 ÷ 4 = 630

2520 ÷ 5 = 504

2520 ÷ 6 = 420

2520 ÷ 7 = 360

2520 ÷ 8 = 315

2520 ÷ 9 = 280

2520 ÷ 10= 252



Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb's ( كرّم الله وجْهه ) Mathematical Brilliance : "Five Loaves of Bread"

Zarr Bin Hobeish relates this story:
Two travelers sat together on the way to their destination to have a meal.

One had five loaves of bread. The other had three.

A third traveler was passing by and at the request of the two joined in the meal.

The travelers cut each of the loaf of bread in three equal parts.

Each of the travelers ate eight broken pieces of the loaf.

At the time of leaving the third traveler took out eight dirhams and gave to the first two men who had offered him the meal, and went away.

On receiving the money the two travelers started quarrelling as to who should have how much of the money.

The five-loaf-man demanded five dirhams.

The three-loaf-man insisted on dividing the money in two equal parts.

The dispute was brought to Imam Ali ( كرّم الله وجْهه ) (the Caliph of the time in Arabia) to be adjudicate.

Imam Ali ( كرّم الله وجْهه ) requested the three-loaf-man to accept three dirhams, because he said : "five-loaf-man has been more than fair to you."

The three-loaf-man refused and said that he would take only four dirhams.

At this Imam Ali ( كرّم الله وجْهه ) replied, "You can have only one dirham."

(The reasoning:)

"You had eight loaves between yourselves. Each loaf was broken in three parts.

Therefore, you had 24 equal parts.

Your three loaves made nine parts out of which you have eaten eight portions, leaving just one to the third traveler.

Your friend had five loaves which divided into three made fifteen pieces.

He ate eight pieces and gave seven pieces to the guest.

As such the guest shared one part from your loaves and seven from those of your friend.

So you should get one dirham and your friend should receive seven dirhams."



Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb's ( كرّم الله وجْهه ) Mathematical Brilliance : "Dividing 17 Camels"

A person was about to die, and before dying he wrote his Will ("wasiyah") which went as follows:


"I have 17 Camels, and I have three sons.

Divide my Camels in such a way that my eldest son gets half of them, the second one gets 1/3rd of the total and my youngest son gets 1/9th of the total number of Camels."


After his death when the relatives read his will they got extremely perplexed and said to each other that how can we divide 17 camels like this.

So after a long hard thought they decided that there was only one man in Arabia who could help them: "Imam 'Ali ibn Abi Taleb ( كرّم الله وجْهه )." the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلّم )

So they all came to the door of Imam 'Ali ibn Abi Taleb ( كرّم الله وجْهه ) and put forward their problem.

Imam 'Ali ibn Abi Taleb ( كرّم الله وجْهه ) said, "Ok, I will divide the camels as per the man's will."

Imam 'Ali ibn Abi Taleb ( كرّم الله وجْهه ) said, "I will lend one of my camels to the total which makes it 18 (17+1=18), now lets divide as per his will."

The eldest son gets 1/2 of 18 = 9

The second one gets 1/3 of 18 = 6

The youngest gets 1/9 of 18 = 2

Now the total number of camels = 17 (9+6+2=17)

Then Imam 'Ali ibn Abi Taleb ( كرّم الله وجْهه ) said, "Now I will take my Camel back."