Your Daily Dose: 4th Juz

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Okay, okay, okay! I know we are reading double Qur’an today, our juz for Ramadan and Sura al-Kahf. What are you thoughts? What are your feelings? What moved you? Share and spread the gems!


A juz is a part of the Qur’an. The Qur’an is divided into 30 parts (juz). The 4th juz of the Qur’an is from 3:934:23.

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Suhaib Webb

Suhaib Webb

Suhaib Webb is a contemporary American-Muslim educator, activist, and lecturer. His work bridges classical and contemporary Islamic thought, addressing issues of cultural, social and political relevance to Muslims in the West. After converting to Islam in 1992, Webb left his career in the music industry to pursue his passion in education. He earned a Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and received intensive private training in the Islamic Sciences under a renowned Muslim Scholar of Senegalese descent. Webb was hired as the Imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, where he gave khutbas (sermons), taught religious classes, and provided counselling to families and young people; he also served as an Imam and resident scholar in communities across the U.S.

From 2004-2010, Suhaib Webb studied at the world’s preeminent Islamic institution of learning, Al-Azhar University, in the College of Shari`ah. During this time, after several years of studying the Arabic Language and the Islamic legal tradition, he also served as the head of the English Translation Department at Dar al-Ifta al-Misriyyah.

Outside of his studies at Al-Azhar, Suhaib Webb completed the memorization of the Quran in the city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He has been granted numerous traditional teaching licenses (ijazat), adhering to centuries-old Islamic scholarly practice of ensuring the highest standards of scholarship. Webb was named one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in 2010.

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  • Been thinking lately about 4:34
    Last week I clicked on Imam Zaid Shakir video on Mca website where he was once again being questioned about this one very very very famous Ayah known well to many.
    Once again there I was eager to hear what would be the best answer to this question that keeps popping up everywhere you go. Alhamdullilah he gives a good answer.
    Back to juz 4.
    See when someone reads all the verses together Not just One but all. You realize how many times Allah swt says DO NOT HURT THEM.
    So this has been one of the things in my mind lately.
    On Thursday night the sheikh right before Isha pray was talking about this verse as well and He reminded us once again. The prophet swt was a walking Quran. His actions and deeds were based strictly on the Quran and he never ever ever hurt any of his wives. There is no one single hadith that talks about beating your wife NONE!, لا شيء ! ninguno ¡ کوئی نہیں ! Aucune !

    2nd lesson
    Many of the sister’s think that they are not getting a job because they are wearing Hijab. I honestly think this is Shaitan whispering to their ears ( he whispered on mine too once ) But Alhamdullilah I come to my senses.
    When you read about how Allah swt provided for Maryam ra . She was alone and just had a baby. I mean can you imagine how tough it would have been for her to go find something and there she was able to shake a whole tree and get herself food. She just had a baby !!!!!
    Only Allah swt provides .
    May Allah swt make it easy on all of us Ameen.

  • The verse the most moved me from this Juz was the verse for Sura 4-An-Nisa. ‘Allah does not even an atom’s weight of injustice. A good deed is multiplied by God and richly rewarded'(40).
    Its amazingly touching how merciful Allah is to his creation, and how he rewards every good deep and multiplies his creations hasanat.
    Inshallah we can all realize the great mercy bestowed on us from Allah and thank him for it and thank him for making us Muslim. Ameen

  • Assalam alaikum wr wb, anyone reading this!

    Reading the parable of the youth in the Cave, I always wish that I was one of those youth and that I could betake myself to the Cave. But I often wonder what it is the Cave in my life? Is it Salah? Is it simply Ibadah? Young people like myself are struggling all around me and we DEFINITELY need a Cave.

    Wassalam and Fee Amanillah,

  • Surat Al-Kahf is an amazing surah Mashallah. Just as one awaits their favorite show on tv, I await the recitation of this surah with a similar eagerness. Indeed it is a light for the coming week for every story is a reminder of the trials of this life. It begins with a beautiful first ayah, that there is “no crookedness in this book”. Mashallah this ayah rolls right off the tongue so majestically, it gets me pumped for the coming pages. The details in this surah are so amazingly beautiful, be it the description of the cave and the people in them or the description of the attire of the people of paradise.

    One lesson that is both in the story of the cave and in the story of Musa and Al Khidr, is one of tawwakul. This lesson particularly hits home with me because I used to be an intense planner and still at times mentally freak out when things do not happen smoothly. It is a reminder that no matter how much you work or plan, without Allah’s permission for it to be part of your destiny, it won’t happen. And it is always for a higher wisdom. Alhamdullilah for this constant reminder for how easily one forgets.

    The beautiful language and lesson in the story of the two men and their respective gardens is so relatable subhannallah. At first one may read this to be a story of two men, but it is more of a metaphor of the thankfulness of humanity. How often does one know someone in their families or friends who have been blessed with so much and remain arrogant and un-thankful. And vice versa, how often does one know people who are thankful for what little they have. It can be said the latter is much fewer found unfortunately. We see it more apparent in our media, those who are splashed on magazines and appear on tv, how miserable or ungrateful does one find them.

    One must always be thankful to Allah and May Allah make us one of them. I for one am quite thankful for Surat Al Kahf alhamdulilah.

  • Well, I really love the story of Khidr and Musa (pbut). I had been confused about predestination, the concept of evil, etc for quite a while. I think Khidr’s actions show that every event has a greater purpose, and how God’s knowledge of the future encompasses ours and goes beyond what we could even imagine. It also helped me see the duality of consequences–that no occurrence has 100% evil consequences, otherwise it would not occur.

    If I had any struggles in my life (I don’t, haha), then I’m sure it’d be helpful in looking beyond for purpose and meaning in hardships. Patience has its own rewards.

    It’s also nice to see Musa (pbuh) be the student for once. I always tend to put prophets on an unreachable pedestal, but they had to learn and grow and weren’t infallible in the slightest. He was only human.

    About the story of The Cave, I really like how God discusses that people may dispute about how many the People of the Cave were in number, but how it’s irrelevant to the message. I suppose that people often nitpick and argue over minor and essentially pointless things, missing out on the greater meaning.

    There’s probably more, but that’s all I can remember at the moment. 🙂 Salaam, one and all!

  • juzz 4:
    Never will you attain the good [reward] until you spend [in the way of Allah] from that which you love. And whatever you spend .indeed, Allah is Knowing of it.
    To reach to the highest level of righteousness you have to sacrifice what you love.until then, you cant get the pure love of Allah.if you have love of duniya, money, status, self, fame, passion anything which takes you away from the love of Allah it is your test and you will be tested through that to reach to that high status.

    Or do you think that you will enter Paradise while Allah has not yet made evident those of you who fight in His cause and made evident those who are steadfast?
    Do you think paradise is that cheap you sleep all day and you go to paradise you lie all day and you wil go there?you dont pray and you deserve that place?you don’t follow the book,you don’t strive yet wish for paradise.the greater the reward,greater the effort should be. take a moment to evaluate your efforts to earn that highest place!

    Lesson from Battle of Uhud:
    we have sometimes Badr(victory)in life and sometimes Uhud (defeat) both have lessons to learn. in Badr, Allah hepled muslims even though they were very less numbers.In uhud they were close to victory but then lost. this failure had a lesson for them. don’t be overconfident. when that Lord can raise your level. similarly, He can put you down. learn from your mistakes. confidence comes from Allah.

    lessons are many and every word and ayah is full of treasure. every incidence one can relate to his personal life.The words just speak to you.

  • may i say that i am amazed by the community of Muslims frequenting this site. your posts are usually reflective, insightful, independent, and grounded. alhamdulillah for this virtual mosque.

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