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1. al-Kahf (The Cave ) / 85 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note He has also given him the means of government and victory, the facilities to build civilization, enjoy the blessings God has made available to mankind, and all that make human life on earth steady and pr..... read more 19/05/2017
2. ar-Ra`d (The Thunder ) / Overview Important key and unique words of the Surah The word Ra'd (thunder) is used in the 13th Surah in the 13th Juzz and is the 13th Ayat ..... read more 18/05/2017
3. ar-Ra`d (The Thunder ) / Overview Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat Interesting note that the word Ra'd (thunder) is used in the 13th Surah in the 13th Juzz and is the 13th Ayat. ..... read more 18/05/2017
4. ar-Ra`d (The Thunder ) / 13 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Thunder is the third aspect of the rainy atmosphere. This loud, explosive and resounding noise is a result of the laws of the universe set into operation by God. Whatever we may say about the nature or c..... read more 18/05/2017
5. at-Taubah (Repentance ) / 120 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The sūrah follows this appeal by a strong censure of the very thought of staying behind when God’s Messenger is setting out. The statement implies a strong reproach. No Companion of God&..... read more 18/05/2017
6. an-Nisa' (Women ) / 68 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Next, the sūrah confirms that the code of living people are called upon to implement is easy to apply and that the law to judge in their disputes is compassionate, returning verdicts full of mercy. It d..... read more 18/05/2017
7. al-Fatihah (The Opening) / Overview Relevant Hadith أَخْبَرَنَا الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ حُرَيْثٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا الْفَضْلُ بْنُ مُوسَى، عَنْ عَبْدِ الْحَمِيدِ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ، ..... read more 18/05/2017
8. al-Fatihah (The Opening) / Overview Relevant Hadith أَخْبَرَنَا الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ حُرَيْثٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا الْفَضْلُ بْنُ مُوسَى، عَنْ عَبْدِ الْحَمِيدِ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ، ..... read more 18/05/2017
9. al-Fatihah (The Opening) / Overview Connection of the Surah to the Surah before/after it In Surah al-Fatihah, one asks for guidance and the following Surah begins with an answer to this prayer, as a guidance for the Muttaqin (2:2).  ..... read more 18/05/2017
10. al-Fatihah (The Opening) / Overview Connection of the Surah to the Surah before/after it In Surah al-Fatihah, one asks for guidance and the following Surah begins with an answer to this prayer, as a guidance for the Muttaqin (2:2).  &nb..... read more 18/05/2017
11. al-Fatihah (The Opening) / Overview Connection between the beginning and the ending of the Surah  It is understood any dua that begins with Hamd (praise) of Allah is likely to be accepted and answered. The Surah begins with Hamd (praise) of Allah and it ends with a dua. The Prophet is reported to have said, "The bes..... read more 18/05/2017
12. al-Mulk (The Dominion ) / 2 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note One of the results of His complete dominion of the universe and absolute power over all things is that He created death and life. The term `death' in this context includes the death that precedes lif..... read more 17/05/2017
13. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / Overview Period of Revelation “This Surah consists of four discourses: The first discourse (v. 1-32) was probably revealed soon after the Battle of Badr. The second discourse (v. 33-63) was revealed in 9 A.H. (After Hijrah - migration from Ma..... read more 12/05/2017
14. al-Inshiqaq (The Splitting ) / Overview The Virtues of the Surah مَنْ سَرَّهُ أَنْ يَنْظُرَ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ كَأَنَّهُ رَأْىُ عَيْنٍ فَلْيَقْرَأْ ‏(‏ إِذَا الشَّمْسُ كُوِّرَ..... read more 12/05/2017
15. al-Inshiqaq (The Splitting ) / Overview The Virtues of the Surah مَنْ سَرَّهُ أَنْ يَنْظُرَ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ كَأَنَّهُ رَأْىُ عَيْنٍ فَلْيَقْرَأْ ‏(‏ إِذَا الشَّمْسُ كُوِّرَ..... read more 12/05/2017
16. al-Inshiqaq (The Splitting ) / Overview The Virtues of the Surah Ibn Umar narrated that: "The Messenger of Allah said: “Whoever wishes to look at the Day of Resurrection, as if he is seeing it with his very eyes, then let him recite: "When the sun is wrapped up [in darkness]..... read more 12/05/2017
17. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / 30 Relevant Hadith ..... read more 12/05/2017
18. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / 30 Relevant Hadith Test ..... read more 12/05/2017
19. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / Overview Central Theme Guidance. This Surah is the sequel to Surah 2: al-Baqarah (The Cow) and the invitation therein is continued to The People of the Book. In Al-Baqarah the Jews were pointedly invited to accept the Guidance and in this Surah, the Chr..... read more 11/05/2017
20. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Background Reasons for Revelation In order to understand the meaning of this Surah, we should know its historical background: 1. At Makkah, the Quran generally addressed the polytheist Quraysh who were ignorant of Islam, but at Madinah it was also concerned with the Jews..... read more 11/05/2017
21. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / Overview Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat Ale-Imran - Family of Imran The Surah is named after the ‘Family of Imran [grandfather of Jesus]’ – amongst the greatest of families in human history [3:33]. This blessed family includes the below perso..... read more 11/05/2017
22. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / Overview Central Theme Guidance. This Surah is the sequel to Surah 2: al-Baqarah (The Cow) and the invitation therein is continued to The People of the Book. In Al-Baqarah the Jews were pointedly invited to accept the Guidance and in this Surah, the Chr..... read more 11/05/2017
23. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / Overview The Virtues of the Surah The Prophet said, “Recite the Qur'an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It. Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqara and Surah Al 'Imran, for on the Day of Resurrecti..... read more 11/05/2017
24. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / Overview Naming Convention of the Surah It is named after Ale-Imran ‘the family of Imran’ – Imran being the grandfather of Jesus [Isa], and the father of Mary [Maryam]. Other than this Surah, Imran is not mentioned in the rest of the Qur’an ..... read more 11/05/2017
25. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / Overview Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat Ale-Imran - Family of Imran The Surah is named after the ‘Family of Imran [grandfather of Jesus]’ – amongst the greatest of families in human history [3:33]. This blessed family includes the below perso..... read more 11/05/2017
26. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat There a number of names used for this Surah listed by the scholars: al-Baqarah: This is in reference to the story of the Cow in the incident involving the murder amongst the Children of Israel. The story of the Cow conta..... read more 02/05/2017
27. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Central Theme Guidance. The Surah makes it clear what the Straight Path is – who are upon it, who are not, what are their attributes. Allah’s Governance on Earth. The Surah was aptly reveale..... read more 02/05/2017
28. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Central Theme Guidance. The Surah makes it clear what the Straight Path is – who are upon it, who are not, what are their attributes. Allah’s Governance on Earth. The Surah was aptly reveale..... read more 02/05/2017
29. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Central Theme Guidance. The Surah makes it clear what the Straight Path is – who are upon it, who are not, what are their attributes. Allah’s Governance on Earth. The Surah was aptly revealed shortly..... read more 02/05/2017
30. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Central Theme Guidance. The Surah makes it clear what the Straight Path is – who are upon it, who are not, what are their attributes.   Allah’s Governance on Earth. The Surah was aptl..... read more 02/05/2017
31. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview The Virtues of the Surah The Prophet described the Surah al-Baqarah as the Sanaam [peak] of the Qur’an. He said, ‘Everything has a peak and the peak of the Qur’an is al-Baqarah.’ [Tirmidhee no. 2878 – Hasan G..... read more 02/05/2017
32. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat There a number of names used for this Surah listed by the scholars: al-Baqarah: This is in reference to the story of the Cow in the incident involving the murder amongst the Children of Israel. The story of the Cow conta..... read more 02/05/2017
33. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview The Virtues of the Surah The Prophet described the Surah al-Baqarah as the Sanaam [peak] of the Qur’an. He said, ‘Everything has a peak and the peak of the Qur’an is al-Baqarah.’ [Tirmidhee no. 2878 – Hasan Ghareeb]. ..... read more 02/05/2017
34. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat There a number of names used for this Surah listed by the scholars: al-Baqarah: This is in reference to the story of the Cow in the incident involving the murder amongst the Children of Israel. The story of the Cow conta..... read more 02/05/2017
35. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Naming Convention of the Surah The name of the Surah has been mentioned in many authentic hadeeth as ‘al-Baqarah’ as is mentioned by the Prophet, ‘the last two Ayaat from the end of Surah al-Baqarah – whoever reads t..... read more 27/04/2017
36. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat al-Baqarah: This is in reference to the story of the Cow in the incident involving the murder amongst the Children of Israel. The story of the Cow contains the most important lessons for the Believer in relation to the commands of..... read more 27/04/2017
37. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat al-Baqarah: This is in reference to the story of the Cow in the incident involving the murder amongst the Children of Israel. The story of the Cow contains the most important lessons for the Believer in relation to the commands of..... read more 27/04/2017
38. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat al-Baqarah: This is in reference to the story of the Cow in the incident involving the murder amongst the Children of Israel. The story of the Cow contains the most important lessons for the Believer in relation to the commands of..... read more 27/04/2017
39. al-Fatihah (The Opening) / Overview Lessons/Guidance/Major-Issues/Reflections It is called Umm-ul-Kitab (Mother of the Book), foundation and essence of the Qur'an. The Surah mentions two actions of the Heart. Ikhlas (pure sincerity) in "You alone we worship" and Tawakul..... read more 27/04/2017
40. al-Fatihah (The Opening) / Overview Lessons/Guidance/Major-Issues/Reflections It is called Umm-ul-Kitab (Mother of the Book), foundation and essence of the Qur'an.   The Surah mentions two actions of the Heart. Ikhlas (pure sincerity) in "You alone we worship" ..... read more 27/04/2017
41. al-Fatihah (The Opening) / Overview Connection between the beginning and the ending of the Surah The Surah begins with Hamd (praise) of Allah and it ends with a dua. The Prophet is reported to have said, "The best Dhikr is 'La ilah ila Allah' and the best dua is 'Alhamdulillah'" (Tirmidhee). It is un..... read more 27/04/2017
42. al-Fatihah (The Opening) / Overview Connection of the name of the Surah and its Ayaat al-Fatihah (The Opening) - The Qur'an is opened by this Surah Umm al-Kitab (The Mother of the Book) - This Surah is the source for all the issues discussed in the Qur'an ..... read more 27/04/2017
43. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / 1 Relevant Hadith ..... read more 23/04/2017
44. an-Nisa' (Women ) / 1 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This address is made to mankind, in their basic human quality, so that they may all turn to their Lord who has created them “from a single soul”. He further created from this single s..... read more 02/04/2017
45. an-Nisa' (Women ) / 1 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This address is made to mankind, in their basic human quality, so that they may all turn to their Lord who has created them “from a single soul”. He further created from this single s..... read more 02/04/2017
46. an-Nisa' (Women ) / 1 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This address is made to mankind, in their basic human quality, so that they may all turn to their Lord who has created them “from a single soul”. He further created from this single s..... read more 02/04/2017
47. an-Nisa' (Women ) / 1 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This address is made to mankind, in their basic human quality, so that they may all turn to their Lord who has created them “from a single soul”. He further created from this single s..... read more 02/04/2017
48. an-Nisa' (Women ) / 1 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This address is made to mankind, in their basic human quality, so that they may all turn to their Lord who has created them “from a single soul”. He further created from this single s..... read more 02/04/2017
49. an-Nisa' (Women ) / 1 Linguistic Analysis Raqeeb. Words stemming from R-Q-B appear more times in this Surah an-Nisa then any other Surah of the Qur'an. It appears 4 times. ..... read more 02/04/2017
50. an-Nisa' (Women ) / 1 Linguistic Analysis Words stemming from R-Q-B appear more times in this Surah an-Nisa then any other Surah of the Qur'an. It appears 4 times.  ..... read more 02/04/2017
51. an-Nisa' (Women ) / Overview Important key and unique words of the Surah Words stemming from R-Q-B appear more times in this Surah then any other Surah of the Qur'an. It appears 4 times.  ..... read more 02/04/2017
52. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 139 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Believers  must  not  lose  heart,  nor  should  they  allow  grief  to overtake  them because of what may happen. They will gain the upper han..... read more 02/04/2017
53. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 152 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The sūrah paints a full picture of the battlefield and the succession of victory and defeat. Every movement, every impression, every facial expression and every fleeting thought is recorded. The Qu..... read more 02/04/2017
54. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 166 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note What happened in the Battle of Uĥud provides a good example of what we have just said about the way Islam views all matters. God has explained to the Muslims His rules and conditions which bring th..... read more 02/04/2017
55. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 166 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note What happened in the Battle of Uĥud provides a good example of what we have just said about the way Islam views all matters. God has explained to the Muslims His rules and conditions which bring th..... read more 02/04/2017
56. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / Overview Lessons/Guidance/Major-Issues/Reflections In addressing the Christians, the focus has been the ‘humanity’ of Jesus as opposed to him being Divine. Highlighting his family history demonstrates that his orgins are special but fundamentally human. The name of the Surah is..... read more 02/04/2017
57. an-Nisa' (Women ) / Overview Naming Convention of the Surah It is referred to as ‘an-Nisa’ [The Women] – many of the rulings regarding women and family life are in this Surah. The word 'an-Nisa' occurs with more frequency in this Surah then in any other Sura..... read more 02/04/2017
58. an-Nisa' (Women ) / Overview Naming Convention of the Surah It is referred to as ‘an-Nisa’ [The Women] – many of the rulings regarding women and family life are in this Surah. The word 'an-Nisa' occurs with more frequency in this Surah then in any other Sura..... read more 02/04/2017
59. ash-Shura (Consultation ) / 5 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The surah then gives us an aspect of the significance of God's sole ownership of the universe and His supremacy. We see this in the heavens that are almost rent asunder, overawed as they are by God&#..... read more 28/03/2017
60. ash-Shura (Consultation ) / 4 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The surah then adds other attributes belonging to God: "His is all that is in the heavens and the earth. He is the Most High, the Supreme One." (Verse 4) People are often delud..... read more 28/03/2017
61. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 200 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The closing verse in this long sūrah is an address to the believers which sums up the obligations imposed on them by the constitution God has chosen for them. It is an address from on high to the b..... read more 26/03/2017
62. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 200 Relevant Hadith Salman Al-Farisi reported that the Messenger of Allah said, «رِبَاطُ يَوْمٍ وَلَيْلَةٍ خَيْرٌ مِنْ صِيَامِ شَهْرٍ وَقِيامِهِ، وَإِنْ ..... read more 26/03/2017
63. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 200 Relevant Hadith Salman Al-Farisi reported that the Messenger of Allah said, «رِبَاطُ يَوْمٍ وَلَيْلَةٍ خَيْرٌ مِنْ صِيَامِ شَهْرٍ وَقِيامِهِ، وَإِنْ مَاتَ جَر..... read more 26/03/2017
64. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 196 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Their prosperity is an aspect of affluence, wealth, position and power. It is bound to leave something in the hearts of believers as they suffer hardship, poverty, and persecution and as they have t..... read more 26/03/2017
65. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 191 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note It is a moment of worship, which means that it is a moment of establishing a relationship and receiving a message. It is no wonder, then, that the mere reflection on the creation of the heavens and the e..... read more 26/03/2017
66. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 194 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This part of the prayer expresses hope, reliance on God and deriving strength from the believers’ unshakable trust that He always fulfils His promises: “Our Lord, grant us what&n..... read more 26/03/2017
67. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 191 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note It is a moment of worship, which means that it is a moment of establishing a relationship and receiving a message. It is no wonder, then, that the mere reflection on the creation of the heavens and the e..... read more 26/03/2017
68. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 191 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note It is a moment of worship, which means that it is a moment of establishing a relationship and receiving a message. It is no wonder, then, that the mere reflection on the creation of the heavens and the e..... read more 26/03/2017
69. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 190 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note What are these signs contained in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the succession of day and night? What is the message understood by men of wisdom when they reflect on these phenomena, as t..... read more 26/03/2017
70. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 190 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note What are these signs contained in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the succession of day and night? What is the message understood by men of wisdom when they reflect on these phenomena, as t..... read more 26/03/2017
71. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 191 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note It is a moment of worship, which means that it is a moment of establishing a relationship and receiving a message. It is no wonder, then, that the mere reflection on the creation of the heavens and the e..... read more 26/03/2017
72. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / Overview The Virtues of the Surah The Prophet said, “Recite the Qur'an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It. Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqara and Surah Al 'Imran, for on the Day of Resurrecti..... read more 26/03/2017
73. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / Overview The Virtues of the Surah The Prophet said, “Recite the Qur'an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It. Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqara and Surah Al 'Imran, for on the Day of Resurrecti..... read more 26/03/2017
74. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / Overview The Virtues of the Surah The Prophet said, “Recite the Qur'an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It. Recite the two bright ones, al-Baqara and Surah Al 'Imran, for on the Day of Resurrecti..... read more 26/03/2017
75. al-Ma'idah (The Table) / Overview Central Theme ..... read more 17/03/2017
76. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 185 Connected/Related Ayat The usage of the word زُحْزِحَ  وَلَتَجِدَنَّهُمْ أَحْرَصَ النَّاسِ عَلَىٰ حَيَاةٍ وَمِنَ الَّذِينَ أَشْرَ..... read more 12/03/2017
77. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 185 Relevant Hadith Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Indeed the space in Paradise taken up by a whip, is better than the world and what is in it. Recite if you wish: 'And whoever is moved away from the Fire and admitted ..... read more 12/03/2017
78. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 185 Relevant Hadith Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Indeed the space in Paradise taken up by a whip, is better than the world and what is in it. Recite if you wish: 'And whoever is moved away from the Fire and admitted ..... read more 12/03/2017
79. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 185 Connected/Related Ayat The usage of the word زُحْزِحَ  وَلَتَجِدَنَّهُمْ أَحْرَصَ النَّاسِ عَلَىٰ حَيَاةٍ وَمِنَ الَّذِينَ أَشْرَ..... read more 12/03/2017
80. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 185 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Here the sūrah addresses the Muslim community, explaining the values it should hold dear, and for which it should make sacrifices. It also speaks of the hardships and the suffering which it is boun..... read more 12/03/2017
81. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 185 Linguistic Analysis Surah al-Baqarah and Ale-Imran are the only Surahs of the Qur'an (2:96) (3:185) which have the root word زُحْزِحَ ..... read more 12/03/2017
82. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 181 Reasons for Revelation Sa`id bin Jubayr said that Ibn `Abbas said, "When Allah's statement,مَّن ذَا الَّذِى يُقْرِضُ اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا فَيُضَاعِفَهُ لَهُ أَضْعَا..... read more 12/03/2017
83. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 179 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This is a clear Qur’ānic statement which leaves us in no doubt that it is not part of God’s design or method to allow the ranks of the believers to remain loose, giving a chance to the ..... read more 12/03/2017
84. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 179 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This is a clear Qur’ānic statement which leaves us in no doubt that it is not part of God’s design or method to allow the ranks of the believers to remain loose, giving a chance to the ..... read more 12/03/2017
85. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 179 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This is a clear Qur’ānic statement which leaves us in no doubt that it is not part of God’s design or method to allow the ranks of the believers to remain loose, giving a chance to the ..... read more 12/03/2017
86. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 179 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This is a clear Qur’ānic statement which leaves us in no doubt that it is not part of God’s design or method to allow the ranks of the believers to remain loose, giving a chance to the ..... read more 12/03/2017
87. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 178 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note At this point the sūrah tackles the doubts entertained by some people and their silent remonstrations as they see the enemies of the truth and of God go about unpunished, demonstrating their power ..... read more 12/03/2017
88. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 177 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note To believe in God and to follow the path of faith was available to them. The proofs and pointers which guide human beings to faith are everywhere in the universe, planted deep into human nature. The..... read more 12/03/2017
89. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 177 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note To believe in God and to follow the path of faith was available to them. The proofs and pointers which guide human beings to faith are everywhere in the universe, planted deep into human nature. The..... read more 12/03/2017
90. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 174 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note They were saved, suffering no harm, but enjoying God’s pleasure. That is indeed a manifestation of “God’s grace and bounty.” This statement emphasises the primary cause of what Go..... read more 12/03/2017
91. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 170 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Here the sūrah tells us about people from among us who are slain, depicting a life which is familiar to us in its visible aspects. However, because they are slain “in God’s cause&rdq..... read more 12/03/2017
92. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 169 Relevant Hadith In Sahih Muslim, "Abdullah said, “We asked the meaning of the verse (from the Holy Prophet) who said, “The souls, of the martyrs live in the bodies of green birds who have their nests in chandeliers hung from the throne of..... read more 12/03/2017
93. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 169 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The sūrah then tackles another highly important matter with far- reaching effects. That is the fact that martyrs killed in the defence of God’s cause are not dead; they continue to live and they&n..... read more 12/03/2017
94. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 169 Relevant Hadith In Sahih Muslim, "Abdullah said, “We asked the meaning of the verse (from the Holy Prophet) who said, “The souls, of the martyrs live in the bodies of green birds who have their nests in chandeliers hung from the throne of..... read more 12/03/2017
95. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 169 Relevant Hadith In Sahih Muslim, "Abdullah said, “We asked the meaning of the verse (from the Holy Prophet) who said, “The souls, of the martyrs live in the bodies of green birds who have their nests in chandeliers hung from the throne of..... read more 12/03/2017
96. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 169 Reasons for Revelation Jabir bin `Abdullah said, "The Messenger of Allah looked at me one day and said, `O Jabir! Why do I see you sad' I said, `O Messenger of Allah! My father was martyred and left behind debts and children.' He said, ..... read more 12/03/2017
97. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 169 Relevant Hadith In Sahih Muslim, "Abdullah said, “We asked the meaning of the verse (from the Holy Prophet) who said, “The souls, of the martyrs live in the bodies of green birds who have their nests in chandeliers hung from the throne of..... read more 12/03/2017
98. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 169 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The sūrah then tackles another highly important matter with far- reaching effects. That is the fact that martyrs killed in the defence of God’s cause are not dead; they continue to live and they&n..... read more 12/03/2017
99. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 169 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The sūrah then tackles another highly important matter with far- reaching effects. That is the fact that martyrs killed in the defence of God’s cause are not dead; they continue to live and they&n..... read more 12/03/2017
100. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 169 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The sūrah then tackles another highly important matter with far- reaching effects. That is the fact that martyrs killed in the defence of God’s cause are not dead; they continue to live and they&n..... read more 12/03/2017
101. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Connection of the Surah to the Surah before/after it Both Surahs begin with Alif Lam Mim Both end with profound Duas. Both revealed in Madinah. Though it is a Madani Surah, it follows naturally a Makkan Surah, Surah 1: al-Fatihah (The Op..... read more 12/03/2017
102. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / Overview Connection of the Surah to the Surah before/after it They both begin with Alif-Lam-Meeem. Both end with profound Duas. Both revealed in Madinah. Al-Baqarah declares the Muslims as the ‘Middle Nation’ (2:143) and Ale-Imran declares th..... read more 12/03/2017
103. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Connection of the Surah to the Surah before/after it Though it is a Madani Surah, it follows naturally a Makkan Surah, Surah 1: al-Fatihah (The Opening), which ended with the prayer: “Show us the straight way.” It begins with the answer to that prayer, ..... read more 12/03/2017
104. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / Overview Connection of the Surah to the Surah before/after it They both begin with Alif-Lam-Meeem. Both end with profound Duas. Both revealed in Madinah. Al-Baqarah declares the Muslims as the ‘Middle Nation’ (2:143) and Ale-Imran declares th..... read more 12/03/2017
105. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Connection of the Surah to the Surah before/after it Though it is a Madani Surah, it follows naturally a Makkan Surah, Surah 1: al-Fatihah (The Opening), which ended with the prayer: “Show us the straight way.” It begins with the answer to that prayer, ..... read more 12/03/2017
106. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / Overview Connection of the Surah to the Surah before/after it Though it is a Madani Surah, it follows naturally a Makkan Surah, Surah 1: al-Fatihah (The Opening), which ended with the prayer: “Show us the straight way.” It begins with the answer to that prayer, ..... read more 12/03/2017
107. al-Baqarah (The Cow) / 96 Connected/Related Ayat The usage of the word زُحْزِحَ  كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ ۗ وَإِنَّمَا تُوَفَّوْنَ أُجُورَكُمْ ..... read more 12/03/2017
108. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 185 Connected/Related Ayat The usage of the word زُحْزِحَ  وَلَتَجِدَنَّهُمْ أَحْرَصَ النَّاسِ عَلَىٰ حَيَاةٍ وَمِنَ الَّذِينَ أَشْرَ..... read more 12/03/2017
109. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 185 Connected/Related Ayat The usage of the word زُحْزِحَ  وَلَتَجِدَنَّهُمْ أَحْرَصَ النَّاسِ عَلَىٰ حَيَاةٍ وَمِنَ الَّذِينَ أَشْرَ..... read more 12/03/2017
110. Ale-Imran (The Family Of Imran ) / 180 Relevant Hadith Messenger of Allah said 'Whoever Allah makes wealthy and he does not pay the Zakah due on his wealth, then (on the Day of Resurrection) his wealth will be made in the likeness of a bald-headed poisonous male snake with two black spots ..... read more 12/03/2017
111. al-Furqan (The Criterion ) / Overview Connection between the beginning and the ending of the Surah Usage of the word 'Tabarak' - 'Blessed'.  The Surah begins with the phrase, تَبَارَكَ الَّذِي نَزَّلَ الْفُرْقَان..... read more 12/03/2017
112. Ghafir (The Forgiver) / 4 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Having established the truth of God's oneness and His Divine attributes, the sierah makes clear that this truth is accepted by all creatures. It is, in fact, firmly rooted in their nature and directl..... read more 09/03/2017
113. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 25 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The stirah also shows them how God's power extends over their hearts and minds, even when they are still on earth refusing to believe in Him. Since He is fully aware that their hearts have become cor..... read more 09/03/2017
114. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 24 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note On the day when God's enemies will be gathered together before the fire, they will be driven onwards untie; when they reach it, their ears, their eyes and their very skins will bear witness against t..... read more 09/03/2017
115. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 23 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note On the day when God's enemies will be gathered together before the fire, they will be driven onwards untie; when they reach it, their ears, their eyes and their very skins will bear witness against t..... read more 09/03/2017
116. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 22 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note On the day when God's enemies will be gathered together before the fire, they will be driven onwards untie; when they reach it, their ears, their eyes and their very skins will bear witness against t..... read more 09/03/2017
117. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 21 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note On the day when God's enemies will be gathered together before the fire, they will be driven onwards untie; when they reach it, their ears, their eyes and their very skins will bear witness against t..... read more 09/03/2017
118. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 20 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note On the day when God's enemies will be gathered together before the fire, they will be driven onwards untie; when they reach it, their ears, their eyes and their very skins will bear witness against t..... read more 09/03/2017
119. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 19 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note On the day when God's enemies will be gathered together before the fire, they will be driven onwards untie; when they reach it, their ears, their eyes and their very skins will bear witness against t..... read more 09/03/2017
120. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 18 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note "And We saved those who believed and were God-fearing." (Verse 18) The round is thus concluded. They should realize by now that nothing can withstand God's power. No one ca..... read more 09/03/2017
121. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 17 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note "As for the Thamud, We offered them guidance, but they chose blindness in preference to guidance." (Verse 17) This appears to be a reference to their initial acceptance of God&..... read more 09/03/2017
122. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 16 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note We see them here boasting of their power, thinking themselves mighty. The image portrayed in the next verse shows us the fate their despicable arrogance deserved: "Therefore, We let loose up..... read more 09/03/2017
123. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 15 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Up to this point, the surah speaks of the fates of both peoples as if they are one: both were struck by thunderbolts. Now, the surah gives us some specific details about both peoples: "As fo..... read more 09/03/2017
124. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 14 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The reckless arrogance of the present unbelievers is thus made all the more apparent through this reminder of what happened to similarly reckless and arrogant peoples: "There came to them, f..... read more 09/03/2017
125. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 13 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note What Punishment for Turning Away? Given this is the state of the entire universe, what position should be assigned to those who reject God's oneness and attribute partners to Him? How should their reckless arr..... read more 09/03/2017
126. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 12 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Thus our movements will benefit by the power God has placed in the universe to produce truly great results. We will experience no arrogance or conceit because we know the source of the power that enabled..... read more 09/03/2017
127. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 11 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note A Design for the Sky then, He applied His design to the sky, which was but smoke; and said to it and to the earth: 'Come, both of you, willingly or unwillingly.' They both said: 'We d..... read more 09/03/2017
128. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 10 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note We need to dwell for a moment on every phrase of this Qur'anic text before we turn our attention to the mention of the heavens in the next verse. "He it is who placed on the earth..... read more 09/03/2017
129. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 9 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The general tone of the siirah and the circumstances prevailing at the time admit this possibility creation of the Earth. Continuing to advocate the Divine message, the Prophet puts before them the enorm..... read more 09/03/2017
130. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 8 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note In order to be able to face such situations, God's prophets and messengers were often directed to remain patient in adversity. Advocacy of the Divine message can only take the road of long patience a..... read more 09/03/2017
131. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 7 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note In order to be able to face such situations, God's prophets and messengers were often directed to remain patient in adversity. Advocacy of the Divine message can only take the road of long patience a..... read more 09/03/2017
132. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 6 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Exaplanatory Note This is just one example of what the first advocate of the message of Islam had to face. Yet, still he continued to call on people to accept his message, allowing no element of despair to creep into or ..... read more 09/03/2017
133. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 5 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Exaplanatory Note "They say: Our hearts are veiled from whatever you call us to, and in our ears is deafness, and there is a barrier between us and you. So do you what you will, and so shall we."..... read more 09/03/2017
134. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 4 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Exaplanatory Note It also explains why such good news and warnings have been given in a fine Arabic style to Arabic-speaking people. Most of them, however, refused its message, receiving it cooly: "Yet, most..... read more 09/03/2017
135. an-Najm (The Star ) / 38 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note What do their revelations contain? The answer is clearly stated: "That no soul shall bear the burden of another."  No one shall bear another's burden, making it heavie..... read more 05/03/2017
136. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 3 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Exaplanatory Note Those who study human history with true objectivity, following its course in its wider perspective, which includes all facets of human activity, are able to recognize this truth. Many of them have also ..... read more 05/03/2017
137. Fussilat (Explained in Detail) / 1 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Exaplanatory Note The surah opens with the two separate letters, Ha. Mim. We have explained elsewhere the reason why many stirahs start with separate letters of the Arabic alphabet. That this is often stated fits in with..... read more 05/03/2017
138. Ghafir (The Forgiver) / 53 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note We have seen in the previous image drawn how the excuses advanced by the wrongdoers were of little use to them, and how they were rejected and made to dwell in the worst of homes. Moses' story shows ..... read more 05/03/2017
139. an-Najm (The Star ) / 58 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This Messenger whom you doubt and who you argue about with the warnings he gives you is just like those warnings of old. When they were taken lightly, they were followed with well-known events. The immin..... read more 05/03/2017
140. an-Najm (The Star ) / 59 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The danger is now very close to you, and the compassionate warner is calling on you to save yourselves, but you are deeply indulged, paying no attention, oblivious of what is about to engulf you: ..... read more 05/03/2017
141. an-Najm (The Star ) / 60 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The danger is now very close to you, and the compassionate warner is calling on you to save yourselves, but you are deeply indulged, paying no attention, oblivious of what is about to engulf you: ..... read more 05/03/2017
142. an-Najm (The Star ) / 61 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The danger is now very close to you, and the compassionate warner is calling on you to save yourselves, but you are deeply indulged, paying no attention, oblivious of what is about to engulf you: ..... read more 05/03/2017
143. an-Najm (The Star ) / 62 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Now the surah ends with a loud command that strikes both their ears and hearts, telling them what they should do to save themselves from the abyss at the edge of which they perilously stand..... read more 05/03/2017
144. an-Najm (The Star ) / 57 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This Messenger whom you doubt and who you argue about with the warnings he gives you is just like those warnings of old. When they were taken lightly, they were followed with well-known events. The immin..... read more 05/03/2017
145. an-Najm (The Star ) / 56 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This Messenger whom you doubt and who you argue about with the warnings he gives you is just like those warnings of old. When they were taken lightly, they were followed with well-known events. The immin..... read more 05/03/2017
146. an-Najm (The Star ) / 55 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The calamities that befell those communities were blessings then. Did they not lead to the destruction of evil? Were they not events that hurled the truth over falsehood to make it disappear? Did they no..... read more 05/03/2017
147. an-Najm (The Star ) / 54 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Ayahs 50-55 Communites of Old This is a quick round, with a short pause placed where the fate of each of those old communities is mentioned, coupled with a sharp touch with whi..... read more 05/03/2017
148. an-Najm (The Star ) / 53 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Ayahs 50-55 Communites of Old This is a quick round, with a short pause placed where the fate of each of those old communities is mentioned, coupled with a sharp touch with whi..... read more 05/03/2017
149. an-Najm (The Star ) / 52 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Ayahs 50-55 Communites of Old This is a quick round, with a short pause placed where the fate of each of those old communities is mentioned, coupled with a sharp touch with whi..... read more 05/03/2017
150. an-Najm (The Star ) / 51 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Ayahs 50-55 Communites of Old This is a quick round, with a short pause placed where the fate of each of those old communities is mentioned, coupled with a sharp touch with whi..... read more 05/03/2017
151. an-Najm (The Star ) / 50 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Ayahs 50-55 Communites of Old This is a quick round, with a short pause placed where the fate of each of those old communities is mentioned, coupled with a sharp touch with whi..... read more 05/03/2017
152. an-Najm (The Star ) / 49 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note "That He is the Lord of Sirius." Sirius is a star that is 20 times heavier than the sun, gives 50 times the light the sun gives, and is a million times further away fr..... read more 05/03/2017
153. an-Najm (The Star ) / 48 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note In both lives, God bestows riches on whomever He wills of His servants: "That it is He who gives riches and possessions." Many and diverse are the types of riches..... read more 05/03/2017
154. an-Najm (The Star ) / 47 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Having stated this first initiation of man, which is a continuously repeated event that no one denies, the surah moves directly to the second: "That it is He who brings about a..... read more 05/03/2017
155. al-Mujadilah (The Contention) / 1 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note These verses speak of one such event that took place before the ruling on this problem, known as zihar,' had been laid down. The details of the case are related in the following hadith quoti..... read more 05/03/2017
156. al-Mujadilah (The Contention) / 1 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note These verses speak of one such event that took place before the ruling on this problem, known as zihar,' had been laid down. The details of the case are related in the following hadith ..... read more 05/03/2017
157. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 52 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Yet the story is not over for those communities that suffered such calamities; they have to face further reckoning that takes account of every little thing: "Everything they do is noted in t..... read more 05/03/2017
158. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 53 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Yet the story is not over for those communities that suffered such calamities; they have to face further reckoning that takes account of every little thing: "Everything they do is noted..... read more 05/03/2017
159. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 54 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Now the surah shows a different image of trust and safety. It is the destiny enjoyed by the righteous: "The God-fearing will be in gardens and running waters, in a seat of truth, in the pres..... read more 05/03/2017
160. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 55 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The spiritual component touches the heart and mind; it is the bliss of being close to God: "in a seat oftruth, in the presence of an all-powerful Sovereign." It is a steady, fi..... read more 05/03/2017
161. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 47 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Details are given to indicate how it is more calamitous and bitter. In this way, a powerful image of the Day of Judgement is drawn: "The evildoers are indeed in error, and in raging flames o..... read more 05/03/2017
162. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 33 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The story of Lot's people is given in detail elsewhere in the Qur'an. Its mention here is not intended to provide details, but rather to draw a lesson from what happens when people deny the truth..... read more 05/03/2017
163. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 51 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note It was always a once-only command to bring about the terrible fate of communities that rejected the truth of God's message. The surah reminds its addressees of the fates suffered by communities who, ..... read more 05/03/2017
164. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 50 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Along with the elaborate planning and the assigning of due measures goes God's power, which accomplishes the greatest of events by the simplest means: "Our command is but once, like the ..... read more 05/03/2017
165. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 49 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The Surah now makes a clear statement addressed to all mankind, but specifically to those Arabs, to drive home to them the fact that everything is subject to God's will, wisdom and planning. The puni..... read more 05/03/2017
166. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 48 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Details are given to indicate how it is more calamitous and bitter. In this way, a powerful image of the Day of Judgement is drawn: "The evildoers are indeed in error, and in raging flames o..... read more 05/03/2017
167. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 46 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Such was the defeat in this present life, but it is neither the final nor the most crushing and bitter one. Therefore, the surah leaves it aside to speak about the one that is to follow: "Bu..... read more 05/03/2017
168. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 45 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note At this point, a clear and decisive statement is loudly echoed: "Their hosts will be routed, and they will turn tail and flee." (Verse 45) Neither large forces nor powerful hos..... read more 05/03/2017
169. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 44 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The surah then makes a general address, wondering at their attitude, particularly when they inspect their forces and feel themselves very powerful. They claim that they cannot be defeated: "..... read more 05/03/2017
170. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 43 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Now that the curtains have fallen after all these scenes of punishment and suffering, the surah addresses those who rejected the final message. They have been reminded of the fates of those earlier ..... read more 05/03/2017
171. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 42 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note These historical accounts are concluded with a brief reference to the fate of a famous community of unbelievers, outside Arabia. Thus the whole story of Pharaoh and his entourage is summed up by men..... read more 05/03/2017
172. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 41 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note These historical accounts are concluded with a brief reference to the fate of a famous community of unbelievers, outside Arabia. Thus the whole story of Pharaoh and his entourage is summed up by men..... read more 05/03/2017
173. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 40 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Now the Surah draws its addressees' attention to the Qur'an so that they may reflect. The Qur'an provides an easy reminder: "We have made the Qur'an easy to bear in mind: wil..... read more 05/03/2017
174. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 39 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Once more the mode of address changes so that we see the event as if it is taking place now. The punished are addressed as they suffer: "Taste, then, My punishment and [the fulfilment of] My..... read more 05/03/2017
175. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 38 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This refers to the punishment already mentioned, which was the stone-bearing wind that purged the earth of their perversions. ..... read more 05/03/2017
176. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 37 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Their reckless audacity went beyond limits, to the extent that they even tried to persuade him to hand over his angel guests. They thought them to be handsome young men, and their dirty and perverted lus..... read more 05/03/2017
177. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 36 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The story is thus told from both ends: the unbelievers' initial rejection of the truth and their ultimate punishment. Then the surah provides us with some further details. Again, this is one of the m..... read more 05/03/2017
178. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 35 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note They are to be blessed even in the midst of a great calamity. ..... read more 05/03/2017
179. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 34 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Elsewhere in the Qur'an their punishment is described in the form of "stones of clay," (51: 33) Here, the description adds that it was a wind that bears the sound of hurlin..... read more 05/03/2017
180. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 28 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This must have been a she-camel with very special qualities, making her a miraculous sign. She takes the water one day, but does not disturb the other cattle on their day. She alternates with them in fai..... read more 05/03/2017
181. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 32 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Now the surah draws its addressees' attention to the Qur'an so that they may reflect. The Qur'an provides an easy reminder: "We have made the Qur'an easy to bear in mind: wil..... read more 05/03/2017
182. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 31 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note "We sent against them a single blast, and they became like the thy twigs of the sheepfold builder." The Qur'an does not give us any details here about this blast. However, ..... read more 05/03/2017
183. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 30 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Thus the test ended and the punishment was incurred: "How grievous was My punishment and how true were My warnings?"  It is a question meant to emphasize the ser..... read more 05/03/2017
184. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 29 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The surah then reverts to the narrative style, reporting what happened afterwards: "They called their friend, who took something and slew her." This friend belonged to a g..... read more 05/03/2017
185. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 27 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note We stand watching with expectation to see what will happen when God sends them the she-camel as a test to prove their reality. Their messenger is also looking with expectation, carrying out the divine or..... read more 05/03/2017
186. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 26 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note As the surah reports the story in narrative form, it suddenly changes course and continues as though it is happening at this very instance. It now speaks about what is going to happen, stating it in the ..... read more 05/03/2017
187. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 25 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The accusation of lying means that he did not receive a message from God, and the accusation of insolence means that he was after a position of honour for himself. The same accusations have been levelled..... read more 05/03/2017
188. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 24 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note "They said, are we to follow one single mortal from among ourselves? In that case, we would surely be in error, lost in utter folly. Could a message have been sent to him alone out of a..... read more 05/03/2017
189. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 23 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note Thamud was the tribe that succeeded the 'Ad as the major power in Arabia. The `Ad lived in the south, while the Thamud were based in the north of the Peninsula. Despite the fact that the 'Ad'..... read more 05/03/2017
190. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 22 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This verse provides the comment that occurs after each scene. The surah uses it by way of a pause inviting hearts to reflect after they have been shown one of the calamities that befell earlier deniers o..... read more 05/03/2017
191. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 40 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This verse provides the comment that occurs after each scene. The sarah uses it by way of a pause inviting hearts to reflect after they have been shown one of the calamities that befell earlier deniers o..... read more 05/03/2017
192. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 22 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This verse provides the comment that occurs after each scene. The sarah uses it by way of a pause inviting hearts to reflect after they have been shown one of the calamities that befell earlier deniers o..... read more 05/03/2017
193. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 21 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This statement is now repeated after the scene has been shown providing the answer.  ..... read more 05/03/2017
194. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 18 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The people of 'Ad also rejected the truth. How grievous was My punishment and how true were My warnings? We sent against them a howling, cold wind on a day of unceasing misfortune: it swept p..... read more 05/03/2017
195. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 19 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The people of 'Ad also rejected the truth. How grievous was My punishment and how true were My warnings? We sent against them a howling, cold wind on a day of unceasing misfortune: it swept p..... read more 05/03/2017
196. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 20 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The people of 'Ad also rejected the truth. How grievous was My punishment and how true were My warnings? We sent against them a howling, cold wind on a day of unceasing misfortune: it swept p..... read more 05/03/2017
197. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 19 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The people of 'Ad also rejected the truth. How grievous was My punishment and how true were My warnings? We sent against them a howling, cold wind on a day of unceasing misfortune: it swept p..... read more 05/03/2017
198. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 18 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note The people of 'Ad also rejected the truth. How grievous was My punishment and how true were My warnings? We sent against them a howling, cold wind on a day of unceasing misfortune: it swept p..... read more 05/03/2017
199. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 17 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This last verse provides the comment that occurs after each scene. The sarah uses it by way of a pause inviting hearts to reflect after they have been shown one of the calamities that befell earlier deni..... read more 05/03/2017
200. al-Qamar (The Moon ) / 16 Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems Explanatory Note This great event, with its well-known circumstances and results, is left as a sign and a reminder for future generations. Will any take heed? Then another gesture is added to awaken people's hearts t..... read more 05/03/2017
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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