Réflexion No. 52: Āyat 23: 1 & 2 – Humilité dans la prière

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ* الَّذِينَ هُمْ فِي صَلاَتِهِمْ خَاشِعُونَ Qad aflahal-mu’minūnal-ladhīna hum fī salātihim khāshi‘ūn Bienheureux sont certes les croyants, qui sont humbles dans leurs prières (Sūratul Mu’minūn, No. 23, Āyats 1 & 2) Tout le monde aspire à la réussite. Mais les critères de réussite peuvent différer d’une personne à une autre.  En outre, chaque … Read more

Reflection No. 256 on Q 25:21 – Arrogance Within

لَقَدِ اسْتَكْبَرُوا فِي أَنْفُسِهِمْ Laqadis-takbarū fī anfusihim Certainly they are full of arrogance within themselves (Sūratul Furqān, No.25, Āyat 21 Human beings sometimes have a conceited opinion of themselves. They think they are better than others and are needless of others. This self-pleasing and delusionary veil clouds their judgment and affects their behavior towards others. … Read more

Réflexion No. 51: Āyat 53:32 L’éloge de soi

فَلَا تُزَكُّوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ ۖ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَنِ اتَّقَىٰ Fala tuzakku anfusakum, huwa a’lamu bimanit-taqa  Ne vantez pas vous-mêmes votre pureté; c’est Lui qui connaît mieux ceux qui [Le] craignent. (Sūratun Najm, No. 53, Āyat 32) L’éloge de soi et la vantardise sont des comportements laids qui sont fortement détestés par Allah (swt). Ceux qui ressentent … Read more

Reflection No. 255 on Q 5:105 – The Return to Allah (swt)

إِلَى اللَّهِ مَرْجِعُكُمْ جَمِيعًا Ilallāhi marji‘ukum jamī‘ā To Allah is your return, all of you. (Sūratul Mā’idah, No. 5, Āyat 105) Every human being in this world is on a journey towards God. The return to God is the destination, when the journey will end. But the idea of the return to God can be … Read more

Reflection No. 254 on Q 33:59 – Hijab – A Respectable Protection

ذَٰلِكَ أَدْنَىٰ أَنْ يُعْرَفْنَ فَلَا يُؤْذَيْنَ Dhālika adnā an-yu‘rafa falā yu’dhayna This is more proper, that they may be known and thus they will not be abused (Sūratul Ahzāb, No.33, Āyat 59) The Holy Quran talks about Hijab in various places. At times it addresses the wives of the Prophet (s) only (Q 33:33). Sometimes … Read more

Réflexion No. 49: Āyat 19:4 – La réponse aux prières

وَلَمْ أَكُنْ بِدُعَائِكَ رَبِّ شَقِيًّا Walam akun bi-du‘ā’ika Rabbi shaqiyya Je n’ai jamais été malheureux [déçu] en te priant, ô mon Seigneur. (Sūrat Maryam, No.19, Āyat 4) Le verset ci-dessus est une partie de la prière de Nabi Zakariyya (a) lorsqu’il demande à Allah (swt) de lui accorder un enfant. Il dit qu’il est vieux … Read more

Réflexion No. 50: Āyat 19:4 – 10:49 – Dépendre d’Allah (swt)

قُلْ لَا أَمْلِكُ لِنَفْسِي ضَرًّا وَلَا نَفْعًا إِلَّا مَا شَاءَ اللَّهُ Qul la amliku linafsin dharran wala naf‘an illa mashaa-llah Dis: “Je ne détiens pour moi rien qui peut me nuire ou me profiter, excepté ce que Allah veut.” (Surat Yunus, No.10, Ayat 49) Les êtres humains se sentent souvent responsables de la plupart des … Read more

ALI-349: Education and Training in Islam

Raising children in modern times poses challenges to caregivers on how to conform to modernity yet remain focused in nurturing Islamic values. Questions are sometimes raised on what practices are useful to adopt while nurturing children in their primary years. With changing societal practices, it becomes necessary to engage in discussions that contribute to good … Read more

ALI-353: The Quran & Coping Strategies of Human Suffering

Difficulties, problems and afflictions are inevitable part of our life. In order to have healthy coping strategies and make them easier and beneficial for our life, it is important to seek guidance from the Quran. We all have many ways to deal with the difficulties of our life including stress and other psychological problems, but … Read more

ALI-363: Quranic Arabic Level 4

This course is designed for learners who are familiar with the Qur’an. Some sūras of the last part (Part 30) of the Qur’an will be presented and analyzed; new vocabulary and grammatical structures will be discussed, explained, and practiced systematically. Carefully designed word-building exercises will be used to facilitate the acquisition and retention of new … Read more