Reflection No. 269 on Q 44:3 – A Gift from God

إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ Innā anzalnāhu fī laylatin mubārakah Surely We revealed it on a blessed night (Sūratud Dukhān, No.44, Ayat 3) The Holy Quran was revealed on a night that is described as mubārakah. The root word barakah signifies something that is beneficial, that multiplies in good, and has a continuous flow of … Read more

Réflexion No. 65: Āyat 2:186 – La proximité de Dieu

وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ Wa-idhā sa’alaka ‘ibādī ‘annī fa-innī qarīb Et quand Mes serviteurs t’interrogent sur Moi, alors Je suis tout proche (Sūratul Baqarah, No. 2, Āyat 186) Le but de chaque acte d’adoration est de rechercher la proximité d’Allah le Tout-Puissant. Le verset ci-dessus est une partie du passage sur le jeûne … Read more

Reflection No. 268 on Q 7:55 – Invoke your Lord Humbly & Secretly

ادْعُوا رَبَّكُمْ تَضَرُّعًا وَخُفْيَةً Ud‘ū rabbakum tadarru‘an wa-khufyatan Call on your Lord humbly and secretly (Sūratul A‘rāf, No. 7, Āyat 55) When a human being supplicates to God he acknowledges that he is the needy servant who is asking from the source of all good and bestowal. Supplication thus strengthens the relationship between the Creator … Read more

Réflexion No. 64: Āyat 2:185 – Comprendre l’esprit du jeûne

يُرِيدُ اللَّهُ بِكُمُ الْيُسْرَ وَلَا يُرِيدُ بِكُمُ الْعُسْرَ Yurīdullāhu bikumul-yusra walā yurīdu bikumul-‘usr Allah veut pour vous la facilité, Il ne veut pas la difficulté pour vous (Sūratul Baqarah, No. 2, Āyat 185) Ce verset est une partie du passage concernant le jeûne durant le mois sacré de Ramadhan. Allah, le Tout-Puissant, expose une vérité … Read more

Reflection No. 267 on Q 10:58 – Finding joy in the Quran

 فَبِذَٰلِكَ فَلْيَفْرَحُوا هُوَ خَيْرٌ مِمَّا يَجْمَعُون Fabi dhālika falyafrahū huwa khayrun mimmā yajma‘ūn In that they should rejoice; it is better than that which they gather. (Sūrat Yūnus, No. 10, Āyat 58) Almighty Allah talks about the different roles of the Holy Quran in verse 57 of Sūrat Yūnus. He says it is an admonition, … Read more

ALI-364: Reflections on Suras Taghābun and Mulk

Description: Month of Ramadan is the best time for reflection (tadabbur) and contemplation (tafakkur) on the Quran. In this course we plan to look in detail various Quranic concepts covered in Sūra al-Taghābun (No. 64) and Sūra al-Mulk (No.67) Eligibility: All Muslims ages 15 and over Instructor: Br Mohammadreza Ardehali. He has a Master in … Read more

Réflexion No. 63: Āyat 17 :44 – Le Tasbīh ou la Glorification de l’Univers

وَإِنْ مِنْ شَيْءٍ إِلَّا يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَلَٰكِنْ لَا تَفْقَهُونَ تَسْبِيحَهُمْ Wa-in min shayin illā yusabbiHu biHamdihi walākin lā tafqahūna tasbīHahum Et il n’existe rien qui ne célèbre Ses louanges. Mais vous ne comprenez pas leur façon de le glorifier. (Soūratoul Isrā, No. 17, Āyat 44) Le Tasbih est une glorification d’Allah (s.w.t.). Elle proclame qu’Il … Read more

ALI-340: Elements of Effective Communication in the Holy Quran (for women)

The comprehensive guidance of the Holy Quran nurtures peace and success in various aspects of human life. This online course will focus on what the Quran says about effective communication, necessary for successful human interactions. We will study verses of Quran that talk about; the inner nature of the human being understanding differences in situations … Read more

Reflection No. 266 on Q 2:185 – The Month of Ramadan

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ Shahru ramadānal-ladhī unzila fihil-qur’ānu  hudan linnāsi wabayyinātin minal-hudā wal-furqān The month of Ramadan is that in which the Quran was revealed,  as guidance to mankind and with clear proofs of the guidance and the Criterion (Sūratul Baqarah, No. 2, Āyat 185) Believers are … Read more

ALI-357: Basic Fasting Rules

This webinar will cover essential rules and FAQ about responsibilities during Holy Ramadan. Topics to be covered include who needs to fast, when to start fasting, what to refrain from while fasting, fasting when one becomes a frequent traveller, and rules of watan. The material presented will be on the latest fatawa of Ayatullah Sayyid … Read more