Reflection No. 296 on Q 20:115 – Strengthening Willpower

وَلَمْ نَجِدْ لَهُ عَزْمًا Walam najid lahu ‘azmā And We did not find in him any firm resolve (Sūrat Tāha, No. 20, Āyat 115) One of the keys to success is the determination to follow the intentions we make in life. When a human being knows exactly what he/she has to do to move towards … Read more

Reflection No. 6:52 on Q 6:132 Raising Ranks through Actions

وَلِكُلٍّ دَرَجَاتٌ مِمَّا عَمِلُوا Walikullin darajātun mimmā ‘amilū For everyone there are ranks in accordance with what they have done (Sūratul An‘ām, No. 6, Āyat 132) Almighty Allah makes a very clear statement in this verse – each person will have a rank according to his/her actions. According to Tafsīr al-Mīzān the address is to … Read more

Reflection No. 294 on Q 68:4 Nobility of the Holy Prophet

وَإِنَّكَ لَعَلَىٰ خُلُقٍ عَظِيمٍ Wa-innaka la-‘alā khuluqin ‘azīm And indeed you possess a great character (Sūratul Qalam, No. 68, Āyat 4) This verse praises the character of the Holy Prophet (s) and describes it as great. The word khuluq refers to the inner qualities of the human being from which his actions originate. These qualities … Read more

Reflection No. 293 on Q 20:68 – Overcoming Fear

قُلْنَا لَا تَخَفْ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْأَعْلَىٰ Qulnā lātakhaf innaka antal-a‘lā We said: Fear not, surely you shall be the uppermost (Sūrat Tāha, No. 20, Āyat 68) When Nabī Mūsā (a) was in the court of Fir‘awn and he saw the sticks of the magicians turning into snakes he experienced a slight fear. The fear was … Read more

Reflection No. 292 on Q 29:57 – Preparing for the Return

كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ ۖ ثُمَّ إِلَيْنَا تُرْجَعُونَ Kullu nafsin dhā’ikatul mawt thumma ilaynā turja‘ūn Every soul must taste of death, then to Us you shall be brought back. (Sūratul ‘Ankabūt, No. 29, Āyat 57) This world is not a permanent home. This verse declares the truth that every soul will taste death and will … Read more