Quranic Reflection No. 313 Āyat 18:46 – The Everlasting Good Deeds

وَالْبَاقِيَاتُ الصَّالِحَاتُ خَيْرٌ عِنْدَ رَبِّكَ Wal-bāqiyātus-sālihātu khayrun ‘inda rabbik The everlasting good deeds are better with your Lord (Sūratul Kahf, No.18, Āyat 46) The deeds that a human being performs last forever. Long after the action is done, the energy from it is engraved on the soul. Although human life is finite, the actions he … Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 312 Āyat 57:23 – Self-Conceit and Pride

وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ كُلَّ مُخْتَالٍ فَخُورٍ and Allah does not love any self-conceited boaster Sūrat Hadeed, no.57, Āyat 23 This verse condemns two qualities of  a human being; 1) Mukhtal – Vanity and self-conceit. When a person is satisfied with his qualities and feels good about them. This is the disease of Ujb or self … Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 311 Āyat 17:36 – The Illusion of Knowledge

وَلَا تَقْفُ مَا لَيْسَ لَكَ بِهِ عِلْمٌ Walā taqfu mā laysa laka bihi ‘ilm Do not follow that of which you have no knowledge (Sūratul Israā, No. 17, Āyat 36) There is a growing disconnect in present day society between the illusion that people have of their own information and the reality of the limited … Read more

Réflexion coranique 104. Āyat 47:17 – la récompense de l’effort

وَالَّذِينَ اهْتَدَوْا زَادَهُمْ هُدًى وَآتَاهُمْ تَقْوَاهُمْ Walladhīna-htadaw zādahum hudan wa-ātāhum taqwāhum Quant à ceux qui se mirent sur la bonne voie, il les guida encore plus et leur inspira leur piété. (Sūrat Muhammad, No.47, Āyat 17)  Allah le Très Grand aide ceux qui prennent l’initiative d’aller vers Lui. Leurs efforts sont récompensés et démultipliés. Les … Read more

Réflexion coranique 103. Āyat 25:21 – L’Orgueil

لَقَدِ اسْتَكْبَرُوا فِي أَنْفُسِهِمْ Laqadis-takbarou fi anfoussihim En effet, ils se sont enflés d’orgueil en eux-mêmes (Souratul Fourqan, No.25, Ayat 21) Les êtres humains ont parfois une opinion prétentieuse de leur propre personne. Ils pensent être meilleurs que les autres et pensent donc pouvoir se passer d’eux. Ce voile, si plaisant mais illusoire, altère leur … Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 310 Āyat 22:51 – Food and Spirituality

كُلُوا مِنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَاعْمَلُوا صَالِحًا Kulū minat-tayyibāti wa-‘malū sālihā Eat of the good things and act righteously (Sūratul Mu’minūn, No.23, Āyat 51) Eating is a basic necessity of everyday life. It promotes growth, nourishes and strengthens the body, gives health and energy, and impacts emotional and mental health. Islam thus has much to say about … Read more

17 – March 2017 – Girls Retreat

ALI March Break Retreat - 2017 Report by Zaynab Jaffer [mk_image_slideshow images="9605,9604,9603,9602,9601,9600,9599,9598,9597"] From March 15-17 2017, the Academy for Learning Islam (A.L.I.) hosted a three-day camp for girls aged 9-12 years old at Hidden Acres, a Mennonite campsite in New Hamburg. There were 25 girls who went, along with 4 mentors and six other volunteers. ... Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 309 Āyat 9:104 – Turning back to Allah (swt)

أَلَمْ يَعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ يَقْبَلُ التَّوْبَةَ عَنْ عِبَادِهِ Alam ya‘lamū anna’l-lāha huwa yaqbalu’ttawbata ‘an ‘ibādih Do they not know that it is Allah who accepts repentance of His servants? (Sūratut Tawba, No.9, Āyat 104) Almighty Allah asks a question to human beings in this verse. Do they not know that it is He alone … Read more

Réflexion coranique 102. Āyat 5 :105 – Le Retour vers Allah (swt)

إِلَى اللَّهِ مَرْجِعُكُمْ جَمِيعًا Ilallahi marji‘ukum jami‘a C’est vers Allah que vous retournerez tous (Suratul Ma’idah, No. 5, Ayat 105) Chaque être humain dans ce monde est en voyage vers Dieu. Le retour vers Dieu est la destination finale à la fin du voyage. Mais l’idée du retour vers Dieu peut laisser perplexe. Qu’est ce … Read more