Réflexion coranique 116. Āyat 8:72 – Porter secours aux opprimés

  وَإِنِ اسْتَنْصَرُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ فَعَلَيْكُمُ النَّصْرُ Et s’ils vous demandent secours au nom de la religion, à vous alors de leur porter secours (Soūratul Anfāl, No.8, Āyat 72) Venir en aide aux opprimés, pour quiconque en a la possibilité, est une responsabilité innée de la fitrat soit l’instinct interne de l’être humain, dans le … Read more

Fall 2015: Themes from the Story of Yusuf (a), Sura Yusuf, Verses 1-18

Course Outline This course will discuss verses 1-18 of Sura Yusuf which narrates the encounter of Nabi Yusuf (a) and his brothers. Students will read and reflect upon the verses, and connect them to present day situations they may face. The main objectives of the course are to help students: become familiar with the story ... Read more

Media Article on Hajj

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land The Saudi Arabian city of Makkah will soon be abuzz with the excitement and bustle of the arrival of pilgrims from around the world. By air, land, and sea, Muslims have descended on this city to perform the annual pilgrimage of Hajj. Over two million Muslims will converge in ... Read more

Lesson Plan on Hajj

Objectives Children should learn: that religious beliefs, ideas and feelings can be expressed in a variety of form that pilgrimage in Islam is consists of various rituals carried out in a specific order and at a specific time. Activities What is the difference between an ordinary journey and a pilgrimage journey? What would it feel ... Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 325 Āyat 8:24 – Fluctuations of the heart

وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِ wa-‘lamū anna-llāha yahūlu baynal-mar’i wa-qalbih And know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart. (Sūratul Anfal, No.8, Āyat 24) The heart (qalb) of the human being as mentioned in this verse and other verses of the Quran is the medium through which the human being thinks … Read more

Réflexion coranique 115. Āyat 44:3 – Un cadeau de Dieu

إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةٍ مُبَارَكَةٍ Innā anzalnāhu fī laylatin mubārakah Nous l’avons fait descendre en une nuit bénie (Sūratud Dukhān, No.44, Ayat 3) Le Saint Coran a été révélé pendant une nuit décrite comme mubārakah. Le mot racine barakah signifie quelque chose qui est bénéfique, qui se multiplie en bien, comme un courant continu de … Read more

ALI-132: Characteristics of the human being in Nahjul Balagha

This course will look at the sermons and sayings of Imam Ali (a) which talk about the nature of the human being. We will discuss how various faculties of the human being affect the overall personality. Topics will include understanding and training the heart, the intellect, and the tongue. Instructor: Tahera Kassamali Date: Tuesday November … Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 324 Āyat 52:21 – The external form of our actions

كُلُّ امْرِئٍ بِمَا كَسَبَ رَهِينٌ kullu-mri’im bimā kasaba rahīn Every person is a hostage to what he has earned! (Sūratut Tur, No.52, Āyat 21) The actions of a human being stem from the level of his knowledge and intelligence and are a sign of the state of his soul. Actions reveal the qualities of an … Read more