Réflexion Coranique N°210. Āyat 28 :50 – Suivre ses passions

وَمَنْ أَضَلُّ مِمَّنِ اتَّبَعَ هَوَاهُ بِغَيْرِ هُدًى مِنَ اللَّهِ Waman adhallu mimmani-ttaba‘a hawāhu bi-ghayri hudan minallāh Et qui est plus égaré que celui qui suit sa passion sans une guidée d’Allah? (Soūrat al-Qasas n°28, Āyat 50) Dans ce verset, le fait de suivre certains désirs et caprices personnels est présenté comme de l’égarement. En fait, … Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 452. Āyat 25:28 – Choose your friends wisely

يا وَيْلَتى‏ لَيْتَنِي لَمْ أَتَّخِذْ فُلاناً خَلِيلًا Yā waylatā laytanī lam attakhidh fulānan khalīlā Woe to me! I wish I had not taken so and so as a friend! ‏(Sūrat al-Furqan, No.25, Āyat 28) The company we keep says a lot about us. Friends have a tremendous influence over how we behave, think and even … Read more

Réflexion Coranique N°208. Āyat 100 : 6 et 7 – L’ingratitude de l’être humain

إِنَّ الْإِنْسَانَ لِرَبِّهِ لَكَنُودٌ وَإِنَّهُ عَلَىٰ ذَٰلِكَ لَشَهِيدٌ Innal-insāna lirabbihi lakanoūd, wa-innahoū ‘alā dhālika lashahīd L’homme est, certes, ingrat envers son Seigneur ; et pourtant, il est certes, témoin de cela. (Sūratِ al-‘Āadiyāt No.100, Āyāt 6-7) Ce verset parle de l’être humain qui ne s’est ni purifié ni éduqué en son for intérieur. Il ne … Read more

Réflexion Coranique N°209. Āyat 17:11 – Attention à ce que nous demandons!

وَيَدْعُ الْإِنْسَانُ بِالشَّرِّ دُعَاءَهُ بِالْخَيْرِ ۖ وَكَانَ الْإِنْسَانُ عَجُولًا Wayad‘ul-insānu bishsharri du‘ā-ahu bilkhayri, wakānal-insānu ‘ajūlā L’homme appelle le mal comme il appelle le bien, car l’homme est très hâtif. (Souratِ al-Isrā No.17, Āyat 11) Ce verset nous dit que l’homme prie pour ce qui peut lui porter préjudice aussi ardemment qu’il prie pour ce qui … Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 451. Āyat 6:120 – Outward and Inner Sins

وَذَرُوا ظَاهِرَ الْإِثْمِ وَبَاطِنَهُ Wadharū zāhiral-isthmi wabātinah Renounce outward sins and the inward ones. (Sūrat al-An‘ām, No 6, Āyat 120) This verse commands believers to stay away from sins completely, both the outer and the inner form of sins. The word used for sins in this verse is ‘ithm’, a word that originally means something … Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 450. Āyat 41:23 – Assumptions about God

وَذَٰلِكُمْ ظَنُّكُمُ الَّذِي ظَنَنتُم بِرَبِّكُمْ أَرْدَاكُمْ wadhālikum zannukumul-ladhī zanantum birabbikum ardākum That [wrong] thought which you assumed about your Lord ruined you (Sūrat al-Fussilat, No 41, Āyat 23) The human being’s assumption about Almighty God colors all parts of his relationship with Him. It affects beliefs, spirituality, and actions. When there is positive thinking about … Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 449. Āyat 40:75 – Types of Happiness

ذَٰلِكُم بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَفْرَحُونَ فِي الْأَرْضِ بِغَيْرِ الْحَقِّ وَبِمَا كُنتُمْ تَمْرَحُونَ Dhālikum bimā kuntum tafrahūna fil-ardhi bighayril-haqqi wabimā kuntum tamrahūna That is because you exulted on the earth unjustly and because you behaved insolently. (Sūrat al-Ghāfir, No 40, Āyat 75) On the Day of Judgment those who will be punished will be informed about the … Read more

Réflexion Coranique N°207. Āyat 2 :21 – La saison de l’adoration

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اعْبُدُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ Yā ayyuhan-nāsu-‘budū rabbakumul-ladhī khalaqakum wal-ladhīna min qablikum la‘allakum tattaqūn Ô hommes ! Adorez votre Seigneur, qui vous a créés vous et ceux qui vous ont précédés. Ainsi atteindriez-vous la piété. (Sourate al-Baqarah No.2, Āyat 21) L’adoration a été mentionnée à maintes reprises dans … Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 448. Āyat 28:24 – The Du ‘ā of Prophet Mūsā (a)

رَبِّ إِنِّي لِما أَنْزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ qala rabbi innī limā anzalta ilayya min khayrin faqīr My Lord! I am indeed in need of any good You may send down to me! ‏(Sūrat al-Qasas, No.28, Āyat 24) The Quran has many beautiful Du’ās that we can use daily.  One such Du’ā that we should … Read more

ALI-537: Etiquette of Ziyarat

This webinar will discuss the importance and etiquette of pilgrimage to Karbala, Kazimayn, Mashhad, Najaf, Qum & Samarra. The course will focus on connecting spiritually to the Imams who are visited and the main Aadaab of Ziyarat. Practical issues such as Salat in the airplane, performing wudhu made easy, and complete or shortened (qasr) prayers … Read more