Quranic Reflection No 613 Āyat 11:88 – Tawfīq and Khidhlān

وَمَا تَوْفِيقِي إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ And my tawfīq is not but through Allah. (Sūrat Hūd, No.11, Āyat 88) The word tawfīq comes from the root ‘wa-fa-qa’ which means to agree or reconcile. In Islamic terminology it refers to a special grace from the Almighty which makes various means and causes come together to allow a person to do … Read more

Réflexion Coranique No.370 Āyat 17 :9 – La guidance du Qur’an

إِنَّ هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ يَهْدِي لِلَّتِي هِيَ أَقْوَمُ وَيُبَشِّرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ الصَّالِحَاتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ أَجْرًا كَبِيرًا ‎ Inna hādhal-qur’āna yahdī lillatī hiya aqwamu wayubashshirul-mu’minīnal-ladhīna ya‘malūnas-swālihāti anna lahum ajran kabīrā  Certes, ce Coran guide vers ce qu’il y a de plus droit, et il annonce aux croyants qui font de bonnes œuvres qu’ils auront une grande … Read more

ALI 655: Esoteric Foundations of the Shia Faith (Ladies Only)

This course will look at the spiritual depths of Shia Islam and discuss the inner meanings of some of the essential elements of Shī’ite faith and practices. Appreciation for the Shia faith and answers to its critics can only be resolved when we look at its spiritual realms. The sessions will help students understand more … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 612 Āyat 10:7 – Lack of hope in the Hereafter

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ لَا يَرْجُونَ لِقَاءَنَا وَرَضُوا بِالْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَاطْمَأَنُّوا بِهَا وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَنْ آيَاتِنَا غَافِلُونَ Indeed, those who do not expect the meeting with Us and are satisfied with the life of this world and feel secure therein and those who are heedless of Our signs. (Surat Yūnus, No.10, Āyat 7) This verse talks about a group … Read more

Réflexion Coranique No. 369 Āyat 7 :31 – Embellissez vos prières pendant le Ramadanran

 يَا بَنِي آدَمَ خُذُوا زِينَتَكُمْ عِندَ كُلِّ مَسْجِدٍ Yā banī ādama khudhū zīnatakum ‘inda kulli masjid Ô enfants d’Adam, dans chaque lieu de Salat portez votre parure (vos habits). (Sūrat al-A‘rāf, No 7, Āyat 31) Ce verset demande aux croyants de se parer pour l’adoration d’Allah ‘azza wajall. Selon le célèbre exégète coranique, ‘Allāmah SMH … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 611 Āyat 22:46 – Benefits of Traveling

أَفَلَمْ يَسِيرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ فَتَكُونَ لَهُمْ قُلُوبٌ يَعْقِلُونَ بِهَا أَوْ آذَانٌ يَسْمَعُونَ بِهَا Have they not travelled in the land so that they should have hearts with which to understand, or ears with which to hear? (Surat al-Hajj, No.22, Āyat 46) Verses 42-44 of Surat al-Hajj discuss the people of the past who rejected God and His … Read more

Réflexion Coranique No. 368 Āyat 17 :9 – La guidance du Coran

إِنَّ هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ يَهْدِي لِلَّتِي هِيَ أَقْوَمُ Inna hādhal-qur’āna yahdī lillatī hiya aqwam Certes, ce Coran guide vers ce qu’il y a de plus droit. (Sūrat al-Isrā, No 17, Āyat 9) Ce verset décrit le Coran comme guide vers ce qu’il y a de plus droit. Le mot ‘aqwam’ provient de ‘qiyām’ qui signifie s’élever. … Read more

Winter 2023: The Story of Prophet Yusuf – Part 2

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Quranic Reflection No 610 Āyat 21:79 – Glorification of the mountains and birds

وَسَخَّرْنَا مَعَ دَاوُودَ الْجِبَالَ يُسَبِّحْنَ وَالطَّيْرَ We made the mountains and the birds to glorify with Dāwūd. (Surat al-Anbiyā, No.21, Āyat 79) All creation glorifies Allah ‘azza wajall. Glorification or ‘tasbīh’ is an innate admission of submission and insignificance, of accepting the Lordship and Magnificence of the creator, and acknowledging that He is far above anything the … Read more

Réflexion Coranique No. 367 Āyat 41 :30 – La Constance

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ ثُمَّ اسْتَقَامُوا تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمَلاَئِكَةُ أَلاَّ تَخَافُوا وَلاَ تَحْزَنُوا Innal-ladhīna qālū rabbunallāhu thumma-staqāmū tatanzzalu ‘alayhimul-malā’ikatu allā takhāfū walā tahzanū. Ceux qui disent : « Notre Seigneur est Allah », et qui se tiennent dans le droit chemin, les Anges descendent sur eux. « N’ayez pas peur et ne soyez pas … Read more