Quranic Reflection No 560. Āyat 8:23 – Reality of Listening

Have you registered for ALI 624 which begins on Tuesday Jan 25? وَلَوْ عَلِمَ اللَّهُ فِيهِمْ خَيْرًا لَّأَسْمَعَهُمْ ۖ وَلَوْ أَسْمَعَهُمْ لَتَوَلَّوا وَّهُم مُّعْرِضُونَ Walaw ‘alimal-lāhu fīhim khayran la-asma‘ahum. walaw asma‘ahum la-tawallaw wahum mu‘ridhūn Had Allah known any good in them, He would have surely made them hear, and were He to make them hear, … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 559. Āyat 7:143 – Request to see Allah visibly

قَالَ رَبِّ أَرِنِي أَنظُرْ إِلَيْكَ ۚ قَالَ لَن تَرَانِي وَلَٰكِنِ انظُرْ إِلَى الْجَبَلِ فَإِنِ اسْتَقَرَّ مَكَانَهُ فَسَوْفَ تَرَانِي ۚ فَلَمَّا تَجَلَّىٰ رَبُّهُ لِلْجَبَلِ جَعَلَهُ دَكًّا وَخَرَّ مُوسَىٰ صَعِقًا ۚ He [Mūsā] said, ‘My Lord, show Yourself to me, that I may look at You!’ He said, ‘You shall not see Me. But look at the … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 558. Āyat 25:67 – Moderation in spending

  Visit www.academyofislam.com/ali-620 for our course Learning Arabic thru the Quran ﴿وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا أَنْفَقُوا لَمْ يُسْرِفُوا وَلَمْ يَقْتُرُوا وَكَانَ بَيْنَ ذَلِكَ قَوَامًا﴾ Waladhína idhā anfaqū lam yusrifū wa lam yaqturū wa kāna bayna dhalika qawāmā Those who are neither wasteful nor miserly when spending but balanced between these [two extremes].(Surat Al-Furqān, No.25, verse 67) The … Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 556. Ayat 7:58 – Level of receptivity

وَالْبَلَدُ الطَّيِّبُ يَخْرُجُ نَبَاتُهُ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهِ وَالَّذِي خَبُثَ لَا يَخْرُجُ إِلَّا نَكِدًا كَذَٰلِكَ نُصَرِّفُ الْآيَاتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَشْكُرُونَ ۚ Walbaladut-tayyibu yakhruju nabātuhu bi-idhni rabbihi walladhī khabutha lā yakhruju illā nakidā; kadhālika nusarriful-āyāti liqawmin yashkurūn. The good land—its vegetation comes out by the permission of its Lord, and as for the bad – it doesnot come out … Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 555 Ayat 7:10 – Establishing the human on Earth

  وَلَقَدْ مَكَّنَّاكُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَجَعَلْنَا لَكُمْ فِيهَا مَعَايِشَ قَلِيلًا مَّا تَشْكُرُونَWalaqad makkannākum fil-ardhi waja‘alnā fīhā ma‘āyisha, qalīlan mā tashkurūnCertainly, We have established you on the earth, and made in it [various] means of livelihood for you, little do you give thanks.(Sūrat al-A‘rāf , No 7, Āyat 10) Human beings have been given a home … Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 554. Ayat 8:24 – Intervening of Allah ‘azza wajall

وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَحُولُ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَقَلْبِهِWa-‘lamū annallāha yahūlu baynal-mar’I waqalbihKnow that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart(Sūrat al-Anfāl , No 8, Āyat 24) This verse tells us that Allah subhānahu wata‘ālā comes between a person and his heart.Heart here refers to the faculty that is the source of what we think, feel, … Read more

Qualities of those who possess intellect

الَّذِينَ يُوفُونَ بِعَهْدِ اللَّهِ وَلَا يَنْقُضُونَ الْمِيثَاقَ   Alladhīna yūfūna bi-‘ahdillāhi wa lā yanqudūnal-mīthāq  Those who fulfill the covenant of Allah and do not break the pledge solemnly made (Surat Al-Ra‘d, No.13, Āyat 20) This verse is part of a passage in which Allah ‘azza wajall describes a group of believers who are ulul-albāb, translated differently as people who: possess … Read more

Different types of calamities

مَا أَصَابَ مِن مُّصِيبَةٍ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ Mā asāba min musībatin illā bi-idhni-llāh No affliction comes about except by Allah’s permission (Sūrat al-Taghābun, No 64, Āyat 11) This verse comes after two verses that describe believers and disbelievers. It talks of afflictions as a point of reflection for both groups. Those who believe should understand … Read more

Seeking crookedness in religion

الَّذِينَ يَصُدُّونَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَيَبْغُونَهَا عِوَجًا وَهُم بِالْآخِرَةِ كَافِرُونَ Alladhīna yasuddūna ‘an sabīlillī wayabghūnahā ‘iwajan wahum bil’ākhirati kāfirūn Those who hinder [others] from the way of Allah, and seek to make it crooked, and disbelieve in the Hereafter. (Sūrat al-A‘rāf, No 7, Āyat 45) This verse describes some qualities of the zālimīn – the … Read more

Condemnation of the Liars

قُتِلَ الْخَرَّاصُونَ الَّذِينَ هُمْ فِي غَمْرَةٍ سَاهُونَ Qutilal-kharrāsūnal-ladhīna hum fī ghamratin sāhūn Perish the liars, who are heedless in a stupor. (Sūrat al-Zāriyāt, No 51, Āyats 10-11) This verse condemns the group of people who spread falsehood about the belief in the Day of Judgment. Because they did not believe in a life hereafter, these … Read more