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

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

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

Quranic Reflection No 609 Āyat 3:200 – Piety and Victory

وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ ‎ Wattuqallāha la‘allakum tuflihūn And have piety of Allah so that you may be victorious.  (Sūrat Āl ‘Imrān, No 3, Āyat 200) In various verses of the Noble Quran, the above sentence is repeated (for example, see 2:189 and 3:130 for the exact same wording). In these blessed verses, taqwā (piety) is categorically mentioned as … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 608 Āyat 9:32 – Extinguishing the Light of Allah (swt)

يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّهُ إِلَّا أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ Yurīdūna an yutfi’ū nūrallahi biafwāhihim waya’ballāhu illā an yutimma nūrahū walaw karihal-kāfirūn. They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah refuses except to perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it. (Surat al-Tawbah, No.9, Āyat 32) This … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 607 Āyat 5:54 – Standing firm on the Truth

وَلَا يَخَافُونَ لَوْمَةَ لَائِمٍ Walā yakhāfūna lawmat lā’im And [they] do not fear the blame of a critic. (Surat al-Mā’idah, No.5, Āyat 54) The quality described here is part of five qualities of a community that Allah ‘azza wajall will bring forth which will believe in Him and obey His laws. This special community will have some … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 606 Āyat 3:133 – Hasten Towards Forgiveness

وَسَارِعُوا إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالْأَرْضُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ Wa sāri’ū ilā maghfiratin min rabbikum wa jannatin ‘arduhās samāwātu wal ardu u’iddat lil muttaqīn Hasten towards your Lord’s forgiveness and a paradise as vast as the heavens and the earth, prepared for the Godwary.  (Surat Āli ‘Imrān, Āyat 133) One of the beautiful points that can be extracted … Read more

Academy for Learning Islam (A.L.I.) 1 Testimonials on Quranic Reflections

Testimonials on Quran Appreciation Bismillāh. In the month of June 2022 for three consecutive Fridays we askedthe subscribers to give their feedback and suggestions on the weekly QuranicReflections which Alhamdu lillāh we have been sending out for over 12 years.Here are some of the responses: Academy for Learning Islam (A.L.I.) 2 Testimonials on Quranic Reflections … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 605 Āyat 5:27 – Story of Intentions

وَاتْلُ عَلَيْهِمْ نَبَأَ ابْنَيْ آدَمَ بِالْحَقِّ إِذْ قَرَّبَا قُرْبَانًا فَتُقُبِّلَ مِنْ أَحَدِهِمَا وَلَمْ يُتَقَبَّلْ مِنَ الْآخَرِ قَالَ لَأَقْتُلَنَّكَ ۖ قَالَ إِنَّمَا يَتَقَبَّلُ اللَّـهُ مِنَ الْمُتَّقِينَ  Watlu ‘alayhim naba-bnay ādama bil-haqqi idh qarrabā qurbānan fatuqubbila min ‘ahadi himā walam yutaqabbal minal-ākhari. Qāla la’aqtulannaka. Qāla innamā yataqabbalul-lāhu minal-mutaqqīn. Relate to them truly the account of Adam’s two sons. When … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 604. Āyāt 12:3 – Importance of Stories

نَحْنُ نَقُصُّ عَلَيْكَ أَحْسَنَ الْقَصَصِ بِمَا أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ هَٰذَا الْقُرْآن Nahnu naqussu ‘alayka ahsanal-qasasi bimā awhaynā ilayka hādhal-qur’ān We relate to you the best of stories in what We have revealed to you of this Quran (Surat Yusuf, No.12, Āyat 3) Before beginning the story of Prophet Yūsuf ‘alayhis-salām in Sūrat Yūsuf, the Almighty says He relates … Read more