Quran Reflections - English

Quranic Reflection No 563. Āyat 27:44 – Submitting to the Truth 

The Holy Prophet (s) said: Allah has appointed an angel in the seventh heaven, who is known as al-Dā‘ī. When the month of Rajab enters, that angel announces every night of the month till daybreak: blessings be on those who remember Allah; blessings be on those who are the obedient! And Allah, the Exalted, says: … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 562. Āyat 12:67 – Tawakkul

  It has been narrated by Abī Sa‘īd al-Khudrī that the Messenger of Allah (s) said: Indeed Rajab is the month of Allah, Sha‘bān is my month, and Ramadān is the month of my ummah.. Surely, whoever fasts a day in Rajab, he/she secures Allah’s greatest pleasure, the fast of that day stifles the wrath … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 561. Āyat 8:12 – Assistance of Angels

It has been narrated that upon sighting the crescent of Rajab he (i.e., The Messenger of Allah) said: Allāhumma bārik lanā fī Rajabin wa-Sha‘bāna, waballighnā shahra Ramadāna, wa-a‘innā ‘alas-siyāmi walqiyām, wahifzil-lisān, waghaddil-basari, walā taj‘al hazzanā minhul-ju‘ū wal ‘atash. O Allah! Bless us in Rajab and Sha‘bān and makes us reach the month of Ramadān. Help … Read more

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