Reflection No. 110 on Q 17:82 – Qur’an is a healing

وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاءٌ وَرَحْمَةٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ Wa nunazzilu minal-Qur’ani maa huwa shifaa’un wa-raHmatun lil-mu’mineen And We reveal of the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to the believers. Suratul Israa (No. 17), Aayat 82 Health is a great asset for the human being. Both health of the body and health … Read more

Reflection No. 109 on Q 7:201 – Whisperings of the Shaytan

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا إِذَا مَسَّهُمْ طَائِفٌ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ تَذَكَّرُوا فَإِذَا هُمْ مُبْصِرُونَ Innaladheenat-taqaw idhaa massahum Taa’ifum minash-shayTaani tadhakkaroo fa-idhaa hum mubsiroon. Surely those who are God conscious, when a visitation from the Shaytan afflicts them they remember [Allah] and, behold, they perceive. Suratul A’raaf (No. 7), Ayat 201 This verse shows how believers can defeat … Read more

Reflection No. 108 on Q 22:5 – Nature

وَتَرَى الْأَرْضَ هَامِدَةً فَإِذَا أَنْزَلْنَا عَلَيْهَا الْمَاءَ اهْتَزَّتْ وَرَبَتْ وَأَنْبَتَتْ مِنْ كُلِّ زَوْجٍ بَهِيجٍ Wa-taral-ardha haamidatan fa-idha anzalanaa ‘alayhal-maa’a ihtazzat wa-rabat wa-ambatat min kulli zawjin baheej. And you see the earth barren and lifeless, but when We send down water on it, it stirs and swells and brings forth of every kind of delightful plant. … Read more

Reflection No. 107 on Q 16:97 – The effect of good deeds

مَنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحًا مِنْ ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنْثَىٰ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَلَنُحْيِيَنَّهُ حَيَاةً طَيِّبَةً ۖ وَلَنَجْزِيَنَّهُمْ أَجْرَهُمْ بِأَحْسَنِ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ Man ‘amila swalihan min dhakarin aw-unthaa wa-huwa mu’minun falanuHyiyannahu Hayaatan Tayyibah, wa-lanajziyyannahum ajrahum bi-aHsani maa kaanoo ya‘amaloon. Whoever acts righteously, whether male or female, and he is a believer, We shall revive him with a good … Read more

Reflection No. 106 on Q 2:30 – Representative of God

إِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةً Wa-idh qaala Rabbuka lil-malaa’ikati innee jaa‘ilun fil-ardhi khaleefah  And when your Lord said to the angels, I am going to place in the earth a khalifa Suratul Baqarah (No. 2), Aayat 30 When the Almighty created the human being and sent him to the earth, He … Read more

Reflection No. 105 on Q 14:18 – Sincere intention

مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا بِرَبِّهِمْ ۖ أَعْمَالُهُمْ كَرَمَادٍ اشْتَدَّتْ بِهِ الرِّيحُ فِي يَوْمٍ عَاصِفٍ  Mathalul-ladheena kafaroo bi-rabbihim, a‘maalahum ka-ramaadini-shtaddat bihir-reeHu fee yawhin ‘aaSifi The parable of those who disbelieve in their Lord: their actions are like ashes on which the wind blows hard on a stormy day.Surat Ibrahim (No. 14), Aayat 18 Actions in Islam carry … Read more

Reflection No. 104 on Q 20:14 – Foundations of Faith

إِنَّنِي أَنَا اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنَا فَاعْبُدْنِي وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ لِذِكْرِي Innanee Anallaahu laa ilaaha ilaa ana. Fa`budnee, wa-aqimis-salaati lidhikree. Surely I am Allah, there is no god but Me, therefore serve Me and keep up prayer for My remembrance. Surat Taha (No.20), Ayat 14 As part of the first revelation received by Nabi Musa (a), … Read more

Reflection No. 103 on Q 35:15 – Dependence on God

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ أَنْتُمُ الْفُقَرَاءُ إِلَى اللَّهِ ۖ وَاللَّهُ هُوَ الْغَنِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ Yaa-ayyuhan-naasu antumul-fuqaraa’u ilallaah, wallaahu huwal-ghaniyul-Hameed O mankind! you are the ones who stand in need of Allah, and Allah, He is the All-Sufficient, the All-Praised. – Suratul Fatir (No. 35), Ayat 15 Human beings are completely poor and needy in front of God. In … Read more

Reflection No. 102 on Q 10:54 – Regret

 وَأَسَرُّوا النَّدَامَةَ لَمَّا رَأَوُا الْعَذَابَ ۖ وَقُضِيَ بَيْنَهُمْ بِالْقِسْطِ Wa-asirrun-nadaamata lamma rawul-`adhaaba, wa qudhiya baynahum bil-qist They will hide their remorse when they see the punishment, and judgement will be made between them with justice. Surat Yunus (No. 10), Ayat 54 This verse describes the scene on the Day of Judgment when there will be … Read more

Reflection No. 101 on Q 5:2 – Working together for a common good

وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَىٰ ۖ وَلَا تَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْإِثْمِ وَالْعُدْوَانِ Wata‘aawanoo ‘alal-birri wat-taqwaa. Walaa ta‘aawanoo ‘alal-ithmi wal-‘udwaan (O you who believe) . . . help one another in piety and goodness and do not help one another in sin and aggression Suratul Mai’dah (No. 5), Ayat 2 Islam encourages its followers to work together for … Read more