Quran Reflections - English

Reflection No. 62 on Q 64:1-4 -The Glory of Allah

Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth declares the glory of Allah; to Him belongs the kingdom, and to Him is due (all) praise, and He has power over all things. He it is Who created you, but one of you is an unbeliever and another of you is a believer; … Read more

Reflection No. 61 on Q 59:22-24 – Glorification of Allah

He is Allah besides Whom there is no god; the Knower of the unseen and the seen; He is the Beneficent, the Merciful He is Allah, besides Whom there is no god; the King, the Holy, the Giver of peace, the Granter of security, Guardian over all, the Mighty, the Supreme, the Possessor of every … Read more

Reflection No. 60 on Q 40:61-67 – Benefits from Allah

Allah is He Who made for you the night that you may rest therein and the day to see; most surely Allah is Gracious to men, but most men do not give thanks. That is Allah, your Lord, the Creator of everything; there is no Allah but He; why are you then turned away? Thus … Read more

Reflection No. 59 on Q 28:76-81 – The Story of Qarun

Surely Qaroun was of the people of Musa, but he rebelled against them, and We had given him of the treasures, so much so that his hoards of wealth would certainly weigh down a company of men possessed of great strength. When his people said to him: Do not exult, surely Allah does not love … Read more

Reflection No. 58 on Q 3:190-191 – People Who Understand

Most surely in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day there are signs for a people who understand. Those who remember Allah standing and sitting and lying on their sides and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth Our Lord! You have … Read more

Reflection No. 57 on Q 2:30-34 – Angels vs. Human Beings

And when your Lord said to the angels, I am going to place in the earth a khalifa, they said: What! will You place in it such as shall make mischief in it and shed blood and we celebrate Your praise and Your holiness? He said: Surely I know what you do not know. And … Read more

Reflection No. 56 on Q 2:21– The First Command in the Quran

O Mankind! Worship your Lord Who created you, and those before you, so that you may acquire Taqwa. (Holy Qur’an, al-Baqarah, 2:21)   The majority of Muslims believe that the present arrangement of the Holy Qur’an was done under the guidance of the Holy Prophet (s). The above verse is the first command in the … Read more

Reflection No. 55 on Q 13:17 – Truth and Falsehood

He sends down water from the clouds, then valleys flow (with water) according to their measure, and the torrent bears along the swelling foam, and from what they melt in the fire for making ornaments or apparatus arises a similar scum; thus does Allah compare truth and falsehood; then as for the scum, it passes … Read more

Reflection No. 54 on Q 28:83 – Glory in the Hereafter

And that the abode of the Hereafter, We shall assign it to those who have no desire to exalt themselves on the earth, nor to make mischief. And the good outcome is for the pious ones. – Surat al-Qasas, 28:83   This thought-provoking ayah of the Holy Qur’an holds the secret to a great truth. … Read more

Reflection No. 53 on Q 5:2 – Supporting in Virtue and Piety

O You who believe . . . help one another in piety and goodness and do not help one another in sin and aggression, and be careful of your duty to Allah, surely Allah is severe in requiting. – (Surah al-Ma’idah 5:2) In the days of Jahiliyya (i.e. pre-Islamic time in Arabia), people rushed to … Read more