Quran Reflections - English

Reflection No. 48 on Q 10:12 – The Human Being

When distress befalls man he supplicates to Us [lying] on his side, sitting, or standing; but when We remove his distress, he passes on as if he had never supplicated Us concerning the distress that had befallen him. Thus that which they do is made fair seeming to the extravagant ones. – (Sura Yunus, 10:12) … Read more

Reflection No. 46 on Q 16:92 – The Importance of Promises

Do not be like the one who unravels her yarn, disintegrating it into pieces after she has spun it strongly. You make your oaths to be means of deceit between yourselves, because one nation is more numerous than another nation; Allah only tests you thereby, He will surely make clear for you on the Day … Read more

Reflection No. 45 on Q 6:26 – Examples and their Importance

Indeed Allah is not ashamed to set forth a parable whether it is that of a gnat or anything above it. As for those who believe they know it is the truth from their Lord; and as for those who disbelieve they say, what does Allah mean by this example? Thereby He leads many astray, … Read more

Reflection No. 44 on Q 3:37 – The Path of God

So her Lord accepted her with a gracious acceptance, and made her grow in a worthy fashion, and He charged Zakaria with her care. Whenever Zakaria visited her in the sanctuary, he found provision with her. He said, ‘O Maryam, from where does this come for you?’ She said, ‘It comes from Allah. Allah provides … Read more

Reflection No. 43 – What happens after Ramadhan?

It is now over ten days since the passing of the holy month of Ramadhan and the day of Eid. Believers have slipped back into the normal routine of everyday life and the spirit and zeal of the holy month seem to be fading fast. It is a struggle to hold onto the same enthusiasm … Read more

Reflection No. 42 on Q 2:185 – Ramadhan in the Qur’an

Ramadhan Reflections on selected verses of the Holy Quran aim at helping Mu’mineen derive guidance and strength of spirit from the Quran. Readers are encouraged to reflect on the verse and refer to the relevant verses mentioned. We hope that this form of study of the Quran will help instill a familiarity and appreciation for … Read more

Reflection No. 41 on Q 16:97 – A Promise to the Believer

Ramadhan Reflections on selected verses of the Holy Quran aim at helping Mu’mineen derive guidance and strength of spirit from the Quran. Readers are encouraged to reflect on the verse and refer to the relevant verses mentioned. We hope that this form of study of the Quran will help instill a familiarity and appreciation for … Read more

Reflection No. 40 on Q 9:40 – Helping the Holy Prophet (S)

The holy month of Ramadhan is the spring of the Quran, a time when the word of Allah blooms in Muslim hearts and homes. Recitation of the word of Allah is an important part of our worship during this month. What we need to do however is go beyond recitation. We need to understand and … Read more