Reflection No. 93 on Q 5:74 – Forgivness and Repentance

أَفَلَا يَتُوبُونَ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَيَسْتَغْفِرُونَهُ ۚ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ Will they not then turn to Allah and ask His forgiveness? And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. Sura Maidah, verse 74 The door of repentance and forgiveness that Allah has kept open for the believers is a sign of His great love for them. He has told … Read more

Reflection No. 92 on Q 5:83 – Remembering Allah with Emotion

تَرَىٰ أَعْيُنَهُمْ تَفِيضُ مِنَ الدَّمْعِ مِمَّا عَرَفُوا مِنَ الْحَقِّ you see their eyes overflowing with tears on account of the truth that they recognize Sura Maidah, verse 83 Tears are an authentic sign of emotional turbulence. When the heart is overwhelmed with emotion, it releases it through tears. That is why psychologists believe it is … Read more

Reflection No. 91 on Q 61:2 – Matching your Actions with your Words

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لِمَ تَقُولُونَ مَا لَا تَفْعَلُونَ O you who believe! why do you say that which you do not do? Sura Saff, verse 2 Many believers want to do good, and say they will, but they lack the determination to follow on what they say. This weakness is reproached in this verse, … Read more

Reflection No. 90 on Q 23:99-100 – Regret

رَبِّ ارْجِعُونِ لَعَلِّي أَعْمَلُ صَالِحًا فِيمَا تَرَكْتُ My Lord! Send me back, so that I may do good in that which I left. Sura Mu’minun, verse 99-100 Regret is a very difficult pill to swallow. It has been described as a negative emotion that creates a sorrowful feeling of loss. A frustration at a missed … Read more

Reflection No. 89 on Q 20:132 – Salaat and Family

وَأْمُرْ أَهْلَكَ بِالصَّلَاةِ وَاصْطَبِرْ عَلَيْهَا and enjoin prayer on your family, and be steadfast on it Sura Taha, verse 132 Salaat is the most important duty of a believer. If that is accepted, everything else is accepted and if that is rejected, everything else is rejected. The Holy Prophet (s) advised believers to let their … Read more

Reflection No. 88 on Q 41:33 – To call towards Allah

وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلًا مِمَّنْ دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ And who is better in speech than he who calls towards Allah, and does righteous deeds, and says: I am surely of those who submit? Sura Fussilat, verse 33 Submission, righteous deeds, and inviting towards Allah have been described in this verse … Read more

Reflection No. 87 on Q 09:13 – Fear of Allah

أَتَخْشَوْنَهُمْ ۚ فَاللَّهُ أَحَقُّ أَنْ تَخْشَوْهُ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ مُؤْمِنِينَ Do you fear them? But Allah is more deserving that you should fear Him, if you are believers. Sura Tawbah, verse 13 A huge chunk of our life is determined by what other people say and think. If not determined, it is at least influenced by … Read more

Reflection No. 86 on Q 17:82 – Cure for what is in the heart

وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاءٌ وَرَحْمَةٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ And We reveal of the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to the believers. Sura al-Israa, verse 82 The Holy Quran has been described in different ways by Allah. It is a reminder, a guidance, a distinguisher, an admonition, a mercy, and a cure … Read more

Reflection No. 85 on Q 2:186 –Supplicating to Allah

وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ And when My servants ask you concerning Me, then surely I am very near; I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he calls on Me, Sura al-Baqarah, verse 186 The human being is never alone. He is always very close to his … Read more

Reflection No. 84 on Q 4:69 – Good Company

الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ وَالشُّهَدَاءِ وَالصَّالِحِينَ ۚ وَحَسُنَ أُولَٰئِكَ رَفِيقًا Those upon whom Allah has bestowed favors from among the prophets and the truthful and the martyrs and the righteous, what good company are they! Sura an-Nisaa, verse 69 In this verse Allah describes a special group of people whom He has … Read more