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

Reflection No. 83 on Q 17:44 – Glorification of Allah

وَإِنْ مِنْ شَيْءٍ إِلَّا يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَلَٰكِنْ لَا تَفْقَهُونَ تَسْبِيحَهُمْ And there is not a single thing but glorifies Him with His praise, but you do not understand their glorification. Sura al-Israa, verse 44 Tasbeeh is a glorification of Allah. It proclaims that He is free of all faults, completely perfect. Believers recite Tasbeeh as … Read more

Reflection No. 82 on Q 26:87-89 – The Heart

يَوْمَ لَا يَنْفَعُ مَالٌ وَلَا بَنُونَ إِلَّا مَنْ أَتَى اللَّهَ بِقَلْبٍ سَلِيمٍ The day on which neither property nor children will avail, except he who comes to Allah with a sound heart. Sura Shuara, verses 87-89 Keeping the heart sound and healthy, free of diseases and flaws, is a difficult task. It is even harder … Read more

Reflection No. 81 on Q 13:21 – Family Relationships

وَالَّذِينَ يَصِلُونَ مَا أَمَرَ اللَّهُ بِهِ أَنْ يُوصَلَ And those who join that which Allah has commanded to be joined Sura ar-R’ad, verse 21 According to Tafsir, one of the things that Allah has commanded to join, or keep intact, is family relationships. The keeping of good relationships with family members is a religious duty. … Read more

Reflection No. 80 on Q 49:11 – Judging Others

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا يَسْخَرْ قَوْمٌ مِنْ قَوْمٍ عَسَىٰ أَنْ يَكُونُوا خَيْرًا مِنْهُمْ O you who believe! Let not some people among you laugh at others, perhaps they may be better than them. Sura al-Hujurat, verse 11 Human beings tend to judge others. They deride differences and are quick to look down on those … Read more

Reflection No. 79 on Q 17:79 – Worship at Night

وَمِنَ اللَّيْلِ فَتَهَجَّدْ بِهِ نَافِلَةً لَكَ عَسَىٰ أَنْ يَبْعَثَكَ رَبُّكَ مَقَامًا مَحْمُودًا And during a part of the night, say the night prayer beyond what is incumbent on you; perhaps your Lord will raise you to a praiseworthy position. Sura al-Israa, verse 79 In the human being’s journey towards Allah, the fastest means of transportation … Read more

Reflection No. 78 on Q 7:26 – Clothing of Taqwa

وَلِبَاسُ التَّقْوَىٰ ذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ And the clothing of Taqwa, that is the best. Sura al- A’raf, verse 26 Clothing gives human beings an identity. It covers that which needs to be concealed, and is a source of beauty and adornment. Humans have always used attractive clothes to make themselves look good, to stand out at … Read more

Reflection No. 77 on Q 59:21 – Reciting the Holy Quran

لَوْ أَنْزَلْنَا هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ عَلَىٰ جَبَلٍ لَرَأَيْتَهُ خَاشِعًا مُتَصَدِّعًا مِنْ خَشْيَةِ اللَّهِ Had We sent down this Quran on a mountain, you would certainly have seen it falling down, splitting asunder because of the fear of Allah. Sura al-Hashr, verse 21 The effect of the Holy Quran on the human heart can be amazingly powerful. … Read more