Reflection No. 69 on Q 12:86 – Grief only to Allah

 إِنَّمَا أَشْكُو بَثِّي وَحُزْنِي إِلَى اللَّهِ I complain of my anguish and grief only to Allah Sura Yusuf, verse 86   Nabi Ya’qub (a) says these words when his sons tell him he will kill himself with grief over Yusuf (a). The Prophet tells his sons that he is not complaining to them. He complains … Read more

Reflection No. 68 on Q 23:1-2 – Successful indeed are the believers

 أَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الَّذِينَ هُمْ فِي صَلَاتِهِمْ خَاشِعُونَ قَدْ Successful indeed are the believers, who are humble in their prayers Sura al-Muminun, verse 1-2   Everyone wants to be successful. But what is true success? The criteria for success may differ from person to person, hence we need the criteria from the Creator, who truly knows … Read more

Reflection No. 67 on Q 14:24-25 – Good Words

كَلِمَةً طَيِّبَةً كَشَجَرَةٍ طَيِّبَةٍ أَصْلُهَا ثَابِتٌ وَفَرْعُهَا فِي السَّمَاء تُؤْتِي أُكُلَهَا كُلَّ حِينٍ بِإِذْنِ رَبِّهَا A good word is like a good tree, whose root is firm and whose branches are in the sky, yielding its fruit in every season with the permission of its Lord. Sura Ibrahim, verse 24-25   The good word in … Read more

Reflection No. 66 on Q 6:162 – My prayers, my sacrifice, my life

اِنَّ صَلوتِي وَ نُسُكِي وَ مَحْيَايَ وَ مَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ My prayers, my sacrifice, my life and my death, are for Allah the Lord of the worlds. Sura al-An’am, verse 162   This statement was made by the Holy Prophet (s) to declare his complete sincerity. All he did was only for Allah. He … Read more

Reflection No. 65 on Q 37:99 – My Lord Will Guide Me

اِنِّي ذَاهِبٌ اِلى رِبِّي سَيَهْدِيْنِي I am going towards my Lord, He will guide me. Sura as-Saffat, verse 99   This verse is the statement of Nabi Ibrahim (a) after he emerged from the fire, safe and unhurt.  He is going to migrate to another place, and tells the people that I am going towards … Read more

Reflection No. 64 on Q 3:126 – Help is From Allah

 وَ مَا النَّصْرُ اِلاَّ مِنْ عِنْدِ اللَّهِ الْعَزِيْزِ الْحَكِيْمِ There is no help except from Allah and Allah is the Mighty, the Wise. (Sura Aale Imran, verse 126)   Thoughts on the Verse Whatever help the human being gets to achieve success originates only from Allah. He is the source of all help. People, things, … Read more

Reflection No. 63 on Q 64:14 – The Stages of Forgiveness

And if you pardon, and forbear, and forgive, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful (At-Taghabun, Verse 14) This verse talks about the different stages of forgiveness. According to Tafsir, verse 14 of Sura at-Taghabun was sent after certain spouses tried to stop the early Muslims from migrating. Some of the Muslims listened to their spouses, while … Read more

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