Réflexion Coranique No. 368 Āyat 17 :9 – La guidance du Coran

إِنَّ هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ يَهْدِي لِلَّتِي هِيَ أَقْوَمُ Inna hādhal-qur’āna yahdī lillatī hiya aqwam Certes, ce Coran guide vers ce qu’il y a de plus droit. (Sūrat al-Isrā, No 17, Āyat 9) Ce verset décrit le Coran comme guide vers ce qu’il y a de plus droit. Le mot ‘aqwam’ provient de ‘qiyām’ qui signifie s’élever. … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 610 Āyat 21:79 – Glorification of the mountains and birds

وَسَخَّرْنَا مَعَ دَاوُودَ الْجِبَالَ يُسَبِّحْنَ وَالطَّيْرَ We made the mountains and the birds to glorify with Dāwūd. (Surat al-Anbiyā, No.21, Āyat 79) All creation glorifies Allah ‘azza wajall. Glorification or ‘tasbīh’ is an innate admission of submission and insignificance, of accepting the Lordship and Magnificence of the creator, and acknowledging that He is far above anything the … Read more

Réflexion Coranique No. 367 Āyat 41 :30 – La Constance

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ ثُمَّ اسْتَقَامُوا تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمَلاَئِكَةُ أَلاَّ تَخَافُوا وَلاَ تَحْزَنُوا Innal-ladhīna qālū rabbunallāhu thumma-staqāmū tatanzzalu ‘alayhimul-malā’ikatu allā takhāfū walā tahzanū. Ceux qui disent : « Notre Seigneur est Allah », et qui se tiennent dans le droit chemin, les Anges descendent sur eux. « N’ayez pas peur et ne soyez pas … Read more

Réflexion Coranique No. 366 Āyat 9 :103 – La prière du Prophète (s) pour les autres

  وَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِمْ ۖ إِنَّ صَلَاتَكَ سَكَنٌ لَّهُمْ  Wasalli ‘alayhim, inna salātaka sakanun lahum  Et prie pour eux. Ta prière est une quiétude pour eux. (Sūrat al-Tawbah, N°9, Āyat 103) Allah a demandé au Prophète sallal-lāhu ‘alayhi wa-ālihi wasallam de bénir les gens, au moment de récolter leurs charités (Sadaqa). Cette bénédiction est une prière pour eux, … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 608 Āyat 9:32 – Extinguishing the Light of Allah (swt)

يُرِيدُونَ أَن يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّهُ إِلَّا أَن يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ Yurīdūna an yutfi’ū nūrallahi biafwāhihim waya’ballāhu illā an yutimma nūrahū walaw karihal-kāfirūn. They want to extinguish the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah refuses except to perfect His light, although the disbelievers dislike it. (Surat al-Tawbah, No.9, Āyat 32) This … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 607 Āyat 5:54 – Standing firm on the Truth

وَلَا يَخَافُونَ لَوْمَةَ لَائِمٍ Walā yakhāfūna lawmat lā’im And [they] do not fear the blame of a critic. (Surat al-Mā’idah, No.5, Āyat 54) The quality described here is part of five qualities of a community that Allah ‘azza wajall will bring forth which will believe in Him and obey His laws. This special community will have some … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 606 Āyat 3:133 – Hasten Towards Forgiveness

وَسَارِعُوا إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالْأَرْضُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ Wa sāri’ū ilā maghfiratin min rabbikum wa jannatin ‘arduhās samāwātu wal ardu u’iddat lil muttaqīn Hasten towards your Lord’s forgiveness and a paradise as vast as the heavens and the earth, prepared for the Godwary.  (Surat Āli ‘Imrān, Āyat 133) One of the beautiful points that can be extracted … Read more

Réflexion Coranique No. 362 Āyat 25 :23 – L’essence même des actions

وَقَدِمْنَا إِلَىٰ مَا عَمِلُوا مِنْ عَمَلٍ فَجَعَلْنَاهُ هَبَاءً مَّنثُورًا Waqadimnā ilā mā‘amilū min ‘amalin faja‘alnāhu habā’an manthūrā Nous avons considéré l’œuvre qu’ils ont accomplie et Nous l’avons réduite en poussière éparpillée. (Soūrat al-Furqān, No 25, Āyat 23) Tout ce que nous faisons sur terre reste et sera vu dans l’autre monde. Rien de ce que … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 602. Āyāt 35:10 – The Nature of Action

إِلَيْهِ يَصْعَدُ الْكَلِمُ الطَّيِّبُ وَالْعَمَلُ الصَّالِحُ يَرْفَعُهُ ۚ Ilayhi yas‘adul-kalimut-tayyibu wal-‘amalus-sāliTo Him ascends the good word [belief], and righteous conduct elevates it [belief] (Sūra al-Fātir, No. 35, Āyat 10) An important discussion in Islamic ethics is how faith and action impact one another. In many places, the Quran suggests that action on what one knows results … Read more

Quranic Reflection No 596. Āyāt 11:9 – Losing Divine Blessings 

Bismillāh. 30 September 2022/3 Rabī‘ al-Awwal, 1444 Visit the updated list of English Quran Tafsīr sessions by Shī‘ī Muslim speakers at  https://academyofislam.com/resources-category/quran-tafsir-sessions/ وَلَئِنْ أَذَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ مِنَّا رَحْمَةً ثُمَّ نَزَعْنَاهَا مِنْهُ إِنَّهُ لَيَئُوسٌ كَفُورٌ Wala-in adhaqnal-insāna minnā rahmatan thumma naza‘nāhā minhu innahu laya’ūsun kafūr. And if We give man a taste of mercy from Us and … Read more