A defense against shaytān

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا إِذَا مَسَّهُمْ طَائِفٌ مِّنَ الشَّيْطَانِ تَذَكَّرُوا فَإِذَا هُم مُّبْصِرُونَ  Innal-ladhīnat-taqaw idhā massahum tā’ifun minash-shaytāni tadhakkarū fa-idhā hum mubsirūn When those who are God conscious are touched by a visitation of shaytān they remember [Allah] and behold, they perceive. (Sūrat al-A‘rāf , No 7, Āyat 201) Whisperings of shaytān/Satan beset the human mind … Read more

Quranic Reflection No. 346 Āyat 30:30 – Being Upright for Religion

فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفًا fa-aqim wajhaka liddīni hanīfā Then be devoted to the upright religion. (Sūratur Rum, No. 30, Āyat 30) Two words must be understood well in this verse to get its message: Wajh – translated as face. Here it means the inner essence and soul of a person. To turn with the face … Read more

Reflection No. 53 on Q 5:2 – Supporting in Virtue and Piety

O You who believe . . . help one another in piety and goodness and do not help one another in sin and aggression, and be careful of your duty to Allah, surely Allah is severe in requiting. – (Surah al-Ma’idah 5:2) In the days of Jahiliyya (i.e. pre-Islamic time in Arabia), people rushed to … Read more

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