I cannot fully understand the language, and yet, some verses demand my attention and push me to open up a translation of the Quran. I remember one time I was reading the Arabic verses of Chapter 14 of the Quran. I noticed the same word was repeated four times across two verses…
God revealed to Prophet Muhammad that a group of jinn listened to his recitation of the Quran. They returned to their own society and described the recitation as wondrous, saying that it called to what is true and sensible by distinguishing between right and wrong.
Even though Al-Fatihah is repeated several times a day in prayer, how often do we stop to think about this chapter of the Quran? I have to admit that I have been guilty of neglecting the Fatihah, rushing through prayer, making lists instead of keeping khushoo’…
Is it not that merely months ago you were lost? Is it not that there was a time when you were seeking and He brought you from darkness into light? If you have been unjustly treated, read the story of Joseph.
This is a beautiful recitation from Surat Al-Baqarah 183-187 regarding fasting and the month of Ramadan. There are English subtitles. Listen here.
God rejected offspring from the general perspective that it is not befitting, since to have a child would reduce him to the status of His creatures. This answers the question of those who claim that since it is agreed that God can do anything, He should be able to have a son if He wished.
Reflecting over the Qur’an’s verses is a commended act; Muslims are told frequently in the Qur’an and in the Sunanh to understand and contemplate the messages that Allah Subhanahu wa Ta`ala has embedded in His Book. In the following collection, art is beautifully used to help us visualize the verses. A gallery of designed Qur’anic …
The Qur’an is very sensitive to context. Nouman Ali Khan explains this rule.
When we deal with the fighting verses in the Quran it’s important to keep in mind the various contexts of these verses. Instead of discussing the various contexts of these verses in detail at this point of this series, I would like to highlight one very important context that covers all the fighting verses: the spirit of the law.
Does Islam enact enmity against non-Muslims? Is the rule in Islam for any non-Muslim to either take up Islam or else the sword (war)? This write-up discusses what the ground rules of Islam are on this topic.