Tafseer

Reflections on Surah Naba (78)

About what are they asking one another? About the great news - That over which they are in disagreement نبا means 'news' but not every news is naba'. It means a 'momentous news of a great event'. Also, it is the kind of news that requires some action as a response, and it must be taken… Continue reading Reflections on Surah Naba (78)

Ramadan

The Virtues of Laylah tul Qadr

Surat-ul-Qadr (97) إِنَّآ أَنزَلۡنَـٰهُ فِى لَيۡلَةِ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ وَمَآ أَدۡرَٮٰكَ مَا لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ لَيۡلَةُ ٱلۡقَدۡرِ خَيۡرٌ۬ مِّنۡ أَلۡفِ شَہۡرٍ۬ تَنَزَّلُ ٱلۡمَلَـٰٓٮِٕكَةُ وَٱلرُّوحُ فِيہَا بِإِذۡنِ رَبِّہِم مِّن كُلِّ أَمۡرٍ۬ سَلَـٰمٌ هِىَ حَتَّىٰ مَطۡلَعِ ٱلۡفَجۡرِ We have indeed revealed this (Quran) in the Night of Power (al-Qadr) (1) And what will explain to you what the Night of… Continue reading The Virtues of Laylah tul Qadr

Ramadan, Tafseer

Surah Qadr (The Surah about Laylat ul Qadr)

Context of Revelation (شان نزول) According to a narration, a worshipper from among the Children of Israel used to worship Allah the whole night, and as soon as the dawn broke, he would arm himself and fight the whole day. This continued consecutively for a thousand months. This Surah was thus revealed. This shows the… Continue reading Surah Qadr (The Surah about Laylat ul Qadr)

Ramadan, Tafseer

Allah is near! (2:186)

And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided.  (Surah Baqarah 2:186) According to some narrations, this verse… Continue reading Allah is near! (2:186)

Ramadan, Tafseer

The gift of Fasting & Ramadan (Tafseer of Surah Baqarah 183-186)

PART 1: FASTING PRIOR TO RAMADAN O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous - صوم means to abstain. In the context of fasting, it refers to abstaining from eating, drinking and intimacy from dawn to sunset, with the intention… Continue reading The gift of Fasting & Ramadan (Tafseer of Surah Baqarah 183-186)

Divine Speech

Divine Speech Prologue – Introduction

There are three important aspects to any communication: 1. Speaker (we judge, process and understand the speech based on the source i.e. their age, appearance, experience, profession etc. ) When people were exposed to the message of the Qur'an, there was no apathy. People were either melted by the Qur'an or the disbelievers violently rejected… Continue reading Divine Speech Prologue – Introduction

Divine Speech

Divine Speech Part 7- Oaths, Examples and Dialogue in the Qur’an

OATHS  Usually oaths are taken to testify in court, or in a state of anger, or to emphasise your point, or when you are facing negation. In old Arabic, people used to swear to get the attention of people. Allah uses oaths in Qur'an for all of these various reasons. 1. For every oath, there… Continue reading Divine Speech Part 7- Oaths, Examples and Dialogue in the Qur’an

Divine Speech

Divine Speech Part 6- The Qur’an is in perfect order!

 The Qur'an is in perfect order! The study of the Quran, its analysis, extracting principles and conclusions from its Gems are surveyed.  The Qur'an is like an ocean and each one of us is a diver. Whenever each one of us dives into the ocean, we come back with different treasures. Some people find pearls,… Continue reading Divine Speech Part 6- The Qur’an is in perfect order!

Divine Speech

Divine Speech Part 5- Sequencing & Alleged Grammatical errors in the Qur’an

SEQUENCE IN QUR'ANIC DISCOURSE The sequencing of rhetorical speech in the Quran proves why it is impossible to replicate from a linguistic perspective. Intricacies from Suratul-Mulk, Ayatul-Birr, and others are discussed. All books go through an editing and proofreading process before they can be published. Written content must be thoroughly scrutinised before it can be… Continue reading Divine Speech Part 5- Sequencing & Alleged Grammatical errors in the Qur’an