Surah Yaseen (36) 07/04/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 36 (Yaseen)

*Using our capabilities correctly*

Verse 77

“Does not man see that it is We Who created him from sperm? yet behold he (stands forth) as an open adversary..”

This verse can be interpreted in two ways. The first is that man is created from a minute particle and yet refuses to acknowledge his Creator. The second is that man is created from a minute particle and develops to become articulate in speech, able to argue for or against a proposition. The interpretations are complementary to each other, showing mans unique quality of being a rational being which can lead him to great achievements or utterly astray

Cross reference Surah 67 verse 23.
“Say: It is He Who has created you (and made you grow), and made for you the faculties of hearing, seeing, feeling and understanding: little thanks it is ye give.”

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…

Salaam/Peace

Surah Yaseen (36) 06/04/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 36 (Yaseen)

We can’t expect Allah SWT to do our duties*

Verse 47 “And when they are told Spend ye of (the bounties) with which Allah has provided you, the Unbelievers say to those who believe: Shall we then feed those whom, if Allah had so willed, he would have fed, (Himself)? Ye are in nothing but manifest Error.”

This verse shows us the attitude of those deny the existence of Allah SWT because there is so much hardship and evil around. Allah SWT has bestowed upon us the responsibility to establish a benevolent society.This is so that we use our abilities to grow our character, and exercise our free will.

Cross reference Surah 13 verse 11. “…Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves (with their own souls)…”

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…

Salaam/Peace

Surah Yaseen (36) 05/04/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 36 (Yaseen)

*Facts about the sun*

Verse 38

“And the Sun runs its  course for a period determined for it: that is the decree of (Him), The Exalted in Might, the All knowing.”

This verse contains some more scientific facts. One interpretation would mean that the sun will eventually die as stars do in the Universe. Another interpretation is that the sun is moving towards in a predetermined or programmed manner, indicating that the sun is not stationary. This is true, as not only the sun, but the entire solar system is moving.

These verses are meant to make man understand that if he studies the signs in nature, he will find countless proofs of the existence of Allah.

Cross reference Surah 50 verses 6-8
“Do they not look at the sky above them? How We have made it and adorned it, and there are no flaws in it? And the earth We have spread it out, and set thereon mountains standing firm, and produced therein every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs). To be observed and commemorated by every devotee turning (to Allah).”

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…

Salaam/Peace

Surah Yaseen (36) 04/04/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 36 (Yaseen)

*Benefits and benefitting from nature*

Verses 34-35

“And We produce therein orchards with date palms and vines, and We cause springs to gush forth therein: That they may enjoy the fruits of this (artistry): it was not their hands that made this will they not then give thanks?”

An alternative translation of verse 35 reads. “That they may enjoy fruits therefrom and also from that which human hands make from these fruits.”

This would include all oils and extracts from the fruits as well as chutneys, pickles etc made from processing the fruits.
This, the verse means that these fruits created by nature are firstly made edible without human input, then Allah has given man the expertise to compound the fruits with other ingredients to make useful products.

Cross reference Surah 45 verse 13
“And He has subjected to you, as from Him, all that is in the heavens and on earth: behold, in that are Signs indeed for those who reflect.”

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…

Salaam/Peace

Surah Yaseen (36) 03/04/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 36 (Yaseen)

Doing good work unconditionally

Verses 20-21

“Then there came running, from the farthest part of the City, a man, saying, “O my People obey the messengers: Obey those who ask no reward of you (for themselves), and who have themselves received Guidance.”

Verses 13 to 32 narrate the story of a town that were sent messengers but the people rejected them. Verse 21 shows that the messengers were fulfilling their duties like all other prophets of Allah. It is a reminder to us when discharge our religious  duties that we should not do it for personal benefit. We should ask ourselves, are we benefiting Islam or benefiting from Islam?

Cross reference Surah 6 verse 90

“Those were the (prophets) who received Allah’s guidance: copy the guidance they received; say: no reward for this do I ask of you: this is no less than a message for the nations.”

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…

Salaam/Peace

Surah Yaseen (36) 02/03/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 36 (Yaseen)

*The Condition of the Rejectors*

Verses 9-10

“And We have put a bar in front of them and a bar behind them, and further, We have covered them up; so that they cannot see. The same is it to them whether thou admonish them or thou do not admonish them: they will not believe.”

Verses 7 to 10  tell us in what state those who reject the truth are in. Their arrogance and stubbornness have become like chains that prevent them from accessing the message.  In essence due to their personal vested interests they have prevented themselves from receiving Allah’s message.

Cross reference Surah 2 verse 171
“The parable of those who reject Faith is as if one were to shout like a goat-herd, to things that listen to nothing but call and cries: deaf, dumb, and blind, they are void of wisdom.”

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…

Salaam/Peace

Surah Yaseen (36) 01/04/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 36 (Yaseen)

*The Sender of Revelation*

Verses 1-6

“Ya Sin. By the Qur’an, full of Wisdom,- You are indeed one of the apostles, On a Straight Way. It is a Revelation sent down by (Him), the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful. In order that you may admonish a people, whose fathers had received no admonition, and who therefore remain heedless (of the Signs of Allah..”

Verse 5 mentions two attributes of Allah who has sent the Quran. The first, the Exalted in Might, is meant to impress the reality that the Quran is no ordinary book that can be ignored. It is the words of the Owner of the Universe, Whom none can prevent what He has willed. The second, the Most Merciful, is for us to realise that it is through His kindness and mercy that the Quran was sent to guide us to success in this world and the hereafter.

Cross reference Surah 2 verse 185
“Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Quran as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong)…”

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…

Salaam/Peace