Surah Ta-ha (20) 03/11/2015

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Surah 20 (Ta-ha)

Establishing prayer and doing acts of righteousness.

Verse 132 “Enjoin prayer on your people, and be constant therein. We do not
ask you to provide sustenance: We provide it for you. But the Hereafter is
for righteousness”.

Allah inspires the Prophet SAW to not only enjoin Salaah on his people but
to keep consistency of Salaah as well.   The virtue of Salaah is that it serves as
a reminder of Allah’s ever presence and our subservience to Him (20:14).  When performed with the proper frame of mind it leads us to acts of righteousness and deters us from shameful and unjust deeds (29:45).   One easy way to improve the effectiveness of our Salaah is to understand the verses we are reading and the praises of Allah that we recite in our ruku and sujood etc.  The verse then reminds us that all forms of sustenance emanate from Him for everyone, regardless of belief and this alone should motivate us to serve and adore Him.  Having said so, Allah then concludes the verse by reminding us that the home of the hereafter is reserved for those who live their lives with God consciousness. (7:156)

And that concludes Sura Taha.  Tomorrow we commence Sura Ambiyaa inshallah (the Prophets).

Salaams/ Peace

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Surah Ta-ha (20) 02/11/2015

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Surah Taha (20), Verses 129 & 130:
“Had it not been for a Word that went forth before from thy Lord, (their punishment) must necessarily have come; but there is a Term appointed (for respite).
Therefore be patient with what they say, and celebrate (constantly) the praises of thy Lord, before the rising of the sun, and before its setting; yea, celebrate them for part of the hours of the night, and at the sides of the day: that thou mayest have (spiritual) joy.”

We as humans are often impatient. The decision of Allah is always true and that reality does not come except at the timing decreed by Allah  (SWT). He is merciful and gives every one a chance of repentance.
For the believer patience and satisfaction in Allah’s remembrance is essential. In verse 130 we are given several times in the 24 hour cycle to ponder and celebrate His Praises.

See also surah 71 verse 4 & surah 4 verse 102.

Continues tomorrow…

Salaam / Peace.

Surah Ta-ha (20) 24/10/2015

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Surah 20 (Ta-ha)

Verses 14-15

“Verily, I am Allah: There is no god but I: So serve thou Me (only), and establish regular prayer for celebrating My praise.  “Verily the Hour is coming – My design is to keep it hidden – for every soul to receive its reward by the measure of its Endeavour.

The story of Musa (AS) is dealt with in depth in early sections of this Sura. Allah (SWT) spoke to Musa (AS) direct at the Mount of Tur and the above verse was in the context of when he was commissioned as a Prophet to go to Pharoah. The commandment to establish Salaah was even to Musa (AS) as above,but it is important to note the “purpose” of Salaah is for Allah (SWT)’s remembrance. The second message is that of the Hour where men will be recompensed according to his deeds.

Further references are Surah 7 Verse 170 and Surah 20 Verse 130.

Continues tomorrow Insha Allah…

Salaams/ Peace

Surah Ibrahim (14) 16/08/2015

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Counting Allah’s favours

In verse 31 Allah asks us to establish salaah and keep our wealth open for the upliftment of society.
Sometimes we don’t fully observe these commandments of the Quran, so verses 32 and 33 aptly reminds us of some of the favours Allah has done for us.

Verse 32 “It is Allah Who hath created the heavens and the earth and sends down rain from the skies, and with it brings out fruits wherewith to feed you..”
And if we are still doubtful of being grateful to Allah, He reminds us that His favours are countless.

Verse 34 “…But if ye count the favours of Allah, never will ye be able to number them….”

So when thinking of all that Allah has done for us we are encouraged to pay heed to His message and uplift society through whatever means Allah has blessed us with.

Continues tomorrow… Salaam / Peace