Sura Waqi’a (56) 27/09/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura Waqi’a (56)

The following set of verses presents phenomena that apply to every human being irrespective of our social or economic environment or our level of experience, so that we may witness the Truth in our own lives.

Beginning of each person’s life

56: 57 It is We Who have created you: why will you not witness the Truth?
56:58 Do you then see? – the (human seed) that you throw out, –
56:59 Is it you who create it or are We the Creators?

These verses speak of the origin of human life. The story of a single cell developing into a fully fledged human being is mind boggling and a clear demonstration of Allah’s infinite power and mastery. Whether we are in the most modern city of the world or in a desert, every day we witness the birth of a new life.

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah

Salaam / Peace

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Sura Ar-Rahman (55) 20/09/2016

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Sura 55 (Ar-Rahman)

The favours of Allah SWT, the all Merciful, extends through the heavens and the earth

Verses 5-7

“The sun and the moon follow courses (exactly) computed, and the stars and the trees – both (alike) prostrate in adoration, And the Sky has He raised high, and He has set up the Balance (of Justice),”

After describing our creation and our faculty of speech, Allah SWT now turns our attention to His Divine programming in the universe. Allah SWT describes how the sun and moon run their courses in a precise and calculable order which makes the lives of human beings both possible and convenient. The stars and trees and in fact all things in nature submit (sujood) to His programming and the atmosphere surrounding the Earth serves crucial functions for the continuity of life. All these are immense and clear benefits which Allah SWT has made available for humanity. He therefore repeatedly asks the question in the Sura “Which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?”

May Allah swt save us from being ungrateful to Him.

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah . . .
Salaam /Peace

Surah Ad-Dukhaan (44) 04/06/2016

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Sura 44 (Ad Dukhaan – The Smoke)

44:38 “We created not the heavens, the earth, and all between them, merely in (idle) sport:
44:39 We created them not except for just ends: but most of them do not understand.”

Cross ref 11:7 He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days – and His Throne was over the waters – that He might try you, which of you is best in conduct…..”

The above verses make it quite clear why we have been placed on earth and V39 goes on to say most will not understand this.
If we just reflect for a moment and consider that every Muslim believes in Allah SWT, His Prophet (PBUH) and The Quran, yet we find so many Muslim countries plagued by civil wars, oppression, disunity and nepotism.

To change this unfortunate situation we need to have complete faith that the Quran is the only source of Divine Guidance and align our conduct in accordance its principles.

5:16 Wherewith Allah guideth all who seek His good pleasure to ways of peace and safety, and leadeth them out of darkness, by His will, unto the light,- guideth them to a path that is straight.
Continues tomorrow…Insha Allah

Salaam/Peace

Surah Saffat (37) 09/04/2016

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Sura 37 (Saffat)

Man to reflect on his own creation

Verse 11  “Just ask their opinion: are they the more difficult to create, or the (other) beings We have created? Them have We created out of a sticky clay”.

After Allah SWT describes the complexities in the universe from verse 6 to 10, He invites the rejectors to apply their minds and consider the creation of man, which on its own is miraculous,  but small in comparison to the vast universe and beings created therein.    Like the shayateen in the universe are met with flaming bolts (in Verse 10) so should human being be aware that a similar penalty awaits them, should they persist in their evil ways.

Continues tomorrow…

Salaam/Peace

Surah Ankabut (29) 05/02/2016

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Sura 29 (Ankabut- The spider)

Understanding the origin of creation

Verses 19-20
See they not how Allah originates creation, then repeats it: truly that is easy for Allah.
– Say: Travel through the earth and see how Allah did originate creation; so will Allah produce a later creation: For Allah has power over all things.

Many times in the Quran, Allah tells us to travel through the earth so that we may learn from past civilisations. In addition, these verses tell us to travel in order to increase our knowledge of Allah and development of our own creation.  History, archeology, geology, paleontology, etc. are all encouraged by Allah (SWT) as sources of knowledge and lessons for the future.

Cross reference Surah 22 verse 5

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…

Salaam/Peace

Surah Mu’min (23) 26/11/2015

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Surah 23 (The Believers)

The creation of man and things in nature that benefit us.

Verse 14-16

Then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot We made a (foetus) lump; then we made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then we developed out of it another creature. So blessed be Allah, the best to create! After that, at length ye will die. Again, on the Day of Judgment, will ye be raised up.

Verses 12 to 22 proceed to mention the different signs of knowing Allah and His signs in the macrocosm and microcosm of the world of existence. It recounts some examples of the wonderful system of the world of creation, such as the sky, the earth, and the creation of man, plants and animals. These signs are there for us to reflect on so that we may realise the Greatness of Allah (SWT) and that we are to return to Him.

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…

Salaams/ Peace

Surah Hajj (22) 23/11/2015

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Sura 22 (Hajj) (Monday)

Feeble is false worship

Verse 73-74: O men! Here is a parable set forth! listen to it! Those on whom, besides Allah, ye call, cannot create (even) a fly, if they all met together for the purpose! and if the fly should snatch away anything from them, they would have no power to release it from the fly. Feeble are those who petition and those whom they petition! No just estimate have they made of Allah: for Allah is He Who is strong and able to carry out His Will.

Such a simple yet powerful example is provided. With all the greatness and development of the human race, we are still not able to produce an insignificant and often time irritating creature like a fly. This should be a humbling realization. It is such that we cannot even control such a creature but yet the Allah is the one that creates and controls all things and deserves our subservience.

The verse ends with a play on humour. Feeble is the petitioner and the petitioned – imagine a human with all the great capability and intellect subjects himself to the rules of an inanimate stone. Has not man weakened himself by such bondage whereas Allah (SWT) seeks to free us from being subservient to anything but Him – the All Great, Master of the Universe.

Continues tomorrow…
Salaam/Peace

Surah Nahl (16) 07/09/2015

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Wonders of Allah’s creation

In verses 65 to 69 Allah points out some of the signs in nature we experience daily but take for granted.   The rain from the sky and how it sustains life. Milk production from cows and the nutrition they provide. The honey produced by the bees in which is a cure for mankind.   The properties of honey have been well documented as a potent anti-bacterial, anti fungal and source of energy. The way the bee produces its honey is miraculous and Allah uses the term “awha” or inspiration when He describes this process.

Verse 68 “And thy Lord inspired the Bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and in (men’s) habitations. Then to eat of all the produce (of the earth), and find with skill the spacious paths of its Lord: there issues from within their bodies a drink of varying colours, wherein is healing for men: verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought”

Continues tomorrow. InshaAllah . . . Salaam /Peace