Sura Hujaraat (49) 08/08/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 49 (Hujuraat)

Resolving disputes among believers

Verses 9-10: If two parties among the believers fall into a quarrel, make ye peace between them: but if one of them transgresses beyond bounds against the other then fight ye (all) against the one that transgresses until it complies with the command of Allah; but if it complies then make peace between them with justice and be fair: for Allah loves those who are fair (and just). The believers are but a single Brotherhood: so make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers; and fear Allah, that ye may receive mercy.

Believers should always strive to maintain unity. If there is a fight among two groups of believers our duty is to make peace between them and uphold the unity. If there is an injustice, the erring party must be told to comply, even by force if necessary. The practice of calling others Kafir is not condoned in the Quran. Allah will decide the faith of everyone.

Cross reference:
3:103. And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah’s favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make His signs clear to you: that ye may be guided.

Continues tomorrow…Insha Allah
Salaams / Peace

Surah Furqan (25) 21/12/2015

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 25 (Al-Furqan)

Servants of Allah Most Gracious are …

Verse 63 – 67: “…those who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, “Peace!”; Those who spend the night in adoration of their Lord prostrate and standing;… Those who, when they spend, are not extravagant and not niggardly, but hold a just (balance) between those (extremes)…”

In this first set of verses, we see the qualities that define true servants of Allah (SWT). We should strive to be one of them by being humble in our demeanour and exercising self-control in our reactions towards our opponents which should not be rash and hostile, but peaceful. Moreover, we should make an effort to pray at night as well as practise moderation in all aspects of our lives including our spending.

Allah (S.W.T) states in Surah 17 Verse 29: “Make not thy hand tied (like a niggard’s) to thy neck, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach, so that thou become blameworthy and destitute.” Thus, balance is the distinctive feature that Islam establishes in the life of the individual and the community.

Continues tomorrow…
Salaam/Peace

Surah Nahl (16) 06/09/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Purpose of the Quran : to clarify things

Verse 64: “And We sent down the Book to you for the express purpose, that you should make clear to them those things in which they differ, and that it should be a guide and a mercy to those who believe”

Quraan is a unifying force to heal the evil practices of society as well as resolve differences.

Quraan was sent to:

  1. Bring about unity by resolving differences.
  2. Guide to right conduct
  3. Show the path of repentance and forgiveness

As such Muslims ought to use the Quran as their guide and filter all information, laws, practices etc through the eyes of the Quran.

Continues tomorrow. InshaAllah . . .

Salaam /Peace

Surah Ra’d (13) 10/08/2015

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Ever wondered what would happen In the next world with our close ones. No need to wander – read on…

Verse 23 & 24 Gardens of perpetual bliss: They shall enter there, As well As the righteous among their fathers, their spouses, and their offspring: and angels shall enter unto them from every gate (with the salutation): “Peace unto you for that ye persevered In patience! Now How excellent is the final home!”

There is one condition – “…the righteous among..”

We have a lot to do in this world to see this reality in the next world

Continues tomorrow, Salaams / Peace