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This is Living The Quran Through The Living Quran - a journey through the Noble Quran to better understand the Word of God.

This is Living The Quran Through The Living Quran - a journey through the Noble Quran to better understand the Word of God.
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This is Living The Quran Through The Living Quran - a journey through the Noble Quran to better understand the Word of God.

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Returning Back to God - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Eid Day]

6/5/2019
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Jesus, son of Mary, prayed, “O Allah! our Lord! send down to us a table spread with a sure and lasting food from heaven that it may be to us a (source of) festival ever recurring, to the first of us and to the last of us and (serve as) sign from You and provide sustenance for us, for You are the Best of providers of sustenance.” (5:114) Commentary The sighting of the new moon to herald in the new month takes on extra special importance two times during the year – to begin the month of...

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Lessons from the Quran - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 30]

6/4/2019
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And We sent him (back as a Messenger at Nineveh) to a people hundred thousand strong, rather they were even more. (37:47) Commentary NUMBER 100,000: This verse from Sūrah al-Sāffāt speaks about the great Prophet, Yūnus, known in English as Prophet Jonah - the one who was swallowed by a large fish – in a significant trial which Allah X put him through and which the faithful are recommended to remember every night when performing ṣalāt al-ghufaylah. As we mentioned in our 2016 publication...

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Fast-Tracking our way to Paradise - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 29]

6/3/2019
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The angels and the Spirit (of the faithful) ascend to Him in a day the measure of which is (equal to) fifty thousand years (a day of spiritual advancement of the faithful is equivalent to fifty thousand years of material advancement, thus the development and progress of the human soul knows no end). (70:4) Commentary NUMBER 50,000: In Sūrah al-Maʿārij (chapter 70), after speaking of the punishment which befell a specific person, which according to the history of revelation, was in regards...

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Working on our Spirituality - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 28]

6/2/2019
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Indeed (it does); and if you patiently persevere and guard against evil and they (the enemies) come upon you suddenly and in hot haste of theirs, your Lord will reinforce you with five thousand swooping and havoc-making angels. (3:125) Commentary NUMBER 5,000: This verse was revealed to the Prophet ] as it related to the aftermath of the battle of Uḥud in which the Muslims took heavy losses. However as they were returning to Mecca, the polytheists of Mecca realized that they should have...

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When the Help Comes from Allah… - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 27]

6/1/2019
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(Recall the time) when you said to the believers, ‘Does it not suffice you that your Lord should reinforce you with three thousand angels sent down (by Him)? (3:124) Commentary NUMBER 3,000: Although as humans, we have been given the freedom to act as we please, however Allah has not created us and simply “left us alone” – there is still the ‘hidden hand’ of Allah which plays a role in the workings of this world. More often than not, Allah does not interfere with the mechanics of our...

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Doing our Best in Connecting to Allah - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 26]

5/31/2019
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For the present Allah has lightened your burden, for He knows that there is yet some weakness in you, thus, if there be of you one hundred persevering and steadfast persons they shall (still) overcome (at least) two hundred and if there be a thousand of you they shall overcome two thousand by the leave of Allah. And Allah is with the steadfast. (8:66) Commentary NUMBER 2,000: We reviewed this same verse when we looked at the number 200, and once again, we look back into it, albeit in...

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The Universality of Islamic Laws - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 25]

5/30/2019
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He that cannot afford (a slave to be set free) shall then (observe) fasts for two consecutive months before he and his wife touch each other (for conjugal relationship). But he who has not even the strength (to fast for that time) shall feed sixty poor people. This has been so (ordained) that you may have faith in Allah and really submit before Him and His Messenger. These are the limits (enjoining you to give up foul practices and injustice to women) prescribed by Allah. And the deniers of...

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Teaching Islam to Others - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 24]

5/29/2019
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And we indeed sent Noah to his people and he stayed among them for (as long as) a thousand years short of fifty years (nine hundred and fifty years). While his people were steeped in wrongdoings they were caught in the deluge. (29:14) Commentary NUMBER 950: On the 17th day of, we reviewed this verse under the theme of ‘never lose hope’, however as Allah mentioned two numbers in this verse, we bring it up again to review the number 950 – the years which Prophet Nūḥ lived from the time of...

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Belief in the Unseen - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 23]

5/29/2019
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And they stayed in this Place of Refuge three hundred years and extended (their stay) another nine (years). (18:25) Commentary NUMBER 300: As with any good story, many times, a reader wants to know all of the juicy details, sometimes even those things which really don’t have any benefit for the reader, but still, they are intrigued and want to know those finer points. In the story of the People of the Cave, one of final things which Allah informs us about is how long they stayed in the...

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Pick your Battles Wisely - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 22]

5/29/2019
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For the present Allah has lightened your burden, for He knows that there is yet some weakness in you, thus, if there be of you one hundred persevering and steadfast persons they shall (still) overcome (at least) two hundred and if there be a thousand of you they shall overcome two thousand by the leave of Allah. And Allah is with the steadfast. (8:66) Commentary NUMBER 200: If we study verse 65 and 66 of Sūrah al-Anfāl, it seems like there is either a ‘confusion’ in the numbers; either...

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Help Yourself by Helping Others - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 21]

5/26/2019
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The attribute of those who spend their wealth in the cause of Allah is like the attribute of a grain (of corn) which sprouts seven ears, each ear bearing a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies further for whomsoever He pleases, for Allah is Bountiful, All-Knowing. (2:261) Commentary NUMBER 100: Helping the less fortunate people of the society is something which the Quran has emphasized in many verses and is a hall-mark of the message of the Prophet ] from his earliest days in Mecca. In...

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Maintaining justice and fairness in our dealings - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 20]

5/25/2019
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‘(The case of the litigation is that,) this is my brother. He has ninety nine ewes (female sheep) while I have one ewe; still he says, “Make it over to me,” and he has been prevailing by his arguments upon me.’ (38:23) Commentary NUMBER 99: The story which is contained in this verse and which is actually found in verses 21 to 26 of this chapter speak about an important event in the life of Prophet Dāwūd. Two brothers who had a dispute made their way into the house of Prophet Dāwūd -...

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Never judge a faith by its supposed followers - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 19]

5/25/2019
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Now Moses selected from his people seventy men (to take with him) to Our appointed place and time, but when the earthquake seized them he said, ‘My Lord! if You so willed You could have destroyed them as well as me before (this). But would You destroy us on account of that which the foolish among us have done? This (matter of the calf) is nothing but (an ordeal from You) that You may distinguish the good from the bad (of us). You adjudge, by such means, to be astray whomsoever You will and...

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Making the most of the Night of Qadr - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 18]

5/23/2019
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The Night of Majesty is better than a thousand months. (97:3) Commentary NUMBER 1,000: From tonight, the 19th night of Ramaḍān, we enter into the phase in which the nights are known as the Layālī al-Qadr – The Nights of al-Qadr. Not only are these nights very special, but it is also steeped in mystery and secrecy. The fact that no one knows what night it is and that even though the aḥādīth guide us to look for it in the Month of Ramaḍhān; and that too in the last 10 nights of the month;...

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Never lose hope - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 17]

5/22/2019
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And we indeed sent Noah to his people and he stayed among them for (as long as) a thousand years short of fifty years (nine hundred and fifty years). While his people were steeped in wrongdoings they were caught in the Deluge. (29:14) Commentary NUMBER 50: The chapter of the Spider (al-Ankabūt) starts off by Allah reminding all of humanity that they will NOT be left alone merely saying that, “we believe”, without being tested in our conviction and dedication to the faith. In fact, to...

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Self building - the key to success - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 16]

5/21/2019
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And We made an appointment with Moses for thirty nights (and days to pray in solitude) which We supplemented with another ten (to receive the Law) so that the period appointed by his Lord came to be full forty nights (and days). (When leaving) Moses said to his brother Aaron, ‘Act for me (taking my place) in my absence among my people and reform and manage (them) well and do not follow the way of those who create disorder.’ (7:142) Commentary NUMBER 40: Prophet Moses is one of the most...

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Your mother ... Your mother ... Your mother - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 15]

5/21/2019
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And We have enjoined on a human being to do good to his parents. His mother bears him with trouble and pain and brings him forth with trouble and pain. The bearing of him and his weaning (takes) thirty months, till when he attains his full maturity and reaches (the age of) forty years he says to his Lord, ‘My Lord! rouse me up that I may give thanks for the favours you have bestowed on me and on my parents and that I may do such righteous deeds as may please You. And (my Lord!) establish...

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Live free ... or die trying - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 14]

5/19/2019
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O Prophet! urge the believers freq uently and strongly to (defensive) fighting. If there be of you twenty steadfast, they shall overcome two hundred and if there be a hundred of you they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because these are a people devoid of understanding. (8:65) Commentary NUMBER 20: This verse, which speaks directly about war and the battles which must sometimes be fought in order to safeguard religion, looks at this “necessary evil” in a few...

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The power of God - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 13]

5/19/2019
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Over it (the Hell-Fire) are appointed nineteen (wardens). (74:30) Commentary NUMBER 19: When we analyze the verses of the Quran and the various topics which are covered within this Living Book, we see that out of the 6,000+ verses, almost 1/3 or over 2,000 of them speak about the Day of Judgement, and the eventual outcomes of Heaven and Hell. This should be a wakeup call for us to take our actions in this life more seriously as there will be a day of accountability. However, much of...

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The sacred signs of Islam - Ramadhan Reflections 2019 [Day 12]

5/17/2019
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Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year) according to the law of Allah since the day He created the heavens and the earth. Among these, four (months) are sacred (Muharram, Rajab, Dhul-Qa’dah and Dhul-Hijjah). That is the established law. Do not do injustice to yourselves (by waging wars) during these (sacred months). And fight the polytheists all together (in your defence) just as they fight you all together. And know that Allah is indeed with those who are God...

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