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    Posted: 04 March 2005 at 4:36pm

Topic:  The Holy Qur'an (1 of 2), Read 22 times 
Conf:  Islam: Qur'an and Sunnah 
From:  NAUSHEEN 
Date:  Monday, February 14, 2005 05:13 PM 

Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullah wa barkatuhu,

I am opening this thread for us to reflect on the verses of the Quran.

Insha allah the board members will take interest and contribute appropriately.

To begin with, below is the commentary on surah Naas, by Yusuf Ali:

Insidious Evil lies in wait
For man, and loves to whisper and withdraw,
Thus testing his will. But man can make Allah his sure shield; for Allah doth care
For him and cherishes him: Allah is
The heavenly King who gives him laws:
And Allah is the Goal to which he will
Return and be judged. Let man but place
Himself in Allah's hands, and never can Evil
Touch him in his essential and inner life.

Shaytan is our avowed enemy. It has been said in the Quran at several places that we should be cautious of his vices, and strife with vigilance that he may not be able to harm him.

Surah Naas is one of those sura, for which rasul allah (saw) has been reported of not leaving its recitation every night, ever since it was revealed.

Maa salaama.


Be not heedless of thy Lord
for even the blink of an eye,
Lest He directs His attention towards you,
and finds you unawares.

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Topic:  The Holy Qur'an (2 of 2), Read 16 times 
Conf:  Islam: Qur'an and Sunnah
From:  NAUSHEEN 
Date:  Sunday, February 20, 2005 04:25 PM 

Hmm, it seems nobody is interested in giving me a hand on this thread :(

Hope it is not too boring people :-/

Rhythmic commentary Abdullah Yusuf Ali.
Verses Ale-Imran 1-20

The Quran revelation has, step by step,
Confirmed the Law of Moses and the Gospel
Of Jesus. It is a guide from Allah.
And apeals to reason and understanding.
Let us understand it rightly, in reverence
And truth, answayed by those who reject
Faith, and seeking ever the reward
Of the pleasure of Allah, through firmness,
Patience, discipline and charity, and offering others
The light which we have ourselves received.

Be not heedless of thy Lord
for even the blink of an eye,
Lest He directs His attention towards you,
and finds you unawares.



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Al- Nur 35-36

Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth.

The parable of light is as if there were a Niche

And within it a Lamp;

The Lamp inclosed in Glass,

The Glass as it were a brilliant star:

Lit from a blessed tree, an olive,

Neither of the east nor of the west,

Whose oil is well neigh luminous,

Though fire scarce touched it:

Light upon Light!

Allah doth set forht parables for men:

And Allah doth know all things.

(Lit is such a light) in houses,

Which allah hath permitted to be raised to honor;

For the celebration in them, of His name:

In them is He Glorified.

In the mornings and in the evenings (again and again)

This glorious parable of light contains layer upon layer of transcendental truth about spiritual mysteries. No notes can do adequate justice to its full meaning. Here the verse is explained from Imam Ghazali's Mishkat al Anwar.

The physical light is but a reflection of the true light in the world of reality, and that the true light is Allah.

We can only think of Allah in terms of our phenomenal experience, and in the phenomenal world, light is the purest thing we know, but physical light has drawbacks incidnetal to its physical nature:

e.g., 1. It is dependent on some source external to itself,

2. it is a passing phenomenon: if we take it to be a form of motion or energy it is unstable, like all physical phenomena;

3. it is dependent on space and time; there are stars whose light takes thousands of years to reach earth.

The perfect light of Allah is free from any such defects.

The first three points in the Parable centre round the symbols of the Niche, the Lamp and the Glass.

  1. The niche (Mishkat) is a little shallow recess in the wall of an eastern house, fairly high from the ground in which the light (before the days of electricity) was usually placed. Its height enabled it to diffuse the light in the room and minimise the shadows. The background of the wall and the sides of the niche helped throw the light into the room, and if the wall was white-washed, it also acted as a reflector: the opening in front made the way for light. So the spiritual light: it is placed high above worldly things: it has a niche or habitation of its own, in Revelation of other Signs of Allah; its access to men is by a special way, open to all yet closed to those who refuse its rays.
  2. The lamp is the core of spiritual truth, which is the real illumination; the niche is nothing without it; the niche is actually made for it.
  3. The glass is the transparent medium through which the light passes. On the other hand it protects the light from moths and other forms of low life (lower motives of men) and from gusts of winds (passions), and on the other it transmits the light through a medium which is made up of and akin to the grosser substances of the earth, so arranged as to admit the subtle to the gross by its transparency.

So the spiritual truth has to be filtered through human language or human intelligence to make it intelligible to mankind.

The glass by itself does not shine, but when the light comes into it, it shines like a brilliant star. So men of good who preach Allah's truth are themselves illuminated by Allah's light and become like illuminating media through which that light spreads and permeates human life.

The olive tree is not a very impressive tree in its outward appearance. Its leaves have a dull greenish brown color, and in size it is inconspicuous. But its oil is used in sacred ceremonies and forms a wholesome ingredient in food. The fruit has a specially fine flavor.

This mystic olive is not localized. It is neither of the east nor of the west. It is universal, for such is Allah's light. As applied to the olive there is a more literal meaning, which can be allegorised in a different way. An olive tree with an eastern aspect gets only the rays of the morning sun; one with a western aspect, only the rays of the western sun. In the northern hemisphere the south aspect will give the sun's rays a great part of the day, while a northern aspect will shut them out altogether and vice versa in the southern hemisphere. But a tree in the open plain or on a hill will get perpetual sunshine by day: it will be more mature, and the fruit and oil will be of superior quality. So Allah's light is not localized or immature; it is perfect and universal.

Pure olive oil is beautiful in color, consistency, and illumination power. Its purity is almost like itself: it may be supposed to be almost light before it is itself lit. So with spiritual truth: it illuminates the mind and understanding imperceptibly, almost before the human mind and heart have been consciously touched by it.

Glorious illimitable light, which cannot be described or measured. And there are grades and grades of it, passing transcendently into region of spiritual height, which man's imagination can scarcely conceive of. The top most pinnacle is the true prototypal Light, the real Light, of which all others were reflections; the Light of Allah. Hence the saying of the holy prophet (saw) about Allah's "seventy thousand veils of light".

The houses held in worship, like special mosques, the kabah in Mekkah, the mosques in Madinah and Jerusalem are the houses "held in honor", as understood by the commentators.

<font color=purple>Wanu nazzilu minal Qurani ma huwa

Shafaa un wa rahmatun lil mo'mineena

wa la yaziduzzalimeena illa khasara.
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As Salamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

 

Masha Allah this is great.

 

Presently I am working on Parables from the Glorious Qur'an and posting them on some egroups.

 

Do u think it is okay to post them here.

 

“Verily your Lord is quick in punishment; yet He is indeed Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful (Surah Al-An’am 6:165)
"Indeed, we belong to Allah and to Him is our return" (Surah Baqarah 2: 155)
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Auzubillahi minash shaitan ir rajeem,

Bismillah ir rahman ir rahim,

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

Do i mean stories that have been mentioned in the Quran?

I think that will make a very informative thread of its own.

I myself want to collect these stories, as sometimes one parable is spread over several surahs.

The best I have so far is "Quran Stories for Little Hearts" , I bought from islamicbookstore, for my daughter

Maa salaama

 

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Auzubillahi minash shaitan ir rajeem,

Bismillah ir rahman ir rahim,

7:203 .... This is (nothing but) Lights from your Lord, And Guidance, and Mercy, For any who have Faith.

Lights: this refers to eyes or faculty of spiritual inshight.

The revelation is for us  1. Spiritual Eyes

                                   2. Guidance

                                   3. Mercy

It being spiritual eyes is the highest in degree: just as a blind man, if he is given the faculty of sight, is at once removed into an entirely new world. Thus, those who can reach the stage of spiritual insight pass into and become the citizens of wholely new spiritual world.

The revelation being guidance is the next degree: the man of the world can act up to the teaching about right conduct and prepare for the hereafter.

It is the mercy of Allah, free to everyone, saint and sinner, who sincerely believes and puts his trust in Allah.

 

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Shafaa un wa rahmatun lil mo'mineena

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Surah Al-A’raf (7:203)

 “And if you do not bring them a miracle, they say: “Why have you not brought it?”  Say: “I but follow what is revealed to me from my Lord.  This (Quran) is nothing but evidences from you Lord, and guidance and a mercy for a people who believe.

 Tafsir Ibn Kathir:

 Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn Abbas commented on Allah’s statement, “they say, “Why have you not brought it?”

 They say, ‘Why have you not received a miracle’”, or “Why have you not initiated or made it?”  Ibn Jarir reported that Abdullah bin Kathir said that Mujahid said about Allah’s statement, “And if you do not bring them a miracle, they say: “Why have you not brought it?”

 “They say, ‘Produce a miracle of your own.’”  Qatadah, As-Suddi, Abdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam and Ibn Jarir agreed with this.  Allah said next, “And if you do not bring them an Ayah” meaning, a miracle or a sign; Similarly, Allah said, “If We will, We could send down to them from the heaven a sign, to which they would bend their necks in humility.” (26:4)

 The pagans asked the Prophet, why did you not strive hard to bring us an Ayah (miracle) from Allah so that we witness it and believe in it.  Allah said to him, “Say: “I but follow what is revealed to me fro my Lord.”

 Meaning; I do not ask such things of my Lord.  I only follow that He reveals and commands me.  Therefore, if Allah sends a miracle, I will accept it.  Otherwise, I will not ask for it unless He allows me.  Certainly, Allah is Most Wise, the All-Knower.

 

Allah next directs the servants to the fact that this Quran is the most powerful miracle, clearest evidence and most true proof and explanation, saying, “This (Quran) is nothing but evidences from your Lord, and a guidance and a mercy for a people who believe.”

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As Salamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

Auzo Billahe minash Shaitanir-Rajim. Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim

Qualities of the Righteous Wife

Surah An-Nisa' 4:34

34. Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous women are Qanitat, and guard in the husband's absence what Allah orders them to guard. (part Ayat)

Allah said,

Therefore, the righteous women, are Qanitat, obedient to their husbands, as Ibn `Abbas and others stated.

and guard in the husband's absence. As-Suddi and others said that it means she protects her honor and her husband's property when he is absent, and Allah's statement,

what Allah orders them to guard. means, the protected [husband] is the one whom Allah protects. Ibn Jarir recorded that Abu Hurayrah said that the Messenger of Allah said,

The best women is she who when you look at her, she pleases you, when you command her she obeys you, and when you are absent, she protects her honor and your property.

Then, the Messenger of Allah recited the Ayah,

Men are the protectors and maintainers of women,  until its end. Imam Ahmad recorded that `Abdur-Rahman bin 'Awf said that the Messenger of Allah said,

If the woman prayed her five daily prayers, fasted her month, protected her chastity and obeyed her husband, she will be told, 'Enter Paradise from any of its doors you wish.'

Reference: Tafsir ibn Kathir (abridged) English version.

Wa Alaikum Salam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu 

 

“Verily your Lord is quick in punishment; yet He is indeed Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful (Surah Al-An’am 6:165)
"Indeed, we belong to Allah and to Him is our return" (Surah Baqarah 2: 155)
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