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Maintaining Unity and Sincerity in Faith

By Sayyid Qutb

In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful
This book is bestowed from on high by God, the Almighty, the Wise. It is We who have bestowed on you this revelation from on high, stating the truth. Therefore, worship God alone, sincere in your faith in Him. True devotion is due to God alone. Those who take others besides Him as their protectors say: ‘We worship them for no reason other than that they would bring us nearer to God.’ God will judge between them concerning all matters on which they differ. God will not grace with guidance anyone who is bent on lying [to himself and is] stubbornly ingrate! (Quran 39: 1-3)

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Believers as defined in Surah Al Mu’minoon

By Sheik Jamal Ed-Din Zarabozo

In the Qur’an, Almighty Allah describes the believers “Al-Mu’minun” with many characteristics. At the beginning of Surat Al-Mu’minun some of these great attributes are mentioned that draw a vivid picture of the believers and their reward. In this article the writer is discussing only three of these attributes digressing into the deeper meanings of the verses that portrait a lucid picture of the believers.

Distinguishing Attributes of Unique Individuals

One of Almighty Allah’s great miracles that He bestowed upon Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was aiding him with an elite community of believers“Mu’minun” who fully understood the meaning of faith. The deeds of the early Qur’anic generation of believers were governed by their righteous belief and virtuous attributes.

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Different outcome for different people

By Sayyid Qutb 

In the name of Allah, the Lord of Grace, the Most Merciful

Alif. Laam. Meem. These are the verses of the Wise Book, – A Guide and a Mercy to those who excel in doing good, attend regularly to prayers, give in charity and are indeed certain of the Hereafter. These are on (true) guidance from their Lord: and these are the one who will prosper…..

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The oldest Qur’an copy in the world

The Othman Koran is the oldest in the world

In an obscure corner of the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, lies one of Islam’s most sacred relics – the world’s oldest Koran.

It is a reminder of the role which Central Asia once played in Muslim history – a fact often overlooked after seven decades of Soviet-imposed atheism.  Continue reading

June 27, 2010 Posted by | Compilation of the Qur'an | , , , , , | Leave a comment