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Tabaarak Verses in the Qur’an

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

There are 9 verses in the Qur’an that have the beautiful word ‘Tabaarak’; in three places at the end, and in six places at the start of the verse.

You can note that these verses talk about amazingly magnificent things while motivating us to appreciate the power and grandeur of the Creator, the Lord Almighty. 

Reflecting over these nine verses would be fruitful for every one as reflection is a form of worship. Subhanallaah. Continue reading

January 5, 2021 Posted by | Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words, Tabaarakallaah | , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Heart: Fu’aad, Qalb and Sadr

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In the Qur’an, Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’aala uses three words to describe our hearts:

QALB, FU’AAD and SADR. We know that every Arabic word is chosen for a reason, yet all three of these words for the most part are translated as “heart.” As usual, the intricate meanings of these words are not captured in the translation.

So, what is their difference?  Continue reading

March 11, 2017 Posted by | Heart and the Qur'an, Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Taaghuut. What is Taaghuut?

بسم الله والصلاة ةالسلام على رسول الله

Qur’anic words are more complex, richer and eloquent. They convey myriad of meanings.

Translators find it difficult to convey their precise interpretation. Taaghuut is one such word.

The best approach would be to retain such a word without translating it, and let the Qur’anic Arabic speak for itself.  Continue reading

February 26, 2017 Posted by | Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words, Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Al Laghw and the Jihad in modern times

One of the side effects of advancement in technology is innovations in the arena called al laghw.

The emerging trends in al laghw has brought drastic changes in the lifestyle of the contemporary society.

If you want to go against the flow, you have to take it as a jihad. Continue reading

July 29, 2015 Posted by | Art of Communication, Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words, Qur'anic Phrases, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Laa ilaaha ill-lal-laah

Dear brothers and sisters, Assalamu Alaikum.

We all know that the declaration “LA ILAAHA IL-LAL-LAAH, MUHAMMADUR RASOOLULLAH” is no ordinary declaration. It is in fact the most revolutionary statement on earth!

A soul-stirring, earth-shaking proclamation!

That which makes falsehood shiver in its shoes! Continue reading

March 13, 2012 Posted by | Asmaa ul Husna: Attributive Names, Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words, Reflections, Tahleel | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Ihsaan: Beyond Excellence

Dear brothers and sisters in Islam, Assalamu Alaikum.

The word I am going to discuss today is ‘Ihsaan’ احسان Actually this is Part 1 of a series I intend to write, Inshaa’Allah.

The word “excellence” comes from “excel” which means “to be exceptionally good at something”.   Excellence also means “the quality of being extremely good or outstanding”.  It is “the state of excelling; surpassing merit or quality” and “the activity etc. in which a person excels” (Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary and the New Oxford Dictionary of Modern English). Continue reading

July 2, 2011 Posted by | Beyond Excellence: The Making of a Muhsin, Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words | , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Shirk: The Greatest Wrong!

Dear readers, click this link to download a presentation on Zulm: The Greatest Wrong!

June 17, 2011 Posted by | Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words | Leave a comment

ظلم – The greatest wrong!

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Insha’Allah I plan to discuss on some selected words from the Glorious Qur’an, on a fortnightly basis. Today’s word is  ظلم

وَإِذْ قَالَ لُقْمَانُ لابْنِهِ وَهُوَ يَعِظُهُ يَا بُنَيَّ لا تُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ إِنَّ الشِّرْكَ لَظُلْمٌ عَظِيمٌ

“And (remember) when Luqmân said to his son when He was advising him: “O My son! join not in Worship others with Allâh. Verily! joining others in Worship with Allâh is a great Zûlm (wrong) indeed.” (Surah Luqman: 31: 13)

We need to understand: Shirk and Zulm. Continue reading

June 4, 2011 Posted by | Kalimaat: Qur'anic Words | Leave a comment


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