An effort in f a c i l i t a t i o n

Fruit journey!

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Reading, understanding and pondering over the relevant verses of the Qur’an takes one on a picturesque observational journey of the lush green nature.

Gardens, plants, vegetation, trees, soil, sky, water, air, sunshine, clouds, flower, leaves, branches, roots, fruits, seedlings, grains, crops – you mention anything about nature and environment, and you will find it in the Qur’an!

And the greatest of all mentions is the connection between the creation and the Creator. How ironic and sad indeed it is that many people in the world enjoy observing nature but forgot the Creator behind all enjoyments! Continue reading

April 24, 2012 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Environment, Quran and the Burden of Scholars

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

IT HAPPENED IN the Masjid of Madinah, the Mosque of the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam. Those who made Salatul-Maghribthere would mostly come together to listen to the weekly lecture in tafseer from well-known mufassir (commentator on the Qur’an) and major scholar of Islam, the late Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen Ash-Shinqiti (d.1973). He recited the verse he was going to explain, ayah56 of Surah al-‘Araf, or The Heights. As he read Nor shall you spread corruption in the earth after it has been set aright (by God) the Shaykh choked up and began to sob. He tried to continue, but could not utter a word. To the astonishment of those present, for he was not one known for emotional display, he went on crying inconsolably- until it was time for the salah of isha, as a matter of fact. He was never seen experiencing anything like this before or after.  Continue reading

June 26, 2010 Posted by | Qur'an and Environment | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment