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Man between pleasant wind and stormy wind

Man loves to see, feel and enjoy things that are pleasant. He, by nature, hates things that are unpleasant, scary or gloomy.

You feel delighted when pleasant wind touches you. When you are at a lush green area, surrounded by exquisite fountains and beautiful flowers, you have a different feeling altogether.

As the weather changes, replacing pleasant wind with fiery, strong or stormy wind, your face also changes. Your feelings go topsy-turvy. You become sad.

Qur’an presents both the scenarios and highlights an important nature of man.

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February 24, 2015 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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