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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

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

Dignity Vs Disgrace

Long ago I had done a presentation on Shirk and Zulm. Today I felt like presenting it in the form of a picture post for the benefit of larger readership, Inshaa’allah

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January 5, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Fireworks all the way!

The story of this noble man is stunningly spectacular. Striking impressive. Marvelously captivating. Miraculously amazing. And beautifully inspiring!

Born in the midst of a sea of statues and idols, he grew up to shatter every ill-conceived idea his family and fellow citizens had formed about the Lord of the worlds.

He used every possible way to convince his people, starting with his father, that there can be human dignity only when you submit and surrender to the One True Lord Who is the Creator and the only Care-Taker of all.  Continue reading

October 4, 2013 Posted by | Hajj related, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The weak combo!

To be weak is to do nothing. It is an expression of one’s helplessness.

When judges are not presented with credible evidence, they call the case weak and dismiss it! When a person is not able to sit, the doctors say that the patient is weak.

The Qur’an gives vivid descriptions of some terribly weak cases.  Continue reading

April 9, 2013 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Is it right to use the word ‘Samaritan’ for a good person?

While teaching/reading the story of Prophet Musa, this question always crosses my mind: Is it right for Muslims to use the word ‘Samaritan’ to mean or refer to a good-natured person? The Oxford Dictionary mentions that ‘a good samaritan’ is an idiom which means ‘a person who gives sympathy and help to people’.

Language is built up upon culture and values. The people who use this word have taken it from their culture and religion. How can a Muslim use this word to refer to someone doing a good act? There are two versions to the story.  Continue reading

March 11, 2013 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Prophet Ibraheem in the Qur’an, Part 2

Presenting more Qur’anic insight into the life and times of Prophet Ibraheem عليه السلام Continue reading

October 23, 2012 Posted by | Hajj related, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment