YasSarNalQuR'aN

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Qur’anic Style of Inculcating Effective Listening Skill

The general purpose of presenting human history in the Qur’an is to warn people not to repeat the mistakes of the perished nations.

Surah al Haqqaah begins with a vivid description of the destruction of the People of Saalih (Thamood), Huud (‘Aad), Musa (Phir’oun), Luut (Mu’tafikaat) and Nooh.

What comes after the historical narrative is a miracle in human language. A clarion call to heed to the message of the glorious Qur’an. A pointer towards effective listening! Continue reading

January 5, 2016 Posted by | Art of Communication, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

That “Big Step” and this Shameful Rainbow!

On 26th June 2015, when the US Supreme Court made ‘gay marriage legal across the United States’, their President hailed the judgement as “a big step in our march toward equality”. He proudly tweeted: “Today we can say in no uncertain terms that we’ve made our union a little more perfect”. Continue reading

August 11, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Being a Mutawas’sim in an age of perdition!

Two days ago, while teaching Qur’anic recitation to a student, I came across this unique word in Surah al Hijr that attracted my attention. I started to find whether Allah has used this word in any other place in His Glorious Book. I found that this word is used only once in the complete Qur’an.

The Qur’an seeks to bring morals to the readers through historical narrations.  Continue reading

February 1, 2013 Posted by | Prophets of Islam, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The story of Prophet Luut and his people

Prophet Luut, may Allaah exalt his mention, left Egypt, accompanied by his uncle Ibraaheem, may Allaah exalt his mention, and headed to the city of Sodom in Palestine, which was on the western shore of the Dead Sea.

This city was filled with evil. Its residents waylaid, robbed and killed travellers. Another common evil among them was that their men used to have sex with men instead of women. This unnatural act later became known as sodomy, after the city of Sodom. It was practiced openly and unashamedly. Continue reading

October 14, 2010 Posted by | Prophets of Islam, Qur'anic Stories | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments