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Matters concerning Rizq and spending in the way of Allah

Alhamdulillah, this is the Eighth post in the series Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamanu.

Today’s ayah is Ayah No. 254 which is also from Surah al Baqarah.

In this ayah, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’aala not only motivates His Believers to “Spend of what We have provided for you” but also warns them of dire consequences if they refuse to act.

Infaaq fee Sabeelillah, that is “spending in the way of Allah” is an important concept in Islam. It is the proof of a Muslim’s goodness.  Continue reading

May 24, 2013 Posted by | O You Who Believe!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Connect and stay connected!

The next ayah starting with the address Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamanu is Ayah No. 153 of Surah al Baqarah.

In this ayah, Allah motivates His Believers to seek His assistance and help through Sabr and Salah. These are the two vital elements necessary for any Muslim to embark on the road to success.  Continue reading

May 17, 2013 Posted by | O You Who Believe!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Do not emulate the Jews!!

Note: This is the second post on the series Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamanu, alhamdulillah.

In the first post I discussed the last verse first. That is, the ayah of Surah At-Tahreem discussed in the first post  is the last verse in the Qur’an as far as the verses commencing with Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamanu is concerned.

Today I would like to discuss on Ayah No. 104 of Surah al Baqarah which is the first ayah in the Qur’an to commence with the phrase, “Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamanu”.

In this ayah, Allah addresses the Believers asking them NOT TO emulate the Jews in their play on certain Arabic words when speaking to the Prophet Sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.

Allah, therefore, forbade His believing servants from imitating the behavior and deeds of the disbelievers either in tongue or deed.   Continue reading

May 16, 2013 Posted by | O You Who Believe!, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The beauty in the longest verse of the Qur’an


Have you ever experienced going through the process of reading any judicial document or legal judgement? If yes, you must have noticed the legal language to be so confusing, right? At some point, you must have gone dizzy reading it!  The court and judiciary’s legal jargon make things worse!

The Qur’an is a miracle in human language. You read. You think. You get enlightened. You start loving your Creator!

Aayatud-Dayn is the longest verse in the Qur’an. 

This verse addresses the Believers – Yaaa Ayyuhal Lazeena Aamanu – and speaks of legal matters yet in a miraculously understandable language.  This one verse is sufficient proof for any inquisitive mind to submit to the glory of Qur’an being the true Word of Allah.  Continue reading

May 8, 2013 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

A Ramadhaan with Dr. V Abdur Rahim

Here is an interesting and elaborate linguistic explanation of the Ramadhaan verse, ayah no. 185 of Surah al Baqarah, by the world renowned Arabic scholar-genius, Dr. V Abdur Rahim.  Continue reading

August 1, 2012 Posted by | Islamic Months: RAMADHAN, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Significance of Last Two Verses of Surah Al Baqarah

Update on 8th March 2020: Go to this link for Inter-active Notebook, Presentations, Quiz etc.

These two are truly the cosmic verses of the Qur’an. For they were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, not on the Earth but up above the seven heavens on the occasion of Me’raaj. Let us try to understand the significance of these two beautiful verses of the glorious Qur’an.  Continue reading

August 2, 2010 Posted by | Reflections, Surah al Baqarah | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Virtues of Ayat Al Kursi

Ayat al Kursi is Ayah No. 255 of Surah al Baqarah, the Second chapter of the Holy Qur’an:

اللَّهُ لا إِلَهَ إِلا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلا نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأرْضِ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلا بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلا بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأرْضَ وَلا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ٢٥٥

The Glorious Qur’an is the miracle revealed by Allah to His Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) in the language of his people, the Arabs, who were the masters of the Arabic language. It was a challenge for them to produce the like of the shortest surah or chapter of it. Being the masters of eloquence and rhetoric, they failed to produce anything like it.

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June 26, 2010 Posted by | Aayatul Kursi, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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