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Surah al Asr: The quintessence of Qur’anic teachings

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

A short and meaningful pdf presentation on Surah al Asr made by Sr. Aisha is uploaded here with her kind permission. Continue reading

May 9, 2012 Posted by | Surah al Asr | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Believers as defined in Surah Al Mu’minoon

By Sheik Jamal Ed-Din Zarabozo

In the Qur’an, Almighty Allah describes the believers “Al-Mu’minun” with many characteristics. At the beginning of Surat Al-Mu’minun some of these great attributes are mentioned that draw a vivid picture of the believers and their reward. In this article the writer is discussing only three of these attributes digressing into the deeper meanings of the verses that portrait a lucid picture of the believers.

Distinguishing Attributes of Unique Individuals

One of Almighty Allah’s great miracles that He bestowed upon Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was aiding him with an elite community of believers“Mu’minun” who fully understood the meaning of faith. The deeds of the early Qur’anic generation of believers were governed by their righteous belief and virtuous attributes.

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June 27, 2010 Posted by | Qur'an and Muslims, Surah al Muminoon | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Account of Time in the Qur’an

Since ancient times, some nations, such as Egyptians, Romans, Persians and Europeans, adopted the solar year for timing, although they differed in fixing the date for the beginning of years and the number of days in each month, which constituted one part of 12 in each year. Before the advent of Islam, Egyptians made the numbers of days in each month 30, with the addition of 5 or 6 days to the year at the end of it. The lunar calendar known to us now, or the Hijrite Calendar, has not been adopted except after Islam. This is despite the fact that it was followed in pre-Islamic days by the Arabs and certain groups of Jews, as well as in India and China, but in another form.

Attempts were made to unite both solar and lunar calendars at the time when months were nearer to nature represented in the sun and the moon, taking into consideration that the lunar year included 12 lunar months. To achieve this goal, Indians took the moment the crescent appeared in the sky as the beginning of the new year. That was before the coming of the spring. By so doing, they had a year of 12 months, with 30 days in each. Later, the beginning of the year gradually lagged behind the spring, making a difference of one or more than one month. When such a thing occurred they used to adopt a leap year, including 13 months. By this action, one certain month had to be repeated twice.

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

Reflections Upon Surah Al Asr

By Sayyid Qutb

Bismillahir Rahmair Raheem

In the name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the Ever-Merciful,

[By (the Token of) Time (through the ages),surely people are in loss, except the ones who have believed and done deeds of righteousness and enjoin one another to the Truth, and enjoin one another to patience.] (Al-`Asr 103:1-3)

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June 20, 2010 Posted by | Surah al Asr | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment