(Bringing Islam to the World One Concept at a Time! Taking the Qur’an to Every Home and Heart that Needs It -- And which One Does Not?)
People need to pay serious and careful attention to the Qur’an.
And when I say “People,” I mean both Muslims and non-Muslims. For, the Qur’an came to talk to both Muslims and non-Muslims.
That is why they both -- Muslims as well as non-Muslims -- need to ponder each Aayat of the Qur’an most carefully.
That means also, as they read each Aayat of the Qur’an, both Muslims and non-Muslims need to ask clearly and pointedly, where precisely does each one of them stand in relation to that particular Aayat.
That is, in what specific ways does this particular Aayat apply or does not apply to them.
For, the Qur’an was sent down by God Almighty not only to talk to us, but also to talk about us: both Muslims and non-Muslims.
The Qur’an, thus, came down to tell us about us. To hold a mirror to our face, as it were.
As a result, the Qur’an talks about us -- Muslims as well as non-Muslims, and it holds a mirror to our face, even as it tells us about God and his creation and provides us insights about this world and the next world.
For, the Qur’an is not only for us, and addressed to us, it is also about us.
Along with all that the Qur’an is, it is also -- how is it possible that this information and this realization will not leave every one of us reeling? -- our own story as told by our Maker: by the author of the story himself.
As a result, the Qur’an contains detailed profiles of us, both as groups and individuals, for both Muslims as well as non-Muslims.
The Qur’an makes this quite clear in its own words. At the same time, the Qur’an also admonishes us for our failure to comprehend this:
Laqad Anzalnaa Ilaikum Kitaaban Feehi Dhikrukum.
“Surely, we sent down a book to you that talks about you, and in which you are mentioned.
Don’t you understand?”
The fact that all this was being said on this earth fourteen hundred years ago, and with such clarity and force, and that too in the barren desert of Arabia where there were no books and no writers, is nothing short of jaw-dropping.
No greater proof or evidence is needed to show that this Qur’an could not have a human origin, no matter how you look at it.
And that this miracle of a book could only have come from God.
The Universe – entire creation of God in the form of all the countless worlds that exist and that are being continually created and recreated – is nothing if not an actualization of the Qur’an in real life. In interlocking ...
Writers and scholars – both Muslim and non-Muslim – must use Qur’an as model for their writing. The Qur’an has not one error in it.
Laa Rayiba Feehi!
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The word Qur’an in Arabic means “Reading.” Or, maybe, even something to be read.
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No One ...
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And without a doubt, Islam's first three generations were the best of the best.
But looking around, it seems times were never better for anyone to be Muslim.
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O, for a proper English translation of the Qur'an!
I shudder every moment I realize how the Muslim Ummat today is without a real good and proper translation of the Qur'an in God's most beautiful English language.
And I say to myself ...
"The Aayat in Surah Twa-Haa, "Alladhee A'twaa Kulla Shay-in Khalqwahu Thumma Hadaa" rings in my ears nonstop.
Meaning: God is the one who gave everything its existence, then showed it what to do and how to act.
And that other aayah: "Wa ...
I wish I could write something about the Waaqi’at Badr – the story, the event of the Battle of Badr between the Believers (Muslims) of Madinah and the Non-Believers (Kaafirs) of the Quraish of Makkah.
The Battle of Badr took place ...
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And a Judicious Dose of Common Sense
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If that Is Not Smart, What Is?
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In Islam, 'Aqeedah ...
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Islam: A Foundation for Peace on Earth
God’s Boundaries Save Lives
A Miracle We Can All Meet in Real Time
A Miracle in Every Aayat of the Qur’an
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Some More of Qur’an’s Miracles
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Covering Up the ...
A Book Called Reading
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Light Upon Light
Right at the Outset
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So, here is the first My Log of the day, week, year, century. And it is mostly directed at the willful and deliberate Liars-Liars-Pants-on-Fires.
And of course it is also for those who may be genuinely and honestly confused or unaware ...
Many of us confuse reality with religion. That is why it is important for me to explain how Islam is not “religion” but reality.
Islam is Al-Haqq. Translation: Reality.
Islam is divine, from beginning to end. Religion is man-made.
Religion is presided over ...
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Everyday Miracles of Islam
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I call them the Everyday Miracles ...