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Section Al-Furqan – Part 4

Section Al-Furqan – Part 4

We will continue with our study of Section Al-Furqan, translated as “the Criterion” from where we last left off. We noticed in the previous verses how our attention was drawn to “the Blessed One” who is the Lord of the universe, and this One sent his “Abd”, an honored being as His messenger. The unbelievers […]

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Section Al-Furqan – Part 3

Section Al-Furqan – Part 3

We will continue to study Section Al-Furqan, the 25th Section of the Qur’an which is also one of the titles of the Qur’an meaning “the Criterion”. We last investigated the first 2 verses and saw that the topic related back to the first verse indicating “Blessed is the One who sent down the Criterion”. The […]

By July 12, 2024 Read More →
Section Al-Furqan – Part 2

Section Al-Furqan – Part 2

We will continue with our study of Section Al-Furqan, the 25th Section of the Qur’an.  We started this section by analyzing the first verse and saw how it was introducing to us this One, the Lord of the universe who must be glorified without explicitly specifying God. We also looked at the general structure of […]

By July 2, 2024 Read More →

Saturday Discussions

Arguments for Messengership – Part 53

Arguments for Messengership – Part 53

The Reasonings (page 145-147) “O brothers and sisters! The three points which some put forward to object to some Qur’anic statements are in fact miraculous aspects of the Qur’an and its styles. It is particular only to the Qur’an that it is able to address all levels of understanding and satisfy them at all times […]

By January 26, 2019 Read More →
Arguments for Messengership – Part 52

Arguments for Messengership – Part 52

What do you mean by God? The Reasonings- (page 143-144) “A REMINDER It is a rule of both eloquence and guidance that the evidence should be clearer than the thesis and known prior to it. For this reason, the apparent meanings of some Qur’anic verses relate to the impressions sensed by the majority of people. […]

By January 19, 2019 Read More →
Arguments for Messengership – Part 51

Arguments for Messengership – Part 51

Recap: We are establishing the reasons behind the institution of Prophethood– Why does the Source of Existence of this universe need to establish a continuous series of Prophets to bring down or convey a message from It?  We are currently studying the message of the Prophethood of Muhammad, a historical figure and establishing what traits […]

By January 12, 2019 Read More →

Reflections

Living Life

Living Life

Life is like ink and a feather which we use to write something that carries meaning. What is the point of a meaning if it does not permeate my being? Life is like a keyboard which we use to type something that conveys a message. What is the point of a message if it is […]

By December 30, 2021 Read More →
From Parsley to Cilantro

From Parsley to Cilantro

Have you ever run out of your favorite garnish for your favorite meal?  If yes, then you and I have a lot to talk over.  So, the other day, I was out of parsley and went to my local store and  found the parsley area to be empty. Then, I considered cilantro as a substitute […]

By September 11, 2021 Read More →
Life is like this

Life is like this

Life is like birds flying in the sky. Life is like a tree standing tall on the ground. Life is like the waves in the ocean. Life is like the moving clouds. Life is like swarm of bees buzzing. Life is like the swing on the play ground. Life is like a person breathing freely. […]

By August 11, 2021 Read More →