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Section Ya-Seen – Part 18

Section Ya-Seen – Part 18

We will continue with our study of Section Ya-Seen of the Qur’an from where we last left off. The last few verses described the consequence of unbelief. Anyone that denies the truth by either not paying attention to it or knowingly rejecting it would suffer the consequences here in their feelings and in the next […]

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Section Ya-Seen – Part 17

Section Ya-Seen – Part 17

We will continue with our study of Section Ya-Seen of the Qur’an where we last investigated the verses mentioning the separation of believers from the disbelievers. The verses are warning not to follow Satan’s whisperings and influence which pushes man away from reality and from worshiping God. I was encouraged to use reasoning to make […]

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Section Ya-Seen – Part 16

Section Ya-Seen – Part 16

We will continue to study Section Ya-Seen of the Qur’an with a short summary of what we studied last. In verse 59, we looked at the mentioning of separation of the people of Paradise and Hell which is made in black and white terms; a clear distinction where there is nothing in between. We also […]

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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 […]

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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 →