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Section Ya-Seen – Part 10

Section Ya-Seen – Part 10

We will continue to study Section Ya-Seen of the Qur’an where we last studied verse 47 as follows: وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ أَنفِقُوا۟ مِمَّا رَزَقَكُمُ ٱللَّهُ قَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓا۟ أَنُطْعِمُ مَن لَّوْ يَشَآءُ ٱللَّهُ أَطْعَمَهُۥٓ إِنْ أَنتُمْ إِلَّا فِى ضَلَـٰلٍۢ مُّبِينٍۢ 36:47 And when they are told, ‘Spend on others for their sustenance out […]

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Section Ya-Seen – Part 9

Section Ya-Seen – Part 9

We will continue with our study of Section Yaseen of the Qur’an where we last studied verses 41 and 42 mentioning a laden ship carrying human offspring. The next verse mentions that there are many other vessels that “We”(God) made for us to ride on. We investigated these verses as indicating that there are signs […]

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Section Jathiya, part 7

Section Jathiya, part 7

Recap:  The verses have been mentioning about “ءَایَـٰت“ the signs of creation in the universe and the signs of creation described in the Quran as being the signs of God, the Creator of the universe.  These two signs (creation in the universe  and The Speech of the Creator) combined can be likened to the human […]

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Section Jathiya, part 6

Section Jathiya, part 6

اَللّٰهُ الَّذِيْ سَخَّرَ لَكُمُ الْبَحْرَ لِتَجْرِيَ الْفُلْكُ فِيْهِ بِاَمْرِهٖ وَلِتَبْتَغُوْا مِنْ فَضْلِهٖ وَلَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُوْنَۚ  45:12 “God is the One Who has subjected the sea for you so that ships may sail on it by His command, and that you may seek His bounty and that perhaps you will be grateful.” Initial query: What is the […]

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Section Jathiya, part 5

Section Jathiya, part 5

هَـٰذَا هُدًۭى ۖ وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ بِـَٔايَـٰتِ رَبِّهِمْ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌۭ مِّن رِّجْزٍ أَلِيمٌ 45:11 “This is guidance; and those who reject the signs of their Lord, theirs is a painful punishment of torment.” The best word for “Surah” in English is “Section”, rather than chapter. The word “سورة” literally  means to be protected, enclosed within walls […]

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Section Ya-Seen – Part 8

Section Ya-Seen – Part 8

We will continue with our study of Section Ya-Seen of the Qur’an where we last investigated verse 36 presenting in a concise way what the purpose of creation is. We focused on the word “ٱلْأَزْوَٰجَ”, all of creation comes in pairs. For example, day and night, attraction and repulsion, belief and unbelief, human and jinn. […]

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Section Jathiya, part 4

Section Jathiya, part 4

Recap: Mostly, historical information about Quranic narrations does not help us much because we do not know how reliable the historical source is.  Example: We see a narration coming from a companion of the Prophet (pbuh), who comes from a Judaic background, who is likely to blend his previous information with what the Quranic message […]

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Section Ya-Seen – Part 7

Section Ya-Seen – Part 7

We will continue with our study of Section Ya-Seen of the Qur’an. We previously investigated the verses mentioning the attitude of disbelief reminding deniers to pay attention to previous generations, people that leave this world and don’t come back here. The following verse 36:32 mentioned that every one of you will be brought before their […]

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Section Ya-Seen – Part 6

Section Ya-Seen – Part 6

We will continue with our study of Section Ya-Seen of the Qur’an from where we left off. We can notice that the message is being presented to us within the context of a story which I must relate to my being. Knowing the story by itself does not really help me. Many scholars have speculated […]

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Section Jathiyah, part 3

Section Jathiyah, part 3

Recap: We must take notice of the word ‘ayah” which refers to not only the miraculous creation in the universe but also the sentences of the Quran. وَيْلٌۭ لِّكُلِّ أَفَّاكٍ أَثِيمٍۢ 45:7 “Shame (and misery) to each sinful person who fabricates lies.” Nowadays, people do not attack religious values, rather they fabricate lies.  People who […]

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