Category: Quran

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Social harms of interest “O ye who believe! Devour not usury, doubled and multiplied; but fear Allah that ye may (really) prosper.” (Surah No. 3: Al ‘Imran; Verse No. 130) Dear brothers and sisters, Interest means taking the money lent to someone back at the end of a certain period...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Haw to build a healthy society? Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and He forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded. (Surah 16.An-Nahl, Verse – 90) Dear brothers and sisters, In this brief verse, Allah has...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

How to remember the Almighty Allah? “Who remember God standing, sitting, and lying upon their sides, and reflect upon the creation of the heavens and the earth, “Our Lord, Thou hast not created this in vain. Glory be to Thee! Shield us from the punishment of the Fire.” (Sura 3....

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Enjoining The Good And Forbidding The Evil “You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah.” (Surah: 3, Al-i ‘Imran, Verse No: 110) A Muslim needs to be a good person, a truthful servant...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Being Responsible Muslims “Does man think that he will be left neglected?” (Qiyamah, 75/36) Dear brothers and sisters, Allah the Almighty (SWT) has created humans with such attributes as having reason, being worthy of respect, and having responsibilities. Our Almighty Lord (SWT) specified, among the principles of Islam, the rights...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Individual and public rights “Whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption done in the land, it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one, it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.” (Surah No. 5/ Ma’idah, Verse No. 32) Dear brothers...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Change yourself first “Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” (Surah 13.Ar-Rad, Verse-11) Dear brothers and sisters, This is an important verse which indicates that Allah, the blessed and exalted, in His perfect justice and wisdom does not change the...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Taqwa: The Best Provision “Take provisions, but indeed, the best provision is taqwa. Fear Me, o you who understand.” (Al Quran, Baqarah, 2/197.) Dear Brothers and Sisters! Taqwa is to live in the know of one’s material and spiritual responsibilities as a servant of Allah (swt). It is to obey...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

The Relationship Between Faith and Deeds “Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.”...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

A Muslim Observes Moderation In All Matters “We have appointed you a middle nation (ummatan wasatan), that you may be witnesses against mankind, and that the messenger may be a witness against you”. (Al Quran, Surah Al-Baqara 2:143) Dear brothers and sisters! In this verse, Allah (SWT) has commanded and...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

A Muslim Observes Moderation In All Matters “We have appointed you a middle nation (ummatan wasatan), that you may be witnesses against mankind, and that the messenger may be a witness against you”. (Al Quran, Surah Al-Baqara 2:143) Dear brothers and sisters! In this verse, Allah (SWT) has commanded and...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

FACTS TAUGHT BY SURAH AL-ASR “By time. Verily, man is in loss. Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and recommend one another to the truth, and recommend one another to patience.” (Surah Al-Asr) Dear Brothers and Sisters! There is a surah in the Holy Quran, which is short...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

FACTS TAUGHT BY SURAH AL-ASR “By time. Verily, man is in loss. Except those who believe and do righteous deeds, and recommend one another to the truth, and recommend one another to patience.” (Surah Al-Asr) Dear Brothers and Sisters! There is a surah in the Holy Quran which is short...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

How Mind Worships: Tafakkur (Contemplation) “They always remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides. They give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, saying, ‘Our Lord! You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You above such a thing! Protect us from the...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

CONSIDERATE OF EACH OTHER The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. (Surah: 9/Tawbah, Verses: 71) Dear Brothers and Sisters! We each are going through a test and trial. We all are in pursuit of happiness in this world and the Hereafter and overcoming challenges. We experience...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

CEASELESS CHARITY (SADAQAH JARIYAH) “Indeed, the men who practise charity and the women who practise charity and [they who] have loaned Allah a goodly loan – it will be multiplied for them, and they will have a noble reward.” (Hadid, 57/18) Dear Brothers and Sisters! Ceaseless charity (sadaqah jariyah) is...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

RAMADAN: THE MONTH OF FASTING AND QUR’AN “The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it.” ( Baqarah, 2/185) Dear Brothers and...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

Disabilities a trial that leads to heaven “Indeed, the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you.” (Al Quran, Surah Hujurat, 49/13) Dear Brothers and Sisters! What makes the human notable in the sight of our Lord Almighty is not fame, might, beauty, health,...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

FAMILY IS OUR MOST PRECIOUS TREASURE “And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” (Al Quran, Rum, 30/21) Dear...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

BE ON THE TRUE PATH “Indeed, those who have said, ‘Our Lord is Allah,’ and then remained on Istiqamah (a right course) – there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve.” (Surah Ahqaf, Verse no:13) Dear brothers and sisters Istiqamah (the true path) means perseverance in faith...