Constantly remember the blessings of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, as the Prophet salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Reflect on the blessings of Allah and do not reflect about *Allah.” [* It means that do not reflect on those things that humans cannot understand, like the reality of Allah’s Attributes, etc.] From the things that are… Continue reading [Sunnah Series] Reflecting on the Blessings of Allah
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 155 - 157 The word wa-la-nabluwan-na-kum [وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم] is comprised of five words: wa, la, nabluwan, na and kum. The word nabluwa [نَبْلُوَ] is from the root word ba-laam-wau which means “try, prove or test by good or evil”. The “laam with… Continue reading The Believer is Patient with Affliction
Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, and upon his family, companions, and those who follow his guidance. Allah is the All-Wise, All-Knowing in all that He wills and decrees, and He is the All-Wise, All-Knowing in all that He legislates and commands. He creates and decrees whatever… Continue reading Why are there so many Earthquakes?
Praise be to Allah Earthquakes are one of the great signs of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala with which He tests His slaves as a reminder or to instill fear of Him or as a punishment. Man must remember, when the signs occur, his weakness, incapability, humble status before Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and his need… Continue reading What to do when there’s an Earthquake?
Ayaat 6-11 – When Deeds will be Measured After describing the scene of the Day of Resurrection, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala talks about the judgment itself. He informs about the results of the deeds, and the honor and disgrace experienced based on the deeds. He says, On the Day of Resurrection when Allah’s Court is… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Qari’ah Ayaat 6-11
The Condition of Mankind on the Day of Judgment The word Qari’ah literally means ‘the striking one’. Qara’a is when two things hit each other violently and make a disturbing noise that scares or startles one. It is also used for a tough situation when a loud noise has taken your peace away. It is… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Qar’iah Ayaat 1-5
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Period of Revelation: Makkan Order of Revelation: 30 Theme and Subject Matter: The theme of this Surah is Resurrection or the Judgment Day. It seems as if it has been revealed to warn people about the calamity that is… Continue reading Surah al-Qar’iah – An Overview
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8 Befalling of a Calamity – Boon or Bane? One thing to remember is that a calamity is not always a punishment. While some people drown and die in floods, there’s someone in the same city who died in the state of prostration. Your heart… Continue reading Pearls of Peace from Juz 9
Part 1 Surrender to the Will of Allah They are those who are content with the decree of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. They know that ‘we belong to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala)’ and everything that we have belongs to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. When a calamity strikes them, they are quick to say, “Inna lillahi… Continue reading Pearls of Peace from Juz 2
Human Short-Sightedness Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala then criticizes man’s materialistic view of the world. Allah’s judgment is based on divine wisdom and is free from error whereas human judgments are liable to all sorts of errors because man does not see anything beyond the apparent. Whenever Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala tries man by His generosity… Continue reading Tafseer Surah al-Fajr Ayaat 15-20