Quran Speaks

‘Believers, fasting is decreed for you as it was decreed for those before you, so that you may remain God-fearing! Fast a certain number of days. But whoever of you is ill, or on a journey, shall fast instead the same number of days later on. Those who find fasting a strain too hard to […]

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“Believers! Avoid suspicion as much as possible, for, some such suspicion is a sin. And do not spy on one another, nor backbite one another. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Surely you would loathe it. And remain God-fearing. God is certainly the One who accepts repentance, and […]

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“It is He who has sent among the unlettered a Messenger of their own, to recite to them His signs, to purify them, and to instruct them in Scripture and Wisdom, although they had been, before, in manifest error.” (Al-Jumuah (The Congregation) – Chapter 62: Verse 2) Some of these words are very interesting. God […]

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When we are asked about the people who took care of us and nurtured us the most, we instantly think of our parents. They are the ones who helped us when we were weak and patiently taught us everything. Needless to say, without them, we wouldn’t be who we are today. So what are the […]

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The account given here of these blessings includes some aspects of material comfort. “He who is given his record in his right hand will say, ‘Come you all! Read this my record, I certainly knew that one day I would have to face my account.’ He will be in a happy state of life, in […]

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“I have only created the invisible beings [jinn] and the human beings so that they may [know and] worship Me. No sustenance do I ever want from them, nor do I want them to feed Me. Surely, God is the Provider of all sustenance, the One with all might, the Ever-invulnerable” Al-Dhariyat; (The Scattering Winds) […]

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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Al-Rum (The Romans) Surah 30: Verse 7 “They know but the outer surface of this world’s life, but of the ultimate reality of the life to come, they are unaware.” This is the essential difference of “knowledge” between those who restrict it to sensory information and […]

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“And devour not one another’s possessions wrongfully, nor offer them to those who rule, so as to wrongfully and knowingly devour what is owned by others” Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow) Surah 2: Verse 188 Corruption is a serious peril for the relations between the rulers and the ruled, and it can occur in both directions: there may […]

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Al-Naziat (The Setting Stars) / Chapter 79: Verses 40-41 Those who remember Allah are never obsessed by greed for more and more. “But unto him who shall have stood in fear of his Lord’s presence, and held back his inner self from base desires, paradise will truly be the goal.” How numerous the tongues that […]

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In a general comment on human beings, the Quran (76:27) says: Those people [who are unmindful of God] aspire for immediate gains, and put behind them a Heavy Day. By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Man has been created as an eternal being. But his life span consists of two parts: the pre-death period, and the post-death period. […]

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