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The Meaning Of The Glorious Quran

The Meaning Of The Glorious Quran

The Meaning Of The Glorious Qur'an is an explanatory translation of the Qur'an by Marmaduke Pickthall. In 1928, Pickthall took a two-year sabbatical to complete his translation, a work that he considered the summit of his achievement. Pickthall noted the impossibility of perfectly translating the Arabic into English, and he titled his work The Meaning of the Glorious Quran. It was the first translation by a Muslim whose native language was English, and remains among the two most popular translations.

EMPTY QUARTER (the heredity of the sand)

EMPTY QUARTER (the heredity of the sand)

…always, behind the black veil of darkness, the pulsating stars invite the man to offer his eyes and thought……this place has been like this for millions of years... I'm walking on sand and rock's grains that have certainly seen the steps of people lived here thousands of years ago... without leaving traces?...“EMPTY QUARTER”, is the name given to a desert of the Arabic peninsula, the extent of which corresponds roughly to one quarter of the entire peninsula. A zone in which, so it seems, at least up to recent studies, there appears to be no language ever detected, not spoken nor written. A very desolate place, however, some form of life may have existed. In any case, such a desolate environment could only be for those who don’t have eyes to see, or, better still, to grasp the invisible.Empty Quarter: a quarter (one part) of something, including and encompassing the other three parts (the WHOLE).On the "plurality" of the Biblical “One-God”: it is based on an unswerving journey of our hero; his gaze falls on a verse from the Bible, Genesis 1/26 "God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness ...". This plurality, "our", compels him to further his understanding.So it is, therefore, of a parabolic journey, along which our "wayfarer" encounters various characters (which are nothing other than the diverse aspects of his own persona) with whom he is constantly confronted, until, in a succession of reflections, of thesis and antithesis, he reaches his own truth and manages to grasp it, in the fire of the desert.“..For the sun and its brightness, for the moon when it follows, for the day when it enlightens [ the Earth ]…” (Quran - Surah 91 the Sun)And if the vision of the Divine, of his mystery, was conditional to an unwillingness of humanity?Of what will do you speak?……An unwillingness to realize that "I am you, you are me"And if instead humanity were united by the search of the same denominator?“La sérénité est une substance fluide, tout comme l’eau. Et tout comme l’eau, elle se contient, prenant la même forme de son contenant, enfermée, stagnante et inutile. Dans l’attente que quelqu’un la verse,… comme l’eau dans le désert… Autrement , elle se laisse libre, la Sérénité se comporte comme la Mer, elle s’étend, se mettant à niveau effleurant chaque lieu”Serenity is a fluid substance, just like water. And just like water, if it’s contained, it takes the same form of the container, locked up, stagnant and useless. Waiting for someone to pour it, ... just like water in the desert ... therefore, if left free, serenity it acts like the sea, it expands, levelling out and skimming everywhere "…Bicycle: its balance is due to its forward momentum, exactly like the interior and exterior evolution of life. The amount of momentum is determined by our individual effort.… Beer: connected to the symbolism of alchemical fermentation. Curiously: in Arabic the term “birr” means doing good, charitable giving…

How To Be A Happy Muslim Insha' Allah: Rise Above Your Problems and Choose Inner Peace and Joy with Ideas from the Quran, Sunnah, Counseling and Health Fields

How To Be A Happy Muslim Insha' Allah: Rise Above Your Problems and Choose Inner Peace and Joy with Ideas from the Quran, Sunnah, Counseling and Health Fields

How To Be A Happy Muslim Insha’Allah: Rise Above Your Problems and Choose Inner Peace and Joy with Ideas from the Quran, Sunnah, Counseling and Health Fields is a book by trained counselor Sheima Salam Sumer, which intends to guide you in achieving inner peace and joy by combining Islamic teachings with mental and physical health concepts. Insha’Allah this book will empower you to feel content and in control of your emotions no matter what is happening in your life, and be able to cope with and solve any problems that you face. How to Be a Happy Muslim seeks to help you to think and feel positive across situations, be in a constant state of gratitude to Allah (SWT), and ultimately become your own best friend.

The Virtue of Truthfulness In Islam Faith

The Virtue of Truthfulness In Islam Faith

O you who believe!  Have fear of God, and be among the truthful.” (Quran 9:119) Ask the average person to define truthfulness and the answer will most likely be restricted to something about truthful speech.  Islam, however, teaches that truthfulness is far more than having an honest tongue.  In Islam, truthfulness is the conformity of the outer with the inner, the action with the intention, the speech with belief, and the practice with the preaching.  As such, truthfulness is the very cornerstone of the upright Muslim’s character and the springboard for his virtuousness deeds. The great sage and scholar of Islam, Ibn al-Qayyim, said: “Truthfulness is the greatest of stations, from it sprout all the various stations of those traversing the path to God; and from it sprouts the upright path which if not trodden, perdition is that person’s fate.  Through it is the hypocrite distinguished from the believer and the inhabitant of Paradise from the denizen of Hell.  It is the sword of God in His earth: it is not placed on anything except that it cuts it; it does not face falsehood expect that it hunts it and vanquishes it; whoever fights with it will not be defeated; and whoever speaks it, his word will be made supreme over his opponent.  It is the very essence of deeds and the well spring of spiritual states, it allows the person to embark boldly into dangerous situations, and it is the door through which one enters the presence of the One possessing Majesty.  It is the foundation of the building of Islam, the central pillar of the edifice of certainty and the next level in ranking after the level of prophethood.” By practicing truthfulness, a person betters himself, his life is made upright and due to it, he is elevated to praiseworthy heights and raised in ranks in the sight of God as well as the people.

The Tale of Jesus & Muhammad In Islam

The Tale of Jesus & Muhammad In Islam

Prophet Isa AS or Prophet Jesus AS (Alaihisalam) or in the New Testament, is considered to be a Messenger of God and al-Masih (the Messiah) in Islam religon. Who was sent to guide the Children of Israel (bani israil) with a new scripture, al-Injil (the Gospel). The belief that Jesus is a prophet is required in Islam faith.  According to the Holy Quran, Prophet Jesus, although appearing to have been crucified, was not killed by crucifixion or by any other means; instead, "God raised him unto Himself". In the 19th Sura of the Quran (in verses 15 and 33), Jesus is blessed on "the day he was born and the day he will die and the day he is raised alive", which clearly declares that Prophet Jesus (Isa) will experience a natural death, and will be raised again on the day of judgment. Like all prophets in Islam, Prophet Isa (Jesus) is considered a Muslim (i.e., one who submits to the will of God), as he preached that his followers should adopt the "straight path" as commanded by God. Traditionally, Islam faith teaches the rejection of the Trinitarian Christian view that Jesus was God incarnate or the son of God. Prophet Muhammad SAW from Mecca, unified Arabia into a single religious polity under Islam faith. Believed by Muslims to be a prophet and messenger of God, Muhammad is almost universally considered by Muslims as the last prophet sent by God to mankind. While non-Muslims generally regard Muhammad as the founder of Islam, Muslims consider him to have restored the unaltered original monotheistic faith of Prophet Abraham, Prophet Moses, Prophet Jesus and other prophets. Born approximately in 570 CE in the Arabian city of Mecca, Prophet Muhammad SAW was orphaned at an early age; he was raised under the care of his paternal uncle Abu Talib. After his childhood Muhammad primarily worked as a merchant. Occasionally he would retreat to a cave in the mountains for several nights of seclusion and prayer; later, at age 40, he reported at this spot,that he was visited by Angel Gabriel and received his first revelation from Allah SWT (God). Three years after this event Prophet Muhammad SAW started preaching these revelations publicly, proclaiming that "God is One". Prophet Muhammad SAW taught us to love God and to obey Him.  He taught us to be kind to each other, to respect our elders, and care for our children.  He taught us that it was better to give than to receive and that each human life is worthy of respect and dignity.  He taught us to love for our brothers and sisters what we love for ourselves. Prophet Muhammad SAW taught us that families and communities are essential, and he pointed out that individual rights although important are not more important than a stable, moral society.  Prophet Muhammad SAW taught us that men and women are equal in the sight of God and that no one person is better then another except in respect to his or her piety and devotion to God.

The Remedy of Souls: From Accusations Held By Muslims Against The Prophet

The Remedy of Souls: From Accusations Held By Muslims Against The Prophet

The Remedy of Souls demonstrates that Islam is exemplified by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), who delivered its final Message through the Holy Quran. The Prophet is the sole human teacher of Islam, as well as the embodiment of the Truth (Huqq) therein – this is the foundation of his infallibility, or Ismah. The author discusses nineteen violations of this Ismah, which accuse the Prophet (PBUH) of acting against the Quran’s Message. These violations defame his character and belittle his role as the Messenger. It also opens the door to false prophets wishing to override the Messenger’s teachings by preaching their own version of the Message of Islam. Some of these false teachings are still in circulation, and have been used by early political leaders; in exegeses of the Holy Quran; by compilers of Hadith (prophetic traditions); by scholars of Islamic jurisprudence; by scholars of Islamic creed; through leaders of political Islamist movements and, most shockingly but unsurprisingly, by the leaders of today’s violent extremism. Remedy of Souls – Part 1 is essential reading for Muslims who wish to heal and protect their souls and faith in Allah and His Messenger. It allows Muslims to defend themselves against false teachings and instead focus on the true Message. It is also extremely helpful for those who are concerned with the rise of Islamic extremism, as it provides valuable information on the true teachings of Islam which can be used to challenge such views.

Lighting Engineering From The Quran

Lighting Engineering From The Quran

This booklet deals with the development of light technology from the invention of lamps to laser and beyond.This parable revealed to prophet Mohammed on the 7th century mentions the invention of advanced type of lamps which was in advance to science of that period to be discovered later on 1780 by Aimé Argand, a Swiss physicist and chemist who greatly improved oil lamp efficiency and performance with improved oils and the use of glass chimneys to draft the flame, he used glass for the first time on his oil lampQuran is a not a book of science but a book of signs from the almighty Allah. It’s not a book where we can learn laser technology but the Ayat is astonishing because all the main components mentioned such as Glass and Energy (from oil) are similar to the latest Technologies and beyond require.

How To Deal With Sadness & Worry In Islam Faith

How To Deal With Sadness & Worry In Islam Faith

Now, more than at any other time in human kind’s history, stress, anxiety, and psychological problems are taking a tremendous toll on the human condition.  Religious beliefs should afford a sense of comfort however; it seems that 21st century man has lost the ability to connect to God.  Pondering the meaning of life no longer overcomes a feeling of abandonment.  This desire to acquire material possessions, which in some way validates our reason for being, has become the balm that soothes our troubled souls.  Why is this so? We have the best of everything readily available, yet the reality is we have nothing.  Nothing that comforts the soul.  Beautiful furnishings do not hold our hand in the darkest night.  The latest entertainment centre does not wipe our tears or soothe our furrowed brow.  Those of us living with pain and grief, or afflicted with hardship feel abandoned.  We feel rudderless on an open sea.  Huge waves threaten to engulf us at any given moment.  Our desires and debts stand at the apex and loom over us, like great avenging angels, and we search for comfort in addictions and self-destructive behaviour. How do we step away from the precipice?  In Islam, the answer is remarkably simple.  We turn back to our Creator.  God knows what is best for His creation.  He has complete knowledge of the human psyche.  He knows of the pain, the despair, and the sadness.  God is whom we are reaching for in the darkness.  When we put God back on our agenda, the pain will subside. “Verily, in the remembrance of God do hearts find rest.” (Quran 13:28) Islam is not a religion filled with empty rituals and hypercritical rules and regulations, although it can seem so if we forget just what our real purpose in life is.  We were created to worship God, nothing more and nothing less.  However, God, in His infinite mercy and wisdom did not abandon us to this world filled with trials and tribulations.  He armed us with weapons.  These weapons are more powerful than the arsenals of the great 21st century armies.  God gave us the Quran, and the authentic traditions of His Prophet Muhammad.

Wills and Inheritance from Islamic Perspective

Wills and Inheritance from Islamic Perspective

Islam is much more than a religion; it is a way of life.  Islam is guidance from God that directs us through life, and God willing into the next life.  It is for this reason that God also guides us through the process of death and dying.  Death will come to each and every one of us; however there are things we can do to make our passing easier for those we leave behind.  One of those things is to make sure we leave an Islamically sound will.  Islam has placed great emphasis on both the laws of inheritance and making a will, thus there is compelling evidence that every sane adult Muslim should have a will. “It is the duty of a Muslim who has anything to bequeath not to let two nights pass without writing a will.” “A man may do good deeds for seventy years but if he acts unjustly when he leaves his last testament, the wickedness of his deed will be sealed upon him, and he will enter the Fire.  If, (on the other hand), a man acts wickedly for seventy years but is just in his last will and testament, the goodness of his deed will be sealed upon him, and he will enter the Garden.” The Islamic will, in Arabic, al wasiyah is a set of instructions that come into effect after a person’s death.  The will is acted upon after the payment of funeral expenses and any outstanding debts.  “…of what they leave, after any bequest they [may have] made or debt.…” (Quran 4:12) Islamic law allows a person to bequeath up to 1/3 (one third) of his or her estate to whomever he or she wishes, providing the beneficiaries are not from amongst those who will benefit from the remaining 2/3 (two thirds). 

Critical Muslim 4

Critical Muslim 4

Ziauddin Sardar questions the question mark that is always placed in front of Pakistan, Robin Yassin-Kassab asks why Pakistan has not imploded, Taimur Khan breaks bread with the gangsters and bookies of Karachi, Muhammad Idrees Ahmad revisits Peshawar, Mahvish Ahmad tracks down the separatist in Quetta, Ehsan Masood watches Pakistani television, Merryl Wyn Davies deconstructs 'imaginariums' of Pakistan, Aamer Hussein discusses Pakistani modern classic fiction, Bina Shah asks if there is boom in Pakistani literature, Bilal Tanweer listens to 'Coke Studio', Muneeza Shamsie discovers the literary secrets of her family, Taymiya R. Zaman overcomes her fear of talking about Pakistan, Ali Maraj assesses Imran Khan, Shazia Mirza tells rude jokes in Lahore, and a fake novel by Ibn-e-Safi is spotted in Bahwalnagar. Plus a new translation of an old short story by A R Khatoon, a new story by Yasir Shah, poems by Ghalib, John Siddique and Zehra Nigah, Atia Jilani's Quranic art, photographs by Ayesha Malik, and 'Ten Things We Love About Pakistan'. About Critical Muslim: A quarterly publication of ideas and issues showcasing groundbreaking thinking on Islam and what it means to be a Muslim in a rapidly changing, interconnected world. Each edition centers on a discrete theme, and contributions include reportage, academic analysis, cultural commentary, photography, poetry, and book reviews.

The Pious Man and His Sons: Quran Stories for Little Hearts (Goodword)

The Pious Man and His Sons: Quran Stories for Little Hearts (Goodword)

The Pious Man and His Sons is a beautifully illustrated and creatively written story about Prophet Yaqub (Jacob) and his sons — Prophet Yusuf and his brothers. The story narrates how Allah helps those who remain steadfast and follow His path.

Awesome Quran Facts for Kids:A Colourful Reference Guide (Goodword)

Awesome Quran Facts for Kids:A Colourful Reference Guide (Goodword)

Awesome Quran Facts is a collection of hundreds of incredible, heartwarming and inspiring facts about the people, places, and events mentioned in the Quran. It is ideal for children who are curious to know the facts behind these magnificent and amazing stories of faith and it brings the message of the Quran alive to readers in an easy and fun way. These interesting facts come with stunning photographs and captivating illustrations.