A brief commentary on Surah Al-Fatiha.
Revelations confirmed and a blessed family.
The legacy of earlier revelations results in the best nation.
Patience and fortitude are rewarded. This world is no more than a transitory illusion.
A brief commentary of Chapter 7 (verses 1 to 58) of the Holy Quran. These verses are both an invitation to do good and a warning from being arrogant and disobedient.
A brief commentary of Chapter 7 (verses 59 to 147) of the Holy Quran. In this part we learn important lessons from the lives of the prophets and long gone civilisations.
A brief commentary of Chapter 7 (verses 148 to 206) of the Holy Quran. In these final verses we discover that Prophet Muhammad was mentioned in both the Torah and Gospel and the warnings in previous parts are reiterated.
There is only One God. Failure to see this reality will result in a very harsh and final reality on the Day of Judgment. God gives warning after warning and invites us to think and to ponder.
God tells Prophet Muhammad how to use the Quran, gives a strong warning against polytheism and Prophet Abraham ponders the universe and discovers the Oneness of God.
The first half of this chapter contains an invitation, an admonition and a warning. God is One and He is in control. This life is very short and the Hereafter is forever.
Attention is drawn to ignorance and deviation and their consequences. The people are warned not to behave like the people of the past whose civilisations were destroyed.
A brief commentary of Chapter 11 (verses 1-60) of the Holy Quran. They discuss the stories of Prophet Noah and Hud, and the consequences of those who rejected their message.
A brief commentary of Chapter 11 (verses 61-123) of the Holy Quran. They discuss the stories of great Prophets such as Lot, Abraham and Moses, and the consequences of those who rejected their message.
A brief commentary of Chapter 12 (verses 1-66) of the Holy Quran. The story of Prophet Joseph is a story of suffering and sadness, focusing on putting one’s trust in God and knowing that He is the best of Planners. Part one sees Joseph being torn away from his loving father and thrust into slavery, and ends with Joseph securing a high position in the Egyptian government.
A brief commentary of Chapter 12 (verses 67-111) of the Holy Quran. Joseph has become an important man in the Egyptian government and his brothers have approached him for grain. The story concludes with Joseph revealing his identity and reuniting with his family.
A stern warning to the disbelievers of a severe punishment, with examples from the prophets and people of the past, and a reflection of God’s bounty towards humankind.
Take heed, obey God, believe in the message, reject Satan, and find refuge in worship.
Proof of the Oneness of God, a refutation of polytheism and a warning.
Admonitions and rewards, lessons and examples.
A brief commentary of Chapter 19 of the Holy Quran. These verses beautifully portray the birth and life of Jesus, and some of the characteristics of great prophets such as Abraham and Moses. It also discusses life after death, resurrection and reward.
A warning, stories of the prophets, and good news for the believers.
Polytheism is condemned, doubts and objections are dealt with, and the believer’s characteristics are described.
The characteristics of a believer, the punishment that awaits the disbelievers and those who distract the believers from worship, wise advice and the ultimate power of God.
A brief commentary of Chapter 36 of the Holy Quran. This chapter compels us to think beyond our world life and reminds us of the Hereafter, the power of God and the consequences of our deeds.
Insight into Chapter 52 of the Quran in which God takes mighty oaths to make an important point. God tells us what will happen when impending doom arrives and gives the real reasons why people ignore it.
A vivid description of Paradise and arguments for the truthfulness of Prophet Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam.
Arguments are given proving God’s existence and the truthfulness of Prophet Muhammad that address the mind as well as the heart.
When the event nobody can postpone or deny comes upon you what group will you be in?
A brief commentary of Chapter 67 of the Holy Quran. These verses remind us of our purpose in life and of God’s omnipotence over all creation.
God prepares Prophet Muhammad for heavy responsibilities. Hell is promised to the disbelievers that refuse to take heed of Prophet Muhammad’s warning. The night prayer is made easy.
A short powerful chapter that guides us through the wonders of creation and asks us to ponder and heed the message.
This chapter tells us that God is the Most High and it is He who creates, proportions, determines and guides.
A warning to the disbelievers, an encouragement to Prophet Muhammad and contrasting the faces of the believers and the disbelievers on the day of the Overwhelming Event.
An oath is sworn, the nature of humankind is described, a warning is given and a reward is promised.
A brief commentary of Chapter 99 of the Holy Quran. These verses concisely describe the horrors of the Day of Judgment.
A brief commentary of Chapter 107 of the Holy Quran. These verses talk about the characteristics of those who deny the Judgement Day or are heedless of it.
An interpretation of chapter 112 which revolve around the concept of God in Islam.
God’s signs and blessings are everywhere. Despite this some people worships things other than God.
A chapter dealing with faith focused on Prophet Muhammad being from a long line of prophets whose mission was to deliver the message of God. It is God who will call the people to account.
This chapter begins by introducing us to the power and strength of God. It talks about giving freely and sincerely from the bounties that God provides us with and concludes by exhorting us to fear God and follow His messenger Muhammad.
A short chapter that delves deeply into the fact that the religion of God needed Prophet Muhammad and a clear scripture, the Quran, to warn and guide the people of disbelief to the straight way.
This chapter begins describing the worldly possessions that distract us from obedience to God and ends by telling us what the destiny will be for those who do not take heed.
The first two verses talk about the victory of Islam. The third verse tells us how to make successful supplications by understanding how Prophet Muhammad sought the forgiveness of God.
The chapter was revealed in Mecca and contains 28 verses. The entire chapter is devoted to the call of Prophet Noah to his people. God tells us Noah’s story whose patience was tested to an extraordinary limit yet he stayed firm in his conviction and continued to work for God till the end.
The chapter was revealed during the middle stage of the Prophet’s residence in Mecca. It was the climax of famine in the region. The bitter conflict had begun between him and the disbelievers, though persecution had not yet begun. The chapter contains 118 verses and its title is based on the reference to believers in this chapter.
The surah was revealed in Madina and contains 78 verses. It takes its title from the divine name, ‘The Most Merciful,’ and hence the entire surah speaks of the mercies and blessings of God.
Revealed in Mecca, the chapter has 62 verses. The title is taken from the invocation in the first verse, ‘By the star as it sets.’ This is the first chapter that the Prophet publicly recited in which both the believers and disbelievers prostrated at the end.
Revealed in the fourth year of Prophet Muhammad’s mission, it consists of 55 verses and takes its title from the first verse that mentions the incident of the ‘splitting-of-the-moon.’ That incident took place in Mina, close to Mecca, five years before the Prophet’s migration to Madina.
This chapter comprises of 135 verses and discusses the story of Moses and Adam, exhorts Prophet Muhammad to patience and prayer, and reminds us of the consequences of disbelief.
A short chapter revealed in the early period of Mecca consisting of only three verses. It summarizes the path to success in a few words.
An oath, free will, an invitation to climb the steep ascent and the outcome of doing so.
A collection of commandments and instructions to teach the believers manners and morals.
The disbelievers query the Day of Resurrection and the Hereafter. God provides evidence of His power and generosity and describes the punishments in Hell. The treatment the righteous should expect and a final warning of the reality to come.
A very short chapter with a very large lesson; three sources of evil and where to seek refuge from them.
The story of the sleepers in the cave and a parable.
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