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Praise be to Allah, a praise which is adequate to Your graces and favors, Praise be to Allah abundant and special gratitude, we send prayer and peace on the best Messenger to the worlds our Prophet Mohamed, his family members, companions and whoever followed them until the day after. I seek refuge of Allah's Complete knowledge from my ignorance, "O my Lord! expand me my breast;* Ease my task for me* And remove the impediment from my speech* So they may understand what I say"

While we are still surfing with the Noble Quran, this piece will be shedding light on positions where Allah employed His Names and Attributes in a way that best serves the meaning. Actually, in Arabic it is astounding, however, with Allah's close guidance will do my best to bring the meaning.

"(They are) those who have Been expelled from their homes In defiance of right, (For no cause) except That they say. Our Lord Is Allah. Did not Allah check one set of people by means of another, There would surely have been Pulled down monasteries, churches, Synagogues, and mosques, in which The name of Allah is commemorated In abundant measure. Allah will certainly aid those who aid His (cause); for verily Allah is Full of Strength (laQawy Azeez), Exalted in Might, (Able to enforce His Will)" (Quran 22:40).

If we started analyzing this verse, we see that Allah started with an explanation about those who were compelled to flee their houses just for declaring that Allah is their Lord, then He moved to a confirmation about granting victory to those who stand firm for Allah's cause. (The underlined part is more to be granting victory rather than merely providing aid). And because He Shall grant victory and support He has to be at this position The Most Strong, The Possessor of All Strength and The Mighty. In the Arabic text the Name Qawy is preceded by a lam, it serves for more confirmation that He is the Most strong.

"That (is so). And if one has retaliated to no greater extent than the injury be received, and is again set upon inordinately, Allah will help him: for Allah is Paroner (A`afow) and forgives (again and again)" (Quran 22:60).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]In this verse Allah is Talking about retaliation and punishment in return for distress, because the topic here involves retaliation and punishment, He sat forth the rule on taking equal revenge without transgressing. Yet reminded us that since He is the One Who Owns pardon (A`afou: the first section of the underlined sentence) as well as One Who Forgives again and again. We might as well adopt this moral and pardon and forgive as well in such cases. [/color:a3bbce9e0f][/b:a3bbce9e0f]

"That is because Allah merges night into day, and He merges day into night, and verily it is Allah who hears and sees (all things)" (Quran 22:61).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]At this position since He is the One who alternates night and day, here He must be the All Hearer since He Hears all what takes place during day time and Seeing (Baseer) who sees also all what takes place during night time.[/b:a3bbce9e0f][/color:a3bbce9e0f]

"That is because Allah He is The Truth; and those besides Him whom they invoke, they are but vain Falsehood: verily Allah is He, Most High, Most Great" (Quran 22: 62).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]Because He is The Truth and being endures unchangingly, then the verse must also end with a further confirmation for a description that fits His incomparable nature Most High, Most Great.[/color:a3bbce9e0f][/b:a3bbce9e0f]

"Seest thou not that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and forthwith the Earth becomes clothed with green? for Allah is He who understands the finest mysteries, and The All Aware. He who has the knowledge of inner and most secret aspects of all things " (Quran 22: 63).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]This verse is extremely powerful, look at the beginning, Allah is One Who gifts His servants with rain from the sky which in turn causes land to grow plants forming a green carpet. Because He does this, He must be here The Subtle One. He who knows the minutest subtleties of all things so that to be able to send the rain from the sky and of course The All Aware. He who has the knowledge of inner & most secret aspects of all things. [/color:a3bbce9e0f][/b:a3bbce9e0f]

"To Him belongs all that is in the Heavens and on Earth: for verily Allah, He is free of all wants, worthy of all praise" (Quran 22: 64).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]Whereas here again He affirm that He Own all what is in the skies and earth. Therefore He must be He Who is not in need for anybody / thing and The Rich one. He who is infinitely rich and completely Independent. (Ghany), and also worthy of all praise for what He gives us. Sobhan Allah. The same style is used here in the Arabic text the Name Ghany is preceded by lahowa it means certainly He is.[/color:a3bbce9e0f][/b:a3bbce9e0f]

"Seest thou not that Allah has made subject to you (men) and that is on the Earth, and the ships that sail through the Sea by His command? He withholds the Sky (rain) from falling on the Earth except by His leave: for Allah is the Most Kind and Most Merciful to man" (Quran 22:65).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]Because Allah in this verse dedicated what is on earth for mankind in addition to the ships which sail in the see of course by His command so that we may benefit in many ways of transportation of people or goods and then made us secure while living on this earth. Secure because He holds the sky in order not to fall on earth. In this case He must be the Most Kind and Merciful. Through this kindness and mercy all of the previously mentioned is happening. [/color:a3bbce9e0f][/b:a3bbce9e0f]"

No just estimate have they made of Allah: for Allah is He who is strong and able to carry out his will" (Quran 22: 74).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]While again in this verse He is reminding us that there are some people who failed actually to understand and give Allah the adequate estimate. Adequate estimate for Who? Of course for the One Who is Full of Strength and Exalted in Might (Qawy Azeez).[/color:a3bbce9e0f][/b:a3bbce9e0f]

Sobhan Allah a`ama yasefoun: Glory to God (He is free) from the things they ascribe (to Him).

Brothers and sister, I was actually trembling before putting this article together, trembling of fear not to be up to explaining about His Names and Attributes. Have been hesitant to do it for a long time, then I said to myself I might as well try and invoke upon Al A`aleem to Help me, accept my humble effort and all of our efforts. Actually no effort can reach a precise explanation of His Names and Attributes we only try. But on the other hand it makes us really comfortable and relaxed to know that we are living under the canopy of He Who is Full of Strength and Exalted in Might.

Praise be to Allah who guided us for this and if it was not for Him we would have never been guided and I send the best prayer and blessing on our leader, teacher and Prophet Mohamed Ibn Abdullah who fought for the truth a real fighting may Allah reward him with the best reward.

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Praise be to Allah, a praise which is adequate to Your graces and favors, Praise be to Allah abundant and special gratitude, we send prayer and peace on the best Messenger to the worlds our Prophet Mohamed, his family members, companions and whoever followed them until the day after. “They said: Glory to thee: of knowledge We have none, save what it is thou who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom.” “of knowledge it is only a little that is communicated to you, (O men)”. We invoke upon Allah to teach us what may be of benefit to us and allow us benefit of what He taught us. I really hope that Allah supports me in presenting the following verses and credit first and last is to Him only. I also seek His forgiveness and to Him I apologize for any fault at my side.

Glory be to Allah, as I already stated on the previous article around the Noble Quran, no matter how many times you read it, still you stop at new positions as if you read it for the first time. Further, you even get affected at certain verses in a way different than the time before. Glory be to “who hath sent to his servants the book, and hath allowed therein no Crookedness”. Brothers and sisters again I was moved by a number of verses and thought to share the implications with everybody hoping that Allah Shall grant us all benefit.

1. “it is who maketh the stars (as beacons) for you, that ye may guide yourselves, with their help, through the dark spaces of land and sea: we detail our signs for people who know:” (of knowledge) (Quran 6:97).

2. “it is who hath produced you from a single person: here is a place of sojourn and a place of departure: we detail our signs for people who understand.” (Quran 6:98).

3. “it is he who sendeth down rain from the skies: with it we produce vegetation of all kinds: from some we produce green (crops), out of which we produce grain, heaped up (at harvest); out of the date palm and its sheaths (or spathes) (come) clusters of dates hanging low and near: and (then there are) gardens of grapes, and olives, and pomegranates, each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety): when they begin to bear fruit, feast your eyes with the fruit and the ripeness thereof. behold in these things there are signs for people who believe.” (Quran 6:99).

4. “This is the way of the lord, leading straight: we have detailed the sins for those who receive admonition” (Quran 6:126)

5. “From the land that is clean and good, by the will of its Cherisher, springs up produce, (rich) after its Kind: but from the land that is bad, springs up nothing but that which is niggardly: thus do we explain the signs by various (symbols) to those who are grateful.” (Quran 7:58)

Let us study together the eloquent incomparable style of the Quran. Look how Allah the All Knowing explained in the first verse that He is responsible for creating stars in order to serve as sources of light which illuminate through the darkness of land and sea. He further commented that He the Superior All Capable explained and clarified the issue of stars to who, which category of servants? To those who know those who have knowledge. In other word, he granted scientists (who could be Muslims or non-Muslims) the explanation of this area.

We then shall move to the second verse indicating the creation of human beings from one soul who is Adam (prayer and peace be upon him). In this part, Allah determined that He explained and clarified this part to people, which people? Who has religious knowledge? Note that this part is involved with the creation, which is associated with faith.

As for the third verse, it refers to and reminds of Allah’s blessing of sending down the rain, which result into growing plants. He specifically mentioned olives and pomegranate. After that He drew our attention to the similarity of agriculture production in some cases and differences of another. Glory be to Allah. At this point it was mandatory for the explanation and allowing of realization, in other words awareness of the signs which Allah Spread around the universe for the believers. People who have faith in His existence as the Only Creator and Arranger of this universe. Glory be to Him of what they take associates. (don’t you sometimes look at plants and say Sobhan Allah out of astonishment this is exactly what it means).

The fourth verse is talking very briefly that this is the correct path. Upon which Allah Says that He explained and clarified the signs referring to this straight path, may Allah make us all the whole Muslim nation on it until the Day After for people who were given the adjective of remembering Allah. In other words, those who maintain the remembrance of Allah in all cases. Those who are able to realize, notice and observe signs of Allah and His indicators which we encounter at every day and each moment of our lives.

Finally on the fifth verse, the explanation and clarification of signs pertaining to the growing of plants in the good country with the Will of Allah. And since it is a good country the adjective used here to describe the people is those who pay gratitude.

Glory be to Allah, each one of the adjectives that Allah mentioned after each of the words “people" clearly indicates the assignment or area of employment Allah made for them. The description is very precise and compatible to each relevant position. Either the scientists whom Allah granted the science of understanding starts and their secrets, religious scholars (faqeeh which is derived from fiqh in Arabic it means to understand and comprehend) whom Allah chose them to be knowledgeable in the religion including of course the creation of mankind from one soul and so forth.

We own nothing but to say Glory to Allah! (He is free) from the (sort of) things they attribute to Him! We also say praise be to Allah for the blessing of Islam and faith which is sufficient as a blessing. I invoke upon Allah to accept this humble effort of which credit is to Him only He who no power or mighty except with Him and prayer and peace be upon our Prophet, teacher and leader Mohamed, his family member and companions.

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Praise be to Allah, a praise which is adequate to Your graces and favors, Praise be to Allah abundant and special gratitude, we send prayer and peace on the best Messenger to the worlds our Prophet Mohamed, his family members, companions and whoever followed them until the day after.

As we decided to maintain this thread for comments about the Quran, I thought of another issue to be addressed here. Each one of us when reading the Quran interacts with the verses according to their messages. For instance, we tremble for verses of punishment and the Day After, while we cheer and become filled with hope in Allah's mercy when reading verses of forgiveness and Jannah.

I thought of sharing some of my reactions to some Ayas with you. However, I encourage eveyone to also participate in this topic. Because by bringing more reactions we see the verses from different angles. And of course you know that studying and reading the Quran has a major reward. We could even consider this a Halqat E`alm (circle of knowledge).

But forgive me if I started with such strongly threatening Ayah:

"On the day when every soul will be confronted with all the good it has done, it will wish there where a great distance between it and its evil. but [u:8dd27641ff][b:8dd27641ff]Allah caution you (to remember) himself[/b:8dd27641ff][/u:8dd27641ff]. and God is full of kindness to those that serve him"(Quran 3:30).

Actually this ayah is enough to make me tremble until I read it the next time. Will try to shed more light on the translation of the meaning, on the Day of Judgement each one of us will look at the good deeds he did, while will be wishing to have a long distance between him and the evil. The following sentence in Arabic is actually alarming: Allah Himself is warning us. Oh ya Rub. May He overlooks our sins.

"Lest the soul should (then) say: Ah. woe is me. in that I [u:8dd27641ff][b:8dd27641ff]neglected (my Duty) towards Allah,[/b:8dd27641ff][/u:8dd27641ff] and was but among those who mocked"(Quran39 :56)

In this verse the same meaning is almost confirmed in even a more explicit style. It say on the day when the nafs (soul) would regret for not paying enough respect, for being negligence, for being reckless towards the (in Arabic it is Janb Allah) which is actually His superior positon, His highly respected rank, His elevated self. Same thing this verse actually in some cases makes me unable to sleep.

"No misfortune can happen on earth or in your souls but is recorded in a decree before We bring it into existence: that is truly easy for God:* In order that ye may not despair over matters that pass you by, nor exult over favours bestowed upon you. For God loveth, not any vainglorious boaster"(Quran 57:22-23).

While this verse brings all the comfort and takes away the worry. It makes me never go up and down for things I lose or receive. For whatever I lose I'd have never knew what may happen if I had them and vice versa. For example, one should not go sky high over a promotion, you don't know what is in it. Or never break down for losing a sum of money, you are not sure about the consequences of having it.

Insh a Allah if you like this theme let me know and share your thoughts.

Praise be to Allah and prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed, his family members and companions.

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Praise be to Allah, a praise which is adequate to Your graces and favors, Praise be to Allah abundant and special gratitude, we send prayer and peace on the best Messenger to the worlds our Prophet Mohamed, his family members, companions and whoever followed them until the day after. I seek refuge of Allah's Complete knowledge from my ignorance, "O my Lord! expand me my breast;* Ease my task for me* And remove the impediment from my speech* So they may understand what I say"

While we are still surfing with the Noble Quran, this piece will be shedding light on positions where Allah employed His Names and Attributes in a way that best serves the meaning. Actually, in Arabic it is astounding, however, with Allah's close guidance will do my best to bring the meaning.

"(They are) those who have Been expelled from their homes In defiance of right, (For no cause) except That they say. Our Lord Is Allah. Did not Allah check one set of people by means of another, There would surely have been Pulled down monasteries, churches, Synagogues, and mosques, in which The name of Allah is commemorated In abundant measure. Allah will certainly aid those who aid His (cause); for verily Allah is Full of Strength (laQawy Azeez), Exalted in Might, (Able to enforce His Will)" (Quran 22:40).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]If we started analyzing this verse, we see that Allah started with an explanation about those who were compelled to flee their houses just for declaring that Allah is their Lord, then He moved to a confirmation about granting victory to those who stand firm for Allah's cause. (The underlined part is more to be granting victory rather than merely providing aid). And because He Shall grant victory and support He has to be at this position The Most Strong, The Possessor of All Strength and The Mighty. In the Arabic text the Name Qawy is preceded by a lam, it serves for more confirmation that He is the Most strong.[/b:a3bbce9e0f][/color:a3bbce9e0f]

"That (is so). And if one has retaliated to no greater extent than the injury be received, and is again set upon inordinately, Allah will help him: for Allah is Paroner (A`afow) and forgives (again and again)" (Quran 22:60).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]In this verse Allah is Talking about retaliation and punishment in return for distress, because the topic here involves retaliation and punishment, He sat forth the rule on taking equal revenge without transgressing. Yet reminded us that since He is the One Who Owns pardon (A`afou: the first section of the underlined sentence) as well as One Who Forgives again and again. We might as well adopt this moral and pardon and forgive as well in such cases. [/color:a3bbce9e0f][/b:a3bbce9e0f]

"That is because Allah merges night into day, and He merges day into night, and verily it is Allah who hears and sees (all things)" (Quran 22:61).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]At this position since He is the One who alternates night and day, here He must be the All Hearer since He Hears all what takes place during day time and Seeing (Baseer) who sees also all what takes place during night time.[/b:a3bbce9e0f][/color:a3bbce9e0f]

"That is because Allah He is The Truth; and those besides Him whom they invoke, they are but vain Falsehood: verily Allah is He, Most High, Most Great" (Quran 22: 62).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]Because He is The Truth and being endures unchangingly, then the verse must also end with a further confirmation for a description that fits His incomparable nature Most High, Most Great.[/color:a3bbce9e0f][/b:a3bbce9e0f]

"Seest thou not that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and forthwith the Earth becomes clothed with green? for Allah is He who understands the finest mysteries, and The All Aware. He who has the knowledge of inner and most secret aspects of all things " (Quran 22: 63).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]This verse is extremely powerful, look at the beginning, Allah is One Who gifts His servants with rain from the sky which in turn causes land to grow plants forming a green carpet. Because He does this, He must be here The Subtle One. He who knows the minutest subtleties of all things so that to be able to send the rain from the sky and of course The All Aware. He who has the knowledge of inner & most secret aspects of all things. [/color:a3bbce9e0f][/b:a3bbce9e0f]

"To Him belongs all that is in the Heavens and on Earth: for verily Allah, He is free of all wants, worthy of all praise" (Quran 22: 64).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]Whereas here again He affirm that He Own all what is in the skies and earth. Therefore He must be He Who is not in need for anybody / thing and The Rich one. He who is infinitely rich and completely Independent. (Ghany), and also worthy of all praise for what He gives us. Sobhan Allah. The same style is used here in the Arabic text the Name Ghany is preceded by lahowa it means certainly He is.[/color:a3bbce9e0f][/b:a3bbce9e0f]

"Seest thou not that Allah has made subject to you (men) and that is on the Earth, and the ships that sail through the Sea by His command? He withholds the Sky (rain) from falling on the Earth except by His leave: for Allah is the Most Kind and Most Merciful to man" (Quran 22:65).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]Because Allah in this verse dedicated what is on earth for mankind in addition to the ships which sail in the see of course by His command so that we may benefit in many ways of transportation of people or goods and then made us secure while living on this earth. Secure because He holds the sky in order not to fall on earth. In this case He must be the Most Kind and Merciful. Through this kindness and mercy all of the previously mentioned is happening. [/color:a3bbce9e0f][/b:a3bbce9e0f]"

No just estimate have they made of Allah: for Allah is He who is strong and able to carry out his will" (Quran 22: 74).

[b:a3bbce9e0f]While again in this verse He is reminding us that there are some people who failed actually to understand and give Allah the adequate estimate. Adequate estimate for Who? Of course for the One Who is Full of Strength and Exalted in Might (Qawy Azeez).[/color:a3bbce9e0f][/b:a3bbce9e0f]

Sobhan Allah a`ama yasefoun: Glory to God (He is free) from the things they ascribe (to Him).

Brothers and sister, I was actually trembling before putting this article together, trembling of fear not to be up to explaining about His Names and Attributes. Have been hesitant to do it for a long time, then I said to myself I might as well try and invoke upon Al A`aleem to Help me, accept my humble effort and all of our efforts. Actually no effort can reach a precise explanation of His Names and Attributes we only try. But on the other hand it makes us really comfortable and relaxed to know that we are living under the canopy of He Who is Full of Strength and Exalted in Might.

Praise be to Allah who guided us for this and if it was not for Him we would have never been guided and I send the best prayer and blessing on our leader, teacher and Prophet Mohamed Ibn Abdullah who fought for the truth a real fighting may Allah reward him with the best reward.

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Praise be to Allah who guided us to this and if it was not for Him we wouldn't have been guided "They said: Glory to thee: of knowledge We have none, save what it is thou who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom", prayer and peace be upon His Messenger the illiterate Prophet who was sent as a mercy to the worlds, his family members and companions.

In this message, we will Insh a Allah trace more of the verses in which Allah gives a precise description of His servants in a way that best serves the meaning of the verse. Sobhan Allah.

“He it is Who sends down water (rain) from the sky; from it you drink and from it (grows) the vegetation on which you send your cattle to pasture. * With it He causes to grow for you the crops, the olives, the date palms, the grapes, and every kind of fruit. Verily! In this is indeed an evident proof and a manifest sign for people who give thought.” (Quran 16: 10- 11).

The word in Arabic here is Yatafakroun, which is derived from fakar. Fakar is to think. So in this verse people who think shall certainly realize the sign of Allah manifested in sending down the rain, which in turn used to grow various types of plants. Only people who think shall realize this sign. They will see how great it is to have the water from sky and use the same water to grow different types of plants.

“And He has subjected to you the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; and the stars are subjected by His Command. Surely, in this are proofs for people who understand.” (Quran 16:12).

In this type of sign, which is dedicating day and night, sun and moon as well as the stars to serve mankind, only people who can understand: and the word in Arabic is ya`aqeloun which is a derivative of a`aql. Y`a`qel ashya is to fully comprehend the thing, completely comprehend all aspects of the item subject to understand. Therefore, only people who possess this ability in other words people of science shall recognize such signs. Actually, the dedication of the mentioned items is a major action; only those who comprehend can appreciate it. On another verse Allah says” The creation of the heavens and the earth is indeed greater than the creation of mankind; yet, most of mankind know not.” (Quran 40:57).

“And whatsoever He has created for you on the earth of varying colors [and qualities from vegetation and fruits (botanical life) and from animals (zoological life)] Verily! In this is a sign for people who remember.” (Quran 16:13).

While here people who remember Allah a lot, people who indulge in remembrance shall easily be able to appreciate and comprehend the signs and miracles manifested in creating whatever on earth which is coming in different colors. They shall at this point look thoughtfully and say Sobhan Allah. May Allah Make us among them. Ameen

Praise be to Allah who guided us to this and if it was not for Him we would have never been guided and prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed Ibn Abdullah, his family members and companions.

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"And let those (executors and guardians) have the same fear in their minds as they would have for their own, if they had left weak offspring behind. So let them fear Allâh and speak right words." (Quran 4:9).

Matter of fact the underlined word in Arabic is dhuriyatan which is children. Sobhan Allah the ayah is direct and clear about what to do if you need to protect your children after your death. Fear Allah (adopt a pious attitude or at least try I know we are all behind and need to progress towards piety). While the other part says in Arabic yaqoulo qawalan sadeedan. Is to say things in their perfect positions. Such as command an ill person to give out sadaqah, give a sound advice on a certain topic within the Divine rules and so forth.

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Praise be to Allah, a praise which is adequate to Your graces and favors, Praise be to Allah abundant and special gratitude, we send prayer and peace on the best Messenger to the worlds our Prophet Mohamed, his family members, companions and whoever followed them until the day after. I seek refuge of Allah’s Complete knowledge from my ignorance, “O my Lord! expand me my breast;* Ease my task for me* And remove the impediment from my speech* So they may understand what I say”.

I seek Allah’s Close guidance and assistance in presenting the following analysis, may He accept it and make it a useful knowledge for all of us.

In this message we are Insh a Allah going to make a comparison between verses included on the previous researches on categories of servants as mentioned by Allah. With an in depth look at the following verses, we note that Allah explained about the benefits we make from stars describing its multiple functions as signs, signs which prove the Existence of a One Super Power Allah Rubul a`alameen. He Who Created the seven skies and seven earth. Through His incomparable knowledge, He Knew that mankind shall certainly at different times go against the basic goal of his creation. Mankind Shall go astray. At such situation signs and proofs shall be needed. However, He does not need to prove anything to us for His Interest but rather for our benefit. In this He manifested His Name ArRahman Al`aleem (Merciful All Knowledgable). He meant to help us see the correct path.

So back to the verses. In verse 6:97 Allah states that He detailed the signs. In other words, made it clear for a certain category (who are people of knowledge: scholars). He allowed them to gain such knowledge and understanding. Therefore, the word detailed here serves the meaning of gaining specialized knowledge to be qualified as a scholar in a field.

While on the second verse, which involves as well the day, night, sun and moon as well as starts. As you may see the items fall under the same topic of science which is cosmography. But it explains that only people who understand are capable of realizing the signs and proofs. Realizing them in a different way from the other verse. Realizing them as a proof of Allah’s Existence. People who are lucky enough to realize and comprehend shall easily see the miracle of alternating day and night, sun and moon as well as the multiple function of the stars.

“it is who maketh the stars (as beacons) for you, that ye may guide yourselves, with their help, through the dark spaces of land and sea: we detail our signs for people who know:” (of knowledge) (Quran 6:97).

“And He has subjected to you the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; and the stars are subjected by His Command. Surely, in this are proofs for people who understand.” (Quran 16:12).

“it is he who sendeth down rain from the skies: with it we produce vegetation of all kinds: from some we produce green (crops), out of which we produce grain, heaped up (at harvest); out of the date palm and its sheaths (or spathes) (come) clusters of dates hanging low and near: and (then there are) gardens of grapes, and olives, and pomegranates, each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety): when they begin to bear fruit, feast your eyes with the fruit and the ripeness thereof. behold in these things there are signs for people who believe.” (Quran 6:99).

While here the signs are manifest and clear including rain which causes plants to grow in different types and colors. However, only people who have faith shall be able to comprehend. In this verse Allah made it somehow general. Because a believer, one who has faith does not necessarily be a scholar or an expert in some field. It is enough in this position to believe in the Creator, give thought or remember Allah to capture the sign.

“He it is Who sends down water (rain) from the sky; from it you drink and from it (grows) the vegetation on which you send your cattle to pasture. * With it He causes to grow for you the crops, the olives, the date palms, the grapes, and every kind of fruit. Verily! In this is indeed an evident proof and a manifest sign for people who give thought.” (Quran 16: 10- 11).

“And whatsoever He has created for you on the earth of varying colors [and qualities from vegetation and fruits (botanical life) and from animals (zoological life)] Verily! In this is a sign for people who remember.” (Quran 16:13).

I invoke upon Allah that I was capable with His guidance to present the deep meanings of the above mentioned verses in an effort to apply the hadeeth of our beloved Prophet (PAPBUH) who said what means convey after me even just one verse. Alhamdulelah Rubual`almeen Praise be to Allah and best prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed Ibn Abdullah.

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As-Salaam Alikum,

Jazaky ALLAH khiran sister.

El-Hasan El-Basry once said:

"The Quran was revealed to be implemented and lived by, but the people took reciting it as a living and they left out implementing it"

ALLAH Al-Mustan.

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Praise be to Allah, a praise which is adequate to Your graces and favors, Praise be to Allah abundant and special gratitude, we send prayer and peace on the best Messenger to the worlds our Prophet Mohamed, his family members, companions and whoever followed them until the day after.

Once again I thought of sharing reactions to certain Ayahs, I still encourage everyone to contribute to this topic. I am sure we all have different reactions to ayahs of which we may all benefit.

In the Ayah (verse) 115 of chapter 2 (Al Baqarah) Allah say:

"To Allah belong the east and the West: Whithersoever ye turn, there is the presence of Allah (in Arabic it is literally translated as face). For Allah is all-Pervading, all-Knowing" however we must realize that the word face has no relation with faces as we all know. In other words, we cannot imagine how this face may be. It is only that Allah in certain cases uses expressions to bring the meaning to our minds in an easier way.

Now this Ayah actually makes me scared and yet very secured. As I think that wherever I look Allah is there He is present. It makes me need to be more aware of His presence so that I will not let Him see me in any position, which may Offend Him from me. Actually I don't think that any of us would be capable of taking His blame on the Day After. We cannot take the blame of a very loved one, ex: father mother, sister brother or even close friend so how about our Creator.

Yet it makes me so secured and comfortable that my Only One Lord is there for me everywhere at any time. Very securing.

the second verse is:"Verily the Day of sorting out is the time appointed for all of them, - * The Day when no protector can avail his client in aught, and no help can they receive" (Quran 44: 40-41).

Look at this Ayah, on the Day of Judgment now protector, which includes, a husband, father, an employer, or whatever can prevent any punishment. In other words, I can not go an introduce an excuse for not offering my Salat on time due to being on meetings with my boss, or for not wearing hijab because my husband or family members did not endorse it. I cannot use others attitude as a valid argument to Allah for failure of fulfilling my duties. They will not capable of protecting me from receiving the punishment in this case.

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Praise be to Allah and prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed, his family members and companions

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Praise be to Allah, a praise which is adequate to Your graces and favors, Praise be to Allah abundant and special gratitude, we send prayer and peace on the best Messenger to the worlds our Prophet Mohamed, his family members, companions and whoever followed them until the day after. I seek refuge of Allah’s Complete knowledge from my ignorance, “O my Lord! expand me my breast;* Ease my task for me* And remove the impediment from my speech* So they may understand what I say”.

Again we shall ponder on some Ayas of the noble Quran and their deep meaning.

Look at Allah saying:” It is God who made your habitation homes of rest and quiet for you; and made for you, out of the skins of animals, (tents for) dwellings, which ye find so light (and handy) when ye travel and when ye stop (in your travels); and out of their wool, and their soft fibres (between wool and hair), and their hair, rich stuff and articles of convenience (to serve you) for a time.”(Quran 16:80). Here the Ayah explains about using animal skins for making residence places as people lived in tents at the time of the Messenger of Allah (PAPBUH). It carries on explaining also about utilizing other parts of the animals for making (the word in Arabic is Athathan of which the literal translation would be furniture). Then it terminates by saying that this shall be the case for a certain time. Using animal skin to make dwellings certainly ended now as well as using the other products to make furniture. Yes we do include of course wool and fibers in our textile which is in turn used for upholstery. But we do not use them as basic product for making furniture no more. So the word until a certain time with which the Ayah ended was very precise and to the point. I wonder if the companions at that time imagined that one day will come when people use bricks and cement for the construction of their dwelling rather than animal skin. Sobhan Allah the All Knowing. While as the Quran is valid throughout the times, the Ayah may be also understood as that we shall benefit of such articles and items for a limited time until we depart from this world. In fact our use of them is only temporary. That is another meaning the Ayah confirms. It reminds us that the enjoyment is only temporary.

Praise be to Allah and prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed, his family members and companions.

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Praise be to Allah, a praise which is adequate to Your graces and favors, Praise be to Allah abundant and special gratitude, we send prayer and peace on the best Messenger to the worlds our Prophet Mohamed, his family members, companions and whoever followed them until the day after. I seek refuge of Allah’s Complete knowledge from my ignorance, “O my Lord! expand me my breast;* Ease my task for me* And remove the impediment from my speech* So they may understand what I say"

We shall move to another Surat (chapter 70: 19- 34): “Truly man was created very impatient;* Fretful when evil touches him;* And niggardly when good reaches him* Not so those devoted to Prayer;* Those who remain steadfast (here I would use regular ) to their prayer;* And those in whose wealth is a recognized right* For the (needy) who asks and him who is prevented (for some reason from asking);* And those who hold to the truth of the Day of Judgment;* And those who fear the displeasure of their Lord,* For their Lord's displeasure is the opposite of Peace and Tranquillity;* And those who guard their chastity,* Except with their wives and the (captives) whom their right hands possess, for (then) they are not to be blamed,* But those who trespass beyond this are transgressors; * And those who respect their trusts and covenants; * And those who stand firm in their testimonies;* And those who guard (the sacredness) of their worship;” The noble Ayahs start by describing how mankind in general is impatient. Yet it made an exception of a special category of people. Those people have a number of characteristics as follows:

1. With all due respect to the scholar who shouldered this very hard task of translating the meanings of Quran may Allah grant him an incomparable reward. I would rather use the word regular to express the Arabic meaning of (da-emoon). For da-emoon is derived from modawama which means being regular on something. So the first characteristic is to be regular on prayer. In other word, not to peform prayer for some time and fail to do so on another. This makes prayer a fundamental means to stand in trials and tests in order to avoid being impatient.

2. The Ayahs include other features, taking in consideration that the order is set on purpose for us to observe the proirities of such features, going through giving money to the needy which comes second after prayer for money is one of the dearest items to mankind so whoever is capable of not letting the heart be owned by his wealth shall certainly stand trials, followed by believing in the Day of Judegement, fear Allah’s punishment, gaurd their chastity, observe trusts and coventants, give their testimony when asked for it.

3. The final point after all this again involves prayer but this time the word in Arabic is (yahfezoun: best translated as guard or keep or strictly observe). Well I don’t claim myself to be a scholar of course no way. I just share with you what I see. The word to me is a referrence to performing salat on time. Being punctual. No matter what you are doing just leave it and immediately respond to the call for prayer. Actully it is the call for a meeting with Allah. So what could stand the comparison. What is more important. Of course the word may be extended to also include observing proper ablution, proper performance, taking proper time while praying and the rest of the essential items which makes a perfect prayer.

Praise be to Allah Who guided us to this and if it was not for Him we wouldn't have been guided.

Praise be to Allah and prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed, his family members and companions

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Praise be to Allah, a praise which is adequate to Your graces and favors, Praise be to Allah abundant and special gratitude, we send prayer and peace on the best Messenger to the worlds our Prophet Mohamed, his family members, companions and whoever followed them until the day after. “They said: Glory to thee: of knowledge We have none, save what it is thou who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom.” “of knowledge it is only a little that is communicated to you, (O men)”. We invoke upon Allah to teach us what may be of benefit to us and allow us benefit of what He taught us. I really hope that Allah supports me in presenting the following verses and credit first and last is to Him only. I also seek His forgiveness and to Him I apologize for any fault at my side.

“Say those without knowledge: Why speaketh not Allah unto us? or why cometh not unto us a sign? so said the people before them words of similar import. their hearts are alike. we have indeed made clear the signs unto any people who hold firmly to faith (in their hearts). موقنون” (Quran 2:118). Allah here used the word Baynna (بين) which translates as made clear and also presented or introduced. So the verse say that the signs are already there, but are made clear to only people who are firm in their faith. It is further translates as certain or confident of something.

Sobhan Allah, it is very true. You meet someone who is searching about the truth, he/she is presented with a sign which may be a very usual one. But he responds immediately. Unlike one who is already taking a firm stand against the truth. In this case no sign shall really work.

“Ye who believe take not into your intimacy those outside your ranks: they will not fail to corrupt you. they only desire your ruin: rank hatred has already appeared from your mouths: what their hearts conceal is far worse. we have made plain to you the signs, if ye have wisdom.” (Quran 3: 118). Here Allah is actually mocking them and telling them plain signs are there. You just need to have the proper understanding. The word in Arabic is ya`aqeloun (يعقلون). The meaning is to understand fully. عقل الشئ a`aqal ashya-a is to understand it. Actually the verse is tackling an important point alerting the believers against those who are not sincere towards them. Those who express hatred verbally while their hearts contain even worse. That is why the adjective here must be ya`aqeloun: to understand.

“Know ye (all) that Allah giveth life to the earth after its death! Already have We shown the Signs plainly to you, that ye may learn wisdom.” (Quran 57:17). In this verse Allah Tells us that the signs are presented to us in an effort for us to understand. Again the word used in Arabic is تعقلون ta`aqeloun.

Praise be to Allah Who guided us to this and if it was not for him we wouldn’t have been guided and prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed Ibn Abdullah.

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The adjective of righteous came in countless Ayas of the Noble Quran. However, let us see in this particular Ayah how Allah defined them. In other words who are the pious what do they do.

“Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your lord, and for a garden whose width is that (of the whole) of the heavens and of earth, prepared for the righteous, Those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity, or in adversity; who restrain anger, and pardon (all) men; for Allah loves those who do good; * And those who, having done something to be ashamed of, or wronged their own souls, and ask for forgiveness for their sins, and who can forgive sins except Allah? And are never obstinate in persisting knowingly in (the wrong) they have done* For such the reward is forgivenesses from their lord, and gardens with rivers flowing underneath, an eternal dwelling: how excellent a recompense for those who work (and strive)” (Quran 3: 133-135).

At the beginning of the Ayah Allah attracted the attention of the reader making him alert and anxious to know the output or to be precise why should we race for forgiveness due to which gardens are prepared. Prepared for who? for the righteous. The righteous who do what? Those who spend, restrain anger which is first stage, comes next pardon and then a more encouraging point that Allah loves those who are Muhseneen (محسنين). Actually the word muhseneen in Arabic in this position comes as the maximum level in terms of interaction among mankind. In other words, in case of disputes, Allah encourages us to first restrain the anger, then pardon then which is the highest level to do good to the person who harmed us in order to attain Allah’s love. To be of the muhseneen (محسنين) may Allah make us all among them. To this effect Allah is helping us to establish a community based on mutual kind treatment.

This meaning is further explained in the Ayah “Nor can Goodness and Evil be equal. Repel (Evil) with what is better: then will he between whom and thee was hatred become as it were thy friend and intimate! * And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self restraint, none but persons of the greatest good fortune.” (Quran 41: 34-35). Indeed one who is capable of attaining this level of behavior is extremely fortunate. You know why? Because simply he/she will not be busy with anything except Allah’s satisfaction. Will sleep at night with a comfortable heart and soul not thinking of who did what to him and how he can retaliate. Also not thinking of how he was good to this person and in return got nothing but ungratefulness. He/she will realize that we are all servants of Allah. So if I am adopting a kind attitude with people, I only do so waiting for a Divine incomparable reward. Not degrading myself waiting for the human reward.

Praise be to Allah Who guided us to this and if it was not for him we wouldn’t have been guided and prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed Ibn Abdullah.

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Praise be to Allah who guided us to this and if it was not for him we wouldn’t have been guided “They said: Glory to thee: of knowledge We have none, save what it is thou who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom.” “of knowledge it is only a little that is communicated to you, (O men)” we invoke to you Allah to grant us useful knowledge and allow us to benefit of what you taught us. Prayer and peace be upon His illiterate Messenger Mohamed Ibn Abudllah.

“Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has faith, verily, to him will we give a new Life, a life that is good and pure, and we will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions.” (Quran 16: 97)

Sobhan Allah the underlined part of this Ayah in Arabic actually explains that one who does righteous deeds Allah shall make him/ her live a good life (فلنحيينه حياة طيبة), a good life which of course means easy and steady life. Then Allah added that they will also be rewarded in the Hereafter. From this Ayah we see that even if one is seeking a good steady life in this world, it can not be attained except through obedience of Allah. See to me I look at it as trying to apply the Quran rules as much as possible as explained in the Ayah:” So fear Allah as much as ye can;” (Quran 64: 16). Now in saying that one would live a good life, we don’t mean an easy life free of trials. For actually trials are means for expiation of sins, elevation of ranks and closeness to Allah. The Messenger of Allah (PAPBUH) said what means: I am amazed for the condition of the believer it is all good, if he encounters prosperity he is grateful and when encounters mischief he is patient and this is only for the believer. In saying to live a good life involves that one would be satisfied and happy for whatever comes from Allah. And actually this is a blessing. How to attain this outcome? Only through working righteousness. Matter of fact when you go against the methodology set forth in our manual (Quran), you encounter difficulties, heaviness of chest, feeling uncomfortable, unsatisfied and depressed regardless of the efforts to be entertained. However, just by applying the Quran and Sunnah, you don’t need to spend much money on leisure trips or beach houses to gain inner satisfaction. Insh a Allah you will gain it even by just sitting at home. For instance, if you deny your own desires for joining friends to an outing and stay back to look after an elder parent. You think Allah is not watching and is certainly Capable of giving you the entertainment you were seeking by going out? He certainly is. Or when you stop going to the masjed (mosque) even for praying Taraweeh (night prayer during Ramadan) or attending a circle because your husband does not prefer you leave the house for long times or your children need more attendance. You think Allah is not Capable of giving you similar reward as those who attend but more over bestow on you the knowledge you were seeking from unexpected sources? He certainly is.

The easiest thing to do in order to pass this very short period of transit before we all depart to our final destination is to apply the manual. We are the creation of Allah and He Knows how we can function best. Only through the rules included in the Quran and Sunnah and observing priorities according to them not according to our preference.

Praise be to Allah, may He accept and prayer and peace be upon His illiterate Messenger.

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Praise be to Allah, a praise which is adequate to Your graces and favors, prayer and peace on the best Messenger to the worlds our Prophet Mohamed, his household, companions and whoever followed them until the day after. “They said: Glory to thee: of knowledge We have none, save what it is thou who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom.” “of knowledge it is only a little that is communicated to you, (O men)”.

Did we really submit to Allah, are we completely practicing full submission of our wills which is the essence of Islam. When you talk to people telling them we must submit our wills and just comply to what Allah decrees. Usually the answer comes, we can not isolate ourselves from the community, to do so we must move into caves and stop interacting. Is this true? Does submission contradicts using our minds? Let us see how Quran introduced the concept of submission, then try Insh a Allah to transform slowly towards this meaning in order to secure a better life and a high rank in Jannah.

“Behold! his Lord said to him: bow (thy will to me): he said: i bow (my will) to the Lord and cherisher of the universe.” (Quran 2: 131).

This is Prophet Ibraheem prayer and peace be upon him. Allah presented his attitude in this Ayah as a full submission of his will. This fact was clearly confirmed in two main situations. First when Allah commanded Ibraheem to take his only new born son along with his mother and leave them in the desert where it turned to Mecca including the Ka`aba which they both erected later. He did not hesitate for a second. All what he did is just put them there making the well known dua :” O our Lord I have made some of my offspring to dwell in a valley without cultivation, by thy Sacred house; in order, O our Lord, that they may establish regular prayer: so fill the hearts to some among men with love towards them, and feed them with fruits: so that they may give thanks.” (Quran 14:37). Actually through this dua, Mecca is surviving. For anyone who did not visit Ka`abs yet (may Allah allow everyone), you physically feel your heart is moving towards Ka`aba the minute you lay eyes on it. Sobhan Allah. The underlined verse in Arabic is hearts of some of the people. Who else could be more precise than Allah? He specified some of the people because not all people shall have access to Ka`aba and even there are a number of those who are allowed the visit, simply go there with their bodies but absent hearts. We seek refuge of a blind absent heart. The second and even more serious situation was when Allah commanded Ibraheem to slaughter his own son after their re-union. What both of them said is deeply touching.

“So when they had both submitted their wills (to Aallah), and he had laid him Prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice),” (Quran 37: 103). WOW can anyone imagine seeing a dream about slaughtering a son. Then simply go to the son and explain what does the son say:” Then, when (the son) reached (the age of) (serious) work with him he said: O my son I see in vision that I offer thee in sacrifice now see what is thy view (the son) said: O my father Do as thou art commanded: thou will find me, if Aallah So wills one practising Patience and constancy.” (Quran 37:102). Now the father goes to take the son’s opinion. Although both are certain that a prophet’s vision is a Divine command that must be enforced. Did you realize the son’s reaction? Do what as you are commanded. This is the full submission presented in the following Ayah. What is the Divine reaction after verifying the intention of both of them? Actually usually this part of the story is the theme of Eid ul Adha sermon. Each time I listen to it and not a single time I don’t cry. Specially when the son advises the father to tie his hands before he proceeds so that he would not resist, puts his face down so that his heart would not soften looking at his face. Ya Allah what kind of submission is this? Allah is the Merciful waited until this moment. When the intention of both of them was absolutely clear. Then the solution was of course unexpected. First the knife refused to cut on Ismail’s neck for three times. After which a large lamb came down to sacrifice Ismail when both father and son made their submission clear.

Certainly they are winners in this situation. No matter how hard it appeared. It is worth trying.

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Another clear example of submission and its consequence and the subject this time is not even a Prophet is the mother of Propeht Mussa. See in some cases when you talk to people about the benefits of submission and give them examples, the argument is we are ordinary human beings not Messengers or Prophets. How about the mother of Mussa?

”So We sent this inspiration to the mother of Moses: Suckle (thy child), but when thou hast fears about him, cast him into the river, but fear not nor grieve: for We shall restore him to thee, and We shall make him one of Our apostles.” (Quran 28: 7).

The Ayah explains that if she fears or becomes concerned about her son to simply instead of hiding him throw him in the river. She never hesitated. She felt that the inspiration is Divine with a promise to bring him back to her. Not one second of reconsideration. Immediately, she responded. And Who else can keep a promise more than Allah. He brought him back to her as explained in :” And We ordained that he refused suck at first, until (his sister came up and) said: Shall I point out to you the people of a house that will nourish and bring him up for you and be sincerely attached to him?* Thus did We restore him to his mother, that her eye might be comforted, that she might not grieve, and that she might know that the promise of Aallah is true: but Most of them do not understand.” (Quran 28: 12-13).

Brothers and sisters submission does not violate using out minds. However, our minds are best used in the proper place. On how to fear Allah, how to come closer to Him, how to improve ourselves, work on our flaws, help our close relatives to abandon sins, decide on best attitudes (in the eyes of Allah) towards different situation and so forth. In brief our minds are best used on how to adopt a pious attitude. Believe me this is enough to take the sleep away.

When your senses fully submit to Allah to the extend that you feel them prostrate the minute you place your forehead and face on the floor during prayer. When your heart joins the senses in prostration only to Allah. When you feel that your heart does not move to anything except Allah. That is when you will feel that you are compatible with Allah’s Will in all aspects.

May Allah accept and I supplicate to Allah that I was able to convey the idea in spite of the hardness. Whatever is correct is from Allah and whatever is wrong is from me. May He forgive our sins.

Praise be to Allah and prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed Ibn Abdullah.

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Praise be to Allah, a praise which is adequate to Your graces and favors, Praise be to Allah abundant and special gratitude, we send prayer and peace on the best Messenger to the worlds our Prophet Mohamed, his family members, companions and whoever followed them until the day after.

As we decided to maintain this thread for comments about the Quran, I thought of another issue to be addressed here. Each one of us when reading the Quran interacts with the verses according to their messages. For instance, we tremble for verses of punishment and the Day After, while we cheer and become filled with hope in Allah's mercy when reading verses of forgiveness and Jannah.

I thought of sharing some of my reactions to some Ayas with you. However, I encourage eveyone to also participate in this topic. Because by bringing more reactions we see the verses from different angles. And of course you know that studying and reading the Quran has a major reward. We could even consider this a Halqat E`alm (circle of knowledge).

But forgive me if I started with such strongly threatening Ayah:

"On the day when every soul will be confronted with all the good it has done, it will wish there where a great distance between it and its evil. but [u:8dd27641ff][b:8dd27641ff]Allah caution you (to remember) himself[/b:8dd27641ff][/u:8dd27641ff]. and God is full of kindness to those that serve him"(Quran 3:30).

Actually this ayah is enough to make me tremble until I read it the next time. Will try to shed more light on the translation of the meaning, on the Day of Judgement each one of us will look at the good deeds he did, while will be wishing to have a long distance between him and the evil. The following sentence in Arabic is actually alarming: Allah Himself is warning us. Oh ya Rub. May He overlooks our sins.

"Lest the soul should (then) say: Ah. woe is me. in that I [u:8dd27641ff][b:8dd27641ff]neglected (my Duty) towards Allah,[/b:8dd27641ff][/u:8dd27641ff] and was but among those who mocked"(Quran39 :56)

In this verse the same meaning is almost confirmed in even a more explicit style. It say on the day when the nafs (soul) would regret for not paying enough respect, for being negligence, for being reckless towards the (in Arabic it is Janb Allah) which is actually His superior positon, His highly respected rank, His elevated self. Same thing this verse actually in some cases makes me unable to sleep.

"No misfortune can happen on earth or in your souls but is recorded in a decree before We bring it into existence: that is truly easy for God:* In order that ye may not despair over matters that pass you by, nor exult over favours bestowed upon you. For God loveth, not any vainglorious boaster"(Quran 57:22-23).

While this verse brings all the comfort and takes away the worry. It makes me never go up and down for things I lose or receive. For whatever I lose I'd have never knew what may happen if I had them and vice versa. For example, one should not go sky high over a promotion, you don't know what is in it. Or never break down for losing a sum of money, you are not sure about the consequences of having it.

Insh a Allah if you like this theme let me know and share your thoughts.

Praise be to Allah and prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed, his family members and companions.

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Praise be to Allah, a praise which is adequate to Your graces and favors, Praise be to Allah abundant and special gratitude, we send prayer and peace on the best Messenger to the worlds our Prophet Mohamed, his family members, companions and whoever followed them until the day after. “They said: Glory to thee: of knowledge We have none, save what it is thou who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom.” “of knowledge it is only a little that is communicated to you, (O men)”. We invoke upon Allah to teach us what may be of benefit to us and allow us benefit of what He taught us. I really hope that Allah supports me in presenting the following verses and credit first and last is to Him only. I also seek His forgiveness and to Him I apologize for any fault at my side.

Glory be to Allah, as I already stated on the previous article around the Noble Quran, no matter how many times you read it, still you stop at new positions as if you read it for the first time. Further, you even get affected at certain verses in a way different than the time before. Glory be to “who hath sent to his servants the book, and hath allowed therein no Crookedness”. Brothers and sisters again I was moved by a number of verses and thought to share the implications with everybody hoping that Allah Shall grant us all benefit.

1. “it is who maketh the stars (as beacons) for you, that ye may guide yourselves, with their help, through the dark spaces of land and sea: we detail our signs for people who know:” (of knowledge) (Quran 6:97).

2. “it is who hath produced you from a single person: here is a place of sojourn and a place of departure: we detail our signs for people who understand.” (Quran 6:98).

3. “it is he who sendeth down rain from the skies: with it we produce vegetation of all kinds: from some we produce green (crops), out of which we produce grain, heaped up (at harvest); out of the date palm and its sheaths (or spathes) (come) clusters of dates hanging low and near: and (then there are) gardens of grapes, and olives, and pomegranates, each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety): when they begin to bear fruit, feast your eyes with the fruit and the ripeness thereof. behold in these things there are signs for people who believe.” (Quran 6:99).

4. “This is the way of the lord, leading straight: we have detailed the sins for those who receive admonition” (Quran 6:126)

5. “From the land that is clean and good, by the will of its Cherisher, springs up produce, (rich) after its Kind: but from the land that is bad, springs up nothing but that which is niggardly: thus do we explain the signs by various (symbols) to those who are grateful.” (Quran 7:58)

Let us study together the eloquent incomparable style of the Quran. Look how Allah the All Knowing explained in the first verse that He is responsible for creating stars in order to serve as sources of light which illuminate through the darkness of land and sea. He further commented that He the Superior All Capable explained and clarified the issue of stars to who, which category of servants? To those who know those who have knowledge. In other word, he granted scientists (who could be Muslims or non-Muslims) the explanation of this area.

We then shall move to the second verse indicating the creation of human beings from one soul who is Adam (prayer and peace be upon him). In this part, Allah determined that He explained and clarified this part to people, which people? Who has religious knowledge? Note that this part is involved with the creation, which is associated with faith.

As for the third verse, it refers to and reminds of Allah’s blessing of sending down the rain, which result into growing plants. He specifically mentioned olives and pomegranate. After that He drew our attention to the similarity of agriculture production in some cases and differences of another. Glory be to Allah. At this point it was mandatory for the explanation and allowing of realization, in other words awareness of the signs which Allah Spread around the universe for the believers. People who have faith in His existence as the Only Creator and Arranger of this universe. Glory be to Him of what they take associates. (don’t you sometimes look at plants and say Sobhan Allah out of astonishment this is exactly what it means).

The fourth verse is talking very briefly that this is the correct path. Upon which Allah Says that He explained and clarified the signs referring to this straight path, may Allah make us all the whole Muslim nation on it until the Day After for people who were given the adjective of remembering Allah. In other words, those who maintain the remembrance of Allah in all cases. Those who are able to realize, notice and observe signs of Allah and His indicators which we encounter at every day and each moment of our lives.

Finally on the fifth verse, the explanation and clarification of signs pertaining to the growing of plants in the good country with the Will of Allah. And since it is a good country the adjective used here to describe the people is those who pay gratitude.

Glory be to Allah, each one of the adjectives that Allah mentioned after each of the words “people" clearly indicates the assignment or area of employment Allah made for them. The description is very precise and compatible to each relevant position. Either the scientists whom Allah granted the science of understanding starts and their secrets, religious scholars (faqeeh which is derived from fiqh in Arabic it means to understand and comprehend) whom Allah chose them to be knowledgeable in the religion including of course the creation of mankind from one soul and so forth.

We own nothing but to say Glory to Allah! (He is free) from the (sort of) things they attribute to Him! We also say praise be to Allah for the blessing of Islam and faith which is sufficient as a blessing. I invoke upon Allah to accept this humble effort of which credit is to Him only He who no power or mighty except with Him and prayer and peace be upon our Prophet, teacher and leader Mohamed, his family member and companions.

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Bism Allah Ar rahman Araheem

Praise be to Allah who guided us to this and if it was not for Him we wouldn't have been guided "They said: Glory to thee: of knowledge We have none, save what it is thou who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom", prayer and peace be upon His Messenger the illiterate Prophet who was sent as a mercy to the worlds, his family members and companions.

As Salam Alykom brothers and sisters

Many of us Alhamduelah read the astounding Quran several times with the blessing of Allah, Sobhan Allah it is the only book which you are never tired of reading. The more you read it, the more you feel like reading it again. What is even more surprising, is that you read the same Surat and stand on specific verses with more in depth understanding of it.

This happened to me several times. I felt obliged as Prophet Mohamed (PAPBUH) said the best among you who learns knowledge and teaches it. However, I can never claim myself as a scholar, I just feel like a sister to all of you and when I find something I must say. Prophet Mohamed (PAPBUH) also said convey after me even one verse.

Insh a Allah I will try to put what ever I discover in Quran in a series of articles and may Allah accept it a mere deed to Him.

Let us start with Surat Fusilat :” Say: Is it that ye deny Him Who created the earth in two Days? And do ye join equals with Him? He is the Lord of (all) the Worlds. * Say: Is it that ye deny Him Who created the earth in two Days? And do ye join equals with Him? He is the Lord of (all) the Worlds.” (Quran 41: 9-10). However, with all due respect to anyone who exposed himself to the hardest task one could face, translating the meanings of the Quran. I’ll Insh a Allah try to further translate the meanings of these verses for more clarification. Verse 9 starts with a command to Prophet Mohamed to tell the people you are disbelieving in He who created the earth in two days, then He continues explaining that you associate partners with him, who is Him? He is the Lord of the worlds. He carries on in verse 10 saying He placed on earth from above items to keep it fixed. Please note the part of from above which is an indication to mountains as explained in the quoted translation of the meaning, because simply there are other means from underneath which keeps the earth steady, talking about the magnetic power. Look at the in depth explanation and teaching. Then the verse adds that after erecting items to keep earth fixed, He bestowed blessing and allocated resources: in how long time, in four days. Yet people who are eager to fabricate errors in the Quran (we seek refuge to Allah) take this point wrongly. They say that He created earth in two days and then made mountains, till the end of the verse in four days which makes them six days. After that He created seven skies in two more days making the gross total 8 days. While in two other positions Allah clearly indicated creating the world in six days only. Now it is clear to all of us that the gross shall remain 6 Insh a Allah. Well this is not our core of interest in this article. I shall go back to the verse saying He bestowed blessings and allocated resources equally to whoever needs and asks for it. I think after that no one should worry about family planning. Our Creator already allocated the resources and added blessing on earth equally for whoever asks. And please take note of this. Equally for whoever asks regardless of his faith, regardless of being an obedient or sinful servant. In this He treats us all equally. It can not be otherwise. We are His creation and we are entitled for this. He is the Not Needing while we need Him. But what is the problem, how come in some cases we don’t see the enforcement of this law. In other words, why in some cases countries suffer lack of resources and other poverty signs. Let us go back to the manual. Allah Says in another position explaining how we can benefit of this established rule:” If only they have stood fast by the law, the gospel, and all the revelation that was sent to them from their lord, they would have enjoyed happiness from every side. there is from among them a party on the right course: but many of them follow a course that is evil.” (Quran 5:66). Again I’ll re explain the translation. The physical translation of the meaning is that if only the people of the book applied the Torah and Bible and whatever was revealed to them from Allah, look at the immediate result, He said they would have eaten from above their heads and under their feet. In this expression actually Allah compiled the sources of food, from above the heads in an indication to birds, rain which assists in growing plants, while under the feet of course is very clear containing many other food resources. On another verse it is even more directly indicated saying:” If the people of the towns had but believe and feared God, we should indeed have opened out to them (all kinds of) blessing from heaven and earth; but they rejected (the truth), and we brought them to book for their misdeeds" (Quran 8 : 96).

So it only depends on applying His rules contained in the revealed books. But we fail to do so. Yet He sustains us because He is the Sustainer.

I wonder if I was able to express the astounding meaning. I really supplicate to Allah that I did.

If I was correct it is only from Him and if I was wrong it is from myself. Praise be to Allah and prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed.

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Bismellah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem

Praise be to Allah, prayer and peace be upon Allah's Messenger the illiterate Prophet, his household and companions. I sincerely supplicate to Allah to guide me closely and allow me the proper insight in order to be able to present the extracted concepts of the following Ayahs, may Allah make us benefit of them and the whole Quran. ameen

Allah in many positions of the Noble Quran addressed Prophet Mohamed, (PAPBUH) and all Muslims of course, using blame style. The degree of blame varied according to the situation. Or let us say Sobhan Allah, Allah addresses His servants using a sarcastic language. Let us take few examples (Surat An Naml 27: 59- 64) and see how strong the blame is and how does it correspond to a certain case.

"Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): "Praise and thanks be to Allâh, and peace be on His slaves whom He has chosen (for His Message)! Is Allâh better, or (all) that you ascribe as partners (to Him)?" (Of course, Allâh is Better).[1] * Is not He (better than your gods) Who created the heavens and the earth, and sends down for you water (rain) from the sky, whereby We cause to grow wonderful gardens full of beauty and delight? It is not in your ability to cause the growth of their trees. Is there any ilâh (god) with Allâh? Nay, but they are a people who ascribe equals (to Him)! ".

The Ayah starts with a command to the Prophet and to us by default to praise Allah, followed by the reason for us to be compelled to praise put in a comparison form, in a way to establish a fact of course, that we praise Allah Who is surely better than what people ascribe as partners to Him. Out of an eloquent style Allah makes the comparison (we seek refuge to Allah there is nothing like Him may He be Exalted). Why He is better? Because He is the One Who Created skies and earth while sending rain to grow the earth. Haven't Him did this we would have never been able to do it. This is the challenging point the Ayah is emphasizing, can we grow those trees ourselves? Can any of the gods they ascribe do it? Yet the description of the servants here are those who make their gods equal to Allah regardless of this obvious fact.

" Is not He (better than your gods) Who has made the earth as a fixed abode, and has placed rivers in its midst, and has placed firm mountains therein, and has set a barrier between the two seas (of salt and sweet water)? Is there any ilâh (god) with Allâh? Nay, but most of them know not! "

Here it is followed by a further explanation to the incomparable ability due to which earth became a place for us to live kept in place by virtue of the mountains. Then explained the phenomenon of seas and rivers which may be totally adjacent without mixing at any certain time. Who sat the barriers? Certainly Allah. At this position Allah called those who deny: not knowing. Simply because of the scientific signs brought here as evidence. Specially the part of salt and sweet water not mixing. Only people of knowledge would realize it.

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"Is not He (better than your gods) Who responds to the distressed one, when he calls on Him, and Who removes the evil, and makes you inheritors of the earth, generations after generations? Is there any ilâh (god) with Allâh? Little is that you remember! * Is not He (better than your gods) Who guides you in the darkness of the land and the sea, and Who sends the winds as heralds of glad tidings, going before His Mercy (rain)? Is there any ilâh (god) with Allâh? High Exalted be Allâh above all that they associate as partners (to Him)!"

A major challenge is brought here, since no one else can really respond (only Al Same`a can) to the distressed helpless one (in some cases people may not even notice one is undergoing a serious crisis) who is in dire need for rescue except the only One Allah. Therefore, the blaming language used here refers to the lack of remembrance. For if u remember, u would certainly remember many incidents in which no one else is useful to handle except Allah. For example, as indicated in the Ayah, the same wind which comes by mercy in order to push ships in the sea or helps a plane takes off, can be a disastrous tool fully eliminating cities. Don’t we see this? cann't we remember? And here of course Allah is daring His servants to identify an Ilah (god) who could be above this to deserve to be an associate.

"Is not He (better than your so-called gods) Who originates creation, and shall thereafter repeat it, and Who provides for you from heaven and earth? Is there any ilâh (god) with Allâh? Say: "Bring forth your proofs, if you are truthful." * Is not He (better than your so-called gods) Who originates creation, and shall thereafter repeat it, and Who provides for you from heaven and earth? Is there any ilâh (god) with Allâh? Say: "Bring forth your proofs, if you are truthful."

Allah ended this debate with an argument that is totally hard to deny or disregard. Only Him originated the creation and shall repeat it after we all die on the Day of resurrection along with the rest of the argument of providing different types of sustenance from various sources. He ended the debate by challenging them to bring their evidence of what they claim only if it is true.

Certainly they will never be able to

Alhamdulelah for the bounty of being Muslims may Allah maintain it on us during our lives, death and when we resurrect to meet Him. Amen

May Allah accept, what is correct is only from Allah and to Him and what is wrong is from my.

Praise be to Allah who guided us to this and prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed.

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Praise be to Allah, a praise which is adequate to Your graces and favors, Praise be to Allah abundant and special gratitude, we send prayer and peace on the best Messenger to the worlds our Prophet Mohamed, his family members, companions and whoever followed them until the day after. “They said: Glory to thee: of knowledge We have none, save what it is thou who art perfect in knowledge and wisdom.” “of knowledge it is only a little that is communicated to you, (O men)”. We invoke upon Allah to teach us what may be of benefit to us and allow us benefit of what He taught us. I really hope that Allah supports me in presenting the following verses and credit first and last is to Him only. I also seek His forgiveness and to Him I apologize for any fault at my side.

In this message, I like to present Ayahs 67 of Surat Azumur:” No just estimate have they made of Allah, such as is due to Him: on the Day of Judgment the whole of earth will be but His handful, and the heavens will be rolled up in His right hand: Glory to Him. High is He above the partners they attribute to Him”

Sobhan Allah, the word used to begin the Ayah is so strong as Allah clearly stating that we failed to give the Proper value of Allah. La hawla wala qowata ila billah. Among the servants those who took another god, or took partners with Allah, or even the Shirk Khafy (hidden Shirk) which any of us may fall in. When we tend to be fully occupied with Dunia, job, education, position, wife, husband, children, money, to the extend that it physically takes our heart away. Such things which Allah compiled so neatly in: “Say: if it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your mates, or your kindred; the wealth that ye have gained; the commerce in which ye fear a decline: or the dwellings in which ye delight are dearer to you than God, or his Apostle, or the striving in his cause; then wait until God brings about his decision: and Allah guides not the rebellious.” (Quran 9:24) Sobhan Allah, Allah the Creator just presented all what may take us away from our main goal here in this world. Then He stresses why we failed to do so? He introduces the capabilities of Whom we failed to properly estimate, Simply because He is the One on the Day of Judgment Who will be holding the earth in His hand and He put it in a very nice metaphoric style saying as if it was in His fist while the skies shall be folded in His hand. One Who is capable of this certainly deserves praise. For this the Ayah ended with glorifying Allah from what they take as partners with Him.

Allah u Akbar, I was really moved when I read it and felt I needed to share it with you.

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While in Surat Ghafer Allah Sobhanhu wa ta`ala say in Ayah 15:

“He is the living (One): there is no god but He: call upon Him, giving Him sincere devotion. Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds!” (Quran 40 :65). What can we derive of this Ayah? Many things, of them what I see is that Allah Is the Living and no Deity but Him, because of this we must invoke upon Him, but on one condition, is that when we invoke upon Allah, we must sincerely dedicate our Deen (religion) to Him. The Ayha ended with a dua we must use Alhamdulelah Rubel a`alameen. From this we can easily understand that the statement Alhamdulelah Rubel a`alameen is a dua. Use it my dear brothers and sisters. Ameen ameen ameen.

Praise be to Allah and prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed Ibn Abdullah, his household and companions

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Praise be to Allah, abundant praise that is adequate to His countless bounties, blessed praise as it is supposed to be made according to His Mighty Face and Authority, prayer and peace be upon His Messenger Mohamed, his household and companions.

The training course

As salam Alykom

"We had already, beforehand, taken the covenant of Adam, but he forgot: and We found on his part no firm resolve. * When We said to the angels, "Prostrate yourselves to Adam", they prostrated themselves, but not Iblis: he refused. * Then We said: "O Adam! verily, this is an enemy to thee and thy wife: so let him not get you both out of the Garden, so that thou art landed in misery. * "There is therein (enough provision) for thee not to go hungry nor to go naked, * "Nor to suffer from thirst, nor from the sun's heat." * But Satan whispered evil to him: he said, "O Adam! shall I lead thee to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that never decays?" * In the result, they both ate of the tree, and so their nakedness appeared to them: they began to sew together, for their covering, leaves from the Garden: thus did Adam disobey his Lord, and allow himself to be seduced. * But his Lord chose him (for His Grace): He turned to him, and gave him Guidance. " (Quran 20: 115-122)

Looking at the above mentioned noble ayas makes me always see the training course Allah sobhanhu wa ta`ala put mankind through so that we would not have any argument as saying Oh sorry we didn't know.

It is just exactly a training course Sobhan Allah and a practical one too. To start with Allah explained the end result that Adam was trusted but could not stand the responsibility. Then Allah further explained that Adam was honored when Allah commanded the angles to prostrate to him, but here we must make a point that this Sujud was not in an indication of worship, but rather respect and a sign from Allah to tell the angles that they will have duty to assume with this creature, as there were other category of angles who were not commanded to prostrate.

Any way let us focus of the core of interest here.

At that point Iblees made a very clear and open rejection to the command refusing to prostrate. Based on this position, Allah warned Adam that Iblees is his enemy and he must be very careful not to let him drive both he and his wife out of Jannah.

A practical direct situation. Yet Adam was unable to stand the test in spite of the training course (and the direct warning from Allah), he listened to Iblees and slipped. The moment Adam ate from the forbidden tree, he and his wife started realizing their A`arwa (private parts), simply because before that they only ate what Allah made permissible for them and thus did not need to pass any waste.

The minute they ate what was not allowed, they lost this specialty and needed to use tree leaves from Jannah to cover themselves. Sobhan Allah, another sign of telling us, you obey you are in the safe side, you follow your own inclinations, you will encounter unexpected problems which might be unique. Of this we must fully understand that only Allah Knows what is best for us and food was just a symbol of this fact. We are His creation, the manufacturer certainly knows how the apparatus may function best.

Unlike Iblees who challenged Allah (wal Iyadhubillah) vowing to take the son of Adam astray. Adam asked Allah for repentance. Alhamdulelah that we children of Adam are granted this blessing of repentance.

We all must be aware of this experience, it is nothing new, the same old story, we know very well that Iblees is our enemy, yet sometimes we fail to resist.

But sobhan Allah the Quran presents the issue in a very easy and direct manner

May Allah allow us to benefit of this experience

Alhamdulelah Rub ala`alameen wa salatu wasalam a`la ashrafu lmorsaleen

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Praise be to Allah, a praise which is adequate to Your graces and favors, Praise be to Allah abundant and special gratitude, we send prayer and peace on the best Messenger to the worlds our Prophet Mohamed, his family members, companions and whoever followed them until the day after. I seek refuge of Allah’s Complete knowledge from my ignorance, “O my Lord! expand me my breast;* Ease my task for me* And remove the impediment from my speech* So they may understand what I say.

I seek Allah’s Close guidance and assistance in presenting the following analysis, may He accept it and make it a useful knowledge for all of us.

Reading the following Ayahs a week ago, I felt that I want to share my thoughts on them with my brothers and sisters.

196 " Verily, my Walî (Protector, Supporter, and Helper) is Allâh Who has revealed the Book (the Qur’ân), and He protects (supports and helps) the righteous.

197. And those whom you call upon besides Him (Allâh) cannot help you nor can they help themselves.

198. And if you call them to guidance, they hear not and you will see them looking at you, yet they see not.

199. Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the foolish (i.e. don’t punish them).

200. And if an evil whisper comes to you from Shaitân (Satan), then seek refuge with Allâh. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All-Knower.

201. Verily, those who are Al-Muttaqûn (the pious - see V.2:2), when an evil thought comes to them from Shaitân (Satan), they remember (Allâh), and (indeed) they then see (aright)."

The Ayahs address hard situations which one might face in the path of dawah (calling to Allah). Of course as usual in the Quran, Allah is talking to Prophet Mohamed (PAPBH) giving him the proper instructions which we all have to follow and take as rules in our lives. At the beginning, the Ayah establishes the fact that Allah is the Only Protector, Supporter, and Helper in order to keep this in mind under any circumstances. To further confirm the fact, it is succeeded with a confirmation about those who are called upon besides Allah and the fact that they can do nothing for anyone one nor to themselves.

So now we have two facts Allah is the only supporter and protector and none of what they take as associates is useful in any way.

Based on this Allah Started to explain that when you will try to call those who take associates with Allah to the proper guidance and oneness of Allah, they will certainly ignore you. They might even act aggressively towards you or speak in an ill manner. In such cases, what did Allah instruct His Messenger to do?? Allah told him not to shout back, not to adopt a harsh attitude, not to snap back at them, of course it is easy to do so in order to vent and feel better, but Allah rather instructed him (and of course us to follow) to show forgiveness, enjoin what is good then just simply leave and go away from those who are according to Allah are certainly foolish for not being able to see the light (may Allah allow us all to see the light).

However, in the succeeding ayah, Allah Told His Messenger, in order to be able to adopt such attitude (which is not easy and needs much training and self restraint, needs that we always just put Allah in front of us as the ultimate goal), Allah taught him to seek refuge to Allah when he is subject to the whisper of Shaytan. Certainly shaytan will come and tell you O how come you allow people to treat you this way? how do u accept people talking to you like this? Why would you waste your time when people are not listening or even understanding? For this as soon as you are hit by such whispers, u must immediately seek refuge to Allah. Only Him can save you against such whispers and support u in your efforts.

To further explain this situation Allah described those who follow this guidance as pious, stressing the fact that when pious people are subjected to whispers of Shaytan which makes one blind unable to differenciate between falsehood and truth, that is why Allah say that remembering Allah will brings them back to seeing.

Actually ending the ayah with back to seeing alright only implies that on the first case under whispers of Shaytan one becomes blind (wal `iadhu billah). It is true. Sometimes u talk to someone about a hard situation he / she created and they would answer I think I was totally blind at that time. Only if at that time you would say a`adoudh billah min a shaytan arajeem, u would feel again on the proper track.

As you can clearly see from the sequence of ayahs, Allah presented how people may react for calling to Allah or advice in general in terms of halal and haram (permissible and forbidden), instructed us to adopt a certain attitude, then gave us the tool to use in order to be able to behave in such a manner. Sobhan Allah.

May Allah accept my humble effort, over looks my shortcomings if I was unable to present His ayahs the way they must be presented.

Praise be to Allah Who guided us to this and prayer and peace be on His Messenger.

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