When Allah azza wa jal address His servants, He subhanahu wa ta’ala will say “‘ebaadi” - My servants. Sometimes the ‘yaa’ pronoun (yaa al-mutakalim, meaning “my”) will be there and sometimes it be omitted, while still retaining the meaning of “my”. Why this change?
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Allah ta’ala says in surah Zukhruf,
وَلَوْلَا أَن يَكُونَ النَّاسُ أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً لَّجَعَلْنَا لِمَن يَكْفُرُ بِالرَّحْمَـٰنِ لِبُيُوتِهِمْ سُقُفًا مِّن فِضَّةٍ وَمَعَارِجَ عَلَيْهَا يَظْهَرُونَ
وَلِبُيُوتِهِمْ أَبْوَابًا وَسُرُرًا عَلَيْهَا يَتَّكِئُونَ
وَزُخْرُفًا ۚ وَإِن كُلُّ ذَٰلِكَ لَمَّا مَتَاعُ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۚ وَالْآخِرَةُ عِندَ رَبِّكَ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ
And if it were not that the people would become one community [of disbelievers], We would have [...]
Have you ever wondered why there is so much evil on the earth? Why are there so many environmental problems, so many wars, so many famines and sickness?
It’s because of you. Yes, you. And me, and the rest of man.
Many times when we are struck with a trial or calamity, our first reaction is the [...]
وَهُوَ الَّذِي مَرَجَ الْبَحْرَيْنِ هَـٰذَا عَذْبٌ فُرَاتٌ وَهَـٰذَا مِلْحٌ أُجَاجٌ وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَهُمَا بَرْزَخًا وَحِجْرًا مَّحْجُورًا
And it is He Who has let free the two seas (kinds of water): this is palatable and sweet, and that is salt and bitter; and He has set a barrier and a complete partition between them. (25:53)
مَرَجَ الْبَحْرَيْنِ يَلْتَقِيَانِ [...]
In the Qur’an there are a few surahs that begin with tasbeeh, a declaration of Allah’s Perfection, known as Al Musabbihaat. These surahs begin in different forms yet they all point to the same thing: there is no Rabb higher or greater than Allah azza wa jal.
Tasbeeh comes from seen-ba-ha (س-ب-ح) and it [...]
While taking AlMaghrib Institute’s Uloomul Qur’an class (Sciences of the Qur’an) this past January, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi went on one of his famous tangents and began discussing the history of Muslims in China and their struggles. A brother from the audience raised his hand and mentioned how he visited a masjid in China where the [...]
More awesomely amazing Egyptian qurra’ recitations! (Read the intro from first post if you haven’t already.)
How many times have we heard this duaa in our lives: Rabbana aatina fid-dunya hasanah, wa fil-akhirati hasanah, wa qinaa athaban naar. Have we ever contemplated how complete this duaa is?
Allah ta’ala says in Suratun Nisaa, in two seemingly balanced ayaat:
وَمَن يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ يُدْخِلْهُ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا ۚ وَذَٰلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ
Those who obey Allah and His Messenger will be admitted to Gardens with rivers flowing beneath, to abide therein (for ever) and that will be the supreme achievement.
وَمَن يَعْصِ اللَّهَ [...]
Allah ta’ala says in surah Dhaariyaat:
وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الْحُبُكِ
“By the Sky, full of paths!” (51:7)
Allah ta’ala swears an oath concerning the sky, and what it contains.
الْحُبُكِ- is from ha-ba-kaaf (ح ب ك) and there are a few opinions on this word.
Firstly, it is said to be plural of hibaak (حباك), which is used for pathways between [...]