Quran and Human Nature

Some of characteristics of a man, not nurtured in the light of noble values enshrined in the Divine guidance, are given in the Quran as follows:   1. Weak and infirm in the control of vain desires   وَخُلِقَ الْاِنْسَانُ ضَعِيْفًا And man has been created weak (lacking firmness to control his vain desires and [...]

People or Nations that will survive to inherit the earth

According to the Quran, two key characteristics of those who will inherit the earth to rule the world are: TAQWA (تقوی) and SALAHIYAT (صلاحیۃ)   اِنَّ الْاَرْضَ لِلّٰهِ  يُوْرِثُهَا مَنْ يَّشَاۗءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهٖ   ۭوَالْعَاقِبَةُ لِلْمُتَّقِيْنَ  Surely the earth belongs to Allah. He makes its inheritors whom He wills of His servants; And (His will is [...]

Injustice as a cause of the fall of nations

The Arabic term ZULM (ظُلم) primarily means ‘not putting a thing where it belongs or where it ought to be’; it refers to ‘unfairness and injustice’ by depriving people of their due rights; acting wrongfully, injuriously or tyrannically; exceeding or falling short or deviating from proper time or place; transgressing proper limits; making someone to [...]

Four Key Obligations on Muslims

According to the Quran, there are four key obligations on Muslims: two as individuals and two collectively as a Muslim community/state. Individual Obligations   1. Fasting/Abstinence (الصیام)    يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ O Believers! Fasting/Abstinence is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for [...]

Dispelling Fear and Grief

Fear of occurrence of undesirable events in future and grief upon the unpleasant events happened in the past are common phenomena in our lives. FEAR is highly correlated with ANXIETY; GRIEF is highly correlated with DEPRESSION. Some measures suggested in the Quran to dispel fear and grief, are given in the following: 1. BELIEF (ایمان)  إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَالَّذِينَ [...]

Purpose of Salat

1. Allah’s Zikr The primary purpose of salat is Allah’s Zikr. أَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ لِذِكْرِي …Establish SALAAT for my ZIKR… [20:14] يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا نُودِيَ لِلصَّلَاةِ مِن يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ فَاسْعَوْا إِلَىٰ ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَذَرُوا الْبَيْعَ O You who believe! When the call is made for the SALAAT on the Day of the Congregation, hasten [...]

Allah’s Support

Muslims reiterate in their every prayer to Allah: [إِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ (You alone we ask for help & support) {Surah 1: Verse 5}]. They realize that Allah is the one Whose support should be sought [وَاللَّهُ الْمُسْتَعَانُ {Surah 12: Verse 18}][رَبُّنَا الرَّحْمَٰنُ الْمُسْتَعَانُ {Surah 21: Verse 112}]. At the same time, Allah has ordained Muslims to [...]

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