The Quranic Law of Change

The Quran gives the Immutable law of change, i.e. people or nations can’t have their condition changed until they change their psyche or mindset (نفسیات) – in other words – until they have a paradigm shift.   ِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ  …Verily never will Allah change the condition of [...]

Allah’s Law of Universal Causation

The root of the word MASHIYYAT (مشیت) is sh-y-‘a. It is usually rendered as “wishing, willing or desiring”. Some scholastic theologians do not distinguish it from IRAADA though they are said to be originally different. In the original language, al-mashiyyatu signifies “the causing to be or exist”. IRAADA (اِرادہ) is more synonymous with TALAB (طلب)(i.e. willing or desiring) while [...]

Rooh (رُوح)

The dictionaries of classical Arabic give various meanings of the word ‘Rooh’, including: Breath of life; soul; spirit; the vital principle (i.e. A hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed); inspiration; Revelation; essence; the Quran; joy and happiness; Mercy; Life-giving words of Allah; Prophet’s Divine Message (because [...]

Imaan (اِیمان)

The root of the word IMAAN is A-M-N, which primarily means “to trust, be secure, be in safety, confine in”. The wordIMAAN has the following meanings: -The believing or Belief or Conviction -Becoming true to the trust with respect to which Allah Has confided in one, by a firm believing with the heart, not by profession of belief with the [...]

Falah (فلاح)

I فلح  To cleave, split, cut, slit or crack ( ھsomething)  [ LL, HW, LQ] To furrow or plough (الارض the land), to cultivate it; to till the ground (الارض the land) [LL, HW] To unfold something in order to reveal its intrinsic properties; to till and break open the surface of the earth and make its productivity power [...]

Ibada (عِبادۃ)

Dictionary meanings of the word ‘Abada عبد and its variants I ‘abada: to serve, worship or adore; to render religious service, worship or adoration; to obey; to obey with humility or submissiveness; to be or become a slave or in a state of slavery [LL, LA]; to do what is approved (by God) [LL]; to serve or worship (ه a [...]

Sabr (صبر)

SABR has been described in the Quran as one of the great virtues of the believers What is SABR? SABR has the following meanings: Patience: the capacity to endure hardship, difficulty, or inconvenience with calmness, self-control and without complaint Forbearance: Tolerance and restraint in the face of provocation Composure: A calm or tranquil state of mind Equanimity: The [...]

Shukr (شُکر)

SHUKR has the following common meanings: -To be thankful [for a benefit or benefits received] -To be grateful -To praise -To eulogise -To acknowledge beneficence and speak largely of it -To acknowledge beneficence of Allah and act in a manner incumbent upon us in rendering Him obedience and abstaining from His disobedience SHUKR has three main aspects [...]

Tazkiya (تزکیہ)

The word TAZKIYA [when applied to NAFS] has the following meanings: -Increase and augmentation [in goodness and righteousness] -Growth and development [in goodness and righteousness] -Personal development -Development of self [i.e. NAFS] -Self-actualization TAZKIYA is different from TAHAARAT, which is -Freedom from dirt, dust or filth -Freedom from evil or sins -Distance or remoteness from evil or sins TAHAARAT encompasses all the following [...]

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