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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 Salaat

1. Allah’s Zikr The primary purpose of salaa(t) 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 […]

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 […]

Rights of the Poor

One of the important credentials of MUSALLEEN / MUTTAQEEN (مصلین، متقین), as given in the Quran, is that in their property or wealth there is a recognised/known right for those who ask for help and those who are deprived or impoverished although they do not ask for any help [51:19, 70:25]. وَفِي أَمْوَالِهِمْ حَقٌّ لِّلسَّائِلِ وَالْمَحْرُومِ [Al-Quran Surah 51: Verse 19] وَالَّذِينَ […]

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