The Quranic Teachings - Simple and Straightforward!

Teachings of the Quran explained in simple and concise manner.

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 […]

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