The Quranic Teachings - Simple and Straightforward!

Teachings of the Quran explained in simple and concise manner.

Muslims

Allah gave the name ‘Al-Muslimeen‘ (The Muslims) to all those who would submit to His Commands. هُوَ سَمَّاكُمُ الْمُسْلِمِينَ …He named you all Al-Muslimeen… [Al-Quran Surah 22: Verse 78]  But some of the Muslims do not seem to quite like this name, which was given to them by the Almighty. Some call themselves Sunni, some […]

Deen (دِین)

Dictionary Meanings of the Term The Arabic word ‘Deen’ has the following dictionary meanings: Obedience; a state of abasement and submissiveness; الدِّینُ لِلّہ  means ‘obedience to God’; a religion, implying obedience and submission to law; a particular law, statute or an ordinance; a system of usages, rites, ceremonies; custom or habit; a way, coarse, mode […]

Patience

Patience has been explained as the ability to: endure hardship, difficulty, or inconvenience without being negatively reactive; show calmness, self-control, and willingness to tolerate delay; sit back and wait for an expected outcome without experiencing anxiety, tension, or frustration; let go the need for immediate gratification; display tolerance, compassion, and understanding toward those who are slower […]

Integrity and Taqwa

Integrity means moral soundness, uprightness, rectitude and incorruptibility of character. It is all about doing what is right in all circumstances. The word “Integrity” comes from the Latin, “integritas” and “integra” meaning whole, undivided, unbroken, or complete. In the Quran, the word ‘taqwa’ has been used against the word ‘fujoor’ [91:8]. The latter comes from the […]

Self-Disintegration, Preservation and Development

According to the Holy Quran, human personality (self) has three possibilities: 1. Decay and disintegration: this is termed as ‘fujoor‘. 2. Integration and preservation: this is termed as ‘taqwa‘. 3. Growth and development: this is termed as ‘tazkiya‘.    The aim of life is to avoid decay and disintegration, and strive for integration, preservation, growth and development of […]

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