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Principles of Justice in the Quran

Principles of Justice in the Quran

There are four key principles of Justice, given in the Quran. The first principle of justice given in the Quran is, to judge people according to qis’ṭ (قِسْط), in such a way, that there is no bakhs (بَخْس), khus’rān (خُسْرَان)/ khus’r (خُسْر) or ẓul’m (ظُلْم) to anyone, i.e., giving everyone his due (right), and putting everyone and everything at their rightful place and time.

How Muslims should respond to offensive Freedom of expression?

How Muslims should respond to offensive Freedom of expression?

Muslims should respond in the light of the following Quranic verse, to others’ offensive freedom of expression: لَتُبْلَوُنَّ فِيْٓ اَمْوَالِكُمْ وَاَنْفُسِكُمْ  ۣوَلَتَسْمَعُنَّ مِنَ الَّذِيْنَ اُوْتُوا الْكِتٰبَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ وَمِنَ الَّذِيْنَ اَشْرَكُوْٓا اَذًى كَثِيْرًا  ۭ وَاِنْ تَصْبِرُوْا وَتَتَّقُوْا فَاِنَّ ذٰلِكَ مِنْ عَزْمِ الْاُمُوْرِ  “You will surely be tried and tested in respect of your property and your lives, and you shall surely hear many hurtful things from those who were given the Book before you and from those who set up…

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Man and the Universe in the light of the Quran

Man and the Universe in the light of the Quran

Whereas in some religions, different things present in the universe are objects of worship or religious adoration, the Quran gives a diametrically opposite viewpoint about the relationship between the man and the universe. The Quran says that whatever is in the heavens and in the earth has been made subservient to man[1]. The sea[2], the ships that sail in the sea[3]; the rivers[4]; the sun, the moon[5], and the stars[6]; the day and night[7]; and the animals[8] are all just…

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Quran and Human Nature

Quran and Human Nature

Some of characteristics of human nature, 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 passions). [Al-Quran Surah 4: Verse 28]   2. Impatient and anxious   اِنَّ الْاِنْسَانَ خُلِقَ هَلُوْعًا Indeed, man has been created impatient and anxious.  [Al-Quran…

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Rooh (رُوح)

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 of its life giving qualities); Angel; Arch-angel Gabriel. In the Holy Quran, the word Rooh has also been used in different meanings. Please see the following references:…

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Quran: Surah 55 – Ar-Rahman – The Most Gracious

Quran: Surah 55 – Ar-Rahman – The Most Gracious

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ With the Glorious Name of Allah, the Most Gracious [Who has bestowed upon mankind His Guidance [10:57-58, 17:82], the Most Beneficent [Who showers His special blessings upon those who rehearse it and abide by it [7:204, 6:155]. الرَّحْمَنُ 55:1 Ar-Rahman[1], The Most Gracious (, has bestowed upon man not only all the means for his physical nourishment but has provided him also all the guidance that he needs for the development of his ‘self’) (10:57-58, 17:82, 41:2)…

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Quran: Surah 1 – Al-Fatiha – The Opening

Quran: Surah 1 – Al-Fatiha – The Opening

1:0 With the Glorious Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate [Who has bestowed upon mankind His Guidance], the Most Beneficent [Who showers His special blessings upon those who rehearse it and abide by it]. بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ 1:1   All the praise, glory and thanks to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds [Who brings things into existence, nourishes, sustains, maintains, regularizes, and directs them from their earliest state to that of ultimate completion and perfection]. اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ 1:2 [O…

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