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No. Surah/ Ayah Section Title Approved Edit Approval Date
1. al-Kahf (The Cave ) / Overview The Surah answers some questions that the Mushrikin of Makkah posed to the Prophet (saw).  The answers came in a very clear way and also challenged them to accept the message of Islam. In this Surah we have the stories of: the People of the C..... read more 29/05/2020
2. al-Fatihah (The Opening) / Overview This is the first Surah of the Qur'an, although it is not the first in the order of revelation. It was revealed to the Prophet (saw) in Makkah in the early period of his mission. The Surah has seven Ayat and is both a Du'a (prayer) and an ..... read more 29/05/2020
3. al-Anbiya' (The Prophets ) / Overview This Surah discusses the conflict between the Prophet and the chiefs of Makkah which was rampant at the time of its revelation. It answers those objections and doubts which were being put forward concerning his Prophethood, the doctrines of Monoth..... read more 05/05/2020
4. al-Insan (The Man ) / 10 Explantory Note We see compassion overflowing from such hearts that seek God's pleasure, looking for no reward or praise from any creature. They do not hold up their favours in an attitude of conceit. They simply wan..... read more 14/04/2020
5. al-Insan (The Man ) / 16 Explantory Note Such is the overall picture of heaven where God rewards His righteous servants who are given such a fine description of their status in this world. The surah adds more details of the luxuries they will ha..... read more 14/04/2020
6. al-Insan (The Man ) / 17 Explantory Note Their drink is mixed with ginger, while it was previously mixed with kafur. These goblets are filled from a running spring called Salsabeel, a name implying a sweetly tasting drink. To increase ..... read more 14/04/2020
7. al-Insan (The Man ) / 18 Explantory Note These goblets are filled from a running spring called Salsabeel, a name implying a sweetly tasting drink.   ..... read more 14/04/2020
8. al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection ) / 2 Explantory Note The surah starts with a reference to making an oath, but then decides not to make it. This has a deeper effect than a straightforward oath, and this is what is intended. Indeed, a more literal rendering w..... read more 14/04/2020
9. al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection ) / 7 Explantory Note The sight is very swiftly distracted here and there, like lightning, and the moon is eclipsed and no longer reflects any light, while the sun and the moon are brought together after they have long been pa..... read more 14/04/2020
10. al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection ) / 8 Explantory Note Their familiar operation is disrupted since the entire celestial system, known for its accuracy of movement, is no longer operating. In the midst of all this upheaval, man stands terrified, asking..... read more 14/04/2020
11. al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection ) / 14 Explantory Note Whatever excuses man may try to put forward, none will be accepted. He is responsible for himself, and it is his duty to bring himself to divine.  ..... read more 14/04/2020
12. al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection ) / 17 Explantory Note In addition to what we have already said about these four verses in the Prologue, we note that God takes all responsibility for the Qur'an: its revelation, preservation, collection and explanation. Al..... read more 14/04/2020
13. al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection ) / 21 Explantory Note The surah now reminds the unbelievers of their love of this present world, which is their main concern, and their disregard of the hereafter. It shows them the state in which they will end up in the life ..... read more 14/04/2020
14. al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection ) / 32 Explantory Note By contrast, we have an image of those bent on denying the truth. They do not prepare for the inevitable end by doing something in obedience of God. Rather, they arrogantly indulge in disobedience and sin..... read more 14/04/2020
15. al-Mudathir (The Cloaked One) / 9 Explantory Note  The sounding of the trumpet is here expressed in a stronger way than normally used in other surahs. In its Arabic expression, nuqira fin -naqur, it gives a feeling of a sound that is sharper to the ..... read more 14/04/2020
16. al-Mudathir (The Cloaked One) / 12 Explantory Note  The surah describes at length this creature and what God has given him of favours, before it mentions his headstrong rejection of the truth. God created him alone, deprived of everything, naked. The..... read more 14/04/2020
17. al-Mudathir (The Cloaked One) / 14 Explantory Note  The surah describes at length this creature and what God has given him of favours, before it mentions his headstrong rejection of the truth. God created him alone, deprived of everything, naked. The..... read more 14/04/2020
18. al-Mudathir (The Cloaked One) / 13 Explantory Note  The surah describes at length this creature and what God has given him of favours, before it mentions his headstrong rejection of the truth. God created him alone, deprived of everything, naked. The..... read more 14/04/2020
19. al-Mudathir (The Cloaked One) / 20 Explantory Note  The surah draws a sarcastic caricature of this person with grim features, frowning, thinking hard and trying to find fault with the Qur'an. These glimpses of such a sad individual are ..... read more 14/04/2020
20. al-Muzammil (The Enwrapped One) / 3 Explantory Note  Such is the preparation for the great task. It uses divine methods, which are guaranteed to succeed. The method is night worship, which on the higher level of remembrance of God takes up more than h..... read more 14/04/2020
21. al-Muzammil (The Enwrapped One) / 4 Explantory Note  Such is the preparation for the great task. It uses divine methods, which are guaranteed to succeed. The method is night worship, which on the higher level of remembrance of God takes up more than h..... read more 14/04/2020
22. al-Jinn (The Jinn ) / 20  Explantory Note  Having completed its account of what the jinn said about the Qur'an, and their total amazement at its discourse, the surah now addresses the Prophet in a decisive tone, requiring him to de..... read more 14/04/2020
23. al-Jinn (The Jinn ) / 26  Explantory Note  In summary, then, this message does not belong to the Prophet; he has no say in it other than to deliver it as he is commanded. Only this will bring him safety. Likewise, the punishment the un..... read more 14/04/2020
24. al-Haqqah (The Manifest Reality) / 20 Explantory Note  Taking one's record with one's right or left hand, or behind one's back may be a statement expressing a material fact, or it may be an idiomatic expression, following standard rules of A..... read more 14/04/2020
25. al-Haqqah (The Manifest Reality) / 24 Explantory Note  Such blessings and comforts are coupled with a special honour that is felt in the fact that the surah makes its address directly to those deserving of it, saying to them to eat and drink as they ple..... read more 14/04/2020
26. al-Haqqah (The Manifest Reality) / 26 Explantory Note  Long is his lamentation, miserable his tone and desperate his words.  ..... read more 14/04/2020
27. al-Haqqah (The Manifest Reality) / 27 Explantory Note  Would that death had been the end of me. ..... read more 14/04/2020
28. al-Haqqah (The Manifest Reality) / 28 Explantory Note  He did not believe in God Almighty and he never encouraged feeding the needy. ..... read more 14/04/2020
29. al-Haqqah (The Manifest Reality) / 29 Explantory Note Long is his lamentation, miserable his tone and desperate his words. The surah presents his reaction at length and the listener almost feels his endless lamentation. This is another aspect of the Qur'..... read more 14/04/2020
30. al-Haqqah (The Manifest Reality) / 30 Explantory Note  A command is given by God Almighty, and everyone in the universe moves against this miserable creature. Those to whom the command is issued will move swiftly from all corners. A hadith related by Ib..... read more 14/04/2020
31. al-Haqqah (The Manifest Reality) / 43 Explantory Note  The statement that the Qur'an "is the word of a noble Messenger," does not mean that it is of his own composition. It rather means that it is a different type of word, one not uttered ..... read more 14/04/2020
32. al-Haqqah (The Manifest Reality) / 45 Explantory Note As the surah draws to its conclusion, it issues a terrifying threat to anyone who fabricates something about the very serious matter of faith. The threat is issued so as to affirm the only possible scenar..... read more 14/04/2020
33. al-Haqqah (The Manifest Reality) / 46 Explantory Note  Yet this confirmation is given in a scene that goes much further than the actual statement, adding some fearsome connotations, action and life. We see here the violent, scary action of someone being..... read more 14/04/2020
34. al-Qalam (The Pen ) / 13 Explantory Note  The next characteristic is stated in translation as 'cruel', but in the Arabic original this is utull, which by its very sound connotes a host of features that no group of words can adequate..... read more 14/04/2020
35. al-Qalam (The Pen ) / 15 Explantory Note  How ungrateful! How can anyone enjoy God's favours of children and wealth and then deride His revelations, ridicule His Messenger and denounce His message? By itself, this is equal to all the ev..... read more 14/04/2020
36. al-Qalam (The Pen ) / 22 Explantory Note  They made up their minds to harvest its fruits very early in the morning, taking all for themselves and making no allowance for the poor. They swore to this and even went to bed with this evil inten..... read more 14/04/2020
37. al-Qalam (The Pen ) / 31 Explantory Note  Then, they finally stop blaming each other and acknowledge their common fault, hoping that God will forgive them and replace their lost harvest.  ..... read more 14/04/2020
38. al-Mulk (The Dominion ) / 7 Explantory Note  Hell seems here to be a living creature, one suppressing its fury, but as a result of which draws its breath and boils over. Its anger is so immense that it almost bursts with hate for the unbelieve..... read more 14/04/2020
39. al-Mulk (The Dominion ) / 10 Explantory Note The one who denies God during his life on earth sinks further every day into the darkness of disbelief, until he ends up in an ugly shape, derived from hell. It is so ugly an image that it is unlike anyth..... read more 14/04/2020
40. at-Taghabun (The Deprivation) / 10 Explantory Note  It will be in front of this great assembly that the loss and gain will take place: the believers will take all happiness purely for themselves while the unbelievers will be totally deprived of it be..... read more 14/04/2020
41. at-Talaq (The Divorce ) / 9 Explantory Note  To start with, the punishment God metes out to those who defy His orders and do not respond to His messengers is a law He has set in operation. The verse mentions more details about the way in ..... read more 14/04/2020
42. al-Jumu`ah (Friday) / 1 Explanatory Note  The Surah starts with a statement confirming the fact that everything in the heavens and earth extols God's glory, adding a number of His attributes that have a subtle bearing on the t..... read more 14/04/2020
43. al-Jumu`ah (Friday) / 2 Explantory Note  Having started with this sublime glorification of God's limitless glory, the surah goes straight to its main theme. It is said that the Arabs were called ummiiyyun, or 'unlettered&..... read more 14/04/2020
44. al-Jumu`ah (Friday) / 3 Explantory Note  We have several reports explaining who these others are. Al-Bukhari relates on Abu Hurayrah's authority: "We were sitting with the Prophet when Surah al-Jumucah, or The Congregation, was re..... read more 14/04/2020
45. al-Jumu`ah (Friday) / 4 Explantory Note  He is able to choose as He pleases, and in His wisdom He is fully aware of the most appropriate choices. His choice, of both the earlier and the later generations, means a great honour to those thus..... read more 14/04/2020
46. al-Jumu`ah (Friday) / 5 Explantory Note  The surah then adds a statement that implies that the Israelites' role as trustees of God's message has ended. Their hearts are no longer alert, dedicated and active enough to enable them to..... read more 14/04/2020
47. al-Jumu`ah (Friday) / 6 Explantory Note  The Israelites used always to allege that they were God's chosen people and His beloved race, while all others are Goyim or Gentiles. They claimed that in their position they were not required t..... read more 14/04/2020
48. al-Jumu`ah (Friday) / 7 Explantory Note  What this invitation entails is that the two groups stand together face to face and they all pray to God to inflict punishment on the group upholding falsehood. All groups the Prophet invited to suc..... read more 14/04/2020
49. al-Jumu`ah (Friday) / 8 Explantory Note  A statement follows that establishes the nature of death and what comes after it. It shows them that their attempts to escape from death are of little use. It will inevitably overtake them. After de..... read more 14/04/2020
50. al-Jumu`ah (Friday) / 9 Explantory Note  Friday Prayer is a weekly prayer that must be offered in congregation. It cannot be offered by anyone on his own. Muslims meet in Friday Prayer and listen to a sermon that reminds them of their duti..... read more 14/04/2020
51. al-Jumu`ah (Friday) / 10 Explantory Note  When they have done so, they can then return to their business, continuing to remember God. The Islamic system provides a perfect balance between the needs of life on earth, with all that it require..... read more 14/04/2020
52. al-Jumu`ah (Friday) / 11 Explantory Note  Jabir ibn `Abdullah reports: "We were attending the prayer with the Prophet when a caravan carrying food arrived. People flocked to it, and only 12 men remained with the Prophet, includ..... read more 14/04/2020
53. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 34 Explantory Note They are told to go, and they know where they will have to go. Therefore, their destination is not mentioned by name: "It throws up sparks as huge as forts, as bright as yellow camels." ..... read more 14/04/2020
54. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 44 Explantory Note What is more is that such material luxuries are given to them in front of all people gathered on that day. They all listen as the God-fearing are honoured. How welcome is such friendly honour bestowed upo..... read more 14/04/2020
55. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 48 Explantory Note The surah wonders at their attitude as they are presented with divine guidance and called upon to follow it. Yet still they persistently refuse.  ..... read more 14/04/2020
56. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 50 Explantory Note Hence, the question: "In what message, after this, will they believe?" (Verse 50) A person who listens to this discourse, which shakes firm mountains, who still does not believe..... read more 14/04/2020
57. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 35 Explantory Note Now it presents the psychological horror that leaves the guilty speechless. The horror described here is that deafening silence, when everyone is utterly speechless. All look humble, without a w..... read more 14/04/2020
58. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 36 Explantory Note Now it presents the psychological horror that leaves the guilty speechless. The horror described here is that deafening silence, when everyone is utterly speechless. All look humble, without a w..... read more 14/04/2020
59. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 37 Explantory Note Now it presents the psychological horror that leaves the guilty speechless. The horror described here is that deafening silence, when everyone is utterly speechless. All look humble, without a w..... read more 14/04/2020
60. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 38 Explantory Note This is, then, the day of distinction, not one for submitting excuses and justifications. You are gathered here together with all communities that lived before you so that if you can work out a plan or yo..... read more 14/04/2020
61. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 39 Explantory Note This is, then, the day of distinction, not one for submitting excuses and justifications. You are gathered here together with all communities that lived before you so that if you can work out a plan or yo..... read more 14/04/2020
62. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 40 Explantory Note This is, then, the day of distinction, not one for submitting excuses and justifications. You are gathered here together with all communities that lived before you so that if you can work out a plan or yo..... read more 14/04/2020
63. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 41 Explantory Note Now the surah gives us an image of the God-fearing and how they are honoured on that day. These shades the God-fearing enjoy are real ones, unlike the shadow of three columns that gives no prote..... read more 14/04/2020
64. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 42 Explantory Note What is more is that such material luxuries are given to them in front of all people gathered on that day. They all listen as the God-fearing are honoured. How welcome is such friendly honour bestowed upo..... read more 14/04/2020
65. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 43 Explantory Note What is more is that such material luxuries are given to them in front of all people gathered on that day. They all listen as the God-fearing are honoured. How welcome is such friendly honour bestowed upo..... read more 14/04/2020
66. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 45 Explantory Note What is more is that such material luxuries are given to them in front of all people gathered on that day. They all listen as the God-fearing are honoured.  How welcome is such friendly honour b..... read more 14/04/2020
67. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 46 Explantory Note The surah has so far shown nothing of this present life. Now it gives a very quick glimpse of it. We are now back on earth, where strong reproach is levelled at those who are guilty. Thus the tw..... read more 14/04/2020
68. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 47 Explantory Note The surah has so far shown nothing of this present life. Now it gives a very quick glimpse of it. We are now back on earth, where strong reproach is levelled at those who are guilty. Thus the tw..... read more 14/04/2020
69. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 49 Explantory Note Yet they are given every opportunity to see the guidance and consider the warning. Still, they continue with their erring ways. ..... read more 14/04/2020
70. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 29 Explantory Note Having filled our senses with such effects as these images and rounds produce, the surah suddenly moves to the Day of Judgement when accounts are checked and requital determined. The dreaded command is gi..... read more 14/04/2020
71. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 19 Explantory Note The first round taking us to the expected universal upheaval on the Day of Judgement is followed by one going back to the fates suffered by earlier communities that rejected the divine faith. Later commun..... read more 14/04/2020
72. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 20 Explantory Note The next round turns to the living and how they are brought into life, in accordance with elaborate planning. The long and remarkable journey of an embryo, from the moment of conception, is incl..... read more 14/04/2020
73. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 21 Explantory Note The next round turns to the living and how they are brought into life, in accordance with elaborate planning. The long and remarkable journey of an embryo, from the moment of conception, is incl..... read more 14/04/2020
74. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 22 Explantory Note The next round turns to the living and how they are brought into life, in accordance with elaborate planning. The long and remarkable journey of an embryo, from the moment of conception, is incl..... read more 14/04/2020
75. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 23 Explantory Note The next round turns to the living and how they are brought into life, in accordance with elaborate planning. The long and remarkable journey of an embryo, from the moment of conception, is incl..... read more 14/04/2020
76. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 26 Explantory Note We then have a round on earth and the life God has determined on it for mankind, giving it the facilities that make such human life easy. These verses alert us to what we see on earth, which is ..... read more 14/04/2020
77. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 33 Explantory Note They are told to go, and they know where they will have to go. Therefore, their destination is not mentioned by name: "It throws up sparks as huge as forts, as bright as yellow camels." ..... read more 14/04/2020
78. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 15 Explantory Note This enigmatic beginning is now followed by a strong jolt as we are shown images of great events that take place in the universe on the day appointed for God's messengers to present the results of the..... read more 14/04/2020
79. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 16 Explantory Note The first round taking us to the expected universal upheaval on the Day of Judgement is followed by one going back to the fates suffered by earlier communities that rejected the divine faith. Later commun..... read more 14/04/2020
80. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 17 Explantory Note The first round taking us to the expected universal upheaval on the Day of Judgement is followed by one going back to the fates suffered by earlier communities that rejected the divine faith. Later commun..... read more 14/04/2020
81. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 18 Explantory Note The first round taking us to the expected universal upheaval on the Day of Judgement is followed by one going back to the fates suffered by earlier communities that rejected the divine faith. Later commun..... read more 14/04/2020
82. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 24 Explantory Note With this planned determination that applies universally, the warning is repeated again. ..... read more 14/04/2020
83. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 25 Explantory Note We then have a round on earth and the life God has determined on it for mankind, giving it the facilities that make such human life easy. ..... read more 14/04/2020
84. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 27 Explantory Note We then have a round on earth and the life God has determined on it for mankind, giving it the facilities that make such human life easy. These verses alert us to what we see on earth, which is ..... read more 14/04/2020
85. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 28 Explantory Note We then have a round on earth and the life God has determined on it for mankind, giving it the facilities that make such human life easy. These verses alert us to what we see on earth, which is ..... read more 14/04/2020
86. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 32 Explantory Note They are told to go, and they know where they will have to go. Therefore, their destination is not mentioned by name: "It throws up sparks as huge as forts, as bright as yellow camels." ..... read more 14/04/2020
87. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 30 Explantory Note It is present here before their very eyes. "Go to a shadow rising in three columns." (Verse 30) The smoke of hell rises in three columns giving a shadow to which they are told t..... read more 14/04/2020
88. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 31 Explantory Note Because it is "giving no shade, nor relief from the flame." (Verse 31) It is suffocating and burning. To call it a shadow or shade, the Arabic word zill carrying both meanings, ..... read more 14/04/2020
89. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 8 Explantory Note This enigmatic beginning is now followed by a strong jolt as we are shown images of great events that take place in the universe on the day appointed for God's messengers to present the results of the..... read more 14/04/2020
90. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 9 Explantory Note This enigmatic beginning is now followed by a strong jolt as we are shown images of great events that take place in the universe on the day appointed for God's messengers to present the results of the..... read more 14/04/2020
91. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 10 Explantory Note This enigmatic beginning is now followed by a strong jolt as we are shown images of great events that take place in the universe on the day appointed for God's messengers to present the results of the..... read more 14/04/2020
92. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 11 Explantory Note This enigmatic beginning is now followed by a strong jolt as we are shown images of great events that take place in the universe on the day appointed for God's messengers to present the results of the..... read more 14/04/2020
93. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 12 Explantory Note This enigmatic beginning is now followed by a strong jolt as we are shown images of great events that take place in the universe on the day appointed for God's messengers to present the results of the..... read more 14/04/2020
94. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 13 Explantory Note This enigmatic beginning is now followed by a strong jolt as we are shown images of great events that take place in the universe on the day appointed for God's messengers to present the results of the..... read more 14/04/2020
95. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 14 Explantory Note This enigmatic beginning is now followed by a strong jolt as we are shown images of great events that take place in the universe on the day appointed for God's messengers to present the results of the..... read more 14/04/2020
96. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 15 Explantory Notes  This enigmatic beginning is now followed by a strong jolt as we are shown images of great events that take place in the universe on the day appointed for God's messengers to present the results..... read more 14/04/2020
97. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 18 Explantory Notes  The first round taking us to the expected universal upheaval on the Day of Judgement is followed by one going back to the fates suffered by earlier communities that rejected the divine faith. Later..... read more 14/04/2020
98. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 21 Explantory Notes  The next round turns to the living and how they are brought into life, in accordance with elaborate planning. The long and remarkable journey of an embryo, from the moment of conception, ..... read more 14/04/2020
99. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 16 Explantory Notes  The first round taking us to the expected universal upheaval on the Day of Judgement is followed by one going back to the fates suffered by earlier communities that rejected the divine faith. Later..... read more 14/04/2020
100. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 17 Explantory Notes  The first round taking us to the expected universal upheaval on the Day of Judgement is followed by one going back to the fates suffered by earlier communities that rejected the divine faith. Later..... read more 14/04/2020
101. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 19 Explantory Notes  The first round taking us to the expected universal upheaval on the Day of Judgement is followed by one going back to the fates suffered by earlier communities that rejected the divine faith. Later..... read more 14/04/2020
102. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 20 Explantory Notes  The next round turns to the living and how they are brought into life, in accordance with elaborate planning. The long and remarkable journey of an embryo, from the moment of conception, ..... read more 14/04/2020
103. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 22 Explantory Notes  The next round turns to the living and how they are brought into life, in accordance with elaborate planning. The long and remarkable journey of an embryo, from the moment of conception, ..... read more 14/04/2020
104. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 29 Explantory Note Having filled our senses with such effects as these images and rounds produce, the surah suddenly moves to the Day of Judgement when accounts are checked and requital determined. The dreaded command is gi..... read more 14/04/2020
105. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 23 Explantory Notes  The next round turns to the living and how they are brought into life, in accordance with elaborate planning. The long and remarkable journey of an embryo, from the moment of conception, ..... read more 14/04/2020
106. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 24 Explantory Notes  With this planned determination that applies universally, the warning is repeated again. ..... read more 14/04/2020
107. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 25 Explantory Notes  We then have a round on earth and the life God has determined on it for mankind, giving it the facilities that make such human life easy. ..... read more 14/04/2020
108. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 26 Explantory Notes  We then have a round on earth and the life God has determined on it for mankind, giving it the facilities that make such human life easy. These verses alert us to what we see on earth, wh..... read more 14/04/2020
109. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 27 Explantory Notes  We then have a round on earth and the life God has determined on it for mankind, giving it the facilities that make such human life easy. These verses alert us to what we see on earth, wh..... read more 14/04/2020
110. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 28 Explantory Notes  We then have a round on earth and the life God has determined on it for mankind, giving it the facilities that make such human life easy. These verses alert us to what we see on earth, wh..... read more 14/04/2020
111. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 1 Explantory Note The question here is that of the resurrection which the unbelievers found very hard to accept, yet the Qur'an confirms it time after time, in many surahs, and in various ways. It was especially necess..... read more 14/04/2020
112. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 2 Explantory Note The question here is that of the resurrection which the unbelievers found very hard to accept, yet the Qur'an confirms it time after time, in many surahs, and in various ways. It was especially necess..... read more 14/04/2020
113. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 3 Explantory Note The question here is that of the resurrection which the unbelievers found very hard to accept, yet the Qur'an confirms it time after time, in many surahs, and in various ways. It was especially necess..... read more 14/04/2020
114. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 4 Explantory Note The question here is that of the resurrection which the unbelievers found very hard to accept, yet the Qur'an confirms it time after time, in many surahs, and in various ways. It was especially necess..... read more 14/04/2020
115. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 5 Explantory Note The question here is that of the resurrection which the unbelievers found very hard to accept, yet the Qur'an confirms it time after time, in many surahs, and in various ways. It was especially necess..... read more 14/04/2020
116. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 6 Explantory Note The question here is that of the resurrection which the unbelievers found very hard to accept, yet the Qur'an confirms it time after time, in many surahs, and in various ways. It was especially necess..... read more 14/04/2020
117. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 7 Explantory Note The question here is that of the resurrection which the unbelievers found very hard to accept, yet the Qur'an confirms it time after time, in many surahs, and in various ways. It was especially necess..... read more 14/04/2020
118. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 5 Explantory Notes  The question here is that of the resurrection which the unbelievers found very hard to accept, yet the Qur'an confirms it time after time, in many surahs, and in various ways. It was especially..... read more 14/04/2020
119. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 6 Explantory Notes  The question here is that of the resurrection which the unbelievers found very hard to accept, yet the Qur'an confirms it time after time, in many surahs, and in various ways. It was especially..... read more 14/04/2020
120. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 4 Explantory Notes  The question here is that of the resurrection which the unbelievers found very hard to accept, yet the Qur'an confirms it time after time, in many surahs, and in various ways. It was especially..... read more 14/04/2020
121. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 3 Explantory Notes  The question here is that of the resurrection which the unbelievers found very hard to accept, yet the Qur'an confirms it time after time, in many surahs, and in various ways. It was especially..... read more 14/04/2020
122. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 2 Explantory Notes  The question here is that of the resurrection which the unbelievers found very hard to accept, yet the Qur'an confirms it time after time, in many surahs, and in various ways. It was especially..... read more 14/04/2020
123. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 1 Explantory Notes  The question here is that of the resurrection which the unbelievers found very hard to accept, yet the Qur'an confirms it time after time, in many surahs, and in various ways. It was especially..... read more 14/04/2020
124. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 7 Explantory Notes  The question here is that of the resurrection which the unbelievers found very hard to accept, yet the Qur'an confirms it time after time, in many surahs, and in various ways. It was especially..... read more 14/04/2020
125. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 8 Explantory Notes  This enigmatic beginning is now followed by a strong jolt as we are shown images of great events that take place in the universe on the day appointed for God's messengers to present the results..... read more 14/04/2020
126. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 9 Explantory Notes  On that day, the stars lose their light, and the sky is split apart, while the mountains crash and scatter like dust. Similar images of this universal upheaval are given in several surahs, all sugg..... read more 14/04/2020
127. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 10 Explantory Notes  On that day, the stars lose their light, and the sky is split apart, while the mountains crash and scatter like dust. Similar images of this universal upheaval are given in several surahs, all sugg..... read more 14/04/2020
128. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 11 Explantory Notes  Alongside this horror, the surah mentions another important event that is delayed until that day. It is the time appointed for God's messengers to present the outcome of their efforts in advoca..... read more 14/04/2020
129. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 12 Explantory Notes  Alongside this horror, the surah mentions another important event that is delayed until that day. It is the time appointed for God's messengers to present the outcome of their efforts in advoca..... read more 14/04/2020
130. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 13 Explantory Notes  Alongside this horror, the surah mentions another important event that is delayed until that day. It is the time appointed for God's messengers to present the outcome of their efforts in advoca..... read more 14/04/2020
131. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 14 Explantory Notes  Alongside this horror, the surah mentions another important event that is delayed until that day. It is the time appointed for God's messengers to present the outcome of their efforts in advoca..... read more 14/04/2020
132. al-Mursalat (Those Sent Forth) / 15 Explantory Notes  This warning by the Almighty, against the backdrop of the great universal upheaval and the majestic scene when God's messengers submit their final account on the day of distinction, is very ser..... read more 14/04/2020
133. az-Zukhruf (Ornaments) / 70 Explanatory Note As old friends engage in dispute in dispute and exchange accusations, the whole universe resounds with an address from on high to the God-fearing: "You, servants of Mine, no fear you have to..... read more 10/04/2020
134. az-Zukhruf (Ornaments) / 71 Explanatory Note Our imagination is stretched and we see gold trays and cups being moved around, and we see the believers in heaven having all that they desire. However, what comes over and above desire satisfaction is t..... read more 10/04/2020
135. az-Zukhruf (Ornaments) / 72 Explanatory Note Yet there is more to this blessed enjoyment: there is something greater and far more honourable. They are honoured by an address from on high: "There you shall abide. This is the garden that..... read more 10/04/2020
136. az-Zukhruf (Ornaments) / 73 Explanatory Note Yet there is more to this blessed enjoyment: there is something greater and far more honourable. They are honoured by an address from on high: "There you shall abide. This is the garden that..... read more 10/04/2020
137. az-Zukhruf (Ornaments) / 74 Explanatory Note What fate awaits the evildoers whom we left a little while ago in dispute, blaming one another? "The evildoers shall abide in the suffering of hell." (Verse 74) ..... read more 10/04/2020
138. az-Zukhruf (Ornaments) / 75 Explanatory Note It is a permanent, hard and severe suffering that allows no reduction or respite. No ray of hope will ever appear nor any chance of deliverance. They endure it, lost in despair: "It will not..... read more 10/04/2020
139. az-Zukhruf (Ornaments) / 76 Explanatory Note This is all their own doing. No one has wronged them: "We never wronged them; it was they who have wronged themselves." (Verse 76) ..... read more 10/04/2020
140. az-Zukhruf (Ornaments) / 77 Explanatory Note An outcry is heard from afar. It is an outcry of utter distress, born in despair: "They will cry, 'Malik, if only your Lord would put an end to us!'" (Verse 77) It come..... read more 10/04/2020
141. az-Zukhruf (Ornaments) / 78 Explanatory Note This distressing image is followed by an address to those who hate the truth and turn away from guidance. It portrays to all how singular their attitude is: We have brought the truth to..... read more 10/04/2020
142. az-Zukhruf (Ornaments) / 79 Explanatory Note We have brought the truth to you, but most of you abhor the truth. If they have resolved on some scheme, We have a scheme of Our own. Or do they think that We do not hear their secret talk and th..... read more 10/04/2020
143. az-Zukhruf (Ornaments) / 80 Explanatory Note We have brought the truth to you, but most of you abhor the truth. If they have resolved on some scheme, We have a scheme of Our own. Or do they think that We do not hear their secret talk and th..... read more 10/04/2020
144. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 5 Explanatory Note  He will thus bring about what He has decided to give them: victory and blessings: "He will admit the believers, both men and women, into gardens through which running waters flow, ther..... read more 10/04/2020
145. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 7 Explanatory Note The verse groups together all types of enemies of Islam, describing their position with God and what He has prepared for them, adding a comment pointing to God's power and wisdom: "To Go..... read more 10/04/2020
146. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 9 Explanatory Note Such is the Prophet's role. Addressing the believers, the surah makes clear to them the purpose of God's message: it is to believe in God and His Messenger, and to fulfil the tasks and duties of ..... read more 10/04/2020
147. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 10 Explanatory Note The Prophet came to them to establish their bond with God, and to solemnize a pledge they give to Him that continues even though the Prophet is no longer with them. When he stretches his hand out to acce..... read more 10/04/2020
148. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 11 Explanatory Note The Qur'an does not merely reply to the excuses of those who stayed behind; it uses the occasion to treat minds and souls, identifying the points of weakness and deviation in order to treat them effe..... read more 10/04/2020
149. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 12 Explanatory Note "No! You thought that the Messenger and the believers would never return to their families and this thought seemed pleasing to your hearts. You entertained such evil thoughts because you hav..... read more 10/04/2020
150. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 15 Explanatory Note The surah then shows a glimpse of the prospects God has in store for the believers, contrary to all the unbelievers' thoughts. This is done in such a way that suggests that it is all going to happen ..... read more 10/04/2020
151. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 16 Explanatory Note God further instructed the Prophet to tell them that they would be called upon to fight against people known for their war prowess, and that the fight would continue until this enemy had been subdued. Sh..... read more 10/04/2020
152. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 26 Explanatory Note The surah then provides a further description of the unbelievers, showing their inner feelings after it has given an account of their apparent deeds: "The unbelievers fannedfry in their hear..... read more 10/04/2020
153. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 4 Explanatory Note The first three verses of the surah were specifically addressed to the Prophet. The surah goes on to describe the great favours God bestowed on the Muslim community as He gave them such a victory, adding..... read more 10/04/2020
154. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 17 Explanatory Note Since the test makes it a duty binding on everyone to join the Muslim army, God identifies those with real excuses who are exempt from so joining, without their being subject to any punishment: &..... read more 10/04/2020
155. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 18 Explanatory Note Today, fourteen hundred years after the event, We can try to visualize the great moment when the universe witnessed the divine announcement from on high addressed by God Almighty to His trusted Messenger..... read more 10/04/2020
156. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 19 Explanatory Note God also "rewarded them with a speedy victory." (Verse 18) This peace treaty, coupled with the circumstances leading to it, was indeed a victory, heralding man..... read more 10/04/2020
157. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 20 Explanatory Note Now the surah addresses the believers themselves, speaking to them of the peace treaty, or victory, to which they resigned themselves: God has promised you [people] many war gains that ..... read more 10/04/2020
158. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 21 Explanatory Note God also tells them of other favours He will grant them. There will be more war gains: these they are unable to secure by virtue of their own forces, but which God will let them have by cause of His powe..... read more 10/04/2020
159. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 24 Explanatory Note God also reminds them of His favour when he stayed the unbelievers' hands from the Muslims, and stayed the Muslims' hands after they had gained victory over their attackers. This refers to an inc..... read more 10/04/2020
160. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 25 Explanatory Note The surah then tells the believers about their opponents' position in God's sight. It explains how God considers the unbelievers' actions as they turn the believers away from His Sacred House..... read more 10/04/2020
161. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 27 Explanatory Note Yet the surah emphasis the good manners believers should always have. It tells them: "Most certainly you shall enter the Sacred Mosque, if God so wills. "(Verse 27) That they w..... read more 10/04/2020
162. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 28 Explanatory Note The religion of truth prevailed, and not only in the Arabian Peninsula. Within half a century it prevailed across much of the inhabited parts of the earth. It subdued the entire Persian Empire and took o..... read more 10/04/2020
163. al-Fath (The Victory ) / 29 Explanatory Note  The surah concludes with a verse that paints a superb picture of the community of the Prophet's Companions, adding God's commendation of that unique and happy group of people who earned His..... read more 10/04/2020
164. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 1 Explanatory Note The surah starts with this first loving address that aims to alert hearts: "Believers!" It is an address by God to those who believe in Him, touching their hearts by highlighti..... read more 10/04/2020
165. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 2 Explanatory Note The second aspect of good manners concerned the Prophet's Companions' own discourse with him and the respect they should feel and show. This was to be observed in how they spoke to him and in the..... read more 10/04/2020
166. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 3 Explanatory Note God praises their piety and lowered voices when they are with the Prophet in an unusual expression: "Those who lower their voices in the presence of God's Messenger are the ones whose he..... read more 10/04/2020
167. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 4 Explanatory Note The ninth year of the Islamic calendar is called 'The year of delegations' because delegations from all over Arabia arrived in Madinah to embrace Islam and pledge their loyalty to the Prophet. Th..... read more 10/04/2020
168. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 6 Explanatory Note The first address in the Arab defines the leadership and the source from which to receive orders. The second establishes the standards of manners and respect to be maintained in dealing with this leaders..... read more 10/04/2020
169. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 7 Explanatory Note It appears that some Muslims wanted to take immediate action when they heard the first news reported by al-Walid ibn Uqbah. They advised the Prophet to immediately punish the al-Mustalaq tribe. In doing ..... read more 10/04/2020
170. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 8 Explanatory Note The surah then draws their attention to the grace of faith He guided them to, making their hearts warm to it as He revealed its beauty and benefit such that they would love it dearly. He has also made un..... read more 10/04/2020
171. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 9 Explanatory Note This is a practical rule to protect the community of believers from strife resulting from excesses and hard feelings. This rule is given immediately after the requirement to verify the reports given by e..... read more 10/04/2020
172. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 10 Explanatory Note This judgement is followed by a touch that aims to bring out genuine feelings of brotherhood among believers. It is the bond that unites them after they have fallen out. They are also reminded of..... read more 10/04/2020
173. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 11 Explanatory Note The human society Islam establishes in the light of Qur'anic guidance operates a high standard of manners. Every individual in this society has his or her integrity, which may not be compromised. Ind..... read more 10/04/2020
174. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 12 Explanatory Note This verse establishes yet another fence in this noble society, protecting the integrity and freedom of individuals, while at the same time teaching people how to cleanse their feelings and consciences. ..... read more 10/04/2020
175. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 13 Explanatory Note Having addressed the believers in such a way as to elevate them to a superior level of refined manners and morality, the surah then addresses all mankind, of all races, colours and communities, reminding..... read more 10/04/2020
176. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 14 Explanatory Note As the Surah draws to its end, it fittingly explains the truth of faith in reply to those Bedouins who claimed to be believers when they did not even understand the nature of faith. This also serves as a..... read more 10/04/2020
177. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 15 Explanatory Note True faith, then, means that deep in one's heart one believes in God and His Messenger, admitting no doubt or faltering. It is a solid, unshaken belief that allows no hesitation or oscillation. Moreo..... read more 10/04/2020
178. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 17 Explanatory Note What makes faith doubly powerful is that it operates along the same line that the universe follows in its deep and surface parts. Indeed, all the powers that work in the universe follow a direction set b..... read more 10/04/2020
179. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 16 Explanatory Note Man may profess to have knowledge, yet he neither knows nor understands himself or his feelings. The human mind does not know how it works because it cannot monitor its own working. When the mind monitor..... read more 10/04/2020
180. al-Hujurat (The Chambers ) / 18 Explanatory Note God certainly tells the truth! Does anyone who has had the privilege of knowing all these facts, meanings and feelings, experienced them to the full and lived through them in this present world ever feel..... read more 10/04/2020
181. al-Insan (The Man ) / 10 Explantory Notes  We see compassion overflowing from such hearts that seek God's pleasure, looking for no reward or praise from any creature. They do not hold up their favours in an attitude of conceit. They sim..... read more 09/04/2020
182. al-Insan (The Man ) / 16 Explantory Notes  Such is the overall picture of heaven where God rewards His righteous servants who are given such a fine description of their status in this world. The surah adds more details of the luxuries they ..... read more 09/04/2020
183. al-Insan (The Man ) / 17 Explantory Notes  Their drink is mixed with ginger, while it was previously mixed with kafur. These goblets are filled from a running spring called Salsabeel, a name implying a sweetly tasting drink. To in..... read more 09/04/2020
184. al-Insan (The Man ) / 18 Explantory Notes  These goblets are filled from a running spring called Salsabeel, a name implying a sweetly tasting drink.   ..... read more 09/04/2020
185. al-Mudathir (The Cloaked One) / 20 Explantory Notes  The surah draws a sarcastic caricature of this person with grim features, frowning, thinking hard and trying to find fault with the Qur'an. These glimpses of such a sad individual are..... read more 09/04/2020
186. al-Mudathir (The Cloaked One) / 12 Explantory Notes  The surah describes at length this creature and what God has given him of favours, before it mentions his headstrong rejection of the truth. God created him alone, deprived of everything, naked. Th..... read more 09/04/2020
187. al-Mudathir (The Cloaked One) / 13 Explantory Notes  The surah describes at length this creature and what God has given him of favours, before it mentions his headstrong rejection of the truth. God created him alone, deprived of everything, naked. Th..... read more 09/04/2020
188. al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection ) / 2 Explantory Notes  The surah starts with a reference to making an oath, but then decides not to make it. This has a deeper effect than a straightforward oath, and this is what is intended. Indeed, a more literal rend..... read more 09/04/2020
189. al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection ) / 7 Explantory Notes  The sight is very swiftly distracted here and there, like lightning, and the moon is eclipsed and no longer reflects any light, while the sun and the moon are brought together after they have long ..... read more 09/04/2020
190. al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection ) / 8 Explantory Notes  Their familiar operation is disrupted since the entire celestial system, known for its accuracy of movement, is no longer operating. In the midst of all this upheaval, man stands terrified, asking..... read more 09/04/2020
191. al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection ) / 14 Explantory Notes  Whatever excuses man may try to put forward, none will be accepted. He is responsible for himself, and it is his duty to bring himself to divine.  ..... read more 09/04/2020
192. al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection ) / 17 Explantory Notes  In addition to what we have already said about these four verses in the Prologue, we note that God takes all responsibility for the Qur'an: its revelation, preservation, collection and explanat..... read more 09/04/2020
193. al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection ) / 21 Explantory Notes  The surah now reminds the unbelievers of their love of this present world, which is their main concern, and their disregard of the hereafter. It shows them the state in which they will end up in th..... read more 09/04/2020
194. al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection ) / 32 Explantory Notes By contrast, we have an image of those bent on denying the truth. They do not prepare for the inevitable end by doing something in obedience of God. Rather, they arrogantly indulge in disobedience and si..... read more 09/04/2020
195. al-Mudathir (The Cloaked One) / 9 Explantory Notes The sounding of the trumpet is here expressed in a stronger way than normally used in other surahs. In its Arabic expression, nuqira fin -naqur, it gives a feeling of a sound that is sharper to the ear, ..... read more 09/04/2020
196. al-Mudathir (The Cloaked One) / 12 Explantory Notes  The surah describes at length this creature and what God has given him of favours, before it mentions his headstrong rejection of the truth. God created him alone, deprived of everything, naked. Th..... read more 09/04/2020
197. al-Mudathir (The Cloaked One) / 13 Explantory Notes  The surah describes at length this creature and what God has given him of favours, before it mentions his headstrong rejection of the truth. God created him alone, deprived of everything, naked. Th..... read more 09/04/2020
198. al-Mudathir (The Cloaked One) / 14 Explantory Notes  The surah describes at length this creature and what God has given him of favours, before it mentions his headstrong rejection of the truth. God created him alone, deprived of everything, naked. Th..... read more 09/04/2020
199. al-Jinn (The Jinn ) / 20  Explantory Notes  Having completed its account of what the jinn said about the Qur'an, and their total amazement at its discourse, the surah now addresses the Prophet in a decisive tone, requiring him to d..... read more 09/04/2020
200. al-Jinn (The Jinn ) / 26  Explantory Notes  In summary, then, this message does not belong to the Prophet; he has no say in it other than to deliver it as he is commanded. Only this will bring him safety. Likewise, the punishment the u..... read more 09/04/2020