Category Archives: Qur’anic Reflections

Rajab, Spring and A Fresh Start

By Muneerah Razak “We are living in a miracle. We inherited this world without knowing how miraculous this world is.” A wise lady said this to us today and I can’t stop thinking about it because its true – we have … Continue reading

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On understanding what is meant for you, and dealing with that which is not

By Khadeeja Khalid “If Allah knows [any] good in your hearts, He will give you [something] better than what was taken from you, and He will forgive you. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Surah Al-Anfal verse 70) Being a (young) … Continue reading

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Softening the hard heart

Looking back, you may reflect that there were periods in your life when you felt close to Allah: you were remembering Him often, you were keeping up with your prayers and keeping company with others who encouraged your faith.  But then … Continue reading

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PART 2: Qur’an ‘The Earthquake’ verses 6-8: Accountability and Hope

PART 2 (continuation from PART 1 Qur’anic reflections.) Part 1 discussed verses 1-5 of Surah 99, ‘The Earthquake’.  In those verses, the focus is on the turmoil facing the Earth on the Day of Judgment. This post will look at … Continue reading

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Qur’anic Reflections: Surah 99, Al Zalzalah (The Earthquake) – Part 1

This short but profound Surah (chapter) describes the Earth’s convulsions on the Day of Judgment, and how this is mirrored by the psychological convulsions that will be experienced by humans on that Day. The analogies, rhythm and imagery are particularly powerful, typical … Continue reading

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Daughters are cherished in Islam

..and inshaAllah, they are glad tidings for their parents. Praise be to Allah! The Prophet (saw) said in this authentic hadith:   “Whoever has three daughters whom he gives a safe home, provides for and shows mercy to, Paradise is certainly … Continue reading

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Qiyaam, Quran and Ramadan!

Alhamdulillah on the 12th – 13th July, 27 sisters gathered for Iftar and Qiyam 🙂 ! The theme of the programme was ‘Making Friends with the Qur’an’.  Here is a summary of one of the talks from the event: Qiyaam al Layl (night … Continue reading

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