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Muslims unanimously hold that the Holy Qur’an is the word of God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (sws). This, however, does not mean that all that has been discussed in the Book is the address of God alone. For example, the verse: “You alone we worship; You alone we ask for help,” (1:4) issues f
Subject Matter and Relationship with the Previous Sūrah
In the introduction to Sūrah Ikhlās, the previous sūrah, we had explained that the belief of monotheism is the foundation of Islam. For this reason, the Almighty began His Book with a mention of this belief and ended it on it too. It is as if
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Presented here is the commentary of the Surah Falaq, the second last surah of the Holy Qur’an, as penned by Amin Ahsan Islahi.
Determining the Addressees and the Addressors
One of the critical factors to assimilate the Qur’anic text is to appreciate the address &nda
Rhyme and Reason
I have never been like this
I have never been so pleased,
As if someone gave me the treasures of the Universe
Treasures of the Universe...
For long, I have been in the dark,
For long, on my heart was a mark
Mark of deep unhappiness, darkness and loneliness
Darkness and the loneliness....
The basic argument of religion is that every human being will be held accountable for his/her deeds in front of God Almighty on the Judgement Day. In addition to the intellectual arguments, which God revealed in the scriptures, this accountability is also established on the level of five senses through a process ca
Faith and Beliefs
When will the Day of Judgement come? The Qur’ān has made it clear that no one except God has knowledge of this. Only He knows when it will come and He has not disclosed this matter even to any of His prophets and angels (7:187, 20:15, 41:47). However, the signs and portents which will signal its adv