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Rhyme and Reason
The tearful eye, the soul distressed, suffice not
Indictment for love suppressed, a price not
Today, with shackled feet, in the bazaar march!
With hands spread, dance in your trance, march!
To bloody clothes ‘n dusty head, not a glance, march!
Awaits the whole town pe
روي أنه كان قدر صلاة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم الظهر في الصيف ثلاثة أقدام إلى خمسة أقدام وفي الشتاء خمسة أقدام إلى سبعة أقدام.
It is narrated that the approximate time of the Prophet’s zuhr prayer was
Sources mention various surfaces on which Qur’ānic revelations were recorded in the times of the Prophet (sws). These surfaces can be classified into the following:
1. Saddle Wood
2. Stone Tablets
3. Bone Tablets
6. Leaves, Branches, Trunks and the Bark of Palm Trees
Central Theme and Relationship with the Previous Sūrah
This sūrah is the counterpart of Sūrah Hāqqah, the previous sūrah. There is no basic difference in the central themes of the two: warning people of the Day of Judgement and the punishment that they will face on that day. The appare
فَمَالِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا قِبَلَكَ مُهْطِعِينَ عَنِ الْيَمِينِ وَعَنِ الشِّمَالِ عِزِينَ أَيَطْمَعُ كُلُّ امْرِئٍ مِّنْهُمْ أَن يُدْخَلَ جَنَّةَ نَعِيمٍ (36-38)[25
Men have been known to keep beards. The Prophet (sws) too had kept one. If someone among his followers keeps it to express his affiliation to him or merely to follow his ways, then this indeed is a very blessed practice. However, keeping a beard is no directive of religion. Hence if a person does not keep a beard, it cannot be said that he is eva