2:7 Sealed Hearts

2:7 ​Allah has set a seal upon their hearts, and upon their hearing, and on their eyes there is a covering. And for them is a great punishment. Khatama means sealing something so that the sealed can't be reached and nothing can enter  upon it. Other words to describe heart (qalb): sadr and fu'ad. Sealed hearts and …

Continue reading 2:7 Sealed Hearts

Advertisements

2:6 Disbelievers

2:6 Certainly, those who disbelieve, it is the same to them whether you (O Muhammad) warn them, or do not warn them, they will not believe. After explaining the characteristics of those favored by Allah through His guidance from the Qur'an, Allah now explains the disbelievers. Disbelievers Kafaru means disbelieved. Kufr means disbelief, opposite of …

Continue reading 2:6 Disbelievers

2:5 Success for the Guided

2:5 ​Those are on guidance from their Lord. And those, they are the successful. Those who fulfilled the criteria mentioned in the two ayah previously are those who have taqwa. They are those who shall obtain guidance through Qur'an (ayah 2). The muttaqin receives guidance from their Lord. This again shows that Allah has the …

Continue reading 2:5 Success for the Guided

2:3 Traits of Taqwa (1)

الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلَاةَ وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنْفِقُونَ Allatheena yu'minoona bil ghaybi wayuqeemoona aSSalaata wamimmaa razaqnaahum yunfiqoon Who believe in the Unseen, and establish worship, and spend of that We have bestowed upon them; -Sura Al-Baqarah, Ayah 3 This ayah and the next explain the characteristics of the muttaqin. This ayah covers spiritual and physical aspects …

Continue reading 2:3 Traits of Taqwa (1)

2:2 The book

ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِلْمُتَّقِينَ Thaalika alkitaabu laarayba feehi hudan lilmuttaqeen This is the Scripture whereof there is no doubt, a guidance unto those who ward off (evil). -Sura Al-Baqarah, Ayah 2 Thaalika (that) is used instead of haaza (this) to show the elevated status of Quran. Furthermore, it refers to the complete …

Continue reading 2:2 The book

2:1 Alif Laam Miim

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ  الم Alif-lam-meem  Alif. Laam. Miim. -Sura Al-Baqarah, Ayah 1 This is an example of mutashabihat (unclear/ allegorical) verses. Some scholars interpreted them, some didn't. One of the wisdom of Allah using these types of phrases is to attract Arabic listeners. It is uncommon to construct an ayah only with disconnected letters. …

Continue reading 2:1 Alif Laam Miim