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 …

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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 …

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2:4 Traits of Taqwa (2)

وَٱلَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَآ أُنزِلَ مِن قَبْلِكَ وَبِٱلْءَاخِرَةِ هُمْ يُوقِنُونَ Wallatheena yu'minoona bimaa unzila ilayka wamaa unzila min qablika wabil aakhiratihum yooqinoon. And who believe in what has been revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith]. Sura Al Baqarah: 4 …

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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 General This ayah continues from the previous ayah to explain the signs of those who have taqwa, …

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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. …

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1:5 You alone we worship

... إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ Iyyaaka na'budu ... Thee (alone) we worship;... -Surah Al-Fatihah, Ayah 5 General After teaching His servant to praise Him and mentioning His superior attributes and roles, Allah continues with this phrase stating the specific relationship between Him and His servant. Iyyaaka Na'budu Iyyaaka means You alone. Na'budu is derived from the word …

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1:4 Master of the Day of Judgment

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ Maaliki yawmi addeen, Master of the Day of Judgment, -Surah Al-Fatihah, Ayah 4 General This ayah continues the explanation on Allah after previous ayahs explain Allah as rabb and His Mercy. The Day of Judgment is one of His creations. Thus it is included in the meaning of 'aalamiin in ayah 2. …

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