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

2:5 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

2:1 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

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 'abada which mean to serve, worship, …

Continue reading 1:5 You alone we worship

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 recompense is one of His creations. Thus it is included in the meaning of 'aalamiin in ayah 2. Allah emphasises the day of …

Continue reading 1:4 Master of the Day of Judgment

1:3 Merciful Lord

الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ ArraHmaani arraHeem The Beneficent, the Merciful. -Sura Al-Fatihah, Ayah 3 The meanings of Ar Rahman and Ar Raheem have been discussed in 1:1 here. Tawhid Asma wa Sifat The second dimension of Allah's singularity is Tawhid asma wa sifat meaning Allah's oneness in all His glorious names and attributes. E.g. anyone can be …

Continue reading 1:3 Merciful Lord

1:2 Lord of the Created Worlds

رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ... ... Rabbi al 'Aalameen ... Lord of the Worlds, -Surah Al-Fatihah, Ayah 2 General This phrase explains 'Allah' which was mentioned in the earlier part of this ayat. Allah is the rabb of al 'aalameen. Rabb Linguistically, rabb covers all the dimensions below: Master; Chief; Ruler; King; Lord; Owner; Creator; Originator; Combiner; …

Continue reading 1:2 Lord of the Created Worlds