Ramadan; a blessed month for spiritual healing

Praises be to Allah that we have reached the blessed month of Ramadan of 1434. The dictionaries say that one meaning of ‘Ramadh’ is the rain of autumn. We will wash our spirits with the mercy and compassion of this blessed month and make them ready for new seasons. We will try to search and find the Lord of the nights and recognize the value of each moment. The Islamic world will form itself into a regular congregation, responding to the glory of Divine Lordship with a perfect discipline of…

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Tawafuq, the Cipher in Qur’an and the Book of the Universe

We see that some words that have been used casually by a major part of the society are indeed in contrast with our faith. Unfortunately, this situation escapes most people’s notice. If we do not notice those wrong usages, with time those words stick in our minds with wrong meanings and this can reach to such an extent that they can even destroy our faith. One of the ways of avoiding this danger is to notice the wrong usage and use the correct word. In this series of articles which…

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Islam, Reform and Reformists

In the last century, with the increase in the reformist and modernist trends in the Islamic world, imitating of the western world raised. The followers of these trends started increasingly claim that Islam was the main reason of underdevelopment of the Islamic world. There are some tricky questions, claims and politics followed by modernists and reformists about Islam. Trough these, they have been seeking to change Islam’s symbols and rituals by blind imitations, baseless proofs, excuses and comparisons. To begin with a blind imitation, they claim that “Converts to Islam…

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Similarities & Differences between Qur’an and Bible

Similarities 1) Believe in one true God, not the concept of Trinity Deuteronomy 6:4-5 “Hear O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord, and the Lord your God is to be loved with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Mark 12:28-30 …“Which law is the first of all?” Jesus said in answer, “The first is, Give ear, O Israel:The Lord our God is one Lord; and you are to have love for the Lord your God with all your heart, and with…

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Why Qur’an is Arabic?

“Mighty and perfect versification of the Qur’an’s letters and words, which the letters compose have impressed people since it was revealed. Each person who is not against Qur’an cannot help hearing the music belonging to this language of its coherence, writing and the deep effect it does on the human soul.” “Whenever a person recites one letter from the Book of Allah, one good deed is recorded for him. One good deed is equal to ten good deeds the like of it. I do not say that Alif-Lam-Mim is a…

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Paraclete

How Will We Know that “Paraclete” Mentioned in the Bible Refers to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)? Prophet Jesus (pbuh) talked in Hebrew (Aramaic) not in Latin. Therefore the Bible was in Aramaic. Later it was translated into Greek and Latin. The most important distortions happened during these translations. As it did with the word Paraclete… The meaning of Paraclete in Greek is “a comforter” and another meaning is “someone who is pleaded to”. With the later meaning the word “Paraclytos” cannot be used as a name to describe anyone. It is…

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The History of Qur’an

The Glorious Qur’an was revealed in the Arabic language into the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by Allah (SWT) through the angel Jibril Amin (peace be upon him), in twenty three years verse by verse, surah by surah, in a blessed time (month of Ramadan) and in the blessed place, that is Mecca. The honour of time and place met for the sake of the Qur’an. Both the wording and the meaning of that book are divine. When a verse or a surah was revealed by Allah, our Prophet used to make…

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Editor:The Qur’an, 1400

This year is the 1400th anniversary of revelation of the Qur’an. This year is the year of the Qur’an. The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) took the decision that to mark the 1400th anniversary of the Qur’an. 2010 and 2011 will be the years of commemoration and paying tribute to the Qur’an in all Muslim countries. In the same date, the council of the Union of Non-governmental Organizations of Islamic World (UNIW), gathered in Kuala Lumpur on 22-25 of May, made a decision to organize activities promoting and understanding the…

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Quran Addresses Everybody

How does Quran address everybody? (From “Ask a Question to Us” website) Each letter and each word of the Qur’anic verses indicate so many meanings and aspects that it is impossible for the human mind to comprehend the whole. And also, all people’s benefitting from a book equally cannot be expected. So, the Quran uses a facilitated method of statement that everybody from a child to an uneducated elderly can reflect upon, in order to approach the subjects which the addressees can’t fathom directly to their understanding levels. Allah (SWT)…

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The Holy Qur’an and Preserving the Islamic Letters

There were times that the bridge between generations, the bound between past and future, the relation between 20th century and 21st century had been broken out. The books in the libraries went in vain in one day. Millions of people were forced to leave the Qur’anic scripts away. The ones reading on and writing in Islamic letters were sent into jails and many suffered under the scrutiny of the then government’s so-called modernization rules, and the rest increasingly and honourably still preserve it. After the oppressive rules of the Alphabet…

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