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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Are You A Believing Servant Of Allah swt

Are you a believing servant of Allah swt? Before you answer the question, let me explore the word ‘abudoo’

In 2:21 Allah swt says

‘O ye people! Adore your Guardian-Lord, who created you and those who came before you, that ye may have the chance to learn righteousness;’

The phrase ‘adore your Guardian Lord’ in Arabic should read as

‘ Ya ayyuha alnnasuoAAbudoo rabbakumu’

‘Aabudoo’ here translated as ‘adore’. To adore means to admire, to be crazy about, be mad for, be serious about, cherish, glorify, honour, idolize, revere, reverence, treasure, venerate. It means to worship. If you adore someone, that means you love that someone. This word is more or less similar to the word grateful. Read why do you have to be grateful to Allah swt.

Are you a believing servant or adorer of Allah swt? Before you answer that, I just need to clarify who will be in the category of a believing servant, adorer or worshipper- in the ‘eyes’ of Allah swt?

In 37:11 Allah swt says

For he was one of our believing servants (adorers or worshippers)

Who was this believing servant (adorer or worshipper) of Allah swt? Allah swt was referring to none other than Hazareth Ibrahim alaihis salaam.

According to history, Hazareth Ibrahim alaihis salaam did not have a child for a long time. After much prayer and supplication, Allah swt grant him a child.

37:100 My Lord, grant me from among the righteous

37:101 So We gave him good news of a compassionate child

That child was Hazereth Ismail alaihis salaam. So when he grew enough to work with him, Hazereth Ibrahim asked his son Hazereth Ismail the following as stated in verse 102 of chapter 37:

And when he grew enough to work with him, he said: My son, I am seeing in a dream that I am sacrificing you. What do you think? He said O my father, do what you are commanded to do. You will find me, God willing, patient.

Every child and all humankind must note this answer from our beloved Hazereth Ibrahim alaihis salaam. If for example, if you hear this from your own father would you reply like Hazereth Ismail alaihis salaam? I think you will run for your life. You will think that your father has gone mad!

As a father, do you just re-enact from a recurring dream? I have no words to describe the love of Hazereth Ibrahim alaihis salaam towards Allah swt. We cannot compete in this kind of love. We do not have this kind of love towards our Lord. Our love for Allah swt is very weak, evasive and perhaps non-existent.

In every festival of sacrifice or Eidul Adha we hear “Innahu min AAibadinaal mumineena” – believing servants, adorer or worshipper. Are you a believing servant of Allah swt?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Wake Up In Ramadan

Is this life is about entertainment? I would rather ask is this earth for entertainment? I think most of you will say yes. A smaller portion of them will want to say yes too. Give a kid a choice between Al Quran and gaming, they, without hesitation, will choose the latter. They will prefer a favourite television show or pester their parents to get the latest iPhones rather than understanding the Al Quran.

Parents are much interested in their daily affairs, World news and politics. They are busy going to work. They do not have the time. As a result, they are shirking the responsibility to understand the message in the Al Quran and teaching it to their children. They just find a “religious” teacher and leave everything to him to teach about the Al Quran. They classified Islam as something like the subjects of science, geography, and history, and push Quran away from their lives.

You see the world around us. Everyone is at war with everyone. Nations is at war with other nations. They fight for oil, natural resources, land, and the many things that make life comfortable. Nothing belongs to you. Allah swt is the owner of your life, family, homes, lands, estates, mansions, nations, and the world. If you trade be honest with your price.

“And [in all your dealings] give full measure and weight” 6:152

You are answerable for all your mischief on earth to Allah swt on the Day of Judgment. Do not neglect the Al Quran. Read Disturbing verse in al-Quran to know what punishment that is set out for those who neglect the Al Quran.

Transient World

Hello World! your life is only temporary. So be prepared for the hereafter. This is a temporary abode until death overtakes us. People listen but they forget repeatedly the purpose of living in this earth. If you forget, read this for a wakeup call:

“Taste ye then – for ye forgot the Meeting of this Day of Yours, and We too will forget you – taste ye the Penalty of Eternity for your (evil) deeds” 32:14

You will soon realise that life just passes off very quickly. Do not wait for tomorrow as we cannot predict the future. Do it right now. Just do it. I was just 23 years when I purchased my first copy of the Al Quran. Now, at the age of 50 it is hard to believe that life has just passed too quickly.

I still remember what I did to get fresh information of my religion Islam. At an age where most teenagers get into a relationship, I got into relationship with Allah swt through reading Islamic books. I learnt how to be grateful to Allah swt at an early age. I am ever grateful to Him who showed me the right path. Read here what I did.

I am doing some research on the word “arldi” meaning earth. However, as I was writing out a post about it I was somehow “guided” to come up with this post. Insha Allah I will write the meaning of “arldi” in order to understand correctly the purpose of our life in this world.

During sohar (time before sunrise), I had discussed this with my daughter. She understood what I said and if a kid can understand so do you. Children are very inquisitive and innocent. They throw question for you to ponder. Ramadan Mubarak!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Why Do You Have To Be Grateful To Allah swt

As I was reading the best sentence in the Al Quran, I also pondered in what context this sentence was revealed to Prophet Muhammad by Allah swt.

I went to read further up to verse 26 and 27 which are as follows:

Allah disdains not to use the similitude of things, lowest as well as highest. Those who believe know that it is truth from their Lord; but those who reject Faith say: "What means Allah by this similitude?" By it He causes many to stray, and many He leads into the right path; but He causes not to stray, except those who forsake (the path),-

Allah swt will not shy away from bringing any example- be it a learning from a mosquito or anything above it. Only the perverted transgressors (sinners) will question “What does God intend with this example?” Allah will lead them astray. It is because they forsake the path of truth.

Those who break Allah’s Covenant after it is ratified, and who sunder what Allah Has ordered to be joined, and do mischief on earth: These cause loss (only) to themselves.

Here Allah swt is referring to those who had believed but still doing sins. The root meaning of الْفَاسِقِينَ

Al faasiqeen is fasaq which means debauch/looseness/lustfulness/obscene. A person who is married and has a looseness of joining with other women considered as faasiqeen. In other words, those who had pledge to be believers and enters into sin thereafter are also considered as faasiqeen in the ‘eyes’ of Allah swt.

How can ye reject the faith in Allah.- seeing that ye were without life, and He gave you life; then will He cause you to die, and will again bring you to life; and again to Him will ye return.

How can you reject God when you were dead and He brought you to life? Then He makes you die, then He brings you to life, then to Him you return. And Allah swt cite an event way back before creation of Adam (alaihis salaam). That is verse 2:30 – The best sentence of the al Quran.

Allah swt defended you and me from the Angels and if He had listened to the Angels, He could have put our creation on hold. And we would not have experienced life and live in non-existence. By this citation Allah swt wants our gratitude towards Him. So give thanks to Allah swt and follow His guidance (Al Quran).

Truly man is, to his Lord, ungrateful 100: 6

Thursday, June 16, 2011

America Attracting Destruction From The Almighty!

New York Assembly passed a bill that would legalized same-sex marriage by a vote of 80-63. Though Assembly has passed before, this is the first time expectations are high that the Senate will pass it as well.

What is this development means for America as a whole? I can only give the scenario in one word – DISASTER!

In the Al Quran, the following verses are relevant here:

The people of Prophet Lut were transgressing beyond bounds. Their man having sex with man was the cause for their destruction in history. The Angels visited Prophet Lut to convey this message of destruction. Prophet Lut became sad.

When Our messengers came to Lut, he was grieved on their account and felt himself powerless (to protect) them. He said: "This is a distressful day." 11:77

As the people of Prophet Lut came to know of the new visitors, they pursued them amorously. In addition, to this Prophet Lut offered the transgressors his daughters as wives. Prophet Lut did not want his guests to put to shame by their abnormal behaviours.

And his people came rushing towards him, and they had been long in the habit of practising abominations. He said: "O my people! Here are my daughters: they are purer for you (if ye marry)! Now fear Allah, and cover me not with shame about my guests! Is there not among you a single right-minded man?" 11:78

The transgressors replied very calmly, of what they wanted.

They said: "Well dost thou know we have no need of thy daughters: indeed thou knowest quite well what we want!" 11:79

Prophet Lut rebutted them by..

He said: "Would that I had power to suppress you or that I could betake myself to some powerful support." 11:80

The Angels disclosed to Prophet Lut of their identity here.

(The Messengers) said: "O Lut! We are Messengers from thy Lord! By no means shall they reach thee! now travel with thy family while yet a part of the night remains, and let not any of you look back: but thy wife (will remain behind): To her will happen what happens to the people. Morning is their time appointed: Is not the morning nigh?" 11:81

When Our Decree issued, We turned (the cities) upside down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay, spread, layer on layer 11:82

Marked as from thy Lord: Nor are they ever far from those who do wrong! 11:83

It is high time world leaders lead their country by Divine Writ like Tony Blair.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tony Blair Reads Al Quran

Islam will stand tall forever. Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister of Britain, says he reads the Al Quran partly to understand some of the things happening in the world, but mainly just because it is instructive.

He said that by reading the Al Quran he ensured that he remain as "faith-literate" which he believes that being "faith-literate" is important in today's globalised world.

The reading helps him in his current job as a Middle East envoy for the Quartet of the United Nations, United States, Russia and European Union. According to him, the Al Quran is a reforming book, extols science and knowledge and abhors superstition.Tony Blair says the Al Quran is very practical and way ahead of its time in matters of women, marriage and governance.

Tony Blair praised the religion of Islam as "beautiful" and the Messenger of Islam Prophet Muhammad as being enormously the 'civilising force' for the success of this religion.

Tony Blair interest in the Al Quran is not equating interest in Islam with anxiety over extremism. It is his interest in finding out what moves and motivates a muslim.

With expanding muslim population in Britain and in particular in Europe I believe a third opinion on Islam through the Al Quran is going to add more height to Islam.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Islam Will Stand Tall

The Jihad Watch article on “Why Muslim Cultures Lag Behind” to me is like seeing things on the surface. It is biased and has no weight. The article is just bending and distorting the truth. The fact that Allah سبحان الله has blessed the middle- east countries with oil or “black gold” is evidence enough. The rest of the world has to depend on a country for oil reserve where the divine message came down through the Holy Prophet Muhammad

It is not a “happy geological accident” as the article says. It is a Sign to direct people who are conscious of the hereafter to the ultimate Truth.

‘Glory to (Allah) Who did take His servant for a Journey by night from the Sacred Mosque to the farthest Mosque, whose precincts We did bless,- in order that We might show him some of Our Signs: for He is the One Who heareth and seeth (all things).’ 17:1

One condition for understanding and grasping the message in the Quran is to believe in the Hereafter.

‘When thou dost recite the Quran, We put, between thee and those who believe NOT in the Hereafter, a veil invisible’ 17:45

Trapped in your own illusion of ignorance and weakness, until your believe, your mind rejects the Ultimate Truth.

The life of this world is alluring to those who reject faith, and they scoff at those who believe. But the righteous will be above them on the Day of Resurrection; for Allah bestows His abundance without measure on whom He will. 2.212

Islam will pervade and rise even higher up. It will stand tall as Burj Al Arab. All Praise and Glory to Allah

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Burj Al Arab Means End Of Times

Construction technology had greatly increased in this 21-st century. The recent advertisement of the world famous building Burj – Al Arab in Arab TV tells us one thing.

The Arabs and the world are fulfilling the prediction of the Holy Prophet Muhammad ( who said the following:

There will be no Judment – until very tall buildings are constructed (Reported by Abu Hurairah)

The Hour will not be established – till the people compete with one another in constructing high buildings (Bukhari)

Does this mean the world nearing Judgment Day! The Egyptian Pyramid was the tallest building on earth standing with a whopping height of 146.6 meters. It was the tallest structure ever built for nearly 4000 years. Why the world did not end during the Egyptian civilisation?

Look at the picture below and see the development of the skyscrapers’ height. Why at any point of the completed structures the world did not end?

The fact of the matter is that no one knows when the world ends. Only Allah (Glory Be With Allah) has the knowledge of its arrival and time.

They ask thee about the (final) Hour - when will be its appointed time? Say: "The knowledge thereof is with my Lord (alone): None but He can reveal as to when it will occur. Heavy were its burden through the heavens and the earth. Only, all of a sudden will it come to you." They ask thee as if thou Wert eager in search thereof: Say: "The knowledge thereof is with Allah (alone), but most men know not."

Verse 187 of chapter 7 is sufficient at this point to close the argument. I suppose the hadith quoted might be a fabrication of the modern theologians to deviate our attention from the Al Quran information.

To stop the end of times, we can propose to stop construction of tall buildings. However, this proposition might not be possible at all for small countries. It is not a value added proposition for any country. However, stopping construction of tall buildings will not uplift our spiritual development towards Allah (Glory Be With Allah).

What do you think?

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Technorati Affiliation HTFNNC25TZ8Y

Technorati is a vibrant social media for blogs. Today i get the code from technorati and post this it here HTFNNC25TZ8Y

Though technorati is not very popular than facebook but it is ok to stick with some conventional social media. Let see what happens to my Authority for this site in a week.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Using Socery

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President, have been accused of using supernatural powers to influence his policies with the country’s spiritual supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The President is using the works of Djinn (spirits).

If you ask me, I think the people who initiating such accusations should read this book on Djinn or Jinn. This is my first book in Islam. I have categorically identified who are the Djinns. Iran is the second largest oil reserves in the world. It has the world’s second largest natural gas around 15.8 percent.

Iran has more of those than Jinns :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

I Remembered Him As I wrote His Names

Have you tried writing the 99 names of Allah swt? Oh, I know you can simply buy a copy of the 99 names from bookstore. I know that will be your answer. However, you know I wrote out the 99 names of Allah swt on an exercise book 30 years ago (at the age of 19) The reason is not to firm up my Arabic calligraphy but to plagiarise the entire book because I had no money to purchase one.

I had the habit of going to the old National Library in Stamford Road. This building is now demolished and its place you can see an underground expressway. At the library I always vanish myself in the row of cabinet shelves that kept the reference books on Islam. That was my favourite spot every time.

One day I spotted a book on the 99 names of Allah swt. I got very immediately interested in the contents of the book. The book is about the names of Allah swt and its meaning. For example, the name AR Rahman

Meaning: The Beneficent

Eloboration: He who gives blessings and prosperity to all beings without showing disparity.

He who repeats this Name 100 times after each farz (obligatory) prayer will have a good memory, a keen awareness, and be free of a heavy heart.

As I realised the importance of that book I thought of getting one for myself so that I can keep it for my own reference. I started to write out all the names of Allah swt and its beneficial effects if repeated on an exercise book.

As I recalled that incident, I began to realise that what I did was something of a good deed to my soul. If I had just ignored the reading, I might have missed the benefit of writing Allah swt names. In today’s world, the comfort of Islam online prevents my calligraphy of the Holy names of Allah swt. I am sure I was blessed for writing Allah swt names. I remembered Him as I wrote His names.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Meaning Of Mahjooran

I have discovered the act that will lead me to the narrow pits of hell. You can read my last post here first before you continue this page. Here I want to discover the word “mahjooran”. I want to explain this word and get the meaning on a deeper level. I might find a way to prevent myself from falling into that category of people.

My life page is not a bed of roses. With Allah’s swt blessing I am born in an Islamic family. At least I can look forward to a better life in the hereafter. I find that it is futile to concentrate on this life. If I have to choose between this life and the next, I prefer the latter. The eternal life of bliss and complete happiness is what matters to me now.

The word Mahjooran مهجورا

I must understand the word ‘mahjooran’ correctly. Otherwise, I will be oblivious to its meaning and thereby attract harm in my next life. Life for the followers of Prophet Muahammad (sallalaa walaa Muhammad sallaahu alahi wasallam) became miserable after they openly declared the new faith. The unbelievers of Mecca persecuted them by way of torturing and even killing them. The non-believers also restrained trading with them.

As the situation became unbearable to the followers of Prophet Muahammad (sallalaa walaa Muhammad sallaahu alahi wasallam) with Allah (swt) permission Prophet migrated to Medina. Those who migrated to medina were termed as ‘Muhajir’.

The reason for migration is not to seek a short trip of sightseeing. It was a plan to run away from the evil surrounding them in Mecca. Their life and family were at stake. The Meccans persecuted and tortured them. They could not bear to live in Mecca. The migrants were ‘Muhajir’.

Allah has forgiven the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), the Muhajirun (Muslim emigrants who left their homes and came to Al-Madinah) and the Ansar (Muslims of Al-Madinah) who followed him (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) in the time of distress (Tabuk expedition), after the hearts of a party of them had nearly deviated (from the Right Path), but He accepted their repentance. Certainly, He is unto them full of Kindness, Most Merciful. 9:117

Verse 30 Chapter 25

The word ‘mahjooran’ is an offshoot of the word ‘muhajir’. In other words, to run away from something that is unbearable. It was true that the new message was unbearable to the Meccans then. In today’s context, how ‘unbearable’ it is to me (us)?

‘And the Messenger cried out: O my Lord! surely my people have treated this Quran as a forsaken thing.’

Ya Allah make this Al Quran easy for me and my family and friends. Ya Allah help us to understand and follow its commandments, Ameen.

Monday, April 11, 2011

My Best Sentence In The Al Quran

The best sentence in the Al Quran is chapter 2 verse 30:

"I know what ye know not."

“Surely I know what you do not know.”

“Surely I know that which ye know not.”

"I know that which you do not know."

The above are the various translations from the learners of Al Quran. The Arabic sentence is “aAAlamu ma la taAAlamoona”. The story is this. Allah swt decided that He wanted to create a new creature (man) whom to become the manager of earth. However, to this “announcement” the Angels replied on the negative part of man. They said:

qaloo atajAAalu feeha man yufsidu feeha wayasfiku alddimaa wanahnu nusabbihu bihamdika wanuqaddisu laka

They said: "Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?- whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?"

What! wilt Thou place in it such as shall make mischief in it and shed blood, and we celebrate Thy praise and extol Thy holiness?

Wilt thou place therein one who will do harm therein and will shed blood, while we, we hymn Thy praise and sanctify Thee?

"Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, - while we glorify You with praises and thanks and sanctify You."

The Meaning of Khalifa

The word khalifa means successor. The four people who took leadership after Prophet Muhammad (sallal laa hu ala Muhammad sallal laa hu alaihi wasallam) are also commonly known as successors. The next sentence spoken by the angels also explains the word khalifa.

Many great theologians said that the angels knew of the ‘other side of man’. This cannot be as only the Creator knows his creation as “He is the lord of the creation” Rabbul ala meen’ 1:1.( العالمين creation)

So where did the angels get the information that the successor will ‘shed blood and spoil the land’? Unless there was some observable evidence. The clue lies in their reply to Allah swt.

qaloo – They (angels) said

atajAAalu feeha – as a result of (this) make (new creation)

man yufsidu feeha– as a result(the creation) mars or spoils{ on the ground (ardli)}

wayasfiku alddimaa – spill blood (inferring sharp object is used)

What I am getting by this translation is getting a picture of violence and turbulence living on the ground (referred to arldli in Arabic). The word yufsidu comes from the word fasad which means decay, rot, decompose, become rotten, be spoiled, be putrid and so on.

The angels said spoils, decomposition and then violent shedding of blood. The predecessors of khalifas are violent creatures apparently attacking each other. The decomposition of bodies were more than the apparent attacks. This was what the angels saw on the ground. They saw full of dead bodies and attacks. Apparently, the creation before man had built in natural growth in them(sharp edges enough to gore another creature) to attack each other violently. The violence ends up in death everywhere. Decomposition was rampant.

So when Allah swt announced that there will be a successor on earth, the angels questioned and brought up to the attention of Allah swt what happened among the creation before man. They deduced that the successor might be more violent than the first one. I need to explore what kind of creation before the khalifa? But for now Allah swt answer ““aAAlamu ma la taAAlamoona” is the best sentence in the Al Quran.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Our Lord Condemn Us Not

It is interesting to note that to disregard the message of the Al Quran can be very harmful in the hereafter. Have I fully understood the message in the Al Quran? I do not think so. However, I have acknowledged that by having so much luxury in this life is one factor for me to forget about the message. By forgetting, the pain of the hereafter is going to unbearable to me. I have understood this in my last post here. I want to avoid that situation vehemently.

I wonder how to circumvent my forgetfulness of the message? I began to browse for a simple method in the Al Quran. It is in the last part of Al Baqara: 2-286

On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray:) "Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that which Thou didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; Help us against those who stand against faith."

In this verse, there is an answer for my weakness. Allah (laa ilaaha illallah wal laa hu akbar sububu haanallaahi walhamdulillah) has given me strength in this prayer. I just started this prayer before I go to sleep a week ago after my last post.

After a week of doing this prayer, I find myself lighter and relaxed. I do not feel tensed when I wake up. I feel that I am remembering Allah swt more and more. Alhamdu lillaa. All praise to Allah swt.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Disturbing Verse In the Al Quran

Today, I was very disturbed after reading a verse from the Al Quran. I was searching the Quran to find something on the’ intent’ of the Al Quran. In the process I stumbled upon a verse which has made me very sad.

I do not know the Arabic language to understand what was written in the Al Quran Sharif. Nor did I ever make an attempt to learn Arabic. My time in Singapore is much tight like other Muslims who live here. Mondays to Saturdays I will be very busy going to work to eke out a living. I spent most of my time at work. I only have a splash of the day for my other personal matters- like understanding what is message in the Al Quran.

A language can only be mastered if the person speaks that language from birth. To say the Arabic language is easy to pick up is foolish talk. You have to be practical. But with the Mercy of Allah we have a good amount of translations by different writers in English. But then the grasp of any language is also influenced by how well the language is used on a personal level.


The verse that is disturbing is verse 30 chapter 25

Waqala alrrasoolu ya rabbi inna qawmee ittakhathoo hatha alqurana mahjooran

The story is this. The people insinuated the Prophet salalaahu alahi wasalam said about the truthfulness in the message of the Prophet. They said:

‘tales of the ancient’ ‘copied or written’ ‘dictated to him morning and afternoon’.

They did not believe in Prophet Muhammad’s salalaahu alahi wasalam message. The disbelievers looked upon the message as ‘old fashion’. They said that Prophet Muhammad was telling a lie. They were happy with the way of their religion. They were happy with their lives. They also reasoned out Prophet Muhammad’s ability to remember the words by saying that ‘someone’ was dictating the entire read from a written source. This again is the weakness of human behaviour.

You can experience this kind of disagreement in our daily lives. Most disagreement happens when a proposed idea thought to affect personal growth. The next time when someone tells the negative side of another person, do not entertain such statements. There is always an ill intent in our hearts. We have to shy away from this thought for good.

The disbelievers also threw sarcasm against the prophet by questioning on his validity of the message as he himself a human. They said:

"Why does this Messenger (Muhammad salalaahu alahi wasalam) eat food, and walk about in the markets (as we). Why is not an angel sent down to him to be a warner with him?

"Or (why) has not a treasure been granted to him, or why has he not a garden whereof he may eat?"

"You follow none but a man bewitched."

Allah cursed them by saying “they cannot find a (Right) Path”

And whoever denies the truth will taste the blazing fire of hell. Allah says “and for those who deny the Hour, We have prepared a flaming Fire (i.e. Hell)”.

They will be thrown in a most uncomfortable, cramped “hell”. They ’will plead for destruction there and then!” How will you feel if you are placed in an extremely hot crammed place? It is the worst that can happen to anyone!

Allah will call those “allies” of those remorseful souls and ask them,

“Did you misguide My servants here”

Their gods /allies/auliyas answer will be:

“Glory be to You, it was not for us to take besides You any allies; indeed You gave them and their fathers luxury until they forgot the remembrance, and they were a lost people”

The root cause of not complying with Allah decree is summed up in the above verse. It was luxury or comfort that made them forget the hereafter. So it is alright to live a life from pay check to pay check. I am not remorseful at all for this kind of life. As long I do not forget Allah and His beloved messenger.

The worrying part is when our beloved Prophet Muhammad will say:

Waqala alrrasoolu ya rabbi inna qawmee ittakhathoo hatha alqurana mahjooran
And the Messenger (Muhammad salalaahu alahi wasalam) will say in the hereafter:

"O my Lord! Verily, my people deserted this Qur'an (neither listened to it, nor acted on its laws and teachings)”

And this verse is very disturbing to me. To desert Al Quran is to run away from it due to difficulty in complying with the message. The reason for non-compliance is that we are forgetful of God. If you think it is very uncomfortable to follow the Al Quran now you will be thrown into the narrow uncomfortable blazing crevice in the hereafter. Do you want that to happen to you?

Ya Allah protect me, my family and all muslims from falling into that category of people who desert the Al Quran.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

AL Quran

This is the picture of the Qur'an I have. I bought this Qur'an for $19/- dollars in 1984 in Bras Pasah Road. I was already working then in a government department known formerly as Land Office. My salary was only $430 dollars per month. After giving some portion of this to my mother, I still had a little money with me. Spending $19/- was big money in those days. I was 23 years old then.

Nevertheless, the quest of knowing what the intent of the Qur'an made that expense unnoticeable. When I got hold of this Qur'an I was very joyful as I wanted to understand Qur'an. I found a goldmine- that was how I felt.

Understanding Al Quran in those days was a tedious task. I was not a full time learner of Quran. I had to work for living. My mother sold spices in a stall and my only sister had just joined the teaching job. My father had passed away when I was a year old. Subsequently, my sister got married. However, until today she(two year elder than me) had been a supportive daughter in taking care of my mother, Aminah. May Allah bless her and her family in this life and the hereafter.

Currently I am using online software to learn the Qur'an. It is much easier to cross reference. These are my favorites:



While writing out this post I have just discovered this site in the Google search. Apart from Arabic grammar, syntax, this site shows morphological annotation and semantic ontology of the Arabic language. alhamdulliah


Apart from online resources on Al Quran, I still use the hardcopy for my daily recitation of my favorite sura Surah Waqia- the inevitable event. I have been reciting this surah without fail for the past 25 Years. I will start a page of its benefits in another page.

The late Abdullah Yusof Ali, whose writing known for clarity, translated this copy of the Qur’an that I have bought at the age of 23. You can purchase this copy at the link below. See you next time insha allah.