Noor

Selected verses of the Glorious Quran


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Sibghat-ul-Allah ( Colour of Allah)

صِبۡغَةَ ٱللَّهِ‌ۖ وَمَنۡ أَحۡسَنُ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ صِبۡغَةً۬‌ۖ وَنَحۡنُ لَهُ ۥ عَـٰبِدُونَ (١٣٨

(We take our) colour from Allah, and who is better than Allah at colouring. We are His worshippers. (138)

 

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I love this Ayah ( line) No. 138 from Chapter 2 of Surah Al-Baqara of the Holy Quran. May our beings be tainted with the colour of Allah and may our souls be painted and coloured with manners, way of living and actions most pleasing to Allah. Ameen.

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Mention of Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Jesus in the Holy Quran

Ayah (line) 136 of Chapter 2 , Surah Al Baqara ( The Cow) from the Holy Quran confirms that Muslims believe in past prophets and take them to be humans , just as the Holy Prophet Muhammad ( may Allah’s peace and blessings  be upon him) who sealed this line of Prophets. For Muslims, no Prophet is Allah’s son, but Prophets are humans and creations of Allah.
 
قُولُوٓاْ ءَامَنَّا بِٱللَّهِ وَمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيۡنَا وَمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَىٰٓ إِبۡرَٲهِـۧمَ وَإِسۡمَـٰعِيلَ وَإِسۡحَـٰقَ وَيَعۡقُوبَ وَٱلۡأَسۡبَاطِ وَمَآ أُوتِىَ مُوسَىٰ وَعِيسَىٰ وَمَآ أُوتِىَ ٱلنَّبِيُّونَ مِن رَّبِّهِمۡ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيۡنَ أَحَدٍ۬ مِّنۡهُمۡ وَنَحۡنُ لَهُ ۥ مُسۡلِمُونَ (١٣٦)
 
“Say: “We believe in Allah and that which is revealed to us, and in what was revealed to Ibrahim ( Abraham),Ismail ( Ishmael), Ishaq (Isaac), Yaqub (Jacob) and the tribes; to Musa (Moses) and Isa (Jesus) and the other prophets from their Lord (Allah). We make no distinction between any of them, and to Allah we have surrendered ourselves.”

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How is Muslim belief different from the belief of Jews and Christians

Ayah 135 of Chapter 2 ( Surah Al-Baqara) of the Holy Quran states:

 

وَقَالُواْ ڪُونُواْ هُودًا أَوۡ نَصَـٰرَىٰ تَہۡتَدُواْ‌ۗ قُلۡ بَلۡ مِلَّةَ إِبۡرَٲهِـۧمَ حَنِيفً۬ا‌ۖ وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكِينَ (١٣٥)

 

They said, “Become Jews or Christians, and you will find the right path.” Say: “Instead, (we follow) the faith of Ibrahim, the upright,- and he was not one of those who associate partners with Allah.” (135)

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Those who destroy Mosques

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Ayah 114 of Chapter 2 of the Holy Quran states as follows:

 

وَمَنۡ أَظۡلَمُ مِمَّن مَّنَعَ مَسَـٰجِدَ ٱللَّهِ أَن يُذۡكَرَ فِيہَا ٱسۡمُهُ ۥ وَسَعَىٰ فِى خَرَابِهَآ‌ۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ مَا كَانَ لَهُمۡ أَن يَدۡخُلُوهَآ إِلَّا خَآٮِٕفِينَ‌ۚ لَهُمۡ فِى ٱلدُّنۡيَا خِزۡىٌ۬ وَلَهُمۡ فِى ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ۬ (١١٤)

 

114. And who is more unjust than those who forbid that Allah’s Name be glorified and mentioned much (i.e. prayers and invocations, etc.) in Allah’s Mosques and strive for their ruin? It was not fitting that such should themselves enter them (Allah’s Mosques) except in fear. For them there is disgrace in this world, and they will have a great torment in the Hereafter.


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Dispute between Christians and Jews

 

Ayah 113 of  Chapter 2 of the Holy Quran states as follows:

 

وَقَالَتِ ٱلۡيَهُودُ لَيۡسَتِ ٱلنَّصَـٰرَىٰ عَلَىٰ شَىۡءٍ۬ وَقَالَتِ ٱلنَّصَـٰرَىٰ لَيۡسَتِ ٱلۡيَهُودُ عَلَىٰ شَىۡءٍ۬ وَهُمۡ يَتۡلُونَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ‌ۗ كَذَٲلِكَ قَالَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ مِثۡلَ قَوۡلِهِمۡ‌ۚ فَٱللَّهُ يَحۡكُمُ بَيۡنَهُمۡ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ فِيمَا كَانُواْ فِيهِ يَخۡتَلِفُونَ (١١٣)

 

And the Jews say the Christians follow nothing (true), and the Christians say the Jews follow nothing (true); yet both are readers of the Scripture. Even thus speak those who know not. Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that wherein they differ. (113)

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Mention of Hazrat Moosa (Moses) and Hazrat Isaa ( Jesus) in the Holy Quran

Most non-Muslims I have met are under the false impression that we do not believe in Hazat Moosa (Moses) or Hazrat Isa ( Jesus). Muslims infact believe in all Prophets including Moses and Jesus. The only difference between our faith and others is that we believe that Hazrat Muhammad (May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) closed the line of Prophets. He was the last Prophet to come to any nation on earth and completed the religion of Moses and Isa.

In Ayah 87 of Chapter 2 of the Holy Quran, Allah tells us that He gave Hazrat Moosa (Moses) the Scriptures and then after him he sent other messengers. Allah then mentions Hazrat Isaa ( Jesus), the son of Mariam ( Mary) and states He gave Hazrat Isa (Jesus) clear signs and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit. However, Allah then refers to the Banni Israel clan and asks them whether they will scorn each Apostle, whose message is not as per their convenience, and become arrogant and kill some of these messengers?

Relevant Translation below:

وَلَقَدۡ ءَاتَيۡنَا مُوسَى ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ وَقَفَّيۡنَا مِنۢ بَعۡدِهِۦ بِٱلرُّسُلِ‌ۖ وَءَاتَيۡنَا عِيسَى ٱبۡنَ مَرۡيَمَ ٱلۡبَيِّنَـٰتِ وَأَيَّدۡنَـٰهُ بِرُوحِ ٱلۡقُدُسِ‌ۗ أَفَكُلَّمَا جَآءَكُمۡ رَسُولُۢ بِمَا لَا تَہۡوَىٰٓ أَنفُسُكُمُ ٱسۡتَكۡبَرۡتُمۡ فَفَرِيقً۬ا كَذَّبۡتُمۡ وَفَرِيقً۬ا تَقۡتُلُونَ (٨٧)

And verily We gave unto Moses the Scripture and We caused a train of messengers to follow after him, and We gave unto Jesus, son of Mary, clear proofs (of Allah’s sovereignty), and We supported him with the Holy spirit. Is it ever so, that, when there cometh unto you a messenger (from Allah) with that which ye yourselves desire not, ye grow arrogant and some ye disbelieve and some ye slay? (87)

Most non-Muslims I have met are under the false impression that we do not believe in Hazat Moosa (Moses) or Hazrat Isa ( Jesus). Muslims believe in all Prophets including Moses and Jesus. The only difference between our faith and others is that we believe that Hazrat Muhammad (May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) closed the line of Prophets. He was the last Prophet to come to any nation on earth and completed the religion of Moses and Isa.

In Ayah 87 of Chapter 2 of the Holy Quran, Allah tells us that He gave Hazrat Moosa (Moses) the Scriptures and then after him he sent other messengers. Allah the mentions Hazrat Isaa ( Jesus), the son of Mariam ( Mary) clear signs and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit. However, Allah then refers to the Banni Israel clan and asks them whether they will scorn each Apostle, whose message is not as per their convenience, and become arrogant and kill some of these messengers?

Relevant Translation below:

وَلَقَدۡ ءَاتَيۡنَا مُوسَى ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ وَقَفَّيۡنَا مِنۢ بَعۡدِهِۦ بِٱلرُّسُلِ‌ۖ وَءَاتَيۡنَا عِيسَى ٱبۡنَ مَرۡيَمَ ٱلۡبَيِّنَـٰتِ وَأَيَّدۡنَـٰهُ بِرُوحِ ٱلۡقُدُسِ‌ۗ أَفَكُلَّمَا جَآءَكُمۡ رَسُولُۢ بِمَا لَا تَہۡوَىٰٓ أَنفُسُكُمُ ٱسۡتَكۡبَرۡتُمۡ فَفَرِيقً۬ا كَذَّبۡتُمۡ وَفَرِيقً۬ا تَقۡتُلُونَ (٨٧)

And verily We gave unto Moses the Scripture and We caused a train of messengers to follow after him, and We gave unto Jesus, son of Mary, clear proofs (of Allah’s sovereignty), and We supported him with the Holy spirit. Is it ever so, that, when there cometh unto you a messenger (from Allah) with that which ye yourselves desire not, ye grow arrogant and some ye disbelieve and some ye slay? (87)


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Illiterate men twisting Religion

In Ayahs 78 and 79 of Chapter 2 of the Holy Quran, Allah tells us about the ignorant and illiterate men of the Israelite clan who have no knowledge of religion except for the lies and vague ideas that they have created in their own minds. Such people wrongly write the scriptures from their own hands and then falsely declare that the scripture is from Allah, in order to reap materialistic worldly gains.  The Ayah ends with Allah telling us that only misfortune is for such people because what they have used their hands to do and because of whatever material gain they will receive.

 

Thing is this is not a problem of the past- this is a recurring problem of the present too- Priests, Imams, Healers, Scholars and even the average Joe twists religion to suit his/her tastes. There have been many versions of some religious scriptures and clearly man has behind these amendments for ulterior motives.

 

May Allah always makes us focused and clear headed to stick to the word of the Quran and the authentic Ahadith. Ameen.

 

Relevant Translation below:

 

وَمِنۡہُمۡ أُمِّيُّونَ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ إِلَّآ أَمَانِىَّ وَإِنۡ هُمۡ إِلَّا يَظُنُّونَ (٧٨) فَوَيۡلٌ۬ لِّلَّذِينَ يَكۡتُبُونَ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ بِأَيۡدِيہِمۡ ثُمَّ يَقُولُونَ هَـٰذَا مِنۡ عِندِ ٱللَّهِ لِيَشۡتَرُواْ بِهِۦ ثَمَنً۬ا قَلِيلاً۬‌ۖ فَوَيۡلٌ۬ لَّهُم مِّمَّا ڪَتَبَتۡ أَيۡدِيهِمۡ وَوَيۡلٌ۬ لَّهُم مِّمَّا يَكۡسِبُونَ (٧٩)

 

Among them are unlettered folk who know the Scripture not except from hearsay. They but guess. (78) Therefore woe be unto those who write the Scripture with their hands and then say, “This is from Allah,” that they may purchase a small gain therewith. Woe unto them for that their hands have written, and woe unto them for that they earn thereby. (79)

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