Notice the pause.
Notice where the verse ends.
“Whoever is mindful of Allah ﷻ, He will make a way out for them.” (65:3)
We’re always told to have hope in God. Trust in God. Be conscious of God. Hold onto God in the moments most difficult to you. God will provide a way.
And just like that, in a verse and surah which discusses divorce – the most difficult of personal circumstances – Allah ﷻ commands us to act honourably, promising He will find a better way for us.
Then it ends. Full stop. The verse ends. That chapter of pain is now closed.
This is a ‘morbid’ post, but bare with me. It gets better at the end…
If you have ever given a speech or taught a class, one of the most remarkable things to observe is which of your words stick with your audience. Which bit did you say changed their heart? I can think of numerous examples where I thought the audience would take one particular message away, but in…
Imagine a society where success was defined by morality, where a person’s wealth, colour and lineage were irrelevant compared to their piety.
“God does not burden any soul with more than it can bear” (2:286)
Tribulations drain us, overwhelm us, soak up every ounce of energy within us. In the eye of the storm, it is difficult to see anything other than the chaos and misery that fills our lives. In this time, we find words of comfort within the Quran to help us through.
Few people know this, but the Quran Club began its journey through a group of 40 very special people. I call them the ‘Founding 40’ – 40 people who, with little more than an email I wrote, donated over £500 each to begin the first stage of development for the app, alhamdulillah. No one but…
Today, that same whatsapp group has over 20,000 members across the world and, after 3.5 years of daily messages with half a page of Quran, we finally reach its completion: Our First Khatam! Alhamdulillah.
I found this a very thorough, informative and academic discussion on an issue which sadly attracts a lot of controversy. The summary is that the majority of scholars are in agreement for it, notably Imam Ahmed b. Hanbal, Imam Ibn al-Qayyim, Imam Ibn Ibn Qudamah Al-Maqdisi amongst others. However, there have been some who disagreed…
By Waqaar Butt One of the things I find most fascinating about the Arabic language is the use of synonyms to give similar meanings with a touch of nuance. For example, Qur’anic Arabic describes a ‘friend’ in ten (or more) different ways! Something which an English translation will never be able to reflect. I thought…
A year ago, we began the Quran Club, a project among 20 friends to encourage one another to read Quran Daily. The idea was simple: we send half a page of Quran every day along with the audio via facebook, twitter, email & whatsapp. That person then reads it in their own time.
The idea quickly caught on and 20 people became 10,000 and counting spread across the world.