Thoughts/Notes # 326-350

326.    It should be known: the nurturing of the Sahaabas (RAA) at the hands of the Prophet ﷺ was in itself an amazing miracle, since he ﷺ took those who were either very simple or very rough people and made them into conquerors of the world and universities in their own persons, only in the span of one generation, while this is something never before seen in the history of mankind. This I would say is one of the additional miracles of the Qur’an and of the Prophet ﷺ, and this cannot be ignored or sidelined as an evidence for Islam. Continue reading

(As pointed out) The mirage…

(As pointed out) The mirage mentioned in Surah an-Nur is a reference to delusions we run after, which have no reality behind them, such as wealth, power, etc.

It is said, and as…

It is said, and as is mentioned in a narration, that the first knowledge to go is that of Faraidh (Islamic Inheritance Law).

One of the answers about…

One of the answers about eternal reward for temporal actions is that the intention of the believer or disbeliever is taken into account. Thus, it would be the intention upon which they died and hoped to believe in and carry out “eternally” (or for as long as they live), thus the punishment is meted out accordingly.

(As was mentioned): In surah…

(As was mentioned): In surah az-Zumar (Chapter 39) there is a differentiation in the state of the dwellers of Paradise and those of the Hellfire. In the first case, it is an honor granted them, in the latter it is debasement. This is also pointed out by the construction of the Verses themselves, where the gates of Hellfire are opened quickly for the disbelievers as a torment and humiliation, but the gates of Paradise are opened with glory as an honor for the believers.

(As was mentioned) Indeed, the…

(As was mentioned) Indeed, the Qur’an was first revealed temporally to Muhammad (ﷺ) before he taught it to all people. But even metaphysically this is true, as [in the realm of true Divine Love] Muhammad (ﷺ) is the Habeeb receiving the message from the Habeeb, from Allah the Exalted.

For many people, there were/are…

For many people, there were/are times when their material state (for example, their economic situation) was so bad that they had no time or ability to look at others’ faults. We should be preoccupied like this at all times with our spiritual state, with our own faults and weaknesses, rather than make it a priority to snoop into others’ lives and deeds.