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Know the Holy Quran | Author: Tayyaba Kassam

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This forum is dedicated to discussions related to the 'Know the Holy Quran' of each issue that shall be the responsibility of Tayyaba.

Tayyaba: Please put forward your ideas and topics for next few issues and anything else that you want to share in relation to the Cover Story.
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Postby Tayyaba » 31 Oct 2006, 20:13

Salaam Alaikum BIZ Team ..

Hope you all are in the best of health.

I have the Following topics in mind and am pretty confused as to what to start off with so i shall need ideas from you all :-

1.) An article on the authenticity of the Quran and that it is in its original arrangement.
2.) Knowing Allah through the Windows of the Holy Quran
3.) To start with the introduction of Quran
4.)To start doing tafsir of sura's of the holy Quran
5.) Miraculous nature of Quran
6.) Bieng Companion of Quran
7.) Never forget …THE ONLY GUIDE IS QURAN

And about the Tafseer i believe that the following people are authentic right?

1.) Pooya yazdi
2.) Tafsir al mizan
3.) Mir ahmed ali
4.) M H Shakir

HOPE TO HEAR FROM ALL OF YOU SOON.. :)
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Postby Muhammad Mahdi » 01 Nov 2006, 20:55

Which articles do you think are more important in relation to the state of our community?
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Postby Tayyaba » 01 Nov 2006, 21:46

In relation to the state of our community i think the 2nd,6th or 7th topic will be good ..rite?
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Postby Muhammad Mahdi » 01 Nov 2006, 22:02

Hasin had suggested that tafsir of some ayats should be done.

I think you could do an ayat or two of tafsir, why the aya was revelead, where etc.
No 2 is good

I think the miraculous nature of the quran should be discussed to arm the youths against the attackers of islam

No 6 and 7 too could be discussed.

Do you think articles about numbers 2, 5, 6 and 7 can take up 2-3 pages of A5?
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Postby Tayyaba » 15 Nov 2006, 21:54

Salaam Alaikum BIZ team...

Pray you all are in good health :)
Okay i have come up with what to write in the first n second issue..that is Sura Fajr..coz i believe it has some relation to do with muharam..nyways i m searchin more on this..what u all think?
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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH (S.W.T) THE MOST BENEFICIENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL.

Journey through the Sura Al-Fajr:
The Dawn (Chapter 89)

"Allah forgives the mistakes of whoever recites Sura Fajr on the
'Ten Nights' (i.e., the first ten nights of Zul-Hajj), and it will
become a light on Dooms Day for the one who recites it at other
times (of the year)." – Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w)


This is a unique surah in its style, and in its true nature, ties in with new beginnings and the commemoration of events of Karbala and Imam Hussein (a.s). This sura like many other suras was revealed at Mecca and has 30 verses.

At any rate, these great rewards and outstanding merits are for the ones who recite the Sura as a preparation for their own self-improvement and self-perfection.
Verses
There are several oaths mentioned in the first part of the Sura that have no precedent and are primarily for warning the transgressors about the divine punishment.

1- ‘’By the Dawn’’ and 2 -' By the Ten Nights

The term / fajr / originally means 'break open', and since the light of the dawn breaks the dimness of night it is called / fajr /.
On the other hand, some commentators have said that it means ' break of dawn at the beginning of Muharram (the first month of the Muslim new year). ‘ Introducing this Sura as Imam Hussein (a.s) may be for the reason that the clear example of the 'peaceful soul', mentioned at the end of the Sura, is Imam Hussein’s soul, as the idea has also been cited from Imam Sadiq (a.s) about the same verses.
Still, others have commented on it as meaning ' break of dawn on the day of the Feast of Sacrifice ' where the important rituals of the pilgrimage to Mecca are fulfilled and it follows close to the Ten Nights.
Finally, there are some who have commented on it as meaning ' break of dawn for the month of Ramadan', or ' break of dawn on Fridays'.
Overall, the verse has such a broad meaning that involves all the above commentaries, though some of its examples are clearer and more important than the others.
Some have considered it’s meaning even beyond this and have said that the objective point for the term ' break of dawn ' is ' any light that glitters in the dark '.
Therefore, the glitter of the light of Islam and Mohammad (s.a.w) in the gloom of ignorance, at that time, is one of the examples of / fajr ' break of dawn ‘. In addition, the glitter of the break of dawn for the Rise of Imam Mahdi (a.s), when the world will be completely darkened by corruption, transgression and injustice is considered another example of this.
The rise of Imam Hussein on the bloody plains of Karbala, is another example, when he pulled back the black curtains of deceit revealing the tyrannies of the Ummayides and unveiling the real face and nature of those devils.
Furthermore, all the Divine revolutions that have occurred in the history of the world, against disbelief, ignorance, transgression and cruelty are, also, examples of fajr.
Light of wakefulness that appears of one who sins if it turns him towards repentance that is known as fajr. Awakening is shift of consciousness in which thinking and awareness separate and it is not an event but a purpose one undergoes. Of course, this is an expansion on the concept of the verse, while the apparent meaning of the verse has the same meaning / fajr / with the sense of ' the break of dawn '.
Commentators say that the ‘Ten nights’’ refer to either the first ten nights of zul-hajj, or the last ten nights of Mahe Ramadan or the first ten nights of Muharram.
In any event, the oath to these ten nights is an evidence of their great importance, since oaths are always made to very important things.

3- "By the Even and the Odd."

This is another mystic expression. It may mean all the things, for in them are the even and odd ones, or it may mean opposite in sexes and energies and the other qualities in men, material and the natural phenomena active in the universe.

4- And by the Night when it Departs

What an interesting concept!!! The movement of the night is in relation to night, itself, (the term / yasr / based on / sura / ' to walk at night ' here, is written as an analogy instead of /yasri/ due to the pause at the end of the verse) as if ' night ' were a living creature with senses and movement and travelled in the darkness, by itself, moving toward a bright dawn. An Oath taken to the darkness which moves to light, a moving darkness not a stationary one. Darkness is frightening when it becomes fixed and still but when there is movement to light it becomes valuable.
Although, if it refers to a definite night, relating to the previous oaths, it means the night before ' the Feast of Sacrifice ' when the pilgrims of Mecca go from 'Arafat to the Sacred Monument, /muzdalafah/, and, spending the night in that sacred place, go toward Mina at sunrise. (T place on the night before ' the Feast of Sacrifice ' and sees, with his own eyes, the exact meaning of this verse:

5-"Is there (not) in this an oath for those who have sense’’

Truly in this in that there is an oath for those who have understanding. /HIJR/ in this context means understanding. If I summarize this ayah, Is this not enough evidence in this phenomena for people who have intellect so having told us that At the end of ignorance there is knowledge, at the end of night there is day, at the end of sleep there is consciousness and that the nature of creation is always to be in constant movement towards wakefulness.
It does not end here…there is more to this surah which we all have to learn from.

Therefore I conclude by saying that ‘’ If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.”

Bibliography
- The Holy Quran with special notes from Agha Pooya Yazdi
- http://www.irib.ir/worldservice/quran/t ... tents1.htm
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Postby Tayyaba » 19 Jan 2007, 00:10

Please give me your views as to how my 1st article is ?? or should i make any changes??
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Postby Muhammad Mahdi » 07 Mar 2007, 16:58

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH (S.W.T) THE MOST BENEFICIENT, THE MOST MERCIFUL.

Journey through the Sura Al-Fajr:
The Dawn (Chapter 89)

"Allah forgives the mistakes of whoever recites Sura Fajr on the
'Ten Nights' (i.e., the first ten nights of Zul-Hajj), and it will
become a light on Dooms Day for the one who recites it at other
times (of the year)." – Prophet Muhammad (saw)


This is a unique surah in its style, and in its true nature, ties in with new beginnings and the commemoration of events of Karbala and Imam Hussein (as). This sura was revealed in Mecca and has 30 verses.

At any rate, these great rewards and outstanding merits are for the ones who recite the Sura as a preparation for their own self-improvement and self-perfection.

Verses
There are several oaths mentioned in the first part of the Sura that have no precedent and are primarily for warning the transgressors about the divine punishment.

1- ‘’By the Dawn’’ and 2 -' By the Ten Nights

The term / fajr / originally means 'break open', and since the light of the dawn breaks the dimness of night it is called / fajr /.

On the other hand, some commentators have said that it means ' break of dawn at the beginning of Muharram (the first month of the Muslim new year). ‘ Introducing this Sura as Imam Hussein (a.s) may be for the reason that the clear example of the 'peaceful soul', mentioned at the end of the Sura, is Imam Hussein’s soul, as the idea has also been cited from Imam Sadiq (a.s) about the same verses.

Still, others have commented on it as meaning ' break of dawn on the day of the Feast of Sacrifice ' where the important rituals of the pilgrimage to Mecca are fulfilled and it follows close to the Ten Nights.

Finally, there are some who have commented on it as meaning ' break of dawn for the month of Ramadan', or ' break of dawn on Fridays'. Overall, the verse has such a broad meaning that involves all the above commentaries, though some of its examples are clearer and more important than the others.

Some have considered it’s meaning even beyond this and have said that the objective point for the term ' break of dawn ' is ' any light that glitters in the dark '.
Therefore, the glitter of the light of Islam and Muhammad (saw) in the gloom of ignorance, at that time, is one of the examples of / fajr ' break of dawn ‘. In addition, the glitter of the break of dawn for the Rise of Imam Mahdi (atfs), when the world will be completely darkened by corruption, transgression and injustice is considered another example of this.

The rise of Imam Hussein on the bloody plains of Karbala, is another example, when he pulled back the black curtains of deceit revealing the tyrannies of the Ummayides and unveiling the real face and nature of those devils.

Furthermore, all the Divine revolutions that have occurred in the history of the world, against disbelief, ignorance, transgression and cruelty are, also, examples of fajr.
Light of wakefulness that appears of one who sins if it turns him towards repentance that is known as fajr. Awakening is shift of consciousness in which thinking and awareness separate and it is not an event but a purpose one undergoes. Of course, this is an expansion on the concept of the verse, while the apparent meaning of the verse has the same meaning / fajr / with the sense of ' the break of dawn '.

Commentators say that the ‘Ten nights’’ refer to either the first ten nights of zul-hajj, or the last ten nights of Mahe Ramadan or the first ten nights of Muharram. In any event, the oath to these ten nights is an evidence of their great importance, since oaths are always made to very important things.

3- "By the Even and the Odd."


This is another mystic expression. It may mean all the things, for in them are the even and odd ones, or it may mean opposite in sexes and energies and the other qualities in men, material and the natural phenomena active in the universe.

4- And by the Night when it Departs


What an interesting concept! The movement of the night is in relation to night, itself, (the term / yasr / based on / sura / ' to walk at night ' here, is written as an analogy instead of /yasri/ due to the pause at the end of the verse) as if ' night ' were a living creature with senses and movement and traveled in the darkness, by itself, moving toward a bright dawn. An Oath taken to the darkness which moves to light, a moving darkness not a stationary one. Darkness is frightening when it becomes fixed and still but when there is movement to light it becomes valuable.

Although, if it refers to a definite night, relating to the previous oaths, it means the night before ' the Feast of Sacrifice ' when the pilgrims of Mecca go from 'Arafat to the Sacred Monument, /muzdalafah/, and, spending the night in that sacred place, go toward Mina at sunrise.


5-"Is there (not) in this an oath for those who have sense’’

Truly in this there is an oath for those who have understanding. /HIJR/ in this context means understanding. If I summarize this ayah, Is this not enough evidence in this phenomena for people who have intellect so having told us that at the end of ignorance there is knowledge, at the end of night there is day, at the end of sleep there is consciousness and that the nature of creation is always to be in constant motion towards wakefulness.

It does not end here…there is more to this surah which we all have to learn from.

Therefore I conclude by saying that ‘’ If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.”

Bibliography
- The Holy Quran with special notes from Agha Pooya Yazdi
- http://www.irib.ir/worldservice/quran/t ... tents1.htm

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Postby Tayyaba » 07 Mar 2007, 22:07

COOL THANKS.
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Postby Tayyaba » 03 May 2008, 21:08

Salaam.
Below you will find article for the next issue.

In The Name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful

Journey through the Sura Al-Fajr:
The Dawn (Chapter 89)
Part 2


This is the 2nd part of the series of the continuation in pondering over (taddabur) on the verses of the Holy Qur’an and our focus on Suratul Fajr, ayahs 6, 7, 8 and 9:

6) Have you not considered how your Rabb dealt with ‘Ad?
7) Of Iram, Holder of the pillars?
8) Whose like had not been created in the Lands


Taking the above verses into account, let us pose for a moment and ask ourselves, why Allah (s.w.t.) reminds us about the people of ‘Ad and the holders of the pillars? How does it affect us in our daily routine lives? What do we mean by change? Is a human being in a state of stagnation or can he transcends to reach the full potential? Can we as individuals and as a society take responsibility of our own actions? Let us ponder!!

The people of ‘Ad possessed a lot of lofty buildings, the like of which were not created in the land. Here Allah (s.w.t) gives us a historical reference of people who did not have an understanding of awakening, who did not awaken to consciousness, who did not make use of all the signs around them to understand what reality is so that they may be able to reach their full potential.

Who were the people of ‘Ad and what were their characteristics?

‘Ad is situated in Ahkaf. The noble Prophet Hud was sent to the people of ‘Ad. They were people who were very strong very powerful very arrogant. They worshipped idols. Prophet Hud (a.s) spent a long time preaching to them, to worship the one and only creator Allah (s.w.t). They were stubborn and did not want to change their ways.

Allah (s.w.t.) sent a severe punishment by sending a drought, but they still did not believe and did not change their ways, the people of ‘Ad mocked him. Prophet Hud warned them a greater punishment but they just ignored him.

When the hardship became really hard the people of ‘Ad came to prophet Hud (a.s) and asked him to pray for rain, He, the prophet exceeded to their wishes and the people had food again but then they forgot Allah (s.w.t.) and went back to their own ways and refused to correct themselves, they became so arrogant and told the prophet to bring them the punishment that Allah (s.w.t) is saying and threatening them with if he was truthful to his words. Thereafter; the people saw a dark cloud coming, thinking it was rain the people gathered underneath it however as history tells us that it was a blast of strong violent wind and it killed the people of Ad’. Very few who believed prophet Hud were saved from this calamity.

When we look at this whole event, we find that when we are not open to change. Is it not true that we are so stubborn and so set in our ways that we hate change!! This actually relates to us, as we do not open ourselves to reality, hence; the result can be seen through the history.

9) And the (tribe) Thamood who carved out the rocks in the valley

It is interesting to note that the people of Thamood used to carve buildings out of the huge rocks in the mountains. Evidently, Prophet Saleh was sent to them.

They called out for prophet Saleh and told him that if he was truthful, then he would bring them a sign from His lord. And Allah (s.w.t.) sent a sign to them of a she camel. It was commanded by Allah (s.w.t) that the she camel would drink up all the spring water one day and the people of Thamood would drink from it another day.

The people of Thamood still did not change their ways. This showed their intrinsic stubbornness. Prophet Saleh also warned them that if they harmed the she camel they would be punished by Allah (s.w.t.).

The pride and stubbornness of people of thamood caused them to kill the she camel. Thereafter; they went to the prophet and told him, “O Saleh! Bring us of what you threaten us with if you are the messenger of God.” He, the prophet asked the people to repent and seek God’s forgiveness within 3 days, but they did not change and mocked the prophet, ultimately, The Almighty Allah (s.w.t) sent a thunder bolt from the sky and there was an earthquake and it destroyed the people of Thamood.


A great lesson for us today and for all coming generations! The idea is to open up because we are cluttered up with so many material things therefore we need to be able take some time and space out of this some space-consciousness. To really understand that “jannah” it is right here in the midst of us but our naked eyes cannot perceive. To be able to see and feel that jannah, we need to open our eyes, ears and mind of our souls!

Inshallah we will continue with the surah, in the next issue to come !!

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- The Holy Quraan
- http://www2.irib.ir/worldservice/quran/tafser/15.htm
- Special notes from Agha Pooya Yazdi
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Article from shiasisters.net

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Kaf Ha Ya Ain Swad ڪٓهيعٓص
The Explanation of these Letters in Light
of Imam Hussain(a.s.)’s Martyrdom

These words are from the concealed codes regarding which Allah informed His Servant the Prophet Zakariyah (a.s.) and regarding which it was revealed to the Holy Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w.s.).
Prophet Zakariyah (a.s.) asked his Lord to teach him the names of the Five Pure Ones, to which Jibra'eel descended and taught him the five names. Whenever Prophet Zakariyah (a.s.) recited the four names, Mohammad (s.a.w.s.), Ali (a.s.), Fatemah (a.s.) and Hasan (a.s.), his heart would be enlightened and his sorrow would part away, but when he took the name of Husain (a.s.) he would become sorrowful and turn restless. One day he asked Allah Almighty, "My Lord! When I utter the names of these four Pure Personalities, my sorrow parts away, but when I take the name of Husain, I turn sorrowful and weep & wail." Then Allah, the Mighty the Sublime revealed to him regarding Kaf, Ha, Ya, Ain, Swad.

Kaf stands for Karbala,
Ha for Halakah (perdition) of the Prophet's Household,
Ya for Yazid, the oppresser and murderer of Husain (a.s.),
Ain for Atash (thirst), and
Swad for (Sabr) Patience and forbearance of Husain.

When Prophet Zakariyah heard this he was so much grieved that for three consecutive days he refused to come out of his place of worship and did not permit people to meet him, and remained grief-stricken and wept profusely. And he recited the following elegy: “O Lord! Will you let the best of Creatures see the plight of his son? O Lord! Will you allow this disaster to fall upon his House-hold? O Lord! Will you let Ali and Fatemah wear the dress of grief and will they witness this calamity"?
He (Prophet Zakariyah) would always say, "O Lord! Bestow upon me with a son who would be the light of my eyes in my old-age, and when you present me with a son make my love intense for him and then let me taste the grief of his loss as Your Friend Mohammad (s.a.w.s.) who will mourn the death of his son. Thus Allah blessed Prophet Zakariyah (a.s.) with a son Prophet Yahya (a.s.) whose death was mourned by Prophet Zakariyah. Prophet Yahya (a.s.)'s period of (his mother's) pregnancy was six months similar to that of Imam Husain (a.s.)."

(This tradition has been quoted from Imam Mahdi a.s. – Nafsul Mahmoom)
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Postby Muhammad Mahdi » 04 May 2008, 21:17

how about if we save the shiasisters one for the next issue?
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Postby Tayyaba » 27 Sep 2009, 20:46

when is the next issue coming out???
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