This website aims to post a few humble reminders about particular topics from an islamic perspective, and to encourage reflection upon the statements of the Quran. We forget to ponder over the ayaat of the Quran and sometimes recite whilst our minds are elsewhere. The articles hope to encourage people to move away from this superficial approach, inshaAllah.
It seems necessary to quote Ustadh Khurram Murad رحمه الله here, as his eloquent words sum up my intentions better than I would be able to do so:
“Weak in faith and obedience as I am, and unlearned, my first duty must be to confess my utter inadequacy to write this book. For, says Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, ‘Had We sent down this Qur’an upon a mountain, you would have seen it humbled and torn asunder by the fear of God . ‘ So how can any human being, let alone one so poor in knowledge and impure in spirit, presume to point the way to the majesty and mercy, the beauty and wisdom that is the Qur’an? (…)But the real strength and courage came from Allah’s promise: ‘Those who strive in Our cause for Our sake, surely We shall guide them in Our ways.’ And the Prophet’s words, blessings and peace be on him ‘Convey on my behalf even if it be one Ayah’ and ‘Best among you is the one who learns the Qur’an and teaches it’ seemed to make it almost a duty to be coveted.
My aim in writing this book is very modest. This is not a work of erudite scholarship. I am no learned mufassir, nor am I writing for scholars. I am not presuming to teach and guide, for I have no pretensions to that office. I am writing for those ordinary, inexpert and unlearned seekers after the Qur’an, especially the young men and women, who are struggling hard to fulfil their desire to understand, absorb and live the Qur’an, as I am doing myself. I am writing for students about things which I am learning myself. In this book, then, I write as one wayfarer to another, trying to share with him whatever I have found and grasped as useful as I have stumbled, with all my deficiencies, along the easy and rewarding road to and through the Qur’an. I am sure that they, with their greater sincerity, devotion and competence, will improve greatly upon what I have presented here.”
[Way to the Quran, by Khurram Murad]
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كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ لِّيَدَّبَّرُوا آيَاتِهِ وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ
(This is) a Book (the Quran) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember.