Saturday 21 April 2018

THE DERIVATIVES OF THE WORD “DAY”

We saw that the singular “day” (yewm) is mentioned 365 times, and the plural of it, 30 times in the Quran. All of the derivatives of the word “day” are used 475 times. This means that the singular, plural and […]

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ADAM AND JESUS

The 59th verse of the sura “The Family of Imran” points to a similarity between Adam and Jesus. There is no other comparison like that between any other

INTOXICANTS, GAMBLING, IDOLS, FORTUNE ARROWS: DIRTINESS AND THE DEVIL’S WORK

The 90th verse of the sura “The Feast” refers to: 1- intoxicants (khamr), 2- gambling (maysir), 3- idols (ansab), 4- fortune arrows (azlam); and then describes these with

THE STAGES OF CREATION AND THE HUMAN BEING

Verse 67 of the sura “The Believer” and verse 14 of the sura “The Believers” refer to the stages of the creation of the human being. (We examined

NEAR AND FAR

The related words “near” (zulfa) and “far” (azal) are used with all their derivatives equally in the Quran, 10 times each.

EVIL AND MANY

We see in the Quran that many people do evil things. The words “evil” (sea) and “many” (kesir) and their derivatives are used 167 times each in the

DISEASE AND TO HARM

“Disease” (marada) causes “torment-harm” (eza) to people. In the Quran, these two words and all their derivatives are used equally, 24 times each. Below are two examples of

TO READ AND TO SEEK REFUGE

When we start reading the Quran, we should start by seeking refuge from the devil by saying “Euzu Billahimin eshsheytanirracim” because it is said as such in the

Men of Wisdom and Mad

All through the Quran the term “men of wisdom” (al-albab) is used 16 times. The opposite, “mad” (mecnun/cinnet) is also used 16 times in the Quran. Below are

THE SUN, SHADOW, EAST-WEST AND A LIGHT

We all know the relation between the “sun” and the “shadow.” The Quran also draws attention to this relation. All the derivatives of these related words, “sun” (shems)