Category Archives: Paragons of the Qur’an

The Parable of the Hypocrites – Part 2

“The likeness is that of one who kindled a fire, and then when it had lit up all around them, Allah removed their light and left them in darkness, unable to see. Deaf, dumb and blind, they will not return. … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Hypocrites – Part 1

Allah, Exalted is He, says in Surah al-Baqarah concerning the hypocrites: “The likeness is that of one who kindled a fire, and then when it had lit up all around them, Allah removed their light and left them in darkness, … Continue reading

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Believers and Disbelievers

From amongst these ayat is His statement, “Allah puts forth an example of those who disbelieved: the wife of Nuh and the wife of Lut. They were under two of Our righteous servants but betrayed them, so these Prophets did … Continue reading

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The Idolater and the Believer

From among these ayat is His statement: “Allah puts forth an example: a man (slave) belonging to (many) disputing partners and another man (slave) belonging exclusively to one master – are they equal in comparison? All Praise be to Allah! … Continue reading

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Misspending and the Windstorm

From amongst these ayat is His statement, “Indeed, those who believe – never will their wealth or their children avail them against Allah at all, and those are the companions of the Fire, they will abide therein eternally. The example … Continue reading

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Spending for Allah’s Sake and Planting Grains

From among these ayat is His statement “The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allah is as the likeness of a grain which grows seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold … Continue reading

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The Caller and the Called

From among these ayat is His statement, “And the example of those who disbelieve is like that of one who shouts at what hears nothing but calls and cries (cattle or sheep). (They are) deaf, dumb and blind, so they … Continue reading

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Polytheists and the Fly

From among these ayat is His statement: “O mankind! A similitude is coined, so pay you heed to it: Verily those on whom you call besides Allah can never create (even) a fly though they combine together for the purpose. … Continue reading

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Those Who Associate Anything with Allah

From among these ayat is His statement, “So shun the filth of idols, and shun lying speech. Turning unto Allah (alone), not ascribing partners unto Him; for whosoever ascribes partners unto Allah, it is as if he had fallen from … Continue reading

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Bad Word and the Bad Tree – Part 2

“And the example of a bad word is like a bad tree, uprooted for the surface of the earth, not having any stability. And Allah keeps firm those who believe, with the firm word, in worldly life and in the Hereafter. … Continue reading

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