Category Archives: Chapter 2

The Sun: Chapter 2

2:258 أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِي حَاجَّ إِبْرَاهِيمَ فِي رَبِّهِ أَنْ آتَاهُ اللَّهُ الْمُلْكَ إِذْ قَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ رَبِّيَ الَّذِي يُحْيِي وَيُمِيتُ قَالَ أَنَا أُحْيِي وَأُمِيتُ قَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْتِي بِالشَّمْسِ مِنَ الْمَشْرِقِ فَأْتِ بِهَا مِنَ الْمَغْرِبِ فَبُهِتَ الَّذِي كَفَرَ وَاللَّهُ … Continue reading

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(ر ح م) Rahama/Womb/Womblike in Ch 2

1 – 2:0 بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ As with all basmalahs, 2/0 opens a new chapter. In this case, the RnR is linked to the process of Questioning, Focussing and Enacting. This may be a means of attaining RnR. 2 … Continue reading

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Ch 2 Vs 286 (Prayer of the Soul) pt 3

The last part of this aya 2/286 is a prayer. This prayer symbolises the deep desire of the soul as well the intent of the chapter itself. The soul cries out to its lord not to ‘take it’ if it … Continue reading

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Ch 2 Vs 286 (Prayer of the Soul) pt 2

We are told that Allah does not burden a soul except what it bear. Therefore the soul must be strengthened (though ibadah/worship) in order for it to reach the tremendous levels necessary for it to perform. This is done by … Continue reading

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Ch 2 Vs 284 (The Summary of the Soul) pt 2

The heaven and the earth here which belongs to Allah, I believe refers to the nafs. Whatever we reveal or conceal of the nafs will be calculated by Allah, resulting in our protection/maghfirah or suffering. This is also linked with … Continue reading

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Ch 2 Vs 284 (The Summary of the Soul) pt 1

2:284 لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ وَإِنْ تُبْدُوا مَا فِي أَنْفُسِكُمْ أَوْ تُخْفُوهُ يُحَاسِبْكُمْ بِهِ اللَّهُ فَيَغْفِرُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ وَيُعَذِّبُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَاللَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ   These 3 ayat (284-286) begin a ‘nafs bracket’ (they begin … Continue reading

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Ch 2 Vs 283 (Contracts While Travelling)

2:283 وَإِنْ كُنْتُمْ عَلَى سَفَرٍ وَلَمْ تَجِدُوا كَاتِبًا فَرِهَانٌ مَقْبُوضَةٌ فَإِنْ أَمِنَ بَعْضُكُمْ بَعْضًا فَلْيُؤَدِّ الَّذِي اؤْتُمِنَ أَمَانَتَهُ وَلْيَتَّقِ اللَّهَ رَبَّهُ وَلا تَكْتُمُوا الشَّهَادَةَ وَمَنْ يَكْتُمْهَا فَإِنَّهُ آثِمٌ قَلْبُهُ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ عَلِيمٌ   The exceptional clause while travelling shows … Continue reading

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