Category Archives: Chapter 3

Chapter 3: The Calls to the Ahl Al-Kitab

The ‘ahl al-kitab’ are almost universally understood to mean ‘the people of the bible’ who are the Jews and the Christians. The understanding contradicts the rest of Quran as The Bible is never mentioned as the book of Jews and … Continue reading

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nuh in Chapter 3

1.1 – 3/33: nuh is preferred alongside other personalities over the worlds

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Chapter 3: The Signs and System of the Messenger Prototype

The personality of isa in Quran has a major significance. Although he does not appear as many times as musa (136 times) or ibrahim (69 times) or nuh (43 times), we find he is given epithets that are unique. Isa … Continue reading

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isa in Chapter 3

4.1 – 3/45: isa is mentioned as kalimah from him, al-maseeh and wajeehan  (al-maseeh isa ibn maryam) 5.2 – 3/52: isa detects concealment from bani israil and calls them to help Allah.(isa) 6.3 – 3/55: Allah call isa, acts as … Continue reading

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The Preamble of Chapter 3 (Aali-Imran)

Chapters 2 and 3 of Quran are similar in the way they begin. In the case of Ch 2, before it launches into its long series of calls (starting from Vs 21), it begins with a formulation of human society … Continue reading

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(أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ) Utoo Al-Kitab and Variations in Ch 3

1 – 3:19 إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ الإِسْلامُ وَمَا اخْتَلَفَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ إِلا مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَهُمُ الْعِلْمُ بَغْيًا بَيْنَهُمْ وَمَنْ يَكْفُرْ بِآيَاتِ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ سَرِيعُ الْحِسَابِ In this context, it refers to justice and the witnessing of … Continue reading

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Ch 3 Vs 200 (The Closing Formula)

3:200 يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اصْبِرُوا وَصَابِرُوا وَرَابِطُوا وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ After the previous passage, those who have believed in it are given this one closing formula – to be enduring and doubly enduring. And to fortify themselves and … Continue reading

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