Category Archives: Chapter Studies

Chapter Breakdowns – 8/9 (Al-Anfal/At-Tawba)

8/1-14 : the statement of purpose of the chapter and how it relates to Allah and the messenger. The fundamental outline. systems of truth vs falsehood, justice vs oppression. 15-19: first call to those who believed. To stand firm in … Continue reading

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Chapter Breakdowns – 6 (Al-Anaam)

6/1-18: Fundamental metaphysics 6/19-30: First occurence of the whole Quran as a concept 6/30-73: more metaphysics 6/74-83: ibrahim’s experience in discovering Allah 6/84-90: the enumeration of the nabiyoon 6/91-94: the second occurence of the Quran as ‘this book’ 6/95-99: Allah’s … Continue reading

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Chapter Breakdowns – 7 (Al-Araf)

7/1-9: The ultimate system of Allah and the approach towards it. 7/10-25: The realisation of adam and his fall 7/26: The first call to the children of adam and their beatifications 7/27-30: The system of Allah and its dedication 7/31-34: … Continue reading

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Chapter Notes – Chapter 17 (Bani Israil)

– the only chapter to mention masjid al-aqsa (17/1) – mentions quran 9 times (11 if you include qur’an al-fajri) – the only chapter to mention the irreproducibility of Quran. – the only chapter to have the phrase ‘quran alone’ (17/46). … Continue reading

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Chapter Notes – Chapter 16 (An-Nahl)

– the only chapter to mention bees (16/68-69). – one of the two chapters to outline the revelation process with the ruh (16/98-103). The other passage starts with 29/192. – the only chapter to have the phrase ‘lil muslimeen’. – … Continue reading

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Chapter Notes – Chapter 15 (Al-Hijr)

– starts with the preservation of quran, the only chapter to do so from 15/1-9 – contains the famous ‘sab3a min al-mathany’ verse (15/87). – also has the warning against who read quran as torn up pieces (15/90-91).

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Chapter Notes – Chapter 14 (Ibrahim)

– the only chapter with the ‘rasool and language’ statement – the only chapter with shaitan’s promise (14/22) – the only chapter with the shajarah/kalimah comparison (14/24-27) – the only chapter with the ‘hadha balaghun lin-naas’ statement (14/53)

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