Category Archives: Chapter Breakdowns

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 Breakdowns – 5 (Al-Maidah)

5/1 : Call to amanoo – single word passage: talks about getting a stable or constant blessing from Allah. 5/2-5: Call to amanoo – about the perfection of the system. What needs to be done, what are the signs and rewards. … Continue reading

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Chapter Breakdowns – 4 (An-Nisaa)

4/1-18: Call to humankinds – social practices like looking after the orphans etc. Also social control and wealth distribution. 4/19-28: Call to amanoo – first call to believers where they are to take care of the unfortunate ones in society. 4/29-42:  … Continue reading

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Chapter Breakdowns – 3 (Aali Imran)

3/1-63: Preamble – talks about the system of islam. I feel verses 18-19 to be the centre of this passage. 35-63: the story of Eesa. What if we link it back to 1-34? 3/64-69: Call to the ahl al-kitaab asking them about … Continue reading

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Chapter Breakdowns – 2 (Al-Baqarah)

1-20 : Preamble – process of questioning, focussing and enacting and its rejection. This leads to mischief on earth. 21-39 : Call to the People –  where he is in the world, his relationship with God. 30-39: Adam is mentioned showing his fall … Continue reading

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