Category Archives: Conceptual Studies

Momentous Events: Pt 4 (Ch 3 and 4)

Thanks to Qamar who found these two verses on ETS in Ch. 3. I completely missed these two myself but managed to find them in Ch 4 (after completely doubting my earlier opinion that Ch 4 lacked any references to … Continue reading

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Momentous Events: Pt 2 (Listing)

Chapter 2: Vs 48; 123; 254 Chapter 3: Vs 106 (special thanks to Qamar); 176&185 (thanks to RP) Chapter 5: Vs 116-120 Chapter 6: 12-16;  22-23; 30-32; 36; 51; 60-62; 128, 130 Chapter 7: 4-9; 14-18; 24-25;  36-50;  84; 167; … Continue reading

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Momentous Events: Pt 3 (Ch 1 and 2)

Chapter 1 has no such scenario Chapter 2 has three which are almost alike in meaning. They are 2/48, 2/123 and 2/254. They say: a. Be aware of a day (wa attaqoo yawma) b. No nafs will avail another for … Continue reading

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Momentous Events: Pt 1 (Introduction)

I had been thinking about this for some years now but had been daunted by the sheer magnitude of the project. However, this subject has become more and more relevant to me due to my reading of the ‘makkan suras’ … Continue reading

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Gender Concepts: pt 2 (4/34)

In 4/34, a very famous verse, we see the use of rijal and nisaa as a pair. Rijaal are said to be ‘qawwamoon 3ala’ nisaa. Qawwamoon with the middle shadda here shows that they are those who will establish the … Continue reading

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Gender Concepts: Pt 1 (Introduction)

The concept of rijal and nisaa traditionally expresses gender roles in Quran. However, this may not be true for the following reasons: 1. There is another pair which shows biological gender and that is dhakr and untha which connotes biological … Continue reading

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