Category Archives: Aspects

The Sun-Day Chapter Triplets in Quran (Ch 91,92,93)

Natural phenomena is a key feature in Quran. In our understanding, these phenomena is for us to ponder and give a concrete imagery to Quranic concepts. Perhaps the best example of this is in the story of Ibrahim, the second … Continue reading

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The Twin Insan Related Chapters in Quran: Ch 75 and 76

Towards the end of the Quranic text, it is far easier to find the word ‘insan’ (referring to the weaker aspect of the human being, as opposed to the jinn aspect). This shows that the end chapters are far more … Continue reading

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Seven Chapters before Summaries – A Study of Chapters 50-56

The structure of Quran is amazing in its ability to deliver subtleties of the message. There are a number of chapter groups but none so difficult to pin down as Chapters 50-56 and 36-39. These groups do not have as … Continue reading

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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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Analyzing Calls to Humankind

Quran, far from being a dry legal text, is one which engages with its readers and maximises their reading experience. There are a number of literary tools which are used to awaken various experiences in the readers’ souls. One of … 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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The Twin Closing Formulations of Quran

The arrangement of Quran is the best tool we have for understanding its message. This is because – as Muslims tend to believe – it was Allah Himself who inspired its compilation. Hence its compilation must be the most optimum … Continue reading

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