Category Archives: Quran Reflection

My Parents Child

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim Years before ever having children, I made myself a serious promise. I would NEVER turn into my father or my mother. I recall expanding on  my mental list of the many things I would do differently when I … Continue reading

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Al Fajr

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim Al Fajr By the dawn And the ten nights And the even and the odd O you tranquil soul! Return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing [al-Fajr: 1-3; 27-28] Loftiness is attained in accordance to one’s struggles, And … Continue reading

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COVID

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomever Allah guides there is … Continue reading

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Rang (Colour)

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillah-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim   Raath ke andheron mein Guftagoo aapse hein Sargooshi aapse hhein, Justajoo aapse hein… Aap mein ghum ho jaana tamanna hein humey Dilo saaz ,sans, hamd aapke liye hein… Talab dil mein fakat hamare hein badtii Hum dilo … Continue reading

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Takmeel Reflections from students of Route 114

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim Nahmaduhu wa nusalli ala rasoolihil kareem amma ‘baad, fa a’uzu billahi mina shaytwan nir rajeeem Bismillah hirahman nirraheem Assalam walikum wa rahmatulla hi wa barakatuhu dear sisters, Allah commands us in surah Qaf, to ponder … Continue reading

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Islaam and tolerance

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) Since we need to understand what the Qur’an teaches about religious tolerance we must first define what tolerance is According to the Cambridge Dictionary … Continue reading

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Halloween

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) “And those who do not witness falsehood, and if they pass by some evil play or evil talk, they pass it by with dignity” … Continue reading

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The small thin girl and the leaf

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)  She was a small thin girl with a mole on her face. But what she told our seventh standard class many years ago still … Continue reading

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Fear of the Lord

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)  لَوْ أَنْزَلْنَا هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ عَلَىٰ جَبَلٍ لَرَأَيْتَهُ خَاشِعًا مُتَصَدِّعًا مِنْ خَشْيَةِ اللَّهِ ۚ وَتِلْكَ الْأَمْثَالُ نَضْرِبُهَا لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ   If We had sent down … Continue reading

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Itehad (Unity)

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)  وَاعْتَصِمُواْ بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعاً وَلاَ تَفَرَّقُواْ وَاذْكُرُواْ نِعْمَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ إِذْ كُنتُم أَعْدَآءً فَأَلَّفَ بَيْنَ قُلُوبِكُمْ فَأَصْبَحْتُم بِنِعْمَتِهِ إِخْوَاناً وَكُنتُمْ عَلَى شَفَا حُفْرَةٍ مِّنَ … Continue reading

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The Amazing Camel and its Creator

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) If you ever doubted that God exists, Meet the Very Technical, Highly Engineered Dromedary Camel. When I’m hungry, I’ll eat almost anything A leather … Continue reading

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I am sure…

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismilla-hir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)   By Noor Fatima Lais (Grade 3) You can be a bit small,         You can be a bit tall…  You can be a bit … Continue reading

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Ghufraanaka, ya Rabbana!

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم                                                                  Bismillahir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) If only, these words could speak could they be able to demonstrate the intensity of desperation to get back to my regular schedule. … Continue reading

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Me… the better or bitter half?

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillahir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)                       الرِّجَالُ قَوَّامُونَ عَلَى النِّسَآءِ بِمَا فَضَّلَ اللَّهُ بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ وَبِمَآ أَنفَقُواْ مِنْ أَمْوَلِهِمْ فَالصَّـلِحَـتُ قَـنِتَـتٌ حَـفِظَـتٌ لِّلْغَيْبِ بِمَا حَفِظَ اللَّهُ وَاللَّـتِى تَخَافُونَ نُشُوزَهُنَّ … Continue reading

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I’m paying my taxes for my retirement

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillahir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) مَّن ذَا الَّذِى يُقْرِضُ اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا فَيُضَاعِفَهُ لَهُ أَضْعَافًا كَثِيرَةً وَاللَّهُ يَقْبِضُ وَيَبْسُطُ وَإِلَيْهِ تُرْجَعُونَ  “Who is he that will lend to Allah … Continue reading

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Zoomed in on Hubbush Shahwaat

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillahir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful) زُيّنَ لِلنَّاسِ حُبُّ الشَّهَوتِ مِنَ النّسَآء وَالْبَنِينَ وَالْقَنَـطِيرِ الْمُقَنطَرَةِ مِنَ الذَّهَبِ وَالْفِضَّةِ وَالْخَيْلِ الْمُسَوَّمَةِ وَالانْعَـمِ وَالْحَرْثِ ذلِكَ مَتَـعُ الْحَيَوةِ الدُّنْيَا وَاللَّهُ عِندَهُ حُسْنُ الْمَأَبِ … Continue reading

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SABR-Where do I find thee?

بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillahir-Rahman-Nir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)  يَـأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ اسْتَعِينُواْ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَوةِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ الصَّـبِرِينَ “O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salah (the prayer). Truly, Allah … Continue reading

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