Divine Verses 8

What Qur’an says about Care at the End of Life and Euthanasia?  The sanctity of human life is ordained in the Qur’an.  Islam teaches that the control of life and death is in Allah’s hands, and cannot be manipulated by human beings. Life itself is sacred, and it is therefore forbidden to end life deliberately, either through Euthanasia, homicide or suicide. To do so would be to reject faith in Allah’s divine decree.  Allah determines how long each person will live. The Qur’an says; “Nor kill (or destroy) yourselves; for verily Allah hath been to you Most Merciful!” (Surah An-Nisaa; 29) “…if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people; and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.” (Surah Al-Maidah; 32) “…take not life, which Allah has made sacred, except by way of justice and law. Thus He does command you, that you may learn wisdom.” (Surah Al-An’am; 151) Muslims do believe in medical treatment. In fact, many scholars consider it mandatory in Islam to seek medical help for illness, according to two sayings of the Prophet Muhammad; “Seek treatment, believers of Allah, for Allah has made a cure to every illness.” And “Your body has a right over you.” Muslims are encouraged to search the natural world for remedies, and use scientific knowledge to develop new medicines. However, when a patient has reached terminal stage, when treatment holds no promise of a cure, it is not required to sustain excessive life-saving remedies.  When it is clear that there is no treatment left available to cure a terminal patient, Islam advises only the continuation of basic care such as food and drink.  It is not considered homicide to withdraw other treatments in order to allow the patient to die naturally. If a patient is declared brain-dead by doctors, including situations in which there is no activity in the brain stem, the patient is considered dead and no artificial support functions need to be provided. Ceasing such care is not considered homicide if the patient is already clinically dead. All Islamic scholars, in all schools of Islamic jurisprudence, regard active euthanasia as forbidden (haram).  Euthanasia is the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. The practice is illegal in most countries. The sanctity of human life is also ordained in the Qur’an  “And do not kill anyone which Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause. (Surah Al-Isra; 33)  While Muslim physicians are not encouraged to artificially prolong the misery in a vegetative state, they are ordained to help alleviate suffering. Allah determines the timing of death, and we should not seek or attempt to hasten it. Euthanasia is meant to relieve the pain and suffering of a terminally-ill patient. But as Muslims, we are never to fall into despair about Allah’s mercy and wisdom. Taking away the life should be the domain of the one who gives life. True, there is pain and suffering with terminal illness, but we believe there is reward from God “for those who patiently persevere in suffering.“ (Surah Az-Zumar 10).

What Qur’an Says About Charity and  helping others?   Islam calls upon its followers to reach out with open hands, and give in charity as a way of life. Spend on fellow humans all that is surplus. In the Qur’an, charity is often mentioned along with prayer, as one of the factors that identifies true believers. In addition, the Qur’an frequently uses the words “regular charity,” so charity is best as an ongoing and consistent activity, not just a one-off here and there for a special cause.  Charity should be part of the very fiber of your personality as a Muslim.Charity is mentioned dozens of times in the Qur’an.  “Be steadfast in prayer, practice regular charity, and bow down your heads with those who bow down (in worship)” (Surah Al-Baqarah; 43).”Worship none but Allah. treat with kindness your parents and kindred, and orphans and those in need; speak fair to the people; be steadfast in prayer; and practice regular charity” (Surah Al-Baqarah; 83).”Be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity.Whatever good you send forth for your souls before you, you shall find it with Allah. For Allah sees well all that you do” (Surah Al-Baqarah.110) “They ask thee what they should spend in charity. Say; Whatever you spend that is good, is for parents and kindred and orphans and those in want and for wayfarers. And whatever you do that is good, Allah knows it well” Surah Al-Baqarah; 215). 219.  And they ask you what they ought to spend. Say: “That which is beyond your needs.” Thus Allah makes clear to you His Laws in order that you may give thought.” (Surah Al-Baqara:219]  254. O you who believe! Spend of that with which We have provided for you, before a Day comes when there will be no bargaining, nor friendship, nor intercession. And it is the disbelievers who are the Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc.). (Surah Al- Baqarah; 254) 261. The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He pleases. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knower. 262. Those who spend their wealth in the Cause of Allah, and do not follow up their gifts with reminders of their generosity or with injury, their reward is with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.263. Kind words and forgiving of faults are better than Sadaqah (charity) followed by injury. And Allah is Rich (Free of all wants) and He is Most-Forbearing.264. O you who believe! Do not render in vain your Sadaqah (charity) by reminders of your generosity or by injury, like him who spends his wealth to be seen of men, and he does not believe in Allah, nor in the Last Day. His likeness is the likeness of a smooth rock on which is a little dust; on it falls heavy rain which leaves it bare. They are not able to do anything with what they have earned. And Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.265. And the likeness of those who spend their wealth seeking Allah’s Pleasure while they in their ownselves are sure and certain that Allah will reward them (for their spending in His Cause), is the likeness of a garden on a height; heavy rain falls on it and it doubles its yield of harvest. And if it does not receive heavy rain, light rain suffices it. And Allah is All-Seer of (knows well) what you do. (Surah Al-Baqarah; 261-265) 267. O you who believe! Spend of the good things which you have (legally) earned, and of that which We have produced from the earth for you, and do not aim at that which is bad to spend from it, (though) you would not accept it save if you close your eyes and tolerate therein. And know that Allah is Rich (Free of all wants), and Worthy of all praise. (Surah Al-Baqarah; 267) 271. If you disclose your Sadaqat (alms-giving), it is well, but if you conceal it, and give it to the poor, that is better for you. (Allah) will forgive you some of your sins. And Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do. 272. Not upon you (Muhammad ) is their guidance, but Allah guides whom He wills. And whatever you spend in good, it is for yourselves, when you spend not except seeking Allah’s Countenance. And whatever you spend in good, it will be repaid to you in full, and you shall not be wronged.  273 “Charity is for those in need, who, in Allah’s cause are restricted (from travel), and cannot move about in the land, seeking (For trade or work)  274″Those who in charity spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public, have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve” (Surah Al-Baqarah; 271-274). 276″Allah will deprive usury of all blessing, but will give increase for deeds of charity. For He loves not creatures ungrateful and wicked. Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve” (Surah Al-Baqarah.” 276-277).” 22. And let not those among you who are blessed with graces and wealth swear not to give (any sort of help) to their kinsmen, Al-Masakin (the poor), and those who left their homes for Allah’s Cause. Let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surah An-Nur; 22) 39. And that which you give in gift (to others), in order that it may increase (your wealth by expecting to get a better one in return) from other people’s property, has no increase with Allah, but that which you give in Zakat seeking Allah’s Countenance then those, they shall have manifold increase. (Surah Ar-Rum; 30;39) The Qur’an also reminds that we should be humble about our offerings of charity, not embarrassing or injuring the recipients. 36. Worship Allah and join none with Him in worship, and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, Al-Masakin (the poor), the neighbour who is near of kin, who is a stranger, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (you meet), and those (slaves) whom your right hands possess. Verily, Allah does not like such as are proud and boastful (Surah An-Nisaa; 36 And give to the kindred his due and to the Al-Masakin  (poor) and to the wayfarer. But spend not wastefully (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift (Surah Al-Asraa/Surah Bani-Israel; 26). Giving charity in secret is better than announcing it. snv

What Qur’an says about creation?   The descriptions of creation in the Qur’an are not intended as dry historical accounts, but rather to engage the reader in contemplating the lessons to be learned from it. The act of creation, therefore, is frequently spoken of as a way of drawing the reader into thinking about the order in all things, and the All-Knowing Creator Who is behind it all. “Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together, then We split them apart? And We made from water every living thing…” (21;30).”And Allah has created every animal from water. Of them there are some that creep on their bellies, some that walk on two legs, and some that walk on four…” (24;45)”See they not how Allah originates creation, then repeats it? Truly that is easy for Allah” (29;19). And in the creation of yourselves, and the fact that animals are scattered (through the earth), are signs for those of assured faith. And in the alternation of night and day, and that fact that Allah sends down sustenance from the sky, and revives therewith the earth after its death, and in the change of the winds, are signs for those who are wise” (45;3-5).

What Qur’an says about electing and appointing people to positions of authority in modern times? Regarding electing and appointing people to positions of authority, the Qur’an says;”Allah commands you to make over trusts (or positions of trust and authority) to those worthy of them.” (Surah An-Nisaa;58) Some other principles are as follows; “Obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority from among you; then if you quarrel about anything (with your authorities) refer it to Allah and the Messenger” (Surah An-Nisaa;59), i.e. settle the disagreement by means of the Holy Qur’an and the Holy Prophet’s example.

What Qur’an says about fetal development?  Man We did create from a quintessence of clay. Then we placed him as a drop of sperm in a place of rest, firmly fixed. Then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood. Then out of that clot We made a fetus lump. Then We made out of that lump bones, and clothed the bones with flesh. Then We developed out of it another creature. So blessed be Allah, the Best to create!” (23;12-14).”But He fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him of His spirit. And He gave you hearing, and sight, and understanding” (32;9).”That He did create the pairs, male and female, from a sperm-drop when lodged in its place” (53;45-46). “Was he not a drop of sperm emitted, then did he become a leach-like clot. Then did Allah make and fashion him in due proportion. And of him He made two sexes, male and female” (75;37-39). “He makes you in the wombs of your mothers in stages, one after another, in three veils of darkness” (39;6).

What Qur’an says about GEOLOGY?   “You see the mountains and think they are firmly fixed. But they pass away just as the clouds pass away. Such is the artistry of Allah, Who disposes of all things in perfect order” (27;88).

What Qur’an says about guest or emigrants? 9. And those who, before them, had homes (in Al-Madinah) and had adopted the Faith, love those who emigrate to them, and have no jealousy in their breasts for that which they have been given (from the booty of Bani An-Nadir), and give them (emigrants) preference over themselves, even though they were in need of that. And whosoever is saved from his own covetousness, such are they who will be the successful. (Surah Al-Hashr 9)  snv

What Qur’an says about human consciousness or Nafs (The soul, ego or the inner self)?  And remember your Rabb inside your-self [Surah Al-A’raf 205]”O ye who believe Guard your own souls, if ye follow (right) guidance, no hurt can come to you from those who stray. The goal of you all is to God; it is He that will show you the truth of all that ye do.”  Surah Al-Maidah105 “Whoever works righteousness benefits his own soul, whoever works evil, it is against his own soul.”   –Surah Ha-Mim 46 ”Every soul earneth only on its own account; no bearer of burdens   can   bear   the   burden   of another.  Your goal   in  the  end  is towards  God;  He  will  tell  you  the truth  of  things  wherein  ye  disputed (differed).”    Surah Al-An’am164 “On no soul does God place a burden greater than it can bear (in terms of material wealth or   spiritual duty).”  Surah Al-Baqara286; 62. And We tax not any person except according to his capacity, and with Us is a Record which speaks the truth, and they will not be wronged. Surah Al-Muminun62 “But   those   who   believe   and   work righteousness, – no burden do We place on any soul, but that which it can bear.”    Surah Al-A’raf 42 “On the day when every soul will be confronted with all the good it has done, and all the evil it has done, it will wish there were a great distance between it and its evil.” -Surah Ale-Imran30 “Every soul will be (held) in pledge for its deeds.”  Surah Al-Muddathth38   “One day every soul will come up struggling for itself, and every soul will be recompensed  (fully) for all its actions, and none will be unjustly dealt with.” Surah An-Nahl111.  There are three principal stations of nafs or human consciousness that are specifically mentioned in the Qur’an. They are stages in the process of development, refinement and mastery of the nafs. Although some scholars have classified the Nafs up to 7 stages, there is agreement among Ulama’ that in the Qur’an, Allah has described at least 3 main types of the Nafs. There are two kinds of people, one are those who Nafs have overcome them and led them to ruin. Because they yielded to them and obeyed their impulses. The other kinds are those who have overcome their Nafs and made them obey their commands. A human being can go through all three stages at one point in their life. 1. The Soul that urges evil; (Nafs  al-ammārah) unruly animal self or soul that dictates evil. In contrast this soul which earns the company of Satan because it ignores the remembrance of Allah.”The one who withdraws himself from the remembrance of the Merciful, We appoint for him a Satan to be a companion to him.”(Qur’an Az-Zukhruf 36) This is the nafs that urges evil. In this stage or type of nafs, the person’s actions are controlled by his emotions and desires and leads to doing evil and immoral acts. This nafs will only cause us harm in the hereafter, as it is only concerned with satisfying one’s desires without thinking about what is right and wrong. No one can get rid of its evil without the help of Allah. As Allah refers to this Nafs in the story of the wife al`Aziz and Prophet Yusuf (as).“Nor do I absolve my own self (of blame); the (human) soul is certainly prone to evil, unless my Lord do bestow His Mercy; but surely my Lord is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful” [Surah Yusuf 53]”And had it not been for the grace of Allah and his mercy on you, not one of you would ever have been pure. But Allah purifies whomever he wishes, and Allah is All Hearing and All Knowing”Qur’an (Surah An-Nur12)”Nafs al`Ammara, resided in the world of the senses and is dominated by earthly desires and passions. It has Shaytan as its ally. He promises it great rewards and gains, but casts falsehood into it. He invites it and entices the soul to do evil. 2. The Soul the blames (Nafs-al-lawwāmah).; struggling moral self or self-reproaching soul. This Nafs is conscious of its own imperfections.This is the nafs that blames and feels guilty when one wrongs himself. In this stage, one reviews his own actions and contemplates about what is right and wrong. This is a stage full of conflicts and battles continuously to fight the urge to do evil, and makes decisions to do good deeds. In the Qur’an, this is referred as the soul that blames, or the self-reproaching nafs. Allah mentions this Nafs in the Qur’an, “And I do call to witness the nafs that blames” [Surah Al-Qiyamat 2] The Nafs al Lawwama is an inner court of justice within each person; when he acts wrongfully his conscience or soul reprimands him, and it is then up to him to pay heed to it or to ignore it. Besides placing an inner court of justice within each person, the Creator has also prepared a larger Court, which will operate on the Final Day and will mete out justice to all of mankind. And the Scholars say this is good, it’s good to blame yourself. That is the start in which allows change to happen. Nafs al`Lawwama is the one, which cannot rest in any one state. It often changes, remembers and forgets, submits and evades, loves and hates, rejoices and become sad, accepts and rejects, obeys and rebels. 3. The Soul at peace (Nafs al-mutma’inna); satisfied soul or the composed God realized self. The Qur’an explains how one can achieve the state of the satisfied soul ; 28. Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism), and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest .Surah Ar-Ra’d 28. )  “It is the soul of the believer, made calm by what Allah has promised. Its owner is at rest and content with his knowledge of Allah’s Names and Attributes, and with what He has said about Himself and His Messenger (PBUH), and with what He has said about what awaits the soul after death; about the departure of the soul, the life in the Barzakh, and the events of the Judgment day which will follow. Never complaining about hardships, this soul is content with what he has and always longs to meet Allah in the hereafter and strives hard for Jannah. The satisfied soul has such a deep conviction in Allah and the Last Day that never is it upset by the sorrows or demands of this world. Illness, financial worries, loss of property or death of dear ones does not cause the satisfied soul to wail, curse or lament. Whenever it faces any problems it simply says, “To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return” and faces the misfortune with patience and trust in its Lord. Such are the souls described in the Qur’an;”Be sure, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, some loss of goods or lives or fruits of your toils. But give glad tidings to those who are patient. Those who say, when afflicted by calamity; “To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return. (Al Baqarah 2; 155-156) The satisfied soul believes that all happiness and sorrow is by the decree of Allah. It therefore feels no need to lament at misfortunes or to boast at success.”No misfortune can happen on earth or to your soul but it is written in a decree before We bring it into existence. That is truly easy for Allah. In order that you may not despair over matters that pass you by, nor exult in favors bestowed upon you, for Allah loves not the vain boasters.”(Qur’an Al Hadid 57; 22-23) So he submits to the will of Allah and surrenders to Him contentedly, never dissatisfied or complaining, and with his faith never wavering. He does not rejoice at his gains, nor do his afflictions make him despair – for he knows that they were decreed long before they happened to him, even before he was created” The nafs at peace never finds difficulty in resisting evil; in fact, it detests all evil and is inclined towards righteousness. This Nafs is tranquil as it rests on the certitude of Allah. Allah refers to this Nafs,27. (It will be said to the pious); “O (you) the one in (complete) rest and satisfaction!28.”Come back to your Lord, Well-pleased (yourself) and well-pleasing unto Him!29. “Enter you, then, among My honored slaves,30. “And enter you My Paradise!” Surah Al-Fajr (27-30)The satisfied soul seeks its nourishment in Dhikr (the remembrance of Allah), prayer, fasting, Zakat and Hajj. It relies heavily for support on the branches of faith, the highest of which is to say and believe in ‘There is no god worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah’, and the lowliest of which is to remove an obstacle from the path. Angels are present to strengthen this soul and to bless and greet it when it departs this material life, when it is resurrected and when it is admitted into the gardens of paradise. Their greeting to it is the greeting of a Muslim to his fellow Muslim; ‘Peace be unto you’;”And those who feared their Lord will be led to the Paradise in crowds; until they arrive there, its gates are opened and its keepers will say; ‘Peace be upon you! Well have you done. Enter here and dwell forever.”(Qur’an Az Zumar 39; 73) As one contemporary writer said, “The godless society’s motto is ‘work and play’, while the motto of the god-conscious society is, ‘work and pray’..

What Qur’an says about human relationship?  “13. O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqun]. Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.  (Surah Al-Hujuraat;;13).”.

What Qur’an says About Jesus: “And in their [the earlier prophets] footsteps We sent Jesus the son of Mary, confirming the law that had come before him. We sent him the Gospel, therein was guidance and light and confirmation of the law that had come before him, a guidance and an admonition to those who fear God.” (Surah Al-Maidah;46)

What Qur’an says about keeping up of promises and covenants? 76. Yes, whoever fulfils his pledge and fears Allah much; verily, then Allah loves those who are Al-Muttaqun (Surah Ale-Imran;76).  It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, and each and every act of obedience to Allah, that you turn your faces towards east and (or) west (in prayers); but Al-Birr is (the quality of) the one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, the Prophets and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to the kinsfolk, to the orphans, and to Al-Masakin (the poor), and to the wayfarer, and to those who ask, and to set slaves free, performs As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and gives the Zakat, and who fulfill their covenant when they make it, and who are As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.) in extreme poverty and ailment (disease) and at the time of fighting (during the battles). Such are the people of the truth and they are Al-Muttaqun (Surah Al-Baqarah;177). O you who believe! Fulfill (your) obligations. (Surah al-Maidah;1) 3. Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do. (Surah al-Saf 3) And come not near to the orphan’s property except to improve it, until he attains the age of full strength. And fulfil (every) covenant. Verily! the covenant, will be questioned about. (Surah Bani-Israel; 34) 91. And fulfill the Covenant of Allah (Bai’a; pledge for Islam) when you have covenanted, and break not the oaths after you have confirmed them, and indeed you have appointed Allah  your surety. Verily! Allah  knows what you do. (Surah al-Nahl;91).

What Qur’an says about learning and knowledge? No religion, or a system or a law (legislation) in the world has urged for seeking learning and knowledge like Islam. There are many verses and Ahadeeth (plural of Hadith, prophetic traditions and sayings) calling people for learning. The call of Islam to seek learning and knowledge aims to fear Allah, to motivate man for advancement, to respect him and to achieve his happiness. The first verse of the Qur’an revealed to Prophet  was ; 1. Read! In the Name of your Lord, Who has created (all that exists), (Surah Al-Alaq 1) another verse says; My Lord, increase my learning.” (Surah Taha 20; 114) Islam teaches us to seek knowledge to reform ourselves. To educate our community. To promote our values. To advance our civilization. To uphold our culture. To spread our deen. To make our dunya happy. To make our Aakhirah fruitful. To dominate scientifically, culturally and morally. To build a viable and a caring society.  To rule the world with Divine Guidance.

What Qur’an says about modern scientific knowledge?   In Islam, there is no conflict between faith in God and modern scientific knowledge. Indeed, for many centuries during the Middle Ages, Muslims led the world in scientific inquiry and exploration. The Qur’an itself, revealed 14 centuries ago, contains many scientific facts and imagery that are supported by modern findings.The Qur’an instructs Muslims to “contemplate the wonders of creation” (Surah Ale-Imran;191). The entire universe, which was created by Allah, follows and obeys His laws. Muslims are encouraged to seek knowledge, explore the universe, and find the “Signs of Allah” in His creation. Allah says;”Behold! In the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the night and the day; in the sailing of ships through the ocean, for the profit of mankind; in the rain which Allah sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds, and the clouds which they trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth; here indeed are Signs for a people that are wise” (Surah Al-Baqarah; 164) For a book revealed in the 7th century C.E., the Qur’an contains many scientifically-accurate statements. snv

What Qur’an says about Near Relatives? “Do good to the near relatives.” (Surah An-Nisaa;  36) “Give to the near relative his due, and also to the needy and to the traveller (in need of help). (Surah Al-Asraa;  26).

What Qur’an says about nudity?

What Qur’an says about other faiths? 111. And they say, “None shall enter Paradise unless he be a Jew or a Christian.” These are their own desires. Say (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ), “Produce your proof if you are truthful.”112. Yes, but whoever submits his face (himself) to Allah (i.e. follows Allah’s Religion of Islamic Monotheism) and he is a Muhsin (good-doer  i.e. performs good deeds totally for Allah’s sake only without any show off or to gain praise or fame, etc., and in accordance with the Sunnah of Allah’s Messenger Muhammad Peace be upon him ) then his reward is with his Lord (Allah), on such shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.113. The Jews said that the Christians follow nothing (i.e. are not on the right religion); and the Christians said that the Jews follow nothing (i.e. are not on the right religion); though they both recite the Scripture. Like unto their word, said (the pagans) who know not. Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection about that wherein they have been differing. (Surah Al-Baqarah; 111-113) 62. Verily! Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve . (Surah Al-Baqarah;  62) 120. Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) till you follow their religion. Say; “Verily, the Guidance of Allah (i.e. Islamic Monotheism) that is the (only) Guidance. And if you O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) (were to follow their (Jews and Christians) desires after what you have received of Knowledge (i.e. the Qur’an), then you would have against Allah neither any Wali (protector or guardian) nor any helper. (Surah Al-Baqarah;  120) 64. Say (O Muhammad ); “O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians); Come to a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah. Then, if they turn away, say; “Bear witness that we are Muslims.” (Surah Ale-Imran;64)171. O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, nor say of Allah aught but the truth. The Messiah ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), was (no more than) a Messenger of Allah and His Word, (“Be!” – and he was) which He bestowed on Maryam (Mary) and a spirit (Ruh) created by Him; so believe in Allah and His Messengers. Say not; “Three (trinity)!” Cease! (it is) better for you. For Allah is (the only) One Ilah(God), Glory be to Him (Far Exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth. And Allah is All-Sufficient as a Disposer of affairs.172. The Messiah will never be proud to reject to be a slave to Allah, nor the angels who are near (to Allah). And whosoever rejects His worship and is proud, then He will gather them all together unto Himself. (Surah An-Nisaa’;171-172) 72. Surely, they have disbelieved who say; “Allah is the Messiah [‘Iesa (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary).” But the Messiah [‘Iesa (Jesus)] said; “O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.” Verily, whosoever sets up partners in worship with Allah, then Allah has forbidden Paradise for him, and the Fire will be his abode . And for the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers) there are no helpers.73. Surely, disbelievers are those who said; “Allah is the third of the three (in a Trinity).” But there is no ilah (god) (none who has the right to be worshipped) but One Ilah (God -Allah). And if they cease not from what they say, verily, a painful torment will befall the disbelievers among them.74. Will they not repent to Allah and ask His Forgiveness? For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.75. The Messiah [‘Iesa (Jesus)], son of Maryam (Mary), was no more than a Messenger; many were the Messengers that passed away before him. His mother [Maryam (Mary)] was a Siddiqah [i.e. she believed in the words of Allah and His Books. They both used to eat food (as any other human being, while Allah does not eat). Look how We make the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to them, yet look how they are deluded away (from the truth). (Surah Al-Maidah;72-75) 110. (Remember) when Allah will say (on the Day of Resurrection). “O ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)! Remember My Favour to you and to your mother when I supported you with Ruh-ul-Qudus [Jibrael (Gabriel)] so that you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and when I taught you writing, Al-Hikmah (the power of understanding), the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel); and when you made out of the clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, by My Permission, and you breathed into it, and it became a bird by My Permission, and you healed those born blind, and the lepers by My Permission, and when you brought forth the dead by My Permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from you (when they resolved to kill you) since you came unto them with clear proofs, and the disbelievers among them said; ‘This is nothing but evident magic.’ “111. And when I (Allah) put in the hearts of Al-Hawarieen (the disciples) [of ‘Iesa (Jesus)] to believe in Me and My Messenger, they said; “We believe. And bear witness that we are Muslims.”112. (Remember) when Al-Hawariun (the disciples) said; “O ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)! Can your Lord send down to us a table spread (with food) from heaven?” ‘Iesa (Jesus) said; “Fear Allah, if you are indeed believers.”113. They said; “We wish to eat thereof and to be stronger in Faith, and to know that you have indeed told us the truth and that we ourselves be its witnesses.”114. ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary), said; “O Allah, our Lord! Send us from heaven a table spread (with food) that there may be for us – for the first and the last of us – a festival and a sign from You; and provide us sustenance, for You are the Best of sustainers.”115. Allah said; “I am going to send it down unto you, but if any of you after that disbelieves, then I will punish him with a torment such as I have not inflicted on anyone among (all) the ‘Alamin (mankind and jinns).”116. And (remember) when Allah will say (on the Day of Resurrection); “O ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary)! Did you say unto men; ‘Worship me and my mother as two gods besides Allah?’ ” He will say; “Glory be to You! It was not for me to say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing, You would surely have known it. You know what is in my inner-self though I do not know what is in Yours, truly, You, only You, are the All-Knower of all that is hidden and unseen.117. “Never did I say to them aught except what You (Allah) did command me to say; ‘Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.’ And I was a witness over them while I dwelt amongst them, but when You took me up, You were the Watcher over them, and You are a Witness to all things. (This is a great admonition and warning to the Christians of the whole world).118. “If You punish them, they are Your slaves, and if You forgive them, verily You, only You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise .”119. Allah will say; “This is a Day on which the truthful will profit from their truth; theirs are Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise) – they shall abide therein forever. Allah is pleased with them and they with Him. That is the great success (Paradise).120. To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all that is therein, and He is Able to do all things. (Surah Al-Maidah;110-120) 16. And mention in the Book (the Qur’an, O Muhammad  , the story of) Maryam (Mary), when she withdrew in seclusion from her family to a place facing east.17. She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to her Our Ruh [angel Jibrael (Gabriel)], and he appeared before her in the form of a man in all respects.18. She said; “Verily! I seek refuge with the Most Beneficent (Allah) from you, if you do fear Allah.”19. (The angel) said; “I am only a Messenger from your Lord, (to announce) to you the gift of a righteous son.”20. She said; “How can I have a son, when no man has touched me, nor am I unchaste?”21. He said; “So (it will be), your Lord said; ‘That is easy for Me (Allah); And (We wish) to appoint him as a sign to mankind and a mercy from Us (Allah), and it is a matter (already) decreed, (by Allah).’ “22. So she conceived him, and she withdrew with him to a far place (i.e. Bethlehem valley about 4-6 miles from Jerusalem).23. And the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a date-palm. She said; “Would that I had died before this, and had been forgotten and out of sight!”24. Then [the babe ‘Iesa (Jesus) or Jibrael (Gabriel)] cried unto her from below her, saying; “Grieve not! Your Lord has provided a water stream under you;25. “And shake the trunk of date-palm towards you, it will let fall fresh ripe-dates upon you.”26. “So eat and drink and be glad, and if you see any human being, say; ‘Verily! I have vowed a fast unto the Most Beneficent (Allah) so I shall not speak to any human being this day.'”27. Then she brought him (the baby) to her people, carrying him. They said; “O Mary! Indeed you have brought a thing Fariya (an unheard mighty thing).28. “O sister (i.e. the like) of Harun (Aaron) [not the brother of Musa (Moses), but he was another pious man at the time of Maryam (Mary)]! Your father was not a man who used to commit adultery, nor your mother was an unchaste woman.”29. Then she pointed to him. They said; “How can we talk to one who is a child in the cradle?”30. “He [‘Iesa (Jesus)] said; Verily! I am a slave of Allah, He has given me the Scripture and made me a Prophet;” 31. “And He has made me blessed wheresoever I be, and has enjoined on me Salat (prayer), and Zakat, as long as I live.”32. “And dutiful to my mother, and made me not arrogant,33. “And Salam (peace) be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!”34. Such is ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). (it is) a statement of truth, about which they doubt (or dispute).35. It befits not (the Majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son [this refers to the slander of Christians against Allah, by saying that ‘Iesa (Jesus) is the son of Allah]. Glorified (and Exalted be He above all that they associate with Him). When He decrees a thing, He only says to it, “Be!” and it is.36. [‘Iesa (Jesus) said]; “And verily Allah is my Lord and your Lord. So worship Him (Alone). That is the Straight Path. (Allah’s Religion of Islamic Monotheism which He did ordain for all of His Prophets).” 37. Then the sects differed [i.e. the Christians about ‘Iesa (Jesus)], so woe unto the disbelievers [those who gave false witness by saying that ‘Iesa (Jesus) is the son of Allah] from the meeting of a great Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection, when they will be thrown in the blazing Fire).38. How clearly will they (polytheists and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) see and hear, the Day when they will appear before Us! But the Zalimun(polytheists and wrong-doers) today are in plain error. (Surah Maryam ;16-38) 51. And mention in the Book (this Qur’an) Musa (Moses). Verily! He was chosen and he was a Messenger (and) a Prophet.52. And We called him from the right side of the Mount, and made him draw near to Us for a talk with him Musa (Moses)].53. And We bestowed on him his brother Harun (Aaron), (also) a Prophet, out of Our Mercy. (Surah Maryam ;51-53) 46. And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner, inviting them to Islamic Monotheism with His Verses), except with such of them as do wrong, and say (to them); “We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you; our Ilah (God) and your Ilah (God) is One (i.e. Allah), and to Him we have submitted (as Muslims).” (Surah Al-Ankabut ;46) 15. So unto this (religion of Islam, alone and this Qur’an) then invite (people) (O Muhammad ), and Istaqim [(i.e. stand firm and straight on Islamic Monotheism by performing all that is ordained by Allah (good deeds, etc.), and by abstaining from all that is forbidden by Allah (sins and evil deeds, etc.)], as you are commanded, and follow not their desires but say; “I believe in whatsoever Allah has sent down of the Book [all the holy Books, this Qur’an and the Books of the old from the Taurat (Torah), or the Injeel (Gospel) or the Pages of Ibrahim (Abraham)] and I am commanded to do justice among you, Allah is our Lord and your Lord. For us our deeds and for you your deeds. There is no dispute between us and you. Allah will assemble us (all), and to Him is the final return. (Surah Ash-Shurah; 15)26. And indeed, We sent Nuh (Nuh) and Ibrahim (Abraham), and placed in their offspring Prophethood and Scripture, and among them there is he who is guided, but many of them are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).27. Then, We sent after them, Our Messengers, and We sent ‘Iesa (Jesus) – son of Maryam (Mary), and gave him the Injeel (Gospel). And We ordained in the hearts of those who followed him, compassion and mercy. But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them, but (they sought it) only to please Allah therewith, but that they did not observe it with the right observance. So We gave those among them who believed, their (due) reward, but many of them are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).28. O you who believe [in Musa (Moses) (i.e. Jews) and ‘Iesa (Jesus) (i.e. Christians)]! Fear Allah, and believe too in His Messenger (Muhammad ), He will give you a double portion of His Mercy, and He will give you a light by which you shall walk (straight), and He will forgive you. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surah Al-Hadid ;26-28) 19. O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Now has come to you Our Messenger (Muhammad ) making (things) clear unto you, after a break in (the series of) Messengers, lest you say; “There came unto us no bringer of glad tidings and no warner. ” But now has come unto you a bringer of glad tidings and a warner. And Allah is Able to do all things. (Surah Al-Maidah;19) snv…

What Qur’an says about Personal conduct and good deeds? 83. That home of the Hereafter (i.e. Paradise), We shall assign to those who rebel not against the truth with pride and oppression in the land nor do mischief by committing crimes. And the good end is for the Muttaqun. (Surah Al-Qasas 83-84 )177. It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, and each and every act of obedience to Allah, etc.) that you turn your faces towards east and (or) west (in prayers); but Al-Birr is (the quality of) the one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, the Prophets and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to the kinsfolk, to the orphans, and to Al-Masakin (the poor), and to the wayfarer, and to those who ask, and to set slaves free, performs As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and gives the Zakat, and who fulfill their covenant when they make it, and who are As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.) in extreme poverty and ailment (disease) and at the time of fighting (during the battles). Such are the people of the truth and they are Al-Muttaqun.  (2;177) 160. Whoever brings a good deed (Islamic Monotheism and deeds of obedience to Allah and His Messenger ) shall have ten times the like thereof to his credit, and whoever brings an evil deed (polytheism, disbelief, hypocrisy, and deeds of disobedience to Allah and His Messenger ) shall have only the recompense of the like thereof, and they will not be wronged. (Surah Al-An’am 160) 46. Wealth and children are the adornment of the life of this world. But the good righteous deeds (five compulsory prayers, deeds of Allah’s obedience, good and nice talk, remembrance of Allah with glorification, praises and thanks, etc.), that last, are better with your Lord for rewards and better in respect of hope. (Surah Al-Kahf (46) 110. Say (O Muhammad ); “I am only a man like you. It has been inspired to me that your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God i.e. Allah). So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord.” (Surah Al-Kahf 110) 6. And whosoever strives, he strives only for himself. Verily, Allah is free of all wants from the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns, and all that exists).7. Those who believe [in the Oneness of Allah (Monotheism) and in Messenger Muhammad  , and do not apostate because of the harm they receive from the polytheists], and do righteous good deeds, surely, We shall remit from them their evil deeds and shall reward them according to the best of that which they used to do. ( Surah Al-Ankabut (29;6-7) 11. O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group, it may be that the latter are better than the former; nor let (some) women scoff at other women, it may be that the latter are better than the former, nor defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. How bad is it, to insult one’s brother after having Faith [i.e. to call your Muslim brother (a faithful believer) as; “O sinner”, or “O wicked”, etc.]. And whosoever does not repent, then such are indeed Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc.).12. O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting) . And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful.13. O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqun (pious – see V.2;2)]. Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (Surah Al-Hujuraat 11-13) 2. O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do?3. Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do. (Surah As-Saff (61;2-3) 2. Verily! Man is in loss,3. Except those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth (i.e. order one another to perform all kinds of good deeds (Al-Ma’ruf)which Allah has ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds (Al-Munkar)which Allah has forbidden), and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms, and injuries which one may encounter in Allah’s Cause during preaching His religion of Islamic Monotheism or Jihad, etc.). (Surah Al-Asr 2-3).

What Qur’an says About Prophet’s Companions? 29. Muhammad (PBUH)  (is the Messenger of Allah (SWT), and those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking Bounty from Allah (SWT) and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (foreheads) from the traces of (their) prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurat (Torah). But their description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown) seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, it then becomes thick, and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the sowers that He may enrage the disbelievers with them. Allah (SWT) has promised those among them who believe (i.e. all those who follow Islamic Monotheism, the religion of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)   till the Day of Resurrection) and do righteous good deeds, forgiveness and a mighty reward (i.e. Paradise). (Surah Al-Fath;29) snv…

What Qur’an says about Prophethood of Muhammad (PBUH)  -→ “Say (O Muhammad); “I am on clear proof from my Lord (Islamic Monotheism), but you deny (the truth that has come to me from Allah). I have not gotten what you are asking for impatiently (the torment). The decision is only for Allah, He declares the truth, and He is the Best of judges.” Say; “If I had that which you are asking for impatiently (the torment), the matter would have been settled at once between me and you, but Allah knows best the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.)”. (Surah Al-Anam;57-58). snv

What Qur’an says about the barrier or a partition between sweet and salt waters? Oceanographers, in the wake of the scientific progress in this age, have discovered the barrier between two seas. They have found that a barrier separates two neighboring seas. The barrier moves between them, and it is called by scientists “a front” compared to the front between two armies. By virtue of this barrier each sea retains its own characteristics, which Allah (SWT) has assigned to it and which are suitable for the organisms living in that environment. About a hundred years of research and study has been required to discover the fact of the existence of barriers between seawater masses and their role in making each sea retain its own properties. Hundred of researchers took part and numerous precise scientific instruments and equipment were used to achieve that. Consider the following Qur’anic verses;” “He has let loosed the two seas (the salt water and the sweet) meeting together. Between them is a barrier which none of them can transgress…Out of them both come out pearl and coral.” (Surah Ar-Rahman;  19-20 and 22)  In the Arabic text the word ‘barzakh’ means a barrier or a partition. The Arabic word ‘maraja’ literally means ‘they both meet and mix with each other.’ Early commentators of the Qur’an were unable to explain the two opposite meanings for the two bodies of water, i.e. they meet and mix, and at the same time, there is a barrier between them. Modern Science has discovered that in places where two different seas meet, there is a barrier between them. This barrier divides the two seas so that each sea has its own temperature, salinity and density.  Oceanologists are now in a better position to explain this verse. There is a slanted unseen water barrier between the seas through which water from one sea passes to the other. But when the water from one sea enters the other sea, it loses its distinctive characteristic and becomes homogenized with the other water. In a way this barrier serves as a transitional homogenizing area for the two waters. This scientific phenomenon mentioned in the Qur’an was also confirmed by Dr. William Hay who is a well-known marine scientist and Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado, U.S.A. The Qur’an mentions this phenomenon also in the following verse; “Is not He (better than your gods) Who has made the earth as a fixed abode, and has placed rivers in its midst, and has placed firm mountains therein, and has set a barrier between the two seas (of salt and sweet water).Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Nay, but most of them know not. (Surah An-Naml; 61)   This phenomenon occurs in several places, including the divider between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean at Gibraltar. A white bar can also be clearly seen at Cape Point, Cape Peninsula, South Africa where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Indian Ocean.  But when the Qur’an speaks about the divider between fresh and salt water, it mentions the existence of ‘ a forbidding partition’ with the barrier. ” And it is He Who has let free the two seas (kinds of water), one palatable and sweet, and the other salt and bitetr, and He has set a barrier and a complete partition between them. (Surah Al-Furqan; 53)  “And the two seas (kind of water) are not alike, this fresh sweet and pleasant to drink, and that salty and bitter. And from them both you eat fresh tender meat (fish), and derived the ornaments that you wear. And you see the ships cleaving (the sea-water as they sail through it), that you may seek of His Bounty, and that you may give thanks”. (Sura Al-Fatir 12).   Modern Science has discovered that in estuaries, where fresh (sweet) and salt water meet, the situation is somewhat different from that found in places where two seas meet. It has been discovered that what distinguishes fresh water from salt water in estuaries is a “pycnocline zone with a marked density discontinuity separating the two layers.”  This phenomenon occurs in several placs, including Egypt, where the river Nile flows into the Mediterranean Sea. “The historical development of Oceanography shows that no precise information had been available on seas before Challenger Expedition (in 1873 AD), let alone at the time when the Holy Qur’an was being revealed 14 centuries ago to an illiterate Prophet who lived in a desert environment and never traveled by sea. snv…

What Qur’an says about the city of “Iram”? In the Qur’an, the city of “Iram” is mentioned; “Have you not seen how your Lord dealt with Aad, of the city of Iram, with lofty pillars the like of which was never created in any land?” (Surah al-Fajr; 6-8)  Iram has been unknown to history, so much so that it apparently became an embarrassment to some Muslim commentators of the Holy Qur’an. In 1975, in North-Western Syria the ancient city of Ebla was excavated. Ebla is over 4500 years old. In the ruins of the Palace Library they found the largest collection of cuneiform clay tablets ever discovered – around 15,000. Written in the oldest Semitic language yet identified, the tablets reveal that Ebla rivaled Egypt and Mesopotamia as a major power of the ancient world. They found in there a record of all the cities that Ebla used to do business with including one IRAM!.

What Qur’an says about the Creation of the Universe? “30. Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one united piece, then We parted them? And We have made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?”(Surah  Al-Anbiyah’;30) This verse is specifically addressed to non-believers, and touches upon the creation of the universe and the origins of all life. The Qur’an mentions the existence of a gaseous mass 11. Then He Istawa (rose over) towards the heaven when it was smoke, and said to it and to the earth; “Come both of you willingly or unwillingly.” They both said; “We come, willingly.” (Surah Fussilat/Surah Ha Mim As Sajdah; 11) which is unique and whose elements, although at first fused together subsequently became separated (fatq). The separation process resulted in the formation of multiple worlds, a notion which crops up dozens of times in the Qur’an He (SWT) further says, “With power did We construct the heaven. Verily, We are Able to extend the vastness of space therefore.” (Surah Adh-Dhâriyât 47) These stages confirm the absolute wisdom and control in the creation of the heavens and the earth, because a slight error in calculations could have prevented the formation of the universe. This includes quantitative and qualitative calculations, the temperature, expansion rates and the combination discipline, especially as the entire process was a result of a big bang. snv…

What Qur’an says about the Expansion of the Universe? Is the universe infinite? Or is it finite in a steady state? This had once been the subject of philosophical speculations before it yielded its place to the science of physics. The Qur’an describes it as a continuously expanding and dynamic universe. According to this description, the universe has a new aspect every instant that deviates from the concept of an infinite space; its perpetual expansion defies the concept of a confined and steady state universe. The greatest minds in history, basing their arguments  on observations and formulas they had ingeniously devised, claimed either that the universe had its confines or that it was an endless space, but it occurred to none of them to think of a dynamic expanding universe, until the 20thcentury when Edwin Hubble, by means of a telescope, demonstrated that the universe was expanding. The theory of expansion of the universe was first advanced in the 1920s. Until the descent of the Qur’an no other source had made such an assertion!. In the Qur’an, which was revealed 14 centuries ago at a time when the science of astronomy was still primitive, The expansion of the universe is clearly mentioned in the following Qur’an  verses; “The heaven, We have built it with power. Verily, We are steadily expanding it.” (Surah Adh-Dhariyat;; 47) The fact that the universe is expanding was discovered in the last century. The physicist Stephen Hawking in his book ‘A Brief History of Time’ writes, “The discovery that the universe is expanding was one of the great intellectual revolutions of the 20th century.”.The Qur’an mentioned the expansion of the universe even before the invention of the telescope! This fact was explained in the Qur’an when that was still unknown to anyone. This is because the Qur’an is the word of God, the Creator, and the Ruler of the entire universe.

What Qur’an says about The Layers of the Atmosphere? 14 centuries ago, when the sky was believed to be one unified body, the Qur’an miraculously stated that it consisted of layers, and what is more, “seven” layers. Modern science, on the other hand, discovered the fact that the atmosphere surrounding the Earth is made up of “seven” basic layers only very recently. One fact about the universe revealed in the verses of the Qur’an is that the sky is made up of seven layers.”It is He Who created everything on the earth for you and then directed His attention up to heaven and arranged it into seven regular heavens. He has knowledge of all things.” (Surah Baqrah; 29) “12. Then He completed and finished from their creation (as) seven heavens in two Days and He made in each heaven its affair. And  We adorned the nearest (lowest) heaven with lamps (stars) to be an adornment as well as to guard (from the devils by using them as missiles against the devils). Such is the Decree of Him the All-Mighty, the All-Knower. (Surah Fussilat/Surah Ha Mim As Sajdah; 12) The word “heavens”, which appears in many verses in the Qur’an, is used to refer to the sky above the Earth, as well as the entire universe. Given this meaning of the word, it is seen that the Earth’s sky, or the atmosphere, is made up of seven layers. Indeed, today it is known that the world’s atmosphere consists of different layers that lie on top of each other. Furthermore, it consists, just as is described in the Qur’an, of exactly seven layers. In a scientific source, the subject is described as follows; Scientists have found that the atmosphere consists of several layers. The layers differ in such physical properties as pressure and the types of gasses. The layer of the atmosphere closest to Earth is called the Troposphere. It contains about 90% of the total mass of the atmosphere. The layer above the Troposphere is called the Stratosphere. The Ozone layer is the part of the stratosphere where absorption of ultraviolet rays occurs. The layer above the Stratosphere is called the Mesosphere. The Thermosphere lies above the Mesosphere. The ionized gases form a layer within the Thermosphere called the Ionosphere. The outermost part of Earth’s atmosphere extends from about 480 km out to 960 km. This part is called the Exosphere. If we count the number of layers cited in this source, we see that the atmosphere consists of exactly seven layers, just as stated in the verse. It is a great miracle that these facts, which could not possibly be discovered without the technology of the 20th century, were explicitly stated by the Qur’an 1,400 years ago. snv…

What Qur’an says about the Messengers of God? Say (O Muslims), “We believe in Allah and that which has been sent down to us and that which has been sent down to Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma’il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), Ya’qub (Jacob), and to Al-Asbat [the twelve sons of Ya’qub (Jacob)], and that which has been given to Musa (Moses) and ‘Iesa (Jesus), and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we have submitted (in Islam).”(Surah Al-Baqara;136) Similarly (to complete My Blessings on you) We have sent among you a Messenger (Muhammad ) of your own, reciting to you Our Verses (the Qur’an) and sanctifying you, and teaching you the Book (the Qur’an) andthe Hikmah (i.e. Sunnah, Islamic laws and Fiqh- jurisprudence), and teaching you that which you used not to know. (Surah Al-Baqara;151) And in their footsteps, We sent ‘Iesa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary) , confirming the Taurat (Torah) that had come before him, and We gave him the Injeel (Gospel), in which was guidance and light and confirmation of the Taurat (Torah) that had come before it, a guidance and an admonition for Al-Muttaqun (the pious). Let the people of the Injeel (Gospel) judge by what Allah has revealed therein. And whosoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed (then) such (people) are the Fasiqun (the rebellious i.e. disobedient (of a lesser degree) to Allah.  And We have sent down to you (O Muhammad ) the Book (this Qur’an) in truth, confirming the Scripture that came before it and Mohayminan(trustworthy in highness and a witness) over it (old Scriptures) . So judge between them by what Allah has revealed, and follow not their vain desires, diverging away from the truth that has come to you. To each among you, We have prescribed a law and a clear way. If Allah willed, He would have made you one nation, but that (He) may test you in what He has given you; so strive as in a race in good deeds. The return of you (all) is to Allah; then He will inform you about that in which you used to differ. (Surah Al-Maidah ;46-48)  The Jews say; “Allah’s Hand is tied up (i.e. He does not give and spend of His Bounty).” Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for what they uttered. Nay, both His Hands are widely outstretched. He spends (of His Bounty) as He wills. Verily, the Revelation that has come to you from Allah increases in most of them their obstinate rebellion and disbelief. We have put enmity and hatred amongst them till the Day of Resurrection. Every time they kindled the fire of war, Allah extinguished it; and they (ever) strive to make mischief on earth. And Allah does not like the Mufsidun (mischief-makers).(Surah Al-Maidah; 64) O Messenger (Muhammad )! Proclaim (the Message) which has been sent down to you from your Lord. And if you do not, then you have not conveyed His Message. Allah will protect you from mankind. Verily, Allah guides not the people who disbelieve. (Surah Al-Maidah; 67) And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming); “Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from)Taghut (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Taghut besides Allah).” Then of them were some whom Allah guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth).  (Surah An-Nahl ;36)  And those who disbelieved will be driven to Hell in groups, till, when they reach it, the gates thereof will be opened (suddenly like a prison at the arrival of the prisoners). And its keepers will say, “Did not the Messengers come to you from yourselves, reciting to you the Verses of your Lord, and warning you of the Meeting of this Day of yours?” They will say; “Yes, but the Word of torment has been justified against the disbelievers!” It will be said (to them); “Enter you the gates of Hell, to abide therein. And (indeed) what an evil abode of the arrogant!” And those who kept their duty to their Lord will be led to Paradise in groups, till, when they reach it, and its gates will be opened (before their arrival for their reception) and its keepers will say; Salamun ‘Alaikum (peace be upon you)! You have done well, so enter here to abide therein. (Surah Az-Zumar; ;71-74) And, indeed We have sent Messengers before you (O Muhammad ); of some of them We have related to you their story and of some We have not related to you their story, and it was not given to any Messenger that he should bring a sign except by the Leave of Allah. So, when comes the Commandment of Allah, the matter will be decided with truth, and the followers of falsehood will then be lost.(Surah Al-Mu’min;78)  Indeed We have sent Our Messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them the Scripture and the Balance (justice) that mankind may keep up justice. And We brought forth iron wherein is mighty power (in matters of war), as well as many benefits for mankind, that Allah may test who it is that will help Him (His religion), and His Messengers in the unseen. Verily, Allah is All-Strong, All-Mighty. And indeed, We sent Nuh (Nuh) and Ibrahim (Abraham), and placed in their offspring Prophethood and Scripture, and among them there is he who is guided, but many of them are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). Then, We sent after them, Our Messengers, and We sent ‘Iesa (Jesus) – son of Maryam (Mary), and gave him the Injeel (Gospel). And We ordained in the hearts of those who followed him, compassion and mercy. But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them, but (they sought it) only to please Allah therewith, but that they did not observe it with the right observance. So We gave those among them who believed, their (due) reward, but many of them are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah). O you who believe [in Musa (Moses) (i.e. Jews) and ‘Iesa (Jesus) (i.e. Christians)]! Fear Allah, and believe too in His Messenger (Muhammad ), He will give you a double portion of His Mercy, and He will give you a light by which you shall walk (straight), and He will forgive you. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful .(Surah Al-Hadid;25-28)  And every nation has its appointed term; when their term is reached, neither can they delay it nor can they advance it an hour (or a moment). O Children of Adam! If there come to you Messengers from amongst you, reciting to you, My Verses, then whosoever becomes pious and righteous, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. But those who reject Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and treat them with arrogance, they are the dwellers of the (Hell) Fire, they will abide therein forever.Who is more unjust than one who invents a lie against Allah or rejects His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.)? For such their appointed portion (good things of this worldly life and their period of stay therein) will reach them from the Book (of Decrees) until, when Our Messengers (the angel of death and his assistants) come to them to take their souls, they (the angels) will say; “Where are those whom you used to invoke and worship besides Allah,” they will reply, “They have vanished and deserted us.” And they will bear witness against themselves, that they were disbelievers. (Surah Al-A’raf; 34-37) Say (O Muhammad ); “O you mankind! If you are in doubt as to my religion (Islam), then (know that) I will never worship those whom you worship, besides Allah. But I worship Allah Who causes you to die, I am commanded to be one of the believers. “And (it is inspired to me); Direct your face (O Muhammad ) entirely towards the religion Hanifa (Islamic Monotheism, i.e. to worship none but Allah Alone), and never be one of the Mushrikun (those who ascribe partners to Allah, polytheists, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, and those who worship others along with Allah). “And invoke not besides Allah, any that will neither profit you, nor hurt you, but if (in case) you did so, you shall certainly be one of the Zalimun(polytheists and wrong-doers). “And if Allah touches you with hurt, there is none who can remove it but He; and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can repel His Favour which He causes it to reach whomsoever of His slaves He will. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.. Say; “O you mankind! Now truth (i.e. the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad ), has come to you from your Lord. So whosoever receives guidance, he does so for the good of his own self, and whosoever goes astray, he does so to his own loss, and I am not (set) over you as a Wakil (disposer of affairs to oblige you for guidance).” And (O Muhammad ), follow the inspiration sent unto you, and be patient till Allah gives judgement. And He is the Best of judges. (Surah Yunus; 104-109) And with truth We have sent it down (i.e. the Qur’an), and with truth it has descended. And We have sent you (O Muhammad ) as nothing but a bearer of glad tidings (of Paradise, for those who follow your Message of Islamic Monotheism), and a warner (of Hell-fire for those who refuse to follow your Message of Islamic Monotheism). And (it is) a Qur’an which We have divided (into parts), in order that you might recite it to men at intervals. And We have revealed it by stages. (in 23 years). Say (O Muhammad  to them); “Believe in it (the Qur’an) or do not believe (in it). Verily! Those who were given knowledge before it (the Jews and the Christians like ‘Abdullah bin Salam and Salman Al-Farisi), when it is recited to them, fall down on their faces in humble prostration.” And they say; “Glory be to our Lord! Truly, the Promise of our Lord must be fulfilled.”. And they fall down on their faces weeping and it adds to their humility. Say (O Muhammad ); “Invoke Allah or invoke the Most Beneficent (Allah), by whatever name you invoke Him (it is the same), for to Him belong the Best Names. And offer your Salat (prayer) neither aloud nor in a low voice, but follow a way between. (Surah Al-Asraa 105-110) So set you (O Muhammad ) your face towards the religion of pure Islamic Monotheism Hanifa (worship none but Allah Alone) Allah’s Fitrah (i.e. Allah’s Islamic Monotheism), with which He has created mankind. No change let there be in Khalq-illah (i.e. the Religion of Allah Islamic Monotheism), that is the straight religion, but most of men know not. (Always) Turning in repentance to Him (only), and be afraid and dutiful to Him; and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and be not of Al-Mushrikun (the disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, polytheists, idolaters, etc.). Of those who split up their religion (i.e. who left the true Islamic Monotheism), and became sects, [i.e. they invented new things in the religion (Bid’ah), and followed their vain desires], each sect rejoicing in that which is with it. (Surah Ar-Rum; 30-32).

What Qur’an says about The Movement of Mountains? Are mountains stable in one place? In one verse, we are informed that mountains are not motionless as they seem, but are in constant motion. “You will see the mountains you reckoned to be solid going past like clouds.” (Surah An-Naml; 88) This motion of the mountains is caused by the movement of the Earth’s crust that they are located on. The Earth’s crust ‘floats’ over the mantle layer, which is denser. It was at the beginning of the 20th century when, for the first time in history, a German scientist by the name of Alfred Wegener proposed that the continents of the earth had been attached together when it first formed, but then drifted in different directions, and thus separated as they moved away from each other. Geologists understood that that Wegener was right only in the 1980s, 50 years after his death. As Wegener pointed out in an article published in 1915, the land masses on the earth were joined together about 500 million years ago. As Wegener pointed out in a 1915 article, the land masses of the earth were joined together some 500 million years ago, and this large mass, called Pangaea, was located in the South Pole. These continents that emerged after the split of Pangaea have been constantly moving on the Earth’s surface at several centimeters per year, in the meantime changing the sea and land ratios of the Earth. Discovered as a result of the geological research carried out at the beginning of the 20th century, this movement of the Earth’s crust is explained by scientists. There is a very important point to be stated here; God has referred to the motion of mountains as a drifting action in the verse. Today, modern scientists also use the term “Continental Drift” for this motion. Unquestionably, it is one of the miracles of the Qur’an that this scientific fact, which has recently been discovered by science, was announced in the Qur’an..

What Qur’an says about the rotation of the earth, moon and the sun?  According to the teaching of Qur’an, the sky and earth are stationary and planets rotate. It is the sun that moves around the earth while the earth does not move  around the sun. There are many verses of the Holy Qur’an that clearly show the rotation of the moon and the sun.  “2. Allah (SWT) is He Who raised the heavens without any pillars that you can see. Then, He Istawa (rose above) the Throne (really in a manner that suits His Majesty). He has subjected the sun and the moon (to continue going round). Each running (its course) for a term appointed. He regulates all affairs, explaining the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail, that you may believe with certainty in the meeting with your Lord. ” (Sura Al-Ra’ad verse 2) “33. And He has made the sun and the moon, both constantly pursuing their courses, to be of service to you; and He has made the night and the day, to be of service to you.” (Sura Ibraheem -14, verse 23) 40. It is not for the sun to overtake the moon, nor does the night outstrip the day. They all float, each in an orbit.” (Sura Surah Ya-Sin  -36, 140) snv…

What Qur’an says about the sanctity Of Human Life?  The Qur’an attaches the great importance to the sanctity of human blood. Human life has been made sacred and human blood cannot be spilled without a just cause. Allah (SWT) says in the Qur’an;“ 32. Because of that We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land – it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind. And indeed, there came to them Our Messengers with clear proofs, evidences, and signs, even then after that many of them continued to exceed the limits (e.g. by doing oppression unjustly and exceeding beyond the limits set by Allah (SWT) by committing the major sins) in the land!. (Surah al-Maidah; 32) `The Glorious Qur’an says;“…take not life, which God hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law; thus doth He command you, that ye may learn wisdom.” (Al-Qur’an 6;151) Islam considers all life forms as sacred. However, the sanctity of human life is accorded a special place. The first and the foremost basic right of a human being is the right to live. Such is the value of a single human life, that the Qur’an equates the taking of even one human life unjustly, with killing all of humanity. Thus, the Qur’an prohibits homicide in clear terms. The taking of a criminal’s life by the state in order to administer justice is required to uphold the rule of law, and the peace and security of the society. Only a proper and competent court can decide whether an individual has forfeited his right to life by disregarding the right to life and peace of other human beings. snv…

What Qur’an says about the violation against the sanctity of the Symbols of Allah (SWT)?   2. O you who believe! Violate not the sanctity of the Symbols of Allah, nor of the Sacred Month, nor of the animals brought for sacrifice, nor the garlanded people or animals, etc. [Marked by the garlands on their necks made from the outer part of the tree-stems (of Makkah) for their security], nor the people coming to the Sacred House (Makkah), seeking the bounty and good pleasure of their Lord. But when you finish the Ihram (of Hajj or ‘Umrah), you may hunt, and let not the hatred of some people in (once) stopping you from Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) lead you to transgression (and hostility on your part). Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Severe in punishment. (Surah al-Maidah; 2.) snv…

What Qur’an says about trust? 58. Verily! Allah commands that you should render back the trusts to those, to whom they are due; and that when you judge between men, you judge with justice. Verily, how excellent is the teaching which He (Allah gives you! Truly, Allah is Ever All-Hearer, All-Seer.  (Surah an-Nisaa; 58) snv…

What Qur’an says regarding Employers versus Employees?   “(The true believers) are those who are keepers of their trusts and covenants.” (Surah Al-Muminun;  8) Trusts” include the duties and the other things with which an employee is entrusted by his employer; “covenants” include the contract by which both the employer and the employee are bound.

What quran say about distortion of Bible, 78. And verily, among them is a party who distort the Book with their tongues (as they read), so that you may think it is from the Book, but it is not from the Book, and they say: “This is from Allah,” but it is not from Allah; and they speak a lie against Allah while they know it. 3:78, 14. And from those who call themselves Christians, We took their covenant, but they have abandoned a good part of the Message that was sent to them. So We planted amongst them enmity and hatred till the Day of Resurrection (when they discarded Allah’s Book, disobeyed Allah’s Messengers and His Orders and transgressed beyond bounds in Allah’s disobedience), and Allah will inform them of what they used to do. 15. O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Now has come to you Our Messenger (Muhammad ) explaining to you much of that which you used to hide from the Scripture and passing over (i.e. leaving out without explaining) much. Indeed, there has come to you from Allah a light (Prophet Muhammad  ) and a plain Book (this Qur’an).  5:14-15

What quran say about distortion of Bible, 78. And verily, among them is a party who distort the Book with their tongues (as they read), so that you may think it is from the Book, but it is not from the Book, and they say: “This is from Allah,” but it is not from Allah; and they speak a lie against Allah while they know it. 3:78, 14. And from those who call themselves Christians, We took their covenant, but they have abandoned a good part of the Message that was sent to them. So We planted amongst them enmity and hatred till the Day of Resurrection (when they discarded Allah’s Book, disobeyed Allah’s Messengers and His Orders and transgressed beyond bounds in Allah’s disobedience), and Allah will inform them of what they used to do. 15. O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Now has come to you Our Messenger (Muhammad ) explaining to you much of that which you used to hide from the Scripture and passing over (i.e. leaving out without explaining) much. Indeed, there has come to you from Allah a light (Prophet Muhammad  ) and a plain Book (this Qur’an).  5:14-15

What Quran says about Life, Death and Rebirth? 28. How can you disbelieve in Allah? Seeing that you were dead and He gave you life. Then He will give you death, then again will bring you to life (on the Day of Resurrection) and then unto Him you will return. (Surah Al-Baqarah ;28)73. So We said: “Strike him (the dead man) with a piece of it (the cow).” Thus Allah brings the dead to life and shows you His Ayat(proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) so that you may understand. (Surah  Al-Baqarah;73)11. They will say: “Our Lord! You have made us to die twice (i.e. we were dead in the loins of our fathers and dead after our deaths in this world), and You have given us life twice (i.e. life when we were born and life when we are Resurrected)! Now we confess our sins, then is there any way to get out (of the Fire)?” (Surah Ghafir or Al-Mu’min; 11)2. Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving; Surah Al-Mulk ;2 )1. Has there not been over man a period of time, when he was nothing to be mentioned?2. Verily, We have created man from Nutfah drops of mixed semen (discharge of man and woman), in order to try him, so We made him hearer, seer. ( Surah Al-Insan ;1-2) snv

What Qur’an says about Qur’an? “Hence, indeed, We made this Qur’an easy to bear in mind; who, then is willing to take it to heart?” –(Surah Al-Qamar; 17). And We have indeed made the Qur’an easy to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember (or receive admonition)? (Surah Al-Qamar; 22,32,40). “Will they then not meditate on the Qur’an, or are there locks on their hearts?” –(Surah Muhammad; 24).”Surely this Qur’an guides to that which is most upright and gives good news to the believers who do good works that they shall have a great reward.” (-Surah Al-Asraa; 9). “Surely We have revealed the reminder (Qur’an) and We will most certainly guard it(from corruption).” –(Surah Al-Hijr; 9).”Praise be to Allah Who has revealed the Book (Qur’an) to His slave (Muhammad)and has not placed therein any crookedness.” –(Surah Al-Kahf; 1) 5. Nay, they say;”These (revelations of the Qur’an which are inspired to Muhammad ) are mixed up false dreams! Nay, he has invented it! Nay, he is a poet! Let him then bring us an Ayah (sign as a proof) like the ones (Prophets) that were sent before (with signs)!” Surah Al-Anbiyah’5.)” .”Will they not then ponder on the Qur’an? If it had been from other than Allah theywould have found therein much discrepancy.” (Surah An-Nisaa; 82).”And certainly We have explained in this Qur’an every kind of example; and man ismost of all given to contention. And nothing prevents men from believing when theguidance comes to them, and asking forgiveness of their Lord, except that whathappened to the ancients should overtake them, or that the chastisement should comeface to face with them.” -(-Surah Al-Kahf; 54-55).”And We reveal (stage by stage) of the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy for  believers, and to the unjust it causes nothing but loss after loss.” –(Surah Al-Asraa; 82).”And if you are in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto Our slave(Muhammad) then produce a surah (chapter) of the like thereof, and call your witnesses besides Allah if you are truthful.” –(Surah Al-Baqara; 23).”And this Qur’an is not such as could be forged by those besides Allah, but it is averification (of revelations) that went before it and a fuller explanation of the Book -there is no doubt – from the Lord of the Worlds.” –(Surah Yunus;37).”So when you recite the Qur’an, seek refuge in Allah from Satan the outcast.” –(Surah An-Nahl; 98). 2. This is the Book (the Qur’an), whereof there is no doubt, a guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqun [the pious and righteous persons who fear Allah much (abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden) and love Allah much (perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained)].3. Who believe in the Ghaib and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and spend out of what we have provided for them 4. And who believe in (the Qur’an and the Sunnah) which has been sent down (revealed) to you (Muhammad (PBUH)  and in [the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel), etc.] which were sent down before you and they believe with certainty in the Hereafter. 5. They are on (true) guidance from their Lord, and they are the successful. (Surah Al-Baqarah; 2-5) 5. Nay, they say;”These (revelations of the Qur’an which are inspired to Muhammad ) are mixed up false dreams! Nay, he has invented it! Nay, he is a poet! Let him then bring us an Ayah (sign as a proof) like the ones (Prophets) that were sent before (with signs)!” (Surah Al-Anbiyah’; 5)”38. We said; “Get down all of you from this place (the Paradise), then whenever there comes to you Guidance from Me, and whoever follows My Guidance, there shall be no fear on them, nor shall they grieve. (Surah Al-Baqarah; 38 ) 151. Similarly (to complete My Blessings on you) We have sent among you a Messenger (Muhammad (PBUH) of your own, reciting to you Our Verses (the Qur’an) and sanctifying you, and teaching you the Book (the Qur’an) and the Hikmah (i.e. Sunnah, Islamic laws and Fiqh- jurisprudence), and teaching you that which you used not to know. (Surah Al-Baqarah; 151) 3. It is He Who has sent down the Book (the Qur’an) to you (Muhammad (PBUH) with truth, confirming what came before it. And he sent down the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel). (Surah Ale-Imran3 ) 7. It is He Who has sent down to you (Muhammad (PBUH) the Book (this Qur’an). In it are Verses that are entirely clear, they are the foundations of the Book [and those are the Verses of Al-Ahkam (commandments, etc.), Al-Fara’id (obligatory duties) and Al-Hudud (legal laws for the punishment of thieves, adulterers, etc.)]; and others not entirely clear. So as for those in whose hearts there is a deviation (from the truth) they follow that which is not entirely clear thereof, seeking Al-Fitnah (polytheism and trials, etc.), and seeking for its hidden meanings, but none knows its hidden meanings save Allah. And those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say; “We believe in it; the whole of it (clear and unclear Verses) are from our Lord.” And none receive admonition except men of understanding. (Surah Ale-Imran;7 ) 7. And even if We had sent down unto you (O Muhammad (PBUH) a Message written on paper so that they could touch it with their hands, the disbelievers would have said; “This is nothing but obvious magic!” (Surah Al-Anam; 7 ) 92. And this (the Qur’an) is a blessed Book which We have sent down, confirming (the revelations) which came before it, so that you may warn the Mother of Towns (i.e. Makkah) and all those around it. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe in (the Qur’an), and they are constant in guarding their Salat(prayers). (Surah Al-Anam; 92 )155. And this is a blessed Book (the Qur’an) which We have sent down, so follow it and fear Allah (i.e. do not disobey His Orders), that you may receive mercy (i.e. saved from the torment of Hell). (Surah Al-Anam; 155 ) 2. (This is the) Book (the Qur’an) sent down unto you (O Muhammad (PBUH), so let not your breast be narrow there from, that you warn thereby, and a reminder unto the believers. (Surah al-Araf; 2.) 204. So, when the Qur’an is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy. (Surah al-Araf; 204 ) 13. Or they say, “He (Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) forged it (the Qur’an).” Say; “Bring you then ten forged Surah (chapters) like unto it, and call whomsoever you can, other than Allah  (to your help), if you speak the truth!” (Surah Hud;13) 88. Say; “If the mankind and the jinns were together to produce the like of this Qur’an, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another.”89. And indeed We have fully explained to mankind, in this Qur’an, every kind of similitude, but most mankind refuse (the truth and accept nothing) but disbelief. (Surah Al-Asraa/Surah Bani-Israel; 88-89 )1. Alif-Lam-Ra. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’an and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings].(This is) a Book, the Verses whereof are perfected (in every sphere of knowledge, etc.), and then explained in detail from One (Allah, Who is All-Wise and Well-Acquainted (with all things). (Surah Hud;1 )1. Alif-Lam-Ra. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’an, and none but Allah (SWT) (Alone) knows their meanings].These are the Verses of the Clear Book (the Qur’an that makes clear the legal and illegal things, legal laws, a guidance and a blessing). 2. Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’an in order that you may understand. (Surah Yusuf; 1-2)  97. So We have made this (the Qur’an) easy in your own tongue (O Muhammad (PBUH), only that you may give glad tidings to the Muttaqun (pious and righteous persons) and warn with it the Ludda (most quarrelsome) people. (Surah Maryam; 97)  1. Ta-Ha.[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings.]2. We have not sent down the Qur’an unto you (O Muhammad (PBUH) to cause you distress, 3. But only as a Reminder to those who fear (Allah).(Surah Ta-Ha;1-3 ) 57. O mankind! There has come to you a good advice from your Lord (i.e. the Qur’an, ordering all that is good and forbidding all that is evil), and a healing for that (disease of ignorance, doubt, hypocrisy and differences, etc.) in your breasts, – a guidance and a mercy (explaining lawful and unlawful things, etc.) for the believers.58. Say; “In the Bounty of Allah, and in His Mercy (i.e. Islam and the Qur’an); -therein let them rejoice.” That is better than what (the wealth) they amass. (Surah Yunus; 57-58 )21.  Had We sent down this Qur’an on a mountain, you would surely have seen it humbling itself and rending asunder by the fear of Allah. Such are the parables which We put forward to mankind that they may reflect . (Surah Al-Mujadilah21.)1. Say (O Muhammad (PBUH); “It has been revealed to me that a group (from three to ten in number) of jinns listened (to this Qur’an). They said; ‘Verily! We have heard a wonderful Recital (this Qur’an)!2. ‘It guides to the Right Path, and we have believed therein, and we shall never join (in worship) anything with our Lord .3. ‘And exalted be the Majesty of our Lord, He has taken neither a wife, nor a son (or offspring or children). (Surah al-Jinn;  1-3 )21. Nay! This is a Glorious Qur’an,22. (Inscribed) in Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz (The Preserved Tablet)! (Surah Al-Burooj 21-22 )1. Verily! We have sent it (this Qur’an) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree) (Surah Al-Qadr 1 )16. Move not your tongue concerning (the Qur’an, O Muhammad (PBUH) to make haste therewith.17. It is for Us to collect it and to give you (O Muhammad (PBUH) the ability to recite it (the Qur’an), (Surah al-Qiyamah; 16-17 )45. And when you (Muhammad (PBUH) recite the Qur’an, We put between you and those who believe not in the Hereafter, an invisible veil (or screen their hearts, so they hear or understand it not).46. And We have put coverings over their hearts lest, they should understand it (the Qur’an), and in their ears deafness. And when you make mention of your Lord Alone [La ilaha ill-Allah (SWT) (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah Islamic Monotheism] in the Qur’an, they turn on their backs, fleeing in extreme dislikeness. (Surah Al-Asraa/Surah Bani-Israel; 45-46 ) 7. And even if We had sent down unto you (O Muhammad ) a Message written on paper so that they could touch it with their hands, the disbelievers would have said; “This is nothing but obvious magic!” Surah Al-An’am) 20 If We had caused this Qur’an todescend upon a mountain thou (OMuhammad) verily hadst seen ithumbled rent asunder by the fear ofAllah (Surah Al-Hashr  snv

What reasons did the chiefs of the people of Nuh (AS)  give for not believing in him? 24. But the chiefs of those who disbelieved among his people said; “He is no more than a human being like you, he seeks to make himself superior to you. Had Allah willed, He surely could have sent down angels; never did we hear such a thing among our fathers of old. (Surah Al-Mu’minun (24 )  snv…

What reward is for pious person in lifeafter death? 97. Whoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter). Surah An-Nahl (97) 112. And he who works deeds of righteousness, while he is a believer (in Islamic Monotheism) then he will have no fear of injustice, nor of any curtailment (of his reward). Surah Ta-Ha112. ) 277. Truly those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat, they will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. Surah Al-Baqarah;  (277. ) 57. But those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism) and do deeds of righteousness, We shall admit them to Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), abiding therein forever. Therein they shall have Azwajun Mutahharatun [purified mates or wives (having no menses, stools, urine, etc.)] and We shall admit them to shades wide and ever deepening (Paradise) . Surah An-Nisaa’; (57. ) 122. But those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism) and do deeds of righteousness, We shall admit them to the Gardens under which rivers flow (i.e. in Paradise) to dwell therein forever. Allah’s Promise is the Truth, and whose words can be truer than those of Allah? (Of course, none). Surah An-Nisaa’; (122. )42. But those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism), and worked righteousness – We tax not any person beyond his scope, such are the dwellers of Paradise. They will abide therein. Surah Al-A’raf (42. )4. To Him is the return of all of you. The Promise of Allah is true. It is He Who begins the creation and then will repeat it, that He may reward with justice those who believed (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism) and did deeds of righteousness. But those who disbelieved will have a drink of boiling fluids and painful torment because they used to disbelieve.9. Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allah along with the six articles of Faith, i.e. to believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, Day of Resurrection, and Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments) – Islamic Monotheism], and do deeds of righteousness, their Lord will guide them through their Faith; under them will flow rivers in the Gardens of delight (Paradise). Surah Yunus (4 and 9) 29. Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism), and work righteousness, Tuba (it means all kinds of happiness or name of a tree in Paradise) is for them and a beautiful place of (final) return. Surah Ar-Ra’d (29) 9. Verily, this Qur’an guides to that which is most just and right and gives glad tidings to the believers (in the Oneness of Allah and His Messenger, Muhammad , etc.). who work deeds of righteousness, that they shall have a great reward (Paradise). Surah Al-Isra’ (9. ).

What rewards and benefits for the individual and the society promised by God?  And give good news (O Muhammad (PBUH) to those who believe and do good deeds, that they will have gardens (Paradise) in which rivers ….  (Qur’an, 2;25) God has also said; Race one with another for forgiveness from your Lord and for Paradise, whose width is as the width of the heavens and the earth, which has been prepared for those who believe in God and His messengers….  (Qur’an, 57;21) If you enter Paradise, you will live a very happy life without sickness, pain, sadness, or death; God will be pleased with you; and you will live there forever.  God has said in the Qur’an; But those who believe and do good deeds, We will admit them to gardens (Paradise) in which rivers flow, lasting in them forever….  (Qur’an,4;57).

What role was played by Satan in paradise? Satan was there in the Paradise of Adam and Eve and his vow was to misguide and deceive them and their descendents. Satan said; “…surely I will sit in wait against them (human beings) on Your Straight Path. Then I will come to them from before them and behind them, from their right and from their left…” (Surah Al-A’raf 16-17) Satan is arrogant, and considered himself better then Adam, and thus mankind. He is crafty and cunning, but ultimately understands the weakness of human beings; he recognizes their loves and desires. Satan did not say to Adam and Eve “go eat from that tree” nor did he out rightly tell them to disobey God. He whispered into their hearts and planted disquieting thoughts and desires. Satan said to Adam and Eve, “…Then Shaitan (Satan) whispered suggestions to them both in order to uncover that which was hidden from them of their private parts (before); he said; “Your Lord did not forbid you this tree save you should become angels or become of the immortals.” And he [Shaitan (Satan)] swore by Allah to them both (saying); “Verily, I am one of the sincere well-wishers for you both (Surah Al-A’raf 20-21) Their minds became filled with thoughts of the tree, and one day they decided to eat from it. Adam and Eve behaved as all human beings do; they became preoccupied with their own thoughts and the whisperings of Satan and they forgot the warning from God. 22. So he misled them with deception. Then when they tasted of the tree, that which was hidden from them of their shame (private parts) became manifest to them and they began to stick together the leaves of Paradise over themselves (in order to cover their shame). And their Lord called out to them (saying); “Did I not forbid you that tree and tell you; Verily, Shaitan (Satan) is an open enemy unto you?” Surah Al-A’raf ;22) It is at this point that the Jewish and Christian traditions differ greatly from Islam. At no point do the words of God – the Qur’an, or the traditions and sayings of Prophet Muhammad – indicate that Satan came to Adam and Eve in the form of a snake or serpent. Islam in no way indicates that Eve was the weaker of the two, or that she tempted Adam to disobey God. Eating the fruit of the tree was a mistake committed by both Adam and Eve. They bear equal responsibility. It was not the original sin spoken about in Christian traditions. The descendents of Adam are not being punished for the sins of their original parents. It was a mistake, and God, in His infinite Wisdom and Mercy, forgave them both..

What should a humble person be like according to the morals of the Qur’an? A humble person, as opposed to a boastful person, knows that everything he owns is given to him by Allah either as a blessing or as a trial. He is aware that as a human being, he is impotent and needy and that he does not have the power to do anything unless Allah so wills. Therefore, he always turns to Allah and thanks Him for every blessing. Allah has praised the humble attitude of the believers; The servants of the All-Merciful are those who walk modestly on the earth… (Surah  al-Furqan, 63)

What should a Muslim do in case of discussion with the people of the book? 46. And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner, inviting them to Islamic Monotheism with His Verses), except with such of them as do wrong, and say (to them); “We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you; our Ilah (God) and your Ilah (God) is One (i.e. Allah (SWT), and to Him we have submitted (as Muslims).” (Surah al-Ankabut; 46).

What should a wife do in case she fears injustice from her husband? 128. And if a woman fears cruelty or desertion on her husband’s part, there is no sin on them both if they make terms of peace between themselves; and making peace is better. And human inner-selves are swayed by greed. But if you do good and keep away from evil, verily, Allah (SWT) is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do.  (Surah an-Nisaa; 128).

What should be the Muslim’s attitude towards indecencies? 151. Say (O Muhammad (PBUH): “Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with Him; be good and dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty – We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not near to Al-Fawahish (shameful sins, illegal sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, and kill not anyone whom Allah (SWT) has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islamic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand. (Surah al-An’am 151).

What should be the role of Muslim men and women in society?  71. The believers, men and women, are Auliya’ (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islam has forbidden); they perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give the Zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah will have His Mercy on them. Surely Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise. (Surah Al-Bara’at/Surah At-Taubah; 7l).”.

What should Muslims do about hypocrites? 63. They (hypocrites) are those of whom Allah knows what is in their hearts; so turn aside from them (do not punish them) but admonish them, and speak to them an effective word (i.e. to believe in Allah, worship Him, obey Him, and be afraid of Him) to reach their inner selves. (Surah an-Nisaa; 63).

What should Muslims hold fast to? 101. And how would you disbelieve, while unto you are recited the Verses of Allah, and among you is His Messenger (Muhammad (PBUH)? And whoever holds firmly to Allah, (i.e. follows Islam Allah’s Religion, and obeys all that Allah has ordered, practically), then he is indeed guided to a Right Path. 102. O you who believe! Fear Allah (by doing all that He has ordered and by abstaining from all that He has forbidden) as He should be feared. [Obey Him, be thankful to Him, and remember Him always], and die not except in a state of Islam (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allah. 103. And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah  (i.e. this Qur’an), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah’s Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah  makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided. (Surah Ale-‘‘Imran 101-103).

What should Muslims perform before offering salah (prayers)? Before a person stands before Allah (SWT) in the special connection that is salah (prayer), he must ensure that his heart is free from sin, arrogance, and hypocrisy. Once this is accomplished, or at least greatly desired, he is able to cleanse himself from physical impurities. This is usually achieved by using water. Allah (SWT), the Exalted mentions in the Quran: “O you who believe! When you intend to offer the prayer, wash your faces and your hands (forearms) up to the elbows, wipe your heads, and (wash) your feet up to the ankles. If you are in a state of Janaba (i.e. had a sexual discharge) purify yourself.” (Qur’an 5:6)Prior to obligatory or voluntary prayer a person must assure that he is in a state of cleanliness, he does this by performing either Wudu (often translated as ablution) or Ghusl (a full bath). Wudu rids the body of minor impurities, and Ghusl cleanses the body of major impurities..

What should one do when the Qur’an is recited?Allah commands people to seek refuge with Him from satan, be quiet and listen to the Qur’an when it is recited;When the Qur’an is recited listen to it and be quiet so that hopefully you will gain mercy. (Surah  al-A’raf, 204)Many people do not know about this commandment of Allah, and continue to live their daily lives and to talk with others when the Qur’an is being recited on TV or on the radio. Yet what should be done in such a situation is to be quiet and to listen to it. If silence cannot be maintained under the circumstances, then the TV or radio may be turned off, since to do otherwise would be to neglect what Allah has commanded.

What should the Muslim do on hearing unauthentic news? 6. O you who believe! If a rebellious evil person comes to you with a news, verify it, lest you harm people in ignorance, and afterwards you become regretful to what you have done. (Surah al-Hujuraat; 6).

What should the Muslim do when faced with idle pursuits? 72. And those who do not witness falsehood, and if they pass by some evil play or evil talk, they pass by it with dignity.  (Surah Al-Furqan;72).

What should the Muslim do when the ignorant address him? 62. And He it is Who has put the night and the day in succession, for such who desires to remember or desires to show his gratitude. (Surah Al-Furqan;62).

What should the Muslims do if the non-Muslims boycott them? 28. O you who believe (in Allah ‘s Oneness and in His Messenger (Muhammad (PBUH)! Verily, the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah, and in the Message of Muhammad (PBUH) are Najasun (impure) . So let them not come near Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) after this year, and if you fear poverty, Allah will enrich you if He will, out of His Bounty. Surely, Allah  is All-Knowing, All-Wise. Surah Al-Bara’at/Surah At-Taubah;  28).

What should the Muslims do if the non-Muslims say evil things against Islam or Muslims?  10. And be patient (O Muhammad (PBUH) with what they say, and keep away from them in a good way. (Surah al-Muzzamil 10).

What should the Muslims do in case non-Muslims misbehave? 127. And endure you patiently (O Muhammad (PBUH), your patience is not but from Allah (SWT). And grieve not over them (polytheists and pagans, etc.), and be not distressed because of what they plot. (Surah an-Nahl; 127).

What should the whole (Ummah) Community abide with pertaining to the  Qur’an? The whole Ummah should follow the Qur’an publicly and secretly, hold fast thereto and act persistently according to its teachings. Allah (SWT) says; “And this is a blessed Book (the Qur’an) which We have sent down, so follow it and fear Allah (i.e. do not disobey His Orders)}. (Al-An”‘ am, 155) Allah says; “Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord (the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad’s Sunnah), and follow not any Auliya’ (protectors and helpers who order you to associate partners in worship with Allah), besides Him (Allah)}. (Al-A`raf, 3) Allah (SWT) says; “And as to those who hold fast to the Book (i.e. act on its teachings) and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), certainly We shall never waste the reward of those who do righteous deeds}. (Al-A`raf, 170) Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said regarding the Book of Allah the Almighty; “Stick to the Book of Allah and hold fast to it.” (Sahih Muslim)

What the Biblical Prophecies says on the advent of Muhammad (PBUH), the Prophet of Islam? The Biblical prophecies on the advent of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)  are evidence of the truth of Islam for people who believe in the Bible. In Deuteronomy 18, Moses stated that God told him; “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.  If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account.” (Deuteronomy 18; 18-19). From these verses we conclude that the prophet in this prophecy must have the following three characteristics; 1) That he will be like Moses. 2)  That he will come from the brothers of the Israelites, i.e. the Ishmaelites. 3)  That God will put His words in to the mouth of this prophet and that he will declare what God commands him. “. . . he (Muhummed pbuh) shined forth from mount Paran (in Arabia), and he came with ten thousand saints. DEUTERONOMY 33;2. (Referring to the conquest of Makkah).” MUHUMMED (pbuh); Is a true prophet of God according to the Bible (a) ” . . Every spirit (meaning every prophet) that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in flesh is of God (1 JOHN 4.2).  Compare with Holy Qur’an 3;45 and many other Qur’ânic references where Jesus (pbuh) is referred to as the CHRIST. MUHUMMED (PBUH) MENTIONED BY NAME IN THE BIBLE; (b) “his mouth is most sweet; yea, he is (Muhummed-im) altogether lovely, this is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem. (SONG OF SOLOMON 5;16).  From the original Hebrew manuscript the word “MUHUMMEDIM”, is translated as “altogether lovely’ which is actually the word MUHUMMED with “im” added. “IM” is the plural of respect in the Hebrew language. MUHUMMED A “COMFORTER” LIKE JESUS, PEACE BE UPON THEM (c) “And I will pray the father, and he shall give you ANOTHER Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. ” (JOHN 14;16) Jesus (pbuh) was the first Comforter, and ANOTHER would have to be one like him, of the same kind as Jesus, a man and not a Ghost.

What the concept of Soul (Ruh) or spirits in Islam? Throughout history, all aspects of the unseen have fascinated man. He has especially attempted to explore and understand the phenomenon of the soul – that mysterious power which activates the human body. The soul is a creature of Allah (SWT). It is blown into every human being when it is just a foetus of 120 days old, it remains in contact if not inside the human being throughout its life on earth, and at the point of death it departs from the body to reside in the heavens. Like everything else in the universe it is a creation of Allah (SWT), but as the mankind has been given only limited knowledge concerning it. When a body is given a soul, life begins. And when the soul leaves the body, life ends and death begins. During the lifetime of the Prophet (PBUH) the Jews of Medina sent their allies, the Makkan infidels, to the Prophet (saws) to ask about the soul. In reply to their questions, the following Qur’anic verse was revealed; “They ask you [O Muhammad (PBUH) concerning the Ruh (the Spirit /Soul). Say; ‘It is one of the things, the knowledge of which is only with my Lord. And of knowledge, you (mankind) have been given very little.” ( Surah Al-Asraa;  85)  It is the divine connection inside man, which inspires him to turn toward the higher realm and the holier realm, and to connect with the mystery of the first address that took place between him and God Almighty. It is because of the spirit that the believer is able to connect to his Lord with worship; “So, when I have fashioned him completely and breathed into him (Adam) the soul which I created for him, then fall (you) down prostrating yourselves unto him.”( Surah Al-Hijr;  29),  Because so little knowledge was available, most Muslim scholars considered any discussion concerning the soul to be ‘taboo’ and so this avenue of knowledge remained almost closed within scholastic circles..

What the God says about the Deep Seas and Internal Waves which is mentioned in the Qur’an? It is scientifically proven that the bottoms of seas and oceans are extremely dark, because their depths extend hundreds of meters below. Sunrays can never reach such depth. Each wave acts as a filter causing the gradual disappearance of a certain light spectrum. For example, red light is excluded at about 30 meters, green at approximately 100 meters and blue at about 200 meters of depth. This continues to ultimate darkness at deeper sections of the ocean where fish could not see anything if there were no source of light within their own bodies. The Glorious Qur’an describes the darkness in the bottom of deep as; “ 40. Or [the state of a disbeliever] is like the darkness in a vast deep sea, overwhelmed with a great wave topped by a great wave, topped by dark clouds, darkness, one above another, if a man stretches out his hand, he can hardly see it! And he for whom Allah has not appointed light, for him there is no light. (Surah An-Nur; 40) In the above ayah, waves and clouds are also mentioned to emphasize the degree of darkness associated with the status of unbelievers, as clouds cause absorption, and waves cause reflection of light before it can reach the surface of an ocean. This verse mentions the darkness found in deep seas and oceans, where if a man stretches out his hand, he cannot see it.  The darkness in deep seas and oceans is found around a depth of 200 meters and below.  At this depth, there is almost no light.  Below a depth of 1000 meters there is no light at all.  Human beings are not able to dive more than forty meters without the aid of submarines or special equipment.  Human beings cannot survive unaided in the deep dark part of the oceans, such as at a depth of 200 meters. Scientists have recently discovered this darkness by means of special equipment and submarines that have enabled them to dive into the depths of the oceans. We can also understand from the following sentences in the previous verse, “… in a deep sea.  It is covered by waves, above which are waves, above which are clouds….”, that the deep waters of seas and oceans are covered by waves, and above these waves are other waves. These waves may have different characteristics, such as salinity, density, temperature, marine biology, and so on; and they may move relative to one another. It is clear that the second set of waves is the surface waves that we see, because the verse mentions that above the second waves there are clouds.  Scientists have recently discovered that there are internal waves which “occur on density interfaces between layers of different densities.” The internal waves cover the deep waters of seas and oceans because the deep waters have a higher density than the waters above them.  Internal waves act like surface waves.  They can also break, just like surface waves.  Internal waves cannot be seen by the human eye, but they can be detected by studying temperature or salinity changes at a given location. 1430 years ago there were no submarines or specialist equipment to discover internal waves or the darkness deep inside the oceans.
How could Muhammad (SA), who had never seen an ocean, possibly know these twentieth century scientific discoveries over 1430 years ago? This, and many similar ayat, are signs of Divine wahy revealed throughout the Glorious Qur’an..

What the Hindu scriptures says on the advent of Muhammad (PBUH), the Prophet of Islam? As the Allah (SWT) says; “And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming); “Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from)Taghut (all false deities, etc. i.e. do not worship Taghut besides Allah).” Then of them were some whom Allah guided and of them were some upon whom the straying was justified. So travel through the land and see what was the end of those who denied (the truth). (Surah An-Nahl;36) Hindu scriptures clearly prophesize Prophet Muhammad’s advent in multiple places. We provide just two. Bhavisyath Purana 3;5-8 states, “A spiritual reformer will come from a foreign land (outside Bharat) with his disciples. His name will be Mahamad. He will dwell in a desert.” Likewise, “His [Mahamad’s] followers will perform circumcision. They will not keep their hair in the form of Choti as the Brahmans do. They will keep beard. They will bring about a revolution. They will call with a loud voice [i.e. Adhaan]. They will eat meat of animals other than that of swine. They will attain purity through Jihad. Their civilization will be called Muslay [Muslim].”.

What The Qur’an says about the Origin of the Universe?  The science of modern cosmology, observational and theoretical, clearly indicates that, at one point in time, the whole universe was nothing but a cloud of ‘smoke’ (i.e. an opaque highly dense and hot gaseous composition). This is one of the undisputed principles of standard modern cosmology.  Scientists now can observe new stars forming out of the remnants of that ‘smoke’. The illuminating stars we see at night were, just as was the whole universe, in that ‘smoke’ material.  God has said in the Qur’an;  11. Then He Istawa (rose over) towards the heaven when it was smoke, and said to it and to the earth; “Come both of you willingly or unwillingly.” They both said; “We come, willingly.” (Surah Fussilat/Surah Ha Mim As Sajdah; ;11) Because the earth and the heavens above (the sun, the moon, stars, planets, galaxies, etc.) have been formed from this same ‘smoke,’ we conclude that the earth and the heavens were one connected entity.  Then out of this homogeneous ‘smoke,’ they formed and separated from each other. God has said in the Qur’an; ”30. Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one united piece, then We parted them? And We have made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? (Surah al-Anbiyaa; ’30)  ”Dr. Alfred Kroner is one of the world’s renowned geologists.  He is Professor of Geology and the Chairman of the Department of Geology at the Institute of Geosciences, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.  He said; “Thinking where Muhammad (PBUH)  came from . . . I think it is almost impossible that he could have known about things like the common origin of the universe, because scientists have only found out within the last few years, with very complicated and advanced technological methods, that this is the case.”).  Also he said; “Somebody who did not know something about nuclear physics fourteen hundred years ago could not, I think, be in a position to find out from his own mind, for instance, that the earth and the heavens had the same origin.”.

What to do a person suffering from unbearable pain and suffering in this life? When a person is suffering from unbearable pain, a Muslim is advised to remember that Allah (SWT) tests us with pain and suffering in this life, and we must patience. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) advised us to make this  on such occasions;  “Oh Allah (SWT), make me live as long as life is better for me, and make me die if death is better for me” (Bukhari and Muslim).  Wishing for death simply to alleviate suffering is against the teachings of Islam, as it challenges Allah (SWT)’s wisdom and we must be patient with what Allah (SWT) has written for us. The Qur’an says;”…bear with patient constancy whatever befalls you” (Qur’an 31;17).”…those who patiently persevere will truly receive a reward without measure!” (Qur’an 39;10)..

What to do after the second pronouncement of divorce? 231. And when you have divorced women and they have fulfilled the term of their prescribed period, either take them back on reasonable basis or set them free on reasonable basis. But do not take them back to hurt them, and whoever does that, then he has wronged himself. And treat not the Verses (Laws) of Allah  as a jest, but remember Allah’s Favours on you (i.e. Islam), and that which He has sent down to you of the Book (i.e. the Qur’an) and Al-Hikmah (the Prophet’s Sunnah -legal ways – Islamic jurisprudence, etc.) whereby He instructs you. And fear Allah, and know that Allah is All-Aware of everything. (Surah Al-Baqarah; 231)..

What to do after the third pronouncement of divorce? 230. And if he has divorced her (the third time), then she is not lawful unto him thereafter until she has married another husband. Then, if the other husband divorces her, it is no sin on both of them that they reunite, provided they feel that they can keep the limits ordained by Allah. These are the limits of Allah, which He makes plain for the people who have knowledge. (Surah Al-Baqarah; ; 230)..

What to do if schism occurs in religion? 159. Verily, those who divide their religion and break up into sects (all kinds of religious sects) , you (O Muhammad (PBUH) have no concern in them in the least. Their affair is only with Allah (SWT), Who then will tell them what they used to do.  (Surah al-An’’am 159).

What to do if the disbelievers intend to deceive? 62. And if they intend to deceive you, then verily, Allah is All-Sufficient for you. He it is Who has supported you with His Help and with the believers.  ( Surah Al-Anfal; 62).

What to do if the people of the book use highhandedness? 46. And argue not with the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), unless it be in (a way) that is better (with good words and in good manner, inviting them to Islamic Monotheism with His Verses), except with such of them as do wrong, and say (to them); “We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you; our Ilah (God) and your Ilah (God) is One (i.e. Allah (SWT), and to Him we have submitted (as Muslims).”  (Surah al-Ankabut; 46).

What to do if the wife is undesirable? 19. O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will, and you should not treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the Mahr you have given them, unless they commit open illegal sexual intercourse. And live with them honourably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allah (SWT) brings through it a great deal of good.  (Surah an-Nisaa; 19).

What to do if wife is ill-conduct? As to those women on whose part you see ill-conduct, admonish them (first), (next), refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful), but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allah is Ever Most High, Most Great. (Surah an-Nisaa;’34).

What to do in case of differences between husband and wife? 35. If you fear a breach between them twain (the man and his wife), appoint (two) arbitrators, one from his family and the other from her’s; if they both wish for peace, Allah will cause their reconciliation. Indeed Allah is Ever All-Knower, Well-Acquainted with all things. (Surah an-Nisaa; 35).

What to do in case one has nothing to give in charity? And if you (O Muhammad (PBUH) turn away from them (kindred, poor, wayfarer, etc. whom We have ordered you to give their rights, but if you have no money at the time they ask you for it) and you are awaiting a mercy from your Lord for which you hope, then, speak unto them a soft kind word (i.e. Allah (SWT) will give me and I shall give you). (Surah Al-Asraa/Surah Bani-Israel; 28).

What to do in case reconciliation between husband and wife is not possible? 130. But if they separate (by divorce), Allah (SWT) will provide abundance for every one of them from His Bounty. And Allah (SWT) is Ever All-Sufficient for His creatures’ need, All-Wise.  (Surah an-Nisaa; 130).

What to do when the iddat is completed? 2. Then when they are about to fulfil their term appointed, either take them back in a good manner or part with them in a good manner. And take for witness two just persons from among you (Muslims). And establish the witness for Allah. That will be an admonition given to him who believes in Allah  and the Last Day. And whosoever fears Allah  and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). 3. And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allah  will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things.  (Surah at-Talaaq 2-3).

What to do when two factions among Muslims fight mutually? 9. And if two parties or groups among the believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them both, but if one of them rebels against the other, then fight you (all) against the one that which rebels till it complies with the Command of Allah; then if it complies, then make reconciliation between them justly, and be equitable. Verily! Allah loves those who are equitable. (Surah al-Hujuraat; 9).

What to do with the orphan girls? Is marriage with orphan girls allowed or not? They ask your legal instruction concerning women, say; Allah instructs you about them, and about what is recited unto you in the Book concerning the orphan girls whom you give not the prescribed portions (as regards Mahr and inheritance) and yet whom you desire to marry, and (concerning) the children who are weak and oppressed, and that you stand firm for justice to orphans. And whatever good you do, Allah is Ever All-Aware of it.  (Surah an-Nisaa; 127). 3. And if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphan-girls, then marry (other) women of your choice, two or three, or four but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one or (the captives and the slaves) that your right hands possess. That is nearer to prevent you from doing injustice.  (Surah an-Nisaa; 3).

What Type of Heart Do You Have? “And of the people are some who say, “We believe in Allah and the Last Day,” but they are not believers.They [think to deceive] Allah and those who believe, but they deceive not except themselves and perceive [it] not. In their hearts is disease, so Allah has increased their disease; and for them is a painful punishment because they [habitually] used to lie.”
(Surah Al-Baqarah:8-10]snv

What was given by Allah (SWT) to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and not to any of the other Prophets? Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had have so many characteristics. Foremost among which are the following; he is the last (end) of the Prophets, as mentioned earlier. He (PBUH) is the master of mankind, sons of Adam. This is explained in His Saying, Allah the Almighty, that reads, “Those Messengers! We preferred some of them to others, to some of them Allah spoke (directly),’ others He raised to degrees (of honor)}, (Al-Baqarah,253) He (PBUH) says; “I shall be preeminent amongst the descendants of Adam on the Day of Resurrection and 1 will be the first . intercessor and the first whose intercession will be accepted (by Allah). ” (Bukhari and Muslim) He (PBUH) was sent to the whole people, mankind and jinn, as mentioned by Allah the Almighty, “O mankind! Verily, I am sent to you all as the Messenger of Allah – to Whom belongs the Dominion of the heavens and the earth, La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), It is He Who gives life and causes death, So believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad (PBUH)), the Prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e. Muhammad (PBUH)), who believes in Allah and His Words [(this Qur’an), the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and also Allah’s Word; “Be!” – and he was, i.e. `Isa (Jesus) son of Maryam (Mary), (Peace be upon them both), and follow him so that you may be guided}, (Al-A’ raf, 158) Allah (SWT) says; “And We have not sent you (O Muhammad (PBUH)) except as a giver of glad tidings and a warner to all mankind}, (Saba’, 28) He, (PBUH) says; “I have been given superiority over the other Prophets in six respects; 1 have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning; 1 have been helped by terror (in the hearts of enemies); spoils have been made lawful to me; the earth has been made for me clean and a place of worship; 1 have been sent to all mankind and the line of Prophets is closed with me.” (Bukhari and Muslim) The Prophet (PBUH) says; / have been conferred upon five (things) which were not granted to anyone before me(and these are); Every Messenger was sent particularly to his own people, whereas I have been sent to all the red and the black the spoils of war have been made lawful for me, and these were never made lawful to anyone before me, and the earth has been made sacred and pure and mosque for me, so whenever the time of prayer comes for anyone of you he should pray whenever he is, and I have been supported by awe (by which the enemy . is overwhelmed) from the distance (which one takes) one month to cover and I have been granted intercession.” (Bukhari and Muslim) He (PBUH) says; “By Him in Whose Hands my life is, none of this Ummah (community), either Jewish, or Christian who hear of me, then he dies without believing in what I have been sent with, he would be one of the dwellers of Hell-fire.” (Sahih Muslim)

What was the challenge given by Allah (SWT) when the disbelievers claimed that the Prophet (PBUH) wrote the Qur’an? 13. Or they say, “He (Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) forged it (the Qur’an).” Say; “Bring you then ten forged Surah (chapters) like unto it, and call whomsoever you can, other than Allah (SWT) (to your help), if you speak the truth!” .  (Surah Hud; 13).

What was the Command of Allah (SWT) on the Mushrikun after the Sacred Months have passed? Kill the Mushrikun wherever you find them, and capture and besiege them and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salat and give Az-Zakat, then leave their way free. Surah Al-Bara’at/Surah At-Taubah; ; ; 5).

What was the first thing that Allah (SWT) created? ‘1. Nun. [These letters (Nun, etc.) are one of the miracles of the Qur’an, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings]. By the pen and what the (angels) write (in the Records of men). (Sura 68;1) The first thing that Allah (SWT) created was the Pen which wrote all that shall be. Then water vapor began to rise, out of which the heavens were created. Then (Allah (SWT) created Nun (the whale) and flattened the earth on its back. When the earth began to lean, it was reinforced with mountains, which are on its surface.”.

What was the last sermon of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)  on the Final Pilgrimage? 3. Forbidden to you (for food) are; Al-Maytatah (the dead animals – cattle-beast not slaughtered), blood, the flesh of swine, and the meat of that which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allah (SWT), or has been slaughtered for idols, etc., or on which Allah (SWT)’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering, and that which has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by the goring of horns – and that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal – unless you are able to slaughter it (before its death) – and that which is sacrificed (slaughtered) on An-Nusub (stone altars). (Forbidden) also is to use arrows seeking luck or decision, (all) that is Fisqun (disobedience of Allah (SWT) and sin). This day, those who disbelieved have given up all hope of your religion, so fear them not, but fear Me. This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But as for him who is forced by severe hunger, with no inclination to sin (such can eat these above-mentioned meats), then surely, Allah (SWT) is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surah al-Maidah; 3).

What was the process of Adam’s creation? Islam provides us with the astonishing details of the creation of Adam. Both Christian and Jewish traditions are remarkably similar yet importantly different to the Qur’an. The Book of Genesis describes Adam as being made from “the dust of the earth,” and in the Talmud, Adam is described as being kneaded from mud. And God said to the angels; “‘Verily, I am going to place mankind generations after generations on earth.’ They said; ‘Will You place therein those who will make mischief therein and shed blood, while we glorify You with praises and thanks and sanctify You.’ God said; ‘I know that which you do not know.'” (Surah Al-Baqarah;  30) So begins the story of Adam, the first man, the first human being. God created Adam from a handful of soil containing portions from all its varieties on Earth. Angels were sent to earth to collect the soil that was to become Adam. It was red, white, brown, and black; it was soft and malleable, hard and gritty; it came from the mountains and the valleys; from infertile deserts and lush fertile plains and all the natural varieties in between. The descendants of Adam were destined to be as diverse as the handful of soil from which their ancestor was created; all have different appearances, attributes and qualities. Soil or Clay? Throughout the Qur’an, the soil used to create Adam is referred to by many names, and from this we are able to understand some of the methodology of his creation. Each name for soil is used at a different stage of Adam’s creation. Soil, taken from the earth, is referred to as soil; God also refers to it as clay. When it is mixed with water it becomes mud, when it is left to stand the water content reduces and it becomes sticky clay (or mud). If it is again left for some time it begins to smell, and the color becomes darker – black, smooth clay. It was from this substance that God moulded the form of Adam. His soulless body was left to dry, and it became what is known in the Qur’an as sounding clay. Adam was moulded from something akin to potter’s clay. When it is rapped it produces a ringing sound. The First Man is Honored and God said, to the Angels; “And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels; ‘I am going to create a human (Adam) from sounding clay of altered black smooth mud. So when I have fashioned him and breathed into him (his) soul created by Me, then you fall down prostrate to him.” (Qur’an 38;71-72) God honored the first human, Adam, in countless ways. Allah blew his soul into him, He fashioned him with His own hands and He ordered the Angels to bow down before him. And God said to the Angels; “….Prostrate to Adam and they prostrated except Iblees (Satan)….” (Qur’an 7;11) While worship is reserved for God Alone this prostration by the Angels to Adam was a sign of respect and honour. It is said that, as Adam’s body trembled into life, he sneezed and immediately said ‘All praise and thanks is due to God;’ so God responded by bestowing His Mercy upon Adam..

What was the Qur’anic verse Caliph Abu Bakr (RA) recited on the occasion of Prophet’s death to control the people? Muhammad (PBUH) is no more than a Messenger, and indeed (many) Messengers have passed away before him. If he dies or is killed, will you then turn back on your heels (as disbelievers)? And he who turns back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah, and Allah will give reward to those who are grateful. (Surah Ale-Imran;144).

What was the reason as-Samiri made golden calf  before Moses returned from the mountain? 95. [Musa (Moses)] said; “And what is the matter with you. O Samiri? (i.e. why did you do so?)” 96. (Samiri) said; “I saw what they saw not, so I took a handful (of dust) from the hoof print of the messenger [Jibrael’s (Gabriel) horse] and threw it [into the fire in which were put the ornaments of the Fir’aun’s (Pharaoh) people, or into the calf]. Thus my inner-self suggested to me.” Surah Ta-Ha; 95-96).

What was the universe created with? The universe was created with nothing. The Qur’an contains the following verse regarding the origin of the universe; “Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of Creation), before We clove them asunder?” (Qur’an 21;30) “He created the heavens and the earth from nothing” (Qur’an 6;101). This Verse proves the scientific fact which was discovered that the universe came into being through the explosion of a single point-mass that had zero volume. .

What were the beliefs of the idolaters in Arabia before Islam? They use to pray to saints to earn their pleasure and intercession. Allah (SWT) says (referring to their beliefs); “… And those who take Auliya’ (protectors and helpers) besides Him (say); “We worship them only that they may bring us near to Allah (SWT), (V.39;3) “And they worship besides Allah (SWT) things that hurt them not, nor profit them, and they say; ‘These are our intercessors with Allah (SWT).’ ” (V. 10; 18) Some Muslims also seek the intercession of saints thus imitating the idolaters..

What were those worships and prayers that were ordered by Allah (SWT) to the community of Bani Israeel and which were continued by the Muslim Ummah also? Salaat and Zakaat. 43. And perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat, and Irka’ (i.e. bow down or submit yourselves with obedience to Allah (SWT) along with  Ar-Raki’un.  (Surah Al-Baqarah; ; 43).

What will be the consequence of disobeying Allah (SWT)? 38. Behold! You are those who are called to spend in the Cause of Allah (SWT), yet among you are some who are niggardly. And whoever is niggardly, it is only at the expense of his own self. But Allah (SWT) is Rich (Free of all wants), and you (mankind) are poor. And if you turn away (from Islam and the obedience of Allah (SWT) He will exchange you for some other people, and they will not be your likes.  (Surah Muhammad;  38 ).

What will be the consequence of misappropriating the wealth of orphans? 10. Verily, those who unjustly eat up the property of orphans, they eat up only a fire into their bellies, and they will be burnt in the blazing Fire!  (Surah an-Nisaa;10). What to do with the wealth of minor orphans and how to bring and protect them up? Allah SWT says do not devour the property of orphans. “2. And give unto orphans their property and do not exchange (your) bad things for (their) good ones; and devour not their substance (by adding it) to your substance. Surely, this is a great sin.  3. And if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphan-girls, then marry (other) women of your choice, two or three, or four but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one or (the captives and the slaves) that your right hands possess. That is nearer to prevent you from doing injustice. (Surah an-Nisaa; 2- 3). 5. And give not unto the foolish your property which Allah has made a means of support for you , but feed and clothe them therewith, and speak to them words of kindness and justice. 6. And try orphans (as regards their intelligence) until they reach the age of marriage; if then you find sound judgement in them, release their property to them, but consume it not wastefully, and hastily fearing that they should grow up, and whoever amongst guardians is rich, he should take no wages, but if he is poor, let him have for himself what is just and reasonable (according to his work). And when you release their property to them, take witness in their presence; and Allah is All-Sufficient in taking account. (Surah an-Nisaa; 5-6). 10.  127. They ask your legal instruction concerning women, say; Allah (instructs you about them, and about what is recited unto you in the Book concerning the orphan girls whom you give not the prescribed portions (as regards Mahr and inheritance) and yet whom you desire to marry, and (concerning) the children who are weak and oppressed, and that you stand firm for justice to orphans. And whatever good you do, Allah is Ever All-Aware of it. (Surah an-Nisaa; 127)… And they ask you concerning orphans. Say; “The best thing is to work honestly in their property, and if you mix your affairs with theirs, then they are your brothers. And Allah (SWT) knows him who means mischief (e.g. to swallow their property) from him who means good (e.g. to save their property). And if Allah (SWT) had wished, He could have put you into difficulties. Truly, Allah (SWT) is All-Mighty, All-Wise.” (Surah Al-Baqarah; 220). 24. And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say; “My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was small.” (Surah Al-Asraa/Surah Bani-Israel; 24). Therefore, treat not the orphan with oppression, (Surah al-Duha; 9).

What will be the consequence of mutual disputes among Muslims?  46. And obey Allah and His Messenger, and do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength depart, and be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).49. When the hypocrites and those in whose hearts was a disease (of disbelief) said; “These people (Muslims) are deceived by their religion.” But whoever puts his trust in Allah, then surely, Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.  (Surah an-Anfal 46 & 49).

What will be the food for the people in Hell? 6. No food will there be for them but a poisonous thorny plant,” (Surah al-Ghaashiyah; 6) Nor any food except filth from the washing of wounds, (Surah Al-Haqqa; 36], 62. Is that (Paradise) better entertainment or the tree of Zaqqum (a horrible tree in Hell)? 63. Truly We have made it (as) a trail for the Zalimun (polytheists, disbelievers, wrong-doers, etc.).64. Verily, it is a tree that springs out of the bottom of Hell-fire,65. The shoots of its fruit-stalks are like the heads of Shayatin (devils);66. Truly, they will eat thereof and fill their bellies therewith.67. Then on the top of that they will be given boiling water to drink so that it becomes a mixture (of boiling water and Zaqqum in their bellies). (Surah As-Saffaat; 62-67). Verily, the tree of Zaqqum. Will be the food of the sinners, Like boiling oil, it will boil in the bellies, Like the boiling of scalding water. (It will be said) “Seize him and drag him into the midst of blazing Fire, “Then pour over his head the torment of boiling water, “Taste you (this)! Verily, you were (pretending to be) the mighty, the generous! “Verily! This is that whereof you used to doubt!” (Surah Ad-Dukhan; 43-50).   snv

What will happen on The Day of Resurrection? Nearing the end of time, the trumpet will be blown and creation will cease to exist.  God, Almighty, says; “And the Trumpet will be blown, and all who are in the heavens and all who are on the earth will swoon away, except him whom God wills.” (Qur’an 39;68) 68. And the Trumpet will be blown, and all who are in the heavens and all who are on the earth will swoon away, except him whom Allah (SWT) will. Then it will blown a second time and behold, they will be standing, looking on (waiting). Surah Az-Zumar; ; 68. ) 103. The greatest terror (on the Day of Resurrection) will not grieve them, and the angels will meet them, (with the greeting); “This is your Day which you were promised.” Surah al-Anbiyaa; ‘103 It will be blown a second blowing, and all creation from the beginning of time till the end of time will be resurrected.  God, the Exalted, tells us; “And the Trumpet will be blown (i.e.  the second blowing) and behold!  From the graves they will come out quickly to their Lord.” (Surah Ya-Sin; 51) People will be standing naked, barefooted and uncircumcised.  The Prophet described to us what will happen, he said; “You will be gathered, barefooted, naked, and uncircumcised (as Allah (SWT) says); 104. And (remember) the Day when We shall roll up the heavens like a scroll rolled up for books, as We began the first creation, We shall repeat it, (it is) a promise binding upon Us. Truly, We shall do it. Surah al-Anbiyaa; ‘104).

What will the believers in Paradise be given to wear and recline on? For them will be ‘Adn (Eden) Paradise (everlasting Gardens); wherein rivers flow underneath them, therein they will be adorned with bracelets of gold, and they will wear green garments of fine and thick silk. They will recline therein on raised thrones. How good is the reward, and what an excellent Murtafaqa (dwelling, resting place, etc.)! (Surah Al-Kahf;  31).

What will the wrongdoers ask on the Day of Judgement? 21. And they all shall appear before Allah (on the Day of Resurrection) then the weak will say to those who were arrogant (chiefs); “Verily, we were following you; can you avail us anything from Allah’s Torment?” They will say; “Had Allah guided us, we would have guided you. It makes no difference to us (now) whether we rage, or bear (these torments) with patience, there is no place of refuge for us.” ( Surah Ibrahim; 21).

What will you get if you help Islam? 7. O you who believe! If you help (in the cause of) Allah, He will help you, and make your foothold firm.  Surah Muhammad; 7) 40. Those who have been expelled from their homes unjustly only because they said; “Our Lord is Allah – For had it not been that Allah  checks one set of people by means of another, monasteries, churches, synagogues, and mosques, wherein the Name of Allah  is mentioned much would surely have been pulled down. Verily, Allah  will help those who help His (Cause). Truly, Allah  is All-Strong, All-Mighty.  (Surah Al-Hajj;40).

What you owe from your money?  Zakah-  “And they were not commanded except to worship Allah, [being] sincere to Him in religion, inclining to truth, and to establish prayer and to give Zakah. And that is the correct religion.” (Qur’an 98;5)

What You Sow you will Reap?  The man who believes that there is no afterlife and that he will not be accountable in a divine court becomes a slave of this world. He hankers after its comforts and luxuries, and will break any laws that stand between him and success. In his desperate quest for more wealth, he will refuse to differentiate between halal and haram. The tyrants and criminals of this world operate in the same manner. If to achieve their goals requires murder and violence, then so be it. The Bosnian Serbs were among the twentieth century’s worst examples of barbarity and tyranny; led by a pathological lust for more land, their evil knew no bounds. In contrast is the man who believes in Allah and in the questioning of the Last Day. He fears his Creator’s wrath and desires his Lord’s favors. Certainty of belief in paradise and hell guides his entire life, not just the moments spent in prayer. To him this world is merely a short journey, the destination of which is the Hereafter. Thus he directs most of his efforts towards earning Paradise and devotes only part of his time to earning his bread in this world. He is constantly aware of his divine mission to call the misguided people around him to Islam and so he buries himself in da’wah work.Belief in the Hereafter is the catalyst which stimulates the souls seeking a better future and its importance has been emphasized in the Qur’an repeatedly. The true believers have been described as those who have firm faith in the Hereafter, because that will be the true life.”What is the life of this world but amusement and play? But indeed the home of the Hereafter is the true Life, if only they knew.”(Qur’an Al Ankabut; 64)The Ultimate Success is not in amassing fortunes, being famous or having a fantastic career, but success is in escaping the fires of hell.”Every soul shall taste death, and only on the Day of Judgement will you receive your full recompense. The one who is saved from the Fire and admitted into Paradise will have attained success, for the life of the world is nothing but the goods of deception.(Qur’an Aal Imran ; 185)

What, according to the Qur’an, leads to hell fire? Qur’an mentions that shirk leads to hell fire, ‘They do blaspheme who say; ‘Allah  is Christ the son Of Mary.’ But said Christ; ‘O Children of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord And your Lord’. Whoever joins other gods with Allah – Allah will forbid him The Garden, and the fire will be his abode. There will for the wrongdoers be no one to help.’ (Qur’an 5;72).

Whatever of blessings and good things you have, is it from Allah (SWT)? And whatever of blessings and good things you have, it is from Allah. Then, when harm touches you, unto Him you cry aloud for help. (Surah Al Nahl, 53).

What’s the Unconditional Condition for Answering your Prayers? “When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them); I listen to the prayer of every suppliant When he calleth on Me; Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me; That they may walk in the right way.” (2;186)

When can a deed be an act of worship?  If there are two things; perfect love (for Allah) along with perfect subjection (to Him). Allah Almighty says; 165. And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allah as rivals (to Allah). They love them as they love Allah. But those who believe, love Allah more (than anything else). (Surah Al-Baqarah, 165) Allah (SWT) says; “Verily those who live in awe for fear of their Lord}. (Surah Al-Mu’minun , 57) Allah the Almighty gathered the two things in the following verse that reads, “Verily, they used to hasten on to do good deeds, and they used to call on Us with hope and fear, and used to humble themselves before Us}. (Surah Al-Anbiya’, 90)

When can a Muslim speak against any one loudly?  148. Allah (SWT) does not like that the evil should be uttered in public except by him who has been wronged. And Allah (SWT) is Ever All-Hearer, All-Knower. (Surah an-Nisaa; 148).

When can the forbidden thing be eaten? 173. He has forbidden you only the Maytatah (dead animals), and blood, and the flesh of swine, and that which is slaughtered as a scrifice for others than Allah (or has been slaughtered for idols, etc., on which Allah’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering). But if one is forced by necessity without wilful disobedience nor transgressing due limits, then there is no sin on him. Truly, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surah Al-Baqarah; ; `…3. Forbidden to you (for food) are; Al-Maytatah (the dead animals – cattle-beast not slaughtered), blood, the flesh of swine, and the meat of that which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allah, or has been slaughtered for idols, etc., or on which Allah’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering, and that which has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by the goring of horns – and that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal – unless you are able to slaughter it (before its death) – and that which is sacrificed (slaughtered) on An-Nusub (stone altars). (Forbidden) also is to use arrows seeking luck or decision, (all) that is Fisqun (disobedience of Allah and sin). This day, those who disbelieved have given up all hope of your religion, so fear them not, but fear Me. This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But as for him who is forced by severe hunger, with no inclination to sin (such can eat these above-mentioned meats), then surely, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.  (Surah al-Maidah; 3).

When did the differing take place? Ibn “Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) said; Between Nuh (Nuh) and Adam were 10 centuries of true and pure Tauhid (Islamic Monotheism) till they (the people) differed. “And Allah sent Prophets with glad tidings and warnings}. (Al-Baqarah, 213)

When does repentance cease pertaining to each human being? In Islam, committing a sin doesn’t eternally separate a person from the Almighty. The Qur’an reassures us that Allah is prepared to forgive us. “Say; Oh, my servants who have transgressed against their own souls! Do not despair of Allah’s mercy. Indeed Allah forgives all sins, for Truly He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful” (Surah Az-Zumar;53). Allah (SWT) says; “Allah accepts only the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and foolishness and repent soon afterwards, it is they whom Allah will forgive and Allah is Ever AllKnower, All-Wise}. (Surah An-Nisaa;17) One can rectify minor sins by seeking forgiveness from Allah, and then practicing good deeds such asgiving to the needy in charity. Above all, we should never doubt Allah’s Mercy; “If you avoid the great sins which you are forbidden to do, We shall remit from you your (small) sins, and admit you to a Noble Entrance (i.e. Paradise)” (Surah An-Nisaa;31).Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) unanimously agreed on that everything that is done in disobedience of Allah, is an act of ignorance whether it be on purpose or not. Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) says; “Verily, Allah accepts the repentance of the slave till he experiences the death agony.” (Ahmed, AtTirmidhi and Ibn Majah) This is affirmed in so many Hadiths. But, if the slave saw the Angel of Death, his soul swaged in his chest, and it reached the throat and he witnessed the agony of death, upon that no repentance would be accepted and there would not be any way to run. “And they cried out when there was no longer time for escape}. (Surah Sad, 3) Allah (SWT) says; “And of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil deeds until death faces one of them and he says; “Now I repent;” nor of those who die while they are disbelievers. For them We have prepared a painful torment}. (Surah An-Nisa’;18)

When does repentance cease pertaining to the whole universe? Allah (SWT) says; “The day that some of the Signs of your Lord do come, no good will it do to a person to believe then, if he believed it not before, nor earned good (by performing the deeds of righteousness) through his Faith. Say; “Wait you! We (too) are waiting.”}. (Surah Al-An’am, 158) Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) narrated; The Last Hour will not be established till the sun rises from the West. So, when the sun will rise and the people will see it (rising from the West) they will all believe (embrace Islam) but that will be the time when; (As Allah says;) “No good will it do to a soul to believe then, if it believed not before; nor earned good (by deeds of righteousness) through its Faith}. (Surah Al-An’ am, 158) (Bukhari and Muslim) Safwan Ibn ‘Abbas said; I heard Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) saying; “Verily, Allah opened a gate for repentance towards the West whose width is (equal to the march of) seventy years; it will not be closed till the sun rises therefrom.” (Transmitted by At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasa’i and Ibn Majah)

When homicide lawful and when unlawful? “And do not kill anyone which Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause. And whoever is killed (intentionally with hostility and oppression and not by mistake), We have given his heir the authority (to demand Qisas, Law of Equality in punishment or to forgive, or to take Diya (blood money). But let him not exceed limits in the matter of taking life (i.e he should not kill except the killer only). Verily, he is helped (by the Islamic law). (Surah al-Bani Israel;33)? kill not anyone whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islamic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand.  (Surah al-Anam;151).

When is conspiracy allowed and when it is not allowed? 9. O you who believe! When you hold secret counsel, do it not for sin and wrong-doing, and disobedience towards the Messenger (Muhammad ) but do it for Al-Birr (righteousness) and Taqwa (virtues and piety); and fear Allah unto Whom you shall be gathered.10. Secret counsels (conspiracies) are only from Shaitan (Satan), in order that he may cause grief to the believers. But he cannot harm them in the least, except as Allah permits, and in Allah let the believers put their trust . Surah Al-Mujadilah (9-10).

When is game hunting disallowed in Islam? 95. O you who believe! Kill not game while you are in a state of Ihram for Hajj or ‘Umrah (pilgrimage), and whosoever of you kills it intentionally, the penalty is an offering, brought to the Ka’bah, of an eatable animal (i.e. sheep, goat, cow, etc.) equivalent to the one he killed, as adjudged by two just men among you; or, for expiation, he should feed Masakin (poor persons), or its equivalent in Saum (fasting), that he may taste the heaviness (punishment) of his deed. Allah has forgiven what is past, but whosoever commits it again, Allah will take retribution from him. And Allah is All-Mighty, All-Able of Retribution. 96. Lawful to you is (the pursuit of) water-game and its use for food – for the benefit of yourselves and those who travel, but forbidden is (the pursuit of) land-game as long as you are in a state of Ihram (for Hajj or ‘Umrah). And fear Allah to Whom you shall be gathered back.  (Surah al-Maidah; 95-96 ) … 4. They ask you (O Muhammad (PBUH) what is lawful for them (as food ). Say; “Lawful unto you are At-Tayyibat [all kind of Halal (lawful-good) foods which Allah has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, milk products, fats, vegetables and fruits, etc.)]. And those beasts and birds of prey which you have trained as hounds, training and teaching them (to catch) in the manner as directed to you by Allah; so eat of what they catch for you, but pronounce the Name of Allah over it, and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is Swift in reckoning.” .  (Surah al-Maidah; 4. ).

When it is asked of the disbelievers, why they are in Hell, name 2 of the reasons why? They will say “We were not of those who used to offer the Salat, nor did we used to feed the poor, and we used to talk falsehood with vain talk, and we used to belie the Day of Ressurection” (Surah Al-Muddaththir;V43 – 46 ).

When parents should not be obeyed? 8. And We have enjoined on man to be good and dutiful to his parents, but if they strive to make you join with Me (in worship) anything (as a partner) of which you have no knowledge, then obey them not. Unto Me is your return, and I shall tell you what you used to do. (Surah al-Ankabut; 8, 170. When it is said to them; “Follow what Allah has sent down.” They say; “Nay! We shall follow what we found our fathers following.” (Would they do that!) Even though their fathers did not understand anything nor were they guided? (Surah Al-Baqarah; ;  170).

When prayer can be curtailed? 101. And when you (Muslims) travel in the land, there is no sin on you if you shorten your Salat (prayer) if you fear that the disbelievers may attack you, verily, the disbelievers are ever unto you open enemies. (Surah an-Nisaa;101).

When prayer can be said with arms on? 102. When you (O Messenger Muhammad (PBUH) are among them, and lead them in As-Salat (the prayer), let one party of them stand up [in Salat (prayer)] with you taking their arms with them; when they finish their prostrations, let them take their positions in the rear and let the other party come up which has not yet prayed, and let them pray with you taking all the precautions and bearing arms. Those who disbelieve wish, if you were negligent of your arms and your baggage, to attack you in a single rush, but there is no sin on you if you put away your arms because of the inconvenience of rain or because you are ill, but take every precaution for yourselves. Verily, Allah (SWT) has prepared a humiliating torment for the disbelievers.103. When you have finished As-Salat (the prayer – congregational), remember Allah (SWT) standing, sitting down, and lying down on your sides, but when you are free from danger, perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as- Salat). Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours. (Surah an-Nisaa;102- 103).

When sexual activities between married couples forbidden? Sex is allowed in Islam only between married couples. The purpose of sexual activities is for procreation, and also for pleasure and love, so the married couple can enjoy sex whenever they want.  But there are three occasions when sexual activities between married couples forbidden.  Islam has forbidden sexual intercourse during menstruation. The Qur’an says; “They ask you about menstruation. Say; Menstruation is a discomfort (for women). Do not establish sexual relations with them during the menses and do not approach them (sexually) until the blood stops. Then when they have cleansed themselves, you go into them as Allah has commanded you.” (Surah Al-Baqarah; ; 222) This clearly say sex or intercourse during menstruation is not allowed. Although a man can still fondle his wife in other ways, as the prophet used to do it. But his wife private parts are not allowed for the husband. According to the Shariah, the duration of the monthly period is between three to ten days. If the bleeding was for less than three days, it is not menstruation; if it is for more than ten days, then it is menstruation for the regular number of days and istehadha for the rest of the bleeding during which sex is permitted. The prohibition of sex during the periods is limited strictly to sexual intercourse; other intimate contact i.e. foreplay, kissing, and cuddling (with the exception of the vagina and anus) is allowed. Anal sex between husband and wife is strictly not allowed.  However, it is better not to play with her body between the navel and the knees. If a person who is engaged in sexual intercourse with his wife discovers that her period has begun, then he that once the blood has stopped, intercourse becomes lawful even if the woman has not performed the major ritual ablution (ghusl). Sexual intercourse is also not allowed during the post-natal bleeding called nifas (maximum 10 days), and during daytime in the month of Ramadan, This says simply any type of sex is not allowed during fasting. This also means slight touching for satisfaction purposes is also not allowed as it may lead to more and can be cause of a sin. Older people might have relaxed restriction as their desires are not that strong. 187. It is made lawful for you to have sexual relations with your wives on the night of As-Saum (the fasts). They are Libas [i.e. body cover, or screen, or Sakan, (i.e. you enjoy the pleasure of living with her – as in Verse 7;189) Tafsir At-Tabari], for you and you are the same for them. Allah knows that you used to deceive yourselves, so He turned to you (accepted your repentance) and forgave you. So now have sexual relations with them and seek that which Allah has ordained for you (offspring), and eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night), then complete your Saum (fast) till the nightfall. And do not have sexual relations with them (your wives) while you are in I’tikaf (i.e. confining oneself in a mosque for prayers and invocations leaving the worldly activities) in the mosques. These are the limits (set) by Allah, so approach them not. Thus does Allah make clear His Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, revelations, verses, laws, legal and illegal things, Allah’s set limits, orders, etc.) to mankind that they may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious – see V.2;2). Surah Al-Baqarah;  (187) This verse was revealed to allow sex during the nights in Ramadan, because before that sex in the whole month of Ramadan was not allowed. But one companion sahabi made a mistake and this verse was revealed to change the rule. At all other times, sexual intercourse is allowed. Sexual intercourse is also forbidden when a person is in ihram during the pilgrimage to Makkah’ ..

When should a man take bath? 43. O you who believe! Approach not As-Salat (the prayer) when you are in a drunken state until you know (the meaning) of what you utter, nor when you are in a state of Janaba, (i.e. in a state of sexual impurity and have not yet taken a bath) except when travelling on the road (without enough water, or just passing through a mosque), till you wash your whole body. And if you are ill, or on a journey, or one of you comes after answering the call of nature, or you have been in contact with women (by sexual relations) and you find no water, perform Tayammum with clean earth and rub therewith your faces and hands (Tayammum) . Truly, Allah (SWT) is Ever Oft-Pardoning, Oft-Forgiving. (Surah an-Nisaa; 43) 6. O you who believe! When you intend to offer As-Salat (the prayer), wash your faces and your hands (forearms) up to the elbows, rub (by passing wet hands over) your heads, and (wash) your feet up to ankles. If you are in a state of Janaba (i.e. had a sexual discharge), purify yourself (bathe your whole body). But if you are ill or on a journey or any of you comes from answering the call of nature, or you have been in contact with women (i.e. sexual intercourse) and you find no water, then perform Tayammum with clean earth and rub therewith your faces and hands. Allah (SWT) does not want to place you in difficulty, but He wants to purify you, and to complete His Favour on you that you may be thankful.  (Surah al-Maidah; 6).

When the believers say to follow what Allah (SWT) Has Revealed, what do the disbelievers say? 21. And when it is said to them; “Follow that which Allah (SWT) has sent down”, they say; “Nay, we shall follow that which we found our fathers (following).” (Would they do so) even if Shaitan (Satan) invites them to the torment of the Fire. Surah  Luqman 21).

When the Day of Judgment will come to pass? Islam teaches that after we die, we will be raised up again on the “Day of Judgment. Throughout time, people have wanted to know when this time will come, and have tried to make predictions. 42. They ask you (O Muhammad (PBUH)) about the Hour, – when will be its appointed time?43. You have no knowledge to say anything about it, 44. To your Lord belongs (the knowledge of) the term thereof? Surah An-Nazi’aat (42- 43) People ask you about the Hour. Say; 63. People ask you concerning the Hour, say; “The knowledge of it is with Allah  only. What do you know? It may be that the Hour is near!” (Surah Al-Ahzab;63)! Say; 187. They ask you about the Hour (Day of Resurrection); “When will be its appointed time?” Say; “The knowledge thereof is with my Lord (Alone). None can reveal its time but He. Heavy is its burden through the heavens and the earth. It shall not come upon you except all of a sudden.” They ask you as if you have a good knowledge of it. Say; “The knowledge thereof is with Allah (Alone) but most of mankind knows not.” (Surah al-Araf; 187) Only Allah knows when the Day of Judgment will come. Truly, the knowledge of when the Last Hour will come is with Allah alone. It is He Who sends down rain, and He Who knows what is in the wombs. Nor does any one know what it is that he will earn tomorrow, and no one knows in what land he will die. Truly, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (Surah Luqman;;34). The lesson to be learned is that the Day of Judgment is indeed coming. Rather than occupy ourselves with guesses about which signs have come or not come, we should focus on building up our own faith in preparation for the time we know will one day be upon us. Indeed, when one man asked the Prophet Muhammad about the exact date of the Day of Judgment, the Prophet gave the indirect answer, “What have you prepared for that day?” The ultimate goal of all Muslims is to be rewarded with a place in Heaven (Jannah), and avoid the punishment of Hell (Jahannam), which awaits those who reject Allah and/or cause mischief on the earth. May we all be among the successful. snv

When the sahaba (companion) gave bai’ah (pledge of allegiance) to the Prophet  Muhammad (PBUH)  who else were they giving bai’ah to? 10. Verily, those who give Bai’a (pledge) to you (O Muhammad (PBUH) they are giving Bai’a (pledge) to Allah (SWT). The Hand of Allah (SWT) is over their hands. Then whosoever breaks his pledge, breaks only to his own harm, and whosoever fulfills what he has covenanted with Allah (SWT), He will bestow on him a great reward. Surah  Al-Fath 10 ).

When will Allah (SWT) Change the condition of a people? 11.  Verily! Allah will not change the good condition of a people as long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allah. But when Allah wills a people’s punishment, there can be no turning back of it, and they will find besides Him no protector.Surah Ar-Rad;11 ) .

When will be The Day of Accountability? “1. When the earth is shaken with its (final) earthquake. 2. And when the earth throws out its burdens, 3. And man will say; “What is the matter with it?” 4. That Day it will declare its information (about all what happened over it of good or evil). 5. Because your Lord has inspired it. 6. That Day mankind will proceed in scattered groups that they may be shown their deeds. 7. So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it. 8. And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it.  (“Surah Az-Zalzalah).” .

When you choose other patrons than Allah (SWT) you choose a spider’s house  → Every one in this world seeks to attain a happy life in which he can feel being protected and separated from any problems and dangers, a kind of life filled with internal and external peace. Some can achieve success in any field of life, they can gain a lot of money or get a good job, and on the level of societies, a society may achieve material progress and prosperity. But like the spider male who seeks refuge and enjoyment in his mate’s house, he may for a while get that, but at the end he is killed and within the enjoyment time itself, he has no internal peace or stability.” The likeness of those who take Auliya’ (protectors and helpers) other than Allah (SWT) is as the likeness of a spider, who builds (for itself) a house, but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spider’s house; if they but knew. (Surah al-Ankabut; 41) This verse demonstrates in a significant way a bunch of scientific, social and religious facts which are very connected and representing a comprehensive picture of a type of life filled with hatred and instability. From the physical point of view, A spider’s web is the weakest of all houses.  It is composed of a group of intricate fine silk threads, mostly with large gaps in-between.  However, the spider’s silk is one of the strongest substances available on earth, as it can withstand a tension force up to 42000 kg/cm which gives it strong stretching abilities.  This feature enables it to trap prey insects without being ruptured. Hence, this explains why Allah (SWT) said in his noble book “… the frailest (weakest) of houses “instead of ” the flimsiest threads”.  The spider’s home remains to be the weakest and frailest of all homes despite its strong threads.  From the spiritual point of view, a spider’s house is the most fragile of all houses.  It is deprived of notions of love and mercy; the basis for any happy family. In some species, the female spider kills the male immediately after the fertilization process.  The female devours the male’s body, since the former is larger and fiercer than the latter. In some cases, the female mercilessly eats its offspring.  In other cases, the female dies after the complete fertilization of the eggs that it usually carries in a silk sac.  When the eggs hatch, the spiderlings come out to find themselves in an extremely crowded place.  The siblings then start fighting over food and/or space, until the battle ends with the survival of only a few spiderlings.  Those then shed their skin, break the wall of the egg sac and leave one after another, carrying along unpleasant memories.  When the mother dies, the spiderlings feed on her body.  Afterwards, the spiderlings spread out in the surrounding environment.  Every surviving female starts building its web.  Those who survive go through the same tragic experience all over again, which makes the spider’s house the most brutal. Allah (SWT) has set the spider’s house as an example of fragility and frailty because of the lack of strong family ties and lack of notions of mercy among members of the family.”…if they knew”; Such facts were unknown to any human being during the time of the revelation, nor were they known for long centuries  to follow.  They were discovered after intensive studies in the field of spider behavior had been carried out by hundreds of scientists over many decades.  The whole thing crystallized only in the last few decades of the twentieth century.  Therefore, Allah  (SWT) has concluded the subject ayah by, “…if they knew”. People are thus oblivious of the one power which creates all the little powers, owns, gives, directs and uses them as it pleases. They forget that seeking support and protection from these little powers is just like a spider taking refuge in its web. It remains a small powerless insect that has no power within itself or its flimsy web. The only real support and protection for man is with God. This is the main truth which the Qur’ān takes special care to instill in the minds of believers. It makes their community stronger than all the powers that try to obstruct it. The only way to true peace and happiness is not in the spider’s house “any temporary material success”, but in choosing Allah (SWT) to be your patron and protector.The Muslim’s house is a strong house which is built on tauhid, love, mercy and care, in contrast with the spider’s house which is built on the material benefits. In the Muslim’s house; the husband has a great respect and appreciation when he is young and strong and working to make the living of this family and when he is weak and old, he still has all respect. It is only logical that the one who is naturally the physically and emotionally stronger of the two parents is made head of the household.  In the spider’s house; the male is only hosted for a while to make use of him by mating with the female, then he may be killed and eaten by this female or he may run away leaving this deceiving house. In the spider’s house, the female mercilessly eats its offspring.  In other cases, the female dies after the complete fertilization of the eggs. In the Muslim’s house; Children are the fruits and flowers of the house, they are surrounded by mercy from parents and love between each others. They are taught to respect and appreciate their parents.  In the spider’s house; the children remain calm and obedient  until they grow up and form their jaws and poisons then they start to fight the adults and kill them, you will see them eating their mother that previously ate the male. In the Muslim’s house; the guest is welcomed and stay in atmosphere of peace and happiness in contrast to the spider’s house in which anything gets in the web will live in terror until it is eaten by the spider. This verse really presents a comprehensive social picture of our lives and it now our turn to choose a life filled with love and mercy or to live in the spider’s house..

When you visit another Muslim, what should you do when you enter their house? But when you enter the houses, greet one another with a greeting from Allah  (i.e. say; As-Salamu ‘Alaikum – peace be on you) blessed and good. Thus Allah makes clear the Ayat  to you that you may understand. Surah  An-Nur v61 ).Jesus greeted his followers by saying “Peace be upon you”. In chapter 20;19, the anonymous author of the Gospel according to John wrote the following about Jesus after his supposed crucifixion; “Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you. ‘ ” This greeting was according to that of the prophets, as mentioned in the books of the Old Testament. For example, in 1st Samuel 25;6, Prophet David instructed emissaries whom he sent to Nabal; “And thus you shall salute him; ‘Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.’ ” The Qur’an instructs all who enter homes to give greetings of peace; 19 and those entering paradise will be greeted similarly by the angels. 20 Whenever Muslims meet each other, they use this greeting. 56. O you who believe! Send your Salat on (ask Allah to bless) him (Muhammad ), and (you should) greet (salute) him with the Islamic way of greeting (salutation i.e. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum). Surah Al-Ahzab56)

Whenever Prophets are Sent by Allah (SWT), how do some of the people treat them? 7. And never came there a Prophet to them but they used to mock at him. Surah  Az-Zukhruf v7) .

Where does the milk that we drink come from?  66. And verily! In the cattle, there is a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies, from between excretions and blood, pure milk; palatable to the drinkers. (Surah An-Nahl 66) 21. And Verily! In the cattle there is indeed a lesson for you. We give you to drink (milk) of that which is in their bellies. And there are, in them, numerous (other) benefits for you and of them you eat.22. And on them and on ships you are carried. (Surah Al-Muminun; 21-22)The basic material which allows nourishment of the body comes about as a result of chemical changes in the digestive system. These digested substances then pass through the wall of the intestine into the blood stream. Due to the circulation of the blood, the nutriment reaches the relevant organs. Like other bodily tissues, milk glands are nourished  by nutriments brought to them by the blood. The blood therefore plays the most important role in the collection of nutriments from foodstuffs. Milk is secreted by milk glands after all these stages and its nutritional values are particularly high. High-nutrition milk is thus produced from blood, which cannot be consumed directly, and semi-digested food. The formation of milk is by itself an enormous creation miracle. And it is another miracle together that such detailed information about that formation should be contained in the Qur’an. It is quite clear that such information, requiring detailed knowledge of mammals’ digestive systems, could not have been known at the time when the Qur’an was revealed. These secrets were unknown to human beings and they did not discover them except after a long journey of scientific experiments and researches that took centuries and in which there were used unprecedented instruments that were manufactured for the first time by the researchers. But the Holy Qur’an disclosed these secrets to its readers in the most beautiful and most concise utterance 1439 hundred years ago..

Where does the name ‘Muslim’ come from?  67. Ibrahim (Abraham) was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was a true Muslim Hanifa (Islamic Monotheism – to worship none but Allah Alone) and he was not of Al-Mushrikun ( Surah Ale-Imran 67) 36. But We found not there any household of the Muslims except one [i.e. Lout (Lot) and his two daughters]. (Surah Adh-Dhariyat36)  78). And strive hard in Allah’s Cause as you ought to strive (with sincerity and with all your efforts that His Name should be superior). He has chosen you (to convey His Message of Islamic Monotheism to mankind by inviting them to His religion, Islam), and has not laid upon you in religion any hardship, it is the religion of your father Ibrahim (Abraham) (Islamic Monotheism). It is He (Allah) Who has named you Muslims both before and in this (the Qur’an), that the Messenger (Muhammad ) may be a witness over you and you be witnesses over mankind! So perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), give Zakat and hold fast to Allah [i.e. have confidence in Allah, and depend upon Him in all your affairs] He is your Maula (Patron, Lord, etc.), what an Excellent Maula (Patron, Lord, etc.) and what an Excellent Helper! (Surah Al-Hajj;78). 135. And they say, “Be Jews or Christians, then you will be guided.” Say (to them, O Muhammad Peace be upon him ), “Nay, (We follow) only the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham), Hanifa [Islamic Monotheism, i.e. to worship none but Allah (Alone)], and he was not of Al-Mushrikun (those who worshipped others along with Allah).” (Surah Al-Baqarah135)

Where does the Qur’an come from? Likewise Allah (SWT), the All-Mighty the All-Wise sends Revelation to you (O Muhammad (PBUH)  as (He sent Revelation to) those before you. (Qur’an Al Shura, 42;3) (Say (O Muhammad (PBUH)  “Shall I seek a judge other than Allah while it is He Who has sent down unto you the book (the Qur’an), explained in detail.” Those unto whom We gave the Scripture (the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) know that it is revealed from your Lord in truth. So be not you of those who doubt. (Qur’an Al Anam, 6;114).

Where in the Qu‘ran is the description of Prophet Ibrahim’s dream that he is sacrificing his son Prophet Ismael. In order to follow his tradition all Muslims sacrifice a grazing animal? 102. And, when he (his son) was old enough to walk with him, he said; “O my son! I have seen in a dream that I am slaughtering you (offer you in sacrifice to Allah (SWT), so look what you think!” He said; “O my father! Do that which you are commanded, Insha’ Allah (if Allah will), you shall find me of As-Sabirin (the patient ones, etc.).”103. Then, when they had both submitted themselves (to the Will of Allah, and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (or on the side of his forehead for slaughtering); 104. And We called out to him; “O Abraham!105. You have fulfilled the dream (vision)!” Verily! Thus do We reward the Muhsinun (Surah As-Saffaat;  102-105)..

Where in the Qur’an water is pointed out as the origin of all life?  The Qur’an explains in detail about the complete Water Cycle Water is a huge life-providing theme in the Qur’an. God talks about how He creates life through water then sustains it by streams, the rains, rivers and oceans that are homes for so many creatures. 22. Who has made the earth a resting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) from the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Allah (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped). (Surah Al-Baqarah;22) – The Water Cycle, which was first described by Bernard Palissy in 1580, is described in detail in the Holy Qur’an which was revealed more than 1,435 years ago and this is proof enough that this book indeed is the Book of God.   As we know, with two thirds of the earth’s surface covered by water and the human body consisting of 75 percent of it, it is evidently clear that water is one of the prime elements responsible for life on earth. The building blocks of all living things are called cells. They are the basic units of life. Protoplasm (cytoplasm nucleus) is the substance of all living things. Cytoplasm is a jelly-like material consisting of water and dissolved substances. The constitution of protoplasm is about 80-85% water. Without water life is not possible. None of the myths on the origins of life that abounded at the time of the Qur’an are present in the text. Furthermore, the fact that all life originated from water would not have been a very easy thing to convince people of 1435 years ago, especially in the desert! Water circulates through the land just as it does through the human body, transporting, dissolving, and replenishing nutrients and organic matter, while carrying away waste material. Further in the body, it regulates the activities of fluids, tissues, cells, lymph, blood and glandular secretions. An average adult body contains 42 liters of water and with just a small loss of 2.7 liters he or she can suffer from dehydration, displaying symptoms of irritability, fatigue, nervousness, dizziness, weakness, headaches and consequently reach a state of pathology. Because water is important for life on earth, Allah (SWT) mentioned it so many times in the Qur’an; …27. Have they not seen how We drive water (rain clouds) to the dry land without any vegetation, and therewith bring forth crops providing food for their cattle and themselves? Will they not then see? (Surah As-Sajdah;27) 24. Verily the likeness of (this) worldly life is as the water (rain) which We send down from the sky, so by it arises the intermingled produce of the earth of which men and cattle eat until when the earth is clad with its adornments and is beautified, and its people think that they have all the powers of disposal over it, Our Command reaches it by night or by day and We make it like a clean-mown harvest, as if it had not flourished yesterday! Thus do We explain the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, laws, etc.) in detail for the people who reflect. (Surah Yunus;24).  10. He it is Who sends down water (rain) from the sky; from it you drink and from it (grows) the vegetation you on which send your cattle to pasture; (Surah An-Nahl;10) 65. And Allah sends down water (rain) from the sky, then He revives the earth therewith after its death. Verily, in this is a sign (clear proof) for people who listen (obey Allah). (Surah An-Nahl;65) 45. And put forward to them the example of the life of this world, it is like the water (rain) which We send down from the sky, and the vegetation of the earth mingles with it, and becomes fresh and green. But (later) it becomes dry and broken pieces, which the winds scatter. And Allah is Able to do everything. (Surah Al-Kahf;45)  28. And He it is Who sends down the rain after they have despaired, and spreads abroad His Mercy. And He is the Wali (Helper, Supporter, Protector, etc.), Worthy of all Praise. (Surah Ash-Shurah;28. ) 11. ‘He will send rain to you in abundance; (Surah Nuh;11) 99. It is He Who sends down water (rain) from the sky, and with it We bring forth vegetation of all kinds, and out of it We bring forth green stalks, from which We bring forth thick clustered grain. And out of the date-palm and its spathe come forth clusters of dates hanging low and near, and gardens of grapes, olives and pomegranates, each similar (in kind) yet different (in variety and taste). Look at their fruits when they begin to bear, and the ripeness thereof. Verily! In these things there are signs for people who believe. (Surah Al-An’am;99) 30. Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one united piece, then We parted them? And We have made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? (Surah Al-Anbiyah’;30)  63. See you not that Allah sends down water (rain) from the sky, and then the earth becomes green? Verily, Allah is the Most Kind and Courteous, Well-Acquainted with all things. (Surah Al-Hajj;63) 54. And it is He Who has created man from water, and has appointed for him kindred by blood, and kindred by marriage. And your Lord is Ever All-Powerful to do what He will. (Surah Al-Furqan;54) 60. Is not He (better than your gods) Who created the heavens and the earth, and sends down for you water (rain) from the sky, whereby We cause to grow wonderful gardens full of beauty and delight? It is not in your ability to cause the growth of their trees. Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Nay, but they are a people who ascribe equals (to Him)! (Surah An-Naml; 60) 24. And among His Signs is that He shows you the lightning, by way of fear and hope, and He sends down water (rain) from the sky, and therewith revives the earth after its death. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who understand. (Surah Ar-Rum;24) 10. He has created the heavens without any pillars, that you see and has set on the earth firm mountains, lest it should shake with you. And He has scattered therein moving (living) creatures of all kinds. And We send down water (rain) from the sky, and We cause (plants) of every goodly kind to grow therein. (Surah Luqman;10) 27. Have they not seen how We drive water (rain clouds) to the dry land without any vegetation, and therewith bring forth crops providing food for their cattle and themselves? Will they not then see? (Surah As-Sajdah;27) 27. See you not that Allah sends down water (rain) from the sky, and We produce therewith fruits of varying colours, and among the mountains are streaks white and red, of varying colours and (others) very black. (Surah Al-Fatir or Al-Mala’ikah;27) 39. And among His Signs (in this), that you see the earth barren, but when We send down water (rain) to it, it is stirred to life and growth (of vegetations). Verily, He Who gives it life, surely, (He) is Able to give life to the dead (on the Day of Resurrection). Indeed! He is Able to do all things. (Surah Fussilat;39) 11. And Who sends down water (rain) from the sky in due measure. Then We revive a dead land therewith, and even so you will be brought forth (from the dead), (Surah Az-Zukhruf;11)  16. If they (non-Muslims) had believed in Allah, and went on the Right Way (i.e. Islam) We should surely have bestowed on them water (rain) in abundance. (Surah Al-Jinn;16) 53. Who has made earth for you like a bed (spread out); and has opened roads (ways and paths etc.) for you therein; and has sent down water (rain) from the sky. And We have brought forth with it various kinds of vegetation. (Surah Ta-Ha;53) 43. See you not that Allah drives the clouds gently, then joins them together, then makes them into a heap of layers, and you see the rain comes forth from between them. And He sends down from the sky hail (like) mountains, (or there are in the heaven mountains of hail from where He sends down hail), and strike therewith whom He will, and averts it from whom He wills. The vivid flash of its (clouds) lightning nearly blinds the sight. (Surah An-Nur;43). “And We send down water from the sky according to (due) measure, and We cause it to soak in the soil; and We certainly are able to drain it off (with ease).” (Surah al-Mu’minun;18)“ By the sky (having rain clouds) which gives rain, again and again.,” (Surah At-Tariq;11) “ And We send the winds fertilizing (to fill heavily the clouds with water), then caused the water (rain) to descend from the sky, and We gave it to you to drink, and it is not you who are the owners of its stores.” (Surah al-Hijr;22) “Allah is He Who sends the winds, so they raise clouds, and spread them along  the sky as He wills, and then break them into fragments, until you see rain drops come forth from their midst! Then when He has made them fall on whom of His slaves as He will, lo! They rejoice!”  (Surah Al-Rum;48) “ Say (O Muhammad PBUH) Tell me! If (all) your water were to be sunk away, who then can supply you with flowing (spring) water?” (Surah Al-Qalam;30) “See you not, that Allah sends down water (rain) from the sky, and causes it to penetrate the earth, (and then make it to spring up) as water-springs and afterward thereby produces crops of different colors, and afterward they wither and you see them turn yellow, then He makes them dry and crumble away. Verily, in this, is a Reminder for men of understanding.” (Surah Az-Zumar;21) “Allah is He Who has created the heavens and the earth and sends down water (rain) from the sky, and thereby brought forth fruits as provision for you; and He has made the ships to be of service to you, that they may sail through the sea by His command, and He has made rivers (also) to be of service to you.” (Surah Ibrahim;32) “And it is He Who sends the winds as heralds of glad tidings, going before His Mercy (rain). Till when they have carried a heavy-laden cloud, We drive it to a land that is dead, then We cause water (rain) to descend thereon. Then We produce every kind of fruit therewith. Similarly, We shall raise up the dead, so that you may remember or take heed. (Surah al-Araf;57)  He sends down water (rain) from the sky, and the valleys flow according to their measure, but the flood bears away the foam that mounts up to the surface, and (also) from that (ore) which they heat in the fire in order to make ornaments or utensils, rises a foam like unto it, thus does Allah (by parables) show forth truth and falsehood . Then, as for the foam it passes away as scum upon the banks, while that which is for the good of mankind remains in the earth. Thus Allah sets forth parables (for the truth and falsehood, i.e. Belief and disbelief). (Surah Ar-Rad;17),  And it is He Who sends the winds as heralds of glad tidings, going before His Mercy (rain), and We send down pure water from the sky, That We may give life thereby to a dead land, and We give to drink thereof many of the cattle and men that We had created. (Surah Al-Furqan;48-49).  And it is Allah (SWT) Who sends the winds, so that they raise up the clouds, and We drive them to a dead land, and revive therewith the earth after its death. As such (will be) the Resurrection! (Surah al-Fatir or Al-Mala’ikah;9),  And in the alternation of night and day, and the provision (rain) that Allah (SWT) sends down from the sky, and revives therewith the earth after its death, and in the turning about of the winds (i.e. sometimes towards the east or north, and sometimes towards the south or west etc., sometimes bringing glad tidings of rain etc., and sometimes bringing the torment), are signs for a people who understand. (Surah Al-Jathiyah;5), and We send down blessed water (rain) from the sky, then We produce therewith gardens and grain (every kind of harvests) that are reaped.10. And tall date-palms, with ranged clusters; A provision for (Allah’s) slaves. And We give life therewith to a dead land. Thus will be the resurrection (of the dead). (Surah Qaf;9-11), “Tell Me! The water that you drink. Is it you who cause it from the rainclouds to come down, or are We the Causer of it to come down? If We willed, We verily could make it salt (and undrinkable), why then do you not give thanks (to Allah)?” (Surah al-Waqi’ah;68-70) and Say (O Muhammad (PBUH); “Tell me! If (all) your water were to be sunk away, who then can supply you with flowing (spring) water?” (Surah Al-Mulk;30). And We have made therein gardens of date-palms and grapes, and We have caused springs of water to gush forth therein. (Surah Ya-Sin;34) 13. It is He, Who shows you His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and sends down (rain with which grows) provision for you from the sky. And none remembers but those who turn (to Allah) in obedience and in repentance (by begging His Pardon and by worshipping and obeying Him Alone and none else). (Surah Ghafir or Al-Mu’min;13), 63. If you were to ask them: “Who sends down water (rain) from the sky, and gives life therewith to the earth after its death?” They will surely reply: “Allah.” Say: “All the praises and thanks be to Allah!” Nay! Most of them have no sense. (Surah Al-Ankabut:63) As water is another natural creation, Muslims believe it belongs to God and nobody can monopolise it. Water is for sharing and there is enough water for all..

Where is Allah (SWT)? Allah (SWT) is over the Throne (which is) above the (seventh) heaven. As Allah (SWT) says; “The Most Beneficent (Allah (SWT) lstawa (rose over) the (Mighty) Throne (in a manner that suits His Majesty) (V.20;5) (that is; He raised Himself above it).  .

Where should a woman who has been divorced spend her lddah (three months waiting period after divorce)? Allah (SWT) says, “And tum them not out of their husband’s homes, nor shall they themselves leave, except in case they are guilty of some open illegal sexual inter-course.”[65:1).