Sat, 30 July 2016
This Surah is one of the earliest Surahs revealed at Makkah and it talks about
When P (saw) was asked about favourite Sura, he said Ala. It was very close to him. Ala is one of the names of Allah – it is one of 4 suwer of the Quran which bear one of the names of Allah swt – Rahman, Fatir, Ala and Ghafir, (which is also called Surat Momin)
Sura Ala is also one of the 6 glorification sura which begin with the Tasbeeh of Allah swt: Hadid – 57 Hashr – 59 Saff – 61 Jummah – 62 Taghabun – 63 Ala – 87. These Suras mention various Names of Allah s..tw , and Suratul Hadeed mentions 4 Names, Al Awwal ul Aakhir, Az Zahir Al Batin, The First, the Last, the Open and the Hidden, which Masters have called the Source Names, as all other attributes of Allah s..wt are necessary offshoots or derivatives from this Essential Reality.
Sayyid Qutb says that this sura turns the whole universe into a temple of glorification where the four corners echo the glory and subhan of Allah and when we were listening to the Sura, it’s rhythm, and the ending vowels of each aya seem to echo the tasbih of Al Alaa This Sura is like a capsule summary of the essence of the entire spiritual path.
Direct download: Chapter_87_Sura_Ala_Edited.mp3
Category:Quran Study Circle -- posted at: 7:03pm EDT
Sat, 30 July 2016
Continuing with our study of Ayat ul Kursi, which the Holy Prophet (saw) called "Sayyadul Ayat".
In this session, we do a recap of the Verse of the Throne and then go on to study one of the most oft quoted and misquoted verses 2:256 "There is no compulsion in religion". What does this mean? Does it mean that we can do whatever we want? Doesn't that then make the rules of religion meaningless? This discussion may clarify these and other questions about this important verse of Sura Baqara.
Direct download: Ayat_ul_Kursi_pt_3_Edited_2008.mp3
Category:Quran Study Circle -- posted at: 9:05am EDT