164 – IARLG – PARABLES AND SIGNS TO REFLECT ON; Date 14th April 2017; 17th or 18th Rajab 1438

Date: 14th April 2017; 17th or 18th Rajab 1438; Bismillahi Rahmanir Rahim

ISLAMIC AL-JUMUAA REMINDER AND LEGACY GROUP,(http://aljumaareminder.com/), parables and signs to pounder on:


We are going to look at all the Ayats with the root word fa-ka-ra. There are 18 Ayats in which this root word appears: (Qur’an 2:219:26), (Qur’an 2:266:35), (Qur’an 3:191:8), (Qur’an 6:50:28), (Qur’an 7:176:30), (Qur’an 7:184:2), (Qur’an 10:24:43), (Qur’an 13:3:24), (Qur’an 16:11:16), (Qur’an 16:44:12), (Qur’an 16:69:24), (Qur’an 30:8:2), (Qur’an 30:21:20), (Qur’an 34:46:11), (Qur’an 39:42:26), (Qur’an 45:13:16), (Qur’an 59:21:18) and (Qur’an 74:18:2)


They ask you concerning alcoholic drink and gambling. Say: “In them is a great sin, and (some) benefit for men, but the sin of them is greater than their benefit.” And they ask you what they ought to spend. Say: “That which is beyond your needs.” Thus Allah makes clear to you His Ayat (eg Laws) in order that you may give thought.” (Qur’an 2:219)


Would any of you wish to have a garden with date-palms and vines, with rivers flowing underneath, and all kinds of fruits for him therein, while he is striken with old age, and his children are weak (not able to look after themselves), then it is struck with a fiery whirlwind, so that it is burnt? Thus does Allah make clear His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses) to you that you may give thought. (Qur’an 2:266)


Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying): “Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire. “Our Lord! Verily, whom You admit to the Fire, indeed, You have disgraced him, and never will the Zalimun (polytheists & wrong-doers) find any helpers. “Our Lord! Verily, we have heard the call of one calling to Faith: ‘Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed. Our Lord! Forgive us our sins and remit from us our evil deeds, and make us die in the state of righteousness along with Al-Abrar (those who are obedient to Allah and follow strictly His Orders). “Our Lord! Grant us what You promised unto us through Your Messengers and disgrace us not on the Day of Resurrection, for You never break (Your) Promise.” So their Lord accepted of them (their supplication and answered them), “Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or female. You are (members) one of another, so those who emigrated and were driven out from their homes, and suffered harm in My Cause, and who fought, and were killed (in My Cause), verily, I will remit from them their evil deeds and admit them into Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise); a reward from Allah, and with Allah is the best of rewards.” (Qur’an 3:191-195)


Say: “I don’t tell you that with me are the treasures of Allah, nor (that) I know the unseen; nor I tell you that I am an angel. I but follow what is revealed to me by inspiration.” Say: “Are the blind and the one who sees equal? will you not then take thought?” (Qur’an 6:50)


And recite to them the story of him to whom We gave Our Ayat (signs, revelations, etc.), but he threw them away, so Satan followed him up, and he became of those who went astray. And had We willed, We would surely have elevated him therewith but he clung to the earth and followed his own vain desire. So his description is the description of a dog: if you drive him away, he lolls his tongue out, or if you leave him alone, he (still) lolls his tongue out. Such is the description of the people who reject Our Ayat. So relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect. (Qur’an 7:175-176)


Do they not reflect? There is no madness in their companion. He is but a plain warner. (Qur’an 7:184)


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. (Qur’an 10:24)


And it is He Who spread out the earth, and placed therein firm mountains and rivers and of every kind of fruits He made Zawjain Ithnain (two in pairs – may mean two kinds or it may mean: of two sorts, e.g. black and white, sweet and sour, small and big, etc.) He brings the night as a cover over the day. Verily, in these things, there are Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc.) for people who reflect. (Qur’an 13:3)


With it He causes to grow for you the crops, the olives, the date-palms, the grapes, and every kind of fruit. Verily! In this is indeed an evident proof and a manifest sign for people who give thought. (Qur’an 16:11)


With clear signs and Books (We sent the Messengers). And We have also sent down unto you the reminder and the advice (the Qur’an), that you may explain clearly to men what is sent down to them, and that they may give thought. (Qur’an 16:44)


“Then, eat of all fruits, and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you).” There comes forth from their bellies, a drink of varying colour wherein is healing for men. Verily, in this is indeed a sign for people who think. (Qur’an 16:69)


Do they not think deeply (in their ownselves) about themselves (how Allah created them from nothing, and similarly He will resurrect them)? Allah has created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, except with truth and for an appointed term. And indeed many of mankind deny the Meeting with their Lord. Do they not travel in the land, and see what was the end of those before them? They were superior to them in strength, and they tilled the earth and populated it in greater numbers than these (pagans) have done, and there came to them their Messengers with clear proofs. Surely, Allah wronged them not, but they used to wrong themselves.. (Qur’an 30:8-9)


And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect. (Qur’an 30:21)


Say: “I exhort you on one (thing) only: that you stand up for Allah’s sake in pairs and singly, and reflect (within yourselves the life history of the Prophet): there is no madness in your companion, he is only a warner to you in face of a severe torment.” (Qur’an 34:46)


It is Allah Who takes away the souls at the time of their death, and those that die not during their sleep. He keeps those (souls) for which He has ordained death and sends the rest for a term appointed. Verily, in this are signs for a people who think deeply. (Qur’an 39:42)


This (Qur’an) is a guidance. And those who disbelieve in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) of their Lord, for them there is a painful torment of Rijz (a severe kind of punishment). Allah it is He Who has subjected to you the sea, that ships may sail through it by His Command, and that you may seek of His Bounty, and that you may be thankful, and has subjected to you all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth; it is all as a favour and kindness from Him. Verily, in it are signs for a people who think deeply. (Qur’an 45:11-13)


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. (Qur’an 59:21)


The Ayats below is an example about the wrong kind of thinking; or more fittingly, the kind of thinking which does not lead to betterment and improvement. May Allah guide us so that we don’t get cursed as seen in (Qur’an 74:18-20)

Verily, he thought and plotted; so let him be cursed! How he plotted! And once more let him be cursed, how he plotted! (Qur’an 74:18-20)

164 - IARLG - AYATS AND PARABLES TO REFLECT ON; Date 14th April 2017; 17th or 18th Rajab 1438 (13 downloads)



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