Except God

The expression إلَّا ٱللَّه (illā-l-lah) which translates to "except God" occurs exactly 19 times in the Quran: 2:83, 3:7, 3:62, 3:64, 3:135, 9:18, 11:2, 11:26, 14:9, 16:79, 18:16, 21:22, 27:65, 33:39, 37:35, 38:65, 41:14, 46:21, and 47:19. #1: 2:83 وَإِذْ أَخَذْنَا مِيثَٰقَ بَنِىٓ إِسْرَٰٓءِيلَ لَا تَعْبُدُونَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهَ وَبِٱلْوَٰلِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا وَذِى ٱلْقُرْبَىٰ وَٱلْيَتَٰمَىٰ وَٱلْمَسَٰكِينِ وَقُولُوا … Continue reading Except God

Livestock

One of the biggest blessings that God bestowed upon the people is that of livestock. [20:53] He is the One who made the earth habitable for you, and paved in it roads for you. And He sends down from the sky water with which we produce many different kinds of plants. [20:54] Eat and raise your livestock. … Continue reading Livestock

Whistling and Clapping?

One of the verses in the Quran that is commonly misunderstood is the following. [8:35] Their Contact Prayers (Salat) at the shrine (Ka'bah) were no more than mukāan wataṣdiyatan ( مُكَاءً وَتَصْدِيَةً ). Therefore, suffer the retribution for your disbelief. (٣٥) وَمَا كَانَ صَلَاتُهُمْ عِنْدَ الْبَيْتِ إِلَّا مُكَاءً وَتَصْدِيَةً فَذُوقُوا الْعَذَابَ بِمَا كُنْتُمْ تَكْفُرُونَ The confusion in … Continue reading Whistling and Clapping?