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Surah al-Buruj: a crucial lesson on human suffering

Dr. Osman Latiff 17 Min Read

“When they sat by it” Surah al-Buruj in light of Bystanding The place of ‘witnessing’ is a salient motif in Sūrah al-Burūj. At four points within the sūrah Allah draws our attention

Begging the Helpless for Help

Ustadh Asim Khan 12 Min Read

Man is innately coded desiring to submit to a grander entity. The religion-less or atheists are no exception to this, but rather, they look to satiate this innate craving by deifying other

Taming the Heart in the Animal Kingdom

Ustadh Asim Khan 11 Min Read

It needs only a living heart, clean from the blemishes of pride and conceit, to see how much we have fallen short of gratitude to Allah. A horse’s swinging hoof has the

“Not the Words of a Poet, Little do you believe”

Ustadh Asim Khan 14 Min Read

When put against the templates of Arabic poetry and literature, the Qur’an was wholly different. By the admittance of one of the most influential enemies of the Prophet (sall Allahu ʿalayhi wa

Reflecting on the Childhood of Old Age

Ustadh Asim Khan 9 Min Read

After declaring that had He wished He could blind and deform them, Abū Hayyan explains how Allāh turns their attention to a sign that points to the truth of this declaration. Growing

The Disability of Misguidance

Ustadh Asim Khan 12 Min Read

How would you picture the physical state of misguidance? Is it merely to embrace another opinion, a state within the spectrum of freedom of thought, or something without a picture? Whatever we