Chapter 21: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: It's all Yahudi saazish Yes, stuff and bother. But Allah is the best of Planners. With Allah’s help. He helps whomsoever He wills. And He is the Mighty, the Very-Merciful. It is a promise from Allah. Allah does not fail in His promise, but most of the people do not know. (30:5-6) Will our glorious days... Continue Reading →

Chapter 20: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: Imaan is in the heart Do people think that they will be left (at ease) only on their saying, “We believe” and will not be put to any test? (29:2) There are a few surahs in the Quran that have a very powerful opening. No intro, down-to-the-point-bleeding kind of opening that either makes you... Continue Reading →

Chapter 19: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: Best friends forever Many of you will be able to relate to this: you pulled an all-nighter preparing for an exam. When you see the question paper, you realize that 80% of it has been reproduced from last year's past paper that you had all along but you didn't bother to go through it.... Continue Reading →

Chapter 18: The Waning Dusk (series)

  Myth: It's not that big a deal. Surely, those who like that lewdness spreads among the believers, for them there is painful punishment in this world and the Hereafter. Allah knows, and you do not know...  O you who believe, do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Whoever follows the footsteps of Satan, (should... Continue Reading →

Chapter 17: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: Greek Mythology Had there been gods beside Allah, in the heavens and the earth, both of them would have fallen in disorder. So pure is Allah, the Lord of the Throne, from what they describe. (21:22) This verse reminded me of a conversation I had with my dad years ago when I was a kid.... Continue Reading →

Chapter 16: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: Counting your good deeds before the Judgment Day That's half of Ramadan gone. Calls for an official half-time evaluation which we should be doing every waking minute anyway. Here's the question- Say, “Shall We tell you about the greatest losers in respect of (their) deeds?" (18:103) When I first read this, my immediate response was: "Kaafir... Continue Reading →

Chapter 15: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: Israel is the enemy Israel may be the bad guy, but we are enemies unto ourselves. And We decreed for the Children of Israel in the Scripture: "Indeed you would do mischief in the land twice and you will become tyrants and extremely arrogant!'' (17:04) At certain times in history, some misguided Jews have... Continue Reading →

Chapter 14: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: Let's live the American Dream We have given you the seven oft-repeated verses and the glorious Qur’an. Never stretch your eyes towards what We have given to groups of them to enjoy... (15:87-88) This verse in itself solves our problem of envying the developed world that has all the privileges. Just a few days ago, I was... Continue Reading →

Chapter 13: The Waning Dusk (series)

Myth: Whine for more لَٮِٕن شَڪَرۡتُمۡ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمۡ‌ۖ   This snippet is from one of the most beautiful verses of the Quran on gratitude from surah Ibrahim (v. 7). And I wrote just the Arabic text here for you guys to read it and comprehend it better when I expand on it. In Arabic, there are a lot of... Continue Reading →

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