Quran Translation by Yusuf Ali

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The Meanings Of The Holy Qur'an  
by Abdullah Yusufali

bullet 1. The Opening
bullet 2. The Cow
bullet 3. The Family Of 'Imran, The House Of 'Imran
bullet 4. Women
bullet 5. The Table, The Table Spread
bullet 6. Cattle, Livestock
bullet 7. The Heights
bullet 8. Spoils Of War, Booty
bullet 9. Repentance, Dispensation
bullet 10. Jonah
bullet 11. Hud
bullet 12. Joseph
bullet 13. The Thunder
bullet 14. Abraham
bullet 15. Al-hijr, Stoneland, Rock City
bullet 16. The Bee
bullet 17. Isra', The Night Journey, Children Of Israel
bullet 18. The Cave
bullet 19. Mary
bullet 20. Ta-ha
bullet 21. The Prophets
bullet 22. The Pilgrimage
bullet 23. The Believers
bullet 24. Light
bullet 25. The Criterion, The Standard
bullet 26. The Poets
bullet 27. The Ant, The Ants
bullet 28. The Story, Stories
bullet 29. The Spider
bullet 30. The Romans, The Byzantines
bullet 31. Luqman
bullet 32. The Prostration, Worship, Adoration
bullet 33. The Clans, The Coalition, The Combined Forces
bullet 34. Saba, Sheba
bullet 35. The Angels, Orignator
bullet 36. Ya-sin
bullet 37. Those Who Set The Ranks, Drawn Up In Ranks
bullet 38. Sad, (the Letter) Sad ( S )
bullet 39. The Troops, Throngs
bullet 40. The Believer, The Forgiver (god)
bullet 41. (signs) Spelled Out, Ha-mim
bullet 42. Councel, Consultation
bullet 43. Ornaments Of Gold, Luxury
bullet 44. Smoke
bullet 45. Crouching
bullet 46. The Wind-curved Sandhills, The Dunes
bullet 47. Muhammad
bullet 48. Victory, Conquest
bullet 49. The Private Apartments, The Inner Apartments
bullet 50. Qaf, (the Letter), ( Q )
bullet 51. The Winnowing Winds
bullet 52. The Mount
bullet 53. The Star
bullet 54. The Moon
bullet 55. The Beneficent, The Mercy Giving
bullet 56. The Event, The Inevitable
bullet 57. Iron
bullet 58. She That Disputeth, The Pleading Woman
bullet 59. Exile, Banishment
bullet 60. She That Is To Be Examined, Examining Her
bullet 61. The Ranks, Battle Array
bullet 62. The Congregation, Friday
bullet 63. The Hypocrites
bullet 64. Mutual Disillusion, Haggling
bullet 65. Divorce
bullet 66. Banning, Prohibition
bullet 67. The Sovereignty, Control
bullet 68. The Pen, (the Letter) N
bullet 69. The Reality
bullet 70. The Ascending Stairways, Staircases Upward, Sckeptic
bullet 71. Noah
bullet 72. The Jinn, Sprites
bullet 73. The Enshrouded One, Bundled Up
bullet 74. The Cloaked One, The Man Wearing A Cloak
bullet 75. The Rising Of The Dead, Resurrection
bullet 76. Time, Man, (every) Man, This (day-and-)age
bullet 77. The Emissaries, Winds Sent Forth
bullet 78. The Tidings, The Announcement
bullet 79. Those Who Drag Forth, Soul-snatchers
bullet 80. He Frowned!
bullet 81. The Overthrowing, Extinguished! Wrapping Things Up
bullet 82. The Cleaving, Bursting Apart
bullet 83. Defrauding, The Cheats, Cheating
bullet 84. The Sundering, Splitting Open
bullet 85. The Mansions Of The Stars, Constellations
bullet 86. The Morning Star, The Nightcomer
bullet 87. The Most High, Glory To Your Lord In The Highest
bullet 88. The Overwhelming, The Pall
bullet 89. The Dawn, Daybreak
bullet 90. The City, This Countryside
bullet 91. The Sun
bullet 92. The Night
bullet 93. The Morning Hours, Morning Bright!
bullet 94. Solace, Consolation, Relief
bullet 95. The Fig, The Figtree
bullet 96. The Clot, Read!
bullet 97. Power, Fate
bullet 98. The Clear Proof, Evidence
bullet 99. The Earthquake
bullet 100. The Courser, The Chargers
bullet 101. The Calamity, The Stunning Blow, The Disaster
bullet 102. Rivalry In World Increase, Competition
bullet 103. The Declining Day, Eventide, The Epoch
bullet 104. The Traducer, The Gossipmonger
bullet 105. The Elephant
bullet 106. Winter, Quraysh
bullet 107. Small Kindnesses, Almsgiving, Have You Seen?
bullet 108. Abundance, Plenty
bullet 109. The Disbelievers, Atheists
bullet 110. Succour, Divine Support
bullet 111. Palm Fibre, The Flame
bullet 112. The Unity, Sincerity, Oneness Of God
bullet 113. The Daybreak, Dawn
bullet 114. Mankind

 

Acknowledgement: Taken from www.islamicity.com

 

What They say About the Quran

Humanity has received the Divine guidance through two channels: firstly the word of Allah, secondly the Prophets who were chosen by Allah to communicate His will to human beings. These two things have always been going together and attempts to know the will of Allah by neglecting either of these two have always been misleading. The Hindus neglected their prophets and paid all attention to their books that proved only word puzzles which they ultimately lost. Similarly, the Christians, in total disregard to the Book of Allah, attached all importance to Christ and thus not only elevated him to Divinity, but also lost the very essence of TAWHEED (monotheism) contained in the Bible.

As a matter of fact the main scriptures revealed before the Qur'an, i.e., the Old Testament and the Gospel, came into book-form long after the days of the Prophets and that too in translation. This was because the followers of Moses and Jesus made no considerable effort to preserve these Revelations during the life of their Prophets. Rather they were written long after their death. Thus what we now have in the form of the Bible (The Old as well as the New Testament) is translations of individuals' accounts of the original revelations which contain additions and deletions made by the followers of the said Prophets. On the contrary, the last revealed Book, the Qur'an, is extant in its original form. Allah Himself guaranteed its preservation and that is why the whole of the Qur'an was written during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself though on separate pieces of palm leaves, parchments, bones, etc...

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Gender Equity in Islam

By: Jamal A. Badawi Ph.D.
 

Introduction & Methodology

 

When dealing with the Islamic perspective of any topic, there should be a clear distinction between the normative teachings of Islam and the diverse cultural practices among Muslims, which may or may not be consistent with them. The focus of this paper is the normative teachings of Islam as the criteria to judge Muslim practices and evaluate their compliance with Islam. In identifying what is "Islamic" it is necessary to make a distinction between the primary sources of Islam (the Qur'an and the Sunnah) and legal opinions of scholars on specific issues, which may vary and be influenced by their times, circumstances, and cultures. Such opinions and verdicts do not enjoy the infallibility accorded to the primary and revelatory sources. Furthermore, interpretation of the primary sources should consider, among other things:

  1. The context of any text in the Qur'an and the Sunnah. This includes the general context of Islam, its teachings, its world view, and the context of the surah and section thereof.

  2. The occasion of the revelation, which may shed light on its meanings.

  3. The role of the Sunnah in explaining and defining the meaning of the Qur'anic text.

This paper is a brief review of the position and role of woman in society from an Islamic perspective. The topic is divided into spiritual, economic, social, and political aspects.

 

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Three Strange Events when Moses Met Khadir

Narrated Ubai bin Ka'b:

The Prophet (s.a.a.w.) said, "Once the Prophet Moses (peace be on him) stood up and addressed Bani Israel. He was asked, "Who is the most learned man amongst the people. He said, "I am the most learned." Allah admonished Moses as he did not attribute absolute knowledge to Him (Allah). So Allah inspired to him "At the junction of the two seas there is a slave amongst my slaves who is more learned than you." Moses said, "O my Lord! How can I meet him?" Allah said: Take a fish in a large basket (and proceed) and you will find him at the place where you will lose the fish. So Moses set out along with his (servant) boy, Yusha' bin Nuin and carried a fish in a large basket till they reached a rock, where they laid their heads (i.e. lay down) and slept. " (based on Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 3, Number 124)

The story is mentioned in the Holy Quran as follows:

018.060  Behold, Moses said to his attendant, "I will not give up until I reach the
junction of the two seas or (until) I spend years and years in travel."

018.061  But when they reached the Junction, they forgot (about) their Fish, which
took its course through the sea (straight) as in a tunnel.

018.062  When they had passed on (some distance), Moses said to his attendant:
"Bring us our early meal; truly we have suffered much fatigue at this (stage of) our
journey."

018.063  He replied: "Sawest thou (what happened) when we betook ourselves to the rock? I did indeed forget (about) the Fish: none but Satan made me forget to tell (you) about it: it took its course through the sea in a marvellous way!"

018.064  Moses said: "That was what we were seeking after:" So they went back on
their footsteps, following (the path they had come).

018.065  So they found one of Our servants, on whom We had bestowed Mercy from
Ourselves and whom We had taught knowledge from Our own Presence.

018.066  Moses said to him: "May I follow thee, on the footing that thou teach me
something of the (Higher) Truth which thou hast been taught?"

018.067  (The other) said: "Verily thou wilt not be able to have patience with me!"

018.068  "And how canst thou have patience about things about which thy
understanding is not complete?"

018.069  Moses said: "Thou wilt find me, if God so will, (truly) patient: nor shall I
disobey thee in aught."

018.070  The other said: "If then thou wouldst follow me, ask me no questions about
anything until I myself speak to thee concerning it."

018.071  So they both proceeded: until, when they were in the boat, he scuttled it.
Said Moses: "Hast thou scuttled it in order to drown those in it? Truly a strange thing hast thou done!"

018.072  He answered: "Did I not tell thee that thou canst have no patience with me?"

018.073  Moses said: "Rebuke me not for forgetting, nor grieve me by raising
difficulties in my case."

018.074  Then they proceeded: until, when they met a young man, he slew him.
Moses said: "Hast thou slain an innocent person who had slain none? Truly a foul
(unheard of) thing hast thou done!"

018.075  He answered: "Did I not tell thee that thou canst have no patience with me?"

018.076  (Moses) said: "If ever I ask thee about anything after this, keep me not in thy company: then wouldst thou have received (full) excuse from my side."

018.077  Then they proceeded: until, when they came to the inhabitants of a town,
they asked them for food, but they refused them hospitality. They found there a wall
on the point of falling down, but he set it up straight. (Moses) said: "If thou hadst
wished, surely thou couldst have exacted some recompense for it!"

018.078  He answered: "This is the parting between me and thee: now will I tell thee
the interpretation of (those things) over which thou wast unable to hold patience.

018.079  "As for the boat, it belonged to certain men in dire want: they plied on the
water: I but wished to render it unserviceable, for there was after them a certain king who seized on every boat by force.

018.080  "As for the youth, his parents were people of Faith, and we feared that he
would grieve them by obstinate rebellion and ingratitude (to God and man).

018.081  "So we desired that their Lord would give them in exchange (a son) better in purity (of conduct) and closer in affection.

018.082  "As for the wall, it belonged to two youths, orphans, in the Town; there was, beneath it, a buried treasure, to which they were entitled: their father had been a righteous man: So thy Lord desired that they should attain their age of full strength and get out their treasure - a mercy (and favour) from thy Lord. I did it not of my own accord. Such is the interpretation of (those things) over which thou wast unable to hold patience."

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