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“Multiple Antithesis in the Qur’an…an example”

“Muqabala: Multiple Antithesis” *** Shaykh `Ata’ Ibn Khalil (may Allah preserve him) mentions in one of his Q&A an example of a semantic embellishment known as muqabala (multiple antithesis):[1] …بل هذا أسلوب في العربية وهو أسلوب المقابلة، فتذكر صنفين وتتبعهما بصنفين بحيث يكون الصنف الثالث يقابل الصنف الأول، والصنف الرابع يقابل الصنف الثاني، فمثلاً يقول … Continue reading

Ramadan

No change after Ramadan…don’t know its importance

“So, why no change after Ramadan? Don’t Know its Significance” *** Sometimes, a person does not change after Ramadan although during Ramadan there was a discernible difference in h/her behaviour, attitude and pattern of worship. There may be a number of reasons why change is not entrenched or lasting within a person after Ramadan has … Continue reading

Ramadan

No change after Ramadan…just following everyone Else

“So, why no change after Ramadan? Just following everyone Else” *** Sometimes, a person does not change after Ramadan although during Ramadan there was a discernible difference in h/her behaviour, attitude and pattern of worship. There may be a number of reasons why change is not entrenched or lasting within a person after Ramadan has … Continue reading

Ramadan

No change after Ramadan…not understanding its benefits

“So, why no change after Ramadan? Don’t understand its Benefits” *** Sometimes, a person does not change after Ramadan although during Ramadan there was a discernible difference in h/her behaviour, attitude and pattern of worship. There may be a number of reasons why change is not entrenched or lasting within a person after Ramadan has … Continue reading

Ramadan

“After Ramadan…Istiqama”

“After Ramadan… Istiqimama” *** Allah states in the Qur’an: إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ ثُمَّ اسْتَقَامُوا تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُأَلَّا تَخَافُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُواوَأَبْشِرُوا بِالْجَنَّةِ الَّتِي كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ {Indeed, those who have said, ‘Our Lord is Allah’ and then remained steadfast – the angels will descend upon them, [saying], ‘Do not fear and do not grieve but … Continue reading

Ramadan

“After Ramadan…Turning away from Mercy”

“After Ramadan…” Turning away from Mercy? *** The blessed Ramadan offers opportunities to attain the mercy of Allah, immense blessings and innumerable reward through for example: Recitation of the noble Qur’an. Extra Prayers (tarawih and voluntary, e.g. in laylat al-qadar) during the Night. Charity (sadaqa, zakat, etc). The ‘graduate’ from the ‘school’ of Ramadan knows … Continue reading

Ramadan

“After Ramadan…” Seasonal Worship only?

“After Ramadan…” Seasonal Worship only?: *** Is Allah the Lord of Ramadan only? Or is He not the Lord of Shawwal, Dhu ’l-Qa`da, Dhu ’l-Hijja and all the months of the year? A ‘graduate’ from the ‘school’ of Ramadan should know that Allah is worshipped constantly and not periodically. Worship of Allah remains as long … Continue reading