Quran Talks...
This blog aims to spread the authentic teachings of Islam and to promote the learning of the Holy Quran. Contributing are sisters studying under Dr. Farhat Hashmi at Al Huda Institute Canada, who will be sharing first hand accounts of their learning.


Saturday, May 19, 2007

Reflections of November 20th, 2006

O you who believe! be helpers (in the cause) of Allah, as~ Isa son of Marium said to (his) disciples: Who are my helpers in the cause of Allah? The disciples said: We are helpers (in the cause) of Allah. So a party of the children of Israel believed and another party disbelieved; then We aided those who believed against their enemy, and they became uppermost. [As-Saff: 14]

A Call to be answered...
As we come closer and closer to the end of the Quran, I feel our lesson's are different somehow.One thing that I have noticed is how which each surah, so beautifully linked with the one that precedes it, so elegantly flowing in to the one that comes after it, is a beautiful and carefully placed jewel.
I realize more and more that Allah (SWT) has done such Ihsan with us in the form of the Quran - not only does it guide and heal, but it does so with beauty. It reminds you how much you need it, and how important it is not to let go, even though its end is near. The words of Quran are profound and soothing, full of meaning, wisdom and healing, tender advice, stern admonition, and reminders, always reminders with our best interests at heart. And even though with a treasure so beautiful, we shouldn't need to be told how important it is to share it with others, still it reminds us, motivates us and inspires us, just in case we have forgotten that everyone in the world has a right to this beautiful message from their Creator.
All glory belongs to Allah SWT and yet, He asks us to be His helpers. WE who are weak and tire easily, we who are eternally dependant on His love, mercy and guidance, we have been asked to help Him. Not because He needs us, but as an honor and a favor and a trust. Labaaik Allahuma Labbaik...Nahnu Ansaarullah...
May Allah choose us for His work and make us steadfast in His path, ameen.
-Rushda Haq, Mississauga

It's ever so true and amazing how this beautiful message touches our hearts; the feelings towards this message are unexplainable... whilst reading today’s ayahs "Man Ansari Ilallah??..., tears rolled down just thanking Allah on making me a Muslim, for giving me iman, for giving me this opportunity to once again sit here and hear this message with so much depth, just thinking about this chance of understanding the words of Allah so much shukr comes because it's only with His Fadhl that I sit here and listen to His words. May these words truly adorn our hearts. Ameen
In return do we never think that there's something that we owe Allah?
Are we really thanking Allah on this blessing given to us, by sharing it with our loved ones?
Do we still have any excuses left to say we are not ready to help Allah’s deen?
- Talat Nazir

Call of Allah
At the call of Allah (s.w.t.), "O believers! Be the helpers of Allah...” in a place free of distraction, sit and think for a while upon this ayah. WHO is calling us? And what is required from us?
Am I really the one being called by the All-Mighty, Master of the worlds? Was I worthy of such an honored task?
Think more and pray and admire HIM the most.
-Ayesha Ahmad, Etobicoke

Ansaar Allah
Challenges make us strong.
Self confidence makes us speak the truth and be firm on it.
Obstacles and hindrances will arise but we have to overcome it on an individual and social level.
Effort and hard work will measure our final outcome.
And last but not the least, actions speak louder then words.
-Saba Paracha

Spreading Islam
People say Christianity is a missionary faith. When will people say that Islam is a faith of giving dawah? Can we be called the Ansaar of Allah? Do we have the courage to spread the faith? Do I have the strength to go ring my neighbor’s door bell and tell them what my faith teaches us? When will our fears end? When will we have the guts to proclaim to the world that “Yes, we are Muslims.”
-Fatima Malik, Mississauga

Who are the helpers of Allah? The helpers of Allah are those who race to help the Deen of Allah in every way possible. They strive with their wealth and their persons to support His cause. They search for ways to make the truth apparent; they do everything possible to get the True Success. The helpers of Allah take challenges and better themselves along the way. They stand side by side, united, ready to fight for Allah's cause in every way possible. The helpers of Allah proclaim and say "We are helpers of Allah". The helpers of Allah is what we should work on becoming. May Allah grant us the ability. Ameen
-Ayesha Ahmed, Texas

Invincible Wall- Unity
Surely Allah loves those who fight in His way in ranks as if they were a firm and compact wall. [As-Saff: 4]
'United we stand, Divided we fall' this is the key to success and progress. Muslims are lagging far behind in all means. WHY? Because we are divided where unity is needed.
-Salma Ghansar, Mississauga

In Surah As-Saff, Allah (SWT) explains the unity of the believers with the example of a “solid wall" or a "(single) structure joined firmly" ("bunyanun marsoos" in Arabic). In class, Ustaza explained the deeper meaning of the words. "Bunyan" was explained as a structure built in a way that each piece fits into one another. The thing that came to my mind was the kid's Legos. I was thinking about how each piece has it's own qualities, each is a different size, shape and color, each has it's 'ups' and 'downs', each one is so different, yet when you put them together they fit, and become a structure.
Even better than the 'Lego' example, we have an example of human beings that lived, walked on this earth as we do today. The Sahaba!! They were a great example of unity; regardless of all the differences, they stood together as a well compacted, solid structure.
Allah (SWT) created us all, we are different in many ways, each of us has our own qualities, and we all have our own strengths and weaknesses. We must remember; as long as we are sincerely working for the same cause {to please Allah (SWT)}, we pardon, overlook, and forgive each other, our differences do not matter!! We can still InshaAllah fit in with, accommodate each other, and be united like "bunyanun marsoos", like a solid wall!
-Ayesha Baig, California