Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Qur'an Passages Analysis

Below are passages form the Qur'an. We are going to read these passages together and you are going to decided which pillar of faith each passage is discussing.

1. We made a House [Ka’ba], a resort and a sanctuary for mankind, saying: “Make the place where Abraham stood a house of worship.” We enjoined Abraham and Ishmael to cleanse our House for those who walk round it, who meditate in it, and who kneel and prostrate themselves…

Abraham and Ishmael built the House and dedicated it, saying “Accept this from us, Lord. You are the One that hears all and knows all…”

Make the pilgrimage and visit the sacred House for His sake.

Exhort all [people] to make the pilgrimage. They will come to you on foot an don the backs of swift camels from every distant quarter; they will come to avail themselves of many a benefit, and to pronounce on the appointment days the name of God over the cattle which He has given them for food. Eat of their flesh, and feed the poor and the unfortunate.

Then let the pilgrims spruce themselves, make their vows, and circle the Ancient House. Such is God’s commandment.


“There is no god but God. Muhammad is His Messenger.”


The month of Ramadan was the time in which the Qur’an was sent down as guidance for mankind…So, then, any of you, observing the incidence of the month, let him take up the fast throughout it…


Fortify yourselves with patience and prayer. This may indeed be an exacting discipline, but not to the devout, who know that they will meet their Lord and that to Him they will return.

Glory be to God in the evening and morning of your days. His be the praise in the heavens and in the earth, alike in the day’s decline and when high noon is upon you.

Remember your Lord deep in your soul with humility and reverence, and without ostentation: in the morning and in the evening; and do not be negligent.

Praise him day and night, so that you may find comfort…


Alms shall be only for the poor and the helpless, for those that are engaged in the management of alms and those who hearts are sympathetic to the Faith, for the freeing of slaves and debtors, for the advancement of God’s cause, and for the traveler in need. That is a duty enjoined by God. God is all-knowing and wise.

To be charitable is public is good, but to give alms to the poor in private is better and will atone for some of their sins. God has knowledge of all your actions.

Many a time we have seen you [Muhammad] turn your face towards heaven. We will make you turn towards a direction that will please you. Turn your face towards the Holy Mosque; wherever you [the faithful] be, turn your faces toward it.


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