Qur’an

A Reflection on Victory and Defeat

Posted by on Aug 26, 2012 in Featured, Journal, Overcoming Hardships, Quotes, Qur'an, Quranic Reflections, Spirituality, Yasmin's Online Journal | 7 comments

A Reflection on Victory and Defeat

Reflect on this: When did the victory come? When they admit defeat. Not to the creation. To God. Then victory came. Not from the creation. From God. [See Quran (54: 10-15), (21: 87-88), (7:23), (21: 83-84) and duaa of Muhammad (SAW) after Taif]

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Irvine 11: Waiting for Victory

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in Belief & Worship, Featured, International Affairs, Overcoming Hardships, Personal Development, Qur'an, Spirituality, With the Divine | 2 comments

Irvine 11: Waiting for Victory

We can hardly get them off our minds. The whole world is watching today. And everyone is wondering, ‘what will happen to the brave men who spoke truth to power in Irvine?’ What will go down in history about the students who gave a voice to the voiceless, and took a bullet in the process? They stood for justice. And God is always with those who stand for justice.   So now as the case winds down and we wait anxiously for the jury’s verdict, the question on many of our minds is “mata nasr Allah?” When…where is the help of God?  Will God give them victory? Will they win? Does...

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Today’s Opening of the Red Sea (Lessons from Egypt)

Posted by on Feb 9, 2011 in International Affairs, Qur'an, Reflections | 2 comments

When Prophet Musa (as) stood in front of the Red Sea, a tyrant and his army approached from behind. Some of those in Musa’s midst began to divide. Looking ahead, those people saw only defeat: “And when the two bodies saw each other, the people of Moses said: ‘We are sure to be overtaken.’”(Qur’an, 26:61). But Musa (as) had different eyes. His eyes were spiritual eyes that saw through the illusions of worldly hardship and defeat. He saw through. With a heart connected to the Most High, looking at the same seemingly impossible situation, Musa saw only God: “(Moses) said: ‘By no...

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