The Quran frequently refers to issues relating to Truth and lies; distinguishing between them is critical, in many ways the defining point of guidance. In fact, faith itself is predicated on that distinction, the purpose of the Quran and other divine revelations being to guide us to the truth and, as a part of that guidance, to help us recognize and avoid falsehood.
One of the most important and yet illusory elements of human life is time. It begins for us when we are born and when time as we know it ends, this is signified by our death. So our concept of time is completely tied up, for us, with birth and death. But for Allah, who is neither born nor dies, time cannot be as we know it. For Allah, time has no boundaries. Many thinkers have thought of this as a circle.Continue reading
Tafseer, or interpretation of the Qur’an — and translation is a kind of tafseer — can make or break one’s understanding of the Qur’an. For what is understanding but how one interprets something? Misinterpretation causes misunderstanding. Which can lead to wrongful acts based on that misunderstanding. This is a common human error. But its significance is incalculable when we speak of wrong tafseer of the Qur’an, God’s message to the world…Continue reading