Ramadan Quran Series Day 20
Ramadan Quran Series Day Twenty
by Dr. Aslam Abdullah
- Al-Anbiya’ (The Prophets) (21)
Al-Anbiya is one of those Surah not named after any word in its text. It is the 73rd Surah revealed upon the Prophet and numbers 21st in the traditionally arranged Quran. It was revealed in Makkah has 112 Ayah in seven Ruku. It revolves around the theme of the uniqueness of Allah. Humans cannot be God or God-like and God will never be human or human life. The argument of those who say that a human cannot deliver divine guidance is refuted strongly. Even if God comes down on earth in person, the people will reject him. It also refutes the idea that life is purposeless and human beings can use it for their entertainment and playful objectives. It explains the purpose of life and asserts that not only righteous would inherit the earth but they would also replace idol worshiping as was done by Prophet Ibrahim.
- Al-Mu’minun (The Believers) (73)
Al-Muminun is the 74th Surah revealed upon the Prophet and it numbers 23rd in the traditionally arranged Quran. It was revealed in Makkah and has 118 Ayah and six Ruku. It focuses on sharing the divine guidance with the people and accepting the authenticity of Prophet Muhammad. It defines some of the characteristics of believers and places a high value on morality. It reminds people that the message being shared by Prophet Muhammad is the same as was shared by previous messengers. It describes Prophets as one body or one team dedicated to the same mission and purpose. It negates the idea that wealth can purchase righteousness and reminds people that Allah is the creator of everything that exists in the universe.
- As-Sajdah (Prostration) (32)
As-Sajdah is the 32nd Surah in the traditionally arranged Quran and it is the 75th that was revealed upon the Prophet. It was revealed in Makkah and has 30 Ayah and 3 Ruku. It invites people to use their rationality to reach to the conclusion that there is one Creator of this universe who wants every creation to earn his blessings by accepting the guidance that he regularly sent down through his chosen messengers and he would hold everyone accountable in relation to that message. It hopes that rational thinking would lead people out of the darkness of their ideas. It refers to the story of Prophet Moses and asks people to learn from the happenings in the past to improve their chances of success. It also makes clear distinction between a believer and a non-believer.
- At-Tur (Mount Sinai) (52)
At-Tur is 76th Surah revealed upon the Prophet and it is the 52nd in the traditionally arranged Quran. It was revealed in Makkah and has 49 Ayah and two Ruku. it is refuting the claims of non-believers about Prophet Muhammad and rejecting their accusations against him. It is also refuting the argument of non-believers that Prophet Muhammad was under the spell of some magician or was promoting a new style of poetry. It also gives comfort to the Prophet and through him all the believers that their efforts would not go waste and Allah would ensure that the truth prevails and falsehood disappears.