Jumada ul Akhir 1440 Week 3

Qur’an, Sura Al Shura, Chapter 42

51. And it is not given to any mortal that Allah should speak to them unless it be by inspiration, or from behind a veil, or that He sends a messenger to reveal what He wills by His permission. Know that He is Ali [High and Exalted] and Hakim [Wise].

52. And (O Muhammad) this is how We inspired in you Ruh (al Quds) [The Holy Spirit] with Our command. You did not know what the Kitab was or what to believe with iman [certainty of conviction and connection to Allah]. But We have made it a nur [light] whereby We guide whom We want of Our dependents. Surely, you are guiding people to a right path,

53. The path of Allah, to Whom belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth. Be aware that all things return (e.g., from kinetic to potential energy) and reach Allah in the end.

Names of Allah

Al Ali: The High and Exalted One

Al Hakim: The Wise One

Al Nur: The Light

Al Rahim: The Source of Mercy

Al Rahman: The One Who Acts with Mercy; The Beneficent

Glossary

iman: certainty of belief and connection to Allah; faith; belief; acceptance; acknowledgement; accepted truth; being sure of one’s conviction

Kitab: Book; Scripture; established and applied knowledge; laws and regulations; record

nur: light; guidance; enlightenment

ruh: soul; spirit; life energy

Ruhul Amin: Trusted Spirit

Ruhul Quds: Holy Spirit

tasbih: glorification through repeating the names of Allah

wahy: divine revelation; inspiration; suggestion; indication; saying something in a whisper

zikr: mentioning Allah’s name repeatedly with certain intention and contemplation; glorification or supplication; reminder

Translation by Murshid Shaykh Taner Vargonen Ansari

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