Qur’an, Sura Al Baqara, Chapter 2
256. There is no compulsion in din. Surely the sensible (correct; mature; righteous) path is distinct from the insensible (incorrect; immature; sinful) path. So whoever disbelieves in taghut [false objects of worship] and believes in Allah has indeed held the firmest grip that will never break. Allah is Sami and Alim.
151. Just as We have (now) sent a Messenger among you, who is one of you, who recites our ayats and develops you by teaching you good manners, and teaches you the Kitab and wisdom, and teaches you what you do not know.
152. So do zikr of Me and I will do zikr of you and thank Me and do not be ungrateful to Me.
153. O you who believe, seek help in perseverance and salat/connection. Indeed Allah is with those who persevere.
154. And do not say about those who are killed in the way of Allah, “They are dead.” On the contrary, they are alive, but you perceive not.
Names of Allah
Al Alim: The All-Knowing One
Al Haqq: The Truth; The Just One; The True One; The Reality
Al Nur: The Light
Al Rahim: The Source of Mercy
Al Rahman: The One Who Acts with Mercy; The Beneficent
Al Sami: The Hearer; The Listener
ayat: revelation; verse
din: way of doing righteous deeds; way of life; right path of connectedness with Allah; way of relationship with God
Kitab: Book; Scripture; established and applied knowledge; laws and regulations; record
sabr: patience; steadfastness; perseverance
salat: formal Islamic worship that is observed five times daily; connection; a system of connection and devotion to Allah
taghut: false objects of worship; idols; seducers
tasbih: glorification through repeating the names of Allah
zikr: mentioning Allah’s name repeatedly with certain intention and contemplation; glorification or supplication; reminder
Translation by Murshid Shaykh Taner Vargonen Ansari
Love, Peace and Togetherness in Goodness
Ya Wadud Ya Salaam Ya Jami Ya Nafi