They fear their Lord above them and do what they are commanded.
Surah An-Nahl, 48-50 (!These verses require making Sajda!)
Everything prostrates to Allah
Allah informs us about His might, majesty and pride, meaning that all things submit themselves to Him and every created being - animate and inanimate, as well as the responsible - humans and Jinns, and the angels - all humble themselves before Him. He tells us that everything that has a shadow leaning to the right and the left, i.e., in the morning and the evening, is by its shadow, prostrating to Allah. Mujahid said, “When the sun passes its zenith, everything prostrates to Allah, may He be glorified.” This was also said by Qatadah, Ad-Dahhak and others.
(while they are humble) means, they are in a state of humility. Mujahid also said: “The prostration of every thing is its shadow”, and he mentioned the mountains and said that their prostrations are their shadows. Abu Ghalib Ash-Shaybani said: “The waves of the sea are its prayers”. It is as if reason is attributed to these inanimate objects when they are described as prostrating, so Allah says:
﴿وَلِلَّهِ يَسْجُدُ مَا فِى السَّمَـوَتِ وَمَا فِى الاٌّرْضِ مِن دَآبَّةٍ﴾
(And to Allah prostrate all that are in the heavens and all that are in the earth, of the moving creatures) As Allah says:
﴿وَللَّهِ يَسْجُدُ مَن فِى السَّمَـوَتِ وَالاٌّرْضِ طَوْعًا وَكَرْهًا وَظِلَـلُهُم بِالْغُدُوِّ وَالاٌّصَالِ ﴾
(And to Allah (alone) all who are in the heavens and the earth fall in prostration, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and in the afternoons.) (13:15)
﴿وَالْمَلَـئِكَةُ وَهُمْ لاَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ﴾
(and the angels, and they are not proud.) means, they prostrate to Allah and are not too proud to worship Him.
﴿يَخَـفُونَ رَبَّهُمْ مِّن فَوْقِهِمْ﴾
(They fear their Lord above them) means, they prostrate out of fear of their Lord, may He be glorified.
﴿وَيَفْعَلُونَ مَا يُؤْمَرُونَ﴾
(and they do what they are commanded.) meaning they continually obey Allah, doing what He tells them to do and avoiding that which He forbids.
What scientific proof do we have that the Quran is from god?
As Salamu Alaikum ♥
I love this question ♥
Here are some of the miracles, please click on the link at the bottom of this post for more ♥
Please note the Quran came down over 1400 years ago, before the means of technology to find these miracles named in the Quran, by man ♥
1) It says in the Quran:
"By heaven furnished with paths;“ Quran (Surat adh-Dhariyat, 7)
As we know planets, including Earth, move in an orbit/path around the sun ♥
2) THE RATIO OF THE SEA TO THE LAND ♥
The ratio of the appearances of the words “sea” and “land” in the Qur’an is identical to the ratio between sea and land in modern science. The continents had not yet been discovered at the time the Qur’an was sent down, and it was impossible to determine the ratio between the land and sea. Even such a large continent as America was only discovered in the 15th century.
The word “land” appears 13 times in the Qur’an, while “sea” appears 32 times. These numbers total 45. If we divide the number of references to land in the Qur’an, 13, by 45, the result is 28.8888888889%. When we divide the number of references to sea in the Quran, 32, by 45, the result is 71.1111111111%. these ratios are the exact ones that apply between water and dry land on Earth.
The repetition of these words in the Qur’an may be an indication that the Earth is 71% covered in water and 29% in dry land. (Allah knows the truth.) It has only been possible to arrive at this ratio in the present day, thanks to satellite photos and computer calculations.Number of times the word “land” appears in the Qur’an = 13Number of times the word “sea” appears in the Qur’an = 32Proportion of dry land to sea covering the Earth = 13/45 = 29%Proportion of sea to dry land on Earth = 32/45 = 71%
3) GENDER AND THE 23rd CHROMOSOME PAIR ♥
The genetic make-up of human beings and other living things depends on their chromosomes and the genetic data in these chromosomes in DNA. Gender is dependent on the 23rd chromosome pair. In other words, the difference between a man and a woman stems from the 23rd chromosome pair. If a person’s 23rd chromosome id expressed in the form XX she is female, and if in the form XY, then he is male.
The Qur’an makes reference to the 23rd chromosome that determines the difference between male and female thus: The word “man” and the word “woman” both appear 23 times in the Qur’an. This discovery about chromosomes made only recently was reported hundreds of years beforehand in the Qur’an by way of the number 23, that which concerns the basic difference between male and female. (Allah knows the truth.)The words “man” and “woman” both appear 23 times in the Qur’an. The 23rd chromosome is the main element that determines an individual’s gender.
4) THE GENETIC CODE OF THE BEE ♥
All the bees in the world have the same number of chromosomes, and that never changes. Male and female animals generally have the same number of chromosomes. But the bee is slightly different. Because the male bee has 16 single chromosomes and the female bee 16 pairs.
The bee is thus different in this respect, that of chromosome number. This difference is indicated in the Qur’an thus: (Allah knows the truth.) The Surah (Chapter) “Nahl,” meaning bee, is the 16th Surah (Chapter) of the Qur’an. And 16 is the number of chromosomes these animals possess.Surat an-Nahl, meaning “Bee,” is the 16th Surah (Chapter).
The bee has 16 chromosomes.
5) THE INVENTION OF TELEVISION ♥
Television transmissions take place by electromagnetic waves travelling at the speed of light reaching our homes. Television waves are so fast that live transmissions from many kilometers away can be made almost instantaneously. Surat an-Naml of the Qur’an describes how the Prophet Solomon (pbuh) had the throne of a queen in a far-distant country brought to him instantaneously in a miraculous manner, in a manner reminiscent of the above technology:
He who possessed knowledge of the Book said,
‘I will bring it to you before your glance returns to you.’And when he saw it standing firmly in his presence, he said, ‘This is part of my Lord’s favor to test me to see if I will give thanks or show ingratitude…’ (Surat an-Naml, 40)
This verse immediately puts one in mind of teleportation or image transmission (television). Some letters in Surat an-Naml in which this phenomenon is described come together in a mysterious manner to comprise the word “television.” The letters that constitute the word television appear side by side, from left to right, in verse 17 of Surat an-Naml, which refers to the Prophet Solomon (pbuh). The word television is written and pronounced in more or less the same way in Turkish, English, Arabic and other languages.
Looking at the sequence of letters here and the passages cited, we see a miracle that cannot possibly be explained in terms of chance. At the same time, each one of these instances is a sign for those who study the Qur’an that still grater mysteries may lie concealed within it.
In one verse, our Almighty Lord says this of the Holy Qur’an:
If all the trees on earth were pens and all the sea, with seven more seas besides, was ink Allah’s words still would not run dry. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Surah Luqman, 27)
(Every Muslim must know these to help from falling into these destructive beliefs)
1. Kufr ul-‘Inad: Disbelief out of stubborness. This applies to someone who knows the truth and admits to knowing the truth and admits to knowing it with his tongue, but refuses to accept it and refrains from making a declaration. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “Throw into Hell every stubborn disbeliever.” [Surah Qaf (50), ayah 24]
2. Kufr ul-Inkar: Disbelief out of denial. This applies to someone who denies with both heart and tongue. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “They recognize the favors of Allah, yet they deny them. Most of them are disbelievers.” [Surah Nahl (16), ayah 83]
3. Kufr ul-Kibr: Disbelief out of arrogance and pride. The disbelief by the devils (e.g. Iblis) is an example of this type of kufr.
4. Kufr ul-Juhud: Disbelief out of rejection.This applies to someone who aknowledges the truth in his heart, but rejects it with his tongue. This types of kufr is applicable to those who calls themselves Muslims but who reject any necessary and accepted norms of Islam such as salat and zakat. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “They denied them (i.e. the signs) even though their hearts believed in them, out of spite and arrogance.” [Surah Naml (27), ayah 14]
5. Kufr ul-Nifaq: Disbelief out of hypocrisy.This applies to someone who pretends to be a believer but conceals his disbelief. Such a person is called a munafiq or hypocrite. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “Verily the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of Hell. You will find no one to help them.” [SurahAn-Nisa (4), ayah 145]
6. Kufr ul-Istihal: Disbelief out of trying to make haram into halal. This applies to someone who accepts as lawful (halal) that which Allah has made unlawful (haram) like alcohol or adultery. Only Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, has the prerogative to make things halal and haram and those who seek to interfere with His right are like rivals to Him and therefore fall outside the boundries of faith.
7. Kufr ul-Kurh: Disbelief out of detesting any of Allah’s Commands. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “Perdition (destruction) has been consigned to those who disbelieve and He will render their actions void. This is because they are averse to that which Allah has revealed so He has made their actions fruitless.” [Surah Muhammad (47), ayah 8-9]
8. Kufr ul-Istihzaha: Disbelief due to mockery and derision. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “Say: Was it at Allah, His signs and His apostles that you were mocking? Make no excuses. You have disbelieved after you have believed.” [Surah Taubah (9), ayah 65-66]
9. Kufr ul-I'radh: Disbelief due to avoidance. This applies to those who turn away and avoid the truth. Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, says, “And who is more unjust than he who is reminded of his Lord’s Signs but then turns away from them. Then he forgets what he has sent forward (for the Day of Judgment).” [Surah Kahf (18), ayah 57]
Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward [in the Hereafter] according to the best of what they used to do.
Indeed gratitude is the foundation of faith. Bringing in gratitude fundamentally involves the recognition of Allah’s favors, as Allah Almighty has said in Surah an- Nahl : “And whatever you have of favor - it is from Allah. Then when adversity touches you, to Him you cry for help.’’ (Noble Qur'an 16:53)
I was reading one of my favorite sura from the Qur'an, Surah Al Araf.
And on the end of it, I encountered my favorite mihrab sign again. Subhan'Allah. It always makes me smile whenever I encounter this “little house” that I used to call it before.
So today, I wanted to share something about it, and I pray it benefits every person who reads this. in sha Allah.
I would like to tell you about it through the story of ‘Uthman Ibn Affan Radiyallahu Anhu, again it’s because Qur'an and 'Uthman are just two subjects that can’t be separated. ma sha Allah. How beautiful was 'Uthman. _____
Sujood At-Tilawah also known as the prostration that ones does when reading qur'an.
'Uthman’s viewed sujood at tilawah as obligatory when reciting, sitting and listening to the Noble Qur'an, while others say its not but nevertheless this is highly recommended for us to do in sha Allah, and there is indeed no sin if we do not do it.
As for one who hears it without meaning to, he does not have to prostrate.
As narrated 'Umar passed by a storyteller who recited a verse in which a prostration was required so that 'Uthman would prostrate with him.
'Uthman said: “The prostration is only required of the one listening to it”, then went on his way and did not prostrate.
*means the one who intended to listen to it*
and 'Uthman also said that menstruating women who hear a verse of prostration should make a gesture and not ignore it, but she should not prostrate as in prayer. _____
This is in view of the great caliph. We have to keep in mind that sujood At Tilawah is done to show our willingness to humble ourselves before Allah, hence we are to deliver an extra prostration to showcase this.
• How to do Sujood At Tilawah:[Again, it is not a sin if you do not do it, but it is recommended]
1) If you are reading or listening to the recitation of such verse, you should say takbeer and prostrate one time after reading it.
As narrated by 'Umar: “The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam used to recite Qur'an to us, and if he reached an ayah where a sajdah was prescribed, he would say takbeer and prostrate and we would do likewise.
2) If you are praying and you come to such verse, then you should say Allahu'akbar and go directly from standing to prostration without bowing in between, then after one sujood you should say Allahu'akbar and stand up and continue your prayer.
3) If you are praying behind an imam, you should only make sujood at tilawah if the imam does so.
Note:Most of the scholars says that it is not necessary to be in a state of wudhu, or facing the qiblah or dressed for this prostration [as to how it is to be when offering salah]. But it is highly advised to treat this prostration with same level of humility and respect. _____
• Verses for Sujood At Tilawah:[You will see that there is that line above the ayah and then later on will be the presence of the mihrab sign]
1) Surah 7 [Al Araf]: Verse 206 “Surely those who are with your Lord (the angels) are never too proud to perform acts of worship to Him, but they glorify His Praise and prostrate before Him.”
2) Surah 13 [Ar Rad]: Verse 15 “And unto Allah (Alone) falls in prostration whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and in the afternoons.”
3) Surah 16 [An Nahl]: Verse 49 “And to Allah prostrate all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, of the live moving creatures and the angels, and they are not proud.”
4) Surah 17 [Al Isra]: verse 107 “Say (O Muhammad): ‘Believe in it (the Quran) or do not believe. Verily! Those who were given knowledge before it, when it is recited to them, fall down on their faces in humble prostration.”
5) Surah 19 [Maryam]: Verse 58 “… When the Verses of the Most Beneficent (Allah) were recited unto them, they fell down prostrating and weeping.” (19:58)
6) Surah 22 [Al Hajj]: Verse 18 “See you not that to Allah prostrates whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth, and the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the trees, all living creatures, and many of mankind? (22:18)
7) Surah 22 [Al Hajj]: Verse 77 “Oh you who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord and do good that you may be successful.” (22:77)
8) Surah 25 [Al Furqan]: Verse 60 “And when it is said to them: ‘Prostrate to the Most Beneficent (Allah)!’ They say, ‘And what is the Most Beneficent? Shall we fall down in prostration to that which you (O Muhammad) command us?’ And it increases in them only aversion.”
9) Surah 27 [An Naml]: Verse 25 “Satan has barred them from Allah’s way, so that they do not worship (prostratebefore) Allah, Who brings to light what is hidden in the heavens and the earth, and knows what you conceal and what you reveal.”
10) Surah 32 [As Sadja]: Verse 15 “Only those believe in Our signs, who, when they are reminded of them fall downprostrate, and glorify the Praises of their Lord, and they are not proud.”
11) Surah 38 [Sad]: Verse 24 “… And Dawood (Prophet David) guessed that We had tried him and he sought forgiveness of his Lord, and he fell down prostrate and turned (to Allah) in repentance.”
12) Surah 41 [Fussilat]: Verse 37 “And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostrate to Him Who created them, if you (really) worship Him.”
13) Surah 53 [An Najm]: Verse 62 “So fall down in prostration to Allah, and worship Him (Alone).”
14) Surah 84 [Al Inshiqaq]: Verse 21 “And when the Quran is recited to them, they do not fall prostrate.”
15) Surah 96 [Al Alaq]: Verse 19 ”… Fall prostrate and draw near to Allah!”
Note: Some scholars dispute on the no. 7 [22:77] as the reports in regards this ayah if early Muslims did make sujood are not fully confirmed so some scholars cite a lack of evidence for it and some count it while others do not. _____
Allahumma aktub li biha ‘indaka ajran wa da’ ‘anni biha wizran waj’alha li ‘indaka dukhran wa taqabbalha minni kama taqabbaltaha min ‘abdika Daw’oud
“O Allah, record for me a reward for this (prostration), and remove from me a sin. Save it for me and accept it from me just as You accepted it from Your slave Daw’oud.”
Note:This is one of the ad'iyah for sujood At Tilawah, if you haven’t memorized it then make it to a point that you say Subhana Rabbiy al-A'ala [Glory be to my Lord] in sha Allah.
I wanted to share this because when i was delivering lectures back home, I was asked about this sign and so I thought maybe some other sisters are also wondering about it especially to those who are new on reading the Qur'an, so I pray this helps you all, in sha Allah.
Also because we might unknowingly recite some of the verses above in our salah and I just wanted to give the heads up that we could earn extra rewards for it in sha Allah.
In this, I would like to end this article with the hadith of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam saying about this:
”Once a person prostrates himself after reading a verse requiring the performance of sajdah, the shaitan starts crying and wailing in a corner, saying: ‘Alas! The children of Adam were enjoined to perform sajdah and they carried it out, and become entitled to enter Paradise, but I refused to do so and was condemned to Hell.”
And I pray that we are given the tawfiq to learn the Qur'an and may Allah Azza Wa Jall ease our hearts through making Qur'an filling every emptiness that we have. Amin
[With a longing heart of a daughter who had lost her mother, I ask whoever among you who reads this and may Allah make you benefit from it, give a little prayer for my mother Allah yer7ama, her name is Aida [please mention her name in your ad'iyah].
May this be a form of sadaqah jariya of hers, and may Allah Azza Wa Jall forgive her and grant her a place in Jannatul Firdaus. Amin]
Stories and ahadith were taken from:
• Al Khilafah Al Rashidah wa'l Dawlah al Umawiyyah, Al Yahya, p. 444 • Mawsoo’ at Fiqh 'Uthman Ibn Affan, p. 186 • [hadith narrated by 'Umar] Ahmad, 2/17; Al Bukhari 2/33, 34; Muslim 1/405 no. 575 • [end of article hadith] Muslim and Ibn Majah
He who reads Surah al-Nahl every month, Allah [swt] will push away from him the problems [pain] of the Dunyah. As well as push away from him seventy different forms of afflictions, the worst of them being: craziness & leprosy, and he will be of the inhabitants of Paradise in `Adn.
Abu Ja`far al-Baqir [as], Tafsir al-`Ayaashi, V.2, Pg.275, H.1 - Translated from my copy of Tafsir (1991 Ed.)
“Anyone who is forced to deny faith after its acceptance, while his heart remains loyal to the faith shall be absolved…
As a convert to Islam with:
who has to denounce her
Islam & keep it solely in her heart
lie to go to the masjid
hijab in the bathroom of Century 21
miss most of prayers, and so many
…this short ayah has given me strength and hope for my
future. This is a reminder of the mercy of Allah subhana wa ta'ala.
He has written my destiny. He knows what is in my heart. He knows where I am supposed to be. These are trials that will, in’shaa’Allah, grant me Jannah. And this is what I have to keep reminding myself.
At times, I feel like an absolutely terrible Muslim. At times, I hardly feel Muslim at all.
But He is my Lord. And He is All-Knowing. I am never alone when I have Allah subhana wa ta’ala. I can make it through because His mercy is clearly written in the Qur’an.
You are young and can adopt this path better. Do not worry about us,
for we are already a spent force. You can purify your soul easily as you
are closer to the world of divinity than we the old people.
Comparatively you have detenorated less but things are becoming worse
day by day. The more delay will make the matter more difficult. It is
difficult for an old man to be reformed, but a young man can be reformed
It is easier to reform thousands of young men than to reform an old
man. Therefore do not postpone the task of reform to old age. Begin this
work while you are still young. Follow the teachings of the Prophets.
This is the starting point.
The Prophets have shown us the way we should follow. While we are
unaware of it, the Prophets are familiar with the way of safety and
security. If you want safety, follow the way shown by them. Gradually
pay less and less attention to your desires.
You will not get the desired result immediately, but gradually you
can get rid of your egoism. One day all our desires will come to naught.
It is not in our interest to pay attention to them. Lasting is only
that which relates to Allah. The Qur'an says:
What is with you will come to an end, what is with Allah will remain. (Surah an-Nahl, 16:96)
Man has that ‘which is with you’ as well as that 'which is with
Allah’. All the things that keep your attention directed to yourselves,
are that 'which is with you’. All these things will vanish. But those
things that keep your attention directed to Allah, are lasting and
Your Allah is one Allah; so (as for) those who do not believe in the hereafter, their hearts are ignorant and they are proud.
Surah An-Nahl 22.
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