Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Balance

Because I strive for and enjoy a good balance in my life...
These are some of my favourite verses of Al-Quraan. If anyone wants me to read it aloud in Arabic, give me a call :P

Adh-Dhuha - The Morning Hours (93:1-11)

1. By the morning hours
2. And by the night when it is stillest,
3. Thy Lord hath not forsaken thee nor doth He hate thee,
4. And verily the latter portion will be better for thee than the former
5. And verily thy Lord will give unto thee so that thou wilt be content.
6. Did He not find thee an orphan and protect (thee)?
7. Did He not find thee wandering and direct (thee)?
8. Did He not find thee destitute and enrich (thee)?
9. Therefore the orphan oppress not,
10. Therefore the beggar drive not away,
11. Therefore of the bounty of thy Lord be thy discourse.


Al-Sharh - Solace (94:1-8)

1. Have We not caused thy bosom to dilate,
2. And eased thee of the burden
3. Which weighed down thy back;
4. And exalted thy fame?
5. But lo! with hardship goeth ease,
6. Lo! with hardship goeth ease;
7. So when thou art relieved, still toil
8. And strive to please thy Lord.

I've never come across anything more beautiful and comforting :D

10 comments:

  1. It brings comfort to a restless souls searching for something more akin to love.


    My favourite verse from Ar-Rahman: Which of the favours of your Lord ye Deny!

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  2. the meaning is unrivalled
    Especially when you realise that the prophet SAW, in his perfection and amazingness, had the same feelings and fears we do today...

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  3. beauty of this nature to be your companion in the best and worst of lifes challenges is the purpose of life...

    i needed to read these words right now. thanks for sharing:)

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  4. "which of allah's favors can we deny"

    Surah Ar Rahman (like every second verse is translated something to that effect)

    I love it.

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  5. Princess and Killa - My favourite Verses from Ar-Rahman: (55: 35-47)

    35. There will be sent, against you both, heat of fire and flash of brass, and ye will not escape.
    36. Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
    37. And when the heaven splitteth asunder and becometh rosy like red hide
    38. Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
    39. On that day neither man nor jinn will be questioned of his sin.
    40. Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
    41. The guilty will be known by their marks, and will he taken by the forelocks and the feet.
    42. Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
    43. This is Hell which the guilty deny.
    44. They go circling round between it and fierce, boiling water.
    45. Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
    46. But for him who feareth the standing before his Lord there are two gardens.
    47. Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?

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  6. Thanks for that. It beautiful. I love reading the quraan but strangely I dont make as much as enough time for it as I'd like to. Which is sad really.

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  7. thanx , it helps the helplesness :)

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