Category: Theology

Say: He is Allah, the One

Presented below is a complete translation of the Tafsir of chapter 112 from the Qur’ān.  Rendered from the acclaimed Tafsir of the grand Imām, the scholar’s scholar, Abu Ja’far Muḥammad ibn Jarir al-Ṭabari [see: Tafsir...

So which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?

Presented below is a short extract from the acclaimed Tafsir (Jāmi al-Bayān ‘an Ta’wil ay’ al-Qur’ān) of the grand Imām Abu Ja’far Muḥammad ibn Jarir al-Ṭabari regarding the oft-repeated verse in chapter 55, Surah al-Raḥman. ...

The Historic Reality of Paganism in Arabia

Introduction Reconstructing the precise reality of the paganism as it existed in Arabia is a complicated task.  What were its essential features?  What exactly did the pagan Arabs actually believe about God, the afterlife, the...

Tawheed: Recognition & Worship

Executive Summary   The very essence of Islam is the testimony that there is no god or deity except Allah and that the Prophet Muḥammad (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) is...

The ‘Dhikr’ is Protected

Executive Summary   How do we know that the revelation that has reached us has been protected?  Does that protection only extend to the Qur’ānic text?  If it does, then what of the Prophetic Sunnah?  Is...