🌙 *Quran Summaries – 3/30* 🌙
2. Al-Baqarah (253-end)
3. Aal-Imran (1-92)
This Juz concludes the longest chapter of the Qur’an which contains the greatest verse – Ayat ul-Kursi (verse 255). This immense verse is the greatest single verse in the Qur’an, and its memorisation, understanding and recitation will derive many benefits for the worshipper. Al-Baqarah ends with a number of rulings which demonstrate that charity is a foundation of an Islamic economy as well as Allah’s forbidding of riba (usury/interest), declaring those who engage in it declaring war upon Him. The final three verses of this chapter are a prayer for Allah’s forgiveness and for His protection. The Juz continues into the next chapter, Aal-Imran (Family of Imran) which covers (amongst others) the story of Esa (Jesus AS) – the most outstanding example of man’s rejection and misinterpretation of Allah’s message.
1 – The greatest verse in the Qur’an: Ayat ul-Kursi, study it, memorise it and make sure you understand it.
2 – That riba (usury/interest) is waging war against Allah swt and His Messenger SAAS.
3 – That the Qur’an is the criterion between truth and falsehood and Allah will only accept Islam as the true religion.
4 – The story of Maryam’s (Mary) mother shows how a righteous, sincere intention has a good effect on one’s child.
5 – Musa (Moses), Isa, Muhammad (Peace be upon them all) were all upon the belief of Tawhid (Divine Unity) and warned against shirk.
6 – We are taught an important lesson when it comes to criticising society or a nation: That it is wrong to generalise (stereotyping).