List Of Sura's

Al-Ma’idah (The Table)

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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Our Prophet (PBH), through the very first revelation of the Quran, was ordered:
“Recite in the name of your Fosterer…” (Chapter 96: Verse 1) and the name of his and our Fosterer is Allah (SWT), as is evident from the very first verse of the first chapter of the Quran:
“Praise is due only for Allah (SWT), the Fosterer of the worlds”. (Chapter 1: Verse 1)
In view of this order of Allah (SWT), we should recite/read before starting the recitation or reading of the Holy Quran which is a part of the Quran, occurring at the beginning of 113 out of 114 chapters of the Quran and also as part of verse No. 30 of chapter 27 of the Quran. Through Chapter 16: Verse 98, Allah Taala further orders:
“So when you recite/read the Quran, seek the protection of Allah from the accursed devil”.
This means that we are required to pray; (Aoozu Billahi min Ash shaitaanir Rajeem) meaning: “I seek the protection of Allah from the accursed devil”, even before reciting or reading: (Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem)

Shuru Allah ke naam se jo hum per taras kha ker faida pahunchane wala hai

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Instructions are given to the believers regarding maintaining the sanctity of the sacred Mosque (Kaaba) and restrictions while in the pilgrim’s dress.

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O you who believe! do not violate the sanctity of the symbols of Allah nor the sacred month nor the offerings nor the victims with garlands nor those resorting to the Sacred House seeking the grace and pleasure of their Fosterer. And when you have removed your pilgrim dress (and are free from the obligations of the pilgrimage) then (you may) hunt. And do not let the hatred of a people who turned you away from the Sacred Mosque (earlier), incite you to exceed the limits. And help one another in righteousness and guarding (against evil) but do not help one another in sin and transgression and fear Allah, Allah is certainly severe in requiting (evil). (P 5,1/4)

Instructions are given to the believers regarding maintaining the sanctity of the sacred Mosque (Kaaba) and restrictions while in the pilgrim’s dress.

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Forbidden to you as food {1} are :- that which dies of itself and blood and flesh of swine and that on which any other name than that of Allah has been invoked and that killed by strangling and that beaten to death and that killed by a fall and that killed by being smitten by a horn and that which wild beasts have eaten except that you purify it (by properly slaughtering it in Islamic manner, while it is still alive) and that which is sacrificed on stones (before and for idols) and that you seek division with arrows (is also forbidden), that is transgression. “”This day, those who do not believe have lost hope, (due to the success) of your religion, therefore do not fear them but fear Me. This day I have perfected your religion for you and completed My favour on you and I have chosen Al Islam’ as the religion for you *.”” But (if) anyone is compelled by hunger (to eat something for that which is forbidden) without inclining towards sin, then Allah is Protectively Forgiving, Merciful. [* This statement is considered to be the last revelation]

List of items forbidden as food is given (See 2:173) This verse contains that portion of the Quran which is considered to be the last revelation. It is very clearly stated that Allah (SWT) has chosen ‘Al Islam’ as the religion which He has perfected, therefore adding or subtracting any thing to or from the Quran and Sunnah is ruled out, all affairs are to be decided on the basis of these two sources. The Quran is the final Divine message and Prophet Muhammed (PBH) the last messenger of Allah (SWT)
Prohibited Food:

Food that is prohibited is harmful for the human body.

Pork: Trichinosis is commonly caused by the ingestion of improperly handled fresh pork that has been infested with Trichinella Spirales, a genus of a nematode which very often infects swine. In the early stages of the disease, the symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, periodic pains in the abdomen and diarrhea. This is followed by muscle soreness and sometimes very severe muscular pain. The disease may last for several weeks during which time there may be moderate to high fever, sometimes as high as 104° F – 105° F. A fairly high percentage of swine may be infected with Trichina. Tarmia Solium, pork tape worm also causes illness when infected.
(Food and Food Products Vol.1 M.B. Jacobs, Inter Science Publishers Inc. New York 1951, p.445.)

Flesh of Dead Animals:

Early man sometimes became ill or died after eating the flesh of dead animals (Encyclopaedia Britanica 1981 Vol.5 P.864).

Blood as a Source of Disease:

The Streptococcus Viridans organisms are found in the throats of 90 percent healthy persons. The same organism cultured from the blood strains is highly pathogenic and usually indicates the presence of the disease subacute bacteria) endocarditis (chronic bacterial invasion of the lining of the heart). Exotoxin that is produced by Corynebacterum diphlheriae which causes diphtheria, released into the surrounding tissues is absorbed into the blood stream from the local infection within the throat. Endotoxic infection typhoid: The organism creates a local infection within the intestinal tract and then spreads rapidly through the lymphatic system into the blood. Tuberculosis: if the infection spreads into the blood stream, seeding of any organ or tissue of the body may occur. The mechanism of transfer of agents of diseases to the blood is applicable to animal’s loo: Examination of blood cells of cattle may reveal abnormal lymphocytic cells characteristic of leukemia. Low number of leucocytes in blood indicates the presence of viral diseases such as hog cholera and infectious hepatitis in dogs. Neutrophil levels in blood increase in chronic bacterial diseases, such as canine pneumonia and uterine infection in female animals. Elevated monocyte levels in blood occur in chronic granulomatous diseases e.g. histoplasmosis and tuberculosis. Canine parasitism and allergic skin disorders are characterized by elevated eosinophil levels in blood (Encyclopaedia Britanica 1981. Vol.5 P 855 – 873). In view of the above facts blood is harmful as food. Incomplete bleeding (during slaughter) encourages the spread of bacteria, the better and more sanitary the bleeding, the better will be the keeping quality of meat. (Food Microbiology by W.C. Frazier P. 266 Tata Me Grawhill Publishing Co. Ltd. N. Delhi 1967) It is probably due to this reason that in the Islamic way of slaughtering an animal for food, it is made to die due to excessive bleeding; which also minimizes many other agents of diseases.

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Things permitted as food and women permitted for marriage are mentioned.

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Things permitted as food and women permitted for marriage are mentioned.

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O you who believe! when you rise up for worship (salat), then wash your faces and your hands upto the elbows and wipe your heads and (wash) your feet upto the ankles and if you have not taken a bath after sexual intercourse (or passing out of semen during sleep etc.) then clean (your whole body by taking bath). And if you are on a journey or one of you comes from the toilet or you have touched women, then, (under the above circumstances) if you do not find water, or if you are sick, then take clean dust and wipe your faces and your hands with it. Allah does not intend to put any difficulty on you, but He intends to clean you that He may complete His favour on you so that you may be grateful.

Instructions are given for cleaning oneself before offering Salat.

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We cannot count the favours of Allah (SWT) on us, the only way of acknowledging them is to stick to our commitment that there is no god except Allah (SWT) and Muhammed (PBH) is His messenger i.e. Accept Allah (SWT) as the only Authority in our lives and follow His message (the Quran) according to the teachings of His messenger (Sunnah and Hadees)

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Justice has to be done even with people who hate you (and whom you hate). Justice is associated with fearing Allah (SWT) and keeping away from sin.

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Believers who act righteously will be rewarded in paradise and infidels will be punished in hell.

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Believers who act righteously will be rewarded in paradise and infidels will be punished in hell.

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There were many occasions when the enemies of Islam tried to harm Muslims but Allah (SWT) saved them. Therefore they are ordered to fear Him and put their trust in Him who alone can save anyone from any harm.

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Allah (SWT) had taken a pledge from Bani Israel and layed down conditions for helping them and making them enter paradise. But they broke the pledge, altered the Divine book, forgot a part of it and betrayed people, therefore they were cursed and their hearts were hardened for the understanding of the Divine message. Inspite of all this Muslims are ordered to pardon them.

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Allah (SWT) had taken a pledge from Bani Israel and layed down conditions for helping them and making them enter paradise. But they broke the pledge, altered the Divine book, forgot a part of it and betrayed people, therefore they were cursed and their hearts were hardened for the understanding of the Divine message. Inspite of all this Muslims are ordered to pardon them.

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There appears to be a hint here that if any community forgets its pledge to follow the message of Allah (SWT) in accordance with the teachings of His messenger, then it will be divided into sects which will be at enemity with each other because of mutual hatred. This has happened with us too.

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Owners of the earlier Divine books are invited to follow Prophet Muhammed (PBH) who has been sent with the Quran which clears many things they were hiding and brings people, who please Allah (SWT), out from darkness towards light leading to paradise. In this sense the Quran is called a book that clarifies and a light.

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Owners of the earlier Divine books are invited to follow Prophet Muhammed (PBH) who has been sent with the Quran which clears many things they were hiding and brings people, who please Allah (SWT), out from darkness towards light leading to paradise. In this sense the Quran is called a book that clarifies and a light.

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They have indeed not believed who say, “”Allah is certainly the Messiah, the son of Maryam.”” Say, “”Then who has power against Allah in anything, if He intends to destroy the Messiah, the son of Maryam and his mother and whoever is on the earth, all together?”” And the kingdom of the skies and the earth and (all) that is between them is Allahs. He creates that which He wills and Allah has power over everything.

Isa (PBH) is not Allah No one can resist Allah (SWT) if He intends to destroy Isa (PBH), his mother and everyone on earth because He has power over everything.

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The Jews and the Christians say, “”We are sons of Allah and His loved ones.”” Say, “”Then why does He punish you for your sins? No! you are but human beings from among those whom He created. He protectively forgives whom He wills and He punishes whom He wills. And the kingdom of the skies and the earth and (all) that is between them is Allahs and towards Him is the (final) destination.””

The Jews and Christians are human beings like others. If they were the sons and the loved ones of Allah (SWT) as they claimed they would not have been punished.

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O owners of the book! Our messenger has come to you (for) making (things) clear to you, after an interval (in the coming) of messengers, lest you say, “”There did not come to us a conveyer of good news or a warner.”” So there has come to you a conveyer of good news and a warner, and Allah has power over everything. (R 3)

Prophet Muhammed (PBH) was raised as the messenger of Allah (SWT) after a gap of about 570 years after Isa (PBH). Owners of the book cannot say that no one came to them as a conveyer of good news of paradise and to warn about hell.