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September 6th, 2010

Ramadan 2010 Daily Quran Study

I thank Allah for enabling me to complete these studies, and I wish you all Eid Mubarak.

For completion, I have prepared 30 studies even though for some people (like me) Ramadan has been of 29 fasts this year.

Fast 30 (A – Allah, a remembrance)
Fast 29 (W – War)
Fast 28 (T – Taqdir, ‘Predestination’)
Fast 27 (S – State, or true Islamic rule)
Fast 26 (S – Sins)
Fast 25 (R – Revelation)
Fast 24 (R – Religion)
Fast 23 (Q – The Holy Quran)
Fast 22 (P – Prophets)

Fast 21 (P – Prayer)
Fast 20 (N – Nature, the natural environment)
Fast 19 (M – Muhammad, the Holy Prophet)
Fast 18 (M – Morals required of a Muslim)
Fast 17 (L – Light)
Fast 16 (K – Knowledge, Part 2)
Fast 15 (K – Knowledge, Part 1)

Fast 14 (J – Jihad)
Fast 13 (I – Islam)
Fast 12 (H- Humanity)
Fast 11 (G- Goodness)
Fast 10 (F – Forgiveness)
Fast 9 (F- Faith)
Fast 8 (E- Evidence)

Fast 7 (D – Day)
Fast 6 (C – Charity)
Fast 5 (B – Belief)
Fast 4 (A – Allah)
Fast 3 (A – Allah. A- Abraham)
Fast 2 (A – Allah. A- Abraham)
Fast 1 (A – Allah. A- Abraham)

This year, each day’s topic will correspond to a letter of the alphabet in sequence. Some letters may spread over more than one day, and some letters may be omitted, to fit 30 days.

Zahid Aziz

5 Responses to “Ramadan 2010 Daily Quran Study”

  1. Professor Fazlur Rahman
     
    Professor Fazlur Rehman was Pakistani American Islamic Scholar.
    Fazlur Rahman in his writing has appreciated works of elders of Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement and criticized (opponents of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad) Muslim Scholars for their interpretation of Islam. He has criticized Maulana Maududi and Ghulam Ahmad Pervaiz and others. (Islam and Modernity: Transformation of an Intellectual Tradition, University of Chicago Press, 1982).

    On Pak Tea House blog there is an article by his student:
    The Message of Fazlur Rahman
    By M Yahya Birt

     
    The author of article writes (bold is done by me):

    “In the early 1960s, Fazlur Rahman was appointed by President Ayub Khan to the post of Director of the Central Institute for Islamic Research with a view to establishing a reformist syllabus for Islamic tertiary education in Pakistan. Later, he recounted his disappointment that for structural reasons, he could not effect serious change during his tenure (1962-68). (1982:123) In terms of the development of his views on re-assessing his Islamic heritage, he undertook thorough research, dedicated towards building religiously-committed but critical scholarship in Pakistan (and the Muslim world in general) that was on a par with scholarship in the Western academy, by looking at the basic tools of Islamic intellectual enquiry. These core tools were the Qur’an, Sunna, ijtihad and ijma‘. What Fazlur Rahman’s assessment in the 1960s has in common with his later thinking is a willingness to re-assert the primacy of the Qur’an over all the other sources by showing how it has been over-ruled by secondary sources.
     
    Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad sahib started on the mission to re-assert the primacy of the Holy Quran over all the other sources. It is encouraging to see there continues to be Muslims who are carrying the torch despite the hurdles.
     
    Link to article: Link to the article
     
    Link to Wikipedia entry on Professor Fazlur Rahman


  2. Yahya Birt is a Muslim convert and son of Sir John Birt, former Director-General of the BBC. In May Yahya Birt contacted our website enquiring if there were any records of the Woking Muslim Mission about an early Muslim convert called John Yehya-en-Nasr Parkinson.


  3. Dear Dr Aziz, I greatly appreciate your alphabetical concordance and explanation of Quran in a very succinct and effective manner. This effort can be kept going beyond the numerical days of Fasting and may also be contributed to by visitors to this site.
     
    Suggestion: If you could add the underlying word for a given Fast number e.g. “Fast 1 – Allah”, “Fast 17 – Light” etc. This will give ease of location of the topic to the reader.
     
    Additionally, the seven volume Concordance of The Holy Quran by Col (R) Shaukat may be added as a link to the bottom of your listing above.
     


  4. In June 2009, Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) started a campaign to send copies of Holy Quran translation and commentary by Allama Muhammad Asad to US politicians, elected public officials etc.

    Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement — USA branch, Ohio were the first one to take this kind of initiative in mid 1990s by sending Holy Quran translation and commentary by Maulana Muhammad Ali.

    I’m glad to know that Muslims in USA followed the lead of LAM-USA branch and took it further, by distributing it among larger recipients.

    Allama Muhammad Asad has same understanding of Holy Quran as presented by Maulana Muhammad Ali sahib.
    Link to CAIR site: Explore the Quran
    http://www.explorethequran.com/
     


  5. Dr. Aziz: Eid Mubarak and thanks once again for a very focused Quran centric work of yours which is now synonymous with Ramazan and you.
     
    Your work reminds me of Maulana Muhammad Ali when he writes in the preface to his “Selections from the Holy Quran”:

    “…my only excuse for making the “Selections” is to given [sic] an impetus to the study of the Holy Quran, so that he who tastes of the cup may turn to the sweet fountain head from which this cup is taken”
    —-
    Selections from the Holy Quran – Maulana Muhammad Ali, pg: ii, Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat-I- Islam Lahore, India, 1934.


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