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June 3rd, 2019

Ramadan 2019

Welcome to the Ramadan Daily Quran Studies for 2019

(Note: Any new posts during Ramadan will be filed below this post.)

As an introduction, here is a short article (English translation / Urdu original) by Maulana Muhammad Ali containing some humble prayers, which he published for the Ramadan of the year 1948.

  • Fast 1 — Fasting
  • Fast 2 — Fasting: Its purposes
  • Fast 3 — Fasting: Developing good qualities
  • Fast 4 — Fasting: The month of Ramadan
  • Fast 5 — Fasting: Further information
  • Fast 6 — Prophets Isaiah and Buddha
  • Fast 7 — The Quran: called an honoured book and a guide right at the beginning
  • Fast 8 — The Quran: “No doubt” in the Quran
  • Fast 9 — The Quran: “No doubt” in the Quran — the challenge of the Quran
  • Fast 10 — The Quran is for all times
  • Fast 11 — The Quran as a guide
  • Fast 12 — Guidance for those who make efforts
  • Fast 13 — Having belief requires knowledge
  • Fast 14 — Another verse sheds more light
  • Fast 15 — Belief in the Unseen
  • Fast 16 — The Unseen
  • Fast 17 — Prayer
  • Fast 18 — Prayer (continued)
  • Fast 19 — Prayer (continued)
  • Fast 20 — Night prayers and simple life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad
  • Fast 21 — Heart-felt nature of prayers in Islam
  • Fast 22 — Other fundamentals of Islam, and charity
  • Fast 23 — Charity (continued)
  • Fast 24 — Charity (continued)
  • Fast 25 — Submission to God and service of humanity as the fundamentals of Islam
  • Fast 26 — Only the principles of religion bear fruit — not desires or labels
  • Fast 27 — Belief in all earlier revelation
  • Fast 28 — Belief in all earlier revelation and prophets of all nations
  • Fast 29 — Some miscellaneous points for consideration
  • Fast 30 — Conclusion to Chapter 2 of the Quran

Thanks to Allah for passing us through another month of Ramadan. May He keep us safe and well over the next year, ameen. Eid Mubarak to all readers!

5 Responses to “Ramadan 2019”

  1. June 2nd, 2019 at 7:50 am
    From Dil Sooz:

    FAST 26 Lesson: Please elaborate, when Allah has said repeatedly He will not forgive "Shirk" (taking false partners with Allah) than how come those whose do "Shirk" will be forgiven?


  2. June 2nd, 2019 at 4:16 pm
    From Zahid Aziz:

    "Surely Allah does not forgive that a partner should be set up with Him, and forgives all besides that to whom He pleases." (The Quran, 4:48).

    One can think of several explanations of this, other than saying that as Muslims don't commit shirk, so they will be forgiven every sin, while the sin of shirk by others will never be forgiven.

    Every sin is committed due to underlying shirk because it is the outcome of taking some desire or other as your god instead of the One God. If Allah forgives the outward act of a general sin, the person will commit the sin again because the underlying shirk which caused him to commit it is still there. So in that sense shirk is never forgiven because every time a sin is forgiven it causes him to commit it again. So this verse could mean that you need to free yourself from the underlying shirk otherwise you will never be forgiven. While the verse mentions “all that is besides that”, there is, in a sense, no sin besides shirk.

    Another explanation is that those who actually, in the doctrinal sense, commit shirk, themselves don't believe that the One God can forgive them without the mediation of their object of shirk. Someone believes that God cannot forgive him unless he approaches Him through His son, and another believes that he needs to get a recommendation to God through some priest. So how can God forgive someone who believes that God alone cannot forgive him? God is treating him according to his own belief.

    These, I admit, are my imperfect replies.

  3. Jazak Allah khair, Dr. Aziz, for another magnificent set of daily meditations for Ramadan. We read them as a family and we all learned, and were inspired by, the beautiful teachings of Islam. Eid Mubarak to all Muslims regardless of denomination. 

  4. Jazak Allah, Dr. Zahid Aziz. And Eid Mubarik to all.


  5. June 6th, 2019 at 4:21 pm
    From Omar Raja:

    Magnificent, indeed! These studies will not be forgotten. 

    Eid Mubarak!