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Day Forty Six (A Journey with Quran)

Surah An Nisa: Ayats 81 —- 90

They say, “We obey,” but when they leave you, a bunch of them brood through the night on the opposite of what you’ve taught them, though Allah is keeping a record of their nightly tirades, so steer clear of them. Place your reliance upon Allah, for Allah is enough to take care of things. [81]

Haven’t they considered the Qur’an with care? If it were from any other (source) besides Allah, then they would’ve found many matters of disagreement within it. [82]

Whenever the (hypocrites hear) rumors about safety or impending danger, they announce it publicly (without checking on it first). If they would only refer the matter to the Messenger or to the proper authorities among them, then investigators could check on the incidents with them. If it wasn’t for Allah’s grace and mercy towards you, all save for a few of you would’ve followed Satan. [83]

Fight in the cause of Allah, though you’re only responsible for your own self. Rally the believers. Allah will surely restrain the power of the faithless, for Allah is the strongest power and the strongest punisher. [84]

Whoever makes a recommendation in a good cause becomes a part of it. Whoever makes a recommendation in an evil cause shares responsibility in it. Allah has the power to direct all things. [85]

When someone gives you a greeting, reciprocate with a nicer greeting than that or one equally as nice, for Allah is keeping track of all things. [86]

Allah! There is no god but He. He’s going to gather you all together on the Day of Assembly, and there’s no doubt about that! Now whose word can be more honest than Allah’s? [87]

So what’s wrong with you that you’ve split into two groups (of opinion) about the hypocrites? Allah has thrown them by the wayside because of what they’ve earned. Do you want to try and guide one whom Allah has left astray? Whomever Allah leaves astray will never discover a way (out of darkness)! [88]

The (hypocrites) only want you to cover over (the truth of Allah in your hearts) like they’ve covered it over (in their hearts), for then you’ll be on the same level. So, don’t take best friends from among them until they migrate, for Allah’s sake, (to Medina). If they become rebels (and make war against you), then capture them or kill them (in battle) wherever you find them. Don’t take close allies or helpers from among them, [89] unless it’s with those who join a faction with which you have a treaty (of peace), or those who come to you with hearts that hold them back from fighting you – and fighting their own people! If Allah had wanted, He could’ve given them an advantage over you, and they would’ve fought you. If they stay back and don’t try to fight you and instead send you (offers) of peace, then Allah hasn’t given you any legitimate reason (to fight against them). [90]

Translation: Yahiya Emerick



A radiant feeling comes over me

Makes me feel alive

It has been a life time

I’ve been waiting

For the light to spread

And banish the darkness



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When darkness comes

 It takes over a mind

Switches it off

Sense and reasoning flee

In the wake left behind

Chaos and confusion reigns

Flipping light to darkness

Way out disappears

And one is lost no longer sane





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It Won’t Come Out Ever

Howl at the Moon
by Ben Huberman
“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” — Allen Ginsberg

Do you follow Ginsberg’s advice — in your writing and/or in your everyday life?


The inner self maybe dark, and beautiful
What if no one liked the inner you

Say it won’t come out ever
Rejection, misery will be you

Everyone likes a perfect picture
The one painted with everyday lies

Everlasting love is a fantasy
Truth is hard to take, or visualize

Let the lovely, luminous shine
Ugly darkness only petrifies

Each eye relates to beauty only
What the world at large signifies


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New Dawn

How often you get to (or have to) be awake for sunrise? Tell us about what happened the last time you were up so early (or late ……)


Grey and pink colors suffuse the sky
Taking dainty steps the new dawn emerge

From a deep slumber of soothing night
Chasing away inky darkness to verge

Bright light spreads so gradually
Over the horizon the sun converge