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We shall study three basic themes of the Quranic verses
Relationship with His Creation
Relationship with His Messengers
LETS BEGIN THE QURANIC PASSAGES
Key Features of Allah’s relationship with His creation
4. 5. 6. 7.
He is most Gracious & Merciful. All Praise is due to Allah He is the Lord of the Worlds, Master of the Day of Judgment Will reward / punish as per deeds Only He is to be worshipped He is to be feared
He grants Guidance Those who follow guidance get Grace 10. Those who don’t, earn His anger 11. He is the Creator of all, us & all around us; of Good & Evil 12. We Should not set up rivals with Him 13. He gave us knowledge 14. His refuge should be sought from evil 8. 9.
In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, Most Gracious, most Merciful, Master of the Day of Judgment. You alone we worship, and Your aid we seek. Show us the straight way, The way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, those whose portion is not wrath, and who go not astray.
Surah Al-Fatiha 1:1-7
Surah Al-Fatiha 1:1-7
In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, Most Gracious, most Merciful, Master of the Day of Judgment. You alone we worship, and Your aid we seek. Show us the straight way, The way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, those whose portion is not wrath, and who go not astray. R E L A T I O N S H I P
The Main Theme(s)
3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
This is the opening Surah of the Quran and it covers a variety of themes in its text It begins by introducing Allah and His Powers by glorifying His praise, announcing that He sustains everything, declaring His colossal mercy, and the belief in Hereafter It further highlights the two basic features of Tauheed. Firstly, that the focus of all forms of worship shall only be for Allah and Him alone. Secondly, that we should only ask Allah for help Failing these two would mean committing an unforgiveable sin, Shirk. The Surah ends by teaching a Dua for guidance from Allah of the „straight path‟ which is the path of the Prophets and all pious people. It also asks us to invoke Him to protect us from going astray.
The Presentation of the Theme
1. 2. 3.
The Surah Fatiha presents a multitude of themes in a very distinctive manner from most other passages of the Holy Quran because it in covers so many subjects in just seven short sentences. Unlike many other Surahs that present different arguments, it simply presents the outlines of all basic Quranic themes These include the attributes of Allah, Tauheed, Allah‟s relationship with mankind, articles of faith and following the path of Guidance Many scholars call Surah Fatiha the preface or introduction of the Holy Quran It is also called „the seven oft repeated verses‟ in the Quran as it is recited in every rakah of Salah by all Muslims. Repeated recital ensures that Quranic principles become deeply ingrained in a Muslims‟ mind
Comparison Between (i) & (ii)
PART (I) MAIN THEME Themes Meanings Content Teachings PART (II) PRESENTATION OF THEME
How themes have been presented by Allah to make people understand them How this passage is different from other similar passages
Surah Baqara 2: 21-22
21. O people! Adore your Guardian-Lord, who created you and those who came before you, so that you may have the chance to learn righteousness 22. Who has made the earth your couch, and the heavens your canopy; and sent down rain from the heavens; and by it brought forth fruits for your sustenance; then do not set up rivals to Allah, when you know.
21. O people! Adore your Guardian-Lord, who created you and those who came before you, so that you may have the chance to learn righteousness 22. Who has made the earth...
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