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Under the Shade of Al Quran Volume 4 Surah 5

Under the Shade of Al Quran Volume 4 Surah 5

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Transliteration Table
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Al-M
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’idah .......................................................................................................................................................... 1
 
Prologue ........................................................................................................................................................... 1
 
1 Contracts and Their Fulfilment ..................................................................................................................... 9
 
Overview ................................................................................................................................................... 12
 
Implementing Divine Decrees ................................................................................................................... 14
 
Other Restrictions ...................................................................................................................................... 16
 
Justice for Friend and Foe ......................................................................................................................... 18
 
Prohibited Meat ......................................................................................................................................... 20
 
Perfection at its Best .................................................................................................................................. 22
 
Grace Abounding....................................................................................................................................... 23
 
Blessings in Full Measure.......................................................................................................................... 25
 
The Choice Religion .................................................................................................................................. 27
 
Nothing Wholesome is Forbidden ............................................................................................................. 27
 
Good Relations with Other Religions ........................................................................................................ 29
 
Getting Ready for Prayer ........................................................................................................................... 31
 
Too Valuable an Obligation ...................................................................................................................... 32
 
Justice Even When Dealing with Enemies ................................................................................................ 34
 
A Gulf Too Wide ....................................................................................................................................... 35
 
A Promise That Never Fails ...................................................................................................................... 38
 
2 Broken Pledges ............................................................................................................................................ 40
 
Overview ................................................................................................................................................... 43
 
The Terms of Covenants Made with God .................................................................................................. 45
 
Hardened Hearts ........................................................................................................................................ 47
 
The Origins of Enmity Among the Christians ........................................................................................... 49
 
A Messenger with an Unlikely Background .............................................................................................. 51
 
The Nature of God’s Final Message .......................................................................................................... 52
 
False Claims Leading to Disbelief ............................................................................................................. 54
 
The True Verdict ....................................................................................................................................... 57
 
Wishful Thinking That Comes to Nothing ................................................................................................ 57
 
An Appeal Mixed with Worry ................................................................................................................... 59
 
A Typically Cowardly Attitude ................................................................................................................. 62
 
3 The First Murder ......................................................................................................................................... 65
 
Overview ................................................................................................................................................... 67
 
A Murder is Committed ............................................................................................................................. 70
 
A Lesson Provided by a Raven .................................................................................................................. 73
 
The Killing of All Humanity ..................................................................................................................... 74
 
The Just Punishment for Rebellion ............................................................................................................ 75
 
Differing Views on Implementation .......................................................................................................... 76
 
Man’s Actions Determine His Future ........................................................................................................ 78
 
A Severe Punishment for Theft ................................................................................................................. 80
 
A Punishment to Fit the Crime .................................................................................................................. 84
 
4 The Right Basis for Judgement .................................................................................................................... 87 
 
Overview ................................................................................................................................................... 90
 
The Superiority of Islamic Legislation ...................................................................................................... 93
 
Playing Games with Divine Judgement ..................................................................................................... 95
 
A Baffling Attitude Towards God’s Judgement ........................................................................................ 98
 
 
 
III
Light and Guidance Shine from the Torah .............................................................................................. 100
 
An Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a Tooth .................................................................................................. 103
 
Guidance and Light Given in the Gospel ................................................................................................ 106
 
A Book to Supersede All Scriptures ........................................................................................................ 108
 
The Temptation to Abandon God’s Law ................................................................................................. 111
 
5 Delineation of an Essential Relationship .................................................................................................. 114
 
Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 117
 
Alliances That Cannot Survive ................................................................................................................ 119
 
Distinctive Values of the Muslim Community ........................................................................................ 122
 
The Best Insurance for the Future ........................................................................................................... 124
 
When Hypocrisy is Laid Bare ................................................................................................................. 127
 
The Qualities of God’s Beloved People .................................................................................................. 130
 
To Love God and Be Loved by Him ....................................................................................................... 133
 
The Party Assured of Triumph ................................................................................................................ 135
 
When Faith and Prayers Are Mocked ...................................................................................................... 137
 
Finding Fault with Dedicated Believers .................................................................................................. 139
 
Those in the Worst Position of All .......................................................................................................... 143
 
The Exposure of a Horrid Nature ............................................................................................................ 144
 
A Confirmed Attitude of Unbelief ........................................................................................................... 145
 
Advance Results of Implementing Divine Law ....................................................................................... 148
 
Development and Faith Go Hand in Hand............................................................................................... 150
 
Worship Gives a New Face to Human Life ............................................................................................. 154
 
6 Who Follows Divine Faith? ...................................................................................................................... 156 
 
Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 159
 
A Vital Proclamation to Deliver God’s Message .................................................................................... 159
 
When the Truth is Advocated by the Few ............................................................................................... 162
 
The Truth Versus People’s Fancies ......................................................................................................... 165
 
Misconceptions Leading to Disbelief ...................................................................................................... 167
 
Mary, the Saintly Woman and Her Son ................................................................................................... 170
 
When Wrongdoing is Condoned ............................................................................................................. 172
 
A Change That Must Be Total ................................................................................................................. 175
 
An Essential Requirement of Faith .......................................................................................................... 178
 
7 Relations with Other Faiths ...................................................................................................................... 181
 
Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 182
 
Who Hates the Believers Most? .............................................................................................................. 182
 
An Attitude Bringing Rich Rewards ........................................................................................................ 186
 
On Recognising the Truth of Islam ......................................................................................................... 187
 
A Positive Response to God’s Revelations.............................................................................................. 191
 
8 Detailed Legislation for Believers ............................................................................................................. 194
 
Overview ................................................................................................................................................. 198
 
Prohibiting What is Lawful ..................................................................................................................... 199
 
Atonement for Breaking an Oath ............................................................................................................. 201
 
A Categorical Prohibition of Intoxicants ................................................................................................. 204
 
Obedience: A Main Characteristic of Muslim Society ............................................................................ 207
 
Why Intoxicants Are So Repugnant ........................................................................................................ 209
 
Self-Surrender and Obedience ................................................................................................................. 210
 
Consecration and Game Killing .............................................................................................................. 212
 
The Purpose of the Trial .......................................................................................................................... 214
 
The Reason for Prohibition ...................................................................................................................... 217
 
Foul and Wholesome ............................................................................................................................... 220
 
Politeness in Dealing with the Prophet .................................................................................................... 222
 
Choosing the Hard Way .......................................................................................................................... 224
 
A Practical Approach to Knowledge ....................................................................................................... 225
 
Freedom for the Human Mind ................................................................................................................. 228
 
Superstitious Practices ............................................................................................................................. 229
 

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