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Under the Shade of Al Quran Volume 6 Surah 7

Under the Shade of Al Quran Volume 6 Surah 7

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Contents
Contents
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Transliteration Table
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Al-A‘r
ā
f .................................................................................................................................................................. 1
 
Prologue ............................................................................................................................................................. 1
 
Mankind’s Long Journey ............................................................................................................................... 2
 
Telling a Story to Face Reality ...................................................................................................................... 4
 
On the Starting Line ...................................................................................................................................... 6
 
The Ultimate Finish ....................................................................................................................................... 7
 
One Message and Many Messengers ............................................................................................................. 8
 
Between Moses and Pharaoh ......................................................................................................................... 9
 
The Central Issue ......................................................................................................................................... 11
 
Sealed Hearts, Closed Minds ....................................................................................................................... 14
 
Drawing the Lines ....................................................................................................................................... 15
 
1 The Purpose of the Divine Message .............................................................................................................. 18
 
Issues Spelt Out ........................................................................................................................................... 20
 
A Revelation to Admonish Believers .......................................................................................................... 23
 
A Sudden Inflection of Punishment ............................................................................................................. 26
 
2 The Start of Human Life ................................................................................................................................ 30
 
Overview ..................................................................................................................................................... 32
 
The Start of Human Life on Earth ............................................................................................................... 34
 
Three Different Natures ............................................................................................................................... 37
 
Temptation of the Forbidden Tree ............................................................................................................... 40
 
The Fall from Heaven .................................................................................................................................. 42
 
Full Harmony in the System of Creation ..................................................................................................... 44
 
Man’s Honour and Role .............................................................................................................................. 47
 
The Battle Rages On .................................................................................................................................... 49
 
3 Man’s Finest Garment
.................................................................................................................................. 53
 
Overview ..................................................................................................................................................... 54
 
A Warning to Be Always Heeded ............................................................................................................... 57
 
When the Enemy is the Protector ................................................................................................................ 59
 
Forbidding What Is Lawful ......................................................................................................................... 62
 
Distortion of Concepts and Values .............................................................................................................. 65
 
4 Much Pleading, Little Use
............................................................................................................................ 69
 
Preview ........................................................................................................................................................ 72
 
To Testify Against Oneself .......................................................................................................................... 75
 
A Scene in Contrast ..................................................................................................................................... 78
 
Dialogue Across the Divide ......................................................................................................................... 79
 
The Heights ................................................................................................................................................. 80
 
5 To Whom All Authority Belongs
.................................................................................................................. 83
 
Preview ........................................................................................................................................................ 84
 
A Clear Concept of God .............................................................................................................................. 85
 
Calling on God with Fear and Hope ............................................................................................................ 88
 
Bringing the Dead Back to Life ................................................................................................................... 89
 
6 The Qur’
ā
nic Approach to Faith
................................................................................................................... 93
 
Preview ........................................................................................................................................................ 99
 
Fallacy in the Study of Comparative Religion ........................................................................................... 101
 
Putting Human Life Back on the Right Course ......................................................................................... 105
 
 
 III
 Noah Rejected by Blind People ................................................................................................................. 106
 
When All Argument Is Futile .................................................................................................................... 109
 
Most Flagrant Defiance ............................................................................................................................. 112
 
Taking the Lead in Perversion ................................................................................................................... 115
 
Maintaining Justice in All Transactions .................................................................................................... 118
 
 No Retreat Contemplated .......................................................................................................................... 121
 
The Meaning of True Submission ............................................................................................................. 123
 
 No Sorrow for Unbelievers’ Fate .............................................................................................................. 125
 
7 Lessons to Learn
.......................................................................................................................................... 128
 
Preview ...................................................................................................................................................... 129
 
Trials of Adversity ..................................................................................................................................... 130
 
A Sure Way to Receive God’s Blessings .................................................................................................. 133
 
A False Sense of Security .......................................................................................................................... 136
 
A History Recorded by God ...................................................................................................................... 138
 
8 A Confrontation with Pharaoh
.................................................................................................................... 140
 
Preview ...................................................................................................................................................... 145
 
As the Story Begins ................................................................................................................................... 146
 
The Truth, the Whole Truth ....................................................................................................................... 147
 
Confrontation and Mobilization ................................................................................................................ 150
 
Squaring Up to Sorcery and Falsehood ..................................................................................................... 152
 
 No Permission to Believe in God .............................................................................................................. 154
 
A Decisive Victory .................................................................................................................................... 156
 
What Constitutes Corruption ..................................................................................................................... 157
 
How the Truth Unnerves Tyrants .............................................................................................................. 159
 
To Whom the Future Belongs ................................................................................................................... 160
 
Who Brings Bad Omen ............................................................................................................................. 162
 
The Promises of Unbelievers ..................................................................................................................... 165
 
Wreaking Vengeance on Hardened Unbelievers ....................................................................................... 167
 
9 Relapse into a State of Ignorance
................................................................................................................ 170
 
Preview ...................................................................................................................................................... 177
 
Trampling Over God’s Favours ................................................................................................................. 179
 
An Appointment with the Supreme Lord .................................................................................................. 182
 
A Request to See the Lord ......................................................................................................................... 183
 
A Serious Approach to Divine Law........................................................................................................... 185
 
A Deliberately Wrong Choice ................................................................................................................... 187
 
Miserable Return to Old Ways .................................................................................................................. 189
 
A Sad Return for Moses ............................................................................................................................ 191
 
A Fitting Judgement .................................................................................................................................. 192
 
The Seventy Chosen Israelites ................................................................................................................... 194
 
The Recipients of God’s Mercy ................................................................................................................. 196
 
God’s Messenger to All Mankind.............................................................................................................. 198
 
Straying Away from God’s Commandments ............................................................................................. 201
 
Response to God’s Care ............................................................................................................................ 202
 
Temptation Overcomes Willpower ............................................................................................................ 203
 
Abundant Grace, Swift Punishment .......................................................................................................... 206
 
A Strong Motivation for Believers ............................................................................................................ 208
 
Unfailing Reward ...................................................................................................................................... 211
 
10 Bearing Witness
........................................................................................................................................ 213
 
Preview ...................................................................................................................................................... 217
 
A Scene to Defy All Imagination .............................................................................................................. 218
 
A Pledge Given by Human Nature ............................................................................................................ 221
 
An Analogy to Leave Everyone Speechless .............................................................................................. 224
 
The Example and Its Application .............................................................................................................. 225
 
Losers by Choice ....................................................................................................................................... 228
 
Sealing All Means of Perception ............................................................................................................... 231
 

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