Ramadan Reflections: Summary Juzz 3


This Juz concludes the longest chapter of the Qur’an which contains the greatest verse – Ayat ul-Kursi (verse 282). This immense verse is the greatest single verse in the Qur’an, and its memorisation, understanding and recitation will derive many benefits for the worshipper. Al-Baqarah ends with a number of rulings which demonstrate that charity is a foundation of an Islamic economy as well as Allah’s forbidding of riba’ (usury/interest), declaring those who engage in it as declaring war upon Him. The final three verses of this chapter are a prayer for Allah’s forgive¬ness and for His protection. The Juz continues into the next chapter, Aal-e-Imran (Family of Imran) which covers (amongst others) the story of Esa (Jesus) – the most outstanding example of man’s rejection and misinterpretation of Allah’s message.

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2. Al-Baqarah (253-end)

3. Aal-e-Imran (1-92)

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• The greatest verse in the Qur’an: Ayat ul-Kursi, study it, memorise it and make sure you understand it;

• That riba’ is war against Allah and His Messenger;

• That the Qur’an is the criterion between truth and falsehood and Allah will only accept Islam as the true religion;

• The story of Maryam’s (Mary) mother shows how a righteous, sincere intention has a good effect on one’s child;

• Musa (Moses), Esa, Muhammad (peace be upon them all) were all upon the belief of Tawhid (Divine Unity) and warned against shirk (polytheism);

•We are taught an important lesson when it comes to criticising society or a nation: That it is wrong to generalise.

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