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TRANSLATION OF QURAN
BY DR. QAMAR ZAMAN
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آیات
سورۃ
نمبر
1-7 الفَاتِحَة -1
1-286 البَقَرَة -2
1-200 آل عِمرَان -3
1-176 النِّسَاء -4
1-120 المَائدة -5
1-165 الاٴنعَام -6
1-206 الاٴعرَاف -7
1-75 الاٴنفَال -8
1-129 التّوبَة -9
1-109 یُونس -10
1-123 هُود -11
1-111 یُوسُف -12
1-43 الرّعد -13
1-52 إبراهیم -14
1-99 الحِجر -15
1-128 النّحل -16
1-111 بنیٓ اسرآئیل / الإسرَاء -17
1-110 الکهف -18
1-98 مَریَم -19
1-135 طٰه -20
1-112 الاٴنبیَاء -21
1-78 الحَجّ -22
1-118 المؤمنون -23
1-64 النُّور -24
1-77 الفُرقان -25
1-227 الشُّعَرَاء -26
1-93 النَّمل -27
1-88 القَصَص -28
1-69 العَنکبوت -29
1-60 الرُّوم -30
1-34 لقمَان -31
1-30 السَّجدَة -32
1-73 الاٴحزَاب -33
1-54 سَبَإ -34
1-45 فَاطِر -35
1-83 یسٓ -36
1-182 الصَّافات -37
1-88 صٓ -38
1-75 الزُّمَر -39
1-85 المؤمن / غَافر -40
1-54 حٰمٓ السجدة / فُصّلَت -41
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Salam  
 
Why does the Quran identifies the first place for the Pilgrimage as “Bakk’a” and not Macc'a?Cant find Macc'a ever being called Bacc'a....bacc'a is in Jerusalem....
Add Your Comments  Question by: BOB On 08 April 2010
Comments by: aurangzaib On 11 April 2010Report Abuse
Dear brother Bob,  
 
My personal opinion is that no pilgrimage is prescribed in Quran. Hajj means "a consensus arrived at after debate and discussions". The derivatives from the Root Hajj are Hujjat, Haajat and Ihtejaj etc. Macca and Bakka probably are not proper nouns but must be translated to ascertain their literal meanings. Those meanings than have to be applied to see how they fit according to the context of the matter.  
 
God bless you.

Comments by: bob On 12 April 2010Report Abuse
ws  
 
From the Mohit Classical Arabic dictionary, one can see that "mecca" can have the following meanings:  
 
- Sucking everything out  
- Destruction and wearing down  
 
but i cant find the meaning of bacc'a....???  
 
thank you dear brother.

Comments by: Dr. Qamar Zaman On 12 April 2010
Dear Brother, May God Bless you,  
 
In your second query you yourself have arrived at the right understanding of the meaning of the word “Bakka”. Although I don’t have to add to the meaning of “Bakka” but the  
 
Word “Makka” should also be included in our understanding.  
Bakka, as explained by Allama Rasheed Namani "Bakka means to resist, to tear and to destroy" (Page 43 Vol 2)  
 
The meaning of Makka is to suck (On Page 433 of Vol 5) Allama Rasheed Namani writes :  
"(Tamakkato al-Azm) I sucked the marrow of the bone,"  
"(Imtakk al-Faseel) Baby of the camel sucked all the milk from its mothers breast."  
 
The problem starts when we don’t see the context of the verse. Lets see what Quran says, This word has appeared in Verse 96 of Sura 3  
إِنَّ أَوَّلَ بَيْتٍ وُضِعَ لِلنَّاسِ لَلَّذِي بِبَكَّةَ مُبَارَكًا وَهُدًى لِلْعَالَمِينَ  
"Undoubtedly the first institution constituted for mankind is the one with Bakka (بِبَكَّةَ) the blessed one, the guidance for humanity."  
 
1...The word Bebakka (بِبَكَّةَ) has two words Be & Bakka ( ب بکہ ) “Be” means "with" and it does not mean "in or within". The word for "in" is fe ( فی ). If it was meant to be said in Bakka It would have been (فی بکہ ) fe Bakka.  
 
2...The word (waza - وُضِعَ ) means to constitute e.g. to constitute a constitution or to constitute an ideology etc. It does not mean to build.  
The verse 97 makes it even more clear.  
فِيهِ آيَاتٌ بَيِّنَاتٌ مَقَامُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَمَنْ دَخَلَهُ كَانَ آمِنًا وَلِلَّهِ عَلَى النَّاسِ حِجُّ الْبَيْتِ مَنِ اسْتَطَاعَ إِلَيْهِ سَبِيلا وَمَنْ كَفَرَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَنِيٌّ عَنِ الْعَالَمِينَ  
 
"Therein are the clear guidance’s i.e the ideology of Ibraheem, Whosoever entered the institution is in peace. It is the responsibility of those who have the capability to apply to discuss, argue and prove the authenticity (Hijj-ul-bait - حِجُّ الْبَيْتِ) of the guidance. And God is absolutely independent from those creatures who rejects or denies to accept the guidance."  
 
Now if Bakka was a place how people could deny the existence. It is only the constitution or commands or teachings or an ideology which can be rejected or denied.  
 
The verses 98 & 99 also makes this word even more clear. In these verses the attitude of Ahle-Kitab is described . قُلْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لِمَ تَكْفُرُونَ بِآيَاتِ اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ شَهِيدٌ عَلَى مَا تَعْمَلُونَ  
قُلْ يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لِمَ تَصُدُّونَ عَنْ سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ مَنْ آمَنَ تَبْغُونَهَا عِوَجًا وَأَنْتُمْ شُهَدَاءُ وَمَا اللَّهُ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ
 
 
"Say O People of the book "why do you reject the Divine guidance when He himself is witness to what you do.  
Say O People of the book Why do you stop those who seek peace from the divine path by seeking distortion and mutilating it although you yourself are witness to. God is not unaware of what you do."  
 
So this is very clear that “Bakka” and “Makka” are the qualities of the divine guidance and hence may be taken as the names of the Divine Book.

Comments by: bob On 13 April 2010Report Abuse
Salaam dear brother,Thank you very much, it begin to make sense now .I understand that Qabah is not "cube" the word for cube is mu’ka’ab,and if i dont understood it wrong,,the word ‘Kaab/Kaaba’ are associated in Arabic to any feature that is protruding, such as the bones to the side of the ankles as in 5:6...I guess Qibla is the Quran too?  
 
“The foolish from amongst the people will Say: “What has turned them away from the focal point that they were on?” Say: “To God is the east and the west, He guides whomsoever He wishes to a straight path.” ( 2:142)  
 
then : “And We inspired to Moses and his brother: “Let your people leave their homes in Egypt, and let these homes be your focal point (Qibla) and uphold the contact-method. And give good news to the believers.” (10:87)  
 
is my understanding correct dear brother ?  
 
I also dont understand that Mecca's inhabitants are the poeple of elephant.  
 
“Have you not seen what your Lord did to the people of the elephant? Did He not cause their schemes to go astray? And He sent upon them formations of birds in flight. Striking them with fiery projectiles. Until He turned them like devoured hay.” ( 105:1-5),,This is Lots story right ?  
 
where is this place  
"And Lot was one of the messengers. When We saved him and all his family. Except an old woman who remained. Then, We destroyed the rest. And you pass by their ruins in the morning; And in the night. Do you not understand?" (37:133-138)  
 
The only way to pass by the ruins of a people during the day and the night is if you were living in the same place or nearby..?  
 
Why would Abrham leave his wife and child in the desert ? Why did he need two wives,when the only reason for having more than one wife was in the case of war...isnt the sharia same for every prophet? Why didnt Abraham or Ismael warn the people of Mecca,if Mohammed were born there ?  
 
62:2  
 
He it is Who has sent a Messenger among those who had never before received a Scripture - to convey unto them His messages, to make them grow in humanity, to instruct them in the Scripture and wisdom, Judgment and establishment of God’s Rule on earth - whereas before that they were obviously lost in error,  
 
I dont understand the fact that prophet Mohammed was born in Mecca,among people who never have been warned,although Ishmael and Abrham lived there ?Why would we have to do hajj in a pagan temple and perform pagan rituals,if Koran is the NEW way of life ?Why are we invited to Gods house and have to circulate OUTSIDE the house?Why would God need a house in the first place,he should be everywhere?and why did he hijack pagan Godess Allat's house,?Did any other prophet perform hajj in Mecca ? Why not ?  
 
This is all confusing,because i dont think God need to be worshipped ,then he dont need to add rituals to make us "jannati" either. im glad you took time to answer my previous question,i would be greatful if you could explain any further .im not a learned person,but i want to know the real islam according to the Quran and not manmade hadithcocaine.  
 
Ws  
 

Comments by: bob On 14 April 2010Report Abuse
Salaam  
 
"Al-masjid al-haram" is off limits to the idolaters per 9:28 but "al-bayt al-haram" is for the entire mankind (22:26-27), so they cannot be the same thing.Difference is ?  

Comments by: aurangzaib On 15 April 2010Report Abuse
Salaam,  
 
"Al-masjid" is again not necessarily a place of worship. (9/28)  
"Al-masjid al-Haraam" can easily mean "The inviolable/sacred Commands" of God.  
The Mushrikeen won't come near that. Of course, the words "AAMEHIM HAAZA" and 'EELATAN" would require Dr. Sahib's valuable explanation in order to have a precise understanding.  
 
(22/26-27): Al-bayt al-Haraam": Again, as you know, "the inviolable/respected Institution/Centre of Ideology, where "An-Naas", the whole humanity is invited to come into agreement with after due deliberations/discussions/debates (Hajj).  
 
God bless you.

Comments by: bob On 15 April 2010Report Abuse
Salaam  
 
as i thought the prophet wre born in Petra,not Mecca - i actually believed in the " focal point" in bacc'a,and "Mecca" is ment to be Petra,,,but this makes it clear Thank you for clarifying .

Comments by: faisal On 14 August 2010Report Abuse
If Mecca = Destruction as someone pointed out then please examine the following verse were it appears in the Quran. I am using someone elses argument (Brother Aymen) on this subject:  
 
Here is Yusuf Ali's modified translation of 48:24 using Classical Arabic dictionaries and the context of war from the verses to translate the common noun "makka":  
 
48:24. And it is He Who has restrained their hands from you and your hands from them in the midst of destruction after that He gave you the victory over them. And Allah sees well all that ye do.  
 
I used Yusuf Ali's translation but while he left "makka" un-translated, I didn't. As one can easily see, the clear classical Arabic meaning fits perfectly in the context of the military standoff in verse 48:24.  
 
I do not think this is a coincidence. Also, the Quran is clear and free of ambiguities, so Mecca and Bakka cannot mean Wahi or the Quran as God would have used these words instead.  
 
P.S. According to Project Root List, Bakka = something which superimposes itself over another thing . Or it means conviction

Comments by: aurangzaib On 14 August 2010Report Abuse
Dear brother Faisal,  
 
Please go through comment dated 12 April, 2010 by Dr. Qamar Zaman to have a fresh view of the meanings of both the words Bakka and Makkah. Makkah is not described as meaning "destruction", but it literally means "to suck".  
 
Destruction is one of the meanings of Bakka, not Makkah.  
 
While opting for the most suitable meaning out of many meanings of a Quranic term, our policy is to keep in view the basic philosophy of Quran. Quran is a philosophy of human rights. We think it won't give sanctity to places of worship, buildings, other solid objects etc. It it would, it would only encourage rituals of worship and paganism.  
 
So all emphasis must be towards Quran, the ultimate Guidance for humanity, the philosophy and the ideology of life. That is supreme and that is the essence.  
 
In view of the above, we just do not take the words Makka, Bakka, Qibla, Masjid al-Haram, Bait al-Haram, Safa and Marwah, Ka'abah, etc. in their literal, rivayati meanings as all these meanings encourage and inculcate the spirit of pagan worship.  
 
We have inherited these things from Pagan Arabs who restored most of their pagan rituals immediately after they regained power and authority, at the end of Khulfa-e-Rashideen, the Companion Caliphs. They try their best to perpetuate those pagan rituals to this day. You can see that they continue earning billions out of the false ritual of Hajj, which is worship against the ideology of Quran.  
 
I hope our standpoint is clear to you. You are welcome to comment on this blog as you wish. We do not snub or insult people here, as they are doing at Freeminds and Ourbeacon.  
 
God bless you.  
 

Comments by: faisal On 14 August 2010Report Abuse
Salam Aurangzaib,  
 
Okay, I do not wish to argue too much about the meaning of words. I think Aastana are doing an excellent job. The book," The Truth about Soum" is very revealing and has been something I have been looking for in this search for the truth.  
 
Peace

Comments by: mmKhan On 27 April 2011Report Abuse
Salaam,  
 
I don't agree with the translation of 3:97 made above. Please look at the errors below:  
 
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The verse 97 makes it even more clear.  
فِيهِ آيَاتٌ بَيِّنَاتٌ مَقَامُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَمَنْ دَخَلَهُ كَانَ آمِنًا وَلِلَّهِ عَلَى النَّاسِ حِجُّ الْبَيْتِ مَنِ اسْتَطَاعَ إِلَيْهِ سَبِيلا وَمَنْ كَفَرَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَنِيٌّ عَنِ الْعَالَمِينَ  
"Therein are the clear guidance’s i.e the ideology of Ibraheem, Whosoever entered the institution is in peace. It is the responsibility of those who have the capability to apply to discuss, argue and prove the authenticity (Hijj-ul-bait - حِجُّ الْبَيْتِ) of the guidance. And God is absolutely independent from those creatures who rejects or denies to accept the guidance."  
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'Bayt' is translated as 'Institute', how will you translate the same word in 24:61, it seems that all our relatives has institutes as per 24:61.  
 
وَلِلَّهِ عَلَى النَّاسِ حِجُّ الْبَيْتِ مَنِ اسْتَطَاعَ إِلَيْهِ سَبِيلا This part is also wrongly translated and the same word 'AlBayt' is used again in this, but not been translated as 'Institute', and the word 'sabeela' is intentionally skipped.  
 
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those who have the capability to apply to discuss, argue and prove the authenticity (Hijj-ul-bait - حِجُّ الْبَيْتِ) of the guidance.  
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I don't know where this guidance come from. Can you please point me out which is the word you translated as guidance?  
 
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And God is absolutely independent from those creatures who rejects or denies to accept the guidance."  
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Again, I don't see any relevant word in Arabic for guidance here.  
 
 
May Allah guide us all to His true path.  
Mohammed M. Khan

Comments by: Nargis2 On 27 April 2011Report Abuse
so dear Mohammed Khan  
 
please explain 24:61,,do you think its about EATING FOOD in each others HOUSES or the HOUSE you posess the KEY of? so there is no question about eating out in the garden, yeh? mortals, dont even think about picnic...  
 
Yusuf Ali's Translation  
 
""61. It is no fault in the blind Nor in one born lame, nor In one afflicted with illness, Nor in yourselves, that ye Should eat in your own houses, Or those of your fathers, Or your mothers, or your brothers, Or your sisters, or your father's brothers Or your father's sisters,Or your mother's brothers, Or your mother's sisters, Or in houses of which The keys are in your possession, Or in the house of a sincere Friend of yours: there is No blame on you, whether Ye eat in company or Separately. But if ye Enter houses, salute each other— A greeting of blessing And purity as from God. Thus does God make clear The Signs to you: that ye May understand.""  
 
Is this guy real? whats goin on in his head, please explain it, Dear Mohammed Khan, what is this aya about,,,my narrow minded mind cant understand why divine message which is preserved no matter what, is talking about where one can EAT FOOD?  
 
If barbeque is allowed, does it have to be INSIDE the HOUSE? isnt that dangerous?  
 
Last line in this aya says:- Thus does God make clear The Signs to you: that ye May understand.  
 
Can you explain to me, if this aya is about eating food in the mentioned "houses" above, what is it to understand, really? What SIGNS are given in this aya, when according to the orthodox translation, its clearly about eating in different houses?  
 
and suddenly, from nowhere, the next verse is talking about whos a believer? How is it connected to eating in the houses in previous aya? :S  
 
just curious, instead of Allah coming to planet earth and guide us all to his true path, i allow YOU to please use his book to guide me to the path it provided, that would be a lot easier.. thank you

Comments by: mmKhan On 01 May 2011Report Abuse
Salaam Nargis2,  
 
Yes indeed, 24:61 is simply talking about eating food in the houses. How do you know whether eating in your relative's houses are allowed for you besides this aayat? Can you explain?  
 
About BARBECUE, Allah did not asked you to cook in their houses, but He said about eating. Please open your mind and do not change the meanings of words from its original place.  
 
As the translation for the word 'Bayt' is done as 'Institution' then it must fit everywhere the word is used. Is that possible to fit your translation on every instance of the word 'bayt' is used in AlQuraan? I don't think so.  
 
And please do let me know what are you going to translate for the word 'Ta'aam' means 'food'? Lets see how far your understanding fits all the aayaats of Allah using the same word.  
 
And look at the translation you gave [Yousuf Ali's], the word 'bayt' is used 10 times in the aayat, but the translator translated it as house only 3 times. When Allah uses a word that does mean that it is extremely important to translate it as many times as in Arabic text is used.  
 
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Can you explain to me, if this aya is about eating food in the mentioned "houses" above, what is it to understand, really? What SIGNS are given in this aya, when according to the orthodox translation, its clearly about eating in different houses?  
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Allah said in 24:61 "كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُمُ الْآيَاتِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ ..." 'yubayyinu Allahu lakum aayaati' this aayat means 'Allah explains for you the aayaats' and Allah's explanation is really simple and easy to understand for the mankind, as AlQuraan is the guidance for mankind 2:185. You can imagine, mankind includes all including rickshaw puller, lorry driver, professor, etc.  
 
But your understanding does not fits under يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ as your are making it easy things difficult to understand. Then how AlQuraan becomes a guidance for the mankind in this way? No many can understand what you do.  
 
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and suddenly, from nowhere, the next verse is talking about whos a believer? How is it connected to eating in the houses in previous aya? :S  
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Even a single aayat can talk about multiple things and you are talking about another aayat? For example, please look at 17:85 it talks about 'The Rooh' and 'The Knowledge that was given', please understand that the part about the knowledge given is NOT referring to AlRooh.  
 
Hope this may help you understand inshaAllah.  
 
May Allah guide us all to His only path.  
Mohammed M. Khan

Comments by: Junaid On 01 May 2011Report Abuse
Now I m really confused and thinking!  
 
I use to travel a lot and normally I use to eat in restaurants or at times in my hotel room where I stay, which means I am not eating as per instructions i.e. "your own houses, Or those of your fathers, Or your mothers, or your brothers, Or your sisters, or your father's brothers Or your father's sisters,Or your mother's brothers, Or your mother's sisters, Or in houses of which The keys are in your possession, Or in the house of a sincere Friend of yours.  
 
Now what should I do :(  
Confused ... confused ... confused !!!!  
 
I guess I'll have to go to a molvi and get a fatwa regarding eating at restaurants since it's not mentioned in Quran.  
Or may be I should ask Allah to guide me to his path regarding eating!  
Is there an option to contact Allah directly?

Comments by: mmKhan On 03 May 2011Report Abuse
Dear brother Junaid,  
 
Unfortunately you missed or doubt when Allah said:  
 
16:وَنَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ تِبْيَانًا لِّكُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُدًى...89... that means "...we have sent down on you THE BOOK explaining ALL THINGS and a GUIDE..."  
 
and  
 
6:38 ...مَّا فَرَّطْنَا فِي الْكِتَابِ مِن شَيْءٍ... that means "...nothing has been neglected in THE BOOK..."  
 
Yes, there are answers for your question too about the restaurants. I will give you a clue, please look for the word 'TIJAARAT' used in the Book, inshaAllah, you will understand and you will get a satisfying answer if Allah permits.  
 
Here are some references [to ponder upon] of the word 'tijarat' used in the Book: 2:282, 4:29. Please do not try to mistranslate the word 'tijarat' if you think it does not have the meaning that I am referring to, please take a look at 62:11  
 
Hope this may help you, inshaAllah.  
 
I am still waiting for Nargis2's reply.  
 
May Allah guide us all to His only path.  
Mohammed M. Khan

Comments by: Nargis2 On 03 May 2011Report Abuse
ws MN Khan  
 
It was I, ME, NARGIS who asked you to explain the aya. why dont you explain the aya to me, so i dont make easy things difficult?  
 
i just couldnt miss out this  
 
""Yes indeed, 24:61 is simply talking about eating food in the houses. How do you know whether eating in your relative's houses are allowed for you besides this aayat? Can you explain?  
 
About BARBECUE, Allah did not asked you to cook in their houses, but He said about eating. Please open your mind and do not change the meanings of words from its original place. ""  
 
So you mean if the Quran didnt allow us to EAT and DRINK(your ref too food?) then we would have been lost, we wouldnt be able to go to dinner at others house, or invite them to our house etc etc? how did the west find out about this hidden knowledge only in the Quran? And the second point, we can cook somewhere else and eat inside the house?  
 
Its not you whos waiting for me to answer, its me whos waiting for you to explain the aya. You seem like a knowledgable person, please share your thoughts and explainations of this very aya. i have been wating since 27 april,,thank God you had the time to check by.  
 
you ref to to 16:89, does this mean the Quran guide us about how to sleep, eat, etc ?  
 
Say hello to everyone, meanwhile im eagrly waiting for you to explain the aya in detail.  
 
Mashallah  
thank you

Comments by: Junaid On 03 May 2011Report Abuse
Salaam;  
 
Dear mm khan, Thanks for sharing the ayaats and the concept of "Tijaarat". In fact my level of intellect is too weak to understand the concepts of Tijaarat but still I'll try to understand. It would be better if you could explain the concept in clear words, perhaps that will save me from a lot of efforts, trying to find the meaning of this word.  
Also please allow me to share another verse which contains the word Tijaarat. It's (2:16)!  
 
Anyway, while I am pondering on the verses quoted, please allow me to ask another question;  
 
You just used the word "InshaAllah" in your last post. I would like to know where this word came from, and what does it mean?

Comments by: mmKhan On 03 May 2011Report Abuse
Salaam Nargis,  
 
24:61  
لَّيْسَ عَلَى الْأَعْمَىٰ حَرَجٌ وَلَا عَلَى الْأَعْرَجِ حَرَجٌ وَلَا عَلَى الْمَرِيضِ حَرَجٌ وَلَا عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَن تَأْكُلُوا مِن بُيُوتِكُمْ أَوْ بُيُوتِ آبَائِكُمْ أَوْ بُيُوتِ أُمَّهَاتِكُمْ أَوْ بُيُوتِ إِخْوَانِكُمْ أَوْ بُيُوتِ أَخَوَاتِكُمْ أَوْ بُيُوتِ أَعْمَامِكُمْ أَوْ بُيُوتِ عَمَّاتِكُمْ أَوْ بُيُوتِ أَخْوَالِكُمْ أَوْ بُيُوتِ خَالَاتِكُمْ أَوْ مَا مَلَكْتُم مَّفَاتِحَهُ أَوْ صَدِيقِكُمْ ۚ لَيْسَ عَلَيْكُمْ جُنَاحٌ أَن تَأْكُلُوا جَمِيعًا أَوْ أَشْتَاتًا ۚ فَإِذَا دَخَلْتُم بُيُوتًا فَسَلِّمُوا عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِكُمْ تَحِيَّةً مِّنْ عِندِ اللَّـهِ مُبَارَكَةً طَيِّبَةً ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّـهُ لَكُمُ الْآيَاتِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ  
 
There is no sin on the blind man, nor is there sin on the lame, nor is there sin on the sick, nor on yourselves that you eat from your houses, or your fathers' houses or your mothers' houses, or your brothers' houses, or your sisters' houses, or your paternal uncles' houses, or your paternal aunts' houses, or your maternal uncles' houses, or your maternal aunts' houses, or what you possess the keys of, or your friends'. It is no sin in you that you eat together or separately. So when you enter houses, greet your people with a greeting from Allah, blessed, good; THUS DOES ALLAH EXPLAIN TO YOU THE AAYAATS THAT YOU MAY UNDERSTAND.  
 
When Allah explains in such a simple way, I cannot explain better than that. The word used for 'explain' i.e., "يُبَيِّنُ" is the derivative of same word used in 16:89  
 
You asked:  
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you ref to to 16:89, does this mean the Quran guide us about how to sleep, eat, etc ?  
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Yes whatever we are needed is included in 16:89. Because eating is not a small subject, there are lot of controversies about halaal and haraam. And please do not miss 6:38  
 
And if you don't agree with what I wrote, please put forward your understanding.  
 
 
May Allah guide us all to His only path  
Mohammed M. Khan

Comments by: mmKhan On 03 May 2011Report Abuse
Salaam brother Junaid,  
 
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Thanks for sharing the ayaats and the concept of "Tijaarat". In fact my level of intellect is too weak to understand the concepts of Tijaarat but still I'll try to understand. It would be better if you could explain the concept in clear words, perhaps that will save me from a lot of efforts, trying to find the meaning of this word.  
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Brother please do NOT use short cuts, please add your efforts to understand it, it will be really helpful for whole of your life. Remember, you have to follow what you understood, you cannot take others understandings and follow it to make it easy for you, you can use others understandings just for the sake of help.  
 
 
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Also please allow me to share another verse which contains the word Tijaarat. It's (2:16)!  
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Thank you brother, yes, and there are many more, atleast 9 in total.  
 
 
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Anyway, while I am pondering on the verses quoted, please allow me to ask another question;  
 
You just used the word "InshaAllah" in your last post. I would like to know where this word came from, and what does it mean?  
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Sure, the 'exact word' used in several aayaats 2:70, 12:99, 18:69, 28:27, 37:102, 48:27. There are three words in it.  
 
In + Shaa-a + Allah:  
 
'In' means 'If' - for instance, you can refer 2:23  
'Shaa-a' means 'Wish' - for instance, you can refer 18:29  
'Allah' is 'Allah' - you already know Him  
 
 
May Allah guide us all to His only path  
Mohammed M. Khan

Comments by: Nargis On 03 May 2011Report Abuse
Ws  
 
No this doesnt make sense to me at all  
 
Why is not the deaf and dumb mentioned ?  
 
why do you think the Quran is delivered to the people? Whats its purpose, and how will humans benefit from it? how did this aya change the condition of muslims in our countries, because most of them do follow the genereal halaal and haraam rules?  
 
The west found out wher to eat without the Quran, and we need divine guidance to know where we can eat?  
 
why od you think the Quran is divine? and do you believe in namaas roza hajj in the orthodox way?  
 
I could go on and on about many things but it wont help. dear brother, i suggest you read halaal o haraam so you can frame a picture of most of Aastana familys stand  
 
http://aastana.com/URDU/viewer.asp?id=18  
 
ws  
byeee byeeeeee  
 
 
 

Comments by: Junaid On 04 May 2011Report Abuse
Mr. MM Khan, I think you have not provided a clear explanation for any question whatsoever. Pointing out the word "tijarat" and few verses, is not the answer to my question which was about eating at restaurants. The verses you quoted has got nothing to do with eating or drinking whereas you insist that 24:61 contains instructions particularly about which houses you can eat and where not to (the translation quoted by you clearly indicates what I am saying). If 24:61 is about eating at "houses", then why can't you provide something relevant as an answer to my query? Why did you refer a totally irrelevant link? Where are the instructions regarding eating at restaurants in 2:282, 4:29 or 62:11?  
Also to mention that you have maintained a sort of ambiguity in your answer by not providing an explanation for the word TIJAARAT which actually encompasses a vast and versatile concept. Instead of providing a clear meaning, you have diverted the question again by suggesting me to understand it myself.  
Well, as per my understanding, the verses quoted by you are not at all pertinent to the topic being discussed.  
According to your interpretation of 24:61, Quran explains everything about eating at different houses and the book contains clear instructions regarding eating and drinking, walking, talking, sleeping, resting, washing, having relations etc. Why not a clear set of instructions for eating at restaurants? Where does eating at restaurants stands in terms of 24:61?  
 
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Now something about my next question;  
You referred few verses from Quran containing the words "In sha Allah".  
Ok thank you very much, but this was not the answer to my question. I requested you to provide the meaning for In sha Allah in context of the sentence where you used the word but your answer was again ambiguous. You didn't provide the meaning of the words with proper references, and you also didn't provide a justification to use words from quran in your everyday conversation without understanding the true meaning or true concept behind such words.  
 
As per my understanding, In sha Allah has been used in the verses 2:70, 12:99, 18:69, 28:27, 37:102, 48:27, in a particular context or according to the topic of discussion.  
I have also seen a lot of people using the word like "Siraat ul Mustaqeem", "Al Hamdulillah", "Subhan Allah" etc. in their everyday conversation, regardless of the subject matter being discussed. These words can only be understood as per context of the relevant quranic verses, but there is no justification to use words in our everyday conversation. It's like a deliberate attempt to misuse or to change the meaning of Quranic words.  
As per my understanding, this trend has been initiated by someone, somewhere. I want to know who started using these words everyday conversation, and when?

Comments by: mmKhan On 09 May 2011Report Abuse
Salaam Nargis and Junaid,  
 
Sorry for late reply.  
 
@ Nargis  
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If aayaats of Allah cannot explain you even after saying that "...thus does Allah explain to YOU the aayaats that YOU may understand", I am sorry, I cannot explain you further. You may need to seek help from Allah.  
 
Besides that you asked me about my roza, namaaz, hajj, etc. Do you believe me if I say I don't believe in roza, namaaz and hajj? What a criterion? Anyways, just to answer your question, I do believe in Salaat, Saum and Hajj, not roza and namaaz. And I do it as a ritual but do not follow the way what most of the sects do.  
 
@ Junaid  
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"Tijaarat" simply means 'business' that includes buying and selling. When you visit restaurants, you buy something for money this is also tijaarat.  
 
A brotherly advice, please seek Allah's help and then go back to the aayaats in regards to the same.  
 
 
May Allah guide us all to His only true path.  
Mohammed M. Khan  
 

Comments by: mmKhan On 09 May 2011Report Abuse
If you want you can join me on free-minds.org/forum

Comments by: Junaid On 09 May 2011Report Abuse
You still haven't shared your concept regarding 24:61.  
Either you have no explanation and you are criticizing translation of aastana, just for the sake of criticism,  
OR  
You yourself are not confident about your understanding!  
 
And yes Tijaarat is not just buying and selling. I hope you do know that we can also buy or sell heroin, marijuana, cocaine etc. Would you call it Tijaarat?  
Also that it's entirely a different subject which has got nothing to do with 24:61.  
In fact another word ٱلْبَيْعُ has been used in the same context in 2:275. (buying and selling I mean)  

Comments by: Damon On 09 May 2011Report Abuse
Salaam Respected Aastana Family,  
 
I have a small message that I'd like to share with MM Khan.....  
 
Everyone here is aware of the existence of the free-minds forum. A couple of us here (including myself) are former members of free-minds. If we know about free-minds but DO NOT go there, then there is a reason for that.  
 
Please ask yourself if it is polite or fair to come to Aastana, air out your disagreements with Dr. Qamar's translation of some terms and concepts and then tell others to go to free-minds to discuss it with you any further? Does this not look like an alligator trying to drag an eagle into the water?  
 
Dr. Qamar's works and the Aastana vision are discussed here (with the freedom and human right to agree or disagree all the same) while other things are discussed at free-minds. If you wish to discuss Dr. Qamar's writings and translations and express disagreements then you are more than welcome to do so here without the necessity of asking others to "step onto your territory".  
 
I am happy to see you here and may Allah Reward You.  
 
Fi'amanillah,  
Damon.

Comments by: mmKhan On 11 May 2011Report Abuse
Brother Junaid,  
 
2:275 only refers to "ٱلْبَيْعُ" the means "the selling", please look at the following aayat.  
 
9:111  
إِنَّ اللَّـهَ اشْتَرَىٰ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَنفُسَهُمْ وَأَمْوَالَهُم بِأَنَّ لَهُمُ الْجَنَّةَ ۚ يُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّـهِ فَيَقْتُلُونَ وَيُقْتَلُونَ ۖ وَعْدًا عَلَيْهِ حَقًّا فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالْإِنجِيلِ وَالْقُرْآنِ ۚ وَمَنْ أَوْفَىٰ بِعَهْدِهِ مِنَ اللَّـهِ ۚ فَاسْتَبْشِرُوا بِبَيْعِكُمُ الَّذِي بَايَعْتُم بِهِ ۚ وَذَٰلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ  
 
9:111 Allah has purchased from the believers their very lives and their wealth, that they will have the Paradise; they fight in the cause of Allah so they kill and are killed; a promise that is true upon Him in the Toraat and the Injeel and the Quraan. And whoever fulfills this pledge with Allah, then have good news of the sale which you are concluded with. Such is the great triumph.  
 
From the above aayat:  
 
"Ishtaraa" = Purchase  
"Bay-ee" = Sale  
 
And "Tijaarat" include both, you can have a look at the aayaats that you already have about 'Tijaarat'.  
 
 
May Allah guide us all to His only true path.  
Mohammed M. Khan

Comments by: mmKhan On 11 May 2011Report Abuse
Salaam Damon,  
 
You wrote:  
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Please ask yourself if it is polite or fair to come to Aastana, air out your disagreements with Dr. Qamar's translation of some terms and concepts and then tell others to go to free-minds to discuss it with you any further? Does this not look like an alligator trying to drag an eagle into the water?  
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No, I don't want to drag anyone to free-minds. I am simply finding it difficult here to post my replies, I could not able to highlight words that I wanted to, the reply box has very much limitations, I believe that you understand what I am talking about.  
 
And also, free-minds is NOT my territory, I am just a member of it as you are.  
 
I respect your views, but as I am finding it difficult for me to discuss in here, I wanted to invite them. Its fine, if you or others don't like free-minds for whatever reason, I have nothing to do with it.  
 
You wrote:  
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Dr. Qamar's works and the Aastana vision are discussed here (with the freedom and human right to agree or disagree all the same) while other things are discussed at free-minds.  
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I agree.  
 
May Allah guide us all to His only true path.  
Mohammed M. Khan  

Comments by: Junaid On 11 May 2011Report Abuse
Salaam;  
 
Dear mmkhan, I am not sure how you translated the word ٱلْبَيْعُ as "the selling" because you have not stipulated any reference to support your inference (as usual). Also to mention that this term "the selling" seems a but vague, and it doesn't fit in the context (apparently or conceptually).  
I don't consider myself worthy enough to attempt and derive any specific meaning for a particular word from Quran. However I would like to point out a very important aspect which you have missed somehow.  
The word being discussed here is ٱلْبَيْعُ which carries a prefix "AL".  
Also to mention that this word ٱلْبَيْعُ has been linked with ٱلرِّبَوٰ۟ا in 2:275. As per my understanding, ٱلرِّبَوٰ۟ا is a concept and not an action, thats why I can say that ٱلْبَيْعُ also represent a concept, and it carries much deeper meaning.  
قَالُوٓ۟ا إِنَّمَا ٱلْبَيْعُ مِثْلُ ٱلرِّبَوٰ۟ا  
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Also, I would like to remind you that you have still not shared your understanding regarding 24:61, as requested by both me and sister Nargis.

Comments by: Damon On 11 May 2011 Edit DeleteReport Abuse
Salaam mm khan,  
 
I misunderstood the intention behind your post. Please Accept my sincere and humble apologies. And yes, I do know what you were speaking about pertaining to blog features as compared to what you get at free-minds.  
 
Other than that, I am enjoying your input and I think this is a really good discussion you have going on. Thank You.  
 
Fi'amanillah,  
Damon.

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