We don't know we ares sleeping until we wake up.

Preoccupation With the Wrong Life

[30:6] Such is GOD's promise - and GOD never breaks His promise - but most people do not know.

[30:7] They care only about things of this world that are visible to them, while being totally oblivious to the Hereafter.

[30:8] Why do they not reflect on themselves? GOD did not create the heavens and the earth, and everything between them, except for a specific purpose, and for a specific life span. However, most people, with regard to meeting their Lord, are disbelievers.

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Love God the Most

February 23, 2015

[2:165] Yet, some people set up idols to rival GOD, and love them as if they are GOD. Those who believe love GOD the most. If only the transgressors could see themselves when they see the retribution! They will realize then that all power belongs to GOD alone, and that GOD’s retribution is awesome.

Mark 12:28 - 30
One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating.
Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer,
he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

“The most important one,” answered Jesus,
“is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul
and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

John Lennox Recap

February 16, 2015
In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful 
A.L.M. 
This scripture is infallible; a beacon for the righteous; 
who believe in the unseen, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and from our provisions to them, they give to charity.
2:0-3
We will show them our proofs in the horizons, and within themselves, until they realize that this is the truth. Is your Lord not sufficient as a witness of all things?
41:53
The creation of the heavens and the earth is even more awesome than the creation of the human being, but most people do not know.
40:57 

Is Belief in the Supernatural Irrational- John Lennox at Harvard

February 9, 2015
When our miracles were presented to them, clear and profound, they said, "This is obviously magic."
27:13

They said, "If only miracles could come down to him from his Lord!" Say, "All miracles come only from GOD; I am no more than a manifest warner."
29:50

Prolonged Gratification

February 2, 2015

Appreciative vs Unappreciative 
Your Lord has decreed: "The more you thank Me, the more I give you." But if you turn unappreciative, then My retribution is severe.
14:7
"I am GOD; there is no other god beside Me. You shall worship Me alone, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) to remember Me.
12:14
They are the ones whose hearts rejoice in remembering GOD. Absolutely, by remembering GOD, the hearts rejoice.
13:28
He should choose the difficult path.
90:11
... Anyone who reverences GOD, He makes everything easy for him.
65:4
Happiness: Now and Forever 
Absolutely, GOD's allies have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve. They are those who believe and lead a righteous life. For them, joy and happiness in this world, as well as in the Hereafter. This is GOD's unchangeable law. Such is the greatest triumph.
10:62-64

Delayed Gratification

January 26, 2015
Whoever seeks the rewards of the Hereafter, we multiply the rewards for him. And whoever seeks the materials of this world, we give him therefrom, then he receives no share in the Hereafter.
42:20

The Best Psychology (Part II)

January 19, 2015
These Are All the Words We Need 
If all the trees on earth were made into pens, and the ocean supplied the ink, augmented by seven more oceans, the words of GOD would not run out. GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.
31:27
He should choose the difficult path. 
Which one is the difficult path? 
The freeing of slaves. 
Feeding, during the time of hardship. 
Orphans who are related. 
Or the poor who is in need. 
And being one of those who believe, and exhorting one another to be steadfast, and exhorting one another to be kind. 
These have deserved happiness.
90:11-18

Quran and Freedom of Speech

January 11, 2015
The worshipers of the Most Gracious are those who tread the earth gently, and when the ignorant speak to them, they only utter peace.
25:63

Grossness of Murder

Because of this, we decreed for the Children of Israel that anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people. And anyone who spares a life, it shall be as if he spared the lives of all the people. Our messengers went to them with clear proofs and revelations, but most of them, after all this, are still transgressing.

5:32

The Best Psychology (Part I)

January 5, 2015

Have you noted those who received a portion of the scripture, and how they choose to stray, and wish that you stray from the path?

4:44

Does Truth Change

December 29, 2014

Everyone on earth perishes.
Only the presence of your Lord lasts. Possessor of Majesty and Honor.
Which of your Lord's marvels can you deny?

55:26-28

The truth has prevailed, and falsehood has vanished; falsehood will inevitably vanish."
17:81

Say "The truth has come; while falsehood can neither initiate anything, nor repeat it."
34:49

God is our Boss

December 22, 2014

And GOD cites the example of two men: one is dumb, lacks the ability to do anything, is totally dependent on his master - whichever way he directs him, he cannot produce anything good. Is he equal to one who rules with justice, and is guided in the right path?



The messenger has believed in what was sent down to him from his Lord, and so did the believers. They believe in GOD, His angels, His scripture, and His messengers: "We make no distinction among any of His messengers." They say, "We hear, and we obey. Forgive us, our Lord. To You is the ultimate destiny."

Wisdom the Real Wealth

December 15, 2014

Unending Appreciation

December 8, 2014

And He gives you all kinds of things that you implore Him for. If you count GOD’s blessings, you can never encompass them. Indeed, the human being is transgressing, unappreciative.

14:34

Good Reason for Everything

December 1, 2014

There is a Good Reason for Everything
[18:78] He said, "Now we have to part company. But I will explain to you everything you could not stand.

Valuing God’s Message

November 24, 2014
...Distinguished from the rest are those among you who spend before the victory and strive. They attain a greater rank than those who spend after the victory and strive. For each, GOD promises salvation. GOD is Cognizant of everything you do.

57:10

Coyote & the Road Runner

November 19, 2014

They resorted to arrogance on earth, and evil scheming, and the evil schemes only backfire on those who scheme them. Should they then expect anything but the fate of those who did the same things in the past? You will find that GOD's system is never changeable; you will find that GOD's system is immutable.

35:43

Others before them have schemed, but to GOD belongs the ultimate scheming. He knows what everyone is doing. The disbelievers will find out who the ultimate winners are.

13:42

Why Are We Here?

November 11, 2014

We have offered the responsibility (freedom of choice) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were afraid of it. But the human being accepted it; he was transgressing, ignorant.

33:72

Quran & Criminal Justice

November 3, 2014
2:179 Equivalence is a life saving law for you, O you who possess intelligence, that you may be righteous.

Quran & Liberty

October 27, 2014
16:125-126

You shall invite to the path of your Lord with wisdom and kind enlightenment, and debate with them in the best possible manner. Your Lord knows best who has strayed from His path, and He knows best who are the guided ones.

And if you punish, you shall inflict an equivalent punishment. But if you resort to patience (instead of revenge), it would be better for the patient ones.

2:190-191

"GOD does not love the aggressors...Oppression is worse than murder."

Admission Test

October 20, 2014

We will surely test you through some fear, hunger, and loss of money, lives, and crops. Give good news to the steadfast. 

2:155

You will certainly be tested, through your money and your lives, and you will hear from those who received the scripture, and from the idol worshipers, a lot of insult. If you steadfastly persevere and lead a righteous life, this will prove the strength of your faith.
3:186

God’s Timing

October 6, 2014

And we made the earth habitable; a perfect design.

51:48

Waste

June 24, 2014

He is the One who established gardens, trellised and untrellised, and palm trees, and crops with different tastes, and olives, and pomegranate -fruits that are similar, yet dissimilar. Eat from their fruits, and give the due alms on the day of harvest,* and do not waste anything. He does not love the wasters.

 
6:141

Perfect Happiness

June 14, 2014

Ego…

June 2, 2014

Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?

 
25:43

Who’s your God?

May 27, 2014

David’s Exemplary Piety

May 20, 2014

Buried vs. Planted

May 11, 2014

"...You see them bowing and prostrating, as they seek GOD's blessings and approval. Their marks are on their faces, because of prostrating. This is the same example as in the Torah. Their example in the Gospel is like plants that grow taller and stronger, and please the farmers...."

 
48:29

Heavy Message

April 27, 2014

If we revealed this Quran to a mountain, you would see it trembling, crumbling, out of reverence for GOD. We cite these examples for the people, that they may reflect.

 
59:21

Submit Willingly or Unwillingly

April 14, 2014
Are they seeking other than GOD's religion, when everything in the heavens and the earth has submitted to Him, willingly and unwillingly, and to Him they will be returned?
 
3:83
 

To GOD prostrates everyone in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and the evenings.

 
13:15

God’s Promise vs. The Devil’s Promise

April 9, 2014

The devil promises you poverty and commands you to commit evil, while GOD promises you forgiveness from Him and grace. GOD is Bounteous, Omniscient.

 
2:268

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

March 31, 2014
This is to provide them with fruits, and to let themanufacture with their own hands whatever they need. Would they be thankful?
36:35


We thus made you an impartial community, that you may serve as witnesses among the people, and the messenger serves as a witness among you. We changed the direction of your original Qiblah only to distinguish those among you who readily follow the messenger from those who would turn back on their heels. It was a difficult test, but not for those who are guided by GOD. GOD never puts your worship to waste. GOD is Compassionate towards the people, Most Merciful.


2:143

Kings & Queens

March 25, 2014

GOD promises those among you who believe and lead a righteous life, that He will make them sovereigns on earth, as He did for those before them, and will establish for them the religion He has chosen for them, and will substitute peace and security for them in place of fear. All this because they worship Me alone; they never set up any idols beside Me. Those who disbelieve after this are the truly wicked.


24:55

Light

March 16, 2014

Decision

March 10, 2014

Encryption

March 3, 2014

"O you hidden secret. 
Come out and warn." 

74:1-2 

"This is an honorable Quran.
In a protected book.
None can grasp it except the sincere." 
56:77-79 

Episode 21 - Chapter 2 Verse 62

January 30, 2011

Episode 20 - Chapter 2: Verses 54 - 61

October 24, 2010

QuranTalk - Episode 20 - Chapter 2: Verses 54 - 61

Episode 19 - Chapter 2: Verses 40-53

September 6, 2010

Recitation & Discussion of Chapter 2 Verses 40-53

Episode 18 - Chapter 2: Verses 30-39

August 29, 2010

Recitation and discussion of Chapter 2 "The Heifer" verses 30-39

Episode 17 - Dr. Rashad Khalifa, What life is all about part 3 of 3

August 24, 2010

Dr. Rashad Khalifa's audio "What life is all about" part 3 of 3

Episode 16 - Dr. Rashad khalifa, What Life Is All About part 2 of 3

August 20, 2010

Dr. Rashad khalifa's audio: "What Life Is All About" part 2 of 3

Episode 15 - Dr. Rashad Khalifa, What Life Is All About part 1 of 3

August 17, 2010

Audio "What Life Is All About" from Dr. Rashad Khalifa, we broke up into 3 parts - this is the first of the three part series

Episode 14 - Chapter 2 : Verses 20 - 29

August 12, 2010

[2:20] The lightning almost snatches away their eyesight. When it lights for them, they move forward, and when it turns dark, they stand still. If GOD wills, He* can take away their hearing and their eyesight. GOD is Omnipotent.

[2:21] O people, worship only your Lord - the One who created you and those before you - that you may be saved.

[2:22] The One who made the earth habitable for you, and the sky a structure. He sends down from the sky water, to produce all kinds of fruits for your sustenance. You shall not set up idols to rival GOD, now that you know.

Episode 13 - Was Rashad Khalifa a Messenger of God?

August 3, 2010

[3:81] GOD took a covenant from the prophets, saying, "I will give you the scripture and wisdom. Afterwards, a messenger will come to confirm all existing scriptures. You shall believe in him and support him." He said, "Do you agree with this, and pledge to fulfill this covenant?" They said, "We agree." He said, "You have thus borne witness, and I bear witness along with you."

[5:19] O people of the scripture, our messenger has come to you, to explain things to you, after a period of time without messengers, lest you say, "We did not receive any preacher or warner." A preacher and warner has now come to you. GOD is Omnipotent.*

Episode 12 - Was Muhammad the Final Messenger?

February 8, 2010

Messenger and Prophet

February 1, 2010

Prophet = Nabi = Bring new scripture

Messenger = Rasoul = Confirm existing scripture

[3:79] Never would a human being whom GOD blessed with the scripture and prophethood say to the people, "Idolize me beside GOD." Instead, (he would say), "Devote yourselves absolutely to your Lord alone," according to the scripture you preach and the teachings you learn.

[2:101] Now that a messenger from GOD has come to them,* and even though he proves and confirms their own scripture, some followers of the scripture (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) disregard GOD's scripture behind their backs, as if they never had any scripture.

[3:81] GOD took a covenant from the prophets, saying, "I will give you the scripture and wisdom. Afterwards, a messenger will come to confirm all existing scriptures. You shall believe in him and support him." He said, "Do you agree with this, and pledge to fulfill this covenant?" They said, "We agree." He said, "You have thus borne witness, and I bear witness along with you."

Charity in the Quran

December 5, 2009

Episode 9 - Chapter 2 verses 1-19

November 17, 2009

Episode 8 - The splitting of the moon

November 2, 2009

[54:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[54:1] The Hour has come closer, and the moon has split.*

[54:2] Then they saw a miracle; but they turned away and said, "Old magic."

[54:3] They disbelieved, followed their opinions, and adhered to their old traditions.

[54:4] Sufficient warnings have been delivered to alert them.

[54:5] Great wisdom; but all the warnings have been in vain.

Episode 7 - Muhammad was not illiterate

October 20, 2009

Muhammad was not illiterate and wrote the Quran with his own hand.

[96:1] Read, in the name of your Lord, who created.* [96:2] He created man from an embryo. [96:3] Read, and your Lord, Most Exalted. [96:4] Teaches by means of the pen.

[68:1] NuN,* the pen, and what they (the people) write.