Towards the Inner Vision of the Truth


"And as for those whose faces have been whitened, in the mercy of Allah they dwell for ever." — Holy Qur'an 3:107


Holy Quran Verses from Pickthall's Translation

Surah Balad: The City

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

090.001 Nay, I swear by this city -
090.002 And thou art an indweller of this city -
090.003 And the begetter and that which he begat,
090.004 We verily have created man in an atmosphere:
090.005 Thinketh he that none hath power over him?
090.006 And he saith: I have destroyed vast wealth:
090.007 Thinketh he that none beholdeth him?
090.008 Did We not assign unto him two eyes
090.009 And a tongue and two lips,
090.010 And guide him to the parting of the mountain ways?
090.011 But he hath not attempted the Ascent -
090.012 Ah, what will convey unto thee what the Ascent is! -
090.013 (It is) to free a slave,
090.014 And to feed in the day of hunger.
090.015 An orphan near of kin,
090.016 Or some poor wretch in misery,
090.017 And to be of those who believe and exhort one another to perseverance and exhort one another to pity.
090.018 Their place will be on the right hand.
090.019 But those who disbelieve Our revelations, their place will be on the left hand.
090.020 Fire will be an awning over them.


Let us pray (Sura 20, Ayat 114) 'Ya Rabbi Zidni Ilma!' ('O Lord! Increase me in knowledge.') and seek spiritual help (ta'yid) to understand our great faith.


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