24:35 Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth. A likeness of His light is as a pillar on which is a lamp — the lamp is in a glass, the glass is as it were a brightly shining star — lit from a blessed olive-tree, neither eastern nor western, the oil whereof gives light, though fire touch it not — light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He pleases. And Allah sets forth parables for men, and Allah is Knower of all things
In this Khutba Brother Talha looks at Verse 35 from Chapter 24 of The Holy Quran and in this short verse of the holy Qur’an, Allah has mentioned the important role of divine revelation working for the moral and spiritual advancement of human beings. Allah by taking oath of fig, olive, Mount Sinai and Makkah has provided undeniable historical evidence to vindicate its truth.
24:35 Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth. A likeness of His light is as a pillar on which is a lamp — the lamp is in a glass, the glass is as it were a brightly shining star — lit from a blessed olive-tree, neither eastern nor western, the oil whereof gives light, though fire touch it not — light upon light. Allah guides [...]
Dr Javad Ahmad reads from an excellent speech written by his father Mr Nasir Ahmad. He explained the significance of the words “taqwa” and “sawm” and how fasting through abstention and discipline brings an all-embracing improvement in human thoughts and behaviour.
The Quran tells us that Allah has placed “signs” of His existence in all the creation which is around us. To find and see those signs, man has to apply his understanding and thinking. Human beings have to do two things at the same time: (1) Remember God in their hearts, and (2) ponder over the working of nature by using their brains [...]
People always measure success in terms of some temporal gain but Allah says that what matters is the spiritual gain or loss. In the first of these verses we are told that if the Holy Prophet (s) had given the decision in favour of the Muslim it would have ruined him. Not only would he have lost in the spiritual sphere but also his moral authority [...]
The improvements we make in ourselves physically, spiritually and morally during the month of Ramadan are not meant to be forgotten with the celebration of Eid ul Fitr. We are required to maintain ourselves in that better condition until the next ramadan when we can attempt to further improve ourselves physically, spiritually and morally. [...]
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace upon him) was a spiritual healer. Just like a healer of physical ailments whose diagnoses depends on the patient’s physical condition his diagnoses of spiritual ailments depended on people’s spiritual ailments. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jd4K9hSwt4&rel=0