Ramadan Quran Memorization Challenge – Day 10

Ramadan Quran Memorization ChallengeSurah Ar Rahman (Verses 15 – 28)

Names of Allah Learnt

  1. Dhu-al-jalal wa-al Ikram : The Lord of Majesty and Bounty.

10 Arabic Words Memorized

  1. Khalaqa – Created.
  2. Salsalin – Clay.
  3. Narin – Fire.
  4. Rabbu – Lord.
  5. Warabbu – And Lord.
  6. Maghribayni – (of) the two wests.
  7. Lu-lu-u – The Pearl.
  8. Marjan – The Coral.
  9. Bahri – The Sea.
  10. Kullu – Everyone.

Gist

Jinn were created from fire. Allah is the master of the east and the west. We are made to ponder over and appreciate the rising of the sun, the changing of the seasons. Allah then talks about how two water bodies crash together but do not mix. The sweet and the salt water that is.
sweet and salt waterThis shows us how everyone is obeying Allah and how they do not cross the boundaries set by Allah.
(A very important point to note here is that prophet Muhamamd salallahu aleyhi wasallam dint go and travel over the sea to witness the above – This is a clear proof against those who say Prophet Muhammad wrote The Qur’an – Allah told him so and he is indeed our creator’s messenger! salallahu aleyhi wasallam)
Allah tells us how pearls come out of both the waters. The visual contrast of this verse and the next is beyond amazing! Allah just informed us that there are pearls resting on the bed of the ocean (very tiny) and now Allah is telling us how ships float over water.
SO VISUALIZE THIS!
1. Tiny pearl at the bottom of the ocean.
2. Big, massive, huge and gigantic ships floating over the ocean. 
Logically what should be sinking and what should be floating?? THE REVERSE! SUBHAN ALLAH!! 
After this powerful imagery we are told how everything will cease to exist and how only the face of our lord will remain. By nature, no matter what big things we or others achieve – there is an expiry date – there is a life span – everything will end or die.
1. Steve Jobs.
2. Titanic.
3. The Twin Towers.
4. Firawn.
5. Prophet Muhammad!!
This logic and nature of withering away, perishing and dying applies to individuals, civilizations and nations!! And if we reflect further this logic applies even to our statuses – one day people respect us and the other day Allah can totally turn the tables and the very same people who used to love and respect us can become our haters and enemies!

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For Detailed Study
1. http://www.linguisticmiracle.com/rahmaan
2. Tafseer Ibn Kathir – http://www.qtafsir.com/

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PBRnTA43FE

References
1. http://quran.com/55
2
http://corpus.quran.com/
3. http://www.arabacademy.com/en/downloads/Learn-Arabic-English-translation-of-99-names-of-Allah