An English interpretation of the Holy Quran by A. Yusuf Ali

By A. Yusuf Ali

It's the accountability of each Muslim, guy, lady, or baby to learn the Qur an and realize it based on his personal capability. If anybody folks attains to a few wisdom of figuring out of it via learn, contemplation, and the try of existence, either outward and inward, it's his responsibility, based on his capability, to show others, and proportion with them the enjoyment and peace which consequence from touch with the religious international. The Qur an certainly each spiritual booklet needs to be learn, not just with the tongue and voice and eyes, yet with the easiest mild that our mind can offer, or even extra, with the truest and purest mild which our center and moral sense may give us. it's during this spirit that i'd have my reads strategy the Qur an. -From the creation

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The Europeans act in Africa otherwise than the Moslims. Some energetic men, and many broken individuals press from different sides into the dark continent, almost all seeking to make money. Some at the same time are serving the greedy policy of some European power. The attainment of these designs is impossible without the sacrifice of many negro lives and much negro happiness: we are accustomed to regard this as a necessity. No small part of the gain is secured by the gigantic import of spirits.

Most of these helpers are entirely ignorant. I once astonished a pair of them by telling them that at the time of the Prophet the four orthodox schools (madhabs) of interpretation of the law were not in existence. They generally know the local rites as a Museum attendant knows the contents of the collection which he watches. For the Hajj (great pilgrimage) again the mutawwif makes all arrangements. He provides camels, tents, provisions, and fuel for the journey to Arafat and back: provisions and sheep for sacrifice are also bought in the Mina valley through the mutawwif.

According “to my lazy habit I called Selîm to bring it. He was below in the “courtyard, and could not hear me when I cried out from the “window: “Father Selîm, Little Father”. I cried out at last angrily: “ ‘Oh Selîm, come up I say’. And as he still did not hear. ’ “In the meantime my father had crept behind me unobserved, and “he suddenly gave me a box on the ears that sent me back into “the room and knocked me down. He then gave me a beating on “the soles of my feet, while he administered to me a sermon about “politeness to inferiors, without which we could have no hope for “God’s mercy, and he ordered me to go down at once and beg “pardon of the slave who knew nothing of the matter.

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