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Surat 42 Shura (Consultation) v.1-5: Meccan sura that takes name from v.38 where the practice of consultation is listed as one of the characteristics of the Muslim community. Sura discusses man's habit of creating division & disharmony in matters of religion, and the unity of religion is stressed, as is the continuity of the prophets. (MAS Abdel Haleem summary). Mamluk, Egypt 1300s. (A Shabbas)

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are the Smithsonian's museums of Asian art.

Surat 103 Asr (Time): "By the Late Afternoon, truly man is in loss - except for those who have iman [faith] and do right actions and urge each other to the truth and urge each other to steadfastness." (Bewley trans.). Then Surat 104 Al-Humaza (The Backbiter), theme: Backbiting, spreading rumors, gossiping are all very much extremely bad behavior in Islam. (Audrey Shabbas)

Surat 103 Asr (Time): "By the Late Afternoon, truly man is in loss - except for those who have iman [faith] and do right actions and urge each other to the truth and urge each other to steadfastness." (Bewley trans.). Then Surat 104 Al-Humaza (The Backbiter), theme: Backbiting, spreading rumors, gossiping are all very much extremely bad behavior in Islam. (Audrey Shabbas)

Top: Surat 51 Zariyat (The Winds That Scatter), last 15 verses, to v.60. Then Heading for Surat 52 Tur (The Mount): "By the Mount (of Revelation); by a Decree Inscribed; by the much-frequented Fane; by the Canopy Raised High . . " (Yusuf Ali trans.) Early Qujar Persia AH 1224/1809-10 A.D. Red Persian interlinear translation, extensive marginal commentary. (A Shabbas)

Top: Surat 51 Zariyat (The Winds That Scatter), last 15 verses, to v.60. Then Heading for Surat 52 Tur (The Mount): "By the Mount (of Revelation); by a Decree Inscribed; by the much-frequented Fane; by the Canopy Raised High . . " (Yusuf Ali trans.) Early Qujar Persia AH 1224/1809-10 A.D. Red Persian interlinear translation, extensive marginal commentary. (A Shabbas)

Turn to Allah when faced with a problem. He may have well placed you in this situation for that very reason ALLAH knows what He's doing. I just have to Trust and Believe His plans are better than mines.

Turn to Allah when faced with a problem. He may have well placed you in this situation for that very reason ALLAH knows what He's doing. I just have to Trust and Believe His plans are better than mines.

Heading at left is for Surat 18 Kahf (The Cave) has 3 wonderful parables: the one for which sura is named; the story of the mysterious teacher of Moses (believed to be Khidr, the guide of souls); & the story of Zul-qarnain (believed to be Alexander the Great. 300 yrs. before Jesus, was he a man of Faith? We're told God has spoken to all peoples in all ages. Preceding it & on right is 17 Isra (Night Journey) aka Bani Israel (Children of Israel). (Audrey Shabbas)

An illuminated Qur'an juz' (XV), Egypt, Mamluk, Century

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