Qur'an Reflections

Thought for the Day

“Just saw Surah al-Qari`ah in iPonder and it destroys Avatar and the IMAX! Tickets were free! Just needed tahara, an open heart and a quiet place with no tweets or peeps! Harder than you think?”


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Suhaib Webb

Suhaib Webb

Suhaib Webb is a contemporary American-Muslim educator, activist, and lecturer. His work bridges classical and contemporary Islamic thought, addressing issues of cultural, social and political relevance to Muslims in the West. After converting to Islam in 1992, Webb left his career in the music industry to pursue his passion in education. He earned a Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and received intensive private training in the Islamic Sciences under a renowned Muslim Scholar of Senegalese descent. Webb was hired as the Imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, where he gave khutbas (sermons), taught religious classes, and provided counselling to families and young people; he also served as an Imam and resident scholar in communities across the U.S.

From 2004-2010, Suhaib Webb studied at the world’s preeminent Islamic institution of learning, Al-Azhar University, in the College of Shari`ah. During this time, after several years of studying the Arabic Language and the Islamic legal tradition, he also served as the head of the English Translation Department at Dar al-Ifta al-Misriyyah.

Outside of his studies at Al-Azhar, Suhaib Webb completed the memorization of the Quran in the city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He has been granted numerous traditional teaching licenses (ijazat), adhering to centuries-old Islamic scholarly practice of ensuring the highest standards of scholarship. Webb was named one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in 2010.

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  • just Surah-Al Qaari’a? That’s only 10 minuites long… How bout Surah Al-baqarah, I heard its 10 hours long in i-ponder. Tickets are: the want for Allah’s guidance. I’m gunna check out it’s sequal: surah ‘Ale Imraan! The i-ponder reflection crushes the i-max experience.

  • Assalamoalikum Brother Suhaib,

    I need to ask you something important ? would it be possible to get your email.

  • man, i dont have $5.99 to buy these iPhone apps… 😛

    @mohammaed put a space between the i and ponder, inshAllah the meaning will become clear.

  • Wa alaikum as-salam,

    Of course ya shaikh the Qur’an and Sunnah and the teachings of the scholars are the best for a heart which seeks the divine, but on the entertainmnet tip I was impressed at the many good meanings in Avatar. I hadn’t been to a movie in a while and didn’t realize the craze over this thing. so I had to sit in the corner on the side since I was there only 10 minutes before it started so the 3D wasn’t all that. If you hadn’t seen it I suggest you check it out. James Camron clearly sees how Muslims are unfairly treated in the world today and he put a couple hundred mill in making that point.

    • wow 4 real? Was that his purpose…or does our narrative just happen to fit in there? That’s why I liked V for Vendetta


  • Assalamu Alaykum

    I saw the movie and I thought it more accurately portrayed the conflict aroused in Africa over the diamonds, mainly because what they were looking for was a diamond like thing which resides in the lands of those people under the tree.

    And not to be such a debbi downer, but the movie was kind of predictable too. I mean come on, who didn’t see that coming? The fact that the guy would infiltrate it at first, start to fall in love with those people and become their hero? I’m no fortune teller, but that’s a common theme with these movies.

    Whereas with Surah Qariah, Allah (SWT) says: “It is a Day when people will be dispersed like moths.” This day is a day of confusion, a day when no one will know what is going on. If you think the war between the humans and those green people was crazy, imagine what will happen on this day?

    Not trying to hate on your comment Abu Majeed : ) Its just something to think about.

    Assalamu Alaykum

    • Wa alaikum as-salam

      Ya Yusuf, I really felt he was talking about the oil and gas under the Muslim lands and how many Muslims seem strange in their devout worship and our government is just like, who cares about them and their wierd beliefs we want what they have and we’re willing to make a deal with them and so they should just bow down because we are the real authority whose rights supecede all.

      No offense taken nobody.

      As long as we get our daily sould food and we do ponder over the ayat of Allah then there is nothing wrong with a little entertainment. The Prophet (saws) did enjoy watching the ethiopians in there entertainment in his (saws) Mosque right.

      I made this comment so that those who do have a strong remembrance of Allah wouldn’t think that Sh. Suhaib is trying to say it is Haram to watch it. I think his quote and reminder was more for those who spend most fo their time in these worldly crazes and attachments. It’s all about balance.

      I would encourage Muslims to watch it for the many meanings it offers including an empathy for Muslims.

      Check this out- http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=36443

  • 101:10:
    And what can make you know what that is?
    Tafsir al-Jalalayn:
    And what will show you what it is?, that is to say, what the Abyss is.

    It is a Fire, intensely hot.
    Tafsir al-Jalalayn:
    It is: A scorching fire, of extremely hot temperature (the hā’ of hiya is for [consonantal] quiescence, and is retained when reciting without a [subsequent] pause or with; some omit it when reciting without a pause).

    SO TRUE, 2012, cant even go close to the true picture.

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