25 Rajab 1433(6/15/2012)

Qur'an Readings:

I called them not to witness the creation of the heavens and the earth, nor (even) their own creation: nor is it for helpers such as Me to take as lead (men) astray!
15:99 And serve thy Lord until there come unto thee the Hour that is Certain.
51:56 I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me.
36:20-23: Then there came running, from the farthest part of the City, a man, saying, "O my people! Obey the messengers:"Obey those who ask no reward of you (for themselves), and who have themselves received Guidance. "It would not be reasonable in me if I did not serve Him Who created me, and to Whom ye shall (all) be brought back. "Shall I take (other) gods besides Him? If (Allah) Most Gracious should intend some adversity for me, of no use whatever will be their intercession for me, nor can they deliver me.

TODAY'S THEME:  People have made replacements for Allah all through the ages

SIDE TOPICS: In order to guide others, one bust be guided himself.
10:35 Say: "Of your 'partners' is there any that can give any guidance towards truth?" Say: "It is Allah Who gives guidance towards truth, is then He Who gives guidance to truth more worthy to be followed, or he who finds not guidance (himself) unless he is guided? what then is the matter with you? How judge ye?"

The higher one climbs spiritually, the harder they fall; Iblis (Lucifer) was with the ranks of the angels, when he fell, he went so far making repentence for him impossible.

Don't ever say, "now I am somebody!"

Sunday will be a day of Fasting. It is the first day Qur'an was revealed to our Prophet.  After that day, a period of a couple months passed and then during the Night of Power the Qur'an was revealed in its entirety during that night in Ramadan

014.024 MAIN VERSE Under discussion
YUSUFALI: Do you not see how Allaah sets forth a parable? - A goodly word like a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to the heavens,- of its Lord.  So Allaah sets forth parables for men, in order that they may receive admonition.