Glimpses of the Holy Qur'an

  • The Disease of the Heart

    What does it mean by the Qur’anic expression, in whose hearts is a disease? The Qur’an clearly shows that hearts do become diseased. Therefore, so...
  • The Vision of God

    The Qur’an says: Visions do not comprehend Him yet He comprehends all visions (6:103). However, there are other verses which affirm the vision of ...
  • The Prostration of Angels Before Adam

    There is an interesting discussion in the recently published English Volume 15 of tafsir al-Mizan about the command issued by God to the angels to...
  • The Excellent Names of God

    The Qur’an says: O humankind! You are the ones who stand in need of God, and God – He is the Ever-Sufficient (35:15). This verse confirms that “Ne...
  • The Two Aspects of our Existence

    In al-Mizan English volume 16, the author presents an unprecedented view of the covenant all human beings made with their Lord. This is under the ...
  • Superiority of Angels vs. Mankind

    There is disagreement among Muslims as to who is superior: the human being or the angel? Those who assert that the humankind is superior are also ...
  • The Meaning of God’s Throne (ʿArsh)

    Below is the gist of the discussion on the Throne in tafsir al-Mizan, English Volume 15. On the subject of God’s Throne, a variety of views have b...
  • The People on the A’raf (Elevations)

    This discussion appears in English Volume 15, under the exposition of verse 7:46. The Qur’an says: And there will be a veil between them. And on t...
  • The Meaning of Glorification

    The Qur’an, in the 44th verse of the 17th Chapter says: The seven heavens declare His glory and the earth (too), and those who are in them; and th...
  • The Nature and Reality of the Spirit (al-Ruh)

    Ruh (soul, spirit) is lexically defined as the source of life by which animals have sensation and voluntary movement. However, the term ruh has ap...
  • The Meaning of Command (Amr) and Creation (Khalq)

    The Qur’an says: All His command, when He wills something, is to say to it “Be,” and it is. So glory be to Him in Whose hand is the kingdom of al...
  • Man’s Bird of Omen (Fate)

    The Qur’an says: And We have made every man’s bird of omen to cling to his neck, and We will bring forth to him on the resurrection day a book whi...