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Surah An-Najam 53: - (The Star)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Most Merciful

“The heart did not err in what he saw…” 53:11

COMMENTARY: ("The heart did not err in what he saw..." 53:11) 'Fu'ad' means heart, and the verse means whatever the eyes saw, the heart did not err in its grasping. This erring in the verse is described as 'Kithb' [lying]. In other words, the heart did not lie in connection with the perceived objects. It did not err or slip up. In the phrase ma ra'a 'what he saw', the Qur'an does not specify what it saw. The blessed Companions and their followers, and the leading authorities on TafsTr hold two divergent views as was discussed in detail earlier:

  1. The phrase means it [the Noble Prophet's (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) heart] saw Allah (and this is the view of Ibn Abbaas RA); and
  2. Others (like Sayyidah 'A'ishah, Ibn Mas'ud, Abu Hurairah and Abu Dharr Ghifari RA) express the view that the Noble Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) saw Jibra'il AS in his original shape. The Arabic verb 'Ra'aa' originally means to see with physical eyes, and after having seen with physical eyes the heart grasps and comprehends. Thus, the Noble Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) first saw Jibra'il AS with his physical eyes, and then grasped and comprehended him with his heart. Therefore, there is no need to take the word 'Ru'yah' in the figurative or metaphorical sense of 'Ru'yah Qalbiyah' [to see with the heart] as did Al-Qurtubi.

One more question remains: In this verse 'Idrak' [grasping, comprehending, discerning, cognizing and perceiving] has been attributed to the heart, whereas according to most famous philosophers, it is related to 'Aql' [the intellect] or the soul endowed with the faculty of speech. Answer to this question is that many verses of the Qur'an show that the real centre of 'Idrak' is the heart. Therefore, sometimes the word 'Qalb' (heart) is used for 'Aql' (intellect), as for example the word 'Qalb' (plural: quloob) in the following verses bear ample testimony to this fact:

(for him who has a heart - 50:37) and, (they have hearts with which they do not comprehend' - (7:179).

Qalb (heart) here refers to 'Aql' (intellect) because heart is the centre of intellectual activities.






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Shwarma (Pitta Bread)


5 cups flour - 1 ½ tsp fine salt - 10g sachets instant dried yeast - ¼ cup oil - 60g butter - 3 tbls sugar - 1 large egg - 400ml milk.

1 onion - 1kg steak – cubed and boiled or 1kg chicken – cubed - 1 tblsp Worcester sauce - 1 cup grated cheese - ¼ cup each of the following: peri peri sauce; mustard sauce; and tomato sauce.

Melt butter and oil together. Add sugar and stir – add milk. Remove from heat and cool then add beaten egg. Put flour, salt and yeast in a dish and make a soft dough with the milk mixture – knead well. Allow to rise for approximately 3 hours. Divide into 12 portions and roll into small rotis. Place on a plastic sheet and allow rising. Cook on a tawa and slit when ready.

Sauté onion in ghee till light and pink – add meat. When mixture is cooked add sauces and cool. Add the cheese and mix well. Fill rotis add salad and serve.

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