Reflections on the Stories of Quran في رحاب قصص القرآن
يوسف Stories of Quran قصص القرآن “We do relate unto you the most beautiful of stories, in that We reveal to you this Quran; before this, you were among those who knew it not.” Yusuf : 3
الأعراف Stories of Quran قصص القرآن “So relate the stories, perhaps they may reflect.” Al-A’raaf 176
يوسف Stories of Quran قصص القرآن “There is, in their stories, instruction (lesson) for men of understanding. It is not a tale invented, but a confirmation of what went before it, a detailed exposition of all things, and a Guide and a Mercy to any such as believe..” Yusuf 111
هود Stories of Quran قصص القرآن “All that We relate to you of the stories of the Messengers, with it We make your heart firm (strong); in them there comes to you the Truth, as well as an admonition and a reminder for the believers.” Hud 120
آل عمران Stories of Quran قصص القرآن “This is the true account (true stories); there is no god except Allah; and Allah, He is indeed the Exalted in Power, the Wise.” Aal-Imran 62
Stories of Quran قصص القرآن • Clarify methods and means of Da’wah • Bring about perseverance and steadfastness by way of example • Show the unified message of all Prophets • Provide knowledge needed in debating other nations with Scriptures • Examples of disbelievers’ fate throughout time and history • Examples of Allah’s support to the believers
Etymology: Middle English storie, from Old French estorie, from Latin historia 1 archaic : History 2 an account of incidents or events Merriam-Webster Dictionary وقصَّ الخبر أعلمهُ وحدَّث بِه على وجهِه لسان العرب Stories of Quran قصص القرآن ”القصص“ Means “True Story”
Story of Creation قصة الخلق
الحديد He is the First and the Last …
The Pen and The Throneالعرش و القلم • عن عمران بن حصينقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: كان الله ولم يكن شيء غيره وكان عرشه على الماء وكتب في الذكر كل شيء وخلق السموات والأرض (البخاري) • عن أبي رزين أنه قال: يا رسول الله أين كان ربنا عز وجل قبل أن يخلق السموات والأرض قال في عماء ما فوقه هواء وتحته هواء ثم خلق عرشه على الماء(أحمد) • عن عبادة بن الصامت قال سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول إن أول ما خلق الله القلم فقال له اكتب فجرى بما هو كائن إلى الأبد (أحمد أبو داوود الترمذي)
Creation of Heavens and Earth خلق السماوات و الأرض
ق Creation of Heavens and Earth • And indeed We created the heavens and the earth and all between them in six days and nothing of fatigue touched Us.
 Say: "Is it that you deny Him Who created the earth in two Days? and do you join equals with Him? He is the Lord of (all) the Worlds."  He set on the (earth). Mountains (Anchors) standing firm, high above it, and bestowed blessings on the earth, and measured therein its sustenance (for its dwellers) in four Days , in accordance with (the needs of) those who seek (sustenance). Fussilat :9-10 فصلت Creation of Heavens and Earth
فصلت Creation of Heavens and Earth •  Moreover, He comprehended in His design the sky, and it had been (as) smoke: He said to it and to the earth: "Come, willingly or unwillingly." They said: "We do come in willing obedience." •  So He completed them as seven Heavens in two Days and He assigned to each heaven its duty and command. And We adorned the lower heaven with lights, and (provided it) with guard. Such is the Decree of (Him) the Exalted in Might, Full of Knowledge. • Fussilat :11-12
الأنبياء Creation of Heavens and Earth • Have not those who disbelieve known that the heavens and the earth were joined together as one united piece, then We parted them? And We have made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?
الذاريات Creation of Heavens and Earth • With power did We construct the heaven. Verily, We are able to extend the vastness of space thereof.
غافر Creation of Heavens and Earth • Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is a greater (matter) than the creation of men: yet most men understand not.
يونس Creation of Heavens and Earth الإستواء • Verily your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days, then He established Himself on the Throne (of authority), regulating and governing all things…