Islamic concepts

Ḥabl حبل — lifeline, rope, cord, thread

ALA-LC ḥabl
IPA ħæbl

Lifeline, jugular vein

  • Hold fast to the lifeline of God and let nothing divide you. Remember the blessings He has bestowed upon you; you were enemies and then He united your hearts and by His grace you became brothers; you were on the brink of an abyss of Fire and He rescued you from it. Thus God makes His signs clear to you, so that you may find guidance. (3:103) = the Qurʾān (Ibn Kathīr)
  • and, unless they hold fast to a lifeline from God and from mankind, they are overshadowed by vulnerability wherever they are found. They have drawn God’s wrath upon themselves. They are overshadowed by weakness, too, because they have persistently disbelieved in God’s revelation and killed prophets without any right, all because of their disobedience and boundless transgression. 3:112
  • We created man––We know what his soul whispers to him: We are closer to him than his jugular vein–– 50:16


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