Islamic concepts

Poet

  • Some say, ‘These are his confused dreams.’ Others say, ‘He has invented it himself,’ and yet others say, ‘He is a poet. Let him bring us a sign as previous messengers did.’ 21:5
  • And as for the poets—it is the misled who follow them. Do you not see how they wander aimlessly in every valley, preaching what they do not practice. Not so the true believers who do good works and remember God with fervour and defend themselves only after they are wronged. The wrongdoers will soon know how evil a turn their affairs will take. 26:224
  • When they were told, ‘There is no deity but God,’ they turned away with disdain, and replied, ‘Shall we then give up our deities at the bidding of a mad poet?’ ‘Surely, he has brought the truth, confirming those who were sent before; 37:36
  • If they say, ‘He is but a poet; we are waiting for some misfortune to befall him,’ say [to them], ‘Wait then: I too am waiting along with you!’— 52:30
  • this [Quran] is the speech of an honoured messenger, not the words of a poet- how little you believe!- nor the words of a soothsayer- how little you reflect! This [Quran] is a message sent down from the Lord of the Worlds: 69:41
  • We have not taught the Prophet poetry, nor could he everhave been a poet. This is a revelation, an illuminating Quran to warn anyone who is truly alive, so that God’s verdict may be passed against the disbelievers. 36:69

Symbols/rites

  • Safa and Marwah are among the symbols set up by God; there is nothing wrong if anyone goes on a pilgrimage to the House, or performs a minor pilgrimage, in walking to and fro between them. Of anyone who does good of his own accord, God is appreciative, and aware. 2:158
  • O ye who believe! Violate not the sanctity of the symbols of Allah, nor of the sacred month, nor of the animals brought for sacrifice, nor the garlands that mark out such animals, nor the people resorting to the sacred house, seeking of the bounty and good pleasure of their Lord. But when ye are clear of the sacred precincts and of pilgrim garb, ye may hunt and let not the hatred of some people in (once) shutting you out of the Sacred Mosque lead you to transgression (and hostility on your part). Help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancour: fear Allah: for Allah is strict in punishment. 5:2
  • Such (is his state): and whoever holds in honour the symbols of Allah, (in the sacrifice of animals), such (honour) should come truly from piety of heart. 22:32
  • The sacrificial camels we have made for you as among the symbols from Allah: in them is (much) good for you: then pronounce the name of Allah over them as they line up (for sacrifice): when they are down on their sides (after slaughter), eat ye thereof, and feed such as (beg not but) live in contentment, and such as beg with due humility: thus have We made animals subject to you, that ye may be grateful. 22:36

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