Juz' 18

The Quran in general is divided into chapters (surah) and verses (ayat). It is additionally divided into 30 equal sections, called juz . Of note, division into Juzʾ has no relevance to the meaning of the Quran and anyone can start reading from anywhere in the Quran. The divisions of juz do not fall evenly along chapter lines. These divisions make it easier to pace the reading over a month’s period, reading a fairly equal amount each day. This is particularly important during the month of Ramadan, when it is recommended to complete at least one full reading of the Quran from cover to cover. Some use this divisions to facilitate recitation of the Quran in a month, especially during Ramadan when the entire Quran is recited in the Tarawih prayers, reciting approximately one juzʾ a night. 

The eighteenth juz’ of the Quran starts from the first verse of the 23rd chapter (23.Al-Mu'minun :1) and continues to verse 25 of the 25th chapter (25.Al-Furqan :25).

Select Quotations:

“They (the believers) are awed by the experience of observing the qualities of Allah’s Names.” (Quran 23:2)

“And say, ‘My Rabb (the protective names within my essence), I seek refuge in You from the incitements of the satans (that call to corporeality). And I seek refuge in You (the protective names within my essence), my Rabb, lest they be present with me.’” (Quran 23:97-98)

“So when death finally comes to one of them, he says, ‘My Rabb, send me back (to worldly life) so I may do what is necessary for my eternal future (i.e. a faithful life which I did not heed or give importance to; the potential that I did not use and activate).’ No! (It is impossible to go back!) His words are useless! (His request is unrecognized in the system) and behind them is a barrier (an isthmus, a difference of dimension) until the Day they are resurrected (they cannot go back; reincarnation, being re-born for another worldly life is not possible!). So when the Horn is blown (when the process of resurrection, i.e. a new beginning, commences), no relationship (worldly interactions, family relations, titles or familiar faces) will there be among them that Day, nor will they ask about one another (in terms of earthly relations).” (Quran 23:99-101)

“...but Allah purifies (from the illusory self; ego) whom He wills...” (Quran 24:21)

Allah is the Nur (NUR is knowledge – life; the essence comprising of knowledge [data]) of the heavens and the earth... The example of His light (the existence and manifestation of His knowledge) is like a lantern (the brain) in which there is a lamp (individual consciousness) and that lamp is within a glass (universal consciousness)! That glass (universal consciousness) is like a star made of pearl (Name compositions given functions according to their creational purposes) lit from an olive tree (the consciousness of Unity within the essence of man), neither of the east or the west (free from time and location). The (tree’s) oil (the observation of the reality in consciousness) would almost glow even if untouched by fire (active cleansing)... It is light upon light! (The individualized manifestation of the knowledge of the Names)... Allah (the Names [the various compositions of the structural qualities constituting existence] within the essence of man) enables the realization of His Nur (the knowledge of His reality) to whom He wills. Allah provides mankind with examples... Allah knows all (as He is ‘all’, through the qualities of His Names). (Quran 24:35)

[Are] men whom neither trade nor worldly dealings distracts from the dhikr of Allah (remembering their essential reality) and performance of salat (experiencing their essence) and giving of zakah (unrequited sharing).” (Quran 24:37)

“They (the objects/idols of their worship) will say, ‘Subhan, You are! It is not possible for us to take besides You any allies. But when You provided comforts for them and their fathers, they forgot the knowledge of reality and indulged in bodily pleasures eventually leading to their ruin.’” (Quran 25:18)


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