Imam Muhammad Qari Asim (see dedication below) showing a visitor the dome of Makkah Masjid in Leeds which has the whole of Surah Ar-Rahman written inside it.

Surah 55, Ar-Rahman

As Yusuf Ali says, this Surah ‘is highly practical and mystical.’ It contains this phrase:

‘then which of the favours of your Lord will you deny?’

It is repeated 31 times and will remind Jewish and Christian readers of the Psalms. It also contains the parallelisms familiar from Hebrew poetry, thus sounding very…



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Julian Bond

Julian Bond

Grant maker; writer #JesusRediscovered; former CEO @chrismusforum; freelance interfaither @stethelburgas, @UKHousingFast @johnsw. Vegetarian, Muslim ally.