Juz' 28

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 28th juz’ of the Quran includes nine surahs (chapters) of the holy book, from the first verse of the 58th chapter (Al-Mujadila 58:1) and continuing to the end of the 66th chapter (At-Tahrim 66:12). While this juz' contains several complete chapters, the chapters themselves are somewhat short, ranging in length from 11-24 verses each.

Select Quotations:

“Satan (corporeality; the idea of being just the physical body) has overcome them and made them forget the remembrance of Allah (their own reality of which they have been reminded, and that they will abandon their bodies and live for eternity as ‘consciousness’ comprised of Allah’s names!) Those are the acquaintances of Satan (those who are receptive to satanic impulses and who think of themselves as only the physical body). Beware, for most assuredly, the party of Satan will be the very losers!” (Quran 58:19)

“Had We revealed this Qur'an (this truth) upon a mountain (the ego) you would have seen it humbled and shattered to pieces in awe of Allah (the realization of the nothingness of his ego or seeming ‘self’ in respect to the One denoted by the name Allah). And these examples (symbolic language) We present to mankind so that they will contemplate.” (Quran 59:21)

“O believers! Let not your worldly goods or your children prevent you from the remembrance of Allah (the remembrance of your essential self and the resulting experience). And whoever does this – it is they who are the losers!” (Quran 63:9)

“Allah is He who has created seven heavens and of the earth, the like of them. [His] command continually manifests among them (astrological [angelic] influences that are also manifestations of Allah’s names and their effect on creation).” (This verse should be contemplated upon in depth!) (Quran 65:12)

“O you who have believed! Protect yourselves (nafs) and your close ones (the correspondent of your body in the future) from the Fire whose fuel is people and stones (idols and other inanimate objects of worship), over which are appointed angels, who are powerful, harsh and severe and who do not disobey Allah in what He commands them but do as they are commanded.” (Quran 66:6)

[On] the Day (during that period) Allah will not disgrace the Nabi and those who shared his faith. Their light (nur) will proceed before them and on their right; they will say, ‘Our Rabb, perfect our nur (increase the scope of our observation) and forgive us...’” (Quran 66:8)



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