Blogging the Qur’an

Blogging the Qur’an

by Robert Spencer

Suras 97-114
Published: December 21, 2008

Sura 96, “Clots of Blood”
Published: December 14, 2008

Suras 87-95
Published: December 7, 2008

Suras 77-86
Published: November 30, 2008

Suras 72, “The Jinn,” 73, “The Mantled One,” 74, “The Cloaked One,” 75, “Resurrection,” and 76, “Man”
Published: November 23, 2008

Suras 67, “Sovereignty,” 68, “The Pen,” 69, “The Reality,” 70, “The Ways of Ascent,” and 71, “Noah”
Published: November 16, 2008

Suras 63, “The Hypocrites,” 64, “Haggling,” 65, “Divorce,” and 66, “Prohibition”
Published: November 9, 2008

Suras 61, “Battle Array,” and 62, “The Congregation”
Published: November 2, 2008

Sura 60, “She Who Is Tested”
Published: October 26, 2008

Suras 58, “The Pleading Woman,” and 59, “Exile”
Published: October 19, 2008

Suras 54, “The Moon,” 55, “The Merciful,” 56, “The Inevitable,” and 57, “Iron”
Published: October 12, 2008

Sura 53, “The Star”
Published: October 5, 2008

Suras 49, “The Chambers,” 50, “Qaf,” 51, “The Winnowing Winds,” and 52, “The Mount”
Published: September 28, 2008

Suras 47, “Muhammad,” and 48, “Victory”
Published: September 21, 2008

Sura 46, “The Dunes”
Published: September 14, 2008

Suras 43, “Ornaments of Gold,” 44, “Smoke,” and 45, “Crouching”
Published: September 7, 2008

Suras 41, “Explained in Detail,” and 42, “Consultation”
Published: August 31, 2008

Sura 40, “The Forgiver”
Published: August 24, 2008

Sura 39, “Throngs”
Published: August 17, 2008

Sura 38, “Sad”
Published: August 10, 2008

Sura 37, “The Ranks”
Published: August 3, 2008

Sura 36, “Ya Sin”
Published: July 27, 2008

Suras 34, “Sheba,” and 35, “The Angels”
Published: July 20, 2008

Sura 33, “The Confederates,” verses 21-73
Published: July 13, 2008

Sura 33, “The Confederates,” verses 1-27
Published: July 6, 2008

Sura 32, “The Prostration”
Published: June 29, 2008

Suras 30, “The Byzantines,” and 31, “Luqman”
Published: June 22, 2008

Sura 29, “The Spider”
Published: June 15, 2008

Sura 28, “The Story”
Published: June 8, 2008

Sura 27, “The Ant”
Published: June 1, 2008

Sura 26, “The Poets”
Published: May 25, 2008

Sura 25, “The Criterion”
Published: May 18, 2008

Sura 24, “The Light,” verses 21-64
Published: May 11, 2008

Sura 24, “The Light,” verses 1-20
Published: May 4, 2008

Sura 23, “The Believers”
Published: April 27, 2008

Sura 22, “The Pilgrimage”
Published: April 20, 2008

Sura 21, “The Prophets”
Published: April 13, 2008

Sura 20, “Ta Ha”
Published: April 6, 2008

Sura 19, “Mary”
Published: March 30, 2008

Sura 18, “The Cave,” verses 83-110
Published: March 23, 2008

Sura 18, “The Cave,” verses 60-82
Published: March 16, 2008

Sura 18, “The Cave,” verses 1-59
Published: March 9, 2008

Sura 17, “The Night Journey,” verses 2-111
Published: March 2, 2008

Sura 17, “The Night Journey,” verse 1
Published: February 24, 2008

Sura 16, “The Bee”
Published: February 17, 2008

Sura 15, “Rock City”
Published: February 10, 2008

Sura 14, “Abraham”
Published: February 3, 2008

Sura 13, “The Thunder”
Published: January 27, 2008

Sura 12, “Joseph”
Published: January 20, 2008

Sura 11, “Hud”
Published: January 13, 2008

Sura 10, “Jonah”
Published: January 6, 2008

Sura 9, “Repentance,” verses 81-129
Published: December 30, 2007

Sura 9, “Repentance,” verses 50-80
Published: December 23, 2007

Sura 9, “Repentance,” verses 30-49
Published: December 16, 2007

Sura 9, “Repentance,” verse 29, Part 2
Published: December 9, 2007

Sura 9, “Repentance,” verse 29
Published: December 2, 2007

Sura 9, “Repentance,” verses 14-28
Published: November 25, 2007

Sura 9, “Repentance,” verses 6-14
Published: November 18, 2007

Sura 9, “Repentance,” verses 1-5
Published: November 11, 2007

Sura 8, “Booty,” verses 31-75
Published: November 4, 2007

Sura 8, “Booty,” verses 1-30
Published: October 28, 2007

Sura 7, “The Heights,” verses 103-206
Published: October 21, 2007

Sura 7, “The Heights,” verses 1-102
Published: October 14, 2007

Sura 6, “Cattle,” verses 84-165
Published: October 7, 2007

Sura 6, “Cattle,” verses 1-83
Published: September 30, 2007

Sura 5, “The Table,” verses 61-120
Published: September 23, 2007

Sura 5, “The Table,” verses 1-60
Published: September 16, 2007

Sura 4, “Women,” verses 104-176
Published: September 9, 2007

Sura 4, “Women,” verses 35-104
Published: September 2, 2007

Sura 4, “Women,” verses 17-34
Published: August 26, 2007

Sura 4, “Women,” verses 1-16
Published: August 19, 2007

Sura 3, “The Family of Imran,” verses 121-200
Published: August 12, 2007

Sura 3, “The Family of Imran,” verses 64-120
Published: August 5, 2007

Sura 3, “The Family of Imran,” verses 33-63
Published: July 29, 2007

Sura 3, “The Family of Imran,” verses 1-32
Published: July 22, 2007

Sura 2, “The Cow,” verses 222-286
Published: July 15, 2007

Sura 2, “The Cow,” verses 211-221
Published: July 8, 2007

Sura 2, “The Cow,” verses 141-210
Published: July 1, 2007

Sura 2, “The Cow,” verses 75-140
Published: June 24, 2007

Sura 2, “The Cow,” verses 40-75
Published: June 17, 2007

Sura 2, “The Cow,” verses 1-39
Published: June 10, 2007

Sura 1, “The Opening”
Published: June 3, 2007

Israel – Survival Against All Odds

Israel is surviving against all odds, however the odds are increasing.  The threats go beyond enemies without to include homegrown dilemmas.

H/T Glenn Reynolds : Israel: Seven Existential Threats

Michael B. Oren, is a professor at the School of Foreign service at Georgetown University and a distingushed fellow at the Shalem Center, writes of Israel’s existential threats, at least seven:

The threats according to Oren are: the lose of Jerusalem, the Arab demographic threat, de-legitimization, terrorism,    the nuclear-armed Iran,     the hemorrhaging of sovereignty,    and corruption.

Oren, however, also notes:

Israel in 2009 has treaties with Jordan and Egypt, excellent relations with Eastern Europe, China, and India, and a historic alliance with the United States. By virtually all criteria, Israel in 2009 is in an inestimably better position than at any other time in its 61 years of independence.

Though the severity of the threats jeopardizing Israel’s existence must never be underestimated, neither should Israel’s resilience and national will. That persistence reflects, at least in part, the success of the Jewish people to surmount similar dangers for well over 3,000 years. Together with Diaspora Jewry and millions of Israel supporters abroad, Israel can not only survive these perils but, as in the past, it can thrive.