Sura Fath (48) 01/08/2016


With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Surah 48 (Fath)

Tranquility of the heart strengthens faith

Verse 4: It is He Who sent down tranquillity into the hearts of the Believers, that they may add faith to their faith;- for to Allah belong the Forces of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is Full of Knowledge and Wisdom.

The situation for the Muslims was very tough prior to the treaty of Hudaibiya. There was anxiety and tension in the Muslim camp with anger and the desire to fight the aggressing Meccans. However, the situation required calm and thoughtful response. It is in this situation that Allah (SWT) had sent upon the hearts of the believer’s tranquility (sakinah). This change in attitude to the decision taken strengthened the zeal and conviction of the believers and eventually led to the ultimate victory. This is in stark contrast to the aggressors who had vengeance in their hearts and minds (see verse 26) and finally led to their loss. The need to adopt an attitude of calm acceptance and conviction in the decisions of Allah (SWT) is an important lesson.

Continues tomorrow…Insha Allah