Sura Hashr (59) 11/10/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Surah 59 (Hashr)

Verse 9: But those who before them, had homes (in Medina) and had adopted the Faith, show their affection to such as came to them for refuge, and entertain no desire in their hearts for things given to the (latter), but give them preference over themselves, even though poverty was their (own lot). And those saved from the covetousness of their own souls, they are the ones that achieve prosperity.

This verse describes the intense love that existed between the ansaar (the helpers in Medina) and the muhajirs (the migrants from Makkah). They were bonded together by their common purpose which was to serve the cause of Allah SWT. This common purpose brought about unity and compassion to such an extent that the ansaar would disregard their own basic needs in favour of their brethren who had migrated with the prophet (saw). This was one of the greatest contributing factors to the success of the ummah and left them as a shining example for generations to come. Believers must learn from this and instead of denouncing each other as disbelievers and creating sectarian strife, we should unite around our common purpose which will in turn invite the mercy of Allah SWT and bring success upon us.

Cross reference Sura 8:61 “And (moreover) He hath put affection between their hearts: not if you had spent all that is in the earth, could you have produced that affection, but Allah hath done it: for He is Exalted in might, Wise”

Continues tomorrow…Insha Allah

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