Sura Mumtahanah (60) 22/10/2016


With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Surah 60 (Mumtahana)

Supporting our belief by adhering to Allah’s commands

Verse 12

“O Prophet! When believing women come to thee to take the oath of fealty to thee, that they will not associate in worship any other thing whatever with Allah, that they will not steal, that they will not commit adultery (or fornication), that they will not kill their children, that they will not utter slander, intentionally forging falsehood, and that they will not disobey thee in any just matter,- then do thou receive their fealty, and pray to Allah for the forgiveness (of their sins): for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

The above verse deals with the women who were taking refuge with the Islamic state. Their professing of belief alone was insufficient to admit them as refugees/citizens of the Islamic state. Allah(SWT) required that their actions conform to what He requires. Specifically Allah(SWT)emphasizes the following :

1. Not to associate anyone with Allah(SWT)
2. Not to commit theft
3. Not to commit adultery or fornication
4. Not to commit infanticide
5. Not to make false accusations
6. Not to disobey Allah’s messenger in anything fair and reasonable.

We see here the importance of supporting our belief by adhering to Allah’s social commands ordained in the Quran.

Continues tomorrow…Insha Allah