Surah Saad (38) 23/04/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 38 (Saad)
Allah’s promise to the righteous
38:49 “This is a Message (of admonition): and verily, for the righteous, is a beautiful Place of (Final) Return.

38:53 Such is the Promise made, to you for the Day of Account!

In the above verses the words convey a message that if we follow the Quran, we will be on the right path and Jannah, a beautiful place, is promised to us.
The verses below talk about those who will be destined for hell – they are the ones who ignored the message contained In the Quran.

38:55 Yea, such! but – for the wrong-doers will be an evil place of (Final) Return!-

38:67 Say: “That is a Message Supreme (above all),-

38:68 “From which ye do turn away!

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…

Salaam/Peace

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Surah Saad (38) 22/04/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 37 (Saad)

Verse 29 “(Here is) a Book which We have sent down unto thee, full of blessings, that they may mediate on its Signs, and that men of understanding may receive admonition.”

Cross ref  7:3 “Follow (O men!) the revelation given unto you from your Lord, and follow not, as friends or protectors, other than Him. Little it is ye remember of admonition.”

The above verses reiterate that the Quran is the only source of guidance. We are reminded to reflect upon the verses of the Quran and to follow it’s teachings as our exclusive guide.  Yet despite these clear and precise verses we find that the Quran is either read without understanding or completely ignored. This is the very complaint of the prophet saw on judgement day. May Allah save us from being in this category of people who distance themselves from the Quran.

25:30   Then the Messenger will say: “O my Lord! Truly my people took this Qur´an for just foolish nonsense.”
Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…

Salaam/Peace

Surah Saad (38) 21/04/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 37 (Saad)

Allah SWT is Most merciful  but also strict in enforcing His Punishment

Verse 28  Shall We treat those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, the same as those who do mischief on earth? Shall We treat those who guard against evil, the same as those who turn aside from the right?

Cross references
39:24 “Is, then, one who has to fear the brunt of the Penalty on the Day of Judgment (and receive it) on his face, (like one guarded therefrom)? It will be said to the wrong-doers: “Taste ye (the fruits of) what ye earned!”
39:70 “And to every soul will be paid in full (the fruit) of its Deeds; and (Allah) knoweth best all that they do.”

Without doubt Allah SWT is most merciful and forgiving – however HE is also very strict in enforcing His punishment on those who violate and disobey His commands. We generally have a misconception that mere belief will guarantee us Jannah. However the above verses make it clear that jannah is earned through serving Allah SWT.  There are many verses that bear testimony to the fact that Allah SWT is most just and will take everything into account.

99 :7 Then shall anyone who has done an atom´s weight of good, see it!
99:8 And anyone who has done an atom´s weight of evil, shall see it.

Continues tomorrow…

Salaam/Peace

Surah Saad (38) 20/04/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 37 (Saad)

Verse 27 Not without purpose did We create heaven and earth and all between! that were the thought of Unbelievers! but woe to the Unbelievers because of the Fire (of Hell)!

Cross ref 11:7 ….”that He might try you, which of you is best in conduct. But if thou were to say to them, “Ye shall indeed be raised up after death”, the Unbelievers would be sure to say, “This is nothing but obvious sorcery!”
45:22 Allah created the heavens and the earth for just ends, and in order that each soul may find the recompense of what it has earned, and none of them be wronged.

We need to reflect on the above verses and seriously ponder on our conduct and attitude towards our fellow beings and our responsibility to our Creator. Are we fulfilling our obligations? Do we fit the description in 2:142 ‘Thus, have We made of you an Ummat justly balanced, that ye might be witnesses over the nations, and the Messenger a witness over yourselves…..’

Continues tomorrow…

Salaam/Peace

Surah Saad (38) 19/04/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 38 (Saad)

Verse 26  O David! We did indeed make thee a vicegerent on earth: so judge thou between men in truth (and justice): Nor follow thou the lusts (of thy heart), for they will mislead thee from the Path of Allah: for those who wander astray from the Path of Allah, is a Penalty Grievous, for that they forget the Day of Account.

Prophet Dawood (A. S)was the ruler of a powerful kingdom , yet when he made a wrong decision …verse 24 ….”and David gathered that We had tried him: he asked forgiveness of his Lord, fell down, bowing (in prostration), and turned (to Allah in repentance)”
he displayed transparency and  extreme humility by taking immediate responsibility for his actions.He did not make excuses or look for the services of spin doctors to justify his decision – today’s leaders are more concerned about holding on to power at the expense of truth and justice.

Continues tomorrow…Insha Allah

Salaam/Peace

Surah Saad (38) 18/04/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 38 (Saad)

Verse 4 So they wonder that a Warner has come to them from among themselves! and the Unbelievers say, “This is a sorcerer telling lies!

Verse 5 “Has he made the gods (all) into one Allah? Truly this is a wonderful thing!”

Verse 6 And the leader among them go away (impatiently), (saying), “Walk ye away, and remain constant to your gods! For this is truly a thing designed (against you)!

The above verses further amplify the attitudes of the unbelievers who are relentless in their efforts to reject the Ultimate source of Guidance and Truth.

They made no effort to study the scripture for themselves and then obstructed the path of Truth with emotional language. We find that this attitude persists today as well, even with Muslims who make very little effort to study the Quran and are dismissive of its simple teachings preferring tradition instead. Allah SWT constantly urges us to read and ponder over the Ayah of the Quran and not to be blind followers like people of the past.Cross Ref : 2:121

“Those to whom We have sent the Book study it as it should be studied: They are the ones that believe therein: Those who reject faith therein,- the loss is their own.”

Continues tomorrow…

Salaam/Peace

Surah Saad (38) 17/04/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 38 (Saad)

Verse 1 Sad: By the Qur´an, Full of Admonition: (This is the Truth).

Verse 2 But the Unbelievers (are steeped) in self-glory and Separatism.

Verse 3  How many generations before them did We destroy? In the end they cried (for mercy)- when there was no longer time for being saved!

The above verses aptly demonstrate the attitude of the unbelievers towards The Truth – Al Quran. Instead of embracing It and  acknowledging  it as Grace and Mercy from The Lord of The Universe , they reject and oppose this Blessing that is designed to lead humanity out of darkness and into enlightenment.
Furthermore by discarding This Truth they deprive themselves of The Pristine Guidance that Allah SWT has sent down . They eventually indulge in  futile  practices such as self praise and sectarianism .

30:32 Those who split up their Religion, and become (mere) Sects,- each party rejoicing in that which is with itself!

Such people are not only losers in this world but they will be full of regrets in the Hereafter when it will be too late to expect The Mercy Of Allah SWT.

Continues tomorrow … insha Allah

Salaams / Peace