Surah Mumin (40) 03/05/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 40 (Mumin)
Our actions will determine our fate in the afterlife
Verses 15-18 “…by His Command doth He send the Spirit (of inspiration) to any of His servants he pleases, that it may warn (men) of the Day of Mutual Meeting, The Day whereon they will (all) come forth: not a single thing concerning them is hidden from Allah. Whose will be the dominion that Day?” That of Allah, the One the Irresistible, That Day will every soul be requited for what it earned; no injustice will there be that Day, for Allah is Swift in taking account. …. No intimate friend nor intercessor will the wrong-doers have, who could be listened to.”

A primary focus of Revelation is to bring people to the realisation of the day of accountability which is here referred to as the Day of Mutual Meeting.   Allah conscientises us to live knowing that we will have to account for our actions and that nothing will be hidden from Allah SWT on that Day.  Our status in the hereafter will be based upon our actions.  In other words we will “earn” or “strive” for our own fates and our eventual destiny lies in our own hands.  The wrongdoers are forewarned that their hopes of attaining salvation through intercession are false and that their only hope will be through their good deeds.   A reminder to us to believe and work righteous deeds to attain Allah’s pleasure.
Cross reference : 39:74
Continues tomorrow…
Salaam/Peace

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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