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

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Surah An-Naml (27) 08/01/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Surah 27 (The Ant)

Lessons from Sulaiman’s AS story

Verses 15-17

“We gave (in the past) knowledge to David and Solomon: and they both said: Praise be to Allah, Who has favored us above many of His servants who believe!
And Solomon was David’s heir. He said: O ye people! We have been taught the speech of Birds, and on us has been bestowed (a little) of all things: this is indeed Grace manifest (from Allah. )
And before Solomon were marshalled his hosts, of Jinns and men and birds, and they were all kept in order and ranks.”

Sulaiman was granted great knowledge among the numerous other unique blessings he received from Allah. Rather than becoming arrogant and using it for selfish gains, he built a kingdom like no other, ensuring justice and social benefit for his people. He continuously showed gratitude to Allah.

In contrast we have the example of Qaroon, who was from the people of Moosa AS. See Cross Ref: 28:76-82

Qaroon had been blessed with abundance of wealth. But unlike Sulaiman, he did not show gratitude but “He said: This has been given to me because of a certain knowledge which I have…” and “he went forth among his people in the (pride of his worldly) glitter.” And thus he was punished “Then We caused the earth to swallow up him and his house; and he had not (the least little) party to help him against Allah, nor could he defend himself.”

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…

Salaams/ Peace