Surah Zumar (39) 29/04/2016

In the name of Allah, most Kind, most Merciful

Sura 39 (Zumar-Crowds)

Despair not of Allah’s mercy

Verse 53: Say: “O my Servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah: for Allah forgives all sins: for He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

As humans we often falter and make mistakes, but the doors of Allah’s forgiveness and mercy are always open.  It is part of Allah (SWT)’s mercy to forgive us and give us opportunities to grow and develop ourselves.  Every moment of life affords us an opportunity to enter the door of Allah’s mercy and we should not hesitate to take this opportunity.  As Allah (SWT) repeatedly mentions: He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.  The next verse makes it clear:

Verse 54: “Turn ye to our Lord (in repentance) and bow to His (Will), before the Penalty comes on you: after that ye shall not be helped.

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…



Surah Zumar (39) 28/04/2016


With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 39 (Zumar-Crowds)

Allah is enough! No fear!

Verse 36: Is not Allah enough for his Servant? But they try to frighten thee with other (gods) besides Him! for such as Allah leaves to stray, there can be no guide.

Fear is a powerful tool employed to control and dominate people. A good example is the story of Pharoah, forcing people into obedience. Here we are told that fear is cast to sway people from the Truth by creating false fears. Fear of idols cursing or the curse formed out of superstition, the fear of being ostracized or cast out, the fear of loss of power or fame.  However, these are illegitimate fears since it does not factor in the power of Allah (SWT). The verse begins with “Enough is Allah”. This short statement speaks volumes. Such unjustified fear is like the spiders web (Sura Ankabut) – truly flimsy.

Allah (SWT) advises in Sura 3 Verse 175: It is only the evil one that suggests to you the fear of His votaries: be ye not afraid of them, but fear me, if ye have Faith.

Continues tomorrow…