Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Allah, the Forgiver

Allah says, interpretation of meaning,
(Say – O Messenger - O My slaves who have committed excesses against their own souls! Do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, He is the all-forgiving, the all-merciful.)
 [Q 39:53]
 Allah, be exalted, commanded His Messenger Muhammad to inform His slaves, who persist in committing sins by following what their own selves desire of wrongdoing and transgression, not to despair of the mercy of Allah because of the multiplicity of their sins. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins of whoever repents, as He is the forgiver of the sins of His repenting slaves, the one who bestows mercy on them. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Outer Appearances

إضافة تسمية توضيحية

(Then she came to her people, carrying him. They said, “O Maryam! Indeed, you have committed a grave thing. O sister of Aaron! You father was not a wicked man, nor was your mother a prostitute”) [Q 19: 27-28]
People are often affected by outer appearances of things. They may base their opinions on them without considering all sides of the issue. The people accused Maryam of committing a grave thing, though they knew her pure biography, and that spent her entire life in worshipping Allah.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Seeking Means

Shake the trunk of the palm-tree toward you, it will drop upon you ripe, fresh dates.” 
[Q 19: 25]
One should seek means within one’s ability. Allah, be exalted, made the trunk of the palm tree produce dates. However, He ordered Maryam to shake the trunk so the dates would fall down, which was within her ability.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Love & Endearment

Verily, those who have believed and done righteous deeds – the most merciful will endear them to His creations
[Q 19:96]
Ka’ab al-Ahbãr said, ‘I read in the Torah that no one is bestowed love except its origin is from Allah, be exalted. Then, He causes it to descend to the people of the heavens, then to the people of the earth. Then, I have read the Qur’an, and found the same meaning in it, that is to say, “Verily, those who have believed and done righteous deeds – the most merciful will endear them to His creations.” [Bahr al-Ulûm, 2/388]

(None in the heavens and the earth but will come before the most merciful as a slave)
[Q 19:93]
On the Day of Judgment, all created beings will admit servitude to Allah, be exalted, even those who deny it in the worldly life.