JUZ 7 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 2)

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The main theme of this beautiful surah is Tawheed. At-Tabarani recorded that Ibn `Abbas said,

“All of Surat Al-An`am was revealed [at once] in Makkah at night, accompanied by seventy thousand angels, raising their voices in glorification of Allah” 

The beginning of Sura Al-An’am picks up the topic of Allah’s creation, and the many signs which are present for those who are open-minded to the evidence of Allah’s handiwork.

Surah Al-An’am  1 to 110

  • [6:3] Allah Ta’ala is aware of all conditions and actions so beware of doing wrong even when you are hidden from the people.
  • [6:6] Read about the destroyed generations from the past mentioned in the Quran with the purpose of learning from their mistakes and check yourself if you are guilty of similar crimes.  Repent and return to Allah before it’s too late.
  • [6:8] What is the point of ‘emaan‘ when the unseen would be visible? Do you see the beauty of having emaan? You are believing in things and scenes which you ‘haven’t seen’ – and you will be rewarded for this beautiful faith. Have strong emaan in al ghayb.
  • [6:14] Focus and ponder over the signs of Allah  and disassociating yourself from shirk, proclaim of being Muslim submitting to Allah alone.
  • [6:17] Allah states that He Alone brings benefit or harm, and that He does what He wills with His creatures, none can resist His judgment or prevent what He decrees, SubhanAllah. We have to believe that Allah gives and takes but no one can take away our faith in Allah from our heart. It’s something no one can snatch from you. Even if we are to lose everything in this world, even if we go through the worst of all trials, diseases and sufferings…we should know that it’s His Decree, His Plan for us…if He has touched us with hardship today, we have to believe that it is ONLY HIM WHO has the power to remove it.
    And this realization itself, helps us to navigate through all the bumps and roadblocks in our life. We have submitted to the One Who will never abandon us, never leave us.
    It is recorded in the Sahih that the Messenger of Allah used to supplicate,

 

اللَّهُمَّ لَا مَانِعَ لِمَا أَعْطَيْتَ وَلَا مُعْطِيَ لِمَا مَنَعْتَ، وَلَا يَنْفَعُ ذَا الْجَدِّ مِنْكَ الْجَد
“O Allah, there is none Who can avert what You grant or give what You deprive, and no fortune ever helps the fortunate against You”.  (Sahih)
  • [6:21] Receiving a blessing while you have been of the thankful ones, shows Allah is pleased with you but the ones who receive blessings while they have been disobedient…their blessing is nothing but a respite for them to increase in sins.
  • [6:33-36] Be concerned about bringing your family, friends and others in your community to the straight path but do not let the concern eat you up. Do not grieve if they don’t listen, if they insult and ridicule you…remember only the one who wants to be guided will be guided by Allah in’sha Allah.
  • [6:46] The blessings of seeing, listening and responding from the heart are enormous blessings…we should thank Allah for them.
  • [6:53] When you do da’wah don’t turn away from the people who are weak or low in worldly status but high in eeman. Treat everyone equally.
  • [6:54] Our Rabb is the Most Merciful. He has mercy on the one who turns to Him in repentance and forgives his sins.
  • [6:59] Our Rabb is Al ‘Aleem. He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth but He knows it. He knows what our souls whisper to us and He is closer to us “than the jugular vein”. So He knows what you are going through, what you are feeling. Your Lord does not forget either; so do not think that anything you have done has gone to waste. He knows when you prevented yourself from doing bad for His sake, so just because you didn’t see the result of your choice immediately, don’t think that it went unnoticed. Just know that Allah knows.
  • [6:61] Our Rabb is Al Qahir. He has full power over His servants so He can send His angel to us and take away our soul any time He wills. So let’s ask ourselves: Are we prepared for that moment?
  • [6:63-65] Our Rabb is Al Qadir – Able to do everything. He is All Able to send a punishment our way because of our sins from above or below us. He is the Only One who can save us from distress on land and in the darkness of the sea. So why can’t we accept these facts with our hearts and minds and leave off shirk and bidd’ah?
  • [6:74-79] Learn how Prophet Ibrahim(alayhissalam) searched for signs and observed the whole universe, then recognised the Truth and made Allah the focus of His devotion and worship. He said:
    إِنِّى وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِىَ لِلَّذِى فَطَرَ السَّمَـوَتِ وَالاٌّرْضَ حَنِيفاً وَمَآ أَنَاْ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ
    “Indeed, I have turned my face toward He who created the heavens and the earth, inclining toward truth, and I am not of those who associate others with Allah .” 
  • [6:83-87] Your sacrifices for Deen will never go wasted. Prophet Ibrahim (alayhissalam) left his family/his community and sacrificed everything for the sake of Allah so Allah rewarded him by blessing him progeny (with children and grandchildren) who were also blessed with prophethood and were of the chosen righteous ones.
  • [6:92] Read the Qur’an, understand and follow its rulings…for, by doing so, Allah will fill your life with all sorts of blessings.
  • [6:93] Visualize how the angels at death will seize the souls of the wrongdoers and sincerely pray not to be one of them.
  • [6:94] Remind yourself you won’t take your houses, cars and fashion into your grave. The money you worry about now is insignificant on the scales in the Hereafter.
  • [6:99] Realize the blessing of food and say bismillah when you eat from your heart, remembering Who provides you with all this food. Say the sunnah supplication when you finish food and teach others.
  • [6:101-104] Read the meaning of these verses asd know that your Rabb is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. He is self sufficient, has no partners nor children. He is the Creator of everything you see and don’t see. Vision perceives Him not, but He perceives [all] vision; He is the Most Gentle, Most Aware of everything. Don’t be blind to His power, recognize and accept the facts and submit to the One True God – Allah.
May Allah guide us to reflect and act on these points. Aameen

 

English Compilation: Sr. Mariam Anwer ( Quest for Paradise)

Part 1

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