JUZ 5 – WALMUHSINAAT – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 2)

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The title of the fourth chapter of the Qur’an (An Nisaa) means “Women.” It deals with many issues regarding women, family life, marriage, and divorce. Chronologically, the chapter also falls shortly after the Muslims’ defeat at the Battle of Uhud.

Surah An Nisa Ayahs 24 to 147 (Part 2)

  • [4:59] Judge fairly between two parties, even though you prefer one of them! Solve arguments looking at what Allah instructs and not in ways you “feel” is best.
  • [4:69] Obeying Allah and His Messenger will make you gain the companionship of the prophets, siddiqeen, martyrs and righteous ones in Jannah.
  • [4:76] The Believers strive in the way of Allah and the disbelievers strive in the way of Taghoot and both groups have different goals.
  • [4:78] No matter how safe you think you are, death will find you- so don’t ever fear men over Allah- and do your duty.
  • [4:79] Whenever you are afflicted by pain or problems, reflect over your past sins and immediately repent.
  • [4:82] Contemplate (tadabbur) at least one ayah from the Quran a day.
  • [4:86] Say Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu to those you know and those you do not know of Muslims.
  • [4:92] Killing/Murdering a believer intentionally is the most hateful thing to Allah and its punishment is the Hell fire.
  • [4:97] There’s a big reward for the ones who do hijrah for the pleasure of Allah. One can also do hijrah by leaving off a sinful life, repenting and turning to Allah.
  • [4:103] Make praying ON TIME a priority and ask Allah to help you pray on time. You will instantly feel the effect on your emaan when you pray on time. Qasr [shortening the prayer] is allowed during travelling and Salat Al Khawf is allowed during war.
  • [4:104] After praying, do a lot of dhikr and tasbeeh, whether it is while you are sitting, standing or lying down. Just remember Allah a lot.
  • [4:114] Secret talk is allowed if it is regarding a righteous deeds. However secret talk while you backbite, gossip and envy is forbidden.
  • [4:119] Know shaytan is your enemy and increase in saying with conviction (as if it is a sword): aoodhu billahi minash shaytanir rajeem! Study ways how shaytan deceives people and learn from them.
  • [4:123] Success is only achieved by doing righteous deeds and not by wishful thinking. Take steps to please Allah and watch your life get better.
  • [4:128] Arguments between a husband and wife can be solved by forfeiting rights between each other. This peaceful agreement is better than divorce.
  • [4:134] Don’t just expect reward of Dunya. Strive in doing good deeds while focusing on the reward of the Hereafter.
  • [4:136] Believers should always keep adhering to their eeman and maintain it so that their actions become righteous.
  • [4:135] Always stand up and witness to the truth, even if it is against yourself.
  • [4:139] Never seek your honour in careers, reputations, joining forces with those who don’t fear Allah in order to gain power or to win an argument. Real honour (‘izzah) is in Islam and obeying Allah.
  • [4:140] It’s not allowed to sit in gatherings when people make fun of Islam or the commands of Allah.
  • [4:142] You have energy for anything but when it comes to salah you feel tired? Standing lazy in salah, praying differently when with people and not being present with your heart are signs of hypocrites. Check yourself!
  • [4:142-143] Deceiving Allah, being lazy in performing prayers or showing off when praying, not remembering Allah and always staying doubting about the aspects of Deen are traits of the hypocrites.
  • [4:146] Stay away from hypocrisy. Repent, return to Allah, hold on to His rules and submit truly and sincerely to Islam.
  • [4:147] Be more grateful and complain less. Constantly complaining about big or small matters becomes a habit ( it’s too hot! the same food again? etc). Realize that being grateful is a way to avert the punishment of Allah.
    May Allah guide us to reflect and act on these points, Aameen !!

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

JUZ 5 – WALMUHSINAAT – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1)

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The title of the fourth chapter of the Qur’an (An Nisaa) means “Women.” It deals with many issues regarding women, family life, marriage, and divorce. Chronologically, the chapter also falls shortly after the Muslims’ defeat at the Battle of Uhud.

Surah An Nisa Ayahs 24 to 147 (Part1)

  • [4:24] Men are forbidden to marry already married women.
  • [4:25] Nikah is the only way to fulfill a person’s sexual desires and it’s a noble contract between two serious people. There is no concept of a boyfriend girlfriend relationship in Islam.
  • [4:28] Always think well of Allah azza wa jall and never think His laws are making things difficult for you. Allah ‘azza wa jall wants you to prosper and truly, by not following His instructions you are making your own life difficult.
  • [4:29] Allah Ta’ala prohibits His believing servants from illegally acquiring each other’s property using various dishonest methods such as Riba, gambling and other wicked methods that appear to be legal, but Allah knows that, in reality, those involved seek to deal in interest.
  • [4:29] Murder and suicide are strictly prohibited. Both acts are Haraam and carry severe punishment in the Akhirah.
  • [4:31] Keep away from major sins (kabaa’ir) like shirk, disobedience to parents, e.t.c. and Allah will remove all your minor sins AND He will give you Jannah, now that is Mercy.
  • [4:32] Do not wish for what other people are given, of blessings or luxuries that you don’t possess, for this is decreed for them by Allah who is All Wise All Knowing, and wishing [or envying] does not change its decree. However, Allah tells you to ask Him for His favor and He will grant it to you, if it is best for you. For indeed He is Most Generous and Most Giving
  • [4:34] Men are in charge of women because of their physical strength and their responsibility of earning livelhood.
  • [4:34] A righteous woman is obedient to her husband and protects her honor and her husband’s property when he is absent.
  • [4:36] Being kind to parents is mentioned directly after worshiping Allah alone: We need to stop ourselves from shouting at our parents and strive to do good for them. Be good to close and far neighbours and remember this is an act of ibaadah.
  • [4:38] Never give sadaqah to show off to others.
  • [4:51] Believing in Jibt (sorcery) and Taghut (shaytan) is Shirk and there’s no forgivness for this sin.
  • [4:56] The punishment for disbelieving in the ayaat of Allah is Hellfire which burns the skins over and over again. Imagine the skin being roasted in the Hellfire; the skin is an extremely sensitive part of the body and very sensitive to pain. May Allah protect our necks and skins from the Hell Fire.
  • [4:58] Every Amanah [trust] is important, even of a child.

Part 2

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