REFLECTIONS ON JUZ 17

SURAH AL-ANBIYAA

  • Every living being is created from water, it’s a scientific fact which is known only few years, but it is mentioned in Quran 1400 years ago, another proof Quran is from Allah subhana’watalah, it’s not man made.  (Ayah 30)
  • If Imaan is like that of Ibrahim (A.S) then fire will not harm. Make your Imaan strong & you will seek Allah’s help in’sha’Allah when there is no way out. (Ayah 69)
  • In intense pain & sickness, we should recite this dua انِّي مسنّي الضَّر و انتَ ارحم الرّحمين (Ayah 83)
  • Dua of karb and a best tasbeeh لا اله الا الله الا انت سبحنك انّى كنت من ا لظلمين  (Ayah 87)

SURAH AL-HAJJ

  • Deen is not by choice, if things are going easy I follow it , when tide is going against me I leave it. This Attitude will lead to loss of both worlds. (Ayah 11)
  • May Allahsubhana’watalah save us from the torment of hell fire. Dresses of fire already cut , hot boiling water being poured over heads and inmates can’t run away from the punishment, should not take these warnings easy. (Ayah 19-20)
  • Does my heart tremble from the remembrance of Allah? It’s a test of being humble. (Ayah 35)
  • If we help and work for cause of deen Allah subhana’watalah will surely help us. (Ayah 40)

Written By Sr. Uzma Hussain

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REFLECTIONS ON SURAH AL-ANBIYAA

Surah Al Anbiyaa ( The Prophets)

This surah starts with warning.

  • اقتربللناسحسابهم

The audit is coming near and people are completly ignoring that. People do not take these warnings seriously. People are heedless. Ayah 1-3

  •  كل نفس ذاءقة الموت

Everyone is going to taste death and We (Allah) ‘ll test every one with evil and good, and you ll return to Us. Ayah 35

  •  ونضع الموازين القسط

“And We place the scales of justice for the Day of Resurrection, so no soul will be treated unjustly at all. And if there is [even] the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it forth. And sufficient are We as accountant.” Ayah 47

  •  وهذا ذكر مبرك انزلنه This Quran is blessed reminder:

    “And this [Qur’an] is a blessed message which We have sent down. Then are you with it unacquainted?”Ayah 50

  •  وماارسلنكالارحمة للعلمين Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is mercy to all mankind:

    “And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.” Ayah 107

  •  رب لا تذرني فردا و انت خير الوارثين

“And [mention] Zechariah, when he called to his Lord, “My Lord, do not leave me alone [with no heir], while you are the best of inheritors.” So We responded to him, and We gave to him John, and amended for him his wife. Indeed, they used to hasten to good deeds and supplicate Us in hope and fear, and they were to Us humbly submissive.” Ayah 89-90

Lessons we learnt:

– Rush to good deeds

– Make dua with hope and fear

– Be humble

  • وربناالرحمنالمستعان

[The Prophet] has said, “My Lord, judge [between us] in truth. And our Lord is the Most Merciful, the one whose help is sought against that which you describe.” Ayah 112

Let’s get ready for our accounts . Every one of us is going to die. And the scales of justice is going to count our amal – our deeds. This quran is a reminder so go back to this every day. Follow prophet’s ﷺ  teachings, sunnah. And our Rabb – Judge, He helps whoever asks His help. So let us work hard for that day of qiyamah, which is near.

  • Allah subhana’watalah has told us about supplications of different Prophets, how they call Allah with fear and hope and Allah has accepted their duas. So, we should ask Him with those words.

 

Written By Sr. Shabana Chaudhry

ALLAH subhana’watalah TESTS HIS SERVANTS AS HE WILLS

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A general perception is if Allah subhana’watalah loves a person, then He would make his entire life flowers and sunshine. Moreover, if Allah willed, he could have made life on this earth a paradise with no pain, worry or difficulties of any kind. Unfortunately, this is not the reality of this life. But there are good reasons.

The Prophets were the most severely tested, Allah tests people according to their strength in religion. Prophet Ayyub (Job) alayhisalam, had plenty of livestock, cattle and crops, many children and beautiful houses, and he was tested in these things, losing every thing he had. Then he was tested with regard to his body, and he was left alone on the edge of the city and there was no one who treated him with compassion apart from his wife, who took care of him. It was said that it reached the stage where she was in need, so she started to serve people (to earn money) for his sake. Then,Prophet Ayyub (Job) alayhisalam, supplicated to his Lord,

وَأَيُّوبَ إِذْ نَادَى رَبَّهُ أَنِّى مَسَّنِىَ الضُّرُّ وَأَنتَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ – فَاسْتَجَبْنَا لَهُ فَكَشَفْنَا مَا بِهِ مِن ضُرٍّ وَءَاتَيْنَـهُ أَهْلَهُ وَمِثْلَهُمْ مَّعَهُمْ رَحْمَةً مِّنْ عِندِنَا وَذِكْرَى لِلْعَـبِدِينَ

And (remember) Ayyub, when he cried to his Lord: “Verily, distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy (Surah Al-Anbiya 83)

And Allah Almighty responded as,

فَاسْتَجَبْنَا لَهُ فَكَشَفْنَا مَا بِهِ مِن ضُرٍّ وَءَاتَيْنَـهُ أَهْلَهُ وَمِثْلَهُمْ مَّعَهُمْ رَحْمَةً مِّنْ عِندِنَا وَذِكْرَى لِلْعَـبِدِينَ

“So We answered his call, and We removed the distress that was on him, and We restored his family to him, and the like thereof along with them as a mercy from Ourselves and a Reminder for all those who worship Us”.

(Surah Al-Anbiya 84)

Mus’ad ibn Sa’eed reported: His father asked,

حَسَبِ دِينِهِ فَإِنْ كَانَ دِينُهُ صُلْبًا اشْتَدَّ بَلَاؤُهُ وَإِنْ كَانَ فِي دِينِهِ رِقَّةٌ ابْتُلِيَ عَلَى حَسَبِ دِينِهِ فَمَا يَبْرَحُ الْبَلَاءُ بِالْعَبْدِ حَتَّى يَتْرُكَهُ يَمْشِي عَلَى الْأَرْضِ مَا عَلَيْهِ خَطِيئَةٌ

2398 سنن الترمذي كِتَاب الزُّهْدِ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ما رأيت الوجع على أحد أشد منه على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ

“O Messenger of Allah, which people are tested most severely?” The Messenger of Allah, sallulaho copy said, “They are the prophets, then the next best, then the next best. A man is tried according to his religion. If he is firm in his religion, then his trials will be more severe, and if he is weak in religion, then he is tried according to his strength in religion. The servant will continue to be tried until he is left walking upon the earth without any sin.”

(Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2398 – Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi)

Allah subhana’watalah made him an example for those who are tested by trials, think that Allah do that to them because He do not care for them, so that they may take him as an example of patience in accepting the decrees of Allah and bearing the trials with which He tests His servants as He wills. And Allah has the utmost wisdom with regard to that.

General Attitude: But some of us are easily swayed away from what is good and true. At the slightest misfortune or difficulty, we turn away from God, forgetting that we owe Him everything.

Exceptional Attitude: However, there are few others, who are more patient and remain steadfast on what Allah and His Messenger have given us in the form of guidance. This guidance is to be followed for our benefit, not Lord’s. We are strengthened by adversity, knowing full well that each test provides an opportunity to prove our faith, and to turn to Him in prayer and gratitude.

What is required: At the time of difficulty we should look to those worse off than ourselves, not those who are better off and thank God for what we have. It is only through great adversity that we truly appreciate what we have. The blessed month of Ramadan, which some of us dread, but the wisest of us long for, will soon return to remind us of this reality.

We should take every opportunity to remain conscious of God at every moment, making every action, every word, every thought, in fact our whole existence, a form of worship.

Benefit: If we can achieve that, and a very difficult road it is to travel, then we will have earned, by the Mercy of Allah alone, a place of eternal bliss where there will be no pain, or worry, or difficulties of any kind.