Category Archives: Qur’aan

05 Nov

Every nation and her Imaam

(And remember) the Day when We shall call together all human beings with their (respective) Imam. So whosoever is given his record in his right hand, such will read their records, and they will not be dealt with unjustly in the least.

[Qur’aan 17:71]

 

And some of the Salaf said: This is the greatest honor for the 'aSHaab al-Hadiith because their Imaam is the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

[Tafsir Ibn Kathiir]

 

A group of scholars said the Imaam in this Verse refers to the Book which was revealed to the Prophet (peace be upon them all) of every nation. The Qur'aan was revealed to our Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

Another group of scholars holds the opinion that the Imaam in the Verse refers to the book of deeds of each person. 

[Tafsir al-Tabari]

 

Some jaahils think that the Imaam refers to one of the four Imaams. These jaahils of the Ummah are mainly from among the hardcore muqalliduun of this Ummah. They worship their Imaams. They will go to lengths to misinterpret the Qur'aan to defend their falsehood. Stay clear of them. 

01 Nov

You sin and sin but He forgives

Indeed, those who have believed then disbelieved, then believed, then disbelieved, and then increased in disbelief – never will Allah forgive them, nor will He guide them to a way.

[Qur’aan 4:137]

 

The Verse is evidence that if they did not increase in kufr, but returned to Imaan and gave up the kufr they were upon, Allaah would forgive them even if they had had repeatedly apostatized.

 

When such is the ruling regarding the one who commits kufr [he apostates and then  returns and then apostates and then returns and Allaah still forgives him despite his repetitive behavior] then when it comes to disobedience which is other than disbelief, it is only more likely that a slave even if he has repeated the disobedience and then repented that Allaah will repeatedly forgive him.

 

Reference(s):

Tafsir al-Sa'di

 

A person commits apostasy. Then, he believes. He again commits apostasy. Then, he returns to Islaam. He commits apostasy again but returns to Imaan for good. 

 

Allaah forgives him and accepts him.

 

This is the case with a sin as bad as apostasy. There is not a sin as bad as apostasy

 

If a person commits a sin, which is less severe than apostasy, then it is only more likely that Allaah will forgive him regardless of how many times he has repeated the sin as long as he repents with sincerity each time and with full resolve that he will not return to the sin.

 

If he falters, repents, and tries again, Allaah will forgive him in shaa Allaah. Allaah will continue to forgive him as long as he continues to repent sincerely.  

 

24 Oct

The mau’uudah

And when the mau'uudat[u] is asked

[Qur’aan 81:8]

 

Hasnaa' 'ibnah mu'aawiyah al-Suraimiyyah reported from her uncle who said: 

I said: O Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) who is in Paradise? He said: The Prophet is in Paradise and the shahiid is in Paradise and the child is in Paradise and the mau'uudah is in Paradise.

[Musnad Ahmad]

 

al-suyuuTi said its chain of narrators is hasan
al-haytami said all the narrators are the narrators of al-Sahiih [those whom Imaam al-Bukhaari narrated from in his Sahiih] except for Muhammad bin mu'aawiyyah bin SaaliH and he is reliable
al-albaani considered it hasan [authentic].

 

al-mau'uudah: She is the one the people of al-jaahiliyyah would bury (alive) out of detest. 

 

20 Oct

Are you a munaafiQ?

Give to the munaafiQiin the tidings that there is for them a painful torment.

[Qur’aan 4:138]

 

The munaafiQuun will suffer a painful torment. 

 

Are you from among the munaafiQuun? Have you ever looked at what you do and asked yourself the question that you might be from among them?

 

Or maybe you have a trait they have. A very dirty trait

 

Do you know what that trait is? Read the next Verse:

 

Those who take disbelievers for Auliya' (protectors or helpers or friends) instead of believers, do they seek honour, power and glory with them? Verily, then to Allah belongs all honour, power and glory.

[Qur’aan 4:139]

 

Do you do that? Do you take the disbelievers as your friends? Do you feel like you are with them and love them as opposed to your Muslim brothers? Do you think by catering to their sickness you will get respect in this world?

 

Is that why you will sell your believing brother for a disbeliever? So, you can earn respect among the people of this world? Maybe you want power. You want to be in those high positions. Yeah, maybe that is why you follow them around like a little puppy. You are so loyal to them. Your Muslim brothers mean nothing to you. You want the power, respect, and glory

 

If you do, then you know the glad tiding Allaah has given you.

 

You will suffer a painful torment. 

 

03 Oct

Do not look into peoples homes or enter them without permission

O you who have believed, do not enter houses other than your own houses until you ascertain welcome and greet their inhabitants. That is best for you; perhaps you will be reminded.

[Qur’aan 24:27]

 

It was narrated from Sahl bin Sa'd As-Saidi that a man looked through a hole in the door of the Prophet, who had with him a kind of comb with which he was scratching his head. 

When the Messenger of Allah saw him he said: "If I had known that you were watching me, I would have stabbed you in the eye with this. 

This rule of asking permission has been ordained so that one may not look unlawfully (into people's houses).

[Sunan al-Nasaa’i, Sahih al-Bukhaari, and Sahih Muslim]

 

What a heinous crime it is to look into someone's house without permission. Do you not read that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "If I had known that you were watching me, I would have stabbed you in the eye with this?"

 

This is just for looking into a house without the permission of the owner. Imagine how horrible the act of breaking into someone's house must be in front of Allaah.

 

A mess of a translation

 

This hadith has been mistranslated at Sunnah.com here. It has been translated correctly at other places on the website. However, in the link mentioned the author [from whom the website took the translation] seems to have made a complete mess. 

 

For starters the chapter heading has been mistranslated 

 

بَابُ الاسْتِئْذَانُ مِنْ أَجْلِ النَّظَرِ

 

The author translated it as:

Asking permission without looking

 

That is incorrect. The correct translation is:

 

Asking permission was a result [i.e. it had been prescribed because of] the sight

 

Second, the author translated the hadiith as:

 

إِنَّمَا جُعِلَ الإِذْنُ مِنْ أَجْلِ الْبَصَرِ‏

 

"The ear is put in the place of the eye."

 

The Hadiith has nothing to do with the ear!!! Instead, the correct translation is:

 

Seeking permission has been prescribed because of the sight [i.e. in order to protect against a person looking into the house at something he was not supposed to].

 

This highlights why one needs to be careful when reading translated material.

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