Category Archives: Qur’aan

23 Feb

Will Allaah make you rich if you get married?

And marry the unmarried among you and the righteous among your male slaves and female slaves. If they should be poor, Allah will enrich them from His bounty, and Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.

[Qur’aan 24:32]


 
The majority of scholars of tafsiir hold the opinion that Allaah has promised to enrich those who are poor and intend to get married.

 

It has been attributed to Ibn Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with both of them) that he said: Allaah ordered to get married and exhorted in regards to it. And He ordered them to marry their free women and slaves. And He promised them richness in regards to that.

 

It has been attributed to Ibn Mas'uud that he said: Seek richness through marriage.

 

This opinion, which the majority of scholars of tafsiir hold, is strengthened by the following hadiith:

 

Narrated Abu Hurairah:

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "There are three who are promised the help of Allah:

The Mukaatab* who wants to buy his freedom,

the one who gets married seeking to keep himself chaste,

and the Mujaahid who fights in the cause of Allah."

[Sunan al-Nasaa’i Hadith No. 3218]

 

 

*Mukaatab: the slave who has made a contract of manumission.

 

The second opinion is that the richness promised in this Verse does not have to do with the richness of wealth. Rather, it has to do with the richness of the self. It refers to contentment.

 

This richness of the self is better than the richness of wealth as can be seen in the following hadiith:

 

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Riches does not mean, having a great amount of property, but riches is self contentment."

[Sahih al-Bukhaari Hadith No. 6446]

 

The richness of wealth is not as good as the richness of the self [i.e. self contentment]

 

Another opinion is that the Verse does not refer to the richness of wealth. Allaah will help a person who seeks to keep himself safe from Zinaa through marriage.

 

If a person is poor and in need to marriage so that he can keep himself safe from Zinaa, Allaah will enrich him by means of the halaal option of marriage so that he may stay away from Zinaa.

 

The fourth opinion is that the Verse is conditional.

 

It is based on the Will of Allaah.

 

Allaah will enrich whom He wills, and He will not enrich whom He chooses not to. This is the condition even though it is not mentioned explicitly in the Verse. Rather, it is known and understood. The like of this has been mentioned in another Verse where Allaah says:

 

And if you fear privation, Allah will enrich you from His bounty if He wills

[Qur’aan 9:26]

 

And in the following Verse:

Allah extends provision for whom He wills and restricts [it]. And they rejoice in the worldly life, while the worldly life is not, compared to the Hereafter, except [brief] enjoyment.

[Qur’aan 13:26]

 

And in the following Verse:

 

No, it is Him [alone] you would invoke, and He would remove that for which you invoked Him if He willed, and you would forget what you associate [with Him].

[Qur’aan 6:41]

 

al-Shawkaani says:

 

Allaah has exhorted us to get married and know that it is the cause of getting rid of poverty. It is not necessary that every poor person will attain this when he gets married. Rather, it is dependant upon the Will of Allaah. There are poor people who got married and they did not attain richness. And it has been said that the Verse means: He will enrich you in regards to your self [i.e. contentment]. And it is said the meaning is that: If you are in need of marriage Allaah will enrich you from His Grace by means of halaal [i.e. getting married] so that you will be able to safeguard against Zinaa. The first opinion is the strongest and evidence for it can be found in the following:

 

And if you fear privation, Allah will enrich you from His bounty if He wills

[Qur’aan 9:26]

 

The unrestricted will be understood in terms of the restricted here [i.e. it is dependant on the Will of Allaah].

 

Some scholars have said it is the same if the richness mentioned in the Verse is that of wealth or self because it is not mentioned in the Verse that this richness will remain present at all times. Rather, when it is attained even for a brief period of time, the promise of the Verse will have come to be.

 

al-Qurtubi says:

If it is asked: We have found those who have gotten married to remain poor [i.e. not get rich]. We will answer: It is not necessary that this state of richness be perpetual. Rather, if it takes place for even one moment, the promise has come true.

 

Ibn al-Qayyim holds the opinion that the richness in this Verse is not for everyone who gets married. It is a promise only for those mentioned in the Verse, namely the women and slaves. They will be made rich. As for the women, they become rich because of the husbands' spending on them. As for the slave, Allaah will enrich him by giving him work or by his master spending on him.

 

17 Feb

Do not ask the dead for help, seriously

O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.

[Qur’aan 2:153]

 

When you face problems, you do not go the graves of dead people and ask them for help.

 

This is not the way of a Muslim.

 

You follow the example of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

 

You do not go to the grave of Abd al-Qaadir Jilaani and yell O Abd al-Qaadir help me.

You do not go to the grave of Ibn 'Arabi and yell Ya Sheikh help.

You do not go to anyone's grave and ask for help.

 

Rather, you follow the example of the best of creation (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

 

Hudhaifah said:

When anything distressed the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), he prayed.

[Sunan Abi Dawud Hadith No. 1319]

 

Ibn Hajr al-asqalaani graded the hadith hasan
al-albaani graded the hadith hasan

 

Follow the Qur'aan and Sunnah. Do not ask dead people to help you. They cannot do anything for you.

 

Follow the way of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

 

Success lies in following only the Qur'aan and the Sunnah.

 

07 Feb

The kaafirs are one millah

And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their millah (religious community, religion, creed, faith). Say, "Indeed, the guidance of Allah is the [only] guidance." If you were to follow their desires after what has come to you of knowledge, you would have against Allah no protector or helper.

[Qur’aan – 2:120]

 


Imaam al-Shaafi'i, Ahmad bin Hanbal, Daawud, Abu Hanifah, and a group of scholars have said that all of the kaafirs are one millah (nation) based on this Verse. In the Verse, Allaah uses the words "their millah" to refer to all of them. They have also used the following hadith to support this view of theirs:

 

 

It was narrated from ‘Amr bin Shu’aib, from his father, from his grandfather, that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

“People of two different millah do not inherit from one another.”

[Sunan Ibn Maajah Hadith No. 2731]

 

 

The two different millah here, according to them, refers to Islaam and Kufr.

 

30 Jan

Things which do not concern you

O you who have believed, do not ask about things which, if they are shown to you, will distress you. But if you ask about them while the Qur'an is being revealed, they will be shown to you. Allah has pardoned that which is past; and Allah is Forgiving and Forbearing.

[Qur’aan 5:101]


"We were forbidden in the Quran to ask the Prophet about anything not imperative…"

[Sunan al-Nasaai’i part of a long Hadith No. 2091]

 

 

This was so that nothing was made impermissible or obligatory as a result of their asking. They were forbidden from asking while the Qur'aan was still being revealed. 

 

There are scholars who have said that this does not apply now since there is no fear of anything being made obligatory or impermissible.

 

The Verse gives insight into the inquisitive nature of humans. We always want to know things. At times, in life, we do not have answers to certain questions yet we continue to search for them. 

 

Then, when we find the answers, we wish we had not known. Regret is all we get when we find the answers. 

 

That is why it is best to leave things which do not concern us. We need to concentrate on things we really need to know. Just like knowing too little can cause problems, so can knowing too much. 


 

29 Jan

This is Imaan

The tyrant (Pharaoh) threatened to cut off their hands and feet from opposite sides and crucify them. Yet, they said we will not obey you over Allaah. 

 

Allaah says:

They said, "Never will we prefer you over what has come to us of clear proofs and [over] He who created us. So decree whatever you are to decree. You can only decree for this worldly life.

[Qur’aan 20:72]

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