Category Archives: Qur’aan

13 Jul

Zechariah’s son was going to be a heir to what?

Let's study the Qur'aan. The best amongst us are the ones who learn the Qur'aan and teach it. There is nothing more noble than learning the Kalaam of Allaah. 

 

Look at the [translation of the] following Verses of the Glorious Qur'aan. Zechariah is supplicating for a son. Can you pick out why he is supplicating for a son?

 

[This is] a mention of the mercy of your Lord to His servant Zechariah


When he called to his Lord a private supplication.


He said, "My Lord, indeed my bones have weakened, and my head has filled with white, and never have I been in my supplication to You, my Lord, unhappy.


And indeed, I fear the successors after me, and my wife has been barren, so give me from Yourself an heir


Who will inherit me and inherit from the family of Jacob. And make him, my Lord, pleasing [to You]."

[Qur’aan 19:2-6]

 

He is supplicating for a son so the son can be a heir who will inherit. But Zechariah was an Apostle. Read the following hadith.

 

Narrated `Aisha:

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Our (Apostles') property should not be inherited, and whatever we leave, is to be spent in charity."

[Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith No. 6727]

 

As you can see, the Apostles' property is not to be inherited. They only leave behind knowledge which is inherited. So, what did Zechariah want his son to be a heir of when we take the above mentioned narration into consideration and read the Qur'aanic Verse in context?

 

Zechariah wanted a son who would inherit his Prophethood. The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) made it clear that the Apostles' property should not be inherited. Then why was Zechariah supplicating for a son who could inherit?

 

He wanted him to inherit his Prophethood and knowledge.

 

Reference(s):

تفسير المنتصر الكتاني
Volume 6 Page 19
 

08 Jul

The waiting period of the woman whose husband died

And those who are taken in death among you and leave wives behind – they, [the wives, shall] wait four months and ten [days]. And when they have fulfilled their term, then there is no blame upon you for what they do with themselves in an acceptable manner. And Allah is [fully] Acquainted with what you do.

[Qur’aan 2:234]

 

When the husband of a woman dies, she is to complete a waiting period of four months and ten days. The rule is applicable to woman regardless of if the marriage had been consumated prior to the death of the husband or not. The Verse does not apply to a woman who is pregnant from her husband and then he dies. Her waiting period is mentioned in the following Verse:

 

"…And for those who are pregnant, their term is until they give birth…"

[Qur’aan 65:4]


Once the pregnant woman gives birth her waiting period is over. The following Hadiith also shows this

 

Narrated Abu Salama:

A man came to Ibn 'Abbas while Abu Huraira was sitting with him and said, "Give me your verdict regarding a lady who delivered a baby forty days after the death of her husband." Ibn 'Abbas said, "This indicates the end of one of the two prescribed periods." I said "For those who are pregnant, their prescribed period is until they deliver their burdens." Abu Huraira said, I agree with my cousin (Abu Salama)." Then Ibn 'Abbas sent his slave, Kuraib to Um Salama to ask her (regarding this matter). She replied. "The husband of Subai'a al Aslamiya was killed while she was pregnant, and she delivered a baby forty days after his death. Then her hand was asked in marriage and Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) married her (to somebody). Abu As-Sanabil was one of those who asked for her hand in marriage".

[Sahih al-Bukhaari Hadith No. 4909]

 

05 Jul

The clothing of righteousness

O children of Adam, We have bestowed upon you clothing to conceal your private parts and as adornment. But the clothing of righteousness – that is best. That is from the signs of Allah that perhaps they will remember.

[Qur’aan 7:26]

 

Imaam al-Tabari mentions the different understandings of the portion of the Verse which reads "the clothing of righteousness" as

Some said it means Imaan
Others said it means Hayaa
Another group said it means good deeds
A fourth group said it means beautiful conduct
A fifth group said it means fear of Allaah
Finally, another group was of the opinion that here it means covering your private parts

 

Reference(s):

Tafsir al-Tabari

04 Jul

Yes, we found true the promise

When the people of Paradise will enter Paradise they will find the promise of their Lord to be true. They will see the rewards which He promised them. They will see the rivers of wine and milk. They will delight on the immense beauty of their virgins. There will be no foul language in Paradise. It will be peace. There will be no fear of anything. 

 

Best of all they will have the Pleasure of their Lord and will get to see Him.

 

They will then call out to the inhabitants of the Fire. They will tell them that they have found the promise of Allaah to be true. Allaah promised them a reward for obeying Him and believing in Him and His Messengers. He sent them this message and promise by means of His Messengers. 

 

They will ask the inhabitants of the Fire if they found the promise to be true as well. Allaah promised a humiliating torment to those who disbelieved in Allaah and His Messengers. Those who disobeyed Allaah would face a painful torment. 

 

The inhabitants of the Fire will respond by saying yes

 

The curse of Allaah is upon the wrongdoers.

 

And the companions of Paradise will call out to the companions of the Fire, "We have already found what our Lord promised us to be true. Have you found what your Lord promised to be true?" They will say, "Yes." Then an announcer will announce among them, "The curse of Allah shall be upon the wrongdoers."

[Qur’aan 7:44]

 

02 Jul

Proclaim your blessings but be smart about it

He said, "O my son, do not relate your vision to your brothers or they will contrive against you a plan. Indeed Satan, to man, is a manifest enemy.

[Qur’aan 12:5]

 

A good dream is a blessing. We are to proclaim our blessings. Allaah says:

 

And as for the favor of your Lord, do announce (it).

[Qur’aan 93:11]

 

Abu Qatadah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "A good vision (dream) is from Allah and a bad dream is from the Satan. He who sees something in a dream that he dislikes, should blow thrice on his left, must seek Allah's Refuge from the evil of the Satan (i.e., by saying: A'udhu billahi minash-Shaitanir-Rajim). Then it will not harm him."

[al-Bukhari and Muslim]

 

At the same time, jealousy and evil eye are real. Jealousy can lead you to make enemies who want to harm you. Do you not see what Yusuf's brothers wanted to do to him because of jealousy?

 

When they said: "Truly, Yusuf (Joseph) and his brother (Benjamin) are loved more by our father than we, but we are 'Usbah. Really, our father is in a plain error.

Kill Joseph or cast him out to [another] land; the countenance of your father will [then] be only for you, and you will be after that a righteous people."

[Qur’aan 12:8-9]

 

Ibn 'Abbas reported Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) as saying:

The influence of an evil eye is a fact; if anything would precede the destiny it would be the influence of an evil eye, and when you are asked to take bath (as a cure) from the influence of an evil eye, you should take bath.

[Sahih Muslim Hadith No. 2188]

 

The evil eye can cause serious harm.

 

You have been ordered not to push yourself into destruction. Allaah says:

 

"…and do not throw yourselves into destruction…"

[Qur’aan 2:195]

 

When you keep all this in mind, you realize that you should proclaim your blessings but only to the ones who will not give you the evil eye and be jealous of you. 

 

And, you need to always recite upon yourself Ruqya which keeps you safe from the evil eye and make dua that Allaah protects you from your enemies and those who are jealous of you. 

 

Narrated Ibn `Abbas:

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used to seek Refuge with Allah for al-Hasan and al-Husain and say: "Your forefather (i.e. Abraham) used to seek Refuge with Allah for Ishmael and Isaac by reciting the following: 'O Allah! I seek Refuge with Your Perfect Words from every devil and from poisonous pests and from every evil, harmful, envious eye.' "

[Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith No. 3371]

 

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