Besides The Kufr They Hide In Their Hearts, Munaafiqoon Are Wicked Opportunists

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said:

وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يَقُولُ آمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ فَإِذَا أُوذِيَ فِي اللَّهِ جَعَلَ فِتْنَةَ النَّاسِ كَعَذَابِ اللَّهِ وَلَئِن جَاءَ نَصْرٌ مِّن رَّبِّكَ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّا كُنَّا مَعَكُمْ ۚ أَوَلَيْسَ اللَّهُ بِأَعْلَمَ بِمَا فِي صُدُورِ الْعَالَمِينَ

Of mankind are some who say: “We believe in Allah,” but if they are made to suffer for the sake of Allah, they consider the trial of mankind as Allah’s punishment, and if victory comes from your Lord, (the hypocrites) will say: “Verily! We were with you (helping you).” Is not Allah Best Aware of what is in the breast of the ‘Alamin (mankind and jinns). [29:10]

Reminders from the above Ayah

Allaah informs us that there are people who neither exercise patience when put to trial nor do they stand firm in facing some of the difficult circumstances. When they are beaten or their wealth is confiscated or humiliated in order to make them leave the fold of Islaam and return to falsehood, they consider the trial of mankind as Allaah’s punishment.  And if victory comes from your Lord [O Muhammad], they will say: “Verily! We were with you [helping you]’’ because it agrees with their desires. This is the category of people about whom Allaah [The Most High] stated:

وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يَعْبُدُ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ حَرْفٍ ۖ فَإِنْ أَصَابَهُ خَيْرٌ اطْمَأَنَّ بِهِ ۖ وَإِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ فِتْنَةٌ انقَلَبَ عَلَىٰ وَجْهِهِ خَسِرَ الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةَ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ هُوَ الْخُسْرَانُ الْمُبِينُ

And among mankind is he who worships Allah as it were, upon the very edge (i.e. in doubt); if good befalls him, he is content therewith; but if a trial befalls him, he turns back on his face (i.e. reverts back to disbelief after embracing Islam). He loses both this world and the Hereafter. That is the evident loss. [22:11]


[Source: (Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer kalaam Al-Mannaan). Abridged and paraphrased]

Out of Haste, Ignorance and Anger, The Human Being Might Supplicate Against Himself [or Herself]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said:

وَيَدْعُ الْإِنسَانُ بِالشَّرِّ دُعَاءَهُ بِالْخَيْرِ ۖ وَكَانَ الْإِنسَانُ عَجُولًا

And man invokes (Allah) for evil as he invokes (Allah) for good and man is ever hasty. [17:11]

This [behaviour] is from the ignorance and hastiness of the human being when he supplicates for evil against himself, his children and his wealth at the time of anger. He hastens to make such an evil supplication just as he hastens to supplicate for something good. But Allaah-out of His kindness-responds to him when he asks for good and not when he asks for evil. Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَلَوْ يُعَجِّلُ اللَّهُ لِلنَّاسِ الشَّرَّ اسْتِعْجَالَهُم بِالْخَيْرِ لَقُضِيَ إِلَيْهِمْ أَجَلُهُمْ

And were Allah to hasten for mankind the evil (they invoke for themselves and for their children, etc. while in a state of anger) as He hastens for them the good (they invoke) then they would have been ruined. [10:11]

To be continued InShaaAllaah


[Source: (Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan). Paraphrased and abridged]

The Wicked Betrayer

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said:

وَكَانَ الشَّيْطَانُ لِلْإِنسَانِ خَذُولًا

And Shaitan (Satan) is ever a deserter to man in the hour of need. [25:29]

Few Reminders from above Aayah:

Shaytaan beautifies falsehood for the human being, makes the truth repugnant to him and gives him false hopes; then he deserts and frees himself from him just as [Allaah has informed us] that after the final Judgement is given on the Day of Judgement, shaytaan will say to all his followers:

وَقَالَ الشَّيْطَانُ لَمَّا قُضِيَ الْأَمْرُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَعَدَكُمْ وَعْدَ الْحَقِّ وَوَعَدتُّكُمْ فَأَخْلَفْتُكُمْ ۖ وَمَا كَانَ لِيَ عَلَيْكُم مِّن سُلْطَانٍ إِلَّا أَن دَعَوْتُكُمْ فَاسْتَجَبْتُمْ لِي ۖ فَلَا تَلُومُونِي وَلُومُوا أَنفُسَكُم ۖ مَّا أَنَا بِمُصْرِخِكُمْ وَمَا أَنتُم بِمُصْرِخِيَّ ۖ إِنِّي كَفَرْتُ بِمَا أَشْرَكْتُمُونِ مِن قَبْلُ

And Shaitan (Satan) will say when the matter has been decided: “Verily, Allah promised you a promise of truth. And I too promised you, but I betrayed you. I had no authority over you except that I called you, so you responded to me. So blame me not, but blame yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can you help me. I deny your former act in associating me (Satan) as a partner with Allah (by obeying me in the life of the world). [14:22]


[Source: (Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan). Abridged and paraphrased]

We Must Strive to Purify Our Intentions at all Times, Refrain From Evil Speech and Rush to Repentance When We Sin

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ وَنَعْلَمُ مَا تُوَسْوِسُ بِهِ نَفْسُهُ ۖ وَنَحْنُ أَقْرَبُ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ حَبْلِ الْوَرِيدِ

إِذْ يَتَلَقَّى الْمُتَلَقِّيَانِ عَنِ الْيَمِينِ وَعَنِ الشِّمَالِ قَعِيدٌ

مَّا يَلْفِظُ مِن قَوْلٍ إِلَّا لَدَيْهِ رَقِيبٌ عَتِيدٌ

And indeed We have created man, and We know what his ownself whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein (by Our Knowledge). (Remember!) that the two receivers (recording angels) receive (each human being after he or she has attained the age of puberty), one sitting on the right and one on the left (to note his or her actions). Not a word does he (or she) utter, but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it). [50:16-18]

Few Reminders from the above Aayaat:

Allaah (The Most High) informed us that He alone created human beings-males and females- and He knows all their state of affairs. He knows everything that is hidden about them and what their own souls whisper to them. Allaah [The Most High] is nearer to them than their jugular veins by His knowledge, even though the jugular vein is the closest thing to the human. Therefore, this should make the human being mindful of Allaah, Who knows all the hidden affairs in the soul and heart of the human being in all circumstances. This should also make the human being shy in the presence of Allaah -that he (or she) is not seen committing what Allaah has forbidden or abandoning what Allaah has commanded. [1]

[1] [Source: (Tayseer Al-kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan). Abridged and paraphrased]

Repentance:

Salaah At-Tawbah [The Prayer of Repentance]

Riches, Poverty, Scarcity and Abundance Are a Trial Through Which Allaah Makes Known Those Exercise Patience and Those Who Are Grateful

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said:

فَأَمَّا الْإِنسَانُ إِذَا مَا ابْتَلَاهُ رَبُّهُ فَأَكْرَمَهُ وَنَعَّمَهُ فَيَقُولُ رَبِّي أَكْرَمَنِ

وَأَمَّا إِذَا مَا ابْتَلَاهُ فَقَدَرَ عَلَيْهِ رِزْقَهُ فَيَقُولُ رَبِّي أَهَانَنِ

As for man, when his Lord tries him by giving him honour and gifts, then he says [puffed up]: “My Lord has honoured me. But when He tries him, by straitening his means of life, he says: “My Lord has humiliated me!”

[89:15-16]

Reminders from Above Aayaat

When tried with richness and wealth, and given in abundance, he says that his lord has honoured him due to what he has been given. And when afflicted with poverty, he says that his lord has degraded him. However, this view of his is not correct; rather he should praise Allaah in both circumstances-in times of poverty and richness. [Ref 1]

The human is ignorant and unjust. He has no knowledge of the final end results of events. He thinks that the situation in which he finds himself is to continue and will never cease. He thinks that the kind treatment and blessings he receives from Allaah in the worldly life is an indication that he is honoured by Allaah and that he is one close to Him. However, not everyone who receives Allaah’s blessings in this worldly life is one honoured by Allaah, and not everyone whom Allaah afflicts with poverty is one humiliated by Allaah; rather riches and poverty, scarcity and abundance are a trial and a test by way of which Allaah makes known those who will show gratitude and those who will exercise patience. [Ref 2]

To be continued..InShaaAllaah


[Ref1: Source: (Zaadul Maseer’ by   Imaam Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullaah). Abridged and paraphrased]

[Ref2: (Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan). Abridged and paraphrased]

How Can The Human Being Turn Away From Allaah?! [O Allaah! Include Us Amongst Those Who Constantly Remember You]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said:

يَا أَيُّهَا الْإِنسَانُ مَا غَرَّكَ بِرَبِّكَ الْكَرِيمِ

ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَكَ فَسَوَّٮٰكَ فَعَدَلَكَ

فِي أَيِّ صُورَةٍ مَّا شَاءَ رَكَّبَكَ

O man! What has made you careless concerning your Lord, the Most Generous? Who created you, fashioned you perfectly, and gave you due proportion; in whatever form He willed, He put you together. [82:6-8]

Few Reminders from The Above Aayah:

Have you [i.e. the human] become negligent regarding the rights of Allaah; or do make a mockery of the punishment He has promised [the evil doers]; or do you disbelieve in His Recompense?! Is He is not the One Who created you, fashioned you perfectly in the best of forms and gave you due proportion? Is it befitting that you disbelieve in the blessings of your Lord or wilfully deny the kindness of the one who showed you kindness? Indeed, this behaviour of yours is out of nothing else, except due to your ignorance, unjust behaviour, obstinacy and thoughtlessness. So, praise Allaah for not making your image similar to that of a dog, a donkey or what is similar to them. And because of this, Allaah said: [فِي أَيِّ صُورَةٍ مَّا شَاءَ رَكَّبَكَ -In whatever form He will, He put you together].

To be continued InShaaAllaa


[Source: (Tayseer al-kareem Ar-Rahmaaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan). Abridged and paraphrased]

One of The Reasons Behind An Ungrateful Servant’s Evil Behaviour

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said in Surah Al-Alaq Aayaat 6-7:

كَلَّا إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَيَطْغَىٰ

أَن رَّآهُ اسْتَغْنَىٰ

إِنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ الرُّجْعَىٰ

Nay! Verily, man does transgress all bounds (in disbelief and evil deed, etc.). Because he considers himself self-sufficient.

Reminders from the Above Aayaat

He considers himself self-sufficient – not in need of his Lord and not in need of obedience to his Lord. This view of his is the cause of every destruction and transgression. It distances him from servitude to Allaah and the fact that he is completely in need of Allaah. [Ref 1]

Due to his ignorance and wrongdoing, he transgresses after considering himself self-sufficient; rebels and becomes haughty towards guidance [i.e. the guidance sent down by Allaah]. He forgets that he will finally return to his Lord and he fears not the recompense [on the day of judgement]; rather he might reach such a state that he abandons guidance and call others to abandon it, such as forbidding (others) from performing the prayer which is the best act of Eemaan. [Ref 2]


[Ref 1: (Badaa’i At-tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu al-Imaam Ibnul Qayyim’ Vol 3. page 344). abridged & paraphrased]

[Ref 2: (Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer kalaam Al-Mannaan of Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah). abridged & slightly paraphrased]

Reflect Upon The Behaviour of An Ungrateful Servant – [O Allaah! Include Us Amongst Your Grateful Servants]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said:

وَإِذَا مَسَّ الْإِنسَانَ الضُّرُّ دَعَانَا لِجَنبِهِ أَوْ قَاعِدًا أَوْ قَائِمًا فَلَمَّا كَشَفْنَا عَنْهُ ضُرَّهُ مَرَّ كَأَن لَّمْ يَدْعُنَا إِلَىٰ ضُرٍّ مَّسَّهُ ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ زُيِّنَ لِلْمُسْرِفِينَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ

And when harm touches man, he invokes Us, lying down on his side, or sitting or standing. But when We have removed his harm from him, he passes on his way as if he had never invoked Us for a harm that touched him! Thus it seems fair to the Musrifun [transgressors] that which they used to do. [Soorah Yoonus. Ayah:12]

Few Reminders from the Above Ayah

When afflicted with illness or calamity, he strives in making supplication. He supplicates to Allaah whilst sitting, standing or lying down on his side so that the calamity is removed. However, when the calamity is removed, he carries on in heedlessness and turns away from his Lord as if he was not afflicted. So what type of ill treatment is greater than this?! He seeks after his goal from Allaah and Allaah fulfils it; however after reaching his goal, he does not give consideration to the Rights of his Lord, as if Allaah has no rights over him. This behaviour is beguilement from shaytaan, who beautifies for a person what sound intellect and [sound] natural disposition disapproves and considers repugnant.


To be continued…InShaaAllaah

[Source: (Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer kalaam Al-Mannaan). Abridged and paraphrased]

 

Reflection

It is He Who made the sun a shining thing and the moon as a light and measured out its (their) stages, that you might know the number of years and the reckoning. Allah did not create this but in truth. He explains the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) in detail for people who have knowledge. Verily, in the alternation of the night and the day and in all that Allah has created in the heavens and the earth are Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) for those people who keep their duty to Allah, and fear Him much.

Reflection

O mankind! Remember the Grace of Allah upon you! Is there any creator other than Allah who provides for you from the sky (rain) and the earth? La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). How then are you turning away (from Him)? And if they belie you (O Muhammad), so were Messengers belied before you. And to Allah return all matters (for decision).