O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones, over which are [appointed] angels, harsh and severe; they do not disobey Allah in what He commands them but do what they are commanded. [66:6]
This verse 😦 Ya rabbi, protect us and our families from the fire, ameen. ❤
Allah presents an example of those who disbelieved: the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot. They were under two of Our righteous servants but betrayed them, so those prophets did not avail them from Allah at all, and it was said, “Enter the Fire with those who enter.” 66:10
Profound! People are all about benefits, and being “hooked up” by others who are higher up. This may work in this world, but no one will be “hooking us up” in the hereafter. There are no shortcuts to jannah. You could be a wife of the prophet, and that says nothing. It doesn’t guarantee you’ll end up in jannah. It’s also a reminder not to judge others. Sometimes some family members are practicing and others are not.
People looking to get married often tend to say, I want someone whose family is practicing. This doesn’t mean anything … yes if they have good parents they’ll have good values, but it can be that the family isn’t practicing yet the person is, and they’re a great human being.
And conceal your speech or publicize it; indeed, He is Knowing of that within the breasts. Does He who created not know, while He is the Subtle, the Acquainted? [67:13-14]
*Goosebumps* Especially given the ending of this verse, Al Lateef (the subtle one), and Al Khabeer (the all aware).
Indeed, mankind was created anxious: When evil touches him, impatient, And when good touches him, withholding [of it], Except the observers of prayer – … [70:20-22]
Anxious. Human beings are created anxious. So so true. If you’re dealing is medical depression and anxiety then you seek professional help. However, if you’re facing your usual life struggles and feeling a bit anxious about your life then they way to combat is given to you … prayer, the next verse says “those who are constant in their prayer”.
Must. Stick. To. Prayer.
No. Matter. What.
[And asking them], “What put you into Saqar?” They will say, “We were not of those who prayed, Nor did we used to feed the poor. And we used to enter into vain discourse with those who engaged [in it], And we used to deny the Day of Recompense Until there came to us the certainty.” [74: 42-47]
Again, one of the main reasons (always repeated) for people to end up in the hellfire is because they didn’t pray.
And you do not will except that Allah wills. Indeed, Allah is ever Knowing and Wise. [76:30]
You and I cannot will anything, cannot want anything, cannot attempt anything, without the will of Allah swt.
Indeed, it is He who originates [creation] and repeats. And He is the Forgiving, the Affectionate, Honorable Owner of the Throne, Effecter of what He intends. [85:13-16]
The effector of what he intends. Profound. There is a plan, Allah swt is the planner. Everything in life happens for a reason.
No! [But] indeed, man transgresses Because he sees himself self-sufficient. Indeed, to your Lord is the return. [96: 6-8]
Sufficient. We are so not self-sufficient. This whole craze with being independent is ridiculous. We’ve become so selfish. It’s all about our happiness and that is it. And that is essentially why we live in a world of such unhappy people. We were never meant to be *self-sufficient*.
We are a communal people. We are interdependent. We are always meant to be of those who give. Happiness lies in serving others and shifting the focus off of your selfish selves.
Have you seen the one who denies the Recompense? For that is the one who drives away the orphan And does not encourage the feeding of the poor. So woe to those who pray [But] who are heedless of their prayer – Those who make show [of their deeds] And withhold [simple] assistance. [107: 1-7]
This verse I found fascinating. Maybe all these inherent diseases we have, being stingy, not praying, withholding kindness … there’s a deeper reason. We don’t believe. Again, *goosebumps*.
May Allah swt bless us with belief, tawakkul and complete reliance upon Him. May we be blessed with His mahabbah, His love <3, ameen.
May the little that we have done in this blessed month be accepted from us, ameen.
Eid Mubarak, Everone! ❤