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Glad, Glad Tidings!!!

23rd of Rabi’ Al-Awwal

Suuratul Zumar Verses 17 and 18.

وَٱلَّذِينَ ٱجْتَنَبُوا۟ ٱلطَّـٰغُوتَ أَن يَعْبُدُوهَا وَأَنَابُوٓا۟ إِلَى ٱللَّـهِ لَهُمُ ٱلْبُشْرَىٰ ۚ فَبَشِّرْ عِبَادِ ﴿١٧

ٱلَّذِينَ يَسْتَمِعُونَ ٱلْقَوْلَ فَيَتَّبِعُونَ أَحْسَنَهُۥٓ ۚ أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ هَدَىٰهُمُ ٱللَّـهُ ۖ وَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ هُمْ أُو۟لُوا۟ ٱلْأَلْبَـٰبِ ﴿١٨

17. Those who avoid AtTaghut (false deities) by not worshipping them and turn to Allah in repentance, for them are glad tidings; so announce the good news to My slaves,

 18. Those who listen to the Word and follow the best thereof (i.e. worship Allah Alone, repent to Him and avoid Taghut, etc.) those are whom Allah has guided and those are men of understanding

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Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Volume 8, Page 372

Allah says,

﴿وَالَّذِينَ اجْتَنَبُواْ الطَّـغُوتَ أَن يَعْبُدُوهَا﴾

“Those who avoid At-Taghut by not worshipping them”

Was revealed concerning Zayd bin `Amr bin Nufayl and Abu Dharr and Salman Al-Farisi, may Allah be pleased with them. The correct view is that it includes them and all others who avoided worshipping idols and turned to the worship of Ar-Rahman. These are the people for whom there is good news in this world and in the Hereafter. Then Allah says:

﴿فَبَشِّرْ عِبَادِالَّذِينَ يَسْتَمِعُونَ الْقَوْلَ فَيَـتَّبِعُونَ أَحْسَنَهُ﴾

“so announce the good news to My servants — those who listen to the Word and follow the best thereof”,

meaning, those who understand it and act in accordance with it. This is like the Words of Allah, may He be exalted, to Musa, peace be upon him, when He gave him the Tawrah:

﴿فَخُذْهَا بِقُوَّةٍ وَأْمُرْ قَوْمَكَ يَأْخُذُواْ بِأَحْسَنِهَا﴾

“Hold unto these with firmness, and enjoin your people to take the better therein” (7:145)

﴿أُوْلَـئِكَ الَّذِينَ هَدَاهُمُ اللَّهُ﴾

“those are whom Allah has guided”

Means, those who are described in this manner are the ones whom Allah has guided in this world and the Hereafter.

﴿وَأُوْلَـئِكَ هُمْ أُوْلُو الاٌّلْبَـبِ﴾

“and those are men of understanding”.

Means, they possess sound reasoning and an upright nature.


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Showers of Mercy!!!

8th of Rabi’ Al-Awwal

Suuratul Al-A’raf Verse 57.

وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِى يُرْسِلُ ٱلرِّيَـٰحَ بُشْرًۢا بَيْنَ يَدَىْ رَحْمَتِهِۦ ۖ حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَآ أَقَلَّتْ سَحَابًا ثِقَالًا سُقْنَـٰهُ لِبَلَدٍ مَّيِّتٍ فَأَنزَلْنَا بِهِ ٱلْمَآءَ فَأَخْرَجْنَا بِهِۦ مِن كُلِّ ٱلثَّمَرَٰتِ ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ نُخْرِجُ ٱلْمَوْتَىٰ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَذَكَّرُونَ ﴿٥٧

57. And it is He Who sends the winds as heralds of glad tidings, going before His Mercy (rain). Till when they have carried a heavy-laden cloud, We drive it to a land that is dead, then We cause water (rain) to descend thereon. Then We produce every kind of fruit therewith. Similarly, We shall raise up the dead, so that you may remember or take heed.

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Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 4, Page

 Here, Allah said that He sends the wind that spreads the clouds that are laden with rain. Allah said in another Ayah,

﴿وَمِنْ ءَايَـتِهِ أَن يُرْسِلَ الرِّيَـحَ مُبَشِّرَتٍ﴾

And among His signs is this, that He sends the winds with glad tidings (30:46)

Allah’s statement,

﴿بَيْنَ يَدَىْ رَحْمَتِهِ﴾

going before His mercy.

Means before the rain. Allah also said;

﴿وَهُوَ الَّذِى يُنَزِّلُ الْغَيْثَ مِن بَعْدِ مَا قَنَطُواْ وَيَنشُرُ رَحْمَتَهُ وَهُوَ الْوَلِىُّ الْحَمِيدُ ﴾

And He it is Who sends down the rain after they have despaired, and spreads His mercy. And He is Al-Wali (the Guardian), Al-Hamid (the praiseworthy) (42:28).

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Glad Tidings!!!

Rabi’  Al-Awwal, 1432

Indeed, all praise and thanks are due to Allaah. We praise Him; seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek protection from Him from the evils of our own souls and from our bad deeds. Whomever Allaah guides, no one can misguide him, and whomever He sends astray, there is no other guide for him. I testify that nothing has any right to be worshipped except Allaah alone, having no partner, and I testify that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger-may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, his family, companions and those who follow them in goodness until the Day of Judgment. To proceed:

Assalaam alaykum wa rahmatullaah wa barakatuuh.

Safar (last month) was a struggle, I struggled to remember the islamic date, struggled to catch up on my late start for the monthly recitation, struggled to find a dua in each juz of the Quran and struggled to post something up daily, phew! Alhamdulillaah, its a brand new month, the month of Rabi’ Al-Awwal which literally means the first or beginning of spring so its a new opportunity to improve upon my islamic calendar skills and renew my determination, inshaAllaah.

This month I’m picking a theme that

strengthens the resolve,

lifts the spirits,

chases the blues away,

brightens the day,

comforts the soul, 

gladdens the heart

and finally reminds us why being a MUSLIM is SO the right thing to do both in the short and long term inshaAllaah.

This month I’m making a list via my posts of all glad tidings: joy, mercy, health, wealth, children, contentment, forgiveness, name it and ultimately JANNAH and joy of gazing upon Allaah’s face, Noble and exalted is HE. So join me on the discovery of goodies (its going to be like a child let loose in a candy store) hidden in the Quran as Allaah, exalted is HE says:

بَشِّرِ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ

25. And give glad tidings to those who believe and do righteous good deeds

 إِنَّآ أَرْسَلْنَـٰكَ بِٱلْحَقِّ بَشِيرًا

119. Verily, We have sent you (O Muhammad Peace be upon him ) with the truth (Islam), a bringer of glad tidings….  

(to be continued,inshaAllaah)

PS: Congratulations to my “aburo” and avid reader who had a baby boy last month, may Allaah increase both the mother and son upon good!

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