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Hidden Joy!!!

21st of Rabi’ Al-Awwal

Suuratul Sajdah Verse 17.

فَلَا تَعْلَمُ نَفْسٌ مَّآ أُخْفِىَ لَهُم مِّن قُرَّةِ أَعْيُنٍ جَزَآءًۢ بِمَا كَانُوا۟ يَعْمَلُونَ ﴿١٧

17. No person knows what is kept hidden for them of joy as a reward for what they used to do.

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Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 6, Page 617.

Allaah says,

﴿فَلاَ تَعْلَمُ نَفْسٌ مَّآ أُخْفِىَ لَهُم مِّن قُرَّةِ أَعْيُنٍ﴾

“No person knows what is kept hidden for them of delights of eyes”

Means, no one knows the vastness of what Allah has concealed for them of everlasting joy in Paradise and delights such as no one has ever seen. Because they conceal their good deeds, Allah conceals the reward for them, a fitting reward which will suit their deeds. Al-Hasan Al-Basri said, “If people conceal their good deeds, Allah will conceal for them what no eye has seen and what has never crossed the mind of man. It was recorded by Ibn Abi Hatim. Al-Bukhari quoted the Ayah and recorded that Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, said that the Messenger of Allah said:

«قَالَ اللهُ تَعَالى: أَعْدَدْتُ لِعِبَادِي الصَّالِحِينَ مَا لَا عَيْنٌ رَأَتْ، وَلَا أُذُنٌ سَمِعَتْ، وَلَا خَطَرَ عَلى قَلْبِ بَشَر»

“Allah says: “I have prepared for My righteous servants what no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and it has never crossed the mind of man.” 

It was also recorded by Muslim and At-Tirmidhi. At-Tirmidhi said, “It is Hasan Sahih.” It was also reported from Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet said:

«مَنْ يَدْخُلِ الْجَنَّةَ يَنْعَمْ لَا يَبْأَسْ، لَا تَبْلَى ثِيَابُهُ، وَلَا يَفْنَى شَبَابُهُ، فِي الْجَنَّةِ مَا لَا عَيْنٌ رَأَتْ، وَلَا أُذُنٌ سَمِعَتْ، وَلَا خَطَرَ عَلى قَلْبِ بَشَر»

“Whoever enters Paradise, will enjoy a life of luxury and never feel deprivation, his clothes will never wear out, his youth will never fade. In Paradise there is what no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard, and has never crossed the mind of man”. This was recorded by Muslim.

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Tubaa: Excellent Reward!!!

13th of Rabi Al-Awwal

Suuratul Ra’ad Verse 29.

ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ طُوبَىٰ لَهُمْ وَحُسْنُ مَـَٔابٍ﴿٢٩

29. Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah), and work righteousness, Tuba is for them and a beautiful place of (final) return.

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Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Volume 5.

Allah said,

﴿الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ الصَّـلِحَاتِ طُوبَى لَهُمْ وَحُسْنُ مَـَابٍ ﴾

“Those who believed, and work righteousness, Tuba is for them and a beautiful place of (final) return”

`Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that Ibn `Abbas said that Tuba means, “Happiness and comfort or refreshment of the eye.” `Ikrimah said that Tuba means, “How excellent is what they earned,” while Ad-Dahhak said, “A joy for them.” Furthermore, Ibrahim An-Nakh`i said that Tuba means, “Better for them,” while Qatadah said that it is an Arabic word that means, `you have earned a good thing.’ In another narration, Qatadah said that `Tuba for them’ means, “It is excellent for them,”

﴿وَحُسْنُ مَـَابٍ﴾

“and a beautiful place of return”

And final destination. These meanings for Tuba are all synonymous and they do not contradict one another. Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri said that a man asked, “O Allah’s Messenger! Tuba for those who saw you and believed in you!” The Prophet said,

«طُوبَى لِمَنْ رَآنِي وَآمَنَ بِي، وَطُوبَى ثُمَّ طُوبَى ثُمَّ طُوبَى لِمَنْ آمَنَ بِي وَلَمْ يَرَنِي»

“Tuba is for he who saw me and believed in me. Tuba, and another Tuba, and another Tuba for he who believed in me, but did not see me”

A man asked, “What is Tuba” The Prophet said,

«شَجَرَةٌ فِي الْجَنَّةِ مَسِيرَتُهَا مِائَةُ عَامٍ ثِيَابُ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ تَخْرُجُ مِنْ أَكْمَامِهَا»

“A tree in Paradise whose width is a hundred years, and the clothes of the people of Paradise are taken from its bark”

Al-Bukhari and Muslim recorded that Sahl bin Sa`d said that the Messenger of Allah said,

«إِنَّ فِي الْجَنَّةِ شَجَرَةً يَسِيرُ الرَّاكِبُ فِي ظِلِّهَا مِائَةَ عَامٍ لَا يَقْطَعُهَا»

“There is a tree in Paradise, if a rider travels in its shade for one hundred years, he would not be able to cross it”

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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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