11th of Rabi Al-Awwal
Suuratul Tawbah Verse 128
لَقَدْ جَآءَكُمْ رَسُولٌ مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيْكُم بِٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَءُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ ﴿١٢٨
128. Verily, there has come unto you a Messenger (Muhammad ) from amongst yourselves. It grieves him that you should receive any injury or difficulty. He is anxious over you (to be rightly guided), for the believers full of pity, kind, and merciful.
Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 4, Page 553
Allaah reminds the believers that He has sent to them a Messenger from among themselves, from their kind, speaking their language. Allaah said,
عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ
It grieves him that you should receive any injury or difficulty
Whatever would cause hardship to his Ummah or be difficult for them, then it grieves him. Similarly, there is the Hadith reported through many route that the Prophet said,
«بُعِثْتُ بِالْحَنِيفِيَّةِ السَّمْحَة»
I was sent with the easy Hanifiyah (monotheism way)
An authenic Hadith mentions,
«إِنَّ هَذَا الدِّينَ يُسْر»
Verily, this religion is easy and its Law is all easy, lenient and perfect. It is easy for those whom Allah the Exalted makes it easy.
He is eager for you
that you gain guidance and acquire benefits in this life and the Hereafter. Imam Ahmad recorded that `Abdullah bin Mas`ud said that the Messenger of Allah said,
«إِنَّ اللهَ لَمْ يُحَرِّمْ حُرْمَةً إِلَّا وَقَدْ عَلِمَ أَنَّهُ سَيَطَّلِعُهَا مِنْكُمْ مُطَّلِعٌ، أَلَا وَإِنِّي آخِذٌ بِحُجَزِكُمْ أَنْ تَهَافَتُوا فِي النَّارِ كَتَهَافُتِ الْفَرَاشِ أَوِ الذُّبَاب»
Verily, every matter that Allah has prohibited, He knows that some among you will breach it; but I am indeed holding you by the waist so that you do not fall in the Fire, just like butterflies and flies.
Allah’s statement next,
﴿بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَءُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ﴾
for the believers (he is) full of pity, kind, and merciful
Is similar to His other statement,
﴿وَاخْفِضْ جَنَاحَكَ لِمَنِ اتَّبَعَكَ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ – فَإِنْ عَصَوْكَ فَقُلْ إِنِّى بَرِىءٌ مِّمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ – وَتَوكَّلْ عَلَى الْعَزِيزِ الرَّحِيمِ ﴾
And be kind and humble to the believers who follow you. Then if they disobey you, say: “I am innocent of what you do.” And put your trust in the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful (26:215-217)