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A Noble Son!!!

3rd of Rabi’ Al-Awwal

Suuratul Al-Imraan Verse 39.

فَنَادَتْهُ ٱلْمَلَـٰٓئِكَةُ وَهُوَ قَآئِمٌ يُصَلِّى فِى ٱلْمِحْرَابِ أَنَّ ٱللَّـهَ يُبَشِّرُكَ بِيَحْيَىٰ مُصَدِّقًۢا بِكَلِمَةٍ مِّنَ ٱللَّـهِ وَسَيِّدًا وَحَصُورًا وَنَبِيًّا مِّنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ ﴿٣٩

39. Then the angels called him (Zakariyya), while he was standing in prayer in Al-Mihrab (a praying place or a private room): “Allah gives you glad tidings of Yahya (John), confirming the Word from Allah [i.e. the creation of ‘Iesa (Jesus)], noble, keeping away from sexual relations with women, a Prophet, from among the righteous.”

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Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 2, Page 153

Allah said,

﴿فَنَادَتْهُ الْمَلَـئِكَةُ وَهُوَ قَائِمٌ يُصَلِّى فِى الْمِحْرَابِ﴾

“Then the angels called him, while he was standing in prayer in the Mihrab”

Meaning, the angels spoke to him directly while he was secluded, standing in prayer at his place of worship. Allah told us about the good news that the angels delivered to Zakariyya,

﴿أَنَّ اللَّهَ يُبَشِّرُكَ بِيَحْيَـى﴾

“Allah gives you glad tidings of Yahya”

Of a child from your offspring, his name is Yahya. Qatadah and other scholars said that he was called Yahya (literally, `he lives’) because Allah filled his life with faith.

Allah said next,

﴿مُصَدِّقاً بِكَلِمَةٍ مِّنَ اللَّهِ﴾

(believing in the Word from Allah)

Al-`Awfi reported that Ibn `Abbas and several others said that the Ayah means, “Believing in `Isa, son of Maryam.” Abu Al-`Aliyah, Ar-Rabi` bin Anas, Qatadah and Sa`id bin Jubayr said that Allah’s statement,

﴿وَسَيِّدًا﴾

“And Sayyidan”

Means, a wise man. Mujahid said that Sayyidan means, honored by Allah. Allah’s statement,

﴿وَحَصُورًا﴾

“And Hasuran”

Does not mean he refrains from sexual relations with women, but that he is immune from illegal sexual relations. This does not mean that he does not marry women and have legal sexual relations with them, for Zakariyya said in his supplication for the benefit of Yahya, (Grant me from You, a good offspring), meaning, grant me a son who will have offspring, and Allah knows best.

Allah’s statement,

﴿وَنَبِيًّا مِّنَ الصَّـلِحِينَ﴾

“A Prophet, from among the righteous”

Delivers more good news of sending Yahya as Prophet after the good news that he will be born. This good news was even better than the news of Yahya’s birth.

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Strive for Nobility!

Suuratul – Hujuraat Verse 13.

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَـٰكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَـٰكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَآئِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوٓا۟ ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ ٱللَّـهِ أَتْقَىٰكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّـهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ ﴿١٣

13. O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.

Tafsir Ibn Kathir Volume 9, Page 206.

Allah the Exalted said,

﴿إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عَندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَـكُمْ﴾

(Verily, the most honorable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa) meaning, `you earn honor with Allah the Exalted on account of Taqwa, not family lineage.’ There are many Hadiths from the Prophet that support this meaning. Al-Bukhari narrated that Abu Hurayrah said, “Some people asked the Prophet , `Who is the most honorable among people’ He replied,

«أَكْرَمُهُمْ عِنْدَ اللهِ أَتْقَاهُم»

(The most honorable among them with Allah is the one who has the most Taqwa) They said, `We did not ask you about this.’ He said,

«فَأَكْرَمُ النَّاسِ يُوسُفُ نَبِيُّ اللهِ، ابْنُ نَبِيِّ اللهِ، ابْنِ نَبِيِّ اللهِ ابْنِ خَلِيلِ الله»

(Then the most honorable person is Yusuf, Allah’s Prophet, the son of Allah’s Prophet, the son of Allah’s Prophet, the son of Allah’s Khalil) They said, `We did not ask you about this.’ He said,

«فَعَنْ مَعَادِنِ الْعَرَبِ تَسْأَلُونِّي»

(Then you want to ask me about the Arab lineage) They said, `Yes.’ He said,

«فَخِيَارُكُمْ فِي الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ خِيَارُكُمْ فِي الْإِسْلَامِ إِذَا فَقُهُوا»

(Those among you who were best in Jahiliyyah, are the best among you in Islam, if they attain religious understanding”). Al-Bukhari collected this Hadith in several places of his Sahih, An-Nasa’i did as well in the Tafsir section of his Sunan.

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