muttaqun

Are we one of them? Do we even strive to become such?

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Verily, the Muttaqûn (the pious) will be in the midst of Gardens and Springs (in Paradise). Taking joy in the things which their Lord has given them. Verily, they were before this Muhsinûn (good-doers). They used to sleep but little by night [invoking their Lord (Allāh) and praying, with fear and hope]. And in the hours before dawn, they were (found) asking (Allāh) for forgiveness. And in their properties there was the right of the Sâ'il (the beggar who asks) and the Mahrûm (the poor who does not ask others).

Sūra Adh-Dhâriyât: Verses 15-19

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Subhan'Allāh. May we all have the heart and will to strive to become such people that Allāh, to their excellence, mentioned their characteristics in the Qur'ān. Amīn.

Zohayma 


وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا لَعِبٌ وَلَهْوٌ ۖ وَلَلدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ لِّلَّذِينَ يَتَّقُونَ ۗ أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ

“And the life of this world is nothing but play and amusement. But far better is the house in the Hereafter for those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious). Will you not then understand?”

[Quran, 6:32]

Words from a shaykh

Shaikh Abu Muhammad Ahmad As-Subay'ee (hafidhahullaah) said: “There is nothing equivalent to being guided to the Sunnah; it is the most tremendous blessing after Tawheed.”

Shaikh Abu Muhammad Ahmad As-Subay'ee (hafidhahullaah) said: “Only strive in clinging to the Sunnah; even if all of mankind praised you, it would not increase you in anything with Allaah.”

Shaikh Abu Muhammad Ahmad As-Subay'ee (hafidhahullaah) said: “From the evil effects of sins is that they weaken one’s ability to distinguish Truth from falsehood.”

Shaikh Abu Muhammad Ahmad As-Subay'ee (hafidhahullaah) said: “If someone only speaks against those people whom have spoken against him first, then he’s not a sincere advisor.”

Quote from the Holy Quran, Al-Hujuraat (49:13)

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنْثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ

Ya ayyuha alnnasu inna khalaqnakum min thakarin waontha wajaAAalnakum shuAAooban waqabaila litaAAarafoo inna akramakum AAinda Allahi atqakum inna Allaha AAaleemun khabeerun

O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqun (pious - see V. 2:2). Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.

THE MUTTAQUN (The God Fearing)!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم..

In sha Allah I’m gonna quote a few verses from the Qur'an about the Muttaqun ( May Allah make us among them…Allahuma Ameen)

“Unquestionably (for) the Allies of Allah there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve. Those who believed and were fearing Allah” (10:62-63)

“Then We shall save those who had Taqwa and We shall leave the Dhalimun therein (humbled) to their knees (in hell) (19:72)

"And as for him who feared standing before His Lord and restrained himself from impure evil desires/lust, verily Paradise will be his abode” (79:40-41)

“But for him who fears the standing before His Lord, there will be Two gardens (in Paradise)” (55:46)

“And warn with it (I.e Qur'an) those who fear that they will be gathered before Their Lord, when there will be neither a protector nor an intercessor for them beside Him” (6:51)

“It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah” (35:28)

“Verily, then Allah Loves those who are the Al Muttaqun (the God Fearing) (3:134)

HOW TO ATTAIN THE FEAR OF ALLAH…

We all want the lofty palaces in jannah and hope for the love and mercy of the most Loving and most Merciful right? Here’s a few steps to attain the fear of Allah….

1. Lowering the gaze.

2. Controlling the tongue (from backbiting, slandering, lying, carrying tales e.tc)

3. Expelling hatred, jealousy and envy from the heart.

4. Thinking well of your Muslim brother/sister.

5. Contemplating over the creation of Allah. (I.e The mountains, sky, moon, the birds, yourself e.t.c)

6. Remembering death and the grave.

7. Being wary of The hereafter and the meeting with your Lord! E.t.c

8. Recitation of the Qur'an while pondering and contemplating on the meaning.

9. Indulging yourself in istighfar.


Ghazali (rahmatullahi `alayhi) said: ~Fear rips away desires and muddens luxuries so that cherished sins become reprehensible, just as a honey lover is repelled by it when he learns that it has poison in it. This is how fear burns desires; disciplines the organs; subordinates the heart and gives it tranquility. It also enables the heart to rid itself of pride, hatred, and envy; and it leaves it absorbed in it (fear). Hence, the heart becomes preoccupied with its own worries and looks towards its best interest in the long run. It is then engaged in only matters like meditation, self-analysis and struggle. It cherishes its time and moments.~ [Ihya: 4/160]

Poems:

Abdullah ibn Mubarak (rahimahullah) said about fear:

When night befalls, they endure it and see it through bowing in ruku. Fear has released their sleep, so they stand and acquire security in vigilance.

Hasan ibn Hani (rahimahullah) composed the following (it has been credited to Imam Shafi`ee (rahimahullah)):

Fear Allah and hope for every good thing from Him; Don’t follow your adamant self, lest you regret it; Remain in between hope and fear and you will rejoice with the Pardon of Allah if you submit. [Muajjamul Udaba: 17/303 credited to Imam Shafi`ee and also in the Divan of Hasan.]

The prophet (s.a.w) said, "Taqwa is here” whilst pointing to his chest. (Muslim)

May Allah make us Among the Muttaqun and unite us in Al Firdaus a3laa…Allahuma Ameen.

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Quran, Al-Hujuraat (49:13)

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنْثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ

Ya ayyuha alnnasu inna khalaqnakum min thakarin waontha wajaAAalnakum shuAAooban waqabaila litaAAarafoo inna akramakum AAinda Allahi atqakum inna Allaha AAaleemun khabeerun

O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqun (pious - see V. 2:2). Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.

English Translation of Al-Quran
[38].Surah Suad
Ayat 27. And Allah created not the heaven and the earth and all that is between them without purpose! That is the consideration of those who disbelieve! Then woe to those who disbelieve (in Islamic Monotheism) from the Fire!
Ayat 28. Shall Allah treat those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, as Mufsidun (those who associate partners in worship with Allah and commit crimes) on earth? Or shall Allah treat the Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2), as the Fujjar (criminals, disbelievers, wicked, etc.)?
Ayat 29. (This is) a Book (the Qur’an) which Allah have sent down to you (The Messenger of Allah image001.jpg[SAWW](PBUH), full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember.
Tafseer of Surah Suad Ayat 27. Not without purpose did Allah create heaven and earth and all between! that were the thought of Unbelievers! but woe to the Unbelievers because of the Fire (of Hell)! Cf. 3:191. Unbelief is the subjective negation of a belief in Order, Beauty, Purpose, and Eternal Life. Unbelief is to Faith as Chaos is to Cosmos, as the Fire of Misery is to the Garden of Bliss. Ayat 28. Shall Allah treat those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, the same as those who do mischief on earth? Shall Allah treat those who guard against evil, the same as those who turn aside from the right? The reference to the Hereafter at the end of verse 26 of same Surah is of a piece with the whole tenor of this Surah, which deals with the superiority of the spiritual kingdom and the Hereafter. If there were no Hereafter, how could you reconcile the inequalities of this world? Would not the Unbelievers be right in acting as if all Creation and all life were futile? But there is a Hereafter and Allah will not treat the Good and Evil alike. He is just and will fully restore the balance disturbed in this life. Ayat 29. (Here is) a Book which Allah have sent down unto thee, full of blessings, that they may mediate on its Signs, and that men of understanding may receive admonition. Revelation is not a mere chance or haphazard thing. It is a real blessing among the greatest that Allah has bestowed on man. By meditation on it in an earnest spirit man may learn of himself, and his relation to nature around him and to Allah the Author of all. Men of understanding may, by its help, resolve all genuine doubts that there may be in their minds, and learn the true lessons of spiritual life. via Facebook http://ift.tt/1Dn60UP

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Quran, Al-Hujuraat (49:13)

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ مِنْ ذَكَرٍ وَأُنْثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ

Ya ayyuha alnnasu inna khalaqnakum min thakarin waontha wajaAAalnakum shuAAooban waqabaila litaAAarafoo inna akramakum AAinda Allahi atqakum inna Allaha AAaleemun khabeerun

O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqun (pious - see V. 2:2). Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.

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Reward for the Muttaqun...(those who fear Allah)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم…

“Then we shall save those who had Taqwa and we shall leave the dhalimun therein (humbled) to their knees ( in hell)” (19:72)

“And verily indeed I am Forgiving to him who Repents, Believes and does righteous deeds and then remains steadfast” (20:82)

“And as for him who feared standing before His Lord, and restrained himself from impure evil desires/lust, Verily Paradise will be his abode” (79:40-41)

“But for him who fears the standing before His Lord, there will be two gardens(in Paradise) (55:46)

"And warn with it (I.e Qur'an) those who fear that they will gathered before Their Lord, when there will be neither a protector nor an intercessor for them beside Him” (6:51)

May Allāh make us Among the muttāqun….Allahuma Ameen!