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“Woe to Al-Mutaffifin [those who give less in measure and weight (decrease the rights of others)],

Those who, when they have to receive by measure from men (others), demand full measure,

And when they have to give by measure or weight to men (others), give less than due.”

(Surah al-Mutaffifin)

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen رحمه الله:

“For example, the husband wants from his wife that she gives his rights fully and that she doesn’t fall short in any of those rights. However, when it comes to him in fulfilling her rights, he falls short/lax and does not give her (from her rights) which belong to her. And how many women complain about this type from the husbands and Allaah’s refuge is sought, where many want their rights to be given fully however he doesn’t give her rights fully, and maybe he falls short in many of her rights from spending upon her, and in living with her in a good way and other than that (from her rights). Indeed, oppression of the people is more severe than the oppression of a person of himself in regards to(falling short in) the right of Allaah. That is because, oppression of the person of himself in regards to the right of Allaah falls under the Will of Allaah if it is less than Shirk. If Allaah wills He will forgive him, and if He wills He will punish him. But when it comes to the rights of the humans, they do not enter under this Will (of Allaah), it is a must (that those rights)be paid back.
And this is why the prophet عليه الصلاة والسلام said:

“Do you know who is bankrupt?”

They said: “The bankrupt among us is one who has neither money with him nor any property”.

He said, “The real bankrupt of my Ummah would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrection with Salah, Saum (fasting)and Sadaqah (charity), (but he will find himself bankrupt on that day as he will have exhausted the good deeds) because he reviled others, brought calumny against others, unlawfully devoured the wealth of others, shed the blood of others and beat others; so his good deeds would be credited to the account of those (who suffered at his hand). If his good deeds fall short to clear the account, their sins would be entered in his account and he would be thrown in the (Hell) Fire”.

(Saheeh Muslim)

So my advice to those (husbands) who fall short in the rights of their wives that they should fear Allaah the Mighty and Majestic, for indeed the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم advised with that in the greatest gathering that was witnessed in the Islaamic world in the lifetime of the Messenger عليه الصلاة والسلام on the Day of ‘Arfah, in the farewell Hajj, he said:

“Fear Allaah concerning women (your wives) for you have taken them on the trust/security of Allaah and have made their bodies lawful to you by the words of Allaah.”

(Saheeh Muslim)

[Tafseer Juz ‘Amma pg.94]

“Say, O Muhammad (ﷺ) indeed my Prayer, my Sacrifice, my living and my dying are all purely and solely for Allāh, Lord of all creation. There is no share of any of that for other than Him. Thus I am commanded, and I am the first of those who submit to Allāh (in Islām).”

[Qur’ān 6:162-163]

Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān As-S’adī (رحمه الله) stated,

((Say, O Muhammad (ﷺ), indeed my prayer, my sacrifice))

“This is due to the noble status of these two acts of worship, their excellence and virtue, and their indication of loving Allāh, The Most High, and sincerely worshipping Him, seeking nearness to Him with the heart, tongue, limbs and with sacrificing, which is to give what the soul loves of wealth for the sake of that which is more beloved to one’s soul, and that is Allāh, The Most High.

And whomsoever is sincere in his Prayer and Sacrifice will consequently be sincere to Allāh in the rest of his actions.

And His statement:

((and my living and my dying))

means, what I carry out in my life and what Allāh decrees for me in my death, all of that is for Allāh alone, Lord of all creation. There is no partner with Him in worship, as there is no partner with Him in His ownership and control of all creation. This sincerity to Allāh is not something new I have introduced from myself or something invented. Rather, I was commanded with that as a matter of obligation, and I will not be free of blame and punishment except by acting upon it, and I am the first of the Muslims from this Ummah (nation).”

[Tayseer Al-Lateef al-Mannān fee tafseer kalaam al-Mannān, vol.1, pg.529, Dār ibn al-Jawzee print, 5th edition]


Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

فَصَلِّ لِرَبِّكَ وَانْحَرْ

“So pray to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him alone).” [Qur’ān 108:2]

Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān As-S’adī رحمه الله mentioned regarding the above verse,

“These two acts of worship were mentioned specifically as they are the greatest and most noble acts which draw a person close to Allāh.

And because the Prayer is comprised of humility and submission of the heart and limbs to Allāh, as well as alternating between the various types of servitude.

And in sacrificing a person draws closer to Allāh with the best type of sacrificial animals that the servant has with him. And he spends from his wealth, that which has been made dear and beloved to the souls and one is miserly with it.”

[Tayseer Al-Kareem ar-Rahmān fee tafseer kalaam al-Mannān, vol.4, pg.1997, Dār ibn al-Jawzee print, 5th edition]

Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

وَأَسۡبَغَ عَلَيۡكُمۡ نِعَمَهُ ۥ ظَـٰهِرَةً۬ وَبَاطِنَةً۬‌

“And He showered you with His favours, both outward and inward.”[Qur’ān 31:20]

((Outward and inward)), 

Ibn ‘Abbās (رضي الله عنهما), “The outward favour is Islām and the Qur’ān. The inward is whatever Allāh has concealed of your sins and has not hastened punishment (for them).”

Ad-Dahhāk (رحمه الله) said, “Outward (means) your good form, with good proportionality in all your limbs and inward means knowledge.”

Muqātil (رحمه الله) said, “Outward (means) a balanced form in creation, sustenance and Islām. And inward means what Allāh has covered of (your) sins.

Ar-Rabee’ (رحمه الله) said, “Outward means (favours) by way of the limbs and inward means (favours) by way of the heart.”

It has also been said that “outward” means affirmation of the tongue and “inward” means belief with the heart.

And it has been said, “outward” means complete sustenance and “inward” means good manners.

And Ataa’ (رحمه الله) said, “Outward means lightening the legislated duties and inward means intercession.”

[Tafseer Al-Baghawee, vol.3, pg.512, Dār Taybah print, 2nd edition]

Translated by Abū ‘Iyaad Amjad Rafiq (حفظه الله)

Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

فَمَا أُوتِيتُم مِّن شَيْءٍ فَمَتَاعُ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَمَا عِندَ اللَّهِ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَىٰ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَلَىٰ رَبِّهِمْ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ 

“Whatever you have been given is but the (temporary and imperfect) enjoyment of the life of this world; but that which is with Allāh is better and everlasting, for those who believe and put their trust in their Lord; 

وَالَّذِينَ يَجْتَنِبُونَ كَبَائِرَ الْإِثْمِ وَالْفَوَاحِشَ وَإِذَا مَا غَضِبُوا هُمْ يَغْفِرُونَ

and who avoid major sins and shameful deeds, and, when angered, they forgive”

[Qur’ān 42:36-37]

‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Awn (d.151AH) would not get angry, if a man angered him he would say:

بارك الله فيك (May Allāh bless you)

[Hilyatu al-Awlīyā’, vol.3, pg.39]

Allāh, The Most High, says,

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِذَا نُودِىَ لِلصَّلَوٰةِ مِن يَوۡمِ ٱلۡجُمُعَةِ فَٱسۡعَوۡاْ إِلَىٰ ذِكۡرِ ٱلله

“O you who believe, when the call to Prayer is given on Friday (Jumu’ah Prayer), then proceed to the remembrance of Allāh.” [Qur’ān 62:9]

Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān As-S’adi (رحمه الله) mentioned regarding the above verse,

The Most High commands His believing servants to attend and be present at the Jumu’ah Prayer. Quickly going to it when the call (adhān) is made and hastening towards it, and the meaning of hastening here is to have care and concern for it and to make it (the Jumu’ah) the most important of tasks (of the day), hastening does not mean you run, for indeed that has been prohibited when going to the Prayer.

[Tayseer al-Kareem ar-Rahmān fee tafseer kalaam al-Mannān, pg.1181, Dār al-Maiman print, 2nd edition]


Allāh, The Most High says,

وَعَسَىٰ أَن تَكْرَهُوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ ۖ وَعَسَىٰ أَن تُحِبُّوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَّكُمْ ۗ وَالله يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ 

“And it may be that you dislike a thing although it is good for you and that you like a thing although it is bad for you. And Allāh knows and you do not know.” [Qur’ān 2:216]

Allāh’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه) said,

“Amazing is the affair of the believer, Allāh does not decree anything for him except that it is good and better for him.”

[Musnad Ahmad, Ibn Hibbān, Abū Y’alā, Silsiah al-Ahadeeth as-Saheehah no.148]

Allāh عز وجل mentions what Prophet Shu’ayb (عليه السلام) said to his people, 

إِنْ أُرِيدُ إِلَّا الْإِصْلَاحَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ ۚ وَمَا تَوْفِيقِي إِلَّا بِالله عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَإِلَيْهِ أُنِيبُ 

“I only want to put things right to the best of my ability. And my success and guidance cannot come except through Allāh alone; in Him I place my trust and to Him I turn (in carrying out various acts of worship).” [Qur’ān 11:88]

Al-Qurtubī (رحمه الله) mentioned, 

Meaning, I only want the action of rectification (for you) and that is; rectify your worldly affairs with justice and your Hereafter with worship.

[Tafseer al-Qurtubī, vol.11, pg.198,Resalah Publishers, 1st edition]

The noble Companion Abdullāh ibn ‘Amr (رضي الله عنهما) said,

“There is no verse that was revealed more severe upon the people of the Hell-Fire than this verse,

فَذُوقُوا فَلَن نَّزِيدَكُمْ إِلَّا عَذَابًا

“So taste now (the consequences of your disbelief) (which is pus and boiling water in Hell-Fire) and We shall not increase you except in (further) punishment.”

[Qur’ān 78:30]

Their punishment will be increasing forever (never ending).””

[Tafseer At-Tabarī, vol.15, pg.24, Dār ibn Hazm print, 1st edition]


Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

وَلَمْ أَكُنْ بِدُعَائِكَ رَبِّ شَقِيًّا  

“(Zakarīyā عليه السلام said) And I have never been unblessed in my invocation to you, O my Lord!” [Qur’ān 19:4]

Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān As-S’adi رحمه الله said regarding this verse.

Meaning, you would never send me back (O Allāh) empty handed and denied from the answer (to my invocation), rather You would always be Most Gracious to me, answering my invocations. Your kind favours never ceased coming to me and Your goodness never ceased reaching me. And this is Tawassul to Allāh (seeking nearness to Him) by mentioning His blessings upon him and His answer to his past invocations. So he asked the One Who blessed him in the past, to keep blessing him in the future.

[Tayseer al-Kareem ar-Rahmān fee tafseer kalaam al-Mannān, vol.3, pg.989, Dār ibn al-Jawzee print, 5th edition]

Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

“Verily those who say: Our Lord is Allāh (alone), then remain steadfast (in following the straight path), to them the angels will come down (at the point of death saying): Fear not, nor grieve; but receive the glad tidings of Paradise which you were promised.

We have been your close friends in the life of this world and (will remain so) in the Hereafter. There you will have all that your souls desire and there you will have all that you ask for.

A gift and recompense from the One Who is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. 

[Sūrah Fussilat, verses 30-32]

Sadness, anxiety and worries will only be removed and replaced with bliss and  happiness with the worship of Allāh سبحانه وتعالى alone, knowing Him and drawing close to Him by that which He has legislated. 

Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

أَلَا بِذِكْرِ الله تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ 

“Verily in the remembrance of Allāh hearts find comfort.”[Qur’ān 13:28]

Allāh عز وجل says,

وَلَٰكِنَّ الله حَبَّبَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْإِيمَانَ وَزَيَّنَهُ فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ وَكَرَّهَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْكُفْرَ وَالْفُسُوقَ وَالْعِصْيَانَ ۚ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الرَّاشِدُونَ 

“Allāh has made eemaan (faith) dear and beloved to you and has beautified it in your hearts, and He has made disbelief, wickedness and sin hateful to you. Such are the rightly guided.”[Qur’ān 49:7]


Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

يَمُنُّونَ عَلَيْكَ أَنْ أَسْلَمُوا ۖ قُل لَّا تَمُنُّوا عَلَيَّ إِسْلَامَكُم ۖ بَلِ الله يَمُنُّ عَلَيْكُمْ أَنْ هَدَاكُمْ لِلْإِيمَانِ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ 

“They think that they have done you (O Muhammad) a favour by embracing Islām. Say: Do not regard your embracing Islām as a favour to me. Rather it is Allāh Who has done you a favour by guiding you to eemān (faith), if you are truthful (in your claim to be believers).” 

[Qur’ān 49:17]

Al-‘Allāmah Muhammad ibn Sālih al-‘Uthaymeen رحمه الله mentioned,

The statement of Allāh,

فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ 

“In the night of Al-Qadr”,

al-Qadr means honour and nobility, because this night has great honour and nobility. Al-Qadr also means decree, because in this night Allāh decrees what will happen during the year, such as births, deaths, apportioning of provisions, and other than that, as Allāh, the Most High said,

إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةٍ مُّبَارَكَةٍ ۚ إِنَّا كُنَّا مُنذِرِينَ فِيهَا يُفْرَقُ كُلُّ أَمْرٍ حَكِيمٍ 

“Verily We sent it down (this Qur’ān) during a blessed night (the night of al-Qadr). Verily, We are ever warning. On that night is decreed every matter of ordainments.” 

(Qur’ān 44:3-4)

[Tafseer Juz ‘Amma pg.274]

Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

وَالله يُرِيدُ أَن يَتُوبَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَيُرِيدُ الَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ الشَّهَوَاتِ أَن تَمِيلُوا مَيْلًا عَظِيمًا

“And Allāh wants to accept your repentance, but those who follow their lusts and desires want you (believers) to drift far away from the right path.”

[Qur’ān 4:27]

Allāh عز وجل says,

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّمَا بَغْيُكُمْ عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِكُم مَّتَاعَ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۖ ثُمَّ إِلَيْنَا مَرْجِعُكُمْ فَنُنَبِّئُكُم بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ 

“O mankind, your rebellion (disobedience and sins) only harms your ownselves- a brief enjoyment of this worldly life, then to Us you will return and We will inform you about what you used to do.”[Qur’ān 10:23]

Allāh عز وجل says,

أَفَرَأَيْتُمُ الْمَاءَ الَّذِي تَشْرَبُونَ

Have you thought about the water that you drink?

أَأَنتُمْ أَنزَلْتُمُوهُ مِنَ الْمُزْنِ أَمْ نَحْنُ الْمُنزِلُونَ 

Is it you who bring it down from the clouds, or is it We Who send it down?

لَوْ نَشَاءُ جَعَلْنَاهُ أُجَاجًا فَلَوْلَا تَشْكُرُونَ

If We so willed, We could make it salty and bitter. Why then do you not give thanks?

[Qur’ān 56:68-70]


Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

كُلُوا وَاشْرَبُوا هَنِيئًا بِمَا أَسْلَفْتُمْ فِي الْأَيَّامِ الْخَالِيَةِ 

[It will be said to the people of Paradise]: Eat (all types of delicious food) and drink (every type of palatable drink) with enjoyment because of what you did (of righteous deeds) in days gone by (in the dunyā).[Qur’ān 69:24]

The illustrious scholar of Tafseer, Mujāhid (d.104AH) رحمه الله, and other than him mentioned regarding the above verse,

“It was revealed regarding the fasting people.”

[Latāif al-M’ārif, pg.348, Dār ibn Katheer, 11th edition]

There are six Sūrahs (Chapters) in the Qur’ān named after Prophets (عليهم السلام), they are:

Sūrah Yūnus (Sūrah no.10)

Sūrah Hūd (Sūrah no.11)

Sūrah Yūsuf (Sūrah no.12)

Sūrah Ibrāheem (Sūrah no.14)

Sūrah Muhammad (Sūrah no.47)

Sūrah Nūh (Sūrah no.71)

Sūrah an-Nahl is also known as Sūrah an-Ni’am (The Chapter of Blessings), due to the many blessings that Allāh تعالى mentioned within it that He bestowed upon His servants.

[Tafseer al-Qurtubee, vol.12, pg.266, Resalah Publishers, 1st edition]


Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

وَمَن يَعْمَلْ سُوءًا أَوْ يَظْلِمْ نَفْسَهُ ثُمَّ يَسْتَغْفِرِ الله يَجِدِ اللَّهَ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا

“And whoever does evil or wrongs his own soul, but then asks Allāh for forgiveness, he will find Allāh Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” 

[Sūrah an-Nisā, verse no.110]



What is the best time for reciting the Qur’ān in Ramadān?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Sālih al-‘Uthaymeen رحمه الله 

The best time to recite the Qur’ān is when the heart is attentive and free (from distractions).[Fatawā Suaal ‘ala al-Hātif, question no.1593, vol.1, pg.799]

There are 3 Sūrahs (Chapters) in the Qur’ān which end with the actual name of the Sūrah itself:

Sūrah Al-Mā’oun

وَيَمْنَعُونَ الْمَاعُونَ

Sūrah Al-Masad

مِّن مَّسَدٍ 

Sūrah An-Nās


Allāh, the Most High says,

مَّا لَكُمْ لَا تَرْجُونَ لله وَقَارًا

“What is the matter with you, that you do not revere and have awe of Allāh in the manner that He deserves.” [Qur’ān 71:13]

Imām Ibn al-Qayyim (d.751AH) رحمه الله mentioned,

“From reverence of Allāh and having awe of Him is that one has shyness towards Allāh, that He looks into his secret and inner thoughts, and sees in him what He dislikes. And from reverence of Him is to have shyness in front of Him (to not commit sins) when he is alone and in seclusion, greater than his shyness towards respected elders. And what is meant, is the one who does not have awe and reverence for Allāh and His speech, and the knowledge and wisdom that Allāh gave him, how can he demand from people that they respect him and revere him?!”

[Bada’i at-Tafseer, vol.3, pg.204, Dār ibn al-Jawzi print, 3rd edition]

Allāh, the Most High says ,

فَفِرُّوا إِلَى الله

“So flee to Allāh.” [Qur’ān 51:50]

Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān As-S’adī (رحمه الله) mentioned,

“Fleeing from that which Allāh hates, both openly and secretly, to what He loves, both openly and secretly. Fleeing from ignorance (of the religion) to knowledge (of the religion). Fleeing from kufr (disbelief) to eemān (faith), from disobedience to obedience. And from heedlessness to the remembrance (of Allāh).” 

[Tayseer al-Kareem ar-Rahmān fee tafseer kalaam al-Mannān, pg.1119, Dār al-Maiman print, 2nd edition]

َنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحًا مِّن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَىٰ وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَلَنُحْيِيَنَّهُ حَيَاةً طَيِّبَةً 

“Whoever does righteous deeds, whether male or female and is a true believer, verily to them We will give a good life.” [Qur’ān 16:97]

What is a good life?

‘Abdullāh  Ibn ‘Abbās رضي الله عنهما said, “it is halal (wholesome and permissible) provisions and earnings.”

‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Abbās رضي الله عنهما also said, “it is happiness.”

Alī ibn Abī Taalib رضي الله عنه said, “it is to have contentment (with what Allāh has apportioned for him of provision, wealth, etc).”

Ad-Dahhāk رحمه الله said, “it is the enlightenment to do acts of obedience.”

Abū Bakr al-Warrāq رحمه الله said, “it is to taste the sweetness (of eemān) when carrying out acts of obedience.”

J’afar as-Saadiq رحمه الله said, “it is to have knowledge of Allāh (i.e of His beautiful names and lofty attributes).”

Al-Qurtubī رحمه الله said, “it was said that it is to be pleased and content with the decree of Allāh.”

[Tafseer al-Qurtubī, vol.12, pgs.423-424, Resalah Publishers, 1st edition]


‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Abbās رضي الله عنهما mentioned,

“There is no Sūrah in the Qur’ān which enrages Iblees more than this Surāh (Al-Kāfiroon), as it contains Tawheed (singling out Allāh for worship, alone) and a declaration of freedom from Shirk (polytheism).”

[Tafseer Al-Qurtubee, vol.22, pg.533, Resalah Publishers, 1st print]

Surāh Al-Kāfiroon 


Say (O Muḥammad): “O disbelievers (of all categories).


I do not worship that which you worship (of false deities and fabricated conceptions of Allāh).


Nor are you worshippers (at present) of what I worship—(Allāh, the only deity worthy of worship in truth).


Nor will I (ever) be a worshipper (in the future) of what you have worshipped (of false deities and fabricated conceptions of Allāh).


Nor are you worshippers (at present) of what I worship—(Allāh, the only deity worthy of worship in truth).


To you is your religion, and to me is my religion.”

“And strain not your eyes in longing for the things We have given for enjoyment to various groups of them (disbelievers), the splendour of the life of this world, that We may test them thereby. But the provision (good reward in the Hereafter) of your Lord is better and more lasting.”

 (Qur’ān 20:131)

Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān As-S’adi رحمه الله mentioned,

Meaning, do not strain your eyes in amazement, and do not look repeatedly in admiration to the pleasures of the worldly life, and those who are granted those pleasures, from tasty food and drink, luxurious clothing, decorated houses, and beautified women, as all of that is indeed the splendour of the worldly life which delights the souls of those who are deluded, amazes the eyes of those who turn away (from the truth), and pleases the wrongdoers who do not look to the Hereafter.

Then it quickly fades away, and entirely goes away, taking the souls of those who love it and are fond of it, who then regret it when regret is of no benefit, and realise what they were upon (of misguidance) once they return back (to Allāh) on the Day of Resurrection, and (realise) that Allāh has made it (the worldly life) a test and a trial, so that He knows (Sees) who clings to it and is deceived by it, and who is best in deeds, as He The Most High said,

“Verily We have made all that is on earth as an adornment for it, in order that We may test them (mankind) as to which of them are best in deeds. And verily, We shall make all that is on it (earth) a bare dry soil.” (Qur’ān 18:7-8)

[Tayseer Al-Kareem ar-Rahmān fee tafseer kalaam al-Mannān, pg.676, Dār Ibn al-Jawzee print, 2nd edition, 1442AH]


‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Abbās (رضي الله عنهما) mentioned, 

“One year does not have more rain than another, however Allāh distributes it between His creation wherever He wills.” He then recited the ayah,

وَلَقَدْ صَرَّفْنَٰهُ بَيْنَهُمْ لِيَذَّكَّرُواْ 

“And We have distributed (the rain) among them in order that they may come to know the power and grace of Allāh.” [Qur’ān 25:50]

[Tafseer At-Tabarī, vol.11, pg.30, Dār Ibn Hazm print, first edition, Silsilah al-Ahadeeth as-Saheehah, no.2461]

Imām Al-Baghawī (d.516AH) رحمه الله mentioned, 

“The Shaytān is the rebellious and tyrannical one from the Jinn and Mankind and from everything. And its original meaning is to be far and distant. For example, we say about a water well that it is “shatoon”, meaning that it is extremely deep.

The Shaytān was called as such due to him being far reaching in evil and far away from good.”

[Tafseer Al-Baghawī, vol.1, pg.21, Dār Taybah print, 5th edition]

الْحَمْدُ لِله الَّذِي وَهَبَ لِي عَلَى الْكِبَرِ إِسْمَاعِيلَ وَإِسْحَاقَ ۚ إِنَّ رَبِّي لَسَمِيعُ الدُّعَاءِ 

“All praises be to Allāh, Who (despite my old age) has bestowed upon me Ismā’eel and Is-hāq. Indeed, my Lord is the All-Hearer of supplications.”

[Qur’ān 14:39]

‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Abbās رضي الله عنهما mentioned, 

“Ismā’eel was born to Ibrāheem when he was ninety-nine years old and Is-hāq was born to him when he was one hundred and twelve years old.”

[Tafseer Al-Baghawī, vol.2, pg.566, Dār Taybah print, 2nd edition]

Abul Jawzā’ asked Ibn ‘Abbās رضي الله عنهما regarding the saying of Allāh,

فَٱذْكُرُواْ ٱلله كَذِكْرِكُمْ ءَابَآءَكُمْ أَوْ أَشَدَّ ذِكْرًا

“Remember Allāh as much as you remember your forefathers, or even more.” 

[Qur’ān 2:200]

He said,

“Is it that a whole day may go by and a person does not remember his father?”

Ibn ‘Abbās رضي الله عنهما replied,

“It is not that. Rather it means that you become angry for the sake of Allāh when Allāh is disobeyed more than you would get angry if your father is spoken ill of, or far more.”

[Tafseer al-Baghawī, Ibn Abī Hātim, no.1326, taken via:]

Muhammad ibn al-Munkadir (d.130AH) رحمه الله became extremely frightened at the point of his death.

It was said to him,

“What makes you so frightened?” 

He replied, 

“I fear a verse from the Book of Allāh:

وَبَدَا لَهُم مِّنَ الله مَا لَمْ يَكُونُوا يَحْتَسِبُونَ 

“And there will appear to them from Allāh that which they had not taken into account.”

[Qur’ān 39:47]

So I fear that there will appear to me that which I was not expecting.”

[Tafseer al-Qurtubī, vol.18, pgs.291-292, Resalah Publishers, 1st edition]

Allāh, the Most High says,

يَوْمَ يَبْعَثُهُمُ الله جَمِيعًا فَيُنَبِّئُهُم بِمَا عَمِلُوا ۚ أَحْصَاهُ الله وَنَسُوهُ ۚ وَالله عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ 

“On the Day when Allāh will resurrect them all and will inform them about what they used to do. Allāh has kept account of it whilst they have forgotten it. And Allāh is Witness over all things.”

[Qur’ān 58:6]


It was narrated that on an occasion the female servant of Maymoon ibn Mihrān (d.117AH) رحمه الله came to him to serve a dish of hot broth and he had guests with him. She tripped and dropped the (hot) dish upon him. Maymoon wanted to hit her, so she said,

O my master, implement the saying of Allāh, the Most High,

وَالْكَاظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ 

“And those who control their anger.”

He said,

Indeed, I have done that.

She said,

And act upon what comes after it,

وَالْعَافِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ

“And those who pardon the people.”

He said,

Indeed, I have pardoned you.

The servant (completed the verse),

وَالله يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ 

“And Allāh loves the doers of good.”

[Qur’ān 3:134]

Maymoon said,

Indeed, I have done good to you, I have freed you seeking the Face of Allāh, the Most High.

[Tafseer Al-Qurtubee, vol.5, pg.319, Resalah Publishers, 1st edition]


Allāh, the Most High says,

وَالْقَمَرَ قَدَّرْنَاهُ مَنَازِلَ حَتَّىٰ عَادَ كَالْعُرْجُونِ الْقَدِيمِ

“We have prescribed measured phases for the moon till it returns like an old withered palm-stalk.”

[Qur’ān 36:39]

Al-‘Allāmah Muhammad bin Sālih al-‘Uthaymeen رحمه الله mentioned regarding the above verse,

“So it (the moon) first appears very fine, then it increases stage by stage until it becomes full, then it wanes and returns as it was. It resembles man who begins as something weak, and then increases steadily in strength, and finally again returns to being weak, so exalted is Allāh, the best creator.”[Sharh Thalathati al-Usool, pg.48, Dār Ath-Thurayā print, 3rd edition]

Translated by Abū Talhah Dāwood Burbank رحمه الله

وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَىٰ 

“Help one another in righteousness and piety.”

[Qur’ān 5:2]

“Allāh has commanded with helping one another upon righteousness and mentioned it alongside Taqwā (piety and fear of Allāh), because in Taqwā lies Allāh’s pleasure and in acts of righteousness and kindness lies the people’s pleasure, and whoever combines between earning Allāh’s pleasure and the people’s pleasure, then his success and happiness are indeed complete and has been fully blessed.”

[Tafseer al-Qurtubee, vol.7, pg.269, Resalah Publishers, 1st edition]

Allāh, the Most High says,

وَلَا تُبْطِلُوا أَعْمَالَكُمْ

 “Do not nullify your (good) deeds.”

[Qur’ān 47:33]

Al-Qurtubee رحمه الله said,

“Meaning, do not nullify your (good) deeds with acts of disobedience.”

Az-Zuhree رحمه الله said,

“With major sins.”

Ibn Jurayj رحمه الله said,

“By showing-off and seeking reputation.”

Al-Maqaatil & Ath-Thumālee رحمها الله said,

“By reminding others of the good you have done to them.”

[Tafseer Al-Qurtubee, vol.19, pg.287, Resalah Publishers, 1st edition]

Allāh, the Most High, says,

إِن تَعُدُّواْ نِعْمَةَ ٱللَّهِ لَا تُحْصُوهَا

“If you (try to) count the blessings of Allāh, you could not enumerate them.” [Qur’ān 14:34]

Al-Qurtubee رحمه الله said regarding the above verse,

“… and will not be capable of counting them nor confining them (to any limit) due to their vast number, such as the hearing, the sight, the ability to analyse images and other than that from wellbeing and provisions, countless blessings from Allāh, so why is it that you have repaid Allāh’s blessings with disbelief and ungratefulness?! And why do you not utilise them in obedience (to Allāh)?

[Tafseer al-Qurtubee, vol.12, pg.145, Resalah Publishers, First edition]

ثُمَّ كَانَ عَاقِبَةَ الَّذِينَ أَسَاءُوا السُّوأَىٰ

“Then evil was the end of those who did evil.”[Qur’ān 30:10]

هَلْ جَزَاءُ الْإِحْسَانِ إِلَّا الْإِحْسَانُ

“Is the reward for good anything but good?”[Qur’ān 55:60]


Allāh, the Most High, says,

وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِىٓ ءَادَمَ

“And We have indeed honoured the children of Ādam.” [Qur’ān 17:70]

Ibn ‘Abbās رضي الله عنهما said,

“(Honoured) that they eat using their hands unlike other creatures, who eat from the earth using their mouths.”

Ibn ‘Abbās said,

“(Honoured) with intellect.”

Ad-Dahhāk رحمه الله said,

“(Honoured) with speech.”

Al-Baghawee رحمه الله mentioned,

“It has been said (honoured) with beautiful image and it has been said, the men have been honoured with beards and the women with braids of hair and it has been said, that all things have been put for their service (for the children of Ādam).”[Tafseer Al-Baghawee, vol.2, pg.696, Dār Taybah print, 2nd edition]

وَٱلله جَعَلَ لَكُم مِّنۢ بُيُوتِكُمْ سَكَنًا

“And Allāh has made for you in your homes an abode” [Qur’ān 16:80]

Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān As-S’adee رحمه الله mentioned regarding the above verse,

“In houses, palaces and the like of that, which protect you from the heat and the cold and conceal you and your children and belongings and you have in them rooms and houses that fulfil your various needs and welfare and they preserve your wealth and honour and other than that from the observed benefits.”

[Tafseer As-S’adee, Sūrah An-Nahl, verse 80, Vol.2, pg.894, Dār ibn al-Jawzee print, 5th edition]

رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلِإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِينَ سَبَقُونَا بِالْإِيمَانِ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ فِي قُلُوبِنَا غِلًّا لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ رَءُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ

“Our Lord, forgive us and our brothers who preceded us in faith and put not in our hearts hatred and envy towards those who have believed. Our Lord, verily You are Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.”

[Qur’ān 59:10]

Allāh, the Most High, says,

َإِنَّهُ كَانَ لِلأوَّابِينَ غَفُورًا

“Verily He is Oft-Forgiving to those who constantly turn to Him in repentance.”

[Qur’ān 17:25]

‘Ubayd ibn ‘Umayr (d.74AH) mentioned regarding the above verse,

“They (those who constantly turn to repentance) are those who remember their sins when they are alone and seek Allāh’s forgiveness for them.”

[Tafseer At-Tabaree, vol.9, pg.90, Dār ibn Hazm print, 1st edition]


Allāh, the Most High, says,

وَلَكِنَّ الله حَبَّبَ إِلَيْكُمُ الإِيمَانَ وَزَيَّنَهُ فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ وَكَرَّهَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْكُفْرَ وَالْفُسُوقَ وَالْعِصْيَانَ أُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الرَّاشِدُونَ

“But Allāh has made eemān (faith) dear to you and has beautified it in your hearts, and He has made disbelief, wickedness and sin hateful to you. Such are the rightly guided.” [Qur’ān 49:7]


رَبِّ هَبۡ لِى مِنَ ٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ

“My Lord, grant me righteous offspring.” [Sūrah As-Sāffaat, verse 100]

Imām At-Tabaree رحمه الله said regarding the above verse,

“This is Ibrāheem asking his Lord that He grants him righteous offspring, saying O my Lord grant me from Yourself a child who will be from the righteous, who will obey You and not disobey You and will cause rectification upon the earth and not cause corruption.”

[Tafseer at-Tabaree, vol.12, pg.94, Dār ibn Hazm print, 1st edition]


Allāh, the Most High, said,

فَقَدْ جَاءَ أَشْرَاطُهَا

“But some of its signs have already come.” [Qur’ān 47:18]

Hāfiz ibn Hajr (d.752AH) رحمه الله mentioned

“And the wisdom behind the occurrence of the signs of the Hour (prior to it) is to awaken the heedless and to encourage them upon repentance and in order to prepare for it.”

[Fath al-Bārī bi sharh Saheeh al-Bukhārī, vol.14, pg.686, Dār Taybah print, 3rd edition]


Allāh’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم said,

“Sūrah Tabaarak (Al-Mulk) is that which prevents from the punishment of the grave.”

[Recorded by Aboo Shaykh in Tabaqāt Al-Asbahānee no.264, Silsilah Al-Ahadeeth As-Saheehah no.1140]

Shaykh Muhammad ‘Abdur Rahmān Al-Mubārakforee (d.1353H) رحمه الله stated:

“Meaning: Reciting it (Sūrah Al-Mulk frequently) prevents from the punishment of the grave or it prevents (a person) from sins which necessitate the punishment of the grave.”

[Tuhfatul Al-Ahwadhee vol.7, pg.310, Dār Al-Hadeeth Cairo print, 1st edition]

Allāh, the Most High, says,

ظَهَرَ الْفَسَادُ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِي النَّاسِ لِيُذِيقَهُم بَعْضَ الَّذِي عَمِلُوا لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ

“Evil has appeared throughout the land and sea due to what the hands of people have earned (by way of their evil deeds), so He may let them taste part of (the consequence of) what they have done, that perhaps they will return (to righteousness).” 

[Surah Ar-Room, verse no.41]

Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān As-S’adee رحمه الله said regarding the above verse,

“The corruption in land and sea has become manifest, with respect to their (people’s) livelihoods becoming corrupted, deficient and stricken with calamities and their bodies affected by illnesses, epidemics and other than that, as a result of what their hands have put forth from corrupt (evil) deeds that cause corruption.”[Tayseer al-Kareem ar-Rahmān fee Tafseer kalām al-Mannān, vol.3,pg.1339, Dār ibn al-Jawzee print, 5th edition]


Allāh, the Most High, says,

وَإِذَا مَسَّ الْإِنسَانَ الضُّرُّ دَعَانَا لِجَنبِهِ أَوْ قَاعِدًا أَوْ قَائِمًا فَلَمَّا كَشَفْنَا عَنْهُ ضُرَّهُ مَرَّ كَأَن لَّمْ يَدْعُنَا إِلَىٰ ضُرٍّ مَّسَّهُ ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ زُيِّنَ لِلْمُسْرِفِينَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ

“And when affliction and harm befalls a person, he calls upon Us, whether lying on his side, sitting or standing. But when We have relieved him of his affliction and harm, he carries on with his former ways (in heedlessness and sin), as if he had never called upon Us to relieve him of his affliction and harm that had befallen him. Thus the deeds of the transgressors are made fair-seeming to them.”

[Sūrah Yūnus, verse no.12]

Allāh, the Mighty and Majestic says,

أَوَلَا يَرَوْنَ أَنَّهُمْ يُفْتَنُونَ فِي كُلِّ عَامٍ مَّرَّةً أَوْ مَرَّتَيْنِ ثُمَّ لَا يَتُوبُونَ وَلَا هُمْ يَذَّكَّرُونَ

“Do they not see that they are tried once or twice every year (with different kinds of calamities, illnesses, drought, famine etc.)? Yet they do not repent (from their evil ways), nor do they learn a lesson (from it).”

[Sūrah At-Tawbah, verse no.126]


رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ

“Our Lord, do not let our hearts deviate after You have guided us, and bestow upon us mercy from Yourself.  Indeed You are the Bestower.” 

[Qur’ān: 3:8]

Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān ibn Nāsir As-S’adee رحمه الله mentioned, 

“From Allāh’s honouring of His slave is that (when he dies) he is buried, for indeed if he were to remain on the surface of the earth he would be eaten by wild animals and the living (people) would be disturbed and harmed by his odour and even he would be harmed and disturbed if he knew that when he dies he would be thrown away just as corpses of dead animals are thrown away.

However Allāh honoured him and concealed him with the burial and that is why Ibn ‘Abbās رضي الله عنهما said regarding the statement of Allāh, the Most High,

“”Then He causes him to die and places him in his grave.” (Qur’ān 80:21), meaning He honours him by burying him in his grave.”

And this is from Allāh’s favours upon His slaves, that is why Allāh, the Most High said, 

“Have We not made the earth a receptacle. For the living and the dead?” (Qur’ān 77:25-26), meaning for the living in houses and palaces and for the dead in the graves.”

 [T’aleeqaat ‘alā ‘Umdatul Ahkaam which is found in the Shaykh’s Majmoo’ Mualafāt, vol.4, pg.168, Dār al-Maiman print, 2nd edition]

Allāh, the Most High says,

بَلْ تُؤْثِرُونَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَىٰ

“But you (O Mankind) give preference to the life of this world.Though the hereafter is better (for the believer) and is more lasting.”

[Qur’ān 87:16-17]

Shaykh Rabee’ bin Hādee al-Madhkalee (حفظه الله) mentioned,

“Giving preference to the life of this world over the life of the hereafter is either due to a defect in Eemaan (faith) or a deficiency in intellect.”[المجموع الرائق من الوصايا والزهديات والرقائق، ص.١٥٤]


Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

لَقَدْ أَنزَلْنَآ إِلَيْكُمْ كِتَٰبًا فِيهِ ذِكْرُكُمْ  أَفَلَا تَعْقِلُونَ

“We have indeed sent down to you a Book in which there is honour for you; will you not then understand?”

[Qur’ān 21:10]

Al-Qurtubee (رحمه الله) stated,

“It (the Qur’ān) is an honour for us if we act upon what it contains.”

[Tafseer al-Qurtubee vol.14, pg.180, Resalah Publishers,1st edition]

Allāh, the Mighty and Majestic says,

وَمَا تُنفِقُوا مِنْ خَيْرٍ يُوَفَّ إِلَيْكُمْ 

“And whatever wealth you give will be repaid to you in full (on the Day of Resurrection).”

[Qur’ān 2:272]


Allāh, the Most High says,

وَمَنْ أَرَادَ الْآخِرَةَ وَسَعَىٰ لَهَا سَعْيَهَا وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَأُولَٰئِكَ كَانَ سَعْيُهُم مَّشْكُورًا 

“And whoever desires the Hereafter and strives for it as it should be striven for, and is a believer- such are the ones whose efforts will be appreciated (thanked and rewarded by Allāh).”[Qur’ān 17:19]

Allāh عز وجل says,

یَوۡمَ یُكۡشَفُ عَن سَاقࣲ وَیُدۡعَوۡنَ إِلَى ٱلسُّجُودِ فَلَا یَسۡتَطِیعُونَ  

“On the Day when the Shin will be laid bare (on the Day of Resurrection), and they are called upon to prostrate (to Allāh), but they will not be able to do so.

خَـٰشِعَةً أَبۡصَـٰرُهُمۡ تَرۡهَقُهُمۡ ذِلَّةࣱۖ وَقَدۡ كَانُوا۟ یُدۡعَوۡنَ إِلَى ٱلسُّجُودِ وَهُمۡ سَـٰلِمُونَ

Their eyes downcast, humiliation will overwhelm them, for they had been called upon to prostrate when they were healthy and able to do so (but they refused).”

[Qur’ān 68:42-43]

Ibrāheem at-Taymee (رحمه الله) mentioned, 

Meaning, they were called to the obligatory Prayers with the call of the ādhān and iqāmah (but did not respond).

S’aaed ibn Jubayr (رحمه الله) mentioned, 

They used to hear “come to success” (in the ādhān) but they did not respond and they were of sound health and (still) did not come.

[Tafseer al-Baghawī, vol.4, pg.454, Dār Taybah, 2nd edition]

Allāh عز وجل says,

وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ مِنْ حَرَجٍ 

“And (Allāh) has not placed any hardship upon you in the religion.” 

[Qur’ān 22:78]

Imām al-Baghwaī (d.512AH) رحمه الله mentioned regarding the above verse; 

The believer is not tested with committing any sin except that Allāh makes a way out for him. Sometimes by repenting, sometimes by returning what was taken wrongfully or by retribution, and sometimes through various expiations (i.e. illness, loss of wealth, etc). There is no sin in the religion of Islām except there is a way for the servant to escape its punishment.

[Tafseer al-Baghawī, vol.3, pg.235, Dār Taybah print, 2nd edition]

Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

وَقَلِيلٌ مِنْ عِبَادِيَ الشَّكُورُ

“But few of My slaves are grateful.” 

[Qur’ān 34:13]

Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān as-S’adī (رحمه الله) mentioned regarding the above verse, 

Most of them have not been grateful to Allāh The Most High for the blessings He bestows upon them, and the adversities and harms He wards off from them. 

And gratefulness is the heart’s acknowledgement of Allāh’s favours, and to receive them whilst feeling in need of them, and to use them in obedience of Allāh The Most High and safeguard them from being used in the disobedience of Allāh.

[Tayseer al-Kareem ar-Rahmān fee tafseer kalām al-Mannān, pg.904, Dār ibn al-Jawzee print, 2nd edition]


Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

إِنَّا جَعَلْنَا مَا عَلَى الْأَرْضِ زِينَةً لَّهَا

“Indeed, We have made that which is on earth as an adornment for it.”

Al-Baghawī (رحمه الله) mentioned, 

((An adornment for it))

It was said: the scholars and the righteous.

[Tafseer al-Baghawī, vol.3, pg.6, Dār Taybah print]

إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ الله وَجِلَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ

“The believers are only those who, when Allāh is mentioned, their hearts become fearful.” [Qur’ān 8:2]

As-Suddī (رحمه الله) mentioned regarding the above verse, 

“It is a person who wants to commit a wrongdoing or a sin, then he refrains.”

[Tafseer at-Tabarī, vol.6, pg.223, Sūrah al-Anfāl, verse no.2, Dār ibn Hazm print, 1st edition]

Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

وَإِن تُطِيعُوهُ تَهْتَدُوا 

“And if you obey him (Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) you will be rightly guided.” [Qur’ān 24:54]

Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān as-S’adī (رحمه الله) commenting on the above verse,

Meaning you will be guided to the straight path in speech and action. There is no way for you to be guided except by being obedient to him (the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم) and without that, it is not possible for you to be guided, rather it is impossible.

[Tayseer al-Kareem ar-Rahmān fee tafseer kalām al-Mannān, Sūrah an-Nūr, ayah 54, Dār ibn al-Jawzee print, 2nd edition]


يَوْمَ يَفِرُّ الْمَرْءُ مِنْ أَخِيهِ

“(That will be) the Day a man will flee from his brother.

وَأُمِّهِ وَأَبِيهِ

And (from) his mother and his father.

وَصَاحِبَتِهِ وَبَنِيهِ

And (from) his wife and his children.”

[Qur’ān 80:34-36]

Al-Qurtubī (رحمه الله) mentioned some of the reasons why a person will flee from his close and beloved on the Day of Resurrection. 

1.Every person will be preoccupied (worried) about themselves. 

2.Out of fear of being asked for rights that are due upon him from others.

3.He will not want others to see the severe and difficult situation he is in.

4.Due to him knowing that he will not be helped and benefited by them in any way whatsoever.

[Tafseer al-Qurtubī, vol.22, pgs.89-90, Resalah Publishers, 1st edition]


Allāh’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم),

…”Indeed, Shaytān flees from a home in which Sūrah al-Baqarah is recited.”

[Saheeh Muslim, hadeeth no.780]

Hāfiz an-Nawawī (رحمه الله) mentioned, 

“And the meaning is that he loses hope and despairs from misguiding people of the home (in which Sūrah al-Baqarah is recited) due to the blessing of this Surāh, or due to him seeing their striving and determination in practicing the religion and diligence in seeking certainty.”

Al-Baydāwī (رحمه الله) mentioned, 

“Shaytān loses hope and despairs from misguiding and enticing them (those in whose home Sūrah al-Baqarah is recited), due to what he sees of their seriousness and striving in the religion and them remaining firm upon Islām.”

[Al-Bahr al-Muheet ath-Thajāj sharh Saheeh al-Imām Muslim ibn Hajjāj, vol.16, pg.161, Dār ibn al-Jawzee print, 1st edition]


Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

فَأُولَٰئِكَ عَسَى الله أَن يَعْفُوَ عَنْهُمْ 

“For these, there is hope that Allāh will forgive them.” [Qur’ān 4:99]

Shaykh Muhammad bin Sālih al-‘Uthaymeen (رحمه الله) mentioned, 

“The word عسى (hope/perhaps) when it comes from Allāh it means promise,… it is a promise that will definitely occur.”

[Fath zee al-Jalāl wal-Ikrām bi-sharh Buloogh al-Marām, vol.2, pg.248]

Allāh سبحانه وتعالى says,

وَكُلُّهُمْ آتِيهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فَرْدًا

“And each of them will come to Him (Allāh) on the Day of Resurrection all alone.” [Qur’ān 19:95]

Imām ‘Abdur Rahmān As-S’adī (رحمه الله) mentioned in his tafseer,

Meaning: without children, wealth, or supporters; he will not have with him anything but his deeds, so Allāh will recompense him and will settle his account in full, so if it is good, then the result will be good (i.e. reward), and if it is bad, then the consequences will be bad (i.e. punishment).

[Tayseer al-Kareem ar-Rahmān fee tafseer kalaam al-Mannān, pg.653, Dār ibn al-Jawzee print, 2nd edition]

Ibn ‘Ataa (رحمه الله) said,

“No one listens to Sūrah Yūsuf (with reflection) and they are in a state of sadness, except that they will find comfort by way of it.”

[Tafseer al-Baghawī, vol.2, pg.434, Dār Taybah print]

Allāh, the Mighty and Majestic says,

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ أَضْحَكَ وَأَبْكَىٰ 

“And it is He who causes (His servants) to laugh and to weep (through His decrees).”  [Qur’ān 53:43]

The noble Companion, ‘Abdullāh ibn Mas’oud (رضي الله عنه) mentioned,

“For every happiness, there is a moment of sadness, and there is not a household that is filled with happiness except it will be filled with sadness (i.e experience times of sadness).”

[Fiqhu al-‘Adeeyah wa al-Adhkār, pg.651, Dār Al-Minhāj print, 1st edition]

Just a dip in Paradise will make you forget every single problem, difficulty, sadness, grief, illness, pain and heartache that you ever went through in the life of this world*, then what about an eternity in Paradise?!

What the people of Paradise will say when they enter it,

وَقَالُوا الْحَمْدُ لِله الَّذِي أَذْهَبَ عَنَّا الْحَزَنَ ۖ إِنَّ رَبَّنَا لَغَفُورٌ شَكُورٌ

And they will say: All praises be to Allāh Who has taken away all sadness from us. Indeed, our Lord is Oft-Forgiving and Appreciative.

[Qur’ān 35:34]

*See hadeeth no.2807 in Saheeh Muslim

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