Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Yes Indeed, A Warner did Come to Us..."

Yesterday was another tafseer lesson. Alhamdu Lillah.

We started Surah Mulk two weeks ago. I actually had not posted anything on it yet because I thought I'd wait until the surah's tafseer was complete.

However, yesterday we did the following three aayaat which are quite profound and I thought to mention.

... Every time a Group is cast therein, its Keepers will ask, "Did no Warner come to you?"

They will say: "Yes indeed; a Warner did come to us, but we rejected him and said, 'Allah never sent down any (Message): ye are nothing but an egregious delusion!'"

They will further say: "Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we should not (now) be among the Companions of the Blazing Fire!" 

(Surah Mulk- aayaah 8-10)

As my teacher explained the aayaat, the thought also came to me that nowadays we do so many things that are not in accordance to shari'ah, and yet we have a clear book sent to us by Allah, and a perfect example in our beloved Rasulullah Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam. Now, if we persist in sinning and disregarding Allah Ta'aala's orders, then is it far that this ayaah is (Na'oozu Billah!) informing what shall happen to us?

We should take into account all that we do, and we should compare it to what Allah Ta'aala has ordained. Inspect our deeds with the critical eye we would use to inspect a new furnishing for the house. And just like a single fault may cause us to reject an otherwise fine furniture, so too should we reject those deeds of ours that have a fault within them... or at least confess to these faults and try our best to rid ourselves of them.

May Allah save us all from the Fire, Ameen.

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