Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Special Slaves of Allah.

Assalamu Aleikum,
The Qur’an is a light and guidance for the believers. Its words are incomparable and makes the heart of the believer tremble when he or she hears the words of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى being recited. The one the touches me the most is this verse:

{25:63} And the (faithful) slaves of the Most Gracious (Allah) are those who walk on the earth in humility and sedateness, and when the foolish address them (with bad words) they reply back with mild words of gentleness.

{25:64} And those who spend the night in worship of their Lord, prostrate and standing.

Allah’s mercy is vast to the believers and even to the non-believers, in the last verses in surah Al Furqan Allah talks about slaves that He showers His mercy and love to because of certain characteristics and actions that they do, Allah calls them ibadur – Rahman and they have certain characteristics that is mentioned until the end of the surah. Because of the characteristics that they have, Allah pays special attention to them and shows them his mercy and love. I ask Allah to make me and all of my fellow sisters amongst them. The first characteristic or action that Allah mentions is that they are humble in whatever they do, whether it is walking in the street or at home. They do not display arrogance or pride in their looks, wealth or knowledge. They are humble in front of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى and when ignorant people talk to them or insult them they speak in a calm manner and control their anger. The first action that is beloved to Allah is the one that controls his or her anger and pardons the shortcomings of people. The next verse Allah mentions is the slaves that stand late at night performing tahajjud, who spend a third of the night in prostration asking forgiveness from their Lord. They are special to Allah because they sacrifice rest for Him. Allah mentions other characteristics until the end of the surah which are many and all them are categories not a group of people who have to apply to all the same characteristics. As Muslims, we should strive to become close and dear to Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى and acquire and implement these characteristics in our lives so we can be called ibadur- Rahman by Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى. May Allah help us to acquire these characteristics and guide us all to Jannah Inshallah

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