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Chapter 6
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared".
"So, keep your duty to Allah and fear Him as much as you can...''
This second Verse explains the meaning of the first one.
"O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth".
"... And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every
difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine...''
"If you obey and fear Allah, He will grant you Furqan [(a criterion to judge between right and wrong), or
(Makhraj, i.e., a way for you to get out from every difficulty)], and will expiate for you your sins, and forgive
you; and Allah is the Owner of the great bounty".
ُلﱠوَﻷﺎَﻓ ُﺚﻳدﺎَﺣَﻷا ﺎﱠﻣَأو
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر َةَﺮْﻳَﺮُه ﻲﺑأ ْﻦَﻋ
َﻞﻴِﻗ :
لﺎﻗ ؟ ِسﺎﱠﻨﻟا ُمَﺮْآَأ ﻦَﻣ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮﺳر ﺎﻳ
» ْﻢُهﺎَﻘْﺗَأ
َلﺎَﻗ ، َﻚُﻟَﺄْﺴَﻧ اﺬَه ْﻦَﻋ َﺲْﻴَﻟ
ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِﻞﻴِﻠَﺧ ِﻦﺑا ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱢﻲﺒَﻧ ﻦﺑا ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱢﻲِﺒَﻧ ﻦﺑا ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱡﻲِﺒَﻧ ُﻒُﺳﻮُﻴﻓ
لﺎﻗ ، َﻚُﻟَﺄْﺴَﻧ اَﺬَه ﻦﻋ َﺲْﻴَﻟ
ﻲﻓ ْﻢُهُرﺎَﻴِﺧ ِﺔﱠﻴﻠِهﺎﺠْﻟا ﻲﻓ ْﻢُهُرﺎَﻴِﺧ ؟ ﻲِﻧﻮُﻟَﺄْﺴﺗ بَﺮَﻌْﻟا ِنِدﺎَﻌَﻣ ْﻦَﻌﻓ
اﻮُﻬُﻘَﻓ اَذإ ِمﻼﺳِﻹا
ﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
» اﻮُﻬُﻘَﻓ
ﺎَهُﺮْﺴآ ﻲِﻜُﺣو ، ِرﻮﻬْﺸَﻤْﻟا ﻰَﻠَﻋ ِفﺎَﻘْﻟا ﱢﻢَﻀِﺑ
. يَأ
ِعْﺮﱠﺸﻟا َمﺎَﻜْﺣَأ اﻮُﻤِﻠَﻋ
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: It was asked, "O Messenger of Allah! Who is the most
honourable amongst mankind?'' He (PBUH) said,
"The most honourable of them is one who is the most pious of
.'' They said, "We are not asking about this". He said,
"Then, the most honourable of men was Yusuf (Joseph),
the Prophet of Allah, the son of Allah's Prophet, who was the son of the Prophet of Allah, who was the son of the
Khalil of Allah (i.e., Ibrahim (PBUH))
' They said, "We are not asking you about this.'' He enquired,
"Are you then
asking me about the classes of the Arabs? The best of them in the Pre-Islamic Period of Ignorance are the best of
them in Islam, provided they comprehend the religious knowledge".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
We come to know from this Hadith that the families which enjoyed popularity and prestige for their
eminent qualities (like generosity, chivalry, honesty, etc.) in the pre-Islamic period were also credited for these
values after their acceptance of Islam. But now their respect was qualified with their religious knowledge and
practice. Their capabilities, self-respect and other qualities were turned towards a different direction. These qualities
which were previously used for paganism were now devoted for Islam.
لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱢﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﻦﻋ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ﱢيِرْﺪُﺨْﻟا ٍﺪﻴﻌَﺳ ﻲﺑأ ْﻦَﻋ
ُﺣ ﺎﻴْﻧﱡﺪﻟا ﱠنإ
ﺎَﻬﻴِﻓ ْﻢُﻜُﻔِﻠْﺨَﺘْﺴُﻣ َﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠنإو ، ٌةَﺮِﻀﺧ
َنﻮُﻠَﻤْﻌَﺗ َﻒْﻴَآ ﺮُﻈْﻨﻴﻓ
ِءﺎَﺴﱢﻨﻟا اﻮُﻘﱠﺗاو ﺎَﻴْﻧﱡﺪﻟا اﻮﻘﱠﺗﺎَﻓ
ﻲِﻨَﺑ ِﺔﻨْﺘِﻓ َلﱠوَأ ﱠنِﺈَﻓ
ءﺎَﺴﻨﻟا ﻲﻓ ْﺖَﻧﺎَآ َﻞﻴﺋاَﺮْﺳإ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said,
"The life of the
world is sweet and green. Allah makes you generations succeeding one another so that He may try you in respect of
your actions. So beware of the beguilements of the world and those of women. The first trial of Banu Israel was
through women".
Wealth and property of this world are favourites of everyone like the fresh fruit which is sweet,
delicious and attractive for all. Everyone likes them and is attracted towards them. The most delicious fruit of this
world is woman but at the same time it is the most baneful. One who inclines towards wealth and women and
ignores the Islamic legal injunctions, has at stake both his Deen and Faith; and one who benefits from them keeping
oneself within the bounds of Islam, would be safe from their ruinous effects.
ُلﻮُﻘَﻳ َنﺎَآ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﱠﻲِﺒﱠﻨﻟا ﱠنَأ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ٍدﻮُﻌــــــــْـﺴَﻣ ِﻦْﺑا ْﻦَﻋ
ﻲﱢﻧِإ ﱠﻢُﻬﱠﻠﻟا
ﻰَﻨِﻐْﻟاو َفﺎﻔﻌْﻟاَو ﻰَﻘﱡﺘﻟاَو ىَﺪُﻬْﻟا َﻚُﻟَﺄْﺳَأ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
`Abdullah bin Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (PBUH) used to say:
"Allahumma inni as'alukal-huda wat-tuqa wal-`afafa wal-ghina (O Allah! I ask You for guidance, piety, chastity and