Surah Fussilat: (continued)
- A person doesn’t get tired of asking for good things, but if something bad happens to him/her, then he/she becomes sad and hopeless
- Difficulties show us reality. They show us how weak we are.
Surah Ash-Shura: (The Consultation)
- Shirk is a very huge sin. To say that Allah (swt) has a child. It is a sin very hated by Allah (swt)
- Division due to differences is wrong when it comes to the Deen
- The coming of Prophet Muhammad (saw) is in itself a sign of the closeness of the Day of Judgement. This means that the hour is very near.
- Next major event will be the Day of Judgement. We must not be excited. We must be scared, worried, fearful and prepared.
- Some signs of the Day of Judgement: A person who teaches the Quran but has not learned it himself/herself. Someone who has studied everything in this world, in this life, except the Quran. Passing the masjid without praying 2 rakats in it. (We must do this, it is the right/haq of the masjid) ( Even during Jummah khutbah, we must do the 2 rakats and then sit and listen to the khutbah). A man will only greet those who he recognizes. (We must greet/salam those who we know and those who we don’t know.) The moon will be sighted bigger. The masjid will become just a path to walk through. Sudden death will become more prevalent.
- These signs are not things to be excited about. These are signs and should remind us that the Day is very close. The time to correct ourselves is now, and we must do it fast.
- Those who don’t believe in the Day, are actually impatient for it
- And those who believe in the Day are fearful of it, because they know it is the truth
- Those who dispute about the Day are in extreme error
- Jannah literally means gardens. Hearing about its lush greens and beauty should be enough to make us happy.
- Our problems are a direct reaction to our sins
- There is no protector or helper besides Allah (swt)
- Whatever and everything that you have been given is for the enjoyment of the worldly life. Only. Its temporary. What is with Allah (swt) is forever, permanent.
- Avoid major sins, and immoral actions. When angry, forgive. Don’t dwell in anger. Those who don’t forgive, won’t be forgiven
- So forgive, or else you cannot enter Jannah. It is best to control, suppress, or not show anger. To enter Jannah.
- Forgive Allah (swt)’s creations, and Allah (swt) will forgive you
- Establish salah (prayer)
- Decide on a matter together not alone
- Spend from what Allah (swt) gives you
- Wrongdoers will want one more chance at this life, this world, after seeing Hellfire.
- Respond to Allah (swt) before the Day comes. On that Day we will be spoken to directly by Allah (swt). It will be a direct conversation. No screen, no interpretation.
Surah Az-Zukhruf: (Ornaments of Gold)
- Having a girl/daughter was looked bad upon. Because females/girls could not fight in war, had to be protected. So the Arabs did not like girls/daughters. Would attribute angels as females.
- Allah (swt) has created everybody differently. Some with more money, some with less. Some with more skills and resources, some with less. This is so we can help one another. Because if everybody was equal in these aspects, with exactly the same as each other, nobody would help anybody. There would be no need to help another.
- Happiness comes from interacting with others and helping others.
- Allah (swt) could have given everyone gold and silver couches, big houses, etc. But it would have eventually led to corruption. Besides all these things are for worldly enjoyment.
- Whoever is blinded from remembering Allah (swt), shaytan will take over them.
- Fill all empty blocks/gaps of time with dhikr. Fill it with the remembrance of Allah (swt). Its our protection from the shaytan
- Whenever people during the time of Musa (as) and pharaoh were afflicted with a calamity or disaster they would ask Musa (as) to ask Allah (swt) for help. They would ask him to ask Allah (swt) for what He has promised. So that they could be guided. But once Allah (swt) removed the calamity or disaster, they would break their word. They would break their promise.
- Musa (as)’s message was clear, even though he was unable to speak clearly due to stuttering speech
- Love of a person here on earth, should be for the sake of Allah (swt). Full, utmost and whole love should firstly and only be for Allah (swt)
- More Jannah descriptions: Plates and glasses of gold. In Jannah you will have whatever your souls and eyes desire. You will live their eternally. There will be an endless supply of fruits to eat.
- In Hellfire: people will suffer and be forgotten. No duas of theirs will be answered there. It will be too late. They will call upon Malik (the angel and keeper of Hell) and ask him to ask Allah (swt) to finish them off, to end their own existence. But there is no end to Hell. It too is eternal. Forever will they remain there.
- Today the angels pray for the believers. Leave all sins, stop it. Never justify your sins. In the HereAfter, angels will forget the people of Hell.
Surah Ad-Dukhan: (the Smoke)
- Another sign of the Day of Judgement is when the sky will bring visible smoke, covering people. A painful torment.
- The tree of Zaqqum is food for the sinners. Murky oils, boiling in their bellies. Boiling scalding hot water to drink.
Surah Al-Jathiyah: (the Crouching)
- The Quran brings light into our life.
- No one with an atom’s weight of arrogance will enter Jannah. Arrogance means knowing and rejecting the truth. Looking down on someone who follows the Deen. Belittling others. “Mine is better” attitude. Making fun of others. Following your own desires and not prioritizing Allah (swt)’s desires. This is pride. Its arrogance. And its a crime that will be punished.
- There is a particular place in Hell that is reserved for the arrogant. There they will be given to drink; the excretions of the inhabitants of the earth.
Al-Huda, Fahm-ul-Quran 2015
Al-huda, the Quran club