Surah Maidah: (continued)
- Greeting others with Salam, speaking good, good speech.
- Jannah is wajib (obligatory/mandatory) on those with good speech and feed others.
- Sabr (patience) is key. Don’t let your speech be affected by what is going on around you. Clean speech, pure speech, good words.
- Speech, feed others, pray tahajjud (late night prayer)
- Best speech to call people to Allah (swt).
- Intoxicants will only take you to evil. Gambling will break relationships. They are dirty and keep you from remembering Allah (swt), keep you from salat (prayer).
- What happened in the past out of ignorance will be forgiven.
- Missing salah four times, due to intoxication will be punished by drinking the excretions of people in the Hellfire. Khamr- something that intoxicated you.
- Intoxication or other forms of addiction that prevent you from salat (or make you miss it), these should be avoided.
- Women especially (due to frequent cursing and being ungrateful) should give Sadaqah (charity) more often.
- Good and Bad are not equal. Evil/Bad/Dirty things will impress you. But choose that is good, you have the choice. Make the right choice.
- Very easy to see other people’s faults. But you are responsible for just yourself. Look at your own faults.
- Ayah 106 talks about traveling and death that happens while there is no heir with you. Explains what should be done.
- Ayah 109: the prophets will be questioned as well.
- Ayah 110: Prophet Jesus (as) will be asked about the blessings he was given.
- If they, the prophets who were sent by Allah (swt) as warners and messengers, will be questioned, we can only imagine how we will be questioned.
- Disciples asked prophet Jesus (as): can Lord send down a table of food on it from heaven. They asked because they wanted their hearts to be reassured. So prophet Jesus (as) asked for this table from Allah (swt) as a sign to the believers. Allah (swt) said: that indeed He has sent it down, but if someone from them still disbelieves after this, He will punish them by which He has not punished anyone among the worlds.
- Hisab (accountability) will be tougher for those who are blessed with more here in this world.
- It is ok to keep repeating the ayahs you know to make Qiyam (standing in prayer) longer. One night Prophet Muhammad (saw) recited one ayah, over and over until the morning.
Surah Al-Anam: (The Cattle)
- Most common dua: (in this Surah)
- Easier to make mistakes when we are alone. Be afraid of yourself, your own soul. Our own nafs (self, soul, ego). It urges us to do evil.
- Allah (swt) can see it all.
- Know the morning and evening duas.
- Makkah surah. Was revealed as prophet (saw) was migrating to Madinah. A delegation of angels came down to reveal this surah with Jibrael (angel Gabriel).
- Every creature and creation belongs to Allah (swt)
- Any adversity, any hardship, any pain, we must stop and think what we did wrong. Nobody can remove adversity but Him.
- When a person continues to receive blessings from Allah (swt) despite committing haram, sins and following shaytan- this is the beginning of punishment. This person starts to think “ever since I left Islam”, “ever since I took off the Hijab”>>> ” I am happier now and things are better”. But this in actuality is the beginning of punishment. It may seem things are getting better, but they are actually not.
- He gave it to me, He can take it away. He is the real Giver.
- Keep close to people who are close to Allah (swt), in Iman. Keep righteous company.
- Leave those who the worldly life has deluded
- Any worry, any stress, just relax. Because Allah (swt) knows.
- The most difficult exam will be on the Day of Judgement
- Read about destroyed generations of the past that are mentioned in the Quran. Read and learn about them to learn from their mistakes. To check yourself . And to repent before it’s too late.
- What would be the point of Iman if all these things were visible? We are believing in the unseen. Things and scenes in the Quran that are described to us, are things we have not seen.
- We have to believe that Allah (swt) gives and takes.
- Nobody can take our faith in Allah (swt) from our hearts.
- Even if we lose everything in this world, even if we go through the worst trials, diseases or sufferings. We should know and remember its His plan for us. Any trial and hardship we are touched with, Allah (swt) can remove it.
- Ayah 21: blessings from Allah (swt), while being grateful and thankful, means Allah (swt) is pleased with you. But the blessings while being disobedient to Allah (swt), these are nothing but a respite for them to increase sins.
- Treat everyone equally. Don’t turn away from people who are weak, low in worldly status, etc. They might be low in worldly status, but very high in terms of Iman.
- Allah (swt) is closer to us than our jugular vein.
- He is the only one who can save us from the distress on land or in the darkness of the sea
- Your sacrifices for the Deen will never go wasted.
- Ayah 92: Read the Quran, follow it, understand it. By doing so Allah (swt) will fill your life with all sorts of blessings.
- Ayah 93: Visualization of how the angels will seize souls of wrongdoers, pray we are not one of them (the wrongdoers)
- Ayah 94: Remind yourself that your house, food, fashion will not be taken to the grave. The money and wealth we worry about now, will be insignificant in the HereAfter.
- Sunnah supplication when finishing food.
Al-Huda, Fahm-ul-Quran 2015
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