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  2. Characteristics of the Islamic legislation A divine source The source of the Islamic religion is the Great Creator, Allah, who created man and the universe and all that it contains. Having a divine source affords it numerous advantages, including one of them being that Allah is the Creator and the Sustainer, so He Alone owns the right to legislate. Moreover, prophets and their followers referred legislation back to Allah alone, and rejected all other legislations. Allah states what the seal of the prophets and messengers (pbuh) used to say about Allah’s legislation: {Say (O Muhammad [sal-Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam]): “I am not a new thing among the Messengers (of Allâh, i.e. I am not the first Messenger) nor do I know what will be done with me or with you. I only follow that which is revealed to me, and I am but a plain warner.”}(Al-Ahqâf:9) The Islamic Shari’ah applies to all of Allah’s creation, and that includes the Messenger of Allah, despite his high status and position of honor with Allah, since he too follows the laws that Allah revealed to him, and he was not an innovator. He followed Allah’s way and did nothing to contradict it. The fact that Allah is The Creator means that He knows best those who He created. He says: {Should not He Who has created know? And He is the Most Kind and Courteous (to His slaves), the Well-Acquainted (with everything).}(al-Mulk:14) He knows the natural disposition of His slaves, what reforms and what corrupts them, and what benefits and what harms them. None but the maker knows best about what he made. Allah says: {Say, “Do you know better or does Allâh (know better ... that they all were Muslims)?”}(al-Baqarah:140) https://www.path-2-happiness.com/en/the-path-to-happiness-the-remaining-message-characteristics-of-the-islamic-legislation
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  4. What is happiness? What, then, is this happiness, and how does one achieve happiness?! Happiness is the constant feeling of elation, tranquility, generosity and joy. This feeling of contentment comes as a result of always having three states: one’s self being in a good state, one’s life being good, and expecting that one’s final abode will be good. With regards to these three states, man starts by asking questions about the self. These questions grow larger as he grows older, and he does not find happiness until he answers the questions which come to his mind: • Who owns this universe and controls all its affairs? • Who created me and created this universe around me? • Who am I? Where do I come from? Why was I created? Where will my destiny take me? https://www.path-2-happiness.com/en/all-people-are-looking-for-happiness-so-where-is-the-path
  5. 1- Emission of Semen It is a thick white liquid which exits in spurts due to sexual stimulation and is followed by a loss of strength. Its scent resembles that of a rotten egg. The need for a ghusl is stated in Allah’s saying: “If you are in a state of janaba (ritual impurity), purify yourself (bathe your whole body).”(Al-Ma’idah:6) And the Prophet’s ﷺ saying: “When you ejaculate, take a ghusl.” [ narrated by Abu Dawud.] Points for Discussion 1- If a person has a wet dream yet doesn’t ejaculate, he does not have to make ghusl. 2- If he wakes up and doesn’t remember having a wet dream, yet he finds semen on himself, clothes, bed, etc. he must take a ghusl. The Prophet ﷺ said, “Water is only from water.” [ narrated by Muslim.] In other words the emission of semen - willfully or unwillfully - necessitates a ghusl. 3- If he feels semen moving in his penis, yet it does not exit, he does not have to make a ghusl. 4- If it exits due to some sort of sickness and not from sexual stimulation, then he does not have to take a ghusl. 5- If his state necessitated a ghusl, and he took a ghusl, but then semen exited immediately after the ghusl, he is not obliged to take another ghusl. He only has to make wudu’. 6- When a person wakes up from sleep and notices wetness on his clothes whose cause he can’t remember, then the following three conditions are possible: a) He is sure that the wetness is semen. Then, it is obligatory on him to take a bath, whether he remembers having a wet dream or not. b) He is sure it is not semen. In this case there is no need to take a bath. The ruling thus will be that of urine (i.e. wudu’). c) He doubts whether it is semen or not, he must then examine the situation and recall what took place. If it occurs to him that it is semen, then it is semen. However, if it occurs to him that it was something else, then he considers it to be something else. But if nothing occurs to him, then it is compulsory (on him) to take a bath so that he can avoid any error. 7-If he sees semen on himself, but cannot remember when it was produced, it is compulsory to take a bath and repeat the Salah (prayer) from the last time he slept. 2. Sexual Intercourse It is the meeting of the male and the female sexual organs. This is by the insertion of the head of the male’s penis into the female’s vagina. This is sexual intercourse even if ejaculation doesn’t occur. The Prophet ﷺ said: “When the circumcised penetrates the circumcised, bathing is compulsory.” [ narrated by At-Tirmidhi.] 3. When a non-believer becomes a Muslim This is because “the Prophet ﷺ ordered Qais Ibn ‘Asim t to take a bath when he became a muslim.” [ narrated by Abu Dawud.] 4. At The End of a Menstrual Cycle or Post-natal Bleeding This is in accordance with the hadeeth related by A’ishah (may Allah be pleased him), when the Prophet ﷺ told Fatimah bint Abi Hubaysh: “When menstruation starts (you should) stop praying, and when it leaves, take a (purificatory) bath, then start praying again.” [ agreed upon.] It’s the consensus of the scholars of Islam that post-natal bleeding is like menstruation. 5. Death This is according to the statement of the Prophet ﷺ when he told those preparing Zaynab (his daughter) for burial: “Wash her three times, five times or more if you think (it is necessary).” [ agreed upon.]
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  7. Favourite Surah To Listen To

    My Favorite Surah Surah Yaseen And Surah Mulk and I listen to these Surahs. Surat Al Fatihah
  8. Surah Yaseen is one of the most reverend Surah of Quran and Muslims all over the world memorize it, recite it, and listen to its recitation with great respect and sanctity. Al Fatihah
  9. The 10 Best Days of the Year https://youtu.be/nFpVsM4_iIc
  10. The Pillars of Hajj

    The Pillars of Hajj 1- Ihram: The Prophet ﷺ said: “Deeds are according to intentions and every person will be rewarded according to his intention. Therefore, whosoever has emigrated for the sake of Allah and His Messenger, then his emigration was for Allah and His Messenger. And whosoever emigrated for the sake of a worldly gain, or a woman “whom he desires” to marry, then his emigration is for the sake of that which “moved him” to emigrate.” [ Source: Bukhari.] 2- The Sa’y between as-Safa and al-Marwa: From the Prophet’s statement ﷺ “Perform Sa’y (between them) for indeed Allah has decreed that you perform Sa’y (between them).” [ Source: Ahmad.] 3- Waqfat ‘Arafah (the standing on Arafah) because the Prophet ﷺ said: “Hajj is ‘Arafah.” 4- Tawaaful Ifaadah: Allah said: “…and circumambulate the Ancient House.” (al-Hajj: 29) https://www.islamkingdom.com/en/the-pillars-of-hajj-its-obligatory-aspects-and-supererogatory-acts
  11. As-salaamu 'alaykum. You can break this down very quickly. First, is there any credible hadith that makes a statement about this? From what I've seen there isn't. Please reference one if so. Secondly, we don't worship the Qur'an, nor can anything we do harm Allah nor his message. If writing in the Qur'an is prohibited or discouraged, the only harm it's doing is to ourselves. Thirdly, Allah exalted the Qur'an but Qur'an literally means recitation which is how it was revealed and how many companions first memorized it. Muhammad (s.a.w.) couldn't have written in it nor understood the act of anyone else doing so because he (s.a.w.) was illiterate; so unless someone specifically asked, then there's no ruling that can be given. Ultimately, anything said regarding this is a guess at best and Allah will judge us on our intentions alone. So if you're writing in the Qur'an to increase your knowledge there shouldn't be an issue about it, I actually consider all the needless alternatives to be counter productive to learning as the notations aren't in order or conjunction with the Qur'an's. If you write an ayat down on a spare page without the rest of the Surah you've actually committed a sin that Allah does identify by admonishing those who figuratively tear apart the Qur'an by see separating it's words; granted that's not entirely applicable, but it's far more logical to make notations in the Qur'an rather than writing down a single ayat somewhere else which may separate the context.
  12. A woman’s Mahram

    A middle-aged to elderly woman from Sheba, known for her piety, wants to perform Hajj, but she does not have a Mahram (spouse or permanently unmarriageable relative). There is a wealthy, pious man in the town, who wants to perform Hajj with some of his female Mahrams. Can this woman perform Hajj with that kind man and his female relatives, as she will stay in the company of the women and the man will only watch over, or is she exempted from Hajj due to the lack of a Mahram to accompany her, although she is financially able to go? Please give us a Fatwa on this, as there is a disagreement over this issue among some of our brothers. May Allah bless you. the answer: https://www.islamkingdom.com/en/a-woman’s-mahram
  13. The Holy Quran

    Allah Almighty said about Quran: “This is the Book (the Quran), whereof there is no doubt, guidance to those who are Al-Muttaqoon the pious”
  14. The intention before performing Salah

    The place of the intention is the heart. When a person makes niyyah with his heart, it is good to make niyyah verbally also. If it is not uttered by the tongue, there is nothing wrong with it. http://prayertimes.dawateislami.net
  15. Examining Ayat 57, Surat Zariyat.

    As-Salaam alaikum, In ayat 57 of Surat Zariyat of the Holy Qur'an (51:57), Allah Ta'ala says:-- "No sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me." This establishes the fact that Almighty Allah is free of needs and by definition beyond the concerns of whether man worships or serves Him or not. Man, however, for his/our own sake, needs to establish a relationship to Allah. This relationship is that of Abudiyyah (servitude)... says the Qur'an:-- "I have only created jinns and men, that they may serve Me" (51:56). Hidden, but discernible in this unique relationship of abject servitude, only to Allah, is the secret of the ultimate freedom of man from all other bondage(s). This servant of Allah, His sincere bondsman, is free of all earthly gods and goddesses... be they of power, wealth, beauty or race, or color. We must only serve Allah Ta'ala and turn to Him for guidance in all our endeavors.
  16. Muslim Prayer Times NYC

    When Muslims go for prayers at Muslim prayer times nyc regularly then it brings a change in the personality of Muslims. Their personalities become more attractive day by day due to increase in their faith and hope in Allah عزوجل. Their faces shine with the light of faith in Allah عزوجل.
  17. Duaa/supplication During Prayers

    We all have a powerful tool in our hands to help us get through the difficult times, to find relief after suffering, and to attain what we strongly desire; and that tool is dua.
  18. Your Duas Will Be Accepted

    It is a powerful weapon of the believer. If his/her dua gets accepted, there’s khair in it. If it doesn’t get accepted, it could either be a source of salvation in the hereafter or a way to ward off evil from you.
  19. Salaah

    Praying five times a day is just like that. Allah forgives our sins through our five daily ritual prayers.
  20. Asselamu alaikum dear brothers, I am pleased to share that we have built an application for Muslims so that we will never break our Jamaah attendance. This is a personal invitation to you to download this app and make it easy for you to track Salah and Iqamah times daily. Register now: www.my-masjid.com If your nearest Masjid is not in system then please register it first. Wa salam,
  21. Prayer Times

    Do you want to serve Muslim community in a powerful way...and really feeling like you're making a difference? Do you want to feel like your life has purpose and meaning? Listen to it. Follow it. Take some action. You can help people to be right on time for every Salah in their Masjid. Download and recommend My-Masjid solution now! www.my-masjid.com
  22. Prayer Times

    In Muslim communities, people are reminded of the salat by the daily calls to prayer, known as adhan.
  23. What is meant by 'stones' in Surah Baqarah

  24. The Prophet's Guardians.

    As-Salaam alaikum, Ali Ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Holy Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, once said that "for every Prophet there were 7 selected guardians (Nujaba' ruqaba), but I have been given 14 instead." When asked as to who they were, he replied: "I myself, my two sons [Hassan and Hussein], Jafar, Hamza, Abu Bakr, Umar, Mus'ab Ibn Umair, Bilal, Salman, Ammar, Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud, Abu Dharr and Miqdad." [Tirmidhi, vol. 11-Bab Manaqib Ahl-Bait]. The secret implied in this of this Hadith is that for every Prophet, it is necessary to have some persons in his company, such that there should be some to acquire some share of wisdom from him, while others receive from him a portion of giving instruction. Others also may take to science of jurisprudence, holy war (Jihad), and other religious matters. The reason behind all this being that every perfection which the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, acquired could thereby be represented in a most distinguished manner.
  25. As-Salaam alaikum, The abbreviated Letter Qaf opens Surat QAF of the Holy Qur'an (chapter 50) ... a number of commentators say that Qaf is a mountain that surrounds the world. In Qisa su'l-anbiya, Sayyadi Ali Ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, was reported as saying: "The earth, as soon as Allah created it, cried out and said, 'O Lord, will You place upon me sons of Adam who commit sins and cast filth upon me?' and it rocked violently. Then Allah fastened it down with mountains and steadied it, and He Created a huge mountain of green emerald-- whence comes the greeness of the sky-called mountain Qaf, encircling the whole earth; and this is that by which Allah swore, saying, " QAAF. By the Glorious Qur'an " (50:1) And Wahab Ibn Munabbih said:-- "Dhu'l-Qarnayn came to mountain Qaf and saw small mountains around it. 'What are these?' he said. 'They are my veins' it replied: 'When Allah Wills that a land should quake, He orders me and I let one of my veins throb and there is an earthquake in the adjoining land.' Dhu'l-Qarnayn said: 'O Qaf, tell me something of the Majesty of Allah.' 'The Majesty of our Lord [Allah] surpasses all description and conception.' 'Tell me the least thing thereof that can be described.' 'Lo, said Mountain Qaf, 'Beyond me, for the distance of 500 years journey, lies a land of snow-mountains which crush against one another and, beyond that, similar mountains of hail: were it not for snow and hail, the world would be consumed by the heat of Hell-fire."
  26. Surah al Qalam (68) the Pen - Abdul Nasir Jangda

  27. Tafsir Surat YaSin

    Ayah 74: واتخذوا من دون الله آلهة لعلهم ينصرون But they have taken besides Allaah [false] deities that perhaps they would be helped. They have taken false objects of worship. They were obviously not grateful. They’ve then committed themselves to other things and paths. Aalihah| Word Analysis It is not just an idol. It is anything, any person or object that someone dedicates himself to and give priority to it over Allaah. It could be money, pleasure. an idea/notion/concept. What is their motive? So that maybe, they hope, that this notion will help them. It will come to their aide and rescue when they find themselves in a difficlt situation. Yet, that is not the reality. Ayah 75: لا يستطيعون نصرهم وهم لهم جند محضرون They are not able to help them, and they [themselves] are for them soldiers in attendance. Those things to which they devoted and dedicated themselves will not be able to help them in the least bit. They won’t even have the ability to help them. And they (these idols) for them (the people) will be present for them in the form an army. Jundun| Word Analysis It is like an army lined up. The impressiveness is in the sheer number of people. It is an endless row of false deities and objects of devotion. They will be there, right there, right by them watching them. This is talking about when these people are punished in the Hellfire. As another form of torment and torture for them and to show them their stupidity in decision making and choices, their false deities will stand right by them watching their punishments without any interference. Imagine the anguish, pain, and remorse that will bring. It’ll be an army watching over them. Ayah 76: فلا يحزنك قولهم إنا نعلم ما يسرون وما يعلنون So let not their speech grieve you. Indeed, We know what they conceal and what they declare. Finally, Allaah consoles the Messenger of Allaah s. What they say should not cause him any grief. Allaah is aware of everything they conspire and contract against him in private and what they do in public when attempting to disgrace him s. Allaah is keeping tabs on these people. He is letting them dig their own graves and will then taken them to account for it. The foolish choices they are making gave become beastly so leave them be. Everything is being recorded and they will be taken to recompense. Embedded within this message is also honour and distinction for the Messenger of Allaah s. He s ought not bother himself with them because the most influential of anyone and everyone will take care of him. You just keep doing what you’re doing because you’re doing a phenomenal job. In Verses 71-73, Allaah spoke in the first person. In Verses 74-75, Allaah spoke in the third person. Why the difference in transition? Western academics point to this as inconsistency, but they fail to see the literary marvel. The reason for this transition is that the first three verses discuss the blessings of Allaah upon the people. It is His way of reaching out to these people in order to make them realize. Then, the third person is when they’ve disappointed Him and disobeyed. A sign for showing this displeasure is turning away from the person so as not to speak to him directly. That is what Allaah has done here. Allaah is constantly consoling the Messenger of Allaah s throughout the Qur’aan. Someone could ask why this is so? Was he s such a sensitive person requiring this consolation repeatedly? Ayah 77: أولم ير الإنسان أنا خلقناه من نطفة فإذا هو خصيم مبين Does man not consider that We created him from a [mere] sperm-drop – then at once he is a clear adversary? Has the human being not seen, comprehended, reflected, and then understood? In the beginning of the passage, Allaah spoke to these people directly in order to mention His blessings upon them. Yet, they still rejected everything and took other objects of devotion. Allaah then speaks to them in the third person. Now, Allaah is not even addressing them. It is “the human being”. He is not even acknowledging their existence. Who is this insaan? There are various persons narrated 1. Ubayy b. Khalaf 2. Abu Jahl 3. al-‘Aas ibn a all of whom were leaders of the polytheists who were very arrogant, abusive, confrontational, and disrespectful. At the same time, it could be general and broad. As Allaah says in (64, 2) هو الذي خلقكم فمنكم كافر ومنكم مؤمن والله بما تعملون بصير It is He who created you, and among you is the disbeliever, and among you is the believer. And Allaah, of what you do, is Seeing. Allaah mentions the kaafir first because despite everything being obvious, the majority of people will not believe. It’s a sad reality that the majority of people will not come to imaan. This, however, should make us that much more grateful to Allaah that we are part of a small group of people upon whom Allaah has bestowed this guidance. Idhaa| Word Analysis It expresses surprise, shock, amazement at something sudden. It can imply that something happened suddenly or amazement and baffleness. So this same human being to whom Allaah granted existence is from what we consider najasa. Everything this person prides himself upon (his appearance and body) is based upon filth. It’s a bitter pill to swallow. Why is he so proud and boastful if those are his beginnings? Not only is his beginning so pathetic, but he is khaSim. KhaSim| Word Analysis It means a loud, shouting argument where a person is adamant, arrogant and insistant. He is confrontational and stubborn. He speaks over you and yells at you. Every time you try to calm him, he shouts back. There is hyperbole in the form of this word. Not only that, but his argumentation is mubin. It is so clear that everyone can see and hear it. It is a public affair. He is causing a scene. So this human being becomes argumentative and confrontational, publicly against the truth and realities of life. Thus, the aayah means: doesn’t the human being realize where he came from – basically filth – and, yet, he still makes a scene and argues against his responsibility to being grateful? Ayah 78: وضرب لنا مثلا ونسي خلقه قال من يحيي العظام وهي رميم And he presents for Us an example and forgets his [own] creation. He says, “Who will give life to bones while they are disintegrated?” This human being’s arrogance clouds his judgment. He doesn’t realize what he’s doing. He gives Us, to Allaah and His Messenger s and the Qur’aan, an example. It’s ridiculous and preposterous. Allaah has given us examples throughout the Qur’aan. To teach us and explain to us. For Mr. Genius to come around and attempt this is so stupid. He must have forgotten that he himself was created and how he was created. Now, Allaah is explaining to us. The reader is amazed that a person will offer to give an example. Allaah is telling us that such a person is so arrogant that he must have forgotten his beginnings. And what is this example he gives? Man| Word Analysis He is presenting dismay and doubt at the idea. Who could possibly do it? Ramim| Word Analysis When the skeleton is literally falling to parts in your hands. The leaders from the Quraysh would actually dig up old remains and shove them before the face of the Messenger of Allaah s and mockingly question the veracity of resurrection. Ayah 79: قل يحييها الذي أنشأها أول مرة وهو بكل خلق عليم Say, “He will give them life Who produced them the first time; and He is, of all creation, Knowing.” Now, Allaah answers their stupidity and teaches the Messenger of Allaah, and by extension us, how to answer them. Not only that, but Allaah goes further to completely shut their mouths. Anshaa| Word Analysis Not to create, but to raise something. As if a seed is planted, watered, sunned, protected, until it is raised. This bone they were holding in their hands is after it had grown and reached its adult stage. If this is a human bone or of any creature, it wasn’t that size at first creation. It was tiny. It was permitted to grow by Allaah. Not only that, but look at the miraculous proportion and coordination of growth and development in the body. The whole body grows with the bone so that it can all flourish. So this Creator is so much more amazing than you can fathom. You just don’t realize this. He is most definitely completely informed of everything He has ever created at all times and situations. Who knows what He has created better than the Creator Himself? You came to argue with Allaah with your evidences and proofs to tell Allaah about that which He has created?! They just asked one question. Allaah answered them and specified who that someone is with proof and evidence. Now, Allaah will provide two lines of reason to substantiate this answer. Ayah 80: الذي جعل لكم من الشجر الأخضر نارا فإذا أنتم منه توقدون [It is] He Who made for you from the green tree, fire, and then from it you ignite. It shouldn’t be so hard for them to understand that Allaah will return them to life because He is the One Who made for them from the green tree, fire. Shajari al-akhDar| Word Analysis This is an idiom. It refers to a tree that is still very moist, full of life, and capable of growing. It is not like the tree which is cut down or withered. Leaves are still budding out of that tree so it is full of life. How does fire come from that? There are several understandings which may co-exist 1. Accepting the aayaat in opposites. There were two types of trees famous in hejaz: markh and ‘afaar. There branches would be rubbed together and, even when moist, would spark to create fire. This was convenient for the Arabs. But why point it out? For this person, it is contradiction for life to come out of dead. Allaah then tells him that when he lights a fire using these moist branches, what is typically not used as fuel for fire, he should realize that is two opposites which are co-existing. Most scholars point to this reading. 2. These same branches and leaves which are moist in the spring, dry to become the best fuel in the winter when they have dried. 3. They also change from the colour green to the colour of fire. Then from it you light fire. Why has Allaah repeated the fire? Hasn’t He already told us that form it comes a fire? Remember, the idhaa shows shock and surprise. It is amazing that us as human beings knew to go from one tree to the other and use it to build a fire. Who taught us to do that? Allaah programmed us to know how to survive (20, 50) قال ربنا الذي أعطى كل شيء خلقه ثم هدى He said, “Our Lord is He Who gave each thing its form and then guided [it].” This is not spiritual guidance, but basic programming for existence and living. Who teaches the child to suckle or to cry? Nobody does. It’s as if its in the fitrah (30, 30) أقم وجهك للدين حنيفا فطرت الله التي فطر الناس عليها لا تبديل لخلق الله ذلك الدين القيم ولكن أكثر الناس لا يعلمون So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. [Adhere to] the fitrah of Allaah upon which He has created [all] people. No change should there be in the creation of Allaah. That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know. It is part of the greatest blessings of Allaah to not leave us as wild beasts to learn things ourselves, but to give us guidance. This is also alluded to in (56, 71-72) أفرأيتم النار التي تورون And have you seen the fire that you ignite? أأنتم أنشأتم شجرتها أم نحن المنشئون Is it you who produced its tree or are We the producer? A tree is a representation of life. It is green, it provides food. It is used as a metaphor for imaan, but is also used for fire which is a sign of death. Don’t let this confuse you. It should be simple and easy to understand that Allaah can bring people back. Ayah 81: أوليس الذي خلق السماوات والأرض بقادر على أن يخلق مثلهم بلى وهو الخلاق العليم Is not He Who created the heavens and earth Fully Able to create the likes of them? Yes, [it is so]; and He is the Knowing Creator. And this is the second proof to that human being. This has already been spoken of in the surah in the passage about tawhid. Allaah has already told us in so much detail about His creations which should serve as aayaat to Him. The One Who created this sky and earth and everything in and between it, isn’t He able to create the likes of these people again? These people are fully functioning and able, but when they come to their spirituality, their brains shut down. Mithlahum| Word Analysis It’s like the mirror image of someting. Something of similitude or resemblance. It can be reflected upon to see similarities. In other places (75, 3-4) أيحسب الإنسان ألن نجمع عظامه Does man think that We will not assemble his bones? بلى قادرين على أن نسوي بنانه Yes. [We are] Able [even] to proportion his fingertips. Does human being really think that We can’t collect his bones back together? Most definitely, he is wrong! We can go to the extent of putting even his fingerprints back together. Now, Allaah will respond. This is a discussion of rhetoric. You don’t answer a rhetorical question, but Allaah is answering so that there isn’t even the slightest room for confusion remaining. Al-Khalaaq al-‘Alim| Word Analysis No doubt, He is fully capable of recreating them. In fact, He is al-Khalaaq. It is mubalagha of al-Khaliq. The One Who creates everything and creates things beyond your imagination and He has been creating since the beginning, is still creating and will continue creating at such a scope that you can’t imagine. Not only that, but He is al-‘Alim. He creates each and every single thing and then is fully informed about it. Everything He has created is in need of Him and it cannot do anything without His permission. This is a stronger tone of the argument in Verse 79. Ayah 82: إنما أمره إذا أراد شيئا أن يقول له كن فيكون His command is only when He intends a thing that He says to it, “Be,” and it is. Allaah told them how easy it is for Him to recreate them. He doesn’t need anything to create anything. No raw materials, no factory line, no nothing. His way, His affair, the system of Allaah is such that whenever He wants anything to happen, He simply says Kun! Fayakun. Shayan| Word Analysis It is in the common form to show the diversity of it being ANYTHING whatsoever. Allaah has wrapped the entire argument in this simple statement. Everything has been explained in details because human beings are just that dense and thick-skulled. Yet, it is so simple. He doesn’t need anyone, anything, any facilitation, any circumstances, anything at all. Then Allaah summarizes everything. Ayah 83: فسبحان الذي بيده ملكوت كل شيء وإليه ترجعون So exalted is He in Whose hand is the realm of all things, and to Him you will be returned. FasubHaan| Word Analysis The fa is telling us that this is the conclusion, the take-home message from Ya-Sin. SubHaan is a proclamation of how absolutely perfect and mindblowing. Who is so amazing? The One in whose hand … The ba shows connection as if it is tightly gripped and firm in His hand. It shows strength, confidence, total control, total ownership. What is in the hand of Allaah that no one can even think about taking? Malakutu| Word Analysis This is another form of mubalagha (hyperbole, exaggerated form of word). There is a rule in Arabic: when the letters within a word are increased, the meaning of that word increases as well. The base is mulk means dominion or kingdom or ownership. The realm of one’s power or control. So this would be total and absolute control. Not just having ownership that can be tampered with, but such that no one can even look at it the wrong way. It is sacred, very exclusive ownership. Somebody could raise a coup against a king or hate him, but the kingdom of Allaah is where He has total control and no one can even suppose to squeeze past His control. You can do that to the kings of this world, but no one can do that with the Kingship of Allaah. Allaah has also used the word in this sense here (6, 75) وكذلك نري إبراهيم ملكوت السماوات والأرض وليكون من الموقنين And thus did We show Ibrahim the realm of the heavens and the earth that he would be among the certain [in faith]. Another understanding of using this form exists. There is an external and internal to everything. There is the tangible and measurable, but there is also the intangible which don’t have physicial natures. If someone owns a slave, he owns the body. He can order the slave to be happy, but cannot really control it. He doesn’t own the intangible to make him think or feel. Allaah is such an owner, however, that He controls that which the person himself cannot control. Just as Ibrahim alayhi as-salaam proclaimed (26, 78-82) الذي خلقني فهو يهدين Who created me, and He guides me. والذي هو يطعمني ويسقين And it is He Who feeds me and gives me drink. وإذا مرضت فهو يشفين And when I am ill, it is He Who cures me والذي يميتني ثم يحيين And Who will cause me to die and then bring me to life والذي أطمع أن يغفر لي خطيئتي يوم الدين And Who I aspire that He will forgive me my sin on the Day of Recompense.” He owns everything, even the conditions and emotions which seem to delicate. Our world can go crashing with a simple statement. Yet, He has control over every single thing (kulli shayin is in the common form to show diversity). Everyone likes to be on the side of the person who has authority and influence. Who has more power and influence than Allaah? In His hand is the control of everything. He has knowledge about anything for everything. How much to our advantage would it be to be on His good side, to have His pleasure. This fed the imaan and taqwa of the predecessors. Nothing fazed them. They would immediately turn to salaah. Allaahu akbar! Source
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