Verily the glory is wholly Allah’s; He is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.”. After having won the debate, young Ibrahim (asws) was not rewarded with treasures, which he actually deserved; instead, he was now prepared for being roasted alive. The friends of Allah are those whose position requires no boundaries between them and their Lord and they are not distant from Him. The Qur'an is very explicit that the believers should not take infidels as friends and protectors. Verily, Allah guides not the unjust people. The tender heart within, urged him to present this reality to the people around. The Holy Qur'an is my Best Friend. When Allah sent us in this world as humans He knew that we would have good days and bad days. He accomplished the task he was ordered to perform, with no hesitation, no request for reconsideration from the One on high. Do you say about Allah what you do not know?’”. Standing in the court of Nimrod, a twenty-first century youth would have found it stressful to prove himself again and again, but young Ibrahim (asws) took it as an opportunity to testify his faith. And upon Allah let the believers rely.” (Quran 3:160) If you liked this post, please share it with your friends and family members using the share buttons below. In addition to His love of humans in the Qur’an is also told how God to love, mercy, forgiveness and giving happiness to us, humans and Muslims. Abraham in the Qur'an and the Bible. “And let not their speech grieve you. Dan sesungguhnya di antara Ahli Kitab ada yang beriman kepada Allah, dan kepada apa yang diturunkan kepada kamu, dan yang diturunkan kepada mereka, karena mereka berendah hati kepada Allah, dan mereka tidak memperjualbelikan ayat-ayat Allah dengan harga murah. “…they do not follow (anything) but conjectures, and they only lie.”, هُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الَّيْلَ لِتَسْكُنُوا فِيهِ وَالنَّهَارَ مُبْصِراً إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لاَيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَسْمَعُونَ, 67. “(They have) a little enjoyment in this world, then to Us will be their return, then shall We make them taste the severe penalty because they used to disbelieve.”. This kind of fear is concerned with one’s failure to carry out ones duties and responsibilities and that kind of sorrow which one feels towards his lack of achievements during the course of his life. With the strongest of trust in his Lord, he landed in the fire. Ibrahim (asws) was tested again; he was now, perhaps, in his eighties. With the deep understanding of Tawheed, comes the true reliance. Ibrahim (asws) never deterred from the Unicity of God (Tawheed) which he believed in; he never yelled, never shouted. He is Self-Sufficient!...”. “…No warrant have you for this! This good news only applies to those whose existence embodies the characteristics of the friends of Allah. © Ahlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project 1995-2021. If the Prophet of Islam (S), with all his sincerity and gratitude, with all the services he had rendered human beings, and with all his unparalleled worship of the Creator could be so concerned about his imperfections before Allah, how then, can we determine our state? Enter valid first name and last name with at least one space. As we understand from Ibrahim (asws), and rest of the Prophets, Tawheed (Allah’s oneness) is not just a verbal undertaking; it has to sink deep within us. This phrase, means that Allah is absolutely self sufficient and He is absolutely far from what they say, because whatever is in the heavens and on the earth are His and fall under His command. 517 likes. He also does not need any help so that He chooses an assistant, nor does He need to ensure the survival of His species, so He does not need a son. The Al-Islam.org site and the DILP are entirely supported by individual donors and well wishers. Though father and son stood their ground, Ibrahim (asws) used a very respectful tone throughout the conversation, to address his father. window.dojoRequire(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us18.list-manage.com","uuid":"abf9d2cecad05a2718b1307a4","lid":"d438307d6a","uniqueMethods":true}) }), Young Muslim Digest, They abhor arrogance, shun the hoarding of wealth and pay all the obligatory religious dues. “For them are Glad Tidings in this world’s life and in the Hereafter. Verily to Allah belongs whoever is in the heavens and whoever is in the earth, and they do not follow any associates, who call on others besides Allah, they do not follow (anything) but conjectures, and they only lie.”. “He it is Who appointed for you the night that you rest in it, and the day giving light. One is to perform the rituals of Hajj with the same devotion as Hajirah, Isma’il and Ibrahim (on them be peace) and have the hope of acceptance from Allah (swt), in the same manner in which it was accepted from the family of Ibrahim (asws). Since prophets were ever innocent of committing any sin, the trials they faced only increased their status. 6. Wali, plural awliya, is an arabic word meaning close friend. Allah Almighty mentioned the importance of His revelation repeatedly – the final revelation and the perfect message which He sent to humanity. They are those devotee and sincere bondsman on the earth who remember Allah ceaselessly and spend their life seeing inner purification … Whatever the mood or state of meditation or an important affair you might be in, whatever part of the Qur’an you might be engaged in reciting, and whatever action you begin, you can do nothing which cannot be seen or noticed by Allah when you start it. This is a great victory and happiness for the person concerned. Among the major publications of IQRA Publications is the popular Islamic monthly in English, the Young Muslim Digest, arguably among the foremost in this type of publishing in India. WALLI (The Protector, The Helper) – A friend who cares for us, when we are in trouble and he guides us. It is also narrated from Imam Baqir (as) who said that it is written in Imam Sajjad’s (as), book concerning the friends of Allah that they are those who accomplish their religious obligations, and act according to the practice of Allah’s Messenger (S). Those who follow idols are those who consider them as partners with Allah. The Sunnah is the manifestation and explanation of the Quran – the practice and application of the Quran. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! ALLAH declares in the Quran: “ALLAH commands justice and fair dealing...” And in another passage: “O you who believe,be upright for ALLAH, and (be) bearers of witness with justice! Mereka memperoleh pahala di sisi Tuhannya. But this is not so, Allah, the Exalted in Majesty informs us that we must not let the oppressors make us sorrowful. Be aware that whosoever is in the heavens and on the earth belongs to Allah and is under His domination. The Quran, in numerous places, has talked about the importance of fearing Allah. Allah has described Himself in the Quran through His Names and Attributes. do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people." In the Quran verses that tell about how Great the love of God towards humans. “And you are not (engaged) in any affair, nor do you recite any part from the Qur’an, and nor any deed you (mankind) may be doing, but We are Witnesses over you when you enter into it. Reference to the Friends of Allah (swt) is found in the Quran, Hadith Qudsi & Narrations of our Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Standing in the court of Nimrod, a twenty-first century youth would have found it stressful to prove himself again and again, but young Ibrahim (asws) took it as an opportunity to testify his faith. It calls our attention to the fact that not only does the Almighty comprehend our every thought, word and deed, but His angels are also carefully watching every step we take, every word we utter, every thought we entertain in our heads, wherever we cast our eyes, and in whatever state we are in. When we invoke peace on Muhammad (saws) in our prayers, we always mention Ibrahim (asws). Aulia's are the chosen friends of Allah. This has been accurately recorded by Allah (swt) in the Qur’an in verses 41-45 of Surah 19. He may also use the word ana (I), indicating one person, or the third person huwa (he). And the best part is that the offer of help is mentioned in the Quran by Allah himself so many times, if only we would read carefully. “…Verily there are signs in it for people who hearken.”, قَالُوا اتَّخَذَ اللَّهُ وَلَداً سُبْحَانَهُ هُوَ الْغَنِيُ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ إِنْ عَندَكُم مِن سُلْطَانٍ بِهَذَآ أَتَقُولُونَ عَلَي اللَّهِ مَا لا تَعْلَمُونَ, 68. IMPORTANT : All content hosted on Al-Islam.org is solely for non-commercial purposes and with the permission of original copyright holders. Consider not the Jews and the Christians as ‘Auliya’ (friends, protectors, helpers etc. Furthermore, there is no other name like Ar-Rahman in the Holy Quran, except for Allah. In Allah the believers should place their trust.” (Q. He addresses His Prophet (S) that he should tell those who make false ascriptions to Him and those who make them only lie that they will not be saved. Truly, these are clear proofs and reasons attesting to the Unity of Allah, the Glorified, for no one else is able to do all this. “Those who believe and constantly keep from evil.”. In such a situation, for a young boy in his adolescence, who is trying to convey the truth, losing temper wouldn’t have been blameworthy. Tests and trials are a part of our lives: they are the doorway to feel the presence of our Creator. 4. To demonstrate this, our Creator sent His messengers, and every one of them did it with perfection and grace. Firmness in faith combined with divine help, to enable him to win through every trial he faced. O ye who believe! Yes, yet another lesson to learn, although being young in age and new to the lesson of Tawheed, Ibrahim (asws) had strong conviction: he believed firmly in what he said. He is Self-Sufficient! “Say: ‘Verily those who forge a lie against Allah will not prosper.’”70. Isma’il, then his only son, was a toddler. It was Prophet Ibrahim’s call – indeed, on the orders of Allah (swt) – that we have been responding to for thousands of years: the call to perform the pilgrimage to the holy house, constructed by the blessed hands of prophet Ibrahim (asws) and his son Isma’il (asws), writes AMAATUL HAKIM. However, on the contrary, the gentle, yet coherent, words of Ibrahim (asws) to his father, who failed to recognize the truth, are a lesson for the youth. In the previous verses, some of the characteristics of the polytheists and non-believers were explained, from now on, the characteristics of the true believers and those who struggle and strive, who constantly guard against evil and who are the exact opposite of the first group will be described. This relationship is highly honored in the holy Quran, Allah calls Ibrahim A.S as His khalil in the holy Quran. Auliya Allah – Friends of ALLAH (Azzo Jal) “O you who believe! No other attribute comes close to the number of times Allah ascribes Mercy to Himself in Holy Quran. If you regularly visit this site and wish to show your appreciation, or if you wish to see further development of Al-Islam.org, please donate online. And Allah (swt) is the Protector of the true believers, and what a blessed Protector is He! Awliya Allah, therefore, means Friends of Allah (swt). Verily to Allah belongs whoever is in the heavens and whoever is in the earth...”. With the utmost subtlety and eloquence, this verse announces that Allah is not only fully aware of the minutest facts in the heavens and the earth but He is also fully aware of the minutest details of the actions of his subjects. They might be able to attain worldly wealth through lies and false claims for a few days, but it is only a passing phenomenon in this world.2 They will eventually return to Allah and He will punish them vigorously for their disbelief and their associating partners with Him. Any other use of the hosted content, such as for financial gain, requires express approval from the copyright owners. If they think they can elevate themselves and approach Allah in this way, they do nothing but lie. To reflect, and draw lessons from these great men is a binding duty upon us. Many of us are deeply attached to our phones. وَمَا تَكُونُ فِي شَأْنٍ وَمَا تَتْلُواْ مِنْهُ مِن قُرْءَانٍ وَلا تَعْمَلُونَ مِنْ عَمَلٍ إِلاَّ كُنَّا عَلَيْكُمْ شُهُوداً إِذْ تُفِيضُونَ فِيهِ وَمَا يَعْزُبُ عَن رَبِّكَ مِن مِثْقَالِ ذَرَّةٍ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلاَ فِي السَّمَآءِ وَلآ أَصْغَرَ مِن ذَلِكَ وَلآ أَكْبَرَ إِلاَّ فِي كِتَابٍ مُبِينٍ, 61. Does your attachment to the Quran match your attachment to your phone? It was his call – indeed, on the orders of Allah (swt) – that we have been responding to for thousands of years: the call to perform the pilgrimage to the holy house, constructed by the blessed hands of prophet Ibrahim (asws) and his son Isma’il (asws). 1. “And let not their speech grieve you. The hadith portrays Muhammad as being skeptical of inter-faith friendships, and the scholars are very vocal insisting that Muslims only engage with non-Muslims so far as is necessary for everyday life and to call them to Islam. No warrant have you for this! 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Attributes Needed for Working on This Kind of Commentary, Section 1: The Qur’an Contains Signs From the All-Wise, Section 5: Every People Had an Apostle from Allah, Section 6: The Divine Mercy Precedes the Wrath, Section 7: No Fear or Grief for the Friends of Allah, Section 8: The Ministries of Noah and Moses Referred to, Section 9: Moses Takes Away the Children of Israel, Section 11: Profit or Loss Caused by Allah - Unavoidable by Anyone, Section 1: Repentance Earns Pardon and the Bounties from Allah, Section 2: Patience and Good Deeds Earn Pardon from Allah, Section 4: The Fate of Those Who Disbelieved Noah, The Educational implications of Noah’s Flood, 2- Why Punishment Was Inflicted by a Flood, The Sin of Sodomy in the Qur’an and Traditions, A Wonderful Dream and Difficulties Lead to Victory, Section 2: Yusuf Suffers the Treatment of His Brothers, Section 3: Yusuf’s Firmness in Piety Against the Great Temptation, Section 4: Yusuf Prefers Prison Against the Temptation, Section 5: Yusuf Preaches Unity of Allah in the Prison, Section 6: The King’s Dream – Yusuf’s Interpretation, Section 7: Yusuf Cleared of the False Charge, Section 8: Yusuf Measures Out Corn to His Brothers. For a man of ninety-plus years, this would be an unbearably bitter result of all his hard work, but absolutely not so with Ibrahim (asws), for he stood up, upright, to fulfill the command of his Lord with no less vigor and obedience than before. Nor is there hidden from your Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in the heaven, not anything lesser than that or greater but are (recorded) in a Clear Book.”. “Behold! Verily no fear shall be upon the friends of Allah, nor shall they grieve”, and who the friends of Allah were. The polytheists considered the angels as the daughters of Allah, and the Jews took “Ezra” as an offspring of Allah, while the Christians called Jesus the Son of Allah. Suratul Baqara verse 2. 1- Is Prostration Allowed to Other Than Allah? That is the great success.”. take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. “Behold! 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