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It was the month of Ramadan in which the Qur'an was [first] bestowed from on high as a guidance unto man and a self-evident proof of that guidance, and as the standard by which to discern the true from the false. Hence, whoever of you lives to see this month shall fast throughout it; but he that is ill, or on a journey, [shall fast instead for the same] number of other days. God wills that you shall have ease, and does not will you to suffer hardship; but [He desires] that you complete the number [of days required], and that you extol God for His having guided you aright, and that you render your thanks [unto Him]. [Qur’an 2:185] (Asad)

By M. Gadelmawla

21:22 (Asad) had there been in heaven or on earth any deities other than God, both [those realms would surely have fallen into ruin! But limitless in His glory is God, enthroned in His awesome almightiness far above anything that men may devise by way of definition! (21:22)

‫ﻔﹸﻮﻥﹶ‬‫ﻳﺼ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻋﻤ‬ ‫ﺵﹺ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﺏ ﺍﻟﹾﻌ‬  ‫ﻪ ﺭ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹶﻥ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬‫ﺒﺤ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﻓﺴ‬‫ﺗ‬‫ﺴﺪ‬  ‫ﻪ ﻟﹶ ﹶﻔ‬ ‫ﺔﹲ ﹺﺇﻟﱠﺎ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬‫ﻟﻬ‬‫ﺎ ﺁ‬‫ﻴ ﹺﻬﻤ‬‫ ﻛﹶﺎﻥﹶ ﻓ‬‫ﹶﻟﻮ‬ Page 2

God does not burden any human being with more than he is well able to bear: in his favor shall be whatever good he does, and against him whatever evil he does. O our Sustainer! Take us not to task if we forget or unwittingly do wrong! "O our Sustainer! Lay not upon us a burden such as Thou didst lay upon those who lived before us! O our Sustainer! Make us not bear burdens which we have no strength to bear! "And efface Thou our sins, and grant us forgiveness, and bestow Thy mercy upon us! Thou art our Lord Supreme: succor us, then, against people who deny the truth!" [Qur’an 2:286] (Asad)

‫ﻭ ﹶﻻ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺑﻨ‬‫ﺎ ﺭ‬‫ﺧﻄﹶﺄﹾﻧ‬ ‫ ﺃﹶ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﺃﻭ‬‫ﺴِﻴﻨ‬‫ﺎ ﺇﹺﻥ ﻧ‬‫ﺬﹾﻧ‬‫ﺍﺧ‬‫ﺆ‬‫ﺎ ﻻﹶ ﺗ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﺑ‬‫ ﺭ‬‫ﺒﺖ‬‫ﺘﺴ‬‫ﺎ ﺍﻛﹾ‬‫ﺎ ﻣ‬‫ﻬ‬‫ﻋﻠﹶﻴ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﺒﺖ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﻛﺴ‬‫ﺎ ﻣ‬‫ﺎ ﻟﹶﻬ‬‫ﻬ‬‫ﺳﻌ‬ ‫ﻭ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹺﺇﻻﱠ‬‫ﻧ ﹾﻔﺴ‬ ‫ ﺍﻟﻠﹼﻪ‬‫ ﹶﻜﻠﱢﻒ‬‫ﻻﹶ ﻳ‬ ‫ﺂ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﺣﻤ‬ ‫ﺍﺭ‬‫ﺎ ﻭ‬‫ ﻟﹶﻨ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﺍ ﹾﻏﻔ‬‫ﺎ ﻭ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻒ‬‫ﺍﻋ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﺎ ﺑﹺﻪ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﻻ ﻃﹶﺎﻗﹶﺔﹶ ﹶﻟﻨ‬‫ﺎ ﻣ‬‫ﻤﻠﹾﻨ‬ ‫ﺗﺤ‬ ‫ﻭﻻﹶ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺑﻨ‬‫ﺎ ﺭ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﺒﻠ‬‫ﻦ ﻗﹶ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻳﻦ‬‫ﻋﻠﹶﻰ ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬ ‫ﻪ‬‫ﻤﻠﹾﺘ‬ ‫ﺣ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺍ ﻛﹶﻤ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﺎ ﺇﹺﺻ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﻋﻠﹶﻴ‬ ‫ﻤﻞﹾ‬ ‫ﺗﺤ‬  ‫ﻋﻠﹶﻰ ﺍﹾﻟﻘﹶ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻧ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﺎ ﻓﹶﺎﻧﺼ‬‫ﻮﻻﹶﻧ‬ ‫ ﻣ‬‫ﺃﹶﻧﺖ‬ (2:286) ‫ﺮﹺﻳﻦ‬‫ﻮﻡﹺ ﺍﻟﹾﻜﹶﺎﻓ‬ Page 3

Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: “We believe, and they will not be tested.” And certainly, We have tested those who were before them. Thus Allah will surely make evident those who are truthful, and He will surely make evident (those who are) the liars. [Qur’an 29:2-3]

‫ﺪﻗﹸﻮﺍ‬ ‫ ﺻ‬‫ﻳﻦ‬‫ ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬‫ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬‫ﻤﻦ‬ ‫ﻌﻠﹶ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ ﹶﻓﻠﹶ‬‫ﻬﹺﻢ‬‫ﺒﻠ‬‫ﻦ ﻗﹶ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻳﻦ‬‫ﺎ ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ ﻓﹶﺘ‬‫ﹶﻟﻘﹶﺪ‬‫( ﻭ‬29:2) ‫ﻮﻥﹶ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﻳﻔﹾﺘ‬ ‫ ﻟﹶﺎ‬‫ﻢ‬‫ﻭﻫ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﻳﻘﹸﻮﻟﹸﻮﺍ ﺁﻣ‬ ‫ﺮﻛﹸﻮﺍ ﺃﹶﻥ‬ ‫ﺘ‬‫ ﺃﹶﻥ ﻳ‬‫ﺎﺱ‬‫ ﺍﻟﻨ‬‫ﺴﺐ‬ ِ ‫ﺣ‬ ‫ﺃﹶ‬ (29:3)

‫ﹺﺑﲔ‬‫ ﺍﻟﹾﻜﹶﺎﺫ‬‫ﻤﻦ‬ ‫ﻌﻠﹶ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﻟﹶ‬‫ﻭ‬ Page 4

Say: “If the sea were ink for (writing) the words of my Lord, surely, the sea would be exhausted before that the words of my Lord would be finished, even if we brought (another sea) like it as aid.” [Qur’an 18:109]

‫ﺎ‬‫ ﺟﹺﺌﹾﻨ‬‫ﹶﻟﻮ‬‫ﻲ ﻭ‬‫ﺑ‬‫ﺕ ﺭ‬  ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻠﻤ‬‫ﺪ ﻛﹶ‬ ‫ﻨ ﹶﻔ‬‫ﻞﹶ ﺃﹶﻥ ﺗ‬‫ﺮ ﻗﹶﺒ‬ ‫ﺤ‬‫ﺪ ﺍﻟﹾﺒ‬ ‫ﻔ‬ ‫ﻨ‬‫ﻲ ﻟﹶ‬‫ﺑ‬‫ﺕ ﺭ‬  ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻠﻤ‬‫ﺍ ﻟﱢﻜﹶ‬‫ﺍﺩ‬‫ﻣﺪ‬ ‫ﺮ‬‫ﺒﺤ‬‫ﻮ ﻛﹶﺎ ﹶﻥ ﺍﻟﹾ‬ ‫ﻗﹸﻞ ﱠﻟ‬ ‫ﺍ‬‫ﺩ‬‫ﻣﺪ‬ ‫ﻪ‬‫ﺜﹾﻠ‬‫ﹺﺑﻤ‬ (18:109)

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Hearts, as they mature, come to love whomever is merciful and kind towards them. So how much greater is their love for Him from Whom all kindness springs!

The most beautiful, the most sincere, the most elevated and the most exalted kind of love is most certainly the love of the One Whom hearts were created to love, and for Whom creation was brought into existence to adore. Allah is the One to Whom hearts turn in love, exhalation and glorification, humility, submission and worship. Such worship cannot be directed towards other than Him. It is the perfection of love accompanied by complete submission and humility. Allah is loved for His own sake in every respect. All except Him are loved for the love they give in return. All the revealed Books, and the message of all the Prophets, bear witness to the love that is due towards Him, as does the natural impulse He has created in all His servants, the intellect He has given them, and the blessings He has poured on them. Page 6


‫ﻭﺩ‬‫ﺩ‬‫ ﺍﹾﻟﻮ‬‫ﻔﹸﻮﺭ‬‫ﻮ ﺍﹾﻟﻐ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﻭ‬

85:14 (Asad) And He alone is truly-forgiving, all-embracing in His love, Page 7

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate And recite (O Muhammad) to them the story of him to whom We gave Our signs, then who turned away from them, so Satan followed him up, then he became of those who went astray. And if We had so willed, We would surely have raised him by those (signs), but he clung to the earth and followed his own desire. So his likeness is as the likeness of a dog. If you attack him, he hangs out with his tongue, or you leave him, he hangs out his tongue. Such is the likeness of the people who deny Our revelations. So narrate the stories, that they may reflect. [Qur’an 7:175-176]


‫ﺎﻭﹺﻳﻦ‬‫ ﺍﹾﻟﻐ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ﻄﹶﺎﻥﹸ ﹶﻓﻜﹶﺎ ﹶﻥ ﻣ‬‫ﺸﻴ‬  ‫ ﺍﻟ‬‫ﻌﻪ‬ ‫ﺒ‬‫ﺗ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﻓﺄﹶ‬‫ﻬ‬‫ﻣﻨ‬ ‫ﺦ‬  ‫ﺴﻠﹶ‬  ‫ﺎ ﻓﹶﺎﻧ‬‫ﺗﻨ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﻩ ﺁﻳ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻴﻨ‬ ‫ﺗ‬‫ﻱ ﺁ‬  ‫ﺬ‬ ‫ﹶﺄ ﺍﻟﱠ‬‫ﻧﺒ‬ ‫ ﹺﻬﻢ‬‫ ﹶﻠﻴ‬‫ ﹸﻞ ﻋ‬‫ﺍﺗ‬‫ﻭ‬

‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﺮﻛﹾ‬ ‫ﺘ‬‫ ﺗ‬‫ﻬﺚﹾ ﺃﹶﻭ‬ ‫ﻳﻠﹾ‬ ‫ﻪ‬‫ﻋﻠﹶﻴ‬ ‫ﻤﻞﹾ‬ ‫ﺗﺤ‬ ‫ﹶﺜﻞﹺ ﭐﻟﹾﻜﹶ ﹾﻠﺐﹺ ﺇﹺﻥ‬‫ ﻛﹶﻤ‬‫ﹶﺜﻠﹸﻪ‬‫ ﻓﹶﻤ‬‫ﺍﻩ‬‫ﻫﻮ‬ ‫ﻊ‬‫ﺗﺒ‬‫ﭐ‬‫ﺽﹺ ﻭ‬‫ ﺇﹺﻟﹶﻰ ﭐﻷَﺭ‬‫ﺧﻠﹶﺪ‬ ‫ ﺃﹶ‬‫ﻪ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﹶﻟـٰﻜ‬‫ﺎ ﻭ‬‫ﻩ ﺑﹺﻬ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﺮﹶﻓﻌ‬ ‫ﺎ ﻟﹶ‬‫ﺷﺌﹾﻨ‬ ‫ﻟﹶﻮ‬‫ﻭ‬ (7:176) ‫ﻭﻥﹶ‬‫ﺘﻔﹶﻜﱠﺮ‬‫ ﻳ‬‫ﻢ‬‫ﻌﻠﱠﻬ‬ ‫ ﻟﹶ‬‫ﺼﺺ‬  ‫ﺼﺺﹺ ﭐﹾﻟ ﹶﻘ‬  ‫ﺎ ﻓﹶﭑ ﹾﻗ‬‫ﺗﻨ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﻮﺍﹾ ﺑﹺﺂﻳ‬‫ ﻛﹶﺬﱠﺑ‬‫ﻳﻦ‬‫ﻮﻡﹺ ﭐﻟﱠﺬ‬ ‫ﹶﺜﻞﹸ ﭐﹾﻟﻘﹶ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻟﻚ‬‫ﺚ ﺫﱠ‬‫ﻳﻠﹾﻬ‬ Page 8

Hadith is the sayings and actions of the prophet Muhammad, it is considered along with the Quran the main sources of all Islamic Laws.

Abu Hurairah said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "By the One in Whose Hand my soul is! If you do not commit sins, Allah would replace you with a people who would commit sins and seek forgiveness from Allah; and Allah will certainly forgive them."

‫ﺐ‬‫ ﻟﹶﺬﹶﻫ‬، ‫ﻮﺍ‬‫ﺗﺬﹾﻧﹺﺒ‬ ‫ ﹶﻟﻢ‬‫ﻩ ﻟﹶﻮ‬ ‫ﺪ‬ ‫ﻧﻔﹾﺴِﻲ ﺑﹺﻴ‬ ‫ﻱ‬‫ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬‫ » ﻭ‬: ِ‫ ﻗﺎﻝ ﺭﺳﻮ ﹸﻝ ﺍﷲ‬: ‫ﺍﷲِ ﻭﻋﻨﻪ ﻗﺎﻝ‬‫ » ﻭ‬: ‫ﻮﻝ ﺍﷲِ ﻳﻘﻮ ﹸﻝ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﺖ ﺭ‬  ‫ﻤﻌ‬‫ ﺳ‬: ‫ﻭﻋﻦ ﺃﰊ ﻫﺮﻳﺮﺓ ﻗﺎﻝ‬ ‫ ﺃﻥ ﺍﷲ ﺗﻌﺎﱃ ﳛﺐ ﺍﻟﺘﻮﺑﺔ ﻭﺍﻹﻧﺎﺑﺔ‬: ‫ ﻓﻴﻪ‬. ‫ ﺭﻭﺍﻩ ﻣﺴﻠﻢ‬. « ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ﺮ ﻟﹶ‬ ‫ﻐﻔ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ ﻓﹶ‬، ‫ﺎﻟﹶﻰ‬‫ﺗﻌ‬ َ‫ﻭﻥﹶ ﺍﷲ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﻐﻔ‬ ‫ﺘ‬‫ﺴ‬‫ ﻓﹶﻴ‬، ‫ﻮﻥﹶ‬‫ﻳﺬﹾﻧﹺﺒ‬ ‫ﺎﺀَ ﹺﺑﻘﹶﻮﻡﹴ‬‫ﹶﻟﺠ‬‫ ﻭ‬، ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﺎﻟﹶﻰ ﺑﹺﻜﹸ‬‫ﺗﻌ‬ ُ‫ﺍﷲ‬ . ‫ ﻟﻴﺘﻮﺏ ﻭﻳﻨﻴﺐ ﻭﻳﻨﻜﺴﺮ‬، ‫ ﻭﳍﺬﺍ ﺍﺑﺘﻠﻲ ﺁﺩﻡ ﺑﺎﻟﺬﻧﺐ‬، ﴾(20:122) ‫ﻯ‬‫ﻫﺪ‬ ‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻠﹶﻴ‬‫ ﻋ‬‫ﺎﺏ‬‫ ﻓﹶﺘ‬‫ﻪ‬‫ﺑ‬‫ﻩ ﺭ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﺒ‬‫ﺘ‬‫ ﺍﺟ‬‫( ﺛﹸﻢ‬20:121) * ‫ﻯ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ ﹶﻓﻐ‬‫ﻪ‬‫ﺑ‬‫ﻡ ﺭ‬ ‫ﺩ‬ ‫ﻰ ﺁ‬‫ﻋﺼ‬ ‫ ﴿ ﻭ‬: ‫ﻗﺎﻝ ﺍﷲ ﺗﻌﺎﱃ‬

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According to Abu¬ Hurayrah, the Messenger of God, may God give him blessings and peace, said:

God, ever mighty and majestic is He, shall say on the Day of Resurrection: “Where are those who have loved each other for the sake of My Majesty? Today I shall shelter them in My shade, on a day when there is no shade but My shade.”

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The Prophet's mission was to restore the worship of the One True God, the creator and sustainer of the universe, as taught by Prophet Abraham and all Prophets of God, and to demonstrate the laws of moral, ethical, legal, and social conduct. Islam means peace by submission and obedience to the Will and Commandments of God. Those who accept Islam are called Muslims, meaning those who have accepted the message of peace by submission to God.

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It is He Who made the sun a radiance and the moon a light, and measured out its stages, that you may know the number of the years, and the reckoning (of time). Allah did not create this but in truth. He explains in detail the revelations for people who have knowledge. [Qur’an 10:5]

‫ﺎﺏ‬‫ﺤﺴ‬  ‫ﺍﻟﹾ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻨﹺﲔ‬‫ ﺍﻟﺴ‬‫ﺩ‬‫ﻋﺪ‬ ‫ﻮﺍﹾ‬‫ﹶﻠﻤ‬‫ﻌ‬‫ﺘ‬‫ﺎﺯﹺ ﹶﻝ ﻟ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻩ‬‫ﺪﺭ‬ ‫ﻭﹶﻗ‬ ‫ﺍ‬‫ﻮﺭ‬‫ ﻧ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﺍﹾﻟ ﹶﻘﻤ‬‫ﺎﺀ ﻭ‬‫ﻴ‬‫ﺲ ﺿ‬  ‫ﺸﻤ‬  ‫ﻞﹶ ﺍﻟ‬‫ﻌ‬‫ﻱ ﺟ‬‫ﻮ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﻮﻥﹶ‬‫ﹶﻠﻤ‬‫ﻌ‬‫ﻡﹴ ﻳ‬‫ ﹶﻘﻮ‬‫ﺕ ﻟ‬  ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻞﹸ ﺍﻵﻳ‬‫ ﹶﻔﺼ‬‫ ﻳ‬‫ﻖ‬‫ﻚ ﹺﺇﻻﱠ ﺑﹺﺎﹾﻟﺤ‬  ‫ﻪ ﹶﺫﻟ‬ ‫ﻖ ﺍﻟﻠﹼ‬ ‫ﻠﹶ‬‫ﺎ ﺧ‬‫ﻣ‬ (10:5)

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He is the Ever-Living; there is no deity save Him: call, then, unto Him [alone], sincere in your faith in Him. All praise is due to God, the Sustainer of all the worlds! [Qur’an 40:65] (Asad)


‫ﲔ‬‫ﺎﹶﻟﻤ‬‫ﺏ ﺍﹾﻟﻌ‬  ‫ﻪ ﺭ‬ ‫ﱠﻠ‬‫ ﻟ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﺤﻤ‬  ‫ﻦ ﺍﻟﹾ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ ﺍﻟﺪ‬‫ ﹶﻟﻪ‬‫ﺼﲔ‬  ‫ﺨﻠ‬  ‫ﻩ ﻣ‬ ‫ﻮ‬‫ﻋ‬‫ﻮ ﻓﹶﺎﺩ‬ ‫ ﺇﹺﻟﱠﺎ ﻫ‬‫ ﻟﹶﺎ ﺇﹺﹶﻟﻪ‬‫ﻲ‬‫ﻮ ﺍﻟﹾﺤ‬ ‫ﻫ‬

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AND IT IS We who have built the universe with [Our creative] power; and, verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it. And the earth have We spread out wide - and how well have We ordered it! [Qur’an 51:47-48] (Asad) Page 14

Hadith is the sayings and actions of the prophet Muhammad, it is considered along with the Quran the main sources of all Islamic Laws.

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased)."

‫ﻭ‬ ‫ ﺃﹶ‬، ‫ ﺑﹺﻪ‬‫ﺘﻔﹶﻊ‬‫ﻳﻨ‬ ‫ﻋﻠﹾﻢﹴ‬ ‫ ﺃﹶﻭ‬، ‫ﺔ‬‫ﺎﺭﹺﻳ‬‫ ﺟ‬‫ﺪﻗﹶﺔ‬ ‫ ﺻ‬: ‫ ﺛﹶﻼﺙ‬‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ ﺇﹺﻻ‬‫ﻤﻠﹸﻪ‬ ‫ ﻋ‬‫ﻧ ﹶﻘﻄﹶﻊ‬‫ ﺍ‬‫ﺩﻡ‬ ‫ ﺁ‬‫ﺑﻦ‬‫ ﺍ‬‫ﺎﺕ‬‫ » ﺇﹺﺫﹶﺍ ﻣ‬: ‫ ﻗﹶﺎﻝﹶ ﺭﺳﻮﻝ ﺍﷲ‬: ‫ﻭﻋﻨﻪ ﻗﹶﺎﻝﹶ‬ ‫ ﺇﻻ ﻫﺬﻩ ﺍﻟﺜﻼﺙ‬، ‫ ﺩﻟﻴﻞ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺃﻧﻪ ﻳﻨﻘﻄﻊ ﺃﺟﺮ ﻛﻞ ﻋﻤﻞ ﺑﻌﺪ ﺍﳌﻮﺕ‬: ‫ ﺍﳊﺪﻳﺚ‬. ‫ ﺭﻭﺍﻩ ﻣﺴﻠﻢ‬. « ‫ﻮ ﻟﹶﻪ‬‫ﺪﻋ‬ ‫ﻟﺢﹴ ﻳ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ ﺻ‬‫ﻟﹶﺪ‬‫ﻭ‬ ‫ ﻋﻠﻢ ﻳﻨﺘﻔﻊ ﺑﻪ‬: ‫ ﺍﻟﺜﺎﻧﻴﺔ‬. ‫ ﻛﺎﻟﻮﻗﻒ ﻭﳓﻮﻩ‬، ‫ ﺍﻟﺼﺪﻗﺔ ﺍﳉﺎﺭﻳﺔ‬: ‫ ﺍﻷﻭﱃ‬. ‫ﺎ ﺑﻌﺪ ﺍﳌﻮﺕ ﻟﺪﻭﺍﻡ ﻧﻔﻌﻬﺎ‬‫ﻓﺈﻧﻪ ﳚﺮﻱ ﺛﻮﺍ‬ . ‫ ﺩﻋﺎﺀ ﺍﻟﻮﻟﺪ ﺍﻟﺼﺎﱀ‬: ‫ ﺍﻟﺜﺎﻟﺜﺔ‬. ‫ﻛﺎﻟﺘﻌﻠﻴﻢ ﻭﺍﻟﺘﺼﻨﻴﻒ‬

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[And remember that] it is God who has created the heavens and the earth, and who sends down water from the sky and thereby brings forth [all manner] of fruits for your sustenance; and who has made ships subservient to. you, so that they may sail through the sea at His behest; and has made the rivers subservient [to His laws, so that they be of use] to you; [Qur’an 14:32] (Asad)

‫ﻢ‬ ‫ ﻟﹶ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﺨﺮ‬  ‫ﺳ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻗﹰﺎ ﻟﱠ ﹸﻜﻢ‬‫ﺕ ﹺﺭﺯ‬  ‫ﺍ‬‫ﻤﺮ‬ ‫ ﺍﻟﺜﱠ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ﻪ ﻣ‬ ‫ ﹺﺑ‬‫ﺝ‬‫ﺧﺮ‬ ‫ﺎﺀ ﻓﹶﺄﹶ‬‫ﺎﺀ ﻣ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﻦ ﺍﻟﺴ‬ ‫ ﹶﻝ ﻣ‬‫ﻭﺃﹶﻧﺰ‬ ‫ﺽ‬‫ﺍ َﻷﺭ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﺍﺕ‬‫ﺎﻭ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﻖ ﺍﻟﺴ‬ ‫ﹶﻠ‬‫ﻱ ﺧ‬‫ﻪ ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬ ‫ﺍﻟﹼﻠ‬ (14:32) ‫ﺎﺭ‬ ‫ﻧﻬ‬َ‫ﻢ ﺍﻷ‬ ‫ ﹶﻟﻜﹸ‬‫ﺨﺮ‬  ‫ﻭﺳ‬ ‫ﻣﺮﹺﻩ‬ ‫ﺤﺮﹺ ﺑﹺﹶﺄ‬  ‫ﻲ ﺍﻟﹾﺒ‬‫ ﻓ‬‫ﺠ ﹺﺮﻱ‬  ‫ﻟﺘ‬ ‫ﺍﹾﻟﻔﹸﻠﹾﻚ‬ Page 16

Indeed, those who believe and do righteous deeds, the Beneficent will bestow love for them. [Quran 19:96]


‫ﺍ‬‫ﺩ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ﺣﻤ‬ ‫ﻢ ﺍﻟﺮ‬ ‫ﻬ‬ ‫ ﹸﻞ ﹶﻟ‬‫ﺠﻌ‬  ‫ﻴ‬‫ ﺳ‬‫ﺎﺕ‬‫ﻟﺤ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﻠﹸﻮﺍ ﺍﻟﺼ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﻋ‬‫ﻮﺍ ﻭ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ ﺁﻣ‬‫ﻳﻦ‬‫ﺇﹺ ﱠﻥ ﺍﱠﻟﺬ‬ Page 17

O you who believe, do not take My enemies and your enemies as friends, extending towards them affection while they disbelieved in that which has come to you from the truth. They drive out the Messenger and you because you believe in Allah, your Lord. If you have come forth to strive in My way and seeking My good pleasure, you show them affection secretly, and I know of what you have concealed, and what you have declared. And whoever does so from among you, then he has indeed gone astray from the right way. [Qur’an 60:1] ‫ﺤﻖ‬  ‫ ﺍﹾﻟ‬‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ﺎﺀﻛﹸﻢ‬‫ﺎ ﺟ‬‫ﻭﺍ ﺑﹺﻤ‬‫ﺪ ﻛﹶﻔﹶﺮ‬ ‫ﻭﻗﹶ‬ ‫ﺓ‬ ‫ﺩ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ﻬﹺﻢ ﺑﹺﺎﹾﻟﻤ‬‫ﺗ ﹾﻠﻘﹸﻮﻥﹶ ﺇﹺﻟﹶﻴ‬ ‫ﺎﺀ‬‫ﻴ‬‫ﻭﻟ‬ ‫ ﺃﹶ‬‫ﻭﻛﹸﻢ‬ ‫ﺪ‬‫ﻭﻋ‬ ‫ﻱ‬‫ﻭ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﺨﺬﹸﻭﺍ ﻋ‬  ‫ﺘ‬‫ﻮﺍ ﻟﹶﺎ ﺗ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ ﺁﻣ‬‫ﻳﻦ‬‫ﺎ ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬‫ﻬ‬‫ﺎ ﺃﹶﻳ‬‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻬﹺﻢ‬‫ﻭﻥﹶ ﺇﹺﻟﹶﻴ‬‫ﺗﺴِﺮ‬ ‫ﻲ‬‫ﺎﺗ‬‫ﺿ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﺎﺀ ﻣ‬‫ﺘﻐ‬‫ﺍﺑ‬‫ﻲ ﻭ‬‫ﺳﺒﹺﻴﻠ‬ ‫ﻲ‬‫ﺍ ﻓ‬‫ﺎﺩ‬‫ ﹺﺟﻬ‬‫ﺘﻢ‬‫ﺟ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ ﺧ‬‫ﻢ‬‫ ﺇﹺﻥ ﻛﹸﻨﺘ‬‫ﻜﹸﻢ‬‫ﺑ‬‫ﻪ ﺭ‬ ‫ﻮﺍ ﺑﹺﺎﻟﻠﱠ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﺆﻣ‬ ‫ﻢ ﺃﹶﻥ ﺗ‬ ‫ﺎﻛﹸ‬‫ﻭﺇﹺﻳ‬ ‫ﻮ ﹶﻝ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﻮﻥﹶ ﺍﻟﺮ‬‫ﺮﹺﺟ‬‫ﻳﺨ‬  ‫ ﹶﻓﻘﹶﺪ‬‫ﻨﻜﹸﻢ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻌﻠﹾﻪ‬ ‫ﻳ ﹾﻔ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﻭﻣ‬ ‫ﻢ‬‫ﻋﻠﹶﻨﺘ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹶﺃ‬‫ﻭﻣ‬ ‫ﻢ‬‫ﺘ‬‫ﺧ ﹶﻔﻴ‬ ‫ﺎ ﺃﹶ‬‫ ﺑﹺﻤ‬‫ﻋﻠﹶﻢ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹶﺃ‬‫ﻭﺃﹶﻧ‬ ‫ﺓ‬ ‫ﺩ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ﺑﹺﺎﻟﹾﻤ‬ (60:1) ‫ﺒﹺﻴﻞﹺ‬‫ﺍﺀ ﺍﻟﺴ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ﺿﻞﱠ ﺳ‬ Page 18

Allah is He who raised the heavens without any pillars that you can see, then He established upon the Throne. And He has subjected the sun and the moon. Each running (its course) for a term appointed. He arranges (each) matter. He details the revelations, that you may believe with certainty in the meeting with your Lord. [Qur’an 13:2]

‫ ﻛﹸﻞﱞ‬‫ﻤﺮ‬ ‫ﺍﻟﹾﻘﹶ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻤﺲ‬ ‫ ﺍﻟﺸ‬‫ﺨﺮ‬  ‫ﺳ‬‫ﺵﹺ ﻭ‬‫ﻌﺮ‬ ‫ﻠﹶﻰ ﺍﻟﹾ‬‫ﻯ ﻋ‬‫ﺘﻮ‬‫ ﺍﺳ‬‫ﺎ ﺛﹸﻢ‬‫ﻧﻬ‬‫ﺮﻭ‬ ‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﺪ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﻴﺮﹺ ﻋ‬‫ ﺑﹺﻐ‬‫ﺍﺕ‬‫ﺎﻭ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ ﺍﻟﺴ‬‫ﻓﹶﻊ‬‫ﻱ ﺭ‬‫ ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬‫ﺍﻟﻠﹼﻪ‬ ‫ﻮﻥﹶ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﻮﻗ‬‫ ﺗ‬‫ ﹸﻜﻢ‬‫ﺑ‬‫ﻘﹶﺎﺀ ﺭ‬‫ﻠﱠﻜﹸﻢ ﺑﹺﻠ‬‫ ﻟﹶﻌ‬‫ﺎﺕ‬‫ﻞﹸ ﺍﻵﻳ‬‫ﻔﹶﺼ‬‫ ﻳ‬‫ﻣﺮ‬ َ‫ ﺍﻷ‬‫ﺑﺮ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﻰ ﻳ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﺴ‬‫ﻞﹴ ﻣ‬‫ﺠﺮﹺﻱ ﻷَﺟ‬  ‫ﻳ‬ (13:2)

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All who obey God and the Messenger shall be among those upon whom God has bestowed His blessings: the prophets, and those who never deviate from the truth, and the martyrs and the righteous ones. How goodly a company are these! Such is God’s bounty, and sufficient it is that God knows all. [Qur’an 4:69-70] It is a prospect to tempt every heart, even with the slightest degree of goodness and the faintest hope of attaining a good position in the life to come, with noble companions, enjoying God’s endless favors. To be in the company of such a group can only come about by God’s grace. No human being, devout as he or she may be, can ever hope to attain such a grade merely by their devotion. They attain it only through God’s abounding grace. It is fitting here that we should reflect on how the Prophet’s Companions yearned for his company in the life to come as well. Some of them could not even contemplate parting with him, when he was still alive among them. When this verse was revealed, their hearts were filled with hope. on Aisha’s authority: “A man said to the Prophet, ‘Messenger of God, you are dearer to me than myself, my family and my children. I may be at home when I mention you, and I cannot wait to come and see you. When I remember my death and your death, I realize that when you are admitted to heaven, your position will be high among the rest of the prophets. Should I be admitted to heaven, I fear that I may not see you.” The Prophet did not answer him until this verse was revealed. [In the shade of the Qur’an]

‫ﺴﻦ‬  ‫ﺣ‬ ‫ ﻭ‬‫ﺤﲔ‬  ‫ﻟ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﺍﻟﺼ‬‫ﺍﺀ ﻭ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﻬ‬‫ﺍﻟﺸ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻘﲔ‬ ‫ﻳ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﺍﻟﺼ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻴﲔ‬‫ﺒﹺ‬‫ ﺍﻟﻨ‬‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ﻬﹺﻢ‬‫ﻋﻠﹶﻴ‬ ‫ﻢ ﺍﻟﻠﹼﻪ‬ ‫ﻧﻌ‬‫ ﺃﹶ‬‫ﻳﻦ‬‫ ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬‫ﻊ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﺌﻚ‬‫ﻟﹶـ‬‫ﻮﻝﹶ ﹶﻓﺄﹸﻭ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﺍﻟﺮ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻊﹺ ﺍﻟﻠﹼﻪ‬‫ﻳﻄ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﻭﻣ‬ (4:70) ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻴﻤ‬‫ﻋﻠ‬  ‫ﻭ ﹶﻛﻔﹶﻰ ﺑﹺﺎﻟﻠﹼﻪ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺍﻟﻠﹼﻪ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻀﻞﹸ‬  ‫ ﺍﹾﻟ ﹶﻔ‬‫ﻟﻚ‬‫( ﺫﹶ‬4:69) ‫ﻴﻘﹰﺎ‬‫ﺭﻓ‬ ‫ﺌﻚ‬‫ﺃﹸﻭﻟﹶـ‬ Page 20

Their call therein (in Paradise) will be: “Glory be to You, O Allah.” And their greeting therein will be: “Peace.” And the conclusion of their call will be: “Praise to Allah, Lord of the worlds.” [Qur’an 10:10]


‫ﲔ‬  ‫ﺎﻟﹶﻤ‬‫ ﺍﹾﻟﻌ‬‫ﺏ‬‫ﻪ ﺭ‬ ‫ﹼﻠ‬‫ﺪ ﻟ‬ ‫ﻤ‬‫ﻥ ﺍﹾﻟﺤ‬ ‫ ﺃﹶ‬‫ﻢ‬‫ﺍﻫ‬‫ﻋﻮ‬ ‫ﺮ ﺩ‬ ‫ﺧ‬ ‫ﺁ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻼﻡ‬ ‫ﺳ ﹶ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻴﻬ‬‫ﻢ ﻓ‬ ‫ﻬ‬‫ﻴﺘ‬‫ﺤ‬‫ﻭﺗ‬ ‫ﻬﻢ‬ ‫ﻚ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬  ‫ﺎﻧ‬‫ﺤ‬‫ﺳﺒ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻴﻬ‬‫ ﻓ‬‫ﻢ‬‫ﺍﻫ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ﻋ‬‫ﺩ‬ Page 21

Your god is only Allah, Whom, there is no deity except Him. He has encompassed all things in knowledge. Thus do We relate to you (Muhammad) from the news of what has preceded of old. And indeed, We have given you from Us a reminder. Whoever turns away from it, then indeed he will bear on the Day of Resurrection a burden. Abiding in it. And evil will be the load for them on the Day of Resurrection. [Qur’an 20:98-101]

‫ﻦ‬‫ﺫﻛﹾﺮﹰﺍ ﻣ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻧ‬‫ﻦ ﱠﻟﺪ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﺎﻙ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﻴ‬‫ﺪ ﺁﺗ‬ ‫ﻗﹶ‬‫ﻖ ﻭ‬ ‫ﺒ‬‫ﺪ ﺳ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹶﻗ‬‫ﺎﺀ ﻣ‬‫ﻦ ﺃﹶﻧﺒ‬ ‫ﻚ ﻣ‬  ‫ﻠﹶﻴ‬‫ﺺ ﻋ‬  ‫ﻧﻘﹸ‬ ‫ﻚ‬‫ﻠﹾﻤﺎﹰ ﻛﹶ ﹶﺬﻟ‬‫ ٍﺀ ﻋ‬‫ﻲ‬‫ ﻛﹸ ﱠﻞ ﺷ‬‫ﻊ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﻮ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻪ ﺇﹺﻟﱠﺎ ﻫ‬ ‫ﻱ ﻟﹶﺎ ﹺﺇﻟﹶ‬‫ﻪ ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬ ‫ﻢ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬ ‫ ﹸﻜ‬‫ﺎ ﹺﺇﻟﹶﻬ‬‫ﻧﻤ‬‫ﺇﹺ‬ ‫ﻼﹰ‬‫ﺣﻤ‬ ‫ﺔ‬‫ﺎﻣ‬‫ﻴ‬‫ﻡ ﺍﹾﻟﻘ‬ ‫ﻮ‬‫ ﻳ‬‫ﻬﻢ‬ ‫ﺎﺀ ﻟﹶ‬‫ﺳ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ ﻓ‬‫ﻳﻦ‬‫ﻟﺪ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﺭﹰﺍ ﺧ‬‫ﺔ ﻭﹺﺯ‬ ‫ﺎﻣ‬‫ﻴ‬‫ ﺍﻟﹾﻘ‬‫ﻮﻡ‬ ‫ﻞﹸ ﻳ‬‫ﺤﻤ‬  ‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻪ‬‫ ﹶﻓﺈﹺﻧ‬‫ﻪ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﺽ ﻋ‬  ‫ﺮ‬‫ﺃﹶﻋ‬ ( 20:98-101) Page 22

Indeed, there was a party of My slaves who said: “Our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us, and have mercy on us, and You are the best of those who are merciful.” “So you took them in mockery until they made you forget My remembrance, and you used to laugh at them.” “Indeed, I have rewarded them this day for their patience. Indeed, they are those who are successful.” [Qur’an 23:109-111]

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All that is with you is bound to come to an end, whereas that which is with God is everlasting. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as pious as the most pious heart of any one man of you, that would not increase My kingdom in anything. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as wicked as the most wicked heart of any one man of you, that would not decrease My kingdom in anything. O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request of Me, and were I to give everyone what he requested, that would not decrease what I have, any more than a needle decreases the sea if put into it. (Hadith Qudsi)

‫ﻳﺎ ﻋﺒﺎﺩﻯ ﻟﻮ ﺃﻥ ﺃﻭﻟﻜﻢ ﻭﺁﺧﺮﻛﻢ ﻭﺇﻧﺴﻜﻢ ﻭﺟﻨﻜﻢ ﻛﺎﻧﻮﺍ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺃﺗﻘﻰ ﻗﻠﺐ ﺭﺟﻞ ﻭﺍﺣﺪ ﻣﻨﻜﻢ ﻣﺎ ﺯﺍﺩ ﺫﻟﻚ ﰱ ﻣﻠﻜﻰ ﺷﻴﹰﺄ‬ ‫ﻳﺎ ﻋﺒﺎﺩﻯ ﻟﻮ ﺃﻥ ﺃﻭﻟﻜﻢ ﻭﺁﺧﺮﻛﻢ ﻭﺇﻧﺴﻜﻢ ﻭﺟﻨﻜﻢ ﻛﺎﻧﻮﺍ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺃﻓﺠﺮ ﻗﻠﺐ ﺭﺟﻞ ﻭﺍﺣﺪ ﻣﻨﻜﻢ ﻣﺎ ﻧﻘﺺ ﺫﻟﻚ ﻣﻦ ﻣﻠﻜﻰ ﺷﻴﺄﹰ‬ ‫ﻳﺎ ﻋﺒﺎﺩﻯ ﻟﻮ ﺃﻥ ﺃﻭﻟﻜﻢ ﻭﺁﺧﺮﻛﻢ ﻭﺇﻧﺴﻜﻢ ﻭﺟﻨﻜﻢ ﻛﺎﻧﻮﺍ ﰱ ﺻﻌﻴﺪ ﻭﺍﺣﺪ ﻓﺴﺄﻟﻮﱏ ﻓﺄﻋﻄﻴﺖ ﻛﻞ ﺇﻧﺴﺎﻥ ﻣﺴﺄﻟﺘﻪ ﻣﺎ ﻧﻘﺺ ﻣﻦ ﺫﻟﻚ ﳑﺎ ﻋﻨﺪﻯ ﺇﻻ ﻛﻤﺎ ﻳﻨﻘﺺ ﺍﳌﺨﻴﻂ ﺇﺫﺍ ﺃﺩﺧﻞ ﺍﻟﺒﺤﺮ‬ Page 24

What would Allah do (gain) with your punishment, if you give thanks and believe (in Him). And Allah is ever All Appreciative (of good), All Knowing. Allah does not like the public utterance of evil except by one who has been wronged. And Allah is ever All Hearer, All Knower. Whether you publish a good deed, or conceal it, or forgive an evil, then indeed, Allah is ever Oft Forgiving, All Powerful. [Qur’an 4:147-149]

‫ﻮﻝﹺ ﹺﺇﻻﱠ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺍﹾﻟﻘﹶ‬ ‫ﻣ‬ ِ‫ﺀ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ ﺑﹺﺎﻟﺴ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﻬ‬‫ ﺍﹾﻟﺠ‬‫ ﺍﻟﻠﹼﻪ‬‫ﺤﺐ‬  ‫ﻳ‬ ‫{ ﻻﱠ‬147} ‫ﻴﻤﺎﹰ‬‫ﻋﻠ‬ ‫ﺮﺍﹰ‬‫ﺎﻛ‬‫ﻪ ﺷ‬ ‫ﻭﻛﹶﺎﻥﹶ ﺍﻟﻠﹼ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻨﺘ‬‫ﺁﻣ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻢ‬‫ﺗ‬‫ﻜﹶﺮ‬‫ ﺇﹺﻥ ﺷ‬‫ﺬﹶﺍﺑﹺﻜﹸﻢ‬‫ ﹺﺑﻌ‬‫ﻌ ﹸﻞ ﺍﻟﻠﹼﻪ‬ ‫ﻳ ﹾﻔ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻣ‬ {149}

‫ﻳﺮﺍﹰ‬‫ﹰﺍ ﻗﹶﺪ‬‫ﻋﻔﹸﻮ‬ ‫ ﻛﹶﺎﻥﹶ‬‫ﺀٍ ﻓﹶﹺﺈ ﱠﻥ ﺍﻟﻠﹼﻪ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ﻦ ﺳ‬‫ﻌﻔﹸﻮﺍﹾ ﻋ‬ ‫ﺗ‬ ‫ ﹶﺃﻭ‬‫ﺨﻔﹸﻮﻩ‬  ‫ﺗ‬ ‫ﺮﺍﹰ ﺃﹶﻭ‬‫ﻴ‬‫ﻭﹾﺍ ﺧ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﺒ‬‫{ ﺇﹺﻥ ﺗ‬148} ‫ﻴﻤﺎﹰ‬‫ﻋﻠ‬ ‫ﻴﻌﹰﺎ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ ﺳ‬‫ﻭﻛﹶﺎﻥﹶ ﺍﻟﻠﹼﻪ‬ ‫ﻢ‬‫ﻦ ﹸﻇﻠ‬‫ﻣ‬ Page 25

SAY: "Who is it that provides you with sustenance out of heaven and earth, or who is it that has full power over [your] hearing and sight? And who is it that brings forth the living out of that which is dead, and brings forth the dead out of that which is alive? And who is it that governs all that exists?" And they will [surely] answer: [It is] God. , Say, then: Will you not, then, become [fully] conscious of Him. [Qur’an 10:31] (Asad)

The Sustainer

‫ﺮ‬‫ﺑ‬‫ﻳﺪ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﻭﻣ‬ ‫ﻲ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺍﻟﹾﺤ‬ ‫ﺖ ﻣ‬  ‫ﻴ‬‫ ﺍﹾﻟﻤ‬‫ ﹺﺮﺝ‬‫ﻳﺨ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﻴﺖ‬‫ ﺍﹾﻟﻤ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻲ‬‫ ﺍﹾﻟﺤ‬‫ ﹺﺮﺝ‬‫ﻳﺨ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﻭﻣ‬ ‫ﺎﺭ‬‫ﺑﺼ‬َ‫ ﻭﺍﻷ‬‫ﻤﻊ‬ ‫ ﺍﻟﺴ‬‫ﻚ‬‫ﻠ‬‫ﻳﻤ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ﺽﹺ ﹶﺃﻣ‬‫ﺍ َﻷﺭ‬‫ﺎﺀ ﻭ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ ﺍﻟﺴ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ﻗﹸﻜﹸﻢ ﻣ‬‫ﺮﺯ‬ ‫ﻦ ﻳ‬‫ﻗﹸ ﹾﻞ ﻣ‬ (10:31)

‫ﺘﻘﹸﻮ ﹶﻥ‬‫ ﹶﻓﻘﹸ ﹾﻞ ﺃﹶﻓﹶﻼﹶ ﺗ‬‫ﻴﻘﹸﻮﻟﹸﻮ ﹶﻥ ﺍﻟﻠﹼﻪ‬‫ ﻓﹶﺴ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﺍ َﻷﻣ‬ Page 26

“Feed the hungry and visit a sick person, and free the captive, if he be unjustly confined. Assist any person oppressed, whether Muslim or non-Muslim.�

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"Acquire knowledge, it enables its professor to distinguish right from wrong; it lights the way to heaven. It is our friend in the desert, our company in solitude and companion when friendless. It guides us to happiness, it sustains us in misery, it is an ornament amongst friends and an armor against enemies."

"A Muslim who plants a tree or sows a field, from which man, birds and animals can eat, is committing an act of charity."

"There is a polish for everything that takes away rust; and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of Allah."

"What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured."

"The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self."

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God is He save whom there is no deity: the Sovereign Supreme, the Holy, the One with whom all salvation rests, the Giver of Faith, the One who determines what is true and false, the Almighty, the One who subdues wrong and restores right, the One to whom all greatness belongs! Utterly remote is God, in His limitless glory, from anything to which men may ascribe a share in His divinity! He is God, the Creator, the Maker who shapes all forms and appearances! His [alone] are the attributes of perfection. All that is in the heavens and on earth extols His limitless glory: for He alone is almighty, truly wise! [Qur’an 59:23-24] (Asad)

‫ﻮ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ ﺇﹺﻟﱠﺎ‬‫ﻱ ﻟﹶﺎ ﹺﺇﻟﹶﻪ‬‫ ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬‫ﻮ ﺍﻟﻠﱠﻪ‬ ‫ﻫ‬ ‫ﺴﻠﹶﺎﻡ‬  ‫ﺱ ﺍﻟ‬  ‫ﻭ‬‫ ﺍﹾﻟﻘﹸﺪ‬‫ﻠﻚ‬‫ﻤ‬ ‫ﺍﻟﹾ‬ ‫ﺰﹺﻳﺰ‬‫ ﺍﹾﻟﻌ‬‫ﻤﻦ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﻬ‬‫ ﺍﻟﹾﻤ‬‫ﻣﻦ‬ ‫ﺆ‬ ‫ﺍﻟﹾﻤ‬ ‫ﺎ ﹶﻥ ﺍﻟﱠﻠﻪ‬‫ﺒﺤ‬‫ ﺳ‬‫ﺮ‬‫ﻜﹶﺒ‬‫ﺘ‬‫ ﺍﻟﹾﻤ‬‫ﺎﺭ‬‫ﺒ‬‫ﺍﹾﻟﺠ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﻮ ﺍﻟﻠﱠ‬ ‫ ﹺﺮﻛﹸﻮﻥﹶ ﻫ‬‫ﻳﺸ‬ ‫ﺎ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﻋ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ ﹶﻟ‬‫ﺭ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ﻤﺼ‬ ‫ ﺍﻟﹾ‬‫ﺎﺭﹺﺉ‬‫ ﺍﻟﹾﺒ‬‫ﻟﻖ‬‫ﺎ‬‫ﺍﹾﻟﺨ‬ ‫ﻪ‬ ‫ﺢ ﻟﹶ‬ ‫ﺒ‬‫ﻳﺴ‬ ‫ﻰ‬‫ﻨ‬‫ﺤﺴ‬  ‫ﺎﺀ ﺍﹾﻟ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﺍﻟﹾﺄﹶﺳ‬ ‫ﺽ‬ ‫ ﹺ‬‫ﺍﻟﹾﺄﹶﺭ‬‫ ﻭ‬‫ﺍﺕ‬‫ﺎﻭ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﻲ ﺍﻟﺴ‬‫ﺎ ﻓ‬‫ﻣ‬ ‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﻴ‬‫ﻜ‬‫ ﺍﹾﻟﺤ‬‫ﺰﹺﻳﺰ‬‫ ﺍﹾﻟﻌ‬‫ﻮ‬‫ﻭﻫ‬

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O mankind, worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, so that you may become righteous. [Qur’an 2:21]

‫ﻢ‬ ‫ﺑﻜﹸ‬‫ﺭ‬ ‫ﻭﺍﹾ‬‫ﺪ‬‫ﻋﺒ‬ ‫ ﺍ‬‫ﺎﺱ‬‫ﺎ ﺍﻟﻨ‬‫ﻬ‬‫ﺎ ﹶﺃﻳ‬‫ﻳ‬ ‫ﻦ‬‫ ﻣ‬‫ﻳﻦ‬‫ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬‫ﻢ ﻭ‬ ‫ﻠﹶ ﹶﻘﻜﹸ‬‫ﻱ ﺧ‬‫ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‬ ‫ﻘﹸﻮ ﹶ‬‫ﺗﺘ‬ ‫ﱠﻠﻜﹸﻢ‬‫ ﹶﻟﻌ‬‫ﻠﻜﹸﻢ‬‫ﹶﻗﺒ‬ (2:21) ‫ﻥ‬

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And who could be better of speech than he who calls [his fellow-men] unto God, and does what is just and right, and says, “Verily, I am of those who have surrendered themselves to God”? [Qur’an 41:33] (Asad)

‫ﻤ ﹶﻞ‬ ‫ﻋ‬‫ﻪ ﻭ‬ ‫ﺎ ﺇﹺﻟﹶﻰ ﺍﻟﱠﻠ‬‫ﻋ‬‫ﻦ ﺩ‬‫ﻤ‬‫ﻟﹰﺎ ﻣ‬‫ ﹶﻗﻮ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ﺣﺴ‬ ‫ ﺃﹶ‬‫ﻦ‬‫ﻭﻣ‬ (41:33) ‫ﻤﲔ‬  ‫ﻠ‬‫ﻤﺴ‬ ‫ﻦ ﺍﻟﹾ‬ ‫ﻨﹺﻲ ﻣ‬‫ﻗﹶﺎﻝﹶ ﹺﺇﻧ‬‫ﺎ ﻭ‬‫ﺤ‬‫ﺎﻟ‬‫ﺻ‬ Page 31

‫ﺱ ﻭ‪‬ﺑ‪‬ﻴﻨ‪‬ﺎﺕ‪ ‬ﻣﻦ‪ ‬ﺍﻟﹾﻬ‪‬ﺪ‪‬ﻯ ﻭ‪‬ﺍﹾﻟﻔﹸ ‪‬ﺮﻗﹶﺎﻥ‪ ‬ﻓﹶﻤ‪‬ﻦ ﺷ‪‬ﻬﹺﺪ‪ ‬ﻣ‪‬ﻨﻜﹸ ‪‬ﻢ ﺍﻟﺸ‪‬ﻬ‪‬ﺮ‪ ‬ﹶﻓﻠﹾ‪‬ﻴﺼ‪‬ﻤ‪‬ﻪ‪ ‬ﻭﻣ‪‬ﻦ‬ ‫ﺷ‪‬ﻬ‪‬ﺮ‪ ‬ﺭ ‪‬ﻣﻀ‪‬ﺎﻥﹶ ﺍﻟﱠﺬ‪‬ﻱ‪ ‬ﺃﹸﻧ ﹺﺰﻝﹶ ﻓ‪‬ﻴﻪ‪ ‬ﺍﹾﻟﻘﹸﺮ‪‬ﺁﻥﹸ ﻫ‪‬ﺪ‪‬ﻯ ﻟﱢﻠﻨ‪‬ﺎ ﹺ‬ ‫ﻛﹶﺎﻥﹶ ﻣ‪‬ﺮﹺﻳﻀ‪‬ﺎ ﺃﹶﻭ‪ ‬ﻋﻠﹶﻰ ‪‬ﺳﻔﹶﺮﹴ ﹶﻓﻌ‪‬ﺪ‪‬ﺓﹲ ‪‬ﻣﻦ‪ ‬ﺃﹶﻳ‪‬ﺎﻡﹴ ﺃﹸﺧ‪‬ﺮ‪ ‬ﻳ‪‬ﺮﹺﻳ ‪‬ﺪ ﺍﻟﹼﻠﻪ‪ ‬ﺑﹺﻜﹸﻢ‪ ‬ﺍﻟﹾ‪‬ﻴﺴ‪‬ﺮ‪ ‬ﻭﻻﹶ ‪‬ﻳﺮﹺﻳﺪ‪ ‬ﺑﹺﻜﹸ ‪‬ﻢ ﺍﹾﻟ ‪‬ﻌﺴ‪‬ﺮ‪ ‬ﻭ‪‬ﻟ‪‬ﺘ‪‬ﻜﹾ ‪‬ﻤﻠﹸﻮﺍﹾ ﺍﹾﻟﻌ‪‬ﺪ‪‬ﺓﹶ ﻭ‪‬ﻟﺘ‪‬ﻜﹶﺒ‪‬ﺮ‪‬ﻭﹾﺍ ﺍﻟﻠﹼ ‪‬ﻪ‬ ‫‪‬ﻋﻠﹶﻰ ﻣ‪‬ﺎ ﻫ‪‬ﺪ‪‬ﺍﻛﹸﻢ‪ ‬ﻭ‪‬ﹶﻟ ‪‬‬ ‫ﻌﻠﱠﻜﹸﻢ‪ ‬ﺗﺸ‪‬ﻜﹸﺮ‪‬ﻭﻥﹶ )‪(2:185‬‬

‫‪By M. Gadelmawla‬‬ ‫‪Page 32‬‬

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