005 - Soorah al-Maa.idah - (The Table spread with Food) - [Madanee]

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[005:083] And when they (who call themselves Christians) listen to what has been sent down to the Messenger (Muhammad [sal-Allhu 'alayhi wa sallam]), you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of the truth they have recognised. They say: "Our Lord! We believe; so write us down among the witnesses.

 

[005:084] "And why should we not believe in Allh and in that which has come to us of the truth (Islmic Monotheism)? And we wish that our Lord will admit us (into Paradise on the Day of Resurrection) along with the righteous people (Prophet Muhammad [sal-Allhu 'alayhi wa sallam] and his Companions [radhi-yAllhu 'anhum])."

 

[005:085] So because of what they said, Allh rewarded them Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise), they will abide therein forever. Such is the reward of Al-Muhsinn (the good-doers. See the footnote of V.9:120).

 

[005:086] But those who disbelieved and denied Our Ayt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they shall be the dwellers of the (Hell) Fire.

 

[005:087] O you who believe! Make not unlawful the Tayyibt (all that is good as regards foods, things, deeds, beliefs, persons) which Allh has made lawful to you, and transgress not. Verily, Allh does not like the transgressors.

 

[005:088] And eat of the things which Allh has provided for you, lawful and good, and fear Allh in Whom you believe.

 

[005:089] Allh will not punish you for what is unintentional in your oaths, but He will punish you for your deliberate oaths; for its expiation (a deliberate oath) feed ten Maskn (needy persons), on a scale of the average of that with which you feed your own families, or clothe them or manumit a slave. But whosoever cannot afford (that), then he should fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths when you have sworn. And protect your oaths (i.e. do not swear much). Thus Allh makes clear to you His Ayt (evidences, proofs, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) that you may be grateful.

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(V.5:89) Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAllhu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-Allhu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "We (Muslims) are the last (to come) in the world, but (will be) foremost on the Day of Resurrection." Allh's Messenger [sal-Allhu 'alayhi wa sallam] also said, "By Allh, if anyone of you insists on fulfilling an oath by which he may harm his family, he commits a greater sin in Allh's consideration than that of dissolving his oath and making its expiation with that which Allh has commanded." [Sahih Al-Bukhri, 6624, 6625 (O.P.621)]

 

(V.5:89) It is better not to take oaths, but if you have taken it, and later you find a better solution for the problem, then act according to the better one and give expiation for the oath.

 

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