009 - Soorah at-Towbah - (The Repentance) - [Madanee]

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[009:100] And the foremost to embrace Isl‚m of the Muh‚jirŻn (those who migrated from Makkah to Al-Madinah) and the Ans‚r (the citizens of Al-Madinah who helped and gave aid to the Muh‚jirŻn) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). All‚h is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success.

 

[009:101] And among the bedouins around you, some are hypocrites, and so are some among the people of Al-Madinah who persist in hypocrisy; you (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) know them not, We know them. We shall punish them twice, and thereafter they shall be brought back to a great (horrible) torment.

 

[009:102] And (there are) others who have acknowledged their sins, they have mixed a deed that was righteous with another that was evil. Perhaps All‚h will turn to them in forgiveness. Surely, All‚h is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

 

[009:103] Take Sadaqah (alms) from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it, and invoke All‚h for them. Verily, your invocations are a source of security for them; and All‚h is All-Hearer, All-Knower.

 

[009:104] Know they not that All‚h accepts repentance from His slaves and takes the Sadaq‚t (alms, charities), and that All‚h Alone is the One Who forgives and accepts repentance, Most Merciful?

 

[009:105] And say (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) "Do deeds! All‚h will see your deeds, and (so will) His Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] and the believers. And you will be brought back to the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen. Then He will inform you of what you used to do."

 

[009:106] And others are made to await for All‚h's Decree, whether He will punish them or will forgive them. And All‚h is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

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(V.9:102) The Statement of All‚h [Subh‚nahu wa Ta'‚la]: "And (there are) others who have acknowledged their sins..." (V.9:102)

Narrated Samurah bin Jundub [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu]: All‚h's Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "Tonight two (visitors) came to me (in my dream) and took me to a town built with gold bricks and silver bricks. There, we met men who, (by) half of their bodies looked like the most handsome human beings you have ever seen, and (by) the other half, the ugliest human beings you have ever seen. Those two visitors said to those men: 'Go and dip yourselves in that river.' So they dipped themselves therein and then came to us, their ugliness having disappeared and they were in the most handsome shape. The visitors said, 'This is the 'Adn Paradise, and that is your dwelling place.' Then they added, 'As for those people who were half ugly and half handsome, they were those who have mixed deeds that were good with deeds that were evil, but All‚h forgave them.' "

[Sahih Al-Bukhari, 6/4674 (O.P.196)]

 

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