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

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[009:118] And (He did forgive also) the three who did not join (the TabŻk expedition and whose case was deferred by the Prophet for All‚h's Decision) till for them the earth, vast as it is, was straitened and their own selves were straitened to them, and they perceived that there is no fleeing from All‚h, and no refuge but with Him. Then, He forgave them (accepted their repentance), that they might beg for His Pardon (repent to Him). Verily, All‚h is the One Who forgives and accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.

 

[009:119] O you who believe! Be afraid of All‚h, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds).

 

[009:120] It was not becoming of the people of Al-Madinah and the bedouins of the neighbourhood to remain behind All‚h's Messenger (Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] when fighting in All‚h's Cause) and (it was not becoming of them) to prefer their own lives to his life. That is because they suffer neither thirst nor fatigue nor hunger in the Cause of All‚h, nor they take any step to raise the anger of disbelievers nor inflict any injury upon an enemy, but is written to their credit as a deed of righteousness. Surely, All‚h wastes not the reward of the MuhsinŻn.

 

[009:121] Nor do they spend anything (in All‚h's Cause) Ė small or great Ė nor cross a valley, but is written to their credit that All‚h may recompense them with the best of what they used to do (i.e. All‚h will reward their good deeds according to the reward of their best deeds which they did in the most perfect manner).

 

[009:122] And it is not (proper) for the believers to go out to fight (Jih‚d) all together. Of every troop of them, a party only should go forth, that they (who are left behind) may get instructions in (Isl‚mic) religion, and that they may warn their people when they return to them, so that they may beware (of evil).

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(V.9:119) "The Statement of All‚h [Subh‚nahu wa Ta'‚la]:

"O you who believe! Be afraid of All‚h, and be with those who are true (in words and deeds)." (V.9:119).

And what is forbidden as regards telling of lies.

a) Narrated 'Abdull‚h [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "Truthfulness leads to Al-Birr (righteousness) and Al-Birr (righteousness) leads to Paradise. And a man keeps on telling the truth until he becomes a truthful person. Falsehood leads to Al-FujŻr (i.e. wickedness - evildoing), and Al-FujŻr leads to the (Hell) Fire. And a man keeps on telling lies until he is written as a liar before All‚h."

[Sahih Al-Bukhari, 8/6094 (O.P.116)]

b) Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu]: All‚h's Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "The signs of a hypocrite are three: Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie; and whenever he promises, he breaks his promise; and whenever he is entrusted, he betrays (proves to be dishonest)."

[Sahih Al-Bukhari, 8/6095 (O.P.117)]

c) Narrated Samurah bin Jundub [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "I saw (in a dream), two men came to me." Then the Prophet [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] narrated the story (saying): "They said: The person, the one whose cheek you saw being torn away (from the mouth to the ear) was a liar and used to tell lies and the people would report those lies on his authority till they spread all over the world. So he will be punished like that till the Day of Resurrection." [Sahih Al-Bukhari, 8/6096 (O.P.118)]

 

(V.9:120) MuhsinŻn: Doers of good, i.e. those who perform good deeds totally for All‚h's sake only without any show-off or to gain praise or fame and they do them in accordance with the Sunnah (legal ways) of All‚h's Messenger, Muhammad .

 

(V.9:121)

a) Isl‚m demolishes all the previous evil deeds and so do migration (for All‚h's sake) and Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah). (Sahih Muslim)

b) What is said regarding the superiority of a person who embraces Isl‚m sincerely.

Narrated Abu Sa'Ód Al-KhudrÓ [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu]: All‚h's Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "If a person embraces Isl‚m sincerely, then All‚h shall forgive all his past sins, and after that starts the settlement of accounts: the reward of his good deeds will be ten times to seven hundred times for each good deed, and an evil deed will be recorded as it is unless All‚h forgives it." -- [Sahih Al-Bukhari, 1/41 (O.P.40A)]

Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu]: All‚h's Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "If anyone of you improves (follows strictly) his Isl‚mic religion, then his good deeds will be rewarded ten times to seven hundred times for each good deed and a bad deed will be recorded as it is." [Sahih Al-Bukhari, 1/42 (O.P.40B)]

 

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