022 - Soorah al-Hajj - (The Pilgrimage) - [Madanee]

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[022:006] That is because All‚h: He is the Truth, and it is He Who gives life to the dead, and it is He Who is Able to do all things.

 

[022:007] And surely, the Hour is coming, there is no doubt about it; and certainly, All‚h will resurrect those who are in the graves.

 

[022:008] And among men is he who disputes about All‚h, without knowledge or guidance, or a Book giving light (from All‚h),

 

[022:009] Bending his neck in pride (far astray from the path of All‚h), and leading (others) too (far) astray from the path of All‚h. For him there is disgrace in this worldly life, and on the Day of Resurrection We shall make him taste the torment of burning (Fire).

 

[022:010] That is because of what your hands have sent forth, and verily, All‚h is not unjust to (His) slaves.

 

[022:011] And among mankind is he who worships All‚h as it were upon the edge (i.e. in doubt): if good befalls him, he is content therewith; but if a trial befalls him he turns back on his face (i.e. reverts to disbelief after embracing Isl‚m). He loses both this world and the Hereafter. That is the evident loss.

 

[022:012] He calls besides All‚h to that which can neither harm him nor profit him. That is a straying far away.

 

[022:013] He calls to him whose harm is nearer than his profit; certainly an evil Maul‚ (patron) and certainly an evil friend!

 

[022:014] Truly, All‚h will admit those who believe (in Isl‚mic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds (according to the Qur'‚n and the Sunnah) to Gardens underneath which rivers flow (in Paradise). Verily, All‚h does what He wills.

 

[022:015] Whoever thinks that All‚h will not help him (Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]) in this world and in the Hereafter, let him stretch out a rope to the ceiling and let him strangle himself. Then let him see whether his plan will remove that whereat he rages!

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(V.22:9) Narrated Abdullah bin Mas'Żd [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu]: All‚h's Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "Whosoever has pride in his heart equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant) shall not enter Paradise." A person (amongst the audience) said, "Verily, a person loves that his dress should be beautiful, and his shoes should be beautiful." The Prophet [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] remarked, "Verily, All‚h is the Most Beautiful and He loves beauty. Pride is to completely disregard the truth, and to scorn (to look down upon) the people."

[Sahih Muslim, Book of Faith, Vol.1, HadÓth No. 91 (S.S.M. 54)]

 

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