033 - Soorah al-Ahzaab - (The Confederates) - [Madanee]

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[033:031] And whosoever of you is obedient to All‚h and His Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam], and does righteous good deeds, We shall give her her reward twice over, and We have prepared for her Rizq KarÓm (a noble provision Ė Paradise).

 

[033:032] O wives of the Prophet! You are not like any other women. If you keep your duty (to All‚h), then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner.

 

[033:033] And stay in your houses, and do not display yourselves like that of the times of ignorance, and perform As-Sal‚t (the prayers), and give Zak‚t (obligatory charity) and obey All‚h and His Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]. All‚h wishes only to remove Ar-Rijs (evil deeds and sins) from you, O members of the family (of the Prophet ), and to purify you with a thorough purification.

 

[033:034] And remember (O you the members of the Prophet's family, the Graces of your Lord), that which is recited in your houses of the Verses of All‚h and Al-Hikmah (i.e. Prophet's Sunnah Ė legal ways, so give your thanks to All‚h and glorify His Praises for this Qur'‚n and the Sunnah). Verily, All‚h is Ever Most Courteous, Well-Acquainted (with all things).

 

[033:035] Verily, the Muslims (those who submit to All‚h in Isl‚m) men and women, the believers men and women (who believe in Isl‚mic Monotheism), the men and the women who are obedient (to All‚h), the men and women who are truthful (in their speech and deeds), the men and the women who are patient (in performing all the duties which All‚h has ordered and in abstaining from all that All‚h has forbidden), the men and the women who are humble (before their Lord Ė All‚h), the men and the women who give Sadaq‚t (i.e. Zak‚t and alms), the men and the women who observe Saum (fast) (the obligatory fasting during the month of Ramad‚n, and the optional Naw‚fil fasting), the men and the women who guard their chastity (from illegal sexual acts) and the men and the women who remember All‚h much with their hearts and tongues Ė All‚h has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise).

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(V.33:35)

a) Remember All‚h while sitting, standing, lying, for more than 300 times extra over the remembrance of All‚h during the five compulsory congregational prayers or praying extra additional Naw‚fil prayers of night in the last part of night.

b) See the footnote of (V.13:28).

c) Narrated AbŻ Hurairah [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu]: All‚h's Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "All‚h has some angels who look for those who remember (glorify the Praises of) All‚h on the roads and paths. And when they find some people remembering (glorifying the Praises of) All‚h, they call each other saying, 'Come to the object of your pursuit.' " He added, "Then the angels encircle them with their wings up to the nearest heaven to us." He added, "[After those people remembered (glorified the Praises of) All‚h, and the angels go back to All‚h], their Lord [Subh‚nahu wa Ta'‚la] asks them (those angels)  though He knows better than them 'What do My slaves say?' The angels reply, 'They say: Subh‚n-All‚h, All‚hu Akbar, and Al-hamdu lill‚h'. All‚h then says, 'Did they see Me?' The angels reply, 'No! By All‚h, they didn't see You.' All‚h says, 'How it would have been if they saw me?' The angels reply, 'If they saw You, they would worship You more devoutly and remember You (glorify Your Praises) more deeply, and declare Your freedom from any resemblance to anything more often.' All‚h says (to the angels), 'What do they ask Me for?' The angels reply, 'They ask You for Paradise.' All‚h says (to the angels), 'Did they see it?' The angels say, 'No! By All‚h, O Lord! They did not see it.' All‚h says, 'How it would have been if they saw it?' The angels say, 'If they saw it, they would have greater covetousness for it and would seek it with greater zeal and would have greater desire for it.' All‚h says, 'From what do they seek refuge?' The angels reply, 'They seek refuge from the (Hell) Fire.' All‚h says, 'Did they see it?' The angels say, 'No! By All‚h, O Lord! They did not see it.' All‚h says, 'How it would have been if they saw it?' The angels say, 'If they saw it they would flee from it with the extreme fleeing and would have extreme fear from it.' Then All‚h says, 'I make you witnesses that I have forgiven them.' " (All‚h's Messenger [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] added:) "One of the angels would say, 'There was so-and-so amongst them, and he was not one of them, but he had just come for some need.' All‚h would say, 'These are those people whose companions will not be reduced to misery.' "

[Sahih Al-Bukh‚ri, 8/6408 (O.P.417)]

 

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