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Perhaps You Will Kill Yourself in Grief...
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PERHAPS YOU WILL KILL YOURSELF IN GRIEF...
Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullaah
Allaah, Ta'aala, said (what means): Ta Seen Meem. These are the verses of the Clear Book. Perhaps you will kill yourself (in grief) that they are not believers. If We had willed we would have sent down a sign from the heavens so that they would have bent their necks in humility to it. (Ash-Shu'araa, ayat 1-4)
The 'Allaamah 'Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir As-Sa'dee (rahimahullaah) said:
"Al-Baaree (the Creator), The Exalted, is making an indication which proves the magnificence of the verses of the Clear, Evident, and Lucid Book, (magnificence) which proves all of the divine ordinances and the legislative objectives to the point that there does not remain - with the one who looks into it - any doubt or ambiguity regarding that which He informed with or adjudicated. This is due to its clarity and its indicating the most noble of affairs, linking the rulings with their adjudications, and connecting them to that which they are appropriate for.
The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) would warn the people with it (the Qur`aan) and he would guide with it to the straight path. So the righteous servants of Allaah are guided by it and those for whom ignominy was decreed turn away from it. He would become extremely sad due to their lack of Eemaan out of diligence from himself and sincerity for them. Due to this, the Most High said (what means): Perhaps you would kill yourself (in grief)…
Meaning: That you would destroy it and be hard upon it (yourself)...
(what means): That they are not believers.
Meaning: Don't do that (i.e. don't grieve yourself) and don't kill yourself over them in grief. For guidance is in Allaah's hand. You have discharged that which was upon your from conveyance (of the Truth). There is not, beyond this Clear Qur`aan, any (greater) sign for Us to send down in order that they may believe in. Indeed, it is sufficient and clear for the one who desires guidance. Due to this He said (what means): Had We willed We would have sent down a sign from the heavens…
Meaning: Compelling signs.
(what means): So that they would have bent their necks...
Meaning: The Necks of the deniers.
(what means): ...in humility to it.
However, there is no need for that and there is no benefit in it. For indeed, at that time (i.e. when the compelling signs come), Eemaan will be of no benefit. The only Eemaan that is of benefit is the Eemaan in the Unseen. As Allaah has said (what means): Do they then wait for anything other than that the angels should come to them, or that your Lord should come, or that some of the Signs of your Lord should come (i.e. portents of the Hour e.g., arising of the sun from the west)! The day that some of the Signs of your Lord do come, no good will it do to a person to believe then. (Al-An'aam, ayah 158)." [For Imam as-Sa'dee's Tafseer of this particular ayah, click here]
* Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam An-Mannaan pgs. 559-560
Translated by: Aboo Moosaa Raha ibn Donald Batts, via http://mtws.posterous.com/
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