In the last chapter we analysed the Biblical method of approaching people of another culture or religion and saw that the correct way to do this is to find common ground between us and lead from there to the message of the Gospel. Books on Islam, Muslims, Prophet Muhammad(s), Ahlul Bayt. Suratul Baqara verse 2. WALLI (The Protector, The Helper) – A friend who cares for us, when we are in trouble and he guides us. “Behold! It is not without proper grounds that Imam Sadiq (a.s) said: “The Prophet of Islam (S) whenever reading this verse, used to weep greatly”. “Those who believe and constantly keep from evil.”64. Amir-ul-Mu’mineen Ali-ibn-Abi-Talib (as) once was asked about the meaning of Allah’s words when He says: “Behold! “Say: ‘Verily those who forge a lie against Allah will not prosper.’”. “…Nor is there hidden from your Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in the heaven, not anything lesser than that or greater but are (recorded) in a Clear Book.”. Prophet Ibrahim (asws) was ordered to leave both Hajirah (ra) and her son Isma’il (asws) in the wilderness of the Arabian dessert. It is because of such an acquaintance with Allah that, in their views, anything else other than Him is insignificant, of little value, and ephemeral. A decade or so later, another trial came Prophet Ibrahim’s way. #7. In Allah the believers should place their trust.” (Q. Dan sesungguhnya di antara Ahli Kitab ada yang beriman kepada Allah, dan kepada apa yang diturunkan kepada kamu, dan yang diturunkan kepada mereka, karena mereka berendah hati kepada Allah, dan mereka tidak memperjualbelikan ayat-ayat Allah dengan harga murah. For them there is good news both in this world and in the Hereafter, because there are no changes in the Divine words and promises, for Allah always fulfils the promises He has made to His friends. The Qur’an? Isma’il, then his only son, was a toddler. “…and they do not follow any associates, who call on others besides Allah...”. 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Allah … His intelligence stopped him from worshipping that which had no power to even shoo the fly away from it, making the ability to listen and grant wishes, a never happening reality. Truly, these are clear proofs and reasons attesting to the Unity of Allah, the Glorified, for no one else is able to do all this. O ye who believe! He is the one to turn to for help, and we must realize He can right all of our affairs. Quran search result for allah. And Allah (swt) is the Protector of the true believers, and what a blessed Protector is He! It was his call – indeed, on the orders of Allah (swt) – that we have been responding to for thousands of years: the call to perform the pilgrimage to the holy house, constructed by the blessed hands of prophet Ibrahim (asws) and his son Isma’il (asws). In the Holly Quran 10 words have been used for the Friend Literal meanings of a friend-be there for a friend whenever your friend needs you. A validation e-mail has been sent to your e-mail address. He accomplished the task he was ordered to perform, with no hesitation, no request for reconsideration from the One on high. They might be able to attain worldly wealth through lies and false claims for a few days, but it is only a passing phenomenon in this world.2 They will eventually return to Allah and He will punish them vigorously for their disbelief and their associating partners with Him. 7. Allah is neither afraid of being lonely so as to want to adopt an offspring, nor does He need any heir to adopt a son. 517 likes. The Qur'an is very explicit that the believers should not take infidels as friends and protectors. He also does not need any help so that He chooses an assistant, nor does He need to ensure the survival of His species, so He does not need a son. Holy Quran In Sura Al-Kahf 18, in Verse 60 – 82, describes the event of Prophet Moses (Musa) (AS) when Allah (swt) ordered Moses to visit a Wali-Allah (Friend of Allah) Khidhar (AS) to seek knowledge and wisdome and Moses along with his servant, went in search of Khidhar. Since prophets were ever innocent of committing any sin, the trials they faced only increased their status. It has to be reflected in every action of a Muslim. This magazine is being brought out regularly by IQRA Publications since the past 36 years. “For them are Glad Tidings in this world’s life and in the Hereafter. IMPORTANT : All content hosted on Al-Islam.org is solely for non-commercial purposes and with the permission of original copyright holders. Whatever the mood or state of meditation or an important affair you might be in, whatever part of the Qur’an you might be engaged in reciting, and whatever action you begin, you can do nothing which cannot be seen or noticed by Allah when you start it. All Muslims are taught a great lesson by this verse, which can place them on the right track, leading them toward the Truth and preventing them from going astray. They are those who have become believers, continuously strive after virtue and make continence their habit. Firmness in faith combined with divine help, to enable him to win through every trial he faced. No warrant have you for this! With the deep understanding of Tawheed, comes the true reliance. Verily the glory is wholly Allah’s; He is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.”. Ibrahim (asws) never deterred from the Unicity of God (Tawheed) which he believed in; he never yelled, never shouted. It calls our attention to the fact that not only does the Almighty comprehend our every thought, word and deed, but His angels are also carefully watching every step we take, every word we utter, every thought we entertain in our heads, wherever we cast our eyes, and in whatever state we are in. This is a great victory and happiness for the person concerned. Verily to Allah belongs whoever is in the heavens and whoever is in the earth...”. If they think they can elevate themselves and approach Allah in this way, they do nothing but lie. They make a living in accordance with the laws which consider these ways of earning a livelihood lawful. He was never convinced with the prevailing practices. Standing in the court of Nimrod, a twenty-first century youth would have found it stressful to prove himself again and again, but young Ibrahim (asws) took it as an opportunity to testify his faith. Be aware that whosoever is in the heavens and on the earth belongs to Allah and is under His domination. Ibrahim (asws) was tested again; he was now, perhaps, in his eighties. Among the major publications of IQRA Publications is the popular Islamic monthly in English, the Young Muslim Digest, arguably among the foremost in this type of publishing in India. If one wants to know about Allah, these words are to be regarded as blame, a censure and a threat from Allah, the Magnificent, to those who have made these unsanctioned and atrocious claims. One is to perform the rituals of Hajj with the same devotion as Hajirah, Isma’il and Ibrahim (on them be peace) and have the hope of acceptance from Allah (swt), in the same manner in which it was accepted from the family of Ibrahim (asws). All three styles are used in the Qur’an… All of these are recorded and registered in the Preserved Tablet and in the Open Book of Allah. It is He Who is All-Hearing and Omniscient. Aulia's are the chosen friends of Allah. After rejecting all the partners of the polytheists, in calling the polytheists’ attention to His magnitude and His blessings, the Qur’an implies that Allah made the night dark and the day illuminated so that they may find silence and comfort during the night and make their living and earn their sustenance during the day. “…No warrant have you for this! And if any within you takes them as ‘Auliya’ then undoubtedly he is one of them. Then more emphatically, it continues by saying that not slightest thing in the heavens and on earth, even that of an insignificant particle or greater than it can be hidden from Allah. Tests and trials are a part of our lives: they are the doorway to feel the presence of our Creator. And upon Allah let the believers rely.” (Quran 3:160) If you liked this post, please share it with your friends and family members using the share buttons below. Quran (5:51) - "O you who believe! As we understand from Ibrahim (asws), and rest of the Prophets, Tawheed (Allah’s oneness) is not just a verbal undertaking; it has to sink deep within us. أَلا إِنَّ لِلّهِ مَن فِي السَّمَاوَات وَمَن فِي الأَرْضِ وَمَا يَتَّبِعُ الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِ اللّهِ شُرَكَاء إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلاَّ الظَّنَّ وَإِنْ هُمْ إِلاَّ يَخْرُصُونَ, 66. This has been accurately recorded by Allah (swt) in the Qur’an in verses 41-45 of Surah 19. Allah has described Himself in the Quran through His Names and Attributes. For a man of ninety-plus years, this would be an unbearably bitter result of all his hard work, but absolutely not so with Ibrahim (asws), for he stood up, upright, to fulfill the command of his Lord with no less vigor and obedience than before. This relationship is highly honored in the holy Quran, Allah calls Ibrahim A.S as His khalil in the holy Quran. They are those devotee and sincere bondsman on the earth who remember Allah ceaselessly and spend their life seeing inner purification … It was Prophet Ibrahim’s call – indeed, on the orders of Allah (swt) – that we have been responding to for thousands of years: the call to perform the pilgrimage to the holy house, constructed by the blessed hands of prophet Ibrahim (asws) and his son Isma’il (asws), writes AMAATUL HAKIM. They are those who abstain from all that is forbidden, and have let the transient world go by, while they are only interested in what is dear to Allah. Verily no fear shall be upon the friends of Allah, nor shall they grieve;”63. The use of word /man/, mentioned in this holy verse (and we translated it as whoever), signifies wise and intelligent men. 3:160) When I read this verse, I am reminded that God is my true, best friend. These names help us to understand God's nature in terms that we can understand. Don’t forget to comment using the comment form; we appreciate your valuable comments. Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan discusses the different types of friends mentioned in the Qur’an. The Holy Qur'an is my Best Friend. The “Clear Book” is the ‘Preserved Tablet’ or Allah’s Comprehensive Knowledge which covers the entire cosmos including not only the actions of human beings but also the smallest details of everything in the heavens and the earth. Any other use of the hosted content, such as for financial gain, requires express approval from the copyright owners. This is shown by the following verse: Say, “Call upon Allah or call upon the Most Merciful. Allah Almighty mentioned the importance of His revelation repeatedly – the final revelation and the perfect message which He sent to humanity. This good news only applies to those whose existence embodies the characteristics of the friends of Allah. There is a fallacy that the Quran commands Muslims to not befriend Jews and Christians based on Chapter 5 verse 52. In such a situation, for a young boy in his adolescence, who is trying to convey the truth, losing temper wouldn’t have been blameworthy. To demonstrate this, our Creator sent His messengers, and every one of them did it with perfection and grace. Scholars say trials either incur forgiveness for the sins or raise the status. This has been accurately recorded by Allah (swt) in the Qur’an in verses 41-45 of Surah 19. “For them are Glad Tidings in this world’s life and in the Hereafter. “…they do not follow (anything) but conjectures, and they only lie.”, هُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الَّيْلَ لِتَسْكُنُوا فِيهِ وَالنَّهَارَ مُبْصِراً إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لاَيَاتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَسْمَعُونَ, 67. No other attribute comes close to the number of times Allah ascribes Mercy to Himself in Holy Quran. قُلْ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَفْتَرُونَ عَلَي اللَّهِ الْكَذِبَ لا يُفْلِحُونَ, مَتَاعٌ فِي الدُّنْيَا ثُمَّ إِلَيْنَا مَرْجِعُهُمْ ثُمَّ نُذِيقُهُمُ الْعَذَابَ الشَّدِيدَ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْفُرُونَ, 69. The Quran, in numerous places, has talked about the importance of fearing Allah. “The friends of Allah are those who are sincere in their worship, they are cognizant of the depth of those matters that are of the world, whereas others attach importance to the outward appearance of the world. “Say: ‘Verily those who forge a lie against Allah will not prosper.’”70. Here sorrows and fears are those that relate to worldly matters for Allah’s worshippers are imbued with the owe of Him. The Quran is not only a book of complete guidance but it also one of the most important texts you will ever read that will help you out of your most gravest problems . “…Verily there are signs in it for people who hearken.”, قَالُوا اتَّخَذَ اللَّهُ وَلَداً سُبْحَانَهُ هُوَ الْغَنِيُ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ إِنْ عَندَكُم مِن سُلْطَانٍ بِهَذَآ أَتَقُولُونَ عَلَي اللَّهِ مَا لا تَعْلَمُونَ, 68. Every human soul has a connection with his Lord. The faster we realize His presence, the more secure we feel from what we dread. "And Allah Took Ibrahim for a Friend". And the best part is that the offer of help is mentioned in the Quran by Allah himself so many times, if only we would read carefully. The fact that He specializes “the intelligent” as a separate category signifies their elevation and magnification in that position. Muslims believe that studying these Names and Attributes is one of the most effective ways of strengthening one’s relationship with God. “And let not their speech grieve you. Thus He absolutely does not need to have a son, for begetting offspring is to relieve oneself from one’s lack of ability and weakness or to enrich oneself and get rid of poverty, but Allah is free from all this. Imploring the mercy of Allah (swt) for a difficulty is allowed but complaining about the difficulty is not allowed. “And let not their speech grieve you. He is Self-Sufficient!...”. As a good end awaits those who observe continence, the attainment of this goal requires one to pass through some great difficulties. It also means a guardian. Didn’t Faisal Mohammad know that, as Pope Francis has told us, “authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence”?. With the utmost subtlety and eloquence, this verse announces that Allah is not only fully aware of the minutest facts in the heavens and the earth but He is also fully aware of the minutest details of the actions of his subjects. Enter valid first name and last name with at least one space. Nor is there hidden from your Lord (so much as) the weight of an atom on the earth or in the heaven, not anything lesser than that or greater but are (recorded) in a Clear Book.”. The friends of Allah ponder much and are very conscious of their creator. 6. The friends of Allah are those whose position requires no boundaries between them and their Lord and they are not distant from Him. Standing in the court of Nimrod, a twenty-first century youth would have found it stressful to prove himself again and again, but young Ibrahim (asws) took it as an opportunity to testify his faith. Amir-ul-Mu’mineen answered: “The friends of Allah are those who are sincere in their worship, they are cognizant of the depth of those matters that are of the world, whereas others attach importance to the outward appearance of the world. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. take not the Jews and the Christians for friends. The first thing that becomes clear is the fact that Allah Almighty acknowledges friendship as a factor that is important to the life of a person. After having won the debate, young Ibrahim (asws) was not rewarded with treasures, which he actually deserved; instead, he was now prepared for being roasted alive. If the Prophet of Islam (S), with all his sincerity and gratitude, with all the services he had rendered human beings, and with all his unparalleled worship of the Creator could be so concerned about his imperfections before Allah, how then, can we determine our state? 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