Category: Bayyinah Dream



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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

Now that Allah made clear to us where we have to go, Allah makes us describe the previous people who were successful in crossing the straight, long, difficult journey upwards to Allah.This is important even in our worldly dealings when we look up to the experiences of people who have been successful in fields that we have questions in. When you are in college, you ask for advice from senior students or graduates, because they have successfully been through the hurdles of academic life. Likewise, in this ayah we ask for the path of those people upon whom Allah has already showered His blessings. A side-note, this is in past tense, which subtly shows that the real role models of Islam are not the ones who are still alive, rather the ones who are gone. The ones who are alive are as volatile as us and as prone to the dangers of the shaytaan. The graduation ceremony is death…

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Plagiarism


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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

3:188

Think not that those who rejoice in what they have done (or brought about), and love to be praised for what they have not done,- think not you that they are rescued from the torment, and for them is a painful torment. 3:188

In the Cover to Cover series by Bayyinah TV, in the context of this Surah one of the qualities of the Munafiq was to take credit for whatever good that came the Muslim’s way. So if something good came, they’d say “yeah we were right there with you”, but if something bad happened then they’s say “Thank God we took precaution beforehand”. Essentially the idea is that they love getting credit for what they haven’t done. And that idea is exactly what plagiarism is. and some more too.

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بســــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــم الله الرحمن الرحــيــم

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

Allah directs us to ask Him to guide us to the siraat al-Mustaqim. Note, that immediate after a declaration of seeking help from Allah alone, we are to seek help in guidance, another reminder of the master-slave relationship. We could have asked for help in a number of good things: forigveness, rizq, easy life, a ton of other things, but guidance is the most valuable of them all, and with guidance everything else is solved. Also, look at the example of Musa, alayhi as- Salam, and Pharoah; Ibrahim, alayhi as-Salam against his people; Muhammad salla Allahu alayhi wasallam, versus the ‘rich’ and ‘powerful’ of his community, real success was with the ones who were rightly guided, regardless of the worldly false standards of a ‘good-life’.

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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

إياك نعبد وإياك نستعين

In reality, the first ayah should suffice for us to declare our enslavement to Allah, Who is the Rabb, the Master. If that is not enough, then He is the extremely Merciful, who is being merciful to us right now, and His Mercy is always there for the believers but can be taken away from us if He wills, and if that is not enough, then the fact that He is the King and the Owner of the day of Judgement, when there will be no king or owner of anything, except Him. And this is the thought-process of the believer…

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بســــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــم الله الرحمن الرحــيــم

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

We continue Surah Fatiha with Ayah # 3. After Allah beautifully describes His Mercy in the 2nd Ayah, there is a chance that a person might try to take advantage of Allah’s Mercy.

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