Monday 30 January 2023

Allah promises believers: Do not be fearful, I am with you, hearing and seeing

Man has never been sure footed despite having faith in his Lord. The strength and confidence seems to waver when confronted with a person sitting at a higher pedestal or a man of authority. This often happens and men of intellect and wisdom have cold feet when confronting an authority, may be inferior to them in wisdom and intellect. Not that they are afraid of being beaten intellectually, but by being persecuted for confronting the authority.

The same ws the state of Prophet Musa (Moses, peace be upon him) and his brother Harun (Aaron) when God asked them to go to Pharoah and present them as messenger of Allah. In the 45th verse of Surah Ta Ha, the mindset of the two is reflected: The two said: "Lord! We fear he may commit excesses against us, or transgress all bounds." Sensing their hesitance to appear before a tyrant, Allah reassured them of His being with them and told them not to fear as mentioned in the 46th verse of Surah 20. Ta Ha:
قَالَ لَا تَخَافَآ​ اِنَّنِىۡ مَعَكُمَاۤ اَسۡمَعُ وَاَرٰى‏ 
(20:46) He said: "Have no fear. I am with you, hearing and seeing all."

Ibn-Kathir explains that "Do not fear Pharoah (Fir`awn), for verily, I am with you and I hear your speech and his speech as well. I see your place and I see his place as well. Nothing is hidden from Me of your affair. Know that his forehead is in My Hand, and he does not speak, breathe, or use any force, except by My leave and after My command. I am with you by My protection, My help and My support.'': 

Tafsir Qur'an Wiki:
At this point they receive God’s decisive answer which leaves no room for fear or worry: “Answered He: Have no fear. I shall be with you. I hear all and see all.” (Verse 46) Thus, God Almighty who has power over all creatures and who creates the universe and all creatures in it, using nothing more than His will to bring them into existence, tells them that He is with them. This should have been sufficient, but God adds to this what increases their certainty of help. This is evidenced by the fact that He hears all and sees all. What could Pharaoh do against the power of the Almighty, whether in a precipitate reaction or a well-considered one?

In the light of the above two explanations of the verse quoted above, let it be said that this promise that Allah made with Prophet Musa and his brother was not specific to them alone. In fact, any man of faith who has firm believe in Allah has been reassured by Allah that He is always with his servants. And that He is in full knowledge of the situation confronted by His servants and He is fully aware of what odds are against them. Having said that, they are reassured not to be fearful of their situation for Allah will find a way-out better than what they think. So, always trust Allah and have firm faith in His wisdom and magnanimity to rescue someone who is being confronted with tyrants and his rights are being usurped. 
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

For more Selected Verses, please refer to our reference page: Selected Verses from the Qur'anYou may also refer to our Reference Pages  and Understanding Al Qur'an for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.
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An effort has been made to gather explanation / exegesis of the surahs of the Qur'ān from authentic sources and then present a least possible condensed explanation of the surah. In that the exegesis of the chapters of the Quran is mainly based on the "Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Qur'an" by one of the most enlightened scholars of the Muslim World Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi.  
In order to augment and add more explanation as already provided, additional input has been interjected from the following sources: 
  • Tafsir Ibn Khatir
  • Muhammad Asad Translation
  • Yusuf Ali Translation
  • Translation Javed Ahmad Ghamidi / Al Mawrid
  • Qur'an Wiki
  • Verse by Verse Qur'an Study Circle
  • Towards Understanding the Quran
In addition, references of other sources which have been explored have also been given above. Those desirous of detailed explanations and tafsir (exegesis), may refer to these sites.

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