Showing posts with label Verse 107. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Verse 107. Show all posts

Wednesday 9 March 2022

If Allah afflicts you with any hardship, none other than He can remove it

Firm and true faith is the hallmark of Islam. We as Muslims must have an unflinching faith in Allah and must know that every good or bad that happens to us or we are under trials and retribution, it all is a form of test from Allah. Those who pass the test will be the ones who will be elevated to the highest plains of Jannatul Firdous.

We may recall the story of Prophet Yunus (may Allah be pleased with him) when he erred and was then when swallowed by the big fish repented and Allah eased his sufferings. His mere swallowing up by the big fish and still being alive in its belly was an affliction caused to him by Allah so that he realizes his mistake and then it was Allah Who eased his hardship and have him delivered alive ashore.

This situation is an eye opener to all of us who upon being in a bad situation move their worldly gods rather than invoking the mercifulness of Allah to deliver them of their hardships and bad days. We have selected the 107th verse of Surah 10. Yunus which points towards this important aspect in which Allah assures the believers that all bad or good is from Allah and if He so wills none can change or improve our situation.

Note: In the end of the verse below, two attributes of Allah Al-Ghafur (الغفور) - The Forgiving, The Pardoner and Ar Rahim (الرحيم) -The Most Merciful have been used. Please click the highlighted text to read more about these two attributes of Allah.

وَاِنۡ يَّمۡسَسۡكَ اللّٰهُ بِضُرٍّ فَلَا كَاشِفَ لَهٗۤ اِلَّا هُوَ ​ۚ وَاِنۡ يُّرِدۡكَ بِخَيۡرٍ فَلَا رَآدَّ لِفَضۡلِهٖ​ ؕ يُصِيۡبُ بِهٖ مَنۡ يَّشَآءُ مِنۡ عِبَادِهٖ​ ؕ وَهُوَ الۡغَفُوۡرُ الرَّحِيۡمُ‏ 
(10:107) If Allah afflicts you with any hardship, none other than He can remove it; and if He wills any good for you, none can avert His bounty. He bestows good upon whomsoever of His servants He wills. He is All Forgiving, All-Merciful.'

Tafsir Ibn-Kathir
This verse contains the explanation that good, evil, benefit and harm only come from Allah alone and no one shares with His power over these things. Therefore, He is the One Who deserves to be worshipped alone, without ascription of partners. 

Concerning His statement, ( وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ And He is the Pardoning, the Merciful.) This means that He is forgiving and merciful towards those who turn to Him in repentance, regardless of what sin the person has committed. Even if the person associated a partner with Allah, verily Allah would forgive him if he repented from it.

Yusuf Ali  Explanation
Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Even when we suffer under trials and tribulations, it is for our good, and no one can remove them except He, when, in His Plan, He sees it to be best for all concerned. On the other hand, there is no power that can intercept His blessings and favours, and His bounty flows freely when we are worthy, and often when we are not worthy of it.

Qur'an Wiki:
God has set certain laws in operation whereby harm and benefit inevitably affect human beings when they expose themselves to their causes. So if harm afflicts you through the operation of God’s laws, then no one can remove that harm unless you follow the right course of action. This means that you should cease to expose yourself to the causes of harm if you are aware of them or appeal to God to make them known to you if you do not know them. Similarly, if you follow His laws which generate benefit for you, no one will be able to stop that benefit. It will always be granted by God to those of His servants who decide to follow the means to achieve it. This is His general will and modus operandi. 
Furthermore, He forgives past sins when one sincerely repents. Furthermore, He is merciful to His servants, forgiving them their errors and increasing their reward for their good deeds when they adhere to the true path.

Please listen to explanation of the ayat by eminent Muslim scholar Nouman Ali Khan:
May Allah help us understand Qur'ān and help us to act upon the commandments of Allah contained therein. Aameen.

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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.

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 following sources: 
  • Towards Understanding the Quran
  • Tafsir Ibn Khatir
  • Muhammad Asad Translation
  • Javed Ahmad Ghamidi / Al Mawrid
  • Al-Quran, Yusuf Ali Translation
  • Verse by Verse Qur'an Study Circle
In addition the 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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