Category Archives: Qur`an
The word, Wallahul Musta’aan, as mentioned in the Quran, was said by Yaqoob عليه السلام when his sons came up with a false story of what happened to Yousuf عليه السلام. Yaqoob tried his best to find the truth but his sons teamed up to defend their heinous act and lies. Tired of the situation, Yaqoob asked Allah for Sabrun Jameel (beautiful patience) followed by Wallahul Mustaa’an.
According to the commentators of the Quran, Wallahul Musta’an is used to call for Allah’s help when you find yourself in impossible situations, when people team up against you to defend their lies, when people accuse you of something false, when you have given your best and desperately waiting for desired results, when you feel you’re in a situation where there’s no way out. It’s literally saying to Allah that I have given my best and now I am taking a backseat, I want You to take charge of the driving seat and solve this matter with your Divine intervention.
And patience automatically becomes beautiful when, with all your heart, mind, and soul you leave the matter to Allah.
Don’t worry if the situation seems impossible, remember you’re asking the One who just have to say ‘Kun’ — be and it is.
You are asking the One who calls Himself, Al-Fattah — the opener; Who creates a way out when there seems to be no way. So take a backseat and let Allah do the rest.
Wallahul Musta’an – “Allah is the one sought for help”
One of the most uplifting verses you’ll ever recite is, “Surely your Lord will give you; and you will be pleased.” Surat al-Duha.
Of course the verse came down about the Prophet ﷺ and his concern about his umma. But that doesn’t mean it has no other application. Applications of verses are by their general language not their reasons for revelation. The conditions of this verse applying to us are all the conditions of acceptance of du’a such as halal food, trying to avoid sins, and fulfilling obligations.
But this verse works wonders. Next time you’re down, repeat this verse to yourself all day and see how your heart changes.
WA L’SAWFA YU’TEEKA RABBUKA FA TARDA.
1 The first secret in this verse is it takes our eyes off the present and directs it to the future.
“Sawfa” means will in the future. It doesn’t say what future. It leaves it open ended. Maybe next hour, maybe next month. Who knows. You enter into the wonderful state of expectation. (Sometimes, the expectation of receiving is even better than the receiving itself!)
This upends a common pitfall people descend into: that the future will be much like today. Nothing can be further from the truth. In fact, human history tells us the exact opposite. Everything is always changing. Nothing stays the same.
2 The “L” before sawfa is a letter of emphasis. “He will definitely give you.” Have absolute certainty. It’s gonna happen for sure.
4 “Yu’teeka” – He will give you. Everyone loves to receive something. It’s human nature. And when you know the giver is Allah, it increases our love for Him.
This word too is open ended. It doesn’t say what He will give us. It’s important to keep our mind open to all possibilities. Your good news may come at work, may come at home, may come in the mail, may be completely non-physical. But one thing’s for sure…something good is coming.
5 “Fa tardaa” – You will immediately be happy. Because sometimes you get what you want but it doesn’t make you happy in the way you imagined. But in this case, you will not be disappointed; you will receive and be pleased.
What a verse. Such compact meanings and really life altering feeling in four words and three particles. 18 letters in all. “There is no replacement for His words.” But to truly settle in the heart, it much constantly be repeated over and over and over.
Authored by Shaykh Dr Shadee al Masry
“He (Prophet Ayyub) had plenty of livestock, cattle and crops, many children and beautiful houses, and he was tested in these things, losing everything he had. Then he was tested with regard to his body, and he was left alone on the edge of the city and there was no one who treated him with compassion apart from his wife, who took care of him.
It was said that it reached the stage where she was in need, so she started to serve people (to earn money) for his sake.”
Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir 21:83
Qur’anic Gem: In the last four verses of Surah al Imran, each verse starts with ‘Rabbana’ (O our Lord) followed by a request, thus each verse is in fact a du’a. What is the result? Directly after these four verses Allah says ‘And their Lord responded to them …’
Persist in your du’a, knowing that Allah will respond to you.
— By Shaykh Ahmed Eesa al Ma’sarawi
‘If a slave finishes the Qur’an (khatm), an Angel kisses him in-between his eyes.’ — • ‘Isa bin Yunus (rahimahullah)
Hilyat al-Awliya, by Abu Nu’aym (8/355)
اللّهم ارْزقنَا حفظَ الْقُرآن ، وبَركة الْقُرآن ، وسَكينة الْقُرآن ونُور الْقُرآن ، وَشِفَاء الْقُرآن ، وهِداية الْقُرآن ، وشفَاعة الْقُرآن
O Allah grant us the ability to memorise the Qur`an, the blessing of the Qur`an, the tranquility of the Qur`an, the light of the Qur`an, the healing of the Qur`an, the guidance of the Qur`an and the intercession of the Qur`an.
البعض يقول عندما أريد أن أقرأ القرآن أشعر بالكسل ؟ هذا من الشيطان لا يريدك أن تقرأ ؛ لأنه يعلم أن القرآن هو الطريق للسعادة . فجاهد نفسك .
Some say that when they wish to read the Qur’an they feel laziness and consequently are unable to read the Qur’an. This is from shaytaan who does not want you to read the Qur’an because he knows it is the path to happiness and success. Therefore push yourself and strive to read the Qur`an.
“The Quran refers to “those who followed him in the hour of difficulty.” How beautiful the Quran’s expressions are. It refers to difficulty as an hour that passes by quickly and then is over, not as something that overwhelms one’s whole life.”
Shaykh Salman al-Ouda
Ibn ‘Abbas narrated:
“While Jibril was with the Messenger of Allah, he heard a noise from above. Jibril lifted his sight to the sky and said: “This is a door in the Heavens being opened, and it has never been opened before now.” An Angel descended from that door and came to the Prophet and said: “Receive the glad tidings of two lights that you have been given, which no other Prophet before you was given: the Opening of the Book, and the last verses of ‘al-Baqarah.’ You will not read a letter of them except that you will gain its benefit.””
[‘Sahih at-Targhib wat-Tarhib’; # 1456]
“Verily, Allah Wrote a Book one thousand years before He Created the Heavens and the Earth; from this Book descended the last two verses of ‘al-Baqarah.’ These verses are not recited for three nights in any home except that no devil can come near it.”
[‘Sahih al-Jami”; # 1799]
Below are the last two verses of suratul Baqarah: (I have also included a transliteration for those whom are unable or have difficulty reading Arabic)
آمَنَ الرَّسُولُ بِمَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْهِ مِن رَّبِّهِ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ ۚ كُلٌّ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَمَلَائِكَتِهِ وَكُتُبِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ لَا نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِّن رُّسُلِهِ ۚ وَقَالُوا سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا ۖ غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ
The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers. All of them have believed in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers, [saying], “We make no distinction between any of His messengers.” And they say, “We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination.”
لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا ۚ لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَعَلَيْهَا مَا اكْتَسَبَتْ ۗ رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ ۖ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا ۚ أَنتَ مَوْلَانَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ
Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequence of] what [evil] it has earned. “Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people.”