May 19, 2024

Surah Ibrahim – Ayah 13

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
اَعُوْذُبِااللّٰہِ مِنَ الشَّیْطٰنِ الرَّجِيْم
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

*_Today’s Thought for the day is from Surah Ibrahim Ayah 13_*

*وَقَالَ الَّذِيۡنَ كَفَرُوۡا لِرُسُلِهِمۡ لَـنُخۡرِجَنَّكُمۡ مِّنۡ اَرۡضِنَاۤ اَوۡ لَـتَعُوۡدُنَّ فِىۡ مِلَّتِنَا‌ ؕ فَاَوۡحٰۤى اِلَيۡهِمۡ رَبُّهُمۡ لَــنُهۡلِكَنَّ الظّٰلِمِيۡنَۙ.(13)*

*_The disbelievers said to their Messengers: We will certainly drive you out of our land, unless you return to our religion. But their Lord revealed to them: Indeed We will certainly destroy the evildoers,(13)_*

اور جو کافر تھے انہوں نے اپنے پیغمبروں سے کہا کہ (یا تو) ہم تم کو اپنے ملک سے باہر نکال دیں گے یا ہمارے مذہب میں داخل ہو جاؤ۔ تو پروردگار نے ان کی طرف وحی بھیجی کہ ہم ظالموں کو ہلاک کر دیں گے.(13)

The Ayah describes the ultimate rejection of faith by the disbelievers showing no hope of their return to faith and coupled with they resorting to threatening the Messengers with expulsion from their land.‼️ *When the Messengers continued their efforts of calling people to faith by putting Tawakkul in Allah Azzawajal the disbelievers threatened and at this point tyranny reveals its ill intentions.* _It does not argue, think or take a rational approach. It feels that it has no power to face up to faith, and that it will inevitably be defeated. Hence, it threatens the use of brute force, which is the only means to which tyranny can resort._ The disbelievers not only demanded from the messengers to stop calling on people to believe they further demand that they return to their ways of the forefathers and be fully integrated in their own society. They must not have their separate entity. But divine faith cannot accept this as it is contrary to its nature. Hence, the messengers reject this demand. It is not for a person who submits to Allah Azzawajal to accept the ways of jāhiliyyah. Hence when nothing was left but for the decree of Allah Azzawajal to be executed and for HIM to come to the aid of HIS close friends by assuring them of HIS help. _But their Lord revealed to them: Indeed We will certainly destroy the evildoers with all kinds of punishments._

*_Act of the Day is:_* to understand that expelling a Messenger of Allah Azzawajal from their land is a worst form of injustice.‼️ *Allah Subhanahu wa taa’la sent HIS slaves to inhabit the earth, and HE SWT commanded them to worship HIM, and HE SWT made the earth and everything on it to be of service to them in order to help them to worship HIM.* _So whoever uses that to help him worship Allah Azzawajal, using it is permissible for him and there is no blame on him. But whoever uses it to help him disbelieve and commit acts of disobedience, it cannot be exclusively for him and it is not permissible for him._ *Thus it is known that in reality the enemies of the Messengers have no right to the land from which they threatened to expel the Messengers.* These unaware and arrogant people perhaps considered all of the lands as their own lands and they did not have any regards for their prophets, even they did not consider them as a compatriot. This is how disbelief takes a step further and resorts to tyranny.

*_May Allah Subhanahu wa taa’la grant us the ability to bear with patience and grant HIS help against all sorts of tyrannical forces. Aa’meen Ya’Rabbul Aa’lameen._*

JazaK Allâhu khair!