May 26, 2024

Surah Ibrahim – Ayah 6

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

*_Today’s Thought for the day is from Surah Ibrahim Ayah 6_*

*وَاِذۡ قَالَ مُوۡسٰى لِـقَوۡمِهِ اذۡكُرُوۡا نِعۡمَةَ اللّٰهِ عَلَيۡكُمۡ اِذۡ اَنۡجٰٮكُمۡ مِّنۡ اٰلِ فِرۡعَوۡنَ يَسُوۡمُوۡنَـكُمۡ سُوۡۤءَ الۡعَذَابِ وَ يُذَبِّحُوۡنَ اَبۡنَآءَكُمۡ وَيَسۡتَحۡيُوۡنَ نِسَآءَكُمۡ‌ ؕ وَفِىۡ ذٰ لِكُمۡ بَلَاۤ ءٌ مِّنۡ رَّبِّكُمۡ عَظِيۡمٌ.(6)*

*_And [remember] when Moosa said to his people: Remember Allah’s blessing upon you, when He delivered you from the people of Pharaoh, who were subjecting you to grievous torment, slaughtering your sons and letting your womenfolk live; in that was a great trial from your Lord.(6)_*

اور جب موسیٰ نے اپنی قوم سے کہا کہ خدا نے جو تم پر مہربانیاں کی ہیں ان کو یاد کرو جب کہ تم کو فرعون کی قوم (کے ہاتھ) سے مخلصی دی وہ لوگ تمہیں بُرے عذاب دیتے تھے اور تمہارے بیٹوں کو مار ڈالتے تھے اور عورت ذات یعنی تمہاری لڑکیوں کو زندہ رہنے دیتے تھے اور اس میں تمہارے پروردگار کی طرف سے بڑی (سخت) آزمائش تھی.(6)

The Ayah describes the way Prophet Musa(AS) carried out the command of Allah Subhanahu wa taa’la by reminding his people of the *Days of Allah Azzawajal* during which they were liberated from the salvery and persecution of Pharoah.‼️ *The torment and persecution kept visiting on them time after time, with little reprieve.* _One of the ghastlier features of that torment was the killing of the male but not the female population as a means of preventing them from increasing in number. This aimed to ensure their continued weakness and subjugation._ Their liberation from this torment and persecution was a great Act of Allah Azzawajal’s Grace which should be acknowledged and remembered both in the hearts and verbally with a sense of gratitude. *This was a means to test their patience, resistance, perseverance and determination.*

*_Act of the Day is:_* to understand that pleasure of freedom is a Divine gift and Allah Azzawajal commands to remember its value for future generations.‼️ _Even in recent times the world is a witness to the atrocities carried by similar colonising powers who have always tried to subjugate others and that’s why the liberation Day is always remembered and celebrated in the form of Independence Days._

–To understand that Patience does not merely mean entailing and enduring hardship. *It is rather endurance without being shaken or mentally defeated, coupled with the determination to stand up to tyranny until freedom is achieved.* Endurance that only entails tolerating humiliation is not worthy of praise. The Israelites also experienced the trial of deliverance from tyranny, so as to test their gratitude for Allah Azzawajal’s grace which Musa(AS) asked them to reflect in following the path of HIS guidance.

*_May Allah Subhanahu wa taa’la grant us the ability to always remain grateful and humble ourselves with gratitude by following HIS commands. Aa’meen Ya’Rabbul Aa’lameen._*

JazaK Allâhu khair!