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This is from the Mercy and Blessings of my Lord

This is from the Mercy and Blessings of my Lord

الحمد لله الذي هدانا لهذا وما كنّا لنهتدي لو لا أن هدانا الله

All Praise is to Allah Who guided us unto this; Had it not been for His Guidance we would not have been rightly guided!

Friday, April 2, 2010

From Surah al Baqarah (Verses 285, 286)

     1.   Learn by heart the last two verses of Surah al Baqarah

     2.   Fill in the blanks with the EXACT words:
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
آمَنَ الرَّسُولُ بِمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْهِ مِنْ رَبِّهِ وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ كُلٌّ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَمَلائِكَتِهِ وَكُتُبِهِ وَرُسُلِهِ لا نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِنْ رُسُلِهِ وَقَالُوا سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا غُفْرَانَكَ رَبَّنَا وَإِلَيْكَ الْمَصِيرُ (٢٨٥)

لا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلا وُسْعَهَا لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتْ وَعَلَيْهَا مَا اكْتَسَبَتْ رَبَّنَا لا تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِنْ نَسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا رَبَّنَا وَلا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِنَا رَبَّنَا وَلا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا أَنْتَ مَوْلانَا فَانْصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ (٢٨٦)

      3. Fill in the blanks with the missing words:

285. The Messenger believes in what has been revealed to him by His Lord,
And so do the believers, Each one believes in Allah, His angels, His books, and His Messengers. And we make no distinction (They say) between any of His Messengers,
They say, "We hear, and we obey: Grant us Your forgiveness, Our Lord,
To You is all journey’s end".

286. Allah does not a burden a soul beyond capacity. Each will enjoy what (good) he earns, as indeed each will suffer (the wrong) he does.
Our Lord! Take us not to task if we forget, or make a mistake.
Our Lord! Charge us not with a load such as You laid upon those before us.
Our Lord! Do not burden us beyond what we have the strength to bear.
And pardon us, And forgive us, And grant us Your Mercy
You are our Protector. And help us against the unbelieving people.

       4. Answer the following questions:

1. What do the Messenger and the believers believe in?
The Messenger and the Believers believe in Allah, His angels, His Books and His Messengers.

2. Is it right to make distinction between different Messengers of Allah?
No, it isn’t because the verse clearly says that the believers in Islam ‘make no distinction between any of His Messengers’.

3. What is meant by, ‘we hear, and we obey”?
It means that the Muslims, upon knowing the commands of Allah and the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), practice them in their life.

4. To Whom is all journey’s end?
To Allah is all journey’s end.

5. “Allah does not burden a soul beyond capacity”. Explain
It means that Allah lays not upon a person any responsibility, which he cannot carry out. As accountability comes with responsibility, it also means that Allah will not take to account those things that happen involuntarily. For example: We have no control over our thoughts. Evil thoughts that enter our minds and hearts without our intention and control, and are not put into action, stand excused in the sight of Allah. 

6. Does Islam believe in the transfer of one’s sins to others?
No, it doesn’t believe in the transfer of one’s sins to others. According to Islam, every man/woman is responsible for his/her own deeds, be they good or bad.

7. Whose help must be sought against the mischief of the unbelieving people?
Allah’s help must be sought against the mischief of the unbelieving people, for He alone is our Protector and Helper.

Saluting the Glorious Messenger of Allah

Peace Be Upon Him