In the name of Allah
The All Compassionate, the All Merciful
28th Jamadial-Awwal 1444 (23rd December 2022)
Islamic Universal Association
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London, W11 4 PG
Jihad An-Nafs – Part 111
Purification of the heart-Part 53
With reference to the Day of Reckoning I quote below a few more relevant Ayahs for your perusal:
- Ayah 6 of SurahAl-A’raaf:“We shall certainly question those to whom Our messengers were sent and verily, We shall also question the ones We sent as m”
- Ayahs 56 and 93 of SurahAn-Nahl:“They set aside of what they did not know a portion of that which We have provided them. By God, you shall be questioned about what you have been forging.
- Had God willed, He would surely have made you all a single nation, but He leaves to err whomsoever He pleases and guides whomsoever He wills. But you shall certainly be questioned about what you were doing.”
- Ayahs 13 and 14 of Surah Bani Isra’il:“We have caused every man’s deeds to cling to his neck, and We shall bring forth to him on the Day of Resurrection, a book which he will find wide open.
- It will be said to him:“Read your book. You own self suffices today as a reckoner against you.”
- Ayahs 21-24 Surah As-Saffat: “This is the Day of Judgement which you used to
(It will be said to the angels):“Gather now together those who were unjust, and their mates too, and that which they used to worship
Instead of God and lead them all to hell.
But stop them for verily they have to be questioned.”
- Ayahs 19 and 44 of SurahAz-Zukhruf:“They make the angels who are the servants of the Beneficent females. Did they witness their creation? Their evidence shall be recorded, and they shall be questioned!
- And verily it is a reminder for you and your people, and you shall soon be questioned about it.”
- Ayah 8 of SurahAt-Takwir:“And when the female infant buried alive is asked.”
- Ayah 8 of Sura al-Takathur:“Then, you shall be questioned on that Day, about the bounties you enjoyed.”
- The messengers and their followers will both be questioned.
- Everyone will be questioned about their faith and belief.
- Everyone’s deeds will cling round their neck and they will be a witness against their own selves.
- A written account of their deeds will be presented to them by angels clearly setting out all their deeds on earth.
- Even the baby who was buried alive will be asked why she was killed.
- Man will be questioned even about the bounties which he enjoyed on earth. To be continued
Life of Fatima (a.s.) and her personality – Part 3
Today I will discuss Fatima (a.s.)’s life after the death of her mother, Khadija (a.s.) until her migration to Medina.
Fatima (a.s.) was with her father in Mecca for 3 years after the death of her mother. However, despite her pain and suffering on the loss of her mother, when she was barely 5 years old, she looked after her father with undue care and devotion to such as extent that the Holy Prophet (s.a.) called her “Umme Abiha” i.e. the mother of her father. Moreover, this was the hardest time for them because with the demise of Abu Talib, who was the protector of the Holy Prophet (s.a), the hostility of the Quraish became the severest then. She saw and dressed the wounds sustained by her father due to stones thrown on him by the disbelievers.
The Holy Prophet (s.a.) subsequently married Umme Salama, a widow who when asked to tutor Fatima (a.s.) said: “How can I tutor one who is the personification of high virtue and purity. On the contrary, I should learn from her.” Indeed Fatima (a.s.) had a special place in her father’s heart and the noble and courageous life that she led combined with her spiritual eminence made her one of the greatest women that have ever lived. The Holy Prophet (s.a) paid special attention to her training and development by ensuring that she accompanied him to many of his significant life events such as to his first public declaration of Prophet Hood in the harsh and unpredictable surroundings of Mecca.
The following significant events occurred during the last three years of their stay in Mecca:
- In the 11th year of Biset the Holy Prophet (s.a.) visited Taif on a mission to invite people to Islam without any success. However, on his return some jinns accepted Islam.
- The historical Night of Ascension or Miraj when the Holy Prophet (s.a.) ascended to the heavens, as provided in Surah Bani Isra’il, occurred in the 12th year of Biset.
- On the 1st of Rabial-Awwal, the 13th year of Biset, the Holy Prophet (s.a.) left his home in Mecca and migrated to Medina which is known as Hijrat. This migration of the Holy Prophet (s.a.) and his followers was decreed by Allah (s.w.t) on account of the conspiracy by the leaders of the Quraish to murder him and obliterate the truth. The Holy Prophet (s.a.) informed Ali (a.s.) about the impending danger and his plan to migrate and asked him to sleep on his bed. Ali (a.s.) without any hesitation accepted the danger to his life. Fatima (a.s.) was left in Mecca with the rest of the family which included Umme Salama, Fatima binte Asad (Ali’s mother), and others and Ali (a.s.) was in charge of the family. They joined the Holy Prophet (s.a) in Medina in about a month as Ali (a.s.) had to carry out some obligations and duties. To be continued