O Mankind! Fear your Rabb (who created you from non-existence into existence and sustains you) who created you from a single soul (from Adam AS), created its spouse (Hawwa) from it, and spread great numbers of men and women from the two (from Adam and Hawwa). Fear that Allah in Whom (in whose name) you ask (things and take promises) from each other and (fear breaking) family ties. (live amicably) Verily Allah is Watchful over you (He watches your actions and your behaviour towards others). Suratun Nisaa: verse 1
This verse, recited during the khutbah of a nikah is very beautifully explained by Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat, may Allah increase him in knowledge and grant him a long and a happy life, aameen. I feel that listening to Hadrat Shaykhs explanations of the Holy Quran brings forth the beauty of its meaning which normally escapes us.
Regarding the above verse Shaykh explains that Allah is saying to us that fulfil My huqooq (rights) as well as the huqooq of My creation. Therefore firstly we should not disobey our Rabb in anyway whatsoever and follow each and every of His commandments. Secondly, every human being around us, be it our brother or sister, parents or in-laws, white, black, Arab or Ajam, ugly or beautiful, intelligent or not so intelligent, the origin of each and every one is the same, i.e. Adam AS and Hawwa. Since we are of one and the same family we should all fulfil each others huqooq.
Shaykh says that this is a very comprehensive verse. If the rights of the creation are fulfilled but there is no salaat or sawm, then we will be accountable and in the same way if all worship is in place but everyones rights are not fulfilled then again we will be accountable. He ends by saying that every effort should be made to please our Rabb and we should practice silaa rahmi, i.e. care about and have love for all our relations whether from our mothers side or fathers side and married couples should regard their in-laws as there own families.
Please correct me if Im wrong, but reflecting on these words I felt that if one was to practice on this single verse of the Glorious Quran one would surely, Insha Allah, attain ones goal as a Muslim.
posted by ummi taalib on 26th May 2009 - 1 comment
DMS wrote on
27 May 2009
Masallah on the fantastic work. Would just like to bring to your attention that our respected Shaykh spells his name as Saleem and not Salim. Keep up the good work and hope you will continue to share Shaykh's teachings.
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