Seeds of Faith 2

Dua from The Quran

 

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
[البقرة :201]

 

Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa fil ‘akhirati hasanatan waqina ‘adhaban-nar

 

Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the fire
[2:201]

Al-Hasan said: ‘al-Hasana (good) in the Dunyaa is knowledge and worship, and in the Hereafter it is Paradise.’ Sufyan said: ‘al-Hasana (good) in the Dunyaa is knowledge and good provision, and in the Hereafter Paradise.’ [From: ‘Lattaif al-Ma’arif p.302

Hadith

 

“Actions are according to intentions, and everyone will get what was intended. Whoever migrates with an intention for Allah and His messenger, the migration will be for the sake of Allah and his Messenger. And whoever migrates for worldly gain or to marry a woman, then his migration will be for the sake of whatever he migrated for.” [Bukhari & Muslim]

 

Scholars have commented that this hadith comprises one-third of knowledge because the actions of man involve his heart, his tongue and his limbs, and hence the intention in the heart is one-third of action

 

Allah’s Names

 

The names and attributes of Allah are part of tahweed (belief). To know Allah we need to know His attributes.

 

Al Mumin :

The One who faithfully bestows the gifts of peace, safety and security. The One who grants freedom from fear. The One who illuminates the heart with faith. The One who is most trustworthy.

 

Linguistic Roots:

1)  From emaan, it means The One who gives emaan. Mu’min is One who has emaan, One who gives emaan and One who believes. Emaan is the opposite of denial. When we have emaan in something, we affirm that is true.  Mu’min is One who believes, gives emaan and affirms the truth.

 

2)From aman (safety, security and freedom from fear), The One who gives Security and Peace. The opposite of security is i: fear, so Mu’min is The One who removes the fear. Furthermore, from this same root is the word amaanah (امانة), which give Al Mu’min the meaning of The One who is Faithful.

 

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Posted on 04/08/2013, in Halaqas and seminars, Quran and Sunnah, Seeds of Faith. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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