Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ramadan - Episode 20


In The Shade of Ramadan - Season 2


Episode 20 - Awareness of Allah

~ Marwan Marouf talks about Awareness of Allah.


AL-QURAN : An-Nahl(16)

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

"Verily, Allâh enjoins Al-Adl (i.e. justice and worshipping none but Allâh Alone - Islâmic Monotheism) and Al-Ihsân [i.e. to be patient in performing your duties to Allâh, totally for Allâh's sake and in accordance with the Sunnah (legal ways) of the Prophet SAW in a perfect manner], and giving (help) to kith and kin[] (i.e. all that Allâh has ordered you to give them e.g., wealth, visiting, looking after them, or any other kind of help): and forbids Al-Fahshâ' (i.e all evil deeds, e.g. illegal sexual acts, disobedience of parents, polytheism, to tell lies, to give false witness, to kill a life without right), and Al-Munkar (i.e all that is prohibited by Islâmic law: polytheism of every kind, disbelief and every kind of evil deeds), and Al-Baghy (i.e. all kinds of oppression), He admonishes you, that you may take heed."



`Auf bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,

"The best of your rulers are those whom you love and who love you, and those who supplicate Allah in your favour and you supplicate Allah in their favour. The worst of your rulers are those whom you hate and who hate you; and whom you curse and who curse you.'' It was asked (by those who were present): "Should not we oppose them?'' He said, "No, as long as they establish Salat; as long as they establish Salat in your midst.''



The Hadith identifies two categories of rulers.

First, those rulers who are well-wishers of people and provide them with justice. These are the best rulers for whom people also pray.

Second, the worst rulers who are only concerned with their rule and interests and take no interest in providing justice to people and removing their difficulties.

In fact, rulers are advised to adhere to justice, uprightness and equity as this can endear them to Allah as well as to people.

Moreover, we are told that rebellion against rulers is disallowed till they commit a flagrant act of disbelief and stop abiding by the duties of Islam, particularly Salat (prayer).

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