Day before yesterday we had very interesting discussion, we were exchanging the views on rewards for believer's ,one of very non serious brother ,A sort of muslim (young born muslim brother newly join ) asked a question i would like to share here.,As we were exchanging our views so he too exchanged his thoughts , he said ! your seriousness about the rewards and punishments in Akhirah making me laugh, you all sounds so funny to me ! it seems to him ,we are in game of racing and trying to beat each other But for what he didn't understood ,he said btw what is the guarantee of these rewards or punishment ? is there also any special award or title for winner of this race of deeds expect the concept of jannat /jannah? he laughed !!
It was his extremely unbearable behaviour but i like the question and Allah has already confirmed the existence of such people those who laugh at believers so never mind
The wicked used to laugh at those who believed. When they passed by them, they used to poke fun. When they got together with their people, they used to joke.83:29
We can't help them ,some folks are more than pathetic, Excessive use of their small brain & over reality based ideology has made them equal of munkar but such people must not forget ! U can't see everything through ur limited intellectual glasses, shake urself ,open ur inner ur eyes then u would be able to see if Allah wills.Surah Al An,am ,Surah al Hadid & Surah al Furqan gives the straight answer and very bright view of these questions . Surah Al An'am 6:29 -32
And they say: There is naught save our life of the world, and we shall not be raised (again).
If thou couldst see when they are set before their Lord! He will say: Is not this real? They will say: Yea, verily, by our Lord! He will say: Taste now the retribution for that ye used to disbelieve.
They indeed are losers who deny their meeting with Allah until, when the Hour cometh on them suddenly, they cry: Alas for us, that we neglected it! They bear upon their backs their burdens. Ah, evil is that which they bear!
Naught is the life of the world save a pastime and a spot. Better far is the abode of the Hereafter for those who keep their duty (to Allah). Have ye then no sense?
Following verses portrayed the condition of wrong-doers and deniers of truth who, when made to stand by the edges of the Hell, and to observe the horrifying punishment far beyond their imagination @
please brother's and sister's take a moment before u say anything ! Akhirah is not a concept rather it is a utter truth and there is no doubt , please repent,weep humbly for urself and pray to Allah sincerely for ur poor soul !
First of all Quran itself is a guarantee of rewards and punishments accept it or not ,second! yes worldly life is a game surah Al Hadid talks about the reality of this world,also Allah warns us to remember that the life of this world is nothing but a deceptive enjoyment .
اعْلَمُوا أَنَّمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا لَعِبٌ
(is) Play, sport, game, fun, joke
Know that the life of the world is only play, and idle talk, and pageantry, and boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children, the life of the world is matter of illusion 57:20
Race one with another for forgiveness from your Lord and a Garden whereof the breadth is as the breadth of the heavens and the earth, which is in store for those who believe in Allah and His messengers. Such is the bounty of Allah, which He bestoweth upon whom He will, and Allah is of Infinite Bounty.57:21
3rd ! The Title Of وَعِبَادُ الرَّحْمَٰنِ / Ibad-ur-Rahman Is in Suran Al Furqan وَعِبَادُ الرَّحْمَٰنِ
الَّذِينَ يَمْشُونَ عَلَى الْأَرْضِ هَوْنًا وَإِذَا خَاطَبَهُمُ الْجَاهِلُونَ قَالُوا سَلَامًا
allatheena yamshoona AAala al-ardi hawnan wa-itha khatabahumu aljahiloona qaloo salaman
And (the) slaves
(of) the Most Gracious
In Surah Al-Furqan Verse 25:63 Allah has awarded the title of 'Ibad-ur-Rahman
to special servants of Allah Almighty thoes who surrender completely before Allah and to make all deeds and desires conforming to His pleasure with own choice.In these verses of the Surah the special servants of Allah are described whom He has Himself called as His servants to grant them unique honour.'' 'Ibad-ur-Rahman''
which is indeed the highest honour . In 25:63-73 Verses prominent the characteristics of the true Believers ,those who are the faithful servents of Allah .IBAD UR RAHMAN ----- (Faithful) slaves Of Allah The Most Gracious ( 25:63 )
The (faithful) slaves of the Beneficent are they who walk upon the earth modestly, and when the foolish ones address them answer: Peace;25:63
And who spend the night before their Lord, prostrate and standing, 25:64
And who say: Our Lord! Avert from us the doom of hell; lo! the doom thereof is anguish 25:65
Lo! it is wretched as abode and station 25:66
And those who, when they spend, are neither prodigal nor grudging; and there is ever a firm station between the two 25:67
And those who cry not unto any other god along with Allah, nor take the life which Allah hath forbidden save in (course of) justice, nor commit adultery - and whoso doeth this shall pay the penalty; 25:68
The doom will be doubled for him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will abide therein disdained for ever 25:69
Save him who repenteth and believeth and doth righteous work; as for such, Allah will change their evil deeds to good deeds. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful. 25:70
And whosoever repenteth and doeth good, he verily repenteth toward Allah with true repentance 25:71
And those who will not witness vanity, but when they pass near senseless play, pass by with dignity 25:72
And those who, when they are reminded of the revelations of their Lord, fall not deaf and blind thereat.25:73
Check out in detail how Allah describes the qualites of His devoted servants with the beautiful Arabic Title of Ibad-ur-Rahman .
1st Quality is their Humility .
They walk on the earth with dignity, serenity and humility, not with arrogance and prideand If the ignorant people insult them with bad words, they do not respond , but they overlook them( V:64 ) Same quality has mentioned in surah Al-qasas 28:55
And when they hear vanity they withdraw from it and say: Unto us our works and unto you your works. Peace be unto you! We desire not the ignorant. . .
2nd Quality is their Tolerance 'Ibad ur Rahman do not entangle themselves in arguments with idiots.
Ibad ur Rahman are peace-loving not violent and intolerant they do not respond violently nor do they waste their time and energy in futile arguments and debates. Such a disposition of peace is by no means a sign of weakness but rather a dignified way of responding to ignorance and stubbornness .
3rd Quality !
The true servants of Allah pass their nights in worshipping and remembering Him as much as they can,they spend part of their nights in (tahajud ) to glorifying Allah and seeking to fortify their inner spiritual strength, in order to protect themselves from the storms of vanity and self-pride.they are constantly in conversation with Allah and are always Prayerful and Hopeful for salvation in the life hereafter,they try their best to only perform good deeds, but they always ask Allah for protection of the punishment of Jahanum
4th Quality ! Fear / Khauf-e- Khuda , / Fear Of Allah/Taqwa
Fear of Allah is the best thing what a servant of Allah can take as a provision for the goodness of his Deen /way of life.
!Allah Almighty says!
And take provisions, but indeed, the best provision is fear (of ALLAH) 2: 197 .
No good deed is acceptable except that which is a result of Taqwa.
Allah says !But righteousness is (in) one who fears (ALLAH) 2:189
. Meaning of Taqwa ! forbearance, abstinence پرہیز
Taqwa is a high state of heart, which keeps one conscious of Allah's presence and His knowledge and it motivates him to perform righteous deeds and avoid those which are forbidden ,the essence of Taqwa is to make a shield which guards against Allah's anger and punishment.Taqwa makes one deserving of Allah's Pleasure and Love. Allah says ! most honorable of you in the Sight of Allah is that (believer) who has Taqwa."
Lo! the noblest of you, in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct. Lo! Allah is Knower, Aware. 49:13
5th Quality!! Moderation ethical responsibility and accountability Ibad ur Rahman spend in moderation and are not miserly
Verse 25:68 mentioned 3 important points !
And those who invoke not any other God along with Allah, nor kill such person as Allah has forbidden, except for just cause, nor commit illegal sexual intercourse and whoever does this shall receive the punishment. The torment will be doubled to him on the Day of Resurrection, and he will abide there in disgrace.25:68
6th Quality , Tawheed 'Oneness Of Allah ,
Ibad ur Rahman do not associate partners (shirk) with Allah, they don't worship any human neither any imam nor earthly idols /wali awliya .
112 Surah Ikhlas /سورة الإخلاص itself enough evidence of the Lordship of Allah ,to believe that Allah alone is the Rab ,the Creator, Provider, Sustainer ,To Him belong the keys of the Heavens and the earth, Alone He has Knowledge of everything and He alone is truly Self-Sufficient Master (As Samad)112:2, Tawheed is the belief that Allah is Unique (One, single) and Incomparable.Say, He is Allah, the One and Only. Allah, the Eternal - the Absolute: He begets not, nor is He begotten Allah does not merge in any living or dead creature, nor anything is part of Allah. Neither living nor dead merges in the Being of Allah, nor is any creature part of Him. All creatures are created by His Order and are subservient to His Will.
7th ! Ibad ur Rahman do not commit Zinna (fornication) and Nor they take life - which Allah has made sacred.
And come not near unto adultery. Lo! it is an abomination and an evil way.7:32
8th ! Repentance (Tawbah) Seeking Forgiveness , is Characteristic of slave of Allah
word Tawbah (Repentance) in Arabic literally means 'to return' it refers to the act of leaving what Allah has prohibited and returning to what He has commanded, repentance is a blessing that gives relief to the heart, repenting frequently is a sign of the believers humility and awareness of his weakness in the face of Allah it is a behavior that pleases Allah ,in return for this act of worship, Allah gives relief to lifts the burdens on and opens the minds of those who repent often.
And ask forgiveness for your sin./faults 47:19
Except those who repent and believe and do righteous deeds.25:68
Truly Allah loveth those who turn unto Him 2:222
Say: O My slaves who have been prodigal to their own hurt! Despair not of the mercy of Allah, Who forgiveth all sins. Lo! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful. 39:53 .
Allah promises not only to forgive them and wipe out their sins but to exchanges them into good deeds as well !!
Save him who repenteth and believeth and doth righteous work; as for such, Allah will change their evil deeds to good deeds.25:70
9th ! Ibad ur Rahman Are Trustworthy Witnesses.
They do not give false testimony and they try their utmost not to speak a lie. Thus they are scrupulous in verifying any information before they utter it . O ye who believe! If an evil-liver bring you tidings, verify it, lest ye smite some folk in ignorance and afterward repent of what ye did.49:6
This is the character and quality of faithful slaves, they have a genuine concern of their accountability ,they do not go to any places where falsehood occurs and if by chance, they ever come across what is vain they do not stop, they just walk away,they do not stay anywhere to enjoy the filth of moral impurity
10th ! Key Quality of Ibad ur Rahman they Are Responsive to Allah's Guidance.The Noble Quran Alone
And those who, when they are reminded of the revelations of their Lord, fall not deaf and blind thereat.25:73
(This is) a Scripture that We have revealed unto thee, full of blessing, that they may ponder its revelations, and that men of understanding may reflect.38:29
Successful Believers are those who reflect, Allah is not only asking us to recite the Quran rather He is asking us to ponder and contemplate over it because Allah says! Fear Allah / Have taqwa and Allah will give you knowledge 2:282
When we have Taqwa, Allah will open up our hearts and give us light from His Knowledge. whenever we recite the Quran, we should not focus on finishing the surah or finishing the Quran but we should focus on thinking about what we are reciting,we should establish connection with Quran, and the more we read the more opportunity we have to ponder over the words of Allah,it is an enthusiasm based on true knowledge and profound insight ,unfortunately we live in a time where the Quran reciters are many but only few are engaging in studying and seeking the guidance of the Quran Alone and acting upon its ruling. We need to remind ourselves the importance of contemplation, reflection and pondering over the meanings of the Quran, and making sure that it is read in a way that penetrates our hearts and leaves a lasting and permanent impact.
They will be awarded the high place forasmuch as they were steadfast, and they will meet therein with welcome and the ward of peace,Abiding there for ever. Happy is it as abode and station! 25:75-76
In these closing verses of Surah Furqan, Allah has mentioned and awarded the title of Ibad ur Rahman
(True Slaves of Allah) to His honourable and favoured servants and promising the`Ibad ur-Rahman' that if they try their best to live up to these virtues and character traits,He will grant them the highest reward in jannah for their steadfastness and they will be greeted in the life hereafter with Salam/ Peace. So If U want to win this title just understand the little thing ! Quran Alone charges the believer with amazing energy which revives the idle souls. The Quran Alone is our guide, our ideology, our remedy, Quran alone is the best source to boost our faith , Quran is our inspiration and our intercessor on the Day of Judgement.
May Allah guide All of us Ameen
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