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We Hear and we Obey

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18495 2007/11/15 2024/05/21
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the honest muslim receives the order of allah (the almighty)

and hastens to manifest his love to islam into action and

listens to and obeys the sunnah of the prophet (pbuh). he

does not give attention to the lost and misleading ways of the

masses of human beings who do not realize their awaiting

destiny. allah (the almighty) negated the existence of belief in those

who turn away from him and from his messenger (pbuh)



 } ‏ويَقُولُونَ آمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ وَبِالرَّسُولِ وَأَطَعْنَا ثُمَّ يَتَوَلَّى

فَرِيقٌ مِنْهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ ذَلِكَ وَمَا أُولَئِكَ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَإِذَا

دُعُوا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ لِيَحْكُمَ بَيْنَهُمْ إِذَا فَرِيقٌ مِنْهُمْ

مُعْرِضُونَ‏‏ ‏‏{ [النور،47- 48]


"they (hypocrites) say: "we have

 believed in allah and in the messenger

 (muhammad-pbuh), and we obey",

 then a party of them turn away

thereafter, such are not believers. and

when they are called to allah (i.e. his

words-the qur'an) and his messenger

to judge between them, lo! a party of

 them refuse to come and turn away."

 (qur'an 24: 47-48 )


on the other hand:

 } ‏إِنَّمَا كَانَ قَوْلَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِذَا دُعُوا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ

لِيَحْكُمَ بَيْنَهُمْ أَنْ يَقُولُوا سَمِعْنَا وَأَطَعْنَا ‏‏{ [النور،51]


"the saying of the faithful believers

 when they are called to allah (his

words-the qur'an) and his messenger

 (pbuh) to judge between them is only

 that they say: 'we hear and we obey.'

 and such are the successful (who will

 live for ever in aj-jannah)." (qur'an  24: 51-52)


safyeeyah, the daughter of shayebah, said:


                            عن صفية بنت شيبة قالت:

بينما نَحْنُ عِندَ عائِشة رضي الله عنها قالت: فّذكَرتْ نِساءَ قُريش وفَضلِهِنَّ،

فقالت عائشة رضي الله عنها: "إنَّ لِنساءِ قُريش لَفضلاً، وإنَّي والله ما رأيتُ

   أفضل من نساء الأنصار أشدَّ تصديقاً لِكتابِ اللهِ، ولا إيماناً بالتنزيل، لقد أنزِلَت

    سورة النور:} ‏ ولِيَضْرِبنَ بِخُمرِهِنَّ... ‏‏{ الآية، فانقلب رجالُهُنَّ إليهِنَّ يتلونَ عليهِنَّ

                            ما أُنزل الله إليهِم فيها، ويتلو الرجل على إمرأته، وابنته، واخته، وعلى كل ذي

         قرابته، فما منهُنَّ إمرأة إلاَّ قامت إلى مِرْطِها المُرَحَّلِ فاعتَجَرَت به- تصديقا وإيماناً بما

                            أنزل الله من كتابه، فأصبَحْنَ وراء رسول الله- صلى الله عليه وسلم- معتجرات

                            كأنَّ على رُؤوسِهِنَّ الغُربان."


"while we were at a'isha's (may allah be pleased with her) we mentioned the women of

quraish and their good favors, then a'isha said: "indeed the

women of quraish have a good favor and by allah i have not

seen better than the women of al-ansar in their strength of

acceptance of the book of allah and in the belief in the

revelation: at the time when surat an-nur was sent down

(and in it allah says):  ‏ الآية { ولِيَضْرِبنَ بِخُمرِهِنَّ على جُيوبِهِنَّ }

"let them (believing women) draw their veils over juyubihinna."


soon their husbands turned to them reciting what allah had

sent down to them (i.e. the above ayah), the man recites to his

wife, his daughter, his sister and to every female relative. all women took up their engraved (wrapper) and covered their heads and face in

acceptance and belief in what allah had sent down from his

book. the next morning they were behind the prophet

(pbuh), covered as if black crows were on top of their heads.(1)


therefore, there is no choice but to submit the order of allah

and no hesitation should exist in following the ruling of allah.

so come for repentance, o my muslim sister, and watch for

words like "i will repent, i will pray, i will cover with hijab",

because delaying the repentance is a sin that you must repent

from! say as allah (the almighty) said on the tongue of mussa (may

allah's peace be upon him) :

الآية [طه، 84]  { وعَجِلتُ إليكَ ربَّ لِتَرضى }

"i hastened to you, o my lord,

to please you"

(qur'an 20:84)


and say as the believing men and women said:

      الآية [البقرة،258]  { سَمِعنا وأطَعنا غُفرانك ربَّنا وإليكَ المَصير }


"we hear and we obey. (we seek) your

forgiveness, our lord, and to you is the

return" (qur'an 2: 285)



(1) reported in the tafseer of  al-qur'an al-ath'eem by ibin katheer




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