Good Deed: #223 Believe, Read Surah Muminun- The Believers


SURA 23. Muminun, or The Believers

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

1. The believers must [eventually] win through,- 2. Those who humble themselves in their prayers; 3. Who avoid vain talk; 4. Who are active in deeds of charity;

5. Who abstain from sex,

6. Except with those joined to them in the marriage bond, or [the captives] whom their right hands possess,- for [in their case] they are free from blame,

7. But those whose desires exceed those limits are transgressors;- 8. Those who faithfully observe their trusts and their covenants; 9. And who [strictly] guard their prayers;- 10. These will be the heirs,

11. Who will inherit Paradise: they will dwell therein [for ever].

Action Plan

1. This surah mentions the most important traits of the believers, and displays in comparison the traits of the disbelievers. It is as if the surah asks the reader of the Qur’an “How far do the traits of those believers apply to you?” It also draws your attention to a very important meaning, namely the fact that these traits include both manners and worship; the first trait is related to worship, and the next one is related to manners, and so on.
2. This sūrah, The Believers, or al-Mu’minūn, is defined by its name which makes its subject matter very clear. It begins with an outline of the believers’ qualities, and presents an exposition on the indicators of faith in both the human soul and the universe at large. It then moves on to present the essence of faith as expostulated by God’s messengers since the time of Noah up to Muhammad, the last of all prophets and messengers, (peace be upon them all). It also discusses the fallacies of those who deny faith, their objections and determined opposition that compel God’s messengers to appeal to Him for help. At this point, God punishes the rejecters and saves the believers.

source: amr khaled and in the shade of the quran


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