Good Deed: #249 Behave, Read Surah Hujurat -the Inner Apartments

SURA 49. Hujurat, or the Inner Apartments
1. O Ye who believe! Put not yourselves forward before Allah and His Messenger; but fear Allah: for Allah is He Who hears and knows all things.
2. O ye who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor speak aloud to him in talk, as ye may speak aloud to one another, lest your deeds become vain and ye perceive not.
3. Those that lower their voices in the presence of Allah’s Messenger,- their hearts has Allah tested for piety: for them is Forgiveness and a great Reward.
4. Those who shout out to thee from without the inner apartments – most of them lack understanding.
5. If only they had patience until thou couldst come out to them, it would be
best for them: but Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
6. O ye who believe! If a wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest ye harm people unwittingly, and afterwards become full of repentance for what ye have done.
7. And know that among you is Allah’s Messenger: were he, in many matters, to follow your [wishes], ye would certainly fall into misfortune: But Allah has endeared the Faith to you, and has made it beautiful in your hearts, and He has made hateful to you Unbelief, wickedness, and rebellion: such indeed are those who walk in righteousness;-
8. A Grace and Favour from Allah; and Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom.

Reflect

1. This surah, Al-Hujuraat, addresses specifically those upon whom Allah (SWT) will bestow victory, stating that they should behave themselves according to established social conduct, especially with the Prophet (SAWS).

2. Surat Al-Hujuraat is the surah of the good manners and decency towards all sides, above all Allah’s (SWT) Decree

3. O you who have believed, be not forward before (Literally: between the Two Hands of) Allah and His Messenger, (i.e., do not ant) and be pious to Allah; surely Allah is Ever-Hearing, Ever-Knowing.”” ( 49:1).

This ayah tells the Prophet’s companions not to be in haste for new ayahs to be revealed and to conduct themselves properly with Allah’s (SWT) Decree. Applying this ayah in our daily life requires submission to Allah’s (SWT) Decree and the Prophet’s (SAWS) Sunnah and not transgressing them.

4. We should not circulate or repeat any news nor should we pass judgment before making sure that such news is true,

5. We should not circulate or repeat any news nor should we pass judgment before making sure that such news is true.

6. It is noticed that good conduct has declined among people, even though it is more comprehensive than other morals. the surah teaches  that Muslims should mend and reform themselves and improve their behavior with the Prophet (SAWS) before facing the world. This way they will earn the respect of all people and this fine conduct that they practice so well, will be transferred to others that they meet.

7.  This is the final moral mentioned in the surah, and is achieved by realizing the real blessing of belief and that it is from Allah (SWT). No one should assume that their faith is a favor towards Allah (SWT), but it is Allah (SWT) who graces us with such a blessing.

8.  Some people used to call out to the Prophet (SAWS) outside his hujaraat (rooms), which is impolite in dealing with the Messenger of Allah (SWT). The surah was given this name because the most important focus of all the previously mentioned morals is the Prophet (SAWS). Thus, all Muslims would learn that they could not go face the world and deal with nations with these manners, they must behave appropriately with their Prophet (SAWS) first.

Source: Amr Khaled

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