Good Deed #307 Be Kind – reflect on surah Maun – small kindness

SURA 107. Maun, or Neighborly Needs
1. Seest thou one who denies the Judgment [to come]?
2. Then such is the [man] who repulses the orphan [with harshness],
3. And encourages not the feeding of the indigent.
4. So woe to the worshippers
5. Who are neglectful of their prayers,
6. Those who [want but] to be seen [of men],
7. But refuse [to supply] [even] neighbourly needs.

Its theme is to point out what kind of morals a man develops when he refuses to believe in the Hereafter.

In vv. 2-3 the condition of the disbelievers who openly belie the Hereafter has been described, and in the last four verses the state of those hypocrites who apparently are Muslims but have no idea of the Hereafter, its judgment, and the meting out of rewards and punishments accordingly has been described.

On the whole, the object of depicting the attitude and conduct of two kinds of people is to impress the point that man cannot develop a strong, stable and pure character in himself unless he believes in the Hereafter.


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