Invitation to A Good Tidings english islamic book pdf

Invitation to A Good Tidings english islamic book pdf

lnYitation to I Good Tidings From the book “In the Shade of Qur’an” By: Dr. Ibrahim S. Abu NaYYan Carc Gemer lol ilcr tusllms Te|; 2423OO8 Fax: 2423AOi P.O.Box 41339 RiYadh l156l t t/J ) 11, rr4 Invitation to a Good Tidings Praise be to Allah, the Lord of worlds; peace and blessings of Allah be upon His messenger Muhammad, the trustworthy guide, and upon his family, his companions and those who follow his guidance till the Day of Judgment. The Holy Qur’an starts with Surah Al-Fatiha, the greatest surah, and is followed by Surah Al- Baqarah, which classifies people into three general categories, as follows: l-The first category are the believers, as mentioned in four verses in the said Surah (Al-Baqara). 2-The second one is the disbelievers, as mentioned in two verses thereof. 3-The third one is the hypocrites, their f-eatures are mentioned in thirteen verses thereof. Commenting on these said verses, Al-Sheikh Sayed Kutub pointed out in his book “In The Shade of Qur’an” that by mentioning these three categories, Allah orders mankind to select the straight path, which is totally pure (monotheistic), beneficial, ethical, successful, and dutiful – this is the character of the righteous. Al-Sheikh Sayed Kutub (-uy Allah have mercy upon him) was exceptionally skillful in interpretation of the Holy Qur’an and when he came to the verse, “O mankind! Worship your Lord. Who created you and become pious” ‘ which came after mentioning the three categories, the believers, disbelievers and hypocrites. The way to straight guidance and to gain knowledge of the oneness of Allah and not joining others in worship with Allah, as clarified in the verse “…Then do not set up rivals unto Allah (in worship) while you know tha! He alone has the right to be worshipped” ‘. A rival is a contestant or emulator, this applies on every ‘ Surah Al- Baqarah, verse (21) 2 Surah Al- Baqarah, verse (22) 2 illegal religious offensive, based on the type of offensive which could be as great as worshiping others with Allah, the Greatest. The worshiping others with Allah comes in three levels: Major, Minor and Hidden. Let the noble reader with the interpretation of the clear verses be guided and directed to the straight way and explore faith through with sweet and bright interpretation from the book “In the Shade of the Qur’an”. Allah says the truth and He guides people to the straight path. Allah says, “O Manktnd! \Ug$bip your Lord rvho created you and those who were before you so that you may become the pious. Who has made thg-earth a resting place fbr you. and the sky as a canop)’. and sent down rain from the sky and brogght forth therewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Ailah (in worship) while you know tbat He Alone has the right to be worshipped” ‘ J 3 Surch Al- Baqarah, verse (21) & (22) It is the call to mankind as a whole to worship Allah who has created them and those who were before them. Allah and no other god than He can create, so only He is to be worshipped. The worship has its own goal to be reached and achieved. “…So that you may become the pious” a so you become the chosen category of mankind. The category is of Allah’s worshippers, dutiful to Him. The worshippers must observe their duty to the Creator, they worship only the Creator, the Lord of the present and the past, and the Creator of mankind, provided to them from the earth and sky without a rival nor emulator. “Who has made the earth a restinq place… “5 : is an expression which points to the ease of human life on this earth and preparing it for them to be a cornfortable residence, a protected asylum as a resting place. People forget the said resting place which is duly preo Surah Al- Baqarah. verse (21) 5 Surah Al- Baqarah, verse (22) 4 pared by Allah as they get familiar with it. They forget such harmony which Allah has established on the earth to facilitate earning of living and inhabiting hereon. They also forgot Allah furnished it with means of easy and comfortable living. Without this harmony, their lives would not exist on this planet with such ease and comfort. If one of the living elements was missing from this planet, those people would not exist without an environment providing them with life. And if an element was excluded from the known components of air, then people will find it hard to get a breath even if they are supposed to live! – “…the sk), as a canopy…” u It hut u durability and coordination which related to any regular structure. Happiness has a firm relationship with the lifb of people on earth and with the ease of this life. The sky with its heat, light, gravity, harmony and other proportions with the earth pave and support 6 Surah Al- Baqarah, verse (2) life on earth. No wonder that this will be mentioned rvhile reminding people with the capability of the Creator and His favors thereof, as well as the obligation of created worshippers have to worship Allah. “. . . sent down rain from the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you.” leiiun mentioned that sending down rain from the sky and bringing forth therewith fruits and repeatedly mentioned in many places in the Hoiy Qur’an, in order to remind worshippers of the abilities and blessings of Allah. Furthe nore, the water sent down from the sky is the main life-giving ingredient for all creatures on the earth. Life in all forms and at all ievels originated from water “…And We have macle from water every liv- ‘- ttglbi4L”. Whether water