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Fallen from the sky and snatched by birds
Surah Hajj v.31


حُنَفَآءَ لِلَّهِ غَيۡرَ مُشۡرِكِينَ بِهِۦ‌ۚ وَمَن يُشۡرِكۡ بِٱللَّهِ فَكَأَنَّمَا خَرَّ مِنَ
 ٱلسَّمَآءِ فَتَخۡطَفُهُ ٱلطَّيۡرُ أَوۡ تَهۡوِى بِهِ ٱلرِّيحُ فِى مَكَانٍ۬ سَحِيقٍ۬

Hunafâ’ Lillâh (i.e. to worship none but Allâh), not associating partners (in worship) unto Him, and whoever assigns partners to Allah, it is as if he had fallen   from the sky, and the birds had snatched him, or the wind had thrown him to a far off place.’                     

      surah al-Hajj: 31


Shaikh Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee (Rahimahullaah) said:

‘He commands them that they should be,

حُنَفَآءَ لِلَّهِ
‘Hunafâ’ Lillâh (i.e. to worship none but Allâh)…’ 

Meaning, turning in devotion to Him and to worship of Him, and turning away from everything else besides Him.

 

 

غَيۡرَ مُشۡرِكِينَ بِهِۦ‌ۚ وَمَن يُشۡرِكۡ بِٱللَّهِ
‘…not associating partners (in worship) unto Him, and whoever assigns partners to Allah…’


Then for the like of him:
فَكَأَنَّمَا خَرَّ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ
‘It is as if he has fallen from the sky…’

Meaning, that he has fallen down from it.

فَتَخۡطَفُهُ ٱلطَّيۡرُ

‘…and the birds had snatched him…’

Quickly.


أَوۡ تَهۡوِى بِهِ ٱلرِّيحُ فِى مَكَانٍ۬ سَحِيقٍ۬

‘…or the wind had thrown him to a far off place.’

Meaning: (a place that is) far away, so this is how the person of shirk is.

Then Eemaan is like the sky, protected and raised high. Then whoever abandons Eemaan then he is like a person who has fallen from the sky: he is liable to suffer disaster and calamity. So either he will be snatched and torn to pieces by birds (of prey), and will be like the person of shirk when he abandons adherence to true Eemaan and so is snatched away by the devils from every side. So they tear him apart and destroy him in his religion and worldly life.

~Imaam as-Sa’dee|| Parables of the Quran pg.23-24

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 It is reported that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattâb RadhiAllaahu ‘anhu said:

We were once in a time when we did not think anyone learned the Quran seeking anything  but Allâh the Exalted, but now I fear there are men who learn it and intend the people and what they can get from them. So seek Allâh with your recitation and deeds. For verily, we used to know you when Allâh’s Messenger – Allâh’s peace and blessings be upon him – was amongst us, when revelation would descend and Allâh would tell us about you. As for today, Allâh’s Messenger – peace and blessings be upon him – has passed on, and the revelations has stopped; and I only know you as I say: whoever shows what is good, we love him for it and think good of him, and whoever shows what is evil, we hate him for it and suspect him. Your secret and private matters are between you and your Lord the Mighty and Majestic.


~ Al-Âjurrî ||Akhlâq Hamalat Al-Qur`ân article 26.


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The believers are those whose heart tremble when Allaah is mentioned, whose faith is increased when His signs are recited to them, who put their trust in their Lord, who establish the prayer and give of what we provided for them, They are the believers in truth. They have high ranks with their Lord and forgiveness and generous provision.
 
Surah al Anfaal v.2-4

Al-Allaamah as-Sa’dee said in commentary to the verses:

‘Whose faith increase when His signs are recited to them’

Because they are pay careful attention to it and their hearts are present and aware when contemplating it, hence their faith increases. This is because contemplation is from the actions of the heart, and upon contemplation, meanings that were previously unknown to them will be discerned, they will remember that which they had forgotten, a desire to strive after good would be inculcated in their hearts, a yearning to attain the blessing of their Lord will be created, a fear would be attained of His punishment and of sins. All of this serves to increase faith.

‘who put their trust in their Lord’

 Their hearts depend upon their Lord in order to procure the good and repress the harm, both wordly and religious, and they have absolute trust that Allaah would indeed do this. Tawwakul is the vessel that carries all actions, they cannot exist or be perfected except by virtue of it…

‘They are the believers in truth’,

Because they combine Islaam and faith, outer and inner actions, knowledge and actions, fulfilling the rights of Allaah and the rights of His servants. The actions of the heart were mentioned first because they are the source of bodily actions and better than them. This verse also comprises proof that faith increases and decreases,increasing with actions of obedience and decreasing with actions of disobedience. This verse also shows that it is upon the servant to tend to his faith and to that which would increase it, the first step towards that is contemplation of the book of Allaah.

~‘Allaamah as Sa’dee: Taysir Kareem ar Rahmaan

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وَلَا تَهِنُواْ وَلَا تَحۡزَنُواْ وَأَنتُمُ ٱلۡأَعۡلَوۡنَ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤۡمِنِينَ

So do not become weak, nor be sad, and you will be superior if you are indeed (true) believers.

(Aali Imran 3:139)

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سَابِقُوٓاْ إِلَىٰ مَغۡفِرَةٍ۬ مِّن رَّبِّكُمۡ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرۡضُہَا كَعَرۡضِ ٱلسَّمَآءِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ
أُعِدَّتۡ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ بِٱللَّهِ وَرُسُلِهِۦ‌ۚ ذَٲلِكَ فَضۡلُ ٱللَّهِ يُؤۡتِيهِ مَن يَشَآءُ‌ۚ وَٱللَّهُ ذُو ٱلۡفَضۡلِ ٱلۡعَظِيمِ


Race with one another in hastening towards forgiveness from your Lord, and Paradise the width whereof is as the width of the heaven and the earth, prepared for those who believe in Allâh and His Messengers. That is the Grace of Allâh which He bestows on whom He is pleased with. And Allâh is the Owner of Great Bounty.

surah al Hadeed verse 21

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Recite the Qur’an!

Narrated Abdullah (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu):

The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “It is a bad thing that some of you say, ‘I have forgotten such-and-such verse of the Qur’an,’ for indeed, he has been caused (by Allah) to forget it. So you must keep on reciting the Qur’an because it escapes from the hearts of men faster than
camel do.”

Bukhari Vol. 6 : No. 550

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The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal. Repel (the evil) with one which is better (i.e. Allâh ordered the faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly), then verily! he, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend.

But none is granted it (the above quality) except those who are patient, and none is granted it except the owner of the great portion (of the happiness in the Hereafter i.e. Paradise and in this world of a high moral character).

(Fussilat 41:34-35)

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