ICNA Sisters WingIntroduction Probably revealed in the third stage of Prophet hood in Makah. Around the same time as Surah Maryam and Surah Kahf. This Surah brought the conversion of Umar ibn Khattab (RA) to Islam.
ICNA Sisters WingRuku 1 The Quran is not a cause of “distress” but a “reminder” for those who “fear” Allah. Allah has knowledge of everything in the heavens & the earth, & also everything in b/w them. Importance of learning the beautiful Allah’s attributes – brings one closer to Allah. Appreciate Allah’s Perfection by elevating Him above all imperfections. Strengthens belief in Tauhid. Cultivates love towards Allah and Taqwa. Hadith of Abu Huraira (RA) – “He who memorizes 99 names of Allah by heart will enter Paradise”.
ICNA Sisters Wing Story of Musa (AS) Basic principles of faith revealed to him; Allah is the Creator and Master of everything, and no god besides Him. Allah is the Only One worthy of worship, serve Him alone. Establish Salah to serve Him and remember Him. Belief in the Day of Resurrection and Hereafter.
ICNA Sisters Wing Story of Musa (AS) Initial Dawah training; Develop good listening skills – how do we listen to the Quran? Gain knowledge about your Deen. Develop strong conviction about your message. Gather your resources and practice. Complete trust in Allah – tawakkal Allah. Be prepared to answer to Allah’s call, when needed.
ICNA Sisters WingRuku 2 Dawah training continued; Ask for Allah’s help – Dua for courage, ease our speech, and provide us withunderstanding (Ayah 25-28). Recruit help to share task (preferably from family and friends). Strengthen yourself with good company. Work together and push each other towardsAllah.
ICNA Sisters Wing Begin dawah with kind and gentle words. Present arguments and evidences. Warn them of consequences of deviation. Avoid situations of “quagmire” – leave it on Allah.
ICNA Sisters WingRuku 3 Disbelievers are always afraid of losing power to the Truth. Islam always considered a threat to their “ideal lifestyle” – their civilization, arts &culture, recreation etc. They always attack Islam with a united front. Truth is always clear to people who understand and comprehend. Believers are always subjected to trials. Promise of “highest ranks” to people who believe and do good deeds.
ICNA Sisters WingRuku 4 Chose and follow your leaders with due consideration. Pharaoh led his people to destruction. Samiri led his people to Kufr. Being slaves to customs and cultures – also leads to shirk.
ICNA Sisters WingRuku 5 Difference between personalities of Musa (AS) and Haroon (AS). Musa (AS) is tough and fierce. Haroon (AS) is gentle and lenient. Reminder; Those who reject the message shall bear a heavy burden on the Day of Resurrection. The sinners will have “terror” in their eyes on that Day. Life of this world will seem like an hour or part of it.
ICNA Sisters WingRuku 6 Description of a scene from the Day of Resurrection. Mountains will be crumbled to dust. Earth will be made plain with no curves or creases. There will be silence and only sound of marching footsteps. Everyone will be humbled and remorseful. Dua to augment, amplify, develop and enhance knowledge and understanding (Ayat 114).
ICNA Sisters WingRuku 7 Human beings’ weakness in perseverance and forgetfulness. Shaitan’s first temptation towards this weakness in disguise of true friend and well wisher. Temptation of eternal life and ever lasting Kingdom. Allah accepts sincere repentance. According to the Quran, Eve (AS) is not to be blamed for the sin.
ICNA Sisters Wing Natural instinct is to cover your self. Those who do not follow the guidance will be raised blind on the Day of Resurrection, asthey turned a blind eye towards the message on this earth.
ICNA Sisters WingRuku 8 “ ” – comes from the root words - – which means pleased, content, satisfied. Prescription for Contentment; Remain patient and steadfast. Glorify Allah at prescribed times – offer Salah at prescribed times. Do not stretch your eyes eagerly towards worldly splendor –luxuries, pleasures, wealth, children, high position and power. Enjoin Salah on your family. Be diligent in performing it yourself.