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Can you please give the tafseer of Sura Al Nisa Ayat 69

 

Question:

 

Can you please give the tafseer of Sura Al Nisa, Ayat 69. Please shine light on the “Ahmadiyya” version of tafseer of this ayat, if that is wrong.
Please emphasize on the meaning of “Al-Rusool” in this ayat.
Jazakallahu Khaira

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

The Aayah in question is:

 

وَمَنْ يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ فَأُولَئِكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ وَالشُّهَدَاءِ وَالصَّالِحِينَ وَحَسُنَ أُولَئِكَ رَفِيقًا.

 

“And whoever obeys Allaah and the Messenger then they will be with those whom Allaah had favoured of the Ambiyaa, the Siddiqeen, the martyrs and the righteous and excellent are they as companions.” – Surah An-Nisaa, Aayah 69.

 

Imaam At-Tabaraanee Rahimahullaah reports in an authentic Hadeeth:

 

“A man came to Nabi Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam and said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah (Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam), I take an oath by Allaah that verily you are more beloved to me than my own self, and verily you are more beloved to me than my family, and you are more beloved to me than my children. When I am in my home I remember you and I cannot contain myself but that I have to come to you and see you, and when I think of my death and you passing away I am aware that when you enter paradise you will be raised with the Ambiyaa (`Alayhimus Salaam), and when I enter paradise I fear that I will not see you.’ But Nabi Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam did not reply to him until Jibreel `Alayhis Salaam came down with this verse: ‘And whoever obeys Allaah and the Messenger then they will be with those whom Allaah had favoured of the Ambiyaa, the Siddiqeen, the martyrs and the righteous.’” Al-Mu`jamul Awsat.  [i]

 

That is the reason why the Aayah was revealed, and this makes it crystal clear as to whom the Rasool is that is mentioned in the Aayah.

 

From an Arabic point of view the word used is Ar-Rasool” meaning “The-Rasool”, this alif and laam is used to change an indefinite noun into a definite one and is termed in Arabic “Al-Mu`arrafu Bil Alifi Wal Laam”, so this “Ar-Rasool” refers to a specific Rasool, which is Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam, as Allaah uses this term over and over in the Qur’aan.

 

For instance Allaah says in Surah Al-A`raaf, Aayah 157:

 

الَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ الرَّسُولَ النَّبِيَّ الْأُمِّيَّ الَّذِي يَجِدُونَهُ مَكْتُوبًا عِنْدَهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالْإِنْجِيلِ يَأْمُرُهُمْ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَاهُمْ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْخَبَائِثَ وَيَضَعُ عَنْهُمْ إِصْرَهُمْ وَالْأَغْلَالَ الَّتِي كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ فَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِهِ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَاتَّبَعُوا النُّورَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ مَعَهُ أُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ.

 

“Those who follow The-Rasool, The-Nabi, the unlettered one that they find written about in what they have of the Torah and the Injeel, he commands them with what is good and prohibits them from that which is evil, and he permits for them that which is pure and he forbids for them that which is impure, and he removed from them their burden and the shackles that were upon them. So they who have believed in him, honoured him, supported him and they have followed the light that has been revealed with him, they are the ones who will be successful.”

 

This Rasool that Allaah speaks of is Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam, regardless of what any kaafir qadiyani may claim, if mirza ghulam ahmad qadiyan kaafir wants to claim that the Aayah in Surah An-Nisaa refers to him, then he will have to say all the other verses wherein Ar-Rasool is mentioned also refers to him, and he will have to bring his proof, which he will never be able to do.

 

Yes, the Aayah which does refer to him is:

 

وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَكَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا أُولَئِكَ أَصْحَابُ النَّارِ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ

 

“And verily those who disbelieve and reject Our signs, they are the inmates of hell, they shall remain therein forever.” – Surah Al-Baqarah, Aayah 39.

 

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Wednesday 21st Muharram 1434 – 5th December 2012.

 


 [i] عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، قَالَتْ: «جَاءَ رَجُلٌ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، وَاللَّهِ إِنَّكَ لَأَحَبُّ إِلَيَّ مِنْ نَفْسِي، وَإِنَّكَ لَأَحَبُّ إِلَيَّ مِنْ أَهْلِي، وَأَحَبُّ إِلَيَّ مِنْ وَلَدِي، وَإِنِّي لَأَكُونُ فِي الْبَيْتِ، فَأَذْكُرُكَ فَمَا أَصْبِرُ حَتَّى آتِيَكَ، فَأَنْظُرُ إِلَيْكَ، وَإِذَا ذَكَرْتُ مَوْتِي ومَوْتَكَ عَرَفْتُ أَنَّكَ إِذَا دَخَلْتَ الْجَنَّةَ رُفِعْتَ مَعَ النَّبِيِّينَ، وَإِنِّي إِذَا دَخَلْتُ الْجَنَّةَ خَشِيتُ أَنْ لَا أَرَاكَ. فَلَمْ يُرِدَّ عَلَيْهِ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ حَتَّى نَزَّلَ جِبْرِيلُ بِهَذِهِ الْآيَةِ: {وَمَنْ يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ فَأُولَئِكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ} [النساء: 69] » الْآيَة. – رواه الإمام الطبراني رحمه الله في المعجم الأوسط.

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Why does passing wind break wudhoo

 

Question:

 

Wslm. Why does farting break wuzu that is associated with your hands, face, mouth, ears, nose, feet etc. What is the association between the two.

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

Passing wind breaks Wudhoo because Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam has told us so.

 

Imaam Al-Bukhaari Rahimahullaah reports that Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “The Salaah of a person who is in a state of Hadath is not accepted until he performs Wudhoo.” A man from Hadhramawt asked: “O Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallaahu `Anhu), what is Hadath?” He replied: “Passing wind silently or audibly.” – Saheeh Al-Bukhaari. [i]

 

The same applies to all the other nullifiers of Wudhoo, after all, what does bleeding, sleeping, vomiting a mouthful or even going to toilet have to do with a person washing his face, hands and feet?

 

The reason why it breaks Wudhoo is not important for us to know, otherwise Allaah would have mentioned it in the Qur’aan. Our duty is just to obey the commands of Allaah and His Rasool Sallallaahu `Alayhi Wa Sallam, and perform Wudhoo whether we understand the wisdom behind any law or not.

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Wednesday 21st Muharram 1434 – 5th December 2012.


 [i] قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «لاَ تُقْبَلُ صَلاَةُ مَنْ أَحْدَثَ حَتَّى يَتَوَضَّأَ» قَالَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ حَضْرَمَوْتَ: مَا الحَدَثُ يَا أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ؟، قَالَ: فُسَاءٌ أَوْ ضُرَاطٌ. – رواه الإمام البخاري رحمه الله في صحيحه.

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Does it count if you read the transliterations of Quraan

 

Question:

 

Slmz I just wanted to know does it count if you read the transliterations of quraan instead of the original Arabic text (not the translation)? Jzk

 

Answer:

 

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 

Alhamdulillaahi was salaatu was salaamu `alaa Rasoolillaahi wa `alaa aalihi wa sahbihi wa man waalaahu, wa ba`d:

 

Reading a transliteration will not be the same as reciting the actual Qur’aan in the Arabic (text) language. However if a person pronounces all the letters correctly and with Tajweed while using the transliteration to read then it will count as though he is reciting the Qur’aan, but he will not get the same reward as reading from the actual Arabic text.

 

Regarding reciting from the Arabic text the `Ulamaa have stated:

 

Imaam An-Nawawi Rahimahullaah says in Al-Majmoo`: “Reciting from a copy of the Qur’aan is better than reciting from memory, because it joins recitation with looking in the Qur’aan which is another act of worship, this has been stated by Al-Qaadhi Husayn and others from our companions, and groups of the Salaf have stated it as well, and I do not see a difference of opinion concerning it.” [i]

 

Imaam Mustafaa Ibn Sa`d Rahimahullaah says in Mataalibu Ulin Nuhaa: “It is Sunnah to recite from a copy of the Qur’aan because of the sense of sight being engaged in worship.” [ii]

 

 

And Allaah knows best.

 

Answered by:

Ubaidullah Ibn Adam Aal-Ebrahim.

 

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Rashid Ahmed Moosagie.

 

Monday 19th Muharram 1434 – 3rd December 2012.

 


 

[i]الْقِرَاءَةُ فِي الْمُصْحَفِ أَفْضَلُ مِنْ الْقِرَاءَةِ عَنْ ظَهْرِ الْقَلْبِ لِأَنَّهَا تَجْمَعُ الْقِرَاءَةَ وَالنَّظَرَ فِي الْمُصْحَفِ وَهُوَ عِبَادَةٌ أُخْرَى كَذَا قَالَهُ الْقَاضِي حُسَيْنٌ وَغَيْرُهُ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا وَنَصَّ عَلَيْهِ جَمَاعَاتٌ مِنْ السَّلَفِ وَلَمْ أَرَ فِيهِ خِلَافًا.

 [ii] (وَتُسَنُّ) الْقِرَاءَةُ (بِمُصْحَفٍ) لِإِشْغَالِ حَاسَّةِ الْبَصَرِ بِالْعِبَادَةِ.

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