Semalam ibu belajar tafsir mengenai surah Asy Syams.
It means the Sun.
There are many occasions in the Al Quran that Allah swt swears. Allah swt is the Greatest, so when He swears, He wanted us human to observe in depth why He swears. For example: Allah swt swears in the name of Time, Moon, Night Sun, human being and many more.
It is important to us to study in detail all these swearings. Allah swt can swears by what He wants, but we can only swears in the name of Allah swt. However, we are not encourage to swear. In this surah, Allah swt swears in our creation because Allah swt said that the creation of human is the miracle itself. We have eyes, and can you imagine how many blood vessels in our body, how we can differentiate variuos colors, smells and sound and many more. Allah huAkhbar. Allah is the greatest.
Allah swt also swears about our nafsu (nafs):
There are 3 types of nafs(not sure about the arabic version):
1) Al Amarah – the soul that ask you to do the wrong thing. The lowest level.(the bad)
2) La wamamah (not sure the Arabic version) – soul that ask you to blame your slef – 2nd level
3) Mutmainah – to satisy – soul that all prophets have. The highest level.(the good)
(For further information please listen to her talk)
There is a doa that we need to ask from Allah swt to ask for the Mutmainah nafs.
We have 4 enemies in our life:
1) the syaitan/devil – never give up to take you away from Allah swt. Will do anything and very clever.
2) the dunia – attract you to gain and work hard to live better in this dunia. Never think about akhirat. Always work hard to gain money but to keep not to give charity, zakah etc.
3) nafs – never being patient. Fopr example:to pray – lazy pr find wayd to avoid praying. Disobey Allah swt.
4)al hawa – attract you to do special thing. For example: like to backbitting all the time, like to watch tv all the time. Like to have entertaiment everytime.
The above explanation is from ayat 1-10.
Is about one example from Nabi Salleh people called Tsamud.
There lived in the mountain and do not want to follow Nabi Salleh.
They asked Nabi Salleh to prove to them. Nabi Salleh asked from Allahs wt.
Allah swt gave the miracle to him by separated the mountain and the female camel and its baby walking out from the mountain.
The came is very huge and big. So, there is an agreement between Tsamud people and Nabi Salleh that the camel is to drink the water from the well. One day , the camel drank the water, then the people were not allowed to drink the water. The drinking water from the well is alternate between the camel and the Tsamud people. At first, everybody is happy doing that, later on the complaint were heared and they started to disobey Nabi Salleh instructions. Allah swt punished them :
Allah swt said wait 3 days, something bad will happen to you:
1 day – their skin turn to yellow
2 day – their skin turn to red
3 day – their skin turn to black
All colors signify the color of the hell.
Each color stays for 1000 years.
They are screaming,frightened and asked Nabi Salleh to do something.
But it was too late. All of them have been destroyed and punished by Allah swt.
The last ayat described Allah is not afraid of us at all. If Allah swt does not wanted to punish us now, He is not afraid of us. He gives time to us to repent or the scariest punishment is awaiting us during the judgement day.
May Allah swt protect us in this dunia and the hererafter. Amiin.
There was the story during Nabi Musa.
Nabi Musa asked Allah swt:
1) If the people worship you , obey you, what will you say?
Allah swt replied: I accept them.
2) If the people are disobey you, doing bad things etc , but one day he repent and want to go back to you. What would you say?
Allah swt replied 3 times saying:
I accept them
I accept them
I accept them…..
SubhanaAllah, Ya Rabb, Al Ghaffur……. See my dear children Allah is the Most Beneficient and Merciful. Even though we have done wrong and decided to repent He accepts us with all His attributes. Ibu weeped at this point thinking about many mistakes that Ibu had done and feeling ashamed to Allah swt all the time. But He accept me when I repent (Insyallah). Ya Allah swt. please forgive me and accept my deeds to you. Amiin. May you Ya Allah swt. forgive my husband sins, my parents sins, my families sin and my relatives and friends sin. May Allah forgive all my teacher sins and I hope that my supervisor will receive the hidayah from You. Amiin.
This writing is just a short notes regarding the tafseer and hafazan class yesterday. Ibu hopes that this writing will benefit you my dear children. Be good, be humble and be the best worshipper to Allah swt. Together we work in istiqamah. To Allah swt we pray and hope.
Only Him we trust.