Pearls from the Qur’an (6)

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Warnings to the Wives of the Prophet

O wives of the Prophet! You are not like any of the other women, provided that you keep from disobedience to God in reverence for Him and piety (and, therefore, act with awareness of your special status). So (even more than other believing women) do not be complaisant in your speech (when addressing men), lest he in whose heart is a disease should be moved to desire, but speak in an honorable way. And (prefer to) remain in your homes (unless there is a need. If you do go out for a need,) do not go out flaunting your charms as (women used to do) in the former times of Ignorance. And establish the Prayer in conformity with its conditions, and pay the Prescribed Purifying Alms, and obey God and His Messenger (in whatever they command). God only wills to remove from you, O members of the (Prophet’s) household, all that may be loathsome, and to purify you to the utmost of purity. Keep in mind and study what is recited in your homes of God’s Revelations and the Wisdom (which especially includes the Sunnah of His Messenger). Surely God is All-Subtle (penetrating down into the innermost part of people’s heart and mind), All-Aware. (al-Ahzab 33:32-34)

Invoking Blessings on the Prophet

Surely God and His angels bless the Prophet. O you who believe, invoke the blessings of God on him, and pray to God to bestow His peace on him, greeting him with the best greeting. (Love and follow him with utmost sincerity and faithfulness, and give yourselves to his way with perfect submission). (al-Ahzab 33:56)

Hypocrites not Listening to the Prophet with a Sincere heart

Among them (the people of Madinah) are some who give ear to you, but when they go out from your presence, they ask (with arrogance and derision) those who have been given (some) knowledge (of the truths of the Religion): “What has he said just now?” Those are they whose hearts God has sealed, and who follow their lusts and fancies. (Muhammad 47:16)

Hypocrites Staying Behind when Ordered to go to War

Those who believe (look forward to a new surah conveying knowledge of Divine truths and God’s new commandments being sent down, and) say: “If only a new surah were sent down!” But when a decisive surah has been sent down in which fighting is mentioned (clearly as a commanded duty), you see those in whose hearts there is a disease looking at you with a look of one swooning to death. That is, in fact, what is expected of them. (Muhammad 47:20)

Hypocrites in Fear

The dread they have of you in their hearts is more intense than their fear of God. This is because they are a people who are devoid of understanding and so cannot grasp the truth. They will never fight against you as a united body (in alliance with the Hypocrites, with the Jews of Khaybar, and others), unless it be from within fortified strongholds or from behind high walls. Severe is their belligerent discord among themselves (except when not opportunistically allied in warfare against you). You think of them as one body; but, in fact, their hearts are at odds with one another. This is because they are a people who do not reason (and come to an understanding about the situations they face). Just like those (the Jews of the Banu Qaynuqah) who, a short time before them (the Jews of the Banu Nadir), tasted the evil result of their own doings and (in the Hereafter) for them, there is (also) a painful punishment. (The hypocrites have deceived them) just like Satan, when he says to human, “Disbelieve (in God)!” Then when he disbelieves, he says (to human): “Surely I am quit of you, for surely I fear God, the Lord of the worlds!” (al-Hashr 59:13-16)

Hypocrites lying

When the hypocrites come to you, they say: “We bear witness that you are indeed God’s Messenger.” God knows that you are indeed His Messenger, and God bears witness that the hypocrites are certainly lying (they do not believe in the truth of what they say). (al-Munafiqun 63:1)

When you see them, their outward form pleases you, and (their posture and speech are attractive and effective, so that) you give ear to their words when they speak. (In reality) they are like blocks of wood propped up and (draped over) in striped cloaks. They think (being themselves treacherous) every shout (they hear) to be against them. They are the enemies themselves, so beware of them. May God destroy them (they are liable to destruction by God)! How they are turned away from the truth (and pursue evil purposes)! (al-Munafiqun 63:4)

They say: “For certain, if we return to Madinah, those with more status and power will drive out from it the weaker and lowlier ones. “But all glory and might belong to God, and (by His leave) to His Messenger and the believers. But (being incapable of knowledge of the truth) the hypocrites do not know this. (al-Munafiqun 63:8)

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