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Reminders from Surah Al’ Jumu’ah – Imaam Sadi (PART 1)

Allaah [The Most High] said:

يُسَبِّحُ لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ الْمَلِكِ الْقُدُّوسِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَكِيمِ

Whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is on the earth glorifies Allah, the King (of everything), the Holy, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. [Surah Al- Jumu’ah Ayah 1]

Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah) said:

Everything in the heavens and the earth glorify Allaah and obey His commands, deify and worship Him; for indeed His dominion is perfect (absolute), and He owns the world above and below – all are His slaves and under His control.

[الْقُدُّوسِ – The pure and perfect one- free from all defect and deficiency (or shortcoming)]

[الْعَزِيزِ -The All Mighty or Invincible] – the One (alone) Who has subjected all things (under His control)].

[الْحَكِيمِ – The All Wise in relation to what He has created and commanded (or decreed)]

These great attributes urges (prompts or evokes the creation) to worship Allaah alone without associating a parter to Him. [Ref 1]

Imaam Ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullaah) said: Allaah (The Most High) informed (us) that everything in the heavens and the earth glorifies Him- all the creation, including the inanimate objects, just as Allaah (The Most High) stated:

تُسَبِّحُ لَهُ السَّمَاوَاتُ السَّبْعُ وَالْأَرْضُ وَمَن فِيهِنَّ ۚ وَإِن مِّن شَيْءٍ إِلَّا يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَلَٰكِن لَّا تَفْقَهُونَ تَسْبِيحَهُمْ ۗ إِنَّهُ كَانَ حَلِيمًا غَفُورًا

The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein, glorify Him and there is not a thing but glorifies His Praise. [Ref 2] But you understand not their glorification. [Surah Al-Israa Ayah 44]

Narrated Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu-anhu):

I heard Allaah’s Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) saying, “An ant bit a Prophet amongst the Prophets, and he ordered that the place of the ants be burnt. So, Allaah inspired to him, ‘It is because one ant bit you that you burnt a nation amongst the nations that glorify Allaah?” [Ref  3]

Narrated Jaabir Bin Abdillaah (radiyallaahu-anhumaa):

The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) used to stand by a tree or a datepalm (trunk) on Friday. Then an Ansari woman or a man said, “O Allaah’s Messenger! Shall we make a pulpit for you?’’ He replied, “If you wish’’. So they made a pulpit for him and when it was Friday, he proceeded towards the pulpit [for delivering the khutbah (religious talk)]. The date-palm cried like a child! The Prophet -sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam- descended (from the pulpit) and embraced it while it continued moaning like a child being quietened. The Propjet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said, ‘’It was crying for (missing) what it used to hear of religious knowledge given near it’’. [Ref 4]


Part 1 of the Series. To be continued insha’Allah


[Ref1: Source: Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan. Daar Ibn Hazm’ 1st edition 1424/2003’ Slightly paraphrased]

[Ref2:Source:Zaadul Maseer’ 1st edition 1423AH/2002. Daar Ibn Hazm..Slightly paraphrased]

[R3: Source: Hadeeth reported by Bukhari 4/3019 & quoted in ‘Interpretation of the meanings of the noble Qur’aan in the English language’ part 4’ by Dr Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali & Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan]

[Ref4: Hadeeth reported by Bukhaari 4/3584 & quoted in ‘Interpretation of the meanings of the noble Qur’aan in the English language’ part 4’ by Dr Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali & Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan]


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