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In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] says in Surah Al-Araaf Ayah 158:

قُلۡ يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِنِّى رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ إِلَيۡڪُمۡ جَمِيعًا ٱلَّذِى لَهُ ۥ مُلۡكُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۖ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ يُحۡىِۦ وَيُمِيتُ‌ۖ فَـَٔامِنُواْ بِٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ ٱلنَّبِىِّ ٱلۡأُمِّىِّ ٱلَّذِى يُؤۡمِنُ بِٱللَّهِ وَڪَلِمَـٰتِهِۦ وَٱتَّبِعُوهُ لَعَلَّڪُمۡ تَهۡتَدُونَ

Say (O Muhammad): “O mankind! Verily, I am sent to you all as the Messenger of Allah – to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He); It is He Who gives life and causes death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), the Prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e. Muhammad) who believes in Allah and His Words [(this Qur’an), the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and also Allah’s Word: “Be!” – and he was, i.e. ‘Iesa (Jesus) son of Maryam (Mary),], and follow him so that you may be guided. 

Few Reminders from the Above Ayah

[قُلۡ يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِنِّى رَسُولُ ٱللَّهِ إِلَيۡڪُمۡ جَمِيعًا ٱلَّذِى لَهُ ۥ مُلۡكُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ – Say (O Muhammad): “O mankind! Verily, I am sent to you all as the Messenger of Allah- to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth]; meaning: Muhammad [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] was sent to all of you- Arabs, non-Arabs, the people who received the scripture (i.e. Jews and Christians) and others.

And he [Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)] was sent by Allaah – [ٱلَّذِى لَهُ ۥ مُلۡكُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۖ- to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; [لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ يُحۡىِۦ وَيُمِيتُ – None has the right to be worshipped but He (Allaah); [يُحۡىِۦ وَيُمِيتُ  -It is He Who gives life and causes death]; meaning: Due to the fact that to Allaah alone belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, it is also part of His dominion that He gives life and takes away life, and He has no partner in that. He made death a transition period [i.e. the time spent in the grave after leaving this world] before the final abode on the day of judgement.

[فَـَٔامِنُواْ بِٱللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ ٱلنَّبِىِّ ٱلۡأُمِّىِّ ٱلَّذِى يُؤۡمِنُ بِٱللَّهِ وَڪَلِمَـٰتِهِۦ وَٱتَّبِعُوهُ لَعَلَّڪُمۡ تَهۡتَدُونَ – So believe in Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), the Prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e. Muhammad) who believes in Allah and His Words [(this Qur’an), the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and also Allah’s Word: “Be!” – and he was, i.e. ‘Iesa (Jesus) son of Maryam (Mary),], and follow him so that you may be guided.”]; meaning: Believe in your heart, which necessitates deeds of the heart [i.e. such as fear of Allaah, love of Allaah, hope in Allaah, reliance on Allaah etc] and the apparent deeds of the limbs [i.e. all acts of worship]; and believe in the Messenger [Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)], for he [the Messenger] believes in Allaah and Allaah’s Words, and his creed and deeds are upright. Therefore, follow him [i.e. the Messenger] so that you will be guided in all affairs – in the religious and worldly affairs; for you will be led far astray if you do not follow him.

To be continued…InShaaAllaah


[Source: (Tayseer Al-kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam Al-Mannaan). Abridged & paraphrased]

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