ICNA Sisters WingRuku 1 Allah alone has Perfect and Infinite knowledge of heavens and earth. “Not an atom’s weight escapes Him” Promise of “generous provisions” for those who do good deeds and earn Allah’s forgiveness. Quran is a “provision” for guidance to those who have knowledge.
ICNA Sisters WingRuku 2 Favors on Daoud (AS) – beautiful voice, knowledge of making armor, the Iron-Age. Favors on Sulaiman (AS) – command over wind, the Bronze-Age, control over jinns, art &architecture. Gratitude for Allah’s favors – use of favors for good purpose.
ICNA Sisters Wing Contrasting ingratitude – Story of people of Saba. Allah’s favors on Saba – economic affluence – gardens, dams, industry, trade, culture Disobedience and ingratitude calls for retribution. – person who is “patient in adversity” and “truly grateful”. One who does not lose his balance after receiving blessings from Allah, nor gloats at prosperity,nor becomes heedless.
ICNA Sisters WingRuku 3 Traps of Shaitan (by Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah); Involvement in Kufr and Shirk. Introduction of bid’ah (innovation). Involvement in major sins. Involvement in minor sins. Submerge in permissible things. Occupy with deeds of lesser reward.http://www.sunnahonline.com/ilm/purification/0104.htm Prophet (SAWS) task towards whole of mankind – to bring them good news and givethem warning.
ICNA Sisters WingRuku 4 Arguments between mighty and weak disbelievers on the Day of Resurrection. Stubbornness of disbelievers, not to believe in the message. Accusations on each other have no grounds. Do not be deceived by the false values and transient affluence of this world. Show caution over fashions, customs, culture, peer-pressure, etc. The affluent were the first to reject the message when it came to them.
ICNA Sisters WingRuku 5 Allah provides abundance of “provision” to who so ever He wills. Wealth, position, children is no indication of a person’s standing in front of Allah. Allah pays back to whoever spends in charity. “the likeness of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah, is as the likeness of agrain that sprouts seven spikes. In every spike there are 100 grains, and Allahmultiplies for whom He will (Surah Baqarah:261). [1 ~ 700].
ICNA Sisters WingRuku 6 Invitation to people to reflect with open minds. Prophets were accused of being liars, sorcerers, mad-men. Titles like fanatics, zealots, ultra-conservatives, fundamentalists, totalitarian etc. are commonnow. Truth prevails and falsehood is weak and deficient. Hereafter is a place for recompense (dar ul jaza), this life is place for tests (dar ul imtihan).