An-Nisa · Juz 5 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 122

The Reward of Righteous Believers

In the previous ayah, we learned that Shaytan gives delusions and extended hopes to people which lead to Hellfire. In ayah 122, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala mentions the condition of the content righteous believers and the perfect honor they will earn in the end. He says,

وَالَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ الصَّـلِحَاتِ

“And those who believe and do righteous deeds…”

Meaning their hearts were truthful and their limbs obedient with the righteous acts they were commanded all the while abandoning the evil they were prohibited from doing.

سَنُدْخِلُهُمْ جَنَّـتٍ تَجْرِى مِن تَحْتِهَا الاٌّنْهَـرُ

“We will admit them in Gardens underneath which rivers flow…”

Meaning they will think of where they want these rivers to flow and they will flow there,

خَـلِدِينَ فِيهَآ أَبَداً وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقًّا وَمَنْ أَصْدَقُ مِنَ اللَّهِ قِيلاً

“….wherein they will abide forever. A Promise of Allah in truth, and who is truer than Allah in statement?”

They will live there for eternity and will never be taken out of it. This is a true promise from Allah, and verily, Allah’s promise shall come to pass. None is more truthful in statement and narration than Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. there is no deity worthy of worship or Lord except Him.

The Messenger of Allah, sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam used to proclaim in his speech,

إِنَّ أَصْدَقَ الْحَدِيثِ كَلَامُ اللهِ، وَخَيْرَ الْهَدْيِ هَدْيُ مُحَمَّدٍصلى الله عليه وسلّم، وَشَرَّ الْأُمُورِ مُحْدَثَاتُهَا، وَكُلَّ مُحْدَثَةٍ بِدْعَةٌ، وَكُلَّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلَالَةٌ، وَكُلَّ ضَلَالَةٍ فِي النَّار

“The most truthful speech is Allah’s Speech, and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad. The worst matters are the newly invented (in religion), every newly invented matter is an innovation, and every innovation is a heresy, and every heresy is in the Fire.”

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