An-Nisa · Juz 6 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 175

The Description of the Revelation that Came from Allah

In ayah 175, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala instructs us to “constantly” study the Qur’an and implement it in our lives.

فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ بِاللَّهِ وَاعْتَصَمُواْ بِهِ

“Then as for those people who believe in Allah and hold fast to Him…”

What is it that connects us to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala? It is the Qur’an. What is meant by holding on to the Qur’an, that we read it all the time? It means that we constantly “implement” the Qur’an. This means “learn” the Qur’an and implement it. When we merely read without understanding what he is reading what value can he derive? Therefore learning and implementing Qur’an, both are important.

“…hold fast to Him…” also means to worship and rely on Him for each and everything.

فَسَيُدْخِلُهُمْ فِى رَحْمَةٍ مَّنْهُ وَفَضْلٍ وَيَهْدِيهِمْ إِلَيْهِ صِرَطاً مُّسْتَقِيماً

“….then soon He will admit them to His mercy and grace (i.e. Paradise), and guide them to Himself by a straight path.”

The Rahmah here refers to Jannah. He will grant them His mercy and admit them into Paradise, and will increase and multiply their rewards and their ranks, as a favor and bounty from Him. The benefits of following Qur’an are not only for the hereafter, but such people will also see the benefits in this dunya.

The word fadhl means to give more than one deserve. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala blesses us with more than we deserve.

When a person holds on to Qur’an and relies on Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, then He will also guide him to the best way. Life is full of problems. We need guidance and this is why Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has sent us the Qur’an. People who hold on to the Qur’an, Allah shows them a clear way that has no wickedness in it or deviation. This, indeed, is the description of the believers in this life and the Hereafter, as they are on the straight and safe path in matters of action and creed. In the Hereafter, they are on the straight path of Allah that leads to the gardens of Paradise.

LESSONS:

– We learn about the importance of holding on to the Qur’an. In the dunya we will have hidayah [guidance] and in the hereafter we will have rahmah and fadhl.

– It teaches us to have tawakkal or reliance upon Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. Many times we trust ourselves or someone near to us such as our parents, spouse, friends or children. We should say, “O Allah! I am doing this because you have commanded me to do this. I put my trust in you.”

– When a person trusts upon Allah, he will get mercy here and in the hereafter.

The Prophet sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam said,

“No people gather together in one of the houses of Allah, reciting the Book of Allah and studying it except that sakeena [tranquility] descends upon them and mercy envelops and the angels surround them and Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala mentions them amongst those who are with Him.”

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