Rahma

Posted: May 30, 2011 in Ahh moments, Taleem Al-Quran (Al-Huda)

Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah all praise is due to Allah, who bestows blessings upon who He wills!

No, this post isn’t about me per se (I am not super interesting, lol). Its more about the Rahma (mercy, compassion) that Allah azza wa jala has for women. As a young woman of 23 I am moved by the mercy and kindness that my Lord azza wa jala has for mankind but more of His show of that mercy for women through revelation of Surah An-Nisa (The chapter of women). I recently had the pleasure of going back and reviewing this surah via my alhuda course. Insha’Allah every week I will post a verse that touched my heart from the course as I go through the material.

The background to this surah: Madani, revealed after the hijr. Usually referred to as 3adl wa rahma (justice and mercy), due to its focus on rulings pertaining to the rights of women as well as the mercy that others should have for them while dealing with them.

The verse of the week; 4:1 O MANKIND! Be conscious of your Sustainer, who has created you out of one living entity, and out of it created its mate, and out of the two spread abroad a multitude of men and women. [1] And remain conscious of God, in whose name you demand [your rights] from one another, and of these ties of kinship. Verily, God is ever watchful over you!

I loved the fact that Allah subhana wa tala begins with “Ya ayahi naas” oh mankind, for even though this surah is titled the women, Allah azza wa jala calls out to humanity, to reflect, to understand the laws and rules pertaining to women, to have fear of transgressing against women, and to understand that ultimately that all of us will return to Allah subhana wa tala for accountability. Overall, I am touched and moved by the mercy that Allah subhana wa tala has for humanity, and especially for the women in society. Allah subhana wa jala is understanding and His wisdom encompasses all. A lot of times, in the media and throughout history we speak of women’s rights, and I feel comforted and blessed that the creator of the heavens and earth left nothing unsaid in His noble book, and that it is up to all of humanity (men, women, child) to reflect and to understand these rights and to make sure that they are being fulfilled.

May Allah make us the people of Quran, i.e the people of Allah.

Questions to you reader:

1.) I once heard a lecture where it was said that Igrid Mattison once said that she didn’t come into Islam because she believed that Islam liberated women, but because she understood her relationship with Her Lord. What are some things that you feel makes you happy in being a woman of Islam?

2.) Do you think due to lack of understanding of their rights in Islam (whether male or female) leads to abuse from others, and what is one think you would suggest to change this?

3.) Muslim or not, male or female, what is one thing that you feel drawn to in the Quran that reminds you of the mercy that Allah has for humanity!

Pick or choose any folks!

Till next time, may be joined in Al firous ala!

Nisa by Ghamdi:

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Comments
  1. Greg says:

    Awesome!

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