Lessons from Sūrah 7 - Sūrat Al-A‘rāf
Our actions will be weighed on the Day of Judgement, and if the scale of good outweighs the bad, we will have succeeded, otherwise we will be losers.
Trying to expose someone’s private parts is a satanic act; it is the very motive Shayṭān had in convincing Ādam and Ḥawwā عليهما السلام to eat from the forbidden tree.
Clothes are a blessing from Allāh.
We should dress well when going to the Masjid.
Don’t be extravagant.
There will be no malice in the hearts of the people of Jannah.
Regularly make this du‘ā:
رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَتَوَفَّنَا مُسْلِمِينَ‘
O Allāh! Pour upon us patience, and take our souls with Islām.’
Sometimes, we have to control our emotions, and look at the bigger picture.
Imagine the relationship Mūsā عليه السلام had with Allāh, when Allāh punished the Banū Isrā’īl, Mūsā interceded saying, “If You so wished, You could have destroyed them and myself. Will You destroy us due to the actions of the foolish among us? [After all] it is Your trial; You let astray whomsoever You wish, and guide whomsoever You wish. You are our guardian, so forgive us and have mercy upon us, for You are the best of the forgivers!”
The Mercy of Allāh encompasses everything.
Allāh tests us through good and bad, so that we can mend our ways.
Allāh does not let the actions of those who do good go to waste.
When Shayṭān whispers to you, recite ta‘awwudh:
أّعُوْذُ بِاللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيْم
When the Qur’ān is being recited, remain silent and listen attentively; this will lead to Allāh showing mercy upon you.