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  • Writer's pictureAnees Bhayat

Lessons from Sūrah 9 - Sūrat At-Tawbah

  1. Honour your treaties.

  2. Populating masjids is a sign of Īmān

  3. If close family members prefer disbelief over Īmān, relationships with them shouldn’t be deep-rooted.[1]

  4. We have been warned to await severe punishment if there is anything that is more beloved to us than Allāh, His Messenger ﷺ and striving in their path.

  5. Numbers don’t matter to Allāh; it’s all about quality.

  6. The enemies of Islām will continue trying to extinguish the Light of Allāh, but Allāh insists that His Light will remain luminous, despite their dislike.

  7. The punishment for those who hoard wealth and don’t give Zakāh is severe. Their bodies shall be branded with their wealth in Jahannam.

  8. Hypocrites will take oaths upon oaths to prove their innocence, but they will never stick to them.

  9. Mocking Allāh and His Messenger ﷺ is an act of disbelief.

  10. Ṣadaqah is a means of purity [of wealth and soul].

  11. Don’t ask for the forgiveness of a person who has obviously died in disbelief.

  12. Keep the company of the pious.

  13. There is immense reward in striving in the Path of Allāh.

  14. Seeking knowledge and teaching the Dīn is extremely important. Even if there is a mass call to arms, a group is to stay behind and seek knowledge, to teach those that go out when they return.

  15. The Prophet ﷺ was very caring towards the Muslims. He would be grieved upon everything that caused the Muslims difficulty, whilst always wishing well for them and showing immense love and mercy towards them.

[1] يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لَا تَتَّخِذُوٓاْ ءَابَآءَكُمۡ وَإِخۡوَانَكُمۡ أَوۡلِيَآءَ إِنِ ٱسۡتَحَبُّواْ ٱلۡكُفۡرَ عَلَى ٱلۡإِيمَـٰنِ ‌ۚ وَمَن يَتَوَلَّهُم مِّنكُمۡ فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلظَّـٰلِمُونَ (٩:٢٣)

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