Lessons from Sūrah 59 – Sūrat Al-Ḥashr
Whoever shows hostility towards Allāh and His Messenger ﷺ is in for a severe punishment.
Whatever the Messenger ﷺ gives and teaches you, take it happily. And whatever he refrains you from, refrain from it.
Some qualities of the Anṣār:
They prepared Al-Madīnah for the Muhājirūn
They truly loved the Muhājirūn
They felt no envy in the wealth that was granted to the Muhājirūn
They gave preference to others over themselves even though they themselves were in poverty.
Whoever is saved from the greed of his/her heart is indeed successful.
Make a point of making this du‘ā:
رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلِإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِينَ سَبَقُونَا بِالْإِيمَانِ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ فِي قُلُوبِنَا غِلًّا لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ رَءُوفٌ رَحِيمٌ (٥٩: ١٠)
‘Our Rabb! Forgive us and those of our brothers who preceded us in faith, and do not place in ourhearts any rancour against those who believe; Surely, Our Lord, you are Very-Kind, Very-Merciful.’ (59:10)
The hypocrites would continuously make false promises, which Allāh exposed.
The hypocrites would only fight if they knew they had more of a chance of surviving. Their relations between themselves were extremely fragile, and disputes rife. On the outset, it looked as if they were a united bunch, yet their hearts were divided.
One way of achieving taqwā is to continuously ponder over what deeds you have sent forth for the Hereafter.
If you forget Allāh, He will cause you to forget yourself.
Allāh has many beautiful names; we should learn them and call Him by them.