Saturday, 17 April 2010

Ya ayuhaladheena 'aamanu... [Oh you who believe...]

Nouman Ali Khan explained in his tafseer lessons of Juzz 'Amma that when Allah says;

...يأَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ

Ya ayuhaladheena 'aamanu [Oh you who believe] - this is referring to the Muslims in general.

But when He refers to a people as Mu'minoon, then they are of a higher rank than the Muslims (i.e. they have gone through trials and remained steadfast in emaan [belief] - so they have the title of Mu'min).

He continues that Allah does criticize those who claim to have emaan - aladheena 'aamanu (i.e. Ya ayuhaladheena 'aamanu maa lakum? [Oh you who believe, what is wrong with you? - then He will mention a mistake or sin they did])

But Allah never criticizes the Mu'minoon. A level higher than the Mu'minoon are the Muhsinoon/Muttaqun [which is the highest rank - these people are always remembering Allah]. 

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