Chapter 59: Sūrat al-Ḥashr

Sūrat al-Ḥashr, Chapter 59 Verse(s): 1-9 presented on Apr 27,2008

The Shaykh begins this Sūrah with some background on the tribe of Banū al-Naḍīr and their acts of treason that ultimately led to their exile. The economics of the distribution of wealth are discussed in the light of Verse 7 of this Sūrah. The Shaykh closes with a discussion of true piety within the context of wealth-distribution.

Sūrat al-Ḥashr, Chapter 59 Verse(s): 10-14 presented on May 11,2008

The Shaykh dwells on the tenth verse of this Sūrah, highlighting the importance of refraining from judging believers who preceded us, in particular, the Companions of the Prophet ﷺ. He goes on to derive a strikingly simple categorization of Muslims based on this verse. The session ends with a discussion of the attributes of the hypocrites in the context of the first few verses.

Sūrat al-Ḥashr, Chapter 59 Verse(s): 15-24 presented on May 18,2008

In these verses, a parallel is drawn between the devil and the hypocrites. Shaykh Amin talks about the ‘Ḥashr’ – the groups that people belong to (believers, disbelievers and hypocrites) and how that grouping narrows down into the duality of Jannah and the fire. Reminders follow – ‘the trigger for sinning is forgetting Allah ﷻ…’. The chapter concludes with an analysis of how Allah’s ﷻ infinite generosity made it possible for Man to receive revelation, and even recite it.