Harun Yahya

Living in Accordance with the Qur'an 8/9



Giving Away One’s Possessions Day and Night, Overtly or Covertly, in Prosperity or in Need



Those who give away their wealth by night and day, secretly and openly, will have their reward with their Lord. They will feel no fear and will know no sorrow. (Surat al-Baqarah, 274)

(People of intelligence are) those who are steadfast in seeking the face of their Lord, and perform prayer and give from the provision We have given them, secretly and openly, and stave off evil with good, it is they who will have the Ultimate Abode. (Surat ar-Ra`d, 22)

Those who give in times of both ease and hardship, those who control their rage and pardon other people–God loves the good-doers. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 134)

Those who recite the Book of God and perform prayer and give of what We have provided for them, secretly and openly, hope for a transaction which will not prove profitless. (Surah Fatir, 29)

Tell My servants who believe that they should perform prayer and give from what We have provided for them, secretly and openly, before a Day arrives on which there will be no trading and no friendship. (Surah Ibrahim, 31)

Giving Away the Nice and Good Things One Likes; Refraining from Trying to Give Away the Things One Does Not Want or Like to Others



You will not attain true goodness until you give of what you love. Whatever you give away, God knows it. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 92)

You who believe! Give away some of the good things you have earned and some of what the earth produces for you. Do not have recourse to bad things when you give, things you would only take with your eyes tight shut! Know that God is Rich Beyond Need, Praiseworthy. (Surat al-Baqarah, 267)

Keeping in Mind That God Greatly Awards Those Who Give Their Possessions Away and Bestows a Great Blessing Upon Them



The metaphor of those who spend their wealth in the Way of God is that of a grain which produces seven ears; in every ear there are a hundred grains. God gives such multiplied increase to whoever He wills. God is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing. (Surat al-Baqarah, 261)

… Anything you spend in the Way of God will be repaid to you in full. You will not be wronged. (Surat al-Anfal, 60)

Say: ‘My Lord expands the provision of any of His servants He wills or restricts it. But anything you expend will be replaced by Him. He is the Best of Providers.’ (Surah Saba’, 39)

Nor will they give away any amount, whether large or small, nor will they cross any valley, without it being written down for them so that God can recompense them for the best of what they did. (Surat at-Tawba, 121)

Those who give away their wealth by night and day, secretly and openly, will have their reward with their Lord. They will feel no fear and will know no sorrow. (Surat al-Baqarah, 274)

Believe in God and His Messenger and give of that to which He has made you successors. Those of you who believe and give will have an immense reward. (Surat al-Hadid, 7)

And how is it with you that you do not give in the Way of God, when the inheritance of the heavens and the earth belongs to God? Those of you who gave and fought before the Victory are not the same as those who gave and fought afterwards. They are higher in rank. But to each of them God has promised the Best. God is aware of what you do. (Surat al-Hadid, 10)

Mentioning the Names of God While Praying



To God belong the Most Beautiful Names, so call on Him by them and abandon those who desecrate His Names. They will be repaid for what they did. (Surat al-A’raf, 180)

Say: ‘Call on God or call on the All-Merciful, whichever you call upon, the Most Beautiful Names are His.’…(Surat al-Isra’, 110)

Praying to God Beseechingly and Earnestly



Call on your Lord humbly and secretly. He does not love those who overstep the limits. (Surat al-A’raf, 55)

Remember your Lord in yourself humbly and fearfully, without loudness of voice, morning and evening. Do not be one of the unaware. (Surat al-A’raf, 205)

Keeping in Mind That It Is God Who Grants Wisdom and Praying to God to Be Bestowed with Wisdom



We made his (Dawud’s) kingdom strong and gave him wisdom and decisive speech. (Surah Sad, 20)

(Ibrahim said,) ‘My Lord, give me right judgement and unite me with the righteous. Make me highly esteemed among the later peoples.’ (Surat ash-Shu`ara’, 83-84)

We made his (Dawud’s) kingdom strong and gave him wisdom and decisive speech. (Surah Sad, 20)

He gives wisdom to whoever He wills and he who has been given wisdom has been given great good. But no one pays heed but people of intelligence. (Surat al-Baqara, 269)

They are the ones to whom We gave the Book, Judgement and Prophethood. If these people reject it We have already entrusted it to a people who did not. (Surat al-An’am, 89)

We gave Luqman wisdom: ‘Give thanks to God. Whoever gives thanks only does so to his own good. Whoever is ungrateful, God is Rich Beyond Need, Praiseworthy.’ (Surah Luqman, 12)

That is part of the wisdom your Lord has revealed to you. Do not set up another god together with God and so be thrown into Hell, blamed and driven out. (Surat al-Isra’, 39)

(Musa said to Pharaoh,) ‘And so I fled from you when I was in fear of you but my Lord gave me right judgement and made me one of the Messengers.’ (Surat ash- Shu`ara’, 21)

And when he (Musa) reached his full strength and maturity, We gave him judgement and knowledge. That is how We recompense good-doer. (Surat al-Qasas, 14)

And with God’s permission they routed them. Dawud killed Goliath and God gave him kingship and wisdom and taught him whatever He willed. If it were not for God’s driving some people back by means of others, the earth would have been corrupted. But God shows favour to all the worlds. (Surat al-Baqarah, 251)

Or do they in fact envy other people for the bounty God has granted them? We gave the family of Ibrahim the Book and Wisdom, and We gave them an immense kingdom. (Surat an-Nisa’, 54)

‘Yahya, take hold of the Book with vigour.’ We gave him judgement while still a child. (Surah Maryam, 12)

Inviting People to Belief in God and Islam by Preaching Religion



Say: ‘This is my way. I call to God with inner sight, I and all who follow me. Glory be to God! I am not one of the idolaters!’ (Surah Yusuf, 108)

Our people, respond to God’s caller and believe in Him. He will forgive you some of your wrong actions and save you from a painful punishment. (Surat al-Ahqaf, 31)

He (Nuh) said, ‘My Lord, I have called my people night and day but my calling has only made them more evasive. Indeed, every time I called them to Your forgiveness, they put their fingers in their ears, wrapped themselves up in their clothes and were overweeningly arrogant. Then I called them openly.’ Then I addressed them publicly and addressed them privately. (Surah Nuh, 5-9)

Do not let them debar you from God’s Signs after they have been sent down to you. Call people to your Lord and on no account be one of the idolaters. (Surat al-Qasas, 87)

Who could say anything better than someone who summons to God and acts rightly and says, ‘I am one of the Muslims’? (Surat al-Fussilat, 33)

O Messenger! Transmit what has been sent down to you from your Lord. If you do not do it you will not have transmitted His Message. God will protect you from people. God does not guide the people of the disbelievers. (Surat al-Ma’idah, 67)

Those to whom We gave the Book rejoice at what has been sent down to you but some of the parties refuse to acknowledge part of it. Say: ‘I have only been ordered to worship God and not to associate anything with Him. I summon to Him and to Him I will return.’ (Surat ar-Ra`d, 36)

Giving Advice and Preaching If It Will Prove Beneficial



Remind, then, if the reminder benefits. He who has fear will be reminded. But the most miserable will shun it (the reminder), those who will roast in the Greatest Fire. (Surat al- A`la, 9-11)

We know best what they say. You are not a dictator over them. So remind, with the Qur’an, whoever fears My Threat. (Surat al-Qaf, 45)

It makes no difference to them whether you warn them or do not warn them: they will not believe. (Surah Ya Sin, 10)

As for those who deny, it is all the same if you warn them or not, they will not believe. (Surat al-Baqarah, 6)

(Nuh said,) ‘My counsel will not benefit you, for all my desire to counsel you, if God desires to lead you into error. He is your Lord and you will return to Him.’ (Surah Hud, 34)

You will not make dead men hear and you will not make deaf men hear the call when they turn their backs in flight. You will not guide blind men out of their error. You will not make anyone hear except for those who believe in Our Signs and so are Muslims. (Surat an-Naml, 80-81)

And whether you warn them or do not warn them, they will not believe. You can only warn those who act on the Reminder and fear the All-Merciful in the Unseen. Give them the good news of forgiveness and a generous reward. (Surah Ya Sin, 10-11)

Not Requesting Any Payment for Preaching Religion



(A man from the far side of the city said,) ‘Follow those who do not ask you for any wage and who have received guidance.’ (Surah Ya Sin, 21)

Say: ‘I do not ask you for any wage for it, nor am I a man of false pretensions.’ (Surah Sad, 86)

(Nuh said,) ‘My people! I do not ask you for any wealth for it. My wage is the responsibility of God alone…’ (Surah Hud, 29)

(Hud said,) ‘My people! I do not ask you for any wage for it. My wage is the responsibility of Him Who brought me into being…’ (Surah Hud, 51)

They are the ones God has guided, so be guided by their guidance. Say, ‘I do not ask you for any wage for it. It is simply a reminder to all beings.’ (Surat al-An’am, 90)

Say: ‘I have not asked you for any wage–it is all for you. My wage is the responsibility of God alone. He is witness of everything.’ (Surah Saba’, 47)

You do not ask them for any wage for it. It is only a reminder to all beings. (Surah Yusuf, 104)

Say: ‘I do not ask you for any wage for it–only that anyone who wants to should make his way towards his Lord.’ (Surat al-Furqan, 57)

(Nuh said,) ‘I do not ask you for any wage for it. My wage is the responsibility of no one but the Lord of all the worlds.’ (Surat ash- Shu`ara’, 109)

That is the good news which God gives to His servants who believe and do right actions. Say: ‘I do not ask you for any wage for this–except for you to love your near of kin. If anyone does a good action, We will increase the good of it for him. God is Ever-Forgiving, Ever-Thankful.’ (Surat ash-Shura, 23)

Refraining from Coercion and Compulsion Where Religion Is Concerned



There is no compulsion where the religion is concerned. Right guidance has become clearly distinct from error. (Surat al-Baqarah, 256)

Say: ‘Disbelievers! I do not worship what you worship and you do not worship what I worship. Nor will I worship what you worship nor will you worship what I worship. You have your religion and I have my religion.’ (Surat al-Kafirun, 1-5)

Preserving One’s Chastity



(Believers are) those who guard their chastity–except from their wives or those they own as slaves, in which case they are not blameworthy. (Surat al-Mu’minun, 5-6)

(Believers are) those who guard their private parts except from their wives and any slaves they own, in which case they incur no blame. (Surat al-Ma`arij, 29)

Say to the believers that they should lower their eyes and guard their chastity. That is purer for them. God is aware of what they do. Say to the believing women that they should lower their eyes and guard their chastity and not display their adornments–except for what normally shows–and draw their veils across their breasts. They should only display their adornments to their husbands or their fathers or their husbands’ fathers, or their sons or their husbands’ sons or their brothers or their brothers’ sons or their sisters’ sons or their women or those they own as slaves or their male attendants who have no sexual desire or children who still have no awareness of women’s private parts. Nor should they stamp their feet so that their hidden ornaments are known. Turn to God every one of you, believers, so that hopefully you will have success. (Surat an-Nur, 30-31)

As for women who are past child-bearing age and no longer have any hope of getting married, there is nothing wrong in their removing their outer clothes, provided they do not flaunt their adornments; but to refrain from doing so is better for them. God is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Surat an-Nur, 60)

If any of you do not have the means to marry free women who are believers, you may marry slavegirls who are believers. God knows best about your faith; you are all the same in that respect. Marry them with their owners’ permission and give them their dowries correctly and courteously as married women, not in fornication or taking them as lovers… (Surat an-Nisa’, 25)

Those who cannot find the means to marry should be abstinent until God enriches them from His bounty… (Surat an-Nur, 33)

O Prophet! Tell your wives and daughters and the women of the believers to draw their outer garments closely round themselves. This makes it more likely that they will be recognised and not be harmed. God is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat al-Ahzab, 59)

Men and women who are Muslims, men and women who are believers, men and women who are obedient, men and women who are truthful, men and women who are steadfast, men and women who are humble, men and women who give charity, men and women who fast, men and women who guard their chastity, men and women who remember God much: God has prepared forgiveness for them and an immense reward. (Surat al-Ahzab, 35)

And she (Maryam) who protected her private parts. We breathed into her some of Our Spirit and made her and her son a Sign for all the worlds. (Surat al-Anbiya’, 91)

Saluting the Household When Entering a House



... and when you enter houses greet one another with a greeting from God, blessed and good. in this way God makes the Signs clear to you so that hopefully you will use your intellect. (Surat an-Nur, 61)

Has the story reached you of the honoured guests of Ibrahim? When they entered his dwelling and said, ‘Peace!’ he said, ‘Peace, to people we do not know.’ (Surat adh-Dhariyat, 24-25)

Not Entering a House Without Asking for Permission and Saluting the Household



You who believe! Do not enter houses other than your own until you have asked permission and greeted their inhabitants. That is better for you, so that hopefully you will pay heed. and if you find no one at home do not go in until permission has been granted you. and if you are told to go away then go away. That is purer for you. God knows what you do. (Surat an-Nur, 27-28)

Returning a Salutation in the Same or a More Pleasant Manner



When you are greeted with a greeting, return the greeting or improve on it. God takes account of everything. (Surat an-Nisa’, 86)

Using Doors When Entering a House



... It is not devoutness for you to enter houses by the back. Rather devoutness is possessed by those who guard against evil. So come to houses by their doors and have fear of God, so that hopefully you will be successful. (Surat al-Baqarah, 189)

Being Hospitable, Serving Pleasant Foods and Drinks Without Delay and Asking the Guests



Has the story reached you of the honoured guests of Ibrahim? When they entered his dwelling and said, ‘Peace!’ he said, ‘Peace, to people we do not know.’ So he slipped off to his household and brought a fattened calf. He offered it to them and then exclaimed, ‘Do you not then eat?’ (Surat adh-Dhariyat, 24-27)

Our messengers brought the good news to Ibrahim. They said, ‘Peace!’ and he too said, ‘Peace!’ and brought in a roasted calf without delay. (Surah Hud, 69)

Refraining from Haughtiness; Always Adopting a Modest, Humble Attitude in the Way One Walks, Acts and Talks



Do not avert your face from people out of haughtiness and do not strut about arrogantly on the earth. God does not love anyone who is vain or boastful. ‘Be moderate in your tread…(Surah Luqman, 18-19)

Do not strut arrogantly about the earth. You will certainly never split the earth apart nor will you ever rival the mountains in height. (Surat al-Isra’, 37)

The servants of the All-Merciful are those who walk lightly on the earth and, who, when the ignorant speak to them, say, ‘Peace’. (Surat al-Furqan, 63)

Worship God and do not associate anything with Him. Be good to your parents and relatives and to orphans and the very poor, and to neighbours who are related to you and neighbours who are not related to you, and to companions and travellers and your slaves. God does not love anyone vain or boastful. (Surat an-Nisa’, 36)

We have appointed a rite of sacrifice for every nation so that they may invoke God’s name over the livestock He has given them. Your God is One God so submit to Him. Give good news to the humble-hearted. (Surat al-Hajj, 34)

You who believe! If any of you renounce your religion, God will bring forward a people whom He loves and who love Him, humble to the believers, fierce to the disbelievers, who strive in the Way of God and do not fear the blame of any censurer. That is the unbounded favour of God which He gives to whoever He wills. God is Boundless, All-Knowing. (Surat al-Ma’idah, 54)

Take them (your parents) under your wing, out of mercy, with due humility and say: ‘Lord, show mercy to them as they did in looking after me when I was small.’ (Surat al-Isra’, 24)

Refraining from Speaking Loudly



(Luqman said to his son,) ‘Be moderate in your tread and lower your voice. the most hateful of voices is the donkey’s bray.’ (Surah Luqman, 19)

Exalting God by Saying “Masha’allah” in the Face of Everything Beautiful



(His companion said to him,) ‘Why, when you entered your garden, did you not say, “It is as God wills, there is no strength but in God”? Though you see me with less wealth and children than you possess. (Surat al-Kahf, 39)

Exalting God by Saying “Insha’allah” for Every Future Plan and Keeping in Mind That Every Plan Is Materialized If God Wills



Never say about anything, ‘I am doing that tomorrow,’ without adding ‘If God wills.’ (Surat al-Kahf, 23-24)

Musa said, ‘You will find me patient, if God wills, and I will not disobey you in any matter.’ (Surat al-Kahf, 69)

Mentioning God’s Name in the Case of Forgetting Saying “Insha’allah” Regarding a Future Plan



Never say about anything, ‘I am doing that tomorrow,’ without adding ‘If God wills.’ Remember your Lord when you forget, and say, ‘Hopefully my Lord will guide me to something closer to right guidance than this.’ (Surat al-Kahf, 23-24)

Taking An Interest in the Subjects God Points Us Towards and Wants Us to Explore and Contemplate



Will they not ponder the Qur’an? If it had been from other than God, they would have found many inconsistencies in it. (Surat an-Nisa’, 82)

Do they not ponder these words? Has anything come to them that did not come to their ancestors, the previous peoples? (Surat al-Mu’minun, 68)

It is a Book We have sent down to you, full of blessing, so let people of intelligence ponder its Signs and take heed. (Surah Sad, 29)

Have they not seen how God brings creation out of nothing, then reproduces it? That is easy for God. Say: ‘Travel about the earth and see how He brought creation out of nothing. Then later God will bring about the next existence. God has power over all things.’ (Surat al-Anqabut, 19-20)

Do those who disbelieve not see that the heavens and the earth were sewn together and then We unstitched them and that We made from water every living thing? So will they not believe? (Surat al-Anbiya’, 30)

Have they not looked at the camel–how it was created? and at the sky — how it was raised up? and (have they not looked) at the mountains–how they were embedded? and at the earth — how it was smoothed out? (Surat al-Ghashiyah, 17-20)

No wonder you are surprised as they laugh with scorn! (Surat al-Saffat, 12)

Have they not looked at the sky above them: how We structured it and made it beautiful and how there are no fissures in it? and the earth: how We stretched it out and cast firmly embedded mountains onto it and caused luxuriant plants of every kind to grow in it. An instruction and a reminder for every penitent human being. (Surah Qaf, 6-8)

He Who created the seven heavens in layers. You will not find any flaw in the creation of the All-Merciful. Look again–do you see any gaps? (Surat al-Mulk, 3)

Man says, ´When I am dead, will I then be brought out again alive?´ Does not man recall that We created him before when he was not anything? (Surah Maryam, 66-67)

Man has only to look at what he was created from. (Surat at-Tariq, 5)

Devoting Considerable Effort to Serving Islam and the Qur’an Without Harboring Any Doubt



But as for anyone who desires the hereafter, and strives for it with the striving it deserves, being a believer, the striving of such people will be gratefully acknowledged. (Surat al-Isra’, 19)

The believers are only those who have believed in God and His Messenger and then have had no doubt and have strived with their wealth and themselves in the Way of God. They are the ones who are true to their word. (Surat al-Hujurat, 15)

It is the truth from your Lord so do not be among the doubters. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 60)

If you are in any doubt about what We have sent down to you, then ask those who were reciting the Book before you. the truth has come to you from your Lord, so on no account be one of the doubters. (Surah Yunus, 94)

'Am I to desire someone other than God as a judge when it is He Who has sent down the Book to you clarifying everything?’ Those We have given the Book know it has been sent down from your Lord with truth, so on no account be among the doubters. (Surat al-An’am, 114)

Only those who do not believe in God and the Last Day ask you to excuse them…(Surat at-Tawba, 45)

Making Preparations for Struggling in the Way for God



Arm yourselves against them with all the firepower and cavalry you can muster, to terrify the enemies of God and your enemies, and others besides them whom you do not know. God knows them. Anything you spend in the Way of God will be repaid to you in full. You will not be wronged. (Surat al-Anfal, 60)

If they had really desired to go out (to fight), they would have made proper preparations for it, but God was averse to their setting out so He held them back and they were told: ‘Stay behind with those who stay behind.’ (Surat at-Tawba, 46)

Go out to fight, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and yourselves in the Way of God. That is better for you if you only knew. (Surat at-Tawba, 41)

You who believe! When you go out to fight in the Way of God verify things carefully. Do not say, ‘You are not a believer’, to someone who greets you as a Muslim, simply out of desire for the goods of this world. with God there is booty in abundance. That is the way you were before but God has been kind to you. So verify things carefully. God is aware of what you do. (Surat an-Nisa’, 94)

You who believe! What is the matter with you that when you are told, ‘Go out and fight in the way of God,’ you sink down heavily to the earth? Are you happier with this world than the hereafter? Yet the enjoyment of this world is very small compared to that of the hereafter. If you do not go out to fight, He will punish you with a painful punishment and substitute another people in your place. You will not harm Him in any way. God has power over all things. (Surat at-Tawba, 38-39)

O Prophet! Spur on the believers to fight. If there are twenty of you who are steadfast, they will overcome two hundred; and if there are a hundred of you, they will overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they are people who do not understand. (Surat al-Anfal, 65)

Duly Waging a Struggle in the Way of God with the Help of the Qur’an



So do not obey the disbelievers but use this (the Qur’an) to battle against them with all your might. (Surat al-Furqan, 52)

Strive for God with the striving due to Him. He has selected you and not placed any constraint upon you in the religion–the religion of your forefather Ibrahim. He named you Muslims before and also in this, so that the Messenger could be witness against you and you could be witnesses against all mankind. So perform prayer and give the alms and hold fast to God. He is your Protector–the Best Protector, the Best Helper. (Surat al-Hajj, 78)

So if you come upon such people in war, make a harsh example of them to deter those coming after them so that hopefully they will pay heed. (Surat al-Anfal, 57)

Those who believe and migrate and strive in the Way of God with their wealth and themselves have a higher rank with God. They are the ones who are victorious. (Surat at-Tawba, 20)

Never Adopting a Reluctant, Half-Hearted Effort in the Struggle in the Way of God



Just as your Lord brought you out from your house with truth, even though a group of the believers disliked it. (Surat al-Anfal, 5)

They said, ‘We will never enter it, Musa, as long as they are there. So you and your Lord go and fight. We will stay sitting here. (Surat al-Ma’idah, 24)

Do you not see those who were told: ‘Hold back from fighting but perform prayer and give the alms’? Then when fighting is prescribed for them, a group of them fear people as God should be feared, or even more than that. They say, ‘Our Lord, why have you prescribed fighting for us? If only You would give us just a little more time!’ Say, ‘The enjoyment of this world is very brief. the hereafter is better for those who guard against evil. You will not be wronged by so much as the smallest speck.’ (Surat an-Nisa’, 77)

Those who were left behind were glad to stay behind the Messenger of God. They did not want to strive with their wealth and themselves in the Way of God. They said, ‘Do not go out to fight in the heat.’ Say: ‘The Fire of Hell is much hotter, if they only understood.’ (Surat at-Tawba, 81)

You who believe! What is the matter with you that when you are told, ‘Go out and fight in the way of God,’ you sink down heavily to the earth? Are you happier with this world than the hereafter? Yet the enjoyment of this world is very small compared to that of the hereafter. If you do not go out to fight, He will punish you with a painful punishment and substitute another people in your place. You will not harm Him in any way. God has power over all things. (Surat at-Tawba, 38-39)

If they had really desired to go out (to fight), they would have made proper preparations for it, but God was averse to their setting out so He held them back and they were told: ‘Stay behind with those who stay behind.’ (Surat at-Tawba, 46)

If it had been a case of easy gains and a short journey, they would have followed you, but the distance was too great for them. They will swear by God: ‘Had we been able to, we would have gone out with you.’ They are destroying their own selves. God knows that they are lying. (Surat at-Tawba, 42)

Among them are there some who say, ‘Give me permission to stay. Do not put temptation in my way.’ Have they not fallen into that very temptation? Hell hems in the disbelievers. (Surat at-Tawba, 49)

When a sura is sent down saying: ‘Believe in God and strive together with His Messenger,’ those among them with wealth will ask you to excuse them, saying, ‘Let us remain with those who stay behind.’ (Surat at-Tawba, 86)

And (it is) so that He would know the hypocrites. They were told, ‘Come and fight in the Way of God or at least help defend us.’ They said, ‘If we knew how to fight, we would certainly follow you.’ They were closer to disbelief that day than to faith, saying with their mouths what was not in their hearts. and God knows best what they are hiding. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 167)

And a group of them said, ‘People of Yathrib, Your position is untenable so return!’ some of them asked the Prophet to excuse them, saying, ‘Our houses are exposed,’ when they were not exposed; it was merely that they wanted to run away. (Surat al-Ahzab, 13)

Continuing the Struggle Until All Mischief Is Wiped Off the Face of the Earth and Islam Becomes the Predominant Religion



Fight them until there is no more discord and the religion is God’s alone. If they stop, God sees what they do. (Surat al-Anfal, 39)

Keeping in Mind That God Helps the Believers Who Struggle in the Way of God



As for those who strive in Our Way, We will guide them to Our Paths. Truly God is with the good-doers. (Surat al-Anqabut, 69)

Those who anticipate the worst for you say, ‘Were we not with you?’ whenever you gain a victory from God, but if the disbelievers have a success they say, ‘Did we not have the upper hand over you and yet in spite of that keep the believers away from you?’ God will judge between you on the Day of Rising. God will not give the disbelievers any way against the believers. (Surat an-Nisa’, 141)

You who believe! If you help God, He will help you and make your feet firm. (Surah Muhammad, 7)

Then when the Messengers despaired and thought themselves denied, Our help came to them, and those We willed were saved. Our violent force cannot be averted from people who are evildoers. (Surah Yusuf, 110)

Those who were expelled from their homes without any right, merely for saying, ‘Our Lord is God’ (if God had not driven some people back by means of others, monasteries, churches, synagogues and mosques, where God’s name is mentioned much, would have been pulled down and destroyed. God will certainly help those who help Him–God is All-Strong, Almighty. (Surat al-Hajj, 40)

And remember when two of your clans were on the point of losing heart and God was their Protector. Let the believers put their trust in God. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 122)

God sent back those who disbelieved in their rage without their achieving any good at all. God made it unnecessary for the believers to fight. God is Most Strong, Almighty. (Surat al-Ahzab, 25)

... on that day, the believers will rejoice. with the help of God. He helps whom He wills. and He is the Almighty, the Compassionate. This is God’s promise, and God never breaks His promise, but most people do not know. (Surat ar-Rum, 4-6)

Immigrating for the Sake of God in Case of Need, Providing Shelter to the Immigrants



Those who believe and have migrated and strived with their wealth and themselves in the Way of God, and those who have given refuge and help, they are the friends and protectors of one another…(Surat al-Anfal, 72)

Those who believe and have migrated and strived in the Way of God and those who have given refuge and help, they are the true believers. They will have forgiveness and generous provision. (Surat al-Anfal, 74)

Those who believe and migrate later on and accompany you in striving, they also are of your number… (Surat al-Anfal, 75)

Those who believe and migrate and strive in the Way of God with their wealth and themselves have a higher rank with God. They are the ones who are victorious. (Surat at-Tawba, 20)

And Lut believed in him. He said, ‘I am leaving this place to follow the pleasure of my Lord. He is the Almighty, the All Wise.’ (Surat al-Anqabut, 26)

Those who were already settled in the abode (Madina), and in faith, before they came, love those who have migrated to them and do not find in their hearts any need for what they have been given and prefer them to themselves even if they themselves are needy. It is the people who are safe-guarded from the avarice of their own selves who are successful. (Surat al-Hashr, 9)

Their Lord responds to them: ‘I will not let the deeds of any doer among you go to waste, male or female–you are both the same in that respect. Those who migrated and were driven from their homes and suffered harm in My Way and fought and were killed, I will erase their bad actions from them and admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing under them, as a reward from God. the best of all rewards is with God.’ (Surah Al ‘Imran, 195)

Those who believe and migrate and strive in the Way of God can expect God’s mercy. God is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat al-Baqarah, 218)

Those who migrate in the Way of God and then are killed or die, God will provide for them handsomely. Truly God is the best Provider. (Surat al-Hajj, 58)

Those of you possessing affluence and ample wealth should not make oaths that they will not give to their relatives and the very poor and those who have migrated in the way of God. They should rather pardon and overlook. Would you not love God to forgive you? God is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat an-Nur, 22)

Those who migrate in the Way of God will find many places of refuge on the earth and ample sustenance. If anyone leaves his home, migrating to God and His Messenger, and death catches up with him, it is God Who will reward him. God is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat an-Nisa’, 100)

As for those who migrate for God’s sake after being wronged, We shall give them good lodging in this world, and the reward of the hereafter is greater still if they only knew. (Surat an-Nahl, 41)

But to those who migrated after they were persecuted and then strived and remained steadfast, to them your Lord is All-Compassionate, Most Merciful. (Surat an-Nahl, 110)

Painstakingly Refraining from  Committing a Sin



Abandon wrong action, outward and inward. Those who commit wrong action will be repaid for what they perpetrated. (Surat al-An’am, 120)

If you avoid the serious wrong actions you have been forbidden, We will erase your bad actions from you and admit you by a Gate of Honour. (Surat an-Nisa’, 31)

(Believers are) those who avoid major wrong actions and indecencies and who, when they are angered, then forgive. (Believers are) those who respond to their Lord and perform prayer, and manage their affairs by mutual consultation and give of what We have provided for them. (Believers are) those who, when they are wronged, defend themselves. (Surat ash-Shura, 37-39)

Say: ‘My Lord has forbidden indecency, both open and hidden, and wrong action, and unrightful tyranny, and associating anything with God for which He has sent down no authority, and saying things about God you do not know.’ (Surat al-A’raf, 33)

... Help each other to goodness and heedfulness. Do not help each other to wrongdoing and enmity. Have fear of God. God is severe in retribution. (Surat al-Ma’idah, 2)

(Hud said,) ‘My people! Ask forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to Him. He will send heaven down to you in abundant rain, and increase you with strength upon strength. Do not turn away as evildoers.’ (Surah Hud, 52)

 

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