What The Quran Enjoins Us To Do
And Warns Us Not To Do, Some Examples
Normally, the injunctions of the law ( al-hukm shaʿriy )
are those given by the Lawgiver, which is Allah taʿala Himself. They are those commands which have been stated in the Quran, concerning the acts of human beings, ie of those who are morally responsible ( al mukallifūn )
. Man is therefore either required to do something or to refrain from an act, or given a choice, or given a stipulations ( legal reasons, conditions, or preventives. RT
||As A Command
||Proof from qur'ānic verse in Arabic transliterated
||Meditate on the Quran
||afa lâ yatadabbarûna-l qurân
||Listen * and use your intellect *
||wa qālū lau kunnā nasmaʿu au naʿqilu mā kunnā fī aSHābi-ssaʿīr
||Don't split your religion
||inna-l ladhîna farraqû dînahum
||Remember you will experience this your day (of Judgement)
||kamâ nasû liqâ.a yaumihim hadhâ
||Don't lose your Self, Soul
||qad khasirû anfusahum
||Don't take the disbelievers * for friends in preference to believers
||lā yattakhidhi-l muminūna-l kāfirīna awliyāa min dūni-l muminūna
||Have faith in Allah and His Messenger, and struggle hard in Allah's way with your property and your lives *
||tu'minū bi-l Allāhi wa rasūlihi wa tujāhidū fī sabīli-Allāhi bi-amwālikum wa anfusikum
3-28: Remain on your guard, evil company can easily corrupt faith (imān), therefore it is forbidden; instead we must strengthen our brotherhood (sisterhood).
: Listen: to the Prophets with attention as seekers after Truth, especially to the last of the Prophets, the Prophet Muhammad - may Allah bless him and grant him peace -. Maududi
: and use your intellect: to understand what actually was the message they were presenting before us. Maududi
1.) This (what is stated in the quranic verse above) is better than the trade of this life and striving hard for it and amassing it. Ibn Kathīr
2.) Hadith narrated by Abū Saʿid al-Khudrī:
Somebody asked, "O Allah's Messenger! Who is the best among the
people?" Allah's Messenger ﷺ replied:
"A believer who strives his
utmost in Allah's Cause with his life and property." They asked,
"Who is next?" He replied, "A believer who stays in one of the
mountain paths worshipping Allah and leaving the people secure
from his mischief."
| Quranreference: sura aS-Saff (61), verses 10/11:|
O you who believe! shall I lead you to a commerce
which may deliver you from a painful chastisement?
You shall believe in Allah and His Apostle, and
struggle hard in Allah's way with your property and your
lives; that is better for you, did you but know!
| Quranreference: sura an-nisâ (4), verse 82:|
Do they not then meditate on the Quran? And if it were
from any other than Allah, they would have found in it many a
| Quranreference: sura al-mulk (67), verse 10:
And they shall say: Had we but listened or used our intellect, we
should not have been among the inmates of the burning fire.
| Quranreference: sura al-a'râf (7), verse 51:
Who take their religion for an idle sport and a play and this
life's world deceives them; so today We forsake them, as they
neglected the meeting of this day of theirs and as they denied Our
| Quranreference: sura al-a'râf (7), verse 53:
Do they wait for aught but its final sequel? On the day when
its final sequel comes about, those who neglected it before will
say: Indeed the apostles of our Lord brought the truth; are there
for us then any intercessors so that they should intercede on our
behalf? Or could we be sent back so that we should do (deeds)
other than those which we did? Indeed they have lost their souls
and that which they forged has gone away from them.
| Quranreference: sura an-anâm (6), verse 159:
Surely they who divided their religion into parts and
became sects, you have no concern with them; their affair is only
with Allah, then He will inform them of what they did.
| Quranreference: sura āl ʿmrān (3), verse 28:
Let not the believers take disbelievers for friends in preference to believers - and whoever does that has no connection with ALLAH - except that you guard yourselves fully against them. And ALLAH cautions you
against HIS punishment; and to ALLAH is the returning.
RT: Reliance of The Traveller:
Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law
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