سورة البقرة‎ (The Cow): Verse 8-16 Quranic Reflections

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LESSON #4:
Chapter 2: Verse 8-16

 

Cure is achieved in two ways:

1. Preventive treatment

2. Curative treatment

and former is always better than the latter because of the least amount of damage ensued – both in terms of time and emotions. But do we know the symptoms of this disease?

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Whoever has the following four (characteristics) will be a pure hypocrite and whoever has one of the following four characteristics will have one characteristic of hypocrisy unless and until he gives it up.

1. Whenever he is entrusted, he betrays.
2. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie.
3. Whenever he makes a covenant, he proves treacherous.
4. Whenever he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil and insulting manner.”  [Bukhari]

What is that type of hypocrisy where you keep lying to your own self, betray your own soul, break promises with your own words and fight the good within your conscience?

Even if we try our best to not carry these characteristics into the outside world, we surely commit such heinous crimes against ourselves, within the dark folds of secrecy. Are we digging all those holes for our own selves while not even realising? Not realising the Symptoms of a fatal disease…

What a constant test our own nafs is…

 

Ya Allaah! I love you but please don’t take my test, because I’m afraid….

I’m afraid I might end up loving myself more. I’m afraid I might prefer someone else more. I’m afraid I might prefer something else more…
I’m afraid of becoming a hypocrite or being one already…

I’m afraid I might fail your tests…

I am afraid….

Because I have failed a dozen times already …

 

NEXT: Lesson #5 (verse 17-20)

 

 

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Samina Farooq is an engineer by qualification, a Quran and Arabic-language student by occupation, a photographer by eye, a writer by heart, an artist by nature and a Muslim by soul. A mum of one is currently studying Intensive Arabic Program from Islamic Online University while also following Bayyinah institute's 'Arabic with Husna' classes, one baby step at a time.

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  1. Maimoona Says: April 4, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    1. if we by mistake do a bad deed we shud repent ! Or it will increase and our heart won’t see any wrong in it as it’ll become blind ! And heart blackens !
    Like even if we do a bad deed we should acknowledge that we did wrong and in our heart hate it and try to improve otherwise it just increases!
    Like music ! If u dun listen u don’t . And if u listen once ; u feel like listening again ! Unless u repent ! And try to improve !
    2. Allah can take away the things He has given us at any time ! So Fear this taking away and thank that u have it , and use em in the best way possible !
    3. Don’t be so sure of urself as in lk the hypocrites were actually wrong but said we are right ! So we should always listen to others opinions about wt we are doing ! And judge ourselves and keep looking at ourselves for character building and betterment !!! There’s always room for improvement !

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