Allah's attribute of Omniscience
knows the cries of the beasts in the forest, the sins of the people in
seclusion, the movements of the fishes in the deep seas and the rising of
the water by tempestuous winds. I stand witness that Muhammad is the
choice of Allah, the conveyor of His revelation and the messenger of His
Advantages of fear of Allah
I advise you to fear Allah, Who created you for the first time; towards
Him is your return, with Him lies the success of your aims, at Him
terminate (all) your desires, towards Him runs your path of right and He
is the aim of your fears (for seeking protection).
Certainly, fear of Allah is
the medicine for your hearts, sight for the blindness of your spirits, the
cure for the ailments of your bodies, the rectifier of the evils of your
breasts, the purifier of the pollution of your minds, the light of the
darkness of your eyes, the consolation for the fear of your heart and the
brightness for the gloom of your ignorance.
make obedience to Allah the way of your life and not only your outside
covering, make it your inner habit instead of only outer routine, subtle
enough to enter through your ribs (up to the heart), the guide for all
your affairs, the watering place for your getting down (on the Day of
Judgement), the interceder for the achievement of your aims, asylum for
the day of your fear, the lamp of the interior of your graves, company for
your long loneliness, and deliverance from the troubles of your abodes.
Certainly, obedience to
Allah is a protection against encircling calamities. expected dangers and
the flames of burning fires.
whoever entertains fear of Allah, troubles remain away from him after
having been near, affairs become sweet after their bitterness, waves (of
troubles) recede from him after having crowded over him, difficulties
become easy for him after occurring, generosity rains fast over him after
there had been famine, mercy bends over him after it had been loath, the
favours (of Allah) spring forth on him after they had been dried, and
blessing descends over him in showers after being scanty.
So, fear Allah Who benefits
you with His good advice, preaches to you through His Messenger, and
obliges you with His favours. Devote yourselves to His worship, and acquit
yourselves of the obligation of obeying Him.
is the religion which Allah has chosen for Himself, developed it before
His eyes, preferred it as the best among His creations, established its
pillars on His love. He has disgraced other religions by giving honour to
He has humiliated all
communities before its sublimity; He has humbled its enemies with His
kindness and made its opponents lonely by according it His support. He has
smashed the pillars of misguidance with its columns. He has quenched the
thirst of the thirsty from its cisterns, and filled the cisterns through
those who draw its water.
Islam such that its constituent parts cannot break, its links cannot
separate, its construction cannot fall, its columns cannot decay, its
plant cannot be uprooted, its time does not end, its laws do not expire,
its twigs cannot be cut, its parts do not become narrow, its ease does not
change into difficulty, its clarity is not affected by gloom, its
straightness does not acquire curvature, its wood has no crookedness, its
vast paths have no narrowness, its lamp knows no putting off and its
sweetness has no bitterness.
consists of columns whose bases Allah has fixed in truthfulness and whose
foundation He has strengthened, and of sources whose streams are ever full
of water and of lamps, whose flames are full of light, and of beacons with
whose help travellers get guidance, and of signs through which a way is
found to its highways and of watering places which provide water to those
who come to them. Allah has placed in Islam the height of His pleasure,
the pinnacle of His pillars and the prominence of His obedience.
Before Allah, therefore, its
columns are strong, its construction is lofty, its proofs are bright, its
fires are aflame, its authority is strong, its beacons are high and its
destruction is difficult. You should therefore honour it, follow it,
fulfil its obligations and accord the position due to it.
About the Holy Prophet
Allah, the Glorified, deputed Muhammad - the peace and blessing of Allah
be upon him and his descendants - with truth at a time when the
destruction of the world was near and the next life was at hand, when its
brightness was turning into gloom after shining, it had become troublesome
for its inhabitants, its surface had become rough, and its decay had
This was during the
exhaustion of its life at the approach of signs (of its decay), the ruin
of its inhabitants, the breaking of its links, the dispersal of its
affairs, the decay of its signs, the divulging of its secret matters and
the shortening of its length. Allah made him responsible for conveying His
message and (a means of) honour for his people, a period of bloom for the
men of his days, a source of dignity for the supporters and an honour for
About the Holy Qur'an
Allah sent to him the Book as a light whose flames cannot be extinguished,
a lamp whose gleam does not die, a sea whose depth cannot be sounded, a
way whose direction does not mislead, a ray whose light does not darken, a
separator (of good from evil) whose arguments do not weaken, a clarifier
whose foundations cannot be dismantled, a cure which leaves no
apprehension for disease, an honour whose supporters are not defeated, and
a truth whose helpers are not abandoned.
Therefore, it is the mine of
belief and its centre, the source of knowledge and its oceans, the
plantation of justice and its pools, the foundation stone of Islam and its
construction, the valleys of truth and its plains, an ocean which those
who draw water cannot empty, springs which those who draw water cannot dry
up, a watering place which those who come to take water cannot exhaust, a
staging place in moving towards which travellers do not get lost, signs
which no treader fails to see and a highland which those who approach it
cannot surpass it.
made it a quencher of the thirst of the learned, a bloom for the hearts of
religious jurists, a highway for the ways of the righteous, a cure after
which there is no ailment, an effulgence with which there is no darkness,
a rope whose grip is strong, a stronghold whose top is invulnerable, an
honour for him who loves it, a peace for him who enters it, a guidance for
him who follows it, an excuse for him who adopts it, an argument for him
who argues with it, a witness for him who quarrels with it, a success for
him who argues with it, a carrier of burden for him who seeks the way, a
shield for him who arms himself (against misguidance), a knowledge for him
who listens carefully, worthy story for him who relates it and a final
verdict of him who passes judgements.