Presentation on theme: "Ayahs 243-252 LAST LESSON OF JUZ 2. Have you reflected on the case of thousands of people who fled their homes for feat of death? Allah said to them “Die”"— Presentation transcript:
Have you reflected on the case of thousands of people who fled their homes for feat of death? Allah said to them “Die” then He gave life again. Surely Allah is Bountiful to the people but most of the people are ungrateful. Ayah 243
Preference? Death will come anyway Do not run away from the command of Allah Life & death are in the hands of Allah
O Believers fight in the path of Allah (without fear of death) and bear in mind that Allah Hears and Knows everything. Ayah 244
Who will load to Allah a beautiful loan which Allah will increase many times? Allah alone can decrease and increase wealth. And to Him you all shall return. Ayah 245
Conditions of a Loan Ikhlaas No reminding Willingly BestHalal
The prophet (s.a.w) said, 'A man said my wealth, my wealth - but really he owned only three parts of the wealth; what he ate until it finished or what he dressed with until it wore out and what he gave out as alms and it ran out(finished) - anything other than those is a left over for people.'
Main Points: Talut King of Bani Israel fought against Jalut Talut: more knowledge and physical strength To fight against oppression; miracle of the Taboot (chest) Ayahs 246 – 251 The Story of David and Goliath
Story Continued… Test: Soldiers will not drink from the river except a handful Resolution of believers: a small group many times can win over a bigger group Dawood A.S. killed Jalut and became a King and Prophet
LESSONS Unity & Leadership are the pre-requisites to fighting Leadership is granted by Allah; not based on lineage or ‘royal blood’ Believers are put into difficulties until they enter Jannah; Sifting through believers Different types of believers in a group: motivational Rise & Fall of nations; Allah causes one group to fight the other to end injustice
REFLECTIONS To respond to the ayahs What did you get out of it? To make an assessment of the universe which you experience Your response to experiences, opinions, events Your thoughts & feelings
WHY REFLECT? A way of thinking to explore your learning An opportunity to gain self-knowledge A way to achieve clarity and better understanding of what you are learning A chance to develop and reinforce writing skills A way of making meaning out of what you study It’s a command of the Qu’ran!
EXAMPLES I learned that widowed women have to stay waiting for 4 months and 10 days IS THIS A FACT OR LESSON? How to turn this into a lesson… I learned that Allah SWT is so merciful to women that He allows them to have time on their own after their husband passes away so that they are not bothered by questions/emotions of other people
Another Example We should give money as sadaqah because Allah SWT will multiply it for us FACT OR LESSON?
Convert it into a Reflection… I saw this ayah come to life just the other day when I gave $10 to a masjid fundraiser and the next day I received $100 as an early Eid gift from my grandparents; its amazing to see how Allah SWT increases what we give in this life, and also reserves it for the Hereafter too!