Presentation on theme: "Surah Al-’Asr. One of the earliest surahs of the Qur-an."— Presentation transcript:
One of the earliest surahs of the Qur-an
One of the shortest surahs of the Qur-an
It is very simple and easy to understand
Four fundamental points about this Surah
سُوۡرَۃُ الۡعَصَرِ وَ الۡعَصۡرِ (By the passage of time) اِنَّ ا لۡاِنۡسَانَ لَفِیۡ خُسۡر(Indeed man is in loss) اِلَّا (Except) 1.الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا (Those who believed) 2.وَ عَمِلُوۡا الصّٰلِحٰتِ ( And they did righteous deeds ) 3.وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ(And they directed each other with truth) 4.وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ (And they directed each other with patience)
This surah alone is enough for man’s guidance Those who believed And they did righteous deeds And they directed each other with truth And they directed each other with patience
We all have a criterion of success and failure
worldly criterion of success & failure &
All but few run after it
But Surah Al-’Asr tells us something different
Criterion of man’s success & failure is:
Is a righteous deed indeed
Directing each other with truth
Directing each other with patience
A person who doesn’t possess the above qualities is unsuccessful
Though he might be A billionaire and have: high status Position Power Kingship
A successful person might be Penniless Homeless Friendless Unknown Dishonoured Starving And may be not
(By the passage of time) وَ الۡعَصۡرِ
Al-’Asr Time Period that passes quickly
Time bears witness that…. Meaning
اِنَّ ا لۡاِنۡسَانَ لَفِیۡ خُسۡر (Indeed man is in loss)
Not a monetary loss of a few millions Complete destruction
What is Complete Destruction?
Problems in this world
And Hell in the Hereafter
Exception Ones who Have belief Do righteous deeds Direct each other with truth Direct each other with patience
Even one thing missing in your life can cause destruction.
اِلَّا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا (Except those who believed)
belief in: Allah (swt) Prophets Books Life after death Day of Judgement Reward and punishment Hell and Jannah
وَ عَمِلُوۡا الصّٰلِحٰتِ ( And they did righteous deeds )
righteous deeds belief
Can you guess his belief?
And What about yours?
There are two types of Muslims Muslims by deeds Practicing Muslims True Muslims in Allah (swt)’s book Muslims by name Non practicing Muslims Disbeleivers in Allah (swt)’s book
Your deeds indicate your identity
Allah (swt) exists? He is All-Seeing, All-Hearing, All- Knowing? He will take full account of all our deeds? He will punish us and reward us? Do you believe that
A Muslim just in name
What does it mean?
And they direct each other with truth وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْحَقِّ
Meaning Teaching good & stopping people from sins
They direct each other with patience وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ
Advice is usually disliked by people
They can be curt
This is a real test of your patience
We get influenced by our environment
And influence it too
But how can I change it alone?
Interpretation of Hadith “If any one of you observes a vice, it is his duty to change it by force. If he is not able to do so, he should protest against it verbally. If he does not posses even this much of courage, his heart should regard it as bad, and he should regret that he could not stop it, and this is the weakest degree of faith. ”
At least repel it !
Are your ways different from the norm? If yes
Two things can happen
They tell you Allah (swt) tells you When in Rome, do as the Romans do Even in Rome, do as the Muslims do They tell you
Doing righteous deeds Directing each other to truth Directing each other to patience Faith
The minimum conditions for salvation
This is just Passing Grade
Anything less would be failure
False notions in society Just saying the kalimah is enough for salvation Spreading the word of Allah (swt) is not an obligation Religion is a personal matter We must mind our own business