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Friday, April 27, 2012

Surah An Nas - The Chapter of Mankind

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.

Qul aAAoothu birabbi annas
Sahih International
Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind,
Maliki annas
Sahih International
The Sovereign of mankind.
Ilahi annas
Sahih International
The God of mankind,
Min sharri alwaswasi alkhannas
Sahih International
From the evil of the retreating whisperer -
Allathee yuwaswisu fee sudoori annas
Sahih International
Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind -
Mina aljinnati wannas
Sahih International
From among the jinn and mankind."

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Dear brothers and sisters, Children of the Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam, Father of All Mankind.

Today, I'd like to share with you an article explaining about Surah An Nas, the Chapter of Mankind which is the final Surah in the Al Qur'an Al Karim, Allah's Complete Guidance for us who choose to believe in Him.

Let's start with the first verse.
Qul aa 'Uu thu bi Rabbin nas
Sahih International
Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind,

Literally, it means that we ask for Allah's Protection. Allah being our Creator, and Supreme Lord, Master and Sustainer.

We won't be here in the first place if Allah had not chosen to create us through the union of our father and mother. It is Allah Who decides whether we come into being or not?

The connection between us and our Creator is what allows us to be present here, living life as He has consented for us to be as it is in these End Times?

Mankind owes so much to Allah Azza Wa Jalla for our existence and everything else that we have and take for granted?

This verse one out of 2 surah's @ Al-Falaq and An-Nas which was revealed to Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam via Jibril Alaihis Salam, the Arch Angel of Allah to cure the Blessed Messenger from an episode of sorcery afflicted upon him by the misdeed of a Jew by the name of Labid ibn al-A'sam who was highly skilled in sorcery and black magic. Labid was a member of the Banu Zurayq, a Jewish clan.

He had obtained some combings of the Prophet's hair and tied eleven knots in it. His daughters breathed curses upon each knot. He then had the Prophet's hair attached to a spadix of male date-palm flower and threw it in a deep well. The magic could only be countered by undoing the knots. 
spadix of male date-palm flower
The health of the Prophet declined drastically. He lost his memory and began to imagine things. He felt very weak and could not stomach food. 

He prayed to Allah for His assistance and, in his sleep, heard two angels discussing the reason for his illness. Jibril verified his dream and gave him Surah's  # 113 and # 114. "I seek refuge in the Lord of Daybreak. ... against the mischief of women who blow on knots." (133:1-5)~~... Against the mischief of Satan... against jinn and man." (114:3-6) 

These two Surah's totaled 11 verses and as each verse was recited one of the eleven knots was loosened. 

Soon the Prophet had made a full recovery. Muslims call them "the two takings of refuge" and recite them for protection against the evil eye and those that involve sorcery and black magic.

There are many amongst us today who suffer from all kinds of maladies and amongst these ailments are those that involve disturbances of the spiritual kind.

Whether we like it or not, we who are members of the humankind are susceptible to afflictions of the unseen kind as a result of being exposed to the scheming of those who engage in matters concerning the occult and misusing of the evil spirits amongst the types of djinns.

The Surah An Nas is one of many other sura's of the Al Quran Al Karim which has been revealed to us who are Muslims to be used as a protection and as a form of Ruqyah @ Spiritual Cleansing against the harm that would afflict those who are unprotected and exposed to being possessed by such spiritual beings.

Those who are not diligent in keeping up with their solat and ibadah's can be likened to being vacant places of abode susceptible to be taken over by such spirits internally.

This can be seen in the following examples.

Reciting of the verses from the Surah Al Ikhlas (Chapter of Sincerity), Surah Al Falaq (Chapter of the Dawn) and Surah An Nas (Chapter of Mankind) will force any evil spirits taking hold of any such victims to leave him or her physique!

There are Jinns who are Kaffir and there are those who are Muslims. Here, a Kaffir jinn is uttering the Syahadah and becoming Muslim and leaves the possessed woman's body:

Verily those who study the fields of science and spiritual metaphysics will testify to the existence of the spiritual realm that is unseen but can be felt through experience.

For those of us who are Muslims, we believe in Allah the Unseen Almighty God!

Islam is the most logical form of faith that He, the Almighty Creator has revealed to us starting from Our Father, the Prophet Adam Alaihis Salam himself!

What faith did Adam practice if not the Religion of Tawheed?

The bedrock of faith for any one Muslim is to declare that 'There is no other god EXCEPT ALLAH!

That is exactly what all of Allah's prophets and messengers taught Mankind through the ages?

'Qul hu wAllah hu ahad!'

Say that Allah is One!

You can't have 2, 3 or more gods! Like what is taught in the Greek mythology! The very word ~ myth clearly tells us that it is all mere fiction. Fables. Fairy tales. 

The kind of make believe stories meant to pass the time ; not something to believe in and worship mythical creations of the unsuppressable human mind which is prone to exaggerations and delusions about anything and everything!

How can there be more than one all powerful creator?

Any rational being knows that there can only be one driver or captain of any form of vehicle or transport so to speak?

Imagine driving a car with two steering wheels and two drivers?

One steers to the left and the other steers to the right! What's gonna happen to that vehicle? Wouldn't it end up crashing into something and be wrecked?

Allah explains so clearly about Himself in Surah An Nas yet there are still so many blinkered ones out there who keep confusing themselves into believing in the preposterous and waste away their God given time here on Earth worshiping figments of their own distorted imaginations!

What's gonna save them?

Rational study and research into all these matters that concern the realm of the unseen but which in reality is all there!

'Utlub ilma walaw fis Sin!'

'Seek knowledge even if it takes you to China!' is a saying attributed to the Blessed Final and Greatest Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

Living life without studying about who it is we are worshiping can just be likened to living life without a clear purpose?

It will be a life wasted on idle pursuits.

Worshiping just anything that one fancies without knowing in depth as to what exactly it is that one is paying homage to is just a foolish foolhardy thing to do!

Allah the Most Merciful has blessed us with the Faculty of Thought and Reasoning. He doesn't let us just waste away our temporal time here on Earth without guidance or clues.

He has sent to us 124,000 prophets and messengers to guide us to Him.

Yet even after a thousand four hundred over years has passed with the successful completion of His Final Messenger's mission to guide us to Him with the full revelation of the Blessed Al Quran Al Karim, there are still billions of those amongst mankind who are still blinkered from seeing the Truth even if it is shoved right before their faces?

So, my dear brothers and sisters,

Waste not our remaining moments here on Earth by going with the flow so to speak but rather stand firm as solid boulders entrenched deep in our Aqeedah and weather the challenges to us as they come forth no matter how strong is the force of Disbelief coming against us, be steadfast and proclaim our attested Declaration of Faith that 'There's no other god except Allahu Ta'ala and that Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam is Allah's Final Messenger!'.

That my dear readers is the only key to our survival both here in this life and in the Hereafter, Insya Allah!

Study our faith and never stop learning about it. There are oceans and oceans of knowledge which are right before us provided we have it in us to study and look for them in the true and proper manner by which any form of 'Ilm is to gained and acquired?

To those of you who might have missed out on one specific article that I wrote and published before with regard to such a study of the spiritual realm, please go to this link here and refresh your memory. Insya Allah!

Have a blessed Jumaat Ya Ikhwanul Muslimin! Wherever you may be in this Duniya!

Wassalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Your brother in Islam,
Haji Zainol Abideen @ Mahaguru58
Bandar Tun Razak,
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

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