Monday, July 22, 2013

[2-245] The Encouragement for Righteous Deeds and to bring Provisions for Hajj

The Encouragement for Righteous Deeds and to bring Provisions for Hajj


Allah said:

[وَمَا تَفْعَلُواْ مِنْ خَيْرٍ يَعْلَمْهُ اللَّهُ]

(And whatever good you do, Allah knows it.)

After Allah prohibited evil in deed and tongue, He encouraged righteous, good deeds, stating that He is knowledgeable of the good that they do, and He will reward them with the best awards on the Day of Resurrection.

Allah said next:

[وَتَزَوَّدُواْ فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ الزَّادِ التَّقْوَى]

(And take provisions (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness).)

Al-Bukhari and Abu Dawud reported that Ibn `Abbas said, "The people of Yemen used to go to Hajj without taking enough supplies with them. They used to say, `We are those who have Tawakkul (reliance on Allah).' Allah revealed this Ayah:

[وَتَزَوَّدُواْ فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ الزَّادِ التَّقْوَى]

(And take provisions (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness).)

Ibn Jarir and Ibn Marduwyah narrated that Ibn `Umar said, "When people assumed Ihram, they would throw away whatever provisions they had and would acquire other types of provisions. Allah revealed:

[وَتَزَوَّدُواْ فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ الزَّادِ التَّقْوَى]

(And take a provisions (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness).) Allah forbade them from this practice and required them to take flour and Sawiq (a type of food usually eaten with dates) with them.''

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