|Forum Home > Topics In English > Ayat 21 of Surat Ahzab Analysed.|
In Ayat 21 of Surat Ahzab of the Holy Qur'an (33:21), Allah, Azzah Wa Jallah, says:--
"YOU HAVE INDEED IN THE APOSTLE OF ALLAH A BEAUTIFUL PATTERN (of conduct), FOR
ANYONE WHOSE HOPE IS IN ALLAH AND THE FINAL DAY, AND WHO ENGAGES MUCH IN
THE PRAISE OF ALLAH."
In view of this, since our object is Allah Ta'ala and the Final Day, we are charged to follow the Prophetic guidance shown by Prophet Muhammad, Sallallhu alaihi Wasallam.... the guidance referred to as "A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE.." that Allah loves. Spiritual teachers always indicated that the Prophet's beautiful example primarily lies in the inner qualities of his soul; designated by his COMPASSION, JUSTICE, GENEROSITY, FORGIVENESS etc
We should imitate him in this, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, by obeying the rules of Islamic Shari'a and overcoming everyday forgetfulness of the soul. This is closely related with the teaching in Ayat 31 of Surat Ali-Imran of the Hoy Qur'an where it is stated:--
"SAY: IF YOU LOVE ALLAH, FOLLOW ME, AND ALLAH WILL LOVE YOU AND FORGIVE YOU YOUR SINS." (3:31)
In otherwords, the way to be worthy of Allah's Love is to follow Prophetic Guidance. The goal of following this guidance is explained by a famous Hadith-Qudsi in which the Prophet, peace be upon him, quotes the words of Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala:--
"WHEN MY SERVANT APPROACHES ME THROUGH GOOD WORKS, THEN I LOVE HIM. WHEN I LOVE HIM, I AM
THE HEARING WITH WHICH HE HEARS, THE EYE WITH WHICH HE SEES, THE HAND WITH WHICH HE GRASPS,
AND THE FOOT WITH WHICH HE WALKS." [Bukhari, Hadith No. 6502].
You must login to post.