As-Sakinah: peace, calmness and tranquility

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peace, calmness and tranquility
Allah the Most Merciful says in the Qur’an: “He it is Who sent down Spirituality(calmness and tranquility) into the hearts of the believers, that they may grow more in Faith along with their (present) Faith. And to Allah belong the hosts of the heavens and the earth, and Allah is Ever All-Knower, All-Wise.”

(Surah Al-Fath Ayat04).

It is a very beautiful verse that fully reflects the mercy of Allah on the entire humankind. He Who sent down Tranquility into the hearts of the Believers, that they may add faith to their faith; for to Allah belong the Forces of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is Full of Knowledge and Wisdom;The results were achieved by tranquility, calmness, and cool courage among the 1400 to 1500 unarmed men who accompanied the Prophet to Hudaibiyyah and who were threatened with violence by the excited Quraysh leaders of Makkah. It is a casuistically question to ask, are there degrees in Faith? The plain meaning is that Believers will see one Sign of Allah after another, and with each their Faith is confirmed. During all the long years of persecution and conflict they had Faith, but when they see their old enemies actually coming out to negotiate with them, their Faith is justified, fulfilled, and confirmed: and they turn in gratitude to Allah. There are visible forces which you see in the physical world. Men fight with armed forces, and the Muslims had to defend themselves with arms also, and not without success. But social, moral, and spiritual forces were fighting for them under Allah’s command, and they were the real forces that established the Message of Islam and the position of its Leader and Preacher.5.That He may admit the men and women who believe, to Gardens beneath which rivers flow, to dwell therein for aye, and remove their ills from them;-and that is, in the sight of Allah, the highest achievement (for man),This clause is coordinated to the previous clause, “That they may add Faith to their Faith”. The intervening words, “For to Allah . . . and Wisdom” are parenthetical. The third co-ordinate clause comes in the next verse, “And that He may punish.” The skeleton construction will be, “Allah sends down calm courage to Believers in order that they may be confirmed in their Faith; that they may qualify for the Bliss of Heaven; and that the evil ones may receive the punishment they deserve.”

Hazrat AbuHurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “When a group of people assemble for the remembrance of Allah, the angels surround them (with their wings), (Allah’s) mercy envelops them, Sakinah, or tranquility descends upon them and Allah makes a mention of them before those who are near Him.”

[Muslim Book 35, Chapter 11, Hadith # 6518].

Lesson:as mentioned above inSurah Al-Fath Ayat4.He it isWhosent downAs-Sakinah(calmness and tranquility) into the hearts of the believers”This Hadith also highlights the merits of remembrance of Allah and the high grades of the people indulging in it.

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