02 Apr Lessons from Surah Al Humazah
Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuhu,
Al Humazah, the 104th surah in the Qur’an, is one that most Hifdh students learn at a relatively early stage in their memorization. Whilst the surah consists of only 9 verses, its lessons, wisdoms and reminders are remarkably powerful:
Have you ever considered how the last surah that teaches us about the hell fire in the Qur’an is surah alHumazah?
Have you ever considered how this surah has one of most, if not the most, severest descriptions of the hellfire? Allah calls the hell fire in this surah: “the Fire of Allah” and not ” the fire of jahannam” as we see in other surahs.
Have you ever considered how this mighty punishment is discussed in light of a person who possesses bad character and has a heart filled with the love for the financial standing and material well-being of this world?
We should never let our position in society or the amount of wealth we own dictate our character and values. Never look down on people and never feel you above anything established by evidence. Never disrespect people on their presence and their absence, even in a joking manner…
And keep your wealth in your hands, and only Allah Almighty in your heart!
Indeed Allah Almighty promises destruction to those who do not take care of the above…
Please pick up a reputable translation of the Qur’an and read Surah alHumazah, engage with your local scholars, and benchmark yourself against the lessons of this surah with the sincere Intention of becoming a better person…
May Allah save us all from ourselves and make us a people that please Him always. Aameen.