Class 9 – Promises of Allah

Class 9

Promises of Allah

Promises Of Allah 

These are some of the promises of Allah that He(swt) promises to the Muslims. The class is a little long but most of it is Ayahs which we do not have to memerize, but some really amazing Ayahs with glad tidings from our Rubb. InshaAllah it will be a good read 🙂

It should be borne in mind that when Allah promises something, then Allah(swt) means it, and that thing will happen, as Allah (swt) says

  • “(such is) the promise of Allah, never does Allah fail in His promise” (Al Qur’an 39:20)
  • The promise of Allah is true, and He is Exalted in Power, Wise.” (Al Qur’an 31:9)

So if anybody does not see these promises being fulfilled in their life, either now or in the future, then one should not question the promise of Allah, rather one should question one’s own iman (faith). The problem is not with the promise of Allah but the problem is with iman.

Allah’s Promises To The Believers 

  1. Allah will be with you                                              

Allah, the Most High, says “…for verily Allah is with those who believe.” (Al Qur’an 8:19)

When Allah says that “Allah is with the believers”, it means that the believers don’t need anyone else. Rasullulah ﷺ has said “Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him before you.”

Allah will be with us and will give us according to what we are doing, i.e. our actions and our deeds.

2. Light – Noor                                                                                                                             

Allah, the Most High, says: “One Day shall you see the believing men and the believing women, how their Light runs forward before them and by their right hands: (their greeting will be): “Good News for you this Day, gardens beneath which flow rivers, to dwell therein for forever. This is indeed the highest Achievement” (Al Qur’an 57:12)

On the Day of Judgement it will be dark and we will be asked to cross over a bridge that is thinner than hair and sharper than a razor blade, and there will be no light, so it will be impossible unless we’re given light by Allah. This light that Allah will give us, the power of the light, will depend on how much light was in our heart in the Dunya. So this light which is in the heart, which is not a physical light, but a spiritual light, will come on the Day of Judgement in a physical form.

Depending on how much Iman (faith and belief) was in the heart. Iman will come on the Day of Judgement in the form of light. Some people will have so much light that they run over the bridge so fast like a breeze. While some run. Some walk, some will take a step then stop until they get their light back again. Some will start but will not reach the end because of insufficient light.

3. The grace and kindness of Allah – Fadl                                                                                                           

Allah, the Most High, says, “…for Allah is full of grace to those who believe.” (Al Qur’an 3:152)

The grace of Allah is vast. Allah(swt) is more graceful to us than we deserve. At times we want something from Allah, yet Allah gives us more. This is the grace and kindness of Allah upon the believers.

4. The protection and friendship of Allah                                                                                      

Allah, the Most High says, “Without doubt, amongst men, the nearest of kin to Ibrahim, are those who follow him, as are also this Messenger and those who believe: And Allah is the Wali [protecting friend] of those who have faith.” (Al Qur’an 3:68)

Wali means a friend, a protector. So Allah is saying that He is the Wali of the believers. So a believer doesn’t need anyone else besides Allah, because if Allah is your Wali, then who else do you need. Allahu Akbar!!!

5. Victory                                                                                                                           

Allah, the Most High says, “We will, without doubt, help our Messengers and those who believe, (both) in this world’s life and on the Day when the Witnesses will stand forth” [Al Qur’an 40:51]

And Allah, the Most High also says, “…and it was due from Us to aid (give victory) those who believed.” [Al Qur’an 30:47]

When we get our belief right, then Allah will grant us victory. However we should be patient, as the believers will go through many tests before victory is granted.

If we look at the lives of the Sahaba we see stories of great patience, they endured so much, the story of Bilal R.A., and many more such stories where the companions were persecuted. What have we gone through? We live comfortable lives. We have gone through nothing compared to what the sahaabah went through.

Victory of Allah is on its way, this is the promise of Allah. If it doesn’t happen in our lifetime it will happen in our children’s lifetime, but it will happen.

And in the Hereafter, “And the companions of Paradise will call out to the companions of the Fire, “We have already found what our Lord promised us to be true. Have you found what your Lord promise d to be true?” They will say, “Yes.” Then an announcer will announce among them, “The curse of Allah shall be upon the wrongdoers.” (Soora aaraaf 44)

6. Protection from Shaitaan                                                                                                                  

Allah, the Most High says, “No authority has he (i.e. Shaitaan) over those who believe and put their trust in their Lord.” [Al Qur’an 16:99]

Put your trust in Allah and Allah will protect you from Shaitaan. Allah has given us many weapons to defeat the Shaitaan. A believer uses these weapons that Allah has given him. Like Ayat al Kursi, Daily Adhkaar, Duas are all weapons that Allah has given to the believers as a protection against the Shayateen (army of devils), both from amongst the Jinn and from amongst Mankind.

7. Allah will save you                                                                                                                                   

“In the end We deliver Our Messengers and those who believe (to safety) Thus is it fitting on Our part that We should deliver those who believe.” [Al Qur’an 10:103]

Prophet Yunus(as) was in the stomach of the fish. Yet when he called out to Allah saying, “Oh Allah there is no God but you, glory be to you, I have wronged myself” [Al Qur’an 21:87] Allah heard his plea.

8. Protection                                                                                                                                            

Allah the Most high, says, “Verily Allah will defend (from ill) those who believe, verily, Allah loves not any that is a traitor to faith or shows ingratitude.” [Al Qur’an 22:38]

Allah will protect the believers If you are a believer then Allah will protect you. This is the promise of Allah. Be mindful of Allah and He will protect you.

ALLAH’s PROMISES TO THOSE WHO FEAR HIM

1. Paradise                                                                                                                                                         

But those who feared their Lord will be driven to Paradise in groups until, when they reach it while its gates have been opened and its keepers say, “Peace be upon you; you have become pure; so enter it to abide eternally therein,” [they will enter]. (Soora Zuma 73)

2. Blessings – Barakah                                                                                                                             

Allah the Most high, says, “If the people of the towns had but believed and feared Allah, we should indeed have opened out to them (all kinds of) blessings from heaven and earth, but they rejected (the truth), and We brought them to book for their misdeeds.” [Al Qur’an 7:96]

We should not believe in Allah and His messenger ﷺ in order to seek the blessings of this world, rather we should seek the blessings of the hereafter. However at times Allah will bless this Ummah.

Sins also have an effect on blessings. An individual who sins can be deprived of many blessings in his life. The Fear of Allah stops one from sinning.

3. Allah is with them                                                                                                                           

Truly, Allah is with those who fear Him (keep their duty unto Him), and those who are Muhsinun (good-doers). (An-Nahl, Verse #128)

4. Reward of Allah

  • Satan threatens you with poverty and orders you to immorality, while Allah promise s you forgiveness from Him and bounty. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing. (Soora al baqarah 268)
  • And the reward of the Hereafter is better for those who believed and were fearing Allah . (Soora Yousuf 57)
  • Verily, he who fears Allah with obedience to Him, and is patient, then surely, Allah makes not the reward of the Muhsinun to be lost. (Surah Yusuf, Verse #90)

ALLAH’s PROMISES TO GOOD DOERS

1. Paradise -Jannah                                                                                                                           

Allah, the Most High says,

  • “Give glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that their portion is Gardens, beneath which rivers flow. Every time they are fed with fruits therein, they say: “Why, this is what we were fed with before,” for they are given things in similitude; and they have therein companions pure (and holy), and they abide therein (for ever).” (Al Qur’an 2:25)
  • And whoever does righteous deeds, whether male or female, while being a believer – those will enter Paradise and will not be wronged, [even as much as] the speck on a date seed. (Soora an Nisa a 124)

This promise of Allah is sufficient. One does not even need to think of the other promises, as this promise of Paradise is sufficient and is in fact more than what we deserve.

In Jannah are things an eye hasn’t seen, the ear hasn’t heard, the mind has not imagined and language cannot express. However one has to earn this, as the Paradise is not cheap.

2. The mercy of Allah – Rahmah

Allah, the Most High says, “Then, as to those who believed and did righteous deeds, their Lord will admit them to His Mercy. That will be the achievement for all to see.” (Al Qur’an 45:30)

3. Allah will erase the evil                                                                                                                   

Allah, the Most High says, “Those who believe and work righteous deeds, from them shall We blot out all evil (that maybe) in them, and We shall reward them according to the best of their deeds.” [29:7]

Jannah is pure, so it can only admit someone who is pure. Jannah and impurity cannot go together. There is no one who is free from sin. We are all contaminated, every one of us, so how can we wash away these sins. Allah promises that with the believers he shall wash away their sins. This is done through the following ways: Taubah (Repentance), Istigfaar (seeking forgiveness), illness wipes away sins if borne patiently, hardship, trials and tribulations etc

4. Love for them

Allah, the Most High says, “Verily, those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, the Most Gracious will bestow love for them.” [Al Qur’an 19:96]

If you draw your heart closer to Allah, then Allah will draw the hearts of the believers closer to you. If you displease Allah by pleasing the creation, then Allah will be displeased with you and will make the creation also displeased with you and if you please Allah by displeasing the creation, then Allah will be pleased with you and will also make the creation pleased with you.

This is what we should want, for the hearts of the believers to love us. So love Allah and Allah will make the servants of Allah love you. This love is only from the sincere believers, but such love is not to be expected from the disbelievers and from the insincere believers.

5. No effort will be wasted                                                                                                                   

Allah the Most High says, “As to those who believe and work righteousness, verily We shall not suffer to perish the reward of any who do a (single) righteous deed.” [Al Qur’an 18:30]

Also Allah the Most high, says, “As to those who believe and work righteousness, Allah will pay them (in full) their reward, but Allah loves not those who do wrong.” [Al Qur’an 3:57]

Sometimes you might feel that you are wasting your time. For instance you are giving Dawah (calling towards Islam), but nobody is listening, or you can’t see a change in the people. You should know that your reward is with Allah and none of your effort will be wasted, as success is not about numbers.

Rasullullah ﷺ says that when I was taken to the heavens – “I saw a prophet with 10 followers, a prophet with 5 followers, a prophet with 2 followers, some with 1 follower and some with no followers.” However these Prophets did not fail, rather it was the people who refused to believe. In fact Allah will pay you back with more than what you did

6. A good ending

Allah, the Most High says,

“For those who believe and work righteousness, is (every) blessedness, and a beautiful place of (final) return.” (Al Qur’an 13:29)

Allah promises a good ending for the believers. Don’t worry about all the difficulties that are being experienced now, as the happy end is for the believers.

7. Guidance – Hidayah                                                                                                                            

Allah the Most high, says,

“Those who believe, and work righteousness, their Lord will guide them because of their faith, beneath them will flow rivers in gardens of bliss.” [Al Qur’an 10:9]

And this is what we need most. Just because we are believers, it doesn’t mean that we don’t need guidance. We need guidance in every moment of our lives.

The most frequent dua that one makes is in Surah Al-fatihah – “Oh Allah guide us to the straight path.” [Al Qur’an 1:5]

So Allah will guide them because of their iman We cannot live without the guidance and tawfiq (ability to do good) of Allah

8. No fear and no grief                                                                                                                         

Allah the Most high, says,

“Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” [Al Qur’an 2:277]

You will see the wrongdoers fearful of what they have earned, and it will [certainly] befall them. And those who have believed and done righteous deeds will be in lush regions of the gardens [in Paradise] having whatever they will in the presence of their Lord. That is what is the great bounty.

9. A good life – Hayaatan tayyibah                                                                                                   

Allah the Most high, says,

“Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has Faith, verily, to him will We give a new Life, a life that is good and pure and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions.” [Al Qur’an 16:97]

10. A Good place in Paradise

  • Gardens of perpetual residence, which they will enter, beneath which rivers flow. They will have therein whatever they wish. Thus does Allah reward the righteous (Soora an Nahl 31)
  • The example of Paradise, which the righteous have been promised, is [that] beneath it rivers flow. Its fruit is lasting, and its shade. That is the consequence for the righteous, and the consequence for the disbelievers is the Fire. (Soora ar Ra’ad 35)
  • Is the description of Paradise, which the righteous are promised, wherein are rivers of water unaltered, rivers of milk the taste of which never changes, rivers of wine delicious to those who drink, and rivers of purified honey, in which they will have from all [kinds of] fruits and forgiveness from their Lord, like [that of] those who abide eternally in the Fire and are given to drink scalding water that will sever their intestines? (Soora Muhammad 15)
  • And those who have believed and done righteous deeds – We will surely assign to them of Paradise [elevated] chambers beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally. Excellent is the reward of the [righteous] workers. (Soora Ankaboot 58)
  • But whoever comes to Him as a believer having done righteous deeds – for those will be the highest degrees [in position] (Soora at Taha 75)
  • “But if you desire Allah and His Messenger, and the home of the Hereafter, then verily, Allah has prepared for Al-Muhsinat (good-doers) amongst you an enormous reward.” (Al-Ahzaab, #29)
  • They shall have all that they will desire with their Lord. That is the reward of Muhsinun. (Az-Zumar, Verse #34)