Grades of honor for true Believers
Lesson # 979 from Noble Quran
Surah ‘ANFAAL (SPOILS OF WAR) – Chapter – 8)
Stage – 2, Verse – 4 of 75, Section – 1 of 10 (Part - 9)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
4. Those are they who are in truth Believers. For them are grades (of honour) with their Lord, and pardon, and a bountiful provision.
4. ‘Ulaaa-‘ika humul-Mu’-minuuna haqqaa. Lahum darajaatun ‘inda Rabbihim wa magfiratunw-wa rizqun-kariim.
It was commanded in the first verse of this Chapter: Keep your duty to Allah Almighty, do not quarrel with one another and adjust the matters of your difference, and obey the Commands of Allah Almighty and His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him), if you say yourselves true Believers, because; if you are obedient of Allah Almighty then, there will be no chance of any dispute. It is understood that it is the only way to abolish the disputes mutually that all of you bow their heads before One God Almighty.
Allah Almighty commanded in the second verse that when you say yourselves believers then you have to abide by one way. Saying only; by oneself; a believer; is not sufficient but there is a need of producing the signs of Belief into oneself. Then, those signs were described, detail of which, we have discussed in the previous lesson.
In this verse, the reward and remuneration, which Allah Almighty has fixed for the believers, have been described that they, not only say with their tongues; themselves believers, but try to adopt the habits and qualities like believers too.
It is commanded that only those people are true believers who have these five characteristics (which were discussed in the previous lesson). Notwithstanding that everyone says oneself a believer, none is happy from the title of infidel for oneself, but one will gain one’s end at that time when one will prove by one’s deeds and manners that verily one is Believer.
For such people are higher grades of honor with Allah Almighty. According to their grades, God Almighty will bestow to them His propinquity and closeness. Their ordinary mistakes will be forgiven. And they will be provided all kinds of provisions for eating, drinking and dwelling with ease and comfort; so that they live happy in the blessings of God Almighty always. And they will find all luxurious things, while residing with respect in their dwelling places.
The intelligent people have concluded from these verses that acceptance (by tongue) of God Almighty, the last Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) and the Day of Resurrection is sufficient for entering into Islamic Community. The individual who admits it and adopts the way of living with Muslims, entered in Islam, and then his/her safety and help is overall responsibility of all Muslims.
Then he/she should instill the truth of Belief and try to adopt those habits wholeheartedly, which were discussed in the previous lesson.