Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sayyid Qutb On Ayah 26 al-Baqarah

يضل به كثيرا ويهدي به كثيرا ، وما يضل به إلا الفاسقين

>{"With it, He misguides many, and with it, he guides many, and He misguides with it only those who are rebellious."} [al-Baqarah; 26]

والله - سبحانه - يطلق الابتلاءات والامتحانات تمضي في طريقها ، ويتلقاها عباده ، كل وفق طبيعته واستعداده ، وكل حسب طريقه ومنهجه الذي اتخذه لنفسه .

"Allah - the Exalted - unleashes tests and trials and allows them to run their course. They are absorbed by His servants, and each reacts to them in accordance with his nature and level of preparedness, and each reacts to them in accordance with the methodology and way of life that he has chosen for himself.

والابتلاء واحد . . ولكن آثاره في النفوس تختلف بحسب اختلاف المنهج والطريق

The tribulation is one, but it's effect on the soul differs based on the methodology and path. For example:

الشدة تسلط على شتى النفوس ، فأما المؤمن الواثق بالله وحكمته ورحمته فتزيده الشدة التجاء إلى الله وتضرعا وخشية . وأما الفاسق أو المنافق فتزلزله وتزيده من الله بعدا ، وتخرجه من الصف إخراجا

Hardship overtakes all different types of souls. For the believer - the one who trusts in Allah and His Wisdom and Mercy - then this hardship increases him in his turning to Allah, his calling upon Him, and his humility before Him. As for the rebellious sinner (the fasiq), then it shakes him to the very core, and increases him in nothing but distance from Allah, and expells him from His rank.

والرخاء يسلط على شتى النفوس ، فأما المؤمن التقي فيزيد الرخاء يقظة وحساسية وشكرا . وأما الفاسق أو المنافق فتبطره النعمة ويتلفه الرخاء ويضله الابتلاء

BR>Comfort and luxury can be presented to all different types of souls. For the pious believer, then this comfort and luxury increases him only in awareness, compassion, and gratitude. As for the fasiq or hypocrite, then he becomes overwhelmed with this bounty and luxury, and he becomes misguided as a result of this tribulation.

وهكذا المثل الذي يضربه الله للناس . . يضل به كثيرا . . ممن لا يحسنون استقبال ما يجيئهم من الله ، ويهدي به كثيرا ممن يدركون حكمة الله . وما يضل به إلا الفاسقين . . الذين فسقت قلوبهم من قبل وخرجت عن الهدى والحق ، فجزاؤهم زيادتهم مما هم فيه

So, this is the parable that Allah strikes for the people: {"With it, He misguides many"} - those who do not properly receive that which comes to them from Allah, and {"with it, he guides many"} - those who realize and understand the Wisdom of Allah, {"and He misguides with it only those who are rebellious."} - those whose hearts have become hard and avoiding of guidance and truth, so their recompense is an increase of what they are already in!"

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