Dear brothers and sisters, one of my most enjoyable moments of the wedding ⛲ceremonies were meeting people, the kids and adults, the friends and well wishers ✔️.
In Jannah, people will meet each other, and they will question one another. Families will be united and brought together, and people separated will be once again together. There will be no more hatred, spite and being hurt ❤️🩹.
وَأَقْبَلَ بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ يَتَسَاءَلُونَ
And they will approach one another, inquiring of each other.
What will they say?
قَالُوا إِنَّا كُنَّا قَبْلُ فِي أَهْلِنَا مُشْفِقِينَ
They will say, “Indeed, we were previously among our people fearful.”
Fearful of what? It doesn’t say. The Quran left it to our imaginations. There are a gazillion reasons to be afraid. Scared of displeasing Allah. Scared for your family’s wellbeing in the midst of a corrupt world. Fearful of Allah, blessed and exalted and His punishment.
But this day, there will be no more fear. And there will be no more grief.
فَمَنَّ اللَّهُ عَلَيْنَا وَوَقَانَا عَذَابَ السَّمُومِ
So Allah conferred favor upon us and protected us from the punishment of the Scorching Fire. [Surah Tur]
The fear of Allah is a noble and righteous quality ✨. It is linked to entering paradise 🏞️, and to be quick in doing good deeds ✈️. Allah says:
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ هُم مِّنْ خَشْيَةِ رَبِّهِم مُّشْفِقُونَ… وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْتُونَ مَا آتَوا وَّقُلُوبُهُمْ وَجِلَةٌ أَنَّهُمْ إِلَىٰ رَبِّهِمْ رَاجِعُونَ * أُولَٰئِكَ يُسَارِعُونَ فِي الْخَيْرَاتِ وَهُمْ لَهَا سَابِقُونَ
Indeed, they who are apprehensive from fear of their Lord…
And they who give what they give while their hearts are tremulous [fearful] because they will be returning to their Lord -
It is those who hasten to good deeds, and they outstrip [others] therein. (Surah Mu’minoon)
So let us fear our Lord, so He be pleased with us, and we be pleased with Him 💖.
رَّضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْهُ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ لِمَنْ خَشِيَ رَبَّهُ
Allah being pleased with them and they with Him. That is for whoever has feared his Lord. (Surah Bayyinah).
Samet Faruque - Admin of the Honored Quran Institute, Imam, Engineering graduate, project management student, writer, Qur'an tutor, and more :) Welcome to my page.