Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Looking at the Noble Face of Allaah

Looking at the Noble Face of Allaah
 Soorah Qaaf: 35
Allaah has said:
"For them is that which they want in it, and with Us there's more."
(Qaaf: 35)
Shaykh Abdul-Maalik Ramadaani (may Allaah preserve him) stated:
"Many of the people of knowledge has explained the statement "more" to mean the looking at the Noble Face of Allaah on the Day of Standing, as is mentioned in Tafseer Al-Baghawee 4/226, Zaadul-Maseer of Ibn al-Jawzee 8/21, and Roohul Ma'aani of al-Aloosi 26/190.  Likewise, they have explained the statement:
"and more"
in verse 26 of Soorah YoonusIbn Katheer mentioned in his Tafseer:
"The statement of Allaah "and with Us there's more" is similar to the statement of His:
"For those who have done good there's good and more."
(Yoonus: 26)
It has preceded in Saheeh Muslim on the authority of Suhaib bin Sinaan Ar-Roomi (may Allaah be pleased with him) the meaning is looking at the Noble Face of Allaah. Al-Bazzaar and Ibn Abi Haatim have narrated from the Hadeeth of Shareek Al-Qaadi on the authority of Uthmaan bin Umayr Abi Al-Yaqthaan on the authority of Anas bin Maalik (may Allaah be pleased with him), regarding the statement of Allaah:

"and with Us there's more"
He said: "Their Lord will appear to them every Jumu'ah." Likewise,  Ibn Jareer narrated on him in his Tafseer 26/173. As well as Al-Bayhaqi in "Al-Ba'th wan Nushoor."
As for the hadeeth of Suhayb (may Allaah be pleased with him) which is in Saheeh Muslim, he narrated on the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) with the wording:
"When the people of Paradise enter the paradise Allaah will say: Do you want anything more that I can add to what I have already given you? They will say: Have you not made our faces white? Have you not entered us into the paradise and saved us from the hell-fire? He, the Prophet (salallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: He (Allaah) will remove the veil and they (the people of paradise) will not have been given anything more beloved to them than looking at the face of their Lord. Then He (the Prophetsallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) recited the verse:
"For those who have done good there's good and more".
From this hadeeth it is known from the angle of where the looking at the Noble Face of the Lord is named that which is "More". 

We ask Allaah, The Noble, for the pleasure of looking at His Noble face on the day we will meet Him without there being harm or misleading trial.
Source: Min Kulli Soorah Faa-idah by Shaykh Abdul-Maalik bin Ahmad Ramadaani (may Allaah preserve him) pgs. 278-279

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