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Bismillāh ar-Rahmān ar-Rahīm


A Compendium of the talks of:

Rady Allāhu ‘Anhu

Compiled by his grandson:

As-Sayyid Muhammad bin Mustafā Bū Numay
Rahmatullāhi ‘alayh




And he (our shaykh) said (may Allah be pleased with him), (explaining parts of verses 14:24 to 14:27 of the Holy Qur’an).             

Allah has given the example. (14:24)

about the Word of Faith and the Word of the Declaration of Muslim Faith and made it clear for us its total meaning as well as the meaning of Pure Islamic Monotheism in it, and sincerity to Allah, The Exalted.

It is:
Like a good tree. (14:24)
The Faith is like a good tree. And which is this good tree? The interpreters (of the Holy Qur’an) said that it is the date-palm as it is good with its requisite qualities. 

Its root is firm. (14:24)
that is, the root of the date-palm is firmly set in the earth. 

And its branches are (high) in the sky. (14:24)
that is, its top is rising up, and it drinks from up above, then completes its nourishment from under (the earth). 

It gives its fruit at all times by the permission of its Lord. (14:25)
Its fruit is good.

In similar manner is the tree of Faith in the heart of the Muslim believer like the date-palm tree. Its root is firmly set in the depths of the heart with Faith in Allah without any doubt or wavering, as well as Faith in His Majesty and His Greatness and everything that He is entitled to, The Glorified and The Exalted.

Its root is firm. (14:24)
It remains deep in the person.

And its branches are (high) in the sky. (14:24)
shining with good deeds.

It gives its fruit at all times by the permission of its Lord. (14:25)
This is the tree of Faith in the heart, giving its fruit and yield all the time. And what is its fruit and yield? (It is) worship (of Allah), and Prayer and Fasting and recitation (of the Qur’an), and fighting non-Muslims in the Way of Allah and teaching the religion (of Islam), and its propagation all the time. 

So from Faith, the Faithful Muslim believer has for himself fruit that is harvested with the permission of its Lord, with success granted by Allah.

O Allah! O the One Who gives success to the good people to do good and helps them towards it. Make us successful in attaining goodness and help us towards it (as well).

After that, Allah, The Exalted says:

And the example of an evil word. (14:26)

O Allah! Protect us and save us.

It is the word of polytheism and the word of denial (of faith) as it joins partners or co-equals with Allah, or rejects His Attributes, or denies His Existence, as do the heretics, and the non-believers, and the polytheists, may Allah protect us. 

Is like an evil tree. (14:26)
in the heart of the nonbeliever. And the evil tree is poured into, it grows in the earth, its taste and feel is coarse, and its fruit is poison. So it is like polytheism.

Uprooted from the face of the earth. (14:26)
When it spreads in the earth, it does not penetrate it.

Having no stability. (14:26)
In the same way is the non-believer and the polytheist. Their faith has no permanence because their belief is based on error and on delusion, and in their affairs, there is no reality.

Allah keeps firm those who believe. (14:27)
(that is) the faithful Muslim believers, 

with the Firm Word. (14:27)
and it is the Word (of the Declaration of Muslim Faith):

None is to be worshipped but Allah
Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

If this is firmly established in the heart of the believer, then he is in truth a believer. And he is at peace,

in the life of this world. (14:27)

He worships Allah with certainty and with wisdom, and with spiritual light on His Way and His Path. And he is firm, not troubled by delusion or the whisperings of the devil or the excesses (in belief) of the polytheists.

And the Firm Word: It is the commands of religion and the proper Attributes of Allah that are obligatory to believe about Him, The Glorified and The Exalted, and the commands of religion. 

And firm, that is on faith.

And the Firm Word. It is perfection of faith, and perfection of certainty (in belief), and perfection of understanding.

In the life of this world and in the Hereafter. (14:27)
in the grave when he is lowered into it. Then he is in bliss and for him, the fruit of faith is manifested there. Two angels question him and ask him: Who is your Lord? And who is your Prophet? And what is your religion? So if he is a Muslim believer, he replies: My Lord is Allah, and Muhammad is my Prophet, till the end, as it has been narrated in the Hadith (Saying of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam). Then they tell him: sleep the sleep of the groom till the Day of Arising (for Judgement).

But if he is a disbeliever, may Allah protect us, or a hypocrite, or a heretic, he says: woe, woe. And the face of the Prophet (O Allah, bless him!) is shown to him, and he is asked: who is this? So he is restless and stammers (something) about it and he does not know about it with conviction at that time because in this world, he was in doubt and uncertain, and had forgotten the respect for the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam).

In any case, the Word of the Declaration of Muslim Faith required firmness in this world, and in the Hereafter, and in the grave and at the time of Arising (on the Day of Judgement).