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Reminder – The blessings of safety and provisions and the means of losing them – Shaykh Ali ar-Ramli (may Allah preserve him)

Reflect – May Allah preserve you – and take admonition, what Allah- the Most high- said to Quraysh. He has reminded them about His blessings upon them. What are these blessings? They are the blessings of safety and provisions. Then He commanded them to worship Him alone as giving thanks for these blessings. And Allah made as His way (in deciding matters); that if anyone does not do what He has ordered him to do from His obedience and worship, after He has favored them with these two blessings, He would removed them and deprive him of those blessings.

Allah says:

لِإِيلَـٰفِ قُرَيۡشٍ (١) إِیلَـٰفِهِمۡ رِحۡلَةَ ٱلشِّتَآءِ وَٱلصَّيۡفِ (٢) فَلۡيَعۡبُدُواْ رَبَّ هَـٰذَا ٱلۡبَيۡتِ (٣) ٱلَّذِىٓ أَطۡعَمَهُم مِّن جُوعٍ۬ وَءَامَنَهُم مِّنۡ خَوۡفِۭ (٤)

“(It is a great Grace and protection from Allâh), for the taming of the Quraish, (1) (And with all those Allâh’s Grace and Protections for their taming, We cause) the (Quraish) caravans to set forth safe in winter (to the south), and in summer (to the north without any fear), (2) So let them worship (Allâh) the Lord of this House (the Ka’bah in Makkah). (3) (He) Who has fed them against hunger, and has made them safe from fear. (4)”

Ibn Katheer –May Allah have mercy on him- said: regarding verse no (3): so let them worship (Allah) the lord of this House (the Ka’bah in Makkah), ” meaning, then let them single Him out in worship, just as He has given them a safe sanctuary and a sacred House, this is as Allah says:“I have been commanded only to worship the Lord of this city, who has sanctified it…”. (27:91).

As also Allah says, “Who has fed them against hunger”. Meaning, He is the Lord of the House and he is the one who feeds them against hunger. And “has made them safe from fear” meaning, He favors them with safety and gentleness, so they should single Him out for worship alone, without any partner. They should not worship any idol, rival or statue besides Him. Therefore, whoever accepts this command, Allah will give him safety in both this life and the Hereafter. Whoever disobeys Him, He will remove both of them from him. This is as Allah says:“And Allah puts forward the example of a township that dwelt secure and well-content: its provision coming to it in abundance from every place, but it denied the favors of Allah. So, Allah made it taste extreme of hunger and fear, because of that which they used to do.”  Ibn Katheer.

Verily, I am a warner and advisor to you. Allah gave you like what He gave them, and commanded you with that which He commanded them. And you O Muslims, are going in the wrong way, you are going far away from the obedience of your Lord, and falling into oppositions to His commands. Rather, you are listening to and obeying  those who are (Allah’s enemies), who do not want good for you and they will not be pleased with you until you follow their religion (from) the secularist, the Jews and Christians; those whom Allah has warned you about their way.

And if you remain following their way, you will abandon your religion gradually, and Allah will send upon you His torment.

Indeed I have conveyed the message, so O Allah be my witness.

Source: Ad-Deen al-Qayyim

Shaykh Ali ar-Ramli (may Allah preserve him)

Translated by Al-Binaa Publishing

تأملوا حفظكم الله واعتبروا:
ماذا قال ربنا تبارك وتعالى لقريش؟
لقد ذكرهم بنعمته عليهم
ما هي؟
نعمة الأمن والرزق
ثم أمرهم بعبادته وحده شكرا لهذه النعمة
وجعل من سنته أن من لم يفعل ما أمره الله به من عبادته وطاعته بعد أن أنعم عليه بهاتين النعمتين أن يسلبهما منه ويحرمه منهما.
قال تعالى: ( لِإِيلَافِ قُرَيْشٍ (1) إِيلَافِهِمْ رِحْلَةَ الشِّتَاءِ وَالصَّيْفِ (2) فَلْيَعْبُدُوا رَبَّ هَٰذَا الْبَيْتِ (3) الَّذِي أَطْعَمَهُم مِّن جُوعٍ وَآمَنَهُم مِّنْ خَوْفٍ (4))
قال ابن كثير رحمه الله : { فليعبدوا رب هذا البيت} أي فليوحدوه بالعبادة كما جعل لهم حرماً آمناً وبيتاً محرماً، كما قال تعالى: { إنما أمرت أن أعبد رب هذه البلدة الذي حرمها} وقوله تعالى: { الذي أطعمهم من جوع} أي هو رب البيت وهو الذي أطعمهم من جوع { وآمنهم من خوف} أي تفضل عليهم بالأمن والرخص، فليفردوه بالعبادة وحده لا شريك له، ولا يعبدوا من دونه صنماً ولا نداً ولا وثناً، ولهذا من استجاب لهذا الأمر، جمع اللّه له بين أمن الدنيا وأمن الآخرة، ومن عصاه سلبهما منه، كما قال تعالى: { ضرب اللّه مثلاً قرية كانت آمنة مطمئنة يأتيها رزقها رغداً من كل مكان فكفرت بأنعم اللّه فأذاقها اللّه لباس الجوع والخوف بما كانوا يصنعون} . انتهى .
إني محذركم وناصح لكم
فإن الله قد رزقكم مارزقهم وأمركم بما أمرهم به .
وإنكم أيها المسلمون تتجهون إلى الاتجاه الخاطئ تبتعدون عن طاعة ربكم وتغرقون في مخالفة أمره وتستمعون لأعدائه ممن لا يريدون بكم خيرا ولن يرضوا عنكم حتى تتبعوا ملتهم .
من علمانيين ويهود ونصارى الذين حذركم الله من طريقتهم .
وإذا بقيتم تسيرون على طريقتهم فستتركون دينكم شيئا فشيئا وسينزل الله بكم عذابه .
إني بلغت اللهم فاشهد .

المصدر: الدين القيم

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