Broader Picture of the Dzatiyah Concept XV

Published on December 21st, 2009 — 12:00am

O ye who believe! Turn to Allah with sincere repentance: in the hope that your Lord will remove from you your evil deeds and admit you to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow. [66]

God forgives whatsoever sins except sin of ascribing partner to Him. Such sin is not only unforgivable but also wipe-out all our good deeds.

Surely Allah does not forgive that anything should be associated with Him, and He forgives what is besides this to whom He pleases; and whoever associates anything with Allah, he indeed strays off into a remote error. [67]

If they had associate others (with Him), certainly whatever their good deeds shall become naught. [68]

Even if your sins are sky high and you repented, Allah will forgive you. [69]

Prophet Muhammad [pbuh] had narrated about a man who had taken 100 lives and was on his way to repent when he died. Both the Angels of Hell and Heaven were each claiming that the Deceased would be their resident. They were then directed by God to take measurement as to whether Hell or Heaven was nearer to the Deceased. After measurement was taken, it was discovered that the Deceased was nearer to heaven. He was therefore its resident. [70]

There was an incident during the Battle of Uhud when Prophet Muhammad [pbuh] was injured and he commented as to how his people would benefit if they injured the very person who was sent to them by God. To this end, Angel Gabriel was sent to him to deliver God’s message as follow:

Not for thee, (but for Allah), is the decision: Whether He turn in mercy to them, or punish them; for they are indeed wrong-doers. To Allah belongeth all that is in the heavens and on earth. He forgiveth whom He pleaseth and punisheth whom He pleaseth; but Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [71]

Those who were tested and did not make it they would be wipe-out through calamities.

So We punished for their sins; of them were they on whom We sent down a violent storm, and of them were they whom the rumbling overtook, and of them were they whom We made to be swallowed up by the earth, and of them were they whom We drowned; and it did not beseem Allah that He should be unjust to them, but they were unjust to their own self.[72]

We saved him and those who adhered to him, by our Mercy and We cut off the roots of those who rejected our Signs and did not believe.[73]

How many were the populations we utterly destroyed because of their iniquities, setting up in their places other peoples![74]

But when He delivereth them Behold! they transgress insolently through the earth in defiance of right! O mankind! your insolence is against your own self? an enjoyment of the life of the Present: in the end to Us is your return, and We shall show you the truth of all that ye did.[75]

Yet whoso doeth evil or wrongeth his own self[76]

Whoso committeth sin committeth it only against himself.[77]

Generations before you We destroyed when they did wrong.[78]

See they not how many of those before them We did destroy? ? Generations We had established on the earth, in strength such as We have not given to you,? for whom We poured out rain from the skies in abundance, and gave streams flowing beneath their (feet): yet for their sins We destroyed them, and raised in their wake fresh generations (to succeed them).[79]

But after them there followed a posterity who missed prayers and followed after lusts: soon, then will they face Destruction.[80]

But the transgressors changed the word from that which had been given them; so We sent on the transgressors a plague from heaven, for that they infringed (our command) repeatedly.[81]

And if anyone earns sin, he earns it against his own self: for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.[82]

For some of their crimes it is Allah’s purpose to punish them. And truly most men are rebellious. [83]

For the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah are those who reject Him: they will not believe.[84]

And We sent Noah and Abraham, and established in their line Prophethood and Revelation: and some of them were on right guidance, but many of them became rebellious transgressors.[85]

1. The peoples of Prophet Noah

So We delivered him and those with him in the laden ark. Then We drowned the rest afterwards. Most surely there is a sign in this, but most of them do not believe. [86]

And Nuh cried out to his Lord and said: My Lord! surely my son is of my family, and Thy promise is surely true, and Thou art the most just of the judges. He said: O Nuh! surely he is not of your family; surely he is (the doer of) other than good deeds, therefore ask not of Me that of which you have no knowledge; surely I admonish you lest you may be of the ignorant. He said: My Lord! I seek refuge in Thee from asking Thee that of which I have no knowledge; and if Thou shouldst not forgive me and have mercy on me, I should be of the losers. [87]

Allah sets forth an example to those who disbelieve the wife of Nuh. [88]

2. The peoples of Prophet Hood

So We delivered him and those with him by mercy from Us, and We cut off the last of those who rejected Our communications and were not believers. [89]

And as to Ad, they were destroyed by a roaring, violent blast which He made to prevail against them for seven nights and eight days unremittingly, so that you might have seen the people therein prostrate as if they were the trunks of hollow palms. Do you then see of them one remaining? [90]

3. The peoples of Prophet Salleh

“And O my people! this she-camel of Allah is a symbol to you: leave her to feed on Allah’s (free) earth, and inflict no harm on her, or a swift Penalty will seize you!” But they did hamstring her. So he said: “Enjoy yourselves in your homes for three days: (then will be your ruin):(behold) there is a promise not to be belied!” When Our Decree issued, We saved Salleh and those who believed with him by (special) Grace from Ourselves? and from the Ignominy of that Day. For thy Lord? He is the Strong One, and Able to enforce His Will. The (mighty) Blast overtook the wrongdoers, and they lay prostrate in their homes before the morning ? As if they had never dwelt and flourished there. [91]

4. The peoples of Prophet Syuaib

We saved Shuaib and those who believed with him, by (special) Mercy from Ourselves: but the (mighty) Blast did seize the wrongdoers, and they lay prostrate in their homes by the morning? As if they had never dwelt and flourished there! Ah! behold! How the Madyan were removed (from sight) as were removed the Thamud! [92]

So We exacted retribution from them. They were both on an open highway, plain to see. [93]

Verily in that is a Sign: but most of them do not believe. [94]

5. The peoples of Prophet Lot

But We saved him and his family, except his wife: her We destined to be of those who lagged behind. And We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): and evil was the shower on those who were admonished (but heeded not)! [95]

And We have left thereof an evident Sign, for any people who understand. [96]

6.  Pharaoh and his peoples

“(Deeds) after the manner of the people of Pharaoh and those before them”: they treated as false the signs of their Lord; so We destroyed them for their crimes and We drowned the people of Pharaoh: for they were all oppressors and wrong-doers.[97]

Despite ample time and clear warnings had been given before their destruction, yet they never changed. They could even see as they traveled remnants of those destroyed and this too had no effect on them.

And never did We destroy a town but it had a term made known.[98]


[65] Az Zumar (39):53

[66] At Tahrim (66):8

[67] An Nisa (4):116.

[68] Al Maidah (6):88.

[69] Terjemahan Sunan Ibnu Majah Bk.4, 966 (1993).

[70] Terjemahan sahih Muslim Bk.4,707 (1994).

[71] Ali Imran (3):128-129.

[72] Al Ankabut (29):40

[73] Al Ar’aaf (7):72.

[74] Al Anbiya (21):11

[75] Yunos (10):23.

[76] An Nisa (4):110

[77] An Nisa (4):111

[78] Yunos (10):13.

[79] Al An’aam (6):6

[80] Maryam (19):59

[81] Al Baqarah (2):59

[82] An Nisa (4):111

[83] Al Maidah (5):49

[84] Anfaal (8):55

[85] Al Hadid (57):26

[86] Asy Syu’araa (26):120-121.

[87] Hud (11):46.

[88] At Tahriim (66):10.

[89] Al Araaf (7):72.

[90] Al Haaqqah (69):6-8.

[91] Hud (11):64.

[92] Hud (11):94-95.

[93] Al Hijr (15):78-79.

[94] Asy Syu’araa (26):190.

[95] An Naml (27): 57.

[96] Al Ankabut (29):35.

[97] Al Anfaal (8):54

[98] Al Hijr (15):4

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