Exemplify the qualities of the inhabitants of Paradise

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Allah Almighty says;

As for those who believe and do good deeds, and humble themselves before their Lord—these are the inhabitants of Paradise, where they will abide forever. Hud: 23

The word ‘akhbatu’ (humble) is unique  – it appears on only two occasions, once in Surah Hud (al-ladhina akhbatu) and once in Surah Hajj, (wa bashiril mukhbiteen). Yet it is very deep.

Who are the al-ladhina akhbatu?

Humble and repent

Ibn Abbas said ‘akhbatu anabu’ – those who are humble are those who repent and come back to Allah Almighty.

Obedient and sincere

Also they are obedient and sincere. Al mukhbitun are like level ground, not rough and rebellious.

Who are al mukhbiteen?

In Surah Hajj, Allah Almighty says:

We have appointed a rite for every nation, that they may commemorate God’s name over the livestock He has provided for them. Your God is One God, so to Him submit, and announce good news to almukhbiteen the humble. Al-Hajj: 34

Those whose hearts tremble when God is mentioned, and those who endure what has befallen them, and those who perform the prayer and spend from what We have provided for them. Al-Hajj : 35

  • Their hearts are soft
  • When they hear Allah’s name mentioned they tremble and feel tranquillity
  • They are patient no matter what they go through
  • They continuously pray on time
  • They spend from what they have been blessed

So if you want to be from al-Mukhbiteen fulfil their characteristics

Out of interest, Surah Hud, (verse 28) has the longest word in the Quran which is ‘Anulzimukumuha’.

May Allah make us from the mukhbatin. Ameen.

Shaykh Haytham Tamim

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