02-06-2016, 06:20 PM
We often hear the term ‘Barakah’/'blessing' thrown about a lot. What does it actually mean?Reply
Ibnu ‘Abbas describes it as “an increase in everything that is good.”
Therefore when Allah allows the secret ingredient of ‘Barakah’ to mix with a matter, whether its wealth, health, time, children, knowledge or their likes, they become far more productive, efficient and beneficial in their effects than those that are devoid of Barakah.
Now we turn to the Qur’an.
كِتَابٌ أَنْزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ لِيَدَّبَّرُوا آيَاتِهِ وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ
“This is a *blessed* book which We have revealed to you, O Muhammad, that they might reflect upon its verses and that those of understanding would be reminded.”
The same message is repeated in Surat Al-Anbiya, Surat Saad and twice in Surat Al-An’aam, where the Qur’an is described as being a book of ‘Barakah’
Such a description entails that its effects on people are *far* more lasting, *far* more powerful and *far* more efficient in comparison with every other means there is.
A gentle bit of advice to those who justify their use of musical instruments by positing that they ‘intend to send a positive Islamic message’, as well as ‘reforming people’ and ‘influencing change’
= If you’re honest in your claims, then fulfil these objectives using the Qur’an.
Musical instruments are haramReply
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