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The Contract between Allah and The Believers

May 23, 2009

Bismillah

In a time of constant buying and selling, this ayah reminds us of the greatest contract we can ever be involved in:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ اشْتَرَىٰ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَنفُسَهُمْ وَأَمْوَالَهُم بِأَنَّ لَهُمُ الْجَنَّةَ

Verily, Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties for (the price) that theirs shall be the Paradise. (9:111)

The scholars say, “How outstanding is this contract! The buyer  is the Rabb of Honor and Might, the purchase is the Soul, the merchandise is Jannah, the written contract is in the Highest Heaven, and the mediator is the Muhammad alayhi salaatu wa salaam.”

Imam Hasan Al Basri states, “Look at the Generosity of Allah – souls that He has created and wealth that He has provided, then He granted it for them and He purchased it from them with this priceless contract–and indeed, it is a fruitful transaction.”

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 19, 2010 2:09 am

    Maashaa Allah! Beautiful and succinct post. Where did you get the quote from Imam Hasan Bisri (raheemahullah) might I ask? That too was insightful. Jazakum Allahu khayr!

  2. Umm Jabir permalink
    November 16, 2010 12:02 pm

    Subhanaallah this is so beautiful, the generosity of our Lord Azza wa jal!.. Ukthee do you mind me sharing?

  3. November 16, 2010 8:16 pm

    I’m sorry for the late reply. The statement by him I believe is from tafseer. wa iyyakum.

  4. November 16, 2010 8:16 pm

    No, I do not mind at all! Please share anything you find beneficial from this blog.

  5. Ahmed Subhan Mamund Kakazai permalink
    March 24, 2014 7:08 pm

    SUBHANALLAH ALLAH IS GREAT ALLAH is MERCIFUL

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