Parable between the believer and the disbeliever

I saw this beautiful tree a while back and it just reminded me of these verses SubhaanAllah.


24. See you not how Allah sets forth a parable A goodly word as a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to the sky.
25. Giving its fruit at all times, by the leave of its Lord, and Allah sets forth parables for mankind in order that they may remember.
26. And the parable of an evil word is that of an evil tree uprooted from the surface of earth, having no stability.

`Ali bin Abi Talhah reported that `Abdullah bin `Abbas commented: this refers to testifying to La ilaha illallah, (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah) and the goodly tree refers to the believer and that the one whose testimony of faith is firm in the heart is just like a tree that has firmly fixed roots. This parable describes the believer’s deeds, good statements and good actions being consistent throughout the night and day.

`Abdullah bin `Abbas also said that,(as a goodly tree), is a tree in Paradise. Allah said then said:
(Giving its fruit at all times,) It is said that it means by day and by night. And they say that describes the believer as a tree that always has fruits during summer and winter, by night and by day. This is the parable of the believer whose good works ascend to heaven by day and by night and at all times, thus earning perfection and becoming beneficial, plentiful, pure and blessed.

Then Allah describes the disbelief of the disbeliever as having no basis or stability. Similar to a colocynth tree which is a very bitter and unscented plant. Then Allah says that their work will never ascend nor will any of it be accepted. Then in the next Ayah, Allah says that He will keep firm the believer in this world and the hereafter, who testifies with the shahadah meaning that when the Muslim is questioned in the grave Allah will make it easy for Him to testify to the Oneness of Allah and Muhammad being the final messenger.

This just shows the importance of having firmness in your beliefs- gain knowledge so you have 3ilm-ul-Yaqeen.

May Allah keep us firm on the shahaadah and protect us from kufr Ameen


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