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Al Kahf Challenge – Verse 106 (Memorize + Learn Tafsir)


Rabbi Zidnee Ilman
“My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.”

ذَٰلِكَ جَزَآؤُهُمْ جَهَنَّمُ بِمَا كَفَرُوا۟ وَٱتَّخَذُوٓا۟ ءَايَـٰتِى وَرُسُلِى هُزُوًا

Thalika jazaohum jahannamubima kafaroo wattakhathoo ayateewarusulee huzuwa
That is their recompense – Hell – for what they denied and [because] they took My signs and My messengers in ridicule.
{Surat Al Kahf 18 : Verse 106}

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Word Analysis
1. dhālika – that
2. jazāuhum – (is) their recompense –
3. jahannamu – Hell –
4. bimā – because
5. kafarū – they disbelieved,
6. wa-ittakhadhū – and took
7. āyātī – My Verses
8. warusulī – and My Messengers
9. huzuwan – (in) ridicule.

Tafsir & Explanation
In this Ayah, Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) informs the ultimate consequence for those who are the worst losers with regard to their deeds. These people not only disbelief but they ridicule the clear signs of Allah and His Messengers in the worst possible way – and because of that, their abode will be the Hell fire.

People get this punishment because they indulged in Kufr. Instead of believing in and accept what the messengers brought they made fun of the ayaat and of the messengers.
Ayaat include commands of Allah:
☀️ Making fun of the Hijaab
☀️ Making fun of the Miswaq
☀️ Making fun of beard and rolling up of the pants
☀️ Making fun of the system Allah has set of Rain and Snow and Summer Heat
☀️ Making fun of the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad of his character, of his behaviour, of his family, of his wives and his personal affairs.

This kind of behaviour is unacceptable. This includes even making fun of other human being. Human beings are creations of Allah – AN AYAH. We see people make fun of features, colour and physical appearance or the way someone talks. Mockery is a characteristic akin to the days of Jahilliyah (Ignorance). Only those whose souls are impure because of arrogance and pride ridicule others. They endeavor to hurt others because of the feeling of superiority that runs in their diseased veins.

“And when those who disbelieve see you, [O Muhammad], they take you not except in ridicule…”
{Surah Al Anbya 21: Verse 36}

“And when they see you, [O Muhammad], they take you not except in ridicule, [saying], “Is this the one whom Allah has sent as a messenger?”
{Surah Al Furqan 25: Verse 41}

We often hear the argument of why should we be following a man from Arabia and his teachings in present day and age with regards to our beloved Prophet Muhammad .  Mocking anyone let alone the Prophet of Allah  and Ayaat of Allah is a disease of the heart and is disliked. There are numerous narrations about how Prophet Muhammad stopped his own wives and companions from indulging in this sin in a very stringent and assertive way.

Narrated Al-Ma’rur: At Ar-Rabadha I met Abu Dhar who was wearing a cloak, and his slave, too, was wearing a similar one. I asked about the reason for it. He replied, “I abused a person by calling his mother with bad names.” The Prophet said to me, ‘O Abu Dhar! Did you abuse him by calling his mother with bad names You still have some characteristics of ignorance. Your slaves are your brothers and Allah has put them under your command. So whoever has a brother under his command should feed him of what he eats and dress him of what he wears. Do not ask them (slaves) to do things beyond their capacity (power) and if you do so, then help them.’ “
[Sahih Bukhari]
Evidence – http://sunnah.com/bukhari/2/23

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin: I said to the Prophet (ﷺ): It is enough for you in Safiyyah that she is such and such (the other version than Musaddad’s has:) meaning that she was short-statured. He replied; You have said a word which would change the sea if it were mixed in it. She said: I imitated a man before him (out of disgrace). He said: I do not like that I imitate anyone even if I should get such and such(meaning a great reward).
Sahih (Al-Albani)
[Abu Dawud]
Evidence – http://sunnah.com/abudawud/43/103

O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after [one’s] faith. And whoever does not repent – then it is those who are the wrongdoers.
{Surah Al Hujurat 49: Verse 11}

“Truly a man utters words to which he attaches no importance, and by them he falls into the fire of Jahannam, and truly a man utters words to which he attaches no importance, and by them Allah raises him into the Garden.”
Abu Huraira (ra)

Another narration mentions
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, “A person utters a word thoughtlessly (i.e., without thinking about its being good or not) and, as a result of this, he will fall down into the fire of Hell deeper than the distance between the east and the west.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Evidence – http://sunnah.com/riyadussaliheen/18/4
Mockery is one of the diseases of Jaahiliyyah that should be avoided, especially at times of conflict and disputes. It is one of the characteristics of the disbelievers and the hypocrites that leads to the disunity of the society. Mockery and condescending others is an explicit violation of the Commands of Allah The Almighty, and it keeps one away from the pleasure of Allah. It makes one forget to remember Allah and causes him to be inflicted with His punishment.
May Allah make us of people who donot mock or accuse others. May we stay away from mockery of deen. May we stay away from speaking it and even witnessing it. May Allah forgive the entire ummah for their slips and mistakes and unite us all in Jannatul firdous al’aala. Ameen ya rabbi!
Tafsir Ibn Kathir
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Authored by Aida Misr & Shamsiya Noorul Quloob
Edited by Ibtahal Minhaj
Prophet Muhammad - "Convey (knowledge) from me even if it is just one ayah" [Bukhari 3461]

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