Ya Ayyuhallazina Amanu ittaqullah haqqa tuqatih is a beautiful ayat in surah Al-Imran, ayat 102. We are going to learn the meaning of this long and beautiful verse, how to write it in Arabic text as well as the explanation/tafsir of the verse from tafsir IBN Kathir.
Ya Ayyuhallazina Amanu Ittaqullah Haqqa Tuqatih Meaning
Ya Ayyuhallazina Amanu ittaqullah haqqa means O you who have believed, fear Allah as He should be feared and do not die except as Muslims [in submission to Him].
Ya Ayyuhallazina Amanu Ittaqullah Ayat in Arabic
This is the full verse in Arabic text;
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ ٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ حَقَّ تُقَاتِهِۦ وَلَا تَمُوتُنَّ إِلَّا وَأَنتُم مُّسۡلِمُونَ
Explanation of the verse
Ya Ayyuhallazina Amanu ittaqullah talks of taqwa of Allah.
Meaning of `Taqwa of Allah
Allah says, O you who believe! Have Taqwa of Allah as is His due,
Ibn Abi Hatim recorded that Abdullah bin Mas`ud commented on the Ayah, (Have Taqwa of Allah as is His due),
“That He is obeyed and not defied, remembered and not forgotten and appreciated and not unappreciated.”
This has an authentic chain of narration to Abdullah bin Mas`ud.
This is what he said, but it appears that it is only a statement of Abdullah bin Mas`ud, and Allah knows best.
It was also reported that Anas said,
“The servant will not have Taqwa of Allah as is His due until he keeps his tongue idle.“
Allah’s statement, and die not except as (true) Muslims, means, preserve your Islam while you are well and safe, so that you die as a Muslim.
The Most Generous Allah has made it His decision that whatever state one lives in, that is what he dies upon and is resurrected upon. We seek refuge from dying on other than Islam.
Imam Ahmad recorded that Mujahid said,
“The people were circling around the Sacred House when Ibn Abbas was sitting, holding a bent-handled walking stick. Ibn Abbas said, The Messenger of Allah (recited)
(Have Taqwa of Allah as is His due, die not except as (true) Muslims) then he said;
Verily, if a drop of Zaqqum (a tree in Hell) falls, it will spoil life for the people of earth. What about those whose food is only from Zaqqum?”
This was recorded by At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasa’i, Ibn Majah, Ibn Hibban in his Sahih and Al-Hakim his Mustadrak.
Imam Ahmad recorded that Jabir said that; three nights before the Messenger of Allah died he heard him saying;
None of you should die except while having sincere trust in Allah, the Exalted and Most Honorable. Muslim also recorded it.
The Two Sahihs record that Abu Hurayrah said that the Messenger of Allah said, Allah said, “I am as My servant thinks of Me.”
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