While reciting surah Al-Burooj today,my mind analyzing its translation,i tried to picture it and what came into my mind was the slaughter of burmese Muslims.isn’t that whats happening to them?and why-only because they they believe in Allah???!!!
وَالسَّمَاء ذَاتِ الْبُرُوجِ
By the heaven, holding mansions of the stars,
And by the Promised Day.
By one that witnesses, and the subject of the witness
قُتِلَ أَصْحَابُ الْأُخْدُودِ
(Self-)destroyed were the owners of the ditch
النَّارِ ذَاتِ الْوَقُودِ
Of the fuel-fed fire,
إِذْ هُمْ عَلَيْهَا قُعُودٌ
When they sat by it,
وَهُمْ عَلَى مَا يَفْعَلُونَ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ شُهُودٌ
And were themselves the witnesses of what they did to the believers.
وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلَّا أَن يُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ
And they ill-treated them for no other reason than that they believed in Allah, Exalted in Power, Worthy of all Praise
الَّذِي لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاللَّهُ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ شَهِيدٌ
Him to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth! And Allah is Witness to all things.
How we see history repeat itself today-to me its horrible to see those pictures and not being able to anything.And the thought that in their place it could’ve been me and my family haunts me.But I’m hopeful that the next part of this surah comes true too.That not only it comes true but soon-In Sha Allah!
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ
Those who persecute (or draw into temptation) the Believers, men and women, and do not turn in repentance, will have the Penalty of Hell: They will have the Penalty of the Burning Fire.
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٌ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ ذَلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْكَبِيرُ
Surely (as for) those who believe and do good, they shall have gardens beneath which rivers flow, that is the great achievement.
إِنَّ بَطْشَ رَبِّكَ لَشَدِيدٌ
Truly strong is the Grip (and Power) of thy Lord.