• the • benefits • of • iron •

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لَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا رُسُلَنَا بِالْبَيِّنَـتِ وَأَنزَلْنَا مَعَهُمُ الْكِتَـبَ وَالْمِيزَانَ لِيَقُومَ النَّاسُ بِالْقِسْطِ وَأَنزْلْنَا الْحَدِيدَ فِيهِ بَأْسٌ شَدِيدٌ وَمَنَاـفِعُ لِلنَّاسِ وَلِيَعْلَمَ اللَّهُ مَن يَنصُرُهُ وَرُسُلَهُ بِالْغَيْبِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَوِىٌّ عَزِيزٌ ]
Indeed We have sent Our Messengers with clear proofs, and revealed with them the Scripture and the Mizan that mankind may keep up justice. And We brought forth iron wherein is mighty power, as well as many benefits for mankind, that Allah may test who it is that will help Him (His religion) and His Messengers in the unseen. Verily, Allah is Powerful, Almighty.)”(Surat Al-Hadîd, Verse 25)

Allah said,

[وَأَنزْلْنَا الْحَدِيدَ فِيهِ بَأْسٌ شَدِيدٌ]

(And We brought forth iron wherein is mighty power,) meaning, `We made iron a deterrent for those who refuse the truth and oppose it after the proof has been established against them.’ Allah’s Messenger remained in Makkah for thirteen years. During that time, the revelation continued being sent to him, containing arguments against the idolators and explaining Tawhid with detail and proofs. When the evidence was established against those who defied the Messenger , Allah decreed the Hijrah. Then He ordered the believers to fight the disbelievers using swords, using them to strike the necks and foreheads of those who opposed, rejected and denied the Qur’an.

Imam Ahmad and Abu Dawud recorded that `Abdullah bin `Umar said that the Messenger of Allah said,

«بُعِثْتُ بِالسَّيْفِ بَيْنَ يَدَيِ السَّاعَةِ حَتْى يُعْبَدَ اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، وَجُعِلَ رِزْقِي تَحْتَ ظِلِّ رُمْحِي، وَجُعِلَ الذِّلَّةُ والصَّغَارُ عَلَى مَنْ خَالَفَ أَمْرِي، وَمَنْ تَشَبَّهَ بِقَوْمٍ فَهُوَ مِنْهُم»

(I was sent with the sword just before the Hour so that Allah be worshipped alone without partners. My provision was placed under the shadow of my spear, and those who defy my order were disgraced and humiliated, and he who imitates a people is one of them.)

This is why Allah the Exalted said,

[فِيهِ بَأْسٌ شَدِيدٌ]

(wherein is mighty power,) in reference to weapons, such as swords, spears, daggers, arrows, shields, and so forth,

[وَمَنَـافِعُ لِلنَّاسِ]

(as well as many benefits for mankind,) meaning, in their livelihood, such as using it to make coins, hammers, axes, saws chisels, shovels and various tools that people use for tilting the land, sowing, cooking, making dough and manufacturing other objects necessary for their livelihood. Allah’s statement,

[وَلِيَعْلَمَ اللَّهُ مَن يَنصُرُهُ وَرُسُلَهُ بِالْغَيْبِ]

(that Allah may test who it is that will help Him (His religion) and His Messengers in the unseen.) meaning, whose intention by carrying weapons is the defense of Allah (His religion) and His Messenger,

[إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَوِىٌّ عَزِيزٌ]

(Verily, Allah is Powerful, Almighty.) meaning, surely, Allah is Powerful, Almighty, and He gives victory to those who give victory and aid to Him. However, Allah does not need mankind’s help, but He ordered Jihad to test people with each other.

[Tafsîr Ibn Kathîr]

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2 Responses to “• the • benefits • of • iron •”

  1. CCC Says:

    assalamu alaykum wr wb ukhtiii.
    unfortunately, i think we only ever breifly met…however you seem pretty close to some sisters im close to, so =) *blow kiss*

    just a thing about iron.
    according to science elements are created by nuclear fusion. when elements join together to make larger elements.

    i think the biggest element our sun can create is silicon (im not too sure which element it is)
    they say the earth came from the sun.
    (allahu Alem how that fits in with hte islamic concept of creation)
    however, intresting to note, that our sun cannot create iron, for iron is a heeeavy element.

    so, iron is not FROM the earth (if the earth came from the sun)
    even though we take iron FROM the earth.
    they say iron came to earth by rocks of iron bombarding the earth.
    and so, iron is not FROM the earth, like we would think
    rather
    ” iron was sent down…”
    just as Allah says in the first ayah you quoted.
    “…and we sent down iron…”

    if that fits with what we know in islam, alhamdulilah
    if it doesnt, we reject it =)

  2. istiqaamah Says:

    wa alayki as-salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh strangerrr

    aww we miss you back home ukhti we really do

    subhanAllah that was a really beneficial comment – see what you are depriving us of :(

    i will share it with the akhawaat inshaAllah so your scales are made heavier

    love you fillah ukhti, i hope to hear from you again soon <3

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