The End of Every Matter is Better


From Tareq Al-Suwaidan | Translated by Jinan Bastaki

Tareq Al-Suwaidan shared the following:

(قال الله تعالى (وللآخرة خير لك من الأولى
!! إن أول ما يخطر على أذهاننا في تفسير الآية أن الدار الأخرة خير لنا من الدنيا

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..ولكن الآية تحمل معنى أوسع يقول : عاقبة كل أمر لك خير لك من أوله
ولذلك فإن بقية السورة كلها تأكيد لهذا المعنى
ألم يجدك يتيما) هذا أول الأمر (فآوى) هذا آخره)
ووجدك ضالا) هذا أوله (فهدى) هذا آخره)
ووجدك عائلا) هذا أوله)
،،فأغنى) هذا آخره)
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, فذكر نفسك دائما أنك تتعامل مع رب كريم
من أوصافه سبحانه وتعالى أنه يختبر العبد بأول الضيق ثم لابد أن يفرّج وينتهي الأمر بالسعة
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..لابد أن تكون الآخرة خير من الأولى في كل أقدار الله وتكون الآخرة خير من الأولى لمن رضي عن ال
(من احمد الهاشمي فرج الله عنه)

Translation:

Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) says:

“And verily the latter portion (al-aakhira) will be better for you than the former (al-oola).” [Qur'an 93:4]

The first thing that comes to mind is that the Hereafter is better than the dunya (this life).

But this verse carries another wider meaning: what comes after every matter is better than its beginning.

And that is why the rest of the surah (chapter) affirms this meaning:

“Did He not find you an orphan…”—that is the beginning of the matter—”and give [you] refuge?” and that is the end of it.
“And He found you lost…”—this is its beginning—”…and guided [you]” and this its end.
“And He found you poor…”—this is the beginning—”and made [you] self-sufficient” is its end. [Qur'an 93:6-8]

So remind yourself always that you are dealing with a generous Lord. One of His characteristics (swt) is that He tests His slave in the beginning with constriction and then it ends with an opening.

There is no doubt that the latter portion will be better than the beginning in all of what Allah has decreed, and the end will be better than the beginning for those who are content with Allah.

[From Ahmad al-Hashimi]

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3 Comments

  1. Zahra says:

    “So remind yourself always that you are dealing with a generous Lord. One of His characteristics (swt) is that He tests His slave in the beginning with constriction and then it ends with an opening.” How beautifully said. I seee my brothers and sisters in Gaza through this statement… In shaa Allah an opening to the ultimate victory -a nearness to Allah, and the company of Allah are the true victorious! May Allah bless you my Jinaan, may you be crowned by Al-Rahman with the crown of love and honor in the day when there’s no Honor but whom He honors. Love you fesabilillah my beloved sister.

  2. Khadija says:

    As-salama alaikum, sister jinan words cant express how much i enjoy your articles, Wallah they always have an efect on me. May Allah purify your intentions and grant you jannatul firdaus.

  3. Jawad says:

    This was an awesome little excerpt! I wish SW admin would publish more articles in this template, it was really helpful for an Arabic student like myself!

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