Accountability & Requital: A Tafsir of Surat al-Maʿun [Surah 107]

Accountability & Requital A Tafsīr of Sūrat ʾl Māʿūn – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on 25th January 2013 at Al Kawthar Academy (Leicester)

The entire universe has been created in balance. Any disruption to the equilibrium and perfection of the universe brings about anarchy and chaos. When a person loses all sense of accountability before Allāh, he does not fail to commit the worst of all crimes. He or she loses all sense of morality and ethics thus resulting in imbalance and destruction to one’s own life and the lives of others.

There is only one monitoring and surveillance system, which if adhered to diligently, will ultimately prevent one from disobedience and causing harm to any of Allāh’s creation. This is the consciousness and fear of accountability before Allāh.

This surah beautifully outlines the reasons for social discord and the causes of disharmony. It also goes into great detail into the concept of accountability, reckoning and judgement before Allāh. Emphasis is made on the significance of the rights of the creation along with the rights of Allāh.

Below are some of the timecodes and topics relating to this talk:

9:51 – What the word Dīn is used for in the Qurʾān?
13:10 – What type of person will reject The Day of Requital?
23:17 – Why do we fear others and not Allāh?
30:43 – Reminders in the Holy Qur’an of being conscious of Allāh
37:00 – What’s the definition of taqwa?
45:20 – What were the last words revealed to mankind?
56:21 – What is the ṣalāh of the hypocrites?
1:04:36 – What are the signs of a hypocrite?

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