The Glad Tidings for Those Who Repent to Allah to the Exclusion of Anyone Else
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Allah [may He be Glorified said: “Those who avoid At-Tâghût by not worshipping them and turn to Allâh (in repentance), for them are glad tidings; so announce the good news to My slaves .” (39:17)
The meaning of Taghût is false deities that are worshipped instead of Allah.
The believers deserve this glad tiding because they avoid worshipping At-Taghût, worship Allah sincerely and repent to Him. These qualities are praised in the verse. They turned away from the worship of idols and directed themselves to the worship of Allah the All-Mighty, and from polytheism and disobedience to monotheism and obedience.
As a result, they deserve the glad tidings, which none but Allah knows its value and description, as He is the One Who honoured them with such quality.
The glad tidings in the world are realised through having good reputation, attaining people’s praise, seeing good dreams as well as obtaining Allah’s protection. With all these it will be clear to them that Allah has decided to honour them in this life and in the hereafter.
They will also have the glad tidings at the time of death, as well as in the grave and on the Day of Judgement.
The last of the glad tidings will be in Paradise where Allah will promise them His eternal pleasure and kindness. They will also feel secure in (their final abode in) Paradise.
See Tafsir Ibn Sa’di, p. 656 (Al-Luwaihiq Edition)
On the authority of Abu Dharr (may Allah be pleased with him) who requested the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) to appoint him in charge of certain responsibility. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) patted him on the shoulder and said: “O Abu Dharr! You are weak and it is a trust and thus will be shame and regret for the people on the Day of Judgement, except for those who undertake it in a right way and perform the duties thereof”. In another narration, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “O Abu Dharr I notice that you are weak and I wish for you what I wish for myself. Do not be a ruler of two persons, nor a guardian of the orphan’s property” [Narrated by Muslim, Hadiths no. 1825, 1826].
An-Nawawi said that this Hadith is a strong excuse for those who want to avoid leadership and especially those who are unable to implement the responsibilities of these positions. As for shame and regret on the Day of Judgement, it will be on the side of those who are not efficient for these positions and yet undertake them, and also on the side of the efficient for such positions but do not discharge justice. This kind of people will be disgraced on the Day of Judgement and will regret what they have done in this world. On the other hand, the person who is capable of assuming the leadership responsibilities and implements justice will be rewarded with the best reward as referred to in the sound Ahadith and the consensus of opinion of the scholars.
In spite of all this, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) warned Abu Dharr against assuming such positions because of the danger involved therein. Moreover, a lot of scholars among the worthy ancestors similarly warned against assuming them, and even refused to assume such positions and endured the persecution inflicted upon them because of their refusal. [Commentary on Sahih Muslim, Vol. XII, Hadith no. 210].
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