Tag: Muḥammad al-Amīn al-Shanqītī

Do Not Say: They Are Dead

As for the life that Allāh affirmed in the Qurʾān for the martyrs, and the life that has been affirmed for the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) in which he is able to return the greetings of salām (peace) to whosoever sends it upon him, then both of them refer to the life of the barzakh (a state of existence between the present life and the Hereafter); an existence which cannot be truly comprehended by the people of this world. Al-ʿAllāmah Muḥammad al-Amīn al-Shanqītī Allāh, the Most High, said: “And do not say about those who are killed fighting in the Path of Allāh that they are dead....

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Tafsīr of Sūrah al-Furqān, Commentary to ‘The Criterion’

The way of the disbelievers was to invent certain characteristics that they thought a prophet should have and then show how the Prophet was lacking in these. However in this they were wondering aimlessly, not able to find a set of characteristic that they could all settle on as has preceded in the previous verse. Al-ʿAllāmah Muḥammad al-Amīn al-Shanqītī [Compiled from the tafsīrs of al-Tabarī, al-Qurṭabī, ibn Kathīr, al-Shawkānī, as-Saʿdee and al-Shanqītī, may Allāh have mercy on them all.] Blessed be He Who sent down the Criterion to His Servant so that he may be a Warner to the...

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