بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

Continuation of Chapter 21 Al-Anmbiya (سورة الأنبياء)
(The Prophets (pbuh))



بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.
21:49
الَّذِينَ يَخْشَوْنَ رَبَّهُمْ بِالْغَيْبِ وَهُمْ مِنْ السَّاعَةِ مُشْفِقُونَ
Those who fear their Lord in their most secret thoughts and who hold the Hour (of Judgment) in awe.
  • Note the three kinds of fear mentioned in xxi. 48-49. Taqwa is the fear of running counter to the will of Allah; it is akin to the love of Him; for we fear to offend those we love; it results in right conduct, and those who entertain it are "those who would do right". Then there is Khayat, the fear of Allah, lest the person who entertains it may be found, in his inmost thoughts, to be short of the standard which Allah wishes for him; this is also righteous but in a less high degree than Taqwa which is akin to love. And thirdly, there is the fear of consequences on the Day of Judgment (ishfaq); this also may lead to righteousness, but is on a still lower plane. Perhaps the three correspond to the Criterion, the Light, and the Message (or Warning) of the last verse.

Jazak Allahu Khairin