Qur’aanic Verses Concerning Rasulullaah and the Sahabah

Qur’aanic Verses Concerning Rasulullaah and the Sahabah

By  Shaykh Muhammad Yusuf Kandhlawi  رَحِمَهُ ٱللَّٰهُ‎

 

مَّا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَا أَحَدٍ مِّن رِّجَالِكُمْ وَلَكِن رَّسُولَ اللَّهِ وَخَاتَمَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا    ﴿٤٠ 

Muhammad is not the father of any men among you, but he is Allaah’s Rasool and the seal of all Arnbiyaa (after whom there shall never come another Nabi). Allaah has knowledge of all things. (Surah Ahzaab, verse 40)

 

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ شَاهِدًا وَمُبَشِّرًا وَنَذِيرًا ﴿٤٥ 
وَدَاعِيًا إِلَى اللَّهِ بِإِذْنِهِ وَسِرَاجًا مُّنِيرًا ﴿٤٦ 

O Nabi ! We have certainly sent you as a witness (who will bear testimony against the Kufhar of all nations on The Day of Qiyaamah), a carrier of good news (to the Mu’mineen that they will enjoy Jannah), a Warner (to the Kuflaar that they will suffer the punishment of Jahannam if they do not accept Imaan) and as a caller to Allaah by His command and an illuminating lantern (who lit up the world filled with the darkness of kufr and Shirk with the light of Imaan and also produced the Sahabah as guiding stars to guide people after him). (Surah Ahzaab, verses 45.46)

 

إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ شَاهِدًا وَمُبَشِّرًا وَنَذِيرًا ﴿٨ 
لِتُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَتُعَزِّرُوهُ وَتُوَقِّرُوهُ وَتُسَبِّحُوهُ بُكْرَةً وَأَصِيلًا ﴿٩ 

Verily We have sent you (O Rasulullaah) as a witness (to testify to the actions of people on the Day of Qiyaamah), a carrier of good news (to the Mu’mineen) and a warner (to the Kuffaar) so that you (O people) believe in Allaah, believe in His Rasool, assist Him (His Deen), revere Him and glorify Him morning and evening. (Surah Fatah, verses 8,9)

 

﴿١١٩﴾ إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ بِالْحَقِّ بَشِيرًا وَنَذِيرًا وَلاَ تُسْأَلُ عَنْ أَصْحَابِ الْجَحِيمِ 

Undoubtedly We have sent you (O Muhammad) with the truth, as a carrier of good news (to those who believe you) and as a warner (to those who refuse to believe you). You will not be questioned about the people of the Blaze (about those in the fire of Jahannam. Allaah shall not ask you why they did not believe because your duty is to give them the message and not to force them to believe).(Surah Baqara, verse 119)

 

 ﴿٢٤﴾  إِنَّا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ بِالْحَقِّ بَشِيرًا وَنَذِيرًا وَإِن مِّنْ أُمَّةٍ إِلَّا خلَا فِيهَا نَذِيرٌ

Verily We have sent you (O Rasulullaah) with the truth, as a carrier of good news (to the Mu’mineen) and (as) a warner (to the Kuffaar). (Your duty is nothing strange to people because) A warner (who cautioned people about the consequences of kufr) passed in every nation. (Surah Faatir, verse 24)

 

﴿٢٨﴾ وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا كَافَّةً لِّلنَّاسِ بَشِيرًا وَنَذِيرًا وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ  

We have sent you (O Muhammad) to the whole of mankind only as a carrier of good news and a warner (and not as one who has to force people to accept Imaan). However, most people (the Kuffaar) do not know (that you are Allaah true Nabi). (Surah Saba, verse 28)

 ﴿٥٦﴾  وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا مُبَشِّرًا وَنَذِيرًا

We have sent you (O Rasulullaah) only as a carrier of good news (to the Mu’mineen) and a warner (to the Kuffaaar).(Surah Furqaan, verse 56 )

 

﴿١٠٧﴾  وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ   

We have sent you (O Muhammad ) as a mercy to the universe (to show mercy towards mankind, jinn and creation at large by guiding them to the path of salvation). (Surah Anbiyaa, verse 107)

 

﴿٣٣﴾   هُوَ الَّذِي أَرْسَلَ رَسُولَهُ بِالْهُدَى وَدِينِ الْحَقِّ لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَى الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ  

It is He (Allaah) Who sent His Rasool with guidance and the true religion (of Islaam) so that He may make it overcome all other religions even though the Mushrikeen detest it. (Surah Taubah Verse 33)

  وَيَوْمَ نَبْعَثُ فِي كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ شَهِيدًا عَلَيْهِم مِّنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ وَجِئْنَا بِكَ شَهِيدًا عَلَى
﴿٨٩﴾   هَؤُلاء وَنَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ تِبْيَانًا لِّكُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةً وَبُشْرَى لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ 

(Do not also forget) The day when We shall raise against every nation a witness from their midst (the Anbiyaa of every nation who will testify against the Kuffaar of their nations), and We shall make you (O Muhammad) witness over them (to testify in favour of the Anbiyaa that they did fulfil their responsibilities). We have revealed the Book (the Qur’aan) to you, that explains all things to you (including the fact that all the Anbiyaa fulfiled their duties) and which is (a means of) guidance, a mercy and good news (of forgiveness, rewards and Jannah) for those who submit (the Muslims).(Surah Nahl, verse 89)

وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا لِّتَكُونُواْ شُهَدَاء عَلَى النَّاسِ وَيَكُونَ الرَّسُولُ عَلَيْكُمْ شَهِيدًا

Thus (just as Allaah has guided the Muslims to the straight path) We have made you (the Ummah of Rasulullaah) such a group that is moderate in nature (free from excesses and shortcomings) so that you may be witnesses (on the Day of Qiyaamah) over people and the messenger (Rasulullaah) a witness over you (When the nations of previous prophets will deny that their prophets preached the truth to them, the prophets will call for the Ummah of Rasulullaah as witnesses for them. When the ummah of Rasulullaah testify that the prophets were truthful, they will be asked how they know this when they were not present during the times of the others. To this, the Ummah of Rasulullaah will say that Rasulullaah had informed them. Rasulullaah will then make it clear that his Ummah are truthful). (Surah Baqara, verse 143)

 ﴿١٠﴾  قَدْ أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ إِلَيْكُمْ ذِكْرًا  

رَّسُولًا يَتْلُو عَلَيْكُمْ آيَاتِ اللَّهِ مُبَيِّنَاتٍ لِّيُخْرِجَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى
﴿١١﴾ النُّورِ وَمَن يُؤْمِن بِاللَّهِ وَيَعْمَلْ صَالِحًا يُدْخِلْهُ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أَبَدًا قَدْ أَحْسَنَ اللَّهُ لَهُ رِزْقًا 

Allaah has certainly revealed a Reminder (the Qur’aan) to you (so that you guard yourselves from making the same mistakes that the previous nations made). And (Allah has also sent to you) a Rasool who recites Allaah’s clear Aayaat (verses of the Qur’aan) to you to remove the Mu’mineen who do good deeds from darkness (sin, ignorance, kufr) and to bring them into light (obedience, knowledge, Imaan). Whoever believes in Allaah and does good deeds, Allaah shall enter him into Jannat beneath which rivers flow. There they shall live forever. Allaah has appointed a most excellent provision for him.(Surah Talaaq, verses 10, 11)

 

لَقَدْ مَنَّ اللّهُ عَلَى الْمُؤمِنِينَ إِذْ بَعَثَ فِيهِمْ رَسُولاً مِّنْ أَنفُسِهِمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتِهِ وَيُزَكِّيهِمْ
﴿١٦٤﴾   وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَإِن كَانُواْ مِن قَبْلُ لَفِي ضَلالٍ مُّبِينٍ 

Allaah has certainly favoured the Mu’mineen by sending in their midst a Rasool (Rasulullaah) from among them who recites to them His verses (of the Qur’aan), purifies them (from corrupt beliefs, Shirk, disobedience) and teaches them the Book (Qur’aan) and wisdom (the Sunnah). There is no doubt that these people were in open error before this (before the coming of Rasulullaah). (Sura aal Imraan, verse 164)

 

 

﴿١٥١﴾  كَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا فِيكُمْ رَسُولاً مِّنكُمْ يَتْلُو عَلَيْكُمْ آيَاتِنَا وَيُزَكِّيكُمْ وَيُعَلِّمُكُمُ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَيُعَلِّمُكُم مَّا لَمْ تَكُونُواْ تَعْلَمُونَ 
﴿١٥٢﴾ فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُواْ لِي وَلاَ تَكْفُرُونِ  

In a similar manner (as part of Our favour to you) We have (also) sent to you a Rasool (messenger) from among yourselves (Muhammad) who recites to you Our verses (of the Qur’aan); purifies you (from Shirk); teaches you the Book (Qur’aan) and wisdom (the teachings of the Quraan); and teaches you what you knew not (he perfects both your knowledge and your actions). So think of Me (by performing salaah, making Dhikr, abiding by the Qur’aan and in all other matters) and I will think of you (by rewarding you and fulfilling your needs). Be grateful to Me (by obeying Me) and do not be ungrateful (by disobeying Me). (Surah Baqara, verses 151, 152)

 

 

﴿١٢٨﴾  لَقَدْ جَاءكُمْ رَسُولٌ مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيْكُم بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَؤُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ  

Undoubtedly a Rasool from yourselves has come to you (someone whose lineage, morals, manners and integrity you know well) The difficulties that afflict you are very distressing to him. He is anxious for (good to come to) you and extremely forgiving and merciful towards the Mu’mineen. (surah Taubah, verse 128)

 

 

  فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِّنَ اللّهِ لِنتَ لَهُمْ وَلَوْ كُنتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ الْقَلْبِ لاَنفَضُّواْ مِنْ حَوْلِكَ فَاعْفُ
﴿١٥٩﴾  عَنْهُمْ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَشَاوِرْهُمْ فِي الأَمْرِ فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللّهِ إِنَّ اللّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ  

It is because of the mercy of Allaah that you (O Muhammad) are lenient (gentle, forgiving soft-hearted) with them (with the Sahabah). If you had been ill-tempered and hard-hearted, they would have all dispersed from around you. So pardon them, seek forgiveness for them and consult with them in matters (Rasulullaah, therefore, consulted with the Sahabah very often). When you have taken a firm decision (after consulting with the knowledgeable ones), then place your trust in Allaah (and not on your resources and decision). Verily Allaah loves those who place their trust in Him (and will surely assist them), (Surah Aal Imraan, verse 159)

 

  إِلاَّ تَنصُرُوهُ فَقَدْ نَصَرَهُ اللّهُ إِذْ أَخْرَجَهُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ ثَانِيَ اثْنَيْنِ إِذْ هُمَا فِي الْغَارِ إِذْ يَقُولُ لِصَاحِبِهِ
لاَ تَحْزَنْ إِنَّ اللّهَ مَعَنَا فَأَنزَلَ اللّهُ سَكِينَتَهُ عَلَيْهِ وَأَيَّدَهُ بِجُنُودٍ لَّمْ تَرَوْهَا وَجَعَلَ كَلِمَةَ
﴿٤٠﴾  الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ السُّفْلَى وَكَلِمَةُ اللّهِ هِيَ الْعُلْيَا وَاللّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ 

If you do not assist him (Rasulullaah), then indeed Allaah had assisted him when the Kuffaar drove him out (of Makkah). He was the second of the two (the other being his bosom friend Abu Bakr) when they were (hiding from the Kuffaar) in the cave (outside Makkah) and he (Rasulullaah) told his companion (Abu Bakr when the Kuffar were on the verge, of capturing them), “Do not grieve (do not fear for my safety). Verily Allaah is with us (and He will protect us from the Kuffaar).” So Allaah caused His tranquillity (serenity, mercy and peace) to descend on him, assisted him (on various occasions) with an army (of angels and other creation) that you had not seen. And (Allaah) placed the word of the Kuffaar (the call to Shirk) at the very bottom while the word of Allaah (the Kalimah) is right at the top. Allaah is Mighty, The Wise. (Therefore, if any person refuses to assist Rasulullaah and Islaam, his assistance is not needed because Allaah shall assist them as He did before.) (Surah Taubah, verse 40)

 

مُّحَمَّدٌ رَّسُولُ اللَّهِ وَالَّذِينَ مَعَهُ أَشِدَّاء عَلَى الْكُفَّارِ رُحَمَاء بَيْنَهُمْ تَرَاهُمْ رُكَّعًا سُجَّدًا يَبْتَغُونَ
فَضْلًا مِّنَ اللَّهِ وَرِضْوَانًا سِيمَاهُمْ فِي وُجُوهِهِم مِّنْ أَثَرِ السُّجُودِ ذَلِكَ مَثَلُهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَمَثَلُهُمْ فِي الْإِنجِيلِ
كَزَرْعٍ أَخْرَجَ شَطْأَهُ فَآزَرَهُ فَاسْتَغْلَظَ فَاسْتَوَى عَلَى سُوقِهِ يُعْجِبُ الزُّرَّاعَ لِيَغِيظَ بِهِمُ الْكُفَّارَ وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا
﴿٢٩﴾  وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ مِنْهُم مَّغْفِرَةً وَأَجْرًا عَظِيمًا 

Muhammad is Allaah’s Rasool and those with him (the Sahabah) are stern against the Kuffaar and (yet) compassionate among themselves. You will see them sometimes bowing (in Ruku), sometimes prostrating (in Sajdah, always) seeking Allaah’s bounty and His pleasure. Their hallmark (by which they are recognised) is on their faces because of the effect of prostration (referring to the illumination and humility apparent on their faces). This is their description in the Torah. Their description in the Injeel (Bible) is like that of a plant that sprouts its shoots and strengthens it, after which it becomes thick and stands on its own stem, pleasing the farmer. (Allaah has nurtured the Sahabah in this manner) So that the Kuffaar may be enraged by them (because of their animosity for Islaam and for the Sahabah) Allaah has promised. forgiveness and a grand reward for those of them who have imaan and who do good deeds.(surah Fatah, verse 29)

الَّذِينَ يَتَّبِعُونَ الرَّسُولَ النَّبِيَّ الأُمِّيَّ الَّذِي يَجِدُونَهُ مَكْتُوبًا عِندَهُمْ فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالإِنْجِيلِ
يَأْمُرُهُم بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَاهُمْ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَيُحِلُّ لَهُمُ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَيُحَرِّمُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْخَبَآئِثَ وَيَضَعُ عَنْهُمْ إِصْرَهُمْ
وَالأَغْلاَلَ الَّتِي كَانَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ فَالَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ بِهِ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَاتَّبَعُواْ
﴿١٥٧﴾  النُّورَ الَّذِيَ أُنزِلَ مَعَهُ أُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُونَ 

I shall soon (in the Aakhirah) ordain it (My mercy) for those who adopt Taqwa, who pay zakaah, who believe in My Aayaat and who follow the Rasool (who is also) the untutored Nabi (Muhammad, about) whom they find (his name and description) written in the Torah and the Injeel (both of which they have) with them. He (Muhammad) instructs them to do good, prevents (forbids) them from evil, permits pure things for them (which was forbidden in the previous religions), forbids them from impure things (such as carrion, blood, etc) and removes from them the burden and shackles (the stern laws) that were (binding) upon them (such as cutting off the portion of a garment that is impure). So the successful ones are certainly those who believe in him, honour him, assist him and follow the light (the Qur’aan) revealed with him.” (Surah A’raaf, verse 156, 157)