The best of nations taken out for the benefit of mankind

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The best of nations taken out for the benefit of mankind

 

Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala says:

 

كُنْتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُوْنَ بِالْمَعْرُوْفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُوْنَ بِاللَّهِ

You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah.[1]

 

Certainly, Allah made them the best of nations, and that is because they stood for the commanding of good and the forbidding of evil, and because iman in Allah resided in their hearts.

A group of ill-informed people claim that they are the worst of nations, that they betrayed the trust of Allah, colluded on oppression and enmity, and that they turned back on their heels to kufr and ignorance!

So, who then do we believe?

Do we believe the Qur’an and its testimony of iman and righteousness in their favour?

Or do we believe the ignorant and their declarations against them of treachery and ignorance?

Ponder, O people of intellect!

Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala says:

 

وَكَيْفَ تَكْفُرُوْنَ وَأنْتُمْ تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْكُمْ آيَاتُ اللَّهِ وَفِيْكُمْ رَسُوْلُهُ وَمَن يَعْتَصِمْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدْ هُدِيَ إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيْمٍ

And how could you disbelieve while to you are being recited the verses of Allah and among you is His Messenger? And whoever holds firmly to Allah has [indeed] been guided to a straight path.[2]

 

So, disbelief was farfetched for this devout Ummah, which Allah created in a unique manner to carry the trust of this religion, undertaking the mission of the seal of Messengers salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

So, how is it possible for them to disbelieve when Allah detested disbelief for them?

Rather, how is it possible for them to disbelieve whilst upon them the verses of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala were recited and amongst them was His Rasul salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam?

 

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[1] Surah Al ‘Imran: 110.

[2] Surah Al ‘Imran: 101.

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