Qualities of the Successful Believers Series

Allah begins surah al-Mu’minoon with 11 ayaat describing the qualities of the successful believers and their ultimate reward. Sheikh Muhammad al-Ameen al-Shinqitee broke his tafsir of these ayaat into seven sections, which we have translated and are publishing in a series. al-Shinqitee’s explanation comes from his well-known book of tafsirAdhwaa’ al-Bayaan, which the he devoted to the theme of explaining the Qur’an first and foremost by means of the Qur’an itself.

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Qualities of the Successful Believers: Part 1/7

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ * الَّذِينَ هُمْ فِي صَلَاتِهِمْ خَاشِعُونَ

Indeed the believers have succeeded * Those who are characterized by khushoo’ in their salaah [23:1-2]

Qualities of the Successful Believers: Part 2/7

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَنِ اللَّغْوِ مُعْرِضُونَ

And those who turn away from al-Laghw [23:3]

Qualities of the Successful Believers: Part 3/7

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِلزَّكَاةِ فَاعِلُونَ

and those who carry out the zakaah [23:4]

Qualities of the Successful Believers: Part 4/7

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِفُرُ‌وجِهِمْ حَافِظُونَ * إِلَّا عَلَىٰ أَزْوَاجِهِمْ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ غَيْرُ‌ مَلُومِينَ * فَمَنِ ابْتَغَىٰ وَرَ‌اءَ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُولَـٰئِكَ هُمُ الْعَادُونَ

And they who guard their private parts * Except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they will not be blamed – * But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors. [23:5-7]

Qualities of the Successful Believers: Part 5/7

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِأَمَانَاتِهِمْ وَعَهْدِهِمْ رَ‌اعُونَ

And those who, in respect to their trusts and their covenants, are keepers [23:8]

Qualities of the Successful Believers: Part 6/7

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَلَىٰ صَلَوَاتِهِمْ يُحَافِظُونَ

And those who carefully maintain their prayers – [23:9]

Qualities of the Successful Believers: Part 7/7

أُولَـٰئِكَ هُمُ الْوَارِ‌ثُونَ * الَّذِينَ يَرِ‌ثُونَ الْفِرْ‌دَوْسَ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ

These are indeed the inheritors * those who shall inherit the al-Firdaws. They shall dwell therein forever [23:10-11]

BaarakAllaahu feekum.

See also: Inheriting al-Jannah: Tafsir al-Shinqitee