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                Then Amir-ul-Momineen(AS) dilates upon this theme in a different style, says that there are some things in it  which are necessary to know , such as “ So know that there is no god but Allah SWT” and there are others which are not necessary to know such as “alif,laan,meem” etc. It also has injunctions which have been repealed by the Prophet’s (AS) action such as “As for your women who commit adultery, get four witnesses and if four witnesses do appear, shut such women in the house till death ends their life.” This punishment was current in early Islam but was later replaced by stoning in the case of married women.{ Please Note:This is author’s/commentator’s personal opinion which need not be correct and does not reflect Imam’s(AS) actual judgment/ thoughts}. In it, there are some injunctions which repealed the Prophet’s (AS) actions such as ‘Turn your face towards Masjid-al-haram” by which the injunction for facing Bayt-al-maqdis was repealed. It also contains injunctions which are obligatory only at a particular time after which their obligation ends, such as, “when the call for prayer is made on Friday, then hasten towards remembrance of Allah SWT”. It has also indicated grades of prohibitions as the divisions of sins into light and serious ones; light, such as “Tell the believers to lower their eyes” and serious ones , such as “ whoever kills a believer willfully , his reward is to remain in Hell forever”. It also contains injunctions where a little performance is enough, but there is scope for further performance, such as “Read the Quran as much as you easily can.”


Verily, your Lord, certainly is He , the Almighty, the All-Merciful ( Quran  26:9)


Translation by Yusuf Ali:


And verily, thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.


Say, thou ( O’ Our Prophet Mohammed(AS) ) , unto the believer men that they cast down their gaze and guard their private parts; that is purer for them; verily, Allah SWT is All-Aware of what (all) ye do.    (Quran 24:30)


Translation by Yusuf Ali:


Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do.


Not equal are those of the believers who sit (holding back) other than those hurt, and those who strive in the way of Allah SWT with their wealth and their selves (lives). Allah SWT hath raised the strivers with their wealth and selves (lives) in rank above those sitting (holding back); unto all (in faith) Allah SWT hath promised good; but those who strive, He hath distinguished above those who sit (holding back) a great recompense. (Quran 4:95)


Translation by Yusuf Ali:


Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt, and those who strive and fight in the cause of Allah with their goods and their persons. Allah hath granted a grade higher to those who strive and fight with their goods and persons than to those who sit (at home). Unto all (in Faith) Hath Allah promised good: But those who strive and fight Hath He distinguished above those who sit (at home) by a special reward.


Verily, they Lord knowest that thou  standest up (in the Night prayer)nigh two-third of the night , and (sometimes) half of it, and (sometimes) a third of it, and a group of those with thee; and Allah SWT measureth (well) the night and the day; Knoweth He that never can ye take (correct) account of it,  so turneth He unto you ( mercifully), so recite ye whatever be easy ( in prayers) to be read of the Quran; Knoweth He that there may be among you , sick and other travelling in the earth  seeking of the grace of Allah SWT , and other fighting in the way of Allah SWT, so recite ye as much as it can easily be done of it and establish ye the (regular) prayers and pay ye the (prescribed) poor-rate , and offer ye unto Allah SWT a goodly loan; and whatsoever of good ye send on before hand for yourselves, ye will (surely) find it with Allah SWT, that is the best and the greatest recompense ; and seek ye the forgiveness of Allah SWT ; verily, Allah SWT is Oft-forgiving, the Most Merciful . (Quran 73.20)


Translation by Yusuf Ali:


Thy Lord doth know that thou standest forth (to prayer) nigh two-thirds of the night, or half the night, or a third of the night, and so doth a party of those with thee. But Allah doth appoint night and day in due measure He knoweth that ye are unable to keep count thereof. So He hath turned to you (in mercy): read ye, therefore, of the Qur'an as much as may be easy for you. He knoweth that there may be (some) among you in ill-health; others travelling through the land, seeking of Allah's bounty; yet others fighting in Allah's Cause, read ye, therefore, as much of the Qur'an as may be easy (for you); and establish regular Prayer and give regular Charity; and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan. And whatever good ye send forth for your souls ye shall find it in Allah's Presence,- yea, better and greater, in Reward and seek ye the Grace of Allah: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.



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