In Surah Al-Muminun (23:61), Allah, Al-Matin (The Steadfast, The Firm) in the previous ayats, describes al-muminun (The Believers). They are in awe and cautious to fulfill religious obligations and refrain from sin out of fear and respect of Allah’s Grandeur and Kindness, sincerely believe in Allah’s signs, including the Holy Qur’an, do not associate partners with their Lord, give in charity with pure anxious hearts because they know they will return to Allah and fear they may not have adequately performed their obligations. Allah, The Most High, says that these people are those who hasten to the good and they are al-sabiquna (the foremost). Al-Sabiquna can be used as those who are the forerunners in a race or competition, those who are ahead and are relentlessly outstripping the others. The believers are, therefore, in a race, a race in doing good, back to Allah, our Creator, to Whom we will all return. Because we are fearful of Allah and believe with sincerity, it makes us hurry to perform good and righteous deeds. Hastening to do good comes from knowledge, faith, sincerity and charity with an apprehensive heart. And thus, we will receive all goodness, prosperity and Divine favours here and in the Hereafter.
Writing in Navy Blue; Design in Sunlight Yellow, Navy Blue, Light Hazelnut Brown, Satin Buttercup and Very Light Pearl Grey; Border in Very Light Peal Grey
3.5” X 6.8”