In Surah al-Hashr (59:9), Allah, Al-Muhaymin (The Guardian, The Protector), is telling us about the muhajireen (the Muslims who migrated on the hijrah to Medina from Makkah due to the persecution of the Quraysh) and the ansar (the Muslims who had accepted Islam wholeheartedly, awaited the arrival of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) and took the muhajireen into their homes and helped them) of Medina. The ansar certainly were loving and hospitable and generously spent their resources and money, even though they were impoverished themselves, to assist the Muslims who came with Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) to Medina because they preferred to help the muhajireen before themselves. Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala tells us that whoever yuqa (is saved and protected) from unselfishness and is not stingy, misery and greedy, whoever cleanses their nafs (their soul) from those negative traits, they are the successful ones. The word yuqa comes from taqwa which is usually translated as “fear” of Allah The Most High, piety, righteousness. But it also means guard, safety and protection. Taqwa is often now translated as Allah-Consciousness and whoever is Conscious of Allah and lives with Allah in their heart, mind and soul is certainly saved and protected and negative traits within them will be wiped and cleansed away with Allah’s Help.
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