Understanding of the Deen

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen.”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary:

The above Hadith highlights the excellence of possessing understanding of this Deen (the religion of Islam) and the fact that it is a sign of Allah wanting good for someone.

The above Hadith also shows the importance of seeking knowledge, Many Ayaat from the Qur’an mention the virtues of knowledge such as the following:

Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And say: `My Rubb! Increase me in knowledge.” [Ta Ha 20:114]

“Are those who know equal to those who know not?”’ [az-Zumar 39:9]

“Allah will exalt in degree those of you who believe, and those who have been granted knowledge.” [al-Mujadilah 58:11]

“It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah.” [Fatir 35:28]

As we mentioned above, knowledge and understanding of the Deen (religion of Islam) stands for the understanding of the Qur’an and Hadith, religious injunctions and knowledge of the lawful and the unlawful etc.

We ask Allah to give us understanding of His Deen.

And Allah knows best!

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