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Identities in The Quran: Muhsineen / Ha-Siin-Nun
« on: December 31, 2009, 04:45:13 AM »
What does Quran say about good? What about the doers of good? Muhsineen?

Good is derived from the root:
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Ha-Siin-Nun = To be handsome, make good, seem good/beautiful/comely/pleasing, be excellent, make or render a thing good or goodly, to beautify/embellish/adorn a thing, strive or compete in goodness, to do good or act well, act or behave with goodness or in a pleasing manner towards a person, confer a benefit or benefits upon a person, act graciously with a person, know a thing well, beautify/embellish/adorn oneself, reckon/account/esteem a person to be good/beautiful/pleasing.
1. Muhsineen are loved by God and are close to/with God(The following verses are exclusive to muhsineen:
2:195, 2:236, 2:58, 3:134, 3:148, 5:85, 5:93, 6:84, 7:56, 7:161, 9:91, 11:115, 12:90, 12:22, 12:36, 12:56, 12:78, 22:37, 28:14 , 29:69, 31:3, 37:121, 37:131, 37:80, 37:105, 37:110, 39:34, 39:58, 46:12, 51:16, 77:44)


However, while one may think this is vague, we know muhsineen means doers of good. Who could be a better law giver than God; 5:50? So the question is what is good, what does Quran say is good?

2. What Quran says about Good Act/deeds   3. We are also told to repel evil with a good deed, and that a good deed increases/benefits
Replace a bad deed with a good one:Gain
4:40 good deed is multiplied
6:160 whoever comes to good will gain 10 times over it
28:54 those who are patient and repelled evil with good will have twofolds reward.
28:84 whoever does good will gain further good from it
42:23 whoever does good will increase in good
 
4. Reward to the ones who do good
RewardJannah

3:195 jannah for those who do good.
5:85 jannah is a reward for the muhsineen
10:26 those who preserve doing good get the best reward jannah
18:31 Jannah for those who believe and do good (18:30)
65:11 those who believe and do righteous deeds get jannah

25:24 jannah is the best abode
55:70 has excellent and beautiful things (jannah?)
55:76 jannah is rich in beauty

Doers of good get a good goal/wahusnu mab?
13:29 those who believer and do wahusnu mab
38:40 wahusnu maab (to who?)
38:49 muttaqeen get beauteous goals wahusnu maab.

Good place
3:14 the best goals is with God with God
3:195 God has the best/beauteous reward
41:50 ultimate good is with God
 
God provided good sustenance 6.Other7.God isma alhusna
2:138 the best hue/colour is with God
7:180 invoke on isma alhusna  
17:110 call on God on the most gracious names
20:8 To God are isma alhusna
59:24 To God are isma alhusna

8. Verses in relation to h-s-n I need to revisit
2:201, 2:245,
3:37, 3:120
4:62, 4:78, 4:79,  4:128,
4:128 if you do good and are conscious of him god is aware
7:95, 7:137, 7:145,  7:156, 7:161
9:50, 9:52, 9:91, 9:100
12:23, 12:100
13:6, 13:18
17:7, 16:62, 16:67, 16:122
18:103
19:73, 19:74
21:101, 27:46, 28:77
37:125, 38:25, 39:10
46:16, 48:16
57:11
64:17
73:20
92:9
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Re: Identities in The Quran: Muhsineen / Ha-Siin-Nun
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 04:48:54 AM »
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7.God isma alhusna

2:138 the best hue/colour is with God
7:180 invoke on isma alhusna 
17:110 call on God on the most gracious names
20:8 To God are isma alhusna
59:24 To God are isma alhusna

A thought,
If the best hue/colour is with God and to God is isma alhusna and we are asked to call on God. Could it be that if we adhere to the isma alhusna i.e. not just utter/call on God with the names but partake/uphold them would it be like experiencing a connection with God, being close/understanding God? 

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Re: Identities in The Quran: Muhsineen / Ha-Siin-Nun
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009, 09:56:39 AM »
A thought,
If the best hue/colour is with God and to God is isma alhusna and we are asked to call on God. Could it be that if we adhere to the isma alhusna i.e. not just utter/call on God with the names but partake/uphold them would it be like experiencing a connection with God, being close/understanding God? 

Peace


Maybe thats why they say actions speak louder than words :peace:
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Re: Identities in The Quran: Muhsineen / Ha-Siin-Nun
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 06:33:43 PM »
We all have blind spots.
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ambiguity is there for a reason, why do you think?
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Re: Identities in The Quran: Muhsineen / Ha-Siin-Nun
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2010, 06:08:08 AM »
Well, if God has the best names, then if one tries to embody the attributes in some of His names (the ones applicable), then I think an argument could easily be made that this is a good thing, and we would become closer to God. I think this has been touched upon before in the forum.

It could be an interesting observation about the reward of mTQW and mHSN, if there is a difference.
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Re: Identities in The Quran: Muhsineen / Ha-Siin-Nun
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2010, 12:20:34 PM »
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Ha-Siin-Nun = To be handsome, make good, seem good/beautiful/comely/pleasing,

These are the results, that which makes/produces these results should, I think be the base meanings of the Root. One of the names falling in the category of "al husna" is "power-force" and "absolute control/dominance"; are these two things "beautiful" when we have famous quotation, "power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely"?

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Re: Identities in The Quran: Muhsineen / Ha-Siin-Nun
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2010, 02:26:22 PM »
http://www.islamicity.com/Mosque/99names.htm


For arguments sake yes, they are beautiful. Who better to have power/dominance/control than Allah?
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Re: Identities in The Quran: Muhsineen / Ha-Siin-Nun
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2010, 03:04:42 PM »
http://www.islamicity.com/Mosque/99names.htm


For arguments sake yes, they are beautiful. Who better to have power/dominance/control than Allah?


That was with relation to the base meanings of the Root. Some thing becomes beautiful only when it is proportionately balanced with everything else and is in a state of equilibirium. His absolute power attained the perception of "Al Husna" because He at His own will prescribed "Mercy" as His obligation. Most of the "attributes-and hence attributive name" have a positive as well as a negative aspect/extremity.

You, the Messenger [Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam] tell them; "You people may call/address [your Sustainer Lord] as Allah or call/address Him Ar'Reh'maan;

if/whenever you people [wish to] call since for Him are the Names having distinction of exacting balance/appropriate/proportioned/equilibrium/virtue/admirable/absolutely void of negativity/ grandeur/just/absoluteness/beauty". [Refer 17:110]
http://haqeeqat.org.pk/English%20Tafsir%20e%20Haqeeqat/00.Arabic%20Text/017.%20Al%20Israa/017.G%20Al%20Israa.htm


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Re: Identities in The Quran: Muhsineen / Ha-Siin-Nun
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2016, 03:05:16 PM »
Salam,

Thanks for this list, it's great you have compiled in one place. Did you finish it maybe in other thread?

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Re: Identities in The Quran: Muhsineen / Ha-Siin-Nun
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2016, 08:13:29 PM »
Alhamdullilah


may God reward you for your effort, I will, InshaAllah, have to look though theese verses in depth.


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