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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.

In the Quran we are told God made us in the best form (95:4, 32:7, 64:3, 23:14)and that we are tested for the best conduct (8:17, 11:7, 18:7, 67:2) We are also told that the Quran gives the best parables to learn from, it is the best hadith, the best teaching and a glad tiding for muhsineen (see 12:3, 25:33, 39:23, 39:55, 46:12)

Furthermore we know the best ?deen? is one who asalam who is a ?muhsin? and follows the way of Ibrahim (see 4:125, 41:33, 31:22) this involves righteous deeds and good speech and that is what a muslim is (or part of)

1. Muhsineen are loved by God and are close to/with God
2:195 God loves the muhsineen (don?t destroy with own hands)
3:134 God loves the muhsineen
3:148 God loves the muhsineen
5:13 God loves the muhsineen  
5:93 God loves the muhsineen
7:56 God is close to the muhsineen
16:128 God is with those who TQW and doers of good
29:69 God is with the doers of good
31:3 guidance and grace upon the muhsineen  
4:69 those who follow Allah + Rasool God will give blessing/an3am  

There are not many actions/attributes in related to muhsineen.
(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  

Good acts:
2:195 spend in Gods cause
2:236 make provisions for the ones you divorced even if you didn?t touch them duty of muhsineen (men)
3:134 spends in good times and in hardship, controls their anger and forgives people
4:36 do good to parents, relatives, orphans and needy and neighbours, and friends and the wayfarer and MMA.
4:59 best for those who believe, is following taking heed to God, Rassol etc.
4:86 greet each other with better or alike greetings
5:13 forgives those who break pledge
5:93 do acts as you wish provided they are righteous and you?re God conscious.
6:151 don?t ascribe divinity with God, do good to parents, don?t kill your children for fear of poverty, don?t commit fawahish openly or secretly, nor take another persons life.
6:152 don?t come close to orphans money, except to do good (i.e. protect it?)
7:56 call on God, don?t spread corruption
9:121 those who spend little or great rewarded with better with what they did
11:144 salat (a good deed)
11:115 be patient
16:125 call unto God with good and debate in kind/good manner
17:23 do good to parents
17:34 don?t come close to orphans money, except to do good (i.e. protect it?)
17:35 being just with your dealings
17:53 speak in kind manners  
28:77 do good unto others and don?t spread corruption
29:8 show kindness to parents
29:46 argue/debate with ahlel kitab in kind manners
29:69 strive in the cause of God.
41:33 Best speech is one who calls on God and does righteous deeds and says I am of the muslimeen
42:23 love your fellowmen? Almawdoda fi alqrbi?
46:15 do good to parents
57:10 spend in the cause of god
92:6 believe in ultimate good   

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:
23:96 replace sin/evil.bad with good deed
25:70 whoever repents and does righteous their bad deeds transform to good?
27:11 replace the wrong with the good
28:54 those who are patient and repelled evil with good will have twofolds reward.
41:34 repel evil with good. Good and bad aren?t equal to each other, do what is good

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
Reward
2:58 ample the rewards of muhsineen
2:112 whoever surrenders self to God and is a muhsinnd will have a reward, no fear nor grief.
3:148 in this life and the akhira they (3:146) get good
3:172 A good reward for those who respond to the call of god+ apostle after misfortune befalls them.
4:85 whoever does good will get blessing by it
22:58 strive in God?s or die striving will get a reward
9:120 God doesn?t fail to requite the muhsineen
9:121 those who spend (charity) God will give them best reward
11:3 enjoy life do good you will be merited with what you do.
11:115 God doesn?t fail to requite the muhsineen
12:90 God does not fail to requite the muhsineen
16:30 good fortune fore those who do good
16:41 whoever repels evil will get a great reward
16:96 reward with the best you do
16:97 those who did 3aml salihan rewarded with best they ever did
18:2 the mumineen who do good/righteous deeds get a good reward
18:30 those who believe and are righteous their deeds will be requited  
18:88 those who believe and do righteous deeds they get a good reward
22:37 people who Tqw are muhsineen
24:38 God rewards with the best they did
25:76 Muttaqeen (25:74) will have a goodly abode
28:14 the muhsineen will be rewarded
29:7 rewarded with the best you ever did
33:29 doers of good have a great reward
37:80 muhsineen will be rewarded
37:105 muhsineen will be rewarded
37:121 muhsineen will be rewarded
37:131 muhsineen will be rewarded
39:35 rewarded with best you did
53:31 those who do good will get a good reward
55:60 reward of good is good
57:10 God promised ultimate reward for those who do good and strive in God?s cause
57:18 those who accept truth and offer a good ?Godly loan?? Get a reward.
77:44 muhsineen will be rewarded

Jannah

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
11:88 God provided a goodly sustenance.
16:75 blessed with good sustenance (the one who does good and isn?t as ample in sustenance isn?t = the one who is blessed with much)
40:64 God provided sustenance out of good things in earth.  


5.Other people?s stories relating to Good
2:83 Bani Israel were told to do good to parents and relatives, orphans and poor. speak kindly, be constant in salat and spend in charity  
5:12 Bani isreal offered God a good loan
18:86  Zul-qarnain cause suffering or treat with kindness
20:86 Mosa tells his people God promised good for them?
60:4 Ibrahim was a good example
60:6 we have a good example, in them? Who? See context
7:131 when good comes to them they say it is our due when misfortune hits them they blame Musa.
6:84 Isaac, Jacob, Noah, David, Solomon, Ayyub, Joseph, rewarded as muhsineen
6:154 Mosa was given kitab for those who want to preserve in doing good
12:36 Youssef as a muhsin
12:78 Youssed as a muhsin
37:113 of Isaac?s offsprings are good
33:21 Rasool Allah is a good example for us

6.Other
9:107 those who create masjid to cause mischief and kifar, swear they had best intentions
28:61 one who does good same as the one who doesn?t
35:8 one who sees evil as good is astray/misguided don?t feel sorry for them
39:58 the one who could have a second chance will wish to be muhsineen.

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

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? 

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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 »
Maybe :)

Another interesting observation is that with muttaqeen there is more emphasis on Jannah as a reward whereas muhsineen they get a reward but it?s more described us they get an ajr. No emphasis exactly what.. but they will be rewarded, they will be requited.

Not sure if it means anything? I have a theory but for now I?ll hold my fingers still and think about it more.

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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 »
PEace Mazhar

You?re talking about Allah?s names? Are you implying a quote suggests God will be corrupt?

What names were you thinking about exactly? This might help:
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 »
PEace Mazhar

You?re talking about Allah?s names? Are you implying a quote suggests God will be corrupt?

What names were you thinking about exactly? This might help:
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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