• Do YOU Encourage Good?

    Note: This is post #18 in our series on Tafseer of Juz ‘Amma (click the link to see all posts in this series). Insha’Allah we’ll be kicking up the post frequency to three times a week in order to finish before Ramadan.

    Allah says, in Surah Ma’oon:

    أَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِي يُكَذِّبُ بِالدِّينِ

    فَذَلِكَ الَّذِي يَدُعُّ الْيَتِيمَ

    وَلَا يَحُضُّ عَلَى طَعَامِ الْمِسْكِينِ

    Translation: Have you seen the one who denies the Repayment? For that is the one who drives away the orphan, and does not encourage the feeding of the poor. [Surah Ma’oon, verses 1-3]

    Notice the connection here–verse one, the one who denies Ad-Deen, the Day of Repayment. And verse two and three? He drives away orphans, He doesn’t encourage feeding of the poor.

    It’s not that he doesn’t feed the poor. It’s that he doesn’t encourange feeding the poor.