Verse. 1426

١٠ - يُونُس

10 - Yunus

اَلَاۗ اِنَّ اَوْلِيَاۗءَ اللہِ لَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْہِمْ وَلَا ھُمْ يَحْزَنُوْنَ۝۶۲ۚۖ
Ala inna awliyaa Allahi la khawfun AAalayhim wala hum yahzanoona


Ahmed Ali

Remember, there is neither fear nor regret for the friends of God.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (lo! verily the) believing (friends of allah are (those) on whom fear (cometh) not) regarding any future punishment, (nor do they grieve) about that which they have left behind.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : assuredly god’s friends, no fear shall befall them, neither shall they grieve, in the hereafter.

Sahl al-Tustari

تفسير : assuredly god’s friends, no fear shall befall them, neither shall they grieve.sahl said:they are those whom the messenger of god <img border="0" src="images/salatonmassenger.jpg" width="24" height="22"> described, saying, ‘when they are seen, god is remembered.’ they are those who strive in god’s cause, who outstrip others in their [journeying]towards him, and whose actions are constantly in conformity (muwāfaqa). those are the true believers [8:4].and he [sahl] said:all goodness comes together in four things, and through these they [believers] become ‘substitutes’(abdāl): an empty stomach, seclusion from people, the night vigil, and observing silence.he was asked why the substitutes (abdāl) are called substitutes. he answered:it is because they substitute their spiritual states (aḥwāl) [one for another]. they have submitted their bodies to the vigour (ḥīl) in their innermost secrets (asrār). then they move from state (ḥāl) to state, and from knowledge (ʿilm) to knowledge, so that they are constantly increasing in the knowledge of that which is between them and their lord.he was asked, ‘who are more excellent, the mainstays (awtād) or the substitutes (abdāl)?’ he answered, ‘the mainstays’. then he was asked, ‘and how is that?’ he replied:it is because the mainstays have already arrived and their principles (arkān) are well established, whereas the substitutes move from state to state.[on this subject] sahl also said:i have met with one thousand five hundred veracious [servants of god] (ṣiddīq) among whom were forty substitutes (abdāl) and seven mainstays (awtād), and i found their way (ṭarīqa) and method (madhhab) to be the same as that which i follow.furthermore, he used to say, ‘i am the proof of god (ḥujjat allāh) against you in particular and against the people in general.’it was [sahl’s] way and his conduct to be full of gratitude and remember [god] a great deal. he was also constant in observing silence and reflection. he would dispute little and was of a generous spirit. he led people through his good character, mercy and compassion for them, and by giving them good counsel. he held fast to the principle[s] (aṣl) [of religion] while putting into practice [the rules] that are derived from it (farʿ). truly god filled his heart with light, and invested his speech with wisdom. he was among the best of substitutes, and if we include him among the mainstays he was the axis (quṭb) around which the millstone [of the world] revolves. furthermore, if it were not for the fact that no one can be valued alongside the companions because of their companionshipand witnessing [of the prophet <img border="0" src="images/salatonmassenger.jpg" width="24" height="22">], then one would say that he was as one of them. he lived a praiseworthy life and died as a stranger in basra, may god have mercy upon him.there was a man who used to keep sahl’s company called ʿabd al-raḥmān b. aḥmad. one day he said to sahl, ‘o abū muḥammad! sometimes i perform the ablutions for the prayer and the water runs between my fingers and becomes rods of gold and silver.’ then sahl said:o my dear fellow, don’t you know that when an infant cries he is given a rattle to distract himself with? so just consider what he is doing. and he said that he had within his house a room which he called the room for predatory beasts. the beasts would approach sahl, and he would admit them into that room, offer them hospitality and feed them some meat, and then let them go free. his words: