Nouman Ali Khan – 11. The Coolness of Eyes

Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into an analysis of the following verse from the Holy Qur’an.

“And those who say: Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders for the Muttaqun.’”
(Al-Furqan 25:74) 

It is clear that the purpose of this Dua that we make often is due to our incessant inward love and fondness for our family. We strive endlessly into making them acquainted with the main principles and positive laws of Islam and the paths of truth and justice.

The Arabic phrase “qurrata ‘ayn” means the apple of one’s eye, which basically means a person who is the cause of happiness and pride. This is originally derived from the word “qurr” which means coolness and since it is said that the tears of eagerness and happiness are always cool, the phrase means something that causes the eyes of a man to cool down. This implies happiness and joy.

The Muttaqin acquire the qualifications of greatness and leadership in a way that all the required attributes of a real leader are included in them and this is a herculean job given the severe and testing conditions in and around us. They are special servants of Allah and their knowledge, speech, thought and power helps in guiding people to the path of the Truth. They are the lanterns of guidance in the wake of storms and we should try to always inculcate values from them if not aiming at being them.

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