The coolness of your eyes

The coolness of your eyes

In the description of the Servants of Ar-Rahman in Surat al Furqan, Allah the Almighty says:

وَعِبَادُ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الَّذِينَ يَمْشُونَ عَلَى الْأَرْضِ هَوْنًا وَإِذَا خَاطَبَهُمُ الْجَاهِلُونَ قَالُوا سَلَامًا

The servants of the Merciful are those who walk the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, “Peace.” (25:63)

This means they live peacefully, they walk with humility and they have the beautiful attributes of the Servants of Ar-Rahman, which are so inspiring that they make you want to be one of them.

One of their attributes is that they call on Allah and supplicate:

وَالَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

And those who say, “Our Lord, grant us qurata ayun (delight) in our spouses and our children, and make us a good example for the righteous.” (25:74)

Qurata ayun are the cold tears which fill your eyes out of joy. When you say to someone ‘May your son / daughter be your qurat ayn’ it means may they be the joy which fills your heart and bring tears of happiness to your eyes.

Those who are so engaged with Allah breathe imaan, talk imaan, walk imaan and dream imaan – everything they say or do is connected with Allah. Even in the peak of their happiness such as when they are getting married, they remember Allah and they call on Him to grant them spouses and offspring who bring happiness to their hearts.

This is so beautiful and this is what we all ask for our spouses and families and children.

Shaykh Haytham Tamim – Khutbah 3rd July 2022

Dedicated to Izzah and Ahmed

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Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. He has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated. He has orchestrated the design and delivery of over 200 unique courses since Utrujj started in 2001. His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest Ijazahs (certificates) in Quran, Hadith (the Prophetic traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic rulings). His own gift for teaching was evident when he gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College). He has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and wider afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching.