A Pair of Eyes, A Tongue, A Pair of Lips And The Two Ways

Allaah [The Most High] said:

‘’Have We not made for him a pair of eyes. And a tongue and a pair of lips. And shown him the two ways.’’ [Al-Balad: Ayaat: 8-10]

Imaam Sadi (rahimahullaah) stated concerning the statement of Allaah: ‘’Have We not made for him a pair of eyes. And a tongue and a pair of lips’’ for beautification, sight, speech and other necessary benefits. So these are worldly blessings. Then He (The Most High) stated about the Religious blessings: ‘’And shown him the two ways;’’ That is: The path of good and the path of evil, and He clarified for him (the path of) guidance and (the path of) misguidance….[¹]

Imaam Ibnul qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:

He (The Most High) mentioned two eyes through which one sees and gets acquainted with the visible things, and He mentioned the two paths, and they are the paths of good and evil. He mentioned a tongue and two lips, and they are organs utilized for learning.  So He (The Most High) mentioned the tools of knowledge and the organs utilized for learning, and He made them signs that leads one to (recognize Him), and as signs of His Power, His Oneness (in everything He does) and His blessings by way of which He informs His slaves about His (favours, blessings etc).[²]


[1]Tayseer Al-Kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer kalaam Al-Mannaan
[2]Dadaa’I At-Tafseer Al-Jaami Limaa Fassarahu Al-Imaam Ibnu Qayyim Al-Jawzee: page:306. Vol: 3
Translated by: Abu Mu-aawiyyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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