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“وبشر المخبتين…” : Who are the Mukhbiteen?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

And for all religion We have appointed a rite [of sacrifice] that they may mention the name of Allah over what He has provided for them of [sacrificial] animals. For your god is one God, so to Him submit. And, [O Muhammad], give glad tidings to the obediently humble [before their Lord].

[Surat’l Hajj, 22:34]

Tafseer:

Mujahid (R) said about Mukhbitin, “Those who find contentment in their faith.” Ath-Thawri (R) said, “Those who find contentment in their faith and who accept the decree of Allah and submit to Him.”  It is better to interpret it by what comes next:

Characteristics of Al-Mukhbiteen

Those who:

(1) Whose hearts are filled with fear when Allâh is mentioned;

(2) and As-Sabirun (who patiently) bear whatever may befall them (of calamities);

(3) and the establishers of prayer

(4) and those who spend from what We have provided them.

[Surat’l Hajj, 22:35]

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‘and those who spend from what We have provided them’ means the good provision which Allah has given them. They spend on their families and servants, and on the poor and needy; they treat people kindly while remaining within the limits set by Allah.

[Source: Tafseer ibn Katheer]

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From: ‘Arabic-English Dictionary Of Qur’anic Usage‘ , pp.251:

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And Allah SWT knows best.

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