– The importance of belief in God: Suratul-Tin (Q.95) emphasizes the importance of belief in God and the need to have faith in Him. The chapter begins by affirming that “by the fig and the olive” (Q.95:1), God has created human beings and has provided them with everything they need. The chapter also states that those who reject God and do not believe in Him will be punished in the hereafter (Q.95:3-4).
– The need to be grateful to God: Suratul-Tin (Q.95) also teaches Muslims the importance of being grateful to God for His blessings. The chapter states that God has provided humanity with “good things” (Q.95:6), and that those who are grateful to Him will be rewarded in the hereafter. The chapter also warns against being ungrateful to God, as this will lead to punishment (Q.95:7-8).
– The role of human effort and determination: Suratul-Tin (Q.95) also emphasizes the importance of human effort and determination. The chapter states that God has given humans the ability to “hear and see and understand” (Q.95:5), and that it is up to them to use these abilities to seek knowledge and wisdom. The chapter also encourages Muslims to strive and to “compete with each other in good works” (Q.95:9), as this will lead to success in this life and the hereafter.
On the first day of the week, after Jesus had risen from the dead, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the tomb to anoint Jesus’ body.
When they arrived, they found that the stone that had been placed over the entrance to the tomb had been rolled away, and the tomb was empty. Suddenly, there was a great earthquake, and an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and rolled back the stone. The angel was shining like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
The women were terrified, but the angel spoke to them and said, “Do not be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, just as he said.” The angel then told the women to go and tell the disciples that Jesus had risen from the dead and that he would meet them in Galilee.
As the women were leaving the tomb, they saw Jesus standing there. When they saw him, they worshiped him, but Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”
After Jesus spoke to the women, they went and told the disciples what had happened. The disciples were amazed and overjoyed, and they went to Galilee to meet Jesus, just as he had instructed. This is the story of the appearance of Jesus to the women after his resurrection, as recorded in the gospel of Matthew
(III) It is a proof of Jesus’ identity and mission
(II) It is a source of hope and salvation.
(III) It is a model for Christian living