An effort in f a c i l i t a t i o n

Mission Zulfaa

Islam applauds a true believer’s sincere effort. Appreciates hard work. Rewards dedication. And, guarantees reward.

The Almighty Lord is much pleased with a believer if he/she does things approved by Him with purity of motive and sincerity of purpose.

In the glorious Qur’an, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’aala has used some amazing words like AjRan Kabeera, AjRan Hasana and Maq’ad Sidq to announce glad tidings to those Muslims who not only truly believe in Him but are also righteous in their thoughts and deeds.

Zulfaa is another such amazing word. This word is so pleasing that you feel like saying it again and again. Listening to it again and again.  

‘Zulfaa’ means ‘nearness, close proximity, closeness’.

‘Nearness and closeness to Allah’ will be the reward the true Believers would win in Jannah. Subhanallah!

What more a person would desire for?

Can there be any better reward than being in close company of the Lord of the Worlds?


“So We forgave him that; and indeed, for him is nearness to Us and a good place of return.” (Surah Saad 38: 25)


“And indeed, for him is nearness to Us and a good place of return.” (Surah Saad 38: 40)

In both of the above verses, an additional Lam called as ‘Lam of Emphasis’ is used.

When you say Zulfaa, it means ‘closeness’ and when Lam is prefixed (LaZulfaa),  it would mean ‘closeness is certain’ or ‘certainly there will be closeness’.

Dear brothers and sisters, let us all make ‘closeness to Allah’ as our motive and mission. As Allah says:

“For the like of this let the workers [on earth] work.” (Surah As-Saf’faat 37: 61)

“The last of it is musk. So for this let the competitors compete.” (Surah al Mutaf’fifeen 83: 26)

May Allah make us worthy of the truly amazing Zulfaa.

May Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam, his family and companions.

Jazakallaahu Khayra for reading this post.

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