Lessons from Holy Qur'an

In The Holy Quran Allah Is Talking To You! (by Jay Max)

In The Holy Quran

Allah Is Talking To You!

 

WE ARE ACCUSED OF TERRORISM.

We Are Accused Of 

Terrorism

 

(Intro: M. Javed Naseem)

 

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The Zionist Mafia is hell-bent to control (rather conquer) the entire world to serve its political, economic and financial interests; and enforce its own brand of social, cultural, educational and political agenda to educate or program the masses in such a way that nobody can ever say ‘NO’ to their demands. They are dictating in the name of democracy; they are invading other countries on the false pretexts of terrorism; they are curtailing civil liberties and human rights of the people and spying on them in the name of security; and, above all, they can commit any illegal activity, violate the constitutions or charters of human rights and kill people in the name of ‘war on terror’. Those are the designs of an evil empire.

 

They are changing the governments in all Muslim countries because they think that Islam (or Muslim) is the main obstacle in the way of enforcing their ‘new world order’ – the hegemony of the world. In the heart of the Muslim region, they created the state of Israel on Palestinian land and are now expanding it by eliminating the Palestinians. Soon, there’ll be nobody left to demand the Palestinian homeland. They use the U.N. as a rubber stamp whenever they need to legitimize their crimes against humanity.

 

Ironically, there are more protests and demonstrations against this new world order in America and Europe than in the Muslim countries who are the real victims of this plan. Most of the Muslim leaders are not honest to their countrymen, therefore, they are corroborating with the tyrants to keep their own fragile governments in place. The Zionist Mafia is supporting such (mostly illegitimate) governments in the Muslim world because it is using them to implement its global acquisition plans.   

 

During the last 10 years, millions of people have been killed in Iraq, Lybia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Syria, Egypt, Pakistan and some African countries for the sake of New World Order. And today, there are millions of people living under the open skies without a roof over their heads, with no shelter/protection from hot days and cold nights; without even basic amenities like food, water, electricity, etc. All that (injustice and inhuman treatment) in the name of democracy under the New World Order. Muslims were warned by Allah about this over 1400 years ago:

 

 فِى قُلُوبِهِم مَّرَضٌ فَزَادَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ مَرَضاً

 وَلَهُم عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْذِبُونَ

“In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased 

their disease. And grievous is the penalty they (incur), 

because they are false (to themselves).

(al-Quran 2:10)

 

وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمْ لاَ تُفْسِدُواْ فِى ٱلأَرْضِ قَالُوۤاْ إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ مُصْلِحُونَ

“When it is said to them: “Make not mischief on the earth”, 

they say: “Why, we only Want to make peace!” 

(al-Quran 2:11)

 

أَلاۤ إِنَّهُمْ هُمُ ٱلْمُفْسِدُونَ وَلَـٰكِن لاَّ يَشْعُرُونَ

“Of a surety, they are the ones who make mischief, 

but they realise (it) not.”

(al-Quran 2:10-12)

 

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There are people (intellectuals, writers, poets) who are fighting the war (‘Jihad’) against this injustice and human massacre with their mouths and pens, as they are unable to wage a physical ‘Jihad’ against these powerful tyrants. One of these Mujahideen is Nizar Tawfiq Qabbani, a contemporary Arab (Syrian) poet, philosopher, thinker, diplomat (Born: 21/3/1923 in Damascus, Syria. Died: 30/4/1998 in London, UK). Here below are two of his poems. Enjoy it and pray for the Ummah:

 

We Are Accused Of Terrorism

 

We are accused of terrorism

If we dare to write about the remains of a homeland

That is scattered in pieces and in decay

In decadence and disarray

About a homeland that is searching for a place

And about a nation that no longer has a face

***

About a homeland that has nothing left of its great ancient verse

But that of wailing and eulogy

***

About a homeland that has nothing in its horizons

Of freedoms of different types and ideology

***

About a homeland that forbids us from buying a newspaper

Or listen to anything

About a homeland where all birds are always not allowed to sing

About a homeland that out of horror, its writers are using invisible ink

***

About a homeland that resembles poetry in our country

Improvised, imported, loose and of no boundaries

Of foreign tongue and soul

Detached from Man and Land, ignoring their plight as a whole

 

 

About a homeland to the negotiating table moves

Without a dignity or shoes

***

About a homeland

That no more has steadfast men

With only women therein

***

Bitterness is in our mouths, in our talk, in our eyes

Will drought also plague our souls as a legacy passed to us

from ancient times?

***

Our nation has nobody left, even the less glorified

No one to say “NO” in the face of those who gave up our

homes, bread and butter

Turning our colorful history into a circus

***

We have not a single honest poem

That has not lost its virginity in a ruler’s Harem

***

We grew accustomed to humiliation

Then what is left of Man

If he is comfortable with that?

***

I search the books of history

For men of greatness to deliver us from darkness

To save our women from fires’ brutality

***

I search for men of yesterday

But all I find is frightened cats

Fearing for their souls

From the authority of rats

(The frightened cats, scared of the authority of fat rats)

Are we hit by national blindness

Or are we suffering from color blindness

***

We are accused of terrorism

If we refuse to perish

Under Israeli tyranny

That is hampering our unity

Our history

Our Bible and our Quran

Our prophets’ land

If that is our sin and crime

Then terrorism is fine

***

We are accused of terrorism

If we refuse to be wiped out

By barbarians, the Mongols or the Jews

If we choose to stone the fragile security council

Which was sacked by the king of caesuras

***

We are accused of terrorism

If we refuse to negotiate with the wolf

And reach out for a whore

***

America is fighting the cultures of Man

Because it lacks one

And against the civilizations because it needs one

It is a gigantic structure but without a wall

***

We are accused of terrorism

If we refuse current times

Where America the arrogant, the mighty, the rich

Became a sworn interpreter of Hebrew.

***

 

I Am With Terrorism

 

We are accused of terrorism:

if we throw a rose

to Jerusalem

to al-Khalil

to Ghazza

to an-Nasirah

if we took bread and water

to beleaguered Troy.

***

We are accused of terrorism:

if we raised our voices against

the regionalism of our leaders.

All changed their rides:

from Unionists

to Brokers.

***

If we committed the heinous crime of culture

if we revolted against the orders of the grand caliph

and the seat of the caliphate

If we read jurisprudence or politics

If we recalled God

and read verse al-Fat-h

[Quran’s Chapter of Conquest].

If we listened to the Friday sermon

then we are well-established in the art of terrorism

***

 

We are accused of terrorism

if we defended land

and the honor of dust

if we revolted against the rape of people

and our rape

if we defended the last palm trees in our desert

the last stars in our sky

the last syllable of our names

the last milk in our mothers’ bosoms

if this was our sin

how beautiful is terrorism!

***

I am with terrorism

if it is able to save me

from the immigrants from Russia

Romania, Hungaria, and Poland

***

They settled in Palestine

set foot on our shoulders

to steal the minarets of al-Quds

and the door of Aqsa

to steal the arabesques

and the domes.

***

I am with terrorism

if it will free the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth,

and the virgin, Meriam Betula

and the holy city

from the ambassadors of death and desolation

***

Yesteryear

The nationalist street was fervent

like a wild horse.

The rivers were abundant with the spirit of youth.

***

But after Oslo,

we no longer had teeth:

we are now a blind and lost people.

***

We are accused of terrorism:

if we defended with full-force

our poetic heritage

our national wall

our rosy civilization

the culture of flutes in our mountains

and the mirrors displaying blackened eyes.

***

We are accused of terrorism:

if we defended what we wrote

El azure of our sea

and the aroma of ink

if we defended the freedom of the word

and the holiness of books

***

I am with terrorism

if it is able to free a people

from tyrants and tyranny

if it is able to save man from the cruelty of man

to return lemon, olive tree, and bird to the South of Lebanon

and the smile back to Gaza & Golan.

***

I am with terrorism

if it will save me

from the Caesar of Yehuda

and the Caesar of Rome

***

I am with terrorism

as long as this new world order

is shared

between America and Israel

half-half

***

I am with terrorism

with all my poetry

with all my words

and all my teeth

as long as this new world

is in the hands of a butcher.

***

I am with terrorism

if the U.S. Senate

enacts judgment

decrees reward and punishment

***

I am with Irhab [terrorism]

as long this new world order

hates the smell of Arab.

***

I am with terrorism

as long as the new world order

wants to slaughter my off-spring.

and send them to dogs.

***

For all this

I raise my voice high:

I am with terrorism

I am with terrorism

I am with terrorism …

***

 

Nizar Qabbani,

London, 15 April 1997.

Know Your Deen (Islam)!

 

Lessons From The Quran

‘Surah Muhammad’

 

(By: M. Javed Naseem)

 

 

 

Today, we are facing the problem of sectarianism. Almost a hundred sects (or group) are advocating (promoting) their brand of Islam and blatantly declaring the other sects as ‘non-Muslim’ or ‘Kaafir’. And their claims are based on ‘opinions’ of their favorite scholars; and their own interpretations. They are not 100% based on the Quran or the commands of Allah. There are many people who have political or financial motives, don’t have enough religious knowledge, but they have formed religious groups and are spreading ignorance in the name of religion. They are fooling simple Muslims who are not very well educated about Islam. They often quote fake, fabricated, weak or disputed Ahadith to support their claims. They cannot support their claims or arguments with verses from the Quran which is the main source of Islamic knowledge. The Islam which Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) preached and practiced, was totally based on the Quran – the Word of God.

 

 

Allah gives us lessons in every chapter (or Surah) of the Quran and they are easy to understand. It’s only the so-called ‘scholars’ who make them complicated with their own interpretations and confused explanations (Tafseer). Unfortunately, this is one of the many signs of the End Time. Here’s what Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said about it:

 

 Religious Ignorance:

 

Vol. 1, Book 3, No. 81

Narrated by Anas:

Allah’s Apostle said, “From among the portents of the Hour are (the following):

1. Religious knowledge will be taken away (by the death of Religious learned men).

2. (Religious) ignorance will prevail.

3. Use of Alcoholic drinks (will be very common).

4. There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual activities.

 

Vol. 1, Book 3, No. 82

Narrated by Ibn Umar:

I will narrate to you a Hadith and none other than I will tell you about it. I heard Allah’s Apostle saying: From among the portents of the Hour are (the following):

1. Religious knowledge will decrease (by the death of religious learned men).

2. Religious ignorance will prevail.

3. There will be prevalence of open illegal sexual relationship.

4. Women will increase in number and men will decrease in number so much so that fifty women would be served by one man.

 

All the above signs (portents) are very visible in the entire world these days. We are passing through the End Time approaching the Hour.

 

The Quran is called ‘Kalaam-u-Allah’ – the Word of God or ‘Allah’s Talk’. Did we ever ponder over it as to whom this Word or Talk is addressed to? Allah is not talking to Himself; He is talking to us – the mankind. As His creation, we are obligated not only to listen to Him but Obey His commands too. In the Holy Quran, Allah tells us what to do and what not to do; how to achieve success and avoid disaster; how to reap rewards and escape the Hellfire; and how to handle this world in preparation for the Hereafter. In other words, how to keep the balance on the Straight Path.

 

The finest example to be followed in this regard, is the example of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) who showed mankind how to please the Creator without hurting others and without violating the rights of fellow human beings, and our subjects. The life of the Prophet was simple but the perfect model of living by the Book. Allah, the Almighty, was very pleased with him and commanded us to obey/follow the Prophet.

 

 

Allah completed the Faith of Islam (our Deen) during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad when He revealed to him a verse of the Quran during Hajj: “This day I have perfected your religion for you and completed My favor upon you …” (Surah al-Maidah, Verse 3). Now, when Allah says that He has perfected and completed it, who are we (or any so-called scholar) to add or delete or change or edit it or interpret it differently? This Deen (Islam) was fine during the periods of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.), Abu Bakr (r.a.a.), Umar (r.a.a.), Uthman (r.a.a.) and Ali (r.a.a.) and even many years after. Just like people started adding things to religion 300 years after the death of Jesus (Issa), they started doing the same to Islam many years after the death of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.). They did it with the help of fabricated Ahadith.

 

Vol. 1, Book 2, No. 43:

Umar bin al-Khattab (r.a.a.) narrated:

Once a Jew said to me: ‘O the chief of believers! There is a verse in your Holy Book which is read by all of you (Muslims), and had it been revealed to us, we would have taken that day (on which it was revealed) as a day of celebration’.

Umar bin al-Khattab (r.a.a.) asked: ‘Which verse is that?’

The Jew answered: “This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you. And have chosen for you Islam as your religion (Deen) – al-Quran 5:3.

Umar (r.a.a.) replied: ‘No doubt, we know when and where this verse was revealed to the Prophet (s.a.w.). It was Friday and the Prophet was standing at Arafat (the Day of Hajj).’

 

Islam is a very simple Deen. Anyone who surrenders or submits himself/herself to the will of Allah, is a Muslim. In other words, Islam means obedience to Allah. And how do we achieve that? By simply following the commands of Allah and copying the lifestyle and actions of the Prophet (s.a.w.). If you study the Quran again and again, everything becomes clearer and clearer. You don’t need a middle-man (a religious broker) to guide you. Allah has promised all guidance in the Quran. And nobody else can guide you better than Allah Himself.

 

 

What Is Deen (Islam)?

 

Vol. 1, Book 2, No.47

Narrated by Abu Huraira:

One day while the Prophet was sitting in the company of some people, a man came and asked, “What is Faith (Imaan)?”

Allah’s Apostle replied, “Faith is to believe in Allah, His angels, (the) meeting with Him, His Apostles, and to believe in Resurrection.”

Then he further asked, “What is Islam?”

Allah’s Apostle replied, “To worship Allah Alone and none else, to offer prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan.”

Then he further asked, “What is Ihsan (perfection)?”

Allah’s Apostle replied, “To worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you cannot achieve this state of devotion then you must consider that He is looking at you.”

Then he further asked, “When will the Hour be established?”

Allah’s Apostle replied, “The answerer has no better knowledge than the questioner. But I will inform you about its portents:

1. When a slave (lady) gives birth to her master.

2. When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the construction of higher/taller buildings.

And the Hour is one of five things which nobody knows except Allah. The Prophet then recited: “Verily, with Allah (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour.” (al-Quran 31:34). After that, the man left and the Prophet (s.a.w.) asked his companions to call him back, but they could not see him.

Then the Prophet said, “That was Gabriel who came to teach the people their religion.” Abu Abdullah said: He (the Prophet) considered all that as a part of Faith (Imaan).

 

And that is Islam as verified by Gabriel!

 

 

Guidance:

 

Vol. 1, Book 3, No.79

Narrated by Abu Musa:

The Prophet said, “The example of guidance and knowledge with which Allah has sent me is like abundant rain falling on the earth, some of which was fertile soil that absorbed rain water and brought forth vegetation and grass in abundance. (And) another portion of it was hard and held the rain water and Allah benefited the people with it and they utilized it for drinking, making their animals drink from it and for irrigation of the land for cultivation. (And) a portion of it was barren which could neither hold the water nor bring forth vegetation (then that land gave no benefits). The first is the example of the person who comprehends Allah’s religion and gets benefit (from the knowledge) which Allah has revealed through me (the Prophets and learns and then teaches others. The last example is that of a person who does not care for it and does not take Allah’s guidance revealed through me (He is like that barren land).”

 

And Now, the Surah Muhammad:

 

Don’t Reject Allah!

Make Your Deeds Count, Don’t Waste Them!

 

ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ وَصَدُّواْ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ أَضَلَّ أَعْمَالَهُمْ
“Those who reject Allah (by disbelieving) and

hinder (people) from the Path of Allah, Allah

will render their deeds vain.”

(al-Quran 47:1)

 

وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فَتَعْساً لَّهُمْ وَأَضَلَّ أَعْمَالَهُمْ

“But those who reject (Allah), for them is

destruction; and (Allah) will render

their deeds vain.”

(al-Quran 47:8)

 

ذٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُمْ كَرِهُواْ مَآ أَنزَلَ ٱللَّهُ فَأَحْبَطَ أَعْمَالَهُمْ 
“That is because they hate the Revelation of

Allah, so He has made their deeds fruitless.”

(al-Quran 47:9)

 

But On The Other Hand:

 

وَٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّالِحَاتِ وَآمَنُواْ بِمَا نُزِّلَ عَلَىٰ مُحَمَّدٍ

وَهُوَ ٱلْحَقُّ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ كَفَّرَ عَنْهُمْ سَيِّئَاتِهِمْ وَأَصْلَحَ بَالَهُمْ
“But those who believe and work deeds of

righteousness, and believe in the (Revelation) sent

down to Muhammad – for it is the Truth from their

Lord – He will remove from them their ills

and improve their condition.”

(al-Quran 47:2)

 

Distinguish Truth From Falsehood,

Guidance From Ignorance,

And Right From Wrong !

 

ذٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ ٱتَّبَعُواْ ٱلْبَاطِلَ وَأَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ

ٱتَّبَعُواْ ٱلْحَقَّ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ كَذٰلِكَ يَضْرِبُ ٱللَّهُ لِلنَّاسِ أَمْثَالَهُمْ
“This because those who reject Allah follow

vanities, while those who believe follow the

Truth from their Lord. Thus does Allah set

forth for men their lessons by similitudes.”

(al-Quran 47:3)

 

The Faith (or Imaan):

“La ilaha illa-Allah”

 

Vol. 1, Book 2, No.42

Narrated by Anas:

‘The Prophet (s.a.w.) said, “Whoever said: “La ilaha illa-Allah” – (‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’), and has in his heart good (faith or Imaan) equal to the weight of a barley grain, will be taken out of Hell. And whoever said: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, and has in his heart good (faith or Imaan) equal to the weight of a wheat grain, will be taken out of Hell. And whoever said: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, and has in his heart good (faith or Imaan) equal to the weight of an atom, will be taken out of Hell.”

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“And We have sent down to you the Book explaining all things, 
a Guide, a Mercy, and Glad Tidings to Muslims”.
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If You Believe In Allah,

He’ll Be Your Protector:

 

يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُوۤاْ إِن تَنصُرُواْ ٱللَّهَ يَنصُرْكُمْ وَيُثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَكُمْ
“O you who believe! If you will aid (the cause of)

Allah, He will aid you, and plant your feet firmly.”

(al-Quran 47:7)

 

ذٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَوْلَى ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَأَنَّ ٱلْكَافِرِينَ لاَ مَوْلَىٰ لَهُمْ
“That is because Allah is the Protector of those

who believe, but those who reject Allah

(they) have no protector.”

(al-Quran 47:11)

 

Destruction Is The Fate of Evil-doers.

Learn From History!

 

أَفَلَمْ يَسِيرُواْ فِى ٱلأَرْضِ فَيَنظُرُواْ كَيْفَ كَانَ

عَاقِبَةُ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ دَمَّرَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلِلْكَافِرِينَ أَمْثَالُهَا
“Do they not travel through the earth, and see what

was the End of those before them (who did evil)?

Allah brought utter destruction on them, and

similar (fates) await those who reject Allah.”

(al-Quran 47:10)

 

ذٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ ٱللَّهَ مَوْلَى ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَأَنَّ ٱلْكَافِرِينَ لاَ مَوْلَىٰ لَهُمْ
“That is because Allah is the Protector of those who

believe, but those who reject Allah have no protector.”

(al-Quran 47:11)

 

Don’t You Understand The Quran?

Help Mankind And Don’t Spread Mischief!

 

فَهَلْ عَسَيْتُمْ إِن تَوَلَّيْتُمْ أَن تُفْسِدُواْ فِى ٱلأَرْضِ وَتُقَطِّعُوۤاْ أَرْحَامَكُمْ
“Then, is it to be expected of you, if you were put

in authority, that you will do mischief in the land,

and break your ties of kith and kin?”

(al-Quran 47:22)

 

أَوْلَـٰئِكَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَعَنَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ فَأَصَمَّهُمْ وَأَعْمَىٰ أَبْصَارَهُمْ
“Such are the men whom Allah has cursed for

He has made them deaf and blinded their sight.”

(al-Quran 47:23)

 

أَفَلاَ يَتَدَبَّرُونَ ٱلْقُرْآنَ أَمْ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبٍ أَقْفَالُهَآ
“Do they not then earnestly seek to understand

the Quran, or are their hearts locked up by them?”

(al-Quran 47:24)

 

Persevere Patiently And Trust God!

You Are Being Tested.

Thank God In Every Situation!

 

يٰقَوْمَنَآ أَجِيبُواْ دَاعِىَ ٱللَّهِ وَآمِنُواْ بِهِ يَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ

مِّن ذُنُوبِكُمْ وَيُجِرْكُمْ مِّنْ عَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ
“And We shall try you until We test those

among you who strive their utmost and persevere

in patience; and We shall try your true qualities.”

(al-Quran 47:31)

 

وَٱلَّذِينَ قُتِلُواْ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ فَلَن يُضِلَّ أَعْمَالَهُمْ

“But those who are slain in the Way of Allah,

He will never let their deeds be lost.”

(al-Quran 47:4)

 

وَيُدْخِلُهُمُ ٱلْجَنَّةَ عَرَّفَهَا لَهُمْ
“And admit them to the Garden which He

has announced for them.”

(al-Quran 47:6)

 

Rejecting Allah Is Like Rejecting Forgiveness.

Better Die As Believers (Muslims):

 

يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُوۤاْ أَطِيعُواْ اللَّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ ٱلرَّسُولَ وَلاَ تُبْطِلُوۤاْ أَعْمَالَكُمْ
“O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the

messenger, and make not vain your deeds!”

(al-Quran 47:33)

 

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ وَصَدُّواْ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ ثُمَّ مَاتُواْ

وَهُمْ كُفَّارٌ فَلَن يَغْفِرَ ٱللَّهُ لَهُمْ 
“Those who reject Allah, and hinder (people)

from the Path of Allah, then die rejecting Allah,

Allah will not forgive them.”

(al-Quran 47:34)

 

 

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MONDAY, 26 MAY 2014

ALLAH IS TALKING TO YOU. DO YOU UNDERSTAND HIM?

In The Holy Quran

Allah Is Talking To You!

 

Do You Understand

What HE’s Telling You?

 

(By: M. Javed Naseem)

 

 

 

Obey Him, Not The Devil!

 

ٱتَّبِعُواْ مَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكُمْ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ مِن دُونِهِ أَوْلِيَآءَ قَلِيلاً مَّا تَذَكَّرُونَ

وَكَم مِّن قَرْيَةٍ أَهْلَكْنَاهَا فَجَآءَهَا بَأْسُنَا بَيَاتاً أَوْ هُمْ قَآئِلُونَ

فَمَا كَانَ دَعْوَاهُمْ إِذْ جَآءَهُمْ بَأْسُنَآ إِلاَّ أَن قَالُوۤاْ إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ
“Follow (O men!) the revelation given unto you from

your Lord, and follow not, as friends or protectors, other

than Him. Little it is you remember of admonition.”

(al-Quran 7:3-5)

 

أَلَمْ أَعْهَدْ إِلَيْكُمْ يٰبَنِيۤ آدَمَ أَن لاَّ تَعْبُدُواْ ٱلشَّيطَانَ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ

وَأَنِ ٱعْبُدُونِى هَـٰذَا صِرَاطٌ مُّسْتَقِيمٌ

وَلَقَدْ أَضَلَّ مِنْكُمْ جِبِلاًّ كَثِيراً أَفَلَمْ تَكُونُواْ تَعْقِلُونَ
“Did I not enjoin on you, O you Children of Adam, that

you should not worship Satan; for that he was to you an

enemy avowed? And that you should worship Me, (for

that) this was the straight way? But he did lead astray

a great multitude of you. Did you not, then, understand?”

(al-Quran 36:60-62)

 

Is this message not clear enough for you? What is in this command of the Almighty that we don’t understand? Is there anything ambiguous or confusing? No, certainly not. It is a command in a very plain language. No confusion at all! The message is loud and clear – follow the commands of your Creator (not the Devil’s) and reflect upon them.

           

هَـٰذَا بَلاَغٌ لِّلنَّاسِ وَلِيُنذَرُواْ بِهِ وَلِيَعْلَمُوۤاْ أَنَّمَا هُوَ إِلَـٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ

وَلِيَذَّكَّرَ أُوْلُواْ ٱلأَلْبَابِ

“This is a clear message for mankind in order that they

may be warned thereby, and that they may know that He is

only One God, and that men of understanding may take heed.”

(al-Quran 14:52)

 

هَـٰذَا بَيَانٌ لِّلنَّاسِ وَهُدًى وَمَوْعِظَةٌ لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ

“This (Quran) is a declaration for mankind, a guidance

and an admonition unto those who ward off (evil).”

(al-Quran 3:138)

 

The Holy Quran is the Word of God (Allah) and that means that Allah is talking to you (through its verses). There is a message in it. Allah is not talking to Himself; HE is talking to us – the mankind! But do we understand what Allah says and commands us to do to benefit from His mercy and blessings?

 

كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ لِّيَدَّبَّرُوۤاْ آيَاتِهِ وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُوْلُو ٱلأَلْبَابِ

“(This is) a Scripture that We have Revealed unto you,

full of blessing that they may ponder its revelations,

and that men of understanding may reflect.”

(al-Quran 38:29)

 

Allah invites us to think and reflect upon His revelations; meditate on them; study the Holy Quran; follow the instructions and apply them to our daily life.

Majority of the Muslims in this world are not Arabs. They don’t speak/understand Arabic and the Quran is revealed in Arabic language. Therefore, their only alternative (solution) is to follow it through translation in their native language. That takes care of the problem up to the maximum of 90%. The remaining 10% can always play mischief. In this space of 10%, there are misinterpretations, wrong translations, wrong sense of the words, use of misappropriate words, misunderstanding idiomatic phrases, choosing the multi-meaning words that create misunderstanding, misleading phrases, etc., etc.

How to overcome this serious problem? The only solution is to learn Arabic language – at least the basic knowledge so that you can recognize the original Arabic word and compare its translations. That will remove all chances of doubtful translation and misinterpretation. You don’t need to be a master of Arabic to achieve that goal. But if you become a ‘master’ in the process, it’ll be great!

The second Caliph of Islam, Umar bin al-Khattab (r.a.a.= razi Allah anh) said: “Learn Arabic! It is part of your Faith (Iman).” And very rightly so! Allah says:

 

إِنَّا جَعَلْنَاهُ قُرْآناً عَرَبِيّاً لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ
“We have made it a Quran in Arabic, that you may

be able to understand (and learn wisdom).”

(al-Quran 43:3)

 

وَلَوْ جَعَلْنَاهُ قُرْآناً أعْجَمِيّاً لَّقَالُواْ لَوْلاَ فُصِّلَتْ آيَاتُهُ ءَاعْجَمِيٌّ وَعَرَبِيٌّ

قُلْ هُوَ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ هُدًى وَشِفَآءٌ وَٱلَّذِينَ لاَ يُؤْمِنُونَ فِيۤ آذَانِهِمْ

وَقْرٌ وَهُوَ عَلَيْهِمْ عَمًى أُوْلَـٰئِكَ يُنَادَوْنَ مِن مَّكَانٍ بَعِيدٍ
“Had We sent this as a Quran (in the language) other

than Arabic, they would have said: “Why are not its

verses explained in detail? What! (a Book) not in Arabic

and (a Messenger) an Arab?” Say: “It is a Guide and a

Healing to those who believe; and for those who

believe not, there is a deafness in their ears, and it is

blindness in their (eyes). They are (as it were) being

called from a place far distant!”

(al-Quran 41:44)

 

وَكَذٰلِكَ أَنزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآناً عَرَبِيّاً وَصَرَّفْنَا فِيهِ مِنَ ٱلْوَعِيدِ

لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَّقُونَ أَوْ يُحْدِثُ لَهُمْ ذِكْراً
“Thus have We sent this down – an Arabic Quran – and

explained therein in detail some of the warnings, in order

that they may fear Allah, or that it may cause

their remembrance (of Him).”

(al-Quran 20:113)

 

It was God’s decision to reveal the Quran in Arabic, therefore, we don’t need to look for justification or reasons behind it. It would be a lengthy ‘academic’ discussion. I leave it to those so-called ‘scholars’ (‘ulema’) who have nothing else to do. What is important for me is that Allah sent this message for us and we should implement it – ponder over it, reflect upon it and act upon it. Allah says that He made the Quran easy for us:

 

فَإِنَّمَا يَسَّرْنَاهُ بِلِسَانِكَ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ

“Verily, We have made this (Qur’an) easy, in your

tongue, in order that they may give heed.”

(al-Quran 44:58)

 

Allah knows that we are ignorant, arrogant, stubborn and wicked. We always look for excuses to get away without taking any responsibility. And if we do take responsibility, we look for short-cuts (compromising the wisdom of the message). Generally, we are very ungrateful to our Creator and Beneficent. But Allah reminds us on every occasion that we should remember Him:

 

وَلَقَدْ مَكَّنَّاكُمْ فِى ٱلأَرْضِ وَجَعَلْنَا لَكُمْ فِيهَا مَعَايِشَ قَلِيلاً مَّا تَشْكُرُونَ

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَاكُمْ ثُمَّ صَوَّرْنَاكُمْ ثُمَّ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلاۤئِكَةِ ٱسْجُدُواْ لِـآدَمَ فَسَجَدُوۤاْ 
“It is We Who have placed you with authority on earth,

and provided you therein with means for the

fulfillment of your life. Small are the thanks

that you give! It is We Who created you

and gave you shape; then We bade the angels

prostrate to Adam, and they prostrate. …”

(al-Quran 7:10-11).

 

The revelations are clearly explained in the Holy Quran. If we say that we don’t understand them, that would be a lame excuse. Everybody understands them but, somehow, tries to ignore them or avoid them. We, as Muslims, don’t have the courage to say that we don’t want to obey the commands of Allah. We always say that we believe them to be true but still we don’t follow them. This is simple disobedience. At the same time, it amounts to rejection of God’s message. On top of it, we don’t even thank Allah for all the blessings we still enjoy. Allah is not happy with this attitude:

 

إِن تَكْفُرُواْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ غَنِيٌّ عَنكُمْ وَلاَ يَرْضَىٰ لِعِبَادِهِ ٱلْكُفْرَ

وَإِن تَشْكُرُواْ يَرْضَهُ لَكُمْ وَلاَ تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ أُخْرَىٰ ثُمَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكُمْ

مَّرْجِعُكُـمْ فَيُنَبِّئُكُـمْ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ إِنَّهُ عَلِيمٌ بِذَاتِ ٱلصُّدُورِ

If you reject (Allah), Truly Allah has no need of you;

but He likes not ingratitude from His servants. If you are

grateful, He is pleased with you. No bearer of burdens

can bear the burden of another. In the end, to your Lord

is your return, when He will tell you the truth of all

that you did (in this life); for He knows well

all that is in (men’s) hearts.”

(al-Quran 39:7)

 

We are very cunning and conniving. We ignore the Almighty in almost everything we do to enjoy a comfortable and happy life on this earth. We don’t like discipline, rules and regulations. We want to be ‘free’ of every obligation. In this process we don’t even notice that we are being unjust to ourselves as well as others. Allah commands us:

 

قُلْ أَمَرَرَبِّى بِٱلْقِسْطِ وَأَقِيمُواْ وُجُوهَكُمْ عِندَ كُلِّ مَسْجِدٍ

وَٱدْعُوهُ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ ٱلدِّينَ كَمَا بَدَأَكُمْ تَعُودُونَ
“Say: ‘My Lord has commanded justice; and that you set

your whole selves (to Him) at every time and place of prayer,

and call upon Him, making your devotion sincere as 

in His sight; such as He created you in the beginning, 

so shall you return.” (al-Quran 7:29)

 

Allah tells us to be honest in our dealings and treatment to others. We should do what we say; and we should portray what we really are. Hiding the truth and pretending to promote the truth, while in fact we are promoting the falsehood/lies, is strictly forbidden. Those who do that, would be punished. We cannot escape from the wrath of Allah if we do evil and spread (or help to spread) corruption:

 

أَن لَّعْنَةُ ٱللَّهِ عَلَى ٱلظَّالِمِينَ

“The curse of Allah is on evil-doers.”

(al-Quran 7:44)

 

يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ لِمَ تَقُولُونَ مَا لاَ تَفْعَلُونَ

كَبُرَ مَقْتاً عِندَ ٱللَّهِ أَن تَقُولُواْ مَا لاَ تَفْعَلُونَ
“O you who believe! Why SAY you that which you DO not?  
It is most hateful in the sight of Allah that

you SAY that (something) which you DO not.”

(al-Quran 61:2-3)

 

The message of God is universal. It is very simple, clear and binding on all of us. It can be summed up in two words: Obey Me! This is the message of the Greatest Creator to the entire Creation, from the beginning till the end. In Arabic language this message is called ‘Islam’. It was the same message delivered by all other messengers or prophets of God in other languages. Islam means unconditional surrender or submission to the Will of God (or Allah). Those who do, they are called ‘Muslims’. Islam is not in the name; it is in the actions. If we believe in Allah, we should show it in every way.

 

 

If someone tells you that ‘everybody believes in God but you Muslims do it differently’. Tell him/her that you don’t do it differently than the followers of other prophets or messengers of God. We do it the way it should be done. Allah tells us:

 

وَمِن قَبْلِهِ كِتَابُ مُوسَىٰ إِمَاماً وَرَحْمَةً وَهَـٰذَا كِتَابٌ مُّصَدِّقٌ

لِّسَاناً عَرَبِيّاً لِّيُنذِرَ ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ وَبُشْرَىٰ لِلْمُحْسِنِينَ

“And before this, was the Book of Moses as a guide and a

mercy. And this Book confirms (it) in the Arabic tongue; to

admonish the unjust, and as Glad Tidings to those who do right.”

(al-Quran 46:12)

 

This means that we are not different as followers of God’s message than the followers of Prophet Moses. Allah even tells us that it was the same message/religion that was followed by the people during the times of Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob and his tribes, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets/messengers of God.

 

قُولُوۤاْ آمَنَّا بِٱللَّهِ وَمَآ أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْنَا وَمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ وَإِسْحَاقَ

 وَيَعْقُوبَ وَٱلأَسْبَاطِ وَمَآ أُوتِىَ مُوسَىٰ وَعِيسَىٰ وَمَا أُوتِىَ ٱلنَّبِيُّونَ مِن رَّبِّهِمْ

لاَ نُفَرِّقُ بَيْنَ أَحَدٍ مِّنْهُمْ وَنَحْنُ لَهُ مُسْلِمُونَ

“Say: We believe in Allah, and the revelation given to us,

and to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Tribes, and

that given to Moses and Jesus, and that given to (all) prophets

from their Lord; we make no difference between one and

another of them. And we bow to Allah in Islam.”

(Quran 2:136)

 

We are not different from those nations. Only the account of their submission, devotion, prayers and beliefs are not correctly recorded by the ‘men’ who wanted to be different. These false records/narrations created different religions, sects and promoted disunity that resulted in animosity among different groups. The message, as delivered by the prophets or messengers of God, was very clear and was based on truth. But those who did not want to follow it honestly and sincerely, they corrupted it, edited it, changed it and then manipulated it. Allah says:

 

فَلَنَسْأَلَنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ أُرْسِلَ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلَنَسْأَلَنَّ ٱلْمُرْسَلِينَ
“Then shall we question those to whom Our message

was sent and those by whom We sent it.”

(al-Quran 7:6)

 

That means that Allah, on the Day of Judgment, will question those prophets and messengers about their deliverance of His message in front of their nations. And then Allah will also question us (and all other nations) whether we received His message or not; and if we did (we surely did), what did we do about it? How did we treat it and how did we implement it?

 

يُولِجُ ٱلْلَّيْلَ فِى ٱلنَّهَارِ وَيُولِجُ ٱلنَّهَارَ فِى ٱلْلَّيْلِ وَسَخَّرَ ٱلشَّمْسَ وَٱلْقَمَرَ

كُلٌّ يَجْرِى لأَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى ذٰلِكُمُ ٱللَّهُ رَبُّكُمْ لَهُ ٱلْمُلْكُ

وَٱلَّذِينَ تَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِهِ مَا يَمْلِكُونَ مِن قِطْمِيرٍ
“He merges night into day, and he merges day into night,

and he has subjected the sun and the moon (to His Law);

each one runs its course for a term appointed. Such is Allah

your Lord; to Him belongs all dominion. And those whom

you invoke besides Him have not the least power.”

(al-Quran 35:13)

 

God, the Almighty, has revealed to us His signs and, through His messengers and Scriptures, has explained to us how He created us, this universe and everything in it. If we, as believers, are not honest or sincere, we’ll question those signs and try to rationalize them. You are either a believer or unbeliever. There is no middle ground. A believer should see His signs and believe! Simple as that!

 

تِلْكَ آيَاتُ ٱللَّهِ نَتْلُوهَا عَلَيْكَ بِٱلْحَقِّ فَبِأَىِّ حَدِيثٍ بَعْدَ ٱللَّهِ وَآيَاتِهِ يُؤْمِنُونَ

وَيْلٌ لِّكُلِّ أَفَّاكٍ أَثِيمٍ يَسْمَعُ آيَاتِ ٱللَّهِ تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِ

ثُمَّ يُصِرُّ مُسْتَكْبِراً كَأَن لَّمْ يَسْمَعْهَا فَبَشِّرْهُ بِعَذَابٍ أَلِيمٍ
“Such are the Signs of Allah, which We recite to you

in Truth; then in what exposition will they believe after

(rejecting) Allah and His Signs? Woe to each sinful dealer

in Falsehoods. He hears the Signs of Allah recited to him,

yet is obstinate and lofty, as if he had not heard them.

Then announce to him a penalty grievous!”

(al-Quran 45:6-8)

 

هَـٰذَا بَصَائِرُ لِلنَّاسِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّقَوْمٍ يُوقِنُونَ
“These are clear evidences to men and a Guidance

and Mercy to those of assured Faith.”

(al-Quran 45:20)

 

وَيَوْمَ يُعْرَضُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ عَلَىٰ ٱلنَّارِ أَلَيْسَ هَـٰذَا بِٱلْحَقِّ

قَالُواْ بَلَىٰ وَرَبِّنَا قَالَ فَذُوقُواْ ٱلْعَذَابَ بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَكْفُرُونَ
“And on the Day that the unbelievers will be placed

before the Fire, (they will be asked,) “Is this not the Truth?”

They will say: “Yes, by our Lord!” (One will say:) “Then

taste you the penalty because you disbelieved (Truth)!”

(al-Quran 46:34)

 

Allah has explained to us that He created this universe (heavens and earth and everything between them) in truth and with a purpose. Our lives here on this earth are part of a trial. It is not a sport, nor a past-time. We need to qualify for the next life (heaven or hell) right here during a fixed period of time (our lifespan). We need to remember (worship) and obey our Lord, the Greatest Creator, and take care of fellow human beings. We need to live our lives the way He told us to. If we fail this test, we are doomed. He warns us in the Holy Quran:

وَمَا خَلَقْنَا ٱلسَّمَآءَ وَٱلأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا بَاطِلاً

ذٰلِكَ ظَنُّ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ فَوَيْلٌ لِّلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ
“Not without purpose did We create heaven and earth, and

all what is between them! That is the opinion of unbelievers!

But woe to the unbelievers because of the Fire (of Hell)!”

(al-Quran 38:27)

 

وَمَا خَلَقْنَا ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا لاَعِبِينَ

مَا خَلَقْنَاهُمَآ إِلاَّ بِٱلْحَقِّ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لاَ يَعْلَمُونَ
“We created not the heavens, the earth, and all that is

between them, merely in (idle) play. We created 

them not except for just ends (truth), but most 

of them do not understand.” (al-Quran 44:38-39)

 

Allah tells us to be mindful of His blessings and mercy upon us; even upon those who don’t believe in God! He gives them provision, sustenance, air to breathe, water to drink and food to eat. He is not sending us any ‘bill’ for that to pay. We should not take things for granted. He makes us feel at every step of life that He is there, and should be appreciated. How can we then deny Him?

 

يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ ٱذْكُرُواْ نِعْمَةَ ٱللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ هَلْ مِنْ خَالِقٍ غَيْرُ ٱللَّهِ

يَرْزُقُكُمْ مِّنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ وَٱلأَرْضِ لاَ إِلَـٰهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ فَأَنَّىٰ تُؤْفَكُونَ
“O men! Call to mind the grace of Allah unto you!

Is there a creator, other than Allah, to give you

sustenance from heaven or earth? There is no god but 

Him. How then are you deluded away from the Truth?”

(al-Quran 35:3)

 

As Creation, we need the Creator to survive. We are so helpless and dependent that we cannot survive on our own. We depend on Allah but Allah is Independent. We need Allah but Allah does not need us, or in fact anybody. He is above that. And if He wanted, He could wipe us out any time. He does not owe us anything but we owe Him everything. Does that put us in our place?

 

يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ أَنتُمُ ٱلْفُقَرَآءُ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ وَٱللَّهُ هُوَ ٱلْغَنِىُّ ٱلْحَمِيدُ
إِن يَشَأْ يُذْهِبْكُـمْ وَيَأْتِ بِخَلْقٍ جَدِيدٍ

وَمَا ذٰلِكَ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ بِعَزِيزٍ

“O you men! It is you that have need of Allah; but Allah

is the One free of all wants, worthy of all praise. If He so

pleased, He could blot you out and bring in a new creation.

And that is not (at all) difficult for Allah.”

(al-Quran 35:15-17)

 

وَإِن نَّشَأْ نُغْرِقْهُمْ فَلاَ صَرِيخَ لَهُمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يُنقَذُونَ
“If it were Our Will, We could drown them, then

would there be no helper (to hear their cry),

nor could they be delivered.”

(al-Quran 36:43)

 

We cannot deny the favors and blessings of Allah. On this earth, we owe everything to Him. He is the sole Provider. When He warns the disobedient of His punishment, they say it is ‘cruel’. No, it is not. Allah does not want any cruelty for His slaves. He just reminds us of His mercy and blessings so that we recognize Him, appreciate Him, don’t disobey Him, worship Him and always remember Him.

 

وَلَوْ نَشَآءُ لَطَمَسْنَا عَلَىٰ أَعْيُنِهِمْ فَٱسْتَبَقُواْ ٱلصِّرَاطَ فَأَنَّىٰ يُبْصِرُونَ

وَلَوْ نَشَآءُ لَمَسَخْنَاهُمْ عَلَىٰ مَكَـانَتِهِمْ فَمَا ٱسْتَطَاعُواْ مُضِيّاً وَلاَ يَرْجِعُونَ
وَمَن نّعَمِّرْهُ نُنَكِّـسْهُ فِى ٱلْخَلْقِ أَفَلاَ يَعْقِلُونَ

“If it had been our Will, We could surely have blotted out

their eyes; then should they have run about groping for the

path, but how could they have seen? And if it had been

Our Will, We could have transformed them (to remain) in

their places; then should they have been unable to move

about, nor could they have returned (after error). If We grant

long life to any, We cause him to be reversed in nature.

Will they not then understand?”

(al-Quran 36:66-68)

 

If we travel in the world, we’ll see the ruins of ancient empires, signs of destruction of the old/earlier kingdoms and towns. These are the signs that have a message for us. The people, more powerful, stronger and more advanced than us, were destroyed when they turned to evil-living; when they revolted and went astray. But most of the times, the Merciful Allah forgives us, giving us time to repent and revert to the right path.

 

أَوَلَمْ يَسِيرُواْ فِى ٱلأَرْضِ فَيَنظُرُواْ كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِمْ

وَكَانُوۤاْ أَشَدَّ مِنْهُمْ قُوَّةً وَمَا كَانَ ٱللَّهُ لِيُعْجِزَهُ مِن شَيْءٍ

فِى ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَلاَ فِى ٱلأَرْضِ إِنَّهُ كَانَ عَلِيماً قَدِيراً

وَلَوْ يُؤَاخِذُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلنَّاسَ بِمَا كَسَبُواْ مَا تَرَكَ عَلَىٰ ظَهْرِهَا مِن دَآبَّةٍ وَلَـٰكِن

يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى فَإِذَا جَآءَ أَجَلُهُمْ فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ بِعِبَادِهِ بَصِيراً
“Do they not travel through the earth, and see what was

the end of those before them, though they were superior

to them in strength? Nor is Allah to be frustrated by

anything whatever in the heavens or on earth, for He is

All-Knowing. All-Powerful. If Allah were to punish men

according to what they deserve. He would not leave on the

back of the (earth) a single living creature. But He gives

them respite for a stated term; when their term expires,

verily Allah has in His sight all His Servants.”

(al-Quran 35:44-45)

 

ثُمَّ دَمَّرْنَا ٱلآخَرِينَ وَإِنَّكُمْ لَّتَمُرُّونَ عَلَيْهِمْ مُّصْبِحِينَ

وَبِٱلْلَّيْلِ أَفَلاَ تَعْقِلُونَ

“Then We destroyed the rest. Verily, you pass by their

(sites), by day and by night; will you not understand?”

(al-Quran 37:136-138)

 

 

We see those signs and ruins when we go visiting places, promoting tourism, but do we think beyond that? Do we read the message written on those ruins of ancient empires? It does not challenge our intellect. On the contrary, it is simple and easy to understand. Read the history of mankind and reflect upon it! Then read the above verses of the Quran and see what Allah is talking about!

 

The earlier nations denied the Sings/Revelations of Allah; disputed, insulted and some times even killed the messengers of God; rejected the Divine Message; and chose the evil ways. God sent to them the warning signs, gave them enough time to repent and revert, and finally punished them. In our time, we are avoiding, ignoring and even disputing God’s message. We are accepting and promoting atheism/secularism. We even give a blind eye to the warning signs (fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, droughts, virus-plagues and other natural disasters). Now, the question is: Are we waiting for the big blast?

 

كَذَّبَتْ قَبْلَهُمْ قَوْمُ نُوحٍ وَعَادٌ وفِرْعَوْنُ ذُو ٱلأَوْتَادِ

وَثَمُودُ وَقَوْمُ لُوطٍ وَأَصْحَابُ الأَيْكَةِ أُوْلَـٰئِكَ ٱلأَحْزَابُ

إِن كُلٌّ إِلاَّ كَذَّبَ ٱلرٌّسُلَ فَحَقَّ عِقَابِ

وَمَا يَنظُرُ هَـٰؤُلآءِ إِلاَّ صَيْحَةً واحِدَةً مَّا لَهَا مِن فَوَاقٍ
“Before them (were many who) rejected messengers – the

people of Noah, and Aad, and Pharaoh, the Lord of Stakes,

and Thamud, and the people of Lot, and the Companions

of the Wood – such were the confederates. Not one (of them)

but rejected the messengers, but My punishment came justly

and inevitably (on them). These (today) only wait for a single

mighty Blast, which (when it comes) will brook no delay.”

(al-Quran 38:12-15)

 

Allah tells us in many verses of the Holy Quran that life of this world is temporary and is a test for all of us. The real life is in the Hereafter. We should strive for that life during our tenure on this earth by remembering our Creator and by not following the Satan. Satan’s influence can land us in Hell.

 

يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِنَّ وَعْدَ ٱللَّهِ حَقٌّ فَلاَ تَغُرَّنَّكُمُ ٱلْحَيَاةُ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَلاَ يَغُرَّنَّكُمْ بِٱللَّهِ ٱلْغَرُورُ

إِنَّ ٱلشَّيْطَانَ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ فَٱتَّخِذُوهُ عَدُوّاً إِنَّمَا يَدْعُو حِزْبَهُ لِيَكُونُواْ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ ٱلسَّعِيرِ

ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ لَهُمْ عَذَابٌ شَدِيدٌ وَٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّالِحَاتِ

لَهُم مَّغْفِرَةٌ وَأَجْرٌ كَبِيرٌ

“O men! Certainly the promise of Allah is true. Let not

then this present life deceive you, nor let the Chief Deceiver

deceive you about Allah. Verily Satan is an enemy to you,

so treat him as an enemy. He only invites his adherents,

that they may become companions of the Blazing Fire.

For those who reject Allah, is a terrible penalty; but for

those who believe and work righteous deeds,

is forgiveness, and a magnificent reward.”

(al-Quran 35:5-7)

 

Allah has used the term ‘Chief Deceiver’ for Satan because he always deceives men and betrays them. He is out there to prove that we are not worthy of Paradise. It is up to us now to prove it otherwise, and please our Lord at the same time.

 

قُلْ يٰعِبَادِ ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ ٱتَّقُواْ رَبَّكُمْ لِلَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُواْ فِى هَـٰذِهِ ٱلدُّنْيَا

حَسَنَةٌ وَأَرْضُ ٱللَّهِ وَاسِعَةٌ إِنَّمَا يُوَفَّى ٱلصَّابِرُونَ أَجْرَهُمْ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ
“Say: O you my servants who believe! Fear your Lord,

good is (the reward) for those who do good in this world!

Spacious is Allah’s earth! Those who patiently persevere

will truly receive a reward without measure!”

(al-Quran 39:10)

 

And here is the last warning from our Lord, to Whom belongs everything in the heavens and on earth. This is not only a command but also an excellent piece of advice to all human beings. We better pay attention to it!

 

وَٱتَّبِعُـوۤاْ أَحْسَنَ مَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكُم مِّن رَّبِّكُـمْ مِّن قَبْلِ

أَن يَأْتِيَكُـمُ ٱلْعَذَابُ بَغْتَةً وَأَنتُمْ لاَ تَشْعُرُونَ
“And follow the best of (the courses) revealed to you

from your Lord, before the penalty comes on you

suddenly while you perceive not!”

(al-Quran 39:55)

 

And what is that “best of courses” that has been revealed to us? It’s the Holy Quran, of course – a Book without a doubt! So, pay attention!

 

كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ لِّيَدَّبَّرُوۤاْ آيَاتِهِ وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُوْلُو ٱلأَلْبَابِ

“Here is a Book which We have sent down unto you,

full of blessings, that they may ponder over its revelations,

and that men of understanding may receive admonition.”

(al-Quran 38:29)

 

إِنْ هُوَ إِلاَّ ذِكْرٌ لِّلْعَالَمِين وَلَتَعْلَمُنَّ نَبَأَهُ بَعْدَ حِينِ َ

“This is no less than a Message to (all) the Worlds. And

you shall certainly know the truth of it (all) after a while.”

(al-Quran 38:87-88)

 

وَلَقَدْ ضَرَبْنَا لِلنَّاسِ فِى هَـٰذَا ٱلْقُرْآنِ مِن كُلِّ مَثَلٍ لَّعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ

قُرْآناً عَرَبِيّاً غَيْرَ ذِى عِوَجٍ لَّعَلَّهُمْ يَتَّقُونَ
“We have put forth for men, in this Quran every kind

of parable, in order that they may receive admonition.

(It is) a Quran in Arabic, without any crookedness

(therein); in order that they may guard against evil.”

(al-Quran 39:27-28)

 

 

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WELCOME HOME

Assalaamo-alaikum.

We are glad to see you here. We can accompany you home. By joining us you’ll, Inshallah, prepare yourself mentally and spiritually for your onward journey on the road less travelled. We are heading for Home – the promised Home. Allah says:

وَهَـٰذَا صِرَاطُ رَبِّكَ مُسْتَقِيماً قَدْ فَصَّلْنَا ٱلآيَاتِ لِقَوْمٍ يَذَّكَّرُونَ

‘This is the path of your Lord, a straight path.

We have detailed Our revelations for a people

who take heed.’ — (Quran 6:126)

GLORIFY ALLAH’S NAME

Allah is the Creator of heavens and the earth and whatever is in between. Let us glorify HIS name and be thankful to HIM.

سَبِّحِ ٱسْمَ رَبِّكَ ٱلأَعْلَىٰ

ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَ فَسَوَّىٰ

‘Glorify the name of your Lord, the

Most High, Who has created (everything),

and then proportioned it.’

(Quran 87:1-2)

 

DONT CHASE ILLUSION

This is not the real life. This is a shadow, an illusion. The real life is in the Hereafter. So, prepare for it. Allah says:

وَما ٱلْحَيَاةُ ٱلدُّنْيَا إِلاَّ مَتَاعُ ٱلْغُرُورِ

“… The life of this world is but comfort

of illusion.’ … (Quran 3:185)

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DON’T SERVE SHAITAN

وَلَقَدْ أَهْلَكْنَا ٱلْقُرُونَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَمَّا ظَلَمُواْ

وَجَآءَتْهُمْ رُسُلُهُم بِٱلْبَيِّنَاتِ وَمَا كَانُواْ

لِيُؤْمِنُواْ كَذٰلِكَ نَجْزِى ٱلْقَوْمَ ٱلْمُجْرِمِينَ

‘We destroyed the generations before you

when they did wrong; and their messengers

(from Allah) came unto them with clear

proofs (of His Sovereignty), but they would

not believe. Thus do we reward the guilty

folk.’ — (Quran 10:13)