Sunday 20 November 2022

Compiled verses from Qur'an on specific subjects: Life

Ask anyone what life is, and the first thing that would strike one's mind will be a period of time full of joy, laughter and making merry. And rightly so, a majority of people around the globe would love a life without any bounds, a time of joy and of least sorrow. We see people being born, growing up and then fading away into their graves forever, yet we continue to be engrossed in merrymaking and always intending a boundless, limitless and carefree life.

People have started to dislike religions for these present a different meaning of life. A time of one's being alive on this earth is meant to be temporary, a time of test for everyone. Those who are steadfast and know the meaning of their life, their outlook toward life is altogether different from those who do not see anything beyond this life.
“They are like a breath; their days are like a fleeting shadow (NIV).” - Psalm 144:4

“The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more (NIV).” - Psalm 103:15-16
This is how Divine words describe life for us. But do we ponder over these small, yet very powerful and meaningful sentences? Never, because if we do, we will be more worried about our life in the Hereafter and will try to live a time on this earthly world as is directed in the Divine Scriptures.

In Qur'an too, the same message is repeated, but unfortunately while non-Muslims may pay heed to Psalms, Torah and Bible, the mention of same theme in Qur'an seems to them something out of place and meaningless.
This worldly life is only Diversion and Amusement (Surah 29. Al-Ankabut:64)
Ponder over Death and Life - for Allah created these to judge which of you is better in deeds (Surah 67. Al Mulk: 2)

These are just two of the many verses in Qur'an which caution the man to think over life and death much too often for if we forget death, we shall be grossly misled by the evil and we will fall into a trap from which is very hard to escape.  We have already shared a number of verses from Qur'an on Life and Death. Herein under we have combined all these posts to serve as a ready reckoner:

Herein under, we share a very informative lecture by eminent Muslim scholar Nouman Ali Khan in which he describes WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IN ISLAM:
May we learn the purpose of this earthly life as told to us in many verses of Qur'an and as explained above in the video, for time is too short before our clock on this earth stops to click anymore and we end up attending a roll call where every act of our time in our 'previous' life will be questioned and result of worldly tests announced. Pray that we pass on that day, for failures will have a dreadful abode of burning fire and boiling waters. 

We will keep adding more verses so as to make this collection wholesome.

For compiled verses for more specific subjects, please refer to our exclusive reference page: "Selected verses from Al-Qurʾān about a specific subject."

In addition, for more Selected Verses, please refer to our reference page: Selected Verses from the Qur'anYou may also refer to our Reference Pages and Understanding Al Qur'an for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

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