Friday 3 November 2023

Don't (لا)!!

Today, we deviate from our usual formats of posts and write about something that we usually ignore to look deeper into our actions and thinking process. And while doing so, we completely forget who we are, why are we in this world and Who sent us here and for what purpose. Instead, we are engrossed in our worldly pleasures, we lose our direction and walk on pathways leading us to our destruction.

This post is simply a caution to not do things we are not expected or warned both in Qur'an and many a Hadiths of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. That is most of the things we do in this life are usually to satisfy our pride, vanity, arrogance and lust to enjoy the pleasures of life before we die away. We think life is too short to be wasted away in praying, worshipping or doing good or being good and helpful to others, for these are too boring a thing that have no immediate dividends for us.

And this brings us to Laa - "لا" which means a big NO in Arabic language. And we get into the habit of saying NO to the very pleasures of the world, we are so enticed into by Evil, we can shape our future lives in the world that we shall live in after being resurrected. Choice is all ours - enjoy life of this world or the life of the Hereafter.

Let us start with Laa and see how to start and then what more we need to do to be successful in the both worlds:

The biggest "لا" in Islam is: There is NO god but He - Your God, The Only One God (Surah 2. Al-Baqara:163). And from this only true reality, stem many smaller DON'Ts that prevent a believer from erring and falling into the trap of Evil - The Satanic luring. 

There are so many other NOs that we should be mindful of after saying NO to any god that has associates and assistance.

We have listed a lot many DON'Ts already in one of our earlier posts: Important DOs and DON'Ts from Qur'an. This post is just a reminder of those many DON'Ts that if given due attention, our life can become meaningful and pleasant, though more tests would encounter to judge our firmness on the Siraat e Mustaqeem, the straight path as shown in Qur'an. 
These are some of the DON'Ts listed in Qur'an. Let us take a self-appraisal and see how many DON'Ts still cling with us despite the Divine cautions. Unless we cleanse ourselves from these ills, we can never be sure of what will happen to us in our graves and on the Judgement Day when we will be asked to explain why we did not adhere to the commandments of Qur'an. 

Start counting for days are just numbered and clock can stop at any time from this second on.
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.

You may also refer to our Reference Pages  and Understanding Al Qur'an for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.

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