Surah Bani Isra’il (17) 20/09/2015

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 17 (Bani-Isra’il)

Verse 36: And pursue not that of which thou hast no knowledge; for every act of hearing, or of seeing or of (feeling in) the heart (and understanding) will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning).

This is a negative command warning us against pursuing or following something blindly without making the necessary enquiries.   Whether it comes to listening to any news, fables or following blindly our forefathers in worldly or religious matters, we are required to use our faculties of hearing, seeing and understanding to ascertain the truth.

Each person is gifted with observational ability and intellect and this verse requires us to use those faculties. Likewise, we will be held to account if we do not so as ignorance is no excuse.

Continues tomorrow… Salaam/Peace

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