Surah Shura (42) 18/05/2016


With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 42 (Shura-Consultation)

Allah provides in a sustainable way

Verses 27-28: If Allah were to enlarge the provision for His Servants, they would indeed transgress beyond all bounds through the earth; but he sends (it) down in due measure as He pleases. For He is with His Servants Well-acquainted, Watchful. He is the One that sends down rain (even) after (men) have given up all hope, and scatters His Mercy (far and wide). And He is the Protector, Worthy of all Praise.

We often pray for many things… money, cars, mansions, status, etc. However, had Allah provided for all our material desires these could lead to our self inflicted destruction. As a result He provides for us in due measure with balance and meaningful propose. The balance that we observe in the natural environment bears testimony to this. Allah provides for it in due balance and the result thereof is perfect harmony. If Allah had to provide for us based on our insatiable desires and greed, imbalance and catastrophes would result. However what we receive is just right, enough for ourselves as well as to share with others to create the balance as we see exists in nature.

Continues tomorrow…