With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merci
Sura 42 (Shura-Consultation)
The principle of Shura (consultation) enjoined
Verse 38: Those who hearken to their Lord, and establish regular Prayer; who (conduct) their affairs by mutual Consultation; who spend out of what We bestow on them for Sustenance;
The title of this Sura takes its name from the term “Shura” (Consultation) mentioned in this verse. The instruction to believers is to apply the principle of consultation in their daily affairs in dealing with one another. The lexicon highlights the use of this root word as a method that extracts honey from wax and also riding something to ascertain its full capability. Thus the term Shura imples discussion that synthesizes information gathered into a final product and the same tested through tough discussion aimed at deriving the best decision. It is important to note that this advice is given listed between Salah and Charity highlighting the success is dependent on a mind spritually attuned in duty to Allah while also firmly linked to societal need.
The instruction to apply Shura was also given to the Prophet (SAW) in running the affairs of state. See Sura 3 Verse 159.
Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…