Surah Luqman (31) 24/02/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 31 (Luqman)
The Day when no person will avail another

Verse 33 “O mankind! do your duty to your Lord, and fear (the coming of) a Day when no father can avail aught for his son, nor a son avail aught for his father. Verily, the promise of Allah is true: let not then this present life deceive you, nor let the chief Deceiver deceive you about Allah.”

Belief in the Day of Accountability is an article of faith in Islam and serves to remind us that we will be held accountable for our actions.  The verse further informs us that we will be held individually accountable and that no one can share in our burdens on that Day.  Accordingly we should discharge our duty to Allah SWT by adhering to His commands in the Qur’an and not be distracted by the deception of evil forces.

Cross reference 2:48

Continues tomorrow … insha Allah

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Surah Luqman (31) 23/02/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 31 (Luqman)

Verse 20 “Do ye not see that Allah has subjected to your (use) all things in the heavens and on earth, and has made His bounties flow to you in exceeding measure, (both) seen and unseen? Yet there are among men those who dispute about Allah, without knowledge and without guidance, and without a Book to enlighten them!”

Verse 21 “When they are told to follow the (Revelation) that Allah has sent down, they say: “Nay, we shall follow the ways that we found our fathers (following)”.  What! even if it is Satan beckoning them to the penalty of the (Blazing) fire?”

Allah SWT has blessed us with abundant resources, intellect and a Book of Guidance. Yet people are not satisfied with the Glorious Book of Allah and instead we tend at times to blindly follow previous generations.

By ignoring the teachings of the Quran we are rejecting the mercy and blessings of Allah SWT hence we see the dire state of Muslims today.

Let us not be of those who prefer blind following instead of seeking guidance through Allah’s word, Al Quran.

Continues tomorrow … insha Allah

Salaams/Peace

Surah Luqman (31) 22/02/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 31 (Luqman)

Parental guidance

Verse 17 “O my son! establish regular prayer, enjoin what is just, and forbid what is wrong: and bear with patient constancy whatever betide thee; for this is firmness (of purpose) in (the conduct of) affairs.

31:18 “And swell not thy cheek (for pride) at men, nor walk in insolence through the earth; for Allah loveth not any arrogant boaster.

Verse 19 “And be moderate in thy pace, and lower thy voice; for the harshest of sounds without doubt is the braying of the ass.”

The Quran propounds its messages in many  beautiful ways. In verse 17 Luqman is counseling  his son with regard to upholding justice, righteousness and patience. Thereafter, the focus shifts towards  character development and the avoidance of arrogance, pride and harsh speech. This indicates the holistic style of The Qur’an,  building sound individuals and a sound society.

Continues tomorrow … insha Allah

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Surah Luqman (31) 21/02/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 31 (Luqman)

Do not be a blind follower

Verse 14 And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail upon travail did his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weaning: (hear the command), “Show gratitude to Me and to thy parents: to Me is (thy final) Goal.

Verse 15 “But if they strive to make thee join in worship with Me things of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration), and follow the way of those who turn to me (in love): in the end the return of you all is to Me, and I will tell you the truth (and meaning) of all that ye did.”

Respect and gratitude towards parents is akin to showing Gratitude to Allah SWT.
We have an obligation to treat our parents kindly irrespective of their ideological leanings .This verse also emphasizes a very  important theme of the Quran – verifying information and not just blindly following even if it is from our parents or so called leaders of religion(Ulema)

cross ref 17:36
And pursue not that of which thou hast no knowledge; for every act of hearing, or of seeing or of (feeling in) the heart will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning).

Continues tomorrow … insha Allah

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Surah Luqman (31) 20/02/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 31 (Luqman)

Verse 12 We bestowed (in the past) Wisdom on Luqman: “Show (thy) gratitude to Allah.” Any who is (so) grateful does so to the profit of his own soul: but if any is ungrateful, verily Allah is free of all wants, Worthy of all praise.

Gratefulness is one of the most important attributes of a believer. Allah SWT is extremely kind and generous and compassionate towards us and He expects us to show gratitude by following His guidance and sharing His bounties with others.

Cross Ref:
27:73 But verily thy Lord is full of grace to mankind: Yet most of them are ungrateful.

14.7 – And remember! your Lord caused to be declared (publicly): “If ye are grateful, I will add more (favours) unto you; but if ye show ingratitude, truly My punishment is terrible indeed.”

Continues tomorrow … insha Allah

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Surah Luqman (31) 19/02/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Surah 31 (Luqman)

Verse 6:But there are, among men, those who purchase idle tales, without knowledge (or meaning), to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah and throw ridicule (on the Path): for such there will be a Humiliating Penalty.

If we want to guard against being misguided
and mislead than there is a very simple solution – familiarize ourselves with the Book of Allah -Al Quran.
16:64 “And We sent down the Book to thee for the express purpose, that thou shouldst make clear to them those things in which they differ, and that it should be a guide and a mercy to those who believe.”

The above verse is one of many that emphasize the clarity of the verses of the Quran. Therefore we have an obligation to study this Glorious Quran so we can distinguish truth from falsehood.

2:121 Those to whom We have sent the Book study it as it should be studied: They are the ones that believe therein: Those who reject faith therein,- the loss is their own.

Continues tomorrow InshaAllah…
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Surah Luqman (31) 18/02/2016

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With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Sura 31 (Luqman)

The Quran is the pathway to prosperity

Verse 2 to 5
These are Verses of the Wise Book,-
A Guide and a Mercy to the Doers of Good,-
Those who establish regular Prayer, and give regular Charity, and have (in their hearts) the assurance of the Hereafter.
These are on (true) guidance from their Lord: and these are the ones who will prosper.

The above verses highlight the responsibility of believers.If we embrace the Quran as the sole source of guidance and establish a society based upon its social and economic principles than we will prosper.Being mindful of the day of accountability helps us to stay focused on striving to establish such a benevolent society .
Cross ref: 5:35 O ye who believe! Do your duty to Allah, seek the means of approach unto Him, and strive with might and main in his cause: that ye may prosper.

Continues tomorrow … insha Allah

Salaams/Peace