"And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers."
(Al-Quran 51:55)

Monday, 24 February 2014

O Mankind! Where Are You Going?

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Listen to the words of the Quran. These are not my words but it is the prose of the Quran. 


"So where are you going?"
(Surah At-Takwir, Verse 26)

There is such love in these words. 

It's like when a mother becomes helpless and dejected when her child goes astray, and she asks him, "What are you doing?" 

She says, "What are you doing?" but the pain of motherhood is hidden inside these four words. Because she knows that what her son is doing, it will cause him harm in the future. 

So, we can narrate the words but not the depth of emotion that comes with it. That has no translation. 

There is no translation of emotions - they are only felt. 

Because Arabic is not our mother tongue, we do not understand when Allah speaks to us and the intensity of love that comes with it. 

When Allah says:

"O Mankind ..."
(Surah Al-Inshiqaq, Verse 6)

Allah doesn't just address the Muslims but He expresses His love to the 7 billion inhabitants of the world. This seems to me that Allah has come upon the earth, and comes to each individual, shaking him, and saying:

"O Mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous".
(Surah Al-Infitar, Verse 6)

O my creation, I am your Lord, why have you left me? O my creation, why have you left your Lord? Who has deceived you? 

"Who created you, proportioned you, and balanced you".
(Surah Al-Infitar, Verse 7)

Look at appearance in the mirror, and see how Allah has created you. Allah has created us so how could He oppress and wrong us? 

If He stops us from doing something, there is wisdom behind it. If He tells us to do something, there is benefit in it. 

"So where are you going?"
(Surah At-Takwir, Verse 26)

After leaving Allah, will a person be able to find shelter elsewhere? Never.

Allah says:

"Run back to Allah". 

(Molana Tariq Jameel)


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