August 15, 2014
In the name of Allah, The Beneficient, The Merciful.
Allah ﷻ tells us in the Quran:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَتْكُم مَّوْعِظَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَشِفَاءٌ لِّمَا فِي الصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ … يونس : ٥٧
“Oh Mankind! There has come to you an advice from your Lord and a cure for what is in the hearts and a guidance and mercy for the believers.”
(Sura Yunus 10 – Ayah 57)
What a topsy-turvy world. Look around you and you will witness it. That’s exactly where we find ourselves in, each person looking for some form of escapism from the rat race of life.
The Question is… Escape to WHERE???
What answer did you come up with? A faraway dream destination?
Before you let your mind wander any further, bring it back to this verse wherein Allah Almighty says:
وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ … الذاريات : ٥٦
“I have created Jinn and Men solely for my worship”
Does that make the escape route clear?
The solution we are looking for is in fact an escape that will lead us into the loving embrace of our merciful Lord.
I hear you asking…How?
Ever tried traversing the wilderness without a map or guide? It’s unfeasible, right?
Do you think Ar-Rahman, Your Merciful Lord has sent you to this world without a Map?
So there’s your answer. Take hold of Kitaabullah and let’s start our journey. You will see the world correcting and re-ordering itself in front of your eyes, forming a paradise on earth.
In our next posts we look at four attributes of the Noble Quran:
1. Maw’ithah – Advice
2. Shifa – Cure for the hearts
3. Huda – Guidance
4. Rahmah – Mercy for the believers
Characteristics of the Qur’an Series:
Introduction – The Reality
Part 1 – The Qur’an as Advice
Part 2 – The Qur’an as a Cure
Part 3 – The Qur’an as a Guidance
Part 4 – The Qur’an as a Mercy