Sunday, June 25, 2006

Revolutionize The Whole World!

I truly believe that the only way we, as human beings, can get out of the mess we have put ourselves into is by reforming our lives and keeping our evil caprices under check. The only way we can accomplish this is to fully emerge ourselves in the training of our egos: to scrub away the dirt of greed, jealousy, anger, hatred, malice, etc. and replace it with love, light, kindness and a general concern and well-wishing for all of mankind.

In the following article, Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi emphasizes that Allah, the Almighty, has ennumerated in the Holy Qur'an the principle of taqwa, or fearing God, which can, and will, revolutionize our whole lives and then affect the whole of humanity.

, insha'Allah,

Distinct Position of Muslims
by Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi

"O you who believe! If you fear Allah, He will grant you Furqan (a position of distinction) and will expiate for you your sins, and forgive you. Allah is the Owner of Mighty Grace."
(Holy Qur'an: 8:29)

In the verse I have just recited Almighty Allah's order is thought provoking. It is a jolting verse which can revolutionize the whole world. Almighty Allah alone is worthy of worship. He is Master of all and He is the One who created the universe. He is the creator of Jinns and human beings. Nothing can happen without His will. He can bring revolution in countries. He transforms the circumstances, and He can free the slaves and enslave the free.

Any thing which is repeatedly recited is not usually pondered over deeply. If the Holy Qur'an is recited and pondered over it would make your nights sleepless. It can provide stimulus not only to the body but also to the mind and soul. Almighty Allah says: "O you who believe! If you fear Allah"; this word "God-fearing" is not an ordinary one. If somebody fears Allah he is known as Muttaqi (God-fearing). One who refrains from back biting and slander, people say he is God-fearing. But Taqwa, according to the language and definition of the Holy Qur'an, has a very broad and revolutionary meaning. It can reverse the systems of the whole world. Almighty Allah says if you become God-fearing - it does not literally mean fear of God - it means fear of God in your beliefs and actions, aims and objectives, morals and behavior, and in your dealing with fellow human beings. If you thus fear Allah, He will elevate you to a position of distinction.

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