My Quran Reflections Journal – 5
Gems from Taleem ul-Quran 2015
Day 9 Reflection
Surah Al-Baqarah (verse 28)
“How can you disbelieve in Allah? Seeing that you were dead and He gave you life. Then He will give you death, and then again will bring you to life (on the Day of Resurrection) and then unto Him you will return.” (Al-Baqarah 2:28)
In the aforementioned Ayah, the fact established is that we came into existence from nothingness; we were given life when we were lifeless; from a drop of sperm to a cluster of flesh and bones, and from the dependant embryo to an independent, free-willed adult!
Also, our final destination is He. All of us will return to Him for sure!
Shouldn’t then we make the gist of these verses the motto of our lives? Why not consider Allah (swt) our helpline, and turn to Him also in this Dunya through Salah, Dua, Dhikr, Quran and other forms of worship, which may include maintaining cordial ties with family and friends and doing righteous deeds? Let us all make our Creator as our ultimate and exclusive helpline, rather than depending, relying and expecting from His creation, which is prone to making mistakes! Let’s be among those, who create strong bonds and maintain sincere ties with Allah (swt) first and consequently – His creation.
Oh Allah (swt) make us among those who make You their Matloob (the One, Who is wanted), Maqsood (the One, attaining Whose pleasure, is their goal in life) and Mahboob (the One loved dearly). Ameen.
Day 10 Reflection
Surah Al-Baqarah (verses 30-39)
Today’s lesson got me thinking that we could actually understand the crux of these verses that we studied metaphorically as well. Consider your lives on a highway, where one route takes you towards guidance, while the opposite one leads you astray. Also, imagine that you are rushing on this highway to reach your short term destination. One must consider that irrespective of which side of the road you are driving on, there will be exits coming your way. If you are driving on the guidance side, consider encountering the exits of complacency, pride, arrogance, backbiting and hypocrisy, because Shaitan will continuously try to steer your car in that direction. Also, consider that when you are on the opposite road, exits of repentance, Astaghfar and turning towards Allah (swt) will come your way, because Allah (swt) will continue to send reminders to you. Now, before you determine, which exit to take, remember two facts:
- No matter what your short term destination is, your final return is to your Rabb (swt).
- You are not always alone on the vehicle. So, whichever route you take, you will probably be driving your family and close friends on that route with you.
Now make your choice wisely!
May Allah (swt) enable us all to make the wisest of choices, which will lead us to His pleasure. May He guide us and keep us steadfast upon such a path. Ameen.