List of Qur’anic Disciplines...

by jawaid ahmed,uk @, Friday, July 06, 2012, 12:56 (2544 days ago) @ Hasan

Disciplines, or discipline yourself?

I do not know if this is what you want, but here is one I prepared earlier.

To Be or Not To Be a “Muslim”, As Understood From the Quran

The Quran points out those characteristics that true Muslims should be aspiring to, their mode of behaviour and personalities that separate them from non Muslims.


2:42 Do not confound the Truth with falsehood, nor conceal the Truth while you are well aware of it. [2:159, 3:71]

Always speak the truth and do not be afraid to speak the truth. Freedom of expression comes from this as well so no-one should be silenced through fear imposed be those who can shout the loudness.

Self Correction First

2:44 Do you exhort people to make room for everyone's welfare and progress in the society, while you disregard practicing what you preach? And all the while you study the Scripture! Will you not, then, use your sense?
[Using sense will tell that failing to practice what one preaches is but lying to one’s ‘self’ 2:10. Birr = Making room for everyone's welfare and progress in the society = Exponential growth of the ‘self’. 2:177]

This is telling you to “look in the mirror” and correct your own faults before criticising others. Studying the Quran and still acting irresponsibly, arrogantly, rude, self-centred, egotistically, etc is hypocrisy in the highest order; your actions should speak louder than words to others!

Serve Those in Need

2:83 (God never promised unconditional favors to any nation, the Children of Israel being no exception.) And remember when We took a Covenant from the Children of Israel,
“Serve none but God
And be generous to your parents
And to family and relatives
And to orphans, widows, and those left without any means of support to make progress in the society
And to those who have suffered loss of income, the disabled, the needy, and the poor
And speak to people kindly
And treat them nicely
And establish Salaat
And set up the Just Economic System of Zakaat.”
Then, after that, you slid back, except a few of you. And you turn away from these Commandments even now.
[Salaat = To follow closely, like a runners-up (Musalli) follows the winning horse (Saabiq) = Follow God’s Commands closely. Aqimussallat = Establish the System that facilitates the following of Divine Commands. 2:3. Zakaat = Divinely ordained Economic Order in which people work according to their capacity and get compensated according to their needs. It is the System in which all members of the society flourish and, with their basic needs having been met, they are able to rise up on the ladder of self-actualization. The cornerstone of this Economic Order: The God-given natural resources and wealth are the common property of all, and every individual willfully leaves for the welfare of others whatever is over and above his needs. The Central Authority will be responsible for administering and maintaining the Just Economic Order of Zakaat. 2:219, 22:41, 27:12, 53:39]
Unfortunately, under the influence of fabricated Hadith, most commentators of the Qur’an confuse Zakaat with Sadaqaat. The latter means voluntary charity. See verse 9:60. It describes eight categories of the recipients of charity and not of Zakaat. With the solitary exception of Allama G.A. Parwez, to my knowledge, all commentators fail to notice the word Sadaqaat and somehow ‘misread’ the word Zakaat which is not there in that verse. So powerful is the influence of blind following! The current 2.5% giving of one's wealth and the complex and contradictory details of Fiqh associated with it find no Authority in the Qur’an. One example is the flagrant disparity between the compulsory 'charity or poor-due' to be paid by a rich man who possesses gold versus a poor man who possesses some silver. The poor will pay charity on less than one tenth of what the wealthy has! Ihsan = An act of balance = Restoring symmetry and beauty = Social and individual equity = Selfless service = An act of equity. Yateem = Orphan = Who is left alone in the society = Lonely = Without immediate family = Helpless = Derivatively, a widow. Miskeen = The needy poor = One with no means to earn livelihood = The disabled = One whose life has stalled for any reason = Jobless = Truly bankrupt of finances = One whose running business has stalled. 17:23, 29:8, 46:15, 4:36, 6:151, 2:177, 2:215, 17:26]
2:84 And watch out! We accepted your solemn pledge that you would desist from mutual bloodshed, and from evicting your own folk from your townships. This is what you agreed to and you were witnesses to it.

Those in greatest need require your kindness more than anyone else. Destroy your own communities through conflict and discord and Allah will replace you with someone else (Babylon destroyed the Temple of Solomon, the British, French and Italians divided up the once vast Islamic Empire after years of self neglect). It also gives people the right of residence and it is un-Islamic to remove them from their homes.

Enjoy Life-Within Reason

2:168 (Declaring things Permissible or Forbidden is trying to ‘rival’ God.) O Mankind! Partake and enjoy the Lawful and decent things of the earth, and do not follow the footsteps of the Satan. Indeed, he is an open enemy to you.
[Satan, the rebellious desire, and satanic people lead people into transgressing. Mubeen = Open = Obvious = Known = Sure 7:22]
2:169 He teaches you to create inequities in the society, lewdness and stinginess amounting to shame, and that you should say about God what you do not know.
[Fahasha = Lewdness = Stinginess to the point of shame = Indecent acts. The satans in the society set up rules contrary to the Divine Revelation. They make their own lists of Permissible and Forbidden and teach people that accumulation of wealth is perfectly alright. Nay, spend on God’s servants all that is beyond your needs. 2:21-22, 2:219, 41:10]

Everything is there for your enjoyment, but this favour is not to be abused.

Good Deeds Benefit You

2:211 Ask the Children of Israel how many a clear Message We gave them! They flourished as long as they valued this Blessing - but if any nation alters this blessing of God after it has reached them. Remember, God is Strict in retribution.
2:212 Alluring is the life of this world to those who reject the Truth, and they mock those who believe (in Permanent Moral Values.) But those who live upright will be above them in ranks on the Day of Resurrection. Nevertheless, God grants sustenance without stint according to His Laws. [He is the Sustainer of all mankind 114:1]
2:213 Mankind were one single community (but selfishness divided them). So, God sent prophets as bearers of good news and warnings. He sent down with them the Scripture in absolute Truth that it might judge between people wherein they differed. But again, out of mutual rivalry, they divided among themselves after all evidence of the Right had come to them! Hence, God shows the Lighted Road those who would acknowledge the Truth and thus resolve their disputes. And God guides to the Straight Path him who wills to be guided.
[Satan, the selfish desire, had rent asunder the unity of mankind. 2:36, 10:19. Using the perceptual and conceptual faculties in all humility help people achieve Guidance, while selfishness, arrogance and blind following lead them astray. 2:170, 4:88, 6:56, 7:173, 7:179, 17:36, 27:80-81, 30:22, 37:113, 40:34-35, 41:17, 56:79]
2:214 Or, do you expect to enter the Garden (or regain your lost Paradise) without facing challenges as came to those who passed before you? Hardship and adversity befell them, and so shaken were they that the Messenger and the believers with him, cried, “When will come the help of God?” Oh, indeed, (once the revolution gets going) God’s help is near.
[3:141, 9:16, 29:2, 33:10. Unity of mankind will not be easy to attain. The differences and prejudices of race, ethnicity, color, creed, wealth and nationalism will always be the barriers to surmount]

The criterion for who enters a paradise existence is based solely on ones deed. Those who choose a path of truth, mutual cooperation, helping the needy, “doing unto others as you would like them to do unto you”, will find the answers in the Quran and one day the afflictions of the world will be lifted when mankind accepts these right teachings.

Wisdom and Health Are Better Than Wealth

2:247 Their Prophet said, “God has appointed Taloot (Saul) as your king.” They objected, “How can he have kingship over us when we are more worthy of kingship than he; he is not even rich?” The Prophet said, “God has chosen him over you, and has blessed him with wisdom and stature. God bestows His kingship according to His Laws. He is Infinite, Knowing.”

No Compulsion In Religion

2:256 (Although this Message has been sent down by the Almighty) there is absolutely no compulsion or coercion in Religion. Whoever rejects false gods (such as the clergy, human ‘authorities’) and attains conviction in God, has grasped the Unbreakable Support. And God is Hearer, Knower.
[18:29, 31:22. No compulsion in matters of religion - This Rule shall have no exceptions since Right has been distinguished from Wrong. (3:4). At-Taaghoot = Those who, in rebellion to the One True God, claim to have Divine powers or try to portray themselves as His representatives = Sufis, mystics, priesthood, clergy, tyrants. Tagha = Rebellion. Idols of stones cannot rebel, hence, they cannot be At-Taaghoot]
2:257 God becomes the Close Guide of those who, after due reflection, have chosen to believe in His Word (12:108). He brings them out of darkness into Light (through the Qur’an). Those who deny the Divine System of Life have human "authorities" as patrons to lead them from Light to darkness. Such people have chosen Fire to be their eternal companion.

Full religious freedom, no compulsion, no stoning or beheading apostates. The consequences are there for you to see and it is an individuals choice to live properly or not.

Helping Someone Should Have You Continually Reminding Them Of Your ‘Generosity’

2:262 Those who spend their wealth in the Cause of God, and afterward do not follow their giving with reminders of their generosity or injure the feelings of the recipients; their reward is with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. [17:26, 30:38. The society will return their generosity in this life as well]
2:263. Kind words and respecting people’s honor is better than charity after which their dignity is injured. God, the Rich, the Clement, provides everyone without return or obligation.

When you help someone by way of a gift (as opposed to a loan) then do not insult them by reminding them of your generosity but speak kindly to them and they will feel more grateful to you.

What You Sow You Reap

2:272 Your responsibility (O Messenger) is only to show them the Right Way (and not to make them walk it). He has established Rules for attaining Guidance. (O People) Whatever good you give benefits your own ‘selves’ when you spend for the sake of God. Any charity you give will be repaid to you, without the least injustice. [God's Laws for Guidance: 2:2, 2:26, 4:88, 5:46, 7:52, 13:27, 14:27, 20:123, 27:2, 28:50, 31:3, 39:3, 40:34, 40:74]

No injustice in the world. Whatever good you do will benefit you and this is reward enough. Many people give to charity without publicity and we never appreciate these good deeds, but they will still find blessings in other ways.

Charity for Those In Need

2:273 And give to the needy who are suffering in the Cause of God and cannot emigrate and to those who are unable to go about the earth in search of livelihood. One, who is unaware of their condition, might think they are free from want, because they abstain from begging. But you can recognize them by certain signs though they do not beg insistently. Whatever good thing you spend on them, God is Aware of it.
2:274 Those who spend their wealth on the needy, by night and by day, secretly or publicly, have their reward with their Sustainer. They shall have nothing to fear or regret.

It is a sad fact that the Muslims are the most generous people in terms of charity yet there are more beggars and needy people in the Muslim lands than in the non believing west. Vast amounts are spent on splendid Mosques when men, women and children are going hungry every day and dying when it could so easily have been prevented.

No-One Is Above The Quranic Law

3:78 And, behold! Among them is a group who distort the Scripture, to make you think that what they quote is from the Scripture, when it is not from the Scripture. And they assert that it is from God, when it is not from God. Thus, they tell lies concerning God, and they are well aware of it.
3:79 Never would a human being, whom God has blessed with the Scripture, wisdom and prophethood, thereafter say to people, “Be servants of me instead of God.” Rather, he would say, “Become true devotees of the Lord since you learn and teach the Book and study it as it should be studied.”
3:80 Nor would he instruct you to take angels and the prophets for lords and patrons. What! Would he ever enjoin upon you unbelief after you have surrendered to God?

The Quran tells us that not even the Messengers themselves are allowed to rule over us UNLESS it is based on the teachings of Allah. This means the rule of law, not of individuals. IT ALSO MEANS NOT FOLLOWING ANY MADHAB SET UP BY AN IMAM 1200 YEARS AGO!

When You Fall Down [Wrong Act] Pick Yourself Up

3:132 And obey God and the Messenger (the Central Authority). That is how you will achieve the development of your ‘self’. A benevolent society helps you grow like a mother's womb nourishes the embryo. [Turhamoon from Rahm or womb = 'You may find Mercy', carries the meanings rendered in the last two sentences]
3:133 Move forward eagerly to the tranquil security that comes from your Lord, and to the Paradise that transcends spatial boundaries, encompassing the heavens and the earth. It has already been prepared for those who live upright. [Paradise is not confined to the heavens. Like Hell, it begins right here in this world]
3:134 The candidates to this Paradise keep their resources open for others in favourable or adverse circumstances. They divert and sublimate their anger and potentially virulent emotions to creative energy, becoming a source of tranquillity and comfort to others. They pardon people gracefully. For, God loves the benefactors of humanity.
3:135 Such men and women quickly correct any wrong or indecency that has occurred from them, by remembering the Commands of God, and thus, protecting themselves from trailing behind in humanity. And who can absolve such imperfections but God? And they know well enough to refrain from persisting in whatever (wrong or indecency) had occurred from them.

Always try to correct yourself when you have done wrong. Try to remain patient and calm through life for your intellect works best when you are relaxed and goes out of control when angry. Again, feeling ashamed when you have made a mistake is the first step to repentance and bettering one self.

Patience And Perserverence

3:200 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Persevere in patience and constancy, outdo others in steadfastness, and remain united, strengthening each other. And be mindful of God, so that you truly prosper.

Do not become downhearted at the first difficult hurdle you have to face. Try, try and try again, and then again try again and again.

Deal Justly With Your Wife [Wives]

4:3 If you fear that you (the society) shall not be able to do justice with the orphans, (as may happen in times of war and political turbulence, the government shall announce a state of Emergency), then, in order to accommodate widows and orphans, men of sound finances and character shall be encouraged to marry these widows; two, three, and four (4:127). But, if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly, then, you must not take additional wives, and may continue with what you already have (4:129). This will be more suitable to prevent you from doing injustice and face financial hardship. [Second marriage during peace time is a frank violation of the Qur’an – note ‘if you fear’ …]

No Pressure On Women
4:19 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! It is not lawful for you to force women into marrying or holding on to them in marriage against their will. Pressuring women to remain in wedlock by threatening to take away the marital gift is forbidden. A wife could forfeit the right to the marital gift only if she has indulged in clear lewdness. You shall treat your wives nicely. Even if you dislike them, it may happen that God has placed much good in what you have failed to realize.
4:20 If you wish to marry another wife in place of your present wife, and you have given her a great deal, you shall not take back anything. Would you take it back by way of slander, a transgression that will drag down your ‘self’?

There is free choice for choosing your husband and wife. No compulsion, no “selling” your daughters.

Women Have Rights to Earn

4:32 Covet not the qualities bestowed upon others by God. Men shall earn what they do and women shall earn what they do. Men excel in some areas and women excel in some areas. Envy not one another but seek God’s Bounty to the best of your abilities. God is ever Knower of all things.

The above means that male and females are equally able to earn a living from the good things Allah has provided for us. Gender equality and not subservience of the female to the male! This is further explained by:-

33:35 Surely, for Muslim men and Muslim women, believing men and believing women, devoted men and devoted women, truthful men and truthful women, steadfast men and steadfast women, humble men and humble women, charitable men and charitable women, abstinent men and abstinent women (abstaining from all vices), chaste men and chaste women, men who remain mindful of God and women who remain mindful (of God), for them, God has readied forgiveness and an immense reward. [3:194, 4:124. Maghfirah = Forgiveness = Protection against detriment = Erasing the imprints of faults = Absolving imperfections]

Equal opportunities for all to practice Islam and not keep the women at home while the men run along to the Mosque.

Distribute Wealth to All

4:36 Obey God and associate no partner with Him!
- Treat kindly your parents, relatives,
- The orphans,
- And those who have been left alone in the society.
- Take care of the needy,
- The disabled,
- Those whose hard earned income is insufficient to meet their needs,
- And those whose businesses have stalled,
- And those who have lost their jobs.
- You shall treat kindly your related neighbours,
- And unrelated neighbours,
- Companions by your side in public gatherings,
- Or public transportation.
- Be generous to the needy wayfarer,
- the homeless son of the street,
- and the one who reaches you in a destitute condition.
- Be nice to people who work under your care.
God does not love the proud and boastful.
4:37 Those who are stingy and advise others to be stingy, and hide what God has given them of His Bounty, for such ungrateful disbelievers We have prepared a humiliating punishment.

Be kind to those who need your help the most and spend what wealth you have to help others as best you can.

Do Not Be Envious

4:54 Or do they envy other people whom God has given of His Bounty? But, God does not favor any nation arbitrarily. He is the Lord of all humanity (114:1). We gave the Children of Abraham the Scripture, the Law and wisdom, and We gave them a great kingdom.

Jealousy is to be avoided but that dos not mean that those with power or riches should abuse their positions. God “favours” some but you can be left with nothing!

Fulfil Your Trusts

4:58 God Commands you to entrust your offices to those who are capable, competent and sincere. They shall rule and judge equitably. Give your trusts to whom they belong. The Enlightenment from God is a blessing for you. He is Hearer, Seer of all that transpires in the Universe and in your society.

If you are trusted to undertake something then fulfil this with the utmost diligence.

Be Courteous

4:86 (Good deeds that contribute to the well being of the society begin with kindness. 2:177). When you are greeted with a greeting, respond with a better greeting or return similarly. God reckons all things. [Anyone who contributes towards peace and betterment of life, do better or as much for him]
4:87 God! There is no god but He. He will summon all of you on the Day of Resurrection about the advent of which there is no doubt. Who can tell you a more reliable Hadith (saying) than God?

Smile and at least look like you are happy to see someone.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

4:94 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! When you go forth in the Cause of God (to meet the armed challenge), use your discernment. And do not say, out of a desire for the fleeting gains of this worldly life, to anyone who offers you the greeting of peace, “You are not a believer.” For with God are abundant gains. Remember, once you were ignorant, and you were weak like the disbelievers are now. God has been Gracious to you, so be gracious to His servants (9:128, 90:17). Use your discernment. God is always Aware of what you do.
4:95 Those believers who sit back, except for a disability, are not equal in ranks to those who strive with their wealth and person in the Cause of God. God has granted a grade higher to those who strive with their wealth and person than that granted those who remain passive. Although God has promised the ultimate good to all believers, yet God has exalted with immense reward those who strive, above the ones who sit back at home.
4:96 The higher ranks come from Him, as well as forgiveness and Grace. God is ever Forgiving, Merciful.

Do not accept what every Tony, George or Stalin tells you, but seek the truth before passing judgement. Get up and make a difference in your street, town country and the rest of the world; every little helps.

No Passing The Buck

4:112 And whoever commits a fault or such violation, but throws the blame on the innocent, burdens himself with slander and a clear violation that drags down the ‘self’.

You should stand up and be counted for any acts you do and it is not permissible to blame someone else. You may get away with it on this earth but one day you will be held accountable.

Work for The Common Good

4:124 And whoever fulfils the needs of the people, whether male or female, and is a believer, will enter Paradise. And not the least injustice will be done to them (not amounting to the ‘speck on a date-stone’ 4:53, 35:13

Rituals handed down by your ancestors are not going to give you the rewards that believing in the way of life ordained by Allah for us is going to do when we manifest this in good works and conduct.

Avoid Those Who Ridicule Others

4:140 He has already revealed unto you in the Book that, when you hear the revelations of God rejected and ridiculed, sit not with them unless they engage in some other conversation (4:63, 6:68). Otherwise you shall bear similar guilt as they bear. God will gather hypocrites and rejecters together, all of them, into Hell.

The believers should not sit in the company of those who are ridiculing the way of life ordained by Allah since that makes you a hypocrite and not a true Muslim. We are allowed to sit and talk about anything else with them so avoiding non-believers is not advocated in the Quran.

Repent and Forgive

4:145 Surely, the hypocrites will abide in the lowest pit of the Fire and you will find no helper for them.
4:146 Except those who repent by returning to the Right Path and make amends and hold fast to God’s Guidance in all sincerity. Those are with the believers. God will soon grant the believers a reward of immense value.
4:147 Why should God cause you to suffer if you are grateful and attain belief? Nay, God is always Responsive to gratitude, all Knowing.

Forgiveness to those who genuinely mend their ways.

Do Not Speak Of Wrong Things

4:148 God does not like any evil to be mentioned openly, unless it be by him who has been wronged. And God is certainly all Hearing, all Knowing.

Speaking about wrong acts should be avoided unless you are the one who has been wronged. Hence, you have the full rights under Islam to rectify any wrong done to you. By speaking about wrong acts, they subconsciously can affect your behaviour.

No Arrogance

4:173 God will give rewards and add of His Bounty on those who attain belief and contribute to the society. On the other hand, His Law of Requital will dispense an awful doom to those who were scornful and proud. And they will find no one besides God, to protect or help them.

Those who puff themselves up with arrogance and false pride will have their egos deflated on Judgement Day by the figurative burning flames of hellfire.

Keep Your Promises

5:1 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Fulfill your pledges and obligations.
When you promise to do something then make sure you fulfil them. Making false promises should not be done as this shows you have a lack of “character”.

Deal Fairly With All

5:9 God promises the protection of forgiveness and a Great reward to those who attain belief and do works that fulfill the needs of people and increase the well being of society.
5:10 On the other hand, there are those who reject Our revelations openly, or deny them in action. They are the companions of the Insurmountable Barrier. [‘Selves’ that fail to develop, are unfit to move up to the higher levels of existence, so they merely survive instead of achieving true immortality. 69:27]
5:11 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Remember the Blessing of God. There were people who had aggressive designs against you but He withheld their hands from you. (Due preparation against danger is a strong deterrent 4:71, 8:60). Remain mindful of God and in God let believers put their trust.

Do not let anger deviate you from the right course of action. Whoever wronged you or others will be accountable for what they did and so will you; do not let their mistakes become an excuse for your conduct.

Keep Your Promises

5:89 God will not call you to account for vain utterances of your oaths. He will hold you accountable for your deliberate and intentional oaths. If you violate such oaths, that would be a transgression against your ‘self’. If you do violate an oath, the expiation for that is: Feeding ten needy persons of what is standard for your own family, or clothing them - Or, freeing one human being from bondage, whether it is slavery, extreme poverty, heavy debt, or oppression. If you do not have the means to do so, then observe Abstinence for three days, as in Ramadhan. This is the expiation of your (breaking of) intentional oaths. But be mindful of your oaths. God explains His messages, so that you might have cause to be grateful. [Abstinence, 2:183]

If you say something which you later regret or want to withdraw then you can do so. But if do not suffer some consequence of having a “loose” tongue then you may go on giving false oaths so you must fast for a number of days to teach you how to behave.

Keep Your Heads and Hearts Clear

5:90 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Intoxicants and gambling and games of chance, sacrificing animals on stones (altars of idols) and forecasting the future by such means as arrows, raffles and omens (all) is an immoral handiwork of Satan. Refrain from it that you may prosper.
5:91 By means of intoxicants and games of chance Satan, your rebellious and selfish desire, excites you to enmity and hatred among you and hinders you from being conscious of God and following the Divine System. Will you not then abstain?

Stay away from alcohol and other intoxicants (drugs etc). Having a “loose” brain due to intoxication is a recipe for disaster. Societies of moderate drinkers rapidly develop into societies of “problem” drinkers!

Wrong Acts Can Be Reversed By Doing Right

5:93 Those who have chosen to believe and do works beneficial to the society, bear no guilt for whatever they partake (of the Lawful), as long as they live upright and continue to believe, and grow ever in righteousness, and continue with their good works benefiting others. Remember that God loves the benefactors of humanity. [Ta’m, beyond eating and drinking, includes enjoying God’s bounties in all forms]

NO ORIGINAL SIN. Whatever wrongs you did in the past you can have them forgiven by rectifying your mistakes and doing the right things now. Even minor sins can be forgiven if you genuinely repent and do not repeat them, but taking “the Mickey” is not acceptable; once you accept your mistakes, do not deliberately repeat them again.

See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil And Commit No Evil

6:54 When those who believe in Our revelations come to you, say, Salamun Alaikum (Peace be upon you! = Salutes unto you!) Your Lord has decreed for Himself Mercy. Thus anyone among you who commits a bad deed out of ignorance, and then repents and makes amends should know that He is Forgiving, Merciful.

6:151 Say, "Come, let me convey to you what your Sustainer has enjoined upon you as a sacred duty: i - Associate none with Him. ii - Honor your parents, do good to them, fulfill their needs. iii - Neither kill your children for fear of poverty nor deprive them of proper training and education. We provide for you and for them. (The Divine System will take care of your needs and their needs.) iv - Do not go near immodesty or lewdness whether openly or in secret. v - Do not slay a life, life that God has made sacred except in the course of justice. This He has commanded you so that you use reason and obey these Commands.”
6:152. God Commands you further: vi - Approach not the wealth of the orphan except for their own benefit until they come of age with full maturity of body and mind. vii - Give full weight and full measure in all your dealings. Uphold justice in all aspects of your life. Our Commands are meant to widen your human potential. We do not assign any ‘self’ responsibility beyond its means. viii - And when you voice an opinion, be just, even if it is against a relative. ix - Fulfill your Covenant with God, the unwavering allegiance to the Divine System (1:4-5, 9:111). This He Commands for you to bear in mind.

Follow only the teachings of Allah. Do not make others equal to Him by way of worship or bowing your wills to man made laws and regulations that go against His Commandments. Avoid shameful acts that destroy your personality and do not be think that because you cannot be seen by someone then you can still do wrong. Law and order with justice is a must for a stable society and should not be ruled by men who hold life and death in their hands; no Sadam Hussain, no Hitler or George W. Bush.
You must speak truthfully even if it goes against your friend, relative or yourself. If you have made a mistake then the Quran is full of forgiveness for those who genuinely repent so it is not a rigid, autocratic book of laws. Mercy and Compassion are there as well as punishments.

Right Thoughts

7:26 O Children of Adam! We have provided you with garments to cover your bodies as well as to adorn you. The best garment for you to wear, in addition, is good conduct. (Your character decorates you inside out.) These are the verses of God that they must take to heart.

Clothes are to keep you modest, but being “clean” on the inside is more important than what is on the outside, “see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil and think no evil”.

No Shameful Acts

7:32 Say, "Who has forbidden the beauty and nice things God has brought forth for His servants, and the pure clean things of your choice?” Say, “Such things are for those in this world who believe in the Divine Laws. And on the Day of Resurrection they will be exclusively for those who attained Conviction.” We thus explain Our Laws for those who make good use of what they learn".
7:33 Say, "My Lord forbids only: Indecent shameful deeds, open or secret,
actions that hurt the ‘self’ and drag down the individual and collective human potential, unjust aggression, associating others with God (Shirk) for which He has sent down no Authority, and that you say things about God that do not know.”

Enjoy the good things in life. There is no denying yourself luxuries in order to become more “pious”. Enjoy but do not abuse what you receive, let others share as well.

Genuine Repentance

7:153 Those who have done ill deeds, but then repent and attain belief, for them, afterward, God is Forgiving, Merciful.

Everyone makes mistakes and as long as they are truly repentant they should be forgiven.

No Negativity

16:125 Call to the Way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful exhortation. Reason with them most decently. Your Lord is best aware of him who strays from His Path, and He is best aware of the upright.
16:126 Hence, if you have to respond to an attack in argument, respond only to the extent of the attack levelled against you. But to bear with patience is indeed far better for the steadfast.
16:127 Endure then, with patience, always remembering that it is none but God Who gives you the strength to endure. Do not grieve over them, nor be distressed by the false arguments they contrive.
16:128 For, certainly, God is with the upright, and the benefactors of humanity.

Do not criticise people negatively but use language that invites them to listen more to your right way of thinking. Speaking harshly or disrespectfully turns people away.

Help Those Who Genuinely Need Help

Surah 17 verses
25 Your Lord knows best what is in yourselves. If you work for social welfare, most certainly, He grants the protection of forgiveness to those who take corrective action if they falter.
[Saaleh = He who contributes to the society = Who does acts of social welfare = Helps people = Restores loss. Ghafarah = Helmet and armor = Preservation = Protection. Awwab = One who takes corrective action = He who returns to the right road]
26 And give your relative his or her Divinely ordained right, and give to those whose running businesses have stalled, who have lost their jobs, the needy wayfarer, the homeless, and the one who reaches you in a state of destitution. Do not squander your wealth senselessly. [2:261, 6:141. Squanderers cannot be charitable]
27 Squanderers are close companions of Satan, their selfish desire. And your Satan is ever ungrateful to his Lord.
28 If you are waiting for affluence from your Lord, and are unable to currently help the needy, then speak to them in kindness, and treat them in the nicest manner.

Help and support to those in need, whatever you are able. But this does not mean any lazy so and so can abuse the goodwill of and kindness of others!

Human Life Is Sacred-No Abortions

17:31 Do not kill your children (nor deprive them of good rearing) for fear of poverty. We it is Who provide for them as well as for you. Surely, killing them is a grave offense.
[Killing children = Slaying them = Depriving them of proper education and training = Rearing children callously. The Divine System will take responsibility of all your needs. 9:111, 20:118]

Sanctity of human life, children/babies/unborn included.
No Adultery or Fornication

17:32 Do not come close to adultery, for, it is an abomination and an evil way.

24:3 The adulterer couples with none but an adulteress who worships her desire. And with the adulteress none couples but the adulterer who worships his desire. And it is forbidden to the believers. [24:26, 45:23]
[Fornication and adultery are a form of idol worship for, such people submit to their desires. The word AW here is explanatory. AW = Or + That is + Namely + Call it + In other words. AW appears in this format instead of 'or' in many places in the Qur’an such as 23:6, 24:3, 25:62. Nikah, in the lexicon, applies to genuine wedlock as well as to sexual relations between a man and a woman outside wedlock, depending on the context. The very common rendering of this verse to the effect that an adulterer is allowed to marry only an adulteress or idolatress, and vice versa, is absolutely erroneous and contrary to the Big Picture of the Qur’an which lays great emphasis on reform and forgiveness. And it defies all sense. Whereas many translators have maintained that such men and women will end up marrying their like. This is obviously the result of not bearing in mind the meaning of AW and Nikah, and going against common sense. Finally, the Book of God does not downgrade people once they have repented or received penalty. Oh, yet another point! After painting an X-rated scenario of Madinah as if adultery/fornication was going on right and left and coming to public knowledge, in the very life-time of the exalted Prophet, the Imams of the old come up with a horrible joke. They insult Hazrat Ali that he decreed for an adulterer to receive a hundred stripes to fulfill the Command in the Qur’an, and then stoned him to death to fulfill the Command of Hadith! The so-called Imams also contend that while an unmarried person will receive lashes, a married person must be condemned to death by stoning! Did they not prefer their own whims to the word of God?]
24:4 (Protecting the honor of a woman is extremely important.) Those who accuse chaste women and then fail to produce four witnesses (the court of law shall order) eighty lashes to such accusers (24:23). And, never in the future accept their testimony. They indeed have drifted away from morality. [Faasiq = One who drifts away–from what? Will depend on the context]
24:5 Except those who afterward repent and reform. For, certainly God is Forgiving, Merciful.

24:26 Evil women keep company with evil men, and evil men keep company with evil women. Likewise, men and women of good character are companions to one another (9:71, 112). The latter are innocent of whatever people might say about them. For them is protection and honorable provision. [Maghfirah = Forgiveness = Protection = Preservation]

Stay away from adultery and fornication. They are vices that destroy your personalities and lead to many other evils; lying, deceit etc.

Human Life Is Sacred

17:33 You shall not kill any person, for God has made all life sacred, except in the course of justice through an appropriate court. In case of unjust killing, We have given rights to the victim’s family. With that right of retribution, comes the responsibility that (since the law is helping them) they must not exceed the limits. [2:178, 5:32, 6:152, 42:40]

Compensation for the victims of crime from the perpetrator.

Safeguard the Rights of the Weak [Orphans]

17:34 Go not near the wealth of the orphan, except for his or her own good, until they come of age. (Then let them make their own decisions.) This is a covenant that you must fulfil. Surely, you will be questioned about all your covenants.

Any trusts you have responsibility for must be cared for with utmost care and attention.

Always Be Honest In Any Transaction

17:35 (Always be mindful of just dealings.) Give full measure when you measure, and weigh with even scale. This is the best way and it will prove to be best in the end. [81:1-3]

When you do anything, make sure it is done accurately, without any deceit on your part.

Ascertain The Truth Before Deciding Matters

17:36 And you shall not follow blindly any information of which you have no direct knowledge. (Using your faculties of perception and conception) you must verify it for yourself. In the Court of your Lord, you will be held accountable for your hearing, sight, and the faculty of reasoning. [32:9, 45:23, 46:26. And so, the insane and the disabled will have their incapacities taken into account in a court of law]

49:6 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! If an indiscreet person comes to you with any news, verify it lest you hurt some folk in ignorance and then regret in embarrassment what you have done.
49:7 And be constantly aware that in your midst is God’s Messenger. If he were to obey you in much of the governance, you would certainly be in chaos. But as it is, God has made belief dear to you and has beautified it in your hearts. And He has made disbelief, immoral conduct and disobedience detestable unto you. Such indeed are those who are rightly guided.
49:8 A Bounty and Bliss from God, and God is Knower, Wise.

Act appropriately and do not judge without proper evidence.

Avoid False Pride and Arrogance

17:37 Do not walk on earth with pride. Neither could you bore through the earth, nor could you become as tall as the mountains. [Your body language speaks louder than words. 3:187, 31:19, 40:75]
17:38 The evil of all this is detestable in the Sight of your Lord.
17:39 This is some of the wisdom your Lord has revealed to you. Do not set up with God any other god, lest you be cast into Hell, blameworthy and rejected. [2:269]
False pride and arrogance are the worst enemies of mankind. When we think we can get away with anything life seems to know when to put a figurative hangman’s noose around our necks to bring us down to earth; so why not act normally in the first place.

Speak in a Pleasant Manner

17:53 (They must do good works in this short lifespan, so) Tell My servants to speak to one another in a kind manner and treat one another nicely. Satan, their selfishness, creates discord among them. For, Satan is an open foe for humans.

Speak words that are pure, best and do not use “slang” or vulgar language, again this makes you a better person to be respected by others.

All Human Beings Are Worthy of Respect And Dignity

17:70 Now indeed, We have conferred dignity on the children of Adam (as a birth right, regardless of where the child is born), and provided them with transport on land and sea and given them decent things of life. And We have favoured the humans far above a great many of Our creation.

Mankind, irrespective of religion, colour, race, sex, language, status, birth, profession are all deemed equal and must be respected. Mankind is at the peek of Allah’s creation but with this special status comes responsibility which has been mostly lacking from a historical perspective and to this day. The teachings of Allah are there to unburden us from the “Sharia” of man, which has been imposed by the rulers since they first raised their crown covered heads.

49:13 O Mankind! Indeed, We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes so that you might (affectionately) come to know one another. Surely, the most honoured among you, in the Sight of God, is the one who is best in conduct. Indeed, God is Knower, Aware.
[Min zakarinwwa untha = Of a kind that is male, and of a kind that is female = Male and female = Some of you are men and some of you are women. On this note I find myself in agreement with M. Pickthall 39:6]

Honour is only achieved through good deeds and not through race, colour, gender, lineage, profession, or wealth. We are divided into nations for discernment and not for a “master race” mentality. We are all created as human beings from the joining of the male and female sexual cells that for a single celled zygote so we are no different in our creation.

Strive in this Life

18:29 And proclaim, "This is the Truth from your Lord. Whoever accepts it let him accept it, and whoever rejects it, let him reject it.” Surely, for all those who wrong their own ‘selves’, We have readied billowing folds of fire to surround them. When they beg for water, they will be given their burning hot deeds that backfire on their faces, a drink of distress they gave others. How dreadful a drink! And how terrible a resting place! [9:34-35]
18:30 But, behold, as for those who attain belief and do works that help others, certainly, We never fail to reward such benefactors of humanity.
18:31 Theirs shall be the Gardens of Eden with rivers flowing beneath. They will be adorned with bracelets of gold, and wear green robes of finest silk, brocade and velvet, reclining upon thrones of honour. What a wonderful reward, and how goodly a place to rest!
18:32 (The real success belongs to those who work for both lives.) Cite for them the example of two men. To one of them, We had given two vineyards, and surrounded them with date palms and placed a field of grain in between.
18:33 Both gardens produced plenty of fruit on time, as We caused a stream to flow through them.
18:34 Once, after an abundant produce, he boastfully said to his friend, “I am far more prosperous than you, and I command more respect from people.”
18:35 And having thus wronged himself, he entered his garden saying, “I do not think that this will ever perish!”
18:36 He said, “I do not think that the Hour will ever come. And, if indeed I am returned to my Lord, I will surely find something even better as my resort.”
18:37 His friend differed with him, “Do you disbelieve in the One Who created you from dust, and then from gametes, and then shaped you into the current human form?”
18:38 “As for me, God is my Lord and I will never accept any other god besides my Lord.”
18:39 And he continued, “Alas, when you entered your garden, you should have said, 'This is what God has given me according to His Laws for no one has Power but God.' You see that I have less wealth and fewer children than you.” (Still I associate no one with Him.)
18:40 He said, “So my Lord may grant me something better than your garden. (The luxuries of this life are bound to vanish.) He may send a calamity from the height to wipe out this garden, leaving it a heap of barren dust.”
18:41 “Or, it may happen that the water level recedes low, out of your reach.” [Therefore, we must invest for the Eternity as well]
18:42 And thus it happened. One day, the arrogant man’s fruitful gardens were indeed wiped out. And there he was, twisting and turning his hands in sorrow. He lost his property which was now tumbled to pieces in complete ruin. And he could only say, "Oh, I wish I never worshiped anyone (even my property) other than my Lord!”
18:43 Now he had none to help him against the Divine Laws, nor could he help himself.
18:44 Thus it is. The only invincible protection comes from God alone. He is the Best to grant recompense, and the Best to determine what must be.
18:45 Cite for them the example of the materialistic life of this world. It is like the water We send down from the sky, and which is absorbed by plants of the earth. But in time they turn into dry stubble or hay which the winds blow freely about. God is Competent and all events take place according to His Laws over which He has full control. [Total preoccupation with the material delights of life deprives people from growing in humanity]
18:46 (Divine Bounties and Blessings are for you to enjoy, but they are a means to a higher end 7:32.) Wealth and children are the joys of the life of this world. But good deeds that fulfil the needs of others, their fruit endures forever. Such actions are of far greater merit in the Sight of your Lord, and the best foundation of hope. [19:76]
18:47 Hence, know the Day when the tycoons of wealth and power will be shaken by Our Law, and the poor downtrodden will come at par with them. All humanity will stand equal. No person will lag behind in his or her birth right of dignity. [20:105]

We must strive for a heaven on earth in order to gain a beautiful life in the hereafter. Hence, every individual should be provided with the most beautiful apparel and not just the greedy few. Works must be carried out according to the laws that govern them, “what you sow properly, you reap the rewards”.

Use the Provisions of the Earth Wisely for All

20:118 “Indeed, you are living the life of Paradise (on this very earth) where you are guaranteed never to go hungry, nor go unsheltered.”
20:119 “Neither do you go thirsty, nor are you exposed to the burning sun.” [Well-provided with food, clothing, shelter, the basic needs]

The above verses give the provision for mankind’s basic needs; food, clothing, water and appropriate habitation (housing). When reading the verses prior to these (115-117) it is easy to miss the message behind them because they are relating the story of “Adam” which people have a mental picture of and so do not see the “wood for the trees”.

Keep to a Balanced Path

23:1 Successful indeed are the believers,
23:2 Those who humbly and whole-heartedly follow Divine Commands,
23:3 Those who turn away from all that is senseless (and value time),
23:4 Those who support the Just Economic Order of Zakaat where wealth circulates in the society and nourishes every individual),
23:5 Those who guard their chastity, [17:32]
23:6 Holding off their desire except for their spouses whom they each other rightfully possess. They are then, free of all blame. [4:3, 24, 25. 24:32]
[The very common rendition of this verse is extremely misleading. The ancient and modern scholars, to my knowledge, with the solitary exception of Allama Muhammad Asad in his ‘The Message Of The Qur’an, think that slave girls are being mentioned here. But, Ma Malakat Ayemaanahum is common gender. Could the translators have said for a moment that it was alright for a bondman to have sex with his ‘owner’ woman and that too when she was married! The translators and exponents confined it to the females alone since in the second century after the exalted Prophet, Muslims, under the influence of corrupted Kings and Imams, had begun reverting to the old Ways of Jaahilyah. Some verses foretell these conspiracies: 6:112-113, 22:52-55, 25:31, 42:13-14, 45:16-18. The word AW in 23:6 is explanatory. AW = Or - That is - Namely - Call it - In other words. AW appears in this format instead of 'or' in many places in the Qur’an such as 23:5-7, 24:3, 25:62. Please also see 70:30. Ma malakat ayimaanukum = Literally, those whom your right hands possess = Those who are rightfully yours through wedlock]
23:7 Those who cross these limits, are transgressors.

Do not waste your time on useless activities, although relaxing leisurely activities in order to let your body recover are permissible.

No Slandering

24:11 Surely, there are numerous among you who would slander others. Deem not that this (Law of eighty lashes and calling God to Witness) is harsh for you. Nay, it is good for you since every slanderer will have to account for what he earns through this dragging violation of human dignity. In the Divine System an awesome punishment awaits anyone who magnifies the slander (trying to make it believable).
24:12 Why do not the believing men and believing women, whenever such a rumour is heard, think the best of one another and say, “This is an obvious falsehood?"
24:13 Why do they not (demand of the accusers that they) produce four witnesses? For, if they do not produce such witnesses, it is the accusers who are, in the Sight of God, liars indeed.
24:14 And were it not for the Favour and Grace of God upon you, in this world and in the Hereafter, an awful suffering would have afflicted you for the slanders you fall for.
24:15 When you welcome slander on your tongues and utter with your mouths something of which you have no knowledge, thinking it is a light matter, know that in the Sight of God it is an awful thing.
24:16 (And once again), why do you not say, whenever you hear such a rumour, "It is not befitting for us to talk about it. Glory to You (Our Lord), this is a monstrous calumny."
24:17 God admonishes you that you do not repeat the like thereof ever, if you are indeed believers.
24:18 And God clearly explains His verses for you. God is the Knower, the Wise.
24:19 Surely, those who love to see immorality spread among the believers, shall be punished (by a court of law) in this world and in the life to come. For, God knows and you do not know.
24:20 Were it not for God’s favour upon you and His grace (your social fabric would have been undone). God is Compassionate, Merciful.

These verses tell us to only speak about such things that we have complete knowledge. To speak maliciously about someone may seem a trivial matter but it may sometimes have very grave consequences. They also tell us not to judge a person and condemn them without finding out the whole truth. This ruling revealed in the Quran fourteen hundred years ago was given to treat someone innocent until proved guilty. It is better to do this than act in haste and then repent later on once you have wronged a person needlessly.
Also, do not spread scandal or immorality. No exploiting or abusing women’s bodies.

No Trespassing

24:27 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Do not enter the houses other than your own until you have obtained permission and greeted their folk with peace. That is best for you if you would bear it in mind.
People have a right to privacy which no-one should abuse.

Maintain a State Of Dignity

24:30 Tell the believing men to lower their gaze, and guard their modesty. This helps them grow in character. Surely, God is Aware of what they do.
24:31 And tell the believing women to lower their gaze, and to be mindful of their modesty. They should not let their charms be apparent beyond what may be decently and spontaneously apparent. Hence, let them cover their chests with a light covering. And let them not their charms be apparent to any but their husbands or fathers or husbands’ fathers, or their sons or their husbands’ sons, or their brothers, or their brothers’ sons or sisters’ sons, or their womenfolk, or their close dependents, or such male attendants as are beyond all sexual desire. Or, children that know nothing of women’s personal concealments. And they should not strike their feet or swing their legs in walking so as to draw attention to their hidden charms. O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Turn all of you together to God so that you may be successful (in establishing a benevolent society). [33:59]
Males are first told and then females to lower their gaze, not to look upon each other lecherously but with respect, dignity and humility. Women are put under slightly more restrictions in that they should wear clothing to cover those parts that are sexually attractive to a man, namely their chests. Wearing clothes that are decent are requirements for both men and women but women have more “assets” that need protecting from the “evil eyes” of men!
The Disabled Are Not So Due To Punishment

24:61 (Helping the disabled, and keeping good relations within families must be matters of priority in your society.) There is no blame on the blind, nor on the crippled, nor on the sick or handicapped, to eat from your houses. And there is no blame on you for eating at your own homes, your fathers’ homes, your mothers’ homes, your brothers’ homes, your sisters' homes, your paternal uncles’ homes, your paternal aunts’ homes, your maternal uncles’ homes, your maternal aunts’ homes, the homes you manage and hold the keys of, or the home of a friend. You do nothing wrong by dining together or apart. But whenever you enter houses, salute one another with a blessed, goodly greeting from God. Thus God makes clear the revelations for you, so that you may understand.

Man is not at fault for any physical or mental defects he may have. This is an open and direct attack upon the Jewish paganised custom of not allowing those with physical deformities (eczema, leprosy, birth marks etc) from entering the Temple of Jerusalem or the synagogue and which Jesus himself tried to eradicate (he “healed” the deaf, dumb, blind and the lepers, which actually meant he said they were sinless and should not be excluded). Also, it condemns those Christians that say birth “defects or abnormalities” are a curse from God!

Humility and Peace

25:63 The true servants of the Beneficent are those who walk upon the earth humbly, and when the ignorant ones address them, they say, "Peace!" [3:138, 22:41, 31:17-18]

Do not think anyone is lower than you. Always greet the ignorant and rude with politeness and humility in order to show them you are better than them in deeds and conduct. They may want to emulate your behaviour and become better people.

See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil

25:71 And whoever repents and takes corrective action, certainly he turns toward God with true repentance.
25:72 Those who: Never give false witness, do not participate in assemblies of vanity, and when they have to pass near senseless play, pass by with dignity.

When you make a mistake, repent by admitting the fault, make amends for any loss caused, and then do not do it again [true, genuine repentance. If you know falsehood is being undertaken somewhere then, avoid that place, do not be tempted or led astray.

Quran Leads To Strong Families

25:73 When they are reminded of (even) the revelations of their Lord, do not fall at them deaf and blind (with deaf and blind acceptance).
25:74 And say, "Our Lord! Grant us that our spouses and children be a joy to our eyes (that they excel in character). And make us the foremost among the righteous."

Support your wife, husband and children so that they become better persons and fulfil their potentials.

Initially Show Kindness to The Hard Of Heart

28:54 These will receive a twofold reward because they persevere, counter harsh behaviour in a kind manner and distribute Our provision of Guidance and sustenance among others. [13:22]
28:55 (Additionally) whenever they hear vain talk of ridicule, they withdraw from it decently and say, "To us our deeds and to you yours; Peace be upon you, we do not seek to join the ignorant.” [25:72]

Help others with kind acts and behaviour and remove yourself where nonsense is being spoken and undertaken.

Strong Words Should Be Gently Spoken

31:17 “O My dear son! Strive to establish the Divine System wherever you are, and advocate the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is contrary to the Permanent Values. And remain steadfast in the face of whatever may befall you by way of opposition and persecution. All this, behold, will require unwavering determination.”
31:18 “And never be arrogant with people, and walk not haughtily on the earth. Indeed, God does not love any bragging boaster. [17:37, 57:23]
31:19 “Walk humbly and subdue your voice. For, the harshest of voices is the voice of the donkey [braying of an ass]"

Always seek the right way of doing things and never be hasty which can lead to problems if not thought through carefully. Do not shout but always speak moderately and calmly. People tend to strain their ears to listen to a quite sound but put their fingers into their ears to block out a loud, detestable noise.

No Senseless Utterances

33:1 O Prophet! Be mindful of God and do not heed the deniers of the Truth and the hypocrites. Surely, God is Knower, Wise. [Knower, Wise: Adopt His attributes in your human capacity. 2:138]
33:2 And follow what is revealed to you from your Lord. God is Aware of all you do.
33:3 And put your trust in God, for, God is Sufficient as Guardian.
33:4 God did not give any man two hearts in his chest. (One cannot be a believer and a disbeliever at the same time.) And He never regards your wives as your mothers because of your senseless utterances, such as your declaring them as your mothers. Nor does He regard your adopted sons as your biological sons. These are mere words that you utter with your mouths, but God declares the Truth and shows the Way. [2:226, 58:2-4]
33:5 Name your adopted children after their fathers; that is more just in the Sight of God. And if you do not know who their fathers were, then they are your brothers, sisters and friends in Faith. (You shall treat them as family members.) There is no blame on you for an unintentional mistake. What counts is the intention of your hearts, for God is Forgiving, Merciful.

The Quran calls upon all Muslims to follow what was revealed to the Prophet and that is the Quran only. We must safe guard the lineage of adopted children and not call them our own, although we must treat them as our own with full rights. Making a false statement does not condemn you to hell but you have to accept your mistake and rectify any harm that you may have caused.

Speak the Truth

33:70 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Be mindful of God and speak words straight to the point.
33:71 He will adjust your works for you, and protect you from trailing behind in humanity. Surely, one who obeys God and His Messenger has gained a signal victory. [4:31, 42:37, 53:32]
33:72 Surely, We did offer the trust of compliance to the heavens, and the earth, and the mountains and they, being fearful, breach not what is entrusted upon them. Yet man, with his free will, is the only one who breaches this trust of compliance. For, certainly, he wrongs himself without knowing it.
[Haml = Accept = Bear = Interestingly also the opposite meaning: Betraying the trust. This can compare well with Haraam = Forbidden = And the opposite, Sacred. A good example in English is the word CLIP meaning cutting as well as joining!]
33:73 And so it is. (After making the Laws clear, and giving them the free will, God holds mankind accountable for their actions.) God imposes suffering on the hypocrite men and hypocrite women, and the idolaters and idolatresses. And so it is, God pardons believing men and believing women, and God is Forgiving, Merciful.

Talking must be truthful and straight to the point without any falsehood, ambiguity or deceit as this reflects your inner character. Saying with words what is not in your mind makes you an untrustworthy person whose end is nothing but loss. It has been written in the historical records that some Muslims acquired great status by the way they conducted their affairs. They were rewarded by being placed in positions of power and responsibility which they undertook with due humility and reverence. They spoke only truth which upset many, including the wealthy and the rulers, but they stood by the truth and stopped falsehood. Others saw how highly thought of these individuals were and sought this prestige for themselves, motivated by power and greed and not by righteousness. They weaselled their way into positions of power and sought to win by being “clever” and putting others down rather than encouraging honest debate. How to win an argument whatever the cost was their way of life and the world has been at a loss from this attitude ever since.

Follow the Right Path

34:1 All Praise is due to God to Whom belong all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth. The entire Universe manifests His Praise in its design, action, discipline and splendour. And for Him is the Praise in the Hereafter, and He is the Wise, the Aware.
34:2 He knows all that enters the earth, and all that comes out of it, and what descends from the high atmosphere and what ascends to it. And He is Merciful, Forgiving. [He nourishes the entire Cosmos and absolves imperfections]
34:3 And yet the disbelievers say, “Never will the Hour come upon us.” Say, "Nay, by my Lord, it is coming to you. By the Knower of the Unseen, it will most certainly come upon you. (The Great Revolution in this world and the Hour of Resurrection are bound to come.) Not an atom's weight in the heavens and the earth, escapes His knowledge, nor is hidden anything smaller or larger, but it is recorded in a Clear Database.
34:4 That He may reward those who attain belief and serve others with wealth and person, and thus grow their own ‘selves’. For them is the protection of forgiveness and honourable provision of mind and body.”
34:5 Whereas those who strive against Our revelations trying to defeat their purpose, theirs will be a suffering of an incapacitating doom. [Rijz = Incapacity]
34:6 Those who make use of the (perceptual and conceptual) knowledge that they have been given, see that the Revelation to you (O Prophet) from your Lord, is the Truth. And that it leads to the Path of the Almighty, the Owner of Praise.
34:7 But those who are bent upon denying, say, "May we show you a man who says that after you are dispersed in dust completely - lo and behold! - You will be cr

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