Monday, August 31, 2009

Quran: There is a Purpose in Your Creation

Do you think that We have created you purposely and that you will not return to Us?
The True Sovereign is too exalted above that." Quran 23:115

Does man think that he will be left wandering [at his own whim]? Quran 75:36

4 Things Cover All Knowledge

Since I understood four things, I have discarded all other knowledge.
First, that my daily sustenance has already been apportioned to me
and will neither increase nor decrease by my futile efforts, so I strive to increase it no more.
Second, I alone and no one else can atone from my sins, so I devote myself to the Lord.
Third, I know that I will never be able to escape death, which is in our pursuit, so I have prepared myself to meet him.
Fourth, I know that God is observing me; therefore I refrain from doing what I must not do.

-Hatim al-Asamm, "Kashf al-Mahjub"

Friday, August 28, 2009

Quran: God

Those who have taken friends besides God,
their likeness is that of the spider which takes for itself a house,
but the weakest of all is the spider's house -if only they knew!
Quran 29:41

Do they, then, seek an obedience [or religion] other than that of God,
while it is to Him that everyone [and everything] in the heavens and the earth submits?
Quran 3:83

Did you see the one who has taken his own desire to be his god?
Quran 25:43

Quran: And who other than Him...

And who other than Him responds to the distressed one when he calls on Him and Who removes the evil,
and makes you inheritors of the earth, generations after generations?
Is there, then, a god beside God? Little is that you reflect! (62)

And who other than Him guides you in the darkness of the land and the sea,
and Who sends forth winds heralding His Mercy (rain)?
Is there, then, a god beside God? Far exalted be He above what they associate with Him! (63)

And who other than Him brings forth His creation, and then re-creates it?
And who gives sustenance from the heaven and the earth?
Is there, then, a god beside God? Say [O Muhammad!]: "Bring forth your proofs, if you are truthful." (64)

Quran: Surah 27  

Quran: To Whom Quran is Useful

The student must "listen" to what the Quran has to say:

"Who is humble before the unseen and brings with him a heart such that it can respond [when the truth hits it]." (50:33)

"It is a reminder to him who has a heart and surrenders his ears in witnessing." (50:37)