Thursday, August 16, 2007

Message for Friday - G'd gives us conditions

إِنْ تَنْصُرُوا اللَّهَ يَنْصُرْكُمْ

G'd says in the Qur'an (Surah Maryam - Ayah 7):
If you help [in the cause] of G'd, he will help you.

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ
He also says (Surah Al-Baqarah - Ayah 152):
Remember me, then I will remember you.

Humans beings can never fully repay G'd for the countless blessings and mercy, which He has bestowed. Even the people who reject G'd are not cut off from His some of His blessings. He allows humans physical health, means of getting daily provisions and the ability to obtain temporal hapiness.

G'd, however, gives his special blessings to those who rely on and obey Him. So Muslims understand that G'd has given directives that human beings are free to accept or reject. They, however, strive to adhere to His directives not only out of love of G'd, but also for the benefit of their souls in this life and the greater life to come.

واتقو الله لعلكم ترحمون
G'd says in the Qur'an (Surah Al-Hujurat - Ayah 10):
Respect your relationship with G'd in order that you receive mercy.

Therefore, this life is not just for folly and play. There are natural rules of reciprocity that G'd built into the creation. Buddhists call it karma. In other words, what goes around, comes around.

And surely G'd knows best.


Talibah/DivineWomb said...

"Respect your relationship with G'd in order that you receive mercy."

Sounds like a give-and-take relationship; not really sincere...the foundation of this relationship is fear. More into respecting my relationship w/ the Most High because it's natural and stimulates spiritual elavation/growth/maturity. My respect and stimulation then allows me to be a better servant to the Universe and humanity.

Dawud Walid said...

It's not a give and take relationship because people cannot give G'd anything.

Respecting G'd means respecting the order in which G'd has clocked into the universe. So this respect is respecting the Creator, who initiated the natural laws.

When people violate the natural laws, people cut themselves off from a portion of mercy. Some call this "karma."

In general, if you do good, you get good. Do bad, get bad. We know this naturally.

This is the perspective of the Qur'an.

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