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We as Muslims….No, Pardon me it was a Wrong Start.. I think it’s wrong to start a sentence like that, because Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhist, unbelievers or people from any tribe, sector or believe, are not good prototype or examples of what that religion, belief or ideology is trying to say. We can hardly find someone who completely abides by their ideology’s rules and instructions, most people are eclectic they choose what suits their life style and leave the other instructions aside.


Thus I think the right way to start my sentence is like this:

According to Islam and according to the Holly book of Quran all people men or women are equal no matter from what tribe, race, sect, nation…etc they are, all people are equal in front of God. He made us different from each other to get to know each other and learn more from the diversity, and only those who are noblest and pious are superior to the others.

Quran, Chapter 49, verse 13.

“People, we have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes that you might know one another. The noblest of you before Allah is the most righteous of you. Allah is the knower, the aware.”

You can hardly find someone that reads or hears a wise saying like that and would deny its wisdom, God states clearly that I do not care how you are ranked according to human standards from men or women, employers or employees, black or white, beautiful or ugly…etc, what I only care about is how noble, pious and righteous you are, that is my standards of ranking.

This does not mean that we should not respect those ranked above us in social life, however; it means, although this respect should exist it should not turn into fear, fear from losing something precious to us, things like money, position, possessions, or fear from risking our loved ones or even our own lives.

Quran, Chapter 63, verse 9.

“Believers, do not let either your possessions or your children divert you from the Remembrance of Allah. Those who do that shall be the losers. ”

The biggest hindrance in human life is his fears, fear from everything; employee from his employer, inferior from his superior, and man over his possessions….etc, and this can never end.

The wisdom of God asking human beings not to fear anything or anyone but him lies in this fact, that if we all only consider God the only one who controls the world and accept His superiority, then no fear will stop us from progressing in life. I will discuss this more in another note.

What made me write this note was the sorrow I was feeling yesterday about losing certain things lately, when suddenly I remembered the above chapters and verses from the Quran and that comforted me and cheered me up, thanking God for all the good gifts I already have in life. Seems unrelated, it’s not. I remember that I mentioned in one of my writings earlier that my mind works things out mathematically, because I was always in love with that subject. Thus, I will put this in points reaching a conclusion hoping that this would make it easier to understand.

1. I believe in God.

2. So, I accept whatever He says and try to abide by His instructions.

3. God says as I mentioned earlier that all people are equal in His presence and only the more pious would be in higher ranking according to His scale.

4. This leads to believing that all people deserve to have a good life. People from all around the world, from all the continents and all countries.

Conclusion:

If we consider God, the creator, a creator that has no descendants, and as the only and the One to deserve worship, Then He would be the center of attention for everyone. Consequently we should only think about pleasing Him and only Him

then we will fear no one and nothing. ( Pleasing God in Islam means believing in Him, His messengers, and the judgment day, besides following His instruction in our ways of living, and serving human kind). This belief would give us the needed courage to face our fears in life and overcome them. On the other hand He tells us that we all are equal and should believe that no one is better than us unless he is nobler, which as a result gives us the courage to conquer the world and do the impossible fearing nothing even defeat and only seeking to please God by our noble acts, believing we have equal chances like any other human being, and having in mind the good of human kind. We will do our best at whatever we do and nothing can stop us, losing nothing can keep us for long because we believe that it happened for a greater purpose, besides we remember those who lost more or those who are less fortunate than us. We remember how fortunate we are losing less than others, if you are reading this then as a starter you have eyes to read, a pc to use and an internet connection to connect to the world, things that lots of people do not have. The second verse which says do not let either your possessions or your children divert you from the Remembrance of Allah, is a reminder to always concentrate on the greater purpose of being created by God. All of this would give us a super power called Hope, hope that life would not stay at a point, if your dark days made you believe there is no hope for a change, just remember the less fortunate and try again thanking God for what you already have and reviewing your acts for whatever wrong doing you had in the past and ask forgiveness of those you hurt…then you will see the bright lights of hope enlighten your dark nights and you will find a new self in you leaded by God to take the right step towards success. Maybe you needed this hindrance in your life at this point to Stop and have time to think clearly about where you are headed and discover new powers lying within your soul. That was what I reminded myself of in my own dark night last night.

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October 2, 2009 - Posted by | self-help

2 Comments »

  1. ali bood , be nazare man zamani ke har adami az har din o mazhabi va ya jenciyaty be baver berese ke khodesh masul ashtebahate khodeshe na kase dige khayli rahater mitone onharo bartaraf kone o be jolo ghadam bardare va oun noury ke motaghed behesh hastim ke az tarafe khalegheman be del o roheman arzany mishe ro rahatar o roshantar bebinim va een be naznare man yani eman yani eteghad mohkam o ostovar be khaleghe hasty ,enjast ke adamha mishan khodaee na enke dar maghame khoda balke be hamon nafasy ke khoda to rohe makhloghatesh damide ke hamana fetrate pake ensaniye dige raftar mikonim o amal mikonim een mishe omid o eman be fardaee behter chon dige midonim o balke motmaeen hastim ke hamishe khodaye ma moraghbe ma hast o shahed be aamaleman pas az chi tars o wahshat chon harki nor o roshanaee bebine o manfeatesho lams kone hargez pa be tariki namizare.

    Comment by shahnaz | October 4, 2009 | Reply

  2. Your blogs are good. Fear is the factor that always helped human race to live in peace. If fear factor was not there, human race would have fallen into chaos long back…. We fear god because its human nature to fear something which we dont understand.

    Infact we are wasting our time trying to prove whose version of god is correct. Instead we should devote more time to find god – which ever form, there is a power beyond our thoughts and understand this universe….

    Comment by Vinod Menon | October 5, 2009 | Reply


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