May 26, 2024

Surah Ibrahim – Ayah 3

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
اَعُوْذُبِااللّٰہِ مِنَ الشَّیْطٰنِ الرَّجِيْم
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

*_Today’s Thought for the day is from Surah Ibrahim Ayah 3_*

*اۨلَّذِيۡنَ يَسۡتَحِبُّوۡنَ الۡحَيٰوةَ الدُّنۡيَا عَلَى الۡاٰخِرَةِ وَيَصُدُّوۡنَ عَنۡ سَبِيۡلِ اللّٰهِ وَيَبۡغُوۡنَهَا عِوَجًا‌ ؕ اُولٰۤئِكَ فِىۡ ضَلٰلٍۢ بَعِيۡدٍ.(3)*

*_Those who prefer the life of this world to the hereafter, who bar [people] from the path of Allah, and seek to make it appear crooked; those are the ones who have gone far astray.(3)_*

جو آخرت کی نسبت دنیا کو پسند کرتے اور (لوگوں کو) خدا کے رستے سے روکتے اور اس میں کجی چاہتے ہیں۔ یہ لوگ پرلے سرے کی گمراہی میں ہیں.(3)

The Ayah gives a description of the people who have gone far astray.‼️ The have the following characteristics they are: *1) They prefer the life of this world compared to the Hereafter* that is they sacrifice every thing even their faith and the truth in face of the mean interests, passions, and their low desires.
*2) The next thing is that in addition to their own seduction they seek to seduce others as well.* _They stand in the way of the people in order to obstruct them from the path of Allah Azzawajal or they even tend to introduce changes in it as well by adding superstitions and all kinds of distortions to it as well as creating dirty and ugly traditions, they try to achieve their objectives by inappropriate propaganda, overt committing of sins, spread of the methods of corruption and of ways of negligence, inciting of skepticism, creating and spreading the means of discord, and spreading of seducing films and publications, misrepresenting the religion of the truth, introducing the wrong kind of people as the identification religious figures.etc._

*_Act of the Day is:_* to understand that root cause of their disbelief is love of the world and following their desires.‼️ *They only hope for the pleasures of the world, freely doing whatever they want; eat, drink, dress and do as they please. People who prefer this deny the existence of religion which would prevent all their dishonorable actions.* _Giving preference to the life of this world puts a person in a position of conflict with the requirements of faith, and on a collision course with the ‘path of Allah Azzawajal’_. *The situation is reversed when preference is given to the life to come.* _For them, this life is set on the right course. People enjoy it with moderation, always keen to earn Allah Azzawajal’s pleasure. Hence there is no conflict between their preference for the life to come and their enjoyment of this life and the pleasures it offers._

— *To understand that in Islam, a happy life in this world is a prelude to a happy future life.* _The fulfilment of man’s task as Allah Azzawajal’s vicegerent on earth requires building a happy life. In Islam, there is no denunciation or renunciation of any aspect of this life as people wait for the hereafter. What Islam requires is that life should prosper with truth, justice and sound behaviour by people who seek Allah’s pleasure and a happy life in the hereafter. This is the Islamic outlook._

*_May Allah Subhanahu wa taa’la grant us the ability to gain for the Hereafter by following HIS commands and the teachings of our Noble Prophet SAWS. Aa’meen Ya’Rabbul Aa’lameen._*

JazaK Allâhu khair!