Posted Friday, October 26, 2007on:
I am currently reading the translation of Quran, I read it once before too, but I wanted to read it once more with more understanding, more maturity and keeping my thoughts & mind open.Reading Quran with translation expands the knowledge width of ours and helps us understand the way we should be living our lives, the way to the correct path.
I am in the Second surah of our holy Quran, Surah Al-Baqarah (The cow). It is said that this surah was named from the story of yellow heifer (Verse # 67-71),though it widely covers many topics.This surah was revealed at Al-Madeenah in the year 1 and 2 A.H, for the most part, certain verses of legislation being considered as of later date.
The verse which actually provoked me to write this post is Verse # 216 :- ” …… But it may happen that you hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you.Allah knoweth ,you know not.”
As soon as I read this verse, I though how true the words of Allah are. We try to base our decision on the basis of our mere likes and dislikes, giving no importance to what lies in our best interests.Strange …… But true.Afterall what do we know about what is going to help us and what is going to lead us to the wrong path. ?????
We ask Allah for many things, Everything isn’t going to benefit us,hence Allah grants us things only which can/will be beneficial for us. But when a certain prayer of us isn’t answered, a certain wish isn’t granted, we get disheartened & think that Allah is angry with us for which this wish/prayer isn’t granted/accepted. That’s the wrong way to take, We should believe in Allah and move ahead thinking that Allah has planned something much better than what we asked ,which will someday glow its charm.We cannot understand Allah’s planning, humans are not blessed with the capacity to understand it.
So, all my friends,sisters and brothers, Have faith in Allah,who has the love and affection of 70 mothers for every Muslim …….. One mother loves us so dearly, imagine what the love of 70 mothers would be like ???????
May Allah bless us all with enough wisdom and understanding, and direct us to the right path,Ameen.