“And We set up the scales of justice for the Day of Resurrection,…

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qur’an) “S21:A47”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “And We set up the scales of justice for the Day of Resurrection, so no soul will be wronged at all. And if there be the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it (to account). And sufficient are We as Reckoners”.

On the Day of Resurrection, Allah SWT will set up Just and Accurate Balances so that no one will be wronged in the least in anyway; even if it be an act equal in weight to a grain of mustard seed, He will bring it forth (to be weighed).

It is difficult for us to understand the exact nature of the “Balance”. Anyhow it is clear that the “Balance” will weigh accurately all the human moral deeds instead of material things, and will help judge whether a man is virtuous or wicked and how much, (Refer S7:A8-9 also). The Qur’an has used this word to make mankind understand that every deed, good or bad, will be weighed and judged according to merit.

Act for the Day is: To be cautious about this fact that we are being Continuously Monitored & Recorded – 24 X 7. When Allah takes account, His accounting will be perfect; there will be no flaws.

Allah’s knowledge is perfect, and therefore His Justice will be perfect. He will not fail to take into account all the most intangible things that determine conduct and character.

(Please, also refer S18:A104-105, where it is said that the men of vain words, i.e.; shallow hypocritical deeds, will have no weight attached to their deeds.)

Hence, we shall rectify our intentions and Continously Monitor our Thoughts, Words and actions and never dare to upset our Lord, so that we are able to seek Continous Growth Mentally, Spiritually & Physically, through His Mercy.
JazakAllah Khair!

“Indeed, We have sent down to you a Book in which is your mention. Then will you not use reason?

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S21:A10”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “Indeed, We have sent down to you a Book in which is your mention. Then will you not use reason?

This is a comprehensive answer to the various objections which were being raised in desperation by the disbelievers of Makkah against the Qur’an and the Holy Prophet, as if to say:
“What is there in this Book that you cannot understand?
Why don’t you consider it, in the right spirit?

There’s nothing contradictory in it;
It discusses you and your own problems and affairs of life;
It describes your own nature, origin and end;
It discriminates between good and evil and;
It presents high moral qualities which your own consciences endorse and confirm.
“Why don’t you, then, use your minds to understand this simple and easy thing?”

Act for the Day is: To understand that the same question is applicable even today and to all of us, as we have stopped referring Qur’an.

We shall get back to Al Qur’an for understanding and solving the problems of our lives, as Allah SWT has sent down for us (mankind) a book (the Qur’an) in which there is Dhikrukum, (which is a reminder or an honor for us i.e., honor for the one who follows the teachings of the Qur’an and acts on it’s teachings). Shall we not then Understand?

Please, Please, Please; Let’s get back to Qur’an to gain back our lost glory. Visit http://www.understandquran.com
JazakAllah Khair.

“If there were gods in both of them (i.e., the heavens and the earth) besides Allah, surely they would…

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S21:A22”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “If there were gods in both of them (i.e., the heavens and the earth) besides Allah, surely they would have been ruined. So glorified is Allah, Lord of the Throne, above what they attribute (to Him).”

This concise Ayah (sentence) contains two arguments:
1) The obviously simple argument is that no institution, no household, not to speak of the vast universe containing multitudes of countless distant stars, can function smoothly and properly, if it has two masters.
2) The deeper argument is that the system of the whole universe, including that of the earth, is functioning according to a universal law. It could not work so even for a moment, if there had been no proper proportion, balance, harmony and coordination between the different powers and countless things.

This is a clear proof that there is a universal and all-powerful law and system which binds and forces these powers and things to co-operate and coordinate between themselves with a perfect proportion and harmony. And this could not have happened if there had been different independent rulers.

Act for the Day is: To realise that the existence of such a system is itself a clear proof that there must be One All-Powerful Owner, Manager and Administrator governing and ruling the whole universe. Take time out to reflect upon the Universal Natural System (UNS) around you, and Say; “Laa ilaaha (nothing has the right to be worshipped (is a negation of everything which is worshipped besides Allah), Illallaah (except Allaah). JazakAllah Khair!

“Say, Each (of us) is waiting; so await. Then you will know who…

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S20:A135”, In the name of Allâh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “Say, Each (of us) is waiting; so await. Then you will know who are the companions of the Even Way and who is guided.”

Even way – is Allâh’s religion of Islâmic Monotheism.
That is, “Ever since the Message of Islam is being presented in the city (of Makkah), it is not only every person of this city who is waiting for its ultimate result but also every one outside it, who has heard of it.” (believers and disbelievers).

If people will not be true to their own lights, what further argument is left? The Prophet of Allâh can only say; “Let us wait the issue; my faith tells me that Allâh’s Truth must prevail.” (Refer S9:A52).

Act for the Day is: To understand that; Only the straight and even way must endure, and it will prove that the man who follows it has true guidance. All falsehood and crooked must ultimately disappear.

Let not evil make us impatient; as the prize of the Hereafter is better than aught of the glitter of this life. “Let’s wait in Faith, And the End will show the triumph of the Truth, Goodness, and Righteousness.” JazakAllah Khair.

“But those who deny Our Signs, We will gradually lead them to…

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S7:A182”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “But those who deny Our Signs, We will gradually lead them (to destruction) from where they do not know”.

Mankind have the nature of Good, Created within them; yet Allah by His Signs keep up a constant reminder to men of His Holy Names. Those who err hardly realise, how gradually they fall into sin.
Allah SWT may punish wicked people by granting them respite and providing them worldly occupation/benefits in abundance, which encourages them in sin and transgression.

So, when they are finally seized by the wrath of Allah they are caught suddenly and utterly unprepared, as it were, red-handed while engrossed in disbelief.

Act for the Day is: To understand that Signs of Allah are truth and firm and unshaken, are calm and works good, through all of His creation, so let’s always try to appreciate the Signs of Allah and be in the company of the Righteous and Glorify Allah SWT by His beautiful names and signs.

Otherwise, let’s not forget that as for those who reject Allah’s Signs as false, Allah SWT will lead them, step by step, to their ruin without their even perceiving it. JazakAllah Khair.

“O Children of Adam! Take your adornment at every masjid, and eat and drink, but do not be extravagant….

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qur’an) “S7:A31”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “O Children of Adam! Take your adornment at every masjid, and eat and drink, but do not be extravagant. Indeed, He does not love those who are extravagant”.

Adornment (Zinat, Beautiful apparel) refers to full and proper dress for better living; construed to mean not only clothes that add grace to the wearer, but hygiene and cleanliness, attention to hair, and other small personal details which no self-respecting man or woman ought to neglect when going solemnly even before a great human dignitary, if only out of respect for the dignityof the occasion. How much more important it is to attend to these details when we solemnly apply our minds to the presence of Allah.

But the caution against excess applies; men must not go to prayers in silk or ornaments appropriate to women. Similarly sober food, good and wholesome, is not to be rejected from the offices of the religion; only the caution against excess applies strictly.
“A dirty, unkept, slovenly faqir could not claim sanctity in Islam”.

Act for the Day is: To understand and follow the commandment of Allah. We are asked to wear full and proper dress. While performing Prayer people are required not only to cover the private parts of their body, but also to wear a dress that serves the two-fold purpose of covering and giving one a decent appearance.

Allah SWT, does not want to subject man to want and misery or starvation or to deprive him as such of the good things of this worldly life. On the contrary, it pleases Him that man should appear in good decent dress and enjoy the clean food provided for him by God. There is nothing sinful in that. As for sin, it consists in transgressing the bounds set by God.
This transgression could be committed in both ways: by making the unlawful lawful, or by making the lawful unlawful. JazakAllah Khair.

“He said, “My Lord knows (every) word (spoken) in the heavens and the earth. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.”

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S21:A4”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful; “He said, “My Lord knows (every) word (spoken) in the heavens and the earth. And He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.”

This was the answer of the Prophet to their false propaganda and whispering campaign. Instead of giving a `tit for tat’ answer, he said, “My Lord will deal with you for He hears everything and knows everything. (What a Peaceful response in dealing with the odds.).

Act for the Day is: To understand that “Every word, whether whispered in secret or spoken openly (up in the heavens or below on the earth or in the sealed hearts), is known to Allah.

Let not the wrongdoers imagine that their secret plots are secret to the Knower of all things. Hence we shall;
1) “Continuously Monitor our Thoughts, Words and Actions for our Continuous Growth & Safety Here and in Hereafter”.
2) Thank Allah SWT for teaching us the Disciplinary life through the Prophets of Islam – Adam to Jesus and Muhammed (Peace be upon them all) And also,
3) Love Allah for revealing certain secrets of the Life of Hereafter and refining the life of this world through Al Quran.

(Please read Surah Al Anbiyā’ (The Prophets) Ayah 1 to 29) JazakAllah Khair.