S11:A105

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qur’an) “S11:A105”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “The Day (when) it comes no soul will speak except by His leave. Some among them will be the wretched and some glad.” 

(The Day; i.e., is The Day of Judgement) (Speak; i.e., either in self-defence, or in accusation of others, or to intercede for others, or to enter into conversation or ask questions, one with another.)

It will be a solemn Day, before the Greatest Judge of all, to whom everything will be known and whose authority will be unquestioned. There will be no room for quibbling or equivocation or subterfuge of any kind, nor can anyone lay the blame on another or take the responsibility of another.

Personal responsibility will be enforced strictly. Some people entertain the misconception that their saintly patrons will intercede on their behalf and obtain salvation for them on the Day of Resurrection. They believe that some of the saints will simply stage a sit-in protest before God, and will thus virtually extract from Him a pardon for their devotees. All this, of course, is sheer misconception. For in God’s majestic court, everyone – howsoever great they may otherwise be, including angels – will be in a state of spellbinding awe. At that awe-inspiring moment – the Day of Judgement – none will even dare speak until God Himself permits him to do so. 

Act for the Day is: To immediately stop committing evil in the hope that the intercession of such beings will bring about the rescue. Such people will face utter disappointment on that Day. May Allah SWT help us to understand the Ayah clearly And on that Day,  may we be among the ones who will be glad to be there in front of our Lord and receive the reward in our right hand – Ameen. JazakAllah Khair.

S11:A123

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S11:A123”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “And To Allah belongs the Unseen (secrets) Of The Heavens and the earth, And to Him will be returned the matter, all of it, so worship Him and put Your trust in Him. And your Lord is not unaware of what you do.” 

God is cognizant of all that is being done by the two panics engaged in the encounter between belief and unbelief. It is simply inconceivable that there should be chaos and disorder in God’s realm. For God’s realm is not the realm of a negligent, heedless sovereign who is unaware of what is going on, However, since God is Wise and Forbearing, He does not resort to punishing people hastily. However, justice is eventually meted out and those who deserve punishment are ultimately punished. Thus, all those who are engaged in the effort to bring about reform, should feel reassured that their efforts will not be wasted. 

There is nothing, secret or open, in our world or in creation, which does not depend ultimately on Allah’s Will and Plan. Every affair goes back to Him for decision. 

Act for the Day is: To  Worship Him And Trust Him Only”. Worship implies many things: e.g.;

1) Trying to understand His Nature and His Will. (Universal Natural System)

2) Realising His goodness and Glory; and His working in us; as a means to this end.

3) Keeping Him in Constant remembrance and Celebrating His Praise; to whom all Praise is due. And

4) Completely identifying our will with His, which means obedience to His Law and Service to Him and His creatures in all sincerity, by understanding the Governance of Allah SWT. JazakAllah Khair.

S54:A7

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S54:A7”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “Their eyes will be humbled, they will come forth from the graves as if they were locusts spreading.” 

“Graves” do not signify only those pits in the earth in which a person might have been properly buried, but he would rise up from wherever he had died, or from wherever his dust lay, on the call of the Caller to the plain of Resurrection. 

Literally:  “Their eyes will be humbled”. This can have several meanings: 

1) That we will appear tenor-stricken; 

2) That we will be reflecting disgrace and humiliation, for as soon as they arise out of their graves they would realize that it was indeed the same second life which they had been denying, for which they had made no preparation, and in which they would have to present themselves before their God as culprits; and

3) That with awe-struck looks they would be watching the dreadful scenes before them, from which they would not be able to avert their eyes. 

Act for the Day is: To understand and feel the moment when we will be called at the resurrection and all souls will rise at once and march in one direction – towards Allah SWT, and would say, ‘Ah! Woe unto us! Who had raised us up? (Refer S36:A52) 

At one stage in the invasion of locusts swarms, the locusts are torpid and are scattered abroad all over the ground.

(See the short clip attached and also visit https://youtu.be/6bx5JUGVahk) JazakAllah Khair. 

S11:A120 

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S11:A120”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “And each narration that we relate to you from the news of the Messengers so that We may make your heart firm with it.  And there has come to you, in this, the truth and an admonition and a reminder for the believers”. 

The stories of the Prophets in the Qur’an are not mere narratives or histories; they involve three things;

1) They reach the highest spiritual truth.

2) They give advice, direction, and warning, as to how we should govern our lives, and

3) They awaken conscience and recall to us the working of Allah’s Law in human affairs. 

Act for the Day is: To, take admonition from Prophetic stories in Qur’an and reflect upon the guidance of Allah.

Let’s ponder upon the above three points and seek Allah’s forgiveness and Blessings. As Allah SWT has narrated these anecdotes of Messengers to us, so that we may strengthen our hearts through them. In these anecdotes come to us the truth, and an exhortation, and a reminder for the men of Faith. JazakAllah Khair.

S14:A1

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S14:A1”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “Alif Laam Ra.” (This is) a Book which We have revealed to you so that you may bring mankind out of darkness into light by the permission of their Lord, to the Path of the All-Mighty, the Praiseworthy.” 

This is the purpose for which the Holy Prophet had been sent. He was entrusted with the mission that he should bring mankind back from the ways of darkness (ways of wickedness)  into the Way of God by the help of the Light of the Qur’an. 

It is insisted that every Prophet speaks not from himself but from Allah. His leading into the light is but by the Grace and Mercy of Allah, not by any power of his own, or by any merit of those who hear him. 

For everyone, who is not on the Way of God, is in fact, wandering about in the ways of the darkness (of ignorance), even though he might consider himself to be very enlightened and full of knowledge. On the other hand, the one who finds the Way of Allah, comes into the Light of Knowledge, even though he might be an illiterate person. 

Act for the Day is: To understand the Divine Law, according to which Allah helps and permits a person to gain guidance. We learn from different passages of the Qur’an that Allah gives help only to that person who himself has a desire to get guidance. 

1. Who frees himself from obduracy, obstinacy and prejudice.

2. Who is not a follower of his lust, nor a slave of his desires,

3. Who is inclined to see with open eyes and hear with open ears and think with a clear mind. JazakAllah Khair.

S10:A69

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S10:A69”, In the name of Allâh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “Say, “Indeed, those who invent a lie against Allâh, they will not succeed/Prosper.” 

(Please read the previous ayah S10:A68, to understand this ayah in context, for it also applies independently to any other statement about Allâh SWT). In Qura’nic language “Success/Prosperity” refers both to our everyday life and to the higher life within us – to the present and the future – health and strength, opportunities and resources, a spirit of contentment and the power of influencing others. Here there seems to be an extra touch of meaning – ‘Indeed those who invent lies against Allah will never prosper.’ 

Act for the Day is: To be extremely careful when Allâh is being mentioned in our discussions. “Never say anything in the name of Allâh what we know not.” 

Let’s be reminded of this fact that, “A lier not only deprives himself of prosperity in all senses, but his “lie” itself against Allâh will not succeed; it must and will be found out.” JazakAllah Khair.