The Book of Wisdom

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: The Book of Wisdom for every human being, (Al Qura’an) Verse 1-3 of Chapter ‘Luqman’, We start in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful!
1. “Alif Lām Mīm”.
2. “These are Verses of the Wise Book”,
3. “A guidance and a mercy for the good-doers”. (It doesn’t say only for Muslims)

Qur’ān is appropriately called the Wise Book, or the Book of Wisdom. That is, “verses of the Book which is full of wisdom and whose every teaching is based on wisdom.”

“Wise” in this sense means not only a man versed in knowledge and divine, but one carrying out in practical conduct (deeds/actions), the right course in life to the utmost of his power. His knowledge is correct and practical, but not necessarily complete; for no man is perfect.

Such an ideal involves the conception of a man of heroic action as well as of deep and workman-like knowledge of nature and human nature – not merely dreams or speculation.
“That ideal was fulfilled in a most remarkable degree in the Holy Prophet, and in the sacred Book which was revealed through him”, for the people of the world.

“The Wise Book” is one of the titles of the Qur’an, as a guide to all, and to those who accept its guidance, a source of Mercy leading them to Salvation.

Act for the Day is: To take Qur’an and start reading it and we understand that “These verses give guidance to the Right Way and have been sent down as a Mercy from God.

But the people who can profit by this mercy and guidance are only those who:
1. Adopt a righteous attitude,
2. Who wish to become good, and
3. Who crave for their own well-being,
4. Whose quality is that they avoid the evil when they are warned of it, and follow the good when they are shown the ways to it.

And as for the wicked and mischievous people, they will neither profit by this guidance nor receive any share from this mercy.

So, let’s check our own attitude/character, and ask ourselves a question; Are we the men of Wisdom/doers of Good or the men of mischief/wickedness? Many thanks for your time. 🙏 🤗 🌹

Today’s Thought for the Day with an Act for the Day! 😊

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) Verse 49-50 of chapter 42 – ‘Consultation’ We start In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! V49: “To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills. He grants to whom He wills female (children) and He grants to whom He wills male (children).”
V50: “Or He grants them (of both sexes), male and females;  and He makes whom He wills barren. Indeed, He is All-Knower, All-powerful.”

In this verse, the mystery of sex and parenthood is referred to in a new light. This is a manifest proof of God’s (Allah’s) Sovereignty being absolute.

No man, whether he be posing as owner of the highest worldly authority, or regarded as owner of great spiritual powers, has ever been able to produce children for himself according to his own choice and desire, not to speak of providing children for others. The one whom God (Allah) made barren could not have children through any medicine, any treatment, any amulet or charm.

To the one whom God (Allah) gave only daughters, could not get a single son by any device, and to the one whom God gave only sons, could not have a single daughter by any means. In this matter everyone is absolutely helpless. So much so that before the birth of a child no one could know whether a son was taking shape in the mother’s womb or a daughter. Even after seeing all this if some one posed to be all-powerful in God’s Kingdom, or regarded another as a possessor of the powers, it would be his own short-sightedness for which he himself will suffer, and the truth will not change at all.

Act for the Day is: To understand that each individual human soul is precious in the plan of God (Allah), and all these variations, besides their reactions on parents and on society, have a purpose to fulfil in the large plan of Allah.

So, we shall be content/thankful to Allah in any situation and strive to be part of Allah’s Universal Plan as it has a meaning and purpose in all things, and His power is complete to carry out His purpose. Many thanks for your time. 🙏🤗 🌹

“O You who believe!…

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S63:A9”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “O You who believe! Let not your wealth and your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. And whoever does that, then those are the losers”.

Riches and human resources of all kind are but fleeting sources of enjoyment. They should not turn away the good man from his devotion to Allah.

The mention of the wealth and the children, in particular, has been made, because man mostly turns away from the demands of the faith for the sake of their well-being and becomes involved in hypocrisy, weakness of faith, or wickedness and disobedience; otherwise it implies everything of the world that allures and absorbs man so completely that he becomes heedless of the remembrance of God.

This heedlessness in respect of the remembrance of God is indeed the root cause of all evil. If man only remembers that he is not free but the servant of One God, and that God is fully aware of all his actions and deeds, and he will be held accountable one day before Him for aII his actions and deeds, he would never be involved in any deviation and wickedness, and if ever he commits an error due to a human weakness, he will immediately rectify it as soon as he comes to realize his wrongdoing and repent.

Act for the Day is: To understand that “Remembrance of Allah” includes every act of Service and Goodness, every Kind thought and Kind deed, for this is the Service and Sacrifice which Allah requires of us.

If we fail, the loss is our own; for it blocks our own spiritual growth. JazakAllah Khair.

“My Lord, indeed, you have given me…

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S12:A101”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “My Lord, indeed, you have given me the sovereignty and taught me the interpretation of the events. Creator of the heavens and earth, You are my Protector in this world and in the Hereafter. Cause me to die as a Muslim, and join me with the righteous.”

Please read Surah Yûsuf (Joseph), which is also called the most beautiful of stories (S12:A3) for many reasons;
1) it is the most detailed of any in the Qur’an;
2) it is full of human vicissitudes, and has therefore deservedly appealed to men and women of all classes;
3) it paints in vivid colours, with their spiritual implications, the most varied aspects of life.

The above verse, in few sentences that were uttered by Prophet Yûsuf A.S (Allah’s peace be upon him) at the happiest occasion of his life help depict the most graceful pattern of the virtues of a true Believer.

Act for the Day is: To read the story of Prophet Joseph (Yûsuf) to better understand his modesty, (even after having the supreme power under the king, he takes no credit to himself, all his powers, and ability he says was the gift from Allah) where he turns to Allah SWT in prayer.

Prophet Joseph’s prayer to Allah SWT may be understood thus:
1) I am nothing; all power and knowledge are Thine;
2) such things can only come from Thee, for Thou art the Creator of all;
3) none can protect me from danger and wrong, but only Thou;
4) Thou protection I need both in this world and the next;
5) may I till death remain constant to Thee;
6) may I yield up my soul to Thee in cheerful submission to Thy will;
7) in this moment of union with my family after many partings let me think of the final Union with the great spiritual family of the righteous.

Let’s learn to be modest from the story of Prophet Joseph and be always thankful and Praise Allah SWT. JazakAllah Khair.

“And spend from what We have provided you…

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S63:A10-A11”, In the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “And spend from what We have provided you before death comes to one of you and he says, “My Lord! Why do You not delay me for a brief term so I would give charity and be among the righteous”.
“And Allah will never delay a soul when its term has come. And Allah is All-Aware of what you do”.

Spending in every sense is encouraged; literal, and metaphorical. Whatever good we enjoy comes from Allah, and it is our duty to use some of it in the service of others, for that is charity and the service of Allah. As we know Death may come suddenly on us, and we cannot then be allowed to plead for time.

Every present moment calls urgently for its good deed. When our limited period of probation is over, we cannot justly ask for more time, nor will more time be given to us then.

Act for the Day is: To rectify our intentions, and Remember that, “every unselfish act is charity”. We must not postpone our good resolution to the future. Procrastination is itself a fault, and Allah knows every hidden thought and motive in our minds.

Let not the world’s foolish craze divert the Believers From the Service of Allah SWT, (from good deeds and Charity). Now is the time to Act; otherwise, all Our pleas and our regrets will be in vain, when the shadow Of Death cuts off our last chance of Repentance. JazakAllah Khair.

“And turn (in repentance) to your Lord and submit…

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qur’an) “S39:A54” In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “And turn (in repentance) to your Lord and submit to Him before the punishment comes to you; Then you will not be helped”.

The exhortation in brief is: ‘Repent and work righteousness, before it becomes too late’. (exhortation = a strong statement urging to do as per the statement).

No help will come to you when the judgement is actually established and you stand before the Judgement seat.

Act for the Day is: To do exactly what Allah says in previous Ayah (A53); “Say, O my slaves! Those who have transgressed against themselves, do not despair of the Mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, He is Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful”.

Let’s understand that sins are forgiven only when the sinner turns to Allah’s worship with service and adopts obedience to the message sent down by Him.

“Repentance and amendment of conduct is a condition for Forgiveness of all sins”. So, we shall turn to Allah in repentance NOW, before it is too late, as When judgement comes it will be a new world, the doors of repentance will be closed. JazakAllah Khair.

“Do they not know that Allah…

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qur’an) “S39:A52”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “Do they not know that Allah extends the provision for whom He wills and restricts (it). Indeed, in that are signs for a people who believe”.

Allah’s gifts are given to all. To some in a greater degree than to others. But it is all done according to His wise plan, for His Will is just and looks to the good of all creatures, No one should therefore be puffed up in prosperity or cast down in adversity.

Prosperity does not necessarily mean merit on man’s part, nor adversity the reverse. Thinking men bear in mind the large Plan – which is visible in all Allah’s Signs.

Act for the Day is: To understand that, “The Abundance or restriction of the provisions is based on another law of Allah, which has some other wisdom. The distribution of the provisions does not at all depend on man’s worthiness and ability, or on his being a favourite of Allah, or for being under His wrath.

(For detailed understanding of UNS (Universal Natural System), and the different Laws which Governs this topic of Provision, please refer: Surah Hud: A3; Surah Ar-Ra`d: A26; Surah Al-Kahf: A34-36; Surah Ta Ha: A131-132; Surah AI-Anbiya’: A105; Surah Al-Mu`min: A55-56. JazakAllah Khair.

“O you who believe! If you help Allah,…

Today’s thought for the day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S47:A7”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “O you who believe! If you help Allah, He will help you and make firm your feet”.

At various places the Qur’an characterizes man’s participation in the effort to establish the supremacy of Islam as ‘helping God’. This needs a little explanation. (Please refer S3:A52 also), which says; “But when Isa (Jesus) perceived disbelief from them, he said, “Who will be my helpers (in the cause) of Allah.” The disciples said, “We will be the helpers (in the cause) of Allah, we believe in Allah and bear witness that we are Muslims”.

God has endowed man with the freedom of Will and Choice, with the result that He does not resort to His omnipotent Will to compel man either to do certain things or to refrain from others. He rather leaves man free to adopt the course that pleases him – be it that of either belief or unbelief, of either obedience or disobedience. God prefers to instruct man by means of persuasive argument and admonition.

Act for the Day is: To Aid the cause of Allah, by first becoming the practicing Muslims and then directing people to the right path by persuasion and admonition, as this is of concern to God. He regards those who contribute to this cause as His allies and helpers. This is, in fact, the most exalted position attainable by man.

When a man performs Prayers, keeps his fast and worships God in all ways, he is merely on the level of service and subjection to God. But when a man strives to spread God’s true religion and to enthrone it in actual life, he is honoured with the status of God’s ally and helper, which is the zenith of man’s spiritual growth and hence Allah helps us and plant our feet firmly. JazakAllah Khair!

“Say, O’ Allah! Creator of the heavens and the earth,…

Today’s thought for the Day comes from: (Al Qura’an) “S39:A46”, In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! “Say, O’ Allah! Creator of the heavens and the earth, Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, You will judge between Your slaves in that over which they used to differ”.

The mysteries of life and death, of worship and spiritual growth, are matters of high moment, which it may be difficult for us to apprehend in this present life. It is no use arguing about them and plunging in endless controversies.

Act for the Day is: To adopt the best attitude in life – Never argue, have patience and let Allah SWT do the judgment between His slaves.

Let’s appeal to Allah SWT humbly to accept our purified hearts and Faith, in the firm hope that everything which is now vague to us will be cleared up in the Hereafter, and to pray to Him for His guidance and mercy. JazakAllah Khair.