BELIEVER BY CHOICE OR CIRCUMSTANCE?
October 6, 2009
opposites: ice and the sun
SURAH Ra’ad 13:19-20
Those who fulfill the Covenant of Allah and
fail not in their plighted word; (20)
Background: This Surah is a presentation of contrasts to
human beings to extract what is truth and what is false, helping them use their
intellect and deductive capabilities to select the Truth and follow it rather
than falsehood. Many examples are given in earlier ayahs of kinds of fruit, of
taste, etc. Urging humans to select what is best not only in mundane shopping
items but in Truth rather than falsehood.
Allah Subhanawataalla says in these ayahs:
How can one who has ilm (knowledge of Deen) and, believes in it and follows it be equal to the the one who calls himself a believer but does not follow it (is blind) ? They are not equal! Their destinations are different ! and are based on the their recognition of the truth and following the Truth.
There are two types of followers of the truth:
2. Shaoori: This group uses his or her intellect, aqal and deductive capacity to understand and then holds fast to the covenant with Allah which was made by the children of Adam (elsewhere in the Quran)
This group has studied and endeavored to gain Ilm (knowledge of Deen) and have discerned the Truth and have chosen to follow it. These are the people who do not break their covenant with God but also do not break the covenant with people. These are the people of Eden (one of the gardens of Paradise)
SHOULD WE REVISE OUR BEHAVIOR TOWARDS REVERTS?
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