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THINK BEFORE YOU FOLLOW PREDECESSORS BLINDLY
بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
قَالَ ادْخُلُوا فِي أُمَمٍ قَدْ خَلَتْ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ مِنَ الْجِنِّ وَالْإِنْسِ فِي النَّارِ ۖ كُلَّمَا دَخَلَتْ أُمَّةٌ لَعَنَتْ أُخْتَهَا ۖ حَتَّىٰ إِ…ذَا ادَّارَكُوا فِيهَا جَمِيعًا قَالَتْ أُخْرَاهُمْ لِأُولَاهُمْ رَبَّنَا هَٰؤُلَاءِ أَضَلُّونَا فَآتِهِمْ عَذَابًا ضِعْفًا مِنَ النَّارِ ۖ قَالَ لِكُلٍّ ضِعْفٌ وَلَٰكِنْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ
He will say: Enter into fire among the nations that have passed away before you from among jinn and men; whenever a nation shall enter, it shall curse its sister, until when they have all come up with one another into it; the last of them shall say with regard to the foremost of them: Our Lord! these led us astray therefore give them a double chastisement of the fire. He will say: Every one shall have double but you have no knowledge.
وَقَالَتْ أُولَاهُمْ لِأُخْرَاهُمْ فَمَا كَانَ لَكُمْ عَلَيْنَا مِنْ فَضْلٍ فَذُوقُوا الْعَذَابَ بِمَا كُنْتُمْ تَكْسِبُونَ
And the foremost of them will say to the last of them: So you have no preference over us; therefore taste the chastisement for what you earned. [Al-Araaf: 38 – 39] Read the rest of this entry
أَرَءَيْتَ مَنِ اتَّخَذَ إِلَـهَهُ هَوَاهُ
Have you seen him who takes his low desires for his god? [Surat al-Jathiyah, 45:23 and Surat Al-Furqan, 77:43]
At these two places in the Qur’an ALL…AH SWT, Has drawn our attention to a very important matter.
The point to remember here is that if any desires, that become more important to fulfill in one’s life and they hinder in obeying what ALLAH has commanded, then it is like making these desires equal to ALLAH. It is ALLAH’s Right to be obeyed and worshipped alone, because He is the Lord of His Creation. Ignoring and not giving the due standing to the Orders of ALLAH and placing what one wishes, above it, is like making partners with ALLAH. Read the rest of this entry