Learning the Quran – a Better Trade
Many people do not study Quran or learn the basics of their religion because they measure it along worldly benefits. People say, “What will I get by studying the Quran? It cannot pay my bills.” When people put the Shariah behind their backs, it is then that they lose peace from their lives. Surrender to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, His commands and the teachings of His Prophet ﷺ and you will attain peace Insha’Allah. You will see the benefits right away and eventually you will see it was a better trade. May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala gives us the ability to surrender to Him and His commands. Ameen.
Then, there are people who conduct debates on Quranic ayaat. They adopt a pick-and-choose policy in Islam. Sometimes, they would negate the Prophetic narrations and even challenge them. Look at what Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But as for him who is forced by severe hunger, with no inclination to sin (such can eat these above-mentioned meats), then surely, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Al-Maidah 5:3)
This was one of the last ayaat to be revealed. The Jews present at the time of its revelation commented; if this ayah was revealed to them, they would have rejoiced and celebrated that day. What is our attitude in contrast? We challenge the Quran and conduct debates on it? Nothing can be added or deleted from what the Prophet ﷺ conveyed to us. The creditability of Shariah is valid till the last moment of this world.
What Happens when we Hear the Word ‘Shariah’?
Images of one eye and amputated arms cross our minds. Subhan’Allah! It is Allah’s subhanahu wa ta’ala law that we are talking about. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, “Cut off (from the wrist joint) the (right) hand of the thief, male or female, as a recompense for that which they committed, a punishment by way of example from Allah. And Allah is All-Powerful, All-Wise.” (Al-Maidah 5:38)
Anywhere in the world, where you see the crime rate high, know that their justice system is weak or probably it is almost non-existent. The reason Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has decided for harsh punishment for the criminals is to deter them and others from repeating the crime. One has to set the example. If the law of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala was being followed in its actual sense, would the crime rate and the number of rapes be as high as they are today? May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala protect our men, women and children. Ameen.