Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Reality of Religion.

95:1 By the Fig and the Olive, وَالتِّينِ وَالزَّيْتُونِ95:2 And the Mount of Sinai, وَطُورِ سِينِينَ95:3 And this City of security (Mecca),- وَهَذَا الْبَلَدِ الْأَمِينِ95:4 We have indeed created man in the best of moulds, لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ فِي أَحْسَنِ تَقْوِيمٍ95:5 Then do We abase him (to be) the lowest of the low,- ثُمَّ رَدَدْنَاهُ أَسْفَلَ سَافِلِينَ95:6 Except such as believe and do righteous deeds: For they shall have a reward unfailing. إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ فَلَهُمْ أَجْرٌ غَيْرُ مَمْنُونٍ95:7 Then what can, after this, contradict thee, as to the judgment (to come)? فَمَا يُكَذِّبُكَ بَعْدُ بِالدِّينِ95:8 Is not Allah the wisest of judges? أَلَيْسَ اللَّهُ بِأَحْكَمِ الْحَاكِمِينَ

In this small sura in Quran; only 8 verses God give us the history and reality of religion. In the first verse God swears by the fig and olive of the holy lands of his messages (note God when swears swear with his creation, but as his servants we swear by his names only). He then swear by Mount of Sinai and Mecca the two of most holy places. Then God explains religion very simply man was created with the best in his heart to identify God, to love the good and to feel spirituality towards the creator. Notice the innocence of young children and the look in their faces and compare that by the wickedness in the behavior and faces of many adults. When we arrogantly try to keep away from the simple call inside ourselves to live by God and be righteous we give in to be lower than animals. Then after God made his case to us he asks us who can after that deny the religion?, Is not God the wisest of judges?