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Taught 1400 years ago...
By:Ehsun Chowtawala, Bangkok
Date: Thursday, 2 February 2017, 12:22 pm

CHAPTER: 2 Al-Baqara
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful (1)

When, even after that, your hearts were hardened, as if they were rocks, or still worse in hardness. For surely among the rocks there are some from which rivers gush forth, and there are others that crack open and water flows from them, and there are still others that fall down in fear of Allah. And Allah is not unaware of what you do. (74)
CHAPTER 3: THE FAMILY OF IMRAN:
So, it is through mercy from Allah that you are gentle to them. Had you been rough and hard hearted, they would have dispersed from around you. So, pardon them, and seek Forgiveness for them. Consult them in the matter and, once you have taken a decision, place your trust in Allah. Surely, Allah loves those who place their trust in Him. (159)
CHAPTER 5: THE TABLE SPREAD:
So, because they broke their pledge, We cursed them and made their hearts hardened. They change words from their places, and they have overlooked a good deal of the Advice they were given. Every now and then you come across a certain treachery from all of them, except a few. So, forgive them and forego. Indeed, Allah loves those who are good in deeds. (13)
CHAPTER 6: THE CATTLE:
Why then, did they not supplicate in humility when a calamity from Us came upon them? Instead, their hearts were hardened and Satan adorned for them what they were doing. (43)
CHAPTER 10: JONAH:
Moses said, “Our Lord, You have given Pharaoh and his group glamour and riches in the worldly life, so that, our Lord, they mislead from Your path. Our Lord, obliterate their riches and harden their hearts, so that they may not come to believe until they witness the painful punishment.” (88) Allah said, “The prayer of the two of you has been granted; so stand firm, and never follow the way of the ignorant.” (89)
CHAPTER 39: THE CROWDS:
So I ask about a person whose heart Allah has opened up for Islam, and consequently he proceeds in a light from his Lord. So, woe to those whose hearts are too hard to remember Allah. Those are wandering in open error. (22)
CHAPTER 57: THE IRON:
Has the time not yet come for those who believe that their hearts should be humble for the remembrance of Allah and for the truth that has descended? They must not be like those to whom the Book was given before, but a long period passed on them, therefore their hearts became hard, and many of them are sinners. (16)
CHAPTER 103: TIME:
By the Time, (1) Man is in a state of loss indeed, (2) Except those who believed and did righteous deeds, and exhorted each other to follow truth, and exhorted each other to observe patience. (3)

Taught 1400 years ago... The bottom line is that the Quran will be useful if understood as a means to be saved from hell fire.

God Bless us all
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2017
JUMADA AL AWWAL 5,1438