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Re: At least twenty times a day we beg Allah
By:jawaid ahmed, uk
Date: Monday, 22 May 2017, 8:01 am
In Response To: At least twenty times a day we beg Allah (Alaf Khan, Peshawar)

Read Quran, the straight path is there laid out for you to follow:

2:2 (Here is the guidance you asked for.) This is a Book in which there is absolutely no doubt concerning its authority and authenticity. And it leaves no doubts lingering in a seeking mind. It is a Guide for those who wish to journey through life in honor and security. [Rayib includes the meanings given in the first two lines. This Divine Writ, Al-Qur’an, is a Monograph that, when studied with an open mind, humility and sincerity, finds its own way from the mind to the heart. You will soon notice, as you proceed, that this Scripture leaves no lingering doubts in a sincere, seeking mind. If you remember that this is a Book of guidance and treat it as such, the glittering reality will dawn upon you that this is a Beacon of Light! It is a Guide for all those who wish to journey through life in honor and security. It has been recorded on parchment (‘Raqq’) by honorable scribes appointed by the Messenger. 52:2-3, 80:11-16. The Almighty Himself guarantees the truth of this Revelation, its explanation and its preservation. It is absolutely free of contradictions. Al-Qur’an = The Lecture or Monograph that finds its own way to sincere hearts, becoming Az-Zikr = The Reminder. 4:82, 10:37, 15:9, 29:48-49, 32:2, 52:2-3, 75:17-19, 80:11-16]
2:3 Those who (wish to journey through life in honor and security), believe in the Unseen, and establish the System of Salaat in which the following of Divine Commands is facilitated, and keep open for others the resources that We have granted them. [Establishing Salaat = Establishing the System in which Permanent Moral Values rule the hearts and minds of men and women. There are neither masters nor subjects in such a system, since therein prevails the Rule of laws. (2:177, 22:41, 94:7-8). Al-Ghayeb = The Unseen: The likeness of a seed that is beneath the soil hidden from a farmer’s view. Yet the farmer believes that given proper environment and care the seed will sprout. (9:119, 57:20, 89:27-30). Salaat = To follow closely, like a runner-up (Musalli) follows the winning horse (Saabiq) = Follow God’s commands closely. Aqimussallat = Establish the System that facilitates the following of Divine Commands. Zakaat = The Just Economic Order where everyone works according to his capacity and is compensated according to his needs. People spend on others or give to the Central Authority (Islamic government) whatever is surplus (2:219). And they do so whenever they earn any income (6:141). The Islamic government as the trustee of all natural resources is responsible for maintaining a viable and benevolent state. The state gives Zakaat instead of taking (22:41). The System of Zakaat is managed by the government that ensures the development of the individuals and the society. The 2.5 percent ‘taking of’ annual charity is a non-Qur’anic concept that trivializes the comprehensive Qur’anic System of Zakaat. The Central Authority can levy taxes of varying percentages according to the changing times and needs of the society. Charity or Sadaqaat are meant for the interim period whenever the Divinely Prescribed System of Life is not yet in place. For Central Authority, the Qur’an uses the terms Allah and Rasool (3:32). After the exalted Rasool (Messenger), the believers must elect their leadership through a consultative process in a manner suitable for the times. The Qur’an gives us the basic Rules and leaves the details and the ways to implement them up to people. People will make decisions with mutual consultation according to changing times. (42:38). For God’s Right = Divinely ordained right of the poor, see 6:141, 11:64, 55:10]
2:4 And those who choose to believe in what has been revealed to you (O Messenger) and the truth in what was revealed before your times. And they have conviction in the laws of Requital, and, therefore, in the Life Hereafter. [Similar were the blessed people who believed in and followed the previous Scriptures. Men and women of understanding use their faculty of reasoning and understand that human intellect has its limits. It can tell people what is, but it cannot tell what ought to be. The human intellect is also affected by emotional, cultural and environmental conditions. They understand that Divine Revelation economizes human effort and time on trial and error. They also realize that life is no vain sport. It has a sublime purpose and keeps evolving like everything else in the Universe. So, the death of the human body is only a transition to a higher form of life for the human ‘self’. Thus, they have conviction in the Hereafter. This can be likened to the birth of a baby who leaves the mother’s womb and moves on to a new and higher level of existence. Anyone failing to believe in the immortality of Nafs (‘Self’ or 'Soul'), bars himself from seeing life in its totality and, therefore, toils through this life without a higher objective. The higher objective is to live by permanent moral values and thus attain an immortal life in Paradise. 2:185, 6:73, 7:52-53, 7:157-158, 10:4, 21:10, 21:24, 40:11, 45:4-5, 67:2. “The truth in what they have” points to human touch in the Bible even before Prophet Muhammad’s times. See verses 2:75-79, 2:101, 3:70-71, 3:78, 3:186-187, 5:13, 5:41, 6:91-92, 9:31, 61:7]
2:5 They are the ones who walk on a path lighted by their Lord, and they are the ones whose crops of effort will flourish and they will truly prosper. [Muflihoon from Fallaah = Farmer who ploughs the earth for seeding and gets an abundant crop in return. Huda minr-Rabb = The Lord’s Light = This Qur’an to which one must turn with an open mind. Those who approach it without clearing their minds of pre-conceived notions will fail to “touch” this Book. 56:79, 4:88, 5:15, 23:1-11, 24:35, 31:2-5, 42:5]

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At least twenty times a day we beg Allah
Alaf Khan, Peshawar -- Sunday, 21 May 2017, 10:17 pm
Re: At least twenty times a day we beg Allah
jawaid ahmed, uk -- Monday, 22 May 2017, 8:01 am