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Our purpose in life
By:Samiya Illias, Canada
Date: Saturday, 16 September 2017, 11:21 pm

The Qur'an

وَمَا كَانَ هَٰذَا الْقُرْآنُ أَن يُفْتَرَىٰ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ

وَلَٰكِن تَصْدِيقَ الَّذِي بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ وَتَفْصِيلَ الْكِتَابِ

لَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ مِن رَّبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

And not is this the Quran, that (it could be) produced by other than Allah, but (it is) a confirmation (of that) which (was) before it and a detailed explanation (of) the Book, (there is) no doubt in it, from (the) Lord (of) the worlds.

[http://islamawakened.com/quran/10/37/]

The Qur'an is a beautiful whole with all parts interlinked. It merits serious attention, study and contemplation. It is a reminder from the one true God. It informs us of our purpose here, where we came from and where we are headed!

Similarly, other scriptures were revealed prior to the Qur'an. Suhuf-e-Ibrahim, Suhuf-e-Musa/Taurat, Zubur and Injeel are mentioned by name in the Qur'an.

Some people are able to take faith and guidance from the scriptures, while others can't even begin to make sense of it. The Qur'an itself informs us that it is Allah who decides who will be able to take guidance from the Qur'an and who will not be able to be guided by it. Much as the Believers try to convince everyone else about the truth of this message, only those whom Allah permits will be able to understand and pay heed. Others will simply bypass the Signs without comprehending them. It appears that this decision of Allah is based upon a certain knowledge and a past that we do not have any conscious memory of.

The Qur'an clearly informs us that the life of this world is to test and make evident those who claim(ed) belief. Those who believe and earn good through their deeds are promised forgiveness and inheritance of the Gardens of Eden. Those who have already disbelieved or choose to ignore the Qur'an, God will not compel them to guidance. However, they are amply warned of the consequence of their disbelief, and a lifetime to gather evidence for or against themselves.

The Believers are responsible for sharing their knowledge about the religion with others. However, they must remember that all they can do is share. They cannot make people believe! Each and every person will be held responsible for his/her self. Nobody will suffer any injustice on the Day of Judgement.

If Allah wills, may what I write be of some benefit to someone:

Signs & Science
Islam - Q & A
http://islam-qna.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-quran.html

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Explained in Detail

Most people tend to not to study the scriptures literally and objectively, resorting instead to other sources to take religious guidance, or to philosophy and metaphysics in their search for God.

The Quran [15:86] claims that it has been sent by Allah, the Master Creator, knowing all things. It also repeatedly insists that it is detailed and diversified. If that is the case, then all information contained in this book must be correct, and it should be able to describe creation accurately.

People ask what is the point of my blog: http://signsandscience.blogspot.com/ The point of the blog is to study the factual accuracy of the Quran, and thereby verify that it is indeed from the Master Creator. I hope and pray that this blog helps establish how essential it is to study and contemplate upon each verse, without any prejudices or assumptions.

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Our purpose in life
Samiya Illias, Canada -- Saturday, 16 September 2017, 11:21 pm
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