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9 Commandments
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Thursday, 26 July 2018, 6:00 pm
In Response To: 10 Commandments (Ejaz Naqvi, Tehran/NY)

[Nine Commandments … Graven images of the Bible not mentioned]

6:151 Say, "Come, let me convey to you what your Lord has really prohibited you from: i. Associate none with Him. ii. Honor your parents, treat them kindly and fulfill their needs. iii. Do not kill your children for fear of poverty. We provide for you and for them. (The Divine System will take care of your needs and their needs.) iv. Do not come near immodesty or indecent deeds, whether openly or secretly. v. Do not take any human life as God has made it sacred - except in the course of justice. All this He has commanded you so that you may use your intelligence and reflect on it with wisdom.” [17:31]
6:152 God commands you further: vi. Do not approach the wealth of the orphan except to improve it until they come of age with full maturity of body and mind. vii. Give full weight and full measure in all your dealings. Uphold justice in all aspects of your life. We do not assign any ‘self’ responsibility beyond its means (but to widen its potentials). viii. And when you give testimony, be just, even if it is against a relative. ix. Fulfill your Covenant with God, the unwavering allegiance to the Divine System. This He commands for you to bear in mind. [1:4-5, 9:111]
6:153 And surely, this is My straight way that leads straight unto Me. Follow it, then, and follow not other ways that divert you from the Divine way. These are the Divine commandments ordained for you, so that you may live upright.
6:154 Likewise, We had given Moses the Scripture complete for him who would do good to others. We gave him the Scripture in detail as guidance and a mercy that they might believe in the meeting of their Lord (and in that all actions are duly recompensed.)
6:155 And now this Qur’an is the Blessed Book that We have revealed. So follow it and live upright so that you attain mercy (and your human potential is guaranteed development, like the fetus grows in the mother’s womb.)
6:156 (Now the Qur’an has been given to you) lest you say, “The Scripture was sent down to two groups (Jews and Christians) before our time, and we remained unaware of what they originally read.” [2:79, 2:101, 3:78, 5:48]
6:157 Or lest you say, “If a Divine Scripture had come to us, we would have been better guided than they. Now has come to you a clear evidence of truth from your Lord. It is a beacon and mercy. Who can be a greater transgressor than the one who denies the Revelations of God and turns away from them in disregard? Our Law of Requital will award those who turn away from Our Revelations, an awful suffering for their disregard.
6:158 Are they waiting for angels, your Lord, or some physical miracles to come to them from your Lord? On the Day one of such signs comes, no person will benefit from declaring belief if he did not believe before. Or who, while believing, did not do good works. (Belief has to be based on Reason and it must lead you to a productive life 12:108, 13:17.) Say, "Keep on waiting (for miracles or the doom), we too are waiting (for the results of our efforts.”)
6:159 O Messenger! Those who break the unity of their Deen and become sects, you have nothing to do with them whatsoever. Their case will go to God and He will then tell them what they had done.
6:160 Whoever brings a good deed will receive a tenfold reward. And whoever brings an ill deed will be requited only for its equivalent and no wrong will be done to them.
6:161 Say, "As for me, my Lord has guided me to a straight path, the perfect Deen (way) of Abraham, the upright, who was no idolater in any sense.”
6:162 Say, "All my duties to the Divine System, the ways to discharge them, my living and my dying are for God alone, the Lord of the Worlds.
6:163 He has no partner. This is what I have been commanded and I am the foremost of those who surrender to Him.”
6:164 Say, "Shall I seek anyone other than God as a lord when He is the Lord of all things? No ‘self’ benefits but from its own works, and none bears the load of another. Then to your Lord is your return and He will make you understand wherein you differed. [39:7, 53:38-39, 65:7]
6:165 He is the One Who has made you the inheritors of the earth after other nations. He determines your ranks, some above others (according to His Laws). He tries you in what He has given you. Certainly, your Lord is Swift in grasping. Yet, He is Forgiving, Merciful. [10:14, 13:11. Nations determine their own condition and destiny according to the Laws of Rise and Fall of Nations given in the Qur’an]

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10 Commandments
Ejaz Naqvi, Tehran/NY -- Thursday, 26 July 2018, 5:58 pm
9 Commandments
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Thursday, 26 July 2018, 6:00 pm