THEY ASK YOU
2:186 But when My servants ask you concerning Me, I am indeed Near. I respond to the call of every caller whenever he calls unto Me. Hence, they should hear My Call and believe in Me, so that they might get the answers and follow the right way.
[‘My Call’ = This Divine Writ, Al-Qur’an. It has answers to all their questions, and that is the way to approach Allah. 3:193-195, 7:56, 8:24, 32:15-16, 40:60, 42:25-26]
2:189 (Self-control is a life-long challenge extending beyond the month of Ramadhan.) They ask you (O Messenger) about the phases of the Moon. Say, “They are calendars to help mankind determine certain seasons such as Hajj.” But know that righteousness can never be achieved by entering the System through the back door of ritualism. Only he who lives an upright life attains it. Enter the Divinely Ordained Way of Life straightforward as you must enter houses through their gates. Be mindful of Allah all year round in order to reap a rich harvest. (2:138, 2:177, 2:208. There is no such thing as a part-time Muslim.)
They ask you, (O Messenger!) what they shall give. Say, “That which you give shall first go to:
- Orphans, widows, and those who are left helpless
- The poor
- Those whose hard earned income is insufficient to meet their basic needs
- Those whose lives have stalled for any reason, and the disabled
- The needy wayfarer, the homeless son of the street, and the one who has traveled to you in a destitute condition.”
And whatsoever good you do, behold! Allah is well Aware of it.
2:217 They ask you about fighting in any Month of Security. Say, “Fighting in the prescribed Months of Security is a great transgression. (2:194). However, repelling men from the Way of Allah, and rejecting His Command of Peace in those Months and turning people away from the Masjid of Security and the Prescribed Way of Life, and evicting its people from there, are greater offenses in the Sight of Allah. Persecution is a crime far greater than killing.” They will not cease from fighting against you till they make you revert from your Way of Life, if they can. He among you that goes back from his Deen and dies in disbelief such are they whose works are rendered vain in this world and the Hereafter. These are the companions of Fire, to abide therein. (Human personality is never static. It either progresses or retrogresses. Hell and Paradise are the logical consequences of the degree of development of the ‘Self’. 5:54, 91:8.)
2:218 Behold, those who attain belief and those who take up the challenge (of emigrating) and strive in the Cause of Allah, it is they who can rightfully hope for the Grace of Allah. And indeed, Allah is Absolver of imperfections, Merciful. (He looks at your effort and not the results. 2:132, 53:32, and 53:39-40.)
2:219 [Certain things that hinder humans from attaining the aforementioned Noble Objective are now mentioned] They ask you (O Messenger), concerning alcohol, intoxicants, games of chance, and gambling and money earned without labor. Say, “There is great detriment in these things as well as some benefits for mankind. But the detriment of them is much greater than the benefit of them. They drag down the individual and collective social potential.” And they ask you what they should give. Say, "All that is surplus." Thus Allah makes His Messages plain for you, that you may reflect. (21:10)
2:220 And they ask you about the orphaned children. Say, “A progressive upbringing is best for them, that they get educated and learn skills, finally becoming independent positive members of the society. If you mix your belongings and property with theirs, or if they live with you, treat them as family members.” Allah knows well the wrong doer from the righteous. Had Allah so willed, He might not have granted such benevolent Guidance, but then you would have carried the burdens of Ignorance. Behold, Allah is Mighty, Wise, and He uses His Authority in His Infinite Wisdom. (‘Islah’ from its root ‘SLH’ carries all the meanings rendered above as ‘the future oriented betterment’.)
2:222 They ask you about women’s courses. Say, “It is an inconvenient condition. So keep away from intimacy with them during their courses. Once they are clear past it, you may approach your wives for intimate relations in the manner designed by Allah. Allah loves those who make amends and keep their minds and conduct clean of vice.”
4:153 (O Prophet) People of the Scripture ask you to bring a published book from the sky. They made a greater demand to Moses when they said, "Show us Allah face to face". And their psyche was such that when a bolt of lightning struck around them, they fell in fear (2:55). They had displaced the true belief with falsehood. After that, they chose the calf for worship although they had seen the Manifest Truth. Yet, We pardoned them and gave Moses evident authority (as a blessing for their guidance).
5:4 They ask you (O Prophet) what foods are Permissible. Tell them all good things of life are Lawful to you. As for the hunting animals, the catch of your trained dogs and falcons, as Allah has taught you, is Permissible. Mention Allah's name thereupon. Always be mindful of Allah's Laws. His Law of Requital is swift in reckoning.
7:187 (They even venture into predicting the end of the world.) They ask you (O Messenger), about the Hour, when the end of the world will come to pass. Say, "That knowledge is only with my Lord. He alone will manifest it at the appropriate time. Heavy it is in the heavens and the earth. It will come upon you suddenly." They ask you as if you could gain insight into this mystery with persistent inquiry. Say, “The knowledge thereof is with Allah only. But most people do not know that even Messengers were not given this knowledge.”
8:1 They ask you (O Messenger), about the spoils of war. Say, “The spoils of war belong to Allah and the Messenger (The Central Authority). Be mindful of Allah’s Commands and maintain the bonds of brotherhood among you. Obey Allah and the Messenger if you are believers.
17:85 (O Messenger) They ask you about the Revelation. Tell them, “Revelation is from your Lord's World of Command, of which you have been given little knowledge.” The Spirit is the Divine Energy, something from which has been given to humans in the form of free will. The Soul is your "Self". [‘Rooh’ = Spirit = Soul = Revelation = Divine Energy = Angel]
18:83 (O Messenger) They ask you about Zul-Qarnain. Say, "I will convey to you something by which he is worth remembering."
18:84 We established him in power on earth and granted him the ways and means to accomplish his objectives.
18:85 Zul-Qarnain, (King Cyrus the great of Persia, 590-529 B.C.) set out for an expedition. He chose the right means in whatever he did.
20:105 They ask you (O Messenger), "What shall become of the mountains, the tycoons of power and wealth?" Say, "My Lord will blow them away like dust. (18:47, 56:5, 77:10, 78:20, 81:3)
20:106 And leave the earth plain and level.” (Falsehood, deception and treachery shall vanish from the land.)
20:107 Wherein you see neither curve nor ruggedness – (a life of truthfulness).
33:63 People ask you about the Hour. Say, "The knowledge of the Hour is with Allah alone. Yet for your purposes, the Hour may be near."
51:12 They ask (mockingly), “When is the Day of Judgment coming?”
51:13 It is the Day when they are tried at the Fire.
51:14 Taste the trial that you brought upon yourselves. This is what you asked to hasten.
75:6 (Yet) he asks, “When will this Day of Resurrection be?”
75:7 But when the sight is dazzled.
75:8 And the moon is darkened. (The banner of the Age of Ignorance bearing the moon logo goes down).
75:9 And the sun and the moon are brought together. (Persia and Arabia come under one Rule. Sun being the logo on the Persian banner.)
75:10 On that Day man will wonder, "Where to flee!" (In this life and in the life to come. Verses 7-10 could easily allude to the merging of the super power of the times, Persia with the newly enlightened Arabia in 642 C.E., 10 years after the exalted Prophet's death).
75:11 But, nay! No height to mount above the turmoil!
75:12 Unto your Lord that Day is the resting place.
79:42 They ask you of the Hour, “When will it come to pass?”
79:43 Why? What do you have to tell them about it? (7:187, 33:63, 42:17)
79:44 Unto your Lord is the final end of it. (53:42)
79:45 You are but a Warner unto him who stands in awe of it.
79:46 On the Day when they see it, it will be as if they had lived no longer than an evening or its morning.
5:4, 7:187 8: 179: 42 2: 186,220,222,
4:153, 17:85, 18:83, 20: 105
33:20,63, 51:12 75:6, 5:101, 70:1
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