Concept of Success in the light of Qura,n Part 2

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By Dr Humayun


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

As I discussed in previous post about concept of success in the light of Qur’an in this life and hereafter (principles)

The main principle among these is GUIDANCE

Now I will focus on this principle in the light of Qur’an .Like every human being I want to get success in this world and as a believer I want to get success in hereafter, so Allah (SBT) wants to give me success in this world and hereafter ,so he has given the human beings this book Qur’an

If we start Qur’an

1: First Surah Al Fatiha

If we read this surah ,although all Ayas are important but the nucleus of this surah is

Aya no:4

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ
Guide us to the right path

Next Surah

2: Surah al Baqara

First Aya Allah (SBT) knows the best meaning of this Aya

Aya no: 2

ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ
This is the book , in it there is no doubt,GUIDANCE is for al Muttaqeen

So in this Aya there are two requisites/ requirements for guidance

a:  If I want to be guided in any field in this world, I need a trusted guide and have to have no doubt in it
If I want that Allah (SBT) should guide me , the only way he will guide me if I believe that this is his word and have no doubt in it

b: Even saying that I believe in this book is not enough to be guided, Allah has put a more strict requisite for guidance: i.e I have to become Muttaqee.

Allah only wants to guide me if I become muttaqee

Then question is who is muttaqee

– Answer of this question is in Ayah no 177 of this Surah

This raises another question, why the answer of this very important question is in Ayah 177, I will try to come back in near future about the explanation behind it and what is the purpose of the Ayahs between 3-177

This is Ayah .no 177
لَّيْسَ الْبِرَّ أَن تُوَلُّوا وُجُوهَكُمْ قِبَلَ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ وَلَٰكِنَّ الْبِرَّ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَالْمَلَائِكَةِ وَالْكِتَابِ وَالنَّبِيِّينَ وَآتَى الْمَالَ عَلَىٰ حُبِّهِ ذَوِي الْقُرْبَىٰ وَالْيَتَامَىٰ وَالْمَسَاكِينَ وَابْنَ السَّبِيلِ وَالسَّائِلِينَ وَفِي الرِّقَابِ وَأَقَامَ الصَّلَاةَ وَآتَى الزَّكَاةَ وَالْمُوفُونَ بِعَهْدِهِمْ إِذَا عَاهَدُوا ۖ وَالصَّابِرِينَ فِي الْبَأْسَاءِ وَالضَّرَّاءِ وَحِينَ الْبَأْسِ ۗ أُولَٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ صَدَقُوا ۖ وَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُتَّقُونَ

The meaning is

Bir (good deed)is not to face east or west but actual Bir is to believe

1: in Allah, day of judgment, the angels, the books, the messengers (these are verbal announcements)

2: Giving money which you love to relatives, the orphans, the poor, the wayfarer, who ask for, to set free slave

3: Keep the prayers

4: Give Zakat

5: If I make a promise to keep it

6: I will have to be patient in extreme poverty ,when I get physical ailments and at the time of fighting{ (for the cause of Allah (SBT)}

Only the people who do the above actions are truthful and they are the only one who are Muttaqeen.

If I look at the list , and if I don’t fulfill any of the above duties as a believer then I never will be Muttaqee and Allah as per prerequisites will not guide me

So if want to be guided I have no choice other than to fulfill the above duties,
These are all compulsory questions and I have to do them if want to be guided and be successful not only in this world but hereafter
Will continue next time inshaallah