Surat an-Nahl, 125-127

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Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar’s interview on A9TV dated August 7, 2013 

Surat An-Nahl, Verse 125  

Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and fair admonition, and argue with them in the kindest way. Your Lord knows best who is misguided from His way. And He knows best who are guided.

"Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom.." What is calling with wisdom mean? It means talking in a short, concise and compact manner after good thinking. Talking at length in vain, making insincere speeches; these would not be acceptable. Our Prophet (saas) explained everything in a plain and sincere manner. He used to talk about fearing God and explain everything in a reasonable manner. ".. and fair admonition.." That means speaking not with an irritating, aggressive admonition but with fair admonition. What does "fair admonition" mean? It means admonition which would please the one hearing it.. ".. and argue with them in the kindest way." Meaning do not argue with them in a harsh manner, not in a humiliating manner, not speaking in a grating fashion.  ".. argue with them in the kindest way," says God. " Your Lord knows best who is misguided from His way. And He knows best who are guided."

Surat An-Nahl Verse 127

Be patient. But your patience is only by God. Do not be grieved by them and do not be constricted by the plots they hatch. 

"Be patient. But your patience is only by God. Do not be grieved by them.."  Grief makes people weary. When a Muslim is told not to do something, he would not do such a thing.     ".. and do not be constricted by the plots they hatch." Now plots, immoral acts, unseemly manners would bother people; one would even feel pain, heartache. One might feel an ache in his heart or puff and blow and feel discomfort. What is a plot? When one does a vile thing, that would be a plot. If one is employing a tactic, if one does unseemly things those would be plots as well. If one is trying to deceive people, if one is telling lies, that would be a plot as well. A Muslim would feel discomfort from all these. If plots are hatched against a Muslim, big or small , that would make him uneasy, but God says; "do not be constricted," so God makes it unlawful. People tend to see such causing such feelings of distress as justified on such occasions but God deems it unlawful, so one should not be constricted by them. 

Surat An-Nahl, Verse 128

God is with those who have fear of Him and with those who are good-doers.

People who have fear of God are high quality people. There are many people who have no fear of God. They believe in God but do not feel fear. Those who have fear of God feel a great respect and awe for God. There is a very serious respect in their manners. Those who have no fear mock others; they mock religion, they mock the Hereafter, Heaven and the angels. For instance, one might be a scholar but you understand that he doesn't have fear of God as he employs a mocking attitude which does not befit respect. A sincere Muslim on the other hand has fear of God and he refrains from unlawful acts and fully abides by the Qur'an.  ".. and with those who are good-doers." Being good to everyone is a characteristic of a Muslim.  

2013-09-10 10:56:37
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