The lesson of contemplating the Qur’an – Al-Rai

The Noble Qur’an explained to the humanity of the Messenger: “And we have not made men immortal before you …” The Lord Almighty chose them and prepared them to carry the message. The Messenger has human and prophetic qualities, the human quality has needs like their peers in creation, and the prophetic quality protects them from human error.

Say: I am only men like you, and God is only God.

Abdullah Mohammed Alafasy

Why did the Holy Qur’an confirm in many of the noble Qur’anic verses about the humanity of the prophets and messengers?

God Almighty sanctified the idea of ​​the humanity of the prophets, describing them in more than one place that they are similar in character to all men, in their forms, food and clothing, or in their own needs and abilities, and their different conditions … Of course it was not just a coincidence, or absurdity. .

What’s the point of it?

If we reflect on a few Qur’anic stories that dealt with the lives of these apostolic personalities of the prophets, we will find the comprehensiveness in the specifications and characteristics that were once gathered among the prophets, and the specificity with which some of them were. unique, from lessons of certainty in God, perseverance and perseverance with our prophet Noah, peace be upon him, to lessons in supplication and forgiveness with Yunus. Peace be upon him, to the beautiful patience with the Prophet Ayoub, peace be upon him, to lessons in submission to the command of God and trust in him with God’s friend Ibrahim, peace be upon him, to the humility of Jesus, wisdom and the righteousness of David, the courage and knowledge of Moses, the chastity of Joseph, the ability and management of Solomon, to Lessons of grace, tolerance, great morals, sincerity and courage … with our Prophet Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him and his family.

These are true stories that are not an imagination or false heroism, stories that are not tainted by additions or omissions, that mimic their characters as a valid model for those under consideration.

– In answer to the question we asked about the lesson to emphasize the humanity of the prophets, that what is meant is the excuses that each of us creates to deny the possibility of being like messengers and prophets, not in the real sense not of the concept, but in our moral, religious and behavioral characteristics, so we strive for perfection in ourselves and our societies, and why not? Or were the prophets not human and came to this honor?

Today, as we talk about this subject, we have a pause for reflection and a comparison between the people of power, kingship and influence in our time and those to whom God has given a king and ruler like no one has given him , and by that I mean our master Solomon, peace be upon him, so how did the prophet Solomon act, proudly take him with sin, or was he arrogant and arrogant or, did he use his power, his kingdom and his dominion to to oppress people and control their fate and livelihood?

Our prophet Solomon, peace with him, as stated in the Qur’anic stories and honorable hadiths, was one of those whom God blessed him with prestige and authority, and he inherited from his father David, peace with him, great knowledge and possession, as the wind was subjected to him, and God gave him the ability to speak to animals. This prophet was given money and power that no man gave him, yet he was not arrogant or oppressive and oppressive, he was rather the righteous ruler among the people, who kept this king and made his power and his king to serve in obedience to God and the servants, to set a fine example for every ruler and authority.

On the other hand, we find that Qarun, who was in the time of the prophet Moses, made peace with him – and he was a righteous man at the beginning of his life and one of the devotees – we find him after God blessed him with riches and money that cannot be counted, as stated in the Almighty saying: عَلَيْهِمْ وَآتَيْنَاهُ مِنَ الْكُنُوزِ مَا إِنَّ مَفَاتِحَهُ لَتَنُوءُ بِالْعُصْبَةِ أُولِي الْقُوَّةِ إِذْ قَالَ لَهُ قَوْمُهُ لَا تَفْرَحْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْفَرِحِينَ» – بالإضافة إلى السلطة والقوة اللتين كان يمتلكهما واللتين يأتي بهما المال – بعد كل هذا الأمور التي أنعمها الله عليه – لم يكن من الشاكرين ولم He uses this money to help the poor and needy, therefore he whispers for the money of Satan and whispers to him and rather whispers to him. rather after his money. truth, so he deviated from the path, and was deceived by himself until matters reached him to attribute the news to himself and his attempt, therefore he oppressed people, spread corruption, prevented rights and forgot the remembrance of God. God darkened him and his possession of the earth before the eyes of men.

The lesson from it, which is suggested in the story of Qarun, is that money, power and might, which God gives to some people, is a test of God for them, and it is a mandate, not an honor. . preserve their resources, and we judge between them with justice and equality, for money and prestige are a fleeting supply, and these are only ways to provide opportunities for a decent existence, and resources available to us by which we live around us can improve.

Unfortunately, we see that the condition of one of us – if he is one of the owners of money, prestige and power – is like the case of Qarun in his arrogance and arrogance – whoever owns money, prestige and power, robs it all out to satisfy his lust for people’s injustice, arrogance, humiliation and control over their fate, so injustice spread and the oppressed increased, and money became a cause for pride and transcendence over people, and an instrument and a measure by which we evaluate people in classes and degrees to distinguish between them, after piety and fear of God have ceased in the souls of most people.

He missed us – after neglecting God and His remembrance – that we are facing two things, either we are like Solomon the Wise, the faithful, pious and righteous believer, or like Qarun, the stubborn, unjust, arrogant.

We have many lessons in the stories of the Qur’an and in the lives of the prophets there are also many lessons and sermons – so let us benefit from it in our lives and fix our souls with it. As well as spreading these values ​​in the souls of those around us and encouraging them, to remind them of the stories and lessons mentioned in the Holy Quran and the stories of the ancient nations that we live in this worldly and benefit from them to attain God’s righteousness on earth, and to maintain the confidence with which God has commanded us so that blessing returns and goodness reigns from New, we will be happy in the world and the hereafter.

The result here, when God gives us authority and influence, and grants us money and prestige, means that it is a mandate, not an honor. Authority means responsibility to the people we have taken control of their affairs, and it is our duty to them to manage their affairs, to manage their affairs, to preserve and govern their resources Between them with justice and equality, but wealth and money are just means of opportunities for a decent life, and available resources through which we can play a role in improving the lives of those around us.

Unfortunately, this is not the case today where we should be. The place of piety in the comparison between them.

All this without realizing that in our choices and our pleasure we represent one of the two models, either we are Suleiman the Wise, the faithful, devoted and righteous believer, or the stubborn, unjust and arrogant Qarun …

May God keep Kuwait safe and secure, and praise God, Lord of the worlds.

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