Hawzah News Agency (Qom, Iran) – The Qur’an is the very word of God; a complete record of the exact words revealed by Almighty God through the Archangel Gabriel to His Last Messenger. This holy book is not just a torch of guidance for afterlife, and if you look at it close enough, you would find important messages for living in this life as well.
Here we are going to present some informative articles about how you can relate on the verses of Qur’an in real life which potentially would lead to solving your personal and social problems and having a very spiritual and beautiful life by accepting God’s commands:
Be like Zachariah and John. God says about them: “So we answered his prayer, and gave him John, and remedied his wife's infertility for him. Indeed they were active in performing good works and used to hasten to do good, and they would supplicate Us with eagerness and awe and were humble before Us.” (Qur’an; 21:90)
If you know the right thing to do, but you are not doing it, then that is sin. If you know in your heart that something is not right for you, and you go against your conscience, that is disobedience; you will not have God’s blessings on those activities. Whatever is not from faith is sin. In other words, if you cannot engage in an activity with confidence that you are pleasing God, for you that activity is out of line with His plan. Maybe there is a person that you need to forgive. God has been dealing with you about it. He says, “Let them excuse and forbear. Do you not love, that God should forgive you? And God is all-forgiving, all-merciful.” (Qur’an; 24:22)
However, you think, “I cannot do that; they hurt me too badly. What they did was not right; it was not fair.” The longer you put it off, the more difficult it is going to be. On the other hand, if you will take that first step of faith and release any bitterness or resentment, you will be amazed at how joy overflows in your life.
You may be asking, “How do I know when it is really God’s timing?” Simple; it is God’s timing when He is dealing with you about a matter. Maybe it is something you have been neglecting, an area you need to change; something you have been putting off. Be willing to do something about it. Stop putting off the apologies you need to make. Stop putting off the little jobs around the home and the office that need to be done. Do not procrastinate when it comes to your health and taking care of the body that God has given you. When you know what is right, but you just keep putting it off, you risk missing God’s best. Of course, God can take care of you, but God expects you to do your part. He says, “Fulfill My covenant that I may fulfill your covenant.” (Qur’an; 2:40)
As it mentioned do not be like the people of Israel. Moses said to them: “O my people enter the Holy Land, which God has ordained for you.” They said, “O Moses, in it are a mighty people, and we will not enter it until they leave. So when they leave, then we will enter it.” (Qur’an; 5: 21&22) What did happen then? God said “It shall be forbidden them for forty years; they shall wander about in the earth. So do not grieve for the transgressing lot.” (Qur’an; 5:26)
Quit putting off what you know in your heart is the right thing to do. You may be putting off spending time with your family. You are so busy; you work all the time. Your attitude is, “One day I am going to slow down and enjoy these children that God has given me. One day, I am going to take that trip to visit my parents who are getting up in age. One day, I am going to call that loved one that I have been thinking about.” No, take time now for the people you love. You do not really know how long they are going to be here. No soul knows what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul knows in what land it will die. Indeed God is all-knowing, all-aware. (Qur’an; 31:34)
Author: Abolfazl Sabouri
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