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:
Do not be like people of Moses (peace be upon him) who delayed obedience. God commanded the people of Israel to slaughter a cow, but they made excuses and put it off. Moses said to his people: “God orders you to slaughter a heifer.” They said, “Do you mock us?” He said, “I seek refuge with God that I will not be of the ignorant ones.” They said, “Call upon your Lord for us that He may clarify which it is.” He said, “He says it is ... So now do as you are commanded.” They said, “Call upon your Lord for us that He may clarify what color it is.” He said, “He says it is ...” They said, “Call upon your Lord for us that He may clarify which one it is ...” He said, “He says it is a ...” They said, “Now you have come with the truth.” They slaughtered it, though they were about not to do it. (Qur’an; 2: 67-71)
Many times, somebody’s name comes to mind, and I know I should go call him or her and encourage him or her. I feel so strongly about it, but I am in the middle of watching the ball game. I have even said, “God, I am going to do that later. I will call them tomorrow. Or maybe I will invite them out to eat next week.” My intentions are good, but then life gets busy. Other things take priority, and I miss out on sowing that seed of blessing. I have learned that when a person comes to mind, I need to respond now. If I cannot get them on the phone, I will leave a message, or ask one of my assistants, Hey, “send these guys a note;” let them know you are thinking of them, see if there is anything you can do to help.
In what area is God dealing with you? Are you putting off being good to people? Some people are putting off making peace with God. People tell, “I need to get back in mosque. I know I need to start living right, making better choices, and resisting temptations. It is just not the right time. But one day you are going to see me there.” Others say, “As soon as I break these addictions, as soon as I get rid of these bad habits, then I will be there.” Really, they have it backwards; come to God just as you are and He will help you get your life cleaned up.
The trick of the enemy is to tell you “Do it tomorrow. You can do it some other time. Do it after you get out of college. These are your party years; do it later.” Do not believe those lies. Qur’an says, “O mankind! Eat of what is lawful and pure in the earth, and do not follow in Satan's steps. Indeed, he is your manifest enemy. He only prompts you to commit evil and indecent acts, and that you attribute to God what you do not know.” (Qur’an; 2: 168&169)
Author: Abolfazl Sabouri
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