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:
You do not have time to go for all that pettiness. You are a history maker. You cannot please every person and please God at the same time. If you please Almighty God, He will take care of your critics. Imam Ali (as) said, “One who correct, improve and modify between him and God, God will fit and improve between him and the people.” You should not fear them but you have to be careful about your Lord. Do you fear them? However, God is worthier of being feared by you, should you be faithful. (Qur’an; 9:13)
You are not supposed to engage in every battle. You do not have more energy for this. We all love our family but some family members you have to love them from a distance. You have to accept the fact that some people are never going to be for you. Treat them with respect but you do not need their approval to fulfill your destiny. Do not get lured over into the shallow waters trying to prove to them who you are.
Stay in the deep waters. There will always be people trying to pull you into the shallow waters, criticize, find fault, discredit. Do not waste your time with that. Set your face like a flint and run your own race. So be patient! God’s promise is indeed true. Do not let yourself be upset by those who have no conviction. (Qur’an; 30:60)
Think about Saul. He was chosen to be the next king of Israel. Samuel called them up in front of all the people, and said, “He is our next leader.” Most of the people were happy for Saul but some of his longtime friends did not like Samuel's choice. They began to laugh, make fun, ridicule; “Saul is not going to be our king. Saul does not have what it takes. He is poor.”
The truth is they were jealous of Saul. They were so insecure, so intimidated; they tried to push him down so that they would look bigger, but what did Saul does? He ignored them. He paid them no mind. Because he knew that God has chosen him, so he is the best. He is in deep water. Qur’an says about this: “And their prophet said to them: “God has sent Saul to you as a king.” They said, “How can he have the kingship when we are more deserving than him, and he has not been given an abundance of wealth?” He said, “God has chosen him over you and increased him in knowledge and stature. God gives His kingship to whom He chooses; and God is Encompassing, Knowledgeable”.” (Qur’an; 2:247)
Author: Abolfazl Sabouri
Meditation on God's word