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:
When you show love, you are showing God. When you are merciful, understanding, accepting that heals or that restores, that brings new life. You have been good at telling people what you do not like. However, do not be known just for what you are against; be known for what you are for. You are for people. You are for new beginnings. You are for second chances. Your attitude should be “if you have good morals or no morals, I am still going to love you. If you are clean and sober or you are strung-out and addicted, I am still going to love you. If you are black or white, Muslims or Christian, believer or atheist, I am still going to love you. And I will try my best to help you, to save you.”
What would this world be like if instead of judging people you really start loving people? So maybe they do not look like you but they are not supposed to. God made them different. Maybe they are not where they should be in life right now. That is okay. They are on a journey. They are not a finished product. Do not shut them out. Your God is the God of the whole earth. He is not a white God, a black God. However, so many times you may have this narrow view of God. You may have your little circle of what you believe, and who you think is right, and then exclude everyone else. You point out their faults, what they are doing wrong, where you do not agree. Nobody is correct 100 percent. Do not say, “They do not pray like we pray.” Do not focus on the things that separate you. The longer I live, the more I realize how big God’s circle is; how wide his mercy extends. Indeed, God is most kind and merciful towards mankind. (Qur’an; 22:65)
Say, “My love for you is bigger than a theological difference. It is bigger than what faith you practice. It is even bigger than a political or a philosophical difference. If you draw a circle to shut me out, I am going to draw a bigger circle to shut you in.” When you love unconditionally, you have a wide circle. You are not judging everybody to see if they fit into your little box.
You can say, “Where would we be without the mercy of God?” when you did not deserve it. When you made mistakes, God showed you his unconditional love. He is asking you to show this same love to other people. He says, “Lower your wing to the faithful and be courteous and Supportive to them.” (Qur’an; 15:88) Do not look at them through eyes of judgment; look at them through eyes of mercy.
Author: Abolfazl Sabouri
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