Young Enlightened Submitters
Quran is the true words of God that He gave to us through His prophet Muhammed. God expects us to believe in His book and his words. Believing in God and His words means to follow every order God gave us in the Quran. In Sura 2, God told us about three kinds of people. (1) The righteous. (2) The disbelievers and (3) The hypocrites. Only the righteous people will succeed and make it to paradise. The others will not make it and will suffer for what they did.
We should all try our best to be among the righteous people. God told us the easy and simple ways to be among the righteous people. Follow the words of God in the Quran and do what He asked you to do. God's religion is never difficult. God does not make things difficult for us. God wants us to be guided and He will reward us for our good work. God explains to us in the Quran who are the righteous and who are the disbelievers and hypocrites. Let us read what the Quran says about these three kinds of people
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[2:2] This scripture is infallible; a beacon for the righteous;
[2:3] who believe in the unseen, observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and from our provisions to them, they give to charity.
[2:4] And they believe in what was revealed to you, and in what was revealed before you,* and with regard to the Hereafter, they are absolutely certain.
[2:5] These are guided by their Lord; these are the winners.
[2:6] As for those who disbelieve, it is the same for them; whether you warn them, or not warn them, they cannot believe.
[2:7] GOD seals their minds and their hearing, and their eyes are veiled. They have incurred severe retribution.
[2:8] Then there are those who say, "We believe in GOD and the Last Day," while they are not believers.
[2:9] In trying to deceive GOD and those who believe, they only deceive themselves without perceiving.
[2:10] In their minds there is a disease. Consequently, GOD augments their disease. They have incurred a painful retribution for their lying.
[2:11] When they are told, "Do not commit evil," they say, "But we are righteous!"
[2:12] In fact, they are evildoers, but they do not perceive.
[2:13] When they are told, "Believe like the people who believed," they say, "Shall we believe like the fools who believed?" In fact, it is they who are fools, but they do not know.
[2:14] When they meet the believers, they say, "We believe," but when alone with their devils, they say, "We are with you; we were only mocking."
[2:15] GOD mocks them, and leads them on in their transgressions, blundering.
[2:16] It is they who bought the straying, at the expense of guidance. Such trade never prospers, nor do they receive any guidance.
[2:17] Their example is like those who start a fire, then, as it begins to shed light around them, GOD takes away their light, leaving them in darkness, unable to see.
[2:18] Deaf, dumb, and blind; they fail to return.
[2:19] Another example: a rainstorm from the sky in which there is darkness, thunder, and lightning. They put their fingers in their ears, to evade death. GOD is fully aware of the disbelievers.
[2:20] The lightning almost snatches away their eyesight. When it lights for them, they move forward, and when it turns dark, they stand still. If GOD wills, He can take away their hearing and their eyesight. GOD is Omnipotent.
[2:21] O people, worship only your Lord - the One who created you and those before you - that you may be saved.
[2:22] The One who made the earth habitable for you, and the sky a structure. He sends down from the sky water, to produce all kinds of fruits for your sustenance. You shall not set up idols to rival GOD, now that you know.
scripture = sacred book, for example the Quran and the Bible.
infallible= does not make errors or mistakes.
beacon= a source of guidance or light
reveal= to make something known.
veil = to cover
incurred= to cut, turn, break up , lift and turn over the soil.
retribution= receiving of punishment or reward.
deceive= to make someone accept what is false
perceive= to become aware of
mock= to ridicule.
transgression= breaking the laws or orders
blunder= make a big mistake
snatch= to take or grasp suddenly
habitable= suitable (good enough) to be lived in
sustenance= means of support, help and living