Wisdom: A Great Treasure [2:269] He bestows wisdom upon whomever He chooses, and whoever attains wisdom, has attained a great bounty. Only those who possess intelligence will take heed.
Among God's blessings is the ability to take heed, learn, and build up the wise and righteous methodology and analysis of all events and surroundings in our life. Quran is the true and perpetual source of good logic, guidance and wisdom. We can progress and seek all kinds of knowledge and bounties in every single aspect and field in this life. However, if this strife to be better is not linked in one way or another to the enhancement and support of the vital spiritual purification of our souls, then unfortunately our efforts are wasted and totally in vain.
The following statements were previously shared by one of our viewers. The wisdom behind them is confirmed by many verses in our ultimate source of wisdom, the Quran.
- People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; forgive them anyway.
Study the Quran [47:24] Why do they not study the Quran carefully? Do they have locks on their minds?
[37:154] What is wrong with your logic?
Addressing the Disbelievers [37:155] Why do you not take heed?
[37:156] Do you have any proof?
[37:157] Show us your book, if you are truthful.
[68:35] Shall we treat the Submitters like the criminals?
[68:36] What is wrong with your logic?
[68:37] Do you have another book to uphold?
[4:128] If a woman senses oppression or desertion from her husband, the couple shall try to reconcile their differences, for conciliation is best for them. Selfishness is a human trait, and if you do good and lead a righteous life, GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you do.
[7:199] You shall resort to pardon, advocate tolerance, and disregard the ignorant.
[4:63] GOD is fully aware of their innermost intentions. You shall ignore them, enlighten them, and give them good advice that may save their souls.
Additional Traits of the Righteous [25:72] They do not bear false witness. When they encounter vain talk, they ignore it.
[54:4] Sufficient warnings have been delivered to alert them.
[54:5] Great wisdom; but all the warnings have been in vain.
[54:6] Ignore them; the day will come when the caller will announce a terrible disaster.
Traits of the Righteous [25:63] The worshipers of the Most Gracious are those who tread the earth gently, and when the ignorant speak to them, they only utter peace.
- If you are kind, most people may accuse you with ulterior motives; be kind anyway.
A Chip On Their Shoulders [63:4] When you see them, you may be impressed by their looks. And when they speak, you may listen to their eloquence. They are like standing logs. They think that every call is intended against them. These are the real enemies; beware of them. GOD condemns them; they have deviated.
Suspicion Is Sinful [49:12] O you who believe, you shall avoid any suspicion, for even a little bit of suspicion is sinful. You shall not spy on one another, nor shall you backbite one another; this is as abominable as eating the flesh of your dead brother. You certainly abhor this. You shall observe GOD. GOD is Redeemer, Most Merciful.
How to Spread God's Message [16:125] You shall invite to the path of your Lord with wisdom and kind enlightenment, and debate with them in the best possible manner. Your Lord knows best who has strayed from His path, and He knows best who are the guided ones.
- If you are successful, you will earn some false friends and some true enemies. Very few will be appreciative of you. Succeed anyway.
Do Not Befriend Hypocrites
[3:118] O you who believe, do not befriend outsiders who never cease to wish you harm; they even wish to see you suffer. Hatred flows out of their mouths and what they hide in their chests is far worse. We thus clarify the revelations for you, if you understand.
[3:119] Here you are loving them, while they do not love you, and you believe in all the scripture. When they meet you they say, "We believe," but as soon as they leave, they bite their fingers out of rage towards you. Say, "Die in your rage." GOD is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.
[27:73] Your Lord is full of grace towards the people, but most of them are unappreciative.
[3:120] When anything good comes your way they hurt, and when something bad happens to you they rejoice. If you steadfastly persevere, and maintain righteousness, their schemes will never hurt you. GOD is fully aware of everything they do.
- If you are honest, frank, and forthright, most of them still cheat you; be straightforward anyway.
[83:1] Woe to the cheaters.
Honesty & Justice Advocated [4:58] GOD commands you to give back anything the people have entrusted to you. If you judge among the people, you shall judge equitably. The best enlightenment indeed is what GOD recommends for you. GOD is Hearer, Seer.
[26:183] "Do not cheat the people out of their rights, and do not roam the earth corruptingly.
Do Not Beat Around the Bush [2:189] They ask you about the phases of the moon! Say, "They provide a timing device for the people, and determine the time of Hajj." It is not righteous to beat around the bush;* righteousness is attained by upholding the commandments and by being straightforward. You shall observe GOD, that you may succeed.
- What you spent years building and earning, they may destroy overnight; keep building anyway.
[14:34] ... Indeed, the human being is transgressing, unappreciative.
[47:14] Are those enlightened by their Lord the same as those whose evil works are adorned in their eyes, and they follow their own opinions?
[23:96] Therefore, counter their evil works with goodness; we are fully aware of their claims.
- If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous and scorn; stay joyous anyway.
Jealousy Condemned [2:105] Neither the disbelievers among the followers of the scripture, nor the idol worshipers, wish to see any blessings come down to you from your Lord. However, GOD showers His blessings upon whomever He chooses. GOD possesses infinite grace.
[4:54] Are they envious of the people because GOD has showered them with His blessings? We have given Abraham's family the scripture, and wisdom; we granted them a great authority.
[4:55] Some of them believed therein, and some of them repelled therefrom; Hell is the only just retribution for these.
[3:120] ..... If you steadfastly persevere, and maintain righteousness, their schemes will never hurt you. GOD is fully aware of everything they do.
- The good you do today, most of them will forget tomorrow; keep doing good anyway.
[22:66] He is the One who granted you life, then He puts you to death, then He brings you back to life. Surely, the human being is unappreciative.
[2:148] Each of you chooses the direction to follow; you shall race towards righteousness. Wherever you may be, GOD will summon you all. GOD is Omnipotent.
- Share with the world the best you have, and it will not be enough for most people; give the world the best you have got anyway.
[5:35] O you who believe, you shall reverence GOD and seek the ways and means to Him, and strive in His cause, that you may succeed.
[29:69] As for those who strive in our cause, we will surely guide them in our paths. Most assuredly, GOD is with the pious.
[63:10] You shall give from our provisions to you before death comes to you, then you say, "My Lord, if only You could delay this for a short while! I would then be charitable and join the righteous!"
[2:195] You shall spend in the cause of GOD; do not throw yourselves with your own hands into destruction. You shall be charitable; GOD loves the charitable.
Good News [9:20] Those who believe, and emigrate, and strive in the cause of GOD with their money and their lives, are far greater in rank in the sight of GOD. These are the winners.
- Ultimately, it is between you and God; it has been never between you and them anyway.
[9:105] Say, "Work righteousness; GOD will see your work, and so will His messenger and the believers. Ultimately, you will be returned to the Knower of all secrets and declarations, then He will inform you of everything you had done."
[16:111] The day will come when every soul will serve as its own advocate, and every soul will be paid fully for whatever it had done, without the least injustice.
[41:46] Whoever works righteousness does so for his own good, and whoever works evil does so to his own detriment. Your Lord is never unjust towards the people.
Guaranteed Happiness Now and Forever [16:97] Anyone who works righteousness, male or female, while believing, we will surely grant them a happy life in this world, and we will surely pay them their full recompense (on the Day of Judgment) for their righteous works.
So in the end, our response to all the negative we face on a daily basis should be nothing, God willing, but more perseverance to hold fast to the rope of God; to love God the most and please Him the most. Nothing should come in the way of purifying our souls in order to qualify for the eternal bliss of God.
Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless you.