The simple observers are those whom
God endowed with wisdom and knowledge and are not arrogant. They
choose to remain simple. Those who are appointed kings and queens
on earth but decide to remain simple servants of their Lord. The
whole world considers them not worthy, but they are the elite of
the elite. They are described as doomed and following a crazy man,
but they are the intelligent ones whom God chose and guided. They
remain simple submissive worshipers of God alone and trust in Him
alone. They are the ones who examine all words then follow the best.
These are the ones whom God has guided; these are the ones who possess
intelligence (39:18). And when they come across vain talk, they
disregard it and say, we are responsible for our deeds, and you
are responsible for your deeds, peace be upon you. We do not wish
to behave like the ignorant ones (28:55). They never harbor any
hatred towards those who believed (59:10). However, they are harsh
and stern against the disbelievers, but kind and merciful among
themselves. You see them bowing and prostrating, seeking blessing
from God and approval. Their marks are in their faces because of
their prostrating (48:29). They avoid gross sins and transgression
except for minor offenses. Their sides readily forsake their beds
in order to worship their Lord, out of reverence and hope. And from
God’s provision to them they give (42:37:38).
Who are these simple observers? The submitters, of course! This
is stated in the scripture as follows:
You shall strive for the cause of God as you should
strive for His cause. He has chosen you and has placed no hardship
on you in practicing your religion—the religion of your father
Abraham. He is the one who named you “submitters” originally.
Thus, the messenger shall serve as a witness among you and you
shall serve as witnesses
among the people. Therefore, you shall observe the contact prayers
and give the obligatory charity and hold fast to God. He is your
Lord, the best Lord and the best supporter. (22:78)
The above verse tells us that any religion that is less than simple
is from other than God Almighty. Simple observers appreciate what
it takes to reduce what is difficult to that which is simple. Glory
be to God who decreed for us the religion that is simple to observe.
Unlike the idol worshipers’ religions or their ways of life—which
are full of nonsense laws and difficult to observe—we are
blessed with a perfect religion of Monotheism, but most people do
not know. Therefore, we must unify our submission to God, reverence
Him, observe the contact prayers and whatever we do, we should never
ever fall into idol worship. Thus, “our contact prayers, our
worship practices, our lives and death are all devoted absolutely
to God alone, the Lord of the universe.” (6:162) This is one
of the reasons we must force ourselves to be with one another in
order to unify all our religious practices, and to be tolerant and
kind with one another by way of communications.
We should remind with the Quran alone, seeking God’s blessing
not as a means to boost our egos or show how smart we are. God already
described us as intelligent and people of understanding. We ask
questions to improve our understanding, not to disbelieve. We are
thus united in one column like the bricks in the walls (61:4). We
reverence a day that is extremely difficult, full of misery and
trouble. Consequently, God protects the righteous from the evils
of that day and rewards them for their steadfastness, with paradise
(76:10-12). They will enter paradise together with
their spouses and rejoice. They will
have mansions upon mansions constructed for them with flowing streams.
This is God’s promise and God never breaks His promise (39:20).
Therefore, we should devote our unified worship absolutely to God
alone, even if the disbelievers dislike it (40:14). We should also
avoid those who do not take their religion seriously and are totally
absorbed in this worldly life (6:70). We should remind only with
this Quran and not dispute among ourselves lest we fail and scatter
our strength (8:46). We should not be like those who became divided
and disputed despite the clear proofs that were given to them, for
these have incurred a terrible retribution (3:105).
The idol worshipers will resent this invitation. This is because
they do not possess vision to observe that which is simple. Instead
they pursue their own opinions and dwell in vain talk and conjecture.
And when they read Quran they pursue the multiple meaning verses
to create confusion and seek different meaning (3:7). Their egos
cause them to disregard God’s revelation. Consequently, God
sends them astray despite their knowledge, seals their hearing and
their minds and places a veil on their eyes; who then can guide
them after such a decision by God? (16:108) Only those who repent,
believe and lead a righteous life will enter paradise without the
O you who believe if you obey some of those who
received the scripture, they will revert you after having believed
into disbelievers. How can you disbelieve when these revelations
of God have been recited to you and His messenger has come to you?
Whoever holds fast to God will be guided in the right path.
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