Idolatry or Submission
Are they seeking other than God’s religion, when
everything in the heavens and the earth
Our lives at times can be chaotic and seem
unreasonable. For example a sure plan can easily turn into a disaster.
At other times a simple get-together with family or friends becomes a
feud. Different people can view their lives in their own separate ways.
The majority of people may view their lives as a sequence of coincidences.
These people use words like chance or luck to describe the good or bad
that happens to them. Other people may view their lives as superstitions,
and they go about lengthy procedures to avoid bad happenings.
based on many verses in the Quran which describe that God is in total control of all creatures in this Universe. Anything that happens to any of us is ultimately controlled by God Almighty. The following verse from Sura ‘Amramites’ is one such verse which depicts God’s control over all things:
To God belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth, and all matters are controlled by God. (3:109)
Since God is in total control, it could only mean, firstly, our lives
are not coincidental. Words like chance and luck are void and meaningless.
Secondly, nobody other than God can give us joy or unhappiness, therefore
there is no reason to be superstitious. The following verse from Sura
further gives meaning to our lives.
Anything bad that happens to you is a consequence of your own deeds, and He overlooks many (of your sins). (42:30)
Some people may object to this verse. They might say if God is Most Gracious
and Merciful, and He is also in control, why then does He give unhappiness
to some. Obviously these people are not aware of God’s system.
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