Thoughts on Submission to God
Cont'd from page 2
definition of religion is: the practice of religious beliefs; a ritual observance of faith. For example, Christians attending mass on Sunday while generally remaining heedless about God the rest of the week.
Submission is a much deeper and more active concept than what we traditionally understand to be religion.
We are spiritual beings in bodily garments, thus our submission to God is the absolute devotion of our souls (ourselves) and bodies (garments) every moment of our lives on this earth and even beyond our earthly existence. It means willingly submitting, without ever tiring, without the least arrogance, without the least disobedience, without the least hesitation, just like every other creature in the universe.
[16:48] Have they not seen all the things created by GOD? Their shadows surround them right and left, in total submission to GOD, and willingly.
[13:15] To GOD prostrates everyone in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and the evenings
[16:49] To GOD prostrates everything in the heavens and everything on earth ― every creature―and so do the angels; without the least arrogance.
[22:18] Do you not realize that to GOD prostrates everyone in the heavens and the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the trees, and the animals, and many people? Many others among the people are committed to doom. Whomever GOD shames, none will honor him. Everything is in accordance with GOD's will.
[6:162] Say, "My Contact Prayers (Salat), my worship practices, my life and my death, are all devoted absolutely to GOD alone, the Lord of the universe.
[2:208] O you who believe, you shall embrace total submission; do not follow the steps of Satan, for he is your most ardent enemy.
Wow! My weight is 281 pounds and at 5’4” tall, according to the weight and height chart in America, I’m considered grossly overweight. I should weigh somewhere between 135-140 pounds. So I’m over 140 overweight. Well, I wonder according to God’s weight chart, is this good or bad. His chart doesn’t focus on the body weight; His is the soul weight. Scientists say a dead body loses an ounce, so they’re saying the soul is about an ounce. How much will your soul weigh on the Day of Judgment?
[18:105] Such are the ones who disbelieved in the revelations of their Lord and in meeting Him. Therefore, their works are in vain; on the Day of Resurrection, they have no weight.
[7:8-9] The scales will be set on that day, equitably. Those whose weights are heavy will be the winners. As for those whose weights are light, they will be the ones who lost their souls, as a consequence of disregarding our revelations, unjustly.
One must remember in this world our bodies are not the real thing. The real “body” is the soul, and we want that very, very, very heavy in weight, maybe a trillion pounds.
[23:102-3] As for those whose weights are heavy, they will be the winners. Those whose weights are light are the ones who lost their souls; they abide in Hell forever.
In this world they say a woman never tells her weight. Well, as you can see I did. But as heavy as I am in this worldly body, I’m striving real hard to be bigger in the eternal life with my soul. How does one get that heavy, large soul?
· Never worship anything besides God
· Read, study, follow the Quran, the whole Quran, and nothing but the Quran
· Follow all five pillars and all commandments in the Quran
· Meditate for extra credit
· Be very kind to people, especially the real family, our brothers and sisters
· Believe, lead a righteous life; your works make the soul heavy
· Remember, failing to heed our Creator leads to spiritual starvation and eventual loss of the soul
[39:15] “Therefore, worship whatever you wish besides Him.” Say, “The real losers are those who lose their souls, and their families, on the Day of Resurrection.” Most certainly, this is the real loss.
[101:6-11] As for him whose weights are heavy. He will lead a happy (eternal) life. As for him whose weights are light. His destiny is lowly. Do you know what it is? The blazing Hellfire.
I’m not telling you to eat wrong and not eat good nutritious food and keep within a good weight. Just don’t idolize the outer body. Be more concerned with the inner “body,” the real one. You want it to be heavy on the Day of Judgment. Meanwhile, I’m working on the outer body also, but my priority is the Real Body’s weight. We need to eat the right “Soul Food”—using the Quran and righteous works.
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Recipe for Happy Submitter
Take one God alone
Add 5 Contact Prayers
Include 2.5% Zakat charity
Maintain 100% Righteousness
Stir in 1 Month of Ramadan
If possible, add Hajj
Mix well Contact Prayers, Zakat, Righteousness and Ramadan. Add Hajj, if possible. Take large God Alone and spread it on your whole life. It’s delicious.