We will deal with the dividers
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the divine details mentioned throughout the 114 chapters of this infallible, fully detailed, Quran. We cannot have one voice, one choice and one action if we fail to encompass the entire context of Quran and fail to grasp all the details of every matter of wisdom in this amazing book. Selectivity and partial obedience means nothing and leads to confusion, divisions and weakness. Ultimately, our voice of the truth would fade out—we become unworthy of it. In this case, Satan is a winner over us.
[Quran 3:103] You shall hold fast to the rope of God, all of you, and do not be divided. Recall God’s blessings upon you—you used to be enemies and He reconciled your hearts. By His grace, you became brethren. You were at the brink of a pit of fire, and He saved you therefrom. God thus explains His revelations for you, that you may be guided.
[Quran 61:4] God loves those who fight in His cause united in one column, like the bricks in one wall.
[Quran 30:32] (Do not fall in idol worship,) like those who divide their religion into sects; each party rejoicing with what they have.
[Quran 2:256] There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in God has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. God is Hearer, Omniscient.
Quran is the foundation for unity in the sight of God. As a community, being able to correctly reach the right conclusions to implement Quran allows us to hold fast to the rope of God and grasp the strongest bond. Satan’s call for unity is a call for division in disguise. It’s based on illusion. He jumps in only to blind us so we ignore many other related verses. Satan also picks and chooses for us other verses, taken out of context, to add false legitimacy to wrong choices and enforce our deviation. He sugar-coats all of his lowly approaches. Only those knowledgeable of the WHOLE Quran could understand these kinds of schemes and defeat Satan with the solid facts, with the Truth.
[Quran 20:114] Most Exalted is God, the only true King. Do not rush into uttering the Quran before it is revealed to you, and say, “My Lord, increase my knowledge.”
HOW TO BE CLOSE TO GOD
It is very important that we remind ourselves that we (the real person, the soul) are not of this earthly world. We came from a place in the high heavens. We were not appreciative of our Lord, and leaned towards Satan’s point of view.
Since our souls are not of earthly materials, our salvation cannot possibly come from earthly materials such as: money, wealth, health, children, positions, knowledge, power, etc. …
[6:32] The life of this world is no more than illusion and vanity, while the abode of the Hereafter is far better for the righteous.
Whatever exists in this world is an illusion, so does it make sense to seek help from illusions?
Our only salvation is God. By His grace He has sent down to us a road map, a heavenly scripture, which provides the details of everything. So if we want to distance ourselves from the worldly materials and move closer to the Divine, let’s follow the road map.
[6:114] Shall I seek other than GOD as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed? ...
1. God is Omnipresent.
[7:205] You shall remember your Lord within yourself, publicly, privately, and quietly, day and night; do not be unaware.
Why does God wants us to meditate on Him, glorify Him and commemorate Him day and night? The reason is that God wants to draw us near to Him and away from the illusions of this world, not thinking about the past or worrying about the future, but to submit wholly to Him alone. He wants us to be present with Him most of the time, as He is present with us always.
2. God is Omniscient, Knower.
He knows everything, His knowledge is infinite and complete and He never deviates from the truth, while Satan, upon receiving knowledge, is sure to cause division and disputes. Arguments and disputes always start when we insist on our understanding, and force others against God’s commands.
[2:256] There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.
We learn from the following verse that God wants us to avoid arguments and disputes. This verse also teaches us to focus on important things and to not argue and cause division.
[18:22] Some would say, “They were three; their dog being the fourth,” while others would say, “Five; the sixth being their dog,” as they guessed. Others said, “Seven,” and the eighth was their dog. Say, “My Lord is the best knower of their number.” Only a few knew the correct number. Therefore, do not argue with them; just go along with them. You need not consult anyone about this.
3. God guides (3:8, 4:26, 28:56), while Satan misleads (22:3-4, 4:119).
4. God is Appreciative (4:147, 64:17), while Satan is unappreciative of his Lord (7:17, 17:27, 38:74).
Appreciation and Submission go hand in hand and both are impossible without complete trust in God.
5. God’s promise is the truth (10:55, 31:33, 40:77), while Satan’s promise is mere illusion (14:22).
6. God is Bounteous (2:261, 5:54), while Satan is stingy (2:268).
7. God assures our hearts (2:112), while Satan instills fear in his subjects (3:175).
8. God invites to God’s Masjid (3:104, 7:193, 7:198, 10:25, 28:87), while Satan boycotts God’s masjid and invites to hell (2:114, 8:34, 14:22, 35:6).
9. God is the Provider (5:114, 22:58, 51:58), while Satan brings misery and poverty (2:268, 47:8).
10. God is Faithful (59:23, 3:9, 30:6), while Satan is disloyal and breaks his promises (14:22).
11. God is sacred (62:1, 59:23), while Satan is polluted (24:21).
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