- May 20, 2018
Interesting. I think nothing changed much during the past 14 centuries or soI think I posted this before
but I don't care
insha'Allah I will post it again
Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book had faith, it were best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors.
-Surah Ali 'Imran [3:110]
It's a very good idea psychologically to think you are forgiven. You don't have a guilt complex and are free to achieve more in life and be more productive for people around you. However, the idea of Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) being angry with our actions is wrong. There is no Al-Jaheem. We pay the price for our wrong-doing here on earth, as individuals and as society. Many things that are considered Halal are in fact Haram in the sense of being destructive on personal or higher societal level. Our wonderful Creator has created the bad actions as a means of improving us. People learn through good and bad actions and observing the consequences. It's a school, not an exam where you pass or fail. All people pass into a pleasant afterlife, having learned something. Even very bad people. Tgey miss out on blessings here on earth, and it's a huge thing.
And say, "My Lord, forgive and have mercy, and You are the best of the merciful."
Subhan AllahSurah Ad-Duha - 93
"By the morning brightness
And [by] the night when it covers with darkness,
Your Lord has not taken leave of you, [O Muhammad], nor has He detested [you].
And the Hereafter is better for you than the first [life].
And your Lord is going to give you, and you will be satisfied.
Did He not find you an orphan and give [you] refuge?
And He found you lost and guided [you],
And He found you poor and made [you] self-sufficient.
So as for the orphan, do not oppress [him].
And as for the petitioner, do not repel [him]."