Will They Not Reflect?

People, however, tend to overlook the truth because their hearts are not touched by its invigorating light. Hence, they remain preoccupied with petty concerns, lost in a perpetual maze. They are only awakened when faced with inevitable doom, looking at the suffering that awaits them and enduring a humiliatingly and strong reproach:

“Nay, but their hearts are covered (blind) from understanding this ( Quran), and they have other (evil) deeds, besides, which they are doing. Until when We seize their affluent ones with punishment, at once they are crying [to Allah ] for help. Do not cry out today. Indeed, by Us you will not be helped. Indeed My Verses used to be recited to you, but you used to turn back on your heels (denying them, and with hatred to listen to them).In arrogance regarding it (Qur’an), conversing by night, speaking evil.” Al-Qur’an 23:63-67

Thus, the reason for their headlong pursuit of worldly affairs is nothing like being burdened with what they cannot bear. It is simply that their hearts are blinded, unable to see the truth as clearly stated in the Qur’ān. They are wont to follow a line different from the course charted by the Qur’ān: they have other (evil) deeds, besides, which they are doing. (Verse 63)

The sūrah then paints a picture of their being awakened by a sudden calamity: Until when We seize their affluent ones with punishment, at once they are crying [to Allah ] for help. (Verse 64) People who live in luxury are indeed the ones who are most preoccupied with life’s comforts, totally oblivious to what lies ahead. Now they find themselves suddenly overtaken by suffering, and they cry out for mercy, making a passionate appeal for it to be lifted. It is a picture that contrasts with the life of luxury and arrogance they lead in this world. Hence, they receive a strong reproach: “Do not cry out today. Indeed, by Us you will not be helped.” (Verse 65) The scene is described as though it is taking place now. They are strongly reproached, made certain of having no support, and reminded of what they used to do in life: “Indeed My Verses used to be recited to you, but you used to turn back on your heels (denying them, and with hatred to listen to them).In arrogance regarding it (Qur’an), conversing by night, speaking evil.” (Verses 66-67) It is as though what was being recited was a danger or a calamity you needed to avoid. You were too proud to submit to the truth. Indeed, you compounded your insolence, adding insult to injury, speaking ill of the Prophet and his message, but you, nevertheless, are willing to spend hours in idle chit-chat. 

Taken from In the Shade of The Qur’an vol.12 page 181

So let us change our life through Qur’an before calamity falls. Let us submit to our Lord, surely,we will get peace of mind and tranquility. What you need is just to open your mind. Just begin the journey today before too late.

“And if they do not respond to you – then know that the Qur’an was revealed with the knowledge of Allah and that there is no deity except Him. Then, would you [not] be Muslims?” Al-Qur’aan 11:14

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