In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
By (the Token of) Time (through the ages),
Verily Man is in loss,
Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds,
and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth,
and of Patience and Constancy.
– translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali
In my previous posts I have said the way to the truth is through understanding the Holy Quran.
However, Al Quran is the divine revelation which is relevant for the present, past and future generations of mankind. There are rules and regulations to be followed. There are examples of Prophets, Kings,Nations ,Human Anatomy to the creation and the end of this Universe.
There are many laws and rules and regulations that appear in the Al-Qur’ân as specific guidance, but this early surah is much grander in scale and portrays the fundamental character and moral values which are essential for the righteous life. This sûrah shows us “the big picture”, and undoubtedly anyone who truly understands and lives by these ideals will be on the straight path.
For the normal Burmese Muslim to approach Quran will be not as easy as he may think. I would suggest my brothers to read, try to understand and reflect the Surah Al Asr as, it is the primary source for understanding of the Holy Quran.
Allah (SWT) makes Al Quran easy for us. A Good example is Surah Al Asr. The whole Surah covers the life of a Muslim, the purpose of Allah’s creation, and what Allah wants from you.
This Surah is simple for you to understand the concept of Allah’s creation. The frame work of the Divine religion is clearly explained in Surah Al Asr.
In my next post I will try to discuss why Surah Al Asr is very important for all of us to understand and reflect.
Allah Knows the best
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This sûrah was one of the earliest revelations which the angel Gabriel delivered to the Prophet Muhammad. In sûrah al-Fâtiha, Allâh has taught us to seek the straight path, as–sirât al-mustaqîm, and in sûrah al-‘asr the essence of that straight path is revealed to mankind.
In this sûrah we learn that we should always be filled with belief in the power and wonder of Allah, perform righteous works, encourage one another toward the Truth, and encourage one another to patience.
Anyone who successfully follows this divine guidance will find themselves on the straight path, and their life will be filled with the glory of Allâh, while those who fail to follow this guidance will be at a great loss.
These seemingly simple lines of divine guidance tell us how to live our entire life. Many books, with thousands of words, cannot say as much as is contained in these three short verses.