Hi all readers! In this article I will explain the motivation of the Qur’an for someone who is in dropped conditions. I think we all know about the worst conditions. I think we’ve all experienced it. We have been afraid. We have never been happy and we want it. We have never felt strong enough to bear the burden of life. We have felt like a failure and we want to be successful. We have ever despaired and we want to get up. Maybe now we are experiencing it all or going through it all, but we don’t know what we have to do. Islam as a religion of peace and love does not want everything that goes against it. Islam always motivates all humans to be better.
Okay! Straight to! If we want to know the motivation of Islam for someone who is in a state of deterioration, consider a few verses below;
قُلۡ يَٰعِبَادِيَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَسۡرَفُواْ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِهِمۡ لَا تَقۡنَطُواْ مِن رَّحۡمَةِ ٱللَّهِۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَغۡفِرُ ٱلذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًاۚ إِنَّهُۥ هُوَ ٱلۡغَفُورُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ ٥٣
Say: O my servants! who have acted extravagantly against their own souls, do not despair of the mercy of Allah; surely Allah forgives the faults altogether; surely, He is the Forgiving the Merciful. (Az-Zumar ; 53).
وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ٱدۡعُونِيٓ أَسۡتَجِبۡ لَكُمۡۚ إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَسۡتَكۡبِرُونَ عَنۡ عِبَادَتِي سَيَدۡخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ ٦٠
And your Lord says: Call upon Me, I will answer you; surely those who are too proud for My service shall soon enter hell abased. (Ghaafir ; 60).
لَا يُكَلِّفُ ٱللَّهُ نَفۡسًا إِلَّا وُسۡعَهَاۚ لَهَا مَا كَسَبَتۡ وَعَلَيۡهَا مَا ٱكۡتَسَبَتۡۗ رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذۡنَآ إِن نَّسِينَآ أَوۡ أَخۡطَأۡنَاۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحۡمِلۡ عَلَيۡنَآ إِصۡرٗا كَمَا حَمَلۡتَهُۥ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبۡلِنَاۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلۡنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِۦۖ وَٱعۡفُ عَنَّا وَٱغۡفِرۡ لَنَا وَٱرۡحَمۡنَآۚ أَنتَ مَوۡلَىٰنَا فَٱنصُرۡنَا عَلَى ٱلۡقَوۡمِ ٱلۡكَٰفِرِينَ ٢٨٦
Allah does not impose upon any soul a duty but to the extent of its ability; for it is (the benefit of) what it has earned and upon it (the evil of) what it has wrought: Our Lord! do not punish us if we forget or make a mistake; Our Lord! do not lay on us a burden as Thou didst lay on those before us, Our Lord do not impose upon us that which we have not the strength to bear; and pardon us and grant us protection and have mercy on us, Thou art our Patron, so help us against the unbelieving people. (Al-Baqarah ; 286).
لِيُنفِقۡ ذُو سَعَةٖ مِّن سَعَتِهِۦۖ وَمَن قُدِرَ عَلَيۡهِ رِزۡقُهُۥ فَلۡيُنفِقۡ مِمَّآ ءَاتَىٰهُ ٱللَّهُۚ لَا يُكَلِّفُ ٱللَّهُ نَفۡسًا إِلَّا مَآ ءَاتَىٰهَاۚ سَيَجۡعَلُ ٱللَّهُ بَعۡدَ عُسۡرٖ يُسۡرٗا ٧
Let him who has abundance spend out of his abundance and whoever has his means of subsistence straitened to him, let him spend out of that which Allah has given him; Allah does not lay on any soul a burden except to the extent to which He has granted it; Allah brings about ease after difficulty. (Ath-Thalaaq ; 7).
وَلَسَوۡفَ يُعۡطِيكَ رَبُّكَ فَتَرۡضَىٰٓ ٥
5. And soon will your Lord give you so that you shall be well pleased. (Adl-Dluhaah ; 5).
وَٱصۡبِرۡ لِحُكۡمِ رَبِّكَ فَإِنَّكَ بِأَعۡيُنِنَاۖ وَسَبِّحۡ بِحَمۡدِ رَبِّكَ حِينَ تَقُومُ ٤٨
And wait patiently for the judgment of your Lord, for surely you are before Our eyes, and sing the praise of your Lord when you rise. (Ath-Thuur ; 48).
All readers! There are a number of things I want to say about some of the verses above;
1. In surah az-Zumar verse 39 Allah forbids us from acting beyond limits. We must not do that in any case. He also forbids us to despair. Thus, we must not despair if we are experiencing failure; career failure, romance, and so on. That is all because He is the Most Forgiving and Merciful.
2. In surah Ghaafir verse 60 Allah promises, that He will grant our request to him. Thus, if we want something, then we cannot leave prayer to Allah. But what we need to know is, that prayer must be accompanied by efforts to make it happen. We must not leave the final business because it has an important influence. In addition, there are actually a number of other things that can affect our prayers; our prayer is granted or not. What I mean is that if we want our prayers to be answered by Allah, then we must not harm other creatures besides us, especially both parents, neighbors, and those who have done good to us, such as husband-wife partners, and so on.
3. In surah al-Baqarah verse 286 and surah ath-Thalaq verse 7 Allah explains, that He will never burden someone if he cannot take care of it. In other words, we must believe that we can solve our problems. We must also believe that, after difficulties, there must be convenience.
4. In surah adl-Dluhah Allah explains, that He will give something to His servants who believe in Him. It is true, basically the verse relates to the Prophet Muhammad. But for me, it also relates to us if we offer to do the teachings of Islam.
5. In surah ath-Thur Allah explains, that He is always always under His supervision. In other words, he always sees all the things we do, all the things we feel, and all the things we say. Especially if we are afraid; if we are afraid, we must be sure that Allah is looking at us. He will help us if we always remember Him.
That is a brief explanation of the theme of this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you again in the next article!