Let’s begin this with a question – what was the first thing you did a week back? Don’t remember? We are in your league because it is human nature to forget. And if we can forget what happened a week back, we can also forget the purpose of our creation, our Creator (Who we cannot even see) and the path which will ultimately take us to paradise, especially when we have a clear enemy like Satan looming over our heads, wanting us to accompany him to hell till eternity. As a mercy to humankind, Allah has been repeatedly sending reminders. Here are 6 important reminders from the Quran to live by!
Reminders from the Quran
“Keep your promise to me, and I will keep mine to you.”
In the realm of souls, we all have made a covenant to Allah and recognized Him as our Creator. We need to remember this covenant and live our lives in His remembrance and as per His commands. When we do this, He promises to grant us “paradise and more.”
“I am indeed close to them. I listen to the prayer of everyone that calls on Me.”
Allah listens to every prayer and He responds to every prayer. Sometimes there might be a delay in His answer, sometimes that delay can extend till the Day of Judgement where that Dua will be counted as a good deed on your scale. But the answer is always thee. So keep making Dua to Allah, no matter how big or small it is!
“It is He who produced you from a single soul, then gave you a place to stay [in life] and a resting place [after death]. We have made Our revelations clear to those who understand.” 6:98
Those who deny the existence of God should ponder over this verse. How is it that this planet gives them everything they want? How is it that everything in this universe operates in perfect harmony and sync?
“Remember Me, and I shall remember you; and be grateful to Me, and do not reject faith.”
When you remember Allah, He ensures that all your affairs are dealt with. If you are grateful to Allah, He promises to give you more. So what stops you from remembering him and being grateful to Him alone?
“Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits of your toil, but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere.”
This life is a test whose result will be declared on the Day of Judgement. Some of us will be tested with wealth, some with hunger and some with health but it is our attitude towards the test that will determine our success or failure. Those who will be patient will be rewarded by leaps and bounds.
“Whoever does good beneﬁts himself, and whoever does evil harms himself: you will all be returned to your Lord.”
Good and evil reciprocate in our lives. So keep doing good and it will come back to you in unimaginable ways.
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