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Today's Ayat for Wednesday, 2019-05-29 / 24 Ramadan 1440

Let one who has abundant wealth spend from his abundance. And let one whose provision is measured spend from that which God has given him. God tasks no soul beyond that which He has given it. God will bring ease after hardship.  

  -- at-Talaq 65:7

For truly with hardship comes ease!  

  -- al-Inshirah 94:5

 

Truly with hardship comes ease!  

  -- al-Inshirah 94:6


All three as rendered by The Study Quran 

 

لِيُنفِقْ ذُو سَعَةٍ مِّن سَعَتِهِ وَمَن قُدِرَ عَلَيْهِ رِزْقُهُ فَلْيُنفِقْ مِمَّا آتَاهُ اللَّهُ لَا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِلَّا مَا آتَاهَا سَيَجْعَلُ اللَّهُ بَعْدَ عُسْرٍ يُسْرًا

 

فَإِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا

 

إِنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا

 

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Three times our Creator reminds us that after hardships we will be given ease
We are told this happens for those who act on the guidance He gives us
Too often we act instead to avoid the hardships
And in so doing never gain the experience, teachings, and blessings that were waiting.

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Today's Ayat for Wednesday, 2019-05-22 / 17 Ramadan 1440

Each has guardian angels before him and behind him, who watch him at God's command. God does not change the condition of a peoples lot, unless they change what is in their hearts. But when God decrees punishment for a people, none can ward it off. Besides Him, they have no protector.  

  -- ar-Ra`d 13:11 as rendered by Wahiduddin Khan

لَهُ مُعَقِّبَاتٌ مِّن بَيْنِ يَدَيْهِ وَمِنْ خَلْفِهِ يَحْفَظُونَهُ مِنْ أَمْرِ اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّىٰ يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنفُسِهِمْ وَإِذَا أَرَادَ اللَّهُ بِقَوْمٍ سُوءًا فَلَا مَرَدَّ لَهُ

God would never withdraw a favour that He had conferred upon a people unless they change what is in their hearts. God is all hearing and all-knowing.  

  -- al-Anfal 8:53 as rendered by Wahiduddin Khan

وَمَا لَهُم مِّن دُونِهِ مِن وَالٍ

 

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Twice our Creator reminds us that our selves and our actions are reflected in His help
We are told this both positively and negatively
His blessings are bestowed when we make the effort to change ourselves for the good
His blessings can be removed should we change ourselves for the worse

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In Lieu of Today's Ayah for Friday, 2019-05-24 / 19 Ramadan 1440

 

Salaam and Jumu'ah Mubarak from IslamAwakened

In the following link you will find a spreadsheet ranking many countries on how well they adhere to clearly understood Islamic values.

In many (most?) cases "western" nations far outrank Muslim-majority ones.

http://islamicity-index.org/wp/latest-indices-2018/

 

This Index SHOULD spur each of us, and our fellow Muslims, into remedial action.

Sadly,  will not most claim to be offended, and then turn away?

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It is very relevant to this item

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Today's Ayat for Wednesday, 2019-03-27 / 20 Rajab 1440

O YOU who have attained to faith! No men shall deride [other] men: it may well be that those [whom they deride] are better than themselves; and no women [shall deride other] women: it may well be that those [whom they deride] are better than themselves. And neither shall you defame one another, nor insult one another by [opprobrious] epithets: evil is all imputation of iniquity after [one has attained to] faith; and they who [become guilty thereof and] do not repent - it is they, they who are evildoers!  

  -- al-Hujurat 49:11 as rendered by Muhammad Asad

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا يَسْخَرْ قَوْمٌ مِّن قَوْمٍ عَسَىٰ أَن يَكُونُوا خَيْرًا مِّنْهُمْ وَلَا نِسَاءٌ مِّن نِّسَاءٍ عَسَىٰ أَن يَكُنَّ خَيْرًا مِّنْهُنَّ وَلَا تَلْمِزُوا أَنفُسَكُمْ وَلَا تَنَابَزُوا بِالْأَلْقَابِ بِئْسَ الِاسْمُ الْفُسُوقُ بَعْدَ الْإِيمَانِ وَمَن لَّمْ يَتُبْ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الظَّالِمُونَ

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The Qur'an tell us that our Creator will judge our actions, our intentions, and our worth
We are not told to take over His role in the latter
Another's actions may require evaluation in many circumstances
We do not have the knowledge or tools to judge that person's path to those actions

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Today's Ayat for Friday, 2019-03-22 / 15 Rajab 1440

That human beings can have nothing but what they strive for,  

  -- an-Najm 53:39 as rendered by A.L. Bilal Muhammad et al (2018)

وَأَن لَّيْسَ لِلْإِنسَانِ إِلَّا مَا سَعَىٰ

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IslamAwakened has been asked to add commentary to our Today's Ayat
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The Qur'an tell us that our Creator can and will help us reach our good goals
But we have to do our part
No one is going to come to our door to hand us our life's dream
We have to make the effort while putting our trust in Him!

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We must always read the verse(s) for ourselves!