سورة البقرة‎ (The Cow): Verse 17-20 Quranic Reflections

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LESSON #5:
Chapter 2: Verse 17-20

 

I’ve come across endless statuses on social media speaking ill about hypocritical behaviour of others. True that hypocrisy is the worst of traits to deal with and despite us acting the same way, we can’t stand it when others show the signs. Hence, we are quick to point our fingers and brand each other hypocrites …

But see how we sometimes present ourselves while acting completely opposite in our private lives and Allaah knowing every single petty thing, yet is limitlessly considerate of us by explaining through examples even after mentioning all the symptoms and devoting so many verses to help us diagnose our states. Allaah does not take names (even though He knows every detail of the heart) but He gives examples so it’s easier for us to relate. 

Ibn Umar reported Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) as saying: “The similitude of a hypocrite is that of a sheep which roams aimlessly between two flocks. She goes to one at one time and to the other at another time.” [Muslim]

I believe human mind has a beautiful propensity to imagine a stated scenario and recall it well once repeated. So is there any chance for us to stay deluded? After all these clear examples… 
We definitely need to look within instead of looking for the signs outside and work on ourselves first whole heartedly before it’s too late for a journey back to Allaah.

So jot down the points and jot them in your heart by memorizing or writing somewhere, anywhere … so these words hover over your soul every time you suspect yourself being the one in those examples. Picture these verses again and again and feel the state we are drowning in. It’s horrific, tragic and heartbreaking…

May Allaah help us straighten our affairs right!


NEXT: Lesson #6 (verse 21-25)

 

 

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A soul juggling between the roles of a mother, wife, daughter in law and a student of deen and dunya. Currently a student of Islamic Psychology at IOU. With a hint of space in-between, I occupy myself in arts and crafts, photography, writing my heart out and sewing. I keep looking for more to do and explore. Always in search of contentment, finding it nowhere else but in Allaah.

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  1. Imagine lightning striking everytime you sin, would we still continue or stop at an instant? So when a reminder or a small thought comes our way why is it possible that we could shun it to the other side and continue in our sin, as in the akhira much worse than a storm is waiting for us..

  2. The verses remind me of the bridge of Hell everytime. Where hypocrites would be given light at first but it would be snatched from them later on…because they believed at first and then changed…

    What a helpless situation would it be when you know that there’s danger everywhere around but you can’t exactly see from where it’s coming…

    When we sin under the shade of Allaah’s mercy, we should also realize that He is just too.

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