2. What do you follow?

24 Feb
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ كُلُوا مِمَّا فِي الْأَرْضِ حَلَالًا طَيِّبًا وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ ۚ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ
إِنَّمَا يَأْمُرُكُم بِالسُّوءِ وَالْفَحْشَاءِ وَأَن تَقُولُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ

He only orders you to evil and immorality and to say about Allah what you do not know.[2:169]

  • Who is Shytaan? Linguisticaly could have two meanings: the one who is the most distant from the truth or the one who is filled with anger. Hence, whatever he calls to is the extreme opposite of truth.
  • This ayah tells us what he commands to and how he does it: First minor sins, then major, and finally disbelief (without any knowledge, the Christians claim that Allah has a son).
  • The next ayats (2:170-171) tells us what people say when they are told to follow the Shariah: they prefer to follow the misguidance of their forefathers. Their parents did not reason and as a result were not guided; the same is true for their progeny. Hence contemplation leads one to guidance and accepting the Shariah.

One Response to “2. What do you follow?”

  1. Rabia February 26, 2012 at 10:16 AM #

    Jazaakillaahu khayr for sharing! I always had trouble connecting this aayah with the next as it’s the beginning of a new page.. but now I will remember it! I never thought of these two aayaat connecting that way!
    May Allaah subHaanahu wa ta’aala increase you in your ‘ilm, aameen

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