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Qur’anic Worldview: A Call for Thought and Action

Qur’anic Worldview: A Call for Thought and Action

There are seven important points given in the verses as follows:

  1. Allah is the Creator. He creates out of nothing. He gives life and He takes away life. All praise belongs to Him in the Heaven and on Earth. All praise is for him in the morning, evening, noon time and at night.

{So glory be to Allah when you reach evening and when you arise in the morning.

Praise belongs to Him throughout Heaven and Earth, and during the night and when you are at your noon hour.

He brings the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from the living, and He revives the earth after its death. Thus shall you all be brought forth.} (Ar-Rum 30:17-19)

  1. Allah created human beings from dust. He gave them beautiful shape and form and scattered them all over this earth. Allah created us as a special creation. This is our honor. He, however, created us from dust and this means that we must not be arrogant. Dust also indicates the elements of the earth and so in our bodies we have the same substance as plants and animals. Our physiology resembles other creatures; but our nature is special and unique.

{Among His signs is that He created you from dust; then you are spread out as human beings.} (Ar-Rum 30:20)

  1. Allah created males and females with a proper proportion in nature and in human species. He made them suitable for each other. He created spouses and he also put love and mercy in the hearts of the spouses for each other. They have physical attraction and they have spiritual links and thus they work with each other and take care of their children and other family members. Thus family is also the creation of Allah.

{Among His signs is that He created spouses for you from among yourselves so that you dwell in tranquility with them. He has planted love and compassion between you; in that are signs for people who reflect.} (Ar-Rum 30:21)

  1. Human beings are many and diverse. Same type of mouth, tongue and jaws, but they have different voices and in different lands and cultures they speak different languages and dialects. The varieties of colors are immense. No two people have the same color even within the same family. Those who know this principle of variety learn how to live in peace, harmony and justice with each other. It is not knowledge but the ignorance of this diversity that creates prejudices and divisions among peoples.

{Among His signs are the creation of the Heaven and Earth and diversity in your tongues and colors. In that are signs for those who know.} (Ar-Rum 30:22)

  1. Allah Almighty has also given us day and night for work and for rest. It is a sign of Allah Almighty that we go to work and earn for ourselves, for our families but we are also able to take rest. In this are signs for those who hear. Those who hear the word of Allah Almighty they know the proper ways of work and the proper ways of rest and relaxation.

{Among His signs are your sleeping at night and by day, and your pursuit of His bounty. In that are signs for any folk who listen.} (Ar-Rum 30:23)

  1. Allah also tells us that thunder and lightening should remind us about Allah’s Power and Majesty. They have an element of fear but they also have a lot of advantages for us. With proper use of our intellect and reason we can take full advantage of these natural resources.

{Among His signs is how He shows you lightening for both fear and anticipation. He sends water down from the sky so He may revive the earth with it following its death. In that are signs for folk who use their reason.} (Ar-Rum 30: 24)

  1. Finally we are reminded that we are not here forever. We shall die and Allah will resurrect us on the Day of Judgment. With one call we shall all come out. Thus we must remain conscious of Him and His guidance in this life so that we can find eternal bliss and salvation in the Hereafter.

 {Among His sings is that the Heaven and Earth hold firm at His command. Then whenever He calls you forth, out of the earth, you shall all come forth. 

All those who in the Heavens and Earth belong to Him; all are subservient to Him. 

He is the One who starts out the creation; then He shall repeat it again. It is simple for Him to do. For Him is the Supreme Example in Heaven and Earth; He is All Powerful, All Wise.} (Ar-Rum 30:25-27)

This is the Islamic worldview and this should affect our thought and action. This worldview is reasonable, logical and scientific. There is no myth in this worldview; it is simple and clear. This worldview is comprehensive and universal. It covers all the basic aspects of human life: individual, family, economic and social. It answers all questions about where the life came from, where it will go and what is the purpose of life. This view makes human beings both humble and dignified. It satisfies the heart and mind. It provides guidance and helps human beings to live morally and decently. It broadens the horizons of human beings and gives them the sense of belonging to each other. It fosters love, harmony and peace; it removes egotism and selfishness as well as racialism and rivalry.

I pray to Allah Almighty to help us with this worldview and adopt it fully in our thoughts and actions. Ameen.


References

Taken with slight modifications from Pakistanlink.

 


About Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi

Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi is the Chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America

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