Harun Yahya

Living in Accordance with the Qur'an 1/9



Starting the Day Knowing That Every Moment Is Predestined to Happen



You do not engage in any matter or recite any of the Qur’an or do any action without Our witnessing you while you are occupied with it. Not even the smallest speck eludes your Lord, either on earth or in heaven. Nor is there anything smaller than that, or larger, which is not in a Clear Book. (Surah Yunus, 61)

Nothing occurs, either in the earth or in yourselves, without its being in a Book before We make it happen. That is something easy for God. That is so that you will not be grieved about the things that pass you by or exult about the things that come to you. God does not love any vain or boastful man. (Surat al-Hadid, 22-23)

 “... God created both you and what you do” (Surat as-Saffat, 96)

Say: ‘I possess no power to harm or help myself except as God wills..’ (Surah Yunus, 49)

Say: ‘Nothing can happen to us except what God has ordained for us. He is Our Master. It is in God that the believers should put their trust.’ (Surat at-Tawba, 51)

(Hud said,) ‘I have put my trust in God, my Lord and your Lord. There is no creature He does not hold by the forelock. My Lord is on a Straight Path.’ (Surah Hud, 56)

... God’s command is a pre-ordained decree. (Surah Ahzab, 38)

There is no creature on the earth which is not dependent upon God for its provision. He knows where it lives and where it dies. They are all in a Clear Book. (Surah Hud, 6)

Certainly there is no hidden thing in either heaven or earth which is not in a Clear Book. (Surat an-Naml, 75)

Everything they did is in the Books. Everything is recorded, big or small. (Surat al-Qamar, 52-53)

When you were on the nearer slope, and they were on the further slope and the caravan was lower down than you. If you had made an appointment with them you would have broken the appointment. However, it happened so that God could settle a matter whose result was preordained: so that those who died would die with clear proof, and those who lived would live with clear proof. God is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Surat al-Anfal, 42)

Remember when God made you see them as few when you met them, and also made you seem few in their eyes. This was so that God could settle a matter whose result was preordained. All matters return to God. (Surat al-Anfal, 44)

“...You stayed some years among the people of Madyan. Then you arrived at the pre-ordained time, Musa! (Surah Ta Ha, 40)

No self can die except with God’s permission, at a predetermined time... (Surah Al ‘Imran, 145)

Being Aware Throughout the Day That We Are Going Through a Trial



Every self will taste death. We test you with both good and evil as a trial. and you will be returned to Us. (Surat al-Anbiya’, 35)

We will test you with a certain amount of fear and hunger and loss of wealth and life and fruits. But give good news to the steadfast. (Surat al-Baqarah, 155)

Do people imagine that they will be left to say, ‘We believe,’ and will not be tested? (Surat al-Anqabut, 2)

Or did you suppose that you would enter the Garden without facing the same as those who came before you? Poverty and illness afflicted them and they were shaken o the point that the Messenger and those who believed with him said, ‘When is God’s help coming?’ Be assured that God’s help is very near. (Surat al-Baqarah, 214)

He Who created death and life to test which of you is best in action. He is the Almighty, the Ever-Forgiving. (Surat al-Mulk, 2)

… But We have made some of you a trial for others to see if you will be steadfast. Your Lord sees everything (Surat al-Furqan, 20)

We tested those before them so that God would know the truthful and would know the liars. (Surat al-Anqabut, 3)

When harm touches man he calls on Us. Then when We grant him a blessing from Us he says, ‘I have only been given this because of my knowledge.’ in fact it is a trial but most of them do not know it. (Surat az-Zumar, 49)

Your wealth and children are a trial. But with God there is an immense reward. (Surat at-Taghabun, 15)

It is He Who appointed you successors on the earth and raised some of you above others in rank so He could test you regarding what He has given you. Your Lord is Swift in Retribution; and He is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Surat al-An’am, 165)

It is He Who created the heavens and the earth in six days when His Throne was on the water, in order to test which of you has the best actions. (Surah Hud, 7)

Glorifying and Exalting God with the Deepest Respect



Their flesh and blood does not reach God but your heedfulness does reach Him. in this way He has subjected them to you so that you might proclaim God’s greatness for the way that He has guided you. Give good news to the good-doers. (Surat al-Hajj, 37)

That is it. If someone honours God’s sacred things, that is better for him in his Lord’s Sight. (Surat al-Hajj, 30)

That is it. As for those who honour God’s sacred rites should do so from heartfelt heeding. (Surat al-Hajj, 32)

(It is) so that you might all believe in God and His Messenger and honour Him and respect Him and glorify Him in the morning and the evening. (Surat al-Fath, 9)

The best of them said, ‘Did I not say to you, “Why do you not glorify God?” They said, ‘Glory be to our Lord! Truly we have been wrongdoers. (Surat al-Qalam, 28-29)

Be people of pure natural belief in God, not associating anything else with Him. As for anyone who associates others with God, it is as though he had fallen from the sky and the birds had seized him and carried him away or the wind had dropped him in a distant place. (Surat al-Hajj, 31)

They were only ordered to worship God, making their religion sincerely His as people of pure natural belief, and to perform prayer and give the alms–that is the religion of the correct. (Surat al-Baiyinah, 5)

So glory be to God when you start the night and when you greet the day. Praise be to Him in the heavens and the earth, in the afternoon and when you reach midday. (Surat ar-Rum, 17-18)

So be steadfast in the face of what they say and glorify your Lord with praise before the rising of the sun and before its setting. and glorify Him during part of the night and at both ends of the day, so that hopefully you will be pleased. (Surah Ta Ha, 130)

Magnify your Lord. (Surat al-Mudathir, 3)

And say: ‘Praise be to God Who has had no son and Who has no partner in His Kingdom and Who needs no one to protect Him from abasement.’ and proclaim His Greatness repeatedly. (Surat al-Isra’, 111)

He (Zakariyya) said, ‘My Lord, appoint a Sign for me.’ He said, ‘Your Sign is that you will not speak to people for three days, except by gesture. Remember your Lord much and glorify Him in the evening and after dawn.’ (Surah Al ‘Imran, 41)

He (Zakariyya) came out to his people from the Upper Room and gestured to them to glorify God in the morning and the evening. (Surah Maryam, 11)

So glorify your Lord with praise and be one of the prostrators. (Surat al-Hijr, 98)

“That we may celebrate Thy praise without stint.” (Surah Ta Ha, 33)

In houses which God has permitted to be built and in which His name is remembered, there are men who proclaim His glory morning and evening. (Surat an-Nur, 36)

Put your trust in the Living Who does not die and glorify Him with praise. He is well aware of the wrong actions of His servants. (Surat al-Furqan, 58)

The people who truly do believe in Our Signs are those who fall to the ground prostrating when they are reminded of them, and glorify their Lord with praise, and are not arrogant. (Surat as-Sajdah, 15)

And glorify Him in the morning and the evening. (Surat al-Ahzab, 42)

Then the fish devoured him and he (Yunus) was to blame. Had it not been that he was a man who glorified God, he (Yunus) would have remained inside its belly until the Day they are raised again. (Surat as-Saffat, 142-144)

Be steadfast in the face of what they say and remember Our servant Dawud, who possessed true strength. He truly turned to his Lord. We subjected the mountains to glorify with him (Dawud) in the evening and at sunrise. and also the birds, flocking together, all of them turned to Him. (Surah Sad, 17-19)

We gave Dawud great favour from Us: ‘O mountains and birds! Echo with him in his praise!’ and We made iron malleable for him. (Surah Saba’, 10)

So remain steadfast. God’s promise is true. Ask forgiveness for your wrong action and glorify your Lord with praise in the evening and the early morning. (Surah Ghafir, 55)

If they grow arrogant, those who are with your Lord glorify Him night and day and never grow tired. (Surah Fussilat, 38)

So be patient in the face of what they say and glorify your Lord with praise before the rising of the sun and before it sets. and glorify Him during the night and after you have prostrated. (Surat al-Qaf, 39-40)

So wait steadfastly for the judgement of your Lord–you are certainly before Our eyes. and glorify and praise your Lord when you get up. and glorify Him in the night and when the stars fade out. (Surat at-Tur, 48-49)

So glorify the name of your Lord, the Magnificent! (Surah Waqi’ah, 74)

Glorify then the name of your Lord, the Magnificent. (Surat al-Haqqa, 52)

Prostrate to Him during the night and glorify Him throughout the long night. (Surat al-Insan, 26)

Glorify the Name of your Lord, the Most High. (Surah A’la, 1)

Then glorify your Lord’s praise and ask His forgiveness. He is the Ever-Returning. (Surat an-Nasr, 3)

Everything in the heavens and the earth glorifies God. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surat al-Hadid, 1)

He is God–the Creator, the Maker, the Giver of Form. to Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Everything in the heavens and earth glorifies Him. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surat al-Hashr, 24)

Everything in the heavens and everything in the earth glorifies God, the King, the All-Pure, the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surat al-Jumu’ah, 1)

Everything in the heavens and everything on earth glorifies God. Sovereignty and praise belong to Him. He has power over all things. (Surat at-Taghabun, 1)

Seeking Only God’s Approval and Contentment in Every Respect Throughout the Day Without Expecting Anything in Return



And among the people there are some who give up everything, desiring the good pleasure of God. God is Ever-Gentle with His servants. (Surat al-Baqarah, 207)

The metaphor of those who spend their wealth, desiring the pleasure of God and firmness for themselves, is that of a garden on a hillside. When heavy rain falls on it, it doubles its produce; and if heavy rain does not fall, there is dew. God sees what you do. (Surat al-Baqarah, 265)

You are not responsible for their guidance, but God guides whoever He wills. Whatever good you give away is to your own benefit, when you give desiring only the Face of God. Whatever good you give away will be repaid to you in full. You will not be wronged. (Surat al-Baqarah, 272)

He (Musa) said, ‘They are following in my tracks. I have hurried on ahead to you, My Lord, to gain Your good pleasure.’ (Surah Ta Ha, 84)

Restrain yourself patiently with those who call on their Lord morning and evening, desiring His face. Do not turn your eyes from them, desiring the attractions of this world. and do not obey someone whose heart We have made neglectful of Our remembrance and who follows his own whims and desires and whose life has transgressed all bounds. (Surat al-Kahf, 28)

Give relatives their due, and the poor and travellers. That is best for those who seek the pleasure of God. They are the ones who are successful. (Surat ar-Rum, 38)

What you give with usurious intent, aiming to get back a greater amount from people’s wealth, does not become greater with God. But anything you give as alms, seeking the Face of God–all who do that will get back twice as much. (Surat ar-Rum, 39)

But only the desire to seek for the Countenance of their Lord Most High; and soon will they attain (complete) satisfaction. (Surat al-Layl, 20-21)

Who is better: someone who founds his building on fear of God and His good pleasure, or someone who founds his building on the brink of a crumbling precipice so that it collapses with him into the Fire of Hell? God does not love wrongdoers. (Surat at-Tawba, 109)

Is someone who pursues the pleasure of God the same as someone who incurs displeasure from God and whose refuge is Hell? What an evil destination! (Surah Al ‘Imran, 162)

So they returned with blessings and bounty from God and no evil touched them. They pursued the pleasure of God. God’s favour is indeed immense. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 174)

There is no good in much of their secret talk, except in the case of those who enjoin charity, or what is right, or putting things right between people. If anyone does that, seeking the pleasure of God, We will give him an immense reward. (Surat an-Nisa’, 114)

By it, God guides those who follow what pleases Him to the ways of Peace. He will bring them from the darkness to the light by His permission, and guide them to a straight path. (Surat al-Ma’idah, 16)

They (the believers) give food, despite their love for it, to the poor and orphans and captives. (Believers say,) ‘We feed you only out of desire for the Face of God. We do not want any repayment from you or any thanks.’ “We only fear a Day of distressful Wrath from the side of our Lord.” So God has safeguarded them from the evil of that Day and has made them meet with radiance and pure joy. (Surat al-Insan, 8-11)

They swear to you by God in order to please you, but it would be more fitting for them to please God and His Messenger if they are believers. (Surat at-Tawba, 62)

God has promised the men and women of the believers Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever, and fine dwellings in the Gardens of Eden. and God’s good pleasure is even greater. That is the great victory. (Surat at-Tawba, 72)

The forerunners–the first of the Migrants (Muhajirun) and the Supporters (Ansar)–and those who have followed them in doing good: God is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him. He has prepared Gardens for them with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever and ever. That is the great victory. (Surat at-Tawba, 100)

(People of intelligence are) those who are steadfast in seeking the face of their Lord, and perform prayer and give from the provision We have given them, secretly and openly, and stave off evil with good, it is they who will have the Ultimate Abode. (Surat ar-Ra’d, 22)

He (Sulayman) smiled, laughing at its words, and said, ‘My Lord, keep me thankful for the blessing You have bestowed on me and on my parents, and keep me acting rightly, pleasing You, and admit me, by Your mercy, among Your servants who are righteous.’ (Surat an-Naml, 19)

Muhammad is the Messenger of God, and those who are with him are fierce to the disbelievers, merciful to one another. You see them bowing and prostrating, seeking God’s good favour and His pleasure. Their mark is on their faces, the traces of prostration. That is their likeness in the Torah. and their likeness in the Gospel is that of a seed which puts up a shoot and makes it strong so that it thickens and grows up straight upon its stalk, filling the sowers with delight–so that by them He may infuriate the disbelievers. God has promised those of them who believe and do right actions forgiveness and an immense reward. (Surat al-Fath, 29)

‘O self at rest and at peace, return to your Lord, well-pleasing and well-pleased! “Enter thou, then, among My devotees!”Yea, enter thou My Heaven! (Surat al-Fajr, 27-30)

Their reward is with their Lord: Gardens of Eden with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever and ever. God is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him. That is for those who fear their Lord. (Surat al-Baiyinah, 8)

God will say, ‘This is the Day when the sincerity of the sincere will benefit them. They will have Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever and ever. God is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him. That is the Great Victory. (Surat al-Ma’idah, 119)

Mention Isma‘il in the Book. He was true to his promise and was a Messenger and a Prophet. He used to command his people to perform prayer and give the alms and he was pleasing to his Lord. (Surah Maryam, 54-55)

If you are ungrateful, God is rich beyond need of any of you and He is not pleased with ingratitude in His servants. But if you are grateful, He is pleased with you for that. No burden-bearer can bear another’s burden. Then you will return to your Lord and He will inform you of what you did. He knows what the heart contains. (Surat az-Zumar, 7)

We have instructed man to be good to his parents. His mother bore him with difficulty and with difficulty gave birth to him; and his bearing and weaning take thirty months. Then when he achieves his full strength and reaches forty, he says, ‘My Lord, keep me thankful for the blessing You bestowed on me and on my parents, and keep me acting rightly, pleasing You. and make my descendants righteous. I have repented to You and I am truly one of the Muslims. (Surat al-Ahqaf, 15)

That is because they followed what angers God and hated what is pleasing to Him. So He made their actions come to nothing. (Surah Muhammad, 28)

God was pleased with the believers when they pledged allegiance to you under the tree. He knew what was in their hearts, and sent down serenity to them and has rewarded them with an imminent victory. (Surat al-Fath, 18)

You will not find people who believe in God and the Last Day having love for anyone who opposes God and His Messenger, though they be their fathers, their sons, their brothers or their clan. God has inscribed faith upon such people’s hearts and will reinforce them with a Spirit from Him and admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever. God is pleased with them and they are pleased with Him. Such people are the party of God. Truly it is the party of God who are successful. (Surat al-Mujadilah, 22)

Bearing in Mind That God Protects and Helps Believers



Do not rely on those who do wrong thus causing the Fire to afflict you, for you have no protector besides God; then you will not be helped. (Surah Hud, 113)

(Yusuf said,) ‘My Lord, You have granted power to me on earth and taught me the true meaning of events. Originator of the heavens and earth, You are my Friend in this world and the Next. So take me as a Muslim at my death and join me to the people who are righteous. (Surah Yusuf, 101)

(God said to Satan,) ‘But as for My servants, you will not have any authority over them.’ Your Lord suffices as a guardian. (Surat al-Isra’, 65)

Do you not know that God is He to Whom the kingdom of the heavens and the earth belongs and that, besides God, you have no protector and no helper. (Surat al-Baqarah, 107)

Bearing in Mind That God Knows What Goes Through Our Minds and Our Hearts



Certainly your Lord knows what their hearts keep hidden and what they divulge. (Surat an-Naml, 74)

Though you speak out loud, He knows your secrets and what is even more concealed. (Surah Ta Ha, 7)

It makes no difference whether you keep secret what you say or voice it out loud, whether you hide in the night or go out in the day. (Surat ar-Ra`d, 10)

Do they not know that God knows what they keep secret and what they make public? (Surat al-Baqarah, 77)

He said, ‘Adam, tell them their names.’ When he had told them their names, He said, ‘Did I not tell you that I know the Unseen of the heavens and the earth, and I know what you make known and what you hide? (Surat al-Baqarah, 33)

Know that God knows what is in your selves... (Surat al-Baqarah, 235)

The Messenger is only responsible for transmission. God knows what you divulge and what you hide. (Surat al-Ma’idah, 99)

(Ibrahim said,) ‘Our Lord! You know what we keep hidden and what we divulge. Nothing is hidden from God either on the earth or in heaven.’ (Surah Ibrahim, 38)

When you said to him whom God has blessed and you yourself have greatly favoured, ‘Keep your wife to yourself and have fear of God,’ while concealing something in yourself which God wished to bring to light, you were fearing people when God has more right to your fear…(Surat al-Ahzab, 37)

If only you could see when they are standing before the Fire and saying, ‘Oh! If only we could be sent back again, we would not deny the Signs of our Lord and we would be among the believers. No, it is simply that what they were concealing before has been shown to them; and if they were sent back they would merely return to what they were forbidden to do. Truly they are liars. (Surat al- An’am, 27-28)

Devoting Our Undivided Attention to God, Turning to God in Every Thought and Action Throughout the Day



Turn in repentance to Him. Have fear of Him. Be steadfast in your prayer. Do not be like the pagans. (Surat ar-Rum, 31)

Be steadfast in the face of what they say and remember Our servant Dawud, who possessed true strength. He truly turned to his Lord. (Surah Sad, 17)

We gave Dawud Sulayman. What an excellent servant! He truly turned to his Lord. (Surah Sad, 30)

Truly, Abraham was forbearing, tender-hearted, and ever turning 'to his Lord'. (Surah Hud, 75)

Remembering and Mentioning God  Very Often



Remember Me–I will remember you. Give thanks to Me and do not be ungrateful. (Surat al-Baqarah, 152)

When you have completed your rites, remember God as you used to remember your forefathers–or even more. There are some people who say, ‘Our Lord, give us good in this world.’ They will have no share in the hereafter. (Surat al-Baqarah, 200)

You who believe! Remember God much. (Surat al- Ahzab, 41)

(Believers are) those who remember God, standing, sitting and lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth: ‘Our Lord, You have not created this for nothing. Glory be to You! So safeguard us from the punishment of the Fire.’ (Surah Al ‘Imran, 191)

Remember your Lord in yourself humbly and fearfully, without loudness of voice, morning and evening. Do not be one of the unaware. (Surat al-A’raf, 205)

There is nothing wrong in seeking bounty from your Lord. When you pour down from Arafat, remember God at the Sacred Landmark. Remember Him because He has guided you, even though before this you were astray. (Surat al-Baqarah, 198)

(He said,) ‘Go, you and your brother, with My Signs and do not slacken in remembering Me. (Surah Ta Ha, 42)

Satan wants to stir up enmity and hatred between you by means of wine and gambling, and to debar you from remembrance of God and from prayer. Will you not then give them up? (Surat al-Ma’idah, 91)

… there are men who proclaim His glory morning and evening, not distracted by trade or commerce from the remembrance of God and the performance of prayer and the giving of the alms; fearing a day when all hearts and eyes will be in turmoil. (Surat an-Nur, 37)

Satan has gained mastery over them and made them forget the remembrance of God. Such people are the party of Satan. No indeed! It is the party of Satan who are the losers. (Surat al-Mujadilah, 19)

(Musa said, ‘O Lord,) Assign me a helper from my family,’ “Aaron, my brother; “Add to my strength through him, and make him share my task: so that we may glorify You much and remember You much: You are surely watching over us. (Surah Ta Ha, 29-35)

‘But if anyone turns away from My reminder, his life will be a dark and narrow one and on the Day of Rising We will gather him blind. (Surah Ta Ha, 124)

When you have finished prayer remember God standing, sitting and lying on your sides. When you are safe again perform prayer in the normal way. the prayer is prescribed for the believers at specific times. (Surat an-Nisa’, 103)

You who believe! When you meet a troop, stand firm and remember God repeatedly so that hopefully you will be successful. (Surat al-Anfal, 45)

Men and women who are Muslims, men and women who are believers, men and women who are obedient, men and women who are truthful, men and women who are steadfast, men and women who are humble, men and women who give charity, men and women who fast, men and women who guard their chastity, men and women who remember God much: God has prepared forgiveness for them and an immense reward. (Surat al-Ahzab, 35)

Is he whose breast is opened to Islam, and who is therefore illuminated by his Lord...? Woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of God! Such people are clearly misguided. (Surat az-Zumar, 22)

If someone shuts his eyes to the remembrance of the All-Merciful, We assign him a Satan who becomes his bosom friend. (Surat az-Zukhruf, 36)

You who believe! Do not let your wealth or children divert you from the remembrance of God. Whoever does that is lost. (Surat al-Munafiqun, 9)

Remember the Name of your Lord in the morning and the evening. (Surat al-Insan, 25)

Remember the Name of your Lord, and devote yourself to Him completely. (Surat al-Muzammil, 8)

He who has purified himself will have success. He who invokes the Name of his Lord and prays. (Surat al-A’la, 14-15)

Remembering God Repeatedly When Meeting a Troop



You who believe! When you meet a troop, stand firm and remember God repeatedly so that hopefully you will be successful. (Surat al-Anfal, 45)

When the believers saw the Confederates they said: ‘This is what God and His Messenger promised us. God and His Messenger told us the truth.’ It only increased them in faith and in submission. (Surat al-Ahzab, 22)

Knowing That Remembrance of God Is the Greatest Thing in Life



Recite what has been revealed to you of the Book and perform prayer. Prayer precludes indecency and wrongdoing. and remembrance of God is greater still. God knows what you do. (Surat al-Anqabut, 45)

Knowing That Our Hearts Find Peace Only in the Remembrance of God



…those who believe and whose hearts find peace in the remembrance of God. Only in the remembrance of God can the heart find peace.’ (Surat ar-Ra’d, 28)

Maintaining a Trustful Mood and Demeanor in the Face of Any Situation



If God helps you, no one can vanquish you. If He forsakes you, who can help you after that? So the believers should put their trust in God. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 160)

(Their Messengers said,) ‘And why indeed should we not put our trust in God when He has guided us to our ways? We will be steadfast however much you harm us. Those who trust put their trust in God. (Surah Ibrahim, 12)

Put your trust in the Living Who does not die and glorify Him with praise. He is well aware of the wrong actions of His servants. (Surat al-Furqan, 58)

Say: ‘Nothing can happen to us except what God has ordained for us. He is Our Master. It is in God that the believers should put their trust. (Surat at-Tawba, 51)

It is a mercy from God that you were gentle with them. If you had been rough or hard of heart, they would have scattered from around you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them, and consult with them about the matter. Then when you have reached a firm decision, put your trust in God. God loves those who put their trust in Him. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 159)

(Believers are) those to whom people said, ‘The people have gathered against you, so fear them.’ But that merely increased their faith and they said, ‘God is enough for us and the Best of Guardians. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 173)

You who believe! Remember God’s blessing to you when certain people were on the verge of raising their hands against you and He held their hands back from you. Have fear of God. the believers should put their trust in God. (Surat al-Ma’idah, 11)

The believers are those whose hearts tremble when God is mentioned, whose faith is increased when His Signs are recited to them, and who put their trust in their Lord. (Surat al-Anfal, 2)

But if they turn away, say, ‘God is enough for me. There is no god but Him. I have put my trust in Him. He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne. (Surat at-Tawba, 129)

It is a mercy from God that you were gentle with them. If you had been rough or hard of heart, they would have scattered from around you. So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them, and consult with them about the matter. Then when you have reached a firm decision, put your trust in God. God loves those who put their trust in Him. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 159)

They have the word, ‘Obedience!’ on their tongues but when they leave your presence, a group of them spend the night plotting to do other than what you say. God is recording their nocturnal plotting. So let them be and put your trust in God. God suffices as a Guardian. (Surat an-Nisa’, 81)

What is in the heavens and in the earth belongs to God. God suffices as a Guardian. (Surat an-Nisa’, 132)

Two men among those who were afraid, but whom God had blessed, said, ‘Enter the gate against them! Once you have entered it, you will be victorious. Put your trust in God if you are believers. (Surat al-Ma’idah, 23)

And when the hypocrites and those with sickness in their hearts said, ‘These people have been deluded by their religion.’ But those who put their trust in God will find God to be Almighty, All-Wise. (Surat al-Anfal, 49)

Recite to them the story of Nuh when he said to his people, ‘My people, if my standing here and reminding you of God’s Signs has become too much for you to bear, know that I have put my trust in God. So decide, you and your gods, on what you want to do and be open about it. Do with me whatever you decide and do not keep me waiting. (Surah Yunus, 71)

Musa said, ‘My people! If you believe in God, then put your trust in Him, if you are Muslims.’ (Surah Yunus, 84)

They said, ‘We have put our trust in God. Our Lord, do not make us a target for this wrongdoing people,’ (Surah Yunus, 85)

(Hud said,) ‘I have put my trust in God, my Lord and your Lord. There is no creature He does not hold by the forelock. My Lord is on a Straight Path.’ (Surah Hud, 56)

He (Shu‘ayb) said, ‘My people! What do you think? If I do possess a Clear Sign from my Lord and He has given me His good provision, I would clearly not want to go behind your backs and do something I have forbidden you to do. I only want to put things right as far as I can. My success is with God alone. I have put my trust in Him and I turn to Him.’ (Surah Hud, 88)

The Unseen of the heavens and the earth belongs to God and the whole affair will be returned to Him. So worship Him and put your trust in Him. Your Lord is not unaware of what you do. (Surah Hud, 123)

Their Messengers said to them, ‘We are nothing but human beings like yourselves. But God shows favour to any of His servants He wills. It is not for us to bring you an authority except by God’s permission. So let the believers put their trust in God.’ (Surah Ibrahim, 11)

(Believers are) those who are steadfast and put their trust in their Lord. (Surat an-Nahl, 42)

He (Satan) has no authority over those who believe and put their trust in their Lord. (Surat an-Nahl, 99)

Put your trust in the Living Who does not die and glorify Him with praise. He is well aware of the wrong actions of His servants. (Surat al-Furqan, 58)

Put your trust in the Almighty, the Most Merciful. (Surat ash-Shu`ara’, 217)

(Believers are) those who are steadfast and put their trust in their Lord. (Surat al-Anqabut, 59)

And put your trust in God. God suffices as a Guardian. (Surat al-Ahzab, 3)

Do not obey the disbelievers and hypocrites and disregard their abuse of you. Put your trust in God. God suffices as a Protector. (Surat al-Ahzab, 48)

If you ask them, ‘Who created the heavens and the earth?’ they will say, ‘God.’ Say: ‘So what do you think? If God desires harm for me, can those you call upon besides God remove His harm? or if He desires mercy for me, can they withhold His mercy?’ Say: ‘God is enough for me. All those who truly trust put their trust in Him.’ (Surat az-Zumar, 38)

The judgement concerning anything you differ about is God’s concern. That is God, my Lord–I have put my trust in Him and to Him I turn. (Surat ash-Shura, 10)

Whatever you have been given is only the enjoyment of the life of this world. What is with God is better and longer lasting for those who believe and trust in their Lord. (Surat ash-Shura, 36)

.. Our Lord, we have put our trust in You and have repented to You. You are our final destination.’ (Surat al-Mumtahinah, 4)

God–there is no god but Him. So let the believers put their trust in God. (Surat at-Taghabun, 13)

And (He will) provide for him from where he does not expect. Whoever puts his trust in God–He will be enough for him. God always achieves His aim. God has appointed a measure for all things. (Surat al-Talaq, 3)

Say: ‘He is the All-Merciful. We believe in Him and trust in Him. You will soon know who is clearly misguided.’ (Surat al-Mulk, 29)

Lord of the East and West–there is no god but Him–so take Him as your Guardian. (Surat al-Muzammil, 9)

So they (Pharaoh and his troops) pursued them towards the east. and when the two hosts came into sight of one another, Musa’s companions said, ‘We will surely be overtaken!’ He (Musa) said, ‘Never! My Lord is with me and He will guide me.’ (Surat ash-Shu`ara’, 60-62)

The magicians threw themselves down in prostration. They said, ‘We believe in the Lord of Harun and Musa.’ Pharaoh said, ‘Do you believe in him before I have authorised you? He is your chief, the one who taught you magic. I will cut off your hands and feet alternately and have you crucified on palm trunks. Then you will know for certain which of us has the harsher and longer lasting punishment.’ They (magicians) said (to Pharaoh), ‘We will never prefer you to the Clear Signs which have come to us nor to Him Who brought us into being. Decide on any judgment you like. Your jurisdiction only covers the life of this world.’ (The magicians said to Pharaoh,) ‘We have believed in our Lord so that He may forgive us for our mistakes and for the magic which you forced us to perform. God is better and longer lasting.’ (Surah Ta Ha, 70-73)

Striving Towards Having a Good  Grasp of Faith



It is not necessary for the believers to go out all together. If a party from each group of them were to go out so they could increase their knowledge of the religion they would be able to notify their people when they returned to them so that hopefully they would take warning! (Surat at-Tawba, 122)

Contemplating Death and Remembering That Our Ultimate Destination Is with God



Every self will taste death. We test you with both good and evil as a trial. and you will be returned to Us. (Surat al-Anbiya’, 35)

Wherever you are, death will catch up with you, even if you are in impregnable fortresses. If a good thing happens to them, they say, ‘This has come from God.’ But if a bad thing happens to them, they say, ‘This has come from you.’ Say, ‘Everything comes from God.’ What is the matter with these people that they scarcely understand a single word? (Surat an-Nisa’, 78)

He is the Absolute Master over His servants. He sends angels to watch over you. Then when death comes to one of you, Our messengers take him, and they do not fail in their task. (Surat al-An’am, 61)

…If you could only see the wrongdoers in the throes of death when the angels are stretching out their hands, saying, ‘Disgorge your own selves! Today you will be repaid with the punishment of humiliation for saying something other than the truth about God, and being arrogant about His Signs.’ (Surat al-An’am, 93)

You will die and they too will die. (Surat az-Zumar, 30)

We did not give any human being before you immortality. and if you die, will they then be immortal? (Surat al-Anbiya’, 34)

He brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from the living and brings the earth to life after it was dead. in the same way you too will be brought forth. (Surat ar-Rum, 19)

So look at the effect of the mercy of God, how He brings the dead earth back to life. Truly He is the One Who brings the dead to life. He has power over all things. (Surat ar-Rum, 50)

Say: ‘The Angel of Death, who has been given charge of you, will take you back and then you will be sent back to your Lord. (Surat as-Sajdah, 11)

Every self will taste death. You will be paid your wages in full on the Day of Rising. Anyone who is distanced from the Fire and admitted to the Garden has triumphed. the life of this world is just the enjoyment of delusion. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 185)

God takes back people’s selves when their death arrives and those who have not yet died, while they are asleep. He keeps hold of those whose death has been decreed and sends the others back for a specified term. There are certainly Signs in that for people who reflect. (Surat az-Zumar, 42)

(Believers are) those who are aware that they will meet their Lord and that they will return to Him. (Surat al-Baqarah, 46)

Surely to your Lord is the return. (Surat al-Alaq, 8)

Say: ‘My Lord has commanded justice. Stand and face Him in every mosque and call on Him, making your religion sincerely His. As He originated you, so you will return. (Surat al-A’raf, 29)

Those who, when disaster strikes them, say, ‘We belong to God and to Him we will return. (Surat al-Baqarah, 156)

.. So have fear of God. and know that you will be gathered back to Him. (Surat al-Baqarah, 203)

Your women are fertile fields for you, so come to your fertile fields however you like. Send good ahead for yourselves and have fear of God. Know that you are going to meet Him. and give good news to the believers. (Surat al-Baqarah, 223)

Then they are returned to God, their Master, the Real. Jurisdiction belongs to Him alone and He is the Swiftest of Reckoners. (Surat al-An’am, 62)

Is there anyone who will make God a generous loan so that He can multiply it for him many times over? God both restricts and expands. and you will be returned to Him. (Surat al-Baqarah, 245)

... ‘Our Lord, we have put our trust in You and have repented to You. You are our final destination.’ (Surat al-Mumtahinah, 4)

“And to our Lord we shall surely return..” (Surat az-Zukhruf, 14)

 

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