Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The Dead Comes to Life

Assalaamu'alaikum wa rahmatullah

Just before going to sleep, I have some reading from the Al-Azhar Exegesis of Quranic Verses by Mr. Abdul Malik Karim Amrullah. This tafseer was actually the one which I read while I was in the period of deciding to become a Muslim in which I am a Muslim because it is me who wanted to be a Muslim. Not because of my parents nor my ancestral tradition. I still keep some of the volumes in my room while I prevented my mother from sending these valuable lessons outside the house because I am reading and benefiting from it. I believe that it is not translated widely into world languages yet. I have been translating this book with 7000 something pages into English in another form of language part by part. Maybe this site would be the site for me to keep them first and I don't know if I would be alive to see people in the West and other parts of the world benefiting from this. I am just doing this with individual capacity for the sake of Allah. 

Surat al-An'am 6: 122-124

And is one who was dead and We gave him life and made for him light by which to walk among the people like one who is in darkness, never to emerge therefrom? Thus it has been made pleasing to the disbelievers that which they were doing 122 And thus We have appointed in every town its leading criminals that they may plot therein. Yet they do not plot except against their own selves but they are not aware 123 And when a Sign (from the God) comes to them, they say: "Never will we believe until we are given the like of what was given to messengers of the God. The God knows best where to place His messengers. Soon there shall befall those who are guilty the humiliation from the God and a severe punishment because of the plots they used to devise" 124  

In previous verses, it was explained that the satans in the form of human and genies used to attract those whom they could attract with sweet words full of tricks. Sometimes, they persuaded those who love to follow their footsteps to eat the flesh slaughtered for idols. And if the believers follow this, they would be fallen into polytheism again.

The verses shown that those who were attracted by those sweet tricky words of those satans are those who could not differentiate between the faith and ingratitude through the denial of the faith. Between the true monotheism and polytheism. However, those who were enlightened with the light of faith are not easily influenced by these persuasion as what has been explained through the verse 122 of this surat which sounds like: "And is one who was dead and We gave him life and made for him light by which to walk among the people like one who is in darkness, never to emerge therefrom?" From this verse, we understood that the faithful and the ingrates are different. The ingrates are similar to the dead, and he is only alive when the God grants light upon him. Thus with the light granted by the God the Most Highest, he walks amidst people. 

Generally, everyone in this world knows that those who are dead would never be alive again. It is impossible for them to be brought into life again. One of the core faith for Muslims is that, the Resurrection is His promise. Every soul will be brought to life again through His decree. Zillion of times, He had shown that this matter is not impossible for Him. We were taught to see how a barren land becomes alive when the rain falls down. The dead plants on the barren land during summer becomes green when the rain falls upon them. 

Through these verses, the God the Most Highest poses to us a simile that those who are dead in this world could be brought again to life by Him. And after being alive, he is given with the "light" where with it; he could stay alive in front of the crowd. The God tells us that this man who was given a life after his death by the God is different to those who are still in the darkness. Those in the darkness could not easily escape their selves from it. He is dead although he appears alive. 

Although it seems like we are alive, breathing in and out. But if our soul has no light in it, it is just no difference to the dead. A human who live without any creed and basis to hold on is the same with a mere animal on the earth. What animals do day and night is that they are eating, drinking, mating and producing child. Later they die. Animals in the jungle have no particular law while those animals in livestock are to be slaughtered for their flesh as the food....         

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