Quranic Reflections #33

Bilal Philips


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The transcript describes a series of verses from the Quranic reflection series, including Surah Al Baq sitting at the beginning of the series, which describes Jesus as the one and only true God, and the desire to be pleasant. The series also describes the importance of identifying everything that opposes it and making one's desires his god.

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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh my brothers and sisters, this is a portion of another verse from the Quranic reflection series. And it is found in Surah Al Baqarah.

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In Illa hokum Illa Hoon warhead, Your God is one God. That's verse 162.

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This verse addresses the fact that Allah is the one and only true God.

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So the first point of reflection, is that the Oneness of Allah is the most important concept in Islam.

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It is known as Tawheed.

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From the Islamic perspective, everything else in existence springs from it. It remains at the core of every concept, every principle, every thought, in Islam.

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The second point of reflection,

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is that since a laws unique oneness is so basic and fundamental to the faith, the believers are required to do all that they can to maintain the laws unique oneness.

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This of necessity involves identifying everything that opposes it, and rejecting them in faith, words and deeds.

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The third point of reflection, is that Allah warned us of making our desires our gods.

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Allah said, our item and it together Illa who Hawa?

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Haven't you seen the one who takes his desires as his God?

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Our main desire is to be pleased. So in search of pleasure, we become enslaved or addicted to the material pleasures of this world, which are endless, and we usually end up destroying ourselves. The Prophet SAW Salem warned us that if we make wealth, our God, our lives will be miserable. He said, ties up the Durham were Abdu dinar,

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the life of the worshipper of the dinar, and the Durham will always be wretched.

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We should keep that in mind. So many people, earn gather, accumulate huge amounts of wealth, only to destroy their lives, commit suicide, harm their families, etc.

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Don't think that money brings happiness.

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Baraka Luffy comm was Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh