Be Sincere, Be the Qur’an!

The Beginning
The Beginning
28 June 2021
But if you are thankful, He is pleased with that in you. (Al Zumar:7)
Actions that Allah is Pleased With
30 August 2021
be sincere

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Do you want to be sincere?

This is how it started (read The Beginning) and then Satan said, “Give me permission until the Judgement Day, I will lead most of them astray.” And Allah said, “Okay, I give you permission until the Judgement Day, but you have no power over My believing sincere and believing devotees, dependents.” So there are two points in these sentences:

1. Who does Satan have a hold on? He has a hold on the unbelieving and insincere people. If you are sincere and believing, he has no hold on you, except that he wants you to be out of this situation so he can get you.

2. How does Satan work? He does not possess you, he does not make you do things, he just inculcates in you subliminal messages, when you are ‘sleeping’. He just whispers in your ear to do it and then you do it, because you are not responsible of something or doing something if you are not willing to do it. If you are forced, you are not responsible.

Be the Qur’an

There is no compulsion in din [way of life]. (Al Baqara:256)

Everybody has to do things willingly. That is why they criticize us that we are not praying and we are not doing this. Listen! We do pray. Sharia is a MUST! I pray. And when you feel like praying, you should also pray. I cannot MAKE you pray, then it will be compulsion. You have to do it yourself. I tell you to read the Qur’an, you read the Qur’an and DO whatever you can of the Qur’an that you read. I read the Qur’an and Alhamdulillah, with Allah’s help, I became the Qur’an. Whatever I do is in respect with the Qur’an. Whatever hadith [saying attributed to or anecdote regarding Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)] I read, I took it upon me, I started acting like that. This is how you live. I may not remember all of the Qur’an and all of the hadiths, but it is in my actions. I would like you to do the same.

Qur’an References


79. (Iblis) said, “My Rab [Lord], give me extra time till the Day when they are raised.”

80. (Allah) said, “Surely, you will be given extra time

81. “Until the Day of the appointed time.”

82. (Iblis) said, “Then (I swear) by Your might that I will surely lure every one of them astray,

83. Except Your sincere devotees among them.”

Al Isra

61. And when We said to the angels, “Do sajda [prostration] before Adam!” They did sajda, except Iblis [Satan]. He said, “Am I to do sajda to the one whom You created from clay?”

62. (Iblis) continued, “Do You see this creature whom You have honored above me? If You postpone (my punishment) until the Yawm al Qiyamah [Day of Resurrection], I will surely seize his offspring, except a few.”

63. (Allah) said, “Go ahead, (do your best) and whoever of them follows you, Jahannam will be payment for you all, an ample recompense.

64. “And lure any of them you can with your voice, and seek to bring them in with your forces on horse and on foot, and be a partner in their wealth and children, and make promises to them.” Satan only promises in order to deceive.

65. “But over My faithful devotees you have no power, and your Rab suffices as their Wakil [Guardian].”

This is an edited excerpt of the Online Saturday Sohbet given on March 1, 2008 by Murshid Shaykh Taner Vargonen Ansari and published on on July 26, 2021. The translation of the Qur’an verses are also from Murshid Shaykh Taner Vargonen Ansari.

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