Thursday, October 26, 2017

Be the best creation | Q98:7


I gradually realize as I engage more closely with the Holy Quran that there are plenty of tips in it.

We all want to be the best this, the best that. It's good to want to be the best. In our quest for attaining success and becoming the best, we tend to get sidetracked, detoured, or even lost because the road map is not clear.

Know that the Quran gives us one simple formula for being the best of creation, the best of creatures. It's in verse 98:7. The code is easy to remember Q987.

Allah tells us, all we need to do is do just two things:
  1. Believe
  2. Do righteous deeds.  
According to  Sunni Tafsir, "believe" means believing in Prophet Muhammad salallah alaihiwasalam and the Quran. Secondly, we are to perform acts of obedience or good works privately between ourselves and with our Lord.

It's quite a simple formula methinks. But should we get sidetracked, detoured, or even lost sometimes we should not lose heart, we should not lose faith but keep forging ahead cos as said Winston Churchill, "Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." 

Pray Allah grants us tawfik and hidayah to believe and to do good works every day until the last day of our life so we are blessed with a good ending (husnul khatimah). So we may be successful and qualify as one of the best creations/creatures ever lived on earth. Ameen.

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