Reflecting on S Baqarah ayahs 253-260

“Do I want Allah to be my friend? If yes, , what do I have to do?”

 I tried this answer on my daughter and this what she had to say, “ we can give charity, we can pray, we read Quran and we can be nice to everyone, then Allah shall be our friend, since He likes all these things.

 To make Allah my friend, first I need to learn more about Him. I can learn a lot about Him through His safaat. The asma-ul-husna.  Then, I need to listen to Him. I need to obey His Commands. We know a quality of a friend is: a friend in need is a friend indeed! Well, we know that Allah is definitely our friend in need. So, if we were really smart we would make sure that we get on the good side of a friend like that! We need to make sure that we do everything that we can to avoid His wrath.

O Allah! Please be our friend, we are nothing without You.

About Quran Reflections

Al-Huda's branch at Khayaban-e-Sehar is one of the few Quran courses being regularly conducted in Karachi, Pakistan, where the mode of instruction and examination is English. The students and teachers have decided to upload their reflections on the Quran and class notes on this blog, in order to be available to a global audience for the latter's benefit and inspiration.
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1 Response to Reflecting on S Baqarah ayahs 253-260

  1. Farah says:

    Until this lesson, I never really thought Allah could be my friend. Since then, I have really been thinking about this. What is a friend to me? Someone who provides emotional and physical support, who is always on my side, who listens when I talk, who comforts when I cry, someone who knows what I am thinking or feeling, or what I need, without me having to say a word. Someone who I can be myself with, who will forgive me straight away when I make a mistake, and hold my hand when I stumble.

    After thinking about what a friend means, I realised that those are the same things that Allah provides to me, but multiplied. So, if I value these things in a friend, why am I not wanting Allah to be my friend? The conclusion: I do want Allah to be my friend; in fact, what I didn’t realise was that Allah probably is my friend, it is me who isn’t His friend. He does so much for me, and return I do nothing. He supports me, guides me, forgives me. What kind of friend am I?

    I can be a better friend by getting to know Allah, making myself of His attributes, by relying on Him, asking Him for what I need, and by loving Allah. It sounds easy “of course I love Allah” but for me to truly love Allah, that should be reflected in my actions.

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