بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Farah Mughal Wafai
One of the miracles of the Qur’an is that it provides solutions for those who seek it. It is called hudan (guidance) and it is Al-Hakeem (the wise). Qur’an helps creates a furqan (the ability to decide) for the one seeking it. Here is how Qur’an becomes a part of everyday decision-making!
A friend of mine was throwing a surprise birthday party for her sister on Tuesday. She had asked everyone to meet up at 11 am., because they were planning to book a beach house and return home by Maghrib time. It sounded exciting!
I am a student of the Qur’an and attend classes regularly. Tuesday is one of my class days. Immediately, I realized if I go to this party, I will have to miss class. The irony of the situation was that my husband was also going.
“But I couldn’t possibly miss class! Everything I learn is so important that I cannot afford to miss even a minute of it , ” I thought to myself. Oh, what a confusion!
As I wondered over what I should do, I remembered the lesson I had recently learned:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُل لِّأَزْوَاجِكَ إِن كُنتُنَّ تُرِدْنَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا وَزِينَتَهَا فَتَعَالَيْنَ أُمَتِّعْكُنَّ وَأُسَرِّحْكُنَّ سَرَاحًا جَمِيلًا 28
وَإِن كُنتُنَّ تُرِدْنَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَالدَّارَ الْآخِرَةَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ أَعَدَّ
لِلْمُحْسِنَاتِ مِنكُنَّ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا 29
28. O Prophet! say to your wives, “If you should desire the worldly life and its adornment, then come, I will provide for you and give you a gracious release.”
29. “But if you desire Allah and His Messenger and the home of the Hereafter – then indeed, Allah has prepared for the doers of good among you a great reward.”
[Al-Quran – Al-Ahzab (The Combined Forces):28-29]
I marveled at how the Qur’an had yet again assisted in my decision! Alhamdulillah!
I called up my friend to tell her I was not able to come. The best thing was that I was very pleased and satisfied knowing I had made the right choice.