In the previous blog post, I mentioned there are three pairs found in the Quran.
The first was prayer and charity.
The second pair commonly seen together in the Quran is: reward and punishment.
The first mention of ‘fire’ in the Quran:
“fear the Fire, whose fuel is men and stones…” [2:24]
This is immediately followed by:
“And give good tidings to those who believe and do righteous deeds that they will have gardens [in Paradise].” [2:25]
And you see it over and over in the Quran.
Reward and punishment. Punishment and reward.
Fear and hope. Hope and fear.
These two motivations are core to human beings. We don’t like fear, but many of the things we do are based around fear. And many other actions are based on hope.
Allah doesn’t want us to always be fearful that we give up. Yet He doesn’t want us to take our time for granted thinking we won’t be held accountable.
I’ll share the last pair in a couple of days.
What do you think? Share your reflections below!
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As-Salaam Alaikum, fear, faith, and truth, stands out amongst these. Fear being the first of a thing to try us and see. But as we APPLY FAITH and stand on The TRUTH of Allah’s command. Hopefully, we will come to understand ease come only after struggle. You just cannot say you believe without your faith in Allah is tried.
This in turn says we need to get acquainted with self and determined the degree of our relationship and love for Allah.
In closing fear, is not the fear of who has a gun on you. But fear of One who has the power to not only kill the body but kill the body and take your soul and place it in hell fire or paradise by His PERMISSIVE WILL!
Mild legal punishments- like the US’ abortion crackdown – help the weak.
Punishment also pairs very well with last week’s value- charity. Mild legal punishments- such as the US’ recent crackdown on abortion- can help the weak and helpless.
Punishment also pairs very well with last weak’s term- charity! Remember, mild legal punishment, such as the US’ recent law against abortion, can provide charity to the poor and helpless!
Alhamdulilah for this reminder and better explanation of the Quran.
May Allah SWT continue to increase you in knowledge and make Islam easy for us
Jazakallahu khayran. Even the biggest entreprenuers today took huge risks and were fearful that their ideas might not work out. Without fear, there is no hope. We wouldn’t have had all these innovations today ( even cars) if people who invented all these things didn’t have hope for their fear.
Alhamdullillah.for all the guidance of the Quran.
This is great!!! Alhamdulillah!!
I feel we have to be very careful on how we implement ‘fear of Allah’ with small children. We don’t want to push them away.