MY QUESTIONS AND THE QURAN’S REPLIES
By Mufti Sufyan
I asked: “how can I gain your help oh Allah?”
The Quran replied: “seek help through patience and prayer”. (Al-Baqarah: 45)
I said: “I am careless in my Salah”.
The Quran replied: “Woe to those performers of Salah, who are neglectful (careless) of their Salah”. (Al-Ma’un: 4, 5)
I said: “I am reckless in fulfilling my duty of discharging Zakah”.
The Quran replied: “As for those who accumulate gold and silver and do not spend it in the way of Allah, give them the ‘good’ news of a painful punishment, on the day it (the wealth) will be heated up in the fire of Jahannam, then their foreheads and their sides and their backs shall be branded with it (then it will be said to such people): This is what you had accumulated for yourselves. So taste what you have been accumulating”. (At-Taubah: 34)
I said: “I talk too much”.
The Quran replied: “Not a single word is uttered by one, but there is a Watcher near him, ready (to record)”. (Qaf: 18)
I said: “I have too much love for the worldly life”.
The Quran replied: “The worldly life is nothing but a material of delusion”. (Al-Hadid: 20)
I said: “I am very sinful”.
The Quran replied: “Do not despair of Allah’s mercy. Surely Allah will forgive all sins”. (Az-Zumar: 53)
I said: “my heart feels no peace”.
The Quran replied: “Listen, the hearts find peace only in the remembrance of Allah”. (Ar-Ra’d:28)
I said: “I am very lonely”.
The Quran replied: “We are closer to him (man) than (his) jugular vein”. (Qaf: 16)
I said: “no one remembers me”.
The Quran replied: “Remember Me and I will remember you”. (Al-Baqarah: 152)