Friday, May 11, 2012



This, you stubborn man is the story of a lake in which there were three great fish. You may have read it elsewhere, but that is only the husk of the story while this is the spiritual kernel.

Some fishermen passed by the lake and saw the three fish concealed there. They hurried to bring a net, but the fish noticed and became aware of their intention. The intelligent fish resolved to journey; he decided to make the difficult and unwelcome journey. He said: “I will not seek the advice of the others, because they will certainly weaken me. Their love of their native place and of where they live has great power over their souls. Their laziness and ignorance will affect me.”

For advice, a good and spiritually alive person is needed, so that he will make you spiritually alive. Where is that alive person to be found? Traveler, take the advice of traveler, for the advice of settled person will make you lame in your foot. Move on from the literal expression, “love of country”. Do not stop at its apparent meaning. Your real country is Beyond, O soul, it is not on this side. If you desire your real country, cross to the other side of the stream. Do not misread this true hadith, “Love of one’s country is a part of Iman (faith).”

“Love of one’s country” is right, but first, what really is your country?

The wise fish said, “I will travel. I will keep my heart away from their advice and counsel.

It is not a time for advice. Listen, travel! Go by night and let your movement be hidden,  like the night patrol. Set out from this lake towards the sea; seek the sea and leave this whirlpool.

That cautious fish swam away and went from its dangerous dwelling to the sea of light, like a deer which is being pursued by a hunting dog keeps running as long as there is a single nerve in its body. The hare’s sleep while the dog is following is serious wrong action.

The fish left and took its way to the sea. It took the far way to the great expanse of the sea. It suffered much, and in the end it went. After all, towards safety and welfare. It threw itself into the deep Sea whose edge no eye can see.

When the fishermen brought their net to the lake, the half-intelligent fish was bitterly unhappy at that. He said, “Oh no! I have lost the opportunity. Why did I not accompany that guide? He went off suddenly. I should have gone after him quickly.

It is wrong to regret the past. What is gone will not come back. To remember it is of no use.

The second fish said at the time of trouble, when he was separated from the protection of the intelligent one. “He has gone towards the sea and is free from sorrow. Such a good comrade I have lost! But I will not think of that. I will look after myself. At this time I will pretend to be dead. Then I will turn my belly upwards and my back downwards and move on the water. I will move as weeds do. Not by swimming as swimmers do. I will become dead. I will entrust myself to the water. To die before death is to be safe from torment.”

To die before death is to safe young person! That is what Mustafa told us. He said, “Die all of you, before death comes. Otherwise, you will die with terrible sufferings.”

The fish died in that way, He threw his belly upwards, The water carried him down below and then up on top of the water. All of the fishermen who were chasing him were very unhappy at their saying, “Oh no! The best fish is dead.” The fish was very happy at their saying, “Oh no!” He said to himself, “This trick of mine has worked. I am saved from the blade.”

One of the fishermen grabbed him and spat on him and flung him on the ground. The half-intelligent fish, rolling over and over, went secretly into the water.

The third fish who was stupid remained where he was, moving back and forward in agitation, That stupid one kept leaping about, right and left, trying to save his skin by his own efforts.

They threw the net, and in the end he was in the net. Stupidity brought him into the fire. Over the fire, on the surface of the frying pan, he was alone with his stupidity. He bubbled and crackled from the heat of the flame. His intelligence said to him, “Did a Warner not come to you? (Qur’an 67:8). He, out of his torture and suffering, replied, just like the souls of the unbelievers, “They said, ‘Yes’. ”  (Qur’an 67:9)

Then he said, “if this time I escape from this neck-breaking suffering, I will not make my home anywhere but in the sea. I will not make a lake my home. I will find the sea which has no limits and become safe. I will live in safety and welfare forever.”

Is there "love" in the Qur'an?

Yes. The author's name is Al Wadood, The Loving. How can the Quran not have love in it?  The Qur'an is from the OWNER of LOVE - so how can there not be? AL-WADUD

Quran 11:90. "But ask forgiveness of your Lord, and turn unto Him (in repentance): For my Lord is indeed full of mercy and loving-kindness."
 52:23. They shall there exchange, one with another, a (loving) cup free of frivolity, free of all taint of ill.
 58:22. Thou wilt not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, loving those who resist Allah and His Messenger, even though they were their fathers or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred. For such He has written Faith in their hearts, and strengthened them with a spirit from Himself. And He will admit them to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, to dwell therein (for ever). Allah will be well pleased with them, and they with Him. They are the Party of Allah. Truly it is the Party of Allah that will achieve Felicity.
85:14. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Full of Loving-Kindness,
Quran 2:177. It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces Towards east or West; but it is righteousness- to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfil the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the Allah.fearing. 
2:195. And spend of your substance in the cause of Allah, and make not your own hands contribute to (your) destruction; but do good; for Allah loveth those who do good.
2:222 For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean. 
2:276. Allah will deprive usury of all blessing, but will give increase for deeds of charity: For He loveth not creatures ungrateful and wicked. 
3:14. Fair in the eyes of men is the love of things they covet: Women and sons; Heaped-up hoards of gold and silver; horses branded (for blood and excellence); and (wealth of) cattle and well-tilled land. Such are the possessions of this world's life; but in nearness to Allah is the best of the goals (To return to). 
3:31. Say: "If ye do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
3:32. Say: "Obey Allah and His Messenger.: But if they turn back, Allah loveth not those who reject Faith. 
3:57. "As to those who believe and work righteousness, Allah will pay them (in full) their reward; but Allah loveth not those who do wrong." 
3:76. Nay.- Those that keep their plighted faith and act aright,-verily Allah loves those who act aright. 
3:92. By no means shall ye attain righteousness unless ye give (freely) of that which ye love; and whatever ye give, of a truth Allah knoweth it well. 
3:103. And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah.s favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make His Signs clear to you: That ye may be guided. 
3:119. Ah! ye are those who love them, but they love you not,- though ye believe in the whole of the Book. When they meet you, they say, "We believe": But when they are alone, they bite off the very tips of their fingers at you in their rage. Say: "Perish in you rage; Allah knoweth well all the secrets of the heart." 
3:134. Those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity, or in adversity; who restrain anger, and pardon (all) men;- for Allah loves those who do good;- 
3:146. How many of the prophets fought (in Allah.s way), and with them (fought) Large bands of godly men? but they never lost heart if they met with disaster in Allah.s way, nor did they weaken (in will) nor give in. And Allah Loves those who are firm and steadfast. 
3:148. And Allah gave them a reward in this world, and the excellent reward of the Hereafter. For Allah Loveth those who do good. 
3:159. It is part of the Mercy of Allah that thou dost deal gently with them Wert thou severe or harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about thee: so pass over (Their faults), and ask for ((Allah)'s) forgiveness for them; and consult them in affairs (of moment). Then, when thou hast Taken a decision put thy trust in Allah. For Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him). 
4:36. Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him; and do good- to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbours who are near, neighbours who are strangers, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (ye meet), and what your right hands possess: For Allah loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious;- 
4:69. All who obey Allah and the apostle are in the company of those on whom is the Grace of Allah,- of the prophets (who teach), the sincere (lovers of Truth), the witnesses (who testify), and the Righteous (who do good): Ah! what a beautiful fellowship! 
4:107. Contend not on behalf of such as betray their own souls; for Allah loveth not one given to perfidy and crime: 108. They may hide (Their crimes) from men, but they cannot hide (Them) from Allah, seeing that He is in their midst when they plot by night, in words that He cannot approve: And Allah Doth compass round all that they do. 
5:13 ........ for Allah loveth those who are kind.
5:18. (Both) the Jews and the Christians say: "We are sons of Allah, and his beloved." Say: "Why then doth He punish you for your sins? Nay, ye are but men,- of the men he hath created: He forgiveth whom He pleaseth, and He punisheth whom He pleaseth: and to Allah belongeth the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between: and unto Him is the final goal (of all)" 
5:42. (They are fond of) listening to falsehood, of devouring anything forbidden. If they do come to thee, either judge between them, or decline to interfere. If thou decline, they cannot hurt thee in the least. If thou judge, judge in equity between them. For Allah loveth those who judge in equity.
 5:54. O ye who believe! if any from among you turn back from his Faith, soon will Allah produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him,- lowly with the believers, mighty against the rejecters, fighting in the way of Allah, and never afraid of the reproaches of such as find fault. That is the grace of Allah, which He will bestow on whom He pleaseth. And Allah encompasseth all, and He knoweth all things.
5:64. The Jews say: "(Allah)'s hand is tied up." Be their hands tied up and be they accursed for the (blasphemy) they utter. Nay, both His hands are widely outstretched: He giveth and spendeth (of His bounty) as He pleaseth. But the revelation that cometh to thee from Allah increaseth in most of them their obstinate rebellion and blasphemy. Amongst them we have placed enmity and hatred till the Day of Judgment. Every time they kindle the fire of war, Allah doth extinguish it; but they (ever) strive to do mischief on earth. And Allah loveth not those who do mischief.
 5:82. Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans; and nearest among them in love to the believers wilt thou find those who say, "We are Christians": because amongst these are men devoted to learning and men who have renounced the world, and they are not arrogant.
5:87. O ye who believe! make not unlawful the good things which Allah hath made lawful for you, but commit no excess: for Allah loveth not those given to excess.
5:93. On those who believe and do deeds of righteousness there is no blame for what they ate (in the past), when they guard themselves from evil, and believe, and do deeds of righteousness,- (or) again, guard themselves from evil and believe,- (or) again, guard themselves from evil and do good. For Allah loveth those who do good. 
6:141. It is He Who produceth gardens, with trellises and without, and dates, and tilth with produce of all kinds, and olives and pomegranates, similar (in kind) and different (in variety): eat of their fruit in their season, but render the dues that are proper on the day that the harvest is gathered. But waste not by excess: for Allah loveth not the wasters. 
7:31. O Children of Adam! wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: But waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not the wasters. 
7:55. Call on your Lord with humility and in private: for Allah loveth not those who trespass beyond bounds. 
7:79. So Salih left them, saying: "O my people! I did indeed convey to you the message for which I was sent by my Lord: I gave you good counsel, but ye love not good counsellors!"
9:4. (But the treaties are) not dissolved with those Pagans with whom ye have entered into alliance and who have not subsequently failed you in aught, nor aided any one against you. So fulfil your engagements with them to the end of their term: for Allah loveth the righteous.
 9:7. How can there be a league, before Allah and His Messenger, with the Pagans, except those with whom ye made a treaty near the sacred Mosque? As long as these stand true to you, stand ye true to them: for Allah doth love the righteous.
 10:108. Never stand thou forth therein. There is a mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety; it is more worthy of the standing forth (for prayer) therein. In it are men who love to be purified; and Allah loveth those who make themselves pure.
12:8. They said: "Truly Joseph and his brother are loved more by our father than we: But we are a goodly body! really our father is obviously wandering (in his mind)!
 14:3. Those who love the life of this world more than the Hereafter, who hinder (men) from the Path of Allah and seek therein something crooked: they are astray by a long distance.
14:37. "O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in a valley without cultivation, by Thy Sacred House; in order, O our Lord, that they may establish regular Prayer: so fill the hearts of some among men with love towards them, and feed them with fruits: so that they may give thanks.
 16:23. Undoubtedly Allah doth know what they conceal, and what they reveal: verily He loveth not the arrogant.
 16:107. This because they love the life of this world better than the Hereafter: and Allah will not guide those who reject Faith.
19:96. On those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, will ((Allah)) Most Gracious bestow love.
20:39. "'Throw (the child (Musa)) into the chest, and throw (the chest) into the river: the river will cast him up on the bank, and he will be taken up by one who is an enemy to Me and an enemy to him': But I cast (the garment of) love over thee from Me: and (this) in order that thou mayest be reared under Mine eye.
  22:90. So We listened to him: and We granted him Yahya: We cured his wife's (Barrenness) for him. These (three) were ever quick in emulation in good works; they used to call on Us with love and reverence, and humble themselves before Us.
 22:38. Verily Allah will defend (from ill) those who believe: verily, Allah loveth not any that is a traitor to faith, or show ingratitude.
 24:19. Those who love (to see) scandal published broadcast among the Believers, will have a grievous Penalty in this life and in the Hereafter: Allah knows, and ye know not.
 28:56. It is true thou wilt not be able to guide every one, whom thou lovest; but Allah guides those whom He will and He knows best those who receive guidance.
 28:76. Qarun was doubtless, of the people of Moses; but he acted insolently towards them: such were the treasures We had bestowed on him that their very keys would have been a burden to a body of strong men, behold, his people said to him: "Exult not, for Allah loveth not those who exult (in riches).
 28:77. "But seek, with the (wealth) which Allah has bestowed on thee, the Home of the Hereafter, nor forget thy portion in this world: but do thou good, as Allah has been good to thee, and seek not (occasions for) mischief in the land: for Allah loves not those who do mischief."
 29:25. And he said: "For you, ye have taken (for worship) idols besides Allah, out of mutual love and regard between yourselves in this life; but on the Day of Judgment ye shall disown each other and curse each other: and your abode will be the Fire, and ye shall have none to help."
 30:21. And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect.
 30:45. That He may reward those who believe and work righteous deeds, out of his Bounty. For He loves not those who reject Faith.
 31:15. "But if they strive to make thee join in worship with Me things of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration), and follow the way of those who turn to me (in love): in the end the return of you all is to Me, and I will tell you the truth (and meaning) of all that ye did."
 31:18. "And swell not thy cheek (for pride) at men, nor walk in insolence through the earth; for Allah loveth not any arrogant boaster.
 38:32. And he said, "Truly do I love the love of good, with a view to the glory of my Lord,"- until (the sun) was hidden in the veil (of night):
 42:23. That is (the Bounty) whereof Allah gives Glad Tidings to His Servants who believe and do righteous deeds. Say: "No reward do I ask of you for this except the love of those near of kin." And if any one earns any good, We shall give him an increase of good in respect thereof: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Ready to appreciate (service).
 42:40. The recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto (in degree): but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah. for ((Allah)) loveth not those who do wrong.
 49:9. If two parties among the Believers fall into a quarrel, make ye peace between them: but if one of them transgresses beyond bounds against the other then fight ye (all) against the one that transgresses until it complies with the command of Allah; but if it complies then make peace between them with justice and be fair: for Allah loves those who are fair (and just).
 57:19. And those who believe in Allah and His apostles- they are the Sincere (lovers of Truth), and the witnesses (who testify), in the eyes of their Lord: They shall have their Reward and their Light. But those who reject Allah and deny Our Signs,- they are the Companions of Hell-Fire.
 57:23. In order that ye may not despair over matters that pass you by, nor exult over favours bestowed upon you. For Allah loveth not any vainglorious boaster,-
 60:1. O ye who believe! Take not my enemies and yours as friends (or protectors),- offering them (your) love, even though they have rejected the Truth that has come to you, and have (on the contrary) driven out the Prophet and yourselves (from your homes), (simply) because ye believe in Allah your Lord! If ye have come out to strive in My Way and to seek My Good Pleasure, (take them not as friends), holding secret converse of love (and friendship) with them: for I know full well all that ye conceal and all that ye reveal. And any of you that does this has strayed from the Straight Path.
 60:7. It may be that Allah will grant love (and friendship) between you and those whom ye (now) hold as enemies. For Allah has power (over all things); And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
 60:8. Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just.
 61:4. Truly Allah loves those who fight in His Cause in battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure.
 61:13. And another (favour will He bestow,) which ye do love,- help from Allah and a speedy victory. So give the Glad Tidings to the Believers.
 76:8. And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive,-
 76:27. As to these, they love the fleeting life, and put away behind them a Day (that will be) hard.

Quran is the Only Book where " THE WRITER" is in Love with the READER in this ‘imminence’ part, love lives and breathes.

Ar-Rahman’ means ‘the Merciful’. But when we limit it to that and make it its primary meaning, so much more is just lost. I was never before aware that it encompasses the meaning of ‘protection, care and a love that envelopes you’…. 

Tawbah’…, simplistically translated as ‘repentance’, loses all its beauty in translations. It fails to tell one of the ‘love’ in this concept. it means ‘turning back’ to someone or something that is always solidly there, waiting for you. So beautiful to God is the soul that comes back to Him, that He swears an oath on it…’and by the self-reproaching soul’.

Love is there all over the Quran…in its language…as if its language has been altered in the most subtle of ways to deliberately put it there. Another example…the verse ‘I respond to the call of the one who calls, when he calls’ is a linguistic gem…in the way Allah tweaks its language to pour love into it. If only we understood Arabic.

The story of Musa is full of
love; the story of Youssuf is also full of beautiful emotions and love... when Allah talks to his beloved prophet Mohammed PBUH it is the true love.... All quran's words are the mercy and love to all human beings.

In the very first Verse Quran starts with the very first Ayah in the Surah Fatiha. This Bismillah is mentioned 114 times in the Quran.

BismiLLAHir Rahmaanir Raheem
(In the name of ALLAH the most gracious the most merciful)

Abu Hurairah (May ALLAH be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of ALLAH (Peace be upon him) said, "
ALLAH has divided Mercy into one hundred parts; and HE retained with HIM ninety-nine parts, and sent down to earth one part. Through this one part creatures deal with one another with compassion, so much so that an animal lifts its hoof over its young lest it should hurt it".
- [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Quran 2:165 Yet there are men who take (for worship) others besides Allah, as equal (with Allah): They
love them as they should love Allah. But those of Faith are overflowing in their love for Allah. If only the unrighteous could see, behold, they would see the penalty: that to Allah belongs all power, and Allah will strongly enforce the penalty. (2:165) One of the names of Allah is al wadood. 

 Allah in His infinite mercy has created everything for us, both in this world and in the next . Who else then, deserves to be loved and worshiped more than Allah? All that we - and the whole of creation, for that matter - require and need is with Him. He gives His servants more than they need, even before they ask him. He is pleased with even a little right action and increases its rewards. He forgives untold wrong actions and wipes them out. All this is acts of immeasurable love, which we humans normally don't posses. Eg : He forgives when we ask for forgiveness, however big the sin he would have committed. How many of us find it difficult to forgive, when someone breaks our trust?

The word(s) "love" appears 93 time(s) in 83 verse(s) in Quran in Abdullah Yusuf Ali translation.//

If you read Surah Nuh. Prophet Nuh (AS) tried to guide his nation for around 950 years. This much patience only a Prophet can have when the nation is continuously ridiculing and insulting the Prophet. It was Prophet Nuh (AS)'s patience that he tried to guide them for so much long number of years. If its you and me giving Dawah to a rude person and the person insults us may be we will do patience for may be maximum a year which is impractical for us but you see ALLAH's love for the nation that Nuh (AS) was continuously assigned to his nation. After that finally in Surah Nuh Allah told what Nuh (AS) said :
Surah Nuh 
71:21. Noah said: "O my Lord! They have disobeyed me, but they follow (men) whose wealth and children give them no increase but only Loss.
22. "And they have devised a tremendous Plot.
23. "And they have said (to each other), 'Abandon not your gods: Abandon neither Wadd nor Suwa', neither Yaguth nor Ya'uq, nor Nasr';-
24. "They have already misled many; and grant Thou no increase to the wrong- doers but in straying (from their mark)."
25. Because of their sins they were drowned (in the flood), and were made to enter the Fire (of Punishment): and they found- in lieu of Allah. none to help them.
26. And Noah, said: "O my Lord! Leave not of the Unbelievers, a single one on earth!
27. "For, if Thou dost leave (any of) them, they will but mislead Thy devotees, and they will breed none but wicked ungrateful ones.
28. "O my Lord! Forgive me, my parents, all who enter my house in Faith, and (all) believing men and believing women: and to the wrong-doers grant Thou no increase but in perdition!"

Note : Christians and Jews make allegations that God the father is cruel. The fact is Allah is completely mercy and forgiveness. It was Nuh (AS) whose patience lasted for 950 years and he asked Allah to destroy his nation and dont leave a single man. After which his nation was punished with the Great flood. So we see that Jews and Christians allegations on Allah is refuted by Allah himself in the Quran !!!  

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