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THE CREATOR’S REVEALED COMMANDMENTS , TO YOU, WHO IS THE CREATED, FOR WORSHIPFUL PRAYER.
These Commandments are unto you, yourself, who is the created, by your Unseen Almighty Creator, coming as Quranic Revelations from the lips of the unlettered Prophet Muhammad. This was for all believers of the One God, as did occur in diverse languages to Messengers and Enlightened beings for the Salvation of Mankind. Every past religious canon, in whatever language, at whatever time, was for the elevation of man from the depths of his own satanic, his animalistic or illusive nature.
The Message of these revealed Commandments in the Holy Quran may be used for your own elevation and spiritual power, if used with firmness of belief, faith, conviction and determination from the Qualb, or Inner Heart, which is the spring- board of Compassion, of Divine Love, of Mercy, of Truth, of Loving Kindness, etc. Such is your inner power and strength of your Qualb. The Almighty thus reveals to you:
HQ 108: 1
“ To you have We Granted the Fount of Abundance.”
(Al Kawthar - The Purified blemishless heart of Man, the Inner Heart, the Qualb, the Fount or “Instrument” of prayerful worship.)
( Per Yusuf Ali ( i.e. Granted thus, to all sincere men and women who are committed to Allah and which is the heavenly fountain of unbounded Grace (Rahumath) and Knowledge (Ilm), Mercy and Goodness, Truth (Haq) and Wisdom, Spiritual Power and Insight as was granted to the Prophet)
HQ 108: 2
“Therefore to your Lord
Turn in Prayer and Sacrifice.”
(i.e. To those committed to Allah in adoration and thanksgiving, who have sacrificed the Duniya (The World and Lust)
HQ 108: 3
“ For he who hateth Thee,
He ( Allah ) will be cut off “ ( From Future Hope).
HQ 2: 149
“ And whence thou comest forth,
Oh Muhammad, turn thy face towards the Inviolable Place of Worship.”
HQ 2: 150
“ Whence so ever thou comest forth, turn
Thy face towards the Inviolable Place of Worship.”
(Note: The Inviolable Place of Worship on the level of Shariah, is the Qibla , the Kaaba.
On the level of Haqeeka and Maarifa, the Inviolable Place of Worship also means the Pure Qualb, the Inner Heart of Man.)
HQ 73: 2-20
“Keep vigil the Night Long,
Save a little -a half thereof,
Or about a little thereof -or add a little thereto,
And chant the Quran in measure (with meaning ).
For We shall charge you with a word of weight.
Leave Me to deal with the deniers,
Lords of ease and comfort (in this life),
And do thou respite them for awhile.
HQ 73: 20
“ Thy Lord knowest how you keepest vigil.
Sometimes nearly two- thirds of the Night;
Or sometimes half, or a third thereof
As do a party of those with thee.
Allah measures the Night and the Day.
He knoweth that you count it not
And He turneth unto you in Mercy.
Recite then of the Quran,
That which is easy for you.
He knoweth that there are sick folk among you,
While others travel in the land in search of Allah’s bounty,
And others such are fighting for the cause of Allah.
So recite of it, that which is easy for you,
And establish worship and pay the poor due,
And lend unto Allah a goodly loan.
Whatsoever you send before you for your soul,
You will surely find it with Allah,
Better and greater in recompense.
And seek forgiveness of Allah.
Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.”
HQ 51: 15-58
“ Lo! Those who keep from evil
Will dwell among gardens and water springs.
Taking that which their Lord giveth them.
For Lo! aforetimes they were doers of good.
They used to sleep but little of the night.
And ere the dawning of each day would seek forgiveness.
And in their wealth, the beggar and the outcast had a share.
And in the earth are portents for those whose faith is sure.
And also in yourselves; can you not see ?
I created the Jinn and the humankind,
But only that they might worship Me.
I seek no livelihood from them.
Nor do I ask that they should feed Me.
Lo! Allah it is that giveth livelihood;
The Lord of Unbreakable Might.”
HQ 66: 6-8
“ Oh you who believe,
Ward off from yourselves and your families ,
A fire whereof the fuel is men and stones,
Over which are sent Angels strong, severe,
Who resisteth not Allah
In that which they are commanded.
Oh you who believe,
Turn unto Allah in sincere repentance!
It may be that your Lord will remit from your evil deeds
And bring you unto gardens underneath which rivers flow
On the day when Allah will not abase the Prophet
And those who believe with him.
Their Light will run before them and on their right hands.
They will say “ Oh Lord, perfect our Light for us, and forgive us !
Lo ! Thou art able to do all things.”
“ Oh Mankind, be careful of your duty to your Lord
Who created you from a single soul and from it,
Created it’s mate, and from them twain,
Had spread aboard a multitude of men and women.”
“Oh you who believe,
Be mindful of your duty to Allah,
And seek the way of approach unto Him,
And strive in His way
In order that you may succeed.”
HQ 49: 11-12
“ Oh you who believe,
Let not a folk deride a folk
Who may be better than they are,
Nor let women deride
Who may be better than they are;
Neither defame one another
Nor insult one another by nicknames;
Bad is the name of Lewdness after Faith.
And whoso turneth not in repentance,
Such are the evil doers.
Oh you who believe !
Shun much suspicion ;
For Lo! some suspicion is a crime.
And spy not,
Neither backbite one another.
Would one of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother ?
You abhor that ( so abhor the other).
And keep your duty to Allah.
Lo! Allah is relenting, Merciful.”
HQ 47:7 – 33
“ Oh you who believe ;
If you help Allah,
He will help you
And make your foothold firm.
Oh you who believe !
Obey Allah and obey the Messenger
And render not your action vain.”
HQ 46:15 – 33
“ And We have commended unto Man,
Kindness towards Parents.
His Mother beareth him with reluctance
And the weaning of him is thirty months,
Till when he attaineth full strength
And reacheth forty years,
He saith “ Arouse me that I may give thanks for the favour
Wherewith Thou has favoured me and my Parents
That I may do right and acceptable unto Thee.
And be gracious unto me in the matter of my seed.
Lo! I have turned unto Thee repentant ;
And Lo! I am of those who surrender unto Thee.”
“ And whosoever respondeth not to Allah’s summons
He can nowise escape in the earth,
And you can find no protecting friends instead of Him
Such are in error manifest.”
“ Have they not seen
That Allah who created the Heavens and the Earth
Was not wearied by their creation,
Is able to give life to the dead ?
Aye, He is able to do all things.”
HQ 33: 2- 41
“ And follow that which is inspired in you from your Lord.
Lo ! Allah is aware of what you do.
And put your trust in Allah,
For Allah is sufficient as Trustee !
Lo ! Men who Surrender unto Allah
And Women who Surrender,
And Men who Believe,
And Women who Believe,
And Men who Obey
And Women who Obey
And Men who Speak the Truth
And Women who speak the Truth
And Men who persevere in Righteousness
And Women who persevere
And Men who are Humble
And Women who are Humble,
And Men who give Alms
And Women who give Alms
And Men who Fast
And Women who Fast,
And Men who guard their Modesty
And Women who guard their Modesty,
And Men who Remember Allah Much,
And Women who Remember -
Allah hath prepared for them Forgiveness
And a vast reward.
Oh you who believe !
Remember Allah with much Remembrance.
HQ 3 : 200
“ Oh you who believe ! Endure :
Outdo all others in Endurance,
Be ready, and observe your duty to Allah,
In order that you may succeed ! “
HQ 31:12 – 19
“ And verily We gave Luqman, Wisdom,
Saying “ Give thanks to Allah;
And whosoever giveth thanks,
He giveth thanks for the good of his soul.
And whosoever refuseth,
Lo! Allah is the Absolute Owner of Praise ;
And We enjoineth upon Man concerning his Parents
His mother beareth him in weakness upon weakness
And his weaning is in two years,
And give thanks unto Me and unto thy Parents,
Unto Me is the journeying.”
“ Oh my dear Son ! Lo though it be in weight of a mustard seed,
And though it be in a rock,
Or in the Heavens or in the Earth ;
Allah will bring it forth ;
Allah is Subtile, Aware.
Turn not thy cheek in scorn towards Folks,
Nor walk with pertness in the land,
Allah loveth not each braggart boaster.
Be modest in Thy bearing, and subdue thy voice ;
Lo ! The harshest of all voices is the voice of the Ass.”
HQ 18 : 2
“ Restrain thyself along with those who cry unto their Lord,
At morn and evening, seeking His Countenance ;
And let not your eyes overlook them ,
Desiring the pomp of the life of the world ;
And obey not him whose heart
We have made heedless of Our Remembrance,
Who followeth his own lust,
And whose case has been abandoned.”
HQ 11: 112-113
“ And tread through the Straight Path ( Sirath )
As you are commanded,
And those who turn unto Allah with you, and transgress not :
Lo ! He is Seer of what you do.
And incline not towards those who do wrong,
Lest the fire toucheth you ;
And you have no protecting friend against Allah,
And afterwards you will be helped.”
HQ 107: 2-7
“ Hast thou observed him who belieth religion ?
That is, who repelleth the orphan
And urgeth not the feeding of the needy.
Ah woe unto the worshippers,
Who are heedless of their prayers,
Who would be seen (at worship)
Yet refuse small kindness !”
“The Alms are only for the poor and the needy,
And those who collect them,
And whose hearts are to be reconciled,
And to free the captives, and the debtors ,
And for the cause of Allah.
Allah is Knower, Wise.”
HQ 9: 129
“ Now, if they turn away,
Oh Muhammad, pray “ Allah sufficieth me.
There is no God save Him.
In Him I have put my trust.
He is the Lord of the Tremendous Throne.”
HQ 7: 175-205
“ Recite unto them
The Tale of him to whom
We gave our Revelations,
But he sloughed them off.
So satan overtook him,
And he became of those led astray.
And had We willed,
We could have raised him by their means:
But he clung to the earth
And followed his own lust.
Therefore his likeness is as the likeness of a dog;
If you attackest him,
He panteth with his tongue out ;
And if you leavest him,
He panteth with his tongue out;
Already have We urged into Hell,
Many of the Jinns and humankind,
Having hearts wherewith conscience,
They understand not;
And having eyes wherewith they see not;
And having ears wherewith they hear not;
These are as the cattle – Nay !
But they are worse !
They are neglectful.
( So ) Allah’s are the Fairest Names ( Asma – ul- Husna )
Invoke Him by them.
And leave the company of those who blaspheme His Names;
They will be requitted what they do.
And do thou, Oh Muhammad ,
Remember thy Lord within thyself,
Humbly and with awe, below thy breath,
At morn and evening. ( silent zikr )
And be thou not of the Neglectful.”
(Read: Vol. 3 “Wisdom of the Divine” on “Silent Remembrance or Zikr” ).
Refer: The 18 Instruction Tapes on the “Silent Zikr” : A Fellowship Production, Philadelphia, USA.)
HQ 6: 70
“ And forsake those who take their religion for a pastime and a jest,
And whom the life of the world beguileth ,
Remind (mankind) Hereby,
Lest a soul be destroyed by what it earneth.
These are they who perish by their own desserts.”
HQ 6: 107-163
“ Follow that which is inspired in you from your Lord.
There is no God save Him.
And turn away from the idolaters.
Pray, “ Lo ! My worship and my sacrifice,
And my life and my death are for Allah,
The Lord of the Universe.”
“ And whence thou comest forth ( for prayer )
Oh Muhammad, turn thy face
Towards the Inviolable Place of Worship “(Qibla).
“Whence so ever thou comest forth
Turn thy face towards the Inviolable Place of Worship.” (Qualb)