Code of Conduct of Faith
ALLAH! the powerful creator of the earth, has revealed one of the best religions. The best scripture in the land for the guidance of human beings. Quran is the code of conduct of our faith. Quran is the way ALLAH spoke to His creation. In this ever-perfect book, ALLAH revealed His glory, commandments, stories of rightly guided people, moral lessons, and basic instructions for life.
Like every excellent book, Quran has its unique style of narration, the sort of ALLAH’s narration.
Since the Quran was revealed in Arab, the book followed some of the high traditions of Arabs to make the audience feel at home and comfortable. Among many other practices of Arabs, one was swearing, which was often used by people to express their truthfulness while making promises. In the Quran, ALLAH also swore at many places. Interestingly, ALLAH has committed four commitments with humankind.
ALLAH says in Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 152
“So remember me, I will remember you.” (2:152).
Allah promises his slave that if the slave will remember his Creator, the Almighty creator would also not forget him.
Most of us complain about the shortage of money and the business crisis and similar situations. Allah provides a solution by saying in Surah Ibrahim, verse 7;
“If you are grateful, I will surely increase you.”
We often get tired of asking and running for the solution. Often we think about why ALLAH is not responding. If ALLAH has authority overall, then why isn’t He ending your turmoil? The answer is, HE wants you to call him. HE wants you to put forward your request. He likes listening to you. Of course, He is the mighty Lord, and He can do whatever may He wishes. But he wants those words of request to be uttered from your very own lips. And if you call Him, there is one thing He promises, HE WOULD RESPOND.
“Call upon me and I will answer you.” (40:60)
Every one of us has made mistakes and committed sins. A good Muslim seeks forgiveness from ALLAH all the time for his intentional and unintentional errors and sins. One of the most incredible tricks of Shaitan is to make a person believe that his repentance is useless and his sins are too grave to forgive. It’s just like you are not taking a shower when you need it the most!
So to restore our faith in repentance and forgiveness, HE has promised his believer in the following words;
“And Allah will not punish them while they seek forgiveness.” (Anfaal:33)
and the most important thing, which will firm our belief on promises of ALLAH is that;
“Indeed Allah never breaks his Promise.”