Friday Focus | Divine Word is Unchangeable

Friday Focus | Divine Word is Unchangeable

…Word that upholds truth and justice

It is ordained that in Holy Quran the word of the Lord hasbeen completed in truth and justice:

''The Word of your Lord has been completed, in truth andjustice. There is no changing to His words. He is the Hearer, the Knower''(06:115)

The laws enshrined in Holy Quran vis-à-vis shapingindividual lives as per Divine Commandments and regulating the society inlarger context constitute the Word of the Lord. Not an iota of it could bechanged, as the Lord is the ultimate Hearer, as also the ultimate Knower.  Allah's Word is perfect; the Word frames lawsto guide lives and streamline societies. The laws based on truth and justice set forth in the Book—Holy Quran areholistic in form, and pristine in content. None holds the authority to changethe laws set forth. 

The truth as it dawns take time to sink in, hence in itsinitial phase the majority may not be inclined to follow it, given thetraditional view of life. Hence, the diversion and digression from the DivinePath, as enshrined:

''If you were to follow most of those on earth, they woulddivert you from God's path. They follow nothing but assumptions, and they onlyconjecture'' (06:116)

Truth is truth, even if those who follow it might constitutea minority. The majority unable to digest and follow the truth holds on totraditions based on assumptions and conjectures. The traditions measured on thescale of truth, mostly fail the test. The Lord however stays as the 'UltimateAdjudicator' as laid down

''Your Lord knows best who strays from His path, and Heknows best the guided ones'' (06:117)  

Lord, the Hearer, the Knower, knows best the ones who refuseto refuse to hear, to know, and acknowledge the truth. He also knows best theones who heed the truth, acknowledge it, and follow it. They remain the guidedones.

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