Friday Focus | Human relationships reign supreme

…Supremacy holds in Divine Scheme
Friday Focus | Human relationships reign supreme

Human relationships reign supreme in Divine Scheme of things. Thesupremacy is stressed in Quranic revelations:

''That is good news God gives to His servants who believe and do gooddeeds. Say, I ask of you no wages for it, except affection for the near of thekin. Whosoever does a good deed, We will increase its goodness for him. God isForgiving and Appreciative.'' (42: 23)

 The verse opens with a message ofBounties and Blessings, of which God conveys Glad Tidings to those of Hisservants who believe in Divine Laws and accordingly indulge in righteous deeds.The messenger—Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) is asked to convey that Allah (SwT) wantsnothing in return for His Bounties and Blessings, except exhibiting due regardto human relationships, and expressing love for near and dear ones.

Exhibiting due regard for human relationships and expression of love fornear and dear ones is taken to be a good deed in Divine Scheme of things. Itwould be rewarded by compounding the goodness. While God is Forgiving, as and when forgiveness is asked for with asincere intent, He is also Appreciative of good deeds, as and when performed.

Allah (SwT) has fair measure of sincerity of intent, as ordained:

''Or do they say, He forged a lie about God. If God so willed, He couldhave sealed your heart, but he obliterates the false, and confirms the true byHis words. He Knows what is in the hearts'' (42: 24)

Vis-à-vis the message, it was said that the Divine Code has beenfabricated, the act of fabrication attributed to the Messenger (pbuh). Had Godso willed, he could have put a seal over the heart thus make falsehood or thetruth imperceptible. Instead Allah (SwT) obliterates the falsehood, andconfirms the truth by His words, carried in His message by the Messenger(pbuh).     

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