Quote … Unquote … no. 3
February 19, 2007 2 Comments
Since the weather forecasts are saying that it should be fairly warm today (a scorching high of -2°C, ha!), I decided I’d save some money on gas and parking and take the TTC to work today, rather than drive. It gave me a chance to catch up on my reading, which has been lacking as of late and is one of the only reasons I like taking public transit—other than that, I hate it … . In any case, I was reading chapter Tâ-Hâ (no. 20) and came across what is, in my opinion, one of the harder-hitting, eye-watering passages in the Qur’an. I thought I’d share it with whoever comes to this blog as a reminder, for surely, the reminder benefits the believers.
«And whoever turned away from My reminder, then surely for him is a distressful life and We will gather him as a blind [person] on the Day of Standing. ¤ He will say, “O my Lord, why have you gathered me as a blind [person] while I had used to see?” ¤ He [i.e., Allah] will say, “Similarly, Our signs came to you and you forgot them. And thus today, you will be forgotten.” ¤ And thus, we reward those who transgressed and did not believe in their Lord’s signs. And certainly, the punishment of the Afterlife is more severe and longer lasting.»
Allah, Lord of the worlds.