Quran: Surah Anam 151-153 (simplicity of al-Deen)

Allah swt made our Deen easy for us. He swt sent Holy Prophet swm with Guidance as the Perfect example for humanity to follow. We would only be fooling ourselves by thinking that our Deen is comparable with other world theologies, complicated by metaphysical assumptions of spirituality, rituals and laws administered by a clergy. Our Deen, Islam, can not remain distant from the use of ‘reason’ and ‘rationale’ of a common man. One does not have to be an expert in jurisprudence to understand this Deen. As an ordinary person, I engage in business, education and other social commitments. I need to manage relationships with parents, children, spouse, business partners, friends, colleagues and associates. To lead a life based on a value system I need a simple path and a role model. Following TMQ of Surah Al Anam shows that clear way:

“Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with Him; be good and dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty – We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not near to Al-Fawahish (shameful sins, illegal sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, and kill not anyone whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islamic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand.  6:151

 “And come not near to the orphan’s property, except to improve it, until he (or she) attains the age of full strength; and give full measure and full weight with justice. We burden not any person, but that which he can bear. And whenever you give your word (i.e. judge between men or give evidence, etc.), say the truth even if a near relative is concerned, and fulfill the Covenant of Allah, This He commands you, that you may remember. 6:152

“And verily, this (i.e. Allah’s Commandments mentioned in the above two Verses 151 and 152) is my Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths, for they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become Al-Muttaqun ” 6.153

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