RANDOM THOUGHTS: Betterment of Humanity - BY: Dr. A.Q. Khan

Betterment of Humanity
Dr. A.Q. Khan


There are many edicts in the Holy Quran by which humanity would benefit if they were applied conscientiously. Here are just a few.

Deal gently with people (3:159). Restrain anger and pardon all mankind (3:134). Do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, neighbours, the needy, strangers and the wayfarer (4:36). It is not for you to be arrogant because man is of the meanest of creatures (7:13). Hold to forgiveness, command what is right and turn away from the ignorant (6). Speak mildly to people; perchance he may take warning (20:44). Be moderate, lower your voice, for the harshest of sounds is the braying of the donkey (8). Let not some men among you laugh at others. It may be that the latter are better than the former (49:11). Be kind to you parents and say not a word of contempt to them (17:23). When you deal with others in transactionsÖ. reduce them to writing (2:28). If the debtor is in difficulty, grant him time till it is easy for him to repay; but if you remit it by way of charity, that is best for you (2:280). Those who draw usuary (exorbitant interest) will not stand except as one Ö. driven to madness (2:275). Do not use your property as bait for the judges with the intent that you may wrongfully and knowingly eat up a little of other peopleís property (2:188). Be steadfast in prayer and fulfill the contracts you have made (2:177). If one of you deposits a thing on trust with another, let the trustee faithfully discharge his trust (2:283). And cover not truth with falsehood, nor conceal the truth when you know it (2:42). Stand out firmly for justice as witnesses to Allah, even if against yourselves or your parents (4:135). From what is left by parents Ö. there is a share for man and a share for woman (4:7). There is a share for a woman, whether the property be small or large (4:7). Donít eat up unjustly the property of orphans (25). Concerning orphans, the best thing to do is what is for their good (2:220). If two parties among the believers fall into a quarrel, make you peace between them (28). Avoid suspicion as much as possible, for suspicion in some cases is a sin; and spy not on each other nor speak ill of each other behind their backs (49:12). Conceal not evidence, for whoever conceals it, his heart is tainted with sin (2:283). Spend in charity out of the substance (57:7) (Give) charity to those who are in need Ö (2:273). Donít be a miser or extravagant (17:29). Destroy not your charity by talking of your generosity (2:264). Enjoin right behaviour with people (2:44). Do not indulge in evil or mischief on earth (2:60) And who is more unjust than he who forbids people from worshiping in the places of Allah? (2:114). Fight in the cause of Allah with those who fight you, but do not transgress limits (2:190). Let there be no compulsion in religion. Truth stands out clearly from falsehood (2:256). Keep away from women during their menstruation and do not approach them until it is over (2:222). Donít commit adultery for it is a shameful and evil act (17:32). On no soul does Allah place a burden greater than it can bear (2:286) Hold fast all together and be not divided amongst yourselves (3:103). Contemplate the wonders of creation in the heavens and on the earth (3:191). Allah Almighty shall never ignore the work of any man or woman Ö. (3:195). Prohibited to you for marriage are your near blood relatives (4:23). Never should a believer kill a believer (4:92). Help not one another in transgression, sin and rancor. Fear Allah (5:2). Help one another in good deeds and piety (5:2). Stand out firmly for Allah and witnesses to fair dealings and let not the hatred of others swerve you to depart from justice (5:8). Dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine and some other things are prohibited (5:3). Intoxicants are an abomination (5:90). Gambling is prohibited (5:90). Donít revile those whom they call upon besides Allah lest they, out of spite, revile Allah (6:108). O children of Adam (PBUH), wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink, but waste not by excess (7:31). If one amongst the pagans asks you for asylum, grant it to him so that he may hear the word of Allah (9:6). Allah loves those who make themselves pure (9:108). Never give up hope of Allahís mercy as only kafirs despair of Allahís mercy (12:87). Those who do wrong in ignorance, Allah is forgiving; most merciful (16:119). Invite all to the way of Allah with wisdom and with beautiful and gracious preaching (16:125). None can bear the burden of anotherís sins (17:15). Kill not your children for fear of want. It is a great sin (17:31). Avoid vain talk (23:3). Walk on earth with humility (25:63). Approach not men and practice wickedness (29:29). Establish regular prayer, enjoin what is just and forbid what is wrong (31:17). Walk not in insolence for Allah loves not any arrogant boaster (31:18). And make not a dazzling display of jewellery (33:33). Despair not of the mercy and kindness of Allah (39.53). Repel evil with what is better (41:34). The most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is he who is the most righteous of you (49:13). Allah will raise up to suitable ranks those of you who have been granted knowledge (58:11). Allah orders you to deal kindly and justly with non-believers (60:8). Fear Allah, obey him and spend in charity (64:16).

If we follow the edicts of the Almighty, He will reward us with His Kindness and Bounties.

NOTE: After reading my column of last week, Mr. Ahsan Iqbal phoned me to inform that he had sent my (university) proposal to the Chairman HEC with the request that his staff inform me accordingly. Unfortunately, this was not done.

Posted on Aug 15, 17 | 12:34 am