Ramadan 2011: Qur’an reminders 6 – Guidance good for the self

There is an aspect of faith that people sometimes look over and do not realize. People forget that their guidance is for their own good and it is in their interest to pursue it. Some erroneously seem to think that it is some type of duty they are burdened with rather than a salvation. Reflect on the following ayah:

Chapter: 10 – Verse: 108

قُلْ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ قَدْ جَاءَكُمُ الْحَقُّ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ ۖ فَمَنِ اهْتَدَىٰ فَإِنَّمَا يَهْتَدِي لِنَفْسِهِ ۖ وَمَنْ ضَلَّ فَإِنَّمَا يَضِلُّ عَلَيْهَا ۖ وَمَا أَنَا عَلَيْكُمْ بِوَكِيلٍ,

(Y.Ali) Say: “O ye men! Now Truth hath reached you from your Lord! those who receive guidance, do so for the good of their own souls; those who stray, do so to their own loss: and I am not (set) over you to arrange your affairs.”

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