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  • As time passes, the Qur’an doesn’t get old; as a matter of fact, the Qur’an gets even younger

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  • Alas! We have been deceived. We supposed the life of this world to be constant, and so have lost everything. Yes, this passing life is but a sleep; it passes like a dream. This frail life flies like the wind, and departs.

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  • In a brief life, it is not reasonable to destroy eternal, everlasting life and eternal happiness for a little bit of pleasure. (The Letters)

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  • Oh man! You do not own yourself. Rather, you are totally owned by One whose power is infinite, an All-Compassionate One of Glory whose mercy is infinite. Therefore, do not trouble yourself by shouldering the burden of your life. For it is He who grants

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  • Everything was determined by qadar (destiny). If you feel content with what you have, you will live easily.

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  • It is as easy for the Lord of Glory to create a spring as it is to create a flower

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  • O my soul! Know that yesterday has left you, and as for tomorrow, you have nothing to prove that it will be yours. In which case, know that your true life is the present day.

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  • Man did not come to this world in order to live in fine manner and pass his life in ease and pleasure. Rather, possessing vast capital, he came here to work and do trade for an eternal, everlasting life

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  • This world is a guesthouse. Man will stay here for a short time and he is a guest with a lot of duties; in his short life, he is obliged to obtain the materials necessary for the eternal lif

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  • Time has shown that Paradise is not cheap, and neither is Hell unnecessary

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Do Not Interfere in Allah’s Concerns

Although those who strive on the way of Truth should think only of their own duties, they think of those that pertain to Almighty Allah, base their actions on them, and fall into error. It is written in the work Adab al-Din wa’l-Dunya, that one time Satan tempted Jesus (Upon whom be peace) saying: “The appointed hour of death and all things are specified by divine determining, so throw yourself down from this high place, and see, you’ll die.” Jesus (Upon whom be peace) replied: “Allah tries his servants, but His servants may not try their Sustainer.” That is, “Almighty Allah tests his servant, saying to him: If you do that I shall do this. Let’s see, are you able to do it? But the servant does not have the right and power to test Almighty Allah and say: If I do that, will You do this? To assume such a stance, as though subjecting Almighty Allah’s dominicality to test and examination, is bad conduct and contrary to worship and man’s being Allah's slave.” Since this is the case, man should do his own duty and not interfere in Almighty Allah’s business. It is well-known that when one of the heroes of Islam who many times defeated Jenghis Khan’s army, Jalaluddin Khwarazmshah, was going to the war, his ministers and followers told him: “You will be victorious; Almighty Allah will make you victor.” He replied: “I am charged by Allah’s command to act on the way of jihad, I do not interfere in Allah’s concerns. To make us victor or vanquished is His business.” Because he thus understood the mystery of submission, he was wondrously victorious on numerous occasions. In his voluntary actions man should not think of the results which pertain to Almighty Allah. For example, for some of our brothers, when people join the Risale-i Nur it fires their enthusiasm and makes them increase their efforts. Then when others do not listen, the weak ones among them become demoralized and their enthusiasm wanes somewhat. Whereas Allah’s Noble Messenger (Upon whom be blessings and peace), who was the Absolute Master, Universal Leader, and Perfect Guide, took as his absolute guide the divine decree,

 وَمَا عَلَى الرَّسُولِ اِلاَّ الْبَلاَغُ

and when people held back and did not listen, conveyed the message with greater effort, endeavour, and earnestness. For in accordance with the verse,

اِنَّكَ لاَ تَهْدِى مَنْ اَحْبَبْتَ وَلٰكِنَّ اللهَ يَهْدِى مَنْ يَشَۤاءُ    

he understood that making people listen and guiding them was Almighty Allah’s concern. And he did not interfere in Allah’s concerns. And so, my brothers! You shouldn’t be officious either by basing your actions on what is not your business, or take up a position testing your Creator!   Source: 17th Flash, Risale-i Nur Collection



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