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All starts with God
The Philosohpy of Submission

In The name of God The Most Gracious Most Merciful                               
Chapter One                                                                     
                   It all starts with God                                                           

The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It’s far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by His purpose and for His purpose.

The search for the purpose of life has puzzled people for thousands of years.
That is because we typically begin at the wrong starting point-ourselves. I ask self-centered questions like what do I want to be? What should I do with my life? What are my goals, my ambitions, and my dreams for my future? But focusing on ourselves will never reveal our life’s purpose. It is God who directs the lives of His creatures; everyone’s life is in His power.

Contrary to what many popular books, movies, es, and seminars tell you, you won’t discover your life’s meaning by looking within yourself. You have probably tried that already. You didn’t create yourself, so there is no way you can tell yourself what you were created for.
If I handed you an invention you had never seen before, you wouldn’t know its purpose, and the invention itself wouldn’t be able to tell you either. Only the creator or the owner’s manual could reveal its purpose.
The Creator manual (the Qur’an) says:
51:56-58 “I did not create the jinns and the humans except to worship me alone. I need no provisions from them, nor do I need them to feed me. God is the Provider, the Possessor of all power, the Supreme.”
67:2 “The One who created death and life for the purpose of distinguishing those among you
who would do better. He is the Almighty, the Forgiving.”
This is one of the purposes of our existence
You cannot arrive at your life’s purpose by starting with a focus on yourself. You must begin with God, your Creator.

You exist only because God wills that you exist. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. It is only in God that we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, and our destiny. Every other path leads you to a dead end. You could reach all your personal goals, becoming a raving success by the world’s standard, and still miss the purpose for which God created you. You need more than self-help advice.

Fortunately, there is an alternative to speculation about the meaning and the purpose of life. It’s revelation. We can turn to what God has revealed about life in His word. The easiest and safest way to discover the purpose on an inventions is to ask the creator of it. The same is true for discovering your life’s purpose. Ask God.

God has not left us in the dark to wonder and guess.
He has clearly revealed His purposes of our life in His fully explained words-The holy Qur’an. It is our owner’s manual, explaining why we are alive, how life works, what to avoid, and what to expect in the future. It explains what no self-help or philosophy book could help.
God is not the starting point of your life, He is the source of it.
To discover your purpose in life you must turn to God’s word, not the world’s wisdom. You must build your life on eternal truths, not pop psychology, success-motivation, or inspirational stories. You must be aware of the eternal truth as stated in the Creator manual.
30:40 “God is the One who created you. He is the One who provides for you. He is the One who puts you to death. He is the One who resurrects you. Can any of your idols do any of these things? Be He glorified. He is much too exalted to have any partner.”

You are not an accident.
Your birth was no mistake, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by your birth. In, fact he expected it. It is not fate, nor chance, nor luck, nor coincidence that you are breathing at this very moment. You are alive because God wanted to create you.
He custom-made your body just the way He wanted it.
32:7 “He perfected everything He created, and stated the creation of man from clay. Then He continued His reproduction through a certain lowly liquid. He shaped him and blew into him from His spirit. And He gave you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brains; rarely are you appreciative.” He also determined the natural talents you would posses and the uniqueness of your personality. Because God made you for a reason, He also decided when you would be born and how long would you live.
31:34 “…….No soul knows what will happen to it tomorrow, and no one knows in which land he or she will die. God is Omniscient, Cognizant.”
God is not haphazard; he planned it all with great precision. The more physicists, biologists, and other scientists learn about the universe, the better we understand how it is uniquely suited for our existence, custom made with the exact specifications that make human life possible.
The driving forces of your life
What is the driving force in your life? A question never been looked at or thought about it. Let us look into some of these forces:
Many people are driven by guilt. They spend their entire lives running from regrets and hiding their shame. Guilt driven people are manipulated by memories. They allow their past to control their future. We are a product of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it. God’s purpose is not limited by your past. He turned a murderer Moses into a leader. God said:
28:14 “When he (Moses) reached maturity and strength, We endowed him wisdom and knowledge. We thus reward the righteous.”
After this gift from God, Moses commits manslaughter, even then read what God said:
28:43 “We gave Moses the scripture - after having annihilated the previous generations, and after setting the examples through them - to provide enlightenment for the people, and guidance, and mercy, that they may take heed.”
Many people are driven by resentment and anger. They hold on to hurts and never get over them. Instead of releasing their pain through forgiveness, they rehearse it over and over in their minds. Your past is past. Nothing will change it. You are hurting yourself with your bitterness. For your own sake, learn from it, and then let it go.
57:23 :Thus, you should not grieve over anything you miss, nor be proud of anything He has bestowed upon you. God does not love those who are boastful, proud.”
Many people are driven by fear. Their fears may be a result of a traumatic experience, unrealistic expectations, growing up in a high-control home, broken family etc. Regardless of the cause, fear driven people often miss great opportunities because they are afraid to venture out. Fear is a self-imposed prison that will keep you from becoming what God intends for you to be. You must move against it with the weapons of faith.
Many people are driven by the need of approval. They allow the expectations of parents or spouses or children or teachers or friends to control their lives. Others are driven by peer pressure, always worried by what others might think.
Unfortunately, those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it.
Many people are driven by materialism. This is the most dangerous driving force in our life. Their desire to acquire becomes the whole goal of their lives. This drive to always want more is based on the misconceptions that having more will make me more happy, more important, and more secure.

These three ideas are untrue. Possessions only provide temporary happiness. Because things do not change, we eventually become bored with them and then want newer, bigger, better versions. It is also a myth that if I get more, I will be more important. The most common myth about money is that having more will make me more secure. It won’t. Wealth can be lost instantly through a variety of uncontrollable factors. Real security can only be found in that which can never be taken from you – your relationship with God. The Creator of this life describe it in:
Ch 57:20 “Know that this worldly life is no more than play and games, and boasting among you, and hoarding of money and children. It is like abundant rain that produces plants and pleases the disbelievers. But then the plants turn into useless hay, and are blown away by the wind. In the Hereafter there is either severe retribution, or forgiveness from God and approval. This worldly life is no more than a temporary illusion.”

Nothing matters more than knowing God’s purposes for your life, and nothing can compensate for not knowing them-not success, wealth, fame, or pleasure. Without a purpose, life is motion without meaning, activity without direction, and events without reason. Without a purpose, life is petty and pointless.

Many people spend their lives to create a lasting legacy on earth.
They want to be remembered when they are gone. Yet, what ultimately matters most will not be what others say about your life but what God says. Living to create an earthly legacy is a short-sighted goal. A wiser use of time is to build an eternal legacy. You weren’t put on earth to be remembered. You were put here to prepare for eternity. One day you will stand before God, and He will do an audit of your life, a final exam, before you enter eternity.
29:2 “Do the people think that they will be left to say, We believe, without being tested
What did you do with what I gave you? What did you do with your life-all the gifts, talents, opportunities, relationships, and resources God gave you? Did you spend them on yourself, or did you use them for the purposes God made you for? Did you receive my message? Did you study it
27:84 “When they arrive (on Judgment day), He will say; You have rejected My Scripture before acquiring knowledge about it, what was it that you did
16:93 “Had God willed, He could have made you one congregation. But He sends astray whomever He wills, and guides whomever He wills, You will surely be asked about everything you have done.”

This life is not what you think it is
Preoccupation with this life is condemned. The life is just dress rehearsal before the real production. You will spend far more time on the side of death-in eternity-than you will here. Earth is the staging area, the preschool, the tryout for your life in eternity. It is the practice workout before the actual game; the warm up lap before the race begins. This life is the preparation for the next. If you want to know the real meaning of this life, read God’s word:
13:26 “God is the One who increases the provision for whomever He wills, or withholds it. They have become preoccupied with this life, and this life, compared to Hereafter, is nil.”
3:185 “…….The life of this world is no more than an illusion
We know everyone eventually dies, death always seems unnatural and unfair. The reason we feel we should live forever is that God wired our brains with that desire. That will be the end of your body and your time on earth, but it will not be the end of you. Your earthly body is just a temporary residence for your soul.
3:185 “Every soul is destined to taste death, and you receive your recompense on the Day of resurrection….”
3:186 “You will certainly be tested, through your money and your lives,…… .”

While life on earth offers many choices, eternity offers only two:
Heaven and hell. Your relationship to God on earth will determine your relationship to Him in eternity. If your time on earth were all there is to your life, I would suggest you start living it up immediately. You could forget being good and ethical, and you wouldn’t have to worry about any consequences of your actions. You could indulge yourself in total self-centeredness because your actions would have no long –term repercussions. But- and this makes all the difference-death is not the end of you. Death is not your termination, but your transition into eternity, so there are eternal consequences to everything you do even your thoughts on earth. And is very precise when He chose the right word to give accurate meaning for us to comprehend as you can see in the following verse.
102:1, 2 “You remain preoccupied with hoarding. Until you visit the grave.”
God used the word visit to let us know that the grave is not the end, only your earthly body. And then further more He explain this mysterious ending by saying:
23:100 “….A barrier will separate the soul from this world until resurrection.”
The only time most people think about eternity is at funerals, and then it’s often shallow, sentimental thinking, based on ignorance. You may feel it’s morbid to think about death, but actually it’s unhealthy to live in denial of death and not consider what is inevitable. Only a fool would go through life unprepared for what we all know eventually happen. You need to think more about eternity, not less. The deeds of this life are the destiny of the next. The Qur’an says:
101:6-11 “As for him whose weights are heavy. He will lead a happy (eternal) life. As for him whose weights are light. His destiny is lowly. Do you know what it is? The blazing Hellfire.”
What is your view of lifeYou may be basing your life on a faulty life metaphor. To fulfill the purposes God made you for, you have to challenge conventional wisdom and replace it with Qur’anic wisdom. God’s view of life:
Ch.9:38 says; “…….Have you accepted this worldly life in place of the Hereafter? The materials of this world are nil, compared to the Hereafter.”

Life on earth is a test. Life is a test, life is a trust, and life is a temporary assignment.
29:2 “Do the people think that they will be left to say; We believe without being tested
God continually tests people’s character, faith, obedience, love, integrity, and loyalty. God tested most of His prophets and messengers and also the true believers throughout their life. Adam and Eve were the first to fail their test in the garden of Eden. You are always being tested. God constantly watches your response to people, problems, success, conflict, illness, disappointment, and even your thoughts.
2:284 “To God belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. Whether you declare your innermost thoughts, or keep them hidden, God holds you responsible for them…”
We don’t know all the tests God will give you, but we can predict tthem based on the Qur’an. You will be tested by major changes, delayed promises, impossible problems, unanswered prayers, undeserved criticism, and even senseless tragedies.
76:2 “We created the human from a liquid mixture, from two parents, in order to test him. Thus, We made him a hearer and a seer.”
2:155 “We must test you with some fear, hunger, and loss of money, lives, and crops. Give good news to the steadfast.”
A very important test is how you act when you can’t feel God’s presence in your life. God intentionally draws back, and we don’t sense his closeness. When you understand that life is a test and only a temporary assignment, you realize that nothing is insignificant in your life. Every day is an important day, and every second is a growth opportunity to deepen your character to depend on God. Some tests are overwhelming, while others you don’t even notice. But all of them have eternal implications.
Our time on earth and our energy, intelligence, opportunities, relationships, and resources are all gifts from God that He has entrusted to our care and management. This concept begins with the recognition that God is the Owner of everything and everyone on earth as well as the Last day the day of Judgment. At the end of your life on earth you will be evaluated and rewarded according to how well you handled what God entrusted to you.

10:14 “Then We made you inheritors of the earth after them, to see how you will do.”
Many people fail to realize that money is both a test and a trust from God. God uses finances to teach us to trust Him, and for many people, money is the greatest test of all. God watches how we use money to test how trustworthy we are. God teaches us how to handle money to serve His purpose in life. He teaches us how we handle our money and actually it is His not ours.
24:33 “……. And give to them from God’s money that He has bestowed upon you. ….”
63:10 “You shall give from Our provisions to you before death comes to you…… .”

There is a direct relationship between how I use my money and the quality of my spiritual life. How I manage my money (worldly wealth) determines how much God can trust me with spiritual blessings (true riches).
64:17 “If you lend God a loan of righteousness, He will multiply the reward for you manifold, and forgive you. God is Appreciative, Clement.”

To make the best of your life, you must never forget two facts: first, compared with eternity, life is extremely brief. Second, earth is only a temporary residence. You won’t be here long, so don’t get too attached. In order to keep us from becoming too attached to earth, God allows us to feel a significant amount of discontent and dissatisfaction in life. We are not completely happy here because we are not supposed to be! Earth is not our final home, we are created for something much better. In God’s eyes, the greatest heroes of faith are not those who achieve prosperity, success, and power in this life, but those who treat this life as a temporary assignment and serve faithfully, expecting their promised reward in eternity.
9:72 “God promises the believing men and the believing women gardens with flowing streams, wherein they abide forever, and good homes in the gardens of Eden. And God’s approval is even better. This is the greatest triumph.”

When life gets tough, when you are overwhelmed with doubt, or when you wonder if living for God is worth the effort, remember that you are not home yet. At death you won’t leave home – you will go home. Realizing that life on earth is just a temporary assignment should radically alter your values. Eternal values, not temporal ones, should become the deciding factors for your decisions.

We are no longer in the dark about what God is really like.
The goal of the universe is to praise and acknowledge the Glory of God. It is the reason for everything that exists, including you. Just look around, everything created by God reflects His power and Glory in some way. We see it everywhere. In nature we learn that God is Powerful, and Wise.
Throughout history, God has revealed His Glory and Power to people in different settings. He revealed it first in the Garden of Eden, then to Abraham, then to Ismail, then to Moses, then through Jesus, and finally to Mohamed and to the prophets in between. And still, He reveals His Power and Glory to us every day of our life.
The first thing we know about God is in the opening verse at each time you read the Holy Qur’an:
In the name of God, the Most Gracious the Most Merciful.”
It was portrayed as a consuming fire, thunder, smoke, and a brilliant light. In Heaven, God’s Glory provides all the light needed. We cannot add anything to His Glory, just as it would be impossible to make the sun shine brighter. But we are commanded to recognize His Power and Glory, declare His Power, praise His Glory.
In the entire universe, only two of God’s creations fail to acknowledge His Power and praise His Glory: fallen angels (demons) and us (people). Both are guilty of loving something else more than God. Refusing to bow to God and acknowledge His power and praise His Glory, due to a big ego. And it is the sin that caused Satan’s fall, and ours too. In different ways we have lived for our own glory, not God’s. None of us have given the praise and full glory He deserves from our lives. This is the worst sin and the biggest mistake we can make.
7:12 “What prevented you (Satan) from prostrating when I ordered you? He (Satan) said, I am better than he; You created me from fire, and created him from mud.”
18:54 “We have cited in this Qur’an every kind of example, but the human being is the most argumentative creature.”

All the messengers and the prophets honored God by fulfilling His purpose on earth.
Worship is our first responsibility to God. Worship is far more than praising, singing, and praying to God. Worship is a lifestyle of living with God and by God. When you use your life for God’s purposes, everything you do can become an act of worship. Worshiping God the way He wanted us to worship Him and live our life by His commands, not ours, we will be members in God’s party (Hezb Allah). Once we are in the party of God, spiritual maturity is the result and we become the true believers in the way we think, feel, and act.
When you enter the party of God (Hezb Allah), and accept God’s words as your constitution for the rest of your life on earth, then this spiritual maturity requires a process of changing your character then God will change your life to fit with His Glory and Power and become a permanent member of His party (Hezb Allah).

Living the rest of your life for God and by God, will require a change in your priorities, your relationships, and everything else. It will sometimes mean choosing a difficult path instead of an easy one. Even all the prophets and messengers as well as the true believers, struggled and went through difficult times during their mission on earth.
Will you live for your own goals, comfort, and pleasure, or will you live the rest of your life for God and fulfill His purposes, knowing that He has promised eternal rewards?

It is time to settle this issue.
Who are you going to live for, yourself or God? You may hesitate, wondering whether you will have strength to live for God. Don’t worry. God will give you what you need if you will just make the choice to live for Him. It is really the only way to live. Everything else is just existing. Real life begins by committing yourself completely to God. If you are not sure you have done this, all you need to do to start, is to believe and receive.
First, believe. Believe God is your Lord. Believe God is the Forgiver. Believe that no matter what you have done, He wants to forgive you. Believe God is the Creator. Believe God created you for a reason. Believe God wants you to be a true believer. Believe God can see and hear.
Second, receive. Receive God’s words in your heart. Receive His words as way of life. Receive the light of His power to guide you in your life. Receive the wisdom from His words. Receive God’s spirit to guide you through your life. Receive His answers when you call upon Him.

Anything you do that pleases God is an act of worship. Worship is a universal urge, hard-wired by God into the very fiber of our being, an inbuilt need to connect with God.
Worship is as natural as eating or breathing. If we fail to worship God, we always find a substitute, even if it ends up being ourselves. Depending on your religious background, you may need to expand your understanding of worship. Worship is a lifestyle.
If you have ever said, I didn’t get anything out of worship today, you worshiped for the wrong reason.

Worship is not for you, it is for God.
We don’t worship to please ourselves. Our motive is to bring Glory to God and to please our Creator. God is not touched by tradition in worship, but by passion and commitment. Worship is not part of your life, it is your life. Worship is not only in Mosques or on prayer mats. We are told to worship God continually and to praise Him from sunrise to sunset. Praise Him walking and resting, day and night.
3:41 “….You shall commemorate your Lord frequently, and meditate night and day.”
50:40 “During the night you shall meditate on His name, and after prostrating.”
52:49 “Also during the night glorify Him, and at dawn as starts fade away.”
The true believers, praise God at work, at home, in jail, and in bed. Praise should be the first activity when you open your eyes in the morning and the last activity when you close them at night. Every activity can be transformed into an act of worship when you do it to praise, glorify, and to please God. Work becomes worship when you dedicate it to God and perform it with an awareness of His presence.

Obedience unlocks understanding.
Trusting God completely means having faith that He knows what is best for your life. You trust God that he will keep His promises. Trusting is an act of worship. Everything had to be done just as God prescribed it. God didn’t say, “Build any boat you would like, Noah.” He gave very detailed instructions as to the size, shape, and materials of the ark as well as the different numbers of animals and the people to be brought on board.
Notice that Noah obeyed completely, and he obeyed exactly – in the way, time, and place God wanted it done. If God asked you to build a giant boat, don’t you think you might have a few questions, objections, or reservations? Noah didn’t. He obeyed God wholeheartedly. That means doing whatever God asks without reservation or hesitation.

You don’t hope and say I will pray about it. You do it without delay. Delayed obedience is really disobedience. Understanding can wait, but obedience can’t. You never know what will happen to you the next minute. Instant obedience will teach you more about God. In fact you will never understand some commands until you obey them first.
What God looks at is the attitude of your heart: Is pleasing Him the deepest desire? When you live in the light of eternity, your focus changes from “How much pleasure am I getting out of life?” to “How much pleasure is God getting out of my life?”

Give yourself to God. Surrender your whole being to Him.
Surrender is a popular word, disliked almost as much as the word submission. It implies losing, and no one wants to be a loser. Surrender evokes the unpleasant images of admitting defeat in battle, game, or to a stronger opponent. The word is almost always used in a negative context. Captured criminals surrender to authorities. We are taught to never give up and never give in, so we don’t hear much about surrendering. If winning is everything, surrendering is unthinkable. We would rather talk about winning, succeeding, overcoming, and conquering than submitting, obeying, and surrendering.
But surrendering to God is the heart of worship. It is the natural response to God’s mercy. We give ourselves to God.
9:111 “God has bought from the believers their lives and their money in exchange for Paradise. Thus, they fight in the cause of God, willing to kill and get killed. Such is His truthful pledge in the Torah, the Gospel, and the Qur’an, and who fulfills His pledge better than God? You shall rejoice in making such an exchange. This is the greatest Triumph.”

Surrendering our lives completely to God is true worship. Offering yourself to God is what worship is all about. There are three barriers that block our total surrender to God: fear, pride, and confusion. We want to control our lives and we misunderstand the meaning of surrender. Trust is an essential ingredient to surrender. You won’t surrender to God unless you trust Him in everything in your life. But you can’t trust Him until you know him better. Fear keeps us from surrender.
The second barrier to total surrender is our pride. We don’t want to admit that we are just creatures and not in charge of everything. That desire to have complete control is the cause of so much stress in our lives. Life is a struggle, but what most people don’t realize is that our struggle is really a struggle with God. We want to be god, and there’s no way we are going to win that struggle. The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven’t yet come to the end of themselves, and have not found out why we are here(The purpose of our existence). We are still trying to give orders, and interfering with God’s work within us.

We are humans. It is when we try to be god that we end up most like Satan, who desires to challenge God and be god on earth. Satan desire the same thing; to have control. Looking deep in ourselves, we accept our humanity intellectually, but not emotionally. When faced with our own limitations, we react with irritation, anger, and resentment. We want to be taller or shorter, smarter, stronger, more talented, more beautiful and wealthier. We want to have it all and do it all, and we become upset when it doesn’t happen. Then when we notice that God gave others characteristics we don’t have, we respond with envy, jealousy, and self-pity.

I won’t get into the third barrier – confusion - blocking the surrender to God at this point, but I will get into it on later pages. Then we will have more understanding of submission / surrender.

Do you really know what it means to surrender / to submitTo surrender or to submit to God is not passive resignation, or an excuse for laziness. It may mean the exact opposite. God often calls surrendered people to do battle on His behalf. Surrendering is not for cowards or doormats. It does not mean giving up rational thinking. God would not waste the mind He gave you. God does not want robots to serve Him. Surrendering is not repressing your personality. God wants to use your unique personality, rather than its being diminished, surrendering enhances it.

Surrendering or submission is best demonstrated in obedience and trust; You “say lord” to whatever He asks of you. To say “no Lord” is to speak a contradiction. You can’t call God is your Lord when you refuse to obey Him.
Fully surrendered means fully trust in God. Abraham, follows God’s leading without knowing where it would take him. When he took his wife Hager and his first son Ishmael to the Arabian desert. Mary expected a miracle without knowing how. Joseph trusted God’s purpose without knowing why circumstances happened the way they did. The messengers Moses, Jesus, and Mohamed, they also trusted God all their life without knowing why circumstances happened the way they did. Each of these people, more examples in the Qur’an, were fully submitted to God. You know you’re surrendered to God when you rely on God to work things out instead of trying to manipulate others, and control the situation. You let go and let God work.
You don’t have to always be “in charge”. Instead of trying harder, you trust more.
You also know you are submitted when you don’t react to criticism and rush to defend yourself. You don’t edge others out, you don’t demand your rights, and you are not self-serving when you are surrendered.
The most difficult area to submit for many people is their money. Many have thought, “I want to live for God but I also want to earn enough money to live comfortably and retire some day. Retirement is not the goal of a surrendered life, because it competes with God for the primary attention of our lives. You cannot serve both God and money, and wherever your treasure is, your heart will be also. Whatever occupies your mind most, will be your god. The supreme examples of self-surrendered are all the prophets and the messengers as well as the true believers. You can read all about them in God’s words the Holly Qur’an. Submitters people obey God’s word, even if it doesn’t make sense to them.

Genuine surrender says, “God, if this problem, pain, sickness, or circumstance is needed to fulfill Your purpose and Your Glory in my life or in another’s, please don’t take it away. This level of maturity does not come easily. Surrender is hard work. In our case, it is intense warfare against our self-centered nature. You are not aware of the benefits of being submitted to God alone. Submission will change your life completely. First, you experience peace, second experience freedom, third you experience God’s power in your life. Stubborn, temptations and self-centered as well materialistic desire and overwhelming problems can be defeated by total submission to God alone.
Surrender doesn’t weaken you, it strengthen you. Surrender to God, you don’t have to fear or surrender to anything else. Surrender people are the ones God uses. God chose Mary to be the mother of Jesus, not because she was talented or wealthy or beautiful, but because she was totally submitted to Him.

Everybody eventually surrenders to something or someone. If not to God, you will surrender to the opinions or expectations of others, to money, to resentment, to fear, or to your own pride, lusts, or ego.

45:23 “Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, God sends him astray, knowingly, and seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by God? Would you not take heed
28:50 “If they fail to respond to you (Mohamed), then know that they are just following their own opinions. Who is farther astray than those who follow their own opinions, without guidance from God? God doesn’t guide such wicked people.”

Allah knows best…

There is no god but Allah                                                        

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