Reflecting on Surah Al-Kahf: 45-59


My Book of Deeds will include everything big and small. What are some of the little actions I do that I consider harmless? Are they really harmless?

With the understanding of the Qur’an, the fear of accountability develops or at least should develop. Nothing that the Quran states as wrong or what it states as right if not followed I feel is harmless. This includes ahadith also. The more I understand deen, the more I realize that Allah possesses the ultimate wisdom. If He wants us to follow a certain thing – it is to benefit us alone.

One may find this statement of mine very hard to believe if at all believable, but I am not joking that when I go through something or feel bad about a thing that I have done or said against Allah’s likes, the very next lesson that comes up in class is about that particular area that I need to work on myself. And one may think that the whole world does it, but then the whole world is not studying the Qur’an. Allah guides and it is our duty to understand the guidance as it comes and take a lesson from it. For example, the day before the ayahs on jidal, I clearly remember using the word even: Oh my God – such jidal in the house! And the next days lesson SubhanAllah contained the ayah: Ayah 54 (surah Kahf): Walaqad sarrafna fee hatha alqurani lilnnasi min kulli mathalin wakana alinsanu akthara shayin jadalan.

So alhumdulillah for this guidance that Allah wants me to rectify my actions because they are not small actions if they are written in the Book of Allah and Allah wants us to follow them they are important. And Allah is telling me – it needs to be corrected.

Safia Kemal

The statement of the people when they look at their book of deeds is very scary. Just the thought that all the things we thought no one would ever find out about will be shown to us, recorded and their will be no denying them then, is very terrifying. No deed is insignificant to Allah SWT because He is Al Lateef.I think there are a lot of things that I do every day without even thinking about what I am doing. For e.g., some times I don’t get up for salah right away when I hear the adhan, or talk back to my mother when I know I shouldn’t., and sometimes if I’m in a rush after salah I think ill say my azkar in the car, but then get distracted, even though it hardly takes five minutes. Some times I even think about my good deeds and feel like I’ve done a good job, even though I don’t even know if they’ve been accepted. Some of these things are not small, and they are certainly not harmless.

Sana Ahmad

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Al-Huda's branch at Khayaban-e-Sehar is one of the few Quran courses being regularly conducted in Karachi, Pakistan, where the mode of instruction and examination is English. The students and teachers have decided to upload their reflections on the Quran and class notes on this blog, in order to be available to a global audience for the latter's benefit and inspiration.
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