Putting Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) first


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Afshan Idrees

Allahuakbar

وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يَتَّخِذُ مِن دُونِ اللّهِ أَندَاداً يُحِبُّونَهُمْ كَحُبِّ اللّهِ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ أَشَدُّ حُبًّا لِّلّهِ وَلَوْ يَرَى الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُواْ إِذْ يَرَوْنَ الْعَذَابَ أَنَّ الْقُوَّةَ لِلّهِ جَمِيعاً وَأَنَّ اللّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعَذَابِ

And [yet], among the people are those who take other than Allah as equals [to Him]. They love them as they [should] love Allah . But those who believe are stronger in love for Allah . And if only they who have wronged would consider [that] when they see the punishment, [they will be certain] that all power belongs to Allah and that Allah is severe in punishment.

[Al-Qur’an:Surah Al-Baqarah(The cow):165]

 The only way I can put Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) first in my life is if I truly accept Him as my number one priority, for He Himself mentions in Qur’an that He has endowed us with uncountable blessings like the Qur’an and the Hadith. He has chosen us and given us preference over many other nations.

I will only be able to make His commands a priority if, before saying or doing anything, I think about whether  my actions will please Him, or would He be upset over this? I know that only through learning the Qur’an and Sunnah will I be able to keep track on both Huqooq-ul-Allah and Haqooq-ul-Ibad.

In addition, I will definitely pay more attention towards my rituals and my ‘Ibadaat’ and be more polite and humble towards my family, especially my in-laws and my children, Insha’ Allah.

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About Quran Reflections

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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