Thursday, February 12, 2009

Qur'an: The Charging Steeds

An early Meccan sura in which God swears by the warhorses that He has subjected to men's use that man is ungrateful and misguided.

In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy

By the charging steeds that pant and strike sparks with their hooves, who make dawn raids, raising a cloud of dust, and plunging into the midst of the enemy, man is ungrateful to his Lord- and He is witness to this- he is trul excessive in his love of wealth.

Does he not know that when the content of graves burst forth, when the secrets of hearts are uncovered, on that Day, their Lord will be fully aware of them all?

*two suras about wealth, now. i asked the same question of the Christians, so: what do Muslims believe to be a moderate love of wealth?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The reason we are here on earth is for the spiritual progress of our souls/"nafs". People are given various tests--among them, some have been given wealth. How we use this wealth is the test. Some use it for egoic purposes such as self-satisfaction, material pleasures, displaying of status to others...etc. A person aware of God's will, would choose to use his wealth for the welfare of his parents, his family, relatives, the needy, and for other charitable purposes that would be for good. Our time here on earth is short and the tests many---we should use it wisely because it will determine our ultimate destination.