019 The situation of those who turn away from Quran
Quran is a very valuable source which separates truth from falsehood and which cannot be invalidated by any document neither in the past nor in the future.
"Those who reject the Message when it comes to them (are not hidden from Us). And indeed it is a Book of exalted power. No falsehood can approach it from before or behind it:" [Fussilat, 41-42]
Quran is a guidance of righteousness and salvation. Those who do not believe in and turn away from it cannot get rid of troubles.
"Such is the guidance of Allah. He guides therewith whom He pleases, but such as Allah leaves to stray, can have none to guide." [Zumar, 23]
"When thou dost recite the Qurán, We put, between thee and those who believe not in the Hereafter, a veil invisible:" [Isra, 45]
"Those who reject Our Signs, We shall lead them gradually to ruin, while they known not;" [Araf, 182]
Acting based on delusions and prejudices, some people talk through their hats regarding the religion of Allah (s.w.t.) although they do not know Quran or have any fundamental information about it. Allah (s.w.t.) declares about them:
"And there are among them illiterates, who know not the Book, but (see therein their own) desires, and they do nothing but conjecture." [Baqarah, 78]
Dear readers, Allah (s.w.t.) has created two huge realms including a visible material one and an invisible spiritual one. Two great orders... The Creator, owner, arranger and manager of these orders is Him. He is the one who has established their rules. He is the only sovereign over these orders. Allah (s.w.t.) has created humans as a small realm that carries elements from both of the realms, made him His caliph on the world, equipped him with a blessing like "intelligence" which He has not bestowed to any other living being, "morally" uplifted him by training him with His messengers and books, and rendered him arranger and manager over the earth by teaching him the methods of acquiring and processing "information". Quran tells us the laws of His spiritual order which bring humans to maturity. The Sustainer of All the Realms wants humans to understand these orders that He has truly created and established rules for, to also understand his Sublime Personality, to not become blind to truths and not destroy the order that He has established in the universe.
"Now have come to you, from your Lord, proofs (to open your eyes): if any will see, it will be for (the good of) his own soul; if any will be blind, it will be to his own (harm):" [Anaam, 104]
"Do no mischief on the earth, after it hath been set in order, " [Araf, 56]
"And O my people! give just measure and weight nor withhold from the people the things that are their due: commit not evil in the land with intent to do mischief." [Hud, 85]
Those who deny and turn away from the verses of Allah (s.w.t.) are cruels. It is clearly stated in many Quran verses that such cruel people will be punished with a punishment of a very foul nature:
"and none but the unjust reject Our Signs." [Ankabut, 49]
"And this is a Book which We have revealed as a blessing: so follow it … Now then hath come unto you a Clear (Sign) from your Lord,- and a guide and a mercy: then who could do more wrong than one who rejecteth Allah's Signs, and turneth away therefrom? In good time shall We requite those who turn away from Our Signs, with a dreadful chastisement, for their turning away. " [Anaam, 155-157]
"Nay, they charge with falsehood that whose knowledge they cannot compass, even before the interpretation thereof hath reached them: thus did those before them make charges of falsehood: but see what was the end of those who did wrong! " [Yunus, 39]
Dear readers, even we incapable servants do not want any order that we establish on the face of the earth to be destroyed, and we even place sanctions to any destroyers, then how can it be expected that Allah, who is the Creator of everything, who manages everything and possesses an absolute power to do anything He likes, would be a mere spectator to the destruction of the divine order that He has established? There are many who misunderstand, get spoiled and continue their cruelties and shamelessness with impunity due to the fact that Allah, as a manifestation of his attributes of patience and benevolence, delays so many things in the hope that they might correct their errors. Beware!.. Allah (s.w.t.) is not like us his weak servants, and He will not forget his promises.
"Thy Lord never doth forget." [Maryam, 64]
Every promise of Him is real. And no power exists to contradict their application. Therefore, let us not become one of those miserables who destroy the divine order, inflict troubles upon themselves and others, deprive themselves of the divine benevolence, and recognize no law or rule. Let us not be like them and let us not be among those who are sentenced to violent punishments promised for them because they turn away from divine laws. Allah (s.w.t.) does not tyrannize anyone. Human beings tyrannize themselves by acting impertinently. Just like in the case of a naughty child who does not listen to advices, asks for trouble, and finally finds it.
For a proper faith, it is necessary to believe that the Psalm, the Torah, the Bible and Quran are all true divine documents sent by Allah. Particularly, as I told in my previous writings, one should not be in doubt that Quran, the accuracy and protection of which has been guaranteed personally by Allah (s.w.t.) and which is the latest and the most reliable source of the religion that has been communicated to humanity by various prophets since the time of Adam (pbuh) is the word of the Creator, that it confirms the previous books, and that each information it contains regarding visible and invisible realms is the truth.
"We sent down the (Qurán) in Truth, and in Truth has it descended: " [Isra, 105]
"(Quran is ) a detailed exposition of all things, and a Guide and a Mercy to any such as believe." [Yusuf, 111]
Dear readers, Quran contains information about the attributes of Allah (s.w.t.), about the efforts taken by the prophets to tell humans about Allah (s.w.t.) and His judgments which lead to benevolence, about what is benevolent and good for humans and the most reliable criteria regarding humane behaviors, and about such subject matters as invisible beings, angels, the world of souls, the conditions in the end of days and the hereafter, etc.
One should not attempt to evaluate these with mind. As I mentioned occasionally before, mind is a mechanism that functions in the material realm, which is a visible divine order, and based on the data coming from this realm. It performs its comparisons with the criteria of this realm. The invisible realms created by Allah, however, function with completely different criteria and values. The objects and events there are different than those in the material realm, and its laws are completely different. We call it "the spiritual realm", because it only involves a semantic value, from a worldly perspective. In order to enable us to grasp the events there, even if to a partial extent, Allah (s.w.t.) has bestowed us the realm of dreams as an example. The truths of the afterlife realm, on the other hand, are completely different from that in human imagination. It is not possible to fully grasp and understand them with the worldly perspective of humans. The position of humans to their dreams and imaginations is similar to the position of the afterlife realm to the material realm of humans. The world life is like a continuous dream of humans. Therefore, Rasulullah (s.a.w.) said:
"Humans are asleep, they wake up when they die." [Safar-i Ahiret]
Therefore, it is necessary to accept each and every word of Quran as truth, and it should be believed and acknowledged as it is. The mutashabih verses which necessitate interpretation should be adopted in the way explained by Rasulullah (s.a.w.) and scholars of the Followers of Sunnah.
Dear readers, some impertinents circulate some messages in the Internet which assert the existence of contradictory religious behaviors of humans and which seem to criticize such contradictions from the perspective of Allah (s.w.t.) but they actually try to display the Sustainer of the Realms as an incapable and contradictory being. When people live according to the rules of Allah (s.w.t.) and look at everything with His light, then they understand that no contradiction and inconsistency exist in any work of the Creator and that, on the contrary, His rules are universal truths which cover all the times. As I referenced in my previous writings, it is stipulated in Quran verses:
"Lord of the heavens and of the earth, and of all that is between them;" [Maryam, 65]
"(This was Our) way with the messengers We sent before thee: thou wilt find no change in Our ways." [Isra, 77]
"Do they not consider the Qurán (with care)? Had it been from other than Allah, they would surely have found therein much discrepancy." [Nisa 82]
How can inconsistencies ever exist in the eternal works and words of a Creator who possesses an infinite knowledge? Doesn't He have all the knowledge of everything that He created?
Dear readers, Quran is the word of truth. Allah (s.w.t.) and his beloved prophets never lie. Everyone knows that Rasulullah (s.a.w.) never used any lie even in any of his jokes. For this reason, one should not ever be doubtful in the slightest extent about the truth of Quran and the statements that it contains. Each information it offers should be accepted as the truth and the Sustainer of the Realms should be trusted with a full faith.
Be entrusted to Allah.
Dr. Ismail Ulukus