Saturday, 9 May 2020

Summary in One Ayah

I was sent this image in a sisters WhatsApp group, I thought it was a unique way of presenting and breaking down a Quranic ayah:




Righteousness is not that you turn your faces toward the east or the west, but [true] righteousness is [in] one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the angels, the Book, and the prophets and gives wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], and for freeing slaves; [and who] establishes prayer and gives zakah; [those who] fulfill their promise when they promise; and [those who] are patient in poverty and hardship and during battle. Those are the ones who have been true, and it is those who are the righteous. ~Quran 2:177

I thought this was a good reminder of how simple the faith is when it comes to it:
Belief
Service to others
Good deeds as set out in the religion in clear terms

There is something liberating in this, Islam is a religion of knowledge learning and growth and the sheer amount of knowledge and fields of study can come across complicated. This image reminds us that the foundations are simple, clear and accessible.

(I haven't been able to find a source for the image and don't recognise the logo in the picture, if you do see a source please leave a comment below or e-mail me).

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