Sometimes I really feel sad that I fail to make people understand what’s right and what’s wrong. But then at the same time, I remember the verses of Allah which states(interpreted in English as)
“And say: ‘The truth is from your Lord.’ Then whosoever wills, let him believe; and whosoever wills, let him disbelieve.”
“Say: ‘With Allah is the perfect proof and argument, (i.e. the Oneness of Allah, the sending of His Messengers and His Holy Books, to mankind); had He so willed, He would indeed have guided you all.’”
“Verily, proofs have come to you from your Lord, so whosoever sees, will do so for (the good of) his ownself, and whosoever blinds himself, will do so to his own harm, and I (Muhammad) am not a watcher over you.”
“And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed, all of them together. So, will you (O Muhammad) then compel mankind, until they become believers?”
“And the duty of the Messenger is only to convey (the Message) plainly.”
“Verily, you (O Muhammad) guide not whom you like, but Allah guides whom He wills. And He knows best those who are the guided.”
And so these verses clearly remind me my limitations and makes me understand my role clearly. My role is to do my deeds and my deeds are first and foremost to believe in Allah as God alone, His words, His messengers, His angels, the day of judgement & lastly my Qadr(Destiny). Once I have an absolute belief then my job is to only convey this message to others and be a good example by emulating the prophet (ﷺ) in doing the good deeds that pleases Allah, my Maker. Now its up to the people who wish to believe or not. It’s a free will given by Maker to all of us to believe in whosoever you wish to believe as God and the number of Gods you wish to make. Coz that’s what this life is all about. A test for each one of us, to identify our true Maker and to worship Him alone is the goal of this journey of life!
Finally, I would just like to place this verse so as to end these arguments. So that we can implement what my Lord says to tell peacefully, “to you is your way and to me is mine!” My Lord has come on strongly on people those who believe in others as God other than Him. The following verse clearly indicates that;
Then whoever argues with you about him (Jesus) after the knowledge that has come to you, (then) say, ‘Come and let us call our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves, then we all pray for the curse of God to fall on those who lie.’ Indeed, this is the true story. And there is no deity that deserves to be worshipped except God. And indeed, God is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. But if they turn away (from accepting the truth), then indeed, God is aware of the corrupters. Say, ‘O people of the Scripture: Come to a just statement between us and you, that we worship none but God, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us takes others as lords besides God.’ But if they turn away, then say, ‘Be witnesses that we are Muslims (submitting to Him).’”
May Allah grant us some sense and more peace!
© Dr. Nisar Ahmad bin Ibrahim