Chapter #5: Choice
Written by: Barah
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ مِنْ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالًا كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاءً ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءَلُونَ بِهِ وَالْأَرْحَامَ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا
“Whoever intercedes for a good cause will have a reward therefrom; and whoever intercedes for an evil cause will have a burden therefrom. And ever is God, over all things, a Keeper.” [Sahih International][4:85]
A reminder to us that in the end we have choice. It’s all in our hands.
We have the opportunity to struggle for God, and do good, and urge others to strive for good and be rewarded for it by God. But we also have the same opportunity to struggle for nothing, and do bad, and create misunderstandings among people and urge them to follow wrong and deal with the burden of it all.
Photo credit: Barah Ahmad