Pure Quranic Interpretive Point

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“In the name of God, the beneficent, the merciful”

Pure Quranic Interpretive Point

But those who believe and do good works We shall admit them to Gardens underneath which rivers flow, and there they shall live forever, the promise of Allah is true. And who is truer in speech than Allah! (122) Paradise is not [obtained] by your wishful thinking nor by that of the People of the Book (Scripture). Whoever does a wrong will be recompensed for it, and he will not find besides Allah a guardian or a helper. (123) And whoever does righteous deeds, whether male or female, while being a believer – those will enter Paradise and will not be wronged, [even as much as] the speck on a date seed. (124)” (An-Nisa:122-124)

God says that entering heaven is not in your “Amani” (Wishful thinking), that is, your wishes (Muslims) and the wishes of the People of the Book (Christians, Jews).

The question is, what is “Amani” in the verse of the Quran?

“Amani” in Arabic means long desires and the plural of wish.

But in the Quranic literature, “Amani” is the religion. “And some of them are common (people) and do not know the Book, but only wishful thoughts and they are only doubters” (Al-Baqarah:78).

This verse says that their book is their wishful thinking, and the book is a collection of religious instructions. They did not obey their book instructions, so their book is only wishful thinking for them, and this wishful thought is not their savior when they do not follow it.

Some people think they will surely be in paradise because they are in this religion. For example, Muslims, Christians, Jews think they will go to heaven because they believe in their religion even if they do bad deeds. That is, whoever commits ugliness will be punished.

And if you are not a follower of your book instructions, it will not benefit you. In the next verse, it says, whoever does righteous deeds, whether he is a man or a woman, while he is a believer, he will enter Paradise. Meaning, the main point is to follow the commands of the religion and the book of God, not to consider oneself a Muslim, Christian, or Jew and think that they “only” will go to heaven.

And God is true in His Word, and God’s promise is true, but only if you are righteous. In short, what brings salvation is righteous and faithful actions, otherwise just being a Muslim, Christian, Jew will not get us to Paradise.

May God bless us with the success of righteous deeds and pure faith for Prophet Muhammad (S) and his Ahl Al-Bayt.

All praise is to God to the extent that He deserves it.

Tag: God, Quran, Prophet Muhammad (S), Ahl Al-Bayt, Muslim, Christian, Jew, paradise.

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