Good Deed: #242 Consult, Read Surah Shura – Consultation

1. Ha-Mim
2. ‘Ain. Sin. Qaf.
3. Thus doth [He] send inspiration to thee as [He did] to those before thee,-
Allah, Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom.
4. To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: and He is Most High,
Most Great.

Action Plan

1. We see in surat Ash-Shura that what is forbidden is dispute and separation, and the obligation that protects from indulging in dispute is consultation. This is the theme of surat Ash-Shura.

2. It is due to the beauty of this surah that it deals with dispute in a realistic way and emphasizes that it is natural among people that they differ.
3. But when it dealt with disunion, it warned against it severely. It rebuked those from preceding nations who indulged in it.

4. The surah confirmed that disagreement is normal and logical because it is impossible for all people to agree on the same opinion in all matters. 5. What is forbidden is division and dispute (Therefore the word division is repeated four times in this surah).
6. However what is the solution to maintain union in spite of difference in opinions? It is the mutual consultation, which if we maintain in all our affairs, in our houses, with our children and in our companies and institutions, we will safeguard our nation against the same separation the predecessors suffered.

source: Amr Khaled

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