In the light of Holy Quran

Self-Restraint and Piety

“O you who have believed, fear Allah as He should be feared.”
(Surah No.03, Ali- Imran, Verse No.102)

Response Allah’s order:
Dear brothers and sisters, in the above verse, Allah addresses the believers so tenderly by describing them as those ‘who believe’ because He loves them and because He has chosen them to be believers. This divine kind address is meant to make them respond to His orders out of conviction rather than compulsion. Many other verses of the Holy Qur’an enjoin the believers to exercise self-restraint and piety. Allah says: He who fears Allah, Allah will find him a way out and provide him with sustenance from he never thought of. (Surah no. 65, Verse no. 2-3). He also says: “O you who believe! If you fear Allah, He will give you a Criterion (to judge between right and wrong), remove from you (all) evil and forgive you. Verily, Allah is Most Benevolent.” [8: 29]

The merit and virtues of piety:
Dear readers, in the above two verses, the merits and virtues of piety are clear. Allah has promised to find the pious people a way out of any problem. The word “a way out” in the verse is not used with the definite article in Arabic, which signifies generality; that is the one who fears Allah and exercises self-restraint will undoubtedly find a solution for any problem he may face either in this life or in the Hereafter. He has also promised the pious people to be given food sustenance in this life because human beings naturally struggle to earn their living. The above verse also stresses that one should remain pious under all conditions. The most important lesson we may learn from the discussion is that the pious Muslim will always be under the great benevolence and boundless grace of Allah.

Md. Moshiur Rahman
Principal, Islami Bank International School & College

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