Last week we looked at the relationship between some verses of the Surah Ikhlas and the Jewish belief in the Unity of Godhead. This week we look at the remaining chapter and consider how it deals with the doctrine of Sonship of Jesus.
Surah Al-Ikhlas is the 112th Chapter of the Holy Quran.
It is the second most important chapter of the Holy Quran after Surah Fatiha – the very first Surah. The Holy Prophet (s) is reported to have said that Surah Al-Iklhas by itself is equal to one third of the Holy Quran.
In this Khutba we look at human desires in the light of Surah Al-Ikhlas and the following chapters and verses of the Holy Quran;
Chapter 7, Verse 19 And (We said): O Adam, dwell thou and thy wife in the garden, so eat from whence you desire, but go not near this tree, lest you become of the unjust.
Chapter 3, Verse 14 Fair-seeming to men is made the love of desires, of women and sons and hoarded treasures of gold and silver and well-bred horses and cattle and tilth. This is the provision of the life of this world. And Allah — with Him is the good goal (of life).
Chapter 3, Verse 145 And no soul can die but with Allah’s permission — the term is fixed. And whoever desires the reward of this world, We give him of it, and whoever desires the reward of the Hereafter, We give him of it. And We shall reward the grateful.
Chapter 4, Verse 27 And Allah desires to turn to you (mercifully). And those who follow (their) lusts desire that you should deviate (with) a great deviation.
A commentary of one verse of the Al Fatiha – the opening chapter of the Holy Quran
In this video Mian Umar Farooq reads out an extract from the compilation from the writings of the Promised Messiah which forms a commentary of the Holy Quran. It shows the superlative teaching contained in this short first chapter of the Holy quran.
Not able to watch the video? Then you can listen to the podcast below.
In Surah Takasar, Allah tells us that human beings spend all their time seeking wealth and possessions until they are laid in the grave. It is only then that they will see that there is a reckoning and they have to explain how they spent their lives what they achieved but those questions about achievement will not be about possessions.
The questions will be about service to humanity and doing good. But as most humans only realise this as they are laid into the grave it will be too late.